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  1. when the america's best coach has a meltdown on natty tele and screams i hate those m fer's and the whole world see's it and laughs i am pretty sure it is legit. what rock have you been living under? and that was the camback game. kicksix was also absolutely funny cus ol nick raised immortal hell about that second being put back on the clock and it bit him in the ass before it was all over................but keep trying.
  2. i can only assume golf is weeping too many tears of gratitude to post a response right
  3. i have found most races have folks that harbor some kind of hate for other races. and while i did not care for the young mans comments maybe he should have been given some kind of community service or something or a chance to redeem himself. but with some folks at auburn fighting over some hate groups and their right to hold a rally or whatever at auburn maybe the no tolerence thing is justified. and i do not understand some groups trying to say hate speech has a right to be heard. i am not aware of what all that entails but i know groups were fighting....some to be heard and some to be silenced.
  4. lifestyle Instagram: f_your_lite_beer PBR Released a Hard Coffee With Alcohol and Caffeine Lyndsay Burginger posted February 13, 2020 The notable cheap beer brand is branching out into the caffeinated market. Pabst Blue Ribbon, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, is proud to announce their newest beverage to the menu, a rich booze-infused hard coffee. Stand aside spiked seltzers, hard coffee is the newest trend hitting the market and PBR is at the forefront of it. According to the brand, the new Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Coffee will feature Arabica and Robusta coffee beans, creamy American milk and a touch of great-tasting vanilla. The new product will also clock in a 5% alcohol by volume (abv), giving you that caffeinated buzz you can't get from other beers. Pabst spoke with Food and Wine, sharing that the fun new drink will taste like a "vanilla infused premium iced coffee with a 5 percent ABV kick". It's almost as if Yoo-Hoo chocolate milk, a Starbucks Frappuccino, and a bottle of booze had a baby. New Pabst Blue Ribbon Hard Coffee "Pabst Blue Ribbon has always been a brand that pushes boundaries and celebrates those who experiment and try new things," said John Newhouse, brand manager for PBR. "Hard Coffee is an opportunity for us to pioneer a delicious and fun new drink, and give America something unique." Tasters on the popular site, Untappd have already had a chance to try out the unusual drink and the reviews are pretty positive so far. Most testers have compared it to chocolate milk and one even shared, "This stuff is just silly good". Unfortunately, PBR has only rolled out this tasty beverage to a select market to get a feel of the product. It's currently available in Pennsylvania, Maine, New Jersey, Florida, and Georgia. If you find yourself in one of these states, hop on over to the PBR website to check out specifically where you can find a can using their product finder. Fingers crossed it goes nationwide very very soon.
  5. you got some skinny legs golf but i love the old school keds...........
  6. whatever. jim crow has never quite gone away. republicans know they are becoming a minority and they have been doing some crooked stuff with voting stations etc. maybe you see discrimination but i see jim crow.
  7. i am saying the hate in this country raised it's ugly head when obama was president. and i am saying hate has risen since trump took office. the facts are there. google it. kind of a monkey see monkey do type thing. people on the left see the hate and i am sure they get bent out of shape just like the right. and yes i do grumps. trump has always been a " hit him! i will get you out of jail". people on the left see the abuse from folks on the right and right or wrong want to do their own brand of personal justice. i am not saying it is right because i am like dr king in that i believe in non violence and when we attack our neighbors in america it sickens me regardless of which side it happens on. but yes trump has to shoulder part of the blame along with others.
  8. Amid Trump Tariffs, Farm Bankruptcies And Suicides Rise Chuck Jones 12-15 minutes Pat Sheldon, a corn and soybean farmer from Percival, Iowa. (Annie Gowen/The Washington Post via ... [+] Getty Images) The Washington Post/Getty Images Farmers are pretty much under stress all the time since many factors that affect their livelihood are outside of their control. However, over the past few years the combination of lower prices, rain that has created havoc with their ability to plant and finally China freezing the imports of U.S. grown crops due to President Trump’s tariffs has unfortunately created almost the perfect storm against them. Corn and soybeans are the largest cash crops grown in the U.S. per NASS, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. In 2018 the value of corn was $51.5 billion, with soybeans second at $39 billion. The next largest crop was hay, a distant third at $17 billion. For comparison the value of apples grown in the U.S. was about $4 billion and oranges was $2 billion. U.S. crop cash receipts USDA, Economic Research Service, Farm Income and Wealth Statistics. March 6, 2019 Body blow to farmers After China made its announcement that it would stop importing U.S. agricultural products American Farm Bureau Federation President Zippy Duvall said, “China’s announcement that it will not buy any agricultural products from the United States is a body blow to thousands of farmers and ranchers who are already struggling to get by.” He added, “In the last 18 months alone, farm and ranch families have dealt with plunging commodity prices, awful weather and tariffs higher than we have seen in decades. Farm Bureau economists tell us exports to China were down by $1.3 billion during the first half of the year.” Impact of China trade war on agricultural products USDA FAS, Farm Bureau Calculations Duvall pointed out, “Now, we stand to lose all of what was a $9.1 billion market in 2018, which was down sharply from the $19.5 billion U.S. farmers exported to China in 2017.” U.S. ag shipments to China USDA, Farm Bureau China bought $9 to $10 billion in soybeans per year China had been buying 30-35 million tons of soybeans, which is 22% to 25% of total U.S. production. In 2018 the U.S. produced: · 4.6 billion bushels of soybeans · One bushel weighs 60 pounds · Equaling total production of 276 billion pounds · Or 138 million tons China buying 30-35 million tons: · Is 22% to 25% of the total U.S. production · Or 1 to 1.15 billion bushels · At a price of $8.50 per bushes this equates to · $8.5 to $10 billion in revenue from China to U.S. farmers Soybean price chart Corn farmers are also being impacted by Trump China had not had nearly the same effect on corn farmers. However, in early August when China announced that it would stop importing U.S. agricultural products corn prices dropped by about 10%. Corn prices The recent decision by Trump’s EPA to exempt an additional 31 small oil refineries from incorporating ethanol, which is made from corn and accounts for 40% of total corn use per the USDA, will put even more stress on farmers. US CORN PRODUCTION ETHANOL U.S. corn production uses Farmer loan delinquencies and bankruptcies are rising across the U.S. The American Farm Bureau Federation, also known as the Farm Bureau, published a report in July that dove into farm loan delinquencies and bankruptcies based on Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and U.S. court data. The information showed that, “the delinquency rates for commercial agricultural loans in both the real estate and non-real estate lending sectors are at a six-year high and … were above the historical average of 2.1%.” Farm loans past due FDIC Call Report Data, Farm Bureau Calculations The Farm Bureau report showed that farmer bankruptcies had risen in every region of the U.S. for the year ending in June except for the Southwest. Wisconsin, Kansas and Minnesota led the nation in Chapter 12 filings; bankruptcy filings in Kansas and Minnesota increased so significantly in the past year that they reached the highest levels of the past decade Farm bankruptcies by region U.S. Courts, Farm Bureau Calculations While Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on China and its subsequent retaliation is not the only reason for the stress farmers are under, it is a self-inflicted wound. John Newton, the Chief Economist at the Farm Bureau, summarized the farmer’s situation as, “The deteriorating financial conditions for farmers and ranchers are a direct result of several years of low farm income, a low return on farm assets, mounting debt, more natural disasters and the second year of retaliatory tariffs on many U.S. agricultural products.” 2019 farm income should be in the bottom 25% of the past 90 years In another report from Newton, his analysis shows that while farm income in 2019 should increase by 10% from 2018, that would put it in the bottom 25% of the past 90 inflation-adjusted years. His analysis also includes direct payments from the Trump Administration’s Market Facilitation Program, and while it is not on the chart, 2018’s was even lower than 2019’s projected result. Inflated-adjusted net farm income USDA ERS, Farm Bureau Analysis Farmers live off of thin margins Farmers have high fixed costs including the land that they own, the equipment they must buy and the seed they need to grow their product. However, their revenue is variable and can change based on factors totally out of their control. The chart below shows farmer’s rate of return on their assets has fallen to under 2% for the past 6 years and for 2019 Newton projects it to be 1.3%. Rate of return on farm assets USDA ERS, Farm Bureau China will find other suppliers or grow more crops themselves Farmers are probably the first to realize that they will have lost a lot of Chinese market share to other countries or that China will start to grow more of the crops they have been importing. It has taken decades to grow the Chinese market but a significant amount will be lost in just a few years due to Trump’s tariffs and China’s retaliation. A USDA study shows that Canadian shipments of wheat to China have grown over 400% in two years. The report said, “Canada’s share of total Chinese imports of wheat has rocketed above 60% in marketing year 2018/19, up from 32% in marketing year 2017/18, as U.S. wheat exports to China have plunged and Australian exportable supplies have fallen sharply.” Top destinations for Canadian wheat exports USDA, Global Trade Atlas The Farm Bureau provided these facts. From 2017 to 2018, U.S. agricultural exports to China fell more than 50 percent, dropping to $9.1 billion In 2014, U.S. agricultural exports to China exceeded $24 billion From 2000 to 2017, U.S. agricultural exports to China increased by 700% U.S. agricultural exports to China USDA, Farm Bureau China will also increase the amount of soybeans it grows itself. It will be difficult to almost impossible for U.S. farmers to find a market for the amount of soybeans that China won’t be buying. Hu Xijin tweet Twitter All of this has led to increased stress levels for farmers The Farm Bureau and Morning Consult did a survey of rural adults and farmers to understand multiple aspects of mental health for this population. One of the findings was that 91% of farmers and farm workers think financial issues impact the mental health of farmers. Mental health issues for farmers and farm workers Morning Consult, Farm Bureau Dr. Michael Rosmann has a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology, serves as a counselor for farmers and ranchers and spends 15 to 25 hours a week, seven days a week responding to requests for help. He wrote an article in The New Republic in April that describes the types of phone calls and situations he helps people with. He passed along that, "When the AgriWellness Inc. board holds telephone conference calls (usually every few weeks), the state coordinators of services for farmers have a similar message—that the number of calls to their hotlines or to them personally have increased slowly and fairly consistently over the past three years. They reported more concerns about farmer bankruptcies and suicidal contemplation until about July when the farmers became busier with crops that were maturing.” Suicide data is anecdotal but prevalent It takes quite a while for the Centers for Disease Control to collect national violent death data, which are based on coroner reports. Municipal coroner reports are funneled to their respective states and then to the CDC. However, multiple people involved in the farming community have spoken out about increased suicides in the past few years. National Farmers Union has seen more farmer suicides A Newsweek article in May detailed a Fox News interview with Patty Edelburg, vice president of the Washington-based National Farmers Union, which represents about 200,000 U.S. farms. In the interview she said, "It has been insane. We've had a lot of farmers—a lot more bankruptcies going on, a lot more farmer suicides. These things are highlighting many of the news stories in our local news." She added, "We have more commodities, more grain sitting on the ground now because we lost huge export markets. We've lost export markets that we've had for 30 years that we'll never get a chance to get back again. Farmers are hopeful to get their crops in the ground this year but really hopeful we have a place to sell it come fall." Soybean farmer in Minnesota has seen increased suicides In a CNN interview in May, Minnesota soybean farmer Bill Gordon said, “With these added tariffs farmers are not getting their credit lines renewed, banks are coming in and foreclosing on their farms, taking their family living away and it's too much for some of them. We have seen a definite increase in the suicide rate and depression in farmers in the U.S., especially in the Upper Midwest.” Even a corn maze in Wisconsin is highlighting the issue Govin’s Meats & Berries/Govin’s Farms created a corn maze this summer to highlight the concerns it has about suicides and to provide a way for someone to get help. Corn maze Govin’s Meats & Berries/Govin’s Farms Facebook page Farm Progress hearing of more suicides A Farm Progress article in May reported that, “those of us in the field know we’re hearing about more of them.” The reporter added, “I can think of two farmers I know who’ve committed suicide in the past year.” Farm Aid saw a 30% increase in calls last year Farm Aid’s mission is to build a vibrant, family farm-centered system of agriculture in America. It released a statement in June that included, “Based on a 30% increase during 2018 in calls to their farmer hotline and feedback from family farm partners around the country, Farm Aid says it will continue to prioritize farmer stress.” It added, “Increased calls to Farm Aid’s hotline and our work with partners around the country confirm that farmers are under incredible financial, legal and emotional stress. Bankruptcies, foreclosures, depression and even suicide are some of the tragic consequences of these pressures. America’s family farmers — reduced in numbers since the Farm Crisis of the 1980s — have approached endangered status. At Farm Aid, we spend our time on the phone with anxious farm families who cannot make ends meet, and who will not be able to improve their situation simply by working harder. Confusion and lack of resolution on policies like trade, immigration and healthcare accelerate the crisis.” This could be worse than the farm crisis of the 1980’s. A March opinion column in SC Times noted, “Times have not been good for farmers the past several years. Many have compared it to the farm crisis of the 1980s. Others think the situation for farmers is even worse now than 30 years ago.” In the column, Jennifer Fahy, a communications director for Farm Aid observed, "The farm crisis was so bad (in the 1980s), there was a terrible outbreak of suicide and depression." But today, she said of stress and farmer suicide, "I think it's actually worse."
  9. i agree on the heckling. jim crow in it's purest form is racism period. that make you feel better? it should make you sad. this is my favorite and is happening in many southern states. go look it up. ga comes to mind. north carolina as well.
  10. politics is no longer what is good for the country. it is more like a sport and win at any cost. period. why else would trumps people buy into the hate and all the crooked crap he does? i mean he does stuff IN PLAIN SIGHT and yet his base will always come in with some lame excuse because he is the chosen one.
  11. this is pretty vile and stupid as well. people claim obama divided the country but trump said "hold my big mac"
  12. very disappointing. whats next? go back to africa? oh wait......................... jim crow is alive and well.