Matt Miazga at Reading (on loan from Chelsea)

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by Gorky, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. y-lee-coyote

    y-lee-coyote Member+

    Dec 4, 2012
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    As if you needed anything implied by "opportunity," Hell I am not convinced you evven need an audience.

    BRB: I gotta go spout off at some kids in my yard.:cool:
     
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  2. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Don't worry y-lee, I always know I got you, and that gets me out of bed in the late afternoon!

    Say hi to the kids for me. Tell them to distance.
     
  3. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    When I die let my ashes float down the Green River
    Let my soul roll on up to the Rochester dam
    I'll be halfway to Heaven with Paradise waitin'
    Just five miles away from wherever I am.
     
  4. BostonRed

    BostonRed Member+

    Oct 9, 2011
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    "Throw my brain in a hurricane
    And the blind can have my eyes
    And the deaf can take both of my ears
    If they don't mind the size"

    "Give my stomach to Milwaukee
    If they run out of beer
    Put my socks in a cedar box
    Just to get 'em out of here"
     
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  5. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
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    She don't like her eggs all runny
    She thinks crossin' her legs is funny
    She looks down her nose at money
    She gets it on like the Easter Bunny
    She's my baby, I'm her honey
    I'm never gonna let her go
     
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  6. dougtee

    dougtee Member+

    Feb 7, 2007
    imagine thinking comparing the usa to venezuela and sub saharan africa makes some kind of point rather than just telling on yourself for not comparing it to the rest of the developed world
     
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  7. lmorin

    lmorin Member+

    Mar 29, 2000
    New Hampshire
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    One day as I sat,
    Sad and lonely without a friend,
    A voice came to me out of the gloom,
    Saying, "Cheer up! Things could be worse."
    So, I cheered up and, sure enough, things got worse.
     
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  8. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    #7058 freisland, Apr 8, 2020
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    I'm sitting here with an off-topic post
    Don't cost a whole lot, don't hurt the host
    Won't you please tell the mods I didn't kill anyone
    No, I'm just trying to have me some fun
    well-done
    hotdog bun
    my sister's a nun...

    Apologies to JP. With all the crap going on, this one hit me hard. Used to see him at a local music fest every summer, with Leo Kottke, Harry Chapin, Arlo Guthrie, Steve Goodman and bunch of other pickers, raconteurs and roustabouts. It was walking distance and you could hear all the music from outside the fence, if we couldn't find a way to slip a ticket stub out. Learned every song on the guitar. Angel from Montgomery got me more "overnight guests" than any bottle of wine ever did...

    Sorry for the totally off-topic post, but at least I'm not ranting about kleptocrats. I'll let Prine do that...

    Mr. Peabody's coal train has hauled it away...
     
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  9. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
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    Sounds like a great music fest. Envious.
    RIP you honorary Texan old bastard.

    Apologies for a brief shout out to Blaze Foley, made legendary due, in part, to Prine


    I'm goin' down to the Greyhound station
    Gonna get a ticket to ride
    Gonna find that lady with two or three kids
    And sit down by her side
    Ride 'til the sun comes up and down around me
    'Bout two or three times
    Smokin' cigarettes in the last seat
    Tryin' to hide my sorrow from the people I meet
    And get along with it all

    Go down where the people say "Y'all"
    Sing a song with a friend
    Change the shape that I'm in
    And get back in the game, start playin' again
     
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  10. Chicago as in the Milton Friedman doctrine and ideology(it isnot economics)?
    This imbecil laid the foundation for the huge kleptocracy of managers.
     
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  11. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    you know the arrogance you profess to how great your national team is relative to the USMNT? Multiply it by 100x and you’ll approach the US economic theoretical differential between the Chicago school and anything in the Netherlands. Stick to soccer
     
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  12. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Yeah, didn't know how lucky I was till I got older. Was close enough - just a walk through a field and some woods - to smoke the sticks and seeds that passed for skunk to a 15 year old kid in the late 70's or drink a semi-warm beer someone snuck from home and get the smell off before we'd get there. Tiny college venue, they had a weird line-up. I remember listening to Dionne Warwick, Prine, Kottke, Chapin, Wainwright the elder, Dave Bromberg, even Duke Ellington, Jonny Mathis... kinda crazy to think back on it now. All for free, under the stars, a short walk from home...

    Pretty good, not bad, I can't complain...
     
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  13. Eighteen Alpha

    Eighteen Alpha Member+

    Aug 17, 2016
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    Amazing
     
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  14. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    Yeah, it kinda was. Hadn't thought about it in a long time till I heard John Prine got sick. I still remember a Time magazine article that named him, Springsteen and Joel (of the "Billy the Kid/Captain Jack" days) as "America's new poets" or some such... he and Bruce [Spanish Johnny in particular] are a big part of the reason I ended up living in a cold-water lower east side squat in the early 80's... ha, the Patti Smith/Sam Shepard faux-bo-ho phase...

    Kids, don't do as I have done...

    Give my stomach to Milwaukee
    If they run out of beer
    Put my socks in a cedar box
    Just to get 'em out of here
    Venus De Milo can have my arms
    Look out! I've got your nose
    Sell my heart to the junk man
    And give my love to Rose
    But please don't bury me
    Down in that cold, cold ground
    I'd rather have 'em cut me up
    And pass me all around
     
  15. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
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    #7066 The Irish Rover, Apr 9, 2020
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    Me, telling on myself? Stop projecting. It makes the world around you a whole lot more navigable, as well as infinitely more enjoyable.

    The issue was socialism, and how great it is or, since it's been somewhere between a flop and a disaster - Every. Single. Time - socialism could be.

    Since the rest of the developed world has been raised, please name the developed world's socialist countries. Don't include the strongly social democratic countries. We both know that socialism and social democracy are not the same, any more than your second cousin is your identical twin.
     
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  16. Suyuntuy

    Suyuntuy Member+

    Jul 16, 2007
    Vancouver, Canada
    In the USA, conservatives call social democratic policies like universal health care or free tuition for college, "socialism." Let's not pretend they don't.
     
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  17. bungadiri

    bungadiri Super Moderator
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    Jan 25, 2002
    Acnestia
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    United States
    Love the John Prine love in this thread.
     
  18. LouisianaViking07/09

    Aug 15, 2009
    miazga better use his polish passport to the best advantage possible.
     
  19. The Irish Rover

    The Irish Rover Member+

    Aug 1, 2010
    Dublin
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    Ireland Republic
    Very true. Which partially explains why calling something socialism doesn't work any more and won't work either, even when it is. Boys crying wolf has its effects.
     
  20. Not my own or single conclusion. In stead of hurling insults at me counter what I stated. Much more adult and productive.
    To show you how that's done:
    https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt1jktsbd.9?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents
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  21. He was a cheat, charlatan and the founder of the pinstriped kleptocracy:
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  22. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    they are socialized costs. doesn't mean that economies that have them are fully socialist.
     
  23. DHC1

    DHC1 Member+

    Jun 3, 2002
    NYC
    have you studied economics or are you simply surfing the web?

    also, WTF are you doing on the US part of the forum? It's one thing when you're talking about specific players in the netherlands (which is appreciated even if it comes with your arrogance supporting the Dutch team that has won as many World Cups as the US....), it's quite another to be generally trolling around taking potshots at (parts of) our country.
     
  24. freisland

    freisland Member+

    Jan 31, 2001
    The term "socialist" in the US is usually a meaningless, distracting pejorative.

    Ask most Americans how they like a "socialized" military.

    Even Hayek was good with UBI and universal health.

    The second you hear an American politician who voted for the Farm Bailout (or a million other repurposing of taxpayer money to big biz) cry "socialism" you know they're stealing something.
     
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