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  1. Wells Fargo reported me having $260,00 in the bank when I was the executor of my mother's estate. I divided it in 4's and sent it to her 4 kids (me included), but they were all over me for a few months. I moved it to another bank and didn't get the same notices from the IRS. No taxes were due.
  2. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    Got the Moderna booster on tuesday, wjhen I got the 2nd Moderna dose 6 months ag it was intense, not painful but could feel it working. With the booster I haven't felt anything, maybe my antibody levels were high so it didn't need to do anything, not sure how it works.
  3. Hurricane Ida

    Morgan City Mayor on CNN saying many locals stayed because they didn't want to get Covid. Hope they're OK.
  4. Vaxxed or unvaxxed?

    The unvaccinated can help create more variants, Delta is bad enough, what comes next?
  5. Who's your best FF player of ALL TIME?

    For me in a 1.5 PPReception league it was Steven Jackson in 2006.
  6. Can they keep doing trades like this? Everyone makes mistakes at times, but to move up one spot? They must have thought he was a stud. The Bears traded to go up up one spot to draft Mitchell Trubisky when they could have taken Deshaun Watson or Patrick Mahomes. They gave up 3 picks to do it. Alvin Kamara RB for the Saints Tedric Thompson Safety for the Seahawks Fred Warner LB with San Francisco Bears trade up for TrubiskyThe Bears traded up one spot in the first round to choose quarterback Mitchell Trubisky at No. 2, sending selections in the first (No. 3), third (No. 67) and fourth (No. 111) rounds as well as a 2018 third-round pick (No. 70).
  7. Bears trade up to draft Trubisky

    I never commented on the trade when it happened, this is first time I said anything.
  8. Well, maybe 3 with Moore split out as a flanker. The guy cannot decide on 1 player, maybe then he will.
  9. Can Tice play all 4 RB's at same time?

    It was a joke from 16 years ago.
  10. Not sure about any other states. Minnesota and Vault Medical Services have teamed up to offer at-home COVID-19 saliva testing for everyone who lives in Minnesota, with or without symptoms, at no cost. Order a free at home test at no cost.
  11. Can Tice play all 4 RB's at same time?

    2004, The Whizzinator LOL.
  12. Bears trade up to draft Trubisky

    Good point, may have to bump this before every Packers/Bears game.
  13. Packers will sign Tavon Austin

    Could he be a returner too?
  14. I love the nfc east

    3-6 and in 1st place.
  15. Any Dentists in the house?

    Associated Press 14:00 PM Apr, 05, 2006 Proving prehistoric man's ingenuity and ability to withstand and inflict excruciating pain, researchers have found that dental drilling dates back 9,000 years. Primitive dentists drilled nearly perfect holes into live but undoubtedly unhappy patients between 5500 B.C. and 7000 B.C., an article in Thursday's journal Nature reports. Researchers carbon-dated at least nine skulls with 11 drill holes found in a Pakistan graveyard. That means dentistry is at least 4,000 years older than first thought — and far older than the useful invention of anesthesia. This was no mere tooth tinkering. The drilled teeth found in the graveyard were hard-to-reach molars. And in at least one instance, the ancient dentist managed to drill a hole in the inside back end of a tooth, boring out toward the front of the mouth. The holes went as deep as one-seventh of an inch (3.5 millimeters). "The holes were so perfect, so nice," said study co-author David Frayer, an anthropology professor at the University of Kansas. "I showed the pictures to my dentist and he thought they were amazing holes." How it was done is painful just to think about. Researchers figured that a small bow was used to drive the flint drill tips into patients' teeth. Flint drill heads were found on site. So study lead author Roberto Macchiarelli, an anthropology professor at the University of Poitiers, France, and colleagues simulated the technique and drilled through human (but no longer attached) teeth in less than a minute. "Definitely it had to be painful for the patient," Macchiarelli said. Researchers were impressed by how advanced the society was in Pakistan's Baluchistan province. The drilling occurred on ordinary men and women. The dentistry, probably evolved from intricate ornamental bead drilling that was also done by the society there, went on for about 1,500 years until about 5500 B.C., Macchiarelli said. After that, there were no signs of drilling. Macchiarelli and Frayer said the drilling was likely done to reduce the pain of cavities. Macchiarelli pointed to one unfortunate patient who had a tooth drilled twice. Another patient had three teeth drilled. Four drilled teeth showed signs of cavities. No sign of fillings were found, but there could have been an asphalt-like substance inside, he said. Dr. Richard Glenner, a Chicago dentist and author of dental history books, wouldn't bite on the idea that this was good dentistry. The drilling could have been decorative or to release "evil spirits" more than fighting tooth decay, he said, adding, "Why did they do it? No one will ever know." Macchiarelli said the hard-to-see locations of the drilled teeth in jaws seem to rule out drilling for decorative purposes. Frayer said the prehistoric drillers' skill is something modern-day patients can use to lord over their dentists. "This may be something to tell your dentist: If these people 9,000 years ago could make a hole this perfect in less than a minute," Frayer said, "what are they doing?"
  16. Trade Evaluating Program?

    I don't know about a player program. I use ADP to judge player value. I have seen a program comparing value of trading picks, but not players.
  17. Tar\ik Glenn to retire?

    INDIANAPOLIS -- Tarik Glenn, a three-time Pro Bowl tackle for the Indianapolis Colts, announced Tuesday he will retire from the NFL. The 31-year-old Glenn, a first-round draft pick out of California in 1997, started 154 regular-season games during his 10-year career. A steady blocker on the left side of the offensive line, he was a main reason quarterback Peyton Manning was sacked just 15 times last season. The 6-foot-5, 332-pound Glenn was second to 11-year veteran receiver Marvin Harrison in years of service with the Colts. He reportedly had hinted to teammates he was considering retirement after the Colts' Super Bowl win over Chicago, and Indianapolis took Tony Ugoh, a three-year starter at Arkansas, in the second round of the NFL draft in April. Others seen as possible replacements for Glenn include veteran Ryan Diem, in a switch from right tackle, and Charlie Johnson, a rookie last year who started the second half of the Super Bowl after Diem was injured. Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press
  18. IDP strategy/advice

    Defenses 4-3 CIN, HOU, JAX, TEN, DEN, NYG, OAK, PHI, WAS, GB, SEA. KC, ATL, NO, CAR 4-3/Tampa-2 BUF, IND, CHI, DET, TAM, MIN 3-4 NE, NYJ, CLE, SD, PIT (transitioning to some Cover-2), DAL, SF (likely), MIA 46 BAL Transitioning PIT, ARI
  19. RB Kevin Jones DET

    Not really a surprise. If he is on PUP when the season starts it will be a concern.
  20. Stern is on now

    I still say the NFL should have full time refs that view film and review much the way the players do.
  21. Chiefs want 1st, 2nd, & 3rd rounders for LJ

    How much for LT? He'd look great in a Packer uniorm.
  22. Odell Thurman

    Depth chart released. Odell is not listed of course but Hartwell is a backup.
  23. Odell Thurman

    From yesterday July 23, 2007, 13:46 NFL :: Bengals :: LB Bengals MLB Thurman Decision Today? Mark Curnutte, Cincinnati Enquirer - Mark Curnutte, of the Cincinnati Enquirer, is reporting that sources inside the Cincinnati Bengals organization anticipate that today (Monday) could be the day when NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sends word of his decision to reinstate suspended MLB Odell Thurman. Thurman's agent Safarrah Lawson has heard nothing from the NFL in regards to his client. Also, the Bengals do not expect to announce any draft pick signings today.
  24. Any Huddlers with iphones?

    By NICK WINGFIELD July 24, 2007; Page B3 With the iPhone's hefty price tag, it is likely that big-spending business users were well-represented among the hordes who turned out to buy Apple Inc.'s cellular phone during its first weeks on sale. Even if the bona fides of the iPhone as a business tool aren't established -- with skeptics questioning whether its security, performance and compatibility with existing business software are up to snuff -- some early adopters aren't holding back. Some corporate users are tapping the iPhone for Web-based business applications. Some corporate customers are using the Apple phone in place of "smartphones" such as Research in Motion Ltd.'s BlackBerry and other devices that have long track records among business users. Some are even tapping into business-centric applications for tracking inventory and accounting. Business software makers such as NetSuite Inc. and Salesforce.com Inc. are marketing their applications to iPhone users and, in some cases, modifying software so it works more smoothly on Apple's device. Brian Keare, chief operating officer of Circle of Friends LLC, a maker of hair-care and bath products for children in Santa Monica, Calif., is one customer using the iPhone for business. Though he bought it primarily to make phone calls, write emails and use the iPod entertainment functions, he decided to test the limits of the iPhone's Web browser by logging onto NetSuite, where his small company's sales, accounting and other records are kept. To Mr. Keare's surprise, it worked flawlessly, allowing him access to all of his company information on the go. He had previously had no luck accessing NetSuite, with its complicated design, from the browser on a Blackberry or Palm Inc.'s Treo. "They choked on the Web pages," he said. Mr. Keare's wife, Eleanor, chief executive of Circle of Friends, was so intrigued by the iPhone that she snatched it from him for a business trip to Chicago, where it helped her make a spontaneous visit to a client's store. Before going in, she was able to quickly access the client's sales records and the store manager's name -- without having to haul out her laptop. Ms. Keare is planning to buy her own iPhone. "It's proving to be useful enough we're really going to take advantage of it and use it as a business tool," said Mr. Keare, who has stopped using his Treo. There is a particularly good fit between the iPhone and Web-based business applications such as NetSuite. That is partly out of necessity. To protect the security of iPhones, Apple, Cupertino, Calif., is allowing independent software makers to offer iPhone applications that work only through its Web browser, not the more traditional programs that are stored and run locally on a device. Users said the iPhone's Web browser, known as Safari, is one of the most usable on a mobile phone, with better compatibility with many Web sites. They said the large touch-sensing screen on the iPhone -- which lets users pan around a Web page and zoom in with various finger gestures -- also makes it more practical to use the Web. The iPhone is priced at $499 to $599, with a two-year commitment to wireless service through AT&T Inc. Salesforce.com said its Web site currently works on the iPhone, and that it is modifying its software to more effectively display the site through the iPhone browser. Zimbra Inc., which makes a Web-based competitor to Microsoft Corp.'s Outlook email, calendar and contacts program, expects to offer a version of its software tailored to the iPhone next month. Still, it is difficult to deny that Apple designed much of the iPhone for consumers, from the ability to watch YouTube videos to the music-playing functions. The fact that users must have Apple's iTunes software, with its heavy focus on entertainment, on their computers to synchronize data with an iPhone may be tough for many businesses to stomach. Adam Gross, vice president of developer relations at Salesforce.com, believes the iPhone will follow the path of other technologies with consumer roots, like the Web browser and Adobe Systems Inc.'s Flash animation software, that were ultimately embraced by businesses. "I think the iPhone absolutely is going to have a big impact on mobile business applications," he said. In the near term, the iPhone probably has a better shot with small businesses, where decisions about technology are more frequently based on an employee's preferences. For now, large businesses are looking more skeptically, though some are considering it. The information-technology department at Quintiles Transnational Corp., a pharmaceutical-services company in Research Triangle Park, N.C., is testing the iPhone, including a Web-conferencing application made by Genesys Conferencing Inc. But Jonathan Shough, executive director of global network service and information technology at Quintiles, said the 18,000-person company needs better tools for managing the iPhone if the company is to deploy it broadly. With BlackBerries, for instance, Quintiles can remotely erase emails and other sensitive data if the devices are lost or stolen. No such capability now exists for the iPhone, Mr. Shough said. Apple declined to say whether it might offer such a feature in the future. "IPhone is a great product for all customers, businesses included," said Natalie Kerris, an Apple spokeswoman. In a report this month, research firm Gartner Inc. discouraged large businesses from letting employees put sensitive company data such as emails on iPhones because of security concerns. While the iPhone does have some security features built into it, Ken Dulaney, a Gartner analyst, said they aren't up to most corporate standards. Visto Corp., a provider of mobile email services, said it is working on a product that will beef up email security on the iPhone for business users. Write to Nick Wingfield at nick.wingfield@wsj.com