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Toj

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#87364 Jun 18, 2013
Probalbny most people believe that Hoffa is either buried somewhere or his body burned in acid.

Do we really have to spend money to find him at this point? Would there be any benefit in finding his body?

http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/18/us/michigan-hof...

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87365 Jun 18, 2013
Toj wrote:
So the Blackhawks are letting us down so far.:(
Yeah, what a crappy game.

Since: Mar 09

Miami, FL

#87366 Jun 18, 2013
Toj wrote:
So the Blackhawks are letting us down so far.:(
I know! And every time they lose, I lose another bet.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#87367 Jun 18, 2013
On the bright side, Matilda and jmw, the last two games have been shorter and I'm getting my rest.

Since: Jan 10

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#87368 Jun 18, 2013
Toj wrote:
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People aren't too bright at your place, are they?:)
Thank goodness they have you!
Aw, thanks. ;)

It just was aggravating. These very smart people act so helpless because they want someone else to do something for them. If a partner asks me "can you fax/scan/copy this for me?" I say "sure!" and I do it. But when a partner stands at the machine and sighs loudly, I put phasers on "ignore."

Since: Jan 10

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#87369 Jun 18, 2013
Toj wrote:
Probalbny most people believe that Hoffa is either buried somewhere or his body burned in acid.
Do we really have to spend money to find him at this point? Would there be any benefit in finding his body?
http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/18/us/michigan-hof...
And even if they found him, I doubt there'd be any physical evidence that would lead them to prosecuting somebody, so it does seem like a waste of money. Let his family fund the sear h.

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87370 Jun 18, 2013
Toj wrote:
On the bright side, Matilda and jmw, the last two games have been shorter and I'm getting my rest.
Right? I did *not* want last night's to go super late. I had early hockey this morning.

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Since: Jun 09

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#87371 Jun 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
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And even if they found him, I doubt there'd be any physical evidence that would lead them to prosecuting somebody, so it does seem like a waste of money. Let his family fund the sear h.
I agree. But it seems to have become something of a meme for high profile unresolved disappearances. It is just an update though. Nothing new.

Judge Crater, call your office.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Force_Cra...

Since: Jan 10

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#87372 Jun 18, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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I agree. But it seems to have become something of a meme for high profile unresolved disappearances. It is just an update though. Nothing new.
Judge Crater, call your office.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Force_Cra...
It's still front page news, too!

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Since: Jan 13

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#87373 Jun 18, 2013
PEllen wrote:
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I agree. But it seems to have become something of a meme for high profile unresolved disappearances. It is just an update though. Nothing new.
Judge Crater, call your office.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Force_Cra...
I thought everybody knew that when the hole in the Chicago River flooded the tunnels under the Loop, that they found Hoffa's body there.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#87374 Jun 18, 2013
dahgts wrote:
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I thought everybody knew that when the hole in the Chicago River flooded the tunnels under the Loop, that they found Hoffa's body there.
Probably got sucked out to the lake. I wonder how they ever got all those mattresses out.

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Since: Jun 09

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#87375 Jun 18, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Probably got sucked out to the lake. I wonder how they ever got all those mattresses out.
I was riding the Metra NorthLine in that morning and could see the whirlpool from the train , where the water looked like it was going down the drain before they started with the mattresses. Neat.

If anyone ca do the research I would be very curious how far off my memory of this is. I thought Jane Byrne was trying to get the 1992 Olympics for Chicago ( which she obviously didn't) but that if she had been successful, opening day would have been the day of the Flood.

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#87376 Jun 18, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>I was riding the Metra NorthLine in that morning and could see the whirlpool from the train , where the water looked like it was going down the drain before they started with the mattresses. Neat.
If anyone ca do the research I would be very curious how far off my memory of this is. I thought Jane Byrne was trying to get the 1992 Olympics for Chicago ( which she obviously didn't) but that if she had been successful, opening day would have been the day of the Flood.
It was the World's Fair, not the Olympics.

In an article dated in 2009 (Link: http://featuresblogs.chicagotribune.com/thesk... )

"Think of the Museum Campus.

Back in the 1980s, then-Mayor Jane Byrne touted the idea of unified, landscaped campus that would join the Field Museum, the Shedd Aquarium and the Adler Planetarium. It would be a major legacy, she said, of the planned 1992 Chicago World's Fair.

Political infighting helped kill the fair. Yet the inspired notion that Chicago could shift the northbound lanes of Lake Shore Drive westward to create parkland acquired enough political momentum that it came off anyway -- just a few years later than anticipated.

The equivalent in Chicago's Olympic plans is the proposal to convert the former Michael Reese Hospital campus at 29th Street and Ellis Avenue into a high-rise residential complex that would serve as the Olympic Village."

Article is much longer. The above is to give you the flavor of it.

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Since: Jun 09

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#87378 Jun 18, 2013
I was off by a week.
The World's Fair opened April 20, 1992 in Seville Spain; the Chicago Flood was April 13, 1992.

If Chicago had gone forward with the Fair, it would have been a major embarrassment and an incredible uproar because of all the pre-opening festivities when the Flood occurred. Everything happens for a reason, I guess.

Thanks for looking that up- I had forgotten it was the World's Fair.

FWIW, I saw the Fair in Seville the end of May. It was pretty cool.

Since: Jan 10

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#87379 Jun 18, 2013
I want to win the lottery so I can have daily massages.

“What's it to ya?”

Since: Mar 09

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#87380 Jun 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
I want to win the lottery so I can have daily massages.
And mani/pedis!:D

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Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#87381 Jun 18, 2013
I am making this with the left over smoked prime rib. What a friggin lot of work. If I had known, I probably would have just reheated and eaten it with mashed potato.

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/beef_bou...

“Fort Kickass”

Since: Sep 09

Bloomington, IL

#87382 Jun 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
I am making this with the left over smoked prime rib. What a friggin lot of work. If I had known, I probably would have just reheated and eaten it with mashed potato.

http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/beef_bou...
There are way to many words and steps to that recipe.

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Since: Mar 09

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#87383 Jun 18, 2013
RACE wrote:
I am making this with the left over smoked prime rib. What a friggin lot of work. If I had known, I probably would have just reheated and eaten it with mashed potato.
http://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/beef_bou...
I make it all the time. You can really really really cut down the work if you keep in mind that it's at its core...a stew.

You don't have to use the little pearl onions unless you just want to. I just use regular sweet onions (Maui, Walla Walla, Vidalia, whatever) diced up kinda medium sized and pre-sliced mushrooms. Get some carrots, trim the tops (peel if you want to, I do) potatoes, and some thyme and wine. I use those itty bitty potatoes that you don't even have to peel.

I get carrots in the bunch with the tops and don't even cut them into chunks, jut peel and cut the tops, but you can do that if you want to. I can normally have this in the oven ready to go in 20 mins. Cook (raw meat) 2.5 hours and voila...dinner.

The meat is already cooked so all you really have to do is throw the carrots and potatoes in a pot with the meat, thyme, and wine and let it cook for about an hour. Brown the onions and mushrooms and throw them in when its done. If you don't want to brown the onions and mushrooms, just put them in the pot with the other stuff when you put it in the oven.

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Since: Mar 09

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#87384 Jun 18, 2013
Matilda77 wrote:
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There are way to many words and steps to that recipe.
They make it way way way more complicated than it needs to be. I think Julia Child's recipe takes up something like 7 pages. Dude...

The first few times I made this I did it step by freaking step. Yeah, no. Same thing with ratatouille...way way way too many streps for a vegetable stew. This is peasant food for crissakes!

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