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Getanet last won the day on July 11 2015

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  1. Getanet

    Timberwolves, 2017-2018

    These situations are dumb. Team has to offer it, or the story will be there is some kind of friction between management and the player. The player will always turn it down, so the story is there might be some kind of friction between player and management. Either way it gives the talk shows something negative to talk about. I don't like hearing these stories that Jimmy doesn't get along with Wiggins or KAT and won't resign, but there hasn't been a direct quote from him stating that. If it's true, I hope he confirms that with the team in private so we can work out a deal and not lose him for nothing. But even more I hope it's just speculation, the Wolves make some strides next season and he re-signs. Also hope that he starts giving the ball to KAT in crunch time instead of playing hero ball in the final minutes. I'm doing a lot of hoping.
  2. Getanet

    What's on the grill

    I like that you caught someone else taking photos of the feast too!
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    Clean meat

    Article on WSJ.com today about a European clean meat startup getting nearly $9 million in funding from Merck. With big pharma in the game, is there really any doubt it will be on store shelves soon? The cattle and pork industry better come up with a "pink slime" type of name for this, or they can kiss their herds goodbye. Franken Meat? https://www.wsj.com/articles/startup-producing-cell-grown-meat-raises-new-funding-1531738800?mod=hp_lista_pos4
  4. Getanet

    Clean meat

    I hope we skip the whole clean meat stage and just go to eating some sort of fortified goo out of a packet.
  5. Getanet

    Clean meat

    I read that around the time it originally published. Seems odd and unappetizing, but at the same time would be better for the environment. I also recently read a story about plant-based hamburgers being a hot ticket item at Costco. Basically the same as any other veggie burger, but supposed to be much more similar to a hamburger patty in terms of appearance, texture, etc. They had samples at Costco the last time I was there. Still just a gross veggie burger - and the picture on the packaging looks much more like hamburger patty than the real thing.
  6. Getanet

    Metro loons

    That's interesting. I would think there would be too much commotion for loons, but apparently they get adapt. About a month ago there was a wild turkey standing in the intersection of 9th & Marquette Ave downtown during the evening rush hour. As you can imagine it had no idea what to do or where to go, and it caused quite a bit of commotion and traffic backups.
  7. Getanet

    Pork belly bacon

    You've got the right idea. There are a ton of bacon recipes here on HSO if you search for bacon - I've pasted one here to what seemed like one of the more popular brines. I made bacon once, and it turned out OK, but it's a long process. Good luck and let us know how it turn out.
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    What's more aggravating?

    Part of me thinks the one you never see, because you always wonder what it was. But in reality, the ones that I've caught a glimpse of are the ones that make me throw a spazz.
  9. Haven't tried that. If you do, be sure to figure out a way to stop the auger from falling through the hole if the drill slips off the bit. I have a Nils, and it has a flange at the top that is wider than the blade so it can't fall down the hole. And the K-Drill floats I believe. Slipping off the bit isn't a regular occurrence, but you won't want to lose your auger when it does.
  10. The science of CWD is over my head, but there are a few groups working overtime to champion doing exactly that - nothing. They argue CWD has a negligible impact on the herd, that doing nothing will actually let the strongest survive, and my favorite, that CWD is more or less a boogeyman that allows the DNR to reduce the size of the herd in MN and other states. And like anything, they can find experts to support that viewpoint. I still would not knowingly want to eat a deer with CWD, would not want to hunt in an area where it is prevalent, and appreciate steps to try to contain it, even if that means temporarily lowering the population in certain areas where it has been found.
  11. Getanet

    Ice off predictions

    I'm calling May 13 in the Brainerd area. That's Mother's Day, and they'll need us out of their hair that day so they can have some fun.
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    Norway Maple tree damage, need opinions

    Nope, not Edina, but in the metro area. I got multiple bids, read reviews, etc - all the bids were in the same relative ballpark - unlike when I got bids to re-roof our house a few years ago, which were all over the map. It was a big tree that hung over our house, garage and deck. If Cheetah has to get his taken down, hopefully he can find a better deal.
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    Norway Maple tree damage, need opinions

    Yeahbut, insurance does give you safe driver discounts for doing things that should cost them less in the long run. Health insurance covers much of the cost of annual physicals and/or joining a health club, knowing it can save them significant money in the long-run. I'm not saying you should willy-nilly be able to have trees removed and expect them to cover the cost, but when an tree expert says there is a problem, it would seem to be in their best interest to help reduce their potential payouts. But you're right, insurance doesn't pay a dime for it and I'm sure Cheetah isn't looking for me to keep complaining that they don't. For what it's worth, I wound up paying $2,700 to have my tree taken down last fall. Mine was a little bigger than Cheetah's appears in the photo, but is in the ballpark. Both trees also are near the house. I got bids in the spring and in the fall, and found the cost to be better in the fall.
  14. Getanet

    Norway Maple tree damage, need opinions

    I don't know anything about your tree, but I had to take a big Elm in our backyard last fall. The trunk was splitting and it was so close to the house and deck to risk major damage if it came down. I haven't been a homeowner for too long, and I'm not an insurance expert, but I found it frustrating that our insurance company wouldn't cover any of the cost to remove the tree. It seemed like a pretty small investment rather than paying out significantly more if it fell and damaged the house. I'm sure they have their reasons, and it's probably because they figured if they refused, I would eventually pay for it myself
  15. Getanet

    Attn: MN Gun Deer Hunters

    I know the point of this new Facebook group isn't to push any specific legislation, but one thing that has always stuck in my craw is how/why any Facebook "group" gets a seat at the table when it comes to representing hunters, either with the DNR or Legislators. For example, the MN Whitetail Alliance that would like to expand APRs and claims to be one of the largest hunting groups in the state. There are no membership dues, no elections for its leadership, no board of directors, no annual meeting...nothing that real organizations have. All it takes is for someone to hit the Like button to be considered a member - whether they are passionate about the cause, just curious, or against it. Just a pet peeve of mine.