Why Bloomington and Monroe, Brown, Jackson, and Morgan Counties (Indiana) Are Such a Mess

  1. Unemployment of public citizens and employment of ill-prepared muncipal and county workers.
  1. Mis-appropriation of funds by the State of Indiana under the Republican Governor Mitch “Danny, A Bitch” Daniels (who recently was selected as the next President of P.U. [Purdue University] this week).
  2. The counties did not receive millions of dollars due to local and regional government agencies from the central state financial fund.

( to be continued )

Odds are in The Heat’s Favor

  • Point spread

    Known as the line or spread, it is not the predicted margin of victory for one team, rather a number chosen by Las Vegas and overseas oddsmakers that will encourage an equal number of people to wager on the underdog as on the favorite. The negative value (-7.5) indicates that team is favored by 7.5 points. The positive value (+7.5) indicates that team is the underdog by 7.5 points. Betting on the favorite means the team must win by at least 8 points to cover the point spread. The underdog team can lose by 7 points and still cover the spread.

    You will also notice a moneyline value associated with the point spread (such as -7.5, -115). This indicates how much you must risk in order to place the bet (also known as the vig or juice). It means you have to risk $115 to win $100. The underdog may see a value such as +7.5, +105. This means you risk $100 to win $105 if your team covers the spread.

  • Moneyline

    Typically used in baseball and hockey, basketball moneylines are popular in Las Vegas for picking underdogs. The team you choose only has to win the game, not win by a certain number of points. The negative value still indicates the favorite (-150) and the positive value indicates the underdog (+130). It’s easiest to picture the number 100 sitting in the middle of these two values.

    For example, if you want to pick a -150 favorite, you would risk $150 in order to win $100. On the underdog, you would risk $100 and win $130 if the underdog wins. It’s a simple way to have the risk-reward scenario. In the right circumstance, where you have a small underdog, you can get a very similar bet by risking less and also get a bigger payout by going the moneyline route.

  • Total

    Widely known as the over/under, it’s not simply the best Las Vegas guess at how many points will be scored in an NBA game by both teams combined. It’s a number it feels will encourage just as many bets on the over as the under.

    If you picked the under 177.5, you want tough defense and slow-down defense. If you pick the over, you want 3-pointers galore and no defense at all. In totals betting, you are predicting whether the combined total score will be more than or less than the total.

  • Futures

    As soon as an NBA champion has been decided, odds on next year’s title game are usually up in Las Vegas. Wagers on a future event (like who will win next year’s NBA championship) are called futures. Oddsmakers adjust lines during the year, depending on the strength or weakness of teams, then offer wagers on each team to win. For example, a league’s top team may be +150 to win the championship. That means a $100 wager would pay $150 profit. However, a poor team might be +3000, indicating they are not expected to win and a $100 wager would pay $3,000 as a huge longshot. They can be profitable but also take a long time to settle the bet.

ND Predictions

Football season will start in Europe for the Fighting Irish against the Midshipmen.

The Middies are early 1 point favorites…

Football Schedule


Sept. 1   Navy (Dublin, Ireland)
Sept. 8   PURDUE
Sept. 15   at Michigan State
Sept. 22   MICHIGAN
Sept. 29   Open Date
Oct. 6   MIAMI (Soldier Field, Chicago)
Oct. 13   STANFORD
Oct. 20   BYU
Oct. 27   at Oklahoma
Nov. 10   at Boston College
Nov. 24   at USC

Music and Spiritual Movements

Such religious experiences are beyond reason and scientific explanations. It is almost like sitting around a fire with a dozen Indians ingesting peyote buttons.


Though we are within a 22-mile radius of Bean Blossom’s Annual Bluegrass Festival, we are jus’ ‘chillin’ on the ranch. The bluegrass tunes on the stereo are on high, concert-level volume and acts like Bill Monroe and the Bluegrass Boys come back to life.

In reality, an observer could remark that we are just a bunch of Indianans stoned in front of a bonfire. The hallucinations are novel, amusing, fun, funny, and puzzling at all the same time.

The heat of the summer has recently chilled down and there is a fresh steady breeze coming over from the southwest.

You could see two sets of clouds:

  1. The high flying white puffy cumulous,  and
  2. The secondhand reefer clouds of gray smoke.

It is wonderful taking Sundays off.

Second Round of SF’s Olympic Club U.S. Open This Saturday – Prediction: 1) Fowler, Mahan, or Johnson 2) Woods 3) Watson or Westwood

Saturday, June 15, 2012 Tee Times (California PDT)

1 7:15   J. Peterson M. Hoffmann A. Watkins
2 9 7:00   C. Martin C. Wilson (a) D. Miller
3 1 7:26   J. Curl N. Thompson C. Wittenberg
4 9 7:11   J. Herman W. Lunde D. Mathis
5 1 7:37   S. Kjeldsen C. Reavie P. Lawrie
6 9 7:22   N. Colsaerts C. Wi S. Dyson
7 1 7:48   M. Campbell O. Browne J. Durant
8 9 7:33   A. Quiros G. Woodland J. Senden
9 1 7:59   B. Haas N. Watney J. Spieth (a)
10 9 7:44   R. McIlroy L. Donald L. Westwood
11 1 8:10   M. Kaymer H. Mahan J. Rose
12 9 7:55   J. Furyk S. Garcia G. McDowell
13 1 8:21   S. Stricker I. Poulter M. Kuchar
14 9 8:06   S. Cink T. Immelman L. Glover
15 1 8:32   J. Day L. Oosthuizen J. Dufner
16 9 8:17   E. Els G. Ogilvy A. Cabrera
17 1 8:43   R. Fowler R. Ishikawa D. Johnson
18 9 8:28   M. Laird B. Crane A. Hansen
19 1 8:54   H. Haas T. Takayama L. Slattery
20 9 8:39   M. Manassero A. Baddeley M. Jimenez
21 1 9:05   A. Cejka K. Chappell B. Adams
22 9 8:50   B. Harman S. Levin M. Ilonen
23 1 9:16   J. Hahn D. Stiles R. Castro
24 9 9:01   B. Garnett J. Hicks J. Mueller
25 1 9:27   B. Koepka (a) K. Thompson S. Osborne
26 9 9:12   B. Rowell A. Sanchez (a) B. Gaffney
27 1 12:45   S. Bertsch M. Flores T. Biershenk
28 9 12:30   S. Langley S. LeBrun B. Hossler (a)
29 1 12:56   S. Piercy M. Baldwin M. Bettencourt
30 9 12:41   J. Bohn R. Jacquelin J. Park
31 1 1:07   T. Bjorn K. Na B. Grace
32 9 12:52   M. Thompson C. Knost S. Marino
33 1 1:18   P. Mickelson T. Woods B. Watson
34 9 1:03   B. Jones G. Coetzee G. Bourdy
35 1 1:29   J. Ogilvie S. Ames T. Herron
36 9 1:14   P. Cantlay (a) J. Byrd K. Stanley
37 1 1:40   D. Love P. Harrington D. Toms
38 9 1:25   R. Goosen V. Singh Z. Johnson
39 1 1:51   C. Pettersson C. Schwartzel C. Howell
40 9 1:36   A. Zhang (a) H. Fujita M. Wilson
41 1 2:02   R. Karlsson B. Estes R. Rock
42 9 1:47   A. Scott K. Bradley W. Simpson
43 1 2:13   K. Choi Y. Yang K. Kim
44 9 1:58   T. Clark T. Taniguchi R. Pampling
45 1 2:24   F. Jacobson R. Garrigus A. Noren
46 9 2:09   F. Molinari B. Van Pelt P. Hanson
47 1 2:35   G. Fernandez-Castaño S. Bae R. Cabrera-Bello
48 9 2:20   D. Points D. Lee K. Streelman
49 1 2:46   M. Warren A. Summers M. Allen
50 9 2:31   E. Loar P. Claxton A. Presnell
51 1 2:57   H. Hamrick T. Weinhart S. Smith
52 9 2:42   M. McCormick N. Sherwood (a) C. Howard



Wanted: More Elected Officials Like Teddy (get out the vote in California and Wisconsin today)

Teddy Roosevelt was known for his progressive policies. One of his nicknames was Trust Buster because his administration used existing antitrust laws to fight against corruption in the railroad, oil, and other industries.

His policies concerning trusts and labor reform were part of what he called the “Square Deal.”

Upton Sinclair wrote about the disgusting and unsanitary practices of the meat packing industry in his novel The Jungle. This resulted in the Meat Inspection and the Pure Food and Drug Acts in 1906. These laws required the government to inspect meat and protect consumers from food and drugs that might be dangerous.

Roosevelt was well-known for his conservation efforts. He was known as the Great Conservationist. During his time in office, over 125 million acres in national forests were set aside under public protection. He also established the first national wildlife refuge.

In 1907, Roosevelt made an agreement with Japan known as the Gentleman’s Agreement whereby Japan agreed to slow the immigration of laborers to America and in exchange the U.S. would not pass a law like the Chinese Exclusion Act.

“Bully!” T.R. would exclaim when pleased and excited – Who in this day and age will show similar ethics, initiative, and leadership.
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