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  • Quote:"That's right, the game's second kickoff technically accounted for minus-12 yards, and the kicks that followed later in the game were equally fluky. With Lakeville North holding a 7-6 lead in the first quarter, the two teams traded punts that travelled the following distances, in succession: 15 yards, 28 yards, 39 yards, 2 yards and 18 yards. Later in the game, a kickoff sailed through the uprights. If that had been a legal field goal, it would have counted as a 70-yarder.

    // The great MN hurricane.

  • // If only a videogamer ruled my life.
  • Quote:"To make sure voters have more accurate and statistically reliable information about the Minnesota Governor’s race, the Emmer Campaign today is releasing results from its own internal poll conducted on October 24th and 25th by Public Opinion Strategies. The poll of 500 likely voters shows the race for Governor tied: Dayton 40, Emmer 40, Horner 13. The poll has margin of error ±4.38% and is more in line with recent results from Survey USA and Rasmussen and in stark contrast to the ridiculous polling done by the Star Tribune and MPR.

    // Looks like Emmer tops out at 41%, Dayton at 44%, Horner at 13% with 1% going elsewhere. Both main candidates should hit 40% with ease. So it's going to be a nailbiter.

  • Quote:"U.S. economic growth edged up as predicted in the third quarter but not enough to chip away at high unemployment or change expectations of more monetary easing from the Federal Reserve next week.

    Gross domestic product expanded at a 2.0 percent annual rate as consumer spending rose at its fastest pace in four years, the Commerce Department said on Friday.

    While consumer spending quickened and business investment continued to expand, much of the rise in demand was met by overseas production and domestic goods continued to pile up in warehouses, suggesting tepid growth in the fourth quarter.

    // 2% GDP growth is not good. This is just not a recovery.

  • Quote:"A British man died after poisoning himself with two spoonfuls of caffeine powder bought over the internet, local media reported Friday.

    Michael Lee Bedford, 23, from Mansfield, central England, was at a party in April when he swallowed caffeine powder that a friend bought online for £3.29 ($5.26), Nottingham Coroner’s Court heard Thursday.

    He washed the powder down with an energy drink, and around 15 minutes later began sweating and vomiting blood. He later died at King’s Mill Hospital in Nottinghamshire, central England, the Nottingham Post reported.

    // Wait till we see this stuff banned.

  • // 39-38-13 in this survey usa poll versus with 44- 41- 10 in Rasmussen [One percent (1%) favors another candidate, and four percent (4%) are undecided.]

    That's really close and hard to model. Dayton isn't polling above 44% anywhere. Emmer could be right there.

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