Trent Reznor Explains Why ‘Bad Witch’ Is An LP, Tells Persnickety Fan To “Suck My Entire Cock”

first_imgYesterday afternoon, Trent Reznor took to the Echoing The Sound thread to respond to the fans’ EP/LP hysteria, providing some succinct, logical reasoning about the choice. Posting under his forum handle, teitan, Reznor responded:Want to know why it’s being labelled an LP instead of an EP? EPs show up with singles in Spotify and other streaming services = they get lost easier. EPs feel less important in today’s music-isn’t-as-important-as-it-once-was world. Why make it easier to ignore? We’re not charging any more for it so why get worked up about it?Seems pretty clear-cut the way he puts it… Don’t get so hung up on semantics and labels. As someone who’s thoroughly cognizant of the modern streaming landscape through his integral roles with Beats Music and Apple Music, Trent Reznor just wants to make sure his album gets heard. Of course, Trent also threw in a mic drop at the end of his post, further clarifying his feelings on this petty squabble and fan entitlement: “Quantum 550: suck my entire cock.”[H/T Consequence of Sound] Trent Reznor had some choice words for one fan who got too persnickety with minor details surrounding Nine Inch Nails‘ anticipated new album, Bad Witch, set for a June 22nd release. The disagreement stems from Bad Witch‘s classification as an LP, rather than as an EP.Bad Witch was initially conceived as the third and final volume in a trilogy of EPs by Nine Inch Nails, following 2016’s Not The Actual Events and 2017’s Add Violence. However, despite the fact that Bad Witch clocks in at just over half an hour in length (compared to Not The Actual Events‘ 21 minutes and Add Violence‘s 27 minutes), it is being released as a full-length album.Various fans have made comments about this apparent discrepancy, with a lengthy thread unfolding on popular NIN online message board Echoing The Sound reflecting confusion over Bad Witch‘s classification as an “album” and what deeper meaning may underly that decision.One user, in particular—Quantum550—seemed to take personal offense to the entire situation. In one post, the user writes “Heard the leaked song…I’m disappointed. Wasn’t expecting this… Cancelled my order just now. … Track leaked is UNACCEPTABLE!”In later post, after a rep from the NIN camp confirmed that Bad Witch was, in fact, an LP and not an EP, Quantum 550 railed:I wonder why the “representative” of NIN is even in the music business to issue a statement like that? I know very well how an album length is and an EP length is. This is an EP. You can consult every source out that this duration is of an EP … Fucking hate music industry sometimes. … The EP must have been delayed for obvious reasons… (all apologies, etc) but the real fact is lack of inspiration. That is the truth I think. … After [Add Violence] I was expecting something really bombastic.You can see a few screenshots of comments from one particularly peeved fan post from user Quantum550 below:last_img read more

German central banker sees walls in need of mending

first_imgCentral banks should focus more on fighting inflation and less on bailing out struggling governments and lagging economies, the head of Germany’s central bank said Monday during a talk at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies.Jens Weidmann, the president of Deutsche Bundesbank and also a member of the European Central Bank’s governing council, advocated firm separation among central banks, governments, and private financial markets.Several central banks, including the European Central Bank, have stepped in to help manage the global financial crisis in recent years, buying government bonds and keeping interest rates near zero in order to stimulate the economy. But Weidmann cautioned against asking too much of such institutions, saying they could lose sight of inflation if loaded with other priorities.“By piling more and more stabilization tasks onto monetary policy, stability will prove ever more elusive,” he said.To reinforce his point, Weidmann analogized church and state to politics and civil society, saying that just as the former allows for freedom of religion, the latter permits free markets to operate. The independence and freedom of central banks have allowed them to effectively fight inflation in the past, he said.Tough times have blurred boundaries, with governments bailing out financial institutions and central banks gearing policy to support governments and the broader economy. The situation is fraught with risk, Weidmann said.“By tearing down the walls between monetary, fiscal, and financial policy, the freedom of central banks to achieve different ends will diminish rather than flourish. Monetary policy runs the risk of becoming subject to financial and fiscal dominance.”Weidmann delivered the inaugural speech at the Center for European Studies’ European Economic Policy Forum, part of the new European Economic Policy program. The program’s initiatives will include hosting visiting and resident fellows and a research and outreach fund to provide resources for research on European economic activity.The potential of mixed responsibilities to cause imbalance is particularly acute in Europe, Weidmann said, where the monetary union that created the euro has taken monetary policy beyond national borders and made it a shared responsibility, while decisions on taxes and spending remain at the national level.One way of addressing this imbalance would be for countries to hand budgeting power — and with it a measure of their sovereignty — to the European government. The idea has met with strong resistance, however.Another possibility would be to de-link monetary policy from government fiscal policy and from the private financial world. Severing those ties would allow individual banks and even governments to fail, but reduce the risk to the broader financial system.Experiences in Ireland, where stability was risked to bail out banks, and Greece, whose enormous debt hurt the broader economy, illustrate the both ends of the issue.One idea for severing what Weidmann called the “sovereign-bank doom loop”: end the practice of assigning government bonds zero risk and cap the amount of sovereign debt held by non-central banks, as is already done with other kinds of investments. This would reduce banks’ exposure to government fiscal problems and insulate the broader financial system against government budget woes.“With regard to the euro area, the assumption that all sovereign bonds are risk-free means that all bonds are treated alike, regardless of fundamentals. This calls into question market discipline and is, obviously, not in line with recent history,” he said.In a question-and-answer session after the talk, some in the audience wondered whether such an approach might worsen the current situation, where the Eurozone has its highest unemployment on record (12.2 percent) even though inflation is at its lowest point in four years (0.8 percent). Weidmann allowed that it might, but predicted long-term benefits. Institutions hobbled by an accumulation of short-term crisis measures won’t work over time.“We will be facing the same situation in a couple of years’ time, and people will ask us, ‘Why didn’t you do something?’”last_img read more

India’s Coal Appetite Dwindles

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Ajoy K. Das for MiningWeekly.com:Green shoot pointers like the growth, or decline, in thermal power projects and the rapid up-scaling of renewable-energy projects indicate that India’s appetite for coal is dwindling. Even as domestic coal production rose, moving from a shortage towards the surplus zone, growth in new thermal power projects was showing a decline for the first time in the last three years.According to data sourced from government departments, growth in new installed thermal power capacity was recorded at 8.78% in 2015, down from 8.99% in 2014 and 12.48% in 2012. In sharp contrast, growth in new capacity in the renewable-energy sector was up to the highest level ever at 18% during 2015.A senior official with the country’s largest power producer, NTPC Limited, said that the “pipeline of new thermal projects has completely dried up” and “no new plant are scheduled to come on stream in 2016”.He said that, at the earliest, in 2018/19, 10 000 MW of new thermal capacity could come on stream in the form of ongoing projects delayed by varied reasons such as conclusion of fuel supply agreements, environmental clearances and/or scrimping of funding options by project promoters. Ultra mega power projects (UMPPs), planned by the government were also turning out to be “pipe dreams”, with no such new projects put up for bidding since 2014.Even UMPPPs put up for bidding in 2014 had all fallen through with all successful bidders subsequently withdrawing from the projects, he added. In sharp contrast, in renewables, India was poised to commission 2 000 MW of solar power between January and March 2016, equal to the total generation capacity added in the full year of 2015.While the impact of these trends in the power generation sector on medium- and long-term coal demand consumption patterns was not readily available from government departments, current empirical data indicate that the ‘coal rush’ in consuming industries had eased, giving way to stockpiles at both the producer and consumer ends.Coal India Limited accounted for over 80% of domestic supplies – notching up 9% production growth so far in the current fiscal and expecting to close the year on March 31, with 550-million tonnes of coal – and was current saddled with unsold pithead stocks of 40-million tonnes. Thermal power plants across the country were carrying a combined stock of 32-million tonnes of coal as of January 2016, up from 12-million tonnes during corresponding month in 2015. The lack of takers for coal was also having a spillover impact on allied infrastructure sectors such as the government-owned and operated Indian Railways (IR).IR had during 2015/16 projected additional freight traffic of 85-million tonnes on the total freight handling of 1.10-billion tonnes achieved in the previous fiscal period, largely banking on ferrying an additional 46-million tonnes of coal. However, IR freight traffic was now not expected to grow by more than 1% during the year, largely resulting from the sharp fall in coal handling as thermal power producers with high fuel inventories were not making bookings, the official said.India’s coal appetite dwindles India’s Coal Appetite Dwindleslast_img read more

Maduro Steps Up His Repression of Democracy

first_imgBy Noelani Kirschner / ShareAmerica March 11, 2020 The Nicolás Maduro regime and its allies continue to find new ways to repress democracy and brutalize the Venezuelan people.When Interim President Juan Guaidó returned from his diplomatic trip abroad on February 11, pro-Maduro bullies attacked him at the airport near Caracas. One tried to smash his car’s window with a traffic cone.While Guaidó was unharmed, others weren’t so lucky.Maduro’s cronies beat journalists while security forces watched and did nothing. Several reporters were seriously injured and many more were robbed of their equipment, according to the U.S.-based Committee to Protect Journalists.“[W]hen journalists attempted to file a formal complaint about the attacks at the prosecutor’s office, armed police officers blockaded the building and didn’t let them enter,” the committee said.Police agents transport surviving prisoners after police holding cells caught fire in Valencia, Carabobo state, Venezuela, March 28, 2018. (Photo: Juan Barreto / AFP)The regime’s security forces seized Guaidó’s uncle, Juan José Márquez, as he went through customs. The Maduro regime alleges that Márquez carried explosive material on Guaidó’s return flight from Portugal and has suspended the airline, TAP Air Portugal, from sending flights to Caracas. Portuguese Foreign Minister Teresa Ribeiro told the Associated Press the decision was “completely unfounded and unjustified.”“This is an obvious and vicious effort to attack Guaidó’s closest advisers and his family,” said the U.S. State Department’s Elliott Abrams.Márquez was last seen in the custody of the General Directorate of Military Counterintelligence, a pro-Maduro intelligence agency known for torturing citizens.More than a week later, officers of the Directorate forced entry into Márquez’s home while his wife and children were present. The interim government and Márquez’s lawyer denounced the act.In a State Department statement, the U.S. condemned the baseless detention and called for the Maduro regime to release Márquez. “We will hold Nicolás Maduro and those who surround him fully responsible for the safety and welfare of Interim President Guaidó’s family and all those who defend democracy in Venezuela,” it said.According to reports, in 2019, there were 2,219 arbitrary arrests in Venezuela. Since Maduro took power in 2014, there have been roughly 15,000.In January, according to the Venezuelan National Assembly, the Maduro regime illegally looted an international aid station, leaving the Venezuelan people with fewer medical supplies and less nonperishable food, medicines, and blankets.“The United States condemns the thousands of killings, attacks, and arbitrary detentions that have taken place in Venezuela,” the State Department statement said. “We stand with the victims’ families in demanding justice and accountability.”last_img read more

What can you learn from Purell?

first_img ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr continue reading » In news that probably comes as no surprise to anyone, there appears to be a national shortage of Purell®.The Philadelphia Inquirer recently reported that the popular hand sanitizer has been flying off the shelves at stores and pharmacies across the country. To date, the product’s parent company, GOJO Industries, Inc., hasn’t provided a timeline for when the Purell supply might return to normal. But Samantha Williams, GOJO’s corporate communications senior director, told the Inquirer, “We have a surge preparedness team that runs in the background all the time, who have been fully activated and are coordinating our response to the increase in demand.”While it’s currently due to increased concerns about the coronavirus, Purell’s high demand actually stems from unconventional business strategies implemented in the brand’s early days. Sure, Purell is a household name now, but when GOJO launched the sanitizer back in 1988, the public response was far less enthusiastic. The fact that Purell is still around—let alone in historically high demand—speaks volumes about the hard work and dedication of those who believed in its potential.Whether you’re the CEO of a credit union, the manager of a branch, or a leader in any capacity, Purell’s story demonstrates three key traits that you can apply to your leadership:last_img read more

100 thank you’s and what I’ve learned

first_imgIt’s hard to believe that we are 100 episodes into The CUInsight Experience. The idea was simple; try to replicate (and record) the conversations I’ve had with thought leaders from around the credit union movement over the years and share them with all of you. It’s a great opportunity to pick their brains and see if there are a few nuggets we can all learn from. At the end of the 100th episode Jim Nussle asked me what I’ve taken away from these conversations. He put me on the spot and I’ve been thinking about it ever since. Here are my biggest life lessons from the past two years:Listen – This was the first thing that came to mind when Jim asked me the question. Almost every guest on the show talked about being a good listener or struggling to become a better listener. Trust – Many leaders on the show consider themselves “Type A” personalities. They advanced in their careers by doing the work. Countless people talked about how they had to learn to delegate and trust their team once they were in a position of leadership. You don’t accomplish great things alone.Share – One of the things I love most about the credit union movement is the willingness to share. Guest after guest spoke of the mentors and networks who helped them along the way. Many spoke of the importance at this point of their careers to give back to the next generation of leaders, their community, and the credit union system at home and abroad. Passion – Love what you do. And if you don’t, find something else to do. In every episode you can hear the passion in their voices. They love what they do and being a part of this credit union community. Most of us have no idea how we got here, but are grateful we did and can’t imagine working in another industry. People helping people is more than a catchy phrase with this group.Do – By putting people over profits, credit unions have the ability to change the world. I hear Jill’s and other guests’ words ringing in my ears. We have the ability to increase the financial capacity of our members and communities. We can live and share the cooperative principles that we are built on. We can create a more just and inclusive financial services experience and society. We can do good by doing what we do best.I’d like to end by thanking the amazing humans who were willing to come on the podcast and share their experiences with all of us. They were willing to be open, honest, and vulnerable at times so that we could learn from them. I would also like to thank all of you, our loyal listeners. Without you, I wouldn’t get to have this much fun doing what I do.To steal a quote from Brian Schools (episode #88) “be well and be kind.” We have one wrap-up episode to go for 2020 and then we’ll be back with new questions, more great guests, and new experiences for 2021.   2SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Randall Smith Randall Smith is the co-founder of CUInsight.com, the host of The CUInsight Experience podcast, and a bit of a wanderlust.As one of the co-founders of CUInsight.com he … Web: www.CUInsight.com Detailslast_img read more

Leaked draft of IORP II Directive sets out to support long-term investment

first_imgA leaked copy of the European Commission’s long-awaited proposal for revising the directive on Institutions for Occupational Retirement Provision (IORP) sets out to “strengthen the capacity of IORPs to invest in assets with a long-term economic profile” and falls “well within the scope of the Commission’s agenda towards a stronger sector to support growth”.It does not consider the introduction of new solvency rules.The proposal calls for fiscal consolidation and long-term sustainability to be implemented hand in hand with EU member states’ structural reforms of their respective pension systems.It is also meant to be consistent with and complementary to other initiatives in the field of financial services, such as Solvency II, MiFID II and the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD). The proposal sets out four specific objectives: (1) removing remaining prudential barriers to cross-border IORPs; (2) ensuring good governance and risk management; (3) providing clear and relevant information to members; and (4) ensuring supervisors have the necessary tools to effectively supervise IORPs.In November 2013, EU commissioner Michel Barnier, in his closing speech at EIOPA’s conference in Frankfurt, confirmed that the directive would not cover solvency rules but rather the governance and transparency of pension funds.“Along with trying to solve cross-border issues,” he said at the time, “our aim is to create a framework in which pension funds can grow – especially in member states where they hardly exist today.”He said EU member states that already had a developed pension fund sector with a high standard of transparency “should not be greatly impacted by this proposal”.True to his word, the leaked draft states that the proposal does not consider the introduction of new solvency rules.”Solvency rules are not directly relevant for DC schemes,” it says. “Moreover, the Quantitative Impact Study conducted by EIOPA indicated that more complete data on solvency aspects are necessary before a decision can be taken on those aspects.”The proposal describes itself as a “minimum harmonisation legal instrument” and states that national authorities may go further if necessary for the purposes of member and beneficiary protection.However, it states that the minimum standards within the IORP I Directive of 2003 are to be raised, with some parts of the new directive being reinforced by Commission delegated and implementing acts.Blame for a general lack of reform by EU member states also appears in the text, particularly their failure to remove obstacles to cross-border activities.Another is failure to ensure an EU-wide minimum level of consumer protection.One stated aim in the leaked draft is to “take into account positive externalities arising from scale economies, risk diversification and innovation inherent to cross-border activity”.Furthermore, it sets out to avoid regulatory arbitrage between different financial services sectors and member states.Under the heading ‘Powers of interventions and duties of the competent authorities’, the text states that competent authorities may also restrict the free disposal of an institution’s assets when it has failed to establish sufficient technical provisions.Another article states that the competent authorities may also transfer the powers of persons running an institution located in their territories, wholly or partly, to a special representative who is fit to exercise these powers.As for the expected date of the final version of IORP II, the Commission mentions March, without providing a firm date.last_img read more

Cannabis campaigners say New Zealand is lagging behind the rest of the world

first_imgStuff co.nz 28 January 2018Family First Comment: Rest of the world??? Dream on. Couple of countries and states – who are now paying the price, as this article highlights!www.saynopetodope.nzWhile Labour’s arrangement with the Greens promises a referendum by the 2020 election to decide whether the personal use of cannabis should be legal, pro-marijuana activists believe New Zealand is at risk of falling way behind and want the Government to act sooner.Canada is set to become the second country in the world to legalise the consumption and sale of cannabis for personal use, after Uruguay made the move last year. California has just become the sixth US state to allow the sale of cannabis products for recreational use.But as the effects of legalisation are starting to be felt, there are some concerning trends emerging.A recent 2017 review outlining the impact of legalisation of cannabis in Colorado revealed an increase in cannabis-related traffic deaths and road accidents; cannabis-related emergency visits and hospitalisations; accidental cannabis poisoning in children; and an increase in cannabis use in overall population.The state has also seen an eight per cent rise in homelessness since 2013, a year after the state backed legalisation, fuelling speculation over whether the looser rules are to blame.Perhaps the most significant benefit to the state is tax, which received $198.5 million in revenue last year from cannabis sales of $1.3 billion. The industry also added over 18,000 new full-time jobs in 2015 and spurred $2.4 billion in economic activity.Bob McCoskrie, of Christian lobby group Family First NZ, says legalising cannabis is “the wrong path” because there are just too many health risks.Their website, Say No to Dope, aims at informing families about the attempts and harms to legalise cannabis, and to help them speak up in the public debate. But the group supports the government’s current legislation around medicinal cannabis and any further research around non-smoked forms.“Families simply don’t want marijuana plants being grown next door by dope dealers in view of the children, tinnie houses on street corners and pot shops in local shopping areas, or marijuana being disguised as lollies and edibles as has happened overseas,” he says.“There is a false dichotomy that criminal sanctions apparently haven’t worked so we should ditch them all together and we should focus only on education and health initiatives.“We should maintain both. Policing burglary, theft and the drug P also costs money – should we decriminalise these also because the ‘war on burglary’ or the ‘war on P’ is failing?”READ MORE: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/100404946/cannabis-campaigners-say-new-zealand-is-lagging-behind-the-rest-of-the-worldlast_img read more

Marjorie R. Finch, 97, Bath, Indiana

first_imgMarjorie Finch, 97, of West Lafayette, Indiana and formerly of Bath, Indiana passed away on Thursday, July 25, 2019 at her home with family by her side.She was born to the late Howard and Grace Miles on January 31, 1922 in Franklin County, IN.    She married Donald Finch on October 18, 1941.  She is survived by her son, Stephen (Darlene) Finch of New Castle, IN, a daughter Carol (Chris) Downard of Lafayette IN, and 5 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband Donald in 1997, and her daughter Shelia Marie Finch in 1946.Marjorie was the Lord’s servant, and would never claim working outside of her home, but she was an organist for her church for over 30 years, filled in for her husband as a substitute school-bus driver, and served as greeter for Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home for many years.  Marjorie also supported Donald in operating their dairy and grain farming operation.  She served her church in many ways, including as president of the United Methodist Women (New Castle District).  She was a member of the Springfield United Methodist Church (UMC), Brookville UMC and St. Andrew UMC (West Lafayette IN).  She was an ardent reader, and completed countless volumes of crossword books, all while maintaining a vigorous practice of daily devotions and keeping a personal diary.Visitation will be at Phillips and Meyers Funeral Home, 1025 Franklin Ave. in Brookville IN on Sunday, July 28, 2019 from 3 PM to 6 PM.  Funeral services will be held at Phillips and Meyers on Monday, July 29 at 10 AM, with interment following at Springfield Cemetery in Franklin County IN.A memorial service for Marjorie’s friends in Northern Indiana will be held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church at 2:30 PM on Sunday, August 11, 2019.Memorial contributions may be directed to the United Methodist Committee on Relief.  The staff of Phillips & Meyers Funeral Home is honored to serve the Finch family, to sign the online guest book or send personal condolences please visit www.phillipsandmeyers.comlast_img read more

Zetlin: Time to build with more Clay

first_imgThere are some things in life I simply can’t understand: How was so much information put on the Internet in such a short amount of time? How was Bush re-elected for round two? Why did it take the Lions seven years to fire Matt Millen?Saturday, something was added to the list.While many of you were either yelling at your TV or were too awestruck to formulate words during the Badgers’ meltdown in Michigan four days ago, I was looking for J.C.No, not that J.C.; this had nothing to do with religion — though I was in college football’s holy place that seats nearly 110,000.I’m talking about a different J.C., the one from Racine who’s harder to bring down than a redwood with a butter knife: UW redshirt freshman John Clay.On third-and-one from the Wisconsin 49-yard line, with about six minutes left in the second quarter, quarterback Allan Evridge handed the ball off to Clay for his first carry of the game, a shifty cutback right for 46 yards. One play later, Clay cut back the other way and jogged into the end zone for the Badgers’ first touchdown (and productive offensive drive) of the game.Two carries, 51 yards and six points faster than you could say “P.J. who?”Minutes later, the home crowd booed the Wolverines, and then-No. 9 Wisconsin coasted into the locker room with a 19-0 lead.Then came the confusion, as Evridge continued to hand the ball off to P.J. Hill and Zach Brown to begin the second half. Where was No. 32?“He must be hurt,” I thought. “This makes no sense.”But then I spotted him, helmet on, front and center on the UW sideline.Clay finished the game with three carries for 52 yards and one touchdown. Get your calculators out: three minus two, 52 minus 51. That’s right: one carry for one yard in the second half, after averaging 25.5 yards per rush in the first.“What I ask our coaches to do all the time is put the players in the game that you feel gives us the best chance to win at every situation,” head coach Bret Bielema said Saturday after the biggest home comeback win in Michigan football history. “The players that were in there were the ones they [offensive coordinator Paul Chryst and run game coordinator Bob Bostad] felt did.”Um, would 26 yards a carry have convinced them? 27?“Coach Chryst and Coach Bostad had a game plan,” center John Moffitt told me after the game. “What they were trying to run, they were trying to run. I’m not trying to second-guess who’s in the game and who’s not.”Fine, I will.I understand that Hill is the feature back. With that I have no problem. My problem rests in the mid-game inflexibility of the UW coaching staff. When one player is that productive on two first-half carries, you give him the ball more than one more time, whether the game plan calls for a baker’s dozen worth of Hill off-tackle lefts and a handful of Brown draws on third and long or not.Kobe Bryant is always option No. 1 for the Lakers, but sometimes Sasha Vujacic can’t miss from deep, so Phil Jackson tells them to keep feeding the sharp-shooting Slovenian.What if Saturday was Clay’s day? What if it’s not a mirage and the kid’s as good as his 6.6 yards per rush on the season seems to be?We’ll never know because they didn’t give him a chance. Instead, Hill finished the game with 22 carries for an unimpressive 70 yards, and the Badgers’ defense was on the field longer than a 9:30 a.m. power lecture because the offense couldn’t move the chains.But coach had an answer.“The play that normal people don’t see is a play that John was in where the game was extremely tight, and he went the wrong direction,” Bielema explained Monday. “But as coaches, now you get in a situation where you know every play counts and you’re in the third and fourth quarter, and you know P.J. Hill has been there, done that and has done certain things, and you know he’s at least going to go the right way.”Fair enough, but two first-half carries for 51 yards isn’t good enough to test during a second-half first down drought? It was clear that Hill’s nine carries for 25 yards in the second half weren’t getting the job done. A third-and-one option to the left is a better alternative than sending Clay back out there for more than one more chance? Really?“I am a little bit (disappointed),” Clay said of his offensive ostracism Saturday. “But I know they have a plan, and I just listen to them.”Textbook Orwellian playerspeak from the rookie; I’d expect nothing less. But if he’s not going to say anything, who will?This isn’t about Saturday, blown leads, spilled milk or Michigan. The season isn’t over for this Wisconsin football team. No. 14 Ohio State and No. 6 Penn State are coming to town. Two wins, and the Badgers are right back in it.But if the UW offense is as inefficient as it was Saturday, expect nothing more than an 0-3 conference commencement.So I’ll say it: If Bielema and Co. are looking for more offensive output, the foundation needs to be reinforced with more Clay.Starting this Saturday.Derek is a junior majoring in economics. Would you like to see more carries for John Clay? E-mail Derek at [email protected]last_img read more