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Carter, Raiders making a big difference in young boy’s life

By Steve Corkran
Tuesday, April 23rd, 2013 at 5:42 pm in Oakland Raiders.

Veteran Raiders defensive end Andre Carter took a break from his offseason workout program Monday to make a phone call. At the other end of the line, Martinez 11-year-old Aaron Hern, from a hospital bed in Boston.
Hern was one of the more than 170 people injured in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, seconds after he greeted his mother as she crossed the finish line.
Fragments from one of the two bombs hit Hern in the thigh. His father, Alan, ran for cover when the bomb exploded, holding his daughter’s hand. When he turned to find Aaron, he discovered his son wasn’t running along.
Alan Hern returned to the site of the explosion and discovered Aaron on the ground as a result of the thigh wound. Aaron subsequently underwent two surgeries and spent several days in the intensive care unit.
Aaron Hern is out of the I.C.U. and on the road to recovery. That process, no doubt, has been expedited by Carter taking several minutes to call Aaron and spend some time with him on the phone.
Then again, this is in keeping with Carter’s well-earned reputation as one of the game’s all-around good guys. No word yet on whether Aaron Hern is a Raiders fan. If he wasn’t before, he likely is now.
Even better, the Raiders sent Aaron Hern a little care package, complete with a football and several other Raiders-related items.
But, wait, it gets better. Word has it that Raiders coach Dennis Allen has invited the Hern family to a game this season, as well as a practice, as special guests of the Raiders.
The season hasn’t even started yet, but the Raiders already scored a huge victory in the eyes of Aaron Hern and everyone else aware of the time and effort put forth by Carter and the Raiders to make a difference in the life of a young boy whose live was forever changed eight days ago.

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  • DennisAllensVisorHOF

    RaiderRockstar Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:47 pm
    Pittsburgh used a 5th on Dennis Dixon to be Ben’s backup.

    A 4th for Pryor isnt impossible.

    ***

    @DAV

    Squeelers draft Tyler Bray. you’re welcome

    #RRSdropsknowledgebomb

    —-

    Umm.

    You dropped a knowledge bomb about a prediction in the 4th round?

    OK.

    #YoureDoingItWrong

    #HallofFamer

  • dr_robert

    Scientific theory seems strong. Til it’s not.

    Humans think they’re smart. They’re not.

    A plan? Seasons. The connection between all living things and the physical world.

    It’s certainly not random or chaotic. It’s a system.

    Systems are designed.

  • DennisAllensVisorHOF

    And its DAVHOF…

    Respect.

  • R8ER MIKE

    >> does that maker care if i masturbate or watch porno? 100 billion galaxies but we little humans are so important right? religious people are extremely narcissistic and don’t even realize it.

    **************************
    if God didnt want you to masturbate he would have gave us little short t-rex arms !!

  • dr_robert

    Mistic2–Well I know YOU aren’t important.

    Duck– do YOU get the idea? We can’t understand the truth. So basing ur ideas on “scientific proof” is stupid.

  • DennisAllensVisorHOF

    does that maker care if i masturbate or watch porno? 100 billion galaxies but we little humans are so important right? religious people are extremely narcissistic and don’t even realize it.

    **************************

    What about the woman being abused in that porno you are watching.

    You must not have any daughters, because you wouldnt think that way.

  • dr_robert

    Maybe that’s why Floyd is so aggressive on the field. His arms are too short to jerk off.

  • realtruraider

    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    Corky Smokin Dope?

    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL 18m .Ravens hold rights to 12 draft picks. Might they package a few, including No. 32, in trade for Raiders No. 3 so they can get Lane Johnson?

    ——————————————————-

    lol, yeah he is, but some on here would be ok with us trading down to 30 with Falcons so I’m sure some would be ok with that also, but I don’t see the Ravens giving up what it would take to move up to #3 although it sounds like teams are very high on Johnson and if Joekel/Fisher go 1 and 2 the Raiders will be getting offers for the #3 pick

  • Mahlhavoc

    rediaR Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    No God? Nonsense. Where DID it all come from? U have no answer.

    Evolution is a theory, not fact. And very fallible.

    Plus, it basically shows how God did it.

    If u look around the world and don’t see a plan, then ur as dumb as those that think Pryor proved himself in week 17.
    ——————-
    -Just because religions make up an answer doesn’t make it valid.
    -Scientific Theory and is pretty damn solid.
    -You can interpret it that way if you want. That is far more reasonable than saying that arguing with proven ideas.
    -A plan? What could possibly make you think there is a plan, and that you are the center of it?

    ———–

    Science dictates you can not make life from no life. Fact. Get over it. Lucy the ape was a fake as many others were and are.. talk about bitter clingers… geesh

  • rediaR

    “We can’t understand the truth. So basing ur ideas on “scientific proof” is stupid.”
    —————————-
    But basing your ideas on no proof and faulty logic is better?

  • DennisAllensVisorHOF

    Well today’s sparring session was a little more intense.

    Props to RaiderO & RRS for bringing it like always.

    When the convo turns into God bashing, it’s time to check out.

    God Bless.

  • Dakota

    dr_robert Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    Proof of God is obvious. It’s everywhere. No God doesn’t even make sense.

    There was a beginning. How did matter get made? Why did it suddenly change?

    Logic dictates a maker.
    ++++++

    Then who made the Maker?

  • rediaR

    Mahlhavoc Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:52 pm
    rediaR Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:35 pm
    No God? Nonsense. Where DID it all come from? U have no answer.

    Evolution is a theory, not fact. And very fallible.

    Plus, it basically shows how God did it.

    If u look around the world and don’t see a plan, then ur as dumb as those that think Pryor proved himself in week 17.
    ——————-
    -Just because religions make up an answer doesn’t make it valid.
    -Scientific Theory and is pretty damn solid.
    -You can interpret it that way if you want. That is far more reasonable than saying that arguing with proven ideas.
    -A plan? What could possibly make you think there is a plan, and that you are the center of it?

    ———–

    Science dictates you can not make life from no life. Fact. Get over it. Lucy the ape was a fake as many others were and are.. talk about bitter clingers… geesh
    ————————————–
    No it doesn’t. No it wasn’t. No they weren’t. Mirror.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:49 pm
    Scientific theory seems strong. Til it’s not.

    Humans think they’re smart. They’re not.

    A plan? Seasons. The connection between all living things and the physical world.

    It’s certainly not random or chaotic. It’s a system.

    Systems are designed.

    ============================================

    Systems can be designed, or they can fall into place, piece by piece, with what works kept and what doesn’t work discarded (and rather brutally, at that).

    Read Chapter 4 of “The God Delusion” for a fascinating explanation given by someone who’s a lot smarter than I.

  • dr_robert

    Rediar–no proof? I see proof of a maker all over the place. Logic dictates a plan. Systems don’t pop up out of nothing. They’re designed. And we live Ina system.

    I don’t need human proof cuz I know it’s impossible. But I see it. I accept it. I’m free.

  • realtruraider

    LOL, the day before the draft and people talkin religion in here, that’s why this is the best Raider blog smh

  • rediaR

    Okay, this discussion is going to go nowhere. I’ve gotta go masturbate and stone some adulterers anyway.

  • Dakota

    realtruraider Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:52 pm
    PurpleDrank81 Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    Corky Smokin Dope?

    Steve Corkran @CorkOnTheNFL 18m .Ravens hold rights to 12 draft picks. Might they package a few, including No. 32, in trade for Raiders No. 3 so they can get Lane Johnson?

    ——————————————————-

    lol, yeah he is, but some on here would be ok with us trading down to 30 with Falcons so I’m sure some would be ok with that also, but I don’t see the Ravens giving up what it would take to move up to #3 although it sounds like teams are very high on Johnson and if Joekel/Fisher go 1 and 2 the Raiders will be getting offers for the #3 pick
    +++++++++++++

    Other teams know this is a weak draft, so they are going after some of the few guys like Fisher who have a chance to be great…..instead of picking up some future journeymen in the late first or lower rounds.

    Which is why we should hope to god Reggie stays at 3 and picks Fisher, or Joeckel…..unless the trade is to a team that can give us a top 15 pick and picks in the early stages of later rounds instead of at the ends of rounds.

    Stay put and pick the potential stud….or only move down a little bit.

  • dr_robert

    Ego alert! No human can understand the world as it truly is due to our finite mindset.

    Therefore I don’t count on ever knowing. It’s a mystery.

    What I do know is its not random and its not chaos.

    We all know inherently in our truest moment of humility, that there is a God.

    Let ur ego go.

  • rediaR

    The Ansah is clear, brethren!

  • StarUkulele

    Reggie seems to have hitched his wagon to McFadden . . . it’s about the only player he’s really supported from previous regime in public. If they trade him, he’s a hell of a poker player.

    -Jerry McDonald

  • inonewordraider

    reggie = jesus

    here’s here to save us!

  • dr_robert

    I want a team changer and some other good players.

    Not some good payers plus some other good players.

    Give me an ALL-PRO!

  • rediaR

    Inonewordraider Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 1:00 pm
    reggie = jesus

    here’s here to save us!
    ————————-
    Great, so we have to wait for him to father himself so he can sacrifice himself to himself to save us for breaking the rules he made up. DAMNIT REGGIE!

  • Mahlhavoc

    Requirements Related to the Universe and Our Galaxy

    Correct local abundance and distribution of dark matter
    Correct relative abundances of different exotic mass particles
    Correct decay rates of different exotic mass particles
    Correct density of quasars
    Correct density of giant galaxies in the early universe
    Correct galaxy cluster size
    Correct galaxy cluster density
    Correct galaxy cluster location
    Correct galaxy size
    Correct galaxy type
    Correct galaxy mass distribution
    Correct size of galactic central bulge
    Correct galaxy location
    Correct variability of local dwarf galaxy absorption rate
    Correct quantity of galactic dust
    Correct giant star density in galaxy
    Correct frequency of gamma ray bursts in galaxy
    Correct star location relative to galactic center
    Correct star distance from co-rotation circle of galaxy
    Correct ratio of inner dark halo mass to stellar mass for galaxy
    Correct star distance from closest spiral arm
    Correct z-axis extremes of star’s orbit
    Correct proximity of solar nebula to a normal type I supernova eruption
    Correct timing of solar nebula formation relative to a normal type I supernova eruption
    Correct proximity of solar nebula to a type II supernova eruption
    Correct timing of solar nebula formation relative to type II supernova eruption
    Correct timing of hypernovae eruptions
    Correct number of hypernovae eruptions
    Correct masses of stars that become hypernovae
    Correct flux of cosmic ray protons
    Correct variability of cosmic ray proton flux
    Correct gas dispersal rate by companion stars, shock waves, and molecular cloud expansion in the Sun’s birthing star cluster
    Correct number of stars in birthing cluster
    Correct density of brown dwarfs
    Correct number of giant galaxies in galaxy cluster
    Correct number of large galaxies in galaxy cluster
    Correct number of dwarf galaxies in galaxy cluster
    Correct distance of galaxy’s corotation circle from center of galaxy
    Correct rate of diffusion of heavy elements from galactic center out to the galaxy’s corotation circle
    Correct outward migration of star relative to galactic center
    Correct degree to which exotic matter self interacts
    Correct average quantity of gas infused into the universe’s first star clusters
    Correct level of supersonic turbulence in the infant universe
    Correct number and sizes of intergalactic hydrogen gas clouds in galaxy’s vicinity
    Correct average longevity of intergalactic hydrogen gas clouds in galaxy’s vicinity
    Correct avoidance of apsidal phase locking in the orbits of planets in the planetary system
    Correct number density of the first metal-free stars to form in the universe
    Correct epoch during which the first metal-free stars form in cosmic history
    Correct average circumstellar medium density for white dwarf red giant pairs
    Correct number densities of metal-poor and extremely metal-poor galaxies
    Correct rate of growth of central spheroid for the galaxy
    Correct amount of gas infalling into the central core of the galaxy
    Correct level of cooling of gas infalling into the central core of the galaxy
    Correct heavy element abundance in the intracluster medium for the early universe
    Correct rate of infall of intergalactic gas into emerging and growing galaxies during first five billion years of cosmic history
    Correct pressure of the intra-galaxy-cluster medium
    Correct proximity of solar nebula to a type I supernova whose core underwent significant gravitational collapse before carbon deflagration
    Correct timing of solar nebula formation relative to a type I supernova whose core underwent significant gravitational collapse before carbon deflagrataion
    Correct sizes of largest cosmic structures in the universe
    Correct level of spiral substructure in spiral galaxy
    Correct supernova eruption rate when galaxy is young
    Correct zrange of rotation rates for stars are on the verge of becoming supernovae
    Correct quantity of dust formed in the ejecta of Population III supernovae
    Correct chemical composition of dust ejected by Population III stars
    Correct time in cosmic history when the merging of galaxies peaks
    Correct density of extragalactic intruder stars in solar neighborhood
    Correct density of dust-exporting stars in solar neighborhood
    Correct average rate of increase in galaxy sizes
    Correct change in average rate of increase in galaxy sizes throughout cosmic history
    Correct proximity of solar nebula to asymptotic giant branch stars
    Correct timing of solar nebula formation relative to its close approach to asymptotic giant branch stars Correct quantity and proximity of gamma-ray burst events relative to emerging solar nebula
    Correct proximity of superbubbles to planetary system during life epoch of life-support planet
    Correct proximity of strong ultraviolet emitting stars to planetary system during life epoch of life-support planet
    Correct quantity and proximity of galactic gamma-ray burst events relative to time window for intelligent life
    Correct timing of star formation peak for the universe
    Correct timing of star formation peak for the galaxy
    Correct mass of the galaxy’s central black hole
    Correct timing of the growth of the galaxy’s central black hole
    Correct rate of in-spiraling gas into galaxy’s central black hole during life epoch
    Correct distance from nearest giant galaxy
    Correct distance from nearest Seyfert galaxy
    Correct amount of mass loss by star in its youth
    Correct rate of mass loss of star in its youth
    Correct rate of mass loss by star during its middle age
    Correct quantity of magnetars (proto-neutron stars with very strong magnetic fields) produced during galaxy’s history
    Correct variation in coverage of star’s surface by faculae
    Correct ratio of galaxy’s dark halo mass to its baryonic mass
    Correct ratio of galaxy’s dark halo mass to its dark halo core mass
    Correct galaxy cluster formation rate
    Correct proximity of supernovae and hypernovae throughout history of planet and planetary system
    Correct tidal heating from neighboring galaxies
    Correct tidal heating from dark galactic and galaxy cluster halos
    Correct intensity and duration of galactic winds
    Correct density of dwarf galaxies in vicinity of home galaxy
    Correct amount of photoevaporation during planetary formation from parent star and other nearby stars

    Requirements Related to the Solar System
    Correct number and mass of planets in system suffering significant drift
    Correct orbital inclinations of companion planets in system
    Correct variation of orbital inclinations of companion planets
    Correct inclinations and eccentricities of nearby terrestrial planets
    Correct in-spiral rate of stars into black holes within parent galaxy
    Correct strength of magnetocentrifugally launched wind of parent star during its protostar era
    Correct degree to which the atmospheric composition of the planet departs from thermodynamic equilibrium
    Correct delivery rate of volatiles to planet from asteroid-comet belts during epoch of planet formation
    Correct amount of outward migration of Neptune
    Correct amount of outward migration of Uranus
    Correct star formation rate in parent star vicinity during history of that star
    Correct variation in star formation rate in parent star vicinity during history of that star
    Correct birth date of the star-planetary system
    Correct number of stars in system
    Correct number and timing of close encounters by nearby stars
    Correct proximity of close stellar encounters
    Correct masses of close stellar encounters
    Correct distance from nearest black hole
    Correct absorption rate of planets and planetismals by parent star
    Correct star age
    Correct star metallicity
    Correct ratio of 40K, 235,238U, 232Th to iron in star-planetary system
    Correct star orbital eccentricity
    Correct star mass
    Correct star luminosity change relative to speciation types & rates
    Correct star color
    Correct star rotation rate
    Correct rate of change in star rotation rate
    Correct star magnetic field
    Correct star magnetic field variability
    Correct stellar wind strength and variability
    Correct short period variation in parent star diameter
    Correct star’s carbon to oxygen ratio
    Correct star’s space velocity relative to Local Standard of Rest
    Correct star’s short term luminosity variability
    Correct star’s long term luminosity variability
    Correct amplitude and duration of star spot cycle
    Correct number & timing of solar system encounters with interstellar gas clouds and cloudlets
    Correct galactic tidal forces on planetary system
    Correct H3+ production
    Correct supernovae rates & locations
    Correct white dwarf binary types, rates, & locations
    Correct structure of comet cloud surrounding planetary system
    Correct polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon abundance in solar nebula
    Correct mass of Neptune
    Correct total mass of Kuiper Belt asteroids
    Correct mass distribution of Kuiper Belt asteroids
    Correct injection efficiency of shock wave material from nearby supernovae into collapsing molecular cloud that forms star and planetary system
    Correct number and sizes of planets and planetesimals consumed by star
    Correct variations in star’s diameter
    Correct level of spot production on star’s surface
    Correct variability of spot production on star’s surface
    Correct mass of outer gas giant planet relative to inner gas giant planet
    Correct Kozai oscillation level in planetary system
    Correct reduction of Kuiper Belt mass during planetary system’s early history
    Correct efficiency of stellar mass loss during final stages of stellar burning
    Correct number, mass, and distance from star of gas giant planets in addition to planets of the mass and distance of Jupiter and Saturn

    Requirements Related to Planet Earth
    Correct planetary distance from star
    Correct inclination of planetary orbit
    Correct axis tilt of planet
    Correct rate of change of axial tilt
    Correct period and size of axis tilt variation
    Correct planetary rotation period
    Correct rate of change in planetary rotation period
    Correct planetary revolution period
    Correct planetary orbit eccentricity
    Correct rate of change of planetary orbital eccentricity
    Correct rate of change of planetary inclination
    Correct period and size of eccentricity variation
    Correct period and size of inclination variation
    Correct precession in planet’s rotation
    Correct rate of change in planet’s precession
    Correct number of moons
    Correct mass and distance of moon
    Correct surface gravity (escape velocity)
    Correct tidal force from sun and moon
    Correct magnetic field
    Correct rate of change & character of change in magnetic field
    Correct albedo (planet reflectivity)
    Correct density density of interstellar and interplanetary dust particles in vicinity of life-support planet
    Correct reducing strength of planet’s primordial mantle
    Correct thickness of crust
    Correct timing of birth of continent formation
    Correct oceans-to-continents ratio
    Correct rate of change in oceans to continents ratio
    Correct global distribution of continents
    Correct frequency, timing, & extent of ice ages
    Correct frequency, timing, & extent of global snowball events
    Correct silicate dust annealing by nebular shocks
    Correct asteroidal & cometary collision rate
    Correct change in asteroidal & cometary collision rates
    Correct rate of change in asteroidal & cometary collision rates
    Correct mass of body colliding with primordial Earth
    Correct timing of body colliding with primordial Earth
    Correct location of body’s collision with primordial Earth
    Correct position & mass of Jupiter relative to Earth
    Correct major planet eccentricities
    Correct major planet orbital instabilities
    Correct drift and rate of drift in major planet distances
    Correct number & distribution of planets
    Correct distance of gas giant planets from mean motion resonances
    Correct orbital separation distances among inner planets
    Correct oxygen quantity in the atmosphere
    Correct nitrogen quantity in the atmosphere
    Correct carbon monoxide quantity in the atmosphere
    Correct chlorine quantity in the atmosphere
    Correct aerosol particle density emitted from the forests
    Correct cobalt quantity in the earth’s crust
    Correct arsenic quantity in the earth’s crust
    Correct copper quantity in the earth’s crust
    Correct boron quantity in the earth’s crust
    Correct cadmium quantity in the earth’s crust
    Correct calcium quantity in the earth’s crust
    Correct flourine quantity in the earth’s crust
    Correct iodine quantity in the earth’s crust
    Correct magnesium quantity in the earth’s crust
    Correct nickel quantity in crust
    Correct phosphorus quantity in crust
    Correct potassium quantity in crust
    Correct tin quantity in crust
    Correct zinc quantity in crust
    Correct molybdenum quantity in crust
    Correct vanadium quantity in crust
    Correct chromium quantity in crust
    Correct selenium quantity in crust
    Correct iron quantity in oceans
    Correct tropospheric ozone quantity
    Correct stratospheric ozone quantity
    Correct mesospheric ozone quantity
    Correct water vapor level in atmosphere
    Correct oxygen to nitrogen ratio in atmosphere
    Correct quantity of greenhouse gases in atmosphere
    Correct quantity of greenhouse gases in atmosphere
    Correct rate of change in greenhouse gases in atmosphere
    Correct poleward heat transport in atmosphere by mid-latitude storms
    Correct quantity of forest & grass fires
    Correct quantity of sea salt aerosols in troposphere
    Correct soil mineralization
    Correct quantity of anaeorbic bacteria in the oceans
    Correct quantity of aerobic bacteria in the oceans
    Correct quantity of anaerobic nitrogen-fixing bacteria in the early oceans
    Correct quantity, variety, and timing of sulfate-reducing bacteria
    Correct quantity of geobacteraceae
    Correct quantity of aerobic photoheterotrophic bacteria
    Correct quantity of decomposer bacteria in soil
    Correct quantity of mycorrhizal fungi in soil
    Correct quantity of nitrifying microbes in soil
    Correct quantity & timing of vascular plant introductions
    Correct quantity, timing, & placement of carbonate-producing animals
    Correct quantity, timing, & placement of methanogens
    Correct phosphorus and iron absorption by banded iron formations
    Correct quantity of soil sulfur
    Correct ratio of electrically conducting inner core radius to radius of the adjacent turbulent fluid shell
    Correct ratio of core to shell (see above) magnetic diffusivity
    Correct magnetic Reynold’s number of the shell (see above)
    Correct elasticity of iron in the inner core
    Correct electromagnetic Maxwell shear stresses in the inner core
    Correct core precession frequency for planet
    Correct rate of interior heat loss for planet
    Correct quantity of sulfur in the planet’s core
    Correct quantity of silicon in the planet’s core
    Correct quantity of water at subduction zones in the crust
    Correct quantity of high pressure ice in subducting crustal slabs
    Correct hydration rate of subducted minerals
    Correct water absorption capacity of planet’s lower mantle
    Correct tectonic activity
    Correct rate of decline in tectonic activity
    Correct volcanic activity
    Correct rate of decline in volcanic activity
    Correct location of volcanic eruptions
    Correct continental relief
    Correct viscosity at Earth core boundaries
    Correct viscosity of lithosphere
    Correct thickness of mid-mantle boundary
    Correct rate of sedimentary loading at crustal subduction zones
    Correct biomass to comet infall ratio
    Correct regularity of cometary infall
    Correct number, intensity, and location of hurricanes
    Correct intensity of primordial cosmic superwinds
    Correct number of smoking quasars
    Correct formation of large terrestrial planet in the presence of two or more gas giant planets
    Correct orbital stability of large terrestrial planet in the presence of two or more gas giant planets
    Correct total mass of Oort Cloud objects
    Correct mass distribution of Oort Cloud objects
    Correct air turbulence in troposphere
    Correct quantity of sulfate aerosols in troposphere
    Correct quantity of actinide bioreducing bacteria
    Correct quantity of phytoplankton
    Correct hydrothermal alteration of ancient oceanic basalts
    Correct quantity of iodocarbon-emitting marine organisms
    Correct location of dislocation creep relative to diffusion creep in and near the crust-mantle boundary (determines mantle convection dynamics)
    Correct size of oxygen sinks in the planet’s crust
    Correct size of oxygen sinks in the planet’s mantle
    Correct mantle plume production
    Correct average rainfall precipitation
    Correct variation and timing of average rainfall precipitation
    Correct atmospheric transparency
    Correct atmospheric pressure
    Correct atmospheric viscosity
    Correct atmospheric electric discharge rate
    Correct atmospheric temperature gradient
    Correct carbon dioxide level in atmosphere
    Correct rates of change in carbon dioxide levels in atmosphere throughout the planet’s history
    Correct rates of change in water vapor levels in atmosphere throughout the planet’s history
    Correct rate of change in methane level in early atmosphere
    Correct Q-value (rigidity) of planet during its early history
    Correct variation in Q-value of planet during its early history
    Correct migration of planet during its formation in the protoplanetary disk
    Correct viscosity gradient in protoplanetary disk
    Correct frequency of late impacts by large asteroids and comets
    Correct size of the carbon sink in the deep mantle of the planet
    Correct ratio of dual water molecules, (H2O)2, to single water molecules, H 2O, in the troposphere
    Correct quantity of volatiles on and in Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone
    Correct triggering of El Nino events by explosive volcanic eruptions
    Correct time window between the peak of kerogen production and the appearance of intelligent life
    Correct time window between the production of cisterns in the planet’s crust that can effectively collect and store petroleum and natural gas and the appearance of intelligent life
    Correct efficiency of flows of silicate melt, hypersaline hydrothermal fluids, and hydrothermal vapors in the upper crust
    Correct efficiency of ocean pumps that return nutrients to ocean surfaces
    Correct sulfur and sulfate content of oceans
    Correct orientation of continents relative to prevailing winds
    Correct infall of buckminsterfullerenes from interplanetary and interstellar space upon surface of planet
    Correct quantity of silicic acid in the oceans
    Correct heat flow through the planet’s mantle from radiometric decay in planet’s core
    Correct water absorption by planet’s mantle

    OK, each requirement on this partial list of universal constants (322 constants listed here) is highly unlikely to occur at random or by chance. In fact, we could assign odds to each requirement in the same way that we assigned odds to the correct location of Earth relative to the Sun. Scientists and experts have already assigned statistic probabilities for each of these requirements and they range anywhere from 1 in 10 (1/101) to 1 in 1000 (1/103). But let’s be very generous here. Let’s say that each and every one of these terrestrial, solar system and galactic requirement has a 1 in 10 (1/101) chance of happening naturally; let’s assign this 1 in 10 (1/101) probability to each and every one of these 322 requirements, even though scientists say that the odds are much greater.

    Now, do you remember how we calculated the odds of flipping four consecutive “heads” in a row? We took the probability or each flip and multiplied it against each other: ½ x ½ x ½ x ½ = 1/16. How then, would we calculate the odds of a planet like earth (supporting the life that it supports) existing in our universe? You guessed it; we simply multiply the odds since the events are independent of each and every one of the 322 requirements occurring naturally!

    1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101 x 1/101

    =
    1/10322
    =
    1/100,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000
    ,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,
    000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,0
    00,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,00
    0,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000

    This means that there is less than 1 chance in 1 million trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion trillion exists that even one planet like earth could ever exist and support life as earth supports it if the only mechanisms available are natural mechanisms. Now remember how statisticians define what is known as “statistical zero”

    =============

    Thats with a 1 in ten of these occurring naturally in each category.. yep, science wins.. it was a big bang :-D :-D :-D

    You go Science boys! Theres your proof there is no God, right? hahaha

  • rediaR

    Dr_robert Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 1:01 pm
    I want a team changer and some other good players.

    Not some good payers plus some other good players.

    Give me an ALL-PRO!
    ————————–
    HERE HERE!

  • Mahlhavoc

    Sorry about long post, but theres your “Obviousness” you seek.

  • Gdog

    dr_robert Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I want a team changer and some other good players.

    Not some good payers plus some other good players.

    Give me an ALL-PRO!

    >>>

    One of the blue chip LT’s would give us TWO of them.

    Veldheer would be an all-pro RT.

    …or we can just get a herd of new starters again. Yippee.

  • Mahlhavoc

    Do we want to bet that JV isnt as good as Fisher? How often are the Blue Chips as good as JV out of the gate or four years later?

  • dr_robert

    Players left from pre-Reggie:

    Veldheer
    Wiz
    Parsons
    Barnes
    Gordon
    Ausberry
    Moore
    Ford
    Pryor
    DMc
    Reece
    Jones
    Houston
    Goethal
    Branch
    Chekwa
    Seabass
    Condo

    Which of hese are building blocks to keep? Guys that are rock solid to help build on?

    Veldheer
    Wiz
    Reece
    Houston
    Branch

    DMc can NOT be counted on.

  • inonewordraider

    Great, so we have to wait for him to father himself so he can sacrifice himself to himself to save us for breaking the rules he made up. DAMNIT REGGIE!
    _____
    jesus is a mexican

    come on the guys a carpenter, his mom doesn’t know who the dad is, and his step dad took her in

    gotta be a mexican

  • rediaR

    1425.

    I’m not reading through that whole thing. Is your point that there are so many requirements for us to be able to exist, that there must have been someone to set it up for us? All that is is proof that we exist in a universe in which we are able to exist.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJGgUBPGql4 Silverandblack666

    Religion prays on the weak and feeble. It steals money from old people and retards children.

    I can only hope that we are heading towards a society that has evolved and not looking backwards towards Christianity for answers.

  • mistic666

    dr_robert Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    Ego alert! No human can understand the world as it truly is due to our finite mindset.

    Therefore I don’t count on ever knowing. It’s a mystery.

    What I do know is its not random and its not chaos.

    We all know inherently in our truest moment of humility, that there is a God.

    Let ur ego go.

    >> you are deluded man. 100 billion galaxies out there and YOU think the maker made all of this for YOU, you’re a little ball of flesh on a dust bowl.

  • Gdog

    Mahlhavoc Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Do we want to bet that JV isnt as good as Fisher? How often are the Blue Chips as good as JV out of the gate or four years later?

    >>>

    If he can’t beat out Veldheer we are in just as good of shape! Fisher could be RT, plus we have insurance if veldheer walks for more money next season.

  • rediaR

    Backup/Week 2 starting RB is a bigger need than DT.

  • StarUkulele

    Citing multiple sources, NFL Draft insider Tony Pauline reports the Raiders “will consider” trading down with the Lions if one of the draft’s top-two left tackles is available at No. 3.
    There are a lot of “ifs” here, but it’d be a trade Oakland would love to do, and address a massive weakness in Detroit. It’s logical. If the Chiefs draft Luke Joeckel and the Jaguars take Dion Jordan, the Lions would then trade up with the Raiders to select Eric Fisher. The Raiders would move down, perhaps add a third-rounder, and take their highest-rated player left. Per Pauline, that would be either Sharrif Floyd or Star Lotulelei.

    Related: Lions, Raiders
    Source: TFY Draft Insider

  • Dakota

    Mahlhavoc Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    Do we want to bet that JV isnt as good as Fisher? How often are the Blue Chips as good as JV out of the gate or four years later?
    ++++++++++++

    Veldheer is good, not great. Maybe he is getting there, maybe not.

    BPA Reggie, and if that guy is a tackle, so be it. Anyone who doesn’t understand our need to improve our o-line play, especially RT, has not watched the Raiders play in the QUEEF BARNES era.

  • http://www.raiders.com Raider O

    DennisAllensVisorHOF Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:46 pm
    Raider O Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:43 pm
    DennisAllensVisorHOF Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:39 pm
    Raider O Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 12:36 pm
    D Jones is 6′4 280. He is not an OLB.
    This is not madden.

    —-

    Scouting reports from a simple google search might not agree with you.
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    The sites I visit (cbs sports, NFL.com, walterfootball, etc..) all say the same thing. Logic and commonsense suggest that he is not an OLB.

    —-

    OK.

    So you avoid the sites that say he can play OLB to back up your opinion.

    Cool.

    Hankins is a 1st rounder too.

    #HOF
    $$$$$$$$$$$$$

    Dude, you made the statement. Can you support with facts to give your opinion any credibility. I posted a few sites that support my argument. Do your own work!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJGgUBPGql4 Silverandblack666

    “>> you are deluded man. 100 billion galaxies out there and YOU think the maker made all of this for YOU, you’re a little ball of flesh on a dust bowl.”

    Well if you read that bible it says that is true…..it also says its “ok” to rape women so I wouldn’t give it one ounce of credence.

    Bibles should be burned not read!

  • Mahlhavoc

    Mystic and Silver are overlooking my posts that they have ZERO answers for. Neat.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    Mahlhavoc Says:
    April 24th, 2013 at 1:04 pm
    Sorry about long post, but theres your “Obviousness” you seek.

    ===========================================

    Looking at the universe and saying it was “built for us” is the same as a puddle of water deciding that the hollow in the sidewalk was “built for it” because look how perfectly they fit!

    We evolved around the universe we lived in. Not the other way around.

  • http://goducks.com Sir RaiderDuck, OMS

    New post.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJGgUBPGql4 Silverandblack666

    If a person was religious and somewhat intelligent I am pretty sure they would read from the Tao or some kind of Eastern philosophy that has withstood the test of time unlike the bible which is continually outdated.

    Take the Dalai Lama for example:

    “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.

    Dalai Lama”

    Not destruction and fire!

  • inonewordraider

    veldheer warmack/cooper wiz could bully dlines ala bama

    crawford star houston lemonier could really wreak some havoc on the dline

    get me 2 solid starters on dline or oline out of the draft, add a starting te or fs and we’ll compete this year and be prime for a run next year (when mannings neck falls off)

  • dr_robert

    Mistic2-all those gloating lifeless rocks and we are the only one with life on it. Getting closer buddy.

    Silver–true believers do none of those things. Godless evil cretins have no God to answer to and are the greediest and most selfish world destroyers the world has ever known.

    Talk all u want about how many people have ford due to religion. But hitler? The true destroyers and evil doers? Atheistic society engineers.

  • RaiderRockstar

    Floyd is pretty much the consensus pick. I think they go defense, and I think Jordan and Ansah are possibilities as pass rushers. Doubt they’ll go tackle because they have Veldheer and he’ll be their LT

    -Jerry Mac

  • Mahlhavoc

    Oh, and I am done making my argument. If you are so biased you cant admit to the facts by the science you claim to be your own religion a silly blog poster like me wont be able to change your view.

    So stop trying to convince me and I will stop throwing irrefutable facts back at you.

  • Marks hair

    why would someone think banner would be an All Pro right tackle?… run blocking is not his strength..

  • Football Coach

    The Floyd “consensus” projection at 3 is based on an echo chamber in the media.