"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."
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|4 days 7 hours ago||If that first half one||
If that first half one doesn't give you chills I'm sorry to tell you but you have no soul
|2 weeks 14 hours ago||Another early observation....||
Another early observation.... those shorts are horrifying.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||That is a very good point as||
That is a very good point as well. Just points to this not being a simple problem with a simple answer. I definitely did not intend for it to come across like that. I think you are definitely correct, and one only needs to look at the ISIS recruits from middle class homes with university degrees and solid jobs to back up your point.
That being said, I do think that there is a lot of relationship between the two things here. Poverty/discrimination in certain environments can definitely breed extremism. So can a feeling of not really having a "place" to call your own.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Absolutely, and lone wolf||
Absolutely, and lone wolf attacks are terrifyingly hard to stop.
I guess my ultimate point is that in France the economic opportunities are worse (for everyone), the segregation is deeper, and the population proportion is larger. Just makes it more likely that something like this will happen.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You bring up a fair point,||
You bring up a fair point, and I am sure this contributes as well. But I would say two things. 1) If you are a new immigrant arriving in this land from, say, Algeria, you are likely to come to the banlieus, and I would imagine that the segregated nature of them would make it hard to integrate. 2) We are talking about millions of people here. I highly doubt that each one has decided to refuse to learn the French language and customs and try to integrate.
Oh and a third - many of these people DO speak French and come from French-speaking parts of Africa.
EDIT: I want to make clear that I am not blaming anyone for this. Just stating that I think conditions in France have created a situation where these horrible things are more likely to happen. We have seen this much more in France than other, similar European countries, for example.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||France is a troubled place to||
France is a troubled place to be sure. A major, major problem in France is the segregation and economic disenfranchisement of their minority residents. Look up some stats on unemployement rates and other demographic indicators for this group and you'll understand. France literally has a Muslim/African underclass. It's a very sad situation and the poor state of France's economy plus European racism (neg me if you want but let's call it what it is) have clearly contributed. Hell, just google "banlieus" and you'll know what I'm talking about.
Contrary to a lot of the comments on this post, the immigration surge hitting Europe likely does not have much to do with this. The massive numbers you hear about are mostly in Germany, Sweden, Balkan countries, Greece/Italy, and places like Austria and Hungary. Certainly there are migrants in France, but the mass immigration we are seeing is pretty heavily concentrated right now.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Half frosted flakes Half||
Half frosted flakes
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Matt Gutierrez, and it's not||
Matt Gutierrez, and it's not even close
|3 weeks 1 day ago||You beat me to it!||
You beat me to it!
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Go Jays! Unbelievable game.||
Go Jays! Unbelievable game. Pretty embarrassing from the fans but I'm sorry - that bat flip was f*ckin legendary
|14 weeks 2 days ago||Had my draft yesterday.||
Had my draft yesterday. Timing sadly was not up to me. Jordy was my second pick.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Is he a transfer? I'm||
Is he a transfer? I'm confused.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Oops, forgot that he was a||
Oops, forgot that he was a transfer. So many QBs to keep track of. Thanks everyone.
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Just to clarify a little, how||
Just to clarify a little, how is Rudock the best QB option but O'Korn is the best QB?
|16 weeks 5 days ago||Really too bad. Got to meet||
Really too bad. Got to meet this kid a couple of years ago at a watch party in Denver. Really nice down to earth guy and a great family. Sad to see his playing career is over but wish him the best of luck in the future.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||Left it all on the field, nothing to be ashamed of! Go Blue!!||
Left it all on the field, nothing to be ashamed of! Go Blue!!
|27 weeks 2 hours ago||Soooo you give an infinite number of fucks?||
Soooo you give an infinite number of fucks?
|27 weeks 6 days ago||WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! GO LEAFS||
GO LEAFS GO STANLEY CUP!
Sorry, couldn't resist.
|30 weeks 5 days ago||This, combined with the Kenny||
This, combined with the Kenny Williams news, has me... cautiously optimistic!
|30 weeks 5 days ago||The implication that because||
The implication that because he was skating with his head down, he therefore deserves to have it removed is pretty ridiculous and is indicative of the mindset that has led to such a concussion problem and subsequent crackdown in hockey. That's dangerous thinking.
Also, I don't know how one could possibly thing this is borderline.
Here's the moment of impact. Please note: skates not on ice, elbow squarely on jaw, primary contact point is the head.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||I don't disagree at all. But||
I don't disagree at all. But that is not the argument - the argument I've seen from many is that the hit was "borderline" or even "clean." That's totally false.
|30 weeks 6 days ago||Wings fans are a funny bunch.||
Wings fans are a funny bunch.
|32 weeks 6 days ago||I left early from the Braylon||
I left early from the Braylon game... you know, this one:
I was so disgusted with how we were playing I couldn't handle it anymore. The walk back to my apartment was probably the most bittersweet moment of my sports life. I could hear the damn stadium going nuts. Man, that was so dumb. Funny thing is, the guy who left with me is probably the biggest die hard I know.
And ya know, I have never left any sporting event (that I cared about) early since then.
|37 weeks 5 days ago||Also mirrors real life life.||
Also mirrors real life life. Winner get more work, hard assignments, promotions and more responsibility.
|38 weeks 1 day ago||Sounds like you already have||
Sounds like you already have an idea what you like and don't like so that's a good start. Id suggest a couple of things: 1) find a good local brewery that gets good reviews. Go there at a not super busy time and sidle up to the bar. Get a sampler of everything they make and ask the bartender as many questions as you like about each beer and type. Pretty soon you'll learn what you really like and are interested in exploring more of. There are a few basic types of beer with many many variations. If you can learn the basics you won't be nearly intimidated at stores. 2) go to a good beer store, not a grocery store or corner store but a real store where they know what they're talking about. Ask around for a good recommendation (maybe even at the brewery). When you are there, let them know what you like and ask for some recommendations. Try a lot of different types. Once you get familiar you'll know what you like and don't even more and won't be nearly intimidated.
|41 weeks 4 days ago||Did he ever really begin?||
Did he ever really begin?
|47 weeks 4 days ago||Is it though? Just because||
Is it though? Just because Marrone brought him to Buffalo does not in any way mean that he is a good coach.
|47 weeks 6 days ago||Is there any proof that||
Is there any proof that Wheatley is any good at RB coaching? He clearly didn't help Fred Jackson who was good long before Ty came along. And Spiller has been disappointing.
|48 weeks 2 days ago||Clearly you mean Jam Hirbaugh. Jeez.||
Clearly you mean Jam Hirbaugh. Jeez.
|50 weeks 2 days ago||Want a tough one? 14-team||
Want a tough one? 14-team PPR. I need to start one of: Knile Davis, T-Rich (nope), Marcel Reece, Blue. It's rough out there. I'm thinking Davis piles up the garbage time carries against the Raiders.