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|1 day 1 hour ago||Dream Job||
In law school I wanted to do international human rights stuff. I wanted to work for Amnesty or Human Rights Watch or a similar organization and bring lawsuits against evil corporations and corrupt governments for various atrocities in the developing world. But when I began seriously looking into those kinds of jobs, I saw they were in places like NYC and the Bay Area and paid like $20K per year. There was no way I could have done that--I figured probably the only people who could afford to take those jobs must be independently wealthy or have high-earning partners or something. So I went into domestic public interest law instead, which has been highly fulfilling in its own right. But if I ever had the chance...
My unrealistic one is professional dungeonmaster. I know there are some actual pro DMs out there, but I don't imagine you can really make a living doing that. Otherwise, sign me up.
|2 days 10 hours ago||Mallory||
I always thought Mallory Keaton was pretty hot.
|3 days 22 hours ago||Collateral Estoppel||
The key here is the term "collateral estoppel," which is basically a legal doctrine which provides that once an issue has been decided by one court, that finding is generally going to be binding on other courts applying the same or a lower standard of proof.
As has been discussed above, criminal prosecutions require proof of guilt beyond a reasonable doubt--the highest evidentiary standard there is. So if a person has been convicted of murdering a specific person, that conviction will automatically establish liability for the wrongful death of the victim in a civil case (where only a preponderance of evidence is needed). As a tactical matter, most injury lawyers would put on the factual evidence of the murder anyway in order to make a strong impression on the jury (who would determine the amount of damages to award). But the court would simply not be allowed to find that the defendant didn't do it--such a finding would be inconsistent with the criminal conviction and thus violate the doctrine of collateral estoppel.
Now, there are a few scenarios where collateral estoppel doesn't apply. One of those is where the person against whom the prior finding was entered did not have a full and fair opportunity to litigate the matter to its conclusion. That exception would seem to apply here, where Hernandez passed away while he still had appeals pending. So that would prevent the civil court from being bound by the conviction and required to automatically find Hernandez liable by virtue of collateral estoppel. Yet as others have explained, if there was enough evidence to secure a conviction (even a potentially flawed conviction) then there is almost certainly enough evidence to establish liability even without the benefit of collateral estoppel.
/another non-Massachusetts lawyer here
|4 days 17 hours ago||Comparisons||
The third line on the chart compares Michigan's fullbacks to Florida WRs Antonio Callaway and Joshua Hammond.
Perhaps there was a better way to do this chart?
|5 days 17 hours ago||Jordan Glasgow's stick-handling||
We could ask his girlfriend.
(But I'd rather not know.)
|1 week 3 days ago||football books||
I've read a number of these and I would recommend starting out with Blood, Sweat, and Chalk by Tim Layden. It's less technical, but goes through the history of how different strategies and formations developed and why. Once you know the major ideas and concepts behind these things, it's much easier to understand the technical components. My #2 recommendation would be the coaches bible, mentioned above. The Chris Brown books are great but you should know a lot of the basics first to get the most out of them.
|1 week 3 days ago||Nice job||
Bring back the 1928 tournament!
|1 week 3 days ago||Red-Lock||
Could have been misheard. Maybe Dimtonio actually said "roid-lock" but the reporter heard it as red-lock?
|1 week 3 days ago||MSU||
Disrespekt for MSU players' sexual assault skillz.
|1 week 3 days ago||Timeline||
3-9. Not sure if hours, days, weeks, months, or years. But definitely 3-9 of them.
|1 week 3 days ago||(No subject)||
|1 week 3 days ago||Gore||
Al Gore invented the Red-Lock.
|1 week 4 days ago||Who own da Chiefs?||
What'd he say?
|1 week 5 days ago||Minnesota||
The Minnesota job is kind of like the UK job in hoops. That's #1. After that the Michigan job is as good as any and better than most.
|1 week 5 days ago||Black Metal||
Awesome read. Yost in its heyday is not coming back, but we will always have it.
|1 week 6 days ago||Goodbye Red||
Congratulations to Red on a fantastic career. Thanks to him for the many years of service, the many wins and championships, and all the great memories.
|1 week 6 days ago||Litchfield Ajavon||
Penn State used to have a guy whose name was Stephen Obeng-Agayapong. I loved hearing the broadcasters say his name (Oh-BENG-ah-JA-pong). Mr. Ajavon promises similar enjoyment.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Words||
You could also say that the South got a real shocker today.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Georgia loses again||
No need to avoid Civil War references.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||TTB||
I used to avoid TTB at work for the same reasons. But some time ago, the site changed so that you only get the girly picks if you click on particular links--and it's obvious which links those are. You still need to be somewhat careful but the changes have solved that problem IMO.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Hudson||
Same here. Hudson's film had that unusual combination of great athleticism and violent brutality. VIPER seems like the perfect spot for him.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Spring practice buzz||
Good shit, Jedd.
Thanks Magnus & umbig11
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks mgrow!||
I'm glad you dug it. There was actually one part I omitted just to keep the length somewhat reasonable, but I'll put it here:
The house I grew up in was an old farmhouse on a pretty big lot. Next to it was what we called a "shed," but was actually an even older, very small house from which all the interior walls had been removed many years earlier, and a giant barn door installed on the outside. It wasn't really a shed; there were piles of insulation throughout the inside of it, ground hogs had burrowed under the foundation and pretty much established a rodent metropolis down there, the roof was partially caved in, thing was a total mess. I suppose we could maybe have used part of it as a shed if we'd cleaned it out, but it wouldn't have been worth it; the thing was a hazard and should have long been demolished.
Well, my dad didn't want to pay to have the thing demolished. So he decided he would demolish it himself--except he was going to do it Shawshank Redemption style, taking out a wee part of the thing day after day after day. So every weekend or so he would go into the "shed" and fill a trash can with insulation or sheetrock or roof shingles or something, which we would set out the curb for trash pickup. Then a week (or several weeks) later he'd repeat the process. This went on for years, with very little noticeable progress being made in removing the structure.
Well, the day Arnie came to pick up the blue Citation, he noticed this "shed" removal project. So Arnie says to my dad, "hey, if you want that shed gone, I can do a 'real professional job' and get rid of it for you." I believe the agreed-upon price was south of $200. Whatever it was, a few days later Arnie appears with an old pickup truck he had borrowed from a friend or neighbor or somebody. I wasn't there at the time. But according to my mother, Arnie buckled himself into the pickup, backed it up a good distance from the shed, and then floored it. My mother said he had to ram this thing numerous times before it finally came down--a fact which was obvious from the many deep ruts he left in the yard. But to Arnie's credit, it worked: the shed came down, and he was eventually able to haul the debris away (god knows what he did with it, but I am pretty certain it involved significantg illegal dumping because no way was Arnie or my dad going to pay dump fees). I can only wonder what that pickup truck must have looked like when Arnie was done with it.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Chevrolet Citation||
Man, the Chevrolet Citation photo brings back some memories.
My dad had a "silver" one. I put silver in quotation marks because the thing was so rusted-out that the color might as well have been brown. Total piece of shit car, but for some reason my dad liked driving the thing. He owned it for years.
Anyway, when I was in high school I had this long succession of dirt cheap cars that I would buy, drive until they broke down, and then have to replace. My dad was like "I bought my first car for $50 so you should be able to get a used car for $50." Of course, my dad bought his $50 car in the late '60s and this was the early '90s. Even for $500 you couldn't really get a decent used car in the early '90s. But that's what I would have to spend, and so whatever I bought would last...not a long time.
Okay, so at one point whatever I'd been driving broke down, and I was shopping for a new car. My dad comes home and says "I saw a car for sale over on McCarty Road. You should go check it out." So we go and see the car. It's a light blue citation, pretty similar to the one in your photo. Unlike my dad's, the body is actually in good shape--no rust or collision damage. And the price was right--I don't remember how much, but it had to be in three figures because (above). But it's still a Citation. I freaking hated those things. So I'm like "No."
Well, my dad really wants me to buy the car for some reason. So after some back & forth, he says, "Okay, I'll tell you what: I will guarantee this car. If it breaks down, I will pay to have it fixed for you." Now THAT was an offer I could not refuse. So I bought the car.
A couple months later, I am driving home from work. This is Saginaw, Mich. and I have to take a viaduct over I-675. I get about halfway across the viaduct on a two-lane, 45 mph country road, when the CV joint breaks and I can't fucking steer. Luckily the alignment on the car was off and it pulled slightly the to right, so instead of coasting into oncoming traffic I coasted onto the shoulder, stopped, parked the car, and walked home. I went into the house and was like, "so, dad, about that guarantee..."
My dad says, "okay, well, if I am paying to have the car fixed then I get to decide where to take it." Fair enough. As long as it got fixed, I didn't care. But what I didn't expect was that my dad was going to have his cousin Arnie fix the car. Arnie was the blackest of the many black sheep in my family. He was regularly in and out of jail, and always in some state of intoxication. But he came and got the car; he attached a tow chain to his pickup and somehow pulled the thing across Saginaw County to his "workshop."
So, Arnie has the car for several days and we don't hear anything. So my dad calls Arnie and inquires, and he's like "I'm working on it..." The days turn into weeks, and eventually my dad and I decide to go over to Arnie's place to see what's going on with the car. When we get there, Arnie confesses that he fixed the car almost immediately, but he's been driving it himself. The reason he's been driving it is because Arnie was pulled over for DUI a few weeks earlier. He somehow managed to get released by giving the police his brother's name, but Arnie's own vehicle is in the state police impound lot and Arnie can't get it out because he is now a fugitive. Arnie's wife also cannot retrieve the car because her license is suspened. So, Arnie has a proposal: we trade cars. Arnie will give me his 1983 Buick Regal--which, he assures me, is in much better working condition than my Citation. But I have to pick the car up from the impound lot and pay the fees and whatnot.
At first I was iffy about this trade. But then I go and look at the Citation. I don't know what Arnie had done to it, but it looked like a bomb had gone off inside it. The seats were all shredded, the ceiling cloth was torn, there were papers everywhere, it was ridiculous. Plus I figured there was probably some bio-material in there somewhere, given it was Arnie. I never liked the Citation to begin with, and I didn't trust Arnie's repair skills anyway (and the last thing I needed was another CV joint disaster), so I decided to roll the dice. I go to the impound lot, pay about $250 to get the car out, and that was my new ride.
I don't remember the Regal much, becuase a few weeks later the exhaust manifold fell off of it and turned the car into Detroit's own version of Sandy the Horse from Meijer Thrify Acres. So I sold it and somehow scraped up enough cash to buy the Pontiac Fiero described above in this thread.
I don't recall the exact timing or sequence, but a few years later while I was an undergraduate at M, I somehow came into possession of my dad's original "silver" Citation. The thing was so hilariously ugly that one night my buddies and I went outside and painted the thing--using rollers and brushes and interior latex. We painted it like a race car, which I happily drove around A2 for a few months until something happened with the gear shifter causing it to be permanently in third gear. Let me tell you--if you can only have one gear, third is not a bad choice. If you are smart about hills and stuff, you can use elevation to go backwards and then with third gear the only real difficulty is getting the car started. So I coped with that for a few weeks until I decided life in third gear only was no way to live. I took it to a junkyard on the far side of Ypsi to sell it for scrap. I get there and have to haggle for beer money with some dude wearing a mesh-back hat that says "I don't give a shit." I think I got $35. Maybe less.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Slowest||
The first car I ever owned was a 1972 VW Beetle that I bought from my uncle for $650. I think top speed was around 55 or 60 mph. Probably the most fun car I've ever had though. It's a shame that I had it when I was 16 and didn't have the money to take proper care of it.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Fast Cars||
My last year of high school, I bought a 1985 Pontiac Fiero. It was basically a nice go-kart, so you could be going 35 mph but it would feel like 90.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Bleacher Report||
DIdn't BR start out as a site with exclusively user-generated content? And it was mostly fanboy slide shows?
Now that they have actual staff writers the content seems no worse than anything you'll typically find on ESPN or other mainstream sports sites.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||LSC||
"If you can't pay the fine, then don't do the crime. I don't want my tax dollars paying for your bad decisions."
Preliminarily: the Legal Services Corporation funds civl legal aid programs, not indigent criminal defense organizations. So your comment is already fundamentally misguided. LSC-funded programs typically assist low-income people with problems ranging from the improper denial or termination of public benefits (such as Social Security, Veterans beneifts, SNAP (food stamps), Medicaid, TANF, etc.) to coping with domestic violence to securing and keeping suitable and affordable housing to addressing consumer fraud and exploitation. You should understand that legal aid programs face overwhelming demand for their services and thus attorneys in those programs tend to take only very highly-meritorious cases. And the work they do not only benefits their clients directly, but often brings about broader societal benefits. For instance, a legal aid case that forces a corrupt business or dysfunctional government agency to change its ways benefits everyone who interacts with that business or government agency. Keeping families from becoming homeless or helping DV victims obtain protection orders reduces the burdens on law enforcement, medical personnel, social service agencies, and ultimately tax payers. The example Coach Harbaugh gave about driver's license suspension is notable: many states have hundreds of thousands of suspended drivers--legal aid programs have taken on this problem and driven systemic reforms that enable suspended drivers to regain their licenses, return to employment, and pay their fines. This increases revenues to our cities and states, reduces the incidence of uninsured driving, and helps more families approach or become economically self-sufficient.
As to indigent criminal defense, your remarks reflect a further disdain for the basic principles of due process that have underpinned western jurisprudence since the magna carta was signed 800 years ago. It's pretty rudimentary that just because a person is accused of a crime does not mean they committed any crime, let alone the crime for which they are charged--and even if guilty may warrant any number of considerations in sentencing and so forth. If you don't accept that then you are just obstinate.
"If you are prone to bad behavior then put money aside in a bank account to pay for your court fees."
I'm going to assume you recognize on some level how utterly divorced from reality this kind of suggestion is and just forget about this one.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh's March to the Sea||
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hoops||
As for me, I know nothing about basketball prospects so I tend to rely heavily on the opinions of others. And I trust ypsituckyboy and Matt D much more than "recruiting analysts."
Ypsituckyboy has been breaking down hoops prospects here for a long time and has demonstrated that he knows his shit. Matt D has instant cred from his recent pieces on Livers. Both of them have a good understanding of the type of players likely to thrive in Beilein's system. One of them saying "X player will do well playing for John Beilein at Michigan" means more to me that some national recruiting analyst saying "X player is really good," or some compilation of national recruting analysts' opinions saying "X player is the19th-best shooting guard in the country."