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|17 hours 20 min ago||Right||
A sentence like the one I suggested above doesn't stifle debate. People can say whatever they want about the content of the given book. It just gives the reader the chance to prepare herself for the unpleasant content if need be. And she can look up the book online anyway, so it's not like you're giving away otherwise secret information.
|17 hours 23 min ago||jerk||
|19 hours 42 min ago||yeah...||
I just don't see the shock value as being all that important. I think something like a rape is always going to be pretty thought provoking. I also don't remember being assigned books in college in such a way that the plots were supposed to remain a secret until a certain point, but maybe others had that experience.
|20 hours 16 min ago||trigger warnings||
The concept is easily mocked. And it can be misused. But I don't see a problem with doing no more or less than listing a book on a syllabus and including the sentence "note: this book includes a depiction of rape in Chapter Six."
A person might have significant mental scars from having been raped or abused as a child, to use two examples. I don't see why it's a problem to give people a heads up that they are going to encounter those subjects. It seems like courtesy to me.
I do think it's taking things too far to having a trigger warning re: classism, sexism, etc. I don't think people experience trauma from those phenomena in the way they do from being assaulted.
|1 week 12 hours ago||Bolt must be the sort of person who inspired Greek myths||
We probably won't see another sprinter who does this.
|1 week 1 day ago||I don't doubt it||
And I would think it was worth it if we were taking about an allegation of hurting someone. But here we're talking about an allegation that the swimmers unjustifiably hurt Brazil's image and cost them money...so Brazil is hurting its image more in the eyes of some and losing more money. Just not worth it.
|1 week 1 day ago||Is there a criminal act when you visit a prostitute in Brazil?||
I don't think there is but don't know for sure.
|1 week 1 day ago||Is prostitution illegal in Brazil?||
If not, this is possibly more like someone not wanting to admit they were gambling in Las Vegas because their culture looks down on gambling. Drugs would be another story, of course.
|1 week 1 day ago||Indded||
This would be very different if they were accused of hurting someone.
|1 week 1 day ago||They're hurting themselves by having today end with...||
...the image in people's minds be that of armed men pulling people who were trying to go home off of a plane and at least to some extent detaining them. That's a negative image that comes with a cost even if the swimmers did make up the story. It's not worth it when these guys were going to leave and likely not come back anyway. This makes Brazil seem like a scarier place - justifiably or not.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm saying Brazil is making a mistake||
I'm not defending the swimmers as such. That said, do you think Brazil wants to send the message that you shouldn't stay out partying in Rio? That's what a ton of people go to Brazil to do!
|1 week 1 day ago||I see where you're coming from, but Brazil can...||
...say they found no evidence of a robbery - or whatever they want to say - but also let the swimmers leave. Heck, they could ban the from returning to Brazil for five years. Instead they're hurting themselves right now.
|1 week 1 day ago||Brazil should say they don't think it happened but let them go||
The report of a robbery hurts Brazil's image, but pulling people off a plane does too. Am I convinced the swimmers told the truth? No, but it seems plausible to me that Brazil is doing this purely for PR reasons, and that doesn't make me want to go to Brazil.
|1 week 1 day ago||This seems a bit much||
The guys had slightly different stories and weren't sufficiently upset when they got back to the village? Just let them leave.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm confident this is what happened:||
Lochte was guarding the young daughter of a wealthy businessman and his beautiful American wife. Lochte had given up on himself and on the world, but the girl reminded him that life was worth living. But then she was kidnapped, and Lochte assumed she was dead.
Feeling like he had nothing to lose, Lochte - with help from Christopher Walken - started a one-man war against the kidnappers and the corrupt cops who helped them. He blew them up in broad daylight and cut off their fingers to remind them of what they'd done. Then he learned that the girl was still alive. He did whatever he had to do to get answers about where she was.
He finally stirred up so much trouble that the kidnappers brought him the girl and offered her life for his. Lochte made the trade, and the girl was reunited with her mother. Lochte, who had been shot, then died in the kidnappers car before they could torture him.
At least that's my guess.
|1 week 4 days ago||I love all the MBB news we get now||
I know you're working to for your own site's success to some extent, but thanks nonetheless. This has been a great addition to the blog.
|2 weeks 20 hours ago||Agreed||
I've been frustrated with some of his recruiting moves, but ultimately I'd rather go down with the Beilein ship than bring in someone who cuts corners. It's really nice to have a coach that you can admire as a person.
|2 weeks 21 hours ago||Assuming no one decommits (knock on wood)...||
...it will be nice to head into the spring with three pretty good players already on board.
Another thought: I thought Cain really liked Xavier. I'm surprised to see them out of it for him.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Oh hell - that's terrible||
He was everything a TV commentator should be. He added to games without ever drawing attention to himself. He knew he was there to compliment a game, not be the show. And he always seemed like a really decent guy who was liked and respected by his colleagues.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I can't throw or kick that well, but...||
...I can throw and kick while having a Y chromosome, so I assume I'm somehow magically a better player than she is.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||I like that recruits and players like it||
But you can count me among the subset of Michigan fans who are personally indifferent. And I am indifferent to my indifference, and I encourage you to be too.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Huzzah!||
This is good news!
I wonder if they'd still take Young. The four projects to be shakey at best next year if you don't count any '17 guys.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||You are correct||
There is one open spot now, and Walton, Irvin, and Donnal are leaving.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||As another poster often points out...||
... Coach Beilein's first-choice guys are generally excellent. The problem is landing them, not talent evaluation.
|3 weeks 16 hours ago||I believe there is a live case challenging the transfer...||
...restrictions right now.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Fair enough||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Do you feel comfortable guessing where he'll end up?||
Or is it too close to call?
|4 weeks 22 hours ago||oh - right||
I meant "get worse."
|4 weeks 23 hours ago||IIRC||
Michigan's RPI will go down after it (knock on wood) beats the Howards of its schedule.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Recruits shouldn't pick a school because they grew up...||
...rooting for that school - unless of course that school is Michigan, which is a totally different situation.