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|2 years 15 weeks ago||I like to keep a mental list||
I like to keep a mental list of people I will "visit" when the inevitable breakdown of law and order occurs. It is a nice coping device, and works better for local vendettas, but it is also nice to put some national figures on it just because.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Hashtags||
|2 years 20 weeks ago||Yes. Illinois is an||
Yes. Illinois is an excellent school. FOR ME TO POOP ON!!!!!!
|2 years 21 weeks ago||I believe this happened sometime in the middle of||
I believe this happened sometime in the middle of the last decade. It annoys me as well, and I have never used "absolutely" in that context. Ever.
|2 years 22 weeks ago||I agree with you. The only||
I agree with you. The only thing I might add is that by doing so (committing early and then decommitting) you are banking on the honor of the coach (for instance, we know Hoke has not yet rescinded an offer to somebody who has committed) to keep that spot open for you. But by decommitting, or by continuing to visit other schools after committing, you are basically going back on your word. The non-binding early commitment is most likely the first time in a lot of these men's lives that they make a public promise backed by nothing else but their word. While some of them eventually prove to be incapable of keeping their word in the face of the inevitable options that open up for them down the road, the coach nonetheless has to keep his word or risk serious repercussions in future recruiting attempts. This is what angers me, and it is primarily a flaw of the system itself, for which I see no easy remedy. I realize it is pointless to get angry with these kids, but there is definitely an abuse of a trust relationship that goes on in these situations, albeit perhaps one into which these young men were ill prepared to enter.
|2 years 23 weeks ago||Just buckle the seatbelt.||
Just buckle the seatbelt. Your dog can sit on the buckled seatbelt just fine and it won't keep dinging.
EDIT: I just saw below that somebody beat me to this suggestion
|2 years 24 weeks ago||Don't need a chick-fil-a.||
Don't need a chick-fil-a. just get the mcdonalds southern style chicken sandwich. same. damn. thing.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Are you serious? Are you||
Are you serious? Are you really that angry about some perceived injustice being done to Donald Sterling that you want somebody to start punishing everyone who does something anti-social? The fact is, Sterling's racist tirade came dangerously close to costing the NBA many millions in lost revenues (from the narrowly avoided protest strike). That is why he was punished so severely. It was not some imaginary "PC Police" run amok. It was not a result of the wimpening of America or some of the other bullshit I hear from idiots at my office. It was done by his immediate peer group. Do you want all ex-NBA players to ban Shaq from the annual Ex-NBA player cookout for life? Would that make you happy?
It seems like certain people here are upset because a rich something-something old man got his comeuppance for racist behavior that is probably typical in his circles.
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Nobody pays tax on||
Nobody pays tax on scholarships. Nobody pays tax on benefits (health insurance particularly). Should a form of monetary compensation be devised, that would presumably be taxable and withholding taxes would be taken out.
Your comment is the definition of "concern trolling".
|2 years 25 weeks ago||Little Brother will neber get||
Little Brother will neber get old. Staee will never get old. Would you have us refer to them as "THE Michigan State Spartans"? Or perhaps maybe "Our Lords"? No. Little Brother refers to their mindset. They could go 10-0 against us the next decade and the chip would still be on their shoulder. The inferiority complex is not going anywhere, nor is their fear of our inevitable rise.
|2 years 27 weeks ago||So....I got $200. Anybody||
So....I got $200. Anybody else down? I say we go out and get us the best players money can buy. Seriously, hit me up.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Or the NLRB?||
Or the NLRB?
|2 years 28 weeks ago||Just because you say somebody||
Just because you say somebody is not an employee does not mean that they are not an employee, for instance under IRS guidelines. The determination of whether or not an individual is an employee depends on objective facts and circumstances, and not on what some half-wit Ohio legislator declares.
|2 years 28 weeks ago||The only thing that could||
The only thing that could make this gif better is if there were some Wolverines caught laughing at that shot in real time.
|2 years 29 weeks ago||I guess it is one of||
I guess it is one of America's top schools....top 100. Pretty nasty place all told. From the high-rise projects feel of Hubbard hall to the 1970s Soviet architecture elsewhere, it has this cold industrialized vibe. They have a number of buildings in the center of their campus which literally appear to be falling apart. Their clock/bell tower or whatever it is they call it belongs on the campus of a community college. The only really nice looking facilities are the ones lining Grand River Avenue. The city of East Lansing is also unappealing. Basically one main avenue with a few sidestreets jutting off of it thronged by an immense student ghetto. Shitty restaurants are all that is to be found. The Red Cedar River reeks of sewage. Their stadium is a joke, much like the guy in the trailer park who has a 65 inch plasma screen on his wall. It is essentially a deteriorating concrete mess with Kowalski sausage signs plastered everywhere and a giant Toro lawnmower sign featured prominently. People are constantly getting killed by the train that runs to the south of campus.I guess Breslin is nice though.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||http://www.amazon.com/X-Men-D||
This is a recent reissue, but essentially it was a story line from the early 1980s incolving alternate timelines. Great story, but the alternate timeline stuff really makes it difficult to comprehend the Marvel Universe as a whole.
|2 years 30 weeks ago||I thought the same thing.||
I thought the same thing. Looked like a mini running back on that final play
|2 years 31 weeks ago||*||
|2 years 31 weeks ago||One of the typical lines of||
One of the typical lines of attack on Warren Buffet's supposedly hypocritical opinion on the inheritance tax (he believes it should be increased) is that it forces heirs to sell, amongst other things, their inherited statkes in companies in order to pay the inheritance tax. Warren Buffet, being rich, is then in a position to scoop up those assets at fire sale prices. I find this idea to be laughable.
First, it is not as if Buffet is given first crack at any company that comes up for sale. He could of course outbid all comers for the company, but that is hardly his style. Second (as a CPA), I have seen some instances where a decedent's estate had to sell assets in order to pay the estate tax. However, and this fact has been noted by others besides me, the idea that family businesses are being auctioned off left and right to pay the estate tax is, with one or two exceptions, a piece of fiction. All of the individuals whose estates will owe the tax are worth, at the very least, several million dollars. THese types of people, almost without exception, hold highly diversified portfolios. There are usually plenty of liquid asets around to pay the tax.
More to the point, it seems to also turn out that the heirs want to cash out anyway. They want the value that has built up in these companies, and so it seems like they are most often sold relatively soon after the death of the decedent, after all estae taxes have been paid.
I have not really seen any argument that claims that Buffet is a hypocrite on these matters that really withstands any scrutiny. Do you know any?
|2 years 31 weeks ago||Yes. But he owns many many||
Yes. But he owns many many shares of Berkshire Hathaway which are valued at many billions of dollars, amongst other assets. His salary may be lower than one might expect, but if he needs cash all he has to do is unload a few shares and viola, millions appear in his bank account.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||I don't think we are that||
I don't think we are that flighty, and he did have a point. It seems as if we hear (such as with Wimbush yesterday) that basically anybody with an Ohio offer is a presumed Ohio lean. I hardly think that we are so presumptuous (at least most of us here, and not the M posters on MLive for instance) as to automatically assume that a Michigan offer makes somebody an instant Michigan lean (assuming they have other decent offers). However, that type of thinking seems to be par for the course for OSU fans.
|2 years 32 weeks ago||But what about Malik||
But what about Malik Mcdowell?
|2 years 33 weeks ago||That's good enough for||
That's good enough for Sparty!
|2 years 33 weeks ago||I would assume that after the||
I would assume that after the $$ is agreed upon, a lot of these contracts are mostly canned language. He will definitely want an attorney to look it over, but he does not have to hand over a good portion of his earnings to somebody who would most likely look at other top d-lineman contracts and negotiate something along those lines. Basically "I am a top d-line player. Other top d-line players get x. I want x or maybe even x times 1.025. Fair enough?"
|2 years 33 weeks ago||Really scUMmer? Why don't||
Really scUMmer? Why don't you go back to talking about your prehistoric National Championships, recruiting championships and September Heismans.
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|2 years 33 weeks ago||Hmmm...I am going to wait to||
Hmmm...I am going to wait to see what Dickie V thinks before I take such a bold step.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Gotta watch Trailer Park||
Gotta watch Trailer Park Boys
|2 years 38 weeks ago||Gary Harris has not been to a||
Gary Harris has not been to a Final Four. Spike has tho...
|2 years 38 weeks ago||His analysis of the two||
His analysis of the two programs is the idiotic icing on the nonsense cake. If anything, M is pulling even with MSU after many years in the wilderness, a wilderness they arrived in due entirely to events which transpired under the nose of Steve Fisher. The "family atmosphere" he cites is nothing more than the end result of having the same coach there for over 30 years (counting his time as an assistant). We could have had that too had we not had to shitcan Steve Fisher for Weber's and others misdeeds. He could still be here today for Christ's sake. Jalen feels shafted, and rightly so in some ways. But he needs to be an adult and realize that the glory that he was a part of was due in part to the fact that ineligible players were on the court. He should stop blaming the athletic dept. or whomever and look inside. I am sure he will get his recognition at some point in time, but I am afraid that it wil only come after he has embarassed himself countless times while slandering the University we love in the process.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||He kind of sounded like Chris||
He kind of sounded like Chris Collinsworth on Madden NFL 2011