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|3 hours 2 min ago||sh'yeah||
A cornucopia of delight
|20 hours 19 min ago||Didn't go over well. I was also really really high.||
Didn't go over well. I was also really really high.
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|20 hours 22 min ago||Who knew Texas had poets? I like it.||
Who knew Texas had poets? I like it.
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|22 hours 43 min ago||not well received||
Its OK, I once posted about playing Call of Duty.
|1 day 41 min ago||feelingsball||
sounds like deep down brian still has a little feelingsball left, in the most basic sense of the word. we care about sports. a lot. bravo on the excellent 2014 preview and thanks to the whole mgoteam!
|1 day 51 min ago||agree||
agree. brian put his balls to the wall on that one. fires me up and i'm buying on the bullish outlook for our D, but i'll eat a lemon if it hits!
|1 day 54 min ago||Oh but they do|
|1 week 3 days ago||qb||
swatted the qb like a fly
|1 week 4 days ago||kinda understand...||
I can appreciate the moral lesson of "dont punch ANYONE in the face." And with no legal knowledge to stand on, I think the court of law considers it an equal charge regardless of genders involved (pregnant women and domestic abuse aside)? That said, the court of public opinion has spoken: it's just not the same.
|1 week 4 days ago||schtickoma||
|1 week 4 days ago||seconded||
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||got here late||
Late to the thread but thought maybe no one would have suggested the 'Skins. That's my pick on account of the NFC (L)East as well.
|3 weeks 22 hours ago||The Pattern™||
I trust in the Pattern™
|3 weeks 1 day ago||Scarcely a negative word|
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Hey Now!||
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Riot Fest||
I've been hearing that opinion a lot around Chicago. For my money I'd probably agree, but it depends on your tastes. Festival experience be damned, Lolla has a solid lineup for rap/hip-hop, radio rock, EDM. Riot Fest is (or at least presents itself) more in the original "alternative" spirt of Lolla. No coincidence then that the man who created Lolla is headlining Riot Fest with Jane's Addiction.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||The Mantras||
Just saw the Mantras at the Tonic Room in Chicago on Saturday night. Pretty damn impressive show- they took maybe 90 seconds total across 3 "set breaks" but basically played non-stop for 2+ hours.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Oops||
I posted "Lowered Expectations" as a reply to the first reply, and now see I was beaten to the punch. Sorry for inadvertently stealing the reference and posting higher in the thread...
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Carlos Spicyweiner||
You'd be a great candidate for...
|8 weeks 3 days ago||Defender on sideline||
The defender who slipped was Besler. But he didn't slip so much as get boxed out at full speed, bouncing off the fresh-legged 6'3" Lukaku. Great hustle to recover before he appeared to get overzealous losing contain to De Bruyne's right foot. I agree that's forgiveable, especially since Besler was solid throughout.
Wondo's miss in the 91st is the bitter pill. That was our chance to steal it for Howard.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Like this one?||
Not a video, but...
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Appreciation|
|9 weeks 5 days ago||Burke's "Tat's"||
I'm not usually a grammar nazi but can't resist this one... what do Burke's tattoos have?
|12 weeks 2 days ago||first timer||
never been to a posbang before. showed up late cuz i'm shy. but i banged all of you.
|12 weeks 2 days ago||billy madison||
Touch her boobs? That's assault, brotha!
|12 weeks 4 days ago||When did I say that?||
I think the issue is that I've gotten off track a bit from the question of whether universities should be involved. I'm not sure how to approach that and recognize it does run the risk of apparent guilt without due process.
My issue is that "but what about the falsely accused!?" is used as a straw man for limiting societal efforts to prevent and properly punish sexual crimes. There just aren't any numbers to back up the claim that false accusations are a serious problem in our society that needs addressing. Meanwhile, a significant percentage of offenders get to "glide past due process" by never even appearing in a police station or court.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||understood||
I'm not the authority on which victimization is "worse," but the justice system (and society at large) already does a pretty good job of protecting people from punitive consequence for committing (and even moreso being falsely accused of) sexual offenses. Protecting the victims of those crimes? Seems like there is room for improvement. So I've taken my stand there and it seems you have as well.
I don't begrudge you for the opposing position, but it really runs the risk of minimizing the impact of sexual offense by emphasizing something like "for the rest of [the falesly accused] lives," as though being a victim of sexual offense doesn't carry consequence for the rest of one's life. Or that "there is a 100% difference between being the victim of false accusation, and not being one," as though there is no grey area between sexual misconduct charges from a university and a criminal conviction of rape.
I do agree that it's a huge unknown as to whether harsher prosecution (or anything that results in a greater number of falsely accused receiving punishment) would relate to any reduction in the number of sexual offenses committed overall. The larger issue of how to reduce sexual crimes on campus or in society at large (and whether or not universities have a place in that effort) is much more complex.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Well||
That's a system, it's just an imperfect one. And if I followed some earlier chatter that occured in the thread, one that applies in the state of Michigan? How the state reached that system is presumably a long series of decisions generated by events and thoughtful discourse of the nature we're all trying to have here. Again, I'm not a lawyer.
Though tempers have flared, I think everyone is agreement we should continue the discussion as a society in seek of perfection, or at least the semblance of consensus. Perhaps we're among the last few keeping it alive for tonight as this thread approaches a relatively civil 100 replies.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||and i would argue||
And I argue that it's easy to take your position when you've not been asked to bear the burden of being raped. Nor have I, but your theoretical condition upon which my argument holds water is ridiculous.
Listen, I absolutely agree that no one should be unjustly sentenced to the legal or social ramifications of false accusation; it would be an unimaginably horrifying scenario for me or my family. I also think no one should be unjustly sentenced to being a victim of sexual offense; even worse offense when the perpetratror suffers no repercussions. One of these sentences is vastly more common. In my opinion, its consequence is at a minimum equally as devastating. To me that makes the "what if it happened to you?" line pretty bogus. Yet I answered it, anyway, above.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Believe me||
Believe me, I understand that. The ramifications of a criminal conviction compared to sexual misconduct are demonstrably different. I'm just answering the hypothetical I was given by guthrie.