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|2 days 7 hours 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...
|2 days 8 hours ago||Carlos Spicyweiner||
You'd be a great candidate for...
|1 week 2 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.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||Like this one?||
Not a video, but...
|2 weeks 10 hours ago||Appreciation|
|2 weeks 4 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?
|5 weeks 1 day ago||first timer||
never been to a posbang before. showed up late cuz i'm shy. but i banged all of you.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||billy madison||
Touch her boobs? That's assault, brotha!
|5 weeks 3 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.
|5 weeks 3 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.
|5 weeks 3 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.
|5 weeks 3 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.
|5 weeks 3 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.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yes||
So my options are A) go to prison for a falsely accused sexual offense or B) no longer lobby this blog for any action that reduces the number of sexual offenses that occur (even if it means A is incrementally more likely for everyone)? Well sure I'd take B if those are my only 2 choices, but in actuality that's not how it works.
Or maybe I'll just say "yes." If I were falsely convicted for a sexual crime, I would go to prison. Or possibly kill myself if I had the chance. Like rape victims sometimes attempt- to the tune of 13 percent, per suicide.org. I dunno if they have an angle or not, it's just the first Google result. This blog likes data over perception. Show me the data on outcomes for the falsely accused.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Yup||
Solving that conundrum is what what the justice system is designed to do, but it'll never be perfect. Not until we have robot lawyers and judges, at least.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||I'm already assuming that||
I'm already assuming that risk by having sex, it's just an extremely low one relative to the odds of getting raped and seeing no justice for the perpertrator. But as tough as it is to make such decisions, I'm willing to accept a small increase in the number of falsely accused having their lives ruined if it leads to a significant reduction in the number of rapes total.
It's a callously practical position as much as a serious attempt to look at it from the female perspective. I'm a male, but I think any (and all) discussion optimally includes perspectives from both sides and this forum skews heavily one way.
As I already stressed, my issue is reality versus anecdote. I realize false accusations occur, but my admittedly cursory research suggests its pretty uncommon compared to rapists seeing no legal or social consequence. Whether and how a university/legal system can solve that underlying issue is another debate. The solution is not so simple and I admire but don't envy the difficult task of sorting it out.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Straw man||
I think this is a bit of a straw man. The flip side of your tale is exceedingly more common: the girl gets raped and has to live with that while the male guy goess to the next party.
I certainly fall on the side of the fence that says being raped is worse than being falsely accused of rape, but I'm willing to entertain the counter-argument. My issue is that your scenario is pretty rare while rape is an unfortunately popular behavior.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||Question||
Which is the worse (and far more common) injustice to the innocent: being sent to prison or getting raped and watching "the guilty people walk"? To present what may be a reasonable summary of the question:
|5 weeks 4 days ago||thanks||
Clearly I need to re-visit the trilogy. Er... parts I and II at least.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||i'm with you||
Good question. I would like 2 shirts and an HTTV e-copy, no physical copy. Last year there was some flexibility but this year the options seemed more rigid.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Long nap||
Guessing I missed a reference here... but Ty Isaac is visiting tomorrow.
That's gonna be a long nap...
|6 weeks 2 days ago||Sponsorship?||
I was about to make a contribution yesterday when it occurred to me that some pure Beveled Guilt must result in a higher return for the blog*. I always like a new MGoShirt, but aside from a few HTTV articles I may or may not have much interest in (if I want to read Craig Ross I'll just buy his book), some variation of the information will pop up on here anyway.
Also might have been a bad idea to announce the Draft Street sponsorship, especially since it didn't come with specifics other than whatever they are providing "won't show up on Kickstarter.
* Rest assured it will be one or both. Given the amount of time I spend on here while at the office, I consider it employer-subsidized funding.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Well...||
I mean... surely you must be aware, as noted by the OP, that the Michigan difference just produced the same type of error. Apparently it's not about Michigan or Ohio... the Amercian educational system isn't deilvering.
|6 weeks 3 days ago||Spellcheck is your friend||
Does photoshop not have spellcheck?
Tho they did spell his last name correctly, OP...
|9 weeks 6 days ago||Spice?||
Good stuff, Seth. The numbers sure back up the stereotype that Lacrosse kids like to party. But let me assure you, no one is smoking synthetic marijuana.
|10 weeks 5 hours ago||Paging Dr. KateHate||
Expecting Buccaneer_9 to pop in with his standard Kate Upton hate-crusade post in 3... 2... 1...
|11 weeks 3 days ago||missed opportunity||
wish i'd thought to add, "the kid really left us hanging" before you got your reply in. wordplay > whining.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||this is the worst||
this is the worst news related to chads since 2000
|11 weeks 4 days ago||F*** YOU JOBU||
from a little gem of a flick called Major League
|11 weeks 4 days ago||appreciate his time here, but...||
I feel a little guilty making personal evaluations with limited insight, but the evidence at hand suggests he is equally well-described as a "great talent" as a "hipster meathead douche." To be fair, it can take awhile to mature in both respects and I hope he becomes a respected performer in the league and excellent representative for the school.