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|1 week 3 days ago||Yeah, because it's so lucky||
Yeah, because it's so lucky to lose a young blue chip recruit who was the most athletic kid in the state when he was in high school, and still has lots of potential to be a contributor (or better) in his upper classmen years. Real lucky.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Well they shouldn't be able||
Well they shouldn't be able to do that...before the subdivision was built the developer's lawyers would have gotten together with the municipality's lawyers to craft CCRs (rules) for the development to abide by, ie allowable driveway materials, architectural standards, minimum landscaping requirements, stormwater maintenance plans, etc. So they (and you) have to abide by that document.
You pay extra for the shared maintenance of stuff like detention, snow removal, landscaping.
I'm coming off like some crazy HOA lover, but I'm not. I work in the land development industry and deal with HOAs from time to time, so I've had the "opportunity" to learn about the banal intricacies of HOAs.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Haha, yes that is totally||
Haha, yes that is totally true. I've got two coworkers who both run theirs, and it is because they are huge control freaks who don't think other people can do anything right. And the weird thing is, they always complain about how much work it is...yet they continue doing it.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||You are probably mostly||
You are probably mostly joking, but I'll bite anyway. You know the people who run your HOA live in your development, right? AKA, they are your neighbors.
Then again, being on an HOA board is a volunteer position and is a ton of work. The smart move is to stay the hell away from it, so maybe you are right and only your moron neighbors volunteer to be on the board.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||That's a fair point and one I||
That's a fair point and one I would agree with - people with lower GPAs tend to undervalue the importance of a GPA, while people with higher GPAs tend to overvalue the importance of a GPA.
I think the GPA indicates that someone is a hard worker with intelligence, but says nothing about their adaptability, problem solving skills, ability to perform under pressure (deadlines), etc.
As for myself, I don't remember specifically what my college GPA was as that was over 10 years ago (typing that makes me feel depressingly old) and isn't something I've thought about in a long time. I believe it was somewhere in the low 3s, so definitely nothing to brag about.
Side note: it would be strange to me if we interviewed someone in their 30s and they still included their college GPA on their resume. It usually only comes up when applicants are fresh out of college.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||I think the fact that he||
I think the fact that he stuck with the team for so long is much more telling and a much bigger positive than the GPA. I work for a civil engineering firm and some of our biggest "lemon" hires over the years have been the "smartest" people with the highest GPAs.
Maybe this is due to a small sample size and I'm over-rating my personal experience, but at this point I'm very doubtful that GPAs have much of a correlation on how good of an employee someone will be.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||I did, too, and I read his||
I did, too, and I read one of his recent articles - written after the Minnesota game, talking about how the "honeymoon is over" and how 10-2 is a wild fantasy. It reminded me of Drew Sharp. I wonder if Harbaugh was taking a subtle shot at Biggers, making a vague reference to this negative & critical article.
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Cool, thanks for the||
Cool, thanks for the clarification and the correct link!
|18 weeks 6 days ago||Well, the game starts at 8 pm||
Well, the game starts at 8 pm so it looks like it will be right on time...
EDIT: Nevermind, apparently I can't read good, and I should probably try to learn to do other stuff good, too. My bad.
RE-EDIT: OK, I'm not crazy. The Michigan Insider just tweeted this same pic, except it said the storm would be over the DC area at 8 PM on Saturday. See here: https://twitter.com/michiganinsider/status/648844273710931968
|24 weeks 6 days ago||Always good to see a fellow||
Always good to see a fellow Knight on the board! Although I'll be honest, having graduated and moved out of state, it is much harder to follow / care anymore without having easy access to watching the games.
|25 weeks 6 days ago||I'm pretty sure OP is||
I'm pretty sure OP is implying that hockey players receive less coverage/media outrage than football players when facing rape allegations.
|36 weeks 3 days ago||So you just admitted to tax||
So you just admitted to tax fraud in an online public forum?! (Only kidding of course)
I'm an Illinois resident, and prior to this past year, Amazon didn't collect state tax on my purchases. But when filling out my taxes via turbo tax, the program specifically asks me if I've made any online purchases in the past year. I feel too guilty saying no, so I say yes. Anyway, I had several hundred dollars in Amazon purchases and I tested out the impact on my return by putting in $0 first before the real value, so I could see exactly how much my return would go down; it only went down about $30, so while it may seem like a big deal, it's impact is relatively small.
|38 weeks 6 hours ago||Sorry to disturb you, Andre.||
Sorry to disturb you, Andre. Thank you for your hot take - let's disagree with a stranger on the Internet and make over-arching conclusions about them!
In Season 1, Dany marries Khal Drogo at the behest of her brother, who essentially was holding her captive. As far as I remember, she never once consented to marry Khal, she was a prisoner, and she was given no other choice. That wedding night sex was definitely rape, in my view.
You bring up some interesting points about Littlefinger. I think Littlefinger is creepily in love with Sansa and sees himself marrying her down the road, and I believe he truly has her best interests at heart (I don't think he was aware of how evil Ramsay was when he came up with this plan). I think she trusts him and did not view herself as his prisoner - he did rescue her from Cersei after all. Maybe its Stockholme Syndrom, but I think she has positive feelings about him and did not feel trapped.
Maybe I'm wrong about the LF-Sansa dynamic and you have the right of it, and if so, it would be equivalent to the S1 Dany-Khal marriage, and I would change my opinion that it would be rape.
Ultimately, we are arguing semantics (which I realize is my fault, since I brought it up!) - we all have the same emotional response; we feel bad for Sansa that she had to endure that terrible wedding night, and we want bad things to happen to Ramsay. The difference is, I think Sansa willingly made a stunningly brave sacrifice to subject herself to some truly awful things, in order to kill the Boltons down the road and regain the north.
Is this the part where I over-simplify a nuanced conversation and say my take is 100% right and if you can't see that then you must be dumb? ;) Have a nice day, I hope I don't disturb you any further.
|38 weeks 18 hours ago||Fair points - maybe I am||
Fair points - maybe I am delving too far into it. I still think that she is playing the long game and knew (or at least suspected) that Ramsay was evil and it wouldn't be an easy journey. I am hopeful she will come out of this victorious and her sacrifice will have been worth it.
|38 weeks 18 hours ago||I agree with all you say||
I agree with all you say there. My only objection was to the term "rape" which I believe belittles Sansa's deliberate course of action. I think we are largely on the same page.
|38 weeks 19 hours ago||Do you think Sansa willingly||
Do you think Sansa willingly married Ramsay?
|38 weeks 19 hours ago||Why are you so quick to||
Why are you so quick to dismiss the possibility of Sansa rescuing theon? That would empower Sansa quite a bit.
|38 weeks 19 hours ago||Martin has discussed the||
Martin has discussed the series' ultimate end game with the show runners. They are aware of it and working towards it, and it should be the same for both.
|38 weeks 19 hours ago||Bender, thank you for your||
Bender, thank you for your truly thoughtful response. No sarcasm there.
|38 weeks 19 hours ago||Thank you for your reasoned||
Thank you for your reasoned and thoughtful response. I know this is a fictional show, but I will lay out the facts as they exist in this fictional universe:
|38 weeks 19 hours ago||I completely disagree that||
I completely disagree that this was rape. Sansa knew what she was getting in to. Several episodes ago when Littlefinger laid it out for her when they were overlooking Moat Cailin. When she agreed to this plan, she knew what would be required of her. What she didn't know was how sadistic Ramsay is, but she did know she would have to marry (and sleep with) him. In my view, she is making a courageous choice in order to regain her homeland and also to seek vengeance for her family.
|51 weeks 5 days ago||You missed the best||
You missed the best one!
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|51 weeks 5 days ago||Liam Neesons||
Liam Neesons is...my....SHIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII
|1 year 3 weeks ago||I think this gif might be||
I think this gif might be more appropriate...
|1 year 6 weeks ago||Ummm, isn't this actually the||
Ummm, isn't this actually the first day without search bits? And no, I am not handling it well. :(
Edit: I'm handling it so bad I forgot how to read good, and now I'm just hoping I didn't forget how to do other stuff good, too.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Well if you are worried about||
Well if you are worried about the Vikings, then I've got some bad news for you. Raiders are pirates. They marauded, murdered, raped, enslaved. Same with Buccaneers.
|1 year 7 weeks ago||Regardless of the mascot||
Regardless of the mascot controversy, I just want to point out that your analogy is all wrong. The name "Vikings" is an official historical name given to a people group, and it would be analogous to "Native Americans", which is the official historical name given to the indigenous peoples of North America.
The term "Redskin" is a slang term used to refer to Native Americans, and would be analogous to a slang term used to refer to Vikings. I am not aware of any slang terms for Vikings, though, so I can't give an example.
|1 year 9 weeks ago||This would be perfect. To||
This would be perfect. To fill out the staff, they could retain Hoke as DL coach, Mattison as LB coach, Woodson would retire from the NFL to be DBs coach, Tyrone Wheatley and Mike Hart would be co-RB coaches, and Borges and Heiko could even be brought on to be co-equipment managers.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||Yeah, I re-read yours after I||
Yeah, I re-read yours after I posted and was worried for a minute that I lost the ability to read. I completely agree with your comment with the new wording.
|1 year 11 weeks ago||"But you've lost the ability||
"But you've lost the ability to denounce any player for anything they do off the field."
My reading of this is that Brian is denouncing Clark's actions as despicable, but is pausing to consider the circumstances / context and basically saying, "Walk a mile in Clark's shoes before you judge." You can look at the situation as a whole - denounce a player's terrible actions and still hope they learn from it and improve their life.
I'm not sure what exactly your point is here? What is wrong with that? Maybe we should never denounce a college football player for their actions off the field without context?