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|3 days 12 hours ago||This may be toeing the line||
This may be toeing the line of politics, but if you're using marijuana as an example of how employment laws are tilted in favor of employers, you're making a weak argument. Of all the things that employers could screen employees for, marijuana is way down the list of "oppressive" things. This is a non-issue for a lot of people and makes logical sense. And your examples below of the benefits of marijuana are clearly exceptions to the rule. Most people don't need it for medical reasons.
|3 days 15 hours ago||That was going to be my||
That was going to be my question. I just wonder if his hamstrings will ever be strong enough to be able to play. He's got to be so discouraged, feel bad for the guy.
|3 days 15 hours ago||Sam's team, by position||
|3 days 15 hours ago||Both would be nice, actually.||
Both would be nice, actually. I like seeing the order the players were drafted in, because that sheds light on who's standing out. But you're right, it would also be nice to see by position. I'll work on it, unless someone else beats me to it.
|3 days 15 hours ago||What does this even mean? How||
What does this even mean? How is the century we are living in relevant to the argument? Are employers not within their rights to expect their employees to show up to work sober-minded and ready to contribute, regardless of what year it is? As others have said in this thread already, weed impairs your judgment/cognitive ability. From our friend Don, down in this thread:
I don't see what the big deal is with employers having standards and expecting their employees to live up to them.
|4 days 12 hours ago||It's over my head||
|6 days 11 hours ago||HEY EVERYBODY!||
IT'S A NEGBANG!!!
|6 days 13 hours ago||Also the cut the cord||
I will say though that if you're not careful about it, you can very easily end up paying more than you would for cable + internet. I think one thing people sometimes overlook is the requirement of having internet speeds fast enough to be able to stream HD content. For me, I've got 15 mbps from Time Warner and that's worked well. You need to factor that into the total cost though, then evaluate whether everything else you pay for is cheaper than cable. Here's my setup:
The only thing missing in there is BTN (and I suppose HBO, but I wouldn't pay for HBO even if I got cable). A comparable cable and internet package would cost $89.99/month (before taxes and not including the monthly fee for renting the cable box). So I pay less than I would for internet + cable, and I have more control over what I watch.
The struggle always comes down to live sports (and I suppose HBO, but I've never been into HBO content so I don't care about that). As others have said, this can be mitigated by leveraging friendships (that sounds terrible) and local sports bars (though keep in mind this won't be free either, as you'll likely spend money on food/beer).
Another requirement is to have some sort of device to get the content on your TV. Thankfully, there is a plethora of options now, between Chromecast, Roku, Fire TV, Apple, etc, but that will be an up-front cost if you don't already have one.
|1 week 2 days ago||Last years playoffs, and you||
What's an example of this? I watched the playoffs (was at game 3 in person :/) and don't remember anything egregious.
|1 week 2 days ago||Cool. Feel free to drop me an||
Cool. Feel free to drop me an email at matthewdpretty[at]gmail[dot]com.
|1 week 2 days ago||Interesting||
Is he as crazy and eccentric in real life as his public persona makes him out to be? And let me just say that I love T-Mobile and have been an extremely happy customer since I switched from Verizon in 2013...but I have no idea how you guys stay in business.
|1 week 2 days ago||OK, dumb question, I know,||
OK, dumb question, I know, but are you positive that you're entering the correct password? Assuming you are, I'd try a couple things:
If it still fails after trying both of those things, I'm not sure what else you could try. I've been able to log in and post without issue.
|1 week 2 days ago||I also have T-Mobile. Maybe||
I also have T-Mobile. Maybe John Legere is a Michigan fan and has hijacked the app to only work on T-Mobile's network!
|1 week 2 days ago||If we're going to be||
If we're going to be technical, it should actually be META.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yeesh. The backlash here is a||
Yeesh. The backlash here is
|1 week 2 days ago||This would be fantastic. I've||
This would be fantastic. I've got experience as a software BA, so if you want another set of eyes for testing/feedback, I'd be happy to assist. I'm also in a lull at my current job, so I've got time on my hands.
|1 week 2 days ago||If it can be done easily,||
If it can be done easily, then sure. Not at the top of my priority list though.
|1 week 2 days ago||I use the Android app all the||
I use the Android app all the time without issue, on both WiFi and cellular. Really, the only complaint I have is that you can't start a new thread from the app.
I have Nexus 5 running stock Lollipop 5.1, though it's worked well for me on every OS version I've had on the phone.
Btw, the only time the app crashes for me is when I try to open a thread that has been deleted by a mod. For some reason, not all threads and comments that get removed by a mod get removed on the app. Other than that, I am able to read and reply to posts without issue.
|1 week 2 days ago||Yes, those are images. I've||
Yes, those are images. I've noticed that too, and it doesn't happen for every one, but I don't think there's any way to avoid it.
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't understand the||
I don't understand the criticism of Ausmus. I think he's a fine manager. How about the fact that he just declared Price the Opening Day starter? First time since 2008 that it will be someone other than Verlander, and Verlander's healthy. If that doesn't say "I'm willing to shake things up and not be handcuffed by tradition or favor the veterans", I don't know what does.
|1 week 2 days ago||I don't know. My expectations||
I don't know. My expectations are not as high as they've been the past few years. I think that's mainly due to the downgraded rotation, and I don't know that the bullpen will be much better than last year's group. Who knows though, relievers tend to be weird and hard to predict.
For the rotation, I have more optimism that Verlander will be better than he has been the past two years. At the moment, I'm willing to chalk up his struggles to dealing with injuries. He's now coming off a good offseason and should be healthy. We need Sanchez to stay healthy, he's a very good pitcher. David Price will be stellar. I am growing more and more optimistic about Greene. He throws strikes and pitched well for NY last year, and his career has shown steady improvement as he's moved up through each level of competition. Bright future for him. I don't have high expectations for Simon. I think his first half last year was an abberation and his performance this year will likely be more in line with his second half (which is an average pitcher). As long as he maintains that, he'll be someone who can eat least eat innings at the back end of the rotation.
The offense, as has been the case for a while now, hinges entirely on Cabrera and Martinez. I heard the other night that both are on track to be ready for Opening Day. That means it will likely take them time to ramp up, but it's a dangerous lineup with them, Kinsler, Cespedes, JD Martinez (can he sustain it?), and Castellanos (if he continues to improve). James McCann is swinging a hot bat this spring and making a case for the backup (if not primary, depending on Avila's health/batting performance) catcher spot.
Defensively, I think they are much improved. Just having Iglesias back will be a good thing. As others have said, he and Kinsler will be solid up the middle, and Iglesias may be able to mitigate some of Castellanos' limited range. The outfield has some good arms, and hey, they can't be any worse than the days when we were throwing Delmon Young and Ryan Raburn out there.
Who knows what the bullpen will do? I think Soria needs to be the closer, and Nathan needs to be limited. Unless Nathan majorly turns things around, I would not be surprised if he gets cut at some point during the season. Rondon has the potential, he just needs to stay healthy and throw strikes. Other than that, the strategy seems to be "bring in as many relievers as possible, because hey, not all of them can be terrible, right? Right guys?...Guys?" The bullpen has to get better if this team is going to seriously compete for the WS though.
Overall, there's a part of me that feels like last year was the beginning of the end for this era of the Tigers team. We've been spoiled with all of the top notch players that DD has brought in, but they've struggled to get serviceable-enough role players to fill in the gaps. Maybe this team puts it all together and makes a run, but I don't think it's there. I think Cleveland will win the division, with Detroit, KC, and Chicago duking it out for second place. Minnesota is still a few years away. If it weren't for the second wild card, I would say the Tigers miss the playoffs, but that second spot gives them a chance.
|1 week 3 days ago||How is LSU a 1 seed in that?||
How is LSU a 1 seed in that? Their helmet is not that good.
Doesn't matter though, because the championship will inevitably come down to Michigan vs. Texas. These things have been done before and it always comes down to Michigan and Texas.
|1 week 3 days ago||Where is Victor?||
And what is his vector?
|1 week 3 days ago||I still disagree with your||
I still disagree with your point that this somehow makes Brady Hoke a bad person. Yes, it's probably true that Gardner would be in a better position heading into this draft if he had played under Harbaugh for 4 years - what does that have to do with people believing that Brady Hoke is a good person, and what does Brady Hoke still getting paid have to do with it? The outcome of Gardner being in a tough position headed into the draft is just tough luck. It's unfortunate and I really hope he does well, but that's just the way things shake out sometimes. Not everybody can be coached by someone like Jim Harbaugh.
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm guessing you're not a||
I'm guessing you're not a Saints fan?
|1 week 4 days ago||I'm imagining this exchange||
I'm imagining this exchange taking place between Mr. Rogers and the Lakers fan bro. It fits.
|1 week 4 days ago||Yeah, seems to me that the||
Yeah, seems to me that the conversion rate would be so low on this that teams wouldn't want to waste time trying. Every attempt would essentially just be a jump ball to the end zone or a hook & ladder play. Maybe if they made it like a 5 on 5 thing from the 50 yard line, that might be more interesting. Doesn't really seem plausible though, and seems like a gimmick they would have tried in the XFL or something.
|1 week 4 days ago||just think of how many kids||
I negged you because that has zero bearing on Hoke being a good and nice guy. He didn't willingly or maliciously undercoach these guys. He's not off somewhere cackling with glee that Gardner's likely to go undrafted next April. He genuinely cared about the Michigan program, the athletes, and his coaches. He was just in over his head as a head coach. That doesn't make him a bad person.
|1 week 4 days ago||Coincidentally, I just||
Coincidentally, I just stumbled across this:
I think that picture proves your point and shows what I was thinking. I was picturing the images I've seen of Sounders fans just going nuts over their team, and that's evident here...but it also shows that it's nowhere near the level of popularity of football. That stadium would be packed if the Seahawks were playing. I guess I fell for the perception.
|1 week 4 days ago||Not that I know anything, but||
Not that I know anything, but I agree with this. And it's for this reason that I am still optimistic with Morris. I think eventually, something will click with him and he's just going to take off. He's got the natural leadership ability and is a smart kid, and he's obviously got the arm, it's just something in his head that's off. Once that clicks in his head, I think he's going to do really well. I have a confidence now with Harbaugh that it's just a matter of when, not if, this happens.