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|2 weeks 4 days ago||I realize this make no sense||
But as a life long Browns fan I am at a point where I hate everything about this team and organization. Is there any redeeming value in being a Browns Fan?
|4 weeks 2 days ago||The problem with the number||
Starts with the one in 3.5 million number. Individuals who never fly are being counted there. General aviation has a very high accident rate relative to other forms of travel. The odds of someone being in two small plane crashes are still really low but not that low. Google tells us the following:
Car travel has 0.588 fatalities per million hours driven
Airline travel has 1.6 fatalities per million hours flown
General aviation has 11.2 fatalities per million hours flown
|5 weeks 5 days ago||This is confusing||
You can be fired by the British for being too British? Screaming at someone for 30 minutes because they can't magically reopen the kitchen for you seems like normal behavior for an old British dude. What's next. Are they going to fire someone for yelling at some waiter in Paris for not speaking English?
|6 weeks 1 day ago||This is the worst advice ever||
Don't hire a lawyer and throw yourself on the mercy of the court? I'm sure the local prosecutor (an elected official in a high profile case) will respect that and go easy on you. Of course that felony conviction on your record won't cause you any problems with future employers once you explain how you did the right thing and did not hide behind a lawyer.
|6 weeks 1 day ago||No reason to fight||
Unless the prosecutor wants to get carried away and push for a felony conviction. Me guess is they will take any deal that avoids a felony on their record. Cooperate, take a big fine, lots of community service maybe a few weekends in jail. That would be a fair punishment and my guess is such a deal will be worked out relatively quickly.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||The loss of youth football||
Losing Pop Warner and other youth football should not do that much damage to the game. The only concern is the trend where parents have their kids specialize in a sport year round at an early age. High School is the big risk as that is essentially a required feeder into college programs.
Any decline in football will be a long term event. You could see some states (California most likely) see a large number of school districts give up on the game due to legal/insurance cost and health concerns. It would not surprise me to see some southern states (TX, AL, etc.) jump to the defense of the sport and attempt to legislatively limit the liability of youth and high school football organizations.
In the end the sport becomes increasingly regional and popularity falls. I am not arguing that football goes away in the next ten years. It is very possible that the game has reached its peak in popularity and will be begin a slow decline that plays out over the next 25 to 50 years.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Same thing for me||
One of the first companies I worked for had an investment banking operation. The guys on that side of the business were very vocal about every e-mail being discoverable and making sure you would be comfortable testifying about it in court. They also pointed out that looking at your e-mail from the perspective of an attorney who was not on your side provides a good guide to what you should and should not say as well as how you say it.
At this point the only e-mail I send around potentially controversial and highly sensitive topics is “call me”
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Electronic Communication||
This may sound a little paranoid but why can’t people figure out that nothing is really private once it’s in electronic form. Think your boss is incompetent, a customer is an a hole, a co-worker is hot? Need to organize a cover-up of some illegal recruiting activities or bury an untimely arrest of a key player? Don’t put this in a freakin e-mail. That racist or sexist joke that was just so funny you had to share – e-mail, twitter, Facebook is probably not a good idea. That hilarious picture of you taking a massive bong hit. You might not want that to live forever on the internet.
Before you place anything on-line or in an e-mail just assume that anyone you don’t want to see it will. If you have questionable things you want to share and/or discuss with others try talking face to face or using a phone. This is not to excuse the reprehensible behavior of taking photos of passed out girls but merely to point out how stupid people seem to be about modern communication technology.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Why is this so hard to figure out?||
1) Don’t do illegal and/or morally reprehensible things
2) If you do engage in these activities it might not be a good idea to document them and post evidence on-line.
Society does appreciate that your level of stupidity makes it much easier to identify and punish you though.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Who are these Hoke & RR Individuals?||
I think we just beat Tim Tebow in a bowl game and now Jim Harbaugh is our coach. Everything seems great to me. I do need to figure out who these children are and why they are in my house. Other than that this approach seems to be working fine for me. You should try it out.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||That's not what I was saying||
I am not into simply not questioning rules because they are the rules. I think we have too many laws and too many people under the thumb of the criminal justice system. I believe in many cases our system is creating more harm then it is preventing.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Problem with Assume||
They are of course right that essentially everyone who gets a DUI has drank and drove in the past. The legal system however is supposed to be based on evidence and what they can prove. Assumptions should not be part of it.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Understand why he is suspended||
At the same time the alcohol testing as part of probation is BS. It's not illegal to drink. It's illegal to drink and drive. Suspend his license and fine him. If he does it again throw the hammer down and put him in jail for awhile.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||Being careful and slow change||
It is fine to be careful and think about the ramifications of change if that is really what's happening. The other way to look at that is that those making the money today are using that argument to protect their interest and drag out change until they retire.
|6 weeks 6 days ago||It's an opinion piece||
The whole thing is built on pointing out the absurdity of the other side of the argument. The ease with which this approach works says something about the other side of the argument. I love college sports but can still see that many things about it are screwed up.
|7 weeks 3 days ago||Tampa and Legoland||
Going to the parents in Tampa. The Lego Movie marketing device has worked effectively on the five year old so we also have to spend a day at Legoland. Good point is we can skip Disney as a result which saves some significant money.
|9 weeks 12 hours ago||Would he stay?||
I thought Hoyer played well until the center got hurt and the running game fell apart. At the point the lack of receivers and the alleged interference by the owner/gm doomed him. If he can get picked up by another team why stay with Cleveland?
|9 weeks 5 days ago||We will take that challenge||
The Browns can hold their own against any team in the worst franchise argument. I would open with the time the team moved to another city and won a title while Cleveland waited three years to get an awful expansion team.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Because they pay him||
He can do what ever he wants with his site but he has to follow their terms and conditions if he wants to get paid by their ad program.
|10 weeks 4 days ago||Games I attended||
I am going to go with the games I attended spin on it
|10 weeks 5 days ago||No. Just the Browns||
I have had the pleasure of watching every other sports team I care about win a championship (U of M basketball & football, Pistons, Red Wings, Tigers). Hell I even attended the crazy play-in game my other MLB team, the Rockies, won against San Diego in 13 innings. At least that crappy organization could provide one moment of joy. In many ways I am a spoiled sports fan.
My first sports memory involved the Browns and it was always the team I most wanted to see win it all. Unfortunately it’s never going to happen because rooting for the Browns is a f-ing curse. I still watch them and am a fan. I have just resigned myself to the team never winning, because they never will.
The best decision I made regarding the Browns was allowing my kids to become Bronco fans (We live in Denver). At least I can end the curse in my family. Also I think my perspecive as a life long Browns fan makes me a very good sports fan. Rooting for the worst organization in pro sports gives you an excellent perspective on your other teams.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||You must be young||
I have learned a few things about being a Browns fan over the years.
1) It’s always worse than it looks.
2) Don’t ever assume it can’t get worse – it will
3) Hope is bad for Browns fans – it only adds to the ongoing misery
4) Never, ever declare a game is won until the clock reads 0:00
5) The week before the 1986 AFC championship game – listening to the bleacher bums sing Bernie, Bernie on the radio – will be the happiest I will ever be as a Browns fan.
6) F. John Elway
7) Make peace with the fact you will never see a Browns championship
8) This is somehow Jim Brown’s fault (this is my dad’s theory but I remain unclear on why)
|10 weeks 5 days ago||No||
I am a life long Browns fan.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Just make them go away||
They should contract the team. They will never win. After over a decade of being the worst run franchise in pro sports they get a new owner and he is worse then the last owner.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Northeast students||
The number of students admitted from the Northeast is excessive. It creates an east coast subculture on campus that detracts from the overall culture
|11 weeks 2 days ago||Folsum Field 2000?||
I saw them in Boulder at the football stadium. I have never been around that many annoying people in my life. The crowd of frat Bros yelling I love you Dave was way beyond annoying
|11 weeks 3 days ago||You have a screwed up world view||
If I look at the page I see pictures of a clearly very sick infant who later died. I also see that they originally set up the fund to help with the expenses of caring for a child in the ICU which seems legitimate. Missing work, staying at the hospital, etc., can be very expensive. After the child died they asked for donations to cover final cost and indicated they would donate excess money to research on the condition. This all seems legitimate.
If you think it’s a scam fine. Don’t donate. What is disturbing is that you appear so certain that it’s a scam (without evidence to back this up) you feel it is your responsibility to persuade others from donating. That’s fucked up. Everybody asking for some help in this world is not running a scam. Most are not and it’s not your job to help everyone identify scams.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Thanks for providing this service||
Funeral arrangements are something new parents never expect to deal with. You and others in this profession provide a much needed service. Providing this service for free or at a large discount to parents in this difficult situation is greatly appreciated. Thank you
|11 weeks 3 days ago||I am not asking for anything||
I was reacting to your implication that the parents are running a scam which is highly inappropriate and based on pure conjecture on your part. Beyond that the discussion clearly indicates there is confusion about the nature of the death benefit and who provides it. Many posters offered clear advice on the source of this confusion and offered some insight on how to resolve it. They were being helpful while you went off on some tangent about allocation of resources.
|11 weeks 3 days ago||Really?||
If you read the discussion it sounds like there is a benefit available to the military that does pay for a funeral and life insurance for a lost infant. There may be some confusion related to signing up for that benefit and how it's administered.