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|2 days 19 hours ago||That's like the North Korea||
That's like the North Korea of analogies.
|5 days 10 hours ago||I'd say it depends on what||
I'd say it depends on what you're looking for. People will disagree about what is the best/fanciest, so I'd also break it down by food.
Steak - Chop House. Fancy vibe (in my opinion it has the fanciest "vibe") although all of thse are pretty fancy and I've done anniversaries/celebrations at them.
Italian - I'd go Earle over Gratzi. Both are good, Earle slightly fancier in my opinion. Also French menu items too more than just Italian like Gratzi.
Asian - Pacific Rim
American - Logan
Mexican - Prickly Pear. Not as fancy, but if you want Mexican go there.
Of course, I'd try to talk my wife into Mr. Spots - chicken fingers w/ honey mustard + wings? Done. Maybe not for a wedding anniversary because I do like myself a good foodie spend, but find another excuse for that.
|6 days 7 hours ago||UM is a hybrid entity, and||
UM is a hybrid entity, and the atheltic department is not a covered entity. Therefore any health information they have can be disclosed without violating the Privacy Rule.
I'm not sure how UM handles it, but likely they do what many other universities do - have student athletes sign HIPAA authorizations to disclose to coaches and other individuals in the AD. Because those individuals are not covered entities, they can then disclose it.
It's that simple.
|6 days 7 hours ago||Only "covered entities" are||
Only "covered entities" are subject to the Privacy Rule under HIPAA. UM is a "hybrid entity" meaning that some portions of it are a covered entity, some are not. For example (I'm generalizing here) the health care systems are while the athletic department is not. A non-covered entity is not subject to the Privacy Rule and can disclose health information.
Most universities require players to sign a HIPAA Authorization that allows the covered entities (health care providers) to disclose PHI to the coaches, trainers, athletic departments, etc. Once there, those individuals can disclose without violating HIPAA.
|6 days 8 hours ago||Harbaugh actually has great||
Harbaugh actually has great traits for responding to interviews - he pauses to think about a question before just blurting out an answer. Unfortunately that doesn't play that well for media and especially for radio. You could tell by the end Cowherd was sick of it. Harbaugh paused for a second after Cowherd went on a rant and that was it. Cowherd even complained about the "pauses" at the end. In an in-person interview you can see Harbaugh is just taking a second to respond.
Of course, the other issue is that I just don't think Harbaugh is the type of coach to give some fluffy open-ended spiel on national radio on why Michigan is good. He's going to give that to the kids he wants to recruit. Watch under a minute of Jim Harbaugh interviews and you'd know that about him. Cowherd didn't do his homework to understand how to task questions.
That, and I just don't think Harbaugh likes giving interviews that much.
Colin Cowherd. Crappy radio host does a crappy interview. This is hilariously non-newsworthy.
|1 week 20 hours ago||Yikes. There's one thing I||
Yikes. There's one thing I don't need to be resurrected...
|1 week 20 hours ago||Somebody being his||
Somebody being his parents.
Ahhh the sweet sweet sweet taste of nepotism.
|1 week 23 hours ago||I had seats third row up my||
I had seats third row up my senior year (Row A maybe? Can't remember now), and I could tell when the camera was focused on my section - it's never that far away in nearly every set up.
|1 week 1 day ago||Yeah - if this has been||
Yeah - if this has been already worked out, then no problem there.
If it hasn't already been worked out, then the AD might not be too happy with that statement.
My guess is for it to come from an official Wisconsin Basketball Twitter (which that appears to be?) then the AD saw it and was okay with it. Or some intern isn't having a great.
|1 week 5 days ago||Understand the point on the||
Understand the point on the alleged closeness of RR and Bacon. But I also feel its inaccruate to say that Three and Out "assigns RichRod no blame" - hopefully you're just being hyperbolic there, if not, there probably is no point debating because we're not going to agree on how to read what is written in that book.
Besides, Carr being blamed for his wrongs does not mean RR didn't do things wrong either. They are not mutually exclusive, but that always seems to get lost in this debate.
|1 week 6 days ago||Okay, but "massive damage to||
Okay, but "massive damage to his earnings potential" is not a cause of action . You can't just sue someone unless there is grounds to do so (well okay, you technically CAN, but it won'g go very far). So saying "he cost me money" isn't good enough. "he cost me money because he defamed me" might be, if you can prove it.
He'd have to find some way he could file a civil suit against the NFL, such as defamation, tortious inference with a business relationship, intentional infliction of emotional distress, negligence, etc. Each of those have elements that need to be proven in order to recover, and a lot of them would be problematic here. Defamation is the best bet, but even then it'd be a tough fight.
|1 week 6 days ago||Yes, it was an NASD/FINRA||
Yes, it was an NASD/FINRA case and really the main one for NY so I'm sure it was the same one. NASD carries more authority because it is delegated securities regulations.
But I'm not sure that means they'd reach the opposite conclusion elsewhere. NY Law is pretty vague on it: Third degee perjury is when you swear falsely, where "swear" means to state under oath and oath "includes an affirmation and every other mode authorized by law of attesting to the truth of that which is stated."
I don't think its a runaway, but given the FAA and the fact that it refers to the act of lying under oath rather than in an "official proceeding" like the MPC states, it suggests that arbitration would apply.
Of course, Floyd Landis perjured himself in New York and nothing came from it (as I'm sure many others have), so this is more theoretical than practical.
|1 week 6 days ago||I understand you're not a||
I understand you're not a lawyer, but under what cause of action would he sue that he'd have a very good case?
The NFL pays its expensive lawyers lots of money to defend it against lawsuits, no way it would settle a lawsuit challenging an arbitral decision (that gets extreme deference from courts).
|1 week 6 days ago||The best lawyer answer: it||
The best lawyer answer: it depends!
Many states don't address the issue statutorily and it rarely comes up because it's hard to prove. Other states specifically include arbitration in a proceeding that would trigger perjury, and some do through interpretation of more broad statutes. My quick research of NY law suggested that criminal prosecution can result for perjury in an arbitration.
So technically, he probably could be criminally prosecuted for lying, but the likelihood is probably really low.
|1 week 6 days ago||I couldn't read the WSJ||
I couldn't read the WSJ article, but a quick research of NY case law supports that perjury in an arbitration hearing COULD be criminally prosecuted (for the other lawyers out there: People v. Cohen, 773 N.Y.S.2d 371 (N.Y. App. Div. 2004)).
Of course, ability to prosecute does not mean it happens a lot.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||Very well said. Everyone||
Very well said. Everyone forms their opinion differently about this and I don't think we'll ever get an answer on what actually went down and why. But I think you can read what Bacon presents as fact and not view Carr as a villian for the transfer issues.
Just my opinion, but I feel very in line with the first thought - Carr thought he was doing the "right thing" when he had the meeting saying that he'd let players transfer. And I really believe to this day Carr would still defend that decision beause he cared about his players and felt that was bigger than the (supposed to be) short term hit to Michigan's roster.
I will still criticize Carr for his inability to develop a coaching tree, inability to defend the spread, his end-of-regime recruiting and his lingering legacy affecting the RR era where I think he could have done more in support (even if he didn't actively undermine... who knows). But I have this feeling that Carr truly believed that was the right thing to do - that doing "right" by the kids personally comes before Michigan football being successful.
Of course, on the practical side it was a bigger problem. That coupled with some other issues (lack of cultural fit, stereotyping, lack of AD preparing RR for the position) and some inflation of issues by the media caused a lot of it go south. It was a self-fulfilling prophecy in a sense. Carr was passive during that time, and maybe that was his way of saying it wasn't about him, but I think it ultimately ended up helping to divide the community. Right or wrong, the only thing that would have put a lot of that away was someone like Carr coming up and flying the flag for RR, even if he didn't want to. Carr didn't. I think some of that was passively being upset that it wasn't his guy in there, but also part of that was his personality.
In the end, the results matter, both from Carr and RR, and neither had them in that era.
On to Harbs.
|2 weeks 7 hours ago||I'll restate it slightly:||
I'll restate it slightly: "His lack of a properly vetted exit strategy."
I do believe he had an exit strategy in terms of sucession (DeBord or English), but I don't think it was one that was vetted with the AD.
|2 weeks 9 hours ago||What is the "fiction book" to||
What is the "fiction book" to which you refer?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Uh, legitimate question - why||
Uh, legitimate question - why isn't that a kasier roll? It looks like one to me...
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, there was a provision in||
Yes, there was a provision in the Severance Agreement that covered that:
2. It is agreed that the University shall compensate Employee at an annual rate in equal monthly installments:
(a) November 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015 -- $700,000
(b) July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016 – $950,000
(c) July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017 -- $750,000
(d) July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 -- $600,000
3. If the Employee becomes employed by a future employer, the University shall have the right to reduce any remaining compensation due to the Employee under paragraph 2 of this Agreement by an amount equal to the cash compensation received by Employee from such employment. The university shall have the right to request evidence of the amount of cash compensation paid to the Employee in the new position and the Employee shall provide the evidence requested by the University.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||If I have a craving for BBQ||
If I have a craving for BBQ I'm okay going there when in A2, but it is not anything amazing. "Decent" is probably a good word for it. When I've been there in the past its beacuse other places were packed and we could sit downstairs and order appetizers (which aren't bad there).
Absolutely agree on the brisket (which in my opinion is a good measure of a BBQ place). I had it twice there - once it was okay, and once it was downright brutal. I've avoided ordering it since.
|2 weeks 4 days ago||Masking is key for these type||
Masking is key for these type of images. Some of it takes time to experiment with a little bit, but a lot of it is knowing what to do.
Try reading something like THIS and play around with the tools a little bit.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||Well, at least it's not||
Well, at least it's not volanqar
|2 weeks 6 days ago||Easily the best part about||
Easily the best part about that article is Harbaugh's response on "brand":
USA Today Excerpt:
Harbaugh disputes that the satellite camps were about recruiting or even rebuilding the Michigan brand.
"I don't know what that means, a brand," he says, saying instead it was about "sharing a love for football."
After years of hearing about "the Brand" from a BRAND-on that made my day.
|5 weeks 3 days ago||If I had to change from being||
If I had to change from being an attorney, or do it all over again starting a brewpub would be near the top for me as well. Though my job is stressful I do enjoy it.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||73 is my recollection as||
73 is my recollection as well.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Absolutely agree most||
Absolutely agree most teachers don't got into teaching for the money, and if they did, they were misinformed (Waters? What Waters? We're in the Desert).
Also absolutely agree public teachers have better compensation packages and that is due to unionized bargaining power. No doubt in my mind that unions have provided better compensation and benefits and protectons on the aggregate.
But with that good also comes the bad - seniority protects bad teachers from layoffs, salary steps pay teachers more regardless of output, grievances and just cause termination clauses keep poor teachers in positions longer that they should be kept.
That's a balancing act and people can logically disagree on whether or not its worth it. I realize charters are usually the "voice" of the market idea of the school, but there are a ton of issues with how they are run that make that less than ideal. I don't have the solution, but I challenge the notion that it should be part of the job that teachers arent' compensated based on effort and production. I'd be okay with keeping a union system, but the performance evluation was crafted where performance evaluations drove compensation and progression.
My boss can see I'm doing good work and get feedback on that, and then that gets factored into my performance evaluations. In teaching there's only a few performance evaluations throughout the year that I don't feel management can get an accurate picture of teaching ability (can't remember the number 2 or 3, less if you're distinguished?). That would need to be changed.
It would be a fundamental shift in the way education functions today, but I'd love to see it.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Right to wrong, I see how HR||
Right to wrong, I see how HR is viewing that as a negative. They'd never admit to it, but if you're HR in an environment where you have to deal with employees filing grievances and you have a candidate quoting a CBA (which they're not covered by yet) to you asking for a 5 step raise your first thought is probably that this employee is going to be a pain in my ass down the line. They're thinking that you're going to run to the contract and union rep and file grievances in the future, plus they have to pay you more! Personally, I just don't think they want to deal with it and there's probably somewhat of a "don't tell me what my contract says" reaction going on too.
In reality, that section is there, but it's still probably applied rigiduly. They used it, and you received a Step 5 offer. I highly doubt they viewed that as a negotiation based on that provision.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Hope you hire a good attorney||
Hope you hire a good attorney to defend you from the misclassification lawsuit that is almost inevitable 5 years from now.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||I understand the point on||
I understand the point on wanting to limit legislature's ability to reduce wages, but most private employers do not list the future salary that you might be able to attain if you stick with the position. I know my salary and I know that if things are going well it might get raised if I do good work. That's how the majority of the private sector works, and it works just fine. I do good work, and I get rewarded.
In the teaching realm, I know my wife works her ass off, but she gets the same step raise as a teacher who does very little. Where is the incentive to good work? Money isn't everything, but there is no financial benefit to being a really good teacher compared to one who skates by doing the bear minimum. I believe that has a negative impact on the quality of teaching.
Just my opinion, but having steps that are granted based on years in the district does not reward people who put in the effort. Schools have a unique situation in that it's harder to evaluate performance than in the business world (test scores are not the answer), but I don't think unconditionally granting increases simply because you remain employed does either.