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|16 hours 20 min ago||Yes - they are hemorrhaging||
Yes - they are hemorrhaging enforcement employees as they attempt to cope with mananing other responsibilities placed on them. No politics caveat on right/wrong, but the individual audit percentage is something like 0.8%, and add to that:
(1) a cash transaction that is intentionally hidden;
(2) the overall small amount compared to enforcement costs;
(3) the occurances vary (one time payments you need to catch a flash, reocurring payments are usually lower amount of money and therefore hard to track);
(4) the image/politics of going after potentially low-income individuals;
It's simply a pick your battles situation for them a lot of that comes back to finding systemic abusers or larger amounts of money. When you have a limited enforcement budget you need to choose what you are targeting.
My guess is if there was something really egregious they might flag it, but this matters a lot more in our world than theirs.
|6 days 17 hours ago||Degrees of separation||
Degrees of separation story...
My wife's friend went to high school with Dax (Walled Lake Central), still visits with him and Kristen Bell when they come back to Michigan. I only know second hand, but seems like they are pretty down to earth, which represents the state well.
|1 week 17 hours ago||Jim Tressel denies all||
Jim Tressel denies all knowledge of how he got the car, how much he paid for the car, or where his tattoo came from.
|1 week 1 day ago||The masochist thread starts||
The masochist thread starts tomorrow.
|1 week 2 days ago||It's the media's job to ask||
It's the media's job to ask the question, but it is not Jim Harbauh's job to answer it if it's not in the best interest of the program.
That is mind-blowingly obvious that he's not airing this issue publicly because he's determined he wants to handle it internally. Which is what he said.
|1 week 2 days ago||You're missing the point. He||
You're missing the point. He has to show up and answer questions, he does not have to provide information that the media deems as sufficient when answering questions.
|1 week 2 days ago||Only one??? I see a few!||
Only one??? I see a few!
|1 week 2 days ago||Jim Rome. I'm sure I'll care||
Jim Rome. I'm sure I'll care hat this clown says. He hasn't been relevant in at least a decade.
Guy doesn't even appear to know that Harbaugh has coached against Meyer once.
But Jim/Chris Everett once jumped him. Cool.
|1 week 4 days ago||Either this post is||
Either this post is incredibly well done satire or you are not very self-aware.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Personally I'd love to see||
Personally I'd love to see some more Ann Arbor themed ones:
Spin the cube for a Trippel
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Taken. Dogfish head.||
Taken. Dogfish head.
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Right. There's obviously||
Right. There's obviously other issues that you'd want an attorney for anyway, but beer names is an issue in the industry
It's actually a running joke with some in the industry that I knew back in the day. If you notice some of the smaller scale Michigan ones are pretty unique, partly because the people who make the, are so unique. The trouble comes when you go with a "unique" name that isn't nearly as unique as you think, usually involving hops or some cute play on words for the beer type.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||As opposed to the usual rule||
As opposed to the usual rule of DD > D
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Not a big deal to me, but I||
Not a big deal to me, but I usually buy some new Michigan gear each year, and this stuff is better than the previous stuff, so that's a plus. But I dind't wait in line or go to any launch.
Plus it matters to recruits so that makes me happy. Plus it keeps the hype traing rolling which is overall good for the program so that makes me happy.
If you don't like it, cool. That's like, your opinion man.
This thread is more evidence that football cannot get here soon enough. 6 pages, on whether or not people caring about Nike is worthwhile. And I fed into it because I'm starving for football.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||According to CNN Delta has||
According to CNN Delta has stated that they had a failure swtiching to their backup power. So not all being blamed on those outside of Delta:
|2 weeks 2 days ago||You completely missed the||
You completely missed the point of that post.
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Dri-Fit ran small on me - I||
Dri-Fit ran small on me - I had to order one size up. It wasn't ridiculous, just a little tight, and I'm sure all my friends appreciate me finding clothes that fit appropriately. Not sure on the other (non-dri-fit) stuff, but may consider doing the same.
I intentionally went into the store instead of ordering online, but I had that convenience, others may not.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Speech!||
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Hi, I'm here for the (OSU||
Hi, I'm here for the (OSU Troll) neg bang.
|2 weeks 5 days ago||McDowell hurts - allegedly||
McDowell hurts - allegedly grew u a UM fan but was hitting the recruiting cycle at the worst possible time for us.
Dee Hart up there for me too - having a RB fit in that scheme properly would have been nice to see. Probably would have worked out better for him too in the long run.
|2 weeks 6 days ago||How about to play sports||
How about to play sports with?
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||It's likely that this will be||
It's likely that this will be decided sometime in the next decade, as others have pointed out, there already is a lawsuit challenging this. There's also a smaller window for college plaintiffs and antitrust claims can take years to move forward.
In short, Antitrust law generally requires that there be an unreasonable restraint on a commercial activity that negatively impacts the market, and is not outweigh by pro-competitive interests to be found illegal.
For decades there was a hesitancy to find that the NCAA constituted "commercial activity" due to its ties to academics and amateurism, but given the giant TV contracts most people who analyze this have suspected that argument will be a loser going forward.
The other hurdle is the balancing test (referred to as the rule of reason), often courts have found that some restraints are necessary for the activity, or on balance the weigh for the pro-competitive effect.
There's arguments on both sides, and this likely would come down to how the court applied the rule of reason analysis. The NCAA would make a compelling case that despite the negative impact on a small group of players (potential transferees) the overall market is improved by limiting transfers to help protect smaller schools from losing elite players, thereby protecting those schools football programs, which creates more opportunities for all players.
|3 weeks 4 hours ago||That's not really legally||
That's not really legally correct. There was no national law that governed compensation for signing free agents in the NFL (the Rozelle Rule) but that was found to violate the Sherman Act because it restrained a commercial market. The same goes for many actions that could be antitrust violations.
If you can win the argument that playing college football is a commercial activity, and a transfer is an unreasonable restraint on it (and not otherwise outweighed by pro competition interests) then the transfer rule is illegal.
My take is that it's a grey area - there are arguments on both sides as to whether or not this violates antitrust laws.
|3 weeks 5 hours ago||Spot on from a risk/reward||
Spot on from a risk/reward analysis standpoint. This is why most companies settle a large number of their lawsuits.
Legally it'd have to be just the rIght case to have a precedential effect on determining someone was an "employee" and is entitled to compensation since that is governed by the Fair Lanor Standards Act (and arguably NLRA) rather than Sherman Act which covers Antitrust. Arguably it'd be dicta or limited to its facts unless it took a pretty unique path to get there.
Nevertheless, I wholeheartedly agree that's not the hill the NCAA should be dying on.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Yes! It's been so long since||
Yes! It's been so long since I played the game I forgot about that.
I feel the need to find a way to play it now.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I'd be willing to bet more||
I'd be willing to bet more people in the state care more about athletics than accreditation.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Tarheel Default Swap?||
Tarheel Default Swap?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||So I take it you're not||
So I take it you're not buying a Cleatus action figure?
|3 weeks 2 days ago||False. There would be no||
False. There would be no Basewars reference then, and that would be a travesty.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||I still remember crushing||
I still remember crushing people with that Mcycle spin move. If you got the timing right it was unstoppable.