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|6 days 15 hours ago||Yes, Taubman..||
had some questionable ethics didn't he? I rest my case.
But then again, he didn't make his entire fortune as a personal injury trial lawyer.
|6 days 15 hours ago||Considering..||
he's a trial attorney who's made a fortune at the expense of good honest hard working people, I'm not surprised he would rescind the gift. And it would be better if they didn't rename buildings after ethically questionable rich donors anyway.
|1 week 3 days ago||Seems talented...||
He's a former 4 star recruit of Bobby Hurley's who moved on to coach ASU. We could use better defense. If Beilein likes him, fine with me.
|1 week 6 days ago||I'm worried no matter the outcome but||
history suggests that a military coup might be vastly preferable to Erdogan retaining power. He's quickly turning the country into an Islamic dictatorship, an absolutely horrible outcome in every respect. In contrast, prior recent military coups in Turkey have restored secular democracy, allowing Turkey to remain relatively free and tolerant.
But how can a country that requires periodic military coups to rid itself of theocratic dictators every be stable?
|2 weeks 1 day ago||Only one side of the story...||
I wish people (like the OP) would learn to be a little more skeptical of unproven allegations.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Davison's a Four-star||
and #83 in the country per 247 rankings.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||Per Latest 247 rankings...||
He's actually a 4* PG ranked #83 in the class.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||I appreciate your..||
insights. I do believe there are some who don't "respect their right" to make this decision. And there are some who assume those who voted to leave are ill-informed rubes. Perhaps they're right. I suspect not however. Again, those who are directly impacted by a decision tend to know more about the pros and cons than those who aren't.
But that's beside the point.
The small wins probably seem bigger to those who are affected especially when it comes to the Brits and their tea kettles. And I imagine that these small things can inflict death by a million cuts or what seems like death to them.
Since I am minimally informed about the matter, I respect your informed opinions and insights... as I respect those who voted for and have to live with the decision.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Interesting..||
So those in ivory towers wished to remain in the EU but those with greater experience and wisdom wished to leave the EU.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||It is complex but...||
I believe Brits were probably far better informed than you realize and far better than you or I. They are the ones who had to live in the EU and live with the decision. In the aftermath, I've become aware of some very sound reasons for their decision to leave the EU.
One reason was the control over their lives by an unelected EU, control that even determined whether they can use a tea kettle apparently. Then there's the economic gulf in unemployment rates, etc. between the UK and the rest of the EU. So perhaps it was best for them to have a popular vote to make such an important decision.
I don't know if it was the right decision or not. But I respect their right to make that choice.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Great news for Caris...||
and I'm optimistic that he will have a good NBA career if he stays healthy. He may have the greatest potential of all recent Michigan players to go to the NBA. It has been frustrating to see our star players have underwhelming results in the pros so far.
I will be rooting for him and our other former players. But the rigged NBA finals have left a bad taste in my mouth.
|5 weeks 17 hours ago||I didn't know...||
North Dakota University stole Native American land and killed Native Americans. And I wasn't aware that Native Americans believed in land ownership. I also didn't know that "exploit" is a synonym for "honor."
|5 weeks 4 days ago||Having OJ try on the glove..||
has to be one of the stupidest stunts ever pulled by a prosecution. There was nothing to gain and everything to lose. If it fit, it proved nothing. If it didn't fit well with a latex glove underneath (which would expectedly cause it to fit poorly), it doesn't prove anything either but certainly looks bad for the prosecution. With the mountains of damning evidence, it was totally unnecessary.
|5 weeks 4 days ago||The case was decided...||
once the jury was chosen. The prosecution was amateurish at times and made some blunders but they didn't lose the case. The corrupt and often racist LAPD certainly undermined the case. And Judge Ito was grossly incompetent. But the evidence was so incredibly overwhelming and independently unimpeachable (like the numerous unexplained cuts on OJ's hand which occurred the same night the murders occurred) that any rational and ethical jury would have to convict. The jury acquitted likely due to a combination of racism, stupidity and anger towards a corrupt system. Maybe they were pissed for being kept confined for almost a year in a case that should have been over in a couple weeks. Interestingly, even the civil jury which decided against Simpson was mind-numbingly stupid since some of those jurors decided based on new shoe evidence rather than the mountain of even more damning evidence.
The trial was a circus, an indictment of our flawed justice system.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||What a joke..||
There's no way that play deserves a suspension, especially after Lebron instigated it by knocking him down and then stepping over him. And Green barely tapped him in response.
The only player deserving of a flagrant foul on the play was Lebron.
And he's rewarded for his dirty play with a suspension of the opposing player.
Looks like the NBA is trying to copy the NFL in idiocy when it comes to disciplining players.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Seriously???||
You're extremely dishonest and taking all my replies out of context.
I anticipated abuse from the sociopaths here and I wasn't disappointed. One poster even supported lynch mobs! That's sociopathic. I disagreed with him and was down voted 10 times. That's sociopathic too.
I've been the only civil non-hostile one here and only attacked those who attacked me.
And I don't wish to make friends with the asshats who piss on graves and crap on posters for the sheer sport of it.
As I said before, there are some seriously fucked up people here. Total douchebaggery.
It reminds me why I stopped posting here.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||A simple statement of fact...||
not arrogance. Some of the best and most sensible people I know do not have advanced degrees. And vice versa.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Your single post..||
suggests serious difficulty with reading comprehension.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||More..||
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for..||
So much irony.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||I'm not angry at all..||
in fact, I seem to be the only reasonable, calm and collected person here.
I'm not fighting for Paterno's reputation. I didn't know the man. And I have no dog in this fight. I"m arguing for decency, sanity and basic reason.
But it's a lost cause.
Basically, if you don't join in pissing on a man's grave, everybody here pisses on you.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Wrong..||
Wrong and wrong.
I"m arguing for some restraint and circumspection here.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Yes,||
proof beyond a reasonable doubt is problematic. That's the whole point! Trashing reputations and ruining lives should be problematic.
And quit with the insults. The only ignorance here has been displayed by others.
As I predicted, my calls for simple circumspection before condemning people just resulted in a mob frenzy to crap on me.
I'm not referring to you but the number of (to use their words) "ignorant, arrogant and unreasonable assholes" here is impressive.
This board and many of the people here are really fucked up.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Beyond..||
a reasonable doubt is a prudent standard used in criminal cases and one that, in my opinion, should be used elsewhere. Civil litigation would be less rampant and people would be less self-righteously judgemental. It's not an "absurdly high" level of evidence if you wish to function with a reasonable degree of fairness or decency in life. Unfortunately, many people usually learn this lesson too late in life.
But that's just my humble opinion based on a multitude of life experiences and education.
Maybe you can understand that. If not, that's too bad.
And please don't tell me what to do or say. If people act like a crazy mob or lynch mob, it's not only my right but my obligation to point this out to them. Then again, it's usually pointless. I've found that this is not a place to come to for rational and/or respectful discussion.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Thanks for the thoughtful reponse...||
but I don't think the facts are nearly as clear as you state. For instance, there's no proof "Paterno talked his supervisors out of reporting it to child welfare authorities." There's only an email exchange between two supervisors that suggests a discussion with Paterno affected the decision. There are a few explanations besides the one you provide. In fact, nobody knows exactly what McQueary told Paterno. McQueary testified that he saw clear sexual contact but inexplicably didn't go to the police. WTF? Things just don't add up. I'm not willing to hang Paterno based on the testimony of somebody with such flawed judgement or character.
I can only reach a few reasonable conclusions:
1. Sandusky sexually assaulted multiple individuals. 2. McQueary was criminally negligent in not reporting the witnessed incident to police. 3. Penn State administrators (Spanier et al) were criminally negligent in not reporting the suspected incident to police. 4. Paterno made a reasonable decision to pass information about the McQueary incident to superiors whose job it was to notify police/child welfare authorities
In any case, I don't want to belabor the facts of the case. I don't think any of us here are experts on the case.
I would still argue for greater restraint by those here who are quick to condemn anbody remotely tied to the case and those who don't share their certainty about the facts of the case.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Beyond...||
a reasonable doubt.
There's so much reasonable doubt here, there's not any room for anything else.
And I would probably not end up on a jury since I have far too much education. That's a problem with jury selection.
My whole point is that anybody could be victimized by false allegations, anybody. And unfortunately, these destroy reputations and even destroy lives. Innocent people even end up in prison since people rely too much on subjective evidence. These days, students are being expelled from school on mere allegations.
So the mentality here is disturbing. It's the same mentality that is leading to so much injustice today.
And anybody who disagrees or even stands in the way of the crazy mob here gets crapped on.
Unfortunately, they are more likely to end up on a jury.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Yeah...||
the whole "life's not fair" argument people make before doing something unfair, immoral or wrong. Ironically, I wouldn't be surprised if Sandusky liked that argument.
How many reports? How about some kind of concrete evidence? Just one little piece of concrete evidence.
But wait, there isn't any. And there's no proof that anybody who failed to aggressively report allegations were trying to 'cover up" or "protect the football program."
Maybe they were. Neither of us do.
Look, we'll have to agree to disagree. I appreciate your rational response. Maybe there will be more proof of individual or institutional wrongoing.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||It's not mere...||
It's completely unhinged lunacy on the part of anybody responding to my post.
Your post is a great example.
I call for some reasonable caution and restraint in judging people and I get called "an apologist."
One poster just responded "fuck off."
That's totally fucked up.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||So...||
it's disgusting to suggest some circumspection before spitting on a dead man's grave and punishing people for the possible wrongdoings of others?
I guess I'm guilty as charged.
I'm always impressed by the lynch mob here. Always.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Have you ever...||
heard of abstract thinking?
This is the internet. There's no literal lynch mob, just a figurative one.
On the other hand, I have no doubt that many here would eagerly join a real lynch mob.