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  1. bmags

    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    In what was trap weekend in the nfl, I’m just happy to get out with a win.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    Wow buffalo taking it to Minny. Looking like upset day all over, makes me nervous.
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    Moncada

    https://theathletic.com/541363/2018/09/23/yoan-moncada-white-sox-arent-afraid-of-the-strikeout-record-and-for-that-theyll-probably-avoid-it/ buncha good stuff here too
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    2018-2019 Official NBA thread

    I still don’t think much of the basketball fit but man I love having Jabari back in Chicago. What a good person.
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    Actual Values vs Party Values

    Ha, dude this is the most I've posted in here in months. It's always interesting to talk politics with people with a sincere belief in what they are talking about and not just trying to get a rise out of people.
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    Actual Values vs Party Values

    I agree, and that's actually not what I was referring to there. Not the partying, the response since the allegations took place was what I meant by the lack of judgment. This is specifically referring to last night, where a person who has consulted with Kavanaughs confirmation team wrote a thread stating that another classmate was more likely to have committed assault. It was completely out of bounds, and there is a lot of circumstantial evidence that it may have been coordinated. edit: I was quick to modify what I was referring to, I'm not sure I want to agree with the latter thoughts. While there may have been different norms at the time, she feared for her life and it scarred her, and he's never apologized. I can't speak to norms at the time, and I have deep regrets about some actions of when I was younger, but if you get to the point you would be covering a persons mouth to prevent screams for help, I mean there is not much nuance there.
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    Actual Values vs Party Values

    I agree with you it's not on its face discrediting for the position if it is not proven. But, I think all actions taken since the accusation could. You factor in the actual events of the night, but Judge has gone beyond those claims to imply that Kavanaugh never got blackout drunk or unruly from alcohol in high school. Based on his writings and consensus on culture there, that seems unlikely. It is unnecessary to make claims like that, would he stand by those claims that Kavanaugh did not participate in that party culture? On record, we may find out that they coordinated the story to imply a classmate had done it, which to me shows horrendous lack of judgment and character. There's a lot that an investigation would accomplish on unanswered quetions here. If it does end up as he said, she said, then it is what it is. But it's why process is important. We know democrats don't want him and republicans do, but there are plenty of judges (Gorsuch, Roberts, Alito) that are confirmed without this baggage. They exist now. No reason Kavanaugh, with his background in some pretty crappy partisan politics, needs to be the guy. His response to this all may reaffirm those behaviors.
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    Official 2018-19 NFL Thread

    And it's week 3. I still think Tyrod is better than he showed, but Hue was so adamant on not giving baker 3rd team reps, and now it's week 3 and he's the likely starter. Not smart planning there.
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    Actual Values vs Party Values

    But he hasn't taken his side under oath or under penalty of law for lying.
  10. bmags

    Sports Media discussion

    It's crazy. Everytime Greenberg writes about chicago sports radio it gets like 120 comments. Any other article gets 15-20 tops. I like listening to the score sometimes, this isn't an insult, but I get it, because I think I am more entertained by everyone's posting about behind the scenes score stuff than the actual product itself. Mully and hanley is just painful, but haugh, oh my god. Bernstein and goff was an odd pairing, but I liked spiegel and goff. McKnight is just painful because how hard he is trying but he's just not naturally interesting. He's just a kid that wants to do radio a lot. And then parkins. My god that guy sucks. But regardless everytime I listen for a few minutes they are just talkign about some like radio jingle from the 90s. Really bad lineup nowadays. I think i like their solo shows better.
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    Actual Values vs Party Values

    Who are we talking about though?
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    Actual Values vs Party Values

    I mean someone easily could have clapped back at me for including health care as a policy on the margins, but my point wasn't that I'm right and you are wrong, more that there is a heirarchy to positions taken politically. This forum I think has always had more overlap in being liberal in social issues, and 10 years ago, foreign policy seemed a way bigger driver. That seems much closer together now too. I'd imagine there is more overlap on all policy than 10 years ago, but eventually people will hit that policy they aren't willing to negotiate over. I also want to say about this forum that gets crapped on a lot, I absolutely have shifted opinions due to discussion on this forum.
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    Actual Values vs Party Values

    She's not even a congresswoman.
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    Actual Values vs Party Values

    - The Obama administration supported a law that passed with 60 senators in 2013 that then was not allowed to be voted on by the Republican house, the Gang of 8 bill. - Courts ruled that indefinite detention of minors could not happen, at which point the Obama administration held families together for the max allowed days and then released them. They also instituted a program that increased the percentage that showed up for their court date up to 90% of cases. - The Obama admin border crisis saw unparented migrant teens from guatemala surge across border which backed up processing. They were in bad conditions, an more should have been done to improve them, but they were not trying to teach them a lesson. THey were processed as quickly as possible while they tried to find relatives to house them while they showed up for court. THat bare minimum of humanity, while not lauditory, is all that I ask for before it becomes a passion that drives my behavior. - AG Sessions specifically started to prosecute all border crosses criminally, called the zero tolerance policy, and specifically decided to separate children from parents because of this. There is ample record that they planned for this to happen. It is this specific policy, not immigration policy writ large, that is abhorrent. It is not a "but obama" issue.
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    Actual Values vs Party Values

    I think we have a long way to go in figuring out what systems can tolerate these behaviors and how to correct it. Hollywood in a way is a monopoly, and when people were victimized they knew coming forward would shut them out, though that happened anyway. But would i have thought same could happen in banking (examples with a goldman sachs exec unable to find job in banking) or media (seemed to disparate, but concentrated in top networks). It's crazy, now it's clear that universities, sectors, industries, all have potential to tolerate a lot when a strong personality leans on other people, and then "the whole town looks the other way".
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