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Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#83618 Apr 5, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
More on the Steve Irwin sign.
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/ra...
That's pretty tasteless.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#83619 Apr 5, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
More on the Steve Irwin sign.

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/ra...
He is in school for sports marketing? Ugh!

Since: Jan 10

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#83621 Apr 5, 2013
OMG from the carolyn hax live chat:

Friends in need
Hi Carol, Our friend's wife lost her job several years ago and they have had a tough time since then. Because my husband and I are in a fortunate position, we buy them grocery gift cards periodically. We recently found out that our friend's wife has turned down several jobs because "they don't feed my soul." We are aghast and do not want to continue to help them. However, they literally do not have food on their table some weeks. Should we say something or just stop helping them? Thanks!
April 05, 2013 8:49 AM Permalink
A.
Carolyn Hax :
Stop helping, say nothing.

I'm not sure whether typing that fed my soul or snatched its plate away, but the answer makes sense to me regardless.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83622 Apr 5, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
Exactly. The Yankers can take very little pride in those trophies. I love when underdog teams with much smaller payrolls beat them.
I could not care less what a team's bankroll is. The NBA has a salary cap and a luxury tax penalty for those who go over the cap. You think the small town team that wins while staying under the cap has more to celebrate than the big city team that's paying the luxury tax? I think you're in the minority. I think most people want their team to win period and don't care about the payroll.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#83623 Apr 5, 2013
RACE wrote:
I did not know if she had a flipping job or not....THATS WHY I ASKED HER!
I also have been on her since 2009, she has been here less than a year, so as it stands I post about 450 post a month and she is running @300 Not a huge diff, and she is still new to the game.
<quoted text>
So in addition to your deficient logic and reasoning skills, your math ain't none too good neither.

Race's 28,213 posts in the 50 months since 2/09 = 564 posts/month.

Toj's 2,354 posts in the 9 months since 7/12 = 261 posts/month.

OOPS!!! I am sure that was just a convenient yet honest mistake on your part. 564 is fully double 261, so you're posting twice as often as her. Is that still "not a huge diff?" Dum dum.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#83624 Apr 5, 2013
PEllen wrote:
<quoted text>Not live, but the pictures was all over teh net later.
Not funny.
Oh, come on, it's a *little* funny, although inappropriate. He was killed almost six years ago. I can see it not being funny if it just happened last year, but six years is plenty of time to not be so sensitive about it. Hell, when Whitney Houston died, there were jokes floating around the next day or two. Same with princess Dianna. Lighten up a little, folks. Any good Roger Ebert jokes yet?

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#83625 Apr 5, 2013
Tim Pernetti, the Athletic Director at Rutgers, has resigned. In his letter, he says that he wanted to fire Mike Rice in November, but was overruled by HR and the lawyers. It was his job to advocate for the student athletes and he failed them in this case. I just love how no one wants to speak out against what is obviously wrong to most of the country until they have already lost their jobs. It's all about money.

http://www.sportsgrid.com/ncaa-basketball/her...

Since: Jan 10

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#83626 Apr 5, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
Tim Pernetti, the Athletic Director at Rutgers, has resigned. In his letter, he says that he wanted to fire Mike Rice in November, but was overruled by HR and the lawyers. It was his job to advocate for the student athletes and he failed them in this case. I just love how no one wants to speak out against what is obviously wrong to most of the country until they have already lost their jobs. It's all about money.
http://www.sportsgrid.com/ncaa-basketball/her...
I also don't believe him, that he wanted to fire Mike Rice.

Since: Jan 10

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#83627 Apr 5, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I could not care less what a team's bankroll is. The NBA has a salary cap and a luxury tax penalty for those who go over the cap. You think the small town team that wins while staying under the cap has more to celebrate than the big city team that's paying the luxury tax? I think you're in the minority. I think most people want their team to win period and don't care about the payroll.
I disagree. there's A LOT of hatred/resentment over the Yankees' payroll being the reason they can bring in the best players. That's why it's extra awesome when they lose.

NBA: What's the point in a salary cap if it's not enforced? Big deal, luxry tax penalty. If a market is big enough that they can afford to break the salary cap, they can afford the penalty. What a joke.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#83628 Apr 5, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>I could not care less what a team's bankroll is. The NBA has a salary cap and a luxury tax penalty for those who go over the cap. You think the small town team that wins while staying under the cap has more to celebrate than the big city team that's paying the luxury tax? I think you're in the minority. I think most people want their team to win period and don't care about the payroll.
Disagree. First, the point wasn't whether or not Yankees fans want their team to win. Of course they do, that's the definition of a fan. The issue is whether or not there is any measure of pride in winning with the highest payroll. And I certainly agree with Angela and I think many people would. If I was the Yankees and I didn't win I'd be embarrassed. I don't know who has what payroll, but every time I hear it talked about the Yankees always have the highest. In fact I just Googled and the Yankees have had the highest payroll for at least the last 14 years. They SHOULD be the best or one of the best teams every year. Are fans happy when they succeed? Sure. But is there any particular "pride" in winning when you should and it's expected? I don't think so. Conversely, is there pride in beating someone with 30, 40, 50 percent more resources than you have? Of course.

“FD&S is no way to be.”

Since: Feb 13

Knoxville, TN

#83629 Apr 5, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
<quoted text>
I also don't believe him, that he wanted to fire Mike Rice.
He was interviewed on ESPN the day the video broke and he was adamant that this was a one-time thing, that they had taken it very seriously and handed down a very appropriate punishment and that he and the university had done all they should have.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83630 Apr 5, 2013
Jess in NJ wrote:
Tim Pernetti, the Athletic Director at Rutgers, has resigned. In his letter, he says that he wanted to fire Mike Rice in November, but was overruled by HR and the lawyers.
Do you buy his story?
Jess in NJ wrote:
I just love how no one wants to speak out against what is obviously wrong to most of the country until they have already lost their jobs.
Not defending him, but don't you think that's human nature? If you are informed that making a certain decision can put your job in jeopardy, but making different one would not, don't you think most people would, lean toward self preservation before worrying about others?

If him not firing Rice was due to the possible bad press of having these events exposed in public, then I can't cut him any slack. But when the lawyers are telling you not to do something, you need to pay attention. Not to say this was no big deal, but this was no Penn State. These were not little kids getting molested. These were grown ass men.

“bELieve”

Since: Jun 09

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#83631 Apr 5, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
<quoted text>He was interviewed on ESPN the day the video broke and he was adamant that this was a one-time thing, that they had taken it very seriously and handed down a very appropriate punishment and that he and the university had done all they should have.
Yup, even though the video was a compilation of practices from a 2 yer period.

This is having major repercussions for the school. Highpoint Solutions, which sponsors the football stadium, and another major donor are supposedly reconsidering whether they want to continue their support now that Pernetti is gone. He has a lot of support from people who actually knew him.

Sounds like he had no real authority over the department, though. If you know something is the right thing to do, you follow your instinct. When you are tasked with guiding and protecting student athletes, you do It to the best of your abilities. Either he wasn't a very effective AD or his priorities were out of whack.

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

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#83632 Apr 5, 2013
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
And I certainly agree with Angela and I think many people would.
You can believe anything you want. I disagree. "Many" would? I say most wouldn't. Most only care if their team wins or loses.
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
If I was the Yankees and I didn't win I'd be embarrassed.
So you say, as a non Yankee fine, but I don't buy for a second that you would be embarrassed if the <whoever your team is> had the highest payroll and won the World Series.

When my teams win championships, the payroll is not a consideration in how much joy/pride I feel. I think this is most people's approach.

Worrying about the payroll is how losers justify not winning. "We would have won if we had more money to spend".
youth

Cheyenne, WY

#83633 Apr 5, 2013
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#83634 Apr 5, 2013
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“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#83635 Apr 5, 2013
Ain't no youth here.

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Since: Jun 09

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#83636 Apr 5, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
<quoted text>Do you buy his story?

Jess in NJ wrote, "I just love how no one wants to speak out against what is obviously wrong to most of the country until they have already lost their jobs.
"

Not defending him, but don't you think that's human nature? If you are informed that making a certain decision can put your job in jeopardy, but making different one would not, don't you think most people would, lean toward self preservation before worrying about others?

If him not firing Rice was due to the possible bad press of having these events exposed in public, then I can't cut him any slack. But when the lawyers are telling you not to do something, you need to pay attention. Not to say this was no big deal, but this was no Penn State. These were not little kids getting molested. These were grown ass men.
They are students and his first responsibility should be to protect them. If he disagreed with the lawyers whose main job is to look out for the university's money and avoid lawsuits, then he should have pushed harder with the Board of Governors.

Most people's instincts may be to worry about self preservation first, but most people don't choose jobs in education. If I entrust my child to your care, then you'd better damn well look out for him instead of covering your own ass.

These were not NBA players. They are college students.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#83637 Apr 5, 2013
Hi Stool,
seems were both wrong, cant really count April since it only started, that means its only 49 months.

Difference is, I can admit I rushed and made a mistake (read i was wrong). You never will.
Sam I Am GEAM wrote:
<quoted text>
So in addition to your deficient logic and reasoning skills, your math ain't none too good neither.
Race's 28,213 posts in the 50 months since 2/09 = 564 posts/month.
Toj's 2,354 posts in the 9 months since 7/12 = 261 posts/month.
OOPS!!! I am sure that was just a convenient yet honest mistake on your part. 564 is fully double 261, so you're posting twice as often as her. Is that still "not a huge diff?" Dum dum.

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#83638 Apr 5, 2013
squishymama wrote:
Ain't no youth here.
:D No, we're all old farts.(At least we probably seem that way any "youths".)

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