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  1. Buy In

    I think you misunderstand me? I concur we, as fans, are stakeholders and as such we have a vested interest in the overall success of the program. What I meant was: As fans, things such as testing results, player injury information, what the team has for breakfast--that type of stuff--we don't need to know. That's trivial, and in the case of player information on injuries, it is personal. Some fans think they need to know all this stuff. I just think we don't.
  2. Buy In

    I look at it this way: I am fine with whatever information does come out because I know as a fan I am not entitled to anything.
  3. He's about to hurt some feelings in the Big Ten

    "Football's better when Nebraska is good."
  4. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Also true. But we can't have common decency and treating everyone with a basic level of courtesy, dignity, and respect though...that's the devil's socialism talking there.
  5. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    @Clifford Franklin, you are correct...America has never truly been a purely capitialist country. Right now America is a hodge-podge of socialism, crony capitalism, and corporate welfare. Of those three, the latter two are viewed as good and somehow the first is viewed as bad. Why is that? It's because 90%+ of all wealth flowing up to the top 5% is viewed as good. Conversely, when wealth flows down to the people who actually work to make it happen, that is somehow "bad" and/or "wrong." Again, most of society never criticizes a rich person for demanding ever higher profits. But as soon as those at the bottom demand a wage they can live on--that's somehow outrageous and unacceptable. SMH.
  6. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    Exactly. In Democratic Socialism there is still plenty of room for people to acquire and have wealth. And you hit the nail on the head with the statement that in democratic socialism wealthy people will be required to put more back in than the zero they do now. (Okay "zero" might be hyperbole, but not by much.)
  7. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    I think you missed the point of my "Office Space" analogy and now you're moving the goalposts. 1) My Office Space analogy demonstrates that people within an organization are usually not rewarded at all for being more productive, or harder working, than their co-wokers. So in this capitalist system, what incentive do average workers have to be more productive? None. 2) Now you're moving the goalposts and saying it's about leveraging a marketable skill. No, we're still talking about productivity and how it is NOT tied to financial incentive for the average person. And your guy that you know? That's why they're called exceptions and not rules. Here's the one concept that rich people just can't seem to figure out: paying people at the bottom more ultimately makes them way more money. Why? Because when people at the bottom make a comfortable living and have extra discretionary income, they spend it. They go to movies, out to dinner more frequently, take more expensive vacations, spend more at Christmas time, etc. That's what drives our economy...consumer spending. When us at rhe bottom have more money those at the top benefit more because they own practically everything.
  8. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    To the first bolded part, I full quoted you...I just bolded the part I specifically wanted to comment about. To the second bolded part: The answer is no. However, in a capitalist system, there is usually no incentive for productivity for people within an organization either. What I mean is, in many jobs it doesn't matter how "productive" you are, you're going to be paid whatever your hourly rate or salary is. To use a funny movie analogy...It is like Peter in Office Space tells the "Bobs" [paraprasing]: Say I bust my hump and Innatech ships 10 extra units, they see additional profit, but I don't see any extra in my paycheck. So you know what that does? It makes me work just hard enough not to get fired. Capitalism only rewards those who have money in the first place. And here in America, we're already more "socialist" than one might think. We educate our kids, build/maintain our roads and infasfructure, have cable and satellite programming packages, social security, medicare, medicaid, health insurance in general, etc. In all of those things I just mentioned, we all pay into a pool and that money is used for the things I mentioned. We pay into things like roads even though there are roads we may never drive on. We pay into a health insurance pool because not everyone will need or use the benefits but they are there if we need them. Satellite and cable subscription packages have countless channels I will never watch: religious, info-mercial, Lifetime, Oprah's channel, etc. All that ^^^^ is a form of socialism. Socialism just means we all pay into a pool because it is cheaper for everyone rather than paying for everything on your own. We have to somehow get past this notion that "socialism" is a four letter word.
  9. Chinander on His Defense

    You mean like Diaco's "defense" last season?
  10. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

    To the first part: Give someone a job and you'll find out pretty quick if they're actually willing to work. To the second part: That literally describes me. I have busted my hump my whole life and things just never seem to pan out. Everything I have tried to move up the economic ladder, to make my life better, has failed. It is frustrating beyond belief. So yeah.
  11. Chinander on His Defense

    I think the biggest (and least misleading) stat to look at on defense is 3rd down efficiency. Defenses with high rankings in this stat as a rule are usually pretty highly ranked in most all the other stats by default *. * I think anyway. I haven't done any actual research to see if this holds true. I think it would because if a defense is getting the offense to punt routinely after 3rd down, that means less yards (both through the air and on thd ground) and giving up less yards overall ranks a defense higher in the four major statistical categories.
  12. Buy In

    Through the grapevine, word is the starting QB will be...Joe Dailey.
  13. Husker Dream Team ... On a Budget

    1982 OL ... $1 2009 DL ... $4 QB Scott Frost ... $3 RB Ameer Abdullah ... $2 WR Johnny Rodgers ... $5 I agree with @NUance, the 1982 OL is the steal of this deal for the reasons he outined. And then the 2009 DL with Suh, that is easily worth 4 bucks.I decided to splurge on Johnny Rodgers for 5 bucks because he is not only a stud WR, but has additional value in the punt return game. And finally, Ameer and Scott round out my selections because they were (and still are) two of the hardest workers and you know they'll always bring the max effort.
  14. Huskers Finalize Morning Practices for Fall

    I like it. This is a really smart move by the university administration to accomodate Coach Frost's request. It just shows that they're finally serious about giving the football coaches the support and logistics they think they need to win.
  15. Need advice about a job

    I get what you're saying, but I think (and I could absolutely be wrong) the owner of this business is the real villain here. I think she jumped the gun and offered a position, probably based on acquiring some new lucrative deal, and the deal fell through. When the deal fell through, she told the HR person to find a way to cancel the hire. That is why the HR person took days to get back to @sho...the HR person needed time to come up with an excuse. When HR person decided to use the transcripts being "possibly faked" that was when HR person called Sho back and informed him of the rescinded offer. Again, I have no idea what really happened here, but I have been around long enough to know how the world works. And @sho...I don't have any practical advice for you, but I did want to express my condolences because I know what you're going through. I hope things work out for you.
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