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  1. Let's try something a bit more abstract and removed from the details (often depressing) of discussing actual political stories in the real world. I'm very drawn to learning about and talking about political, anthropological, and spiritual ideas in the abstract, and a lot of time when you're in the weeds on specifics it's hard to explore big ideas of how things could fundamentally be different, because the machine is so big and has been going for hundreds of years so obviously this is "just the way it is". But, doesn't mean we can't harmlessly dream and theorize about alternate realities. So... If you were lucky enough to be in a position such as the founding fathers/Continental Congress found themselves in at the birth of our country, how would you go about it? What systems would you fight for? How would you design safeguards? What values would you care about the most? How would you determine who's in charge? How would you codify how to deal with laws and how the state can and can't enforce order? What things exist in our current reality that you would take great lengths to avoid? Let's say, just to give this some rails, that this is a new 'country' removed from the global conflict of 10 million random people, in the year 2022. A complete fresh start in a vacuum.
  2. Honest question - what part of what the federal reserve is doing, or even existing, can be deemed as 'natural'?
  3. You're kind of right but missing some pretty big context. Osborne did mostly stand still for his first 7-8 years, but he stood still at being a top ten program, major bowls, and conference championships. His big hump of staying still was beating Oklahoma, which he finally did in year 6. After that, he started turning 9-10 win seasons into 11-12 win seasons for a while, then regressed back a bit (still to being a top ten team winning championships), then he finished with the best run in history. So if you're trying to make a point in regards to equating the two, it's a stupid point. I think you meant to respond to me. The point is he didn't win any, and after year seven we were as close or further away from that goal than we were in year one.
  4. There's not much 'direction' involved in being as far away from competing for championships in year seven as you were in year one. That's much better than where we're at now, but it's also standing still. This really doesn't matter at all. Bill Callahan's players loved him too - Zac Taylor put an op ed in the paper defending him. Scott Frost's players love him too. It's exceedingly rare that a coach's players don't love him and wouldn't run through a wall for them.
  5. How do they determine if the claim of rape or incest is real? Can anyone just say they were raped? Or do they need to have someone found guilty in the justice system within 10 weeks?
  6. Yeah I don't see how you can reliably evaluate teachers in a conducive way. Too many variables, too many subjective perspectives to evaluate from.
  7. I doubt it's anything interesting. Facebook's algorithms are pretty poorly designed and completely incapable of detecting nuance or context most of the time. It's as good of a chance as any that the excerpt said something like, "It's wrong to call gay people faggots" and then the post got banned for calling gay people a slur.
  8. He didn't really offer a reason, just said he thinks they're already regretting it "given the pushback that they’ve gotten from almost every corner of their communities. I think they will regret it more as time goes on.”
  9. anyone have a tl;dr of whats included in the PACT Act?
  10. Part of the context that this conversation is missing surrounding the hot mic leaked audio is, well, the context. Sure, we all b!^@h about customers sometimes, or about our bosses. But usually that b!^@hing happens after really bad experiences, or in bad environments. Bo's comments, while being overblown and not being as big of a deal as people wanted to make it out to be, do still speak to his mindset. He just led our team to the biggest comeback in school history, against his alma mater, and after getting blownout by Wisconsin and avoiding an 0-2 conference start. He had every reason and opportunity to be happy and/or excited and/or proud as his general mood - instead he couldn't help but be bitter and pissy towards a small subset of fans. That's who he is, and that's why he had a ceiling, got fired, and isn't a coach anyone wants anymore. He didn't say anything outrageously unreasonable or shocking, but it's one data point among many that show him to be a vindictive a$$h@!e looking for slights instead of rising above them.
  11. Yes, Tommy threw him that on a long 3rd down from the 1 yard line. Same bowl that we played Clemson in, just five years off
  12. Clicks = ads = money. Controversy = conversation = anger = clicks = ads = money. It's that simple.
  13. He got paid to be a figurehead for some law firm that was going to do it with someone else. Honestly, good for him getting a fat check for doing nothing and in support of something that would have happened anyways.
  14. The thing people forget about the Keller/Ganz saga is that Sam Keller was not a bad quarterback. He was setting and on pace for setting a bunch of records in his one season here before going down with a broken collarbone. Obviously he loved the checkdown and our offense and entire team had massive problems, but those were so much bigger than him, and Joe's hype was also somewhat over-inflated (in '07 at least) from Callahan deciding to essentially go full air-raid in order to try and prove that his system worked.
  15. That was a pretty slow roll from September 15, 2013 all the way until November 30, 2014.
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