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Your Michigan suspension story (#9) links to an al.com story about Auburn basketball.

1 year, 10 months ago on SEC Headlines 12/17/2012

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 @NatanElias  @frogpelt 

Actually I meant:  two games later, they lost.

 

 

1 year, 10 months ago on USC’s Spurrier Has No Problem Putting The Pressure On UGA’s Richt

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Spurrier just likes stirring up trouble. Earlier this season it was him saying Alabama could beat some NFL teams.  You know Saban hated that.  And that's why Steve did it. Of course Alabama lost two games later so that was that.

1 year, 10 months ago on USC’s Spurrier Has No Problem Putting The Pressure On UGA’s Richt

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Why is it called giving back?

 

NFL players, and the majority of rich people in general, make money because of their worth to the market. They didn't take it from anybody and they don't need to give it back.  If they decide to GIVE it should be considered a GIFT and should not be considered their obligation.

 

It should just be called giving, not giving back.

2 years, 1 month ago on Three (more) mistakes NFL players make with their money | National Football Post

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Peal = plea deal 

 

It's the new English.

2 years, 1 month ago on Report: Dez Bryant close to peal in family violence case | National Football Post

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You know what's ironic?

 

The DOD Office of the Inspector General is ranked #229 on the same list of "Best Places To Work".

 

That's right, one spot below MDA.

 

See for yourself:

http://bestplacestowork.org/BPTW/rankings/overall/sub

 

2 years, 3 months ago on Conversation @ http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2012/07/03/exclusive_missile_defense_agency_chief_harassed_and_bullied_staff_investigation_fou

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 @hamishmckenzie I'm confused.  Are cars OLD technology or NEW technology?  They are 150 years old but in the grand scheme of human life they are new.

 

On the original point, I understand that you are trying to appeal to the green don't-destroy-the-planet types. And perhaps this concept appeals to you greatly. But to premise the argument that we can live without cars by saying they are old technology and we can do better is like saying (as I did) that buildings are old technology and we can do better. Does that mean we need to scrap the concept of structures with wall and roofs.  Probably not.

 

How can we do better than cars?  We will still have to get from point A to point B.  It is more likely that the definition of "car" will change than we will completely get rid of the idea.

 

I disagree that we are building our entire existence around cars. Cars were born out of the existence of roads which were born out of trails which were created by humans traveling by animals and carts. People use trails because it is much easier to create a shared way to get from point A to point B than it is for everyone to take a different way. Once paths and trails became roads it was a natural progression to create things that could travel down those roads faster.  And when it things started moving faster those roads needed to be smoother and tougher.

 

I don't think you've stopped to consider the new issues that would be created by having all the people who drive now and are responsible for their own driving mistakes to suddenly take to mass transit and the air in hovercrafts and jet packs to get from point A to point B. I think the death tolls would go up and I doubt if the effects on the environment would be improved at all.

 

 

 

 

2 years, 6 months ago on Let’s Build a Future Without Cars

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 @pangolinx Clowns are old technology.  And so are children. 

2 years, 6 months ago on Let’s Build a Future Without Cars

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Buildings are old technology too. 

 

And houses.

 

And food.

 

Let's get rid of all them.

 

Better yet, Hamish, lay off the crack pipe.

2 years, 6 months ago on Let’s Build a Future Without Cars

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