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Re: Buh-bye Bill O'Reilly

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83Grad wrote:

Kind of sucks that it has to be that way. Now that I'm self employed as a part of my job I often take my male customers out to lunch or dinner. I don't even bother to ask the females. Not going there. No way no how.



While I applaud your conscientious look at this issue, I would like to point out that your response is to discriminate against women on the basis of their sex. It is overkill. How about just be decent during the meal?

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Re: Buh-bye Bill O'Reilly

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Integrity? Not even close.

They paid $13 million to settle several accusations over the years and only fired him when advertisers no longer wanted to be associated with his show. The network didn't care what he did as long as the money kept flowing.


Key word: accusations.

The cases were settled with no admission of liability or guilt.

Sometimes it is simply cheaper to settle a "claim" than it is to litigate.

The Devil's advocate would argue that the gold diggers got their payoff and they were MORE than happy to take it and go away quietly.

Then one could argue that the advertisers extorted Fox News into doing what the advertisers wanted ... regardless of any finding, or lack thereof, of guilt or liability.


There is more information available that leans toward the claims having merit than there is that they don't. The most obvious is that they were settled for millions of dollars. As an employment lawyer who represents employees, I can say that this isn't what happens to claims that aren't supported by solid evidence. Bad claims get settled for nuisance value or go to trial, and it doesn't cost millions to litigate them. In this day and age, it is rare to find a case that is purely "he said, she said." There are text messages, emails, photos, Facebook PMs, and other kinds of electronic evidence. Women who are repeatedly harassed at work only need to use their phone to record the harasser. Likewise, it is much easier to support an alibi because all electronic activity is recorded. When you are on the phone or internet is supported by the electronic metadata. I cannot imagine these claims weren't supported by a good amount of evidence.

BTW - there was a campaign to get the advertisers to pull from his show. It is the same folks who are doing it to Breitbart. I would think that the capitalists among you would say the system is working.

Posted on: 4/24 3:51 pm
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Re: This year and next

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These conference championships mean a lot to the players, schools and coaches, as does the regular season championship. They have been around longer than the NCAA tournament in its present incarnation, though it has existed since 1939, and have great meaning. To say they are merely money makers with no reason is flat out wrong and shows a lack of fundamental understanding of college basketball and college athletics, in general.

I would recommend you tell Coach Huggins to his face that they have no meaning or any player or athletic dept employee. Any alumnus over 40 with any sense of tradition and memory of past A10 tournaments, Big East tournaments and now, B12 tournaments, will disagree because they have meaning in that the team accomplished a goal, the team won something more than just a regular season game, they won a conference title. That is why players play.


Bubbles is exactly right. Every WVU team that participates in the Big 12 sets as a goal winning the conference championship in that sport. Every team from every other Big 12 school does the same. It is an accomplishment to be celebrated. I don't think anybody is tanking Big 12 play to save themselves for the opportunity for a national championship. That is as bad a choice as you can make.

Posted on: 4/21 1:13 pm
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Re: Baseball 2017

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AS I have only followed the baseball team from afar (literally and figuratively), how much of this baseball improvement would Couchers who follow the team attribute to Big 12 affiliation, and how much to Mazey?


It's a lot of things, but I'd give most of the credit to Mazey. He came in from a successful program (TCU), knew what he needed to win in the conference (he said it was pitching mainly) and had an immediate impact.

Also, credit Oliver Luck, who wanted an upgrade in baseball, went out and got Mazey and had the creativity to get that new stadium built.

Playing in the Big 12 has helped, too, because we're getting some Texas players (9 on current roster) and better overall recruiting.


I thought that the Big12 required WVU to upgrade its facilities in other programs to make them more competitive. IIRC, the baseball stadium meets one of those requirements. Certainly Mazey deserves credit, but if you consider the increased revenue, the quality of competition, and the other aspects associated with Big12 membership, I think the baseball program is still a second tier program playing on an intramural field with no locker room, regardless of who is coaching, without the move to the Big12. With that being said, I think Mazey is fantastic and hope he stays for a long time.

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Re: Dangerous Donald

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"Pizzagate" may not be 100% true, but you're ignorant if you don't believe some form of child sex trafficking occurs in the highest levels of government.


Is this for real? Or are you f-ing around?

Posted on: 4/14 2:28 pm
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Re: List of campaign promises President of the United States, Donald Trump, has kept thus far

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You folks do realize you are trying to argue with a person who believes pointing to a time that someone told the truth proves he didnt lie about other things, right? Save your energy.

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Re: The Website...

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There are no "e"s or arrows on my browser. It just says "Ystrday."

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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread

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Monday is Labor Day.

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Re: Zags discussion

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Can't work. Too nervous.

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Re: Zags discussion

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http://www.espn.com/mens-college-bask ... -ncaa-tournament-sweet-16

Not one word discussing WVU. I hope we kick their ass. Flying under the radar.


They said we were "oppressive." That is one word--literally. They gave us one word. Not a whole lot of respect.

I don't have good feelings about this game, but I hope WVU kicks the crap out of Gonzaga. I want to see Gonzaga players throwing the ball into the 4th row trying to beat the press.

Posted on: 3/21 1:30 pm
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Re: Notre Dame Game

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WVU looked good. Nice win. Nothing stupid.

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Re: Notre Dame Game

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Isn't the hand considered part of the ball?

Posted on: 3/18 1:20 pm
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Re: Notre Dame Game

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Does the traveling rule apply to that Colson fella?

Posted on: 3/18 1:05 pm
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Re: Notre Dame Game

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Re: Notre Dame Game

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I am guessing with his 4th foul the coach thinks they are even in a better position.

Posted on: 3/18 12:51 pm
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Re: Notre Dame Game

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Down by ten with just over ten minutes to play: "We got them right where we want them." Really? Do you not know how tough WVU is? Good luck with that.

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Re: Notre Dame Game

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If WVU could make a softly contested layup they would be up by 17 or more.

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Re: BISON GAMEDAY THREAD!!

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LesterBoy wrote:
I hope Foulland will be Foullanding out!


He is the mayor of Foulland!

Posted on: 3/16 3:42 pm
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Re: BISON GAMEDAY THREAD!!

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WTF was that?

Posted on: 3/16 3:30 pm
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Re: BISON GAMEDAY THREAD!!

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thisisridic wrote:
Can Watkins F'n look at who he is throwing the ball to to see that there is someone about to intercept it before he goes through with it? That's at least two times now he has done that.


Prediction: He comes out of the time out sitting on the bench.

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