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Re: Beilein to the NBA
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I think Bill Stewart was better than Beilein.

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Re: 101 Million Favor impeachment of the President of the United States
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That is one way to be sure to win an argument -- just make the standard "whatever I think goes." You can measure a President's efficacy objectively by looking at what they set out to accomplish and whether they accomplished it, not whether you think it was worthwhile. Otherwise, your ideology is going to skew the results.


Skew this!

The fact is that even people who originally supported the ACA will admit that the people THEY were working to cover WON'T be covered and will be harmed. They can NOT afford 11,000+ a year for coverage.

The simple fact is that 75% of the ACA could have been handled NOT by a 10,000+ page law but by a simple law that would prohibit pre-existing condition clauses and ability to buy insurance on exchanges. Now we have a system that will land us pretty much where we were before. The fact is that a President should do things that make sense. At least to the public when the program is rolled out.

39% of people favor this law. That is not overwhelming acceptance by anyone. Democrats are the only people that support this program independents and Republicans hate it. Where is the usefulness in that?


You remind me of Cliff Clavens.

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Re: 101 Million Favor impeachment of the President of the United States
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By the way.....what is sillier is to continue to tell me how great a President is that has had 1 budget in 6 years.....then to blame the Republicans then to explain how much he and you know about government and how to "work it". That is pretty silly right there.

Show me a hot button issue that he has taken control of. Show me a world crisis that he has handled and hasn't been schooled on. Key-rist, the world is killing people right and left, even Russia is unstable, and he is saving $3.75 on student loans.


And another way is to simply change the argument and make up what the other person has said about it. Good luck with that.

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Re: 101 Million Favor impeachment of the President of the United States
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This is silly. First, Obama and Hillary Clinton brought the issue of health care reform to the forefront during the 2008 campaign. After he was elected, Obama made it a priority and used his political capital to push it through Congress. He held Healthcare Summits at the White House and made Congress address the issue. This is how Presidents use political capital to get legislation passed. To say he did "nothing" shows a real misunderstanding of the way our government works from a practical perspective, or is just revising history.


I understand quite well how government works....or doesn't.

The TRUTH is that Obama did a great job of getting healthcare for people who didn't want it. He completely failed in getting healthcare to those who want it and can't afford it. The fact is that for the majority of people at and below the poverty line DO NOT HAVE INSURANCE because they can't afford it. Many are forced to pay the fine because the fine is MORE AFFORDABLE than the coverage for now. Soon, they won't have a choice.

Just because you make a law doesn't mean you have done squat. If you don't actually enforce the law it is a meaningless waste of ink on a paper. You make a program, good for you....if you **** up every part of the implementation I wouldn't tout my ability to "get things done"


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We seem to be having an argument over whether the ACA passed or not. And if it did, who passed it. As bizarre as that is, I can pick another example showing that he has, in fact, done something. He ended the student load subsides to big banks saving $67 billion over a 10 year period. He put $63B of of those savings into the Pell grant program to provide grants to low income students. Are we going to have a debate over whether this actually occurred or not? Or can we agree that this happened?


We shall see about this. In my opinion this will not result in help to student loans at all.

Look I am sure he is doing something. I mean he is in the Oval office for at least 4 hours a day 3 days a week he is at least making paper footballs. I was hoping for useful things to be done as president. When I say he hasn't done anything I mean he hasn't done anything USEFUL. I will give you that he has breathed, ate and bloviated.

But to tout success on a program that took 6 years to implement and was screwed up at each spot and missed its intended audience. Most rational people would call that a failure but you champion that fight....you go!


That is one way to be sure to win an argument -- just make the standard "whatever I think goes." You can measure a President's efficacy objectively by looking at what they set out to accomplish and whether they accomplished it, not whether you think it was worthwhile. Otherwise, your ideology is going to skew the results.

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Re: CO2 levels now at highest point in human history
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I think it is referring to this study. I am posting the study so people can think for themselves rather than have some other source tell them what they should think about it.

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How descriptive of me. Hiding the Name of the report as well as the name of the organisation who backed in in the first two lines of the post!

Clearly, That's not the Study i was referring too. But nice try.


Clearly? Let's take a look.

Your study published in: Nature Climate Change
This study published in: Nature Climate Change

Your study reviewed 117 simulations of climate change to determine their accuracy.
This study reviewed 117 simulations of climate change to determine their accuracy.

Sorry, but this looks like the same study that your anonymous reference was commenting on. If not, why not just enlighten us with the actual study?


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Re: 101 Million Favor impeachment of the President of the United States
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So we still haven't gotten past your incredible obvious flaw in logic. You stated that Obama hasn't done anything and then in the very next sentence you state what he did. So did he or did he not do something?


No flaw in the logic here. In order to do something you have to actual BRING something to fruition. He has not.....ergo he gets no credit for it. Logic OK for you pal?

5 frogs sit on a log, 4 decide to jump off. How many frogs are sitting on a log? 5 because just because you DECIDED to do something doesn't mean you have done it.

You will make a wonderful CEO or upper manager. Just make the decision and it is done.

Also Pelosi and her minions crafted the ACA. Maybe we should credit Hilary with the ACA since she started it.....Or Bill Clinton. How about Richard Nixon since he was the first to come up with universal healthcare. Yeah, that's it Richard Nixon did it....if those darn Democrats wouldn't have been so obstructionist and wanted to impeach him.


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In February 1971, President Richard Nixon proposed more limited health insurance reform—a private health insurance employer mandate and federalization of Medicaid for the poor with dependent minor children.[22] Hearings on national health insurance were held by the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Finance Committee in 1971, but no bill had the support of committee chairmen Representative Wilbur Mills (D-AR) or Senator Russell Long (D-LA).[22]


My how times have changed.....or is it just the party.


This is silly. First, Obama and Hillary Clinton brought the issue of health care reform to the forefront during the 2008 campaign. After he was elected, Obama made it a priority and used his political capital to push it through Congress. He held Healthcare Summits at the White House and made Congress address the issue. This is how Presidents use political capital to get legislation passed. To say he did "nothing" shows a real misunderstanding of the way our government works from a practical perspective, or is just revising history.

Second, your analogy disproves your point. The frogs on the logs who "decided" to institute healthcare reform but didn't are Nixon, Clinton, LBJ, the other Clinton, and the rest of them. Just use your Googlizer and you will find the history and the work Obama did to accomplish it. It isn't tough to find if you look for it.

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Re: 101 Million Favor impeachment of the President of the United States
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And yet agine, You have yet to tell us what makes you so all might you think your better than 101 million people. Come on stan, It's your "I am not going to answer" game.. Play it.


Show me where I said I was better than 101 million people. I didn't . You completely made it up and are presenting it as a fact. It's not. It's pretty interesting that you even would equate the criticism of an opinion as if it's saying something about the value of the person that holds it. Perhaps that'w why you get so worked up on here when someone doesn't agree with you? Perhaps that's why simple debate always turns so personal with you? Not sure but seems like at least a contributing factor. You can attack ideas without attacking people, Billy. I know you don't get the difference but there is one.


You disagreed with them.

If you disagree with someone, then you think you are better than them.

Thus, you think you are better than them.

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

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Re: CO2 levels now at highest point in human history
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A new study by a “group of mean reactionary science purists” at the Journal Nature Climate Change took a look at 117 of the Left’s wild claims. Its results are devastating for Gore and the Left. They show that 114, or 97.4%, of them were wrong. They weren’t just a little “ooops, I hit the wrong number on my computer – wrong but wrong by a you – don’t – know what – in- the – world – you’re –are talking – about” wrong. The average “mistake” was an overstatement of global warming by double actual reality.


Who wrote this? Justin Beiber?


I think it is referring to this study. I am posting the study so people can think for themselves rather than have some other source tell them what they should think about it.

Study

Apparently the models didn't account for certain volcanic eruptions, which helped decrease the rate at which the temperature increased.

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Re: Another Robotics Win
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When was the last time anybody went to a Robotics game? Or bought a Robotics team jersey? Or wanted to knock boots with a Robotics player?

Nobody cares about Robotics! Football and Men's Basketball are the only things that matter.

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Re: David Sills
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OH and then there's the fact that when there is a great talent in West Virginia, they don't always want to play for the Mountaineers. Thats the other side of it nobody likes to discuss.


There is nothing to see here is probably why it isn't discussed. Why would you expect a recruit like Randy Moss with a lot of options to automatically go play at WVU? Do all great recruits in other states "always want to play for " their in state school? That doesn't even always happen in states like Alabama with 2 major football powerhouses. Why would you expect it in WV?



I think you just agreed with him. Other people seem to assume that when a player like Swisher doesn't sign with WVU, that WVU must not have recruited him. Exit155 is just pointing out that this assumption is wrong, and people need to consider that sometimes students want to leave the state.

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Re: Beilein to the NBA
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You've posted about 9 times in this thread so far, and in not ONE of those posts did you mention anything about the actual topic at hand. Instead you've used NINE POSTS to call out, harass, and try to get a rise out of people. Even going so far, as to say what I actually wrote wasn't what I meant.

And you accuse me of being the devious one, trying to argue with everyone?


He is just providing thread color commentary. He is kind of like our own Dick Vitale, only he is a coffee cup instead of a person.

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Re: Smallwood Arrested
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Re: Beilein to the NBA
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How is this still a thread?

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Re: Alabama is our National Championship
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Re: delete
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I keep thinking that I must have been struck with the ban hammer.

Posted on: 7/29 11:29 am
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Re: WVU Football Thread for Things That Don't Need Their Own Thread
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Re: WVU - Tennessee 2018 in Charlotte
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^^ I bet this guy's a blast to watch a game with.


Whatever. The only reason I responded is because Oliver Luck actually owes a fiduciary duty to WVU, his employer, as all employees owe a fiduciary duty to their employer. People blast Luck all the time for his decisions, but don't seem to understand the limitations and obligations under which he makes them. To say that he has a fiduciary duty to the local community that conflicts with his actual fiduciary duty to his employer is potentially misleading to fans, and I am just trying to shed some light on the subject so people can make informed opinions about it.

Posted on: 7/25 12:06 pm
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Re: WVU - Tennessee 2018 in Charlotte
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Sorry, but I have to disagree with you on both counts. I think you are using the word incorrectly under any definition, and that you have taken the definition you posted out of context. Not all public employees owe a fiduciary duty. It is a specific relationship that involves a trust. Luck has an obligation to do what is best for the athletic department. He doesn't owe any duty to improve the economy of Morgantown, unless it is in the best interest of the athletic department.

Thank you for putting me in the position of agreeing with Exit155. Now I need to go wash.

Posted on: 7/25 11:20 am
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Re: WVU Baseball
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Status of park (pic taken from behind home plate).

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Architect rendering of finished product:

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Posted on: 7/25 9:39 am
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