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Re: Most important part of saturday
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If the Daleks were Couch members, right about now they'd be screaming "CON-SOL-I-DATE, CON-SOL-I-DATE..."

But they're not, so...



....are you sure about that?

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Re: Rakeem Cato to crash Gameday
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@Brobinson - Instead of being such a dooshe, take a look at NCAA rules.. coach driving a play is not permissable under the rules. what a pukhead


Since you started by being an ASSWIPE I don't feel too bad about this. Do you seriously think he has no way to get to Morgantown? Let's look at this this way:

1. If ESPN wants him on the show they can come and pick him up and take him back. It isn't like they wouldn't be allowed to do that. I suppose you think all of the Heisman candidates go to New York and stay in a hotel with their own money?
2. The comment made was partly in jest however there is no rule that says that an athlete can not be given an "occasional" ride. So a once in a lifetime opportunity to be on College Gameday, I am sure, would count as occasional.
3. The man got himself from South Florida to Huntington, I am pretty sure he can get from the end of I79 to Morgantown.


Maybe you should spend some time researching Prozac prices in your area.

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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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Yeah, lets just blindly look at numbers and say that you hardly ever see homecoming queen stories and compare that the number obituaries as if they exist in a vacuum and there are no other factors involved. It's any ratio I want, correct?

There may indeed by a slight bias toward gun control since the national media is left leaning, but I can't express to you what a lame attempt you've made at demonstrating that using that KFC story.


Not at all. You can not real easily do that but if you want you can pick any two topics and use that to see if your news is accurately representing something compared to something else.


In your example I would say that you might be surprised. There are a lot of obituaries in the news but....newsflash....a lot more people die then are homecoming queens so you first need to find that ratio. I would say that we probably do see about the same ratio of stories as the news about every year shows a story or two about a schools homecoming and they show frequent obituaries like when Steve Jobs died so I would say they are probably in ratio.

HC Queen stories:

http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Gran ... hares-Her-Crown-275390651

http://www.wfla.com/story/26639691/el ... spiring-homecoming-queens

http://www.roanoke.com/nrv/community/ ... 68-ba83-77c1d9c1614b.html

http://www.11alive.com/story/news/loc ... omecoming-court/17075305/

Obituary stories:

http://www.wnem.com/story/16938894/lo ... s-on-tv5-and-obitmichigan

Hahahahaha! Actually I am quite surprised by the number of Homecoming Queen stories. Maybe there is a media bias away from obituaries to homecoming queens.


Thanks for your input....it is duly noted.

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Re: Rakeem Cato to crash Gameday
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I'm always surprised by the Marshall hate. It almost gives them too much validation. Its a one sided rivalry and though some Marshall fans are annoying, I don't know one who doesn't know they're forever #2. Its more for them then it is for us.

At least with Pitt they were competition, it was a real mano y mano rivalry. Marshall is a team none of us had a problem with when they were D1AA and they've built a good small program down there but they've never been a threat to take over the state of WV, yet we give them the smack talk as if they were equals.


Oh my....I am agreeing with Stockton. I really could not have said it better myself. Sometimes we just look petty. Good discussion on the Soapbox and my agreeing with Stockton.

The end of times may be coming.

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Re: Everyone Gets A Trophy
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I'm not saying it isn't an overall effect for all kids. I really don't know, but the study he cited studied 3 - 5 year olds! Pretty sure a kid that age is going to be a good bit more influenced by a ribbon.


One would think that but in the study they were LESS motivated by the ribbon.

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Re: Everyone Gets A Trophy
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08WVUEer,

I think that, in my opinion and I think the other coaches on here, that the problems are not related to trophies or not trophies even though we have our opinion on their place in the sport.

The biggest problems I see is adult involvement in the child's life. I don't want to only single out parents.

When I was young my parents left me mostly to myself. My Dad would push me towards sports and make sure I got to the practice but that was about it. If I had problems at school we went outside and beat the crap out of each other. We did this from first grade (where it was unlikely we would hurt each other) until one day we discovered that if we fight we get hurt and that isn't fun so we as kids (<- Very important here) learned to handle our disputes in a little better way. We didn't need adult intervention or anti-bully classes. If we had a bully, and we did, we either ganged up on him or we lived with it if it wasn't important. But in the end we worked through life OURSELVES!!!!

Now we have adult involvement at any dispute regardless of how little and kids SELDOM get to handle conflict resolution at this age of safety. They grow up with parents dealing with teacher student conflict at school, coach athlete conflict at the athletic field and even with child-to-child conflict. It's insane.

Add to this the fact that parents believe that their child's life will be totally rudderless unless they achieve _______ . You can fill in the blank with soccer, baseball, all A's, choir solo, gifted program, etc. and you see parents pushing their kids and fighting for them to achieve what is in the blank. At least half the time, the kid doesn't even give a crap.

Finally, totally my opinion, kids start sports too early for the most part. These kids are playing soccer at 5 and if THE KID wants to do it that is great but you don't have to play at 5. I have kids that started at 8 or 9 and are excellent players. If the kids don't want to play let it go till they are ready. In a related point, kids don't JUST PLAY sports anymore. There has to be uniforms and referees and teams and....you get the picture. The basketball coach at our high school had a great program in the summer for kids to play basketball. My son signed up. he loved it. The coach just threw the kids out there and let them play. Have a problem with a foul? there is no referee deal with it. Great job on this coaches part because this is what kids need more than another rigidly run sports program.

This is why we are raising a generation of kids that can't handle their own lives and we are going to pay dearly for this in the future.

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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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So what if the number of good gun uses is 60,000? Compare apples to apples. That's still 60,000 vs. at least half a million bad gun uses. It's not a fair comparison to just compare it to murders. All that does is suit your ever changing argument.


Oh for the love of god! It is a fair comparison to compare good gun uses to murder. any comparison I choose is fair.....Its a FREAKING ratio for Pete sake! This is the dumbest argument I have ever heard. If I take ANY two events, they don't even have to be related, the ratio of stories to events taking place should be in the proper ratio otherwise the media is SKEWING the story. Don't get me wrong it happens ALL of the time in A LOT of different areas but to tell me any ratio I choose is invalid is completely wrong!


There should be twice as many reference to good uses as murder....and there are not. If it were REMOTELY close I would give it to you. You have shown me 1. I can think of 1 or 2 more that I have ever seen in 48 years. If you think that doesn't equate in all intents and purposes to NEVER you don't understand much about approximating measurements.


...but if you want let's do it your way. let's count the number of bad gun uses and good gun uses. That should be about 580,000 bads to 67,600 good. See why I don't use this? Because when the number gets bigger the ratio is harder to measure. The actual value is actually 580,000/67600 or 5,800/676 or about 858/100. See how easy that is to measure or to quantify. So IF we have 1 per day of bad uses (We exceed that I am sure) then we should have 1 per week and a day or so. I have NEVER (Yes I used it and it is my experience so it is correct) seen a story on Channel 4 news in Pittsburgh of a single good use of a gun while the bad uses are on daily.

The idea behind national news is that it is the news that many people watch that effects public opinion nationally. Not changing the argument. I am merely helping you out. You picked a story that may OR MAY NOT have been displayed on national news. I extended the argument to local news because you had anecdotal evidence that it has happened on local news or a media website blog.

I can argue it ANY way you want because it isn't remotely close ANYWHERE.

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Re: Rakeem Cato to crash Gameday
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How is Cato getting there? ESPN can't pay for his travel, right?


Cripes, people it is only about 2 hours and 45 minutes by car. Maybe Doc will drive him up and spend time pitching his coaching ability to Luck/Holgorsen to give him the ST job and get a salary increase and let backwards hat coach Marshall, for us win (Doc get's more money and back at alma mater), win (we get a ST coach that would know more than eFore) and win (We are rid of backwards hat).

I don't have a problem with not really liking what Marshall did to get us to play but....that is over. We have to move on. When we get pissed about this and display it we display it we look petty. Take the higher road. Give a polite applause when he comes on stage and be civil to them.

Some people on here act like Marshall personally raped your sister.

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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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Ahhh...Here it is:


http://www.vpc.org/press/1304self.htm

I took the number from this organization. I would say that the true answer is probably somewhere in between these numbers but if you use federal numbers gun control people like it better and have fewer arguments...so here:

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Total Number of Actual Self-Defense Firearm Uses are Only a Small Fraction of Pro-Gun Claims

According to the NCVS, for the five-year period 2007 through 2011, the total number of self-protective behaviors involving a firearm by victims of attempted or completed violent crimes or property crimes totaled only 338,700. In comparison, the gun lobby claims that during the same five-year period guns were used 12.5 million times in self-defense (applying to the five-year period the gun lobby’s oft-repeated claim that firearms are used in self-defense 2.5 million times a year).


so if you take 338,700 and you divide it by 5 you get something like 60,000 ish.

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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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http://rense.com/general76/univ.htm

Here is the beginning of the topic. He says 2.5 million but I reduced that to about 60,000. There were reasons. As I say....give it a look.

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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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P.S. I'd love to see your statistics where you are getting 60,000 "good uses of gun" per year.


If you followed this thread you would see it. Go back and look. If I am not mistaken it was an FBI report but I could be wrong. If I can find it quickly I will put it up again.

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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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That doesn't make sense. Why are you comparing ONLY murders to good gun use? What about bad gun use (robberies, shootings,etc ) to good gun use?

And why is your story national news worthy?


Makes perfect sense. I am using a single thing for comparison.

How many times are murders displayed on the news? Practically ALL of the time at the local level. How many times are good uses of a gun mentioned in the local news? Twice as often as murders? NOT EVEN CLOSE. Why not? In the instance of the 60,000 these were uses that thwarted a crime from taking place. Is that not newsorthy.....Man saves dog from fire. No. Not at all. But have a drug deal go bad in the hill district in Pittsburgh and that will be ALL over the news? Why? Is the incident MORE relevant to the viewer than the good use? I would say no.

What makes the majority of murders with guns newsworthy? Nothing. Nothing but the fact that a gun was used.

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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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I agree that you can't take all guns out of criminals hands, but we're talking about the media and you should try to stop speaking in such absolutes (NEVER..EVER). I realize it's rare to see stories about gun owners saving the day, but I've seen them and below is one. That may be a function of it just being a rare event, period.

Grandma stops robbery

Shootings and robberies happen every single day that don't get picked up by national news. Why do you feel that story should? The story I site stands out because it involves a grandma.


Hmmmm.... Such a rare event. Really? But gun murders are not? There are 30,000 ish gun murders a year and 60,000 ish good uses of a gun per year. I guess my mathematics education is deficient. Since it is twice as likely to be used for good as murder why is it such a "rare" event but you can't possibly run all of the murders on the news?

You actually saw the grandma stops robbery on ABC nightly news?

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Re: Everyone Gets A Trophy
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Excellent questions and believe it or not, it has been researched.

I have coached my kids soccer teams since they were U5 (daughter and son) Son is U11-U14 and I wanted to know if I should give out medals or trophies. With my daughter the league did it and then later they stopped and when my son came around I was left to do this on my own. I thought long and hard before I found some research on it.

The quick and the short of the research is this:

If you give kids trophies they will eventually expect trophies and when those trophies are removed they will stop playing the sport. This has been demonstrated a number of times. It is called the "Overjustification Effect".

Eer_4_da_beer: This study shows that you are actually not doing what you think you are doing and when the trophy is removed the kids will quit.

https://explorable.com/overjustification-effect

I do things a little differently. I do have awards at the end of the year but I let the kids know what the awards are before the season and that they will be trivial awards. Maybe I give a gussied up toy hammer to the hardest working player. A t-shirt for the "most improved player"...that kind of thing. Never underestimate the ability of cheap crap to motivate. I learned that one from Don Nehlen.

Next year, I am going to throw together a single game award for a player each week that they will keep for the week and bring back to be awarded at the next week's game. I hope this will work but as an in-house program not all of the kids play each week.

EDIT: I just read my description of the Overjustification effect and while this is true the effect states that giving the award makes the individual LESS motivated and they eventually quit even with the award.

So kids smell BS better than we think.

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Re: So, about this Ebola thing...
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Hey! We got the Ebola thread back!



Nothin' says lovin' like a good dose of Ebola!

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Punt Returners Nice Quallity Cheap Price
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Ooooh! Get two! Always good to have a spare.

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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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This story has just as much for the media to exploit toward gun control as any other shooting. Two bad guys walked into a KFC with guns and shot somebody. If they didn't have those guns in there, there would be no story for the national news to ignore and the employee wouldn't have had to defend himself.


We've kind have been over that. Even as over the top as Stanley has been, even he admits that bad guys are going to have guns. At least he was trying to put into place marginal help to try to slow it and keep them out of kids hands. I don't think anyone would EVER think that you can get rid of guns. Nor do I think anyone would think that a single law you made would keep the robbers from having a gun.

In the case of the story with gun control the bad guys walked in to the place they would have just gotten away with the crime.

I assure you that the powers that want gun control will NEVER show a story that shows a gun in a positive light. EVER. You can take that to the bank. There are a number of them every day....to the tune of 60,000 per year. Have you seen 1 story on the news? I haven't.

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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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http://www.alabamas13.com/story/27053 ... employee-returns-gun-fire


....just because these stories never seem to run on national news. I wonder why that is? Possibly that it doesn't reflect the media's bias towards gun control?

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Re: CO2 levels now at highest point in human history
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You either have a horrible time remembering what you wrote or don't know how to express yourself.

If there have been no restrictions, what are you talking about here?:


Actually, it seems you are just having a terrible time understanding the situation. I know exactly what I have written. It seems you keep missing the point. I will try to slow this down for you:

1. Obama took credit for reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

2. The reasons for the reduction in greenhouse gases are:

a. Reduction in manufacturing output in the time in question.

Manufacturing output hit a low when he took office and just reached 2007 levels in late 2013. During his first 4 years came many of the reduction in emissions. So here is where YOU/HE has a choice. Either accept the credit for wrecking the economy or STOP accepting credit that you somehow orchestrated this reduction in gases. If you take credit for the reduction you MUST therefore accept the actions that reduced this emission. You can't have it both ways. This is the SINGLE largest contributing factor to the reduction in gases.

b. The conversion of oil and coal firing to gas firing.

The reason for this change was the relative cost between coal and fracked natural gas. Which by the way, the Democratic Party consistently opposes (I am personally not for it the way it is but I AM NOT THE ONE TAKING CREDIT FOR IT..He is) Once again not only does this reason have nothing to do with the President he has opposed it! This is a close second to the reduction in manufacturing and taken over the whole period from about 2005 till now would be the single leading reducer. He had nothing to do with that either as this was going on before he took office but don't let that stop your buddy from taking credit for it.

c. The relative warm winters reduced demand for heating

How did the President have ANYTHING to do with this? He didn't as a result he hits the trifecta. If he says this crap enough times the Democrat masses eat it up like he had something to do with it. It boggles my mind how gullible the average Obama supporter is. I mean conservative Republicans are bad but even they got pissed at George Bush and Cheney at various points. The Obama supporters just live in a surrealistic morphine drip of denial.

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When did this occur or is Obama going to make this happen in the future? ???

Not that Obama has anything to do with it, but to my knowledge we're producing more oil and natural gas than ever and what manufacturing do we have left in this country that has lowered output? Certainly isn't cars.


I will say again, what has Obama ACTUALLY done to reduce emissions that I have not stated here? If you want to defend him like you have been show something concrete he did. The only thing I know that he did is propose tighter power plant emissions in 2017-2030 time frame. This did/does nothing in the current few year period.

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Re: 2015
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I am with WVisHome on this one:

Here try this:

Open in new window

For you cranky asses!

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