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Re: The "Super Awesome Responsible Gun Owners in the News" Thread....
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There is something that can be done...

Seems this child was accidentally killed by the lack of adult/parent supervision. Who leaves a 4 year old, and another child under the age of 4, to roam unattended around someone else's home?

The article states that the homeowner wasn't home. Assuming that the gun belongs to this person, they were either negligent for storing a gun where children would have access to it and knowing that children would be in the house, or they stored their gun knowing that children wouldn't even be in the house, let alone roaming around unsupervised.

1. Store your guns in safe places.
2. Watch your damn kids in other peoples homes.


Precisely! Who let's kids roam around another person's house when they aren't home?! If I would have done that when I was little even if the person was home I would have been whipped silly.

The number of children killed in swimming pools who are not watched dwarfs the number killed by guns BY ORDERS OF MAGNITUDE.

http://www.parents.com/baby/safety/ca ... afety-facts-and-mistakes/

How many more children were like the 2 year old that was killed when other kids set in motion an automobile because their parents were too busy to watch them.

....No......let's blame it on guns. Don't worry about the orders of magnitude MORE deaths caused by other everyday items.

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Re: Dana Holgorsen ranked No. 49 head coach
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See TheMac is one of those people that think just because you don't like DH, that must mean you were a Stew lover. He can't get it through his head that there are a large number of people out there,like me for one, who didn't/don't like either.


I'm confused, did you reply to my comment solely for the purpose of telling us that you didn't like either stew or holgs?

Somebody made a statement about Stew, and I put it in a different perspective, there was absolutely zero mention of "stew loving" vs. "dana hating".

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As for giving his lists merit, don't most columnist and sports writers have no experience in the actual sport? Yeah sure I take things that former players and coaches say more seriously, but I'd say a good 75+% of writers and columnist have no playing or coaching experience. So if we are to just ignore all of them, then there's very few articles, blogs, whatever left to read.


I don't know the backgrounds of every sports writer in America, apparently only you have the insight to know 75+% of them don't have playing experience.

If you'd like me to re-phrase my comments, fair enough...

Why is anybody putting merit into some article written by an unknown sports writer for one of the least respected sports media outlets. This guys caught parts of a few wvu games, while flipping through the channels, now all of a sudden people are going to use his opinion as evidence Holgs isn't good coach? You realize how dumb that is, correct?




Kind of sad how far The Sporting News has fallen. In the 70s and the 80s it was THE paper for sports. They had very good knowledgeable writers. I had a subscription just for the stats alone.

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Re: Conference Armageddon: The Official Conference Speculation Thread
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Maybe the UK will join the Big XII now.


That is a lot of TV sets right there.

The downside is they will have to plead to the MAC for their men's soccer program.

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Re: CO2 levels now at highest point in human history
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http://www.cnbc.com/2016/06/04/climat ... &doc=103669175&yptr=yahoo

I will just leave this here. This is what I have been saying for years about greenhouse gas emissions.

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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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Ummm, no. I know you'll correct me for misreading your link-less post...but the count is well over 100 this year for mass shootings including 9 where at least 5 people were killed.


No you didn't misread.

Just because 5 people are killed doesn't really make it the type of shooting that we are talking about originally. We are talking about a guy who takes a gun to the mall or school and just starts shooting.

I am not talking about drug gangs popping a family of people. That is a different dynamic altogether.

There are only 3 shootings in that "list" that have over 5 deaths I think you will find that were unrelated people. I could be wrong about that. From that there were 2 true crazed public shootings. One at a Cracker Barrel and I can't remember where the other one was.

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Re: 2016 Football record
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Uhhhhh.....I think we win 9 with a bowl win.

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Re: 2016 Football record
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Is this the prediction thread ?...Undefeated and we get left out of the playoffs.


Undefeated and we are by-passed by the Championship playoff only so that we could be invited to play the winner of the Steelers-Panthers game in Super Bowl 51. We put a shellacing on the NFL team that they can never forget and DH is carried off the field only to be fired by Shane Lyons, who hires Nick Saban as his head coach, Rich Rod for his OC, they dig up a slightly decomposed Lombardi who is our DC. Tony Gibson is in such awe he takes a demotion to study at the right hand of Lombardi which was wired back on to its rightful place on his arm and we begin a true dynasty in Morgantown.

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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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Ok....so it is time to post again.

The best thing that ever happened to mass shooting deaths is apparently that the news organizations are running after Trump and Hillary. It seems that since we have something besides mass shootings to cover......there haven't been school shootings or college shootings.

Just the normal run of the mill kill or be killed on our city streets where black lives apparently don't matter.

Now, I realize that people who don't want to believe my original premise are never going to believe it, but when you were averaging one of these events every 2 weeks and you can only see one shooting this year that has 5 victims and that was clearly a killing that wasn't a mass public shooting.

Amazing how they stop.....huh?

If we could just have a Presidential race EVERY year imagine how many lives we could save. Let's do it for the children!

EDIT: There was one this year that I missed. But we are getting halfway through the year soon.

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Re: WVU Baseball
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I still do not understand the bullshit unfair way this tourney works. I just dont get how in a double elimination tournament you can end with two one-loss teams but one of them be given the championship.


I agree. If you are going to have a double elimination tournament then make it a true one. I think they would have been worn down playing their fourth game in 2 days.

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Re: WVU Baseball
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It's a shame we didn't wake up till the 3rd inning. Anything done to stop them earlier would have been a win.

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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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Now THIS is a "COMMON SENSE" approach to addressing gun violence.


"I did a lot of research to find organizations in Chicago that take more of a public health approach to the problem of violence," Tanaka said. "Their focus is on addressing some of the problems that contribute to gun violence — poverty, lack of jobs, lack of opportunities, housing, all of the social issues that come up in different communities. A lot of these groups have programs and outreach that have nothing to do with gun legislation but can directly influence gun violence."

Representatives from CeaseFire Illinois, which is the Illinois branch of the Cure Violence Association, Youth Guidance, which creates school-based programs for kids in Chicago, and UCAN, which partners with the Peace Hub to reduce kids' exposure to violence, will attend the free event. Tanaka will lead a 45-minute panel discussion with the organizations and moderate a Q&A afterward.

"I think I had a simplistic view that what these organizations need most is money," Tanaka said. "In talking to them and learning what they do, I realized that with a small amount of time and a small amount of money, they're coming up with programs that create meaningful change in whether young people become involved in violence in the first place."


Bingo! Now we are really wanting to solve something!

The problem is....It is HARD WORK to solve these problems because:

1. It is not a short term fix. The situation we got ourselves in has taken 40 years to get into. I am pretty sure we aren't going to get out in the next 4.
2. There is a vested interest in keeping money, other than government hand-out money, out of the hands of the common folk.
3. It is hard work NOT to be the victim in this society, today when everyone is telling you how unfair it is.

Our legislators are not interested in solving this problem. Our legislators can't even put together a budget for next year. Our legislators can't keep a train of thought going for multiple years in a row.

But banning them black guns that look like military guns because someone shot someone has all the hallmarks of a government program. Easy to legislate, quick and stupid and the masses eat it up because they don't bother to understand the problem they just want to knee jerk like everyone else! All of these just smack Washington D.C. and the current mess.

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Re: Conference Armageddon: The Official Conference Speculation Thread
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Read somewhere on the interwebs that Big 12 expansion has only a 15% chance of happening.

That isn't a very good chance.

If expansion doesn't happen I think that spells the death of the Big 12. At the end of the GOR the 10 teams are gobbled up into the the Big 10, PAC-12, SEC and ACC. You guess who goes where. But before you do and we have this WVU inferiority complex remember that Missouri was the pick slightly ahead of WVU the last SEC expansion. In my opinion, we are in this time. I think Texas goes to PAC, Oklahoma goes either PAC. WVU to the SEC.....and....well I don't really care where anyone else goes.

At the end of the day that makes 4 power conferences. 4 spots in the playoffs and the big boys shut out the little boys for good.

I think there is a SLIGHT possibility of SOME SANITY coming to the process and the whole conference thing gets blown up and conferences get aligned by geographic area and instead of 4 power conference there is 1 POWER 1 conference with 4 divisions and they completely break from the bowl scene and leave the bowls to the mid-major tier of teams. I think this is less likely because now there are 4 people making an ungodly amount of money on a game while the other way there would just be one person making an ungodly amount of money on a game. Nowhere in capitalism do I see the elite eliminating the money grab by kicking people out.

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Re: NC passes bill blocking LGBT protections
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I don't really understand the outrage other than the idea that we want people do do whatever they want.

Once again we have a way to determine which bathroom you should go into. That is defined by the sex organ which nature has given you. If you don't "identify" with that I have no problem with you. If you want to go into another bathroom that is wrong.

Why does it make someone uncomfortable to go into a bathroom for their sex? What are you doing in there? Just go to the bathroom and then leave.

This seems to be an issue that, to me, is as offensive as the religious right dictating religion to me and morality.

First off, if a transgender male to female comes into either bathroom people are going to be uncomfortable. That is on the people who are in the bathroom to deal with that. The specification of having a penis or a vagina is not judgemental at all. It is a simple fact that...1. can be checked and, 2. Can now be controlled.(Have a penis and want to go to the girl's room have it made an "innie" and go to it.

You can not definitively prove or disprove that a given person "identifies" with another gender.

I don't think, if I understand the problem, this is a problem that is part of some larger plan to deny transgender people their rights. They have every right to use the bathroom.

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Re: Push for Buctober
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This is awful. Questioned why we kept Locke now I'm convinced


I think you had to give Locke another year. He is something like 2 years removed from an All-Star berth. I think that this is about it for Locke. I foresee him possibly being gone at the trade deadline this year.

It is a little like Charlie Morton.....at times Locke looks unstoppable. At other times he is just average. I suspect he will be sent to the bullpen and he won't fit in there.

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Re: Push for Buctober
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9 batters left on base yesterday, 14 today! This team could have been 6-0 out of the gates but have problems cashing in on opportunities. Pitching has been good enough to win as well.


Be prepared to see this a lot more. We are changing our team makeup. We have added a slew of players with high on base percentages. As a result we are going to have, theoretically, more base runners than in years past. The downside is that we are going to strand base runners at a higher rate.

With that being said, Walk yesterday was talking about our batting average with runners in scoring position and stated that through the first 6 games of the season we were about league average for that stat. With the added on base percentage it should mean more runs if we remain average. It will definitely be more frustrating but that is the nature of the beast.

On a different note, I have predicted that this would be the year that Polanco took off. I hope we are seing this so far. He just appears to me to be a beast of a hitter. That swing with the added confidence is exciting!

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Re: The un-buy-able candidate you're not seeing on TV...
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I also don't believe in footing the bill for people to get a free education and paying for someone else's student loans.


Really? Because one of, if not THE, greatest American believed VERY strongly in a free education. There is NO downside in educating your population. NONE.

Most European countries that are kicking our keister in educating its populace is educating their populace through some college for free.

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I don't make 2 million a year but I don't believe in raising taxes on those that do.


Just curious....how do you feel about taxing a lottery winner? Is that OK? Or can a lottery winner state that they have worked hard for that money?

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Re: The un-buy-able candidate you're not seeing on TV...
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Anyone who honestly believes tax rate at 70% is the right direction has truley lost touch with real world




Bernie's tax rates would max out at 52% and would only impact people making over $10 million. You would have to make more than $231,450 to see a tax increase.

The Burn's Tax Rates


For once MdMounty and I agree.....

Sanders TAX plan is better for this country than any competing tax plans. Cutting/reducing taxes is a fools game and only works for economies that are in decline. I do not believe the US has to be in that mode.

The same is true for companies. Cutting costs in a struggling company normally is another nail in the coffin of said company. Most CEOs take the easy way out to get their bonuses while debilitating companies in the long term. Not to mention that fixing a problem is a whole lot harder than just cutting expenses.

I would assume that Sanders will mess up the revenue by handing out handouts to the poor rather than spurring growth that raises the fortunes of the economically depressed.

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Re: The un-buy-able candidate you're not seeing on TV...
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That's some quality reporting there FoxNews! Put a 19 year old on live television and pretend that she is the expert Bernie supporter.


Pretty sure Bernie Sanders demographic is 18-25 year olds so putting a 19 year old on live television WOULD be putting on an expert on Bernie Sanders. Anyone older than 30 is equally likely to vote for Hillary. The older people get the MORE they are likely to vote for Hillary.

Given the fact that 83% of 18-29 year olds vote for Bernie, listening to them might give insight into what makes Bernie a viable candidate. Once you get away from them Hillary pretty much runs the table.


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Re: Push for Buctober
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How about those Pirates taking care of business on opening day!!!


A little surprised at Liriano's domination. His last couple of spring training starts were NOT GOOD!

Good to see our new additions stepping in quickly to contribute (Freese and Jaso).

If we can solidify that rotation.....this could be the year.

EDIT: It did seem like he dodged bullets with those walks though. He better work on that control.

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Re: Tevin Bush committed or not?
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Just wondering why none of the big recruiting sites have him as committed to WVU?


I don't think it is official yet but 247 sports is predicting with 100% certainty that he will be a Mountaineer. With that being said, if he hasn't actually signed a LOI I don't see how you could ever say with any amount of certainty that a person will go one place over another.

EDIT: Sorry....I meant to say with THAT amount of certainty. I mean I would at best say 95%.

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