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Re: Colorado land grab
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I don't think it's nice to accuse cayce of being drunk.


You didn't think it was nice for Indians to call themselves Indians...so there's that. Maybe your calibration of what is nice is a bit askew.

Posted on: 4/18 11:14 am
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Re: The 2014 Pirates - GO BUCS!!!
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Maybe I'm missing something, but other than a homerun every 40 at-bats (with 39 strikeouts in between), why would his price tag be high?

He's an average-at-best fielder with a bit of pop in his bat. he can't hit for average and strikes out waaaaay too much.


Pedro is personally responsible for quite a few wins last season and a couple of wins this season. He is a game changing player. He won a Silver Slugger Award last year. Do you know how many OTHER 3rd basemen won a Silver Slugger Awards? Exactly 1. Miguel Cabrera. That is heady company.

I think he is at least average. Fangraphs lists him as 10 out of 20 ranked 3B. He is ranked between David Wright and Adrian Beltre. Their salaries for this year? $12 million and $16 million respectively.

Remember how arbitration works. His agent and the Pirates put a number down. Let's say the Pirates say $8 million and his agent says $15 million. His agent only has to convince the arbitrator that he is worth at least $1 more than $11.5 million and he gets $15 million. Its all or nothing in either direction.

As I said above, I like Pedro and I think Pedro will have an Aramis Ramirez career. I just don't think he will be in the Pirates player development model.

Posted on: 4/16 3:47 pm
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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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If they park the car in front of a busy crossing, attach a toy to the shifter that the kid likes to pull on, leave the kid in the car unattended and without the emergency breaks on, then yeah, there should be consequences. Should it be jail? Too many factors for me to say. I wouldn't mandate jail time in either shooting or this fake case you want to talk about, but there must be criminal liability in both.


You don't need to do any of that. If the kid can get into the car, the gear shift will be enough of a toy. Just being in a driver's seat is enough to get that kid pulling levers and shifting gears.

By the way I personally know of 4 cars that have been totaled this way by children. I personally know of NO children that have shot other kids by accident. Fortunately no one was hurt by these runaway cars. This is most likely because they all happened in VERY rural areas. None of the cars were dressed out as toys.

EDIT: None of those car totalings made the newspaper either. I highly suspect that this happens a lot....changes to automobiles are a testament to how often it happens.

Posted on: 4/16 12:33 pm
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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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If you're that careless with someone else's life then there has to be consequences.


...and you don't think that losing all your worldly belongings isn't a punishment? I am pretty sure the neighbors have called whoever their version of Edgar Snyder is. That guy will need 3 lawyers to keep a rock to live under.


Posted on: 4/16 12:29 pm
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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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What do you think the penalty should be for leaving a loaded gun in the same box as a kid's toy gun with a gun shot victim as the result?


I would say the pain of losing one's own child would be enough and the fact that the person will likely be bankrupt at the end would be penalty enough. Its not like anyone intended harm.

You can say the same thing about a car. The kid crawls in the car puts it in neutral and it rolls over a pedestrian on the street. Are you planning on putting the car owner in jail for a long time?

Posted on: 4/16 11:53 am
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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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I don't know the solution but I do know it's easy to act responsible with a weapon that a 4 year old can end anyone's life with. It should never just be left around loaded and should be secured in a container that only the people that are supposed to have it can obtain access to it.


There is no reason to keep a round chambered in a gun. None at all unless you are in a combat area or suspect you are about to be shot or someone is IN your house or you are ACTIVELY protecting yourself from someone on your property. It really doesn't take that much time to chamber a round.

I doubt seriously that the average 4 year old would be able to chamber a round BUT IF he/she were able to do so they would be competent enough to understand how to use the gun and what to/and not to point the gun at.

There are some people that never react with any common sense with any thing they do. They do so with things that are not guns. They let their kids play in the car unattended, they don't pay attention when they are driving. There is no end to the list of innocent people that the average idiot can hurt even if he doesn't even own a gun.

Posted on: 4/16 11:50 am
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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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Fixed it for you.


In jail for a long time? Wow! why jail them and throw away the key on this issue? Are you willing to do the same for leaving other things laying around. I am sure the Franklin Regional student's parents left knives laying around. I guess they should be put in jail too?

Posted on: 4/16 11:44 am
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Re: WVU Baseball
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Did anyone see this tweet?

Allan Taylor ‏@AllanTaylorWVU 17h

Gordon Gee one-hops first pitch from 45 feet before WVU-Ohio State ballgame. (Mazey ponders using him in bullpen.)

Posted on: 4/16 11:09 am
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Re: Yet another school massacre post-mortem analysis
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2 teens apparently broke into his house and he shot and killed them both. He's charged with murder because the prosecutors say he went too far in killing them because they posed no threat. If the facts back the prosecutor up then I would agree with the charges. I'm sure many won't, though.


WOW! Not just murder...but pre-meditated murder. So as part of his plan he forced them to break into his house? So much for personal responsibility. It wasn't their fault they broke in. The man made that part of his plan.

So much for the waiting for them to break into your house argument. I guess we have to live in a society where someone breaking into your house is "ok". They weren't going to harm him, of course, they were there to give guided tours to the other burglars and drug dealers. They caught wind of his plan and were thinking about using his house as a crack house. We now have gone from you can't protect your outdoor property to you have to let the youths break in and do what they want in your house.

Next they will just be able to come in and ask you to assume the position before they rob you blind. Great country!

Posted on: 4/14 8:17 am
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Re: Athalon ranks Big XII coaches
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Well people give a **** about football, and this is an article on football, so yes.

I bet more people have already read this article today than have read any article on a WVU non revenue sport this year.

Give me the hits. All that other ****, is just that, ****.


Hey Sherlock...I bet you are right. This is a NATIONAL article not a LOCAL article. Do you know the difference? I bet more people read this article today than have read any article on WVU football in a year. Your ignorance knows no depths.

Posted on: 4/11 1:09 pm
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Re: Cliven Bundy and the BLM
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If what this young lady is saying is true, this is a very scary thing.


As a person that has been flat-out lied to by my local government, I know how the guy feels.

My local government will even admit they lied to me...and still they do whatever the hell they want with no compunction to have a shred of integrity. Especially when that integrity will cause the person at fault to do paper work.

There is probably some change that has been made over the years. But the fact is that if you buy something you should own it. That is not true about pretty much anything in this country any more.

Posted on: 4/11 1:03 pm
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Re: Cliven Bundy and the BLM
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So it sounds like he may own the rights.

I can see why this would be a problem.


Posted on: 4/11 12:35 pm
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Re: Here we go...Mickey Furfari on the Mike Parsons Ousting
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Is that what guns are for? Confident individuals with big dicks?

Same with those giant trucks that are lifted up?


Yes. I don't know the size of everyone that owns a truck and guns but I own a truck and guns so at least one person is confident.

Posted on: 4/11 12:18 pm
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Re: Here we go...Mickey Furfari on the Mike Parsons Ousting
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And the answer is Texas doesn't have a Rifle team because its worthless to them.

Nice try on the club, but once again Texas does not have a Rifle team.

All the money they could possibly ask for in the Athletic Department an they CHOSE not to have a Rifle team. Just like most every other University.


....and you are worthless to us. Does that mean you will cease to exist?

Posted on: 4/11 12:17 pm
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Re: Here we go...Mickey Furfari on the Mike Parsons Ousting
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Schools with shooting programs, quite the list.

https://sites.google.com/a/brophybronc ... ools-with-shooting-sports


Stop letting facts get in the way of shart pant's rifle rage.

I am pretty sure he sees the rifles as an affront to his smallish package of manhood.

The rest of us have a size that allows us to be more confident. Why I oggled....I mean....looked at a Hook'em's shotguns and didn't feel inadequate at all.

Posted on: 4/11 11:47 am
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Re: Animals Mysteriously Fleeing Yellowstone
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If the thing blew 2M 1.3M and 640K years ago it is somewhat due to go off again if you think of the earth as a big living machine/organism with cycles, which is how I tend to view it.

That being said, statistically, for this to happen in our lifetimes is remote. Sounds like she is due to blow sometime in the next 50000 years give or take 10000.

Unless the Mayans were ALMOST right.


THAT right there is just crazy talk! We KNOW the earth is only 7000 years old.


Posted on: 4/11 11:32 am
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Re: Here we go...Mickey Furfari on the Mike Parsons Ousting
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Hook'em....those look like shotguns to me.


Posted on: 4/11 11:18 am
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Re: An interesting article
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Didn't we have a bag man associated with Jonathan Hargett? That was some money well spent!

Posted on: 4/11 11:16 am
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Re: Here we go...Mickey Furfari on the Mike Parsons Ousting
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Why do you think Texas chose not to have a Rifle team?

We choose not to have a womans golf team because of finances, but Texas doesn't have that problem.

Why do they choose not to have a Rifle team? Why do the overwhelming majority of schools choose not to have a Rifle team?


A. I do not know.
2. I do not care.


Posted on: 4/11 11:05 am
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Re: Here we go...Mickey Furfari on the Mike Parsons Ousting
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Hows Texas' Rifle team doing?


About as well as our Women's golf team. What is your point?

They choose not to have one. We choose not to have a women's golf team. Some schools choose not to have a football team.

Posted on: 4/11 10:07 am
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