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16  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: February 15, 2018, 02:25:42 PM
IN other news...https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/02/15/florida-shooting-anthony-rizzo-stoneman-douglas-high-school/340518002/
17  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: February 15, 2018, 02:19:42 PM
Yes, why discuss the collusion which is restricting movement of players in baseball, when you can discuss such riveting topics as the highways and donuts in New England?
18  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: February 15, 2018, 02:17:04 PM
listening to a kid (CNN) who attended the school and knew the shooter, who basically said, "everyone knew the shooter would do this"



Who reported it?



The student interviewed was on CNN

and never reported it

AFTERWARD is much too late

Oh, just shut the fuck up!

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/trump-signs-bill-revoking-obama-era-gun-checks-people-mental-n727221


President Barack Obama recommended the now-nullified regulation in a 2013 memo following the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, which left 20 first graders and six others dead. The measure sought to block some people with severe mental health problems from buying guns.


The shootings are all part of the REAGAN LEGACY:

The lack of institutional care of critically mentally ill patients in the United States has become a complicated problem that has resulted in victimization, homelessness, and incarceration of these individuals. In 1967, the State of California was one of the first states to deinstitutionalize mentally ill patients when it passed the Lanterman-Petris-Short Act (Lyons, 1984). This act had a profoundly negative impact on the lives of the mentally ill. So, why would the Reagan Administration choose to end “the federal government’s role in providing services to the mentally ill” (Pan, 2013)?

Ronald Reagan, the 40th president of the United States, is well known for his fiscal policies that stimulated economic growth, cut inflation and pulled America out of a recession (Cannon, 2017). What Reagan is not readily known for is the long term effect of a law he repealed that essentially deinstitutionalized mentally ill patients at the federal level (Roberts, 2013). While some of his fiscal policies had a positive effect on the U.S. economy during the 1980s, his decision to deinstitutionalize mentally ill patients had a much more deleterious effect on these patients, their communities, and the agencies that were left to contend with these individuals’ mental health issues (Honberg, 2015).

The Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) is the statute that repealed President Carter’s Mental Health Systems Act which was supposed to continue federal funding for mental health programs. Reagan gave the appearance of making a consequentialist ethical decision because he presented his repeal of OBRA as an action that would best serve American society and do more good than harm as a result. The OBRA gave mental patients a choice to seek treatment outside of a mental institution, an option to seek treatment at clinics at the state level, and the freedom to administer their own medication (PSY533, 2017) (Pan, 2013).  However, Reagan was hasty in taking unsound advice to repeal OBRA because his real motive was to cut the federal budget (Roberts, 2013).  He was a leader who “never exhibited any interest in the need for research or better treatment for serious mental illness” (Torrey, 2017).


http://sites.psu.edu/psy533wheeler/2017/02/08/u01-ronald-reagan-and-the-federal-deinstitutionalization-of-mentally-ill-patients/comment-page-1/

Ronald Reagan was the last sitting president to speak at the National Rifle Association’s annual meeting, addressing its 112th gathering in May 1983, during the third year of his first term—and a bit more than two years after he was shot in an assassination attempt. The next to do so will be President Donald Trump, who will appear at the NRA-ILA Leadership Forum in Atlanta on Friday afternoon. It will be his 99th day in office, and just a week shy of the 34-year anniversary of Reagan’s speech.

“The fact that he decided to address the NRA convention is, I think, very significant and indicates that he still considers the NRA a very important part of his base,” says Dennis Henigan, author of “Guns Don’t Kill People, People Kill People”? and Other Myths About Guns and Gun Control and a former vice president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. “I have no doubt that pro-gun activists are among the most rabid Trump supporters, and he knows that and his people know that.”


In election years, it’s typical for top GOP presidential candidates to address the meeting, but it’s rare for some presidents—even Republicans—to do so. Neither Bush spoke to the NRA during their presidencies, and the elder Bush even cut ties to the NRA after leaving the White House, following a fundraising letter in which the group’s leader, Wayne LaPierre, labeled federal agents as “jackbooted thugs” who robbed citizens of their constitutional rights. The closest a recent president has come to addressing the meeting was when the younger Bush sent Vice President Dick Cheney to do so in 2004, as he sought re-election.

Not surprisingly, given their party’s stance on gun control, Democratic presidents have been the subject of NRA attacks, so Bill Clinton and Barack Obama never went near the annual gun convention.

The NRA long has been a political force that advocates for or against lawmakers, depending on whether they support loosening gun restrictions. The annual meeting is a must-attend for politicians who want the s0-called gun vote. More than 80,000 Americans and 800 exhibitors are expected to be at the four-day 146th NRA Annual Meetings and Exhibits this year, according to the event’s website.


http://www.newsweek.com/president-ronald-reagan-nra-speech-1983-590529


THE country is reaping what the GOP and it's vaunted Ronnie has sewn.
19  Sports / Baseball / Re: American League on: February 14, 2018, 11:35:49 AM
HOw do we know that Rob Manfred is lying? Well, this is the guy who hung with and then paid criminals to find "evidence" that A-Rod used steroids.

READ THIS:“It is common at this point in the calendar to have large numbers of free agents unsigned. What is uncommon is to have some of the best free agents sitting unsigned even though they have substantial offers, some in nine figures. It is the responsibility of players’ agents to value their clients in a constantly changing free agent market based on factors such as positional demand, advanced analytics and the impact of the new basic agreement.  To lay responsibility on the clubs for the failure of some agents to accurately assess the market is unfair, unwarranted and inflammatory.”

YES. quite "to have some of the best free agents sitting unsigned".

BUT...HOW DOES THE COMMISSIONER KNOW "they have substantial offers, some in nine figures", if there is no collusion?

He didn't say, "reportedly" in front of "substantial offers, some in nine figures".

He said it as though the KNOWS EXACTLY WHAT THE OFFERS HAVE BEEN, and if that is the case, then MLB is complicit in creating an environment in which the free market is supposed to actually be a free market.

Rob Manfred was brought in to cheat, lie, steal, etc....and work only for the owners. He, like his predecessor, has no real interest in "the best interests of baseball".

20  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: February 13, 2018, 10:25:05 PM
This guy....

http://www.lonegan.com

says Republicans are going to GAIN seats in November

Inside info from Putin?
21  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: February 13, 2018, 12:12:52 PM
Maybe Kathy Griffin bought that painting?

Seriously...https://www.yahoo.com/news/obama-portrait-painter-kehinde-wiley-092035977.html

BTW...the Obama painting? Manspreading in a field of poison ivy....very, uh..."presidential".

Sheeeeeeeeeessshhhh.
22  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: February 13, 2018, 11:52:24 AM
Boz I appreciate and understand your skepticism and derision, but there is a point in combatting evil and stupidity.

I earn a merit badge and its fun.

but mostly its February, worst sports month of the year.

The stupidity is all yours.

Peddro.

You've never quite grasped how every day you get played.

Dope.
23  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: February 13, 2018, 10:08:00 AM
Read this and stop whining, Peddro:  http://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/02/nfl-super-bowl-lii-patriots-eagles-macolm-butler-beching-bill-belichick-explanation
24  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: February 12, 2018, 06:57:51 PM
5 dead in kY today, how many when the clowns can conceal and cross state lines??

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/concealed-carry-reciprocity-act-showdown/

25  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: February 12, 2018, 06:40:34 PM
Yes, so old that they're still writing about it in Boston. Peddro.

GLS
26  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: February 12, 2018, 04:03:55 PM
Maybe she should be known as "Ho" Hicks?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/inside-hope-hicks-apos-troubled-184347178.html?.tsrc=jtc_news_index

BTW, it's important that Porter be investigated for possible criminal behavior as he never was fully cleared by the FBI to serve in the WH and should not have had clearance by the apparently enabler, Chief of Staff, to look at any top secret files that were coming through there while he was there.

If there was ever anyone who fit the profile of a potential blackmail target, which of course compromises the security of the country, it's Porter.

And now, we might need to look much more carefully at Ho Hicks, too.

She’s a “Ho” because she dates co workers?

You’re really a prince.


Nothing like missing the larger point. But then, that IS your specialty, Knicks. Dating MARRIED coworkers, dimwit.

It is widely reported she was dating Porter who is twice divorced.

Now, if you want to make case that Lewandowski (who is married to a 9/11 widow) dropped the dime on Porter because he was jealous Porter and Hicks were squeaking the sheets then you might have a point about the security clearances. It is rumored Lewandowski and Hicks had an affair during the campaign.

However, that still doesn’t justify you calling a woman a whore. Just proves you’re a misogynist with terrible double standards.




Ho Hicks. It sticks.

IF you knew what I know, instead of what you think you know, you'd get it.

But, you don't.

Again.

It's a message board.  You tell us what you think you know that you consider to be getting it.  Instead of cutting poses as some savvy insider.  This forum is here for communication, so communicate already.  Or STFU. 

You can't handle the truth.



You do remember the character who delivered that line was an asshole of the first order...

You can't pull the "I know something you don't know" to make your point. If you have the goods say so or just be quiet.

College.
27  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: February 12, 2018, 04:01:44 PM
Kill the messenger.
Denial pattern continues.
GLS
28  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: February 12, 2018, 12:18:02 PM
http://www.bostonherald.com/sports/patriots/2018/02/guregian_bill_belichick_can_t_afford_to_just_let_malcolm_butler_issue_sit

While the Patriots coach won’t publicly discuss his reasons for having Malcolm Butler stand on the sideline the entire game, as the cornerback didn’t see the field for a single defensive snap in the 41-33 loss, Belichick needs to discuss his rationale for benching Butler. He needs to have a dialogue with the players, or at the very least, the captains and leaders of his team.

It’s one thing to have former players come out and be critical of a move by the Hoodie, which has been the case here. But it’s another matter when current players do the same, albeit, in a less direct way.

Belichick, who characterized Butler’s benching as a football decision that didn’t have anything to do with discipline, has seen current players, including Tom Brady, support Butler, who took to Twitter and Instagram last week to defend himself.

Brady endorsed Butler’s post on Instagram, then wrote, “Love you Malcolm. You are an incredible player and teammate and friend. Always!!!!!!”

Many other current players also added their names in support of Butler. So Belichick can either ignore the issue, and let it fester during the offseason, or deal with it head on so it doesn’t become a bigger problem next season. NBC analyst Rodney Harrison suggested Belichick will take preemptive action.

“It can come back and backfire on him. The players might not play as hard for him. There are a lot of different things that could happen potentially. It just depends on how he handles it with his players,” the former Patriots star told the Herald Thursday. “He may bring the players in, where it’s not anything that’s public, and he’ll have a conversation with a lot of the main people. You just don’t know what he’s gonna do. But he’ll find a way. And you guys (in the media) won’t know about it.”


Because GLS is a real thing.

The Pats players are convinced they lost because of the Butler decision.

So sad.
29  National / Bush Administration / Re: Bush Administration on: February 12, 2018, 12:07:19 PM
Maybe she should be known as "Ho" Hicks?

https://www.yahoo.com/news/inside-hope-hicks-apos-troubled-184347178.html?.tsrc=jtc_news_index

BTW, it's important that Porter be investigated for possible criminal behavior as he never was fully cleared by the FBI to serve in the WH and should not have had clearance by the apparently enabler, Chief of Staff, to look at any top secret files that were coming through there while he was there.

If there was ever anyone who fit the profile of a potential blackmail target, which of course compromises the security of the country, it's Porter.

And now, we might need to look much more carefully at Ho Hicks, too.

She’s a “Ho” because she dates co workers?

You’re really a prince.


Nothing like missing the larger point. But then, that IS your specialty, Knicks. Dating MARRIED coworkers, dimwit.

It is widely reported she was dating Porter who is twice divorced.

Now, if you want to make case that Lewandowski (who is married to a 9/11 widow) dropped the dime on Porter because he was jealous Porter and Hicks were squeaking the sheets then you might have a point about the security clearances. It is rumored Lewandowski and Hicks had an affair during the campaign.

However, that still doesn’t justify you calling a woman a whore. Just proves you’re a misogynist with terrible double standards.




Ho Hicks. It sticks.

IF you knew what I know, instead of what you think you know, you'd get it.

But, you don't.

Again.

It's a message board.  You tell us what you think you know that you consider to be getting it.  Instead of cutting poses as some savvy insider.  This forum is here for communication, so communicate already.  Or STFU. 

You can't handle the truth.

30  Sports / Football / Re: NFL on: February 12, 2018, 12:05:48 PM
Denial, much, Peddie?

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