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 on: Today at 05:41:19 AM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by arafura
G’day Abbott! G’day Anning! Two feckless bums dumped in the dust. Two sad sacks who won’t be missed.

The young, and climate change brigade voted for a candidate other than former Prime Minister Tony Abbott.
Tony also didn't do himself any favours by phoning George Pell, a friend, after his conviction.

So certain were they that Labor was going to win, they voted for an Independent female candidate.
Labor lost, they voted an experienced member of the returned govt out of the seat...so now they have no one of any power representing them.  lol
'Be careful what you wish for' comes to mind.

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 on: Today at 05:25:41 AM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by bodiddley
Twas a tricky situation with Booz.
Being a 2nd rounder who busted out, that team option would lock him into a serious underpay ($9M below his market rate).  If CLE picked that $700K up, Booz woulda been unhappy for a season and not re-signed with them.  But I believe CLE was limited to offering the MLE, averaging just $6.5M.  But his market rate turned out to be over $11M per year average.

So staying Cavs-side was always a losing proposition for Booz.  Either lose roughly $9M with the one year option, and risking injury for a year before cashing in.  Or lose $28M over the next 6 years, by taking the Cavs full MLE.  Yes, he could have signed a shorter MLE deal.  But say a 2/$12M with 3rd year player option (to get him a guaranteed ~$19M, and some injury insurance), was barely more for the 2 years that he ended up making in 1 year with UTA.

The 2/$12M MLE would have gotten him the same money as the 1 year CLE team option and then signing with UTA for $11M, but with the injury risk and almost no guaranteed money if he played poorly (or got injured). 

Bottom Line: CLE took a risk trying to lock Booz into a long-term underpay, to help him get out of an unfortunate short-term underpay.  Und you have a binding agreement when you have a signed legal contract.  Booz and Pachinko did what was best for Booz and cashed in while they/he could. 

Booz was injured 3 of his 6 years in UTA.
Played well when healthy.  Two seasons played less than 40 games.  Unusually, his first 2 seasons in CLE were his best FT% years. 

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 on: Today at 04:57:28 AM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by facilitatorn
Dumb things dumbshits do, pipeline edition

http://www.esquire.com/news-politics/politics/a27545714/keystone-xl-pipeline-flooding-midwest-icebergs/

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 on: Today at 02:49:04 AM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by facilitatorn
Bernie  Sanders says we need  more regulations on existing charter schools and a moratorium on federal funding for new ones.

The proliferation of charter schools has disproportionately affected communities of color.

True ,but for the better not to the detriment of black kids.

What's fascinating is that you put that bolded statement in without a shred of evidence to support it, merely evidence to support that it is preferred by a couple of the major minority populations.
Duh. The point is how blacks feel about Bernie on the issue of school choice.
Guess that skippedby you.

No, Ward, what skipped by you is your bolded statement:

for the better not to the detriment of black kids

YOU said that. The POINT is that you said something that was bullshit and you cannot admit it, same as ever.

So boring.

For certain shitheels government is for power and plunder and privilege. Policy and the betterment of people never enters into their thinking at all.

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 on: Today at 01:54:04 AM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by whiskeypriest
https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/21/politics/wapo-irs-memo-trump-tax-returns/index.html

An opinion that the IRS needs to turn over the tax returns unless Trump claims executive privilege.

And that won't hold up, either.
Interested to see how you can claim executive privilege for documents created when you were a private xitizen.

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 on: Today at 01:09:00 AM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by carlos123
Maybe Magic shoulda fired him, rather than let him undercut him behind his back.

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 on: Today at 12:39:12 AM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by josh
Bernie  Sanders says we need  more regulations on existing charter schools and a moratorium on federal funding for new ones.

The proliferation of charter schools has disproportionately affected communities of color.

True ,but for the better not to the detriment of black kids.

What's fascinating is that you put that bolded statement in without a shred of evidence to support it, merely evidence to support that it is preferred by a couple of the major minority populations.
Duh. The point is how blacks feel about Bernie on the issue of school choice.
Guess that skippedby you.

No, Ward, what skipped by you is your bolded statement:

for the better not to the detriment of black kids

YOU said that. The POINT is that you said something that was bullshit and you cannot admit it, same as ever.

So boring.

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 on: Today at 12:21:01 AM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by Kam
When Carlos Boozer faked out the Cavaliers and signed a big-money deal with Utah his agent was Rob Pelinka.


According to sources in Cleveland, Boozer and Pelinka approached the Cavs about letting him out of the last year of his contract June 30. Boozer could have been Cleveland's next season for $695,000, but the Cavaliers did not pick up their option after, the club said, Boozer had committed to re-signing for the team's full midlevel exception -- somewhere around six years and $40 million.

Boozer agreed to a six-year, $68 million contract with the Utah Jazz.

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 on: Today at 12:10:24 AM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by REDSTATEWARD
Bernie  Sanders says we need  more regulations on existing charter schools and a moratorium on federal funding for new ones.

The proliferation of charter schools has disproportionately affected communities of color.

True ,but for the better not to the detriment of black kids.

What's fascinating is that you put that bolded statement in without a shred of evidence to support it, merely evidence to support that it is preferred by a couple of the major minority populations.
Duh. The point is how blacks feel about Bernie on the issue of school choice.
Guess that skippedby you.

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 on: May 21, 2019, 11:57:28 PM 
Started by Administrator - Last post by Kam


I would have guessed Syracuse as the party school.

   

Knicks have drafted just 2 Syracuse Oranges.

Andy Aug Rautins and John Wheres Wallace

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