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Everything posted by Bison06

  1. I agree. As long as a first time offender and a chronic offender are handled differently. Marijuana needs to become equal to alcohol from a legal perspective as soon as possible and that would take care of the majority of the problem.
  2. I disagree with your framing of Republicans position on welfare. "Cutting benefits" is a campaign talking point for the opposition, but Republicans want to cut benefits by providing a way for people not to need those benefits. That is the position I align with.
  3. Those are reasonable solutions, though to be black on white(pun unintended) on that last one is a slippery slope, maybe some nuance to that and I'm on board.
  4. Theory? Ever talked to someone on welfare? I advocate that there is a tiered system of help as you climb your way out of financial hardship and your income rises. Provide real life benefits so people can get to work. I make minimum wage as a single mom with three kids at home, so I get x benefits, as my income rises those benefits should just go away at a certain threshold or if I get married, increasing my household income. They should be reduced by a sensible amount as I rise up and improve my station in life until ultimately I need no help. As it stands, a person going from poverty to rising up will have to take a step back initially from a financial standpoint. Hence, why people don't usually see the benefit to doing it. You have to reward hard work to get people to want to do it, democratic economic policies generally don't fit that description.
  5. One of the main reasons is democratic policies that encourage people to stay single as they receive more benefits from the government.
  6. I don't disagree with any stat you provided. But you provide them without context, the problem I believe still begins with wealth not race. The study has never been done, because nobody's agenda is fulfilled by doing so, but if you took the exact same circumstances of our first two bullet points and then compared them to wealthy vs non-wealthy people, I'd be willing to bet a large some of money those disparities are even wider. To answer your question, I would say again, you are asking the wrong question. Would I rather be black or white? No preference. Would I rather grow up wealthy in a two parent household or poor in a single parent household is the question I think is pertinent.
  7. Why assume that I haven't been properly "informed", as you say? What if I have read those same studies and books you seem to have and simply come a different conclusion? Is race an issue, of course. Many people in our country are racist unfortunately, but as of 2020 I don't see(feel free to correct me, honestly) what laws that are currently on the books that hold people down due to race. I think you nailed it with your link. The problem isn't primarily race, the problem is primarily wealth. So why as a society do we not discuss what the core of the problem is instead of yelling racism at every turn?
  8. With this logic, would it be fair to assume then that if a white person didn't benefit from the transfer of wealth you describe above, that they do not have the privilege that is attributed to anyone with their skin color? Or If a person of color did benefit from this wealth transfer that they aren't being systemically oppressed?
  9. I'm agreeing with your stance here it seems. Reading my post back, I can see that I wasn't as clear as I meant to be. I'm only saying it was a "noose" because it was in the shape of a noose. The evidence from my view suggests and maybe even proves it is simply an unfortunate coincidence as others have said.
  10. I have no doubt it was a "noose", I'm not sure that fact is in question. The question is was it intended for Bubba and somehow sending a message to him. The evidence seems to point to the fact that it had been hanging there for at least 9 months. So either, somebody knew he would be assigned that garage or it truly is just an unfortunate coincidence.
  11. Absolutely correct. Can’t talk to the athlete, but spoke to his best friend’s sister’s boyfriend’s brother’s girlfriend at 31 flavors. Also, I have to imagine, especially given how these scandals show up years later sometimes, that some coaches just say screw it and roll the dice. Somebody still has to turn them in to the NCAA for them to get in trouble. Maybe following all the rules is more of a headache than just risking getting caught tampering.
  12. I realize it is technically against the rules, but we both know there are ways around that. Jalen Hurts didn’t enter the portal last year not knowing Oklahoma wanted him, no chance.
  13. You’re right the more I think about it. Given his timing at NDSU he likely had very little, if any, contact with NDSU prior to the Klieman years. So really no connection to Wyoming. There must have been some discussion with teams prior to his announcement you’d think, I can’t imagine he is blindly entering the transfer portal just hoping somebody is interested. It’ll be interesting to see how it plays out for him.
  14. Those seem like logical choices. It depends on what his goals are with transferring if that’s where this ends. Given his accolades, I think transferring might actually hurt his draft stock. He shows up late, has to adapt to new living conditions, new teammates, a higher level of competition and possibly slightly different terminology even if he goes to KSU. It’s unlikely that he would have his best season. I wish him incredible success regardless of what the future holds for him, he’s an all-time great already in my book. If he is simply fulfilling his dream of playing FBS than good for him for chasing that, but if he’s getting advice that this will somehow improve his draft stock, I think it’s more likely to do the exact opposite.
  15. As I watch the video again, I'm even more impressed with your S&C program. If you watch in the background you'll see two athletes working on the beginning phase of the best full body lift ever invented in my opinion, the Turkish Getup using the Kettlebell.
  16. Machines have only two roles by today's standards. Rehabilitation of a specific muscle and bodybuilding and the second one his highly debatable. Functional movement has been the en vogue training style for a couple of decades and free weights and body weight movements are king when it comes to function. This kid's form is perfect in the video, excellent lift. Chest up, butt back, weight on heels. Excellent form for a freshman, he definitely was involved in a serious lifting program prior to UND.
  17. Not sure if this anecdote necessarily bolsters either view point in this discussion, but maybe continues to show the sacrifices athletes are asked to make at times. When NDSU was transitioning to Division I in the early 2000’s home games were nearly impossible to come by for many of our sports. NDSU’s volleyball team, many of whom I was close friends with played the front end of so many future home and homes that they’d miss weeks of class at a time. I remember many of them really struggling keeping up academically in the fall of 2004 because of these abnormally long road trips. They had to take tests and complete projects on other schools campuses in many instances. Transitioning to DI wasn’t a choice they made, but it significantly affected their lives negatively so the school could make the move. I’m sure UND athletes during your transition made similar sacrifices for the betterment of the school. https://stats.gobison.com/custompages/vb/2004/TEAMSTAT.HTM This is an absolutely BRUTAL schedule. Damn it is worse than I remembered it. Only three matches at home the entire season.
  18. Why can’t both be true? Every other student on a college campus can both pursue their dream and make money if they choose to do so, including those on full academic scholarships. I think college athletes would just like the same rules applied to them.
  19. So captain practice, 7 on 7 without coaches present or any time on your own doesn’t count it looks like. Now the numbers are adding up.
  20. So because corruption of the rules is very likely, we shouldn’t push for a more equitable set of rules for all parties involved? Imagine if our law system followed this logic. People will still break speed limits so why have them at all. Etc, etc.
  21. Does that include strength coaches? That seems low.
  22. Do you think adding 9900% and laughing your a$$ off somehow makes your point more valid? By saying not viable, I mean players have to move halfway across the world to participate. Truly not an option for a lot of these kids. A minor league with the top talent that isn’t playing at the pro level has never been tried outside of minor league baseball and guess what, minor league baseball is incredibly popular. If top NBA and NFL future prospects played in a league and didn’t go to college, those leagues would be very popular because the scouts and analysts would spend their time there and not in college as much.
  23. This isn’t an issue that affects 1% as you say, in fact, I would argue in affects the “little guys” much more than the guys who will/could eventually play professionally. The athlete in partial scholarship at a DII school is affected much more by these rules. i agree with pretty well everything you’ve said about the challenges that would arise if they changed the rules, we just disagree about how bad things are now it seems.
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