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  2. JCB

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Very good points, Momma.
  3. skinny21

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Yeah, given the reporting, I think they have a strong chance at going edge if they stay put. Guessing backup plan is OT. That’s presuming a favorite qb doesn’t fall within range. If they trade back, I think they lean away from edge (the top guys are gone, unless Sweat or Ferrell falls) and it becomes OT or receiver. 2nd round looks like probably wr or oline, though S (Savage and probably Thornhill) comes into play. 3rd looks like 2 of - wr/OL (if they haven’t gotten one by then), QB and ILB. I’ve said for a long time now that qb with the comp pick from Cousins has a poetic symmetry. Wildcards here = edge and safety, though I don’t love the choices as much, and corner. 5th - no idea really, but it would be a good time to add a corner (if they didn’t in the 3rd), and they probably take a hard look at TE and whichever of the above they haven’t addressed. Wouldn’t be surprised if they double up on a receiver and/or OL either (assuming they’ve grabbed one of each by now - which seems a safe assumption).
  4. PeterMP

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    It doesn't happen in both cases broadly because both cases are not generally governed by free market principles. Not enough people pick their college bases on costs/benefit analysis (and doing so is very hard to do), and then you see the same with healthcare. Even figuring out if a doctor is actually a "good" doctor is very difficult. To sort of echo tshile's point, I went to college along time ago when it was much more affordable, but even then I knew people that were taking out loans to go out of state. For the most part (for most states), I don't have a lot of sympathy for people that took out big loans to go to an out of state or non-state school. Then for both of them there are specific issues: It doesn't happen in education because education costs are tied to taxes and state funding for higher education, even when corrected for inflation is going down. And it has gone down as the number of people going to college have gone up. By and large, colleges are being asked to do more (teach more students) with less money (from the state). The money then has to come from somewhere to fill the gap. I will point out since the end of the recession in state college tuition increases haven't been that bad on average. https://trends.collegeboard.org/college-pricing/figures-tables/2018-19-state-tuition-and-fees-public-four-year-institutions-state-and-five-year-percentage 7% increase over 5 years on average and even negative for some states. It doesn't happen with health care because for 2 reasons: 1. There are barriers associated with safety in getting into the generic (non-patent protected) market more so then other industries. Even generic drugs have to go through an FDA approval process that makes it difficult, time consuming, and costly to bring a new generic to the market. This then stifles the number of generics brought to the market and competition. 2. Unlike tvs, that all broadly do the same thing (entertain us), new different drugs do new different things. Yes the tv I have is bigger than what my parents had when I was a teenager, but other than that, it does pretty much the same thing. I have family members that likely would be dead if they had to use the same drugs/medical practices that existed when I was a teenager.
  5. Riggo'sRangers

    Those were the days...(a pictorial)

  6. volsmet

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    PHIL HAYNESG, WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS NFL Draft Scout's Rob Rang lists Wake Forest G Phil Haynes as his favorite guard that won't go in the first-round in the 2019 NFL Draft class. Haynes (6'4/322) has seen his stock really rise in the month of April, and has visited with several teams after performing solidly at the NFL scouting Combine and NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. "What I appreciate most about Haynes (a four-year starter) is that not only does he still have the balance and body control of a basketball player, he’s completely remade his body, now possessing as imposing and powerful of a frame as any blocker in this class," writes Rang. At this point, we should expect to see Haynes name called before the end of Day 2, or at the latest, early on Day 3. SOURCE: NFL Draft Scout Apr 22, 2019, 3:40 PM
  7. Flynn was gone pre Mueller, you can imagine whatever you wish.
  8. BenningRoadSkin

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    You voted for Republican party interests that did just that for the wealthy. I would love to see an expansion on welfare and food stamps despite me not being poor. (was on food stamps a little when I was a child) I like my current insurance plan, but I would love to see healthcare go to everyone. I would also love to see more hospitals, even if government ran, in rural communities despite me being a city dweller. And more importantly, clearing student loan debt actually helps all of society because people now have money to contribute to our economy and get things rolling. People can take jobs that matches their educational background. Your house may go up in value because more people are able to afford homes, etc. This is all a good thing that helps us all, even if it is indirectly helping some.
  9. UK SKINS FAN '74

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Yep WR really won't do it for me either. Love me some Darnell Savage though. Great day 2 pick up.... Got to admit it's all over the place at the minute. No idea where we are heading in the draft.
  10. KevinthePRF

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Drafting any WR with our first rounder is the only move that will piss me off. Most overrated position in sports.
  11. Skinsinparadise

    Those were the days...(a pictorial)

    Rex Grossman still thinks the Redskins will win the NFC East for some reason the picture won't past but if you clink on the link it shows grossmancut13.webp
  12. Skinsinparadise

    2019 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Among the players they met, I wouldn't sleep on Keesean Johnson as a late round guy. I've been watching him some of him lately. Plays outside and inside. Really smooth route runner. He has great hands. And for those who question receivers who emerge just in their last year in college, Keesean has been productive three seasons in a row. 6th in college last year in yards -- only bigger name draft eligible receiver ahead of him was Isabella. https://thedraftnetwork.com/player/keesean-johnson Route Running – Johnson projects as a technician at the next level due to his route running. There are no wasted movements and he has high levels of technical savvy. More of a refined route runner than a nuanced one, as he isn’t one to create a ton of separation with fakes or double moves. However, his refinement does lead to consistent throwing windows. Operated with a full route tree and has had success on all types of route breaks. Aligning from every receiver position, Johnson has experience beating press coverage and finding openings against zone. Hands/Ball Skills – KeeSean Johnson might just have the strongest hands in the NFL Draft class. He catches everything. If the football touches his hands, expect him to catch it. Natural ball skills and will pluck the ball out of the air. Can win contested spots and make acrobatic catches. Like many young receivers, Johnson can struggle a bit with contact. However, he’s definitely above average in that regard, as he has impressive body control. Excellent along the boundary.
  13. Momma There Goes That Man

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    He could have just seen Jaime riding North in the present or as a past vision and knew he was coming. Doesn't mean he knew or saw the future. That's the way I interpreted it because he has never been shown to see the future yeah this is a real gripe i have with the show. The absolute first thing I would have done if I were Bran was go to the Long Night and find out what happened with the WW the last time. How were they defeated? What did they want? Why did they go away and come back? Then just follow them everywhere. I know the NK can see Bran in these visions and disrupt them but if he plays it safe with the crows like he did in season 7 he should be fine. He could be constantly keeping tabs on where they are. This is a serious of neglection duty.
  14. nonniey

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    What is the objective/end state? Expanding access to graduate and post graduate education or eliminating students saddled with debt? Fairly certain making college free would severely restrict access to college education. The the primary driver for education cost increases has been the flood of money into the system - wouldn't making college free exponentially increase the flood of money into the system with government money? Government would have to instill price controls which would have significant impact on the supply side of the equation (Opportunities to go would be constrained). So yes students wouldn't be straddled with debt but many (most?) would no longer be able to go at all (Probably all those that currently can't get scholarships in lieu of loans).
  15. KevinthePRF

    2019 Redskins Schedule Rumors, Leaks, & Predictions

    We have a front loaded schedule. Am I the only one excited we get to play our toughest part of the schedule before half our team is on IR?
  16. tshile

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    I've been voting against my interest for years. The republicans policies favor me more than the dems. I've been doing it because I thought it was better for the country. So you can say that I have a lack of empathy, but you don't actually know me or know anything about me (you've been wrong countless times trying to sum me up on the boards in the past) But no, that's not my stance. You keep missing the fact that her policy goes back and benefits a very specific group of people while leaving everyone else in the cold. So it would be like freeing slaves and giving them all a house and a car and saying "hey man, you got screwed over this is the least we can do." and then telling the ones that escaped 6 months before you decided to do this to **** off, you made it out on your own so you must be doing just fine, right? (obligated to note that comparing anything to slavery is cringe-worthy but you forced the issue.) Right. So you completely discount what the rest of us did to benefit those that didn't. I'm saying make it even. You're telling me to **** off then whining that you didn't really say that. Yeah but you don't have to go back and forgive my classmates debt and tell me I must be doing just fine. If that's what you want to do then fine, but you'll be doing it while I actively vote against you.
  17. Malapropismic Depository

    Those were the days...(a pictorial)

    Big catch in Training Camp...then "THIS IS THE YEAR" Rinse and Repeat.
  18. Momma There Goes That Man

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    Which is another fallacy. You don't get to complain about your taxes going up to pay for socialism while also calling it free **** and handouts. It's being paid for.
  19. Maybe if she offers enough free ****.
  20. Destino

    ***2018-19 NBA Playoffs Thread***

    1st round is boring. 2nd round though is great. Superstars on polished teams vs overwhelmingly talented rosters that might be having chemistry issues. The Freak vs the Celtics. Harden vs the Warriors. Kawhi vs The 76ers. That’s good basketball. If people don’t tune in for those match ups, they aren’t really fans of basketball.
  21. The problem is there are a whole list of people it doesn't mention, including Manafort, Flynn, and Gates. If Comey and Mueller hadn't done what he had done, it isn't hard to imagine a world where Flynn is still in government as a national security advisor (despite having repeatedly lied and therefore likely subject to blackmail) and Manafort isn't an (unofficial) of advisor the President of the US.
  22. Momma There Goes That Man

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    That is the extent of what you are saying. You're taking this as some perceived slight against you as if you're being told to "**** off" when you aren't. Just because some people were able to make it through their college debt unscathed and paid it off quickly and efficiently doesn't mean everyone can do it. It doesn't mean the system is just either. This is the whole "bootstraps" crap again. I did it so you should too. A system is flawed and needs to be corrected. 18 yr olds that can't even drink are allowed to take on hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt without a parental signature or even so much as guidance. As if that wasn't bad enough, tuition is astronomically higher than it needs to be so the college can profit and the interest rates are as well. This is exploitation. You have to draw the line somewhere and there is no good spot to draw it so just draw it here and now. This is the cutoff. We're sorry you missed it but acknowledge you did it the right way which is the way the unjust system was set up.
  23. Mooka

    Game of Thrones Season 8

    Nah, he can watch Jamie in the present. Doesn't even have to use 3Eyed Raven powers, can just warg into an animal and follow him. ... I'm assuming there's a reason why Bran isn't tracking the dead too. I remember the NK being able to counter Brans abilities somehow... otherwise wouldn't Bran just be watching the army of the dead at all times giving intel?
  24. BenningRoadSkin

    Presidential Election 2020 - ManChild vs Adult

    That’s Universal Basic Income (which I’ve grown to not support because I see the slippery slope of using that to end funding for social programs). What this is, is clearing out student loan debt. People are told to chase this college dream and have to take out of debt to earn it which in hamstrings them from succeeding in the future. This isn’t good for our society as it leads to less marriages, homeownership, retail spending, etc. That is what drives the American economy. And who the hell thinks you lucked into free school? You have told us countless times about the work you had to do to pay for school. No one is dissing you for that. What we are getting on you about is your lack of empathy, which I have always observed about you but I think others are noticing. Your stance is like not abolishing slavery because so many former slaves freed themselves through hard work and sacrifice, so other slaves should do the same. Its nonsense.
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