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About grego

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  1. Is the violence in Milwaukee a gun control issue? I'm under the impression the perpetrators are obtaining guns illegally but maybe not. I'm not that familiar with the situation.
  2. Jumbo is screwing with me in the Stadium now. So I guess this is it for me. Good Luck . They really need to get rid of Jumbo as a moderator.

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      i'm not surprised to see this here :)  and i will respond here since board moderation and a specific mod has been made an item (another rule violation, not that it will matter), though i will likely come back later and edit this post as an appropriate courtesy to grego
      this post will be duplicated in your (noinney) user notes
      nonniey--you have zero valid case for complaints per moderation and your struggles with such is well past ok now...you have simply been held accountable for properly documented rule violations and it's worth adding that you have also had your share of breaks and moderator assistance over the years, inc from me in case you forget
      all applied rule violations are documented and all mods and admin receive notification of such actions and they are always open to review or comment in our mod/admin discussions
      scrutiny is routine
      if you---or anyone :) --don't like the end product here, we can easily accept that, but you are still expected to follow rules and guidelines (which includes mod directives) if your goal is to remain even with your disapproving takes on board management
      obviously a number of, to you, problematic es-centric issues are dominant in your thoughts as expressed in your content...this runs the gamut from the tailgate sociopolitical conversations as you see them, to the team's name change and other off-field issues the last year, and even to the noble-oppressed-crusader-type thinking shown in your "about me" comments on your profile page...it seems you even changed your date of birth to 1892 to "carry a message" (internet crusader style)
      this type of  'inner noise' aligns with many other comments you've made in those arenas and likely contributes to your issues with adhering to our rules and guidelines, in more recent times especially...bottom line, we accept this is not the place for you and we're ok with that 
  3. I was at JPRU (also BCCC and Southern MD) in the mid to late 90s and there were a few NOI guys. I became friends with one who I used to tutor. I asked him once what he really thought about me (being a white guy) cuz it was obvious we liked each other. he said you cant help that you're the devil. it was kinda funny. it was also the first time I remember reading propaganda, where a publication (the final call, the NOI newspaper) just lied to their readers about a news story.(I've told this snippet here before about a black female principal being arrested. when I showed him the same
  4. I agree with the idea that peoples attitudes change over time, and had even thought of your same example of gay marriage. while I do believe that that would be a large factor in polling differences of the general population, i'm not sure how much it would change among actual native americans. I wouldn't agree that the Annenberg poll didn't capture how native americans thought about the name, but I would agree with the general finding of the Berkeley study- that the 'more' native one self identifies, the more likely they are to not like the name. this is not unlike the poll publish
  5. I'm not sure they aren't correct. The man who conducted the annenberg poll doesn't personally like the name, yet stands by the results. That's a hostile witness. So is the Washington Post. I'll take a professional, credible polling company over that Berkeley study unless there is reason to believe the Berkeley study is more accurate.
  6. a point likely lost in this exchange is, why did he feel so confident that his point was correct? it's because virtually all of the information that we consume, however we get our 'news', has been saying this. we have heard native American activists speak on the subject as if natives are of one voice and the topic and it is settled. but they are, in fact, in the vast minority when we look at objective polling data. its a warping of reality thats a result of filter bubbles and people playing loose with the facts for some ideological goal. we would be better off as people if we thought log
  7. i'm not sure that's true. this story was broken by glenn greenwald and the intercept. then katie halpern did her interview. rich mchugh and ryan grim were among the first to pursue it. it looks like republicans just jumped on board once the ball got rolling. its dems/biden vs progressives/Bernie backers and republicans on this issue.
  8. forgot to mention- I advocate going to sources you don't normally like (or even trust) because, in these politicized cases, the left is going to report more favorably in cases where their guy is being looked at, and the right is going to report more favorably in cases where their guy is under the microscope. its just the way it is. I want to know the counter arguments to my arguments. that way i'll know of I have a good argument. so the way to do that is to look at what the other side is saying. theres a great saying by john stuart mill that I love - "he who knows only his side of
  9. whats being looked at when comparing the veracity of those 2 claims is a lot more than that, though. you can isolate individual parts of a claim, compare and draw conclusions, but they are going to be flawed because they are incomplete- they are smaller parts of a bigger picture. a good chunk of my criminal justice degree (just finished a few months ago....you can't see, but this is me patting myself on the back right now ) was looking at cases and why people were convicted, and sometimes why they were later found to be innocent. these cases are maddening to me. they are often le
  10. Let me re-read up on the actual rewritten or deleted parts tomorrow. I didn't see that it was actual facts that were removed or rewritten (which, if they were wrong, absolutely should be corrected). And, as such, noted in the article that or was edited (which, allegedly it wasn't). My pet peeve is the media, how honest and factual they are, and how things are framed for effect. I shudder at the general thought that a prestigious outlet like the NYT would (allegedly) stealth edit an editor approved article in general- it should be noted somewhere in the article, if it wasn't.
  11. oh, no doubt there could be completely legitimate reasons to go back and edit an article after being published. to admit that you changed it after approving it because a presidential hopeful didn't like the way it sounded is, at the very least, a bad look. why is a political campaign telling the biggest, most respected newspaper in the world what to print? it just shouldn't be that way. it didn't used to be that way. not like this.
  12. yep. dean baquet actually admitted it. "Even though a lot of us, including me, had looked at it before the story went into the paper, I think that the campaign thought that the phrasing was awkward and made it look like there were other instances in which he had been accused of sexual misconduct, And that’s not what the sentence was intended to say." https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/13/business/media/joe-biden-tara-reade-new-york-times.html
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