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  1. Yeah I totally get that. I've tried coming up with legal framework under which the death penalty could be applied that removes the possibility of killing someone who didn't commit the crime. I had this concept "overwhelming evidence" vs. simple "beyond a reasonable doubt", but I'd bet any lawyer would take that apart in arguments. The one case that I remember reading about was Willingham in Texas. Most likely his children died in a fire which was caused by a space heater, not intentionally set as the prosecution claimed. But he was convicted, in part I believe because he was somewhat of a lowlife and **** husband. And after watching the Netflix series Making of Murder and I Am A Killer, you can see how prosecutors do some really shady, if not downright illegal stuff to make sure the defendants get convicted and face the max penalty.
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    The Brexit Thread

    So the vote for the EU to grant an extension has to be unanimous? Also does the UK get to vote? It would be ironic if the UK MEP votes not to give his own country an extension Though since the UK MEP is Farage, I guess you woule expect that.
  3. I forgot about Sammy The Bull running the ecstasy ring. So maybe I was way off base. Of course this was after he flipped so you could argue he wasn't really part of the mob anymore. I knew the the Mafia 'involved' in drugs for years, but I thought at least tried to insulate themselves to a degree. Kind of like how Omar did on The Wire (He didn't deal, he just robbed the dealers)
  4. Drugs doesn't leave dead bodies? I thought the old mob stayed away from drugs because it was too violent. Though I suppose it doesn't rule out squeezing low level dealers for pay protection money.
  5. For the relief pitchers I think it should have been 3 batters or end the inning. If you bring in a guy in relief mid inning with 1 or 2 outs and he gets the next one or two batters out, he shouldn't have to pitch the next inning. Indeed you may be losing any advantage because the manager is planning on a pitching change as soon as possible anyway, which results in another mid-inning pitching change. The no position players pitching is stupid. Especially if they aren't going to have the DH in the NL. And what about players like Ohtani? They also should have done something about the pitch outs. My idea is you get 2 for free, then the 3rd would be counted as a balk if didn't result in a out. They never go to commercial break for a pinch hitter. They do it for every single relief pitcher. Also, they should have banned Kershaw's delivery because its stupid.
  6. DCSaints_fan

    The Brexit Thread

    Yes. Without good reason(calling for new elections or a second referendum), apparently no. Its hard to make the case for an extension without a clear reason. Otherwise the bloody show could drag on indefinitely. In any case, I think they want this wrapped up, one way or the other, before next EU elections which at are the end of May
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    The Brexit Thread

    The market may have already factored in a hard Brexit. Pre-Brexit I think it was aorund 1.6, now its around 1.3. Or else they are hoping for a deal at the last minute. Could the Queen step in, dissolve Parliament, and call for new elections?
  8. If universities operate for profit though, they shouldn't get the tax-exemption
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    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    I was thinking total value, not literally giving him a $50m check to go away. They could keep the deferred payments and offer him say, 50% of his base which is for 4/68. So save $34m which is quite substantial. Only other situation which is close is Fielder. When you factor in insurance and the Tigers pitching in, it only came out to about $36m charge to the Rangers I believe. Edit: Davis base is 17/year or 68 total for the next 4 years.
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    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    If the choice was to spend the next four years doing something that makes me miserable for $100 million vs. taking $50 million (or more) to do nothing, I'd probably take the latter deal.
  11. Apparently the solution is to cut out the middleman and bribe the universities directly.
  12. Didn't some UVA rep admit a while a back that the student's ability to pay was factor in admission? This stuff has been going on for a while https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/at-u-va-a-watch-list-flags-vip-applicants-for-special-handling/2017/04/01/9482b256-106e-11e7-9d5a-a83e627dc120_story.html?utm_term=.103481ea315b This isn't the exact article I was thinking of (it a while ago), but this is very similar
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    The Brexit Thread

    Geez, getting started early, aren't they? I thought they would have at least waited for something concrete like the UK attempting to put up a soft border.
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    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    Let's say you hire someone to paint your house for say $1000. Halfway through, they say they don't feel like painting houses anymore and decides to quit. Would you say you owed them the full $1000 ?
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    Save us, Elias, you're our only hope - The 2019 Orioles

    I'd love for the MLBPA to say that: "We object to the Baltimore Orioles forcing Chris Davis to actually fufill his contract and play baseball" Granted if they tried to do something a bit shady like make him pitch would be one thing (I'm not sure what his contract says about that) Why would it be so controversial for the Os to expect CD to fufill his contract? They work both ways you know Maybe they could just stop paying him because they're "unhappy" about his performance. I'd be totally on the Os side if they do that. In fact, I'd lose a little respect for them if they didn't. Its become a little tiresome seeing fat cat players mailing it in after signing a big contract.