Fresh8686

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  1. Fresh8686

    The Impeachment Thread

    I wish we could all work out and agree on a kind of order of operations when it comes to values or whatever. Like integrity comes before civility. If you don't have integrity, you don't get to hide behind calls for civility.
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    SI: Bezos & Amazon Want In ...On the Redskins?

    I feel you on the demand word choice. To clarify, that demand intent is limited to my level of influence and is not exclusive to the redskins. I have more influence in my company than I do with the redskins obviously. Most forums cost more money than they make, so posting here doesn't benefit them and revenue for aired games are shared across all teams, so even switching my allegiance to a different team doesn't change that equation. Plus, I watch the game on DVR and fast-forward through the commercials, so not much given there either. Again, I hate Dan and consider him a cancer. He is on no pedestal for me. I want better and I would prefer to have someone who is both capable and ethical. What kind of nonsense is this? So what, we have to be perfect in order to gain the ability to hold others accountable? That's a dumb ass way to look at life. Do you aspire to anything? Do you have any standards? It doesn't take a saint or an angel to realize, that after a certain point making more money is not the absolute goal, the absolute goal is making the world better for yourself and others. I'd say that's a natural evolution of the golden rule. Treat other's how you'd like to be treated, which can also extend to protect and work for others, in the way that you'd like to be protected and worked for yourself. How ****ing hard is this? I mean come one, didn't y'all learn how to share in kindergarten?
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    SI: Bezos & Amazon Want In ...On the Redskins?

    No that's not an applicable example, because your introducing extreme levels of scarcity with the "last 100 dollars bit". Bezos isn't dealing with any kind of scarcity like that. If I was already making way more money than I needed and I faced a decision of either make 35% profit off of company X from my overall portfoli, while getting rid of medical insurance for part-time workers, or make 25% profit and keep the insurance, I would choose the latter. It's about at what point or threshold should your intent change from being all about making money, to bi-furcating that intent so it also includes making the world a better place?
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    SI: Bezos & Amazon Want In ...On the Redskins?

    First of all you don't get to set my standards or my responses to those who fail those standards, especially when you seem to have none yourself in this specific matter. Second, I haven't spent a single cent on the Redskins in the past 30 years and before that I was a kid who grew up rooting for them and didn't weigh such matters. Third, I have already said on this forum that while I love the team, the front office is a cancer and like a cancer needs to be treated with the chemotherapy of losing so badly that they can't help but have to face the consequences. So yes, it has been a criteria of my fandom and I am enforcing it, because their lack of integrity is having a direct impact on my support, both emotional and financial.
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    SI: Bezos & Amazon Want In ...On the Redskins?

    Thanks for the response. I guess where we differ can be summed up by your last line. I not only want to hear and see benevolence/character in the boardroom, I demand it. It needs to be a requirement and it is unacceptable to me, that people waste their time turning into ****heads in some faustian bargain to amass extreme amounts of wealth and power. I don't accept that "that's what billionaires do". **** them for behaving in this way. And lack of ethics is always a problem in my book.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Ah ok, I doubt it will scare anybody off since it was a loan from a non-agent and he paid it back I think.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    How does that work? Won't whoever is picking at #3 take Chase before our turn?
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    SI: Bezos & Amazon Want In ...On the Redskins?

    Isn't being heartless, pretty much in the same category as being evil? It sure as **** isn't in any good category. I don't remember any Saint Heartless kind of dudes up for canonization. Now with that said, I am not coming from the place of labeling anyone as absolutely good or evil. I'm talking more about degrees of good and evil actions and that action that @Renegade7 brought up is way more on the evil side of the line than the good side and it shouldn't just be written off as a false narrative. Bezos is greedy and selfish and would rather continue to make more money for himself than take a lesser portion while helping others do better. That doesn't make him wholly evil, but it does shift his axis or internal mixture to more of an evil degree. Some people get angry at that characterization, but that's because society hasn't developed and agreed upon a proper response to that level of over-abundance, because we value attaining over-abundance more than sharing with others. In fact we in this county see social pressure pushing for sharing as a violation of personal freedom.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    Yes, there is a difference between sensitive and defensive, but despite that difference they are tethered together, especially when a challenge is made. In those cases sensitivity precedes defensiveness, but again both are present. If you're not sensitive to a thing, then someone challenging it doesn't bring about a reaction of defensiveness. It's like someone talking trash about the Washington wizards, it would mean jack **** to me because I don't watch basketball and my care feelings have a dull to null connection with it. Why are you demonizing people who have a problem with the name? It's interesting that you paint them with this extreme brush that characterizes their motivations as being anything but taking genuine issue with the name. You're basically saying that the majority of people who have an issue with the name are liars and hypocrites, seeking validation rather than trying to change what they see as a wrong. You do realize that that is a self-defense mechanism to ease cognitive dissonance right? That is not an accurate assessment of that group/movement. Personally, I've came around on the name and would rather it be changed. Partly because my wife is part native American and doesn't like it, but mostly because I ran the thought exercise of what it would look like to have other teams called the white skins, the black skins, etc. and it just sounds primitive and ****ing dumb. Straight up, redskins is a dumb ****ing name when you really think about it. It's a captain obvious ass name and we can do better. I'm cool with just being called the Washington Warriors and moving on with it.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    In a sense, aren't you also in the "sensitive" crowd when it comes to the actual change of the name? As in your sensitive to the point where you will be upset if the name is changed and it will affect your level of support? Everybody is sensitive, we're just sensitive to different things and we endlesslessly have hypocritical, non-self-aware conversations where we berate each other for the things others are sensitive to, but we are not, and then go on the defensive to the things we are sensitive about, but others are not.
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    The Bruce Allen/GM Thread

    I don't know exactly where to put this, but I thought it was interesting if true
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    Election 2019 - D's take VA. Bevin takes L.

    @tshile I actually agree that most of these you bring up as aggravating are problems or more specifically over-reaches that can sometimes breach past the point of prejudice. However, not all of the Left behaves in this way, at least not in real life (and some conservatives in real life also don't behave in this way). Many of our social issues come from exploitation and entitlement that arises from a culture that is mainly dominated by white males (but not exclusive to them). Sympathy and understanding is in short supply for many entitled white maies. because self-awareness, self-responsibility, and self-restraint to the point of recognizing historical levels of imbalance and being better than those who came before, eludes them. However, there is empathy to be found for white males who are not enjoying financial privilege, rather than allow them to fall into an empathetic blindspot that occurs when we judge all white males as a monolith. Most of the privilege and power dynamics white males enjoy have been baked into our systems and culture to the point, where they fail to account for how it helps their lives and that blindness further promotes an attitude "boo-hoo go cry some more and pull yourself up by your boot-straps" that they put on others. Understanding and seeing people based on the content of their character is a human problem and biologically speaking, partly an energy conservation problem. It's faster and takes less mental energy to let our brains fall into over-simplified heuristics/mental short-cuts, especially when we're irritated by others or dealing with an adversarial "other". People on both sides lack the mental and emotional discipline to deal with identity politics in a way that doesn't corrupt the conversation with these over-reaches and over-simplification of a given group. Which leads to antagonism and polarization, which further devolves conversation into more simplified and over-generalized terms that further antagonizes and polarizes people. It's an energetic circling of the drain, a negative feedback loop of communicative corruption through over-simplification and the death of nuance for monolithic, absolutist frames of mental reference. So yea, I agree. On the whole identity politics as currently applied, by most of the people in most groups, ****ing sucks.
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    Election 2019 - D's take VA. Bevin takes L.

    Yea and in between those is a goldilocks zone, that allows you to still be effective while maintaining some semblance of integrity. We need to thread that needle.
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    Election 2019 - D's take VA. Bevin takes L.

    I'd rather they redistrict the maps in good faith, rather than go all crazy with them. If the playing field is even, the dems will win if they make good decisions, stay sane, and carry out what their voters actually want in a smart way.
  15. How can you say racism disgusts you, when you came into this thread and the first thing you did was place the primary blame on the party with kids and not the openly racist person whose reason for complaint was that he didn't want to sit next to black people? I don't care about your skin color, I'm more concerned with your brain wiring.
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    Election 2019 - D's take VA. Bevin takes L.

    In case people have forgotten how important this election is for Virginia. Get out there and Vote Blue. We can't let the Republicans have control of the redistricting process again. We just finally got the maps changed from the racial gerrymandering they did last time.
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    The Official 2020 Draft Positioning Thread

    Next year will be a better year for O-Line. The top two OL this year are Andrew Thomas and Tristan Wirfs and they haven't been dominating to the point where a team is comfortable picking them in the top 3 or maybe top 5. Also, a lot of the OL people are talking about are juniors and some of them might decide to wait till next year to declare for the draft (Wirfs might even be one of these according to some). And if we re-sign Kerrigan, I highly doubt we'll pick Chase Young. Best hope in that case, is if they pass on him, they at least trade down and accumulate picks. I would love to get Chase, but I'm trying not to keep my hopes up with this dumbass franchise.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    Does it make sense to use decision making in the red zone as a tool to help project a qb’s ability to make that jump to game speed in the nfl (and maybe to a lesser extent other positions)? Space is tighter, things are faster and my instinct is that how a guy handles that, how much complexity, how much spontaneity, they can manage in order to make a play seems like something that would predict success or failure at nfl game speed. Do they keep their head and execute or do they panic or tunnel vision onto their first read? I'm not saying to only look at this or make it the prime determining factor, but I’m wondering if it makes sense to be a part of the mixture when it comes to evaluation?
  19. Yea this world is brutal. It rips my heart apart on a daily basis and laughs at me for being too broken and powerless to do much of anything about it. Only way to win against that is to take it with eyes open and not give up my heart and my care. To fight locally and build what better things I can. We just need more people to do the same so the machine of all of us put together is a match for the machines built by greed, avarice, and takers.
  20. The above is actually a disgusting and infuriating picture if your spiritual and you really think about what is going on there.
  21. Eventually we are going to have to go to war with these people or else these camps and practices will spread. That's how cancer works. If you don't deal with it, it will escalate and germinate. Somewhere in China, this is happening to people right now. And no one is doing anything at all to stop it.
  22. This is more privileged, disconnected, apathetic bull****. Have you ever been in pain? When your in pain, your brain won't let you focus on other things and ignore it. We can't wait to not be in pain. To not have to watch everything this piece of **** mother****er is doing to our country. To not have to watch rape survivors being triggered by this **** head every single day. To have every single day be a reminder that cowardice and apathy is the rule rather than the exception. To see kids and adults dealing with existential pain because their future, their world, is soon to topple, but the people in power not only don't give a ****, they are actively making it worse and mocking you about it in the process. For people who care, for people who want more, who feel, this isn't obsession or a drug, this is pain. And people who fail to understand this also fail to see how much of an ass they are making of themselves to the people who do care. This is about way more than the petty bull****, that people who don't care fill their lives with.
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    !!!!0mgz!!!! Trent Williams finally showed up

    YWhatever you think about Trent in this situation, it's clear that Bruce Allen made what was a bad situation much worse. He needlessly antagonized Trent and turned this into a vindictive power struggle. Bruce Allen is the worst kind of negotiator. He doesn't actually have skill to carry out a faithful give and take. The only thing he seems capable of doing is trying to create short-term leverage through adversarial means which leaves a bad taste in every ones mouth. He's just a dude who tries to make his bones by beating up on the little guys he can leverage and being embarrassed by the bigger players and other teams who aren't pressed to have to desperately deal with him.
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    The Impeachment Thread

    I don't know if people have talked about or thought about this yet, but if impeachment doesn't get him removed, it will ignite the democratic base. They'll be angry as **** watching republican senators vote against all the evidence to protect this walking wrinkly ball sac toned, weakling of a man. I doubt it will ignite the republican base all that much, beyond what it already is. Not with this kind of case, since it's not as easily shifted into a culture war dynamic with it's foreign policy and abuse of power context. Plus, latest polling has 40% of Repbulican's saying that Trump does not make them feel "excited" which does not bode well for turn-out. This can change, but whatever change has to be factored into the already poor showings he is slated to have with minorities and suburban women and the college educated.
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    2020 Comprehensive Draft Thread

    I need to watch more of Cosmi, he's so athletic, but hopefully will gain some more anchor strength as he develops. I've just watched him a bit against LSU. He held up well for the most part against guys like Chaison or whatever. Didn't see him get beaten by much, other than a bullrush in the 2nd quarter which was just a pressure and not a sack. He lunges a bit at the iine and needs to keep his head up, but I love his attitude and this was only the second game of the year. Oregon will be even more fun to watch next year if the younger Sewell commits to play for them.