Fresh8686

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    2019 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

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    2019 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

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    2019 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

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    2019 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

  5. Once you've been with a person for awhile, how it feels to be around a person becomes the most important quality for relationships.
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    2019 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

    Kyshoen Jarrett is also a guy who was able to learn and play corner, slot, and some safety all as a rookie. The dude has the mental talent for the game.
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    2019 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

    You might wanna watch quoting pictures my dude. That whole mod rule violation and all that.
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    2019 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

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    2019 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

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    2019 Redskins Training Camp/Preseason Thread

  11. @PeterMP I feel you and that's why I carefully wrote that the apathy is a dynamic issue that translates on both sides with different mixtures and compositions that can be wholly or partially applicable to different people on that spectrum. Those dynamics are important and I mentioned them specifically so we don't fall into generalities about apathy or fail to see how it effects everyone in different degrees across different parallel tracks that may or may not overlap. Like I said, no one comes out clean in all this. We all need to be better and put in effort so that we improve the quality of tension between both sides and keep a level of positive, reasonable overlap that is essential to the social fabric. Yes, the push and pull tension is adversarial, but that is not the only component in the mixture and it's important that the sub tension of competition and cooperation are balanced so the larger milieu of the push and pull of ideology don't lead to worse escalations that severs connection and leads to more violence. I work in construction and got a couple guys who are right to far right and we get along well for the most part. But, that's because we've built trust/rapport and can have conversations and some common ground while getting past initial triggers and pre-conceived notions of the other side. However, there are also extremists who I can't **** with, because their positions are too far to find common ground or they are unrealistic to begin with.
  12. And just to be clear, it's not just racial apathy, it's apathy towards women's autonomy, LGBTQ protections , religious diversity, etc. It's a dynamic mixture that will be applicable in part or in whole to different people still open to voting for Trump that all sit on that spectrum. There is a spectrum of apathy as well for the Left towards what the Trump supporters and others value, that could include things like gun rights, free speech, and fetal protections. No one comes out clean in this, but there is a reasonable pathway through all that if one takes the time and effort to touch all those things and feel their impact. That's how we get a rationally AND emotionally balanced context from which to make decisions. The problem is, few people on either side (or at least the vocal ones) take the time to touch both sides and camp/de-camp from their entrenched positions. For example, I can't have guns, my freedom for that has been taken away so I derive no personal gain from supporting further protections of the 2nd amendment. However, I exercise empathy for those who do and share space with me in this country and am willing to support and defend a reasonable level of protection and interpretation of that amendment for gun owners, because I want to care about those people. I feel that same empathy for our rural population and everyone else being squeezed by the system we're all living in. I don't hate white people, I'm half-white myself and understand the unique racial challenges they have to face which they get little validation for. I see how many are in this weird space that comes from our society not being able to differentiate categories of privilege/leverage, like economic vs racial leverage and in what domains and degrees these different categories are present/dominant. And then the wrong people from that race get demonized and sometimes scape-goated, while the ones deserving of accountability shield themselves through power or act out through pawns/proxies. I've taken the time to see and understand all that and see why their hurting and why their angry, while still not accepting or approving of manifestations of that hurt, that lead to Trump, extremism, and destruction. I will stand up for them and against the extremists on the Left who want retribution and a chance for their turn at the head of the power dynamic, rather than a goldilocks zone balance of freedom, equality, and shared responsibility. We're all supposed to be on the same team and feel for each other and offer a reasonable level of protection for each other. Which is why, I'm so hurt and alarmed when people are apathetic to unreasonable/unconscionable efforts of corruption, oppression, and destruction against people who need protection. And not just the protection of people, but my god, the protection of our institutions and democracy itself.
  13. Ok, see I'm having a hard time with with how much you had to ignore and cut out from what has occurred under this administration to make your response to my posts. It feels like your telling me, that except for all these changes under category X and Y, which we won't count, there has been no major change. When for me, those categories are important and have weight in my consideration and consequential alarm/anger. Further, even for just the policy category there are examples like the Muslim Ban that give lie to the status quo assertion. When I bolded that part in your statement in my previous posts, it was to highlight my visceral reaction to your assertion of "status quo/no change" rather than agree to your reduction in context. My reaction is partly in response to that reduction as well, because it is a value judgement that I believe you would not make if you were feeling some chronic and visceral sense of danger from this administration. Also, the order of magnitude or whatever from which you are using "status quo" seems to change from one post to the next. I thought we started off talking about the status quo of our nation as a whole, but you seem to be reducing it in this post to a status quo relegated primarily to the sphere of trump supporters. For, it is not status quo for the whole country to behave and talk and have the same dearth of values that Trump represents, unless you are saying the majority of white people is what you are considering as the status quo, which is a bit ethnocentric in my opinion. Further, I would add to your statement that the escalation of behavior isn't just from what he says and tweets, but from what his administration and the GOP accepts and allows. Not just from Trump, but the people who also follow his playbook. From Roy Moore to any other bottom feeder, what is acceptable has changed and that unfortunately means destroying trust for short-term gain and ripping apart the social and economic fabric in the process. Your original post was in response to me asking how democratic candidates and their policy can be seen as worse than Trump and judging by your last line, what you're saying is that the behavior that I find morally reprehensible and irresponsible are things that they are comfortable with. Which, unfortunately supports the initial conclusion I was trying to avoid in the hopes that they weren't just selfish ****s, who are racially apathetic at best or racists at worst.
  14. @PeterMP I understand where you’re coming from and I get you won’t be voting for trump. But, we’re going to have to disagree on the status quo. Are you not considering the escalation of all this behavior and the overt nature that comes with it? The level of dysfunction and corruption I see, the crippling of our departments and agencies, is much worse than past administrations from what I can remember. This is a major step back for our country, not a status quo, lateral type move. It’s strange to me that you chose to characterize it in that way.
  15. It’s all good. I agree with that actually. If I give you that impression that’s cool too. I wish it was true for me. I hate what I’ve had to go through. I’d love to just be faking it.
  16. I feel you, I work across the street from where a gun show is held damn near every month. However, a gun range and live action are very different. Most people on both sides will freeze due to the tension of combat, regardless of firing range time, but I won't. I've already had many guns to my face by locals and the DEA/ICE and I know how I respond to that. I'll still most likely die when the **** goes down and the beautiful life I worked so hard for will go down the ****ter... but you have to risk what you love to fight for what you love. Maybe they have the training advantage, but do they have the numbers and logistical advantage? If it gets to the point we're talking about, this war will take time. I've been locked up, tortured, broken down, and picked myself back up again. So I know hell well. I just hope we can avoid all going down to hell together. I am in no way eager for this stupid road, I hate it and if bravado makes someone eager for something like this, their a ****ing moron who hasn't felt the brutality of life. This whole situation is so ****ing stupid and sad.
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    2019 Starting Free Safety will be......

    KJ comes across as a straight up good dude. I'm rooting hard for him to succeed at coaching and to get his nerve issues completely handled. I'm dealing with neuropathy myself, so I can definitely relate to his struggle and situation. I was surprised to hear that Montae had so many concussion symptoms last year (can't remember if I head about on this or another podcast). It sucks, but on the bright side, it gives me a bit more understanding for why his play dropped off and some small hope that he can bounce back to his Oakland game level of play in his rookie season. Of course, the double-edged sword quality of that hope is it could also mean there is a greater likelihood for more concussions in the future. Hopefully the young man stays safe and can have a healthy and productive season.
  18. When 9/11 happened my roommates girlfriend from Richmond called our dorm and demanded that I tell her what was going on, becuase I'm half-Moroccan and I should know the "inside-scoop".
  19. At first I just wrote 4 years and then I thought about all the times Trump has "joked" about staying longer and how that protects him from criminal liability and amended my years, because he has yet to show any type of self-restraint or respect for our democratic system. What the likelihood is of that attempt is, I don't know, but it is a consideration when judging who to vote for to be the next president. So, I see that you feel a sense of alarm at the potential overhauling of many systems and everything being turned upside down and I wonder if you realize that, many of us feel that those very things are going on now in much more terrible directions. It's very hard for me to see the emotional concordance between the overhauling of our education and medical systems versus the gutting of the state department, and the corruption/co-opting of the Justice Dept, CFPB, EPA, etc. We have so many acting officials, and so many of those people are direct opponents of the stewardships they are responsible for overseeing. The corruption is virulent and rampant and it is destroying our democracy. That stuff bothers me deeply. The ignoring of climate instability, the derision for expertise and science, and the christian theocracy all stress me out way, way more than some of the policies I've heard about college and healthcare. And for the record I am not Pro-Bernie or extreme left, but I have donated to Elizabeth Warren and Pete's campaigns. Like I said above, I am not pro-bernie and wished you had used a more moderate candidate or at least Elizabeth Warren. I also, highly disagree with the bold. Viscerally so, to the point where I question what level of shelter or skin in the game you have to say something like this. People are ****ed up out here because of this administration. People who care about what this country is supposed to stand for, that see the **** going on with this administration feel sick to their stomach almost every morning. My wife, who is a rape victim and many other women who have faced that tragedy have been in a near constant state of triggered PTSD because of the impunity these sexual assaulters get to enjoy. The social, economic, and environmental volatility is a constant reminder that the status quo has changed for many. If you are non-white or mixed like I am, you are constantly feeling the threat of this administration. You see the racist shell game, both the racial animosity that does the damage, and the racial antipathy that blankets over it and gaslights those who try to point out what is going on. You see them trying to dilute or completely void your political voice and the power of your vote, you see infiltration of religious zealots in the judicial branch, and machinations of people like Mitch McConnell, Steven Miller, and Mike Pence. I see the sexual assault, the corruption, the violence, the racism, the exhortation of ignorance as a virtue and I feel so sick and angry when people seem to choose all of that over a fear of the possibility of free health care and education. I get the concern over those issues and also want to make sure that we don't over-reach and upset the proper dynamics of our system, but that concern doesn't come close to over-riding the existential threat I and many others feel around what's going on right now. It makes me furious that people can make that choice. Like I'm ready to go to war and destroy those people if need be, because they are supporting those who hurt me and the ones I love so much. The resentment and ignorance, the schadenfreude, and the lack of shared responsibility and care is so disgusting and so weak. And I hate feeling this way. I'm tired of being hurt and stressed and angry and hopeless feeling as I watch what I hoped this country would be fall apart. And I'm even more tired of the people who don't feel this hurt like I do. If a person isn't feeling this pain in any sense, I can't ****ing trust you. Their heart and humanity is suspect in my opinion. And if there is no trust, then the only options are some version of change, contain, or destroy.
  20. Would you please tell me which policies on the left are so alarming or hate-inducing that you are willing to have Trump instead for another 4-16 years? @TheGreatBuzz and @thegreaterbuzzette if you have an answer to this question as well, I'd appreciate it. I am having a hard time understanding what actual policies come across as worse than what Trump is doing? Please be specific. I really want to understand if I can, because when I can't figure out the rationale it makes it all too easy to conclude that people who think this way are terrible or ignorant people, who are apathetic to anyone other than themselves. And I don't want to have to feel that if I can find a better rationale.
  21. Was listening to I think the John Keim report and they mentioned something that was good to hear regarding Love. Apparently his ACL tear was one of the cleanest tears the doctors had ever seen and that should help with his rehab and healing time table. They still see him as starting on PUP, but it's conceivable that he could be called up mid-to-late season. Especially if there are injuries to the RB room and Chris Thompson in particular in my opinion.
  22. No offense or anything, but judging by your reaction in this thread since at least the debates, you come across as a low information voter to me. Or a low effort spent on getting information voter? Now, I can understand being that way given how early it is in the election, but it doesn't hold water when also commenting on coverage. I just typed in Liz's name and multiple articles came up from mainstream news agencies in the past couple days and on youtube. I think she's ripping into the Defense Secretary for his Raytheon ties as we speak.
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    Random Thought Thread

    Speaking of pharmaceutical companies, not only do they fail to account for the above, but much of the testing that they do on rats, especially for cancer treatment is useless for humans due to them creating a specific type of breeding environment that in essence over-estimates cancer risk and underestimates tissue damage.