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    Yesterday, 06:06 PM
    That's pretty much the only time I saw guns, and when they were out it was serious business....no playing around. But still, I hear it mentioned all the time that every pickup had a gun rack (with a gun in it), and that guns were a common site in years gone by. Perhaps this was before my time.
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    Yesterday, 05:55 PM
    Where did everyone grow up that guns were so commonly seen out and about?? I grew up in a country suburban in the 70's and 80's area loaded with hunters and never saw anyone just carrying guns around, especially .357's, .44's etc.
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    Yesterday, 01:39 PM
    Same here. I really don’t go to hard on refs unless they misinterpret or misapply the rules. In 20 of coaching I’ve never been tossed, hit with a PF, or tech. Are there some bad refs? Yep. But most do a decent job, and don’t deserve the abuse they get from fans, many of of which don’t know nearly as much as they think they do. I’ve got thin skin, and rabbit ears. I’d be a terrible official.
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    Yesterday, 07:23 AM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Shower Beers in BGP Break Room
    Used to do shower beers all the time in college, and up through my early 30’s. As others have said, after spending time working (or doing anything outside) a shower beer was often a good way to kick off a good night of drinking. Nowadays, I rarely do a shower beer, not because I don’t enjoy it, but because I don’t drink nearly as much as I used to. I’m thinking one might be in my near future though.
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    May 21, 18, 12:24 PM
    And the State Championship dates are set several years in advance because the venues have to be reserved. Avoiding this conflict is likely pretty close to impossible. The KHSAA probably doesn't know years in advance when the AP tests are when the contracts for the venues are negotiated. The AP folks aren't going to take the time to find out the state tourney's/championships for all sport in all 50 states (which trying to avoid would be...
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    May 21, 18, 09:29 AM
    Chapmanís top speed (at least in a game) was clocked at 105.1 mph. Oddly enough, While Hicks is throwing gas, heís not striking many out. Only 9 kís in 22 innings this year.
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    May 20, 18, 08:40 AM
    They do get that much time off when you add everything up (roughly, at least; but as was mentioned, many work more than required). But they also technically don’t get paid for their time off.
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    May 19, 18, 01:11 PM
    I hear this all the time and I just don’t think it’s true. One, not every athlete will have the means, transportation, or ability to just transfer. And really, since there are only so many spots available on athletic teams, not everyone can transfer and still play. Many would find the grass isn’t always greener, and I don’t think you’d see nearly as much transferring as you would expect.
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    May 17, 18, 04:39 PM
    rjs4470 replied to a poll Laurel or Yanny? in BGP Break Room
    I’ve listened to this a hundred times from quite a few different sources, and I still can’t hear anything but Yanny.
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    May 16, 18, 02:57 PM
    I’ve heard about this prank, but I don’t think it’s ever been confirmed as actually having been done. For some reason I think I first heard of it from a standup comedy routine.
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    May 16, 18, 09:32 AM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Small Claims Advice in BGP Break Room
    Is the guy self employed? If so, since he wouldn’t receive a regular paycheck, it will be impossible to garnish his wages. Not to be a downer, but as TAC said, winning a debt case in small claims is the easy part. Actually getting paid is the hard part. You’re likely one of many that’s waiting to get paid by the guy, and if he had the money to satisfy his debts, you wouldn’t have ended up in small claims court to begin with.
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    May 16, 18, 08:46 AM
    There are literally millions upon millions of people (kids AND adults)playing these games (myself included on occasion). 99.99999% of would never even consider shooting up a school, or anything else for that matter. If video games were the root cause, we be seeing these events everyday instead of a handful of times a year.
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    May 16, 18, 08:41 AM
    The participation trophy argument. The only problem is participation trophies have always existed in some form or another. And no kid has ever confused a participation trophy for a major award. The only people who care about participation trophies are the adults who complain about them. And no kid is shooting up a school because he didn’t get one. It seems we’re are attempting to blame these shootings on any and everything except the...
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    May 16, 18, 08:25 AM
    rjs4470 replied to a thread Direct TV Changes in BGP Break Room
    My guide just switched over last night. It is different, but I’m not having any trouble seeing anything or experiencing any slow navigation. Really, I think it looks pretty good, and I like how they’ve added a quick search/filter tab to the main menu rather than having it buried in a different screen.
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    May 16, 18, 05:30 AM
    rjs4470 replied to a poll Laurel or Yanny? in BGP Break Room
    Yanny and only yanny.
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    May 15, 18, 07:27 PM
    And if you are willing to shoot up a school full of kids, I doubt you're all that worried about the punishment. Most people who commit serious crimes usually aren't all that worried about repercussions.
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    May 15, 18, 04:06 PM
    That’s a pretty big leap. If they are watching these events play out and decide to do it for the fame, they have to be aware of the likely outcomes. I certainly don’t pretend to be able to put myself in their shoes and know exactly what they are thinking. But often, these events are well planned and thought out. It’s difficult for me to believe that they aren’t aware that the likely outcome is either death, or a severe prison sentence. I’m...
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    May 15, 18, 03:31 PM
    Who has committed this type of public violence and gotten away with it?? Some (if not most)end up dead, or at the very least, serving a very long, and likely lifetime prison sentence. Those two outcomes are about as serious as repercussions can get.
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    May 15, 18, 03:28 PM
    I don’t know. But it’s certainly more complicated than the typical answers you hear, mostly which revolve around how much worse this generation is than previous ones. I do think that kids are under more pressure than ever before. Increased schoolwork, high level sports, college expectations, etc, all combined with less unstructured free time, creates tremendous stress. Throw in the normal pressures of growing up, and I think some kids just...
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    May 15, 18, 02:11 PM
    I don't buy the Church argument either. Over the course of history, plenty of awful things have been done in the name of religion and the Church. And there are plenty of people over the years that attended Church who aren't exactly moral leaders. Simply attending Church won't even come close to solving the issue. I also don't buy the "kids would rather shoot someone than fight" argument either. Spending much of my time around schools over...
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    May 15, 18, 09:53 AM
    I’d be shocked if you even see half of these teams make the tourney.
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    May 15, 18, 05:58 AM
    Couldn’t agree more. Violent forms of play have always existed, especially amongst young boys. I think like a lot things mentioned, they are a convenient excuse. Besides violence, video games also require lots of critical thinking, problem solving, and things like resource management, and fine motor skills. Yet we don’t even mention video games when kids display these skills.
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    May 14, 18, 10:24 PM
    He’s put a few good weeks together. Putting more balls in play, and driving the ball a little more.
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    May 14, 18, 03:08 PM
    Smaller schools have less bodies to fill out rosters, along with less competition for those spots. Itís not surprising big schools donít have many 3 sport athletes. At bigger schools, itís simply harder to even make some of those teams.
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    May 14, 18, 10:37 AM
    It will hurt Vegas some. But Vegas provides an experience and atmosphere that you are hard pressed to find anywhere else.
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    May 14, 18, 09:24 AM
    And I'm not saying poor parenting plays no role either. However, I've seen too many kids over the years become productive adults, despite growing up in terrible situations. You also see kids who have great parents ending up as horrible people. It's really easy to blame parents in these situation, but as you say, there has to be way more to it. If parenting were even at the top of the list, it would be much easier to predict how kids would...
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    May 14, 18, 09:09 AM
    That extra week didn’t hurt Cov Cath.
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    May 14, 18, 07:52 AM
    Maybe. But poor parenting isn’t unique to this generation. Poor parenting has always existed.
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    May 14, 18, 07:42 AM
    College football hasn’t been the same since Xbox (or any video game system) came to market. Or have the top players since then just not been video gamers? Remember this whole dead period argument exists because kids are now doing stuff year round, not because they have too much time and are using that time to play video games.
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