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  1. ??!! Why is Adrian Peterson in so much trouble...

    ??!!
    Why is Adrian Peterson in so much trouble now - for doing something that user4 certainly seems to be defending? Are you also saying that America has this violence thing wrong? Good luck with...
  2. Your inability to comprehend it is irrelevant. ...

    Your inability to comprehend it is irrelevant.
    Which one of us is out of tune with the current national mood? And, if you think this is a 'fad', you are even more out of touch with how cultures...
  3. Thread: Ray rice

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    Well, here's your answer ...

    Well, here's your answer

    http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/19/us/goodell-domestic-violence/

    A large Mea Culpa. Do we believe he's contrite, or do we believe he's simply doing what he knows has to be...
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    Agree. I don't even see it as stupidity. It's...

    Agree. I don't even see it as stupidity. It's more like one of those brain-farts we all get -
    "D'oh! What was I thinking?!"
  5. I know exactly what it did to me (not that I got...

    I know exactly what it did to me (not that I got a lot of spankings, cuz I didn't) - it caused me to view violence as acceptable behavior, which is exactly why I started spanking my eldest son when...
  6. Parents who beat their children are not...

    Parents who beat their children are not exhibiting their wisdom, merely their inurement to a model of parenting that is broken.
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    In California, Texas and Florida, you have...

    In California, Texas and Florida, you have several factors at work.

    1. Large populations with a history of doing well in the sport, so kids gravitate toward the sport (think: Jamaica's business...
  8. To any parent that still thinks it's OK to beat...

    To any parent that still thinks it's OK to beat your child:
    When your child is fully grown, and you do something with which he takes exception, I assume you're take your whupping like a big boy....
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    Can someone photoshop the UnderArmour logo onto...

    Can someone photoshop the UnderArmour logo onto ND's Golden Dome, so I can see what it'll look like when they're done repainting it? Just that alone must've been worth a cool $1,000,000 in branding...
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    That's a historical happenstance that I never...

    That's a historical happenstance that I never gave much thought to, but now DEFINES athletics in America - the union of school and sport. I can't think of another nation on earth that has developed...
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    I always thought he was a great member of the...

    I always thought he was a great member of the cast, though he didn't get as much publicity as many of the others. He and Jason Sudeikis were consummate pros.
  12. Exactly! And the lesson is that beating others is...

    Exactly! And the lesson is that beating others is an effective way to bend others to our will, as the parent just so amply demonstrated.

    And the beatings will continue, child, until you LEARN...
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    Precisely because we HAVE raised our collective...

    Precisely because we HAVE raised our collective consciousness of the ramifications of hazing and beatings. If we ever wish to evolve (to a higher position on the morality scale, think 'true Christian...
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    As evidenced by the 300+ posts in this thread...

    As evidenced by the 300+ posts in this thread (and others), we have all the reasons why a wDec makes sense now, but with the IAAF's lack of will (to be more precise, the parochial interests of the...
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    (Familiar) Words to live by in the aftermath: ...

    (Familiar) Words to live by in the aftermath:

    We the people of the United Kingdom, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common...
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    Mandatory?! a. what was the punishment for not...

    Mandatory?!
    a. what was the punishment for not taking it?
    b. how do they know if you just lied through your teeth to mess them up (which I SOOOO would have done)?

    It would be a dream come true...
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    80% voter turn-out! Final number - 55.3%...

    80% voter turn-out!

    Final number - 55.3% reject independence.

    Not that I have a dog in the fight (tho my wife is Scottish heritage and I'm English (and we both have a lot of Dutch - with all...
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    Vote is supposed to be in at about 1am EDT. Early...

    Vote is supposed to be in at about 1am EDT. Early results:

    NO (to independence) 53.8%
    YES 46.2 %
  19. Psych 101 teaches us how classical conditioning...

    Psych 101 teaches us how classical conditioning works. Hitting children most certainly DOES teach them, in the most important way - from their parents - that hitting is not only OK, it it a good...
  20. Psych 101 teaches us how classical conditioning...

    Psych 101 teaches us how classical conditioning works. Hitting children most certainly DOES teach them, in the most important way - from their parents - that hitting is not only OK, it it a good...
  21. You'll need to amend that. It USED to be...

    You'll need to amend that.
    It USED to be sometimes true.
    It obviously is not any more.
    This is a huge step in the right direction. All corporeal punishment does is TEACH children that violence is...
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    When I was my school's varsity boys soccer coach,...

    When I was my school's varsity boys soccer coach, a mere 10 years ago, any new member of the team got his head shaved by the captains on the day they made the varsity. I was the coach for 10 years...
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    The raising of a consciousness of a nation. Y'all...

    The raising of a consciousness of a nation. Y'all realize that this was just a 'rite of passage' for my generation, yes?
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    To him, I say, take a deep breath. Here's an...

    To him, I say, take a deep breath.
    Here's an operative quote from him:
    "Yes, a few board members have ruined it for everyone. Congratulations, a--holes."
    So, while this seems to be a noble (yet...
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    Hmmm, best city to live in. All I have to do is...

    Hmmm, best city to live in. All I have to do is look at the median home value for these cities, and I learn all I need to know. Yeah, If I could afford to live in a $500,000 home (in a town supported...
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