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About XClown1986

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  • Birthday 11/07/1986

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    Wilmington, NC
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    All things Panthers, Batman, and horror film related.

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  1. I don't know how many of you used to watch Joe Bob Briggs' drive in shows from the 80s and 90s, but the man was and is a national treasure. He just completed a 24 hour movie marathon with commentary, a mail girl, and even a heart breaking goodbye at the end. Shudder's server crashed for about 4 hours when The Last Drive In with Joe Bob Briggs was supposed to start. Shows the impact this guy has on us horror fans. They need to convince him to come back as a weekly host. It would be win win for everyone. Any other Joe Bob fans on this board?
  2. Talented but entitled and lacks the ability to take criticism. He will be out of the league in 2 years.
  3. XClown1986

    Panthers OTAs Thread

    Samuel does look like he is running upright on his tip-toes right now. But I am really glad that he is out getting the work in. I hope by training camp he feels confident enough in his ankle to run more naturally. He can be a real game changer for us.
  4. XClown1986

    NC teacher march Wed. 5/16

    No I don't think it is the expectation, but I think this generation is just more willing to stand up to injustices (as seen from other demonstrations for other causes across the country). I think that the older teachers are willing to fight harder knowing that the younger generations aren't just like "well if they are sick of it, give the job to me." We are banding together and fighting for each other instead of competing for an opening. I think that's why teachers were quiet for so long is they were afraid they would just be asked to resign and then they would give the job to someone else. Teacher jobs can be hard to get and when you get one, you certainly want to protect your status. This is why tenure is often a point of debate. I know that is still the case in some parts of the state. A friend of mine from grad school teaches in a county that didn't close for the day, and she said that the teachers there were afraid to be part of the rally. That's ridiculous.
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    NC teacher march Wed. 5/16

    I get your point, and I do understand economics. However, speaking as a high school teacher that had to take a job in Duplin County (my first year teaching) when I lived in New Hanover County (an hour drive) because the jobs were scarce in my discipline, I can tell you they have other ways to fill the position. It would cause a stir but not solve the problem. They bring in teachers through many programs like Teach for America by bribing them with paying off a small percentage of their student loans for each year of service in a school that is in need of educators. They will stick a substitute in a classroom long term if they have to (I would know, I was hired in March of 2016 to take the place of one). They will recruit new graduates as soon as they cross the stage with their degree. They will find a way to keep it afloat. They will sacrifice quality to meet minimum requirements. Principals are at the mercy of the school board to make sure that each student makes it through each year and that graduation percentages are up. They will straight up pass a high school senior that missed 60 days in a semester and is failing all of his core classes as long as he shows up to a week of summer school and take the EOC. They. DO. NOT. CARE. The school system has been rear-ended ever since Bush approved the No Child Left Behind Act. Since then, teachers are blamed for poor grades, poor attendance, low final exam scores, while also receiving no incentive when they manage to reel in as many students as possible to make the school look good on paper. There is a round of applause, a thank you, and a subtle suggestion of "we better do it again next year or things won't be so joyous." Meanwhile, the teachers are so exhausted after exams that they really do need the summer to recuperate mentally and emotionally. I know some teachers that have to work 10-12 hours daily and up to 70 hours per week total to meet the demands of the position they have been put in. That is insane when you consider that we are paid for 40 per week. These kids depend on us and when we get upset, frustrated, or quit, they think they are to blame. I actually had students say to me many times "why are you a teacher? I would quit. These kids are bad and your job is hard." or even "you are going to leave us aren't you? No teachers stay here." It's soul crushing because it isn't the kids' fault that the system is the way it is. I don't want to quit and leave them. I want the government to support our future and reinforce the structure of education to ensure that the future of our state and our country is promising. Teachers are leaving the profession at an exponential rate and that proves there is always someone else willing to step in and fight through the garbage because they know it has to be done for the kids. Enough is enough.
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    Mike Rucker

    He looks like he has cancer. Or a really bad meth habit.
  7. Deandre Hopkins covered a hotel room in his own poo right before the draft. Still went first round and has had a good career.
  8. See how the Saints used Ingram and Kamara. That's how it should work
  9. XClown1986

    Donte Jackson on Punt Returns

    And Donte would look at you like you were nuts and say "run ME down?!"
  10. XClown1986

    Antonio Garcia released from Patriots

    Worked out well for us when they gave up on Kyle Love, so sure.
  11. Andrew Siciliano is one of the few guys on NFL Network that I actually like. Just me I guess.
  12. XClown1986

    The team under Tepper

    Our new logo: (For those that don't get the reference: https://www.sbnation.com/lookit/2018/2/21/17036216/david-tepper-brass-testicles-plaque-carolina-panthers-owner)
  13. This article contradicts LaCanfora and Gantt's report. If anything it says most people with knowledge of the situation either don't have a clue, or give the slight edge to Navarro. Published last night. https://www.wcnc.com/article/sports/nfl/panthers/panthers-new-owner-is-still-a-mystery/275-550984843
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