lightsout

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  • Birthday 12/03/1989

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  • Interests Pina coladas and getting caught in the rain.

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  1. lightsout added a post in a topic Wilson: 60 million guaranteed over 4 years...   



    I think what most people mean by it being more burdensome for the Seahawks is they have more guys that would demand big time pay than we do. They, seemingly, won't be able to maintain their star power as well as their role players as well as we can. Of course, I have NO clue on their cap situation and what they're working with currently either (and I'm at work, so I'm not going to look it up).
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  2. lightsout added a post in a topic Wilson: 60 million guaranteed over 4 years...   

     
    Depends on how it is structured. Cam's contract is structured to avoid the big cap hit down the line that so many big contracts have. He's going to make roughly the same every year. If Wilson's is backloaded (most likely, as that is the norm and Cam's contract isn't exactly standard), then they'll see a spike in his cap hit in a couple of years, then again at the end of the contract. That is what the difference is between Cam and Wilson's contracts, from my understanding of how they break down.

    Plus, consider when resigning WIlson in 5 years. He'll want more, assuming he stays healthy and in the same game manager role he has played thus far. And he'll want a similar structure, because this contract has set the precedent. At that point, it's either pay him what he wants and lose the other large pieces on the team, or not pay him and keep the rest of the team intact.
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  3. lightsout added a post in a topic Wilson: 60 million guaranteed over 4 years...   

    Cam gets 60 mil in guarantees, but only 31 is truly guaranteed. The other 29 mil is set aside in case of injury.

    The fact is, Wilson's contract is a year shorter, with more guaranteed over in relation to his total amount. 3/4 of his money is guaranteed (unless I am misreading the details).

    Wilson got his and that's all he wanted. Over the next 2 or 3 years, you will see a lot of guys due up in Seattle that simply won't be able to stay due to money. Again, unless I am mistaken.
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  4. lightsout added a post in a topic Obama: If I ran again, I could win   

    As much as I love to laugh at candidates, I wish the republican party had just ONE serious candidate. Just one. Not a "I'm against everything liberals are for" type. Not a hard right-wing extreme type. Just a republican candidate that actually made me have to think who I'm voting for. One where I actually have something to consider.
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  5. lightsout added a post in a topic Ranking the modern Marvel Movies   



    Largely because, with superhero stories (comics or movies), the villain has to be connected to the hero in some way. If the hero uses a serum to make them powerful, the villain also has a serum. If the hero is a god, the villain is also a god. If the hero utilizes a technology to fight, the villain will also.

    I don't think while they were making it, they were even subconsciously thinking "we'll follow the Iron Man model". I think it's just how the hero/villain dichotomy has to work.

    This is why, as much as I love Marvel, DC does a better job with villains and mixing things up.
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  6. lightsout added a post in a topic Ranking the modern Marvel Movies   

    I swear to god, if you people don't stop with the "Ant-Man is a ripoff of Iron Man" crap, I'm going to lose it.

    Hank Pym (aka Ant-Man, Giant Man, Goliath, etc) was introduced over a year before Iron Man.

    Sure, the movie release makes it seem like a knockoff....but if anything is a knock off, Iron Man is technically a ripoff of Ant-Man. But he's not even really. Hank Pym and the Starks don't have a great relationship...hence Ant-Man's role/side in Civil War.

    Jesus people. If you're gonna nerd, nerd correctly.
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  7. lightsout added a post in a topic Coach on Robert Griffin III: 'There's no coming back. He is done'   


     
    Cornball and square

    CORNball and square

    Corn ball and square

    Corn and square

    Corn square.
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  8. lightsout added a post in a topic Retard gets zapped...   

    I'm implementing a new rule.

    ELE
    Everybody
    Love
    Everybody
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  9. lightsout added a post in a topic Retard gets zapped...   



    America, the world, same thing.


    Right?







    Right?
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  10. lightsout added a post in a topic Retard gets zapped...   

    I genuinely think if I started a thread about bunny rabbits and butterflies, somebody in the TB would make it a racial discussion at some point. Racism is a very real problem in this country that needs to be discussed for sure, but jesus.
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  11. lightsout added a post in a topic Retard gets zapped...   



    Graham v Connor. Some officers are well aware, some are not. In all use of force decisions, it's important to remember. I think that will be my stock post from now on in all police threads in the TB. Just a link to that case law. It's appropriate no matter what.
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  12. lightsout added a post in a topic Trophy Nation: How handing out trophies, regardless of success, may cause failure.   


    I generally only huddle at work.
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  13. lightsout added a post in a topic Trophy Nation: How handing out trophies, regardless of success, may cause failure.   

    I played sports starting at 5 years old. I didn't get a participation trophy until middle school. I hated it. My mom still has all my trophies in a box somewhere, I'm sure, but I know that that one participation trophy isn't in there. It got chucked as soon as I left the banquet. We won 2 games all year.

    I'm a firm believer in teaching the importance of losing. Sure, don't make them feel like their effort is for nothing whenever they lose, but emphasize the importance of overcoming adversity, of bouncing back, of training harder, of maintaining better focus, etc. And, a tactic that always resonated with me (particularly in high school, as my high school football coach was amazing), be the first person you place blame on. Don't guilt the kids with it, but say something to the effect of "well, guys, we gotta do better. I didn't do enough to prepare you before this game, and I'm going to do better with that. I'm going to do my best to put you in a position to win." Leading by example. Some kids won't get it, but some will. Seeing their adult leader admitting their failure, even if they didn't, will fuel certain kids to strive for success just a bit harder on top of making them look at themselves and their own failures and accepting them. This is important for adult life, as most of us should know by now.

    Subtlety is the key to teaching sometimes.

    I say trophies are stupid outside of the big prize, like a championship or superlative trophy. I DO think something should be done for participating. Have a big pizza party with games and stuff. Do something that isn't about the competition, but the fraternity for being an athlete. Reward the participation with something like that.
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  14. lightsout added a post in a topic Racism is Dead Part 89108392083: Black woman found dead in police custody   



    While I can appreciate the idea of finding a new way to do things...people here are just different. The culture and system here have created this natural hostility and exacerbated it to a dangerous level.

    Until you've asked somebody, several times, to put their hands behind their back and turn around and then have them refuse, you just won't get it. And I don't mean that in a dismissive way. I'm just saying when a guy has hit his wife several times and then tied a cord around his neck for auto-erotic purposes, then refuses to turn around and put his hands behind his back, and then pulls away from you and says he's going to start harming you....there's no way you are going to go "sir, you're under arrest for assault and I need you to please turn around and comply with my commands" and get a desirable result. And you don't have time to call a magistrate and get a warrant for "forcible arrest" while you're in the single wide trailer this guy lives in, with very little room to move. It's a distraction you can't afford in that moment. This guy literally makes you throw him on the ground in order to arrest him, then still exclaims that he has done nothing wrong (as they always do) and how all cops are terrible. 
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  15. lightsout added a post in a topic Racism is Dead Part 89108392083: Black woman found dead in police custody   

     
    Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't realize that recognizing a cigarette as a weapon was ridiculous. I mean, all it can do is burn your skin, or get flicked/pushed in your eye, which can cause at least partial blindness. I wasn't even saying "she had a weapon, so it's OK". I'm explaining the demand he made for her to put it out and how she had no business getting mouthy about being "in her car". You're still seized. The cop runs the show at that point. Cop asks, nicely, for you to put your cigarette out until he is finished, then you do it. But no, let's just demonize the career and treat every subject as innocent victims. Because that is working out so well.

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