PhillyB

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  1. PhillyB added a post in a topic I'm legitimately getting sad Obama's term is nearing the end   

    how so? i've never heard this argument 
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  2. PhillyB added a post in a topic Looks like Cincinnati is next   

    lots of countries have no-pursuit policies that allow people not wanted for dangerous crimes to flee the scene. this is because it's safer to the general public to just get his information and show up at his house and arrest him, after sending mailed notification of a request for turning himself in.
    weirdly, these countries deal with a fraction of the police-related deaths so callously shrugged off by the general public.
    maybe we could revise protocol and make a dent in stupid deaths, even if it costs us our egos and a little bit of indignant outrage at one of them thar thugs getting away with being a thug.
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  3. PhillyB added a post in a topic Military Storytime   

    the gayest thing that happened that i know of actually happened to me. on the first day they had us all jam packed into the showers at the same time. everyone was being super careful not to bump johnsons and the big motherfuger in front of me stepped back, presumably to avoid someone's junk, and i couldn't step back without hitting the junk behind me, so the tip of my weiner brushed his ass.
    he gave me a look and i gave him a look and then we went our separate ways. six weeks later i sneezed on his pen in tactics. he never likes my stuff on facebook, so i thing he's still hung up over it all.
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  4. PhillyB added a post in a topic Military Storytime   

    yeah you don't get that sort of thing quite as much in OCS. the first couple days are fairly similar to the enlisted experience, but from early on there's a clear attempt to get you to act as an autonomous group to see how you can lead each other. it's far more demanding physically and mentally, but the monkey bullshit they lay on you in boot camp is largely absent.
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  5. PhillyB added a post in a topic Re-Signing Cole and Edwards   

    colin cole filled in pretty nicely in the seattle game iirc. he's a decent stopgap.
    star will be back.
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  6. PhillyB added a post in a topic Why not overpay for Jake Long?   

    because marty hurney is unemployed
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  7. PhillyB added a post in a topic Wagner gets $43M over 4 years, $56M over 5 for Luke?   

    luke will probably play for vet minimum because NFL players in their prime routinely give hometown discounts, and besides he's just a good guy who sits around at home and reads the playbook. he just needs his mom and his lunch pail.
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  8. PhillyB added a post in a topic Lee Ward - The Punisher   

    with oher looking shaky ward might make the roster simply because he's such a good blocker. if he's versatile enough to leak out into the flats and catch a few balls he'd be someone else defenses would have to consider.
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  9. PhillyB added a post in a topic Lee Ward - The Punisher   

    one of the best things about 2013 was using mike tolbert as a battering ram to punish defensive players. that sort of thing wears defenses down.
    based on jeremy's reporting the question isn't whether or not this guy can punish defenders but whether or not the offensive line can drive open lanes so he can get a head of steam.
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  10. PhillyB added a post in a topic Panthers Training Camp Notes and Photos - Day 4   

    can we expect addison to start at RDE?
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  11. PhillyB added a post in a topic Star carted off practice field with foot wrapped   

    scary. luckily it is early in camp.
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  12. PhillyB added a post in a topic Another Officer killed at a traffic stop   

    an undermentioned specific part of protocol that should be brought up is the homogenous black guy.
    dispatch: "black male, 5'9", last spotted near at the intersection of spring garden and tate streets."
    cop: "LOOK PARTNER A BLACK GUY!" *rolls up on black guy to see if it's him*
    i have a bunch of black friends (i know, i know) who've related ridiculous frequencies of this sort of thing. all five foot nine black guys evidently look the same. finding a way to adjust this type of behavior would go a long way towards extracting the institutional mistrust the black community often withholds from the police. departments all too often make enemies of young black boys very early on and it never quite ends.
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  13. PhillyB added a post in a topic Looks like Cincinnati is next   

    "locked onto the car?"
    it would've taken nothing to disengage from the vehicle. the instant the car started moving he thought "yes! justification to kill!" and had enough time (or lack of velocity) to unholster, place the muzzle against the man's temple, and squeeze the trigger.
    any reasonable person will cringe watching this video and admit that police culture and ROI need a change. this is absolutely horrific.
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  14. PhillyB added a post in a topic Another Officer killed at a traffic stop   

    agree. there's a wide gulf right now. but all the community powwows in the universe won't solve the immediate problem if we don't also employ body cams and have dialogues with the departments to change rules of engagement and other culturally-defined protocols.
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