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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. PhillyB added a post in a topic Why not overpay for Jake Long?   

    because marty hurney is unemployed
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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. PhillyB added a post in a topic Another Officer killed at a traffic stop   

    if that were the case, we'd see the exact same number of deaths if rocket launchers were freely available versus sharpened pencils. "it's a people issue" is a kind of truth, but it's also a deflection that's tantamount to saying cancer is a people issue. yeah, duh, it's a people issue, and to an extent uncontrollable, but let's try to actually fix it, huh?
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  13. PhillyB added a post in a topic From the front or from behind   

    with or without the body cam?
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  14. PhillyB added a post in a topic Military Storytime   

    yeah the top of the class was predictably filled with priors. you could tell some of these assholes woke up, stumbled out of bed at the frat house, and onto the bus to quantico. tons of guys didn't make it. we had one guy that kept purposely falling out on runs to try to get dropped, but after they threatened to silver bullet him he just sat down in the barracks one day during an inspection and and pretend passed out. we never saw him again.
    another one was a colossal fugup, this tiny frat kid out of texas a&m. every platoon has one just like this guy. he couldn't do anything right. our ssgt was yelling at him one day when he tried to be platoon leader and told him to march past the chow line until he told him to stop. then he got distracted with someone else's fuged up formation (probably mine) and then realized candidate dumbass took it literally and was nowhere to be found. his ass was waist deep in the potomac river. they dropped him about two weeks before graduation.
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