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Saints Funeral Procession

Yesterday, 03:58 PM

Sad day in New Orleans, they are now eliminated from the playoffs.

 

My condolences.


Peyton Manning Probable

14 December 2014 - 05:54 PM

Peyton Manning tried to run block and injured his thigh. Huge playoff implications if severe. Thighs usually aren't severe, but if he misses the rest of the game and Den loses it basically guarantees NE conference win and Den may have to play WC weekend.


Derek Anderson the diamond in the rough

14 December 2014 - 04:44 PM

Stewart fumbles!

 

KB drops another pass!

 

Kuechly shook badly one-on-one with RB!

 

Olsen false start!

 

Gano missed field goal!

 

 

Derek Anderson was solid today. His completion % would've been much higher without numerous drops and guys not looking for the ball. He was even a threat on the ground. Two 100 yard receivers, a definitive game for Olsen's pro bowl bid, targeting multiple receivers including hitting Cotchery for an important TD, making plays to Philly Brown as well.

 

DA read the field well, made passes and didn't take too many bad risks (though there were a couple like the one over the middle to Olsen in triple coverage).

 

DA 2-0 record and 5TD-0INT.


Mark Wahlberg's Criminal Past

12 December 2014 - 01:18 PM

http://www.dailymail...bid-pardon.html

 

I've seen this in the news a lot lately. Back in the day in Boston Wahlberg was a young thug and one night he assaulted two Vietnamese men and racially abused them. Rumors were he inflicted blindness on one but that turned out to be false as the guy was actually blinded in the Vietnam civil war. Wahlberg's in prison for 45 days or so and turns his life around by becoming a rapper... OK not really sure if that's much of a turn around but eventually he's a father and attends church regularly and heps troubled youths and has a Wahlburgers restaurant.

 

Due to Wahlberg's criminal past he won't be able to expand his Wahlburger restaurant to various places, certain cities won't work with owners/businesmen with a criminal history. Due to this and Wahlbergs wish to be a reserve police officer and to have more access to helping troubled youth he wants a pardon.

 

MailOnline finds one of the victims who forgives Wahlberg and has no idea who Wahlberg is. Wahlberg hears of story and contacts victim to fly hiim out to LA for  discussion.

 

Most the comments on this I've read have been really negative. It is an example of how people in this country and other English speaking countries that read these articles love big governmnet. They love having people's names sullied with these old criminal cases. They don't believe in any sort of forgiveness at all. Most of them insist Wahlberg give the victim millions of dollars. Very visceral and reactionary responses.

 

I personally don't see the big deal with a pardon. I don't think Wahlberg should get preferential treatment for his status, but anyone who has visibly turned their life around should get a second chance. Also circumstances really influence our life. When you are in abject poverty from a family of > 10 you're more likely to be out on the street getting in trouble. When you're extremely wealthy living in a mansion you tend to occupy yourself with other hobbies.

 

Here is information on Wahlberg's criminal past:

 

 

Wahlberg had been in trouble 20–25 times with the Boston Police Department in his youth. By age 13, Wahlberg had developed an addiction to cocaine and other substances.[9][10] At 15, civil action was filed against Wahlberg for his involvement in two separate incidents of harassing African-American children (the first were siblings, and the second incident was a group of black school children on a field trip), by throwing rocks and shouting racial epithets.[11] At 16, Wahlberg approached a middle-aged Vietnamese man named Thanh Lam on the street and, using a large wooden stick, knocked him unconscious while calling him "Vietnam fuging poo".[12] That same day Wahlberg also attacked a second Vietnamese man named Hoa "Johnny" Trinh, punching him in the face. He believed he had left his victim permanently blind in one eye.[11][12][13] Trinh was interviewed in December 2014 by Daily Mail, who revealed that he lost his eye before the attack during the Vietnam war, was not severely injured by Wahlberg, and did not know the identity of his assailant prior to being contacted by the media.[14] According to court documents regarding these crimes, when Wahlberg was arrested later that night and returned to the scene of the first assault, he stated to police officers: "You don't have to let him identify me, I'll tell you now that's the mother-fuger who's (sic) head I split open."[13] Investigators also noted that Wahlberg "made numerous unsolicited racial statements about 'gooks' and 'slant-eyed gooks'." [12][13]

 

For these crimes, Wahlberg was charged with attempted murder, pleaded guilty to assault and was sentenced to two years in Suffolk County Deer Island House of Correction. He ultimately served only 45 days of his sentence.[12][15] In another incident, the 21-year-old Wahlberg fractured the jaw of a neighbor in an unprovoked attack. Commenting in 2006 on his past crimes, Wahlberg has stated: "I did a lot of things that I regret, and I have certainly paid for my mistakes." He said the right thing to do would be to try to find the blinded man and make amends, and admitted he has not done so, but added that he was no longer burdened by guilt: "You have to go and ask for forgiveness and it wasn't until I really started doing good and doing right by other people, as well as myself, that I really started to feel that guilt go away. So I don't have a problem going to sleep at night. I feel good when I wake up in the morning."[15]

 

After going to prison for assault, he decided to improve his behavior. According to Wahlberg, "As soon as I began that life of crime, there was always a voice in my head telling me I was going to end up in jail. Three of my brothers had done time. My sister went to prison so many times I lost count. Finally I was there, locked up with the kind of guys I'd always wanted to be like. Now I'd earned my stripes and I was just like them, and I realized it wasn't what I wanted at all. I'd ended up in the worst place I could possibly imagine and I never wanted to go back. First of all, I had to learn to stay on the straight and narrow." Wahlberg first relied on the guidance of his parish priest to turn his back on crime. He told his street gang that he was leaving them and had "some serious fights" with them over it. The actor commented in 2009: "I've made a lot of mistakes in my life and I've done bad things, but I never blamed my upbringing for that. I never behaved like a victim so that I would have a convenient reason for victimizing others. Everything I did wrong was my own fault. I was taught the difference between right and wrong at an early age. I take full responsibility."[16]

 

I see no issue with a pardon. It's a shame this country tries to prevent people from supporting themselves because of mistakes in their past. The stigmatizing should be ended. Someone who was a criminal 30,40 years ago could be more moral and righteous than a person who never committed a crime. People can change and forgiveness benefits everyone. Wahlberg's case is not so severe, at the end of the day he's rich and successful regardless of whether he can open a restaurant or become a reserve officer. There's plenty of people out there who can't support a family or themselves because of some criminal act in their youth, many times just drug offenses. 


The only QB with a higher QB rating than Derek Anderson is Aaron Rodgers

09 December 2014 - 08:35 PM

114.9 QBR

infinite TD/INT ratio way better than Rodgers

 

The numbers speak for themselves. This is a guy who ended Tampa Bays season in one half of football.

 

Get well soon Cam, DA will hand you a 5-8-1 or maybe even a 6-8-1 football team.


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