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#3247203 The Nominee of the Dem Party

Posted by mav1234 on 20 February 2015 - 12:00 AM

I agree with a lot with what you are saying. Just give a heads up, I love playing devil's advocate. Hope I didn't yank to hard on the chains of friendly sparring. :)


no worries man, all good here :)

#3244760 The Nominee of the Dem Party

Posted by mav1234 on 17 February 2015 - 04:24 PM

Oh yeah colleges, would they survive without funding not from government but children themselves that want to go? You do not even get to the root of the problem...... yeah what you stated might be part of the problem but it is merely a symptom.




Ahh I don't think administrations are "the" problem with costs, just that professor salaries are not a problem with the cost of higher ed at all. 


My personal feeling is private higher ed, combined with huge amounts of public aid going to people attending private schools, is driving up the cost of ALL education because public schools have to compete with private schools for students, which means facilities, services, and faculty all are also in competition with private ed.


The government subsidizing private ed is creating a balloon that I think will burst.


I am 100% behind the idea Morrill had of public higher ed for all.  But I don't think the government should get involved in tuition easement for private schools.  But do I have a good solution on that, no, because there are problems if you just pull all private higher ed grants.  huge problems.


edit: and btw as someone sitting on a number of committees at a private university, fug the non-profit angle.  what a crock of poo...

#3241939 Holy crap Gordell made $35mil this past year

Posted by mav1234 on 14 February 2015 - 10:39 AM

They pay taxes. IDK why some people can't understand that.


the NFL itself - that is the league office - is tax exempt. but the teams that are making all that profit are not.


so depending on who you are referring to, "they pay taxes" isn't exactly right. But... the teams are taxed and they are the ones actually making the 9 billion in profits, so...

#3239542 Little League Champions stripped of title

Posted by mav1234 on 12 February 2015 - 11:39 AM

So redistricting isn't allowed in little league? Hmm. ;-)

#3224281 The Nominee of the GOP

Posted by mav1234 on 30 January 2015 - 03:15 PM

I'm thinking a bush v clinton showdown will have the lowest voter turnout in a while... maybe I'm wrong, but meeeeeeehhh

#3224091 The Nominee of the GOP

Posted by mav1234 on 30 January 2015 - 11:05 AM

I was just thinking that the rich haven't gotten richer enough with Obama...

#3223112 2015 Blizzard: Northeast Edition

Posted by mav1234 on 29 January 2015 - 08:47 AM

This is easy how else are they going to get funded?

Global warming changed to Climate Change when it really should Climate Cycle. The earth is a big A/C when it gets to hot it cools itself down, When it gets to cold it heats itself up.

500 years ago all the Professionals said the world was flat too.

It isn't hard to get funding if you have a stro ng testable hypothesis counter to the current prevailing ideas. Publishing in agreement with climate change doesn't get you money by default; I guarantee there is more funding in defining the new paradigm than riding on the coattails of the old one, esp of it is as flawed as people here seem to claim it is. Plenty of grants are funded critical of climate science but then the results bear out climate change ... And ofc we are talking funding from the government here which is only one source of funding... certain private entities would be very happy to hear from a scientist with a decent hypothesis counter to the norm.

Arguing science today is the same as 500 years ago is silly. As a process there are meaningful differences.

#3221779 Lafell takes high road in interview about his parting ways with the Panthers

Posted by mav1234 on 27 January 2015 - 05:17 PM

He wouldn't put those numbers up here, but I am happy he's doing well in NE.

#3221339 2015 Blizzard: Northeast Edition

Posted by mav1234 on 27 January 2015 - 11:25 AM

That's not the question.


Settled science means 100%.  Atmosphere may very well be warming, but the impact of humans is negligible. 


That's not how science works, g5.


Nothing is ever "settled 100%."

#3203188 Hardy's Heart is in Carolina

Posted by mav1234 on 13 January 2015 - 01:54 PM

If and when Hardy offers to play for the vet minimum or something else stupidly cheap, I'll believe he will "play for free."


Everything he has said before indicates he wants to get paid.  Why the difference now?

#3202220 Ohio State Offensive Line

Posted by mav1234 on 13 January 2015 - 12:37 AM

First title in 12 yrs for the big1011121314. Please.


First playoffs ever... and first year an SEC team isn't playing for the championship.


#3196991 The difference in the game

Posted by mav1234 on 11 January 2015 - 10:33 AM

Panthers have better weapons than Seattle...I don't know who'd rather have Luke Wilson, Kearse, and whoever the hell else they have at WR....our passing weapons are actually better the difference is the QB...


Scheme, play calls, coordinator, coaching... Nothing to do with it?

#3196960 Seahawks.net extremely impressed and complementary

Posted by mav1234 on 11 January 2015 - 10:20 AM

It is funny how much more complimentary those guys are of Cam than the vast majority of posters on this board.

#3175778 Any news on Philly Brown?

Posted by mav1234 on 03 January 2015 - 10:01 PM

I doubt Philly Brown is making a difference in next weeks point spread guys.


He's been a good contributor; but what will be will be regardless of if we have him or not. Know what I'm saying? Not like we take shots anyways downfield


I disagree.  It isn't just about what he does 40 yards down the field.  His speed in the open field is a big advantage, and really the only speed receive we have left.

#3175561 Luke Kuechky

Posted by mav1234 on 03 January 2015 - 09:14 PM

Voth;s Twitter says Greg Olsen calls Luke the best defensive player he's ever played alongside.


He also points out that Olsen played with Urlacher.


Luke is unquestionably better than Urlacher so far.


Don't get me wrong, Urlacher was a great player, but Luke is something else.