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ecu88

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Society, Private Life and Ignorance

25 February 2015 - 11:36 PM

Yes, we have a separate topic for Dez already and countless Greg Hardy topics. This thread is dedicated to 'witch-hunting' and the unintended consequences.

'TMZ' types has marginalized humanity to ground breaking stories that involve scandals and 'shock' stories. I for one do not condone Ray Rice's behavior nor any other horrible story that has come out but I do recognize all those incidents are a private matter which deserves reserved judgment, not pitchfork and torches treatment. Those 'TMZ' types have no respect for one's private life nor the victim's (if truly one). When it comes to facts, speculation is what is forced feed to the masses (ESPN the leader in the sport world is a prime example). Without facts there is no truth, only irrational outbursts and stirred animosity. Stories of private lives are auctions for the highest bidding gossipier entity just have the latest shocktastical story to stroke one's ego and pad one's wallet, talk about morality on a bidding block. One's private life does not define society as a whole but 'TMZ' types sure try to put an exaggerated narrative compelling us all to believe that there is an epidemic going on spreading like wildfire (Fox News, MSNBC). Is society perfect, no. Are we perfect individual, no. 'TMZ' types breed ignorance because the more the chaos there is perceived, the more in control those type of journalists, bloggers, news agencies have on society and ultimately you.

As many on this board have mentioned, do not feed those entities with unwarranted clicks or viewership. Each click to their site is a victory for them. It breeds a steady stream of nonstop talk from their worthless article and to entice division (the comment sections). Each athlete, guilty or not, deserves a fair trial. Public opinion courts are deadly and if incorrect can damage one's reputation for life no matter what the truth is. There are a few things in life worth more than money and one would be your integrity/reputation which was instilled in me as a young kid by my parents. To assume from these are articles or to speculate basically is like the saying, you make an a$$ out of 'u' and 'me' when you assume. Is Greg Hardy innocent or guilty? What do you assume?

Here is an unwarranted click from me that made me rant (oh the irony).

http://deadspin.com/...y-it-1688021515

Little Free Library

23 February 2015 - 08:39 PM

Interesting little read!

http://m.theatlantic.../#disqus_thread

What about sidewalk gardens? I love when communities and individuals take upon themselves to promote a healthy and caring environment.

Ecu's Draft

21 February 2015 - 07:04 AM

My little take for a better future. Goal is to help Cam ultimately toward the beginning of the draft as much as possible and ensuring the defense has quality depth in later rounds.

No need for me to play GM with the cap and off-season moves just draft. Alternate picks in the first three rounds. Bare in mind that draft prospects are heavily speculated and have multiple projections. Now on to the my take for the 2015 draft.

1st round

Shaq Thompson, S
http://www.nfl.com/d...pson?id=2552447

Alternate pick: DJ Humphries, OT


2nd round

Jake Fisher, OT
http://www.nfl.com/d...sher?id=2552360

Alternate pick: Dorial Green-Beckham, WR


3rd round:

Justin Hardy, WR
http://www.nfl.com/d...ardy?id=2552418

Alternate pick:
Phillip Dorsett, WR


4th round:

Jesse James, TE
http://www.nfl.com/d...ames?id=2552633


5th round:

 Anthony Chickillo, DE
http://www.nfl.com/d...illo?id=2552266


6th round:

Chucky Hunter, DT
http://www.nfl.com/d...nter?id=2552281


7th round:

Justin Coleman, CB
http://www.nfl.com/d...eman?id=2552260

Recovery?

11 February 2015 - 12:52 PM

Are we on the brink of another recession?

http://www.zerohedge...vited-back-cnbc

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Big Bang or Forever

10 February 2015 - 09:40 AM

Intriguing development in the idea of the start of everything.

I cannot wait to see new developments and theories arrive. Even though I am born again Christian, I always love to hear scientists break barriers of imagination and find causation in the logical realm of the unattainable/ unprovable. As technology progresses, maybe one day we will get an exact picture of how it all came to be.

http://m.phys.org/ne...iverse.html#jCp