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Davidson Deac II

Member Since 24 Nov 2008
Last Active Yesterday, 09:52 PM
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In Topic: The Middle Aged White Guy

26 April 2015 - 02:23 PM

What kind of shorts are acceptable now? I find I wear shorts less and less often.

 

I find I wear them more and more.  Especially on the days I work from home.  The advantage of getting older is you don't give a crap what people (other than your wife) think about what you wear. 

 

I do hate sandals though.  Hate walking in the damn things.


In Topic: Koch Brother 2016 GOP Choice: Scott Walker

25 April 2015 - 03:51 PM

The long awaited showdown over the expiring key provisions of Patriot Act is here. Rand Paul has his work cut out for him but if he succeeds it could be a game changer

 

I got to  attend this event this week, a discussion on the pros and cons of renewing the 215 section of the Patriot act.  It was an interesting and lively debate.  Former Congressman Mike Rogers was pro, and a senior Lawyer with google was on the con side.  Both sides made some interesting points.  Fwiw there are quite a few significant misconceptions about the Patriot Act, especially regarding precedent and the NSA's role.  Wish I could have made a copy of the debate, but I imagine the folks that ran the conference might have issues with me making it available. 


In Topic: NFL states they will 'no longer rely on the legal system'

24 April 2015 - 12:22 AM

Problem is the NFL is not a company and does not pay players. Even if a company terminates you for image they still have to pay you unemployment. So is the NFL going to take over payment? I think not, and there is the true problem.

 

The NFL is not, but the individual teams are.


In Topic: Koch Brother 2016 GOP Choice: Scott Walker

23 April 2015 - 11:14 PM

The Koch brothers influence is greatly over estimated. 


In Topic: NFL states they will 'no longer rely on the legal system'

23 April 2015 - 07:40 PM

Again, 'legality' doesn't apply here.

There is no constitutional right to play in the NFL, so when a team suspends or cuts a player, nobody's right are violated.

On the flipside however, companies and corporations absolutely have the legal right to terminate the employment of someone who violates their policies.

 

All true.  However, most companies don't have to deal with a Union.  The NFL does.  It will be interesting to see how this plays out.