I honestly think people blow affirmative action way out of proportion. I think it would help more on school admissions than on the job. And once you get in you still have to pull your weight.
Can you find examples of someone who only has their job because of their race, sure but it was always hyped way more than reality. Now when I was in school, it used to piss me off, and I wrote several papers debating the need and validity of it. I even was told by several organizations when i graduated high school that had I not been a white male, they would have gladly awarded me scholarships.
But now that I've been in the work place a while, I still think it is wrong but i think it has so little impact that there isn't any need to get worked up over it.
Do you think where you went to school can have an impact on whether you get certain jobs?
At least you tell the truth. This is all about appeasing the ABCers. It has nothing whatsoever to do with cleaning up college football or finding the truth. Seriously, don't you think the NCAA already knows everything about this case anyway? And if the media really wanted to clean up college football, they would be going after the phone records of every coach in the country. That, my friend would dig up a mountain of dirt, as opposed to the molehill you're going to find here. This is a witch hunt aimed at UNC, nothing more. It's really pathetic because at the end of the day, NC State athletics will still be just as irrelevant as always, so there is no benefit for you.
I am not a state fan, but carry on.
Who knows what this will turn up? I am not entirely convinced that the media will end up getting the records from BD. Either way, those that hate UNC will sit by in anticipation on the release of the records and drive up readership/viewership of the media sources looking for those records.
I think they should tax the poo out of the super-rich multi-millionaire/billionaire crowd and quit with this 200k stuff. Leave the under $1 million crowd as is, lower taxes on the working class, and raise them substantially on the super rich.
These folks used to pay 2-3 times what they do now and things ran perfectly fine when they did. Better, in fact. Before Reagan the top tax rate was upwards of 75% on the richest of the rich - even higher in decades prior. Then after Reagan, the democrats started this 200k poo rather than going after the real money at the top of the 'food chain' so to speak.
It's a lot easier for republicans to attack tax increases on small business owners than it is for them to attack increases on the obscenely rich who own 95% of the money. If the democrats had any kind of backbone they'd have hopped on this bandwagon years ago.
Taxes are already very low on the working class (as it relates to fed income taxes). A family of 4 making 70k a year (that would be working class, right?) already has no federal tax income liability. The "rich" already absorb the majority of the tax burden in this country. The Democratic spinsters and some dumb fuggers that follow them have somehow been able to frame this as a debate about taxes even though the tax revenues are actually quite good. Bottom line, we have a spending problem. Unfunded wars, Fannie, Freddie, Automaker bailouts, welfare for our "poor" (now 47 million on food stamps), welfare for our old bastards, spending on drug enforcement, and lots more got us into this situation, not our already high tax rates.
And it is a damn good thing that we are a Republic and not a Democracy or dumbpoos like Grazi would have already run us into the ground. For example, just a few years ago, 70% of Americans thought Gheys should be shot, killed on the spot, and buried broke-back mountain style in one massive pit. Thank goodness that we didn't have a decisively quick democratic process or we wouldn't have Rodeo's rather intelligent and well-thought out posts to read. He and Second City are about the only two liberals on this board not approaching trolling status.
Armanti Edwards WON that game Sunday for us against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Where were you people at? How many punt returners could have even caught one of those high rocket kicks in that tropical like downpour? He had one for about 9 yards before the one for 15 yards to save and win the game for the Carolina Panthers. Didn't see one time that he didn't make a good decision on handling the football. He also probably SAVED us about 20 to 30 yards by making those extremely hard receptions. Edwards was the "Player of the Game" in that first game. He had returns of about 25 and 21 yards and receiving yards of about 50 yards. They need to give him more freedom. They talked to him right after he had those two electrifying returns and since then has only taken it directly up field without trying to really elude tacklers the way he did on those two.
Wow. The mods should just go ahead and ban anyone with "APP" in their username from posting in threads about AE.