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by John Thomas8
Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Houston, They Have Created A Problem.
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Houston, They Have Created A Problem.

Again, there's the contract incentives that the cheating definitely and with malice were violated. If they're not obnoxiously stupid those involved that knew that players have monetary incentives in their contracts. It's absurd to assume they didn't know that by cheating they would materially affect...
by John Thomas8
Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:01 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Houston, They Have Created A Problem.
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Houston, They Have Created A Problem.

(1) The courts shouldn't get involved. (2) The tie to California isn't immediately apparent. He was playing for a Canadian team, and the game was presumably in Texas. (3) Assuming Texas law applies (as the law of the site of the tort), the interference case is frivolous. Texas law requires a willfu...
by John Thomas8
Mon Feb 10, 2020 11:38 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Houston, They Have Created A Problem.
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Re: Houston, They Have Created A Problem.

Most likely, from the current publicly available information. This could go class action, as there's over a dozen players I've seen that have been adversely affected by results vs the Astros in the past 3-4 years.
by John Thomas8
Mon Feb 10, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Courts, Law, and Legal Issues
Topic: Houston, They Have Created A Problem.
Replies: 10
Views: 468

Houston, They Have Created A Problem.

Ya, it's just sportsball stuff, but a major league baseball player has filed a lawsuit seeking redress for the cheating by the Houston Astros who won a World Series by actively cheating. Here's an ESPN article (ESPN News Services), in part: On Monday, he fired back, filing a civil lawsuit in Los Ang...
by John Thomas8
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:10 am
Forum: ► ► Breaking News ◄ ◄
Topic: Plane Crash - Jet Crash
Replies: 1013
Views: 68328

Re: Plane Crash - Jet Crash

by John Thomas8
Fri Feb 07, 2020 12:09 am
Forum: Economy
Topic: Trump Tax cuts reviewed
Replies: 6
Views: 3385

Re: Trump Tax cuts reviewed

My daughter makes $11,000~ a year, a mix of medical conditions making high wages mostly impossible. Over the past 3-5 years she's received a tax return of around $3,000, a boon for someone on the fringe. This year it's $370.

I'm not impressed with trickle down "economics", the raper of the poor.
by John Thomas8
Thu Feb 06, 2020 7:54 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 25
Views: 1931

Re: What Happened?

In an overall view, M-IC is horrid on a planet-wide scale. But for-profit medicine affects me directly and maybe I'm just short-sighted.
by John Thomas8
Thu Feb 06, 2020 12:07 am
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 25
Views: 1931

Re: What Happened?

It's not. The US Senate had the chance to sway the end game and they abdicated their morals and voted to screw every regular American.
by John Thomas8
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:44 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 25
Views: 1931

Re: What Happened?

Yes, depressing to hear oneself say, "I want to go home", when you are home. It just doesn't feel right-- like it is supposed to be something that is can't be anymore. On the corporate greed angle... I am working on phrasing to get a large for-profit dialysis clinic chain to collaborate on a projec...
by John Thomas8
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 25
Views: 1931

Re: What Happened?

Many years ago, I realized that the US was failing. I was in a World History honors program and had a dual major in Economic Geography. It was very depressing. And then I had a dream. I don't think dreams are magical. I think our brains sort out data while we sleep, and data stacks and falls into p...
by John Thomas8
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:39 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President* Trump - *Impeached
Replies: 12824
Views: 670102

Re: President* Trump - *Impeached

pipistrelle wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 9:32 pm
John Thomas8 wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:04 pm
The country is over. Sorry.
The result was foregone. At least a few surprised us.
Oh no, moscow mitch made this a foregone conclusion. I knew that when the House presented the charges. I've written about this elsewhere on Fogbow.

The idea of America is well and truly dead.
by John Thomas8
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Trump Administration
Topic: President* Trump - *Impeached
Replies: 12824
Views: 670102

Re: President* Trump - *Impeached

The country is over. Sorry.
by John Thomas8
Wed Feb 05, 2020 12:00 am
Forum: Social Issues
Topic: What Happened?
Replies: 25
Views: 1931

Re: What Happened?

And now we get to witness the end of the "Founding Fathers" vision. The opposition party is so inept they can't count votes in an informal caucus. The US Senate has abdicated morality. I really really believe that the actual end started when Eisenhower was ignored: ... As we peer into society's futu...
by John Thomas8
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Media & Social Media
Topic: Rush Limbaugh says he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer
Replies: 64
Views: 2024

Re: Rush Limbaugh says he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

I loathe him and all he stands for and think the world will be a little less malign when he is gone, but I wouldn't wish lung cancer on anyone. I've though about this since I heard the news; I find that I feel sorry for him, as I would for anyone in his shoes. If you had cancer he wouldn't care, un...
by John Thomas8
Mon Feb 03, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Media & Social Media
Topic: Rush Limbaugh says he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer
Replies: 64
Views: 2024

Re: Rush Limbaugh says he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

I wouldn't wish this on anybody, not even somebody I despise as much as I do him. I've had too many family and friends die from one form of cancer or another and it just makes me sad to hear when it happens to anybody. That said, yeah, it's a little bit of karma, it probably has a lot to do with hi...
by John Thomas8
Mon Feb 03, 2020 7:09 pm
Forum: Media & Social Media
Topic: Rush Limbaugh says he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer
Replies: 64
Views: 2024

Re: Rush Limbaugh says he has been diagnosed with advanced lung cancer

TexasFilly wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 4:33 pm
Stay classy people.
I'd like to, but I don't think that traitors deserve it. I was shot at on 5 continents for this country, this fat fark couldn't be bothered to serve at all and made millions lying on national radio.

I think I will leave the rest of it unsaid. It would get ugly.

Sigh.
by John Thomas8
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27726
Views: 1230577

Re: Hijack this thread

Yes, indeed, we Minnesotans like Canada best ('cuz of the resemblance). Michigan probably liked Canada the most, until Detroit got it's own casinos and the metro folks didn't have to run to Windsor. I suspect the Yoopers probably also like Canada the most, likely more than Michigan. As an Ohioan, I...
by John Thomas8
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27726
Views: 1230577

Re: Hijack this thread

AndyinPA wrote:
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:30 pm
The best thing about Sunday: The Puppy Bowl! :dogballoon:

(And I doubt twitler is buying any time on it.)
I've enjoyed them all, the ones I've seen. But I'm a sucker for baby animals of most sorts.
by John Thomas8
Fri Jan 31, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27726
Views: 1230577

Re: Hijack this thread

Yes, under your User Control Panel, click on the Usergroups tab and pick to enable "Sports Fans" by clicking the radio button.
by John Thomas8
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:54 pm
Forum: Teh Funny Stuffs
Topic: Best YouTubes
Replies: 2524
Views: 184547

Re: Best YouTubes

This fellow has a "unique" style, but is quite interesting:

by John Thomas8
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: ‘Sustained and ongoing’ disinformation assault targets Dem presidential candidates
Replies: 36
Views: 1950

Re: ‘Sustained and ongoing’ disinformation assault targets Dem presidential candidates

"So, you listen to me. Listen to me! Television is not the truth. Television's a god-damned amusement park. Television is a circus, a carnival, a traveling troupe of acrobats, storytellers, dancers, singers, jugglers, sideshow freaks, lion tamers, and football players. We're in the boredom-killing ...
by John Thomas8
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Hijack this thread
Replies: 27726
Views: 1230577

Re: Hijack this thread

Come join in guessing silly things about the game on Sunday:

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by John Thomas8
Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:34 pm
Forum: Presidential Election
Topic: Issues 2020: Calls For Unity / The Circular Firing Squad
Replies: 122
Views: 2224

Re: Issues 2020: Calls For Unity / The Circular Firing Squad

Egads, this gaggle is gonna get that criminal re-elected.
by John Thomas8
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Recipes!
Replies: 2945
Views: 162628

Re: Recipes!

Bronuts, via Alton Brown:

by John Thomas8
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Current Events
Topic: Rest in Peace
Replies: 5277
Views: 346858

Re: Rest in Peace

How about less sad, and more good.

The University of Connecticut women's basketball team, one of the best in history (a record of 1,154-301 all time), played the US National team tonight. Ms Byrant was determined to play for the Lady Huskies and this is what UConn did for her tonight:

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