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  1. Grrr...

    Is football dying?

    We're seeing the same thing in little league baseball. It's hard to really guess since all my data is anecdotal, but my wife insists it's as a result of the concussions. Which doesn't make much sense to me, but whatever.
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    Damned Kids Won’t Grow Up

    I lean toward Jackwad..... but we can't really know.
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    Damned Kids Won’t Grow Up

    I sincerely doubt it. I speak from experience with our son. If you met him in a normal environment you'd never know he has these issues. He laughs and is wonderfully polite to others and strangers (outside his family). People do notice that he talks a lot and doesn't stay on task, but not so much that they identify him as being different. They notice that the jokes he tells are rarely funny - because he doesn't understand humor at ALL. In fact he takes all sarcasm (including mean sarcasm) as humor, and often laughs at the most inappropriate things. He is extremely high functioning, gets A's and B's in school..... it's only once you've been around him for extended period (it took his grandparents 7 years to realize just how different he is) that it begins to sink in that certain things just don't work quite like they do for you and I. Really it all goes back to just how fucked up our mental health system is in this country. If you aren't perfect mentally then people call you crazy, and if you've ever had a mental health issue you're not fit to do anything for the rest of your life. It's terrifying and frightening how we treat people like this. The judge should have considered mandated an evaluation (not 72 hours - longer) for this guy, especially since his parents said he needed therapy but wouldn't attend. Like I said - maybe he's a jackwad. Maybe he isn't.
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    Damned Kids Won’t Grow Up

    Whoah there. I'll admit - they waited far too long to go through this process. However, every kid is different. I have one that is different. Don't know why - it might have been the stroke he had when he was born, it might be genetic. Socially though, he's 10 years or more behind his actual age. He doesn't understand social cues, argues everything (I mean, like "sky is blue, no it's not" type of arguing) and rarely remembers to do tasks he is asked to. These are things he has problems with during both chores we give him, and things he enjoys. Most of it quite literally isn't under his control. Numerous doctors and therapists that we've worked with agree - his development is just stunted in a number of ways and has many autistic / Asperger qualities. Our two other sons have it much easier. So I hesitate when it comes to throwing parents under the bus. Sometimes you get dealt a hard hand and no amount of work, therapy, or money will solve it because it simply can't be solved. It's impossible to know why he acts the way the guy in the video does. I see some of the same traits in his reponses to questions. For instance, the seemingly callous way he spent the money they gave him for other things but doesn't regret it. It may simply be he's a jackwad that doesn't care. It also might be that it actually doesn't compute for him that spending that money on other things is morally or ethically wrong. Unless you've been around people with that type of sickness or issue you simply don't understand. They just don't make certain connections. It has nothing to do with logic (like they should get a job etc). Logic doesn't apply to them because their minds are incapable of functioning in a logical way.
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    go go go go-kart

    Just too dangerous. The faster you go the more likely you're going over the rail. Better off keeping them nice and flat and safe where higher speeds are concerned.
  6. "New round"? "Never seen before"? They've been around for quite a while...... etc. TM hasn't once claimed that the doctors without borders were lieing. He's claiming that reporting is wrong, the characterization of the bullet is wrong, the "use" claimed is impossible (you don't use a slow sub-sonic bullet meant for close range in a sniper gun). A .50 cal sniper bullet hitting a person WILL blow a bone apart and take off a good chunk of a leg. They're huge bullets. He's right - there is a lot of horrible reporting going on there that calls the majority of the report into doubt. Not that there aren't people getting hurt and killed, but the report is clearly wrong on many points. That said, he needs to man up and admit something. Why are snipers shooting protestors? Don't we have better ways of doing this? Crowd control? Armored vehicles? Beanbags? Rubber bullets? I know they are violent protestors, but Israel isn't doing themselves any favors here, and the US is supporting it.
  7. I see you continue to let your emotions rule instead of practicality. Those relief trucks were about far more than 1 person - the fuel was to keep entire hospitals running. Until you can argue objectively it's pointless to continue debate with you.
  8. I would go a step further and ask where they got their information when they didn't have any of their reporters and special correspondents on the scene. We all know how often these wonderful heartfelt pictures end of having been staged and the story basically made up. I won't go so far as to say a baby died in the horrible events, but I'll remain damn skeptical of emotional stories like this from reporters who weren't even there.
  9. You are absolutely right. And by the same logic, Israel should also stop allowing any humanitarian aid at all to cross their border. They certainly wouldn't want to help the people that keep attacking them, right? You are incredibly short sighted, and it's reasoning like yours that causes a whole lot of suffering in the world.
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    SAILBOAT 35' 1983 CHEOY LEE (PERRY) 35

    Yes and no. What most yards (who know about it) do is shrink wrap, then slide 2x2 styrofoam blocks between the shrink and hull so it doesn't touch the hull. That's the problem going to a yard who just shinks 'em all up and doesn't know anything about maintenance. You may end up with a major issue. Awelgrip also doesn't like being submerged for long periods of time. The solution to that is that many boat raise their waterline an inch or two when redoing the boat. It usually ends up making the boat more sleek looking and it reduces the amount of staining you get on lighter colored hulls from water splashing up.
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    HB's 'new' boat thread

    Hey nice! You managed to get that anchor bracket mounted huh?
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    Federal judge accuses Mueller's team of 'lying'

    Exactly. Do something illegal, get nailed. Doesn't matter if they found the info in a another investigation. Since when did that EVER matter?
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    Federal judge accuses Mueller's team of 'lying'

    I wonder if it ever occurred to anyone that Manafort SHOULD be charged and prosecuted either way? Trump doesn't play into that. If Mueller found something on Manafort then he should have charged him and gone after him. The judge suggesting that Mueller is using this to aim at Trumpshould have gotten a big "DUH" from the prosecution. But either way.... if it's enough to nail Manafort on something then he should be nailed. Is it really to hard to see that? And if it means Manafort turns over evidence or testifies against Trump, I'm still at a loss as to where the drawback is here. And I'm hardly Anti-Trump. I'm just Anti-Illegal-Practices. Nail them all to the wall if they break the law.
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    Utter morons in IT

    I have Blue Cross / Blue Shield. Had HAP last year. Both are equally shitty. But our work is phasing out all the low deductible plans to save their own money.
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    Right material for 29er Spinaker halyard

    Clearly para-cord is called for here. I love when all the military types come in and talk about using it. Cheap stretchy crap.