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re: "Participation Trophy" Data Mimics Income/Political Leanings - mikelowery1911
[quote]Nope It's because baseball, unlike football is a sport where you can't hide behind your teammates. When you go to the plate, it's you against the pitcher and no one else. Every eye is trained on you. Therefore, it's much easier to see success and failure for the average parent who in reality ...


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re: "Participation Trophy" Data Mimics Income/Political Leanings - mikelowery1911
[quote]White men are independent, competitive, do-it-yourselfers. That's why they are generally Republican and why they wouldn't support participation trophies.[/quote] I am a football coach in a large suburban high school. Do you know which sport I refuse to coach because of helicopter paren...


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re: "Participation Trophy" Data Mimics Income/Political Leanings - mikelowery1911
[quote] I thought trophies for everyone would be more of a white liberal thing..[/quote] I agree. I seriously doubt minorities favor trophies for everyone. Let's keep it really real here. Poor minorities do not have the political cache to initiate policy change. Keeping it really real poor m...


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re: Is this black Louisianan's reddit post for real? - mikelowery1911
[quote]But you know what? I'm not. It was UGLY. Most of them acted like Jeremiah Wright was a hero, Trayvon Martin was a martyr, George Zimmerman was a racist cracks, and Obama was a God. [/quote] If you don't mind me asking. Where did you work? ...


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re: Baby #6 born tonight.. Our 4th girl! - mikelowery1911
Congratulations ...


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re: Juan Williams called out on Fox News Sunday - mikelowery1911
[quote]Race is the ultimate excuse for people who fail. [/quote]...


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re: Who is your favorite All Time Dallas Cowboy? - mikelowery1911
I am a lifelong Eagle's fan and I cannot stand the Cowboys. However I love the Playmaker! I became a fan when he walked into court with a full length mink coat and sunglasses on. ...


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re: Watched 12 years a Slave last night (Not a movie thread) - mikelowery1911
[quote]Are you 11 yrs old?[/quote] Disengage my brother. You are being trolled. You fight the good fight. ...


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re: Watched 12 years a Slave last night (Not a movie thread) - mikelowery1911
[quote]What is the correct perspective we should have relative to the realities around us? Do we stop and ponder then and now? There are always those who have more and those who have much less... I guess the point of this thread is do you think about these things and if so, how have they impacte...


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re: University of Wisconsin calls for distribution of higher grades for minorities - mikelowery1911
[quote]EDIT: Holy fricking shite several posters in this thread need to get their shite together. "Black poster is studying to become a doctor" --> "product of affirmative action" is a fricking disgraceful illogical leap to make without any evidence whatsoever to back it up. You're only telling us about...


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re: The Republican Party needs a good Purge - mikelowery1911
[quote]Country Club republicans unite. It's time to take the party back from these social conservative "Christians" who have held the party hostage for the last 20 years or so. These people are a walking contradiction. They claim to be for smaller government but want to use the government to legisla...


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re: University of Wisconsin calls for distribution of higher grades for minorities - mikelowery1911
[quote]Ok I guess. Either way it goes you were shafted. Don't really see much of a difference tbh [/quote] You are fighting the good fight. We need more like you. ...


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re: Should the Bloods be considered a terrorist organization? - mikelowery1911
[quote]After reading this I think they should be considered a terrorist organization and we should use our armed forces to destroy them. [/quote] Yes but the government's war on drugs has exponentially increased their power and reach ...


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re: Should the Bloods be considered a terrorist organization? - mikelowery1911
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re: Austin’s Black Population Leaving City, Report Says - mikelowery1911
[quote]quote: Sounds like they're being priced out of the neighborhood. Kind of. They are also choosing to cash in on rising home prices caused by gentrification on Austin's east side. When I lived there, a lot of people were already starting to sell and move to Pflugerville, with the reasonin...


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re: The Black Family: 40 Years of Lies - mikelowery1911
[quote]quote: I think that at the core of all of this is what happened to the black man that caused the vast majority to completely shirk their responsibilities as a father? High birthrates among economically incapable parents combined with the war on drugs and the economic devastation it brin...


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re: Louisiana is the worst state for simple possession sentencing. - mikelowery1911
[quote]I was popped at LSU and got a ticket. Black dude I knew spent two nights in jail and had a year on "papers" (the worst level of probation where you have to call a number every day for a possible random test). I saw then there is a difference. We BOTH had public defenders. (I didn't want...


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re: Louisiana is the worst state for simple possession sentencing. - mikelowery1911
[quote]quote: 60% of them African Americans and over 84% for possession only. Yet Louisiana's population is only 32% Black. This disparity makes it the 9th most discriminatory state nationwide. I agree on legalization, but unless these poor black souls are having it planted on them (which...


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re: The new Derek Jeter commercial is amazing - mikelowery1911
[quote]The Boston guys were the best. After tipping their hat their face clearly says, "frick that guy, but I don't really hate him" [/quote]...


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re: The Teachers Are Starting To Whine Because Summer Is Almost Over - mikelowery1911
[quote]With that said, if any teachers see this I need advice for classroom management on the first day/week of class. I have ZERO experience with this. [/quote] Read Teach Like a Champion and Harry Wong's First Days of School. ...


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re: The Teachers Are Starting To Whine Because Summer Is Almost Over - mikelowery1911
[quote]Everyone's problems are pressing and important to themselves. You're using facebook as a tool to look down on others and feel better about yourself. Odds are, someone is looking at your facebook and thinking the same thing. My advice: stop being an a-hole. [/quote]...


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re: An interesting perspective on the Unites States and soccer. - mikelowery1911
quote: We adjust and reopen the gap in international basketball whenever the rest of the world is perceived to close it. We do not prepare for basketball as seriously as the rest of the world and we are still the dominant power by a wide margin. Wow 2012 Olympic Basketball Standings 1. ...


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re: An interesting perspective on the Unites States and soccer. - mikelowery1911
[quote]Scoop probably thought same about basketball..world has improved since dream team [/quote] I would use basketball as the perfect example of why Scoop is right. We adjust and reopen the gap in international basketball whenever the rest of the world is perceived to close it. We do not prepa...


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re: An interesting perspective on the Unites States and soccer. - mikelowery1911
[quote]quote: An interesting perspective on the Unites States and soccer. you playing fast and loose with the word interesting here [/quote] Interesting because it looks at it from a foreign perspective. They care more about it than we do. They have played it longer and have an infrastructure ...


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An interesting perspective on the Unites States and soccer. - mikelowery1911
Scoop Jackson on ESPN asked this hypothetical question: Pretend soccer longer exists. All of the countries in the world have decided to play American Football as their primary sport. How long would it take for them to catch us? Answer: Never! We have too much of a head start and football me...


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re: Another school you root/rooted for during your life time other than LSU? - mikelowery1911
Florida State ...


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re: Mayors Discuss Ways to Stop Gentrification - mikelowery1911
[quote]so now we're getting at the root of the problem...the government and the revaluation of properties. Seems to me this is something these mayors could easily fix if they really wanted to.[/quote]...


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re: Better Defense: 2000 Ravens, 2002 Buccaneers or 2013 Seahawks? - mikelowery1911
Ravens. It's not close. They were monsters. ...


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re: Is it racist?- Kevin Hart edition - mikelowery1911
I would have see the movie for the context but based on the description you have given it is not funny. ...


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re: Jindal asked to veto alcohol sales at movie theaters - mikelowery1911
[quote]I'm sure he'll live up to his small government credentials.[/quote] :bow: :bow: :bow:...


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