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re: Notre Dame remaining schedule - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Stanford's nothing special. If people think "Stanford should beat them" they are just going off of phony name/or ranking wins. Look at USC now, they should be 1-3. And Stanford beat a pure freshman (2nd game) QB by 14 points. Look at the Ducks - game was about to be 34-7. Then an Oreg...
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re: Notre Dame remaining schedule - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: We looked a lot better with Book this past weekend, but I don't trust him against high level defenses he played pretty well against lsu's defense in the bowl game. i think this is the qb they have been waiting for. saturday was a different team. [/quote] I don't think he played...
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re: Notre Dame remaining schedule - AbuTheMonkey
No undefeated power team will ever get left out of the playoff. We've probably already played the best team we'll play this year and will play the second-best on the schedule this weekend. It's unfortunate that the schedule worked out like that, but it wasn't for lack of quality names on the sch...
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re: Listening to a podcast, guys says the holocaust is worst crime in history: agree or no? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Trajan was the general who put down the Jewish revolt for his father Vespasian which is one of the things he did that made him so popular. And Hadrian oversaw the Third Jewish revolt because Trajan died before he could put it down. [/quote] I think you’re thinking of Titus. Trajan was a t...
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re: Listening to a podcast, guys says the holocaust is worst crime in history: agree or no? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Not defending this in the slightest because genocide is obviously never okay... At least the Romans had cause for this. The Jews killed something like 200,000 Romans in their final revolt and were constantly giving the Romans all kinds of problems. [/quote] Certainly - I actually almost ...
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re: Listening to a podcast, guys says the holocaust is worst crime in history: agree or no? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]I mean you could argue it’s not even the worst thing to happen to the Jews in recorded history. Pretty sure being conquered and enslaved by the Egyptians was worse. Not belittling the holocaust or anything. It’s pretty terrifying what human beings are capable of doing[/quote] Given glo...
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re: Listening to a podcast, guys says the holocaust is worst crime in history: agree or no? - AbuTheMonkey
As a percentage of the world’s population killed/enslaved/brutalized/etc., what the Mongols did all across Europe and Asia (especially China) and what the various Islamic invasions of India did were worse. Timurlane is way up there. It doesn’t get a ton of pub in the US, but what a lot of the armi...
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re: What's 38 trillion dollars? She Guverra calls it an "externality" - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]The term "externality" has a precise definition in economics and she used it correctly, believe it or not. I'm not saying that I agree with her agenda, am just noting that she is using the correct language to describe her point. I doubt many know what a market externality is exactly, so m...
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re: 538: The Best College Football Programs Of The 1990s Are All Suddenly Terrible - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: Alabama hasn't been great because they've locked down the state or the surrounding states - they've been great because they recruit from New Jersey to California better than anyone in America.  Uh, go look at Bama's roster. 85% at least are from the South - especially Alabama, Florid...
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re: 538: The Best College Football Programs Of The 1990s Are All Suddenly Terrible - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Sort of For a team like Nebraska or to a lesser extent Tennessee they don’t have strong recruiting bases and no longer have the “our games are always on tv!” angle to sell out of state recruits. Nebraska also can’t game the scholarship system as easily today. Not saying those teams can’t ...
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re: Would Pete Carrol go back to USC? - AbuTheMonkey
They've already been down this road with Robinson. I actually envision SC going away from anything to do with the entire Carroll tree after Helton is gone. ...
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re: Where do you guys see the U.S headed in the next 50-60 years? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]Not really. Just off the top of my head mental health and birth rates in the developed world are declining and in some instances quite severely. Not saying these are definitely correlated but is is possible.[/quote] It's a mixed picture and the inputs aren't very clear at all. Crime...
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re: Where do you guys see the U.S headed in the next 50-60 years? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: Now then you get the women who get knocked up by some rando and gives the kid a name like Jackshon, after having another kid with a different guy, thats what is leading to Americas downfall You haven't explained how that will bring about the downfall. As the nuclear family ...
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re: Where do you guys see the U.S headed in the next 50-60 years? - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: Society has a way of correcting itself. We see cultural shifts from right to left and back again every decade or so. I think we are overall drifting left, and I expect us to drift left further and further. I do agree that we can't even conceive of what society will be like 50 ...
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re: The Big 10 lost 7 out of conference games to unranked teams Saturday - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: lsupride87 How was I incorrect? Since the CFP started here are the P5 conferences left out: 2014: Big 12 due to not having a conference championship game. 2 of 4 playoff teams had 1 loss before the playoff, others had 0. 2015: Pac 12 with 2 losses. 3 of 4 playoff tea...
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re: The Big 10 lost 7 out of conference games to unranked teams Saturday - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: 3 undefeated P5 teams - almost never happens (last time that happened was in 2009 when an undefeated Cincy from the Big East was left out for Alabama and Texas and before that was in the 1990's before the BCS system was even instituted). Dude. 2004 had Auburn, USC, and Oklahoma u...
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re: Firing coaches for off the field issues = bad move - AbuTheMonkey
Petrino and Briles were a little more than “moral high ground” reasons, dude. They were both fitting to get their universities to face serious legal consequences (and in Briles’ case, still is). Briles, especially. What he did was so bad that the guy is effectively out of coaching football unle...
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re: Retail stores now offering part time workers perks like paid vacations and Profit Sharing - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]The report on Fox mentioned Kohls and others. But they are having a hard time getting employees. [/quote] From the article, it looks like they're simply using financial incentives to entice more workers rather than radically re-structuring their work force (like what Best Buy has done). N...
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re: Retail stores now offering part time workers perks like paid vacations and Profit Sharing - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]quote: Obamacare killed the full time retail worker More like Amazon[/quote] PPACA certainly didn't help, though I agree that Amazon and Walmart.com have played the single largest role. Some retailers (Best Buy, as an example) are starting to figure out a new model that will kee...
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re: The Big 10 lost 7 out of conference games to unranked teams Saturday - AbuTheMonkey
[quote]2014 Baylor 2014 TCU [/quote] 3 undefeated P5 teams - almost never happens (last time that happened was in 2009 when an undefeated Cincy from the Big East was left out for Alabama and Texas and before that was in the 1990's before the BCS system was even instituted). And they would've go...
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