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  1. FWIW, I thought the Rams looked pretty sharp yesterday. Whatever change they may or may not make, I hope they manage to keep the blue of the helmet and jersey matching.
  2. Wisconsin, like many states, need a flag makeover. Gothamite's design is my favorite shown so far.
  3. It'll be interesting to see what the final outcome will be. If the Chargers relocate, will the league ensure that both clubs have distinctly different colors/look? How much will winning influence if changes are major or minor? Will the new branding be based strictly on owner preference or market research? Speculation is fun, except for waiting out the 3 years to see if predictions come true
  4. Quick question: Do we know the Rams are rebranding or is it just wishful thinking?
  5. And my point about the Niners was that the NFL can and will do anything provided it doesn't screw with vendor schedules. The 5 year rule is solely to accommodate merchandising providers and the investment in inventories. If the team becomes a quick winner AND no investment in new inventories is made, a jump in existing merchandising sales could lead to a change of heart about rebranding, much like the Niners god-awful one-day logo.
  6. Why? It proves that just because you design it doesn't mean you necessarily move forward with it. The timetable set up is for merchandising. If the LA Rams were a winner while a rebrand was in process and merchandising sales exploded, the team could elect to kill making a change before a new design was released to equipment vendors.
  7. Not sure about that. Since the Niners had given up on their one-day logo, anything is possible.
  8. If the team starts out as a winner this coming season and the next, the colors won't change. I also doubt a straight up switch back to the 70s colors will happen. Just my prediction.
  9. To whom much is given, much is expected my friend. Do you own a car? That puts you in the top 8% of the world's economy. Own a computer? Top 4-5%. Think about how many Americans fit this bill... we better be the most generous. I'm all for getting this country back on its feet financially, but that's not an excuse for us to be selfish with our money on a personal level. Like I said earlier... there are plenty of NPOs and charities that work right here in the US of A. As for the Africa thing... you're spot on. However, there's also no reason to let them bleed out with stuff like malaria and unsanitary water until they fix their infrastructure. The point being (and the one you've clearly missed) is that the world suffers when America suffers. Therefore, Americans do need to tend to things at home in order to better provide for the world. For example, Americans have no savings compared to our European friends. Long term we are screwed if that isn't addressed. Europeans do quite well, yet would never consider not tending to their own first. Therefore, yes, we need to be a bit more selfish. Infrastructure will never get fixed until the people rise up and change things for themselves. I'm not sure charging in like the cavalry to fix things is doing them a favor. As for your examples of owning a car or computer, needs of existing in this society cannot compare to daily existence in Africa.
  10. Americans are considered one of the most generous if not the most generous people on the planet. Whether it be on a government or personal level, getting this country healthy again structurally and financially sounds like a winning game plan for the world as a whole. A little more selfishness as a society makes sense. As for Africa, throwing money away to attack specific issues won't fix the underlying problem. Despot government is what plagues most of these nations. Former South African President Mbeki stated so back in 2004, saying at least with colonialism, infrastructure was built. Until despotism is challenged and ended, charitable donations are short-term band aids. The donation does more for the donator than it does to solve anything.
  11. I'm not doing this to be "cool". I'm doing this because 30,000 children have been abducted, raped or killed. Sometimes all three. I'm also not denying there are people like that in the movement, but saying that everyone involved is just a hipster showing off to their friends is ignorant. On your final paragraph: no one is dumb enough to think that putting up posters and slapping bumper stickers on our Priuses is going to stop the conflict or catch Kony. The whole point of the Kony 2012 movement is to make him famous, let people know about him and the atrocities he has committed, so that there's public outcry to get him. Yes, this is by no means perfect. But is sitting on our asses in blissful ignorance any better? I think the point is there are more effective ways of providing Africans assistance to help themselves.
  12. Excite, Lycos and Altavista. Google has been the search engine of choice almost from their start.
  13. I only made 1 assumption (that they had sex before she was 18), not "a whole lot". Just because the girl was over 18 it isn't morally reprehensible? Really? Anyways, I'm not sure if calling out a married teacher for fu cking one of his students is "jumping on the soapbox". Assuming she was of legal age, then he did nothing LEGALLY wrong. But come on? It is flat out not OK for a teacher to have sex with a student. He won't go to jail, but he absolutely must be fired and never teach again. That he has a family is not even an issue. I'd probably get fired if I had an affair with a co-worker of equal standing. He sure as hell deserves what he gets. The attitude of never dating a former student seems to have become more conservative over time. Some 30 years ago, my high school's band instructor dated and eventually married his former student. Her father was a shop teacher and assistant high school principal ~ the band instructor's boss. The father was a Korean War vet with very conservative values, yet had no problem with his daughter marrying this guy within a year of her graduation. There is much to criticize about a guy that dumps his wife for another person, student or otherwise. This teacher-student relationship isn't typical, but certainly not morally reprehensible in all cases. Was he dating her while she was a student or after? During, although she had already turned 18.
  14. I only made 1 assumption (that they had sex before she was 18), not "a whole lot". Just because the girl was over 18 it isn't morally reprehensible? Really? Anyways, I'm not sure if calling out a married teacher for fu cking one of his students is "jumping on the soapbox". Assuming she was of legal age, then he did nothing LEGALLY wrong. But come on? It is flat out not OK for a teacher to have sex with a student. He won't go to jail, but he absolutely must be fired and never teach again. That he has a family is not even an issue. I'd probably get fired if I had an affair with a co-worker of equal standing. He sure as hell deserves what he gets. The attitude of never dating a former student seems to have become more conservative over time. Some 30 years ago, my high school's band instructor dated and eventually married his former student. Her father was a shop teacher and assistant high school principal ~ the band instructor's boss. The father was a Korean War vet with very conservative values, yet had no problem with his daughter marrying this guy within a year of her graduation. There is much to criticize about a guy that dumps his wife for another person, student or otherwise. This teacher-student relationship isn't typical, but certainly not morally reprehensible in all cases.
  15. The parent/s of the first person had a real sense of humor. A legal change of name would seem in order. While working in pizza delivery, I've met 4 people with the last three names listed ~ 3 of them are strippers. Uniqueness isn't doing these kids a favor.