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  1. Minor League Hockey Shake-up...coming

    Meanwhile down at the lower levels of hockey..   OMG WTF EVANSVILLE?!   Cliff notes summary:  ECHL Evansville team can't agree to lease, decides to move to Owensboro, Kentucky.  Evansville proceeds to replace them with an SPHL team, giving Peoria a "travel partner" that is only 2 hours closer than the next closest team in the league.   Everything is stupid.
  2. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

      To some.  Other historians will stab you because they can't stab him.  History is a rather complex and balkanized field.
  3. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

      Something tells me the salary and benefit demands of the American labor force are a greater concern than "carbon taxes" when companies decide where to set up shop.
  4. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

      I may not write it out that way, but if I'm doing mental math you can damn well rest assured that "the new way" is how I add sums.  The only difference is that I figured out that was easier on my own and was never taught to do that.
  5. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

      Wal Mart takes advantage of economies of scale (and government handouts/functional subsidies to corporations) in order to drive down their prices.  That's where their success lies, not regulation.
  6. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

      *sigh*   I'd attempt to explain what I meant by "critical thinking skills", MOD EDIT  I'd certainly have a more receptive audience at least.
  7. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

      And that's why Wal Mart has been killing local small businesses since the 1990s.  And Tank, the telecom sector may have seen some consolidation, but it is not nearly the national monopoly you think it is.
  8. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

      While the implementation stage is horrible (specifically the stage where you attempt to ramrod critical thinking skills in the primary/elementary level), I'm not quite sure why the idea that a 3rd Grade education in Maine should mean the same thing that a 3rd Grade education in California or Louisiana does, is horrifyingly awful.
  9. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

      Ehh, Regulations aren't why Wal Mart kills small businesses and chokes off any additional ones from starting up.
  10. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

      Only because "we" have decided that money = speech for First Amendment purposes.  It wasn't always that way.
  11. Ceci n'est pas une politics thread.

      Good idea.  Let's leave the legal system to the corporations.
  12. 2015 NFL Season-Now with Playoff Talk

      The defense.  The only "unequally" bad call was the first botched review, and that was the kind of play that is ruled incomplete all the time if the receiver is Calvin Johnson or some other seemingly snakebit wideout.
  13. 2015 NFL Season-Now with Playoff Talk

      Starting thread indicates enthusiasm, n'est-ce pas?   The funny thing about Conspiracy Theorists is that they see conspiracies and patterns everywhere, yet never seem to have heard of Occam's Razor.
  14. 2015 NFL Season-Now with Playoff Talk

      Yeah man, like nothing happens in Australian Rugby without Rupert Murdoch's say so.   Anyway, there are very few QBs in the NFL who would have dove for a fumble in that situation.  Both Mannings wouldn't have, Favre wouldn't have, neither would Romo, Brees, Palmer, Rodgers, Rivers, Matt Ryan,or Jay Cutler.  Brady might if he though he could draw a personal foul penalty out of it, but otherwise nope.  Roethlisberger may, but he has the added burden of being too slow.