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  1. And as far as the original question goes, I think contending for a National Championship should be the barometer...
    7 points
  2. There are real riots spurred by justified pent-up up frustration and outrage at these continuing, repeat killings of unarmed black men by cops. What happened here was murder, by an officer of the law, a representative of government, whose duty is to protect the public, and, obviously, it’s not an isolated incident. That’s awful. Then their are riots spurred by people with agendas, or politics, who are taking advantage of the situation. That’s awful too.
    6 points
  3. Just got a few photos from my buddy who is an officer in Madison. Not sharing because I'm not sure if he was supposed to even show but his vehicle is torn up, graffiti, windows all smashed out.....stolen squad cars, guns out, rocks thrown at him all night. This is just in Madison, Wisconsin. No clue what to do because this can't keep happening. It just can't. When 9/11 happened we were angry but angry because we had a common enemy and collectively we pulled together as a country. Right now the level of anger, hate, frustration, sadness.....across all party lines, socioeconomic status, col
    5 points
  4. If we’re consistently making deep runs into the NCAA tournament, I don’t care how long it takes. I mean what, are you going to fire a coach who doesn’t win a N.C. but is consistently over time in the Final Four/Elite 8? The reality is that there aren’t many coaches who can do that with any sort of regularity and you’d be an idiot to fire one for not winning the big one because it would almost guarantee a step down.
    5 points
  5. Anyone fly fish? I don’t fish except I’ve fly fished now and then, and love it. It’s the standing out in a scenic stream / woods that I love, and fly fishing is a blast. I don’t hike nearly as much as I’d like anymore. Love California - Lake Tahoe area, just the scenery is amazing. No pics there but here are some from Puerto Rico - rainforest
    5 points
  6. Saw this on Facebook and pasted it here
    4 points
  7. We are talking a whole lot more about looting than we are about systemic police violence against POC.
    4 points
  8. If they break the windows out of your business, then I consider that a threat. Do you not?
    4 points
  9. John Grisham got it right in 1989 with his novel, A Time to Kill. For those who are not familiar with the story, a pair of redneck white men rape a young, preteen black girl. The father of the girl kills the two men, gets arrested for murder, and goes to trial. The jury ultimately finds him not guilty. The difference between that story and what's going on now? The father sought vengeance against those that committed the crime. I have absolutely no problem with what the fictional father in the book did. For the current story, businesses like CVS, Target, T-Mobile, and all the restaur
    4 points
  10. Not if I'm on the jury.
    4 points
  11. Kind of funny that the same people in this topic that are saying the protesters are in the wrong because they are breaking the law are simultaneously the ones acting like the law doesn’t apply to them.
    4 points
  12. 4 points
  13. Got out fished by my son at Monroe...only one we caught..😁
    4 points
  14. Completely agree. Been saying this for 10+ years on HSN, compete consistently for Big Ten 10 titles, winning your fair share, and the rest will take care of itself over time.
    4 points
  15. I fly fished once. Couple years ago was out in Yellowstone and heard it was going to be during the salmonflies hatch and we should go fly fishing. Booked a morning trip on the Madison river (pic below) in MT. Spectacular scenery. We fished from boat but it was at the tail end of the hatch. By the time I was finally getting proficient, our time was up. Had 1 strike but didn't land it.
    4 points
  16. But rioting doesn't work. This crap is pushed by billionaires, George Soros, and owned media. We are being spoon fed the extreme when 90% of us exist in the middle.
    4 points
  17. I’m taking this as a silent verbal to IU.
    4 points
  18. Trey's mom posted this picture on Facebook yesterday. Looks like he's been putting in some work this spring.
    4 points
  19. 3 points
  20. Who is 'bragging'
    3 points
  21. Well said. I was trying to switch the convo back to why we're in this situation to begin with.
    3 points
  22. Simply being in In your neighborhood? No, of course not. Smashing the windows out of your home or business? Yes. that's threatening. And, it's threatening whether the person doing it is black, white, or green. So, I personally have no problem with a shop owner standing in his doorway protecting his property if all the buildings around him are having windows smashed, inventory stolen, and getting set on fire.
    3 points
  23. And what holds the backboard/rim 10 feet in the air? A pole Louisville might have a better chance than we thought.
    3 points
  24. This isn’t going to be popular, but... Part of the reason we’re in this situation is because we’ve come to a point where some in our society value a pack of gum on the counter, a case of coke in the cooler, or a TV hanging in the wall in businesses more than we value human life. We have a shoot first mentality, then ask questions later and hope I can come up with a reason it was self defense. I get it, I don’t want anyone stealing my stuff or my livelihood, but I’m also not going to take a human life over it and then wear that I did that as a badge of honor. If someone breaks into yo
    3 points
  25. You don't need a gun to kill a person. We just saw a man get killed with a knee.
    3 points
  26. Isn't that sentiment exactly at the heart of these protests?? A population of people who feel like the police aren't protecting them. They feel like they can't count on the police and they're taking to the streets to be heard. Can't kudos be given to those demanding justice and equality? *And to be clear: one shouldn't conflate Protestors and Looters. The latter group is finding opportunity through under the cover of the former.
    3 points
  27. You break into someone's home or business and get shot it is 100% your own fault.
    3 points
  28. I’m not going to be upset with Archie and we haven’t won a championship in even 10 years if we are at least in the mix every year. The reason why Duke has been so successful is because in the last 30 years they have had enough talent to win it probably 27 of those years. The key is to be in the mix every year. And it will come.
    3 points
  29. No, bad for him. You don’t meet damage to property with murder, and you don’t take the law in your own hands. Unless you want to be part of the problem, and go to jail
    3 points
  30. Cops in Chicago complaining how utterly unprepared they were. Being dropped off, and isolated, in small groups so they were not as effective. Failure to shut down bridges , buses, trains in a timely manner to reduce the flow of people. Up to a dozen? hospitalized. A few with broken bones. And then there is this. WTF? https://www.reuters.com/article/us-minneapolis-police-biden-bail-idUSKBN2360SZ
    3 points
  31. Here's all I ask. Is that IU is consistently in play to win Big 10. We do that part....F4's and titles will take care of itself.
    3 points
  32. 3 points
  33. What else were they suppose to do??? Stay home and not steal shoes!?!
    3 points
  34. Why don't we riot every time a cop is killed in the line of duty or gang related murders?
    3 points
  35. One that that bothers me is that the upper echelons of the Chicago Police are largely all clouted. They get "merit" promotions and you end up with very poor quality as a result. And many instances where they should have been fired (like the MN officer?) but their connections keep them around. And to top it off, they get outrageous pensions. If there wasn't such abuse at the top, the average cop wouldn't suffer as much.
    3 points
  36. Yeah, can we start another thread for people to brag about shooting looters?
    2 points
  37. If you think shooting and killing an unarmed guy who breaks a window to steal something at your Business makes you a man, that’s too bad
    2 points
  38. No scott, what you are not getting is that you don’t get to make up facts to justify shooting someone. Again for the tenth time, if someone is acting in self defense they have the right to respond to it. The only IF relevant to your made up facts if a person who responds with deadly force had a reasonable belief that they were in danger justifying the use of deadly force. Agsin you’re grossly generalizing and that’s not how it works. There are all kinds of looters. News flash most are unarmed. They just run into a store and steal. You don’t get to shoot them. It’s a sad testament to wh
    2 points
  39. That cop should be charged with assault at the minimum. If I did that I would be in a cell. Getting real tired of some of these stooges abusing their "authority".
    2 points
  40. How about this?
    2 points
  41. Anyone who loots a store clearly doesn't value their life.
    2 points
  42. Jake counldnt stay away from parties and get in the gym.
    2 points
  43. All this talk about pork steak made me want some...got Pork Steaks and Im trying my hand at smoking some baked Beans that I through together this morning...results later
    2 points
  44. Bingo...Dizzy pitched a 3 hit shutout in the opener...Paul threw a no hitter in the 2nd game...
    2 points
  45. The destruction is BS. The complete lack of respect for the impact on the lives of others is appalling. However, we can choose to emphasize that aspect of the protests, or we can look at the root cause of the protests - the perceived injustice - and ask what more can be done to work on it. While the protests are ostensibly for justice for George Flynn, they also obviously encapsulate pent up frustration about the lack of progress in a host of areas in society over time, specifically as they impact communities of color and the poor. There may be little that can be done in the immediate ti
    2 points
  46. So what is this type of protest going to change. How is destroying your community a good way to try to get a change.
    2 points
  47. I would think so, yes.
    2 points
  48. I wouldn’t say I’m downplaying it because I accept that police departments need to make structural changes. There are obviously often some problems with their hiring and training practices as well their ability to interact. The departments probably should test emotional intelligence better both in hiring and retention. Some cops, I think, just love the power they get. Minority neighborhoods should get predominantly minority policemen. I’ve heard who you know (e.g., family members) can get you hired. None of these are good things. Unions need to think in a more enlightened way. Th
    2 points
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