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  1. 15 hours ago, GTWT said:

    I know I must be missing something obvious, but where in the article do they quote Comey saying President Trump wasn't under investigation?

    I misspoke, Trump might be under investigation by the FBI but Comey isn't directly involved. If Comey is fired or not, it doesnt change a possible investigation. From what I have read so far, more evidence points to Clinton collaborating with the Russians than anyone else.

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  2. On 5/10/2017 at 8:02 AM, Censored by Laurie said:

    sorry for the delay...I was working (irony?)

    as to your factual article...you quite literally linked an opinion piece...on SSDI, which differs from SSI...the sorts of benefits oldguy was referencing having received. she does have numbers, but provides them little if any context and lays them out over inconsistent periods of time purposely for a sticker-shock effect. 

    and no...I don't have definitive numbers...no one does...if it were possible to accurately identify all the fraud in any given system it would become pretty easy to eliminate. this article does a decent job of trying to make some sense of the numbers, but more providing context as to where (as in the perpetrators) large scale fraud has been found as well as comparing the rates of government-program fraud to those that occur in the private sector https://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2013/08/just-how-wrong-is-conventional-wisdom-about-government-fraud/278690/

    my problem is that without any semblance of real quantifiable data a person would express an opinion like "too many become accustomed to living off the handouts of the government" because the leaders of their political ethos (or apparently their admin aunt) have parroted it to that point that it feels right to them. 

    I don't need you rushing to SNAP judgement like this

    Aunt administration, I didn't say that, you made it up. Is it possible, just possible, that her opinion on abuse was based on quantifiable data?

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  3. 2 hours ago, MeanGreenMailbox said:

    Great article.  Impeccable sources,

    Anyway, I think the school is doing the right thing.  I'd be more concerned if one of Grant's new players were caught in a prostitution/drug thing.  As it stands, the problem occurred almost a month after Benford was fired, and the players involved were out of eligibility or transferring. 

    But UNT cant do anything right...

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  4. 18 hours ago, oldguystudent said:

    I got laid off after 9/11 when my daughter was 103 days old.  I got WIC, unemployment, medicaid, and state funded vocational training.  Thank the sweet baby Jeebus that I'm black. 

    And you used it the way it was meant to be used, as a temporary helping hand to make ends meet until you gained employment again. It's not supposed to be a way of life but sadly too many people are content living on handouts.

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  5. 1 hour ago, ChristopherRyanWilkes said:

    Ok, once again, that argument hasn't worked for any coach ever when this type of thing happens. The difference is the coach brings them on campus. You talk to their coach's to see what type of kid they are. Maybe there were absolutely no red flags, but that's almost never the case. Any coach will tell you they are responsible for their players on and off the court. 

    ETA: my position is not to place blame on the current coaching staff or AD. It still is and has always been to emphasize how dysfunctional the program was under RV and the residual effects of that dysfunction. Losing programs lose in all facets. I'm just glad that era is over. 

    That's why kids are so immature these days, they aren't held responsible for their actions. I don't care what anybody says, off the court these kids were 100% responsible for what they did. 

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  6. 4 hours ago, ChristopherRyanWilkes said:

    The school certainly isn't treating it like it's amateurish. Anything involving this type of thing draws major questions. The fact that it involves at least 2 people associate with the team invokes questions about the team culture, to say the least. Yes, maybe he didn't have direct knowledge, but do you think no one on the team did? These guys are all buddies. Maybe no one wants to snitch but what does that say about the respect for their coach? 

    I'm partly just airing grievances because I'm a firm believer that a bad coach permeates into more than just bad basketball. It's an entire dysfunctional culture that is just beyond frustrating. Maybe not to this extent, but we heard very similar reports out of the football team when McCarney was here. When you lose your team it shows on the field/court and off. Just my 2 cents. 

    People are responsible for their own actions, doesnt matter what Benford did or didn't do. 

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