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by Blue&White
Tue Aug 14, 2018 5:20 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Politics
Replies: 1788
Views: 91416

Re: Politics

So, I just got a "news" blast to my phone that apparently Sarah Sanders said she "can't guarantee" there is no recording of Trump using racial slurs. So, after him tweeting about how its all lies and he doesn't even know those words, or whatever, I see this as pretty much an admi...
by Blue&White
Tue Aug 14, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1352
Views: 68814

Re: Random Thoughts Again

Your beat cop is no longer policing every crime in the city - like in Prohibition era - you now have agencies like the ICE, DEA, ATF dealing with the more dangerous situations. Police are also better equipped in terms of things like body armor and training. Advance in medical treatment impact those...
by Blue&White
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1352
Views: 68814

Re: Random Thoughts Again

dad - you make a fair point on "quality of people". I don't have a great response to it. My point was more about people who have an education are likely, hopefully, to be less like thugs. You also have to pay them more and higher salaries gives you a bigger applicant pool. But, you need th...
by Blue&White
Tue Aug 14, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1352
Views: 68814

Re: Random Thoughts Again

I'd be curious to know if there was any kind of study about the impacts of college education on police incidents. I'd be equally curious to see a study on the quality of people you get as cops vs. salary. I suspect the less you pay, the more likely it is you get people who should not have any kind o...
by Blue&White
Tue Aug 14, 2018 10:29 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1352
Views: 68814

Re: Random Thoughts Again

The argument is the more education you have, the more aware you are likely to be of other perspectives. That's not going to be true of all people and obviously if you are in a situation where someone is firing a gun at you or is trying to wrestle yours away from you it's unlikey you are going to pon...
by Blue&White
Tue Aug 14, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: Random Thoughts Again
Replies: 1352
Views: 68814

Re: Random Thoughts Again

I'm withe first part of tempe's response - the police are not a militiristic entity. Or, at leat they should not be. Perhaps in modern times they need to be, somewhat, given that the threats they deal with are far beyond what was originall envisioned. But, their interactions with people on a day-to-...
by Blue&White
Tue Aug 14, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball Season
Replies: 663
Views: 31802

Re: 2018 Baseball Season

the 62 Mets finished 60.5 games behind the Giants.

In the era of 3 divisions, the closest was the 2003 Tigers who finished 47 games behind. Season's not over yet so the O's may top that.
by Blue&White
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball Season
Replies: 663
Views: 31802

Re: 2018 Baseball Season

....or try to steal another base.
by Blue&White
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: Locker Room
Topic: Barkley
Replies: 154
Views: 14414

Re: Barkley

by Blue&White
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:29 pm
Forum: Free for All
Topic: 2018 Baseball Season
Replies: 663
Views: 31802

Re: 2018 Baseball Season

The Mets have this one in the bag. Unless deGrom can't go 9. The minute he leaves the game it's over.