Sandusky: final twitches

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Sandusky: final twitches

Postby Blue&White » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:24 am

Sandusky's adopted son, Jeff, plead guilty to 14 counts of child sexual abuse this week. I suspect Jeff was abused by his father and that contributed to his own behavior. That's not a defense to what he did, just a possible explanation.

Hopefully this is finally the end of this while saga.

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Re: Sandusky: final twitches

Postby sameoldlama » Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:51 pm

Not ending in our lifetime. There were three top line news stories this week related to Sandusky scandal

1. "New" report of "what Joe knew" that contained nothing new and was already established fact and record
2. Schultz was released from prison
3. The story B&W just reference on Sandusky's kid.

There's more movies and documentaries to come, more people to be release from prison, someone's tell all book and eventually the primary characters in this sad story will pass on and it will bubble up again. This will never end - and maybe it shouldn't - maybe a periodic reminder is necessary to reinforce the hard lessons learned.

The most epic lesson ever of - problems don't go away on their own they just get worse and the fundamental misunderstanding of the basic psychology of rewards and consequences drive behavior.

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Re: Sandusky: final twitches

Postby Crowbar » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:24 pm

The impact may lessen over time. However, I agree with Lama. It's never, ever going to go away.

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Re: Sandusky: final twitches

Postby Blue&White » Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:32 pm

This will never end - and maybe it shouldn't - maybe a periodic reminder is necessary to reinforce the hard lessons learned.

I think that's a fair point, but I'm curious as to what those lessons are. I think there are a lot of lessons to be learned here, but I do not get the impression those are the lessons the public and press have been focused on.

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Re: Sandusky: final twitches

Postby Crowbar » Sat Sep 16, 2017 9:39 pm

I don't want to keep harping about inmate #KT2386. I will be more than overjoyed the morning I wake up and hear the bastard is dead. That will be the day I'll be able to see some closure.

However when I look at where Penn State football has come since the doldrums of 2012 the more I think numbers 42 and 9 need to be retired.

We can never repay them and all those who stayed.

Thank you, Michael Mauti.

Thank you, Michael Zordich, Jr.

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Re: Sandusky: final twitches

Postby Crowbar » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:13 pm

As bad as the last two losses have been (and they were brutal) let's keep it in some perspective. Six years ago tonight all hell broke loose.

And, damn, has it really been six years?

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Re: Sandusky: final twitches

Postby Shane » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:10 am

Amazing how the football team was able to come out of the mess.

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Re: Sandusky: final twitches

Postby hbendle » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:40 am

Seems like both yesterday and forever.

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Re: Sandusky: final twitches

Postby Blue&White » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:45 am

It occurs to me that the tar and feather crowd couldn't get to Joe fast enough after it came out that someone who was not Joe may have had sex with a 12 year old boy (remember that Sandusky wasn't convicted at the point Joe's world collapsed), but they seem to be sitting on their hand over the allegations that a candidate for the US Senate is accused of molesting a 14 year old girl.

Sandusky is a pedophile. It sounds like Roy Moore is a pedophile. Why does one evoke such outrage and the other is subject to a semi-rational debate as to whether or not he should keep running or not (and I can't believe it's even a debate)? Is it just the political angle of the Moore allegation? Is it because he molested a girl and not a boy? Both? I have no idea, but the difference in reactions is amazing.

Moore is just lucky no one told Joe Paterno about what he did or there would be no slithering away from this.

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Re: Sandusky: final twitches

Postby Carl Spackler » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:40 pm

The media decides for us where outrage MUST be placed. Sit back and relax, the job is done for us. We just need to tune in and applaud, like Hollywood.