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  1. If I am understanding you correctly, I definitely disagree with it. Let me try to make sure I am understanding you correctly, though. I believe you’re saying rape is wrong (in part) because it’s forced use of someone’s body without their consent. And since a baby is using its mother’s body, (in an instance where the mom doesn’t want to give birth to that baby) it’s forced use of her body against her consent and therefore can be legit compared to rape? Is that correct?
  2. That is kind of what I was wondering. In Henry's example, the "kidnapping victim" is in cahoots with the kidnapper, isn't she? I mean, with the obvious exception of women who are forced, every woman who willingly engages in sex knows (or damn well should) that pregnancy is a possible outcome. I get the point of what he's saying but I guess I struggle with her being labeled a victim taken against her will. To me, that absolves her of her accountability.
  3. I get that. But it’s sports. It’s the toy department. It was clearly a joke.
  4. I said "Nothing". If we cant laugh about something like that, we're taking things (or ourselves) too seriously.
  5. Roger that. I thought you intentionally chose a therapist because she was advertising a Christian element and it didn't seem to make sense you'd do that and then be unhappy when she went with the Christian element in the therapy.
  6. Something is not really adding up here. Why would you intentionally book an advertised Christian therapist if the religious part of what they had to say is just going to be noise to you? Further, why on earth would you want go back to this one knowing it will bother you (and your ol lady) if she doesn't nix the Xtian elements? What would make you think you're entitled to a refund?
  7. Earlier, my daughter (4) asked me if we could go ice fishing after lunch One thing (and I suspect many of you might be seeing the same)...I am getting a ton of emails from activity centers saying "No school?! Bring the kids here for ___________". I get it (and lord knows my kids are climbing the friggin walls here) but just seems a little...I don't know...irresponsible? I mean, the schools are closed because its dangerous to be outside for any length of time and the Super Rink is sending me emails about bringing the kids to open skating today
  8. Fair enough. I liked it. I just am not sure how many people would answer "football" if the question was "What is Jerry Maguire about?". Close enough, though, I suppose.
  9. I don't know about that one. I mean, Jerry is an agent and there's obviously football in it. But I wouldn't think we'd call it a football movie. Might need a ruling... Is "The Last Boy Scout" a football movie?
  10. Heart goes out to the folks with little or no shelter. This kind of cold is unforgiving. Hard on the critters, too. I see a fresh set of tracks out back. Coyote or fox most likely. Will check later. I have a trail cam out there, too, that should have got ‘em. I don’t know how they do it. Our dog doesn’t even like going out to take a leak in this.
  11. This is tough. I really like a lot of these and some are among my all time favorite movies.
  12. Its not, IMO. Its an earned advantage for anyone who manages to accomplish it.
  13. This was likely covered in the other thread but I cant there a container out there that you guys really like for sv? Anybody built their own?
  14. I often hear people say the term is not meant to suggest white people don't have to work hard nor is it intended to diminish their accomplishments. Yet, in practice, that is often exactly what it does. Prime example is just upthread a bit. Areva Martin hastily dismissed David Webb's accomplishments as a product of his being a white man. As if that wasn't bad enough, she went with a condescending (paraphrasing) I don't have time to explain it to you. She obviously had no idea he is black, too. This is not some random lady getting a little reckless on the twitters. This woman is a "Civil Rights Attorney, Advocate, Commentator, Author, TV Host & Producer| Cohost of Face the Truth on CBS| CNN Legal Analyst" (according to her bio) who went on a radio show chomping at the bit to use that term. Now, I am not going to rip entire groups of people over one woman's gaffe but I also know she's not alone. The term has been weaponized. That may help explain why "people aren't getting what the term is usually used to signify". "having 2 parents around" is definitely an advantage in several ways. A two parent household is also an accomplishment. Relationships take (among many things) effort and commitment. Lasting relationships are not an accident. So while a child obviously has no say in the parents he/she is born to, its insulting to the people (who make it work) to list this advantage as an example of white privilege because it discounts the work that went into that kid having that advantage. There are kids of all races that enjoy this advantage and kids of all races that don't. If white people are making that happen at a higher rate than others, that's a credit to them. That "head start" is earned.
  15. How can the same guy who expertly played Tucker’s “Twice last year” earlier say such a thing about BOD? I even read that post in his voice
  16. I thought he was good in Runaway Jury, too.
  17. Hear ya. That's Hollywood, though. They obviously have significant resources. This thread is about a small college in OH with a limited pool of actors. I suspect most High Schools and small community theatres have the same limitation at times. Are some of the classics off limits now for this reason? Kinda sounds like it. I wonder if that is not worse than what its trying to prevent? Better to not do WSS at all than do it with white actors? I know that is what was decided at this school. Seems like a shame, though. I wonder now, too, if this is going to set a precedent and other schools (who otherwise wanted to do this particular story) will feel like they shouldn't?
  18. So the goal is authenticity in the interest of the quality of the production?
  19. I don't know when nor how it became a thing...only that its toxic and needs remediation. End of the day, we're all on the same team but its like Hatfields vs McCoys
  20. Hear ya. I don’t really want the game slowed down any further, either. That said, if we put more importance on getting the game completed in an acceptable amount of time than the game being completed as justly as possible, have we lost sight of the point? To me it’s clear the speed of the game is such it’s just not realistic to expect the on field officials won’t miss stuff/make bad calls in real time. I think we can (and should) leverage technology and off field observers to help ensure the proper calls are made as much as possible. Not every we all know there are violations on every single play. I would just like to see a policy put in place that gives each team one chance per game to appeal to an off field official/supervisor in the event of a complete whiff like we saw yesterday.