Anyne who thinks Lionel Hollins would win with this roster is ion crack
Yikes! Devon has a white 1961 Gibson SG guitar exactly like mine. Wow! What a great guitar - it plays like "buttah..."
It's more of a reflection on you and your character when you put out this kind of garbage when a United States senator says something inspiring about a great man. Think of all the positive things you could have written, but......
This is a great article but it is missing a key component. The front office!!!! I know they are kicking themselves in the butt for letting Hollins go because of the ir pride.
A sure sighn of a great Head Coach is dealing with adversity gracefully, knowing your plsyers, and grooming your bench. Say what you want (and this is coming from a person who was not a fan at first of Hollins), but he knew his team. Every person that came off the bench knew their roles. I cant say that about this coach.
Its very painful to watch. This coach has two options: 1) Stay the "yes man" and lose like we are & get fired or 2) Grow balls go out on your own groom your team become a real coach in the NBA & get fired anyway. Either way his time has started ticking!!!! TAKE OPTION 2 coach!!!!!
I agree with you on the "gateway" theory. I don't believe there is any physical linkage between marijuana use and other drug use, never has been.
My point was that the ONLY link I could see at all is that most people that would try harder drugs are the types willing to take the risk on any other illegal drugs. That's why I hope someone is going to do some research on the impact of legalization in Denver to help disprove the theory.
Once you remove the legal barrier to marijuana use, I think they'll find that it has no closer correlation to cocaine or heroine use than drinking beer.
I am of the belief that before I die, probably before I retire, I will smoke legally in my own backyard. In the meantime, for me personally, I haven't done it since college, because the legal barrier stops me. It's not a moral thing for me, so much as it's a risk I simply don't need to take given my current position. Remove the legal risk, and I'll use it as often as I drink a beer.
I definitely think it would be a great way to inject both money and jobs into the economy though, and I think Denver will see that impact quickly.
I would not want to be the head coach in this scenario. Only two starters. And not knowing who's going to show up for a game with the balance of the roster. Ugh….If I were Joeger, I'd go on the Disabled List, too.
A team trying to find an identity under a new coach early in the season had key injuries completely derail anything they were doing.
At this point, and with the West SO tough, and with the draft SO stacked, it may make sense to just tell Gasol to take the rest of the year to recuperate and rest, and tank it up.
Gasol already plays too much with his national team in the offseason. Give him a year off. Let's lose some games, get a high draft pick, and we'll be set to go at it again next year, possibly with a third building block to place around Gasol and Conley for the future.
And the war on drugs continues…42 years and counting, and what do we have to show for it?
Tank baby tank
I'll add that Quantitative Easing, the Fed's free money policy, has done nothing but help increase income inequality.
When you pump money into a bond buying program, you inflate stocks. When you inflate stocks, those who have the income to invest (the wealthier) benefit the most.
QE's methodology is one of the biggest attempts at trickle-down economics we've ever seen. You can't blame QE on Reagan or any Republicans though.
Reality is, both parties are ultimately in the pockets of Wall Street. The Dems just do a better job of disguising it.
The "shutdown" was a childish act that had no chance of doing anything, on that we agree. It would take 67 votes in the Senate to override a veto of the repeal of ACA. Trying to use non-Constitutional measures to effect change is unpatriotic.
No one was thrown off of SNAP. Benefits were cut, for a family of three it was less than $30.
But, if your real point is the wackadoodle: "Birthers", "Muslimers" "Legitimate rapers" and the like's 15 minutes is up. I certainly hope so, we have serious issue to deal with.
I agree it is time for an increase in the minimum wage. Although, not to the ridiculous $15 per hour some are demanding.
The middle class has lost more income under President Obama's "jobless recovery" than under President Bush's recession. The Banks which were too big to fail under Bush have only gotten bigger under Obama. Some 16 million more, half again as many, have been added to the SNAP rolls, needing assistance to survive, since President Obama was elected. President Obama has received more "Wall Street" money than any politician in history.
You could double the economic growth (as measured by real GDP) under President Obama and it would still be the worst for the last 60 years. Jimmy Carter did four times as well.
Throwing the blame for the conditions we find ourselves in on Reagan's policies is inane.
For the record, the band in AIRHEADS was called The Lone Rangers, which is a joke because you can't pluralize 'lone ranger.'
"Who has appointed any human person or any body of human persons with the power to judge anyone as deserving death by our hands?"
We as a society rightfully have. It is JUSTICE for the victim and PUNISHMENT for the criminal. Yes, some heinous crimes demand death. While "revenge and forgiveness" may have a place in our hearts and souls. They have no place in the carrying out of a rightly adjudicated lawful sentence.
I have no problem requiring the death penalty to be the most difficult penalty to prove. It should be. But with our science and technology, not to mention video and confession, when the heinous are found guilty not just beyond a reasonable doubt, but to NO doubt. It should be used and used Quickly.
We don't lose our humanity in so doing. We stand for it.
OTP, hang on to your bitterness, if you like, but it has blinded you to the point you should be pitied. It's also a repellent attitude, which you, I assume, will wrongly and predictably attribute to racism. Far too many black Americans have succeeded at the highest levels of society for your rage to be warranted or remotely reasonable. Believe it or not, I'm glad to see the progress made over the years, but human beings are not perfectable in this life, regardless of who is in the White House or what laws are passed.
Have a Merry Christmas, if you can.
Mitt Romney's 14% effective tax rate only proves he had better accountants than President Obama, whose effective rate was 18%. But, why admit you are two peas in the same tax avoidance pod, when there is an election to win.
Actually, conservatives and liberals are pretty much the same in their charitable giving. It isn't what many liberals want to believe. It doesn't fit the "they hate the poor" lie. Insteads it speaks to, they care just as much as we do, they just have a different solution to help the most people achieve.
For this conservative it is odd to support socialized anything, but if universal coverage is a given and I believe it should be. A single payer system provides the best outcomes for the least cost. It would be the pragmatic conservative thing to do.
I would be curious playerg when your former co-worker's home was purchased, what part of Germantown it is in, and when he tried to sell it. Those factors would play a big role in why he ended up in the situation he did.
If his house was purchased in the early 2000s in 38138, and then he tried to sell the house in 2010, then yea, he lost value both with the housing collapse and the degradation in the perceived value of his school zone. Real estate is about location first and foremost, but like any other investment, it's also about timing.
Property is an investment. It's not just a place to live. It happens to be the biggest investment for most people. Since I'm still fairly young with young kids, I have about half of my invested equity in my home at this point. I chose to make the investment I did because I believed the value of the neighborhood would remain stable or increase over time, AND because I wanted to be in a specific school zone for my kids. Since I have so much of my money invested in the neighborhood, the schools, which directly impact the value of that investment, are extremely important to me.
The people in my neighborhood, even those that don't have children, are still interested in the schools, because their financial interests are tied to the success of those schools. OTP can give me the chicken or the egg argument about quality schools, but my belief is that financial interests, not just the interests of the children, are a big driver in why parents and the neighborhood spend so much effort on making the school as good as it can be.
People don't want their investment value to take a hit. Take South Cordova for example. They've had the double whammy of being annexed by Memphis AND having their school zone changed to a less desirable school within the last two years. There are probably a good number of mortgages that will be underwater with that double whammy hitting the neighborhood. I feel bad for those people who just lost a good bit of equity. Of course that's the reason I didn't buy in that neighborhood, even though my real estate agent a while back did mention it to me. It was a risky investment, and though you could get a bit more house for the money, you were taking a big risk with your investment.
Apologies accepted, but not needed. While the "recreational usage" laws have passed there in CO, it is basically still illegal to sell or distribute for right now. Personal possession of under 12 grams is still a misdemeanor right now and 12 or over will get you arrested. The laws for misdemeanor possession aren't really being enforced per say.
My BIL is a deputy with Park County Sheriff's Office and according to him the personal usage and possession is being phased in by the State to give time for setting up the licensing authorities, procedures, etc., etc.. and the taxing process..........they aren't really pressing simple possession right now until things get squared away. It's my understanding that come Jan 1, 2014 it all kicks in, but the limit will still be personal use possession of under 12 grams or 6 plants is good to go.........after that date, you'll be able to walk in off the street and buy for recreational use at any of the licensed outlets to your hearts content.
As my BIL said, "it was a great idea, makes their job easier, empties their jails somewhat, will increase the tax revenues substantially, will decrease court backlog and creates a vibrant new industry in the state..........the only draw back was making it happen. They passed the law and then someone asked how are we going to put this in place so it doesn't get out of hand (translation: how we gonna get our tax monies....).
I suspect that like other states who have taken the plunge, once all the kinks get worked out and the tax revenues start flowing in, other states are going to take notice and jump on the bandwagon too.............the last projections for the State of Colorado for added revenue were pretty impressive. As my BIL said, "it's the new CO gold rush all over again.".
playerg <---- OTP masquerade?
I'll be the Debbie Downer and say what this gentleman wants to do is already being done on a nightly basis here in Memphis. Its called running a music venue. If you want to start being a promoter, you throw up your own money and book these acts. Be it rap, soul, metal or classical, you just call Minglewood or the New Daisy or the Hitone and ask to book a show there. Always be ready to pay the acts no matter what the turnout and you will do fine.
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