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  1. NBCSN A10 Games Announced

    The morality or ethics of using someone's account by getting the password from them is one thing - the real question is if a person is willing to give their password out then I guess that is their business and perhaps the cable company needs to figure a way to police that practice. At this point, people will do whatever they want to do.
  2. When my son was here about 8 -9 years ago conducting research he found Biondi to be very much an obstacle. He had University wide rules/policies that were at times very contrary to what the research world need to be successful. Hopefully the new administration understands that they have to be more flexible. This strategy can raise the schools profile and bring money in.
  3. OT: Finally Some Good STL News

    No I am not arguing emotions. I did not agree or prove your point. The mistake I made was assuming you knew something like a higher % minority live in poverty - not higher #. There are more whites collecting welfare of some type but the % of the total white population is lower. This not an either or issue - of course more whites can be shot by police then blacks but the % of their population is higher.
  4. OT: Finally Some Good STL News

    Having know the defendant's lawyer personally, I can assure you that while he may be an outstanding attorney the prosecutor did not present a strong case or else holes could not have been so easily poked. I would also venture that the judge was predispose to the police given the law that is place - why do you think they asked for a judge trial not a jury.
  5. OT: Finally Some Good STL News

    I don't even know where to start with this post. So, I won't even try - you would have no ability to have a reasonable discussion on this topic. Never mind that criminality is an out growth of poverty regardless of race- chew on that for awhile maybe you will get a clue.
  6. OT: Finally Some Good STL News

    I have no problem with your point regarding the cams but when I am not sure that all the police would agree with you. Also, the situation you described above would have been a justified shooting. The law would easily allow for the actions by the man was enough for the cop to feel threatened.
  7. OT: Finally Some Good STL News

    The problem is not one that is specific to StL or Missouri for that matter. There is a state law we have that is basically the same everywhere else which allows a policeman to take whatever action he/she deems necessary to protect themselves. They only need to take the position that their life felt threatened even if the person has no weapon. So, the police have been trained to do whatever they feel necessary to protect themselves regardless if the person who they are threatened by has a weapon or not. Additionally they have been trained that once they draw their gun and feel the need to shoot then they should empty the clip even if the first shot disables the person. This is why most of shootings result in a death - not like TV where they shoot once and hit the guy in the shoulder. The question we as a society have to ultimately answer is are we OK with police basically having a license to kill - I really do not mean this be a statement - but in essence if the police can be the determining factor of whether they are threatened by someone regardless of the situation then these shootings will continue and the police will continue to be found not liable. I realize that police need to be able to protect themselves but without them having to evaluate the situation they are allowed to take any action they want. I know that sounds a bit of an overstatement but this is why we have seen videos of the police jumping out their car and going up to the suspect firing away virtually immediately. Like I said, we as a society have to decide what we are willing to accept regarding police behavior - if we are OK with the current situation then so be it, if not then we have demand appropriate changes.
  8. Recruiting - 2018 class

    Karma is *****
  9. Top 144

    I am sorry I do not remember who responded to my question but I thought they said that the people compiling the 144 used the conference preseason polls to help guide them. If that is so, then if we were picked ahead of some who have made the 144 then in theory we should be on the list. At this point I am starting to really wonder if we are considered to be in the top 60 - seems high to me.
  10. Recruiting - 2018 class

    Gabe D has been the biggest Missouri ass kisser around. He doesn't even try to be impartial.
  11. Top 144

    I understand how it was explained to me that we would be in the Top 144 and at the time I was accepting it but now that we are in the 50's are people really thinking we are going to be on it. I realize it doesn't mean anything one way or the other but what am I missing here or is this just one big punk by some posters?
  12. 2017-2018 Schedule

    He is a good example of when who you know trumps what you know. I agree he leaves a lot to be desired.
  13. Recruiting - 2018 class

    Josh Harrelson - signed with Western ILU and then wanted out. Same coach who signed him was still there and ultimately blocked the kid so he then had to go JUCCO.
  14. Recruiting - 2018 class

    You are right - 100% is pretty astounding from a prediction stand point.
  15. Torrence Watson

    You call yourself a long time Billiken Board poster should know that Skip's post was a joke. Whenever we lose a recruit some would post well we had lost interest in him anyway. You just revealed yourself as not being a long time poster who follows the board routinely. You clearly have returned only because of Martin' hiring and so you can toss bombs. Now that you have been exposed go away.
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