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About THEUniversityofNevada

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  1. When will the Stock Market Fall and what can cause it?

    I predict a recession within the next 18 months. No idea what will precipitate it. Perhaps a tech bubble burst.
  2. We should start using "Trump" as a synonym for "liar"

    Trump is an asshole and a liar but I don’t hear anything in this conversation that could be characterized as disrespectful. https://apple.news/AYDztZwJ1QUmxe391VK50SQ
  3. Nevada vs CSU

    These passes have been there all season. Gangi is just finally hitting them.
  4. Manafort recieved 60 mil from Putin buddy.

    Call me when Mueller is done with his investigation.
  5. The Governor has Spoken

    To each his own.
  6. The Governor has Spoken

    Et tu Brian!?
  7. Who was the best Star Trek Captain?

    Captain Jean-Luc Picard! Any other stupid questions?
  8. Are Jehovah's Witness NFL Players Required to Stand?

    Had a great conversation with a Marine Corps veteran friend of mine this morning. He's center right, I'm center left, always enjoy hearing his take on things. About the protests during the anthem he said this: "I get why they are protesting. I don't 100% agree with it, but I get it. I think we're getting way too caught up in the things that divide us right now. We're all Americans. What makes us great is that we can disagree with each other and still be Americans. More importantly, we can disagree with our government and be even more American. I stand for the anthem before the game. They take a knee. I'm not crazy about it but I just focus on what the flag and the anthem mean to me and not on them. It's over in about 90 seconds. Then I get to enjoy watching a football game, and that's something we all enjoy."
  9. Years ago, I worked on a movie with Ben Affleck and Rose McGowan. We were on set one day in a "science lab" and Ben is standing next to Rose in front of a petrie dish filled with a big blob of black goo. Ben points at the petrie dish and says, "Hey Rose, look, one of your tits oozed out." She screams "F*&K you Ben!" He responds, "Well, it's either that or your heart." I don't think they liked each other very much.
  10. NFL is losing the anthem battle....

    I'm just trying to understand where you stand on the issue. I think it's a fair assumption from someone reading your responses previously to the above statement to come to the conclusion that you believe complaints of racial inequality in the American justice system is BS. You've clarified, you believe complaints of racial inequality in the American justice system to be "exaggerated and overblown". Ok, I don't entirely disagree with you. I think there are numerous cases of police brutality or shootings of African Americans over the past several years that have ignited unrest in those communities where the police were justified. I also think there are numerous cases over just the past few years where the police have not been justified; and a lot more often than I'd like, the police officer doesn't face much in the way of consequences. I don't think it's being "anti-police" to expect better from them. I also think there is a tendency for White Americans to view these incidents in isolation, where African Americans view them in the greater context of Now, to your "13% of the population is responsible for over 50% of all violent crime" statistic. I could be wrong, but I don't think it's true: 77% of the American population is white and accounts for 42% of all violent crime. 13% of the American population is African American and accounts for 22% of all violent crime. 17% of the American population is Hispanic and accounts for 14% of all violent crime. And, regardless of anecdotal evidence either way, it appears to me that African Americans are killed by Law Enforcement in the United States at a disproportionate rate to the rest of Americans. Poverty and proximity to police, is probably a much better predictor of whether someone is going to be killed by police officers than their race. A higher proportion of African Americans live in poverty and a higher proportion of African Americans live in densely packed urban centers which equals a greater number of interactions with LEO. I think it's also important to realize that there is statistical evidence of racial inequality at nearly every step of the way in our justice system, but that's for another post.
  11. NFL is losing the anthem battle....

    So, if I understand you correctly, your argument is that there is zero racial inequality in the American justice system today?
  12. A couple UNM players about to become pretty popular on twitter

    And here is the crux of the argument that’s dividing most of America today: Does widespread racial inequality still exist in America today? Or are we one big happy melting pot with equality of opportunity and justice for all? To me, that’s what this debate over the anthem protests has always been about. It’s just so much easier to have an argument over someone “disrespecting the flag/troops/country” than it is to have an honest conversation about racial inequality in America. And we really suck at having conversations about racial inequality in America.
  13. The War on the Media

    Reality has a well known liberal bias. 😜
  14. NFL is losing the anthem battle....

    I think the owners absolutely want this anthem booger off their finger, but I think they are also concerned about how the players will react. My guess is, a compromise will be sought to remove the protest from any connection to the anthem, and moved to somewhere with acceptable visibility to the players.