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Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« on: August 31, 2018, 10:02:13 PM »
If anything they probably had a hard sell getting the budget for Donaldson knowing that the team was probably going to be garbage next year and still having big useless contracts on the books.

Sometimes you just have to cut your losses.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:53:44 PM »
They weren't going to get anything for him anyway.

Then qualify him and keep him.

What for? So he can get injured again and still have no trade value?

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: Jays Roster Discussion
« on: August 31, 2018, 09:50:03 PM »
They weren't going to get anything for him anyway.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: July 28, 2018, 12:40:17 PM »
C.B. Bucknor continues to show why he is among the worst umpires in baseball. He completely lost count of balls and strikes in Gurriel's AB in the 8th. Should have had a walk, full credit to Gurriel to rip a double later in the AB!

The umpires union is absurd that they protect fools like Bucknor.

Is this not true of most unions? Protect the weak?

Unions spend 90% of their time and resources protecting 10% of their membership.

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: Jake Gardiner
« on: July 17, 2018, 12:41:53 PM »
Ah yes...Gardiner is the glue that holds the whole thing together.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: July 13, 2018, 02:42:52 PM »
Jesus, no Green initiatives anywhere at all in any capacity. That is genuinely frightening. Not to mention putting a greater dependency on Oil and Gas which, ultimately, will just lead to more Middle East interference and occupation culminating in more terrorism. Nothing like an ignorant, selfish criminal in your corner!

In other Joke Premier news, depsite Hydro One being privatived, Ford was able to oust its CEO for a mere 400K......Of course, the only way for this guy to agree to leave and give up his meaty position and severance would be to give him how about nearly 10 million in stock options and a 170K yearly pension? They sure showed him!

Yeah, but he kept a promise! A worthless one, but a promise no less!  :P

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: July 13, 2018, 02:40:55 PM »
Ford's a moron.  At least he hasn't done anything that I wasn't expecting of him yet. 

I mean that's the sad thing. This is what people voted him in for. So he could bring back a sex ed program that was developed in 1998.

Personally I'm looking forward to the increased incidence of teenage pregnancy I'll get to diagnose in the ER.  Nothing says good sexual education policy like "I pushed a baby out of me therefore I know everything about parenting".

I don't think the Sex Ed cirriculum was ever designed to teach kids how to be parents.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: July 06, 2018, 10:45:40 AM »
They terk err jerbs!

Main Leafs Hockey Talk / Re: John Tavares is a Maple Leaf
« on: July 04, 2018, 03:55:37 AM »
Apparently Tavares is trying to convince De Haan to sign here. Already doing work

Looks like De Haan signed with the Hurricanes.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: June 25, 2018, 12:50:01 PM »
I was referring to the immigration policies, yes. Thanks.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: June 25, 2018, 12:31:25 PM »
I concede your points on political staffers but I just want to touch on the first part of your reply, Nik.

In your opinion are the people who are carrying out these policies at the ground level just as guilty? By not resigning their jobs in protest is that a reflection of their character and values?

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: The Donald
« on: June 25, 2018, 02:05:45 AM »
It's a shame that folks on the left preach tolerance; yet, they can't be civil to people with opposing viewpoints.  Of course, the right is guilty of this as well.  As a society, we're moving toward the point of no return.  People can't be civil, & can't agree to disagree anymore.   Why can't people learn from each others point of view?
Sorry, could you explain why this is in reference to Herman's post?
Certainly.  I wasn't commenting on what herman said, I was commenting on the tweet that he included.  The Trump staffers shouldn't be judged by their jobs....they should be judged by what type of person they are.  For many, this is their start in politics & they are looking to gain career experience.  Again, it's a doesn't define who they are, especially when they are young.  When you look at it from that's crazed hostility toward them.

While I might as an individual be more civil in my engagements with such people, I see the social opposition that they face as coming from people who will take a moral stand against people who refuse to take a moral stand.

It may be a job, but it's a job working for an administration that is presently engaging in crimes against humanity, is corrupt to its core, is virulently and unabashedly racist, and has little to no regard for the constitution.  It's not about these people being politically conservative.  To be a part of this administration for the sake of a job is literally to value money over moral and ethical principle, or to be shamefully ignorant.  Unprincipled and ignorant people deserve very little respect, and frankly it doesn't surprise me that that's exactly what they're getting.

You say they shouldn't be judged by their jobs but rather by the type of people they are.  The thing is, the job they willingly work says far more than they would like about the type of people that they are.

You could say this about a lot of jobs. Taking a moral stand at the cost of your personal career goals and financial stability is a luxury most people can't afford. Its awfully easy to judge someone when you're on the outside looking in, and to take a moral stand that doesn't cost you anything.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 21, 2018, 03:06:24 PM »
I'll add subways to Pickering and Markham to the list of "things that are never going to happen" along with 15 minute GO service, electrification, and a high speed rail corridor.

Non-Hockey Chatter / Re: Ontario Election 2018
« on: June 21, 2018, 02:15:07 PM »
Well, that just seems dumb. I always thought it was a really good program/initiative.

Try to look at it from the Conservative perspective:

1. It didn't cost much
2. The money it did cost went to homeowners and small businesses
3. It encouraged investment in homes and lowered hydro bills
4. It was good for the environment

Clearly, something had to be done.

4. It was good for the environment. Not sure how much of a motivator this was for people. I think, generally, cost savings supersedes saving the planet. It's great when they coincide.

This is exactly the kind of backwards, scientifically illiterate thinking that is going to doom our species. What's the cost of having nowhere to live?

I'm not suggesting that this one initiative is going to save the planet but as long as this is the attitude towards these kinds of programs we are never going to make progress.

Ok Blue Jays Talk / Re: 2018 Toronto Blue Jays General Season Thread
« on: June 10, 2018, 03:51:10 PM »
It's not conjecture that he was charged. If we are talking about future plans you have to consider the possibility that he will also be convicted.

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