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dmiller2345

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Member since 16 February 2012 | Blog

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Recent Activity

Comment 14 Jul 2016

Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty? What we have here is a guy slinging accusations, against Schiano/Bradley, without being able to prove them. It's really pissing me off how much we are willing to prosecute people in the court of public opinion before we have all the facts - and I am not just talking about the Schiano/Bradley situation. The fact is we don't really know the facts. Let the lawyers and other investigators gather the information and bring it to a Grand Jury or DA and let them decide whether or not to prosecute. 

Comment 14 Jul 2016

Just for the hell of it I tweeted at Clay Travis to ask him if a "B1G team would make the playoff this year or if a B1G team was already eliminated"!

Wanted an expert opinion!

Comment 17 Jun 2016
Birm, It has been a privilege to get to "know" you via "The Hurry-Up" these last few years. Good luck and God bless! I look forward to hearing where you land! Don't be a stranger. Maybe you could pop in every once in a while and give us some hints on some big-time recruits! See ya around!
Comment 09 Jun 2016

Thank you Iron Pastor,

I wish I would have read this comment first... I am one of the ones guilty of "wishing harm' on the young man because I disagreed with his sentence and I upvoted a few people in the heat of the moment. Other than the pastor part, I too am a "a conservative, card carrying NRA member who in any moment will defend my family, my congregation or others without question" but am guilty of thinking retaliation is justice.

Let's start valuing others, in spite of themselves and change the direction we are heading.

I believe we can value people but still punish them for the actions. 

As JAMESRBROWN322 stated: 

People make mistakes. We all do stupid things. We must all still be willing and able to face the consequences. Forgiveness and grace do not thwart the requisite punishment provided by the law.

Thank you for writing this. It has made me pause and think about what I consider justice.

Comment 09 Jun 2016

I agree about the 1 in 5 stat. Read the following article in regards to the 1 in 5 stat. That being said, whether it is 1 in 5 or 1 in 40, as the article suggests, 1 in "whatever" is 1 to many rapes. 

http://time.com/100091/campus-sexual-assault-christina-hoff-sommers/ 

Some will say that these moral panics, while overblown, do call attention to serious problems. This is deeply mistaken. The hysteria around daycare abuse and campus rape shed no light: rather they confuse and discredit genuine cases of abuse and violence. Molestation and rape are horrific crimes that warrant serious attention and vigorous response. Panics breed chaos and mob justice. They claim innocent victims, undermine social trust, and teach us to doubt the evidence of our own experience.

E.M. Forster said it best in A Passage to India, referring to a panic among “good citizens” following a highly dubious accusation of rape: “Pity, wrath, and heroism filled them, but the power of putting two and two together was annihilated.”