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    I think you have a point about his 10/5 rights. I...

    I think you have a point about his 10/5 rights. I also wish him the best. The kind of year he has will have to be judged not just with the bat, but how he does in the field.

    With his body, the...
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    There is nothing wrong with not going through...

    There is nothing wrong with not going through with the deal if Kemp failed the physical. What is wrong is leaking specific medical information with the intention of changing the deal.

    The give...
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    The US government has a defined interest under...

    The US government has a defined interest under it's police authority. This is a case of (at the low end) theft, all the way to (at the high end) blackmail. These are real crimes.

    This gets to your...
  4. The embargo policy was a remnant of the cold war....

    The embargo policy was a remnant of the cold war. If you think about the geopolitics of the time, the United States and the USSR were truly in a posture of opposition that is hard to imagine today....
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    I understand your concern, but I view this as a...

    I understand your concern, but I view this as a chess match. In some chess games, you sacrifice your queen to gain an advantage to win the game. As you said, Kasten signed off on this strategy, and...
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    That would be good for both Grandal and Ellis.

    That would be good for both Grandal and Ellis.
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    The caught stealing rate is troubling, but, it...

    The caught stealing rate is troubling, but, it makes me wonder about a couple of things. Wonder by the way, from me means I really don't know the answer, it is not an argument.

    The first question...
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    The problem I have with the discussion I have...

    The problem I have with the discussion I have seen so far is that it is being framed as a one for one trade of Kemp for Grandal, which is factually not the case. While FedEx is a throw in from our...
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    Not for me. The underlying basis of your terror...

    Not for me. The underlying basis of your terror is Gordon is the Gordon of the first half of last year, and Kemp is the Kemp of the second half of last year. Additionally it would take the idea that...
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    checkers v chess

    Put aside the simple days gone by of analyzing personnel changes.

    No one has been a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers (the team that first played here when I was 7, turning 8 during that season, in...
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    Just curious, when did the IRS begin...

    Just curious, when did the IRS begin water-boarding?
  12. Poll: I don't understand making any conclusion from...

    I don't understand making any conclusion from rumors. I don't think we have any real information.
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    First, anal enema is redundant. Anal force...

    First, anal enema is redundant. Anal force feeding is what was in the report. Killing by freezing to death is new. Forced standing on broken bones is new. I read part of the 500 page summary, (which...
  14. Using the general term "taxed" with the more...

    Using the general term "taxed" with the more specific subject of this thread (federal corporate income taxes) muddies the water. If in fact, we are speaking of federal corporate income taxes of...
  15. Thread: Ferguson

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    First, we can agree that comparing any job with...

    First, we can agree that comparing any job with the presidency is fraught with peril in that there is no job that compares with being the President of the United States. So this brings me to your...
  16. Thread: Ferguson

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    You present a position based on his motives...

    You present a position based on his motives (which we strongly disagree on, but, neither of us know for sure), while I have presented a position based on what he did not do (which I do know for...
  17. Thread: Ferguson

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    If the prosecuting attorney believes that it...

    If the prosecuting attorney believes that it should not pursued, that is the appropriate decision. Taking it to a grand jury to hide that decision is a perversion of the process.
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    Your position is correct, if and only if, the...

    Your position is correct, if and only if, the prosecuting attorney was presenting his case for indictment, which as shown in the above quote from Justice Scalia, is the purpose of the Grand Jury,...
  19. Thread: Ferguson

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    Yahoo News...

    Yahoo News

    While not exactly the same, federal v state, it pretty well shows how rare this finding to not issue an indictment is.

    Again, this is not about the guilt or innocence of the former...
  20. Thread: Ferguson

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    Assuming your reasoning about his motivation is...

    Assuming your reasoning about his motivation is correct (of which I cannot agree) he failed in a way that is pretty spectacular. Although hindsight is 20/20, in this case, foresight said he would get...
  21. Thread: Ferguson

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    Joey, a couple of points. First, I agree, he...

    Joey, a couple of points.

    First, I agree, he has the right not to bring the case all on his own, but, he misused the grand jury process to give himself cover.

    Second, he did not really bring...
  22. Thread: Ferguson

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    They are supposed to be one sided, because they...

    They are supposed to be one sided, because they are not supposed to be triers of guilt, they are only supposed to decide if an accusation of guilt is to be made. When the DA presented a case, framed...
  23. What are you reading to have arrived at that...

    What are you reading to have arrived at that question?
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    Again I agree with your solution, but again, the...

    Again I agree with your solution, but again, the Supreme Court has screwed the pooch on this one. If you substituted the word speech (or similar words) for money or spending, you would never agree....
  25. Thread: Ferguson

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    Ferguson

    Let me start by making two things perfectly clear. First, rioting and looting have no defense. Second, Michael Brown was not an angel. I start this way because I don't want anyone accusing me of...
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