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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    The funny thing is that you think I did. See that tiny little darkened word up there? I'll let you hire an English tutor to teach you the difference between "a" and "the" preceding a noun.
    That...That's your defense?

    You finally admit that you indeed made a connection between political correctness, divorce rates, fatness, etc., but add that you only termed this a major cause of these unfortunate maladies, not the only (or primary) cause?

    Have you simply given up?

    Also, this has done nothing to refute my point that thinking political correctness a cause of divorce, out-of-wedlock children, and fatness is ridiculous in and of itself. It's a bold claim with no verifiable evidence to back it up, the type of non-intellectual musing certain conservatives seem to base their entire political philosophy on.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Carleen View Post
    If treating each other with respect is wussification than I am all for it.
    Have you considered that sometimes a coach needs to keep the players' egos in check?

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    One of the issues with your argument is your naivety with respect to the study of statistics.
    What statistics?

    lizzie made an unsupported claim, that women are naturally less stern (and less capable of being stern) than fathers.

    No statistics or studies have been presented, all we have it on is the good word of lizzie.

    Saying that mothers can be as stern as fathers is focusing on the range of data and ignoring important characteristics such as the mean and median.
    Actually, it's just a claim that providing being stern is not a characteristic that manifest differently in men and women, there is no reason to believe women cannot be as stern as men.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Have you considered that sometimes a coach needs to keep the players' egos in check?

    What does this have to do with the topic?
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by babilfish View Post
    That...That's your defense?

    You finally admit that you indeed made a connection between political correctness, divorce rates, fatness, etc., but add that you only termed this a major cause of these unfortunate maladies, not the only (or primary) cause?

    Have you simply given up?

    Also, this has done nothing to refute my point that thinking political correctness a cause of divorce, out-of-wedlock children, and fatness is ridiculous in and of itself. It's a bold claim with no verifiable evidence to back it up, the type of non-intellectual musing certain conservatives seem to base their entire political philosophy on.
    All I can say to that is I nominate you for the group led by Mr. head of joaquin.

    Here's your initiation tattoo:
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Here's a question for the left.
    Oh goody.

    I'll wait for some of your responses before I explain how this relates to many Americans being wussies.
    I just can't imagine what sort of responses they'll be...

    For those who make excuses as to why the ghetto kids get crappy grades,
    Who are you speaking of, at this point? Are you actually arguing against imaginary caricatures who spend their days pontificating on the poor educational habits of urban youth?

    how about you try and explain why Dr. Carson and I were able to go from the crappy areas of Detroit and Baltimore, respectively, to respected positions requiring more than 8 years of higher education? Heck, we both even had single mothers.
    Your true grit, no doubt.

    This should be entertaining...
    Let me assure you, it hasn't been.

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    RE: Wussification of America

    Being stern and having an emotional outburst are two different things
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    *snip*
    What a mature response.

    I'll just chalk this up as you conceding that you never had a real defense, because you never had a real argument to begin with.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    I think most children who grew in a single parent household would disagree with that. I believe the opposite - kids who grow up in a mother-only household tend to have to fend for themselves sooner than most.
    I hadn't had time to read anything more than the headlines regarding the Rutgers coach and his firing. My initial reaction was...gosh...coaches verbally abusive? SHOCKING! Then I saw the video. Never mind. There isn't really all that fine a line between aggressive and even verbally abusive coaching and straight up abuse. That coach didn't tiptoe across the line...he stomped across it. The first image I saw was him kicking one of his players in the ass. In that moment I said...oh...never mind. Dood should be toast, no questions asked.

    I was a LITTLE disappointed when I saw some of the ESPN commentators on the issue. Their expression of mock outrage was pretty disgusting. Seriously? Anyone that has played organized football has seen it in some capacity. Anyone that HASNT been grabbed by a facemask by a coach...raise your hand. OK...those of you that didn't raise your hand...you were third string scrubs that your coach didn't waste any time with. Everyone else gets it. You get the verbal harassment. You may not agree with it...but you at least get that it happens on an every day basis. SO for some of the former players to say "well gosh...that is just something I don't think should ever be tolerated..." dood that is as dishonest as expressing mock outrage that baseball players since the mid 80's were using steroids.

    Tedi Bruschi came closest to being honest. he said he didn't WANT his kid on a team coached by a Kumbaya singing 'everyone is a winner' marshmallow. He said that coaches sometimes need to push to drive, to motivate, and sometimes that might come across as abusive.

    OH...and btw...spot on re the coaches record. Had he been a strong winning coach and taken the team to a few final fours and maybe a championship, he would have been seen as "maybe crossing the line and by golly...we insist he apologize and attend an anger management course...preferably before recruiting season"

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    So, like I said before, you choose to be a victim.
    Care to elaborate on the connection you're seeing?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mathematician View Post
    Have you wondered why it was public reaction to video and not the players complaining to superintendents that decided when he got fired? I expect a player on that team who has a problem with it to speak up, given that they're adults. If the players don't mind it then who cares what others think?
    Well given that it was said Rice would act completely differently if practices were watched, it would end up being Rice v. the player. What do you think the outcome would be? Don't you think Rice might acted even more aggressively to the player that claimed it? Sure, the kid could leave the school but, again, he'd lose his scholarship.
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