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    Re: Wussification of America

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    The right constantly whines about PC yet complains bitterly about speech that is offensive to Christians. Hypocrits.
    RESPECT my beliefs. LOL

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Back in the day I'd get "Boys Life" magazine. There would often be articles about identifying wildlife, setting snares and traps, building tip up's for fishing, marksmanship, archery, etc. We'd read the magazine and then go out and try some of the stuff. We had more or less free access to all kinds of hand tools and were expected to build our own forts. Somebody's dad would stop by from time to time to check progress and occasionally offer a little advice and somebody's mom was always available with iodine and band aids (though we tried to get the more gruesome stuff to dad first). We ALWAYS had contests and NOBODY wanted to come in last. We cheated at games and got caught...and paid the price. We figured out ways to get things done effectively and efficiently BECAUSE we failed so often and we were damned proud when we hit that milestone. It taught us integrity and determination and it was like a badge of honor when Mr. so and so would say "Call me Bob" (or whatever) because we knew that we had EARNED that respect.

    When I got a little older and got busted coming home hours late and more than a little tipsy the penalty was usually a wake up at the crack of dawn, a greasy breakfast and a full day of hard labor. There might not have been a lot said but I knew that complaining wasn't going to fly and excuses were out of the question. When the day was over, dinner was finished and the dishes were cleaned I may well have been handed a beer which I knew was as much a reminder as it was a reward.

    Today I just don't see as much of that. I was talking to a family friend the other day who was complaining about his high schooler slacking off. The kid was more interested in cars and girls than he was in grades. The guy admitted that he was a pushover and he was frustrated when his kid told him "I don't know" or "I don't remember" for every failure. I suggested that he wait until his kid fell asleep and then go out to the driveway, put his kids car up on blocks and hide the wheels. Then, in the morning when his kid noticed he could just shrug and say "I don't know". I'm pretty sure it never happened.

    ahhhh! the "good ol'e days" when "men" were "men" and boys would be boys.
    A conservatives wet dream.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Other options include? They can (and almost assuredly would) lose their scholarship(s) if they retaliated in any way. There are NCAA rules. Also, even if they didn't face NCAA rules, they'd presumably be second-guessed if they attempted to enter the Draft. How about if they applied for a job? The fact that these guys remained level-headed in lieu of these occurrences does speak to their character. It's not about being a "puss." What'd that Jesus-hippie-wuss have to say about turning that other cheek?
    Of course.

    "Don't bite the hand that feeds you" is generally good advice....unless you're a steer living on a feed lot. Sometimes active resistance is a better option.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    And speaking of losers, Mike Rice's Rutgers record is 44-51.
    Looks like jad a lot of work to do to toughen up thosepussies on his team.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Of course.

    "Don't bite the hand that feeds you" is generally good advice....unless you're a steer living on a feed lot. Sometimes active resistance is a better option.
    Then the steer doesn't get fed and it dies. Rational self-interest prevents this, in general.
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    scientific by itself isn't enough of course.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    If by age 18-22 you haven't figured out how to deal with bullies and assholes you're pretty much screwed and DEFINITELY don't belong in high level competitive sports.


    Yeah, a lot easier said than done when said bullies and assholes hold the keys to your financial and professional success. As an aside, the person who actually blew the whistle on Coach Rice (one of his assistant coaches and former NBA player) Eric Murdock lost his job and is currently fighting to get it back, and he's in a much more secure position than these athletes. The way college athletics works these days results in a system such that athletic directors and head coaches are some of the most powerful people on campus.
    Nobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.

    Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.

    All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    It's a consequence of every generation wanting to spare their children the hardships they faced. Instead of realizing it was hardship that made us what we are and by sheltering our children from it we're leaving them without the tools to ever cope outside the cocoon.

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Then the steer doesn't get fed and it dies. Rational self-interest prevents this, in general.
    For a libertarian you have an awfully strange perspective on liberty

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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    For a libertarian you have an awfully strange perspective on liberty
    Explain to me how you're trying to tie it in with liberty? You're being awfully idealistic and not pragmatic.
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    Re: Wussification of America

    Quote Originally Posted by zgoldsmith23 View Post
    Explain to me how you're trying to tie it in with liberty? You're being awfully idealistic and not pragmatic.
    You are advocating accepting victimhood because, as you see it, exercising an alternative would be worse.

    You and several others here show a distinct lack of imagination in problem solving skills.

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