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News Comments > Out of the Blue
34. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2014, 13:10 Mr. Tact
 
Prez, I don't think you are a troll, I hope you don't think I am. I believe we are both reasonable voices on this forum.

You said, "when someone is acting like a complete ass I don't feel sorry for them if something bad happens in any event". So, what does that mean? For me, I'm sorry for something happening to someone when they don't "deserve" it -- something bad/unfortunate has happened to them through no fault of their own. On the other hand I don't feel sorry for them, if I think the event occurred because of their own careless, stupid, whatever actions.

Would you agree or disagree that's how judge whether you "feel sorry" for someone "if something bad happens"?

In my mind, even if Janay Palmer was being an ass, there is nothing I've seen in the video which justifies Ray Rice punching her. Therefore, in my mind, what happened to her was not the result of her own actions. It was the result of an unreasonable reaction by Ray Rice. Was the reaction foreseeable? Based on Rice's reaction afterward, perhaps. It certainly didn't seem like a new situation to him, he didn't seem to be confused or shocked.

Would you agree or disagree that Ray Rice's reaction was unreasonable? Do you think Janay Palmer "acting like a complete ass" was sufficient cause for what happened to her?

If you think I am simply being an idiot here and not progressing the discussion, then fine. I'll let it go.

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News Comments > Out of the Blue
32. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2014, 10:47 Mr. Tact
 
Prez wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 09:36:
I use the words I use and make no apologies for them. Also, you have a lot of gall to speak for everyone else
My speaking for "everyone" is based on the general concensus outrage at Rice's behavior.
Prez wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 09:58:
Fair enough. I don't condone hitting a woman at all nor do I make excuses for anyone who does. But guy or girl, when someone is acting like a complete ass I don't feel sorry for them if something bad happens in any event. That's just how I am wired. If that makes me a rotten person to anyone I'm sure I'll still sleep okay at night. I'm just not sure why the expectation that everyone should keep their damn hands to themselves is such a foreign concept, as if rules only apply some of the time and only to certain people. I could add that I think Price is a bully and a thug, but isn't that inherently obvious?
Do you hear yourself? In one breath you say you "don't condone hitting a woman at all", then in the very next breath you turn around and say, "But guy or girl, when someone is acting like a complete ass I don't feel sorry for them if something bad happens in any event." Well, which is it? If that isn't condoning her being hit because she "is acting like a complete ass" then I guess I simply don't understand the English language.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
27. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2014, 08:31 Mr. Tact
 
InBlack wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 05:48:
Congrats to Marin Cilic on winning the US Open! Woohoo!
Boring match -- I was really hoping for a "knockdown drag out" match between the 10th and 14th seeds in a major final. Oh well.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
26. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 9, 2014, 08:24 Mr. Tact
 
Prez wrote on Sep 9, 2014, 02:40:
Her behavior was awful. That is undeniable. The fact that Rice's behavior was even more awful doesn't change that. Why that deserves the exclamation "wow" is beyond me.
I think a "wow" is justified for you saying you don't feel sorry for a woman who got a left cross to the face knocking her out by any man, let alone someone she was going to marry. Yeah, she was arguing with him, even slapped uselessly at him. You claim I am inferring, and you are not implying she had it coming. But I think most people reading your words would read them as I have. It is thinking like that which is part of the reason Ray Rice thought it was okay to do what he did. If she threw a punch with all her strength at Ray Rice's jaw the most likely thing to happen is she would break her hand.

If you honestly are not attempting to imply she had it coming, it is my belief you are failing. You need to choose your words more carefully.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
18. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2014, 22:37 Mr. Tact
 
Really Prez? Wow.

Ray Rice's reaction says it all, knocks out a woman with a punch, and doesn't react at all. Just stands there and looks at her body. I'm guessing it wasn't the first time.
 
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6. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 8, 2014, 12:12 Mr. Tact
 
Re: The "furor" over the newly released video of Ray Rice hitting his then fiancee now wife in an elevator. If you weren't angered prior to this, what did you think had happened it the elevator?  
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
26. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 8, 2014, 07:25 Mr. Tact
 
jdreyer wrote on Sep 8, 2014, 05:25:
You obviously play neither golf, nor race cars. But keep talking out of your ass if it makes you happy.
John Daly. Craig Stadler. I know I've see car racer equivalents, but don't recall their names off the top of my head. And the fact that I have played golf tells me I'm more right than wrong. I'll pass on trying to insult you.
 
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News Comments > Gatherings & Competitions
21. Re: Gatherings & Competitions Sep 7, 2014, 22:32 Mr. Tact
 
I'm fine with saying eSports isn't sport. I also think neither golf nor car racing are sports. Does it help to be fit to play golf or race a car? Yes. Is it necessary to win? No. If you can win without being physically fit, I think it's reasonable to say the activity is not a sport.  
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News Comments > Sunday Mobilization
1. Re: Sunday Mobilization Sep 7, 2014, 22:26 Mr. Tact
 
I'm sure Apple streaming to only Apple devices is okay by the Macheads and okay by the rest of us.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 7, 2014, 16:46 Mr. Tact
 
*ugh* Not going to be a good first week for me in the picks.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
16. Re: Out of the Blue Sep 5, 2014, 16:55 Mr. Tact
 
1badmf wrote on Sep 5, 2014, 16:35:
also, around 20 people picked the packers in the pickem league XD. although i have to confess i almost did myself just on the basis of likelihood of upset.
If they had been playing in GB, I might have considered it, but probably not for long..
 
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News Comments > BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Tickets
5. Re: BlizzCon 2014 Virtual Tickets Sep 5, 2014, 08:41 Mr. Tact
 
Haters gotta hate, I guess.  
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News Comments > Diablo III Season One Begins; So Does Complaining
18. Re: Diablo III Season One Begins; So Does Complaining Aug 30, 2014, 21:45 Mr. Tact
 
Well chosen subject blurb, Blue. My biggest complaint is I haven't found a Greed's domain yet damn it!  
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News Comments > Evening Metaverse
5. Re: Evening Metaverse Aug 22, 2014, 14:14 Mr. Tact
 
I am shocked, SHOCKED! That Comcast forces their employees to attempt up-sells. Man, that has to be a truly sucky job to have.  
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News Comments > First Diablo III Paragon 1000 Livestream
14. Re: First Diablo III Paragon 1000 Livestream Aug 12, 2014, 14:01 Mr. Tact
 
Mashiki Amiketo wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 13:11:
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 12, 2014, 12:26:
I'm not even paragon 100....
Same, I'm at 65 and I think I picked up 40-45 of those levels during the xp boost before the expansion launched.
Really? I'm 250+ and didn't really think I had played THAT much. I only started 3 weeks prior to the expansion and haven't been in the game a month now... The first 100 really aren't much of a big deal.
 
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News Comments > John Romero's New Shooter Plans
52. Re: John Romero's New Shooter Plans Aug 12, 2014, 09:17 Mr. Tact
 
Rattlehead wrote on Aug 11, 2014, 19:41:
I'll volunteer to be the first bitch.
Can I volunteer to be the first to make Killcreek my bitch? Pimp
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
23. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 7, 2014, 16:20 Mr. Tact
 
RoboNerd wrote on Jul 7, 2014, 15:07:
Re: Can you pass a U.S. citizenship test? 48/50

I got 47 out of 50 - Dang, Blue is more true Blue American than me.
Same here, was bummed on the third miss.
 
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News Comments > DOOM QuakeCon Plans
7. Re: DOOM QuakeCon Plans Jul 2, 2014, 13:36 Mr. Tact
 
Gotta give them props for keeping it going this long...  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
17. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2014, 13:29 Mr. Tact
 
Tony Kornheiser is one of two regular hosts of an ESPN show called "Pardon The Interruption". Basically it's just Tony and another reporter/newscaster Micheal Wilbon talking about the US sports news of the day. They spend about 1.5 minutes on various subjects during a 30 minute show that airs 5 days a week most of the time. Tony either is or plays a typical old, east-coast bias, star stuck, NFL shield protecting, sports weenie. Some of the time he clearly thinks that way, some of the time it's pretty clear he's just playing his role (and enjoying it for the most part).

When they talk about soccer, which isn't often -- usually around the World Cup, he has repeatedly pulled out this idea that if country 'abc' has a population of x, and country 'def' has a population of 2x -- 'def' has the clear advantage and should win. I doubt he honestly believes this, but he pretends on the show that he does.
 
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
12. Re: Out of the Blue Jul 2, 2014, 12:12 Mr. Tact
 
Quboid wrote on Jul 2, 2014, 09:21:
And yet, the USMNT did comfortably better than England (and of course far better than the other British teams, none of whom qualified) and there's no particular reason why this should surprise anyone. Wow, a country with 6 times our population and who are famous for their interest in sport can find 23 people rather good at playing one of the most popular ones?! Well done them!
Really, the population card? Who are you, Tony Kornheiser? If/when soccer makes it into the top 4 of US sports, you can expect the US to start doing a lot better. I doubt it will happen in our lifetimes.

Until then, soccer (for the most part) will continue to get leftover athletes from the other sports.
 
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