Reny of Storms End

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  1. For some reason I always thought you were a huge fan of that series.
  2. This may be stupid, but have you read any Peter Hamilton?
  3. LB Jay Elliot and CB Devon House, both ended up signing with the Packers.
  4. I think the reason the Steelers made that ultimatum is that two players who visited recently signed deals with another team either before leaving the city or by the end of the night.
  5. Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL Network has been tweeting about the Steelers meeting with Hightower today. Supposedly he has been offered a contract but has been told if he boards a plane without signing then the offer is off the table. The reasoning being that they don't want Hightower to use their offer as leverage to just get a better deal with the Pats. No update yet on if he's flown out of the city.
  6. Whatever the case may be the Pats are exceptionally good at trades.
  7. I really don't understand how the Saints traded Cooks for what they did, when Butler was rumored to be a possible part of the deal. What does Kraft and Belichick have on the Saints owners? This deal should be proof the NFL and all it's owners love the Patriots.
  8. Has anyone is this thread ever read The Sleepwalkers: How Europe Went to War in 1914 by Chris Clark? I got it for Christmas last year and have just cracked it open. Was curious what you knowledgeable folk might think of it.
  9. I skipped any graduation that didn't also include a large group of friends graduating. So for me I went to High School grad, but I had transferred to a new school during my undergrad. I didn't have more than a few friends at the new school so I skipped that graduation. There was nothing personal I was going to gain from attending either so I just based it off who else was going. Although I would have gone to undergrad ceremony had their been an awesome speaker.
  10. I would react just as you have if someone called me a Nazi sympathizer. I can understand why you would be angry and take it personally. I'm also saying I think initial misunderstandings led to it becoming so heated and personal. I am hopeful that maybe if both sides think about that instead of remaining focused on what was said based off frustration arising from a misconception we can get past it.
  11. This is something I had never thought about, but upon reflection makes sense. It seems like an innocent enough phrase when the person making it is trying to convey they want to look at people based off their own actions as opposed to as a group or stereotype. It also unintentionally erases the experiences and advantages/disadvantages of a person's life and the group they were born into. Yet had you not articulated this just now I'm not sure I would have ever arrived at this same understanding. I can also understand why someone would feel confused about being called out for expressing such a sentiment if they did not know what you just typed out. I think something similar is happening, on both sides in this thread, concerning Moonlight/La La Land. It would never have occurred to me, as a white 30yr old, that in some interpretations a movie which expressed nostalgia for 30s/40s style movies could be rasicst. Because based off my experiences that nostalgia would not be over movies with all white casts, and showing the "good old days" of a more severe inequality. The nostalgia would be for childhood experiences watching 30s/40s movies with my grandparents or something similar. Because this is how I view nostalgia of that era I would assume the same of the director and producers of the film. At the same time if I was a LGBT POC, Moonlight could have much greater meaning to me then to someone who is not like me in appearance or sexuality. This would be a movie that finally was told from my perspective and would use people, and even a director, that could be me. Here's this unique movie that speaks to my life and is also earning acclaim and awards from everyone. This would be immensely important to me. So while I can say I believe nothing intentionally sinister was behind the Oscars gaffe that shouldn't dismish the equally true belief that for some people that gaffe was very hurtful and just another example of the disadvantages they face. I don't think either side in this is coming from a position of hatred towards the other. I think this is just a very serious issue and also very personal, so it is easy to zero in on any perceived slight and lock in your attitude right away.
  12. I'm pretty sure Sir Scot was addressing your idea that the lead female role in La La Land was supposed to be a WOC. After all the post he responded to was about La La Land and how Stone's accepting a role in it proved she was actively hostile to POC.
  13. Why do believe the female lead of this film was supposed to be a WOC? Was this how the source material was originally written? I admit I may have totally missed this information, but nothing I have seen on La La Land has implied this.
  14. No worries there Dante, it's the Jets after all.
  15. The radio also said that Revis was in the area looking for property, but said that claim came from his lawyer I think. Didn't hear anything about who hit who. Why someone would pick 2:45 am as the time to look into potential property investment is beyond me. At the same time I highly doubt it was Revis instigating especially since it occurred in the SS.