I agree with @drgnslayr that this team had no script or couldn’t follow the script for dealing with pressure last night. They had one back door cut play they used 2 times to punish Duke for the overplays. Hard to say with so many turnovers if players didn’t know where to be, made bad decisions, or didn’t even have a plan. I do think this reinforces a lot of what Self likes to say about “cutting of the head” and why good defense on a point guard can be so important. Tre Jones cut of the head last night. His pressure up top set the tone for KU’s offense. The only release valve for that pressure were the two back door cuts and then letting Garrett run the point. If Garrett is going to be the second ball handler on this team he has to drive to distribute better. He’s improved with the ability to go left a little more this year, but once he starts driving there’s no doubt he’s going to try to take it all the way himself.
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RE: So here's the thing with this California bill passed
@HighEliteMajor Like for example, slashing corporate and taxes at the top of the pay scale hoping for more business investment, but then investment actually dropping? It’s as if people with money operate with the mentality that they should do everything they can to hold onto that money regardless of its affects on the market, the economy, society, etc. And to address the inevitable “you just want my money” defense, I don’t.
@FarmerJayhawk I read an something interesting but I can’t remember where that posited if we took all the money the government spends trying to decide who qualifies for certain benefits and making sure no one accidentally gets too much, there’s be enough left over to provide services to nearly everyone.
Never heard a libertarian arguing for universal income. Is that just a you thing or common among others you know? I’ll be asking my libertarian friends.
School choice worries me a bit because of the way some people have used that phrase to support the privatization of schools but I’d love to read your paper about it and learn more about your point of view.
Thanks for sharing and let me know when that paper comes out!
@HighEliteMajor Unfortunately according to statistics and facts racism still is #1.
When have I or anyone else ever said a person who shoots another person holds no responsibility for that action?
I’d argue more people are turned off by your blatant racism than my calling it out.
You try to bully people out of a discussion with wordiness and aggression. You’re very comfortable judging others and rarely if ever look inward. You routinely generalize about people while talking about the importance of the individual. You generalize about race, political affiliation, socioeconomic status and anything else you can think of the paint entire groups of people as the same so that you don’t have to think at all about your contribution to any problem. It’s always them and they.
For me people aren’t racist but actions, words, systems and policies often are. Enjoy your perfectly safe neighborhood and have a good evening.
@HighEliteMajor Ok, so it’s also and mostly black men and really if you think about it they aren’t even worth the trouble. Got it.
And how often are those black men stopped by the police? If police stopped white people at the same rate how many white men would be in prison for low level drug charges?
You want some why questions to work on? Why in 2019 is there still not equal pay for equal work? Might employers like yourself bare any personal responsibility for that? Nah probably not. I’ve yet to see you take any of that personal responsibility you seem to love so much for anything.
@HighEliteMajor and is the color of Asians skins closer to that of white people or black people? Were Asians systematically brought to this country as slaves? Asians have certainly faced a good share of racism in this country but by percentages and degrees it is far less than the systematic oppression of black people.
Also, what discussion have I stopped or even attempted to stop? I’ve engaged with questions in almost every post encouraging the conversation. Please at least try to be intellectually honest and engage in good faith conversation.
Thanks for the links to the stats.
@HighEliteMajor We are both talking about our reasons for why. As the lowly school teacher you seem to have so little respect for it might surprise you that I too solve problems every day.
So just so I understand your stance, single black mothers are the biggest problem in our nation. And the reason they are single parents is “black culture.” And this is the driving force of the debate regarding paying ncaa athletes. And none of that has anything to do with racism or white people because “choice.” That about right?
Race is the #1 determining factor in predicting success of students in education. There are other factors but race is #1. Look at test scores, graduation rate, degrees earned, anything.
You can draw two conclusions from that data: The educational system does not serve all students equally based on race.
Students who are not white are not as capable of success.
Hint: the second one is racist.
@HighEliteMajor I only “cry racism” when you write racist things. It’s not every answer but it is an answer you refuse to accept. I ask again where you are getting these percentages not as an argumentative tool but as one of curiosity. Just curious about your source.
Poverty, violence, trauma, racism are cycles and systems that continually feed themselves.
And you are definitely right that opportunity is a huge part of the answer. And just like there are percentages and degrees with racism, those same percentages and degrees exist with opportunity. Does everyone have an opportunity? Sure. The same opportunity? As many opportunities? That’s where you and I don’t see eye to eye.
And no I will never turn off my empathy. I’d encourage you to turn yours up a few notches but you are of course free to do and think what you choose.
If you really care about every life, which I truly think is an honest belief you hold, do some research about work being done to help people and consider funding some with that big salary you try so hard to hold onto. Assigning blame doesn’t actually fix anything.
@Crimsonorblue22 The personal responsibility folks are going to lose it over this, but research shows punishment in general has a negative impact on future behavior. Positive reinforcement is much better at eliminating negative behaviors. Same for dogs, kids and adults.
Decision is do you want to feel good about punishing someone or do you want to change the behavior. For some people the feeling is more important.