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#115215 YOU SUCK!

Posted by papasmurfbell on 21 December 2017 - 10:29 AM

I have multiple friends that are black,

You also have a lawyer thats a Jew also.

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#111320 Pissing away a great opportunity

Posted by papasmurfbell on 01 June 2017 - 02:40 PM

I think every climate denier and their progeny need to move to Mara-Lago and can never leave.

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#109686 Harbs should keep Marty

Posted by papasmurfbell on 04 January 2017 - 06:57 PM

Agree! I thought Bisciotti was smarter than this. Another crappy season coming up. I'm going to go retch.

I said about 3 yrs ago that he doesn't know what he is doing.  I am glad he proved it yesterday.



Think maybe Johns do or die year

That is so obvious.

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#109654 Playoffs - Who ya got

Posted by papasmurfbell on 03 January 2017 - 06:55 PM





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#108658 Ravens/Browns

Posted by papasmurfbell on 11 November 2016 - 04:12 PM

Joe has never been one to throw timing routes. He always waits for guys to be open.

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#106836 Rooney rule for women

Posted by papasmurfbell on 13 September 2016 - 02:55 PM

But ppl have been bypassed just bc of skin or sex.  It is trying to fix that.  

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#105587 Happy 4th of July!

Posted by papasmurfbell on 05 July 2016 - 07:17 AM

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#104842 General Musings thread

Posted by papasmurfbell on 30 April 2016 - 05:27 PM

For Spen

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#104233 Any The Walking Dead Fans?

Posted by papasmurfbell on 09 April 2016 - 04:59 PM


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#103960 Is It Really This Bad?

Posted by papasmurfbell on 25 March 2016 - 09:56 AM

I have for a long time wondered where the pressure for funneling everyone to college came from.  With th ealmost fraudulent way the college boards are run maybe there has been that push from their end.

I like Bernie but I am not really down with his free tuition idea.  While I like the idea of kids getting out without a debt burden I think it rewards these schools for price gouging.  I would rather see a full federal aid elimination and the prices to reset from pure market reasons.  After that the feds can come back but will only increase at the inflation rate.  It will hurt some ppl but I think it is a long term fix.


I also think schools should be held accountable for the jobs that can be had with their degrees.  So many can't find jobs in theri field even with good degrees in say Math.  


If I could take over say Towson bc I know the school I would eliminate vast swaths of the liberal arts education.  I would actually want the styudents to take more classes in their area of study.  At that point I would let it be known that departments will exist as there is demnd for their classes.  Really a sociology dept is a jobs program.  Force business or bio majors to take classes that they will forget the moment the class is over is just to justify having these departments existence in the first place.  


Personally I wish I had never gone to school.  Lots of debt and no skills taught.

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#103945 Is It Really This Bad?

Posted by papasmurfbell on 24 March 2016 - 08:18 PM

I've heard a number of crazy reports recently about jobs in demand...

I want to say they are expecting a GAP of 10m engineers in the next decade. 10m!

The other was 500k current trade jobs needed - HVAC, electric, plumbing. Huge gap of people, either college and "too good" for them or not making it past HS.

Medical field needs tons of help. Nurses, PAs, all other assistant fields... My brother is now a respiratory therapist with shock trauma. (Part of this links to need for elderly care re extending life)

I'm sorry that manufacturing jobs are leaving, but that's a short term hurt. Once it was agricultural jobs leaving and then artisinal jobs... And people were mad when that happened too. But we've got to keep moving.

And to tie back to the campaign... I give Rubio lots of credit for his plan to focus on community college and trade schools. What doesn't get similar coverage, I think, is that Bernie's plan on college including expanding those programsa s well. It's not a promise to give everyone a diploma; it's a promise to make the options affordable if you're ready. (Too many sadly still aren't ready or willing for trade school work)

The engineering issue is our poor grade school education.  The powers that be like a dumb electorate but you need smart ppl to be engineers.  

On the trade front.  That is the dumb ass everyone has to go to college route the high schools push kids to even if they shouldn't.  I think HS should be more like a college and you work towards your interests and abilities.  If a student is good with theri hands and not great at the writing and math end show them the trades and get them apprenticed while still in school.  

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#103685 Ravens Insider: Ravens re-sign wide receiver Marlon Brown, linebacker Chris...

Posted by papasmurfbell on 17 March 2016 - 12:26 PM



I didn't know Ozzie wore makeup.

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#103571 Is It Really This Bad?

Posted by papasmurfbell on 15 March 2016 - 10:16 AM

I bet billions of ppl wish someone had spoken out against Hitler in the 30's.  

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#102971 Is It Really This Bad?

Posted by papasmurfbell on 25 February 2016 - 11:58 PM

I could have sworn he said tossed salad.  Maybe he wants to go back in that closet.

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#102671 Manning Sexual Assault Cover Up

Posted by papasmurfbell on 14 February 2016 - 05:23 PM


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