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Re: “Mangini's Mess

Any motivational tool you use can become useless - can work against your purposes - if you "wear it out" through overuse and/or inappropriate application.

Taking the article at face value, it sounds like Mangini wore his tools out.

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Posted by ibsteve2u on 08/09/2013 at 1:19 AM

Re: “Southern Man

Depends upon whether he acts like a Republican, doesn't it? If he is typical "modern" Republican - displaying loyalty to neither his management team, the team, nor the fans - then the length of one or more of a) his ownership of the Browns, b) the lifespan of the Browns football team, or c) the Browns tenure in Cleveland will be limited.

If he is an atypical ("old-fashioned", you might say) Republican - one who likes money but understand that he'll make more of same if the players and fans and his management team are loyal to him - then it could be the start of good things for the Browns and Cleveland.

To use misappropriate/misapply a cliche, the ball is in his court.

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Posted by ibsteve2u on 08/09/2012 at 2:19 AM

Re: “How to Shoot Up Your Neighborhood

Me, I look at everything both ways...and two things the reader should note:

1) Don't ever, ever go into someone's home - even on their invitation - if you suspect they have access to a firearm and/or don't like you personally and/or are paid to not like you and/or can be..."emotional".

And secondly laws such as Florida's mean that you HAVE to turn your back on an armed assailant if you are unarmed when you're outside your own home so that if he or she does pull the trigger you might at least get some justice postmortem.

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Posted by ibsteve2u on 06/07/2012 at 12:42 PM

Re: “Out of Bounds

Should polygraph the officers to find out if the phrase "teach this [___] a lesson" was a part of their conversation prior to this event.

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Posted by ibsteve2u on 02/15/2012 at 11:25 PM

Re: “The Hayseed Hustler

I was going to say Beachy should have invested with a reputable Wall Street firm...but frankly I don't know that any of them are.

I certainly wouldn't go blue holding my breath if all I was waiting for was to see one of them make the papers for something illicit.

Posted by ibsteve2u on 11/19/2011 at 10:31 AM

Re: “Excerpt: The Whore of Akron

Remember the first decade of the third millennium C.E.? A decade that was marked over and over again by the worst that humans can do?

LeBron wasn't so much doing his own thing as going with the flow; he merely followed the example set by the powerful - to include America's leadership - that entire decade of doing what gratifies self and to hell with everybody else.

Takes strong people to break bad patterns...the kind of people who go down in American history as "heroes". Guess LeBron didn't want to be a hero.

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Posted by ibsteve2u on 11/09/2011 at 8:42 PM

Re: “Med Mart Version 2.0

Might work on down the road...say, in 10 or 20 years. By then - if current trends continue - all hospitals will be in corporate hands, triage at the door will include ability to pay, and hospitals will have purchasing managers who are told to buy whatever is cheapest and the doctors can like it or lump it.

At that point, the Petsmart/Wal*mart model of medical marts may indeed be viable.

Posted by ibsteve2u on 09/29/2011 at 7:30 AM

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