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Current Events / Political Discussion / Re: Government Shutdown
« Last post by BudweiserCeltic on Today at 12:01:52 PM »
So, the government is going to be shut down over DACA?
A much more valiant cause than defunding healthcare, methinks.

I’m sure that the working poor that Democrats need to win back will be thrilled to see their benefits delayed to benefit unlawful immigrants.
Yes, let's keep hold people that were brought in as minors accountable for their transgressions. That'd teach them!

They’ve had decades to correct their status.

But, if Dems want to screw American workers (and children’s health insurance) to appease unlawful immigrants, that can be the hill they die on.
You realize that DACA status does not confer immigration benefits, right?

It gives them the ability to stay here, despite having entered the country unlawfully.
That's not an immigration benefit. The fact that the government chose not to deport them doesn't give them any ability to "correct their status".

I hate to put words in people's mouths, but you'll have to explain what you mean by "take care of their status". Assuming it's not just, "Hey, we know that mom and dad brought you in when you were 2, but you're an adult now and you've had decades to go back to that country you've never lived in and whose language you may or may not speak".

Yes, they can apply to be granted the legal right to be here. If that requires them leaving before applying, so be it.

A minor inconvenience for sure.
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A couple of trade ideas


Magic and Bobcats

Magic get Walker, Howard and Bacon

Bobcats get Vucevic, Ross, Mack, Hezonja and wither Issac or Magics 2018 1st top 5 protected this year.

Why,

Magic then have a starting lineup of Walker, Fournier, Simmons, Gordon and Dwight and this group should be able to make an interesting playoff push

Bobcats they get pieces for future trades with the key addition being Issac or the Pick

Bobcats and 76ers

Magic get Saric, AMir, Bayless, McConnell and 76s 2018 1st

76ers get WAlker, Williams and Bacon

why

Hornets add Saric and a decent pick

76ers add a secondary scoring option to Embiid and a player who should be able to play some off ball with Simmons. If and when Fultz comes around they can always share a back court.
Bobcats? Lol.

great catch im not going back to change it, I almost called the Wizards the Bullets in my OP. Not sure where my mind is this morning
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He looks pretty similar to Jabari Bird to me, which is not good for Jabari Bird.

Bird has tons of potential as a defender and is 3-4 years younger so he should be fine.

I'll take more shooting though.  Stevens brings Nader in for that and I think he is putting lots of confidence in his abilities but it hasn't been there.  I appreciate the Stevens confidence but it's at the limit with Nader.
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Current Events / Political Discussion / Re: Government Shutdown
« Last post by Roy H. on Today at 11:57:33 AM »
So, the government is going to be shut down over DACA?
A much more valiant cause than defunding healthcare, methinks.

I’m sure that the working poor that Democrats need to win back will be thrilled to see their benefits delayed to benefit unlawful immigrants.
Yes, let's keep hold people that were brought in as minors accountable for their transgressions. That'd teach them!

They’ve had decades to correct their status.

But, if Dems want to screw American workers (and children’s health insurance) to appease unlawful immigrants, that can be the hill they die on.
You realize that DACA status does not confer immigration benefits, right?

It gives them the ability to stay here, despite having entered the country unlawfully.
That's not an immigration benefit. The fact that the government chose not to deport them doesn't give them any ability to "correct their status".

I hate to put words in people's mouths, but you'll have to explain what you mean by "take care of their status". Assuming it's not just, "Hey, we know that mom and dad brought you in when you were 2, but you're an adult now and you've had decades to go back to that country you've never lived in and whose language you may or may not speak".

Yes, they can apply to be granted the legal right to be here. If that requires them leaving before applying, so be it.
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I remember him on the Wizards. He kinda reminds me of a taller Eddie House:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BqnMkSAuaAg
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Current Events / Political Discussion / Re: Government Shutdown
« Last post by Roy H. on Today at 11:54:43 AM »
They came here unlawfully.
I'm rather curious, do you not understand that we're talking about people that were brought in as minors and did not, at any point, have a pathway to legal permanent residency or citizenship. Or are you just choosing you just ignore that fact?

We’re talking about people who are adults now who largely sat on their rights and continued to live here unlawfully.

When discussing the Federal budget, I prioritize Americans.
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Celtics Talk / Re: Semi starting to wake up or heat up
« Last post by Eddie20 on Today at 11:54:36 AM »
This is from C's blog and the numbers don't reflect the last 2 contests, which would bring the majority of those numbers down.

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Boston is allowing 6.1 more points per 100 possessions when Ojeleye is on the floor.

Opponents are actually shooting 2.0 percent better than expected on shots that Ojeleye contests.

Ojeleye is averaging just 0.5 deflections, 0.3 steals, and 0.0 blocks per game. Such statistics aren’t perfect measurements, but they do tend to reflect a certain level of activity, particularly as a help defender.

What is of greater concern are Ojeleye’s offensive struggles. He’s shot the ball poorly, posting meager .325/.286/.632 splits. Boston’s offense has cratered in his minutes, scoring 98.6 points per 100 possessions, a full 12.8 points worse than when Ojeleye is on the bench.

The Celtics have a net rating of -8.4 points when he plays, 18.9 points worse than when he sits. It begs the dual questions of just how much time on the court Ojeleye should see, and what the team’s expectations should be for him when he plays?


Ironic how these are many of the points I've been harping upon for months and what I saw, and continue to observe, is being supported by data.

 98.6 per 100 Full 12.8 worse than when semi is on THE BENCH
Celtics have net rating of -8.4 18.9 points worse than when he SITS
SEEMS your  saying everything is worse when he SITS- then it must be better when he plays

Your reading comprehension is off. The numbers have changed since, but at the time of its posting they were a clear statistical representation of the lack of positive Semi impact has had.


To help you out....

98.6 is what the team scores when he's on the floor, which is 12.8 worse than when he's on the bench.

The net rating is 18.9 worse when he is in the game vs not.

How did all this confuse you? It's pretty self-explanatory.
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Current Events / Political Discussion / Re: Government Shutdown
« Last post by fairweatherfan on Today at 11:53:27 AM »
McConnell doesn't appear to have 50 votes from his own party for the House bill, so the impact of a filibuster is moot. The scuttled bipartisan deal reportedly had at least 56 - still not filibuster-proof but a lot closer.

Part of the issue is of course that Trump won't make his own position clear, presumably so he can exist in a superposition of taking credit for parts his base likes and blaming Congress for those they don't. Difficult for the Rs to whip their own caucus when the very base-popular President can turn on whatever they decide at the drop of a hat.
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Current Events / Political Discussion / Re: Government Shutdown
« Last post by kozlodoev on Today at 11:52:33 AM »
So, the government is going to be shut down over DACA?
A much more valiant cause than defunding healthcare, methinks.

I’m sure that the working poor that Democrats need to win back will be thrilled to see their benefits delayed to benefit unlawful immigrants.
Yes, let's keep hold people that were brought in as minors accountable for their transgressions. That'd teach them!

They’ve had decades to correct their status.

But, if Dems want to screw American workers (and children’s health insurance) to appease unlawful immigrants, that can be the hill they die on.
You realize that DACA status does not confer immigration benefits, right?

It gives them the ability to stay here, despite having entered the country unlawfully.
That's not an immigration benefit. The fact that the government chose not to deport them doesn't give them any ability to "correct their status".

I hate to put words in people's mouths, but you'll have to explain what you mean by "take care of their status". Assuming it's not just, "Hey, we know that mom and dad brought you in when you were 2, but you're an adult now and you've had decades to go back to that country you've never lived in and whose language you may or may not speak".
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Current Events / Political Discussion / Re: Government Shutdown
« Last post by rondohondo on Today at 11:49:34 AM »
They came here unlawfully.
I'm rather curious, do you not understand that we're talking about people that were brought in as minors and did not, at any point, have a pathway to legal permanent residency or citizenship. Or are you just choosing you just ignore that fact?

And what Lying Dicky Durbin and weasel Lindsay Grahm brought to trump would have allowed chain migration for these illegal immigrants , including their parents who brought them here illegally.

On a side note ...

The left says that these people didn't know any better because they were kids, yet think kids should be allowed to choose their gender.....


Lunacy
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