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About Scottwood

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  • Birthday 02/21/1988

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    sports fanatic, volunteering, church, being the best friend and best son, brother, boyfriend, etc. that I can be

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  1. Political Pot-pourri

    Its going to be interesting to see if Democrats ever get tough with the tech industry as their companies and billionaire founders and investors will increasingly become the major donors to the party in the years to come.
  2. POTUS Plain Old Money Corruption

    Its a contrarian take, but Pruitt really hasn't accomplished much. Its mostly just headline PR statements. Most of the regulatory "relief" would take awhile and he's incompetent so a lot of it hasn't been implemented. Plus, there's still a bunch of run of the mill EPA lifers who do most of the day to day work. Most cabinet positions are just figureheads- at least, as long as those people running the agency actually have no idea what they are doing. Congress appropriates the funds to the agency and the employees do all of the day to day work. Rick Perry isn't really running the Department of Energy. That would be disastrous. Upper level lifer employees with PhDs are running that agency. To be fair, he, Devos and Ben Carson are probably the most extreme examples of clueless people not actually running their agency. Usually people that ill suited for their positions are not appointed and confirmed.
  3. UM B-Ball 17-18

    As long as no one other than Matthews goes pro early, Michigan is going to be extremely good in 19-20. Possibly elite. The great recruiting class coming in will be sophomores, Poole and Livers will be juniors and Simpson and Teske will be seniors. They need to keep defensive coordinator Luke Yaklich though.
  4. 4/7@2:10 Detroit Tigers vs Chicago White Sox

    The Tigers are oddly playing well so far this season. Their record should even be better than it is.
  5. 4/1 @1:10 Pittsburgh Pirates vs Detroit Tigers

    I feel like Fulmer is going to be traded prior to the trade deadline.
  6. UM B-Ball 17-18

    Michigan's probably going to lose but they do present a tougher matchup for Nova than Kansas did. Kansas has a defense that allows lots of 3 point attempts and that's pretty much a death nail against Nova. On the other hand, Michigan is elite at preventing the types of shots that Nova takes. But, Michigan's offense has struggled all tournament aside from the A & M game and that's probably the bigger worry.
  7. UM B-Ball 17-18

    Maybe a 30% chance of winning on Monday? Hopefully Michigan gets lucky and Nova has an off shooting night. Michigan would have little to no chance in a 7 game series but anything can happen in one game.
  8. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    Do people think the 2nd amendment was created so our citizens could overthrow a tyrannical government? When it was originally passed, only white men could vote and black people were literally kept in slavery. What is more tyrannical than that? One might hypothesize that landowners had other reasons for wanting guns.
  9. 1 loss down and 99 to go. The bullpen is so awful.
  10. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    I haven't seen any credible evidence that mass shooters are deterred by the threat of getting shot at by guards or whatever. Most of the shooters plan on taking their own lives anyway so, logically, that line of argument really doesn't make any sense. They've already decided they are ready to end it all anyway. On a different topic, Emma Gonzalez is very impressive. She really stands out on camera and has a knack for social media. She's going to be a target for the Right now b/c she's the biggest threat and that is really unfortunate. Her college years will be interesting. If you notice, Hogg is usually attacked similarly to how they go after college campus students that say outlandish things so its really easy for them. But, with Gonzalez, they usually have to smear her in other ways like with her Cuban heritage or her appearance or sexuality b/c her speeches and interview skills are so good.
  11. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    It could all fizzle out, but this is probably the most action taken from a combo of bipartisan legislators and the President since the Brady Bill was signed over 2 decades ago. Its usually been very one sided with only Democrats interested in gun control of some capacity. I'm not really sure what made this one stick so much for Republicans compared to even the far deadlier Vegas shooting a few months ago. The NRA has even come out in favor of two gun control initiatives- banning bump stocks and making minor changes to the background check system- after taking an absolutist position for 2 decades. The NRA exists solely as a lobbyist to increase gun sales, so they must have some data that showed that public opinion really switched and they needed to do something or else gun manufacturers would suffer. Corporate America even has done some PR work in favor of gun control measures. One could argue the kids from the Florida High School made a big difference in shifting some opinions.
  12. The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Why don't they just distribute the $30 million among a number of homeless vets rather than on a propaganda parade?
  13. SVG has a lot of money now and should get involved politically. But, I'm not seeing it in his current role here as a coach or GM. Its been 4 years.
  14. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    Who criticizes a bunch of 16 year olds that just saw their classmates murdered? Its different, but there is also this weird tendency on Fox to focus on what sophomores at Oberlin College are doing. Like, who cares? They couldn't have less power. They are just college kids.
  15. Gun Legislation, Crime and Events

    Proportional representation! Two party systems have a lot of flaws.
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