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Sequester Furloughs Kick In, Flight Delays Appear

Sequester Furloughs Kick In, Flight Delays Appear

Commented Apr 23, 2013 at 14:22:38 in Politics

“Uh, aircraft use GPS now. The controllers keep planes from hitting each other, in all phases of flight, from gate to gate and the entire sky in between. Then, when the airport gets shut down for runway closures, et al, radar controllers have to spin them in the sky in dangerous holding stacks and keep them separated. I would love to see someone who has never done it try it. There is a reason they have to retire at 56, all while missing every major holiday with family, and there is a reason they die young.”
Paterno Family Adjusts To New Era At Penn State

Paterno Family Adjusts To New Era At Penn State

Commented Aug 31, 2012 at 13:56:23 in College

“Really? Isn't it funny how The Second Mile has escaped all scrutiny? There are 300 million Americans alive today. One out of every 10 was sexually molested as a boy. Look around you. There are 15 million of them surrounding you. One out of 5 every girls was sexually abused. Look around you. There are 30 million of them. 45 million Americans alive today were either or are going to be sexually abused as children. This is not a Penn State problem. This is our problem.”
What Should the NCAA Do About the Penn State Sex Scandal?

What Should the NCAA Do About the Penn State Sex Scandal?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 15:18:32 in Sports

“The fact does not remai that Paterno and McQueary knew exactly what occurred. A two line summary in a GJ report that is not a transcript infers no facts.”

powerlift2201 on Nov 26, 2011 at 12:18:37

“Paterno and McQueary knew exactly what occurred. McQueary saw for himself what Sandusky was doing. He told Pateno exactly what he saw. Both Paterno and McQueary stated the same thing more than once. So the fact remains that both Pterno and McQueary knew exactly what occurred.”
What Should the NCAA Do About the Penn State Sex Scandal?

What Should the NCAA Do About the Penn State Sex Scandal?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 15:17:13 in Sports

“Except that in 2002, Sandusky was. Of involved with the football program but was a professor emeritus.”

sorryfromohio on Nov 24, 2011 at 15:47:45

“NCAA regulations include former employees that act on behalf of advancing the sports at the institution. I'm not sure, but I don't think Sandusky was ever 'disassociated', if such a thing exists.”
What Should the NCAA Do About the Penn State Sex Scandal?

What Should the NCAA Do About the Penn State Sex Scandal?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 15:13:54 in Sports

“Proofreading skills. Journalism skills. Analogous?”
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Sandusky's Devastating Interview

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 15:01:26 in Crime

“There is a thing called The Constitution and then PA state law, both of which the judge is required to follow. I agree that if he is guilty as charged, he deserves whatever the law allows, but, until that time, we are not the Taliban.”

Steven Kloppenburg on Nov 24, 2011 at 15:39:57

“I'm sure the Constitution and the Pa. State law allow for strong and in some cases no bail. I'm not so sure how it stands on having a friend be the judge who lets you walk free on a signature.”
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Sandusky's Devastating Interview

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:59:33 in Crime

“You're basing this lie here on what? None of what you wrote here is currently in evidence.”

Jeff Rosenbury on Nov 27, 2011 at 20:39:30

“It's an opinion, not a lie. I share his opinion.

This guy didn't spend thirty years raping children in the shower without being seen multiple times. Only one of those witnesses turned him in.

It's not as simple to turn in a man as people seem to think. The world surely hates a whistleblower.”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:49:54 in Sports

“He did report it to the police. Schulz was the head of the police department. Why can't any o you get any of the facts we do know from two lines in a GJ report correct?”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:48:26 in Sports

“Once again, farcical speculation not based on facts. Why do people do this?”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:47:50 in Sports

“Facts are interesting. When you meet one you will know it.”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:47:04 in Sports

“Again, what are you basing this speculation on? Facts? Assumptions? Fantasy? The poster you commented towards provided a clear, factual measured post and you respond with ad hominem, emotion, and conjecture. Which one of you should I consider the voice of reason in this exchange?”

Richbruin on Nov 25, 2011 at 21:41:22

“Lets see....Sandusky is a pedophile, we know that.....Mcqueary testified to the grand jury that he saw sandusky engaged in a sex act with a minor in the shower room....we know that....Mcqueary went to Paterno's home and told him what he saw according to both Mcqueary and Paterno......and yet neither took any action as far as directly informing law enforcement that a sex crime had been commited. I'm not seeing any conjecture, fantasy or real emotion in any of those statements Fred. The grand jury report is available, maybe you should read it.”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:44:29 in Sports

“And this speculation is based on what? Facts? Gut feelings? Fantasy?”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:43:08 in Sports

“He was fired because he was lynched by the media and the university panicked. Everything else you are asserting, while it may be true, is only conjecture based on a two line summary in a GJ report. It really is that simple.”

TommyMcCarthy on Nov 25, 2011 at 01:07:59

“Fred...

Had you not responded to a comment of mine ("alumnus huh?")...
I'd have been content to "let it slide"
But you did.....

That...coupled the OUTRAGEOUS statement above...precludes my remaining silent

A: How foolish to make false claims about the grand jury report when it is so readily, and UNIVERSALLY available

http://media.nbcphiladelphia.com/documents/Sandusky-Grand-Jury-Presentment.pdf

B: Fred.....we're not talking about the misappropriation of funds from the "stadium mantainance" account......or even an egegious recruiting violation.

We're talking about condoning and covering up THE RAPE OF CHILDREN with more than one EYEwitness....and a list of victims that can only be descrided as "LEGION"!

Since we BOTH seem to be allumni (of one sort or another).....let's agree to call a spade...the shovel that it is.

JoePa "reported it to his superior"??

JoePa HAD no superior....not in Happy Valley, not in State College, not in the Commonwelth of Pa.

How on earth can you be defending.....and minimizing such?

Paterno at the moment is an "unindicted co-conspiritor"....

You KNOW I'm right
tm”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:40:52 in Sports

“Again, two lines in a GJ report, which is only a summary and not a transcript do not allow you to make these assertions.”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:39:18 in Sports

“Why, because he is using his intelligence to realize that all facts are not in evidence?”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:36:46 in Sports

“Paterno was not a witness.”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:35:01 in Sports

“But, he did report it. You are further evidence that the media has done a terrible job with this story.”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:33:48 in Sports

“No, the reason he was fired was because of a media trial based on a two line summary of findings in a GJ report. What you have written here is more of the same and currently not supported by facts. In fact, what you have written is a total fabrication. Your dishonesty is an abject moral failure.”

TCle on Nov 27, 2011 at 08:24:07

“I think you missed my point. After reading all the facts disclosed to date, I am trying to come up with some plausible story for how Paterno could not have known and not done anything about Sandusky. The only plausible story for Paterno (especially if you read his official statement, in his words, not mine) is that:

1) he was fooled by Sandusky
2) he didn't know anything about the 1998 incident
3) he followed university protocol in handling the situation in 2002
4) he didn't know the serious nature of the alleged shower incident
5) he wished he had done more

I believe Paterno to be stating the truth in his official statement. But I can't accept that for a person of Paterno's stature this is an acceptable way to behave, to live in a bubble of oblivion.

Try to come up with some other plausible scenario where Paterno could be so clueless. McQueary went to his house and told him about the 2002 incident. How else could Paterno or McQueary not be flat out lying?

And other than using the words "imagine" and "hypothetical" (in all caps) to preface my made up, hypothical, fictitious, facetious, sarcastic, fairy tale conversation, I don't know how else to make the point that this is a FICTIONAL account.”

jacobisrael on Nov 26, 2011 at 14:28:41

“And ADMITTING to TWO felonies on national radio had NOTHING to do with it?”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 14:30:37 in Sports

“It's Penn State, not Penn, Alan. You should have been illustrating the nature of grand jury reports, especially in Pennsylvania and the ethical breach of the AG's office.

http://deadspin.com/5862257/how-grand-juries-in-pennsylvania-make-it-impossible-for-jerry-sandusky-to-get-a-fair-trial?tag=penn-state-scandal

Joe Paterno was tried, convicted, and lynched by the media and then the university based on two lines of a GJ report that is not a transcript but a prosecutor's summary of findings. The has been contemptible in their coverage. A casual observer would be led to believe that JoePa personally hand picked victims and then held them down for Sandusky. Sports Ilustrated devoted a cover to the story.

http://twitpic.com/7eyrsl

No mention of Sandusky. Just an indictment of Paterno and the university, once again, based on a GJ report that is not a transcript but a prosecutor's summary.

Yes, Sandusky appears to be the most egregious of predators. If guilty, he deserves the maximum penalty allowable. JoePa has already been convicted and punished. What he knew, when he knew it, and what he did about it should not be based on the media's interpretation of two lines in a GJ report. Hopefully all the facts will eventually find the light of day. If JoePa is guilty of coverup, he deserves his fate, but I'm surprised
that a certain studio is not registering seismic activity from all the knee jerking and tongue wagging courting inside its walls.”
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Is Paterno Getting a Bum Rap?

Commented Nov 24, 2011 at 13:58:09 in Sports

“Sandusky didn't work at Penn Stete in 2002. How could Paterno have "called him in"?”

apduncan on Nov 24, 2011 at 16:02:50

“LOL

Would you be singing that tune if it was your son?”