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  • Half Pint John
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    Originally posted by Savez View Post
    You obviously have no idea how much college sports brings in for a University.
    You have an idea what college is for. Much of the money that comes in is to support the sports programs themselves, little goes in to the academic side of the house, the reason we have colleges in the first place.

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  • Steve573
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    We do have our share of rednecks here although Columbia is a fairly liberal college town. I of course don't think people should yell racial slurs from their pickups as they drive through town but I don't think it's fair to hold the MU president accountable for these types of incidents. I'm sure Mizzou has it's share of diversity programs, anti-discrimination offices, etc that are supposed to handle these types of things but as far as I know no one from the group of complainers ever went through these channels to try to get a resolution.

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  • Jannie
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    Originally posted by Steve573 View Post
    I think the trouble at Mizzou stems from Ferguson, honestly...some of the Mizzou students went to Ferguson to join the protests and looting there, and once it all calmed down they were angry that the university didn't say anything one way or the other about Ferguson. I guess they expected some sort of announcement of support for the protests or something but it's not clear what they thought would happen.
    More recently, a small group of students surrounded the MU president's car at the homecoming parade and prevented it from moving. He didn't jump out of the car and start a conversation about their concerns...he and his wife were riding in the back and the driver eventually managed to drive away and join the rest of the parade. One grad student, who terrifyingly is majoring in educational leadership (ironic), has taken it upon himself to escalate this to ridiculous proportions and go on a hunger strike until the president is removed. I personally think this guy is just a self-promoter who is trying to make a name for himself a la Al Sharpton. I've heard rumors locally that his hunger strike includes a few snacks here and there, so I don't think he would ever have actually starved to death.
    The school caved, which was a mistake, and now other schools around the country will also need to deal with the small number of 'victims' who feel that they've been wronged and want to get loud about it.
    This is an example of victimhood run amok...these students are not actually discriminated against at all: one incident they are complaining about was someone yelling the n-word from a passing pickup truck. This is one of those campuses that spreads out all over the downtown area so regular streets run through parts of campus and this was most likely some local hick yelling at black students. Admittedly racist but what's the university president supposed to do, chase down the hick and leap onto his pickup truck? Another incident they mentioned was that someone drew a swastika on the wall of a new dorm with feces...the swastika is not an anti-black symbol so not sure how this connects. The dorm was just a dorm not any kind of racist dorm. This entire thing is confusing and honestly stupid, and I'm encouraging other people around here to just stop going to the football games for a while.
    I heard that some of the state legislators (just about all Republicans) and the state rep from Columbia (R) were getting all sorts of messages to fix the situation. The first issue was that it was going to mess up the rest of the year for the football fans, but more importantly it was going to affect RECRUITING this coming year. And of course the team is so bad this year that we definitely need some new blood and we all know what that means! Sorry thatís real caustic, but we just cannot discourage the good players from signing on with Mizzou! (Spoiler Alert: My husband is a partner with a group of men in a block of season tickets and my daughter, a graduate of Mizzou is a RABID fan. So I get another view of the situation.) One of the columnists at American Conservative says that Mizzou is a Football Team with a University attached. Actually I think that is pretty true.

    However, the guy that was forced to resign had been a cost cutter brought in from the Business Community (he only had a Bachelors Degree, for God's sake!) to strip down a lot of stuff including benefits from some of the graduate students who were teaching assistants, etc. So I think that there were other issues involved, especially since some of the faculty was supporting the drive to make the President resign.

    This is just gossipy rumor stuff, but I think it makes sense. The Million dollar loss if the game got forfeited Sat would have been another factor. That would have negated a lot of what the guy saved.

    By the way, if I know my fellow Missourians at all, I would imagine there will be excursions in from the country side from now until doomsday with guys in pickup trucks yelling N-----R driving through town. They may have to wall off the University.
    Last edited by Jannie; 09 Nov 15, 16:13.

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  • copenhagen
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    Originally posted by The Exorcist View Post
    Its not a matter of numbers, its about power.

    And about Yale--


    http://video.foxnews.com/v/460315371...#sp=show-clips
    Well a small group of nutters here have taken over one of our major parties.
    It's run by the bat **** contingent.

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  • The Exorcist
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    Originally posted by copenhagen View Post
    You know I think you have more crazy Marxists than we do these days and we've got quite a lot.
    Its not a matter of numbers, its about power.

    And about Yale--


    http://video.foxnews.com/v/460315371...#sp=show-clips
    Last edited by The Exorcist; 09 Nov 15, 15:31.

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  • copenhagen
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    You know I think you have more crazy Marxists than we do these days and we've got quite a lot.

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  • The Exorcist
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    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
    I got a demand...do away with college sports. Watch what happen, cost of going to school goes down, grades go up. Cut out all the cost for transportation, uniforms, and equipment, same for the band and cheerleaders, building and maintenance of huge facilities that go unused for most of the year.
    Hell yes!

    Originally posted by asterix View Post
    All I see is revenge-racism with PCism as it's vehicle...though one could easily conclude that they are one and the same. I hope the universities and colleges fold....they created this crap in the first place, lets see how they deal with getting some of their own medicine?
    HELL Yeah!!!


    Got a few million laying around that you want to turn into a few Billion?

    Start your own chain of Colleges. No sports, no tenure (there are more than enough teachers that have been politically disenfranchised that need work) and refuse Govt funding. Charge a reasonable tuition, and if you have any management skills at all, they will beat a path to your door.

    just don't forget to hire about 50 lawyers, the establishment will try every dirty trick in the book to shut you down.

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  • Delenda estRoma
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    Originally posted by Checkertail20 View Post
    People don't realize that college sports, especially football, is very expensive in fact most college football programs lose money. It's the boosters who pay the bills for the football program and will also give large amounts money to academic programs as long as the football program comes first.
    If Mizzou had missed the game scheduled at Arrowhead Stadium they would have had to pay 1 million dollars. That is likely the reason they caved to the players.

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  • Checkertail20
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    Originally posted by Half Pint John View Post
    I got a demand...do away with college sports. Watch what happen, cost of going to school goes down, grades go up. Cut out all the cost for transportation, uniforms, and equipment, same for the band and cheerleaders, building and maintenance of huge facilities that go unused for most of the year.
    People don't realize that college sports, especially football, is very expensive in fact most college football programs lose money. It's the boosters who pay the bills for the football program and will also give large amounts money to academic programs as long as the football program comes first.

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  • Steve573
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    I think the trouble at Mizzou stems from Ferguson, honestly...some of the Mizzou students went to Ferguson to join the protests and looting there, and once it all calmed down they were angry that the university didn't say anything one way or the other about Ferguson. I guess they expected some sort of announcement of support for the protests or something but it's not clear what they thought would happen.
    More recently, a small group of students surrounded the MU president's car at the homecoming parade and prevented it from moving. He didn't jump out of the car and start a conversation about their concerns...he and his wife were riding in the back and the driver eventually managed to drive away and join the rest of the parade. One grad student, who terrifyingly is majoring in educational leadership (ironic), has taken it upon himself to escalate this to ridiculous proportions and go on a hunger strike until the president is removed. I personally think this guy is just a self-promoter who is trying to make a name for himself a la Al Sharpton. I've heard rumors locally that his hunger strike includes a few snacks here and there, so I don't think he would ever have actually starved to death.
    The school caved, which was a mistake, and now other schools around the country will also need to deal with the small number of 'victims' who feel that they've been wronged and want to get loud about it.
    This is an example of victimhood run amok...these students are not actually discriminated against at all: one incident they are complaining about was someone yelling the n-word from a passing pickup truck. This is one of those campuses that spreads out all over the downtown area so regular streets run through parts of campus and this was most likely some local hick yelling at black students. Admittedly racist but what's the university president supposed to do, chase down the hick and leap onto his pickup truck? Another incident they mentioned was that someone drew a swastika on the wall of a new dorm with feces...the swastika is not an anti-black symbol so not sure how this connects. The dorm was just a dorm not any kind of racist dorm. This entire thing is confusing and honestly stupid, and I'm encouraging other people around here to just stop going to the football games for a while.

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  • Daemon of Decay
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    Originally posted by Martok View Post
    And now it is starting at Yale, over an e-mail sent in response to demands no one wear any type of Halloween costume which might maybe could be possibly offensive to minorities.
    We had one of those emails at our campus as well, with a correction posted later.

    Funnily enough, nobody rioted over it.

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  • Martok
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    And now it is starting at Yale, over an e-mail sent in response to demands no one wear any type of Halloween costume which might maybe could be possibly offensive to minorities.

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  • Cambronnne
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    Originally posted by tcox View Post
    Mizzou will cave to the demands.
    Score one for the mob. The president resigned.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...aking-news-bar

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  • tcox
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    Mizzou will cave to the demands.

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  • asterix
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    All I see is revenge-racism with PCism as it's vehicle...though one could easily conclude that they are one and the same. I hope the universities and colleges fold....they created this crap in the first place, lets see how they deal with getting some of their own medicine?

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