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  1. 2 points
    CG would roll annually in this proposal. Let me also add that I believe that BD would be a decisive underdog vs the sectional 5 champion.
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    I ain't going to lie, my wife has a garden tub in her bathroom, and I may have been enticed once or twice, but there was a shower first.
  5. 2 points
    The last time I took a bath, I took a shower first.
  6. 2 points
    I wouldn't even sit in my own bath water....hence I haven't had a bath since I was a kid.
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    CG, not necessarily. Based on merit, they would likely bump up to Super 6A very quickly. And there are some challengers in this 6A group : LC LJ CN Homestead Solid programs. With Coach Moore winding down his tenure, anything can happen.
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    I would like to see the IHSAA split 6A into two separate groups of 16. 6A - 16 schools Super 6A - 16 schools This would create two 4 week tournaments for each class. Add a 10th regular season game and a bye week after week 10. The week 10 games would pit all 32 schools against each other, avoiding potential sectional matchups, and encouraging intersectional games. Example : Center Grove vs Merrillville For starters the breakdown will be enrollment based. Going forward, the classes will, be populated based on merit. Schools in the Super 6A Classification will earn their status based on post season results. Schools can move up and down from Super 6A to 6A based on results from year to year. This format will break up the monotony of the the all MIC 6A final every year, and give other big schools a chance to play for a title. Initial format based on enrollment would be as follows : Super 6A 1112 Carmel High School 1359 1338 1267 1322 5286 2221 Ben Davis High School 1263 1075 1100 1061 4499 3433 Warren Central High School 961 962 960 938 3821 4344 North Central (Indpls.) High School 973 939 872 943 3727 5 7 9 14 Fishers High School 950 887 862 810 3509 6555 Penn High School 840 856 782 860 3338 7866 Lake Central High School 827 850 795 844 3316 8677 Pike High School 909 825 792 769 3295 9988 Hamilton Southeastern HS 827 803 840 803 3273 10 10 10 12 Avon High School 838 770 724 763 3095 11 11 11 10 Noblesville High School 805 744 750 702 3001 12 12 12 11 Crown Point High School 735 704 697 719 2855 13 14 16 18 Brownsburg High School 726 676 693 715 2810 14 13 13 13 Franklin Central High School 759 719 700 626 2804 15 33 44 16 Indpls. Arsenal Technical High School 614 716 696 582 2608 16 17 19 20 Lawrence North High School 702 607 632 655 2596 6A 17 16 15 17 Center Grove High School 648 640 630 603 2521 18 18 20 23 Perry Meridian High School 626 619 605 595 2445 19 15 14 9 Portage High School 620 586 621 609 2436 20 19 18 21 Homestead Senior High School 678 580 586 580 2424 21 21 24 28 Carroll (F.W.) High School 597 652 598 565 2412 22 25 34 40 Westfield High School 668 573 563 530 2334 23 20 17 15 Lawrence Central High School 539 565 616 570 2290 24 23 26 26 Southport High School 588 589 559 518 2254 25 22 21 19 Merrillville High Sch 564 527 557 539 2187 26 24 25 25 Warsaw Community HS 548 511 518 526 2103 27 30 33 32 Lafayette Jefferson High School 587 492 546 438 2063 28 31 28 29 Columbus North High School 568 535 470 490 2063 29 28 29 30 Chesterton Senior High School 561 512 509 481 2063 30 36 43 44 Zionsville Community High Sch 553 504 492 506 2055 31 27 27 24 Valparaiso High School 511 477 529 537 2054 32 29 23 27 Jeffersonville High School 536 506 498 495 2035 Many schools who previpously had zero state title aspirations are now in the hunt for a blue ring. Excitement and partiicpation are on the upswing.
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    Been there done that, only it was about the 6" mark. Ball was dead, I don't think anyone knew what to do, BJ finally just blew it dead. It did turn into a great story though. Suffice to say by the time it was all over, the coach thought I was a walking rule book.
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    Yes. It's been discussed here before. Most coaches won't do it because the coverage downfield isn't as good as a Punt Formation.
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    Second predictable reaction. Yes, they have a right to make stupid decisions and, yes, we have the right to criticize them and not buy their products.
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    https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/articles/2018-06-06/will-ride-sharing-replace-traditional-school-buses https://www.cnbc.com/2017/11/21/student-transportation-invests-7-point-4-million-in-hopskipdrive.html
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    SF is thinking it is simply another marketing choice by Nike. Thinking that Rapinoe (SP) from Women's Soccer team is angling for a spot next to CK....... One of my Mutual Funds has some Nike stock, interesting to watch it......Seems that when the stock needs a little bump, something like this happens.....
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    I wouldn’t say that. But, after all, she’s 86.
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    An interesting aspect is that the dismissed teacher "settled" a claim against Cathedral before suing the archdiocese. Very interesting and unusual development which indicates to me that Cathedral is at least tacitly supporting the lawsuit against the archdiocese. https://www.theindianalawyer.com/articles/50811-fired-cathedral-teacher-settles-with-high-school-plans-to-sue-archdiocese?utm_source=il-daily&utm_medium=newsletter&utm_campaign=2019-07-10 The teacher fired from Cathedral High School for being in a same-sex marriage sued the Archdiocese of Indianapolis in Marion Superior Court on Wednesday, alleging the church leadership illegally interfered with his contractual and employment relationship with the high school, which led to his termination June 23. Joshua Payne-Elliott filed the lawsuit after he reached a confidential settlement with Cathedral on Tuesday. The agreement settled all legal claims against the school, including complaints arising from the termination of employment and allegations of a hostile work environment. In addition to his state lawsuit, Payne-Elliott has filed charges of discrimination with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He asserts the archdiocese discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation and retaliated against him for opposing sexual-orientation discrimination. Payne-Elliot’s attorney, Kathleen DeLaney, said once the EEOC makes a ruling, he intends to file a Title VII lawsuit against the Archdiocese in federal court. “We intend to hold the Archdiocese accountable for violations of state and federal law,” DeLaney of DeLaney & DeLaney LLC, said. Responding to a request for comment about the pending litigation, the Archdiocese indicated its actions are protected under religious liberty. “In the Archdiocese of Indianapolis’ Catholic schools, all teachers, school leaders and guidance counselors are ministers and witnesses of the faith, who are expected to uphold the teachings of the Church in their daily lives, both in and out of school,” the Archdiocese said in a statement. “Religious liberty, which is a hallmark of the U.S. Constitution and has been tested in the U.S. Supreme Court, acknowledges that the religious organizations may define what conduct is not acceptable and contrary to the teachings of its religion, for its school leaders, guidance counselors, teachers and other ministers of the faith.” Payne-Elliott’s husband, Layton Payne-Elliott, teaches at Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School. The archdiocese, similar to its directive to Cathedral, directed Brebeuf to dismiss Layton Payne-Elliott. However, Brebeuf refused, and as a result, is no longer recognized as a Catholic institution by the archdiocese. story continues below The state lawsuit, Joshua Payne-Elliott v. Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Indianapolis, Inc., 49D01-1907-PL-027728, seeks punitive damages and compensatory damages for lost earnings, lost benefits and emotional distress among other things. “We hope that this lawsuit will put a stop to the targeting of LGBTQ employees and their families,” Joshua Payne-Elliott said. According to the complaint, Cathedral had already renewed Joshua Payne-Elliott’s teaching contract for the 2019-2020 school year when days later the Archdiocese told the school it had to enforce the morals clause language in its teacher contracts. Cathedral president Robert Bridges then terminated Payne-Elliott’s employment. According to the lawsuit, Bridges told the teacher the school’s action “feels like with a gun to our head” because of the archdiocese’s directive. Payne-Elliott, the lawsuit states, was not fired for any performance-based issues. The teacher alleges in his lawsuit the archdiocese intentionally interfered with his contractual and employment relationship with Cathedral. Namely, according to the complaint, the archdiocese demanded the school fire Payne-Elliott and threatened negative consequences if the school refused. In a letter posted to its website June 23, Cathedral explained it was terminating the teacher after the Archdiocese threatened to no longer recognize the school as Catholic. Cathedral would have lost its ability to celebrate the Sacraments and its nonprofit status. Both the teacher and the school were amicable toward each other in the announcement of the settlement. The teacher thanked Cathedral for the opportunities he had at the school and said he does not wish any harm to his former employer. Cathedral, in turn, thanked the teacher for his service, contributions and achievements. “(My client) is pleased to have come to a confidential agreement with Cathedral High School,” DeLaney of DeLaney & DeLaney LLC, said. “He is looking forward to transitioning to a new teaching position and he hopes the attention brought by the recent actions of Archbishop (Charles) Thompson against the LGBTQ community will pressure the archdiocese to back off this witch hunt.”
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    So I'll take this as you have no boundaries to which you have to stay in and can accept anyone from the as far away as the parents are will to travel for their kid to go to your school. Gotcha. Looks like I'll have to head over to Yappi and do some reseach
  19. 1 point
    The free market in action. For almost any product/service there is a willing buyer.
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    The headline was all I could handle....won’t even bother reading the article. 🤦‍♂️💩🤦‍♂️💩🤦‍♂️💩 https://www.insider.com/instagram-star-belle-delphine-sold-used-bath-water-2019-7
  21. 0 points
    LOL.....tell me again about how others are pompous jerks.....
  22. 0 points
    Newsflash: Nike makes more than shoes. You're welcome.
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    WB's mother was a "he" back in the day?? He was part of the "new normal" before we called it the "new normal".......
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    School Choice Could Have Stopped Battle Over Holocaust-Denial at a Florida High School: https://reason.com/2019/07/11/school-choice-could-have-stopped-battle-over-holocaust-denial-at-a-florida-high-school/ And so began a running battle that culminated, just days ago, in Latson's reassignment to a school district position that allows the professional educator to apply his slippery grasp of history and eccentric punctuation in a less public way. The debate over what to teach kids at Spanish River High School echoes similar controversies around the country over lessons about events past and present. It varies from other such incidents primarily in that it represents a mushy failure to take any position rather than the triumph of one ideological approach or interpretation over another. "Americans are diverse—ethnically, religiously, ideologically—but all must pay for public schools. The intention is good: to bring people together and foster social harmony," the Cato Institute notes on its Public Schooling Battle Map, which tracks education disagreements nationwide. "But rather than build bridges, public schooling often forces people into wrenching conflict." In Michigan over the past year, conservatives and liberals squabbled over whether the U.S. is a "republic" or a "democracy"—and that's just where the disagreement begins. Lessons over the Alamo, the causes of the Civil War, and states rights set off similar fights in Texas. Curriculum battles have been common in government-run schools, since they offer an opportunity for victors to "correctly" teach children while suppressing the alleged errors of the opposition. But modern curriculum battles occur in a country where intolerance of disagreement is widespread and on the rise (82 percent of polled likely voters said last year that they think Americans are less tolerant of each other's opinions). Education doesn't help, either: Better educated people are less understanding of opponents' beliefs. That makes conflicts more intractable than ever. How do public school administrators and teachers keep their "customers" happy when tweaking lesson plans to please one faction means alienating another? Almost certainly, they can't. In this environment, William Latson very likely tried and failed to walk an unwalkable line by refusing to commit to fundamental historical facts so he wouldn't anger anybody. And Latson didn't confine his bureaucratic slipperiness to this one issue—it seems to be his guiding philosophy. "I do the same with information about slavery," Latson told the mother in an email. "I don't take a position but allow for the information to be presented and parents to be parents and educate their students accordingly." "The mother, who asked not to be named to protect her child's identity, said in an interview that she did not believe Latson was anti-Semitic but worried that he feared confronting parents who deny the Holocaust's reality," reported The Palm Beach Post. Ultimately, refusing to take a position in a futile bid at inoffensiveness bred as big a controversy as the sort of curriculum battle Latson hoped to avoid. Ironically, Florida is actually pretty good when it comes to educational choice, offering charter schools, scholarships, relatively easy homeschooling, and virtual schools. But traditional public schools remain the default choice for most students. Certainly, the families that currently use Spanish River High School should more thoroughly consider their education options and look for something better; voting with your feet now must be an improvement over waiting a year-plus for a bad administrator to be replaced. At the very least, they might consider charters, which have a good track record in Florida, don't charge tuition, and offer a variety of educational approaches. Improving access to education options and encouraging people to choose schools that work for them would replace curriculum battles with self-selection toward people's preferred offerings. In doing so, it could enhance the "social harmony" that public schools try and fail to generate. Graduating adults might even get along better if more families chose their kids' educations. "Greater exposure to private schooling is not associated with any more or less political tolerance" than sending kids to public schools, wrote Albert Cheng of the University of Arkansas's Department of Education Reform in a 2014 paper published in the Journal of School Choice. Even more interesting, "students with greater exposure to homeschooling tend to be more politically tolerant—a finding contrary to the claims of many political theorists." That makes sense, given that the public schools that are supposed to bring Americans together have done so only in the sense that the Colosseum brought together Christians and lions. Sure, it's a shared experience—but not necessarily a positive one. Ultimately, curriculum battles are inevitable in schools that people are forced to fund with their taxes and which many children have to attend because of government restrictions on alternatives, including regulation of private education. Even for families with means, that can leave little from which to choose. So, we can continue our endless battles over what our kids are taught, or we could enhance social harmony by replacing struggles for control of shared institutions with choices that prevent conflicts from occurring. There are choices to be made either way; either we make them for ourselves, or they'll be made for us.
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    Chances are high I’m older than you, and I still buy them. Just because you are old doesn’t mean you have to think old
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    I don't think old. I think quality. I gave up on Nike junk years ago.
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    Calling BS on this also. I'm not aware of any youth sports programs that force participants to purchase a certain brand of shoe. Maybe they do things different down there in Johnson County.
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    Predictable reaction.
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    Yeah, is it everyone from Center Grove on this board, or just the 2 of you?
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    There is more than you think there is, especially if the populace doesn't have to some much of it's wealth confiscated by government via taxation. As for "strings attached", please elaborate.
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    Then I suggest they approach private charity for assistance. Lots of church buses out there that could provide transportation as a community outreach/service. Government should not be the first answer to every problem.
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    thanks for proving my point.....
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