JoePa has died at age 85

Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by TahiriVeilaSolo69, Jan 22, 2012.

  1. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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  2. Sith-Lord-Gunray Ex-Mod

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    A_J, you are the JC's savior.
  3. Lord Vivec Chosen One

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    lol at the thread

    Beez wasn't talking about you. He was talking TO you.

    Big difference.
  4. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    . . .

    My thoughts:

    A. "Throwing someone under the bus" is being used inappropriately here, as it has been increasingly in the last few years. Implicit in the meaning is a sort of betrayal: you let someone take the fall/receive criticism that they did not deserve. Reporting an employee and underlying for committing a felony doesn't fall under this category at all, unless you ordered them to commit the felony and then reported them to avoid blame yourself.

    B. Since this thread is already completely derailed, I'll ask about something that has been bugging me for a few weeks. Does anyone know what happened to Darth Decepticon?
  5. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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    DD disappeared when darthboy was banned. [face_thinking]
  6. Juliet316 Chosen One

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    I don't condone or excuse Paterno's actions in this (and Paterno himself admitted before his death he could have done more), but beezel, don't ever EVER equate Paterno's actions in this mess to what Sandusky did. Inexcusable as not doing enough was, PATERNO DID NOT RAPE THOSE BOYS!
  7. Boba_Fett_2001 Chosen One

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    lol Varouj. Picking up the mantle for Ossy in his absence? :p
  8. wannasee Force Ghost

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    The stress of all this is what killed him.

    way to go, murderers...
  9. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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    lmao this thread is America
  10. Jabba-wocky Chosen One

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    C. For what it's worth, Varouj's scenario isn't very much like what happened. There wasn't a mere allegation. Paterno took it seriously enough to call up his superiors and say "we have a problem." Given that's potentialyl as damaging to someone's career as the police phone call, I don't see how his argument (such as it was) was really very strong.
  11. wannasee Force Ghost

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    I wouldn't go to the cops with second-hand information.
  12. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    Killed by AutobotSecurOwned.
  13. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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    What if was regarding Muslims or Islams?
  14. wannasee Force Ghost

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  15. jp-30 Manager Emeritus

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  16. darthcaedus1138 Force Ghost

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    O'er the land of the free, and the home of the...er.

    Brave?

    [face_flag]
  17. Armenian_Jedi Force Ghost

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    Even with jobs that put your face out in the public like their jobs did? You go to the cops, the media finds out right away, and if you were wrong in your allegations, you just screwed someone over because of a rumor you heard. You go to the administration with the information so they can find out more to see what the crap is going on so if you're wrong, you didn't just destroy someone's life for no reason. Obviously in this situation, he would have been right. But with the information he had at the time, there was no way for him to know that.
  18. Darth Tunes SfC Part III Commissioner

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    What about that previous allegation though in 1998? That caused Sandusky, at only age 55, to retire from college football (more than likely would have got a head coaching position somewhere). A pattern of illicit behavior had already been setup with him, so when 2002 comes around, and McQueary sees what he sees, shouldn't Paterno have at the very least thought "Another incident like that with Jerry? Yikes". Should a pattern of behavior account for something?


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  19. Eeth-my-Koth Chosen One

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  20. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Fun thread. Paterno = A pillar of his community who has one gigantic blemish on his legend.
  21. block Jedi Grand Master

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    No, you should buy some drugs.
  22. VadersLaMent Chosen One

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    Apparently the Westboro Church will be protesting at Paterno's funeral.
  23. Rogue_Ten Chosen One

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  24. Aytee-Aytee Force Ghost

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    To tell you the truth, I really don't feel all that bad about this.

    Is it a shame? Yes. But much less shameful than passing the buck and then keeping quiet when one of the coaches under you is caught banging a child in the campus showers.
  25. AaylaSecurOWNED Force Ghost

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    Pretty sure that if Sandusky had been raping little girls they wouldn't be protesting. They're only protesting because it was gay pedophilia.

    So.