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Friend of mine was a big player in Schilling's video game company - had a six-month running battle with Schilling to stop him from having Bible study in the office.
I met Schilling and religion never came up. He seemed like a very decent person.
He's also one of the top ten best pitchers of all time and was a major reason why the Red Flops ended their long drought. Too bad the current owners of the team shunned him when they had a reunion for the 2004 team. That was about as petty as anything I've ever seen and worse than anything Schilling ever did.
 

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I met Schilling and religion never came up. He seemed like a very decent person.
He's also one of the top ten best pitchers of all time and was a major reason why the Red Flops ended their long drought. Too bad the current owners of the team shunned him when they had a reunion for the 2004 team. That was about as petty as anything I've ever seen and worse than anything Schilling ever did.

Having employees do a Bible study in the office is as clear an abuse of power as a person can do. Stiffing the state out of a loan repayment while sanctimoniously preaching small government and hyper-individualism is pure ethical corruption. None of that is worse than not inviting a guy to a celebration?
 

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Having employees do a Bible study in the office is as clear an abuse of power as a person can do. Stiffing the state out of a loan repayment while sanctimoniously preaching small government and hyper-individualism is pure ethical corruption. None of that is worse than not inviting a guy to a celebration?
"I personally know someone who was treated badly by Schilling" vs "idk man I met him and he was nice"
 

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I have heard the way too much smoke thing before. Even then I couldn't care less about the Texans. Sounds like a soap opera for drama queens.
You aren't wrong, but at the same time, think for a second. What time of year is this? People are desperate for something new to talk about. That's the only reason threads like this gain any real traction. It's also why the Deshawn Watson thread is nearly 50 pages now
 

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He's more capt queeg than bligh. Maybe some anthony robbins thrown in. Motivational type huckster. Why did Belichick hire this pretentious fraud? Holier than thou religious moralist crap?

Probably ball washed and brown nosed him and belichick thought him a genius. Real astute judge of character. Now he metastasized further.

Self help scam guy mixed with megachurch scam guy imo
 

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Nothing, and absolutely nothing, in the history of humankind has caused more warfare, deaths, and genocide than religious righteousness and difference has.
But Communism is a pretty close second. No lie. For such a young philosophy its death count is insane. Between the big two alone you have maybe 200 million deaths, and then there's the absolute travesty that Maoism and its offshoots wreaked in Southeast Asia where multiple countries lost double digit percentages of their population to cultural purges.

Oh and it's still killing. Just ask the Uyghurs.
 

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Having employees do a Bible study in the office is as clear an abuse of power as a person can do. Stiffing the state out of a loan repayment while sanctimoniously preaching small government and hyper-individualism is pure ethical corruption. None of that is worse than not inviting a guy to a celebration?
I think the poster was engaging in sarcasm. He said he met him and because he did not bring religion, it probably is conclusive enough that he will not seek to hold bible studies in the office.
It comes down to very a simple basis; political alignment. It blends the lines for many of us(I am included). We tend to defend those we have alignments with. When that is the case, we must personally see them do the things they are being accused regardless of any evidence out there before wavering on support. It has all become fake news.
 

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I met Schilling and religion never came up. He seemed like a very decent person.
He's also one of the top ten best pitchers of all time and was a major reason why the Red Flops ended their long drought. Too bad the current owners of the team shunned him when they had a reunion for the 2004 team. That was about as petty as anything I've ever seen and worse than anything Schilling ever did.
You should talk to some of the people who worked for him - found out they didn't have health insurance when a woman went for her one of last prenatal visits and was told by the doctor that BCBS RI had dropped her - hich led to the 38 Studios' employees finding out that, yeah, they had all been dumped by BCBS RI for non-payment. Nobody in the company had a clue until that moment that they no longer had health care.

The employees worked for a solid month after RI raised the alarm about non-payment (the company should have immediately gone into bankruptcy - they should have gone into bankruptcy months BEFORE that to give the employees a softer landing). But no, the employees were kept ini the dark, adn kept working as they were promised by someone who talked to them as if they were family that the checks were coming. Maybe he really believed that, but it was incredibly unethical and borderline criminal. Those employees, hundreds, never got paid, lost a month of unemployment, and started their new journeys in the hole.

Several had their homes, which they thought had been sold in the move to RI, given back to them because the relocation company hadn't been paid - so now, they're out of a job, a month without income, and some suddenly with TWO mortgages. Yes, there were bankruptcies, and all because the employees were left in the dark about the truth of the financial situation.

Not all of this is on Schilling, of course, although he was THE guy at 38 Studios (and would never listen to anyone trying to tell him what had to be done), but your last sentence is pretty ridiculous - not inviting someone to a reunion (which was about a lot more than political posts or religion, I'm sure) is "worse" than what happened to the hundreds of people working for 38 Studios, something for which Schilling bears great responsibility?

Suffice it to say that you know nothing about 38 Studios - how it rose, how it fell, and the fallout - and leave it at that.
 

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You should talk to some of the people who worked for him - found out they didn't have health insurance when a woman went for her one of last prenatal visits and was told by the doctor that BCBS RI had dropped her - hich led to the 38 Studios' employees finding out that, yeah, they had all been dumped by BCBS RI for non-payment. Nobody in the company had a clue until that moment that they no longer had health care.

The employees worked for a solid month after RI raised the alarm about non-payment (the company should have immediately gone into bankruptcy - they should have gone into bankruptcy months BEFORE that to give the employees a softer landing). But no, the employees were kept ini the dark, adn kept working as they were promised by someone who talked to them as if they were family that the checks were coming. Maybe he really believed that, but it was incredibly unethical and borderline criminal. Those employees, hundreds, never got paid, lost a month of unemployment, and started their new journeys in the hole.

Several had their homes, which they thought had been sold in the move to RI, given back to them because the relocation company hadn't been paid - so now, they're out of a job, a month without income, and some suddenly with TWO mortgages. Yes, there were bankruptcies, and all because the employees were left in the dark about the truth of the financial situation.

Not all of this is on Schilling, of course, although he was THE guy at 38 Studios (and would never listen to anyone trying to tell him what had to be done), but your last sentence is pretty ridiculous - not inviting someone to a reunion (which was about a lot more than political posts or religion, I'm sure) is "worse" than what happened to the hundreds of people working for 38 Studios, something for which Schilling bears great responsibility?

Suffice it to say that you know nothing about 38 Studios - how it rose, how it fell, and the fallout - and leave it at that.

The 38 studios was a fiasco that permanently left a stain on RI, he effectively used his star power to 'seduce" a former Governor to think that this was a great investment. Then the residents find out he is not a very good businessman, and it was a lousy investment for all us taxpayers, we paid for this mistake for 3 or 4 years after...


 

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The 38 studios was a fiasco that permanently left a stain on RI, he effectively used his star power to 'seduce" a former Governor to think that this was a great investment. Then the residents find out he is not a very good businessman, and it was a lousy investment for all us taxpayers, we paid for this mistake for 3 or 4 years after...


There was no seduction. Rhode Island welcomed 38 Studios, and some power players in Rhode Island made a fortune exploiting the deal. Schilling went down there believing it would save the company. They also put untenable requirements and restrictions on 38 n exchange for the funds. A true clusterf***.

Some of the RI people behind the scenes were licking their lips (or vulture beaks, I guess), circling overhead to feast on the easy and naive businessman who thought he knew what he didn't know.

I blame Curt for what happened internally to the employees - he has to take responsibility for that. He kept believing he could pitch his way out of the bottom of the 9th, but business doesn't work like that. Rhode Island was a s***show - I'd go so far as to call it a trap - for 38 from the beginning.
 

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But Communism is a pretty close second. No lie. For such a young philosophy its death count is insane. Between the big two alone you have maybe 200 million deaths, and then there's the absolute travesty that Maoism and its offshoots wreaked in Southeast Asia where multiple countries lost double digit percentages of their population to cultural purges.

Oh and it's still killing. Just ask the Uyghurs.
You are confusing authoratarism as communism. Maybe communism is ripe for authoratarism take over...ifk, but corrupt people do corrupt things when in power is nothing new.
 

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I met Schilling and religion never came up. He seemed like a very decent person.
He's also one of the top ten best pitchers of all time and was a major reason why the Red Flops ended their long drought. Too bad the current owners of the team shunned him when they had a reunion for the 2004 team. That was about as petty as anything I've ever seen and worse than anything Schilling ever did.
top 10 best pitchers of all time?!?!?!?!
 

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Why would you pick your team chaplain over your franchise QB? Easterby should be sent packing.
So should of O’brien like 3 years too late before he could dismantle it. Miami loves the guy. Arizona loves the guy. Everyone in Houston? Not so much.
 

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What’s your issue with Kraft making billions off of real estate? Just curious.
Rental markets being a vehicle for wealth accumulation has largely lead to housing costs outpacing wage growth and the wealth disparity. Foreign VC's started targetting trailer parks. Why? Put in flower beds, jack rates, evict and seize property. It's state sponsored larceny for planting flowers under the guise of "property improvements."

Kraft is a vile piece of ****. AB gets accused in probate court, cut. Meanwhile he paid his legal team how much to get off on something HE WAS CAUGHT ON TAPE DOING TWICE.

Anyone who trusts any government agency is ****ing brain dead. It always comes down to the dollar. Not the constitution, not the written law. There is no justice, only purchased results. Tedd Wells? Exponent? Lmao.

Don't believe me? Why else are states scrambling to get out in front of Qualified Immunity's destruction? It's because ALL government employees are protected by the ludacrisly unconstitutional statute. You don't think Cuomo and co are well aware that qualified immunity is the only thing keeping him from financial ruin and prison? That's why NY pulled it for police. The tyrants in their government need the protection from accountability, and they're desperately hoping throwing the police force under the bus will get it done.

The uninformed brainwashed masses will likely lap up the celebration of a furtherance of injustice under the duplicitous guise of it's false destruction. If the law doesn't apply to OUR civil SERVANTS, it sure as hell doesn't apply to society.
 

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You are confusing authoratarism as communism. Maybe communism is ripe for authoratarism take over...ifk, but corrupt people do corrupt things when in power is nothing new.
Yeah, but no one does worse things in power than a zealot, and there is no corrupt leader worse than a corrupt zealot because they WILL remove anything that looks like a potential obstacle, and do it with extreme prejudice. Stalin's purges, Maoist Cultural Revolution, and the massacres in Southeast Asia are all along that line.

and frankly, all of the Trotsky/Mao/Lenin style of revolutionary government gravitates VERY harshly towards zealotry. Communism works very hard to become a religion in its own right in order to supplant the local religion, since they see the Church as counterrevolutionary (not without reason, although the ends do not justify the means)

Communist hardliners are as severe as any Islamist or Christian fundie and just as prone as religious zealots to kill you for your own good.
 

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But Communism is a pretty close second. No lie. For such a young philosophy its death count is insane. Between the big two alone you have maybe 200 million deaths, and then there's the absolute travesty that Maoism and its offshoots wreaked in Southeast Asia where multiple countries lost double digit percentages of their population to cultural purges.

Oh and it's still killing. Just ask the Uyghurs.
What was practiced by the Soviet Block and still practiced by the PRC is a corruption of communism. More like a cross between authoritarian fascism and cronyism. The closest we've had to real communism was the early Israeli kibbutzes, and that didn't scale up.
 

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Yeah, but no one does worse things in power than a zealot, and there is no corrupt leader worse than a corrupt zealot because they WILL remove anything that looks like a potential obstacle, and do it with extreme prejudice. Stalin's purges, Maoist Cultural Revolution, and the massacres in Southeast Asia are all along that line.

and frankly, all of the Trotsky/Mao/Lenin style of revolutionary government gravitates VERY harshly towards zealotry. Communism works very hard to become a religion in its own right in order to supplant the local religion, since they see the Church as counterrevolutionary (not without reason, although the ends do not justify the means)

Communist hardliners are as severe as any Islamist or Christian fundie and just as prone as religious zealots to kill you for your own good.
You think Sihanouk was any better? He wasn't. You can go all over the world and see killings of every stripe and color. It's not even that hard to do, from the mass genocides in Africa, Hitler and the Balkans, the UK in India, South and Central America, etc. In China, in just one year, 1927, they killed over a million communists. Japanese invasion of China lead to 20 million dead.
 

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