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Archive for May, 2009
For the past few years, athletic boosters at Duke University have been waging a vendetta against sports writer Selena Roberts, formerly of the N.Y. Times and now of Sports Illustrated. Roberts was the columnist who more than other journalist, exposed the culture of privilege that athletes — particularly those who were from wealthy and powerful families — that existed at Duke. It was this culture that allowed athletes to literally get away with murder in their treatment of other students. Of all the jocks at Duke, there were none who were more prone to exploiting their privileges than the members of the Duke Men’s Lacrosse team.
Long before the big rape case at Duke broke out, the virtually all white lacrosse team had a well deserved reputation as a uniquely criminal squad whose members were often engaged in such antisocial behavior as urinating in public, intimidating other students, throwing wild parties to the detriment of the neighborhood and treating their neighbors like dirt and also engaging in crimes against members of the female gender as well as the ebony hued race.
Roberts wrote a series of columns that exposed this culture of evil privilege by the criminal jocks and Duke’s complicity in maintaining a cover up of it as opposed to cracking down on criminal jocks. For this, Roberts has incurred the hatred of the athletic boosters at Duke who view Roberts as, among other things, a traitoress to the white race.
Here’s a post from a forum that is devoted to the defense of the Duke jocks that shows this mentality all too well:
She is genetically inferior. Very ugly. She and people like her are just besides themselves with envy over those with genetically superior super DNA. Her underlying motivation to her work is to shed light on what she feels are the darker sides of these beautiful human being. She will never be one and therefore it is up to her to “let everyone know what “they” are really like”. She formulates her writing with plans that include bringing down people that are already flawed. She rales about the chinks in the armour of college lacrosse players and major league baseball heros. She is really pissed that these people are admired and copied. It is her calling to show us the “truth”. Her big problem is that nobody is buying the notion that it is “she” who we should be listening too. She has zero credibility in most circles. Whether her story is true or not nobody is moved. I can see her most nights crying herself to sleep as she sees all the hot chicks around all these guys. She looks like a wort on the ass of a donkey. Some of you may take offense to my take, but I believe that many underlying motivations in people have to do with wanting to _uck the prom queen, or get _ucked by the athletic hero.
Whatever. In any event, for a gal in her mid-40’s, Roberts is not too bad looking. Its just plain despicable that instead of engaging in an honest debate, the athletic boosters engage in this sort of tactics. Then again, given the athletic privilege that continues to exist at Duke where coeds continue to be raped by jocks and the university continues to engage in cover ups such as the cover up in the lacrosse case that was exposed by the news media, there really is not much that the boosters can do other than engaging in tactics straight from the sewer.
There is a fairly new News/Opinion website called The Stimulist . Its a pretty good website overall if you don’t mind its rabidly pro Obama aka “BHO” slant.
However, there is a problem with The Stimulist. It aims to be a comprehensive public affairs website, yet it is laced with all sorts of vulgarity that has no place on such an endeavor. For instance, there is a section of links interesting though trivial websites that has a vulgar heading to it.
What all this does is to cheapen The Stimulist and reduce the size of its audience. You would think that the creators of this website would want to make their creation a classy and widely read spot in cyberspace. Then again, there is a lot of poor thinking out there and this is but the latest example.
There is a new game on the block, Cosmic Supremacy and its pretty good looking. I’d play it myself if it were not for my aversion to download games.
Just when you thought that things could not get any worse at Space Merchant Realms, it has. SMR has just added the discredited Newbie Games from the original and long ago defunct Space Merchant. Newbie Games were shown to be a bad idea and their existence helped to speed up the demise of SM. Now it appears that the admins of SMR are determined to go down the fateful path of the original game.
Well SMR, its been nice knowing you.
It seems hard to believe, but Caissa’s Web aka the very first pay to play chess server when it debuted in 1995 is still around and its now a play for free website!
Here’s an interesting gaming website.
Here’s its news:
August 21, 2008
The server is having significant issues that are diffuicult to isolate. I am working on a solution, including changing servers if neccessary. The new setup sould be online by next week, which will hopefully resolve our stability issues.
July 11, 2008
Whew.. finally get my email from the site working again, and discover that Marbles has been locking up after the first game for weeks. I found the problem and have corrected it. Unfortunatly, this has not restored high scores, so I have removed all the links to high scores since they are pointless if they can’t be updted. I am looking towards a permanent solution for the website in the near future.
June 4, 2008
I still do not know what exactly is wrong with the server. I am attempting to mitigate the problem by automaticlaly restarting the server ever hour. This all began with a full hard drive on the server. Beyond that, I do not know what is causing the failures on the server. I may have more time this weekend to fully investigate.
June 1, 2008
As many have noticed, the website encountered some issues late Friday. I thought I’d had them taken care of last night, but apparently not. At the moment, the games should all be playable, however, highscores and personal preferences are not working. I will update once this is resolved.
Both the corrupt Mayor Daley and his pathetic underling Obama are doing everything they can to force the disaster known as the 2016 summer Olympics upon the people of Chicago. Thankfully, there is a major website that is dedicated to opposing this corrupt activity by the crooked politicians of Illinois aka Land of Evil.