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  1. How is this all that different from all the fan comments and op-ed pieces on Bills fan sites and in the Buffalo media trashing former Bills players who were traded/cut/not-resigned during the last decade of Ralph Wilson's ownership, especially when Russ Brandon ran the team? Between 2001 and 2018, under GMs Tom Donahoe and Russ Brandon, the Bills regularly shed of most of the good/excellent players they developed early in their careers, generally by letting them walk in FA but sometimes by trades. Bills fans generally turned their anger towards the players who were gone, not at the team th
  2. I didn't vote because I wasn't comfortable with the choices. I'm not worried about either QB much but I'm not willing to predict that both will bust. From past drafts, I expect that 1 QB from the 5 who were drafted in the first round will turn out to be a franchise QB for most of his career. I think that probably another 1 or 2 others will become competent NFL QBs for at least part of their careers. It's likely 2 or 3 will be, at best, disappointments if not outright busts. As Bills fans, I think we can see first hand that sometimes the QB who looks like the least likely to s
  3. I guess you're butt hurt because he didn't just call you a plain old ordinary racist, which would have been accurate. FTR, when asked in an interview recently if he thought America was a racist country, he said he didn't. The story has been on national and local news media since late last week. Maybe you should get your news from an actual news source rather than wacky right wing propagandists.
  4. I think that the future oriented aspect of the draft is the most impressive part. It's easy to improve a poor team through the draft with competent talent evaluation. It's a whole lot harder to maintain, much less improve, a very successful team over the long term. That's what separates teams that are almost always "in the hunt" like NE, KC, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, Seattle, etc from most other franchises that look great for a season or two and then disintegrate. I think that Atlanta and Philly are perhaps the best and most recent examples. This is why I'm not all tha
  5. Your concern for the super wealthy is soooooo heart wrenching. Let's do some math ... the current estate tax exclusion is almost $23 million. Somebody who leaves and estate of $50 million would owe tax on $27 million, which at 40% would be $10.8 million, leaving the heirs $39.2 million. If the estate exclusion was lowered to $10 million, the tax on $ 40 million would be $16 million, leaving the heirs a paltry $34 million. If the estate exclusion was lowered to $3 million, the tax on $47 million would be $18.8 million, leaving the heirs in poverty since they would on
  6. That's what estate planning is for. If the children are "deeply involved in that business", then why don't they have ownership stakes?
  7. The average net worth of the top 1% of Americans is $10.8 million. The average net worth of the top 2% of Americans is only $2.4 million. I think excluding the first $10 million is ok. I don't think it's fair since the median net worth of American households is $121,700, but I would be ok with it because it would put the exclusion just below what it was before before Trump doubled it in 2018.
  8. Cry me a river for the .1% of Americans who are rich enough to have their estates subject to estate taxes.
  9. I know that, but RochesterRob claimed otherwise so I pointed out two infamous examples that cost people their lives. Coming from you, that's a compliment. Thank you. We're talking examples of quality. You claimed that quality in the past was better than today using Levis as an example even though you don't have first any first hand knowledge of that because you "stopped buying Levi's many years ago" . I disputed your assertion with two infamous examples from the past. My two examples were not only pulled from the market but the manufacturers
  10. The old "everything was soooooo much better a few decades ago because it was made in the US" line. It wasn't. Among the most egregious examples of the quality of American made products include the Chevrolet Corvair and the Ford Pinto.
  11. When the hell have conservatives EVER been friendly to labor??? Cotton producers, yes. *****, never.
  12. I don't know if this is practical but it might be worth looking into. American LEOs seem to use deadly force much more frequently than in most other First World countries. Posters have "jumped" on it because it's simply untrue. The basic rule of gun use is to know what you're aiming at and then make sure you hit it. That's why you aim at the center of any target. Missing your target can have deadly consequences. Several years ago in my area, some dumbass deer hunter missed his buck and bagged a school bus traveling along a road about a quarter mile away. Luckily n
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