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Comment: Re:Works as Designed (Score 1) 770

Religion is involved all right... the religion of high school football. The parents elect the board and the board hires administrators that protect the holy football. Football jocks bully some geek, reactions range from slap-on-the-wrist to nobody-gives-a-shit. Administrator punishes football players, team misses the playoffs, and the board fires him.

Comment: Re:Same old, same old. (Score 1) 770

To this day I'll never understand the 'smart' people who can't understand a dynamic or that it takes two to tango.

So if I am going to start punching you in the face for no good reason, and if you fight back you deserve to get punished just as much as I do?

Comment: Re:How factual is the article? (Score 1) 770

While the post linked in the story is some right-wing nutjob blog (AR15 contest on the page of a report of school bullying, there's a solution for you)... the story is real. GP's link to the Tribune Review is an actual newspaper with actual reporters.

Comment: Re:Nothing new here (Score 1) 212

by nitehawk214 (#46769417) Attached to: How 'DevOps' Is Killing the Developer

Funny how my company is going in the opposite direction. They want to get developers out of the production environment completely, and have an ops team do all of the support and maintenance. I for one am glad to see this happening.

I consider this the same direction. Getting people who are not qualified to stop doing things that are not their job.

Comment: Re:Quite logical reaction (Score 1) 770

And before social media and enhanced coverage of school issues... this was the standard operating procedure. School administrators will only do the right thing when shamed into it. Until then, cover up and deny everything.

I am wondering why more kids do not go into "break the nose of everyone that looks at me" mode. The old "stand up to the bullies, they will cower away" simply does not work when they know they have the back of the administration.

Comment: Re:Must have made some football players look bad (Score 1) 770

True, but Stubenville is effectively a suburb of Pittsburgh. (I think the rape thing stopped those idiotic "burb of the burgh" commercials they used to run all of the time on local tv.)

Either way, the entire region (w PA, WV, e OH) puts high school sports, especially football, on some sort of altar that the local government and police assholes worship.

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