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    http://www.3quarksdaily.com/3quarksd...blackmail.html

    This website might be my favorite one in terms of good thought provoking arguments. This particular post isn't better or worse than any of the others but it grabbed my attention today.

    Unlike with extortion, where the perpetrator is threatening to do something illegal if she isnít paid (e.g., ďGive me $10,000 or Iíll burn down your houseĒ), with blackmail the perpetrator is threatening to do something legal. If the act itself Ė revealing the information Ė isnít bad enough to be criminalized, then why is merely threatening to commit the act so terrible?

    This paradox is often expressed in terms of blackmail being a criminal act composed entirely of uncriminal parts. Telling someone you'd like $10,000 isnít a crime; revealing someoneís secret isnít a crime; and yet, telling someone you'd either like $10,000 or you're going to reveal his secret is a crime. How can that be?
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    I'm not a hockey fan so I never knew these emergency goalies ever existed. What a thrill that must be just to be able to be in the locker room or on the bench for an NHL game! Even if you never got into a game it would be worth it just be there on the bench.
    I suppose if baseball ever had something like this it would be the position of catcher. Wouldn't it be great to just be able to be in the bullpen and suit up for a game with the Reds or anyone else for that matter!?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cumberlandreds View Post
    I'm not a hockey fan so I never knew these emergency goalies ever existed. What a thrill that must be just to be able to be in the locker room or on the bench for an NHL game! Even if you never got into a game it would be worth it just be there on the bench.
    I suppose if baseball ever had something like this it would be the position of catcher. Wouldn't it be great to just be able to be in the bullpen and suit up for a game with the Reds or anyone else for that matter!?!
    Exactly right on the catcher, the BP catcher has at times been added to the roster to take the place of a fallen receiver. of course the most famous one might be reds Jimmy Wilson donning the gear for the Reds in end of 1940 and the series. Lombardi had a sprained ankle and Hershberger killed himself and Wilson who began catching 20 years prior had to step up... and he did.

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    Thanks to woy, a better related read...

    http://joeposnanski.blogspot.com/201...e-prefect.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Thanks to woy, a better related read...

    http://joeposnanski.blogspot.com/201...e-prefect.html
    I absolutely loved that.
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    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/otl/n...e=MLBHeadlines

    I know the Joyce/Gallaraga story has been done a lot, but this version really got to me.
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    Some things I just find interesting...

    http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/20...ound/shea-text

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    He did make $40 million during his career. That made his decision to retire and forfeit $12 million a bit easier, I'm sure. It still says a lot about the man to not go through the motions of trying to comeback when he knew it was highly unlikely to succeed.
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    A pretty good SI.com article on what Jake Plummer is doing these days, but what stopped me dead in my tracks was this quote Plummer gave at Pat Tillman's funeral:

    "I was in the store the other day and I saw PEOPLE magazine, and it had the cover of the 50 most beautiful people in the world, or America, and there was a picture of Pat," Plummer said. "It was kind of ironic because I really looked and said, What is beauty? Is beauty a pretty face, a nice smile, flowing hair, nice skin? Not to me, it's not. To me beauty is living life to higher standards, stronger morals and ethics and believing in them, whether people tell you you're right or wrong. Beauty is not wasting a day. Beauty is noticing life's little intricacies and taking time out of your busy day to really enjoy those little intricacies. Beauty is being real, being genuine, being pure with no facade—what you see is what you get. Beauty is expanding your mind, always seeking knowledge, not being content, always going after something and challenging yourself."
    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vau...72/1/index.htm

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    Not so much of a good read but more a dad bragging... daughter Lizzy is 6th trumpet

    http://local.cincinnati.com/share/ne...400&cid=100227

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    Not so much of a good read but more a dad bragging... daughter Lizzy is 6th trumpet

    http://local.cincinnati.com/share/ne...400&cid=100227
    Mason band leaving for NYC for its performance at Carnegie Hall makes the local news...

    http://www.fox19.com/Global/category.asp?C=195974

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