Shannon Sharpe re: Brett Favre "You have to be a sorry **** to steal from the underserved" (5 Viewers)

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It is stealing TAXPAYERS money. The government has no money, it is all taken from someone else.
It’s also building real property with state money that the taxpayers still own.

This is being built as state property.

Funds were just diverted.

Basically it’s illegal to take funds that are appropriated for one thing and divert to another.

It sounds like someone pitched the idea to Favre that if he did these engagements, they could pay him out of these pots of money and he could give that money to school for the court.

So Favre isn’t getting paid anything for his speaking engagements. It sounds like once they had it executed, the follow through on the engagements didn’t keep up.

Huey Long did something similar when he used funds for dormitories to build Tiger Stadium.

No one stole anything from poor people. They just jumped around the budget.

I don’t see how Favre is responsible in any way (legally) for which funding codes are used to build state property.
 

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The media is all too happy to carry water for the ruling class. While there is a racial component, what we're really experiencing isn't black vs. white or left vs. right. Any of us not on top are getting screwed worse than ever. Not trying to minimize how anyone feels about it or denigrate anyone with an opposing viewpoint; just calling it according to the pattern I've been noticing. They keep us at each other's throats because unity scares them more than anything.

Also, if we're talking basketball GOATs, it's rough to categorize. For me, MJ and Bird are top two and it basically becomes pick your poison after that. Kobe, LeBron, Pistol Pete, Wilt the Stilt, Hakeem...I don't think anyone's Top 10 will ever match up with anyone else's.
Amen, amen and amen on the first part - how did a basketball thread get in here?
 

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Something stinks about this. Seems like a lot of effort here to “build a volleyball facility on a college campus.”
 
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It’s also building real property with state money that the taxpayers still own.

This is being built as state property.

Funds were just diverted.

Basically it’s illegal to take funds that are appropriated for one thing and divert to another.

It sounds like someone pitched the idea to Favre that if he did these engagements, they could pay him out of these pots of money and he could give that money to school for the court.

So Favre isn’t getting paid anything for his speaking engagements. It sounds like once they had it executed, the follow through on the engagements didn’t keep up.

Huey Long did something similar when he used funds for dormitories to build Tiger Stadium.

No one stole anything from poor people. They just jumped around the budget.

I don’t see how Favre is responsible in any way (legally) for which funding codes are used to build state property.
The money for the speaking engagements and the volley ball court are 2 completely different things
And steal money from the poor is exactly what they did
 

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The money for the speaking engagements and the volley ball court are 2 completely different things
And steal money from the poor is exactly what they did
It’s not two different things. That’s how the volleyball court was going to be funded
 

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I never understand when people are caught red handed, why prosecutors feel the need to offer plea agreements.

The text messages alone should have buried these people under the jail.
 
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I never understand when people are caught red handed, why prosecutors feel the need to offer plea agreements.

The text messages alone should have buried these people under the jail.
Rich privilege, or the prosecutors are unsure they can convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt. Usually one of the two. Especially if celebrities are involved.
 

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Rich privilege, or the prosecutors are unsure they can convince a jury beyond a reasonable doubt. Usually one of the two. Especially if celebrities are involved.

That - plus those with means will hire lawyers that are very good at stretching it all out, expending resources, and managing juries. It makes trial that much riskier - plea deals are criminal settlement agreements and settlement agreements usually make sense because they buy out that risk of an unpredictable trial.

I think plea deals are commonly offered, even in cases against public defenders. They count as a conviction and save the prosecution’s resources.
 

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That - plus those with means will hire lawyers that are very good at stretching it all out, expending resources, and managing juries. It makes trial that much riskier - plea deals are criminal settlement agreements and settlement agreements usually make sense because they buy out that risk of an unpredictable trial.

I think plea deals are commonly offered, even in cases against public defenders. They count as a conviction and save the prosecution’s resources.

At the expense of actual justice where people get let back out early to continue to wreak havoc on society. Those supposedly saved resources get fully used either now or later.
 

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Whether you want to put it on Farve or the state, it's wrong. TANF is a state block grant(states can determine how to use the funds) unlike the previous structure (AFDC I think) that dictated the funds go to poor people. In theory, the money should be allocated to go to needy people but because of the political leanings of the governors and by extension Farve, they had no problem using the money for personal interest (as in more athletic facilities for the poorest state in the union). No matter how you paint it's wrong and I'm sure Farve is not the first athlete to get caught up in a misappropriation of funds scandal. These same people attack individual welfare for the poor but have no problem with corporate welfare and subsidies.

background: https://sgp.fas.org/crs/misc/R44668.pdf
 
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At the expense of actual justice where people get let back out early to continue to wreak havoc on society. Those supposedly saved resources get fully used either now or later.
No, that's the "restorative justice"/no bail that has been responsible for multiple murders in major cities.
 

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