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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 5

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Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. This week will once again be a light week, with only Paul’s reactions to the games. Paul Says Nobody looked good on TNF: Thursday Night Football featured the team I picked to win the NFC South and the team I picked to go 18-1 (whoops) in a game where everything screamed “shootout.”…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 4

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Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. This week will be a light week, with only Paul’s reactions to the games. Paul says After the craziness of last week, week 4 brought a bit of a return to normalcy, although that didn’t mean there weren’t a few eyebrow raising moments. Here are some affirmations and surprises from this…

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Mike Tomlin Owes Alejandro Villanueva an Apology

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I’m kind of ambivalent on this whole NFL anthem protests debacle. I feel pretty strongly that the issue of unaccountable state-sanctioned violence on unarmed citizens must be corrected, but I’m unsure of why the national anthem was made the target of protest. But for the purposes of this article, this is neither here nor there. The subject at hand, is the treatment of Steelers Offensive Tackle Alejandro Villanueva by the…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 3

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Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. This week, the crew welcome frequent discourser, Miguel, to weigh in with his thoughts from week 3. Paul says This definitely felt like an upside-down sort of week in the NFL (and not just because I did terrible in my weekly pick’em). If last week helped to inform which teams were…

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Lessons From My Biggest Investing Mistake

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Recently at work, a question was broadcast over Slack (for those unfamiliar with Slack, think of a messaging tool that is a cross between email and instant messaging) asking if anybody had any interesting stories about stocks that they had sold that they later regretted. The story was to be used in an upcoming podcast (if you want to hear the dulcet tones of my voice recounting the story, check…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 2

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Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. Just Paul and Andrew reacting to Week 2 this time around. Read on for our thoughts on which teams are coming back down to Earth and which might be starting their ascent. Paul says Week 2 of the NFL is always interesting because we get to double our data points when…

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Rampant Reactions For NFL 2017 Season: Week 1

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Each week, the Rampant Discourse staff will offer their quick takes and rampant reactions to the NFL 2017 season. Week 1 of the 2017 NFL Season surprised us all, which isn’t surprising in the least. Not even a week into our predictions, we are doubling down on our poor choices and lucky wins. Paul says My prediction of the Pats going 18-1 took a big hit with their shocking loss…

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“It” Has the Right Stuff

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Spoiler Warning: This It 2017 movie review contains some spoilers I rarely make it to the movie theater nowadays.  Partially that’s financial, partially it’s schedule.  But it’s also lack of interest in most of the fare offered at the cinema.  But the end of summer 2017 offered the rare treat: two adaptations of Stephen King works.  The Dark Tower was less than stellar, that was pretty much expected of a 95…

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Rampant Predictions for the NFL 2017 Season

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Another season of football is upon us, and it’s always fun to put on our prognosticator hats and predict what we think might happen. Will Tom Brady succumb to the Madden Curse or will the Patriots win another Super Bowl after an amazing off-season? After such an amazing offensive output in 2016 led them so heartbreakingly close to a Super Bowl win, can the Falcons overcome losing their offensive coordinator and avoid…

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Is Freedom What the Doctorow Ordered?

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I have been aware of Cory Doctorow for a very long time.  In 2005 I  read his debut novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, which was published in 2003.  And even before then, I was aware of Mr. Doctorow as an agent provocateur of the intellectually anti-copyright fighters, though that is an unfair characterization.  Doctorow was never anti-copyright; he was, however, against the concept of copyright as it…

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