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  1. Is Gladewater okay with that, though? The home team decides on who can and cannot stream, as I understand it. One guy supposedly in the know told me that Gilmer was going to use Vimeo for the livestream, although it would be using the same ETEX feed, but that ETEX would not be livestreaming over their access channel and that their feed would air the next day to all their cable subscribers as always. He said the price to view the game live would be the same as a game ticket.
  2. The two schools need to get the livestream issue hammered out pretty soon if they won't move it to Longview.
  3. I think Nashville should go ahead and scrap this game. Then find out who scheduled the Texas state champion and fire that individual.
  4. Terrell replaces Pine Tree as the second scrimmage opponent. First home game will still be against Lindale on Sept. 18, according to the schedule I have.
  5. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/07/08/coronavirus-trump-threatens-to-cut-school-funding-slams-cdc-reopening-guidelines.html Why is everyone ignoring what the President has been saying for weeks and repeated in an interviewed with Chris Wallace aired Sunday? Anything other than in-person classes and you as a public school district lose the 10 percent of funding that comes from the federal government. I thought this area was very friendly to Trump and took his word on things. My county voted 82.5 percent for him in 2016. I had no idea all the districts around here were so flush with revenue that they could budget with 10 percent less coming in than they had planned on.
  6. If the season can't begin until September, does that mean the games scheduled for the last week of August are canceled or will the schedule remain the same with everything postponed? I know the new Gladewater coach had his heart set on upsetting Gilmer in his first game just as Jeff Traylor upset Louvier's Bears in 2000 in his first game as Gilmer coach.
  7. It's the health care industry that sounded the alarm. The media simply publicized their fears of being overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients, especially when they lacked PPE. The front-line medical personnel didn't sign up to die on the job.
  8. Trump and Mitch basically say "open up, you wimps." https://www.washingtonpost.com/education/2020/07/15/school-reopening-budget-trump-gop-coronavirus/ The White House and Senate Republicans are developing plans to prod schools to reopen by attaching incentives or conditions to tens of billions of dollars of new aid as part of the next coronavirus relief bill, people involved in the talks said Wednesday.
  9. It reminds me of the fearmongering conducted by the Dubya Bush administration about Saddam's "weapons of mass destruction" in the leadup to the Iraq War. That was effective also. People will fall for just about anything once the media megaphones of the six major corporations that control most of the news outlets is trained upon the issue at hand.
  10. As I have said before, Gilmer has so few people show up at most home games that social distancing will not be a problem. It almost seems like more people go to our road games from here than go to the home games. But that's just because our home side was expanded in 2013 to seat so many more than ever show up unless it's Gilmer-Carthage with both undefeated (which hasn't happened in a while).
  11. The people who lost Vietnam were the ones who thought it was still a good idea to draft males turning 18 even for a "war of choice" like that. It could have gone on forever a la Afghanistan had it just been those same men volunteering for it. That's why President Richard M. Nixon campaigned for and signed into law the HIGHLY POPULAR end to conscription which took effect in 1973. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conscription_in_the_United_States#End_of_conscription
  12. I disagree with you over the short term about your 401k. As long as the U.S. dollar remains the world reserve currency (and right now it's got TINA status - "There Is No Alternative"), Jay Powell at the Fed can say "Money Printer Go Brrr" and taxes won't even be necessary. As I have heard it explained, the U.S. economy is so "financialized" now that for him to ever stop printing, there'd be so little of the economy left that millions would die. This deliberate inattention to the rapidly rising national debt because "now it doesn't matter" stands in stark contrast to the view of the Tea Party movement right after Obama took office.
  13. If I were a high school football player, yes, I would be willing to risk death from COVID just as I would be willing to risk death from a violent collision on the field. Everyone who has ever suited up knows that this is a slight risk in any game or even at practice.
  14. I was at a game once where Gilmer had a player fatally injured (severed brain stem). The game didn't stop. The season didn't stop. But that was a long time ago. Lone Star Steel had 6,000 employees. Most made union wages. Everyone was living high on the hog and took risks all the time.
  15. How many teens die from driving? 6,000 Teenage Driving According to the NHTSA, more than 6,000 teens die each year from injuries resulting from car collisions, making it the number one killer of teens in the United States. Typical reasons include a lack of driving experience, poor vehicle control, risk-taking, and failure to wear seat belts.
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