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  1. Pretty sure any person who has been drugged and then raped wouldn't consider it "a misdeed."
  2. Single gunshot to the head. There are enough strange details to the incident that it doesn't need any embellishing. Willam S Burroughs shooting his wife in the head during a drunken "William Tell" game, on the other hand, is absolutely true. Not sure which corps he went on to work with after that.
  3. The YEA BoD, such as it is, understands that fully. When there's no path toward solvency for them, they can close up, stiff the creditors, and call an end to the GH era altogether.
  4. Especially when the turnip's only reliable source of revenues are now the provenance of another organization in Concord, California. 😎
  5. He'll announce it as a vindication of a "misunderstanding", no doubt.
  6. Plead guilty to indecent assault. Minor fine ($5,000), and no jail time.
  7. So it passes, and the businesses in question just shut down and no one gets their refund AND the businesses aren't around post Covid. THAT would accomplish a lot.
  8. Considering this was the time when their leadership also wasn't submitting annual 990 forms to the IRS, which led to their suspension from DCI for a year, I sense a pattern of poor choices. Re: Cavaliers 2003, it was on a different plane from every other show that year, and was probably the most complete of their 2000-2006 programs. BD 2003 looked dated five minutes after it concluded. No offense to BD folks, but it felt like judges had a governor on what they were willing to give Rosemont in hopes that someone could help break up the win streak.
  9. To be clear, Bridgespan is a consulting org for NPOs, not a foundation themselves. They charge for their consulting services to charities. That being said, DCI (the organization owned by the member corps) should be aggressively seeking outside eyes to help them figure out what a future can look like, as the current eyes looking at the problem are cruising at 5,000 feet, rather than having the 35,000 foot viewpoint needed. If getting some sort of relationship started with a Bain investment (which is the extent of Bain's position with Varsity) led to additional opportunities for outside exp
  10. Half a mil to give up the level of control and lose possible existing partner relationships for the major corps would be a non-starter. It's not that much cash over a 3 or 4 year period, and the value of the equipment partnerships some of them already have can't be bought that cheaply. Let them do what they want with SoundSport, and none of the WC corps will notice one way or another. Let them try and horn in on the control of DCI by waving a checkbook, and they'll find out most of the longer-standing corps have little interest in handing any control to a company whose financial backers
  11. A little late to this. A few observations: Sound Sport is connected to DCI in only the most tenuous fashion. The concept/name belongs to John DeNovi, as does Drum Line Battle, DeNovi being DCI's nominal contractor for rounding up corporate sponsorship (insert your own joke here). The fact that the DCI member corps have all but zero interest and participation in both of those DCI sub products should tell you everything you need to know about how ingrained SoundSport is in the DCI product mix. Varsity (funded by Bain Capital) is using a model that sponsors competitions to sell hard go
  12. Certain opinions don't mesh well with a civilized, multi-ethnic society. "It's ok for police to treat people differently because of their skin color" and "so what if you're discriminated against because of your ethnicity?" would be examples. Certainly a lot of (mostly white) people DO have those opinions, but it doesn't mean those opinions should be treated with respect by everyone else or that spouting them in public should be met with nothing more than a shrug, given the historical precedence that shows how, once accommodated as "normal", those types of attitudes can lead to dangerous conseq
  13. So 400 years of enslavement and legalized discrimination don't factor into your concerns? Lower income groups have higher level of criminality on a per capita basis than high income groups (though no one's been looting the last 40 years like the top guys). Why would African Americans be more likely to be low income after 150 years of nominal 'equality' than other ethnic groups? Until you address THAT issue head on and recognize that the country never took the cultural and legal steps necessary to grant black Americans full equality in issues having to do with voting, property rights, etc,
  14. And yet, all those black folks are just as dead.