dbc03

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  1. The Casets, everything is prerecorded and played on a walkman pumped through the stadium speakers
  2. This would be an incredibly fast way to kill drum corps.
  3. If the numbers included bingo expenses we'd be talking 5-30 mil instead of 1-10 mil
  4. Or BD or SCV, I doubt any of them include bingo
  5. Do you have evidence that these are the primary drivers of costs?
  6. You can also see the 100 or so people on their staff https://bluecoats.com/staff
  7. We don't really have to guess about the budget, their 990 is on Charity Navigator. In 2017 their total revenue was $2,114,011 $210k came from donations/grants $1.2mil came from the corps camp fees, membership fees, and show fees $231k came from Bingo $163k came from fundraising events $333k came from some kind of inventory sale In terms of expenses $84k went towards officers/directors/etc compensation (Almost all of this is the $82k salary of David Glasgow) $177k went towards other salaries/wages with another $55k towards benefits/payroll tax
  8. I'm sure it is the salary cap that is keeping the NFL afloat and not the fact the owners are billionaires or that the league brings in billions of dollars every year
  9. Why? What is your cutoff for how much per year a drum corps should cost? How many employees are they allow to have?
  10. Oh yeah, why are ya'll talkin about three-peats then? You can't get a three-peat until 2024 at the earliest
  11. Nah, I'm not nearly malicious enough for real trolling. Ya'll should be arguing that BD winning in 2021 would count as a four-pete because they've been the only DCI champion in 4 years instead of arguing with me about a three-pete.
  12. I thought my last post made everything clear, but fine, here is my proof https://i.imgur.com/vTAyIge.gif
  13. Maybe, they might even place first, just not in three consecutive calendar years which are the requirements for a three-peat in drum corps 😉
  14. No problem, it is right here https://bit.ly/33XkGzc
  15. I don't know the rules for the olympics. It's in the drum corps rules, look it up
  16. Don't shoot the messenger, I didn't write the rules, but rules are rules. Sorry!
  17. Only counts as a three-peat if it occurs in three consecutive calendar years. Sorry those are the rules
  18. Can you point me to where other corps have answered this question? BD's statement and FAQ don't answer it, nor does SVC's, nor Crown's, nor Bluecoat's, nor Boston's...
  19. DCI's statement said they will be allowed to march in 2021
  20. Which is why I stopped once I ran out of people. Again, we are talking about a worst case scenario. Not the most likely scenario. ~2 means approximately 2 days. Sometimes in the last 8 days it has taken closer to 3 days to double, some days it has doubled faster than 2 days. It's a Fermi approximation, it gets us to the order of magnitude, it isn't intended to be a high fidelity calculation. We still run out of people to be infected before the end of 8 weeks even if you use 3 days instead. Realistically we have no idea how many cases we had yesterday because we don't have
  21. Do you understand how exponential increases work? It is entirely reasonable to think that that many Americans can die in 8 weeks in the worst case scenario. 8 days ago there were 2943 cases in the US, that number has been doubling every ~2 days. If it continues to spread at that rate then in about 5 weeks everyone in the country would have it. It would only take a 0.4% death rate to get up to 1.5 million Americans dead in that scenario. It seems very unlikely that it would spread completely out of control like that, but the death rate also seems to be higher than that based on the data we
  22. You should probably read the rest of the article. Collins was not offering a prediction, but a realistic worst-case scenario of what awaits America in the next eight weeks or so unless, in his words, we embrace “the more extreme version” of social distancing. ... Collins added this important qualifier: “Now we have a chance to change that, by applying now the most draconian measures on social distancing to try to limit the spread of coronavirus from person to person. But we will not succeed at changing the course from that exponential curve unless there is full national engageme
  23. My opinion is I'll trust the experts over the guy calling the experts morons.
  24. My opinion is that experts know more about infectious diseases than you. The narcissism required to think otherwise is astounding.