posted in the thread 2018 Softball Roster updated (L) by Billiebob on the Banter Message Board 54 minutes ago
Same 5 players you have listed

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started a new thread on the Banter Message Board 1 hours ago
SouthEast 2-0 Greenville vs SouthWest 2-0 TONIGHT
Supporters of Greenville:

"I can't tell you how much Greenville and the surrounding community and now the state, have been behind us really since the state tournament," manager Brian Fields said. "They were loud. They were like the 10th man out there and we're going to need these folks."

Greenville's game against Lufkin on Wednesday is a semifinal in the U.S. bracket, featuring the last two unbeaten American teams. The winner will play the survivor of the loser's bracket for a berth in the tournament championship against the international representative.

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started a new thread on the Banter Message Board 1 hours ago
SouthEast 2-0 Greenville vs SouthWest 2-0 TONIGHT
Supporters of Greenville:

"I can't tell you how much Greenville and the surrounding community and now the state, have been behind us really since the state tournament," manager Brian Fields said. "They were loud. They were like the 10th man out there and we're going to need these folks."

Greenville's game against Lufkin on Wednesday is a semifinal in the U.S. bracket, featuring the last two unbeaten American teams. The winner will play the survivor of the loser's bracket for a berth in the tournament championship against the international representative.

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started a new thread on the Golden Tankard 2 hours ago
Political correctness gone just plain stupid, shame on espn...
Link: Robert Lee removed from game

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posted in the thread White privilege by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 3 hours ago
Ah, the poor white privileged.
That's a nice subset of white privilege.

And your GTL moniker dovetails quite nicely.

Just. Me.

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posted in the thread White privilege by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 5 hours ago
Outstanding

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posted in the thread Senior Safety Travon Simmons transferring per Sammy Batten by Pirate96 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Agree ... wow is all I have to say on the comment by
SuperRegionalDreaming. Things happen but he seemed to make a decision best for him.

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posted in the thread Love this statement from Staton. He gets it. by Kave8991 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Yeah he seems to have that Leo spirit.
Not ready to annoint him but he at least has an aspirational vision.

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posted in the thread I've got $5 that says Sirk starts 4+ games by ecu91 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
I'd be very surprised if he lasts 4 games due to injuries

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posted in the thread Question: Got tickets like everyone else also got 2 hard Pirate Club cards by cableguy on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
I have an email response from the PC. Don't know how to post a pic
If someone wants me to forward it to you, email me at tobmoc@purplepirateplunder.com

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posted in the thread When will we see BLM out there....... by JS-Pir on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Can I ask what you personally do to help the AA community
You love to call everyone racist on here. What is it you do that has helped them so much?

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posted in the thread Question: Got tickets like everyone else also got 2 hard Pirate Club cards by cableguy on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
I didnt get a extra soft card either.

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posted in the thread Reinhimmer up for dbacks by sdsatter on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Re: Coach Mac left along time ago, or is that how NCS guys greet each other?
actually that was a response to king macs comments. not sure how it ended up there other than i tend to be inept at the internet periodically

what year did we have 4 future major leaguers on the same roster.

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posted in the thread BYB invited to the Greenville LL Baseball Welcome Home/Congratulations... by FatBoy on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Let's get the spelling right, for once.

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posted in the thread Antifa getting bold and crossing the line..... by JS-Pir on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
If you say so.
Let's remember how this conversation started, you said something to the effect you don't think all conservatives are racists. I said you must have missed the MSM broadcasts because there were many examples of the them saying as much. Organizations that are supposed to be impartial or that's the claim.

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posted in the thread I've got $5 that says Sirk starts 4+ games by ecu91 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Given our inability to protect the QB last year, not an outrageous bet

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posted in the thread Question: Got tickets like everyone else also got 2 hard Pirate Club cards by cableguy on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Thought so too but not there. Need to call then. Looked several times just
to be sure so must have been lost at printers!

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posted in the thread Question: Got tickets like everyone else also got 2 hard Pirate Club cards by cableguy on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Your cards are your PC cards. You should have soft cards for any tix
beyond two, I.e., if you ordered 6 tix, you would have 2 hard PC cards and 4 paper PC access cards. They would be in the ticket booklet near the back where the hard cards were located.

If you didn't get the extra's for the extra tix, call the PC.
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started a new thread on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Question: Got tickets like everyone else also got 2 hard Pirate Club cards
but not soft Pirate Club cards. Usually get one for each ticket. Will they come in a separate mailing or they not sending them out or they just weren't in my tickets?

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posted in the thread White privilege by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Well said, & been there, done that. Hard work does pay off. Stay proud!
Not all of us who have pulled ourselves up by our boot straps every day were born with any type of spoon in our mouths. We've remained focus, dedicated, and looked toward a better horizon, but never have forgotten where we came from or how hard it was to climb that very long and difficult ladder.

I am a product of Halifax County schools, one of the poorest in the state then (70's & early 80's"), and now still one of the poorest - and its system is now under a Court Decree. I was bussed over 20 miles when I could have walked to a neighborhood school - one controlled by those privileged whites. Fortunately, our schools had dedicated teachers - most were underpaid by thousands when compared to the privileged schools - and you could get a quality education if you focused and applied yourself. I knew the only way out of a cotton mill and paper mill town was to go to college or join the military. My family had no money to help me with either route. I was that last of 5 sons born to a housewife and carpenter turned postman who became deathly ill when I was ten years old. He almost died and became disabled. Life at 10 sucked for this kid and his 12 yr old bigger brother. We struggled in every way. Staying out of trouble by playing sports and studying took me to ECU on a scholarship. Knowing the value of an education led me to believing that "always learning" is vital.

Like so many others here, hard work and dedication has allowed me to feel like I have achieved much, but still have much more to achieve and GIVE to others. We should never forget the road we have traveled and remember that others need our help today to help them along their road.

It's not about any type of privilege. It's about working hard, believing, desperation at many times, and faith that good things will happen when it should happen.


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posted in the thread How much does losing Travon hurt us in the secondary?What are your thoughts by ECU09Grad on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Ok. I was responding to the flippant remark about depth. Point was,
the D will get spent, as they do every year, so depth is a necessity.

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posted in the thread How much does losing Travon hurt us in the secondary?What are your thoughts by ECU09Grad on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
I agree. That's why I like the maturity and leadership Mo has brought in.

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started a new thread on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
I've got $5 that says Sirk starts 4+ games

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posted in the thread Minshew gets the nod by crowsnest on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
I wasn't knocking Sirk's experience, but Minshew more familiar with dynamic

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posted in the thread How much does losing Travon hurt us in the secondary?What are your thoughts by ECU09Grad on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Had to much of that last year. Contributed heavily to our poor showing.

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posted in the thread White privilege by bucinor on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
White Privileged Bio
It began with my parents, neither of whom finished the eight grade. They were the kids of share croppers and were pulled from school to work in the fields when they were old enough to stay in the field without being watch. There were five white privileged boys born to my parents and one girl that died in the first week. My daddy worked in a granite quarry. Although, he had no formal education, he was one of the smartest people that I have known in my life. My mama stayed home to take care of the kids and can vegetables and make clothes for our white privilege family. Later as the kids left, she worked in the cotton mill.

In my white privilege family, you did what you were told and you did not have any excuses. Punishment could be a switch, a belt, or a slap that would leave you seeing stars. I once was switched until both legs were bloody. Mama got on daddy that time and said that she better not see that again. Our family was no different that every family and my friends got the same treatment from their parents.

Daddy said we all had to contribute to our ability. I remember his lunch pail seem to always have cold collards and a sweet potato and not much else. This white privileged family tried to have a chicken on Sunday. It was a little different. The chicken was bought live in a crate from a market. On Sunday the chicken’s head would be chopped off on a block in the back yard or mama would wring his neck off. The chicken next went into boiling water so the feathers could be picked and the chicken was cleaned. After dinner the food remained covered and always included big biscuits that you might be able to sneak away with some jelly. Now my white privileged family had a big garden, pear tree, peach, tree, cherry tree, an apple tree and a pecan tree that was all planted by daddy. I set rabbit boxes and we hunted squirrel and fished at Hampton Road Va. This was not a hobby but a necessity to have food for the year. Daddy built our house using cement blocks, put the plumbing in and the electrical wiring. This was not with any hired help and he did the walls and tiled the floor and put the roof on our house. After WWII all building material was rationed so he made a few deals in trade to get material. It took about two years and I remember the outhouse being in the yard until he tore it down.

How did we privileged kids make money. I shelled butter beans and sold them for $.50 a quart. I picked wild blackberries and sold them by the pint and quart. I picked scuppernong grapes and sold them. I collected iron and metal in my wagon that we made and pulled it to the junk yard. We were never paid by our parents for work we did at home such as cutting the grass with a non motorized push mower. Later I primed tobacco from sunlight to late afternoon for $7 a day. Of course we got an RC cola, moon pie and peanuts.
During the fall we picked cotton and made some money to go to the fair and buy some school clothes. Later there were jobs as a newspaper carrier on bike and the papers were folded in small rectangles so you could reach in your bag and sling them to a front porch. I also worked bagging grocery and at a theater behind the candy counter.

For fun, if we had time, it was baseball in the mill lot , kick the can, king of the hill.
I did play little league baseball, football, and high school football for two years. Daddy said I had to quit to help him with a second job on a car newspaper route. One of my privileged memories is that no one from my family ever took me to a game or watched me play. I rode my bike. I never remember a hug from mama or a hand shake from daddy. I still loved and respected them with all my being. I was sixteen when I had my first steak bought by the high school booster club.

When we finished high school, you were expected to get a job and move or pay mama rent. Never would we accept any charity. If we received something then we would pay it in kind or eggs or vegetables. You see, white privileged kids just didn’t allow that.

Five boys, the first went to the Air force, the second to the Army, the third to the Navy, and I was to go to the Marines. Fifth was diabetic.
The recruiter's office was at the post office and he had gone to lunch, but the Army guy was there so I went to the Army.
Two brothers graduated from then North Carolina State. One was a nuclear engineer, the other an electrical engineer.
After the Army my white privledged self had two kids and could not get a promotion because all required college degrees.
I went to ECU at night for two years and a day student for two years. None of my family received a scholarship or aid, but we did use the GI Bill. Later my wife went to school at night and held a full time job and raised two kids. I’m not complaining or bragging because I was a white privileged person and that is how we did things.

In my first job interview (US Postal Service) they said we would give you the job but 25% are reserved for minority hires.

When my kids started to school, they couldn’t go to the neighborhood school because they were the white privileged and needed to be bused for an hour to the other side of town.

When my daughter applied to a particular NC university, she was qualified but 10% was reserved for minority and foreign students for diversity programs.

I get the feeling sometime that my white privledged life is a code word for discrimination for being white.






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posted in the thread Minshew is starting by PirateStudent17 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Agree, and that would apply to either as starter

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posted in the thread Senior Safety Travon Simmons transferring per Sammy Batten by Pirate96 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
We only want the best who WANT to be the best. All others...see ya later.

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posted in the thread Minshew will be the starter! by elwood on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
And only 24 people posted this before me. I haven't been right since the
day the lights went out in Georgia.

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posted in the thread How much does losing Travon hurt us in the secondary?What are your thoughts by ECU09Grad on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
I think that was Mikey's point

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posted in the thread Antifa getting bold and crossing the line..... by JS-Pir on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
How is that different
It is still pretty weak. Should I start digging out dumb ass reports from fox and apply them to you? Everyone knows conservatives all think alike. Find something stupid some conservative says and smear all conservatives with it. That would be just as helpful.

I start with why do you hate Jews? I have seen multiple reports where conservatives hate Jews.

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posted in the thread Love this statement from Staton. He gets it. by Kave8991 on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
And he backs his enthusiasm for ECU with pledge earlier
this year.
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Link: Chancellor and Mrs. Staton $100,000.00 pledge to ECU

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posted in the thread How much does losing Travon hurt us in the secondary?What are your thoughts by ECU09Grad on the Banter Message Board 1 day ago
Rather see him leave than be unhappy and possibly divisive or distracting

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started a new thread on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
A congressman for the cons here on the GTL
Link: Feeling the hate, and the stupid

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posted in the thread Antifa getting bold and crossing the line..... by JS-Pir on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Well I haven't watched Fox News in months or any MSM news
It wasn't one guest it was multiple, as evidenced by many, many reports.

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posted in the thread Typical attitude of this administration.....we have more money, therefore by gvegaspirate on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
You don't even know why it will not improve
For the majority of Americans, you lack the intelligence unless somebody whispers it in your ear.

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posted in the thread Not many details in "Trump's" plan for Afghanistan by ECU82 on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Agree -- with the growth of technology, we should make sepcial ops their
own branch of the military.

There also needs to be a hearts and minds campaign.

Bannon wants to spend billions on blackwater private security. Redirect some of that to State department and let them use it to help some of these communities instead of starting with offensive weapons.

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started a new thread on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Well, trinity, I do hope during your stint as a county commissioner....
Link: you never came across like this.

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posted in the thread Not many details in "Trump's" plan for Afghanistan by ECU82 on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
I'll chime in..Personally I'm okay with it. I would much rather
use intelligence, special ops, and drones vs mass amounts of troops on the ground. We are fighting a very elusive enemy. It is not a typical war where the enemy wears uniforms. If we have a shot, take it. In the long run, it will save lives. I supported Obama's drone campaign.

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started a new thread on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
White privilege
"There is a lot of anger and confusion about the term "white privilege". White privilege is a system of assumptions that interweave our society which are based on the premise that white people are superior to people of color. Even if you don't believe that on an intellectual level, you still live in a society that is based on white privilege. As a white person, I find it distressing to look at the reality of this- I grew up in a "liberal" town in a "moderate" state, and sneered at the racist, hateful attitudes in other areas of N.C. But white privilege was there too, insidiously weaving its tendrils through every law, custom, belief. It is a lot like the water in my fish tank- the fish don't know it is there, but it is everywhere. These questions are directed at white folks. When you go into a restaurant, do you wonder if will be provided inferior service because of your race? When you go into a store, do you anticipate that the store clerks will watch you to make sure you don't shoplift? Do you avoid businesses in primarily black areas of town because you assume the quality of goods will be inferior? Have you ever been asked your opinion as the representative of your race? Do you have a different gut reaction if you see a Black person walking through your neighborhood than you would if it was a White person? Have you ever talked with your child about the possibility of being killed during a routine traffic stop? How do you react to the news that the first Black man or woman achieved something that has been attainable for whites for decades? Have you wondered why loan rates are higher for Blacks? Or why for many years he federal government blocked Black people from owning their own homes? Do you notice interracial relationships?
These are but a few of the examples. Have you ever checked out your intrinsic biases about Black people and other people of color? There is a test on the internet that you can take. Google Implicit bias and you will find it. You may be surprised. I hope it will help you to increase your awareness. It is one way to attack this insidious condition we have created. We can do a lot better." - Joan McAlister

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posted in the thread Typical attitude of this administration.....we have more money, therefore by gvegaspirate on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Yes.Irony indeed. As just in your response you try to ridicule
by making some asinine comparison of me to some fictional character.

There is no such irony in my original post as 45 claimed he would improve the economy for ALL. Where in fact, he put folks in place that would only look out for the 1%'ers of the world. This &^nts attitude reflects that perfectly
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started a new thread on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
In front of the courthouse, of course!


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started a new thread on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
The great lie
Link: Afghanistan

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posted in the thread Ben Carsen is even being harrassed....... by JS-Pir on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
I read it all.
Now, read all of this.
Link: You'll probably think it's funny

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posted in the thread Not many details in "Trump's" plan for Afghanistan by ECU82 on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
In the end, you have to win the peace
You can hunt down and kill all the taliban and Isis fighters you can find and nothing will change. The rest will just lay low, new fighters will be born and raised and the cycle will continue. They know they can just wait us out.

Education and opportunity over a couple of generations is the only chance to break the cycle and there are still too many there that want to base the rules of life on the year 1200.

Until a strong majority of the afghan people want change, any lasting change is impossible. Until then, support education and a reasonable amount of economic development, monitor terror groups and wait for them to want to help themselves.

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started a new thread on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Nails it.
"Even if you don’t agree we’ve reached the unraveling [of the Trump coalition] it’s easy to see how Trump’s political philosophy almost guarantees it. Trumpism is basically just a self-serving version of anti-liberalism, which seems to be popular in American politics until someone takes it too seriously and starts to implement it. Trump’s ideology is deeply hateful of tolerance and diversity, big on puffed-up masculinity and the trappings of authoritarianism, and imagines itself a restoration of an America that most people don’t actually want. His supporters love him precisely because passing legislation is beside the point: simply holding the Presidency and using the office to berate the remaining 60% of decent society is the real payoff. These supporters may go along tacitly with healthcare reform or tax cuts or highways or anything that comes from actual governance, but what they really want back is the feeling of leveraged power that comes from more than 200 years of predominately white, male, and Christian rule. It’s the societal control, stupid." - David Jonas

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posted in the thread Antifa getting bold and crossing the line..... by JS-Pir on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
How does what a guest says on MSN apply to me
Should I apply whatever some extremist says on Fox to you?

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posted in the thread When will we see BLM out there....... by JS-Pir on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
You know nothing, zip, nada, about BLM.

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posted in the thread Typical attitude of this administration.....we have more money, therefore by gvegaspirate on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Irony Alert.
You clowns come on here daily calling people that voted for Trump morons, idiots, uneducated, etc. Now all of a sudden you give a shit about elitist behavior?

FTR I despise Mnuchin completely, however its beyond hypocrisy for you, Kelso, to say anything close to what you said, or Forrest.
Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz6jy9WBAtQ

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posted in the thread When will we see BLM out there....... by JS-Pir on the Golden Tankard 1 day ago
Let the hate take over.

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