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JSOTF Icon : (26 March 2015 - 03:58 AM) Well, I now live accros the pond and maybe some of us could meet up there?
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ROBJETS Icon : (26 March 2015 - 06:01 AM) I dont know about all that. As bad as we get over sports the Brits get far worse. You might suffer a huge beat down if you say the wrong thing there. Well maybe not being its televised to the U.S.. Security probably be pretty tight.
ROBJETS Icon : (26 March 2015 - 06:03 AM) Well...... the good thing is I know who to mooch off of now if I go to London.
JSOTF Icon : (26 March 2015 - 06:47 AM) hahahaha, it isnt European Football!
ROBJETS Icon : (26 March 2015 - 07:04 AM) Ive seen a lot of videos. Most countries go psycho over their soccer teams. Ive seen some serious very bloody beat downs. Fans stabbing the players and refs,etc. And they say we are bad in the U.S. not even close to that.
ROBJETS Icon : (26 March 2015 - 07:06 AM) I think one was in Africa....a fan stormed the field and was knifing everyone in sight after his team lost
ROBJETS Icon : (26 March 2015 - 07:08 AM) Hell even in mma when the Brits come over they are all cocky as hell. Big time cocky like they are going to easily destroy everyone they face cocky.
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ROBJETS Icon : (27 March 2015 - 02:33 AM) You guys get Bellator in London? http://www.bellator.com/schedule its on Spike tv free regular cable channel. in the U.S. and the prelims are free on http://www.spike.com/
ROBJETS Icon : (27 March 2015 - 02:37 AM) London is 4 hours ahead of east coast U.S. Bellator prelims are 7pm Friday night U.S. East Coast time and the main card is 9pm So just add 4 hours to that if you can catch either. Im sure you can catch a stream or use a U.S. VPN if you dont have access to Spike.com. You guys might get Bellator on another channel their just like with the UFC.
ROBJETS Icon : (27 March 2015 - 02:47 AM) Anyway only reason I mentioned it was because of your sense of humor. The last Bellator 134 was called the British Invasion. If you watch mma Might want to add this site to your favorites http://www.mmauk.net...y/bellatornews/
ROBJETS Icon : (27 March 2015 - 02:55 AM) There was one of those hour long shows about the upcoming event featuring the fighters the prior week to Bellator 134 and all 4 of the Brits were cocky as hell. Yelling "The British are coming!!!!"
ROBJETS Icon : (27 March 2015 - 02:57 AM) By the way 135 is tonight if you are interested. I used to watch pretty much all the televised mma now I stick with Bellator and UFC only
ROBJETS Icon : (27 March 2015 - 03:07 AM) that last link is a UK mma site. Only reason i added it. http://www.sherdog.com/ is pretty much the best mma site on the net for everything mma
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Posted 25 April 2013 - 11:55 AM

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Scott Walker, GOP lawmakers urge 2-year UW tuition freeze

Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans in the Legislature called for freezing tuition for two years Friday after a state review revealed that the University of Wisconsin System had cash reserves of nearly $650 million at the end of the last fiscal year.

While the UW System said the amount of uncommitted cash was much less than that, the disclosure infuriated Republican lawmakers just as they begin deliberations on the next two-year budget.

Republicans questioned whether Kevin Reilly should remain as president of the UW System, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) said he was unsure the system should get any of the $181 million increase in taxpayer funds Walker had previously recommended, including $20 million for new initiatives.

Reilly could not be reached for comment, nor could UW System Regents President Brent Smith.

Vos said it was too early to say whether Reilly should remain as the head of the UW System, but said he saw a pattern of financial mismanagement during Reilly's tenure.

"I have serious concerns about whether the credibility of the UW System can recover with the current leadership in place," Vos said.

In the past, Vos has supported giving UW-Madison more flexibility, but that has changed because of Friday's disclosure, he said.

"They have now pushed me entirely in the opposite direction," Voss said of UW System leaders.

In all, the UW System had a $1.05 billion balance when the fiscal year ended June 30, according to the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau. The bureau subtracted gifts, grants and federal aid from that sum because UW System officials have little control over how that money can be spent. Of the remaining $648 million reserve account, the UW System said it already had commitments for $441.2 million.

"If you have $450 million in your piggy bank, I can't see why you need another nickel," Vos said in an interview.

The UW System said in a statement released shortly before 6 p.m. Friday that only about $207 million of the cash balance was unrestricted or uncommitted.

As reported by the state review, the reserve fund would account for one quarter of last year's unrestricted budget for the UW System, which has 181,000 students at 26 campuses. Cash reserves swelled even though the university system faced sharp reductions in state tax money it receives.

"It is very concerning to learn the UW System has been running a surplus balance of this size, especially at a time when students, families, and lawmakers have continually heard from the UW System about the need for more money to offset 'devastating cuts,' " said a statement Walker issued.

Vos and other GOP leaders in the Legislature issued a statement calling for a tuition freeze just before Walker said he backed the idea.

"We are outraged with the mishandling of taxpayer dollars and the pattern of incompetence shown by university system administrators," said the GOP leaders' statement.

"It is not only unfair to the students and their parents who keep getting hit with tuition hikes; it's unfair to the taxpayers of Wisconsin."

The GOP statement came from Vos and four other powerful lawmakers - Assembly Majority Leader Scott Suder (R-Abbotsford), Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau), Rep. John Nygren (R-Marinette) and Sen. Alberta Darling (R-River Hills). Nygren and Darling are co-chairs of the budget-writing Joint Finance Committee.

While the state review identified $414.1 million of the cash reserves as tuition, the UW System said tuition accounted for $82 million, taking into account restrictions and existing commitments.

The state's $414 million figure would be twice the amount of tuition money in reserve three years earlier, at a time when tuition was rising 5.5% each year. The 5.5% tuition increases raised an additional $35 million in each of the three fiscal years from 2009 to 2012.

"Tuition money should be going into the classroom to serve students, not going unused in a reserve account," said Geoff Murray, president of United Council of UW Students and a UW-Stevens Point student. He noted tuition has increased far more than inflation nearly every year.

Reilly responded only to concerns about how large the UW System's cash reserves should be when the UW System released its statement at the end of the day.

"We welcome a conversation about the appropriate levels of fund balances, how those funds should be used to benefit students and the state, and what level of unrestricted reserves should be maintained as we manage a complex higher education enterprise in uncertain times," Reilly said in the statement.

The cash reserves identified by the state review would make up 25.7% of the $2.47 billion the UW System had in its unrestricted budget in 2011-'12.

The reserve fund was discovered after the Assembly's "CPA caucus" - a group of accountants who serve in the Assembly - raised questions about numbers they found in a state audit. The fiscal bureau and the Legislative Audit Bureau then went to the UW System to get answers.

The UW System has always had a cash balance in reserve, UW System Spokesman David Giroux said.

"Cash balances have grown due to rapid enrollment growth and UW's increased reliance on non-state revenues," Giroux said. "These balances take on greater importance as UW campuses become more reliant on new revenue streams, and must hedge against volatility caused by fluctuations in private giving, endowment performance, federal funding, student enrollment, and other trends."

Just hours before the fiscal bureau issued its memo, Reilly announced he would recommend capping tuition at 2% a year for the next two years, eliminating the wait list for financial aid and expanding work-study opportunities - assuming funding and flexibility provisions for the UW System remained intact.

A total of $60 million from cash reserves would be allocated over the next two years under Reilly's proposal announced Friday: $30 million for additional financial aid; $10 million for the new UW Flexible Option degree program to help working adults earn a college degree; and $20 million for economic development grants to boost Wisconsin's economy.

Sen. Glenn Grothman (R-West Bend) said it was callous for the system to propose any tuition increase on the day that its vast reserve funds were disclosed.

He called for cutting tuition, rather than freezing it.

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:17 PM

Speaking of Scott Walker.

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Wisconsin jobs agency failed in tracking taxpayer money, audit finds
By Jason Stein of the Journal Sentinel
May 1, 2013 9:48 a.m.

Madison - A stinging audit has found that the state's flagship jobs agency last year failed in a number of cases to follow basic standards in state law for ensuring transparent and accountable use of taxpayer money, prompting immediate calls for changes from GOP lawmakers.

The audit from the nonpartisan Legislative Audit Bureau found that last year the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. didn't verify or require performance information or financial statements from companies receiving financial incentives and awarded nearly $1 million in tax credits to companies for actions taken before they had signed their contracts with the state.

"This audit shows there is a significant disconnect between our expectations of WEDC and the reality of their performance with regard to transparency and accountability," Sen. Robert Cowles (R-Allouez) said in a statement. "WEDC needs to take this audit seriously and correct these deficiencies immediately. There is no excuse for breaking state statutes."

WEDC has faced repeated criticism for poor financial controls since Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers voted to create the quasi-public authority in July 2011 as a replacement for the former Department of Commerce. The audit both confirmed earlier reports and brought new information to light.

"WEDC did not have sufficient policies, including some that are statutorily required, to administer its programs effectively," the audit reports. "We found that WEDC awarded some grants, loans and tax credits to ineligible recipients, for ineligible projects, and for amounts that exceeded specified limits."

The audit found:

From July 2011 to December 2012 WEDC in some cases did not verify financial information of receiving awards. WEDC lacked invoices or other contractually required documents showing authorized costs for 7 of 29 grant and loan awards reviewed. Of 14 grant and loan contracts of at least $100,000, 12 recipients had not submitted the required financial statements.

Expected results were not established for 10 of WEDC's 30 programs in the 2012 fiscal year. Recipients of 59 awards reviewed submitted 45% of 40 contractually required reports.

Companies receiving awards submitted only about 45% of the reports required by their contracts on their progress toward meeting their contract goals. Because a November 2012 report from WEDC contained inaccurate and unclear information, it wasn't possible for auditors to assess the effectiveness of WEDC's jobs programs.

Four businesses received $906,000 in tax credits for job creation and worker training that occurred before their contracts with the state were finalized.

WEDC did not have sufficient purchasing card policies. The purposed of more than half of the 141 purchasing card transactions reviewed was not specified.

In a response letter included in the audit report, WEDC chief executive officer Reed Hall said the agency was making progress in addressing those challenges.

"Throughout its audit, LAB points to a lack of sufficient internal policies. In reality, throughout (fiscal year 2012), the time period of the audit, WEDC was operating under the policies and procedures of the previous Department of Commerce, or under policies and procedures that had not yet been formalized," he wrote.

Last year, the Journal Sentinel reported that the agency had discovered it had failed to track in one centralized database more than $12 million in past-due loans. As a result, the authority's chief financial officer resigned and Walker brought in Hall, the retired executive director of the Marshfield Clinic, as WEDC's new head to replace Paul Jadin, who left the agency in October to take a different economic development job.

In the transition from the Department of Commerce to the WEDC, the agency also lost many lower-level employees, who shifted to other agencies or retired. It is now back at full staff levels.


Bad governor. :no_way: Those damn "fiscal conservatives" at it again.

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You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


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3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 04:39 PM

View PostMr_Jet, on 01 May 2013 - 04:17 PM, said:

Speaking of Scott Walker.



Bad governor. :no_way:/> Those damn "fiscal conservatives" at it again.

I dont see the direct connection between the two. WEDC has been around long before Walker. Although I will take my $10 bucks there too. Now I am $20 richer.
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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:32 PM

View Postazjetfan, on 01 May 2013 - 05:39 PM, said:

I dont see the direct connection between the two. WEDC has been around long before Walker. Although I will take my $10 bucks there too. Now I am $20 richer.



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You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


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There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

Damn Conservatives. Bunch of crooks
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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:42 PM

View Postazjetfan, on 02 May 2013 - 10:28 AM, said:

Damn Conservatives. Bunch of crooks


Not all of them. Just the ones with money and power.

View PostFlyHiJets, on 01 June 2013 - 08:35 PM, said:

You're the scumbag that thinks everyone should kiss the as$es of a bunch of criminals but I'm a dumbass. Yeah okay douchebag. Go give some illegal wetback or Revis another blowjob. But then again.....don't you live in an entirely different country but yet think you can tell us how to live? Go fvck yourself little boy. You're likely still living with mommy & daddy. Pu$$y.


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There are a few things I have realized about Mr. Jet over a few topics.

1) He is a racist. By constantly using race as a battling tool.
2) He is an extreme Liberal. If you are on either extreme you are probabaly more wrong than right.
3) He is one of those people who will never admit fault, error or defeat.
4)His life sucks and he takes it out on people who don't share in his views.
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