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Sure does Maury
"A good burn is like good sex. It's simple, to the point, and leaves your victim totally destroyed."--Kenny Drebsen
Whats good board...just moved to north liberty so im interwebless except for my phone that barely gets www. At n t sucks here.
Good bump bro. How'd the move go?
Der is in North Liberty...or so I've been told.
Hi e'erybody. How's the Friday night for all of you?
Friday night is good here Jumper and you?
Been a little busy at work tonight for me. Just starting to calm down now.
Oh, so still at work? Perk and Der, and McLovin, and I have been but I'm getting close to calling it a night. I have alot of work around the house to do tomorrow.
I work overnight shift on Friday and Saturday night at a homeless shelter. Most nights are pretty slow after the folks go to bed, but tonight I've spent an hour in the car driving people to and from work.
Hey, jumper. How ya livin?
Alright. Moving sucks but am relatively settled now.
I frickin told you I was. Talk to me bro
Awake n kickin it but with very limeted interbez service here in north librty. AT n T sucks balls.
I'm up. Writing a case study for my Theological Ethics of Sports class.
I'm crafting an ethical dilemma in which a high school basketball player has to choose between playing AAU basketball for a summer, which would ensure him a college scholarship, and staying home to get a job to help pay for stuff while his single mom battles breast cancer. The wrinkle in the plot is that the AAU coach has offered to pay for the player's family's expenses under the table so the player can travel with the team and earn a scholarship.
That is an interesting prompt. For medical ethics last year we had a prompt that we had to decide the correct ethical method of action. But most of the prompts were pretty cut and dried. It made it easier to write, but much more boring when we had to present them in small groups.
Does the prompt say if mom has a full time job and/or health insurance? If she did, I guess my first response would be to try and maintain a part time job while playing and obviously don't take under the table benefits. If not, I guess get a job and continue to work out. He would still have a shot at a scholarship just by showing off what he can do for his high school team.
Sorry, I miscommunicated. I don't have to answer the ethical dilemma; I wrote the ethical dilemma. We are practicing writing original case studies and we will discuss the best ones as a class.
The way I wrote it is that his mom has 3 part-time jobs, each about 20 hours per week. Because they're all part time, none offer insurance, so she pays out of pocket for private insurance. Her treatments will be take so much time and energy that she will be forced to cut back on her work hours. The financial burden there makes it so that she can't afford to pay for her insurance or daycare for her two younger sons (3 total-1 a HS BB player and 2 that are younger and need care during the summer). Also, the player feels he must play AAU in the summer. His high school team is very good, so he didn't make the varsity team until his junior year. College coaches didn't start recruiting him until after his junior year and have told him that they want to see him play AAU before they offer him a scholarship. Also, because of his family's financial situation, he doesn't think he'll be able to go to college without a scholarship.
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