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#61 WONBulldog

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:52 AM

QUOTE(Coach Normous @ Apr 24 2008, 08:29 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Oh great WONB,

I wonder why it is so hard for you to see the difference between a doctor going to MEDICAL school to become a doctor and a basketball player going to school to be a basketball player. The equal comparison would be a basketball player going to BASKETBALL school to be a pro basketball player. Until there is a basketball school, they should have the choice to go pro in their OWN country.

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I can't believe it is so hard for you to open your eyes and see that which is placed right in front of you. Take off the blindfold. Read what I wrote. As stated, you may already know EVERYTHING there is to know about doing massage therapy, being an LPN, RN or STNA, or perhaps even a doctor. HOWEVER, you STILL have to go to school and pass your Boards before you can be an "official" part of the field. There are MANY majors in college in which majoring in them is an ABSOLUTE WASTE OF TIME for varying people. Perhaps for many college basketball or football players, EVERY major is a waste of their time. But that holds true for people OTHER than just athletes. Why should athletes get any more special treatment than someone that can already go straight into the field as a massage therapist, if not for being required to go to school and then pass the Boards?

Once again, making it too easy. There are arguments out there for your side that I couldn't extinguish in one moderately sized loogie. Just none of you have had the wherewithal to locate them just yet. Keep searching. Someday when you're old and gray, perhaps you'll get it figured out.
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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:13 PM

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. People get to college already knowing everything there is to know about being a doctor or a nurse, huh? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Nice credibility. I'm done with you on that note.

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Posted 24 April 2008 - 07:27 PM

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. People get to college already knowing everything there is to know about being a doctor or a nurse, huh? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA. Nice credibility. I'm done with you on that note.


Trust me, there are plenty of people that have NO NEED to go to college just in an effort to get a degree in a certain discipline so that they can take their Boards or whatever test(s) they have to take in order to be certified or licensed.

Find it odd you ignored massage therapists, which would probably be the most simple of all to have no need to get the education for, but already know what to do if they were allowed to head straight to the work force. Just don't want to admit you've been proven wrong (again...and again...and again)? But, hey, you're used to it by now, right?

Hey, glad to entertain you. You are so simple-minded and dense, I bet you get your giggles watching sunlight shine through a window and move across a room. Then, of course, you are so saddened by the disappearance of the light that you'll sit and cry until the sunlight returns to the same window the next day. Little did you realize, there was a window on the OPPOSITE side of the house that was now letting in light that you could watch move across the room. Sorry, though, at night, the sun does go down...although, watching what you've posted, I'm not so sure you knew that.

Come back anytime. I like making you look like an idiot. It clearly isn't hard. Although I don't know if you should consider yourself "done with me." After all, you obviously need an education beyond belief. Talk to a pre-school student. It'd be a start at educating you.
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Posted 24 May 2008 - 10:04 PM

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 02:25 PM

Won B...

Been a long time since I have had the time to continue our conversation.

First off, athletes do get paid already on a monthly basis for their room/apt. over $1100 per month by their scholarship. I did not know of this when I threw my 2 cents into this conversation. This is more than what I was suggesting in the proposal that I threw out. That money goes to the pocket of the athlete who is then responsible to pay for their housing themselves.

Secondly, athletes do get paid already by other sources. So it is a little late for the argument about whether they should or shouldn't be paid because it is already happening. The only conversation then to be had is to change who pays them or to change what the compliance department can do to change the situation.


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A massage therapist should go to school not only to pass the boards but I am only guessing it affects their insurance premiums when it comes to covering their practice. Not to mention the licensing/certification boards are going to do what they need to do to protect themselves in this lawsuit-happy society. I guess at the very least that they would have trouble finding coverage if their is no schooling in biology to go along with their knowledge of massage. Those papers with the degree information on them carry a-lot of weight.

Hope you had a good summer!

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Posted 05 September 2008 - 10:51 AM

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Won B...

Been a long time since I have had the time to continue our conversation.

First off, athletes do get paid already on a monthly basis for their room/apt. over $1100 per month by their scholarship. I did not know of this when I threw my 2 cents into this conversation. This is more than what I was suggesting in the proposal that I threw out. That money goes to the pocket of the athlete who is then responsible to pay for their housing themselves.

Secondly, athletes do get paid already by other sources. So it is a little late for the argument about whether they should or shouldn't be paid because it is already happening. The only conversation then to be had is to change who pays them or to change what the compliance department can do to change the situation.
Lastly,

A massage therapist should go to school not only to pass the boards but I am only guessing it affects their insurance premiums when it comes to covering their practice. Not to mention the licensing/certification boards are going to do what they need to do to protect themselves in this lawsuit-happy society. I guess at the very least that they would have trouble finding coverage if their is no schooling in biology to go along with their knowledge of massage. Those papers with the degree information on them carry a-lot of weight.

Hope you had a good summer!


Yeah, I think I said a while back that they get some sort of stipend. So I guess that's all moot to discussion.

And on your second point, are you referring to the fact that they are getting the stipend? I am confused. I haven't been on this subject in a while so lord only knows what was all typed and I don't have the time to go back and read it all right now.

As to your last point, the insurance companies can base their willingness to insure a massage therapist upon their receiving a degree...just like the NBA and NFL and whoever else can condition a person's being permitted into the league upon reaching an age requirement or whatever.

Incidentally, concerning this subject, I did get a good smile over the summer. I stated that if a basketball player wants to get paid now, (s)he can go overseas and start getting paid to play in Europe. That is exactly what happened. An Arizona recruit chose to go overseas to play in Europe and get paid instead of honoring his scholarship committment to Arizona. If you wanted a link to the story, I am sure you could find something on Yahoo or ESPN or something. Or perhaps you actually heard of it. Who knows.
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Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:11 PM

I seen the report about that player from Arizona going over to Europe and I chuckled to myself because of your comment. In regards to the NBA, I would not mind it if the age limit was 21. Just to make it similar to the NFL. I think that really helps the level of play in the NFL with the (generally) more mature players. I think that the NBA could benefit as well with its level of play and not be just so much 1 on 1.



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Posted 10 September 2008 - 12:53 PM

Athletes are getting paid their pay is getting a free education and room and bored. You know if a free education isn't good enough for them they can give their scholarship. I'll gladly take it and let them be as dumb as they want to be. cool.gif







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