Comments on: Fact Checkers: Thomas and Jimmy’s platform is small but pretty darn specific http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/02/18/fact-checkers-thomas-and-jimmys-platform-is-small-but-pretty-darn-specific/ Mon, 09 Nov 2015 02:04:23 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.9 By: I'm not really sure http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/02/18/fact-checkers-thomas-and-jimmys-platform-is-small-but-pretty-darn-specific/comment-page-1/#comment-763398 Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:28:00 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=56449#comment-763398 what the point of this segment is if the people reporting don’t actually know anything more than what is being said to them in the platforms.

Jimmy isn’t a Sexual Assault Peer Educator. He started the training and never finished. While he has been active in the Senate in regards to sexual assault prevention, do not overestimate what he has done/let him to do that.

The Executive Budget must be confirmed by Finance and Appropriations, which means it is another place they need to dole out money to. If Thomas and Jimmy think they can simply accomplish things through their executive budget then that means that either Club Sports or SAC or PAC or any other group that gets money from FinApp is going to get LESS. There is not some infinite amount of money for the Executive budget to come from – the more they get, the less other student groups get.

Kehoe Field would cost literally millions of dollars to repair. The false advertising and flatout lie that this Executive ticket could fix Kehoe field with money from their executive budget is absolutely ludicrous.

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By: JS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/02/18/fact-checkers-thomas-and-jimmys-platform-is-small-but-pretty-darn-specific/comment-page-1/#comment-763366 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 23:07:14 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=56449#comment-763366 And when you say that with your name on it, I’ll think about offering you a modicum of respect.

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By: @JS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/02/18/fact-checkers-thomas-and-jimmys-platform-is-small-but-pretty-darn-specific/comment-page-1/#comment-763363 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:02:42 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=56449#comment-763363 Washed up alums who still involve themselves in campus politics with little to no idea what’s actually going on now: oh wait that’s everyone in GUSA after they graduate.

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By: JS http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/02/18/fact-checkers-thomas-and-jimmys-platform-is-small-but-pretty-darn-specific/comment-page-1/#comment-763359 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 21:05:05 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=56449#comment-763359 Uninformed members of the student media attempting to fact-check candidates that are more involved in student life than they are: this should be a ton of fun.

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By: Publius http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/02/18/fact-checkers-thomas-and-jimmys-platform-is-small-but-pretty-darn-specific/comment-page-1/#comment-763357 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:38:58 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=56449#comment-763357 Honestly Vox, if this is what you call “fact-checking” then there’s really no point. It takes only the most basic of reporting work to verify that Jimmy Ramirez IS NOT a Sexual Assault Peer Educator. Contact any of the trainers and they will tell you themselves that he did not complete the training.

Also, pro-tip: when reporting on their proposal to double the size of the SAO’s budget, check what the budget currently is, because the SAO doesn’t even use all of its budget at this point. Expanding its role is a worthy position to take, but the SAO doesn’t really require much funding to do its job.

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By: Fact Checking Troll http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/02/18/fact-checkers-thomas-and-jimmys-platform-is-small-but-pretty-darn-specific/comment-page-1/#comment-763353 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:17:22 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=56449#comment-763353 Also not sure where this belongs but Fact Check on Ben and Sam – Ben didn’t do diddly squat for the H2O water bottles thing. It was Gabe Pincus, Caroline James (N/A’s secy and undersecy for sustainability) and before them Vetone Ivezaj.

All this “Cheers to Ben/Sam” stuff is getting awkward

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By: Snapz http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/02/18/fact-checkers-thomas-and-jimmys-platform-is-small-but-pretty-darn-specific/comment-page-1/#comment-763351 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:02:51 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=56449#comment-763351 Props to VOX for this type of segment, this is a good thing.

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By: Fact Checker 3 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/02/18/fact-checkers-thomas-and-jimmys-platform-is-small-but-pretty-darn-specific/comment-page-1/#comment-763317 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 10:49:23 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=56449#comment-763317 Making Dr. Lord the sole contact is ill informed–she is a mandatory reporter, which means that under Title IX she MUST investigate all claims of sexual assault, many times against the wishes of the survivor. We need more confidential resources.

Also their platform inaccurately states that Jimmy is a Sexual Assault Peer Educator, he is a part of the group but he has not been through the training.

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By: NJT http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/02/18/fact-checkers-thomas-and-jimmys-platform-is-small-but-pretty-darn-specific/comment-page-1/#comment-763311 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 07:15:11 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=56449#comment-763311 Props to Vox for taking a look at the platforms – a long overdue election tradition. Good points made in a lot of the above though, research will be important to do this well.

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By: Fact Checker 2 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/2014/02/18/fact-checkers-thomas-and-jimmys-platform-is-small-but-pretty-darn-specific/comment-page-1/#comment-763308 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:49:48 +0000 http://blog.georgetownvoice.com/?p=56449#comment-763308 Just as a point of clarification, student groups are not accountable to the student code of conduct, but rather to their various advisory boards. SAO deals solely with code of conduct violations, so a better idea would be to create a separate office to help student groups understand better the policies that apply to them.

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