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 11 
 on: April 24, 2018, 10:31:53 PM 
Started by Admin - Last post by bankshot1
law of averages catches up with Sox and they lose an extra inning game.



 12 
 on: April 24, 2018, 09:57:57 PM 
Started by Admin - Last post by bankshot1
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But yeah, keep on painting me as a bigot if it makes you feel better.

Doesn't make me feel better, I just thought it was worth posting about.

And knicks if rationalizing your bigotry makes you feel better, as it evidently does, I suspect you will keep rationalizing it.

As to your non-rebuttals, you studiously avoided the salient points:

-Sam's misplaced sense of entitlement ahead of all others on the team, That he was or was not going to make the team is so far beyond irrelevant leads one to question your intelligence.  Sam was going to be Oprah's sideshow attraction and cheap reality TV programming. When she realized it was not going to happen, for reasons already explained to you, Sam's usefulness to her fell faster than his NFL career.

-your desire to maintain a monolithic white bogey-man, facts and analysis be damned.

-Jay'Z's use of an offensive sterotype is fine with you because investing in real estate is smart, and its a message to other rappers to avoid strip clubs. Really?

His offensive racial message was sold to millions of impressionable kids and is only a half-step away from " Jews control the international banks"  which fed anti-semitism for centuries, and could easily be seen as feeding anti-semitism to the next generation.

But you not by knicks. You don't see the obvious and condemn it, but rather you applaud it and rationalize it.  

and then you seque into strawmen arguments and your anecdotes which explain why you're angry and bigoted.

So keep on rationalizing your bigotry, as you will, and when the mood strikes, I'll call you out for it.

 




I see your rebuttal left out how you sliced and diced me on the nation’s attitudes toward King before he was murdered.

But, hey. You know everything and make sure everyone knows it even though you too often take your opinion as fact.

Also, how many SEC Defensive Players of the Year made NFL rosters since 2003?

All of them EXCEPT Michael Sam and Roquan Smith, who is up for the draft this year.

The guy was SECDPOY but was drafted 249 out of 256 by the Rams who had the deepest D line in the league.

In his Rams pre-season he had 11 tackles and 3 sacks. Commenters said, “oh that was against third stringers.”
So the guy dominates third stringers after he was drafted 7th from the end of the draft.

The Rams also, for some reason, was released from having to do Hardknocks after the draft...

Yeah, but Sam and Oprah knew how stupid they were and dropped their deal. Actually, Sam asked out of the deal because he had hopes.

But that shit was not gonna happen.

He should have taken the money.


Meanwhile, Jonathan Martin is out of the league... Richie Incgnito is still playing.


Everyone knew the Sam/Oprah deal was a misguided non-starter but you.

Again, for the umpteenth time you have evaded the issue of entitlement exhibited by Sam a 7th round draft pick, who thought he was entitled to bring a camera crew to his job interview. He was lucky to get drafted. What other rookie thinks he can show up with a film crew to disrupt camp to film his travails as a NFL rookie trying to make the team.

None. Rookies try to make the team.

If I was the Rams, I would have told Sam, you have a choice to make, you can play football like everyone else or you can go home.

No entitlement, you get an even playing field to try and realize your dream and become a pro football player.

And get Oprah and the fucking film crew out of here.

He had one job, to realize his dream he had to bust his ass to make the team, not make a pain in the ass of himself at training camp by disrupting the camp with his made for TV docu-drama.

its not that complicated.

But for some reason you don't understand some simple societal rules.

And that not my problem.

And taking the money for what?

A TV show that could never be filmed?

Once the Rams told him the real deal, there was no mo Oprah money.

She couldn't pimp him no mo.

bro.

You really are fucking clueless.

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I see your rebuttal left out how you sliced and diced me on the nation’s attitudes toward King before he was murdered.

I sliced and diced those numbers for you twice, and tried to explain how you could segment the population by region, age, sex, education. And that we would likely discover that northern college-educated whites probably had a more favorable opinion of MLK, than southern whites of any educational background. But you were more comfortable clutching your security blanket, that all whites, regardless of demographics, hated MLK.

 13 
 on: April 24, 2018, 09:41:56 PM 
Started by Admin - Last post by NYKnicks12
Im not the only one who saw nuance in the song...


http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2017/07/07/the_adl_responds_to_jay_z_s_story_of_o_j_lyric.html

 14 
 on: April 24, 2018, 09:40:02 PM 
Started by Admin - Last post by Kam
2018 - NBA Draft LOTTERY

I don't think there's much use talking about who we would pick when we don't know where we will pick yet.


98.3% chance at 9.  so you could take a wild guess.

Ya Gotta Believe!

 15 
 on: April 24, 2018, 08:28:45 PM 
Started by Admin - Last post by NYKnicks12
Knicks,  I've always valued your postings, Sojourner articles,  etc.   If I haven't taken the trouble to rail against Trump's noxious bigotry,  it's only because others here have already made the point.  And sometimes I do rail.   Sometimes someone's post covers it pretty well,  but my time is short that day and we don't have Like buttons as some message boards do.  Doesn't mean I don't take your perspective with me as I go about my day,  maybe pass the torch along to others.   Your comments,  and soul searing experiences are relevant to the situation of Lakota people in my town,  and rarely a day passes that I am not mindful of the common threads of oppression that you and they must make way through.   

Thanks for your thoughtful response.

 16 
 on: April 24, 2018, 08:27:19 PM 
Started by Admin - Last post by NYKnicks12
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But yeah, keep on painting me as a bigot if it makes you feel better.

Doesn't make me feel better, I just thought it was worth posting about.

And knicks if rationalizing your bigotry makes you feel better, as it evidently does, I suspect you will keep rationalizing it.

As to your non-rebuttals, you studiously avoided the salient points:

-Sam's misplaced sense of entitlement ahead of all others on the team, That he was or was not going to make the team is so far beyond irrelevant leads one to question your intelligence.  Sam was going to be Oprah's sideshow attraction and cheap reality TV programming. When she realized it was not going to happen, for reasons already explained to you, Sam's usefulness to her fell faster than his NFL career.

-your desire to maintain a monolithic white bogey-man, facts and analysis be damned.

-Jay'Z's use of an offensive sterotype is fine with you because investing in real estate is smart, and its a message to other rappers to avoid strip clubs. Really?

His offensive racial message was sold to millions of impressionable kids and is only a half-step away from " Jews control the international banks"  which fed anti-semitism for centuries, and could easily be seen as feeding anti-semitism to the next generation.

But you not by knicks. You don't see the obvious and condemn it, but rather you applaud it and rationalize it.  

and then you seque into strawmen arguments and your anecdotes which explain why you're angry and bigoted.

So keep on rationalizing your bigotry, as you will, and when the mood strikes, I'll call you out for it.

 




I see your rebuttal left out how you sliced and diced me on the nation’s attitudes toward King before he was murdered.

But, hey. You know everything and make sure everyone knows it even though you too often take your opinion as fact.

Also, how many SEC Defensive Players of the Year made NFL rosters since 2003?

All of them EXCEPT Michael Sam and Roquan Smith, who is up for the draft this year.

The guy was SECDPOY but was drafted 249 out of 256 by the Rams who had the deepest D line in the league.

In his Rams pre-season he had 11 tackles and 3 sacks. Commenters said, “oh that was against third stringers.”
So the guy dominates third stringers after he was drafted 7th from the end of the draft.

The Rams also, for some reason, was released from having to do Hardknocks after the draft...

Yeah, but Sam and Oprah knew how stupid they were and dropped their deal. Actually, Sam asked out of the deal because he had hopes.

But that shit was not gonna happen.

He should have taken the money.


Meanwhile, Jonathan Martin is out of the league... Richie Incgnito is still playing.

 17 
 on: April 24, 2018, 07:31:07 PM 
Started by Admin - Last post by REDSTATEWARD
Ha! 

Consolidating voting places - that won't affect voters who don't drive or can't afford a car or are too busy with work to drive three times as far, will it?  I guess if that did affect demographics, it could cut both ways.  Ancient grannies and young minimum wage workers could both be somewhat thwarted. 
Wow.
Ever hear of Uber or Lyft?

Are they free? You are taking a rather middle class view of things. But then you have never given a.fuck about the obstacles raised by being poor.

Worth noting that.given the characteristics of this district there are areas where transportation to polling places is always a huge problem, and places where everyone gets to the polls via golf cart.
What’s your point?
It’s up to all of us to get to the polling places.

Indeed. The practical difficulties for poor people doing so mean precisely shit to you. Particularly when they reliably vote against you.
LOL.
Where I live there are 4 weeks of early voting, any-reason absentee voting , scores of alternative transportation services with most of them free. We moved from one day voting to 5 weeks a few years ago but when it was reduced by a mere six days there were protests that the cutback would harm “ poor voters”.
It hasn’t because the most important element of any campaign, issue or candidate oriented, is to get out the vote. 
Uber and Lyft provide discounts on election days while many other non-profit organizations raise money to provide low cost or free Uber and Lyft rides.
Hillary spent close to half a million in her campaign doing just that in Florida and Pennsylvania.

 18 
 on: April 24, 2018, 06:48:43 PM 
Started by Admin - Last post by whiskeypriest
Mrs bambu says that; "older Japanese people want the US to stay in Japan, it's the younger Japanese people who want the US to leave.
The older Japanese people like Trump, because they see him as their only real hope against the 'missile-firing madman' to their north".

That's what she says.

Younger Japanese people should maybe stop playing those stoopid games on tv, go read some history books, study world politics, and get some idea.

Trump is our only hope.
Japan's only hope, Australia's only hope [well his absolute commitment to ANZUS Alliance still seems uncertain], and basically the 'Christian' West's only hope.

You make a great case, if the boys they sent to Gallipoli were near as dumb as you, for using them as cannon fodder or some sort of distraction. Couldn’t have been good for much else.
Older Japanese people suck at geography.

 19 
 on: April 24, 2018, 06:34:28 PM 
Started by Admin - Last post by facilitatorn
Mrs bambu says that; "older Japanese people want the US to stay in Japan, it's the younger Japanese people who want the US to leave.
The older Japanese people like Trump, because they see him as their only real hope against the 'missile-firing madman' to their north".

That's what she says.

Younger Japanese people should maybe stop playing those stoopid games on tv, go read some history books, study world politics, and get some idea.

Trump is our only hope.
Japan's only hope, Australia's only hope [well his absolute commitment to ANZUS Alliance still seems uncertain], and basically the 'Christian' West's only hope.

You make a great case, if the boys they sent to Gallipoli were near as dumb as you, for using them as cannon fodder or some sort of distraction. Couldn’t have been good for much else.

 20 
 on: April 24, 2018, 06:12:52 PM 
Started by Admin - Last post by barton
https://www.quora.com/What-is-sealioning

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