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  1. Schools and conferences "can't" do this, because it would require unionizing or a collective bargaining agreement with the players, which would be the nail in the coffin for the idea/imagination/myth of amateurism.
  2. Welp...try and find one person on this board that wouldn't be more than totally fine with that. Cable news is all poisonous trash, even though it's important to understand that it's not all equivalently poisonous trashy trash, some are far worse than others.
  3. How high do you think this issue is for Democrat politicians?
  4. We can all easily understand the difference between this abstract wishful thinking and what we're seeing testified to in regards to an actual plan in place and attempted to be acted upon.
  5. Does that include vindictively and selectively going after private companies for having liberal opinions?
  6. Friendly reminder on the heels of Juneteenth that this exists from one of the most influential evangelical voices of our generation: Oh and then the sequel:
  7. Good for you. Unfortunately, the content of much of MLK's public work is such that if he were an activist alive today the accusations of CRT would be hurled at him nonstop. As far as these speeches, I'd recommend reading Letters from Birmingham Jail, and Beyond Vietnam to start. MLK was a radical activist and was disliked by over 90% of white Americans in the 60's.
  8. Would you have any issues showing your kids these parts of MLK speeches? “I am convinced that if we are to get on the right side of the world revolution, we as a nation must undergo a radical revolution of values. We must rapidly begin the shift from a thing-oriented society to a person-oriented society. When machines and computers, profit motives and property rights, are considered more important than people, the giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism, and militarism are incapable of being conquered... The evils of capitalism are as real as the evils of militarism and racism. The problems of racial injustice and economic injustice cannot be solved without a radical redistribution of political and economic power... Again we have deluded ourselves into believing the myth that capitalism grew and prospered out of the Protestant ethic of hard work and sacrifices. Capitalism was built on the exploitation of black slaves and continues to thrive on the exploitation of the poor, both black and white, both here and abroad.” "But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear?...It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity." “Whites, it must frankly be said, are not putting in a similar mass effort to reeducate themselves out of their racial ignorance. It is an aspect of their sense of superiority that the white people of America believe they have so little to learn. The reality of substantial investment to assist Negroes into the twentieth century, adjusting to Negro neighbors and genuine school integration, is still a nightmare for all too many white Americans…These are the deepest causes for contemporary abrasions between the races. Loose and easy language about equality, resonant resolutions about brotherhood fall pleasantly on the ear, but for the Negro there is a credibility gap he cannot overlook. He remembers that with each modest advance the white population promptly raises the argument that the Negro has come far enough. Each step forward accents an ever-present tendency to backlash.” "First, I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the white moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro's great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen's Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the white moderate, who is more devoted to "order" than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: "I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action"; who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom; who lives by a mythical concept of time and who constantly advises the Negro to wait for a "more convenient season." Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. Lukewarm acceptance is much more bewildering than outright rejection."
  9. Interesting idea but length doesn't mean all that much if it sacrifices mobility. The Warriors win because A. pretty much everyone on that team can drain 3's but also drive the lane with massive success, and B. they play great fundamental unselfish team basketball. If Scottie got switched onto Steph, he'd have to guard him 28 feet out, and if Steph gets around him then somebody's collapsing then somebody's open. Shutting down one player is worthless against the Warriors, you have to play disciplined committed smart team defense. I think it'd be a good series.
  10. Sometimes things are true even though they aren't officially codified. You're smart enough to be able to put pieces together.
  11. It actually did happen, while filming for real in the air though. Definitely a mistake, but it wasn't because it was fake or VFX'd or anything.
  12. Yes. As evidenced by education level voting patterns, and whatever flavor-of-the-month issues to be scared of in education and academia on right-wing media. It's probably similar to what the 'mainstream' media is. That is, to folks inside the right-wing echo chamber, anything that isn't conservative.
  13. Because it's easier for Republicans to get votes from people who don't go to college and don't get 'mainstream' educations. Pretty simple.
  14. This is true, but also inevitable. It applies to over-labeling right-wing figures as white supremacists as much as it applies to commentators calling teams or players 'great' or 'elite' in sports, as much as it applies to conservatives whining about snowflakes and safe spaces. But just in case the reason for this current side tangent isn't clear to anyone, here's how it happened: 1. Libs of TikTok draws attention to a PRIDE/drag queen event in North Carolina 2. The mayor of that town cancels the event after "feedback received from citizens", including plenty of hate/harassment/threats. 3. Dave Reilly, who lives in Idaho, who marched in Charlottesville, has tweeted things like “All Jews are dangerous” and "Example #109 of why suffrage was a mistake:", and has organized with Identity Evropa (an unapologetic Neo-Nazi group), saw this and then asked Libs of TikTok to "do this one next!", linking to an upcoming PRIDE event in whatever french name town idaho. This was June 2. 4. The Idaho Tribune, which is...generously speaking not a real news organization, tweets about the event. "They" whoever they are (they often amplify Dave Reilly's content, and are based in the town the event is happening in). This was June 6. 5. There's good reason to suspect that David Reilly's website and the Idaho Tribune website are owned by the same person. 6. One day later, Libs of TikTok (the owner of which lives in New York) starts posting about the Idaho PRIDE event. 7. Two days later, Libs of TikTok shares Idaho Tribune screenshots. 8. 31 members of the Patriot Front white supremacist group are arrested in the back of a UHaul on their way to the Idaho PRIDE event. 9. @Archy1221 comes in and claims that some people are calling Libs of TikTok lady a white supremacist because she reposts videos, despite the fact that nobody actually called her a white supremacist, and if they did it's clearly not because she reposts videos.
  15. There's something fishy about all of this. Lots of articles making claims without sources, and lots of, "this mysterious message was forwarded from an anonymous source we trust" that can't be vetted. The alleged posts by the alleged group(s) are also really weird, feels like it could be copycats LARPing as Stupid Anonymous™‬ Regardless, there's no room for violence or tactics like this in civilized society. Glad to see the President and media/watchdog groups call it what it is.
  16. Outside of dozens of possible reasons for this, one easy one is that they probably waited because now that the movie is making hundreds of millions of dollars they'll get more money.
  17. Powerful people that other powerful people interact with isn't really much in the way of evidence against someone with decades worth of credible accusations of racism and well documented flirting with white nationalists.
  18. Boston fans/Warriors haters can't stop whining about the officiating. While I wouldn't qualify the officiating as 'good', I think most of the complaining is about how physical they're letting them play moreso than it is being bad. The Celtics are actually benefitting more, but failing to take advantage at the free throw line and failing to rise above the physical and chippy play mentally instead focusing on being upset and letting it get under their skin. This Warriors dynasty is so entertaining to watch. Hope it goes to Game 7.
  19. Not everyone, arch. Usually just the ones with documented ties to racist white supremacy Like the President you voted for twice, for example.
  20. The existential threat to our democracy isn't quite as immediate or explicit as it was when Trump was actually in office. Biden would probably win re-election if its against Trump, because people will mobilize against the cheeto, but if he doesn't win enough people will probably not bother after the exhaustion of the last few years.
  21. Personally I feel like this show is missing a great opportunity to feature more children escaping from professional adult mercenaries by jogging through some mildly inconvenient bushes.
  22. To be clear, I am vehemently and entirely against the death penalty in all forms. All I'm saying is that if we're going to have the death penalty, which I think is evil, then it should be in the public square to force us to reckon with the evil we desire.
  23. That's..... really fast. That's prime of his career Reggie Bush fast.
  24. To investigate links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with Trump's campaign, and also to pursue "any matters that arose or may arise directly from the investigation." Not only is the word 'collusion' nowhere to be found in any of that, as it's a Trump/media buzzword, but Mueller also explicitly did not reach a conclusion on possible obstruction of justice in regards to Trump, operating under the DOJ's legal opinion that federal investigators can not indict a sitting President. Your claim that he was mandated to nail Trump is categorically false and the exact opposite of what was true; it was baked in that there would be no nailing of Trump no matter what from the very start.
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