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Old 10-29-2017, 12:22 PM
 
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And instead of addressing this, the players took an "America is bad; therefore I don't respect it" approach.

They could have picked the departments with the worst track record and started by directly challenging them. Why didn't they? It could be that they are too lazy or it could be that those departments are ultimately controlled by Democrats and in some instances by black Democrats. Can't have that.

It reminds me of the Vietnam war protests. The purpose was noble and just, but when they took aim at the returning soldiers, most of whom had no choice, they just about ruined the cause.
This was done by others and those like yourself complained then also. You seem to be saying that you agree with their complaints. If we addressed the complaints, no one takes a knee.

 
Old 10-29-2017, 12:24 PM
 
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My point is that when police issue a command it needs to be obeyed.
Until it gets addressed..........Did Nurse Wubbells obey? Should see simply have violated her patients civil rights and got herself fired?

Of course not. The police officer was fired.
 
Old 10-29-2017, 12:37 PM
 
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This stuff came to light because of the investigations brought on because of the protests in Baltimore. It's not just Baltimore that this stuff happens.

Former gun squad officers say they only robbed citizens
 
Old 10-29-2017, 03:21 PM
 
Location: (East) St. Paul, MN
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It's funny that these airhead goons can't get it through their heads that they're hurting their bottom line. And when the owners' bottom line gets hurt, sorry to say, it's not the fans that are going to pay the price.


The players - next CBA in mind - are going to be the ones who get hurt the most, not the fans.


And just in case some of you who think these professional athletic games even matter in the grand scheme of life, I've got news for you...
 
Old 10-29-2017, 03:57 PM
 
Location: H-Tine, Texas
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I'm a big Texans fan, but a single Texan takes a knee and doesn't suffer any consequences, I'm done.

BTW, Brown is butthurt that his holdout didn't work and he lost around half a million dollars.
All but 6 kneeled.

Don't let the door hit your hypocritical backside on the way out.
 
Old 10-29-2017, 04:03 PM
 
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It's funny that these airhead goons can't get it through their heads that they're hurting their bottom line. And when the owners' bottom line gets hurt, sorry to say, it's not the fans that are going to pay the price.
What you are arguing is that it's all about money. People are not important. Maybe you need to spend a little time on your knees.
 
Old 10-29-2017, 04:37 PM
 
Location: (East) St. Paul, MN
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What you are arguing is that it's all about money. People are not important. Maybe you need to spend a little time on your knees.
I'm just not a fanboy who dresses up in makeup and god knows what to cheer on my team. I like my Vikings, but they aren't even close to the most important thing in my life.


Maybe Americans should get their heads out of their ----- and realize pro sports/pro athletes are very unimportant in the grand scheme of things?
 
Old 10-29-2017, 04:38 PM
 
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From Buffalo here and these players are doing it all wrong - Jim Kelly started Hunter's Hope after his son's diagnosis. It had national support and he and his wife Jill did benefits, interviews ect..

I've said before - instead of these children playing their games - do something about it. Start a program - as suggested work with areas with police abuse is above the norm - call attention to it as well as work with the community to see how they can make it better. Kneeling isn't doing a darn thing except making people mad - and Trump will end up as President for another 4 years.
 
Old 10-29-2017, 04:46 PM
 
Location: (East) St. Paul, MN
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What you are arguing is that it's all about money. People are not important. Maybe you need to spend a little time on your knees.
To be clear: I have more RESPECT for the millions of janitors that break their backs day in and day out - do more week in any given year than any of these goons have in their lives - than I do these petulant overgrown cowards.


Is that blunt enough?
 
Old 10-29-2017, 05:07 PM
 
Location: 500 miles from home
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I'm just not a fanboy who dresses up in makeup and god knows what to cheer on my team. I like my Vikings, but they aren't even close to the most important thing in my life.


Maybe Americans should get their heads out of their ----- and realize pro sports/pro athletes are very unimportant in the grand scheme of things?
Well - it sure seems like you care.


The NFL gave cover to the likes of Michael Vick and a variety of wife beaters and drug dealers. So they have NEVER gotten my time or money.


As far as I'm concerned this whole country would be better off without the NFL and constant focus on Football.


I could care less about them or any fan who is now offended after overlooking all the rest.
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