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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    i first started watching football in 1968 and loved the game, until the early 1990's

    its no wonder i came to hate football in today's sense.....with social media and politics becoming involved in it now.

    what i would not give to to see the old days of George Blanda, and Joe Kapp.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Which is their statement, and they have the right to make it.

    Every year on Jackie Robinson Day, every player in Major League Baseball wears the number 42. That's a statement. It may be different because it's sanctioned by MLB, but it is a statement.
    is that because actually did wear the number 42 whereas Brown did not have his hands up?

    Following along with a protest based on a known lie, just shows the intelligence level of the protesters, in this case being football players.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

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    Ah, George Blanda. There was a man with class and prowess.



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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    I wish they'd play some football. That's why I bother to watch. I really don't give a rat's ass about the politics of the players because I'm watching them to see them play football. It's fundamentally a simple proposition. Do you tune in to Rachael Ray for political discussion?
    How long did this take, two seconds. I watched three games yesterday and this incident didn't cost me any time.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    It's not the same kind of statement, but it is a political statement.
    No, it isn't, which is why the American flag is present at every game. There is no statement being made, simply a nod to the fact that we live in America and these teams are based in America. It isn't a statement - it's a fact. No politics involved.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    What is this "hands up" ****? mikey brown didn't have his hands up.
    Never let the facts get in the way of a good cause and slogan...

    Wasnt it Al Sharpton that said "sure...OK...fine...Tawana Brawley lied, but the FACT is that this kind of thing happens for REAL every day and thats why it is important we use her case to protest!"
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Of course it does. Simply compare the demographics of black males in society with the incarceration rate. There are only two possible explanations:

    1- far too many black males are inherently deviates coming from an inferior race and culture which disproportionately manifests itself in low intelligence and violent criminal behavior placing them closer to predatory animals than humans, or
    2- centuries of slavery and Jim Crow have wreaked untold damage upon African Americans as a collective group in the USA causing all manner of sociological malfunctions impacting them at a greater rate than other groups in our nation and despite some efforts, we still have a very long way to go to actual equality in all phases of our society.

    I pick the second.
    You are saying in number 2 that they are not smart enough to be law abiding citizens? What is their defect that they cannot follow the law?

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Nice attempt at deflection. Since someone doesn't protest everything they should protest nothing. Nice logic.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Which doesn't make it any less your home than it was Michael Brown's. You said

    It most certainly was.
    And the American flag isn't a statement on Michael Brown or the official symbol of Michael Brown, is it?
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    If you think that was wrong, maybe you should get out and protest it.

    There's also the fact that Alabama is not a suburb of St. Louis. Would you be offended by them making a statement about this?

    I can't help but think that if they made a gesture supporting the officer, people here would have a different opinion.


    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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