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

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    I absolutely would not support that. But I would support the players' right to make political speech. I oppose any government sanction against that player. However, that player would face severe consequences from teammates, the league, the team, the media and likely sponsors as well. I would support those consequences, too.
    You would not support that? Why not? According to you, it isn't doing anything wrong. Perfectly within their rights. And it's apparently especially not wrong if the players doing it are "exceptional".
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    On the contrary - not being allowed to engage in political speech as a condition of employment is a decision of the employer, not the employee. It is thus not a right of the employee, otherwise employers would be unable to make those decisions.
    So now all you have to do is demonstrate that there is such a league or team prohibition and it was adopted with the agreement of the players association giving up any claimed right.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Let's say the KKK decides that a cocked finger is the new symbol for "the black kid got what he deserved". So you would fully support an exceptional white football player coming out with his finger cocked in the air. Good to know.
    Can you come up with another silly comparison or is that the best you got?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Can you come up with another silly comparison or is that the best you got?
    Your posts are boring.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Your posts are boring.
    Still exciting enough for you to respond though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Was that when the Colts were really the Colts (as in the days of Ray Berry and the great Johnny U)?
    Yeah they were in Baltimore, but I think that Unitas had retired by then. It was also in the days in the Oakland Raiders were the Raiders and women were glad of it.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Still exciting enough for you to respond though.
    I've been waiting for you to answer this:

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Nice.

    Example of whose freedom I personally agree with who was protesting incorrectly on national television while in their employer's uniform? I'll wait.
    Since I called your post out for the lie it was this morning, I'm breathlessly awaiting you to finally make good on it. Of course, you can't.

    Your posts are still boring, and on occasions, they're also lies.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I've been waiting for you to answer this:



    Since I called your post out for the lie it was this morning, I'm breathlessly awaiting you to finally make good on it. Of course, you can't.

    Your posts are still boring, and on occasions, they're also lies.
    You responded again. How many square feet of space am I getting rent free inside your head?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    You responded again. How many square feet of space am I getting rent free inside your head?
    You aren't rent free in my head. Your idiotic posts are here in front of me in my thread. Don't flatter yourself.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Morons....

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