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Thread: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    And who, exactly, is going to make me pay a $2.5 million dollar fine? The NBA?
    More likely the IRS in your case.

    All I can say is I'm sure glad my children didn't record me when I told them not to bring any gang banger over to the house. I couldn't afford paying a $2.5 million fine.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    More likely the IRS in your case.

    All I can say is I'm sure glad my children didn't record me when I told them not to bring any gang banger over to the house. I couldn't afford paying a $2.5 million fine.
    So your claim is now that the IRS is going to start fining people for "racist comments." (Of course, my comment wasn't even remotely racist, but whatever). Of course, that's pure fantasy; Sterling was not fined or sanctioned in any way by the government. You are just being dishonest again.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    So your claim is now that the IRS is going to start fining people for "racist comments." (Of course, my comment wasn't even remotely racist, but whatever). Of course, that's pure fantasy; Sterling was not fined or sanctioned in any way by the government. You are just being dishonest again.
    The "Thought Police" aren't necessary the government. But they do have a political agenda.

    You have some racist slumlord Hollywood liberal elitist who's having a private conversation with his slutty whore friend and the Thought Police came after him big time.

    BTW: When was the last time you read George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" ?

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    Where did you hear that from ?

    I do remember that they used a Marine V-22 Osprey to transport a bunch of Obama's basketballs from the White House to Martha's Vineyard.
    The way you were acting, it seemed like a possibility.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The "Thought Police" aren't necessary the government. But they do have a political agenda.
    You have some racist slumlord Hollywood liberal elitist who's having a private conversation with his slutty whore friend and the Thought Police came after him big time.
    The NBA took down Sterling because he was an embarrassment to the league.

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    BTW: When was the last time you read George Orwell's novel "Nineteen Eighty-Four" ?
    The lessons of 1984 aren't even remotely applicable in the Sterling case. Fail.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    The NBA took down Sterling because he was an embarrassment to the league.



    The lessons of 1984 aren't even remotely applicable in the Sterling case. Fail.
    Pretty sure he was referring to the technology thing. I know some here trust the government implicitly, but the more prudent do not. You know, drones, NSA, spying, Big Brother...
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    For his racist comments caught on tape, Clippers owner Donald Sterling recently had this ruling put on him by NBA commissioner Adam Silver:

    $2.5M fine (maximum allowed in by-laws)
    Lifetime ban from NBA games
    Lifetime ban from NBA function
    Zero access to facilities during Clippers games and practices
    Urging by the BoD to owners for forced divestiture of ownership



    Was the hammer too great, or spot on?

    Also to take into consideration:

    He spoke these words on his private property
    He broke no actual laws
    His girlfriend broke the law by recording him without his knowledge


    Gee I wonder which way you lean on this ?
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Μολὼν λαβέ View Post
    Pretty sure he was referring to the technology thing. I know some here trust the government implicitly, but the more prudent do not. You know, drones, NSA, spying, Big Brother...
    Pretty sure a. this has nothing to do with the government, and b. she recorded him with a cellphone.

    If someone wants to gripe about the NSA surveillance, make a thread to discuss it and I'll happily chime in that I think it sucks. But it's wholly irrelevant to this particular scenario.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Gipper View Post
    For his racist comments caught on tape, Clippers owner Donald Sterling recently had this ruling put on him by NBA commissioner Adam Silver:

    $2.5M fine (maximum allowed in by-laws)
    Lifetime ban from NBA games
    Lifetime ban from NBA function
    Zero access to facilities during Clippers games and practices
    Urging by the BoD to owners for forced divestiture of ownership
    The NBA is a private organization. They can do whatever they want within the boundaries of the law and mutually agreed upon contracts.


    Was the hammer too great, or spot on?

    Also to take into consideration:

    He spoke these words on his private property
    He broke no actual laws
    His girlfriend broke the law by recording him without his knowledge
    None of that is in any way relevant.
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    re: Was Sterling's punishment too much? [W:359]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post

    The lessons of 1984 aren't even remotely applicable in the Sterling case. Fail.
    They weren't ? Donald Sterling was speaking his thoughts in private, never intended to be public.

    The term "Thought Police," has come to refer to real or perceived enforcement of ideological correctness, or preemptive policing by white beard scratching liberals.

    Thought Police Operations:


    The government or a political movement attempts to control not only the speech and actions, but also the thoughts of society, labeling unapproved thoughts with the term of racist, homophobic or xenophobic.

    The Thought Police operate a false resistance movement in order to lure in citizens into entrapment

    The Thought Police observe the actions of individuals or groups and take note of anything that resembles an unorthodox opinion or an inner struggle against political correctness.

    The Thought Police also target and eliminate highly intelligent people, since they may come to realize how the government or the political organization are exploiting them.


    The Thought Police generally spread false rumors, identifying and eliminating any individual deemed capable of independent thought or rebellion against the political agenda.

    All citizens live their lives under constant supervision of the Thought Police be it CCTV, drones flying overhead or prostitutes.

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