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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 APACHERAT View Post
    I think George Orwell's "1984" has finally arrived in America. The Thought Police are now in your homes.

    That's what's really disgusting.

    Anyone with a smart phone could be recording you without your knowledge.
    Either you never read 1984 or you don't understand that the point of it was the role of government in our lives....where is the government in this story?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    Either you never read 1984 or you don't understand that the point of it was the role of government in our lives....where is the government in this story?
    I think he is referring to the concepts of thoughtcrime and the thoughtpolice in the novel, in which mere words are considered a criminal offense. The death of free speech, so to speak.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Millions in penalties and a lifetime ban for a thoughtcrime? Come on.
    Had he kept it as mere thought...no one would care, or even know. Instead he allowed his thoughts to become public knowledge and due to his position and history it became a big deal. He is not truly being punished for what he said....he is paying for being an idiot.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    I think he is referring to the concepts of thoughtcrime and the thoughtpolice in the novel, in which mere words are considered a criminal offense. The death of free speech, so to speak.
    so it doesn't apply to this case...thank you

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Had he kept it as mere thought...no one would care, or even know. Instead he allowed his thoughts to become public knowledge and due to his position and history it became a big deal. He is not truly being punished for what he said....he is paying for being an idiot.
    No one disputes he is an idiot but paying millions in fines and a lifetime ban from his own team is ridiculous.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Sababa View Post
    so it doesn't apply to this case...thank you
    Actually it does, those concepts are found in the book.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    No one disputes he is an idiot but paying millions in fines and a lifetime ban from his own team is ridiculous.
    It is not my call....anymore than Walmart firing someone for stupidity.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by a351 View Post
    Spare us the drama. An owner of a major sports franchise stating his dislike for black people should result in a PR nightmare for the organization.
    Oh I'm sorry. I should have said instead "Our country is so wonderful! We all are supposed to now hold hands say how much we all love everybody! Shame on Sterling for not falling in line! He didn't read the memo that said he's not supposed to tell his girlfriend who he wants her to hang out with. I mean, isn't that the most important thing we have to worry about in the USA - who people's girlfriends take selfies with?"
    Last edited by tres borrachos; 04-30-14 at 09:02 AM.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by PoS View Post
    Actually it does, those concepts are found in the book.
    yes the government setting rules for thought and speech. Again that is not happening here.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Nope, not at all. The NBA has every right to protect their franchises and their brand. This is exactly what they are doing here. He has publicly disgraced not only himself but the Clippers and the league. It does not matter how his comments came to light, and honestly, it's a shame that he wasn't outed before. This is a man who illegally denied housing to people on the basis of race. Which is FAR worse than his comments here, obviously.

    Have fun getting sponsors with the outed racist owning one of your franchises; have fun getting free agents to come play for the racist; have fun getting your own players to stay with the team; have fun getting your fans to buy anything associated with the Clippers while Sterling owns the team.
    He was outed before. Long ago. You even mentioned one of the cases against him. The players had no problem playing for him before this. The fans had no problem with him before this. The NAACP had no problem with him before this.

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