… that someone has exposed which were behind a paywall. I’m merely acknowledging its existence.
As they mentioned in the post, the searchable index is temporarily down, but the cache remains up here: https://ipfs.io/ipfs/bafykbzaced4xstofs4tc5q4irede6uzaz3qzcdvcb2eedxgfakzwdyjnxgohq/
I’m a lil bummed guys, nobody going to defend me here?
Sorry! I always try to have your back, but I missed this one until now because I saw little reason to get involved in this thread since the initial video is useless, and this alleged Angel something else indeed.
I can’t see that you needed defending on this one, anyway! The comments about you reflected solely on his confusion and poor memory, and evinced some weird gender attribution of political bent. @JayHawkFanToo, however, did a nice job.
@DoubleDD the part of changing society that is currently troubling me is that our democracy depends on sort of an organic opinion from it’s voters. Think time of our founding fathers and how information disseminated and individuals formed their opinions. Now opinions are fabricated. Consciousness is more collective. Something needs to protect us from being used. Our educational system doesn’t teach us to think for ourselves. It needs to.
I fear we are racing toward a nuclear hollocaust and don’t quite grasp how fragile and currently flawed everything is. We need to be interconnected. I like predictable interlocked economies and relationships. No loose cannons. It’s far better for humanity to be globalist than nationalist (this is more about our trade policies than our immigration, but also immigration). Aren’t we all in this together? War between nuclear powers is scary stuff, isn’t it?
I get what your saying and yes especially on your point of how we teach our children. I’m not sold on a nuclear holocaust though. I just don’t see it happening. (Well I do think that Israel and it’s people will be nuked at some point.) But I do see civil unrest in the population. There used to be a time when debates and conservations where had among the greatest minds and the regular average joes. It was celebrated. Now it’s about just winning.
It appears that our leaders are more concerned about keeping their cushy government jobs, than just being a public servant. Just doing what is right. It appears to me all they care about is getting reelected.
The Saudis outright lied about him being alive, then lied about him being killed in a fight.
It’s as if the truth doesn’t matter anymore and you can just continue to tell lies if it keeps you in power.
Wait a second…
@mayjay Hmmm, that sounds like a fun one to solve. I remember you a couple years back said you used to have questions in law school like a guy is ending it all by jumping off a building. On his way down, someone in an apartment building fires their gun which strikes the guy as he passes his balcony. Coroner discovers a gun shot wound which actually killed the man, not the fall which of course would have killed the man. Can he be charged with murder/manslaughter or whatever?
I sometimes have Walter Mitty moments where I imagine myself in some role. I’ve thought I’d like to be a cop only for this moment. I question a guy who I suspect having drugs. He says to me “Man I don’t got no drugs”. I promptly place him under arrest for confessing to having drugs. He protests to which I say, “Too bad you didn’t learn about double negatives because you literally just confessed to having drugs.” How would that hold up in court?
I completely disagree with you. Comparing Kaepernick an athlete who made his statement at his employer’s place of business and on company time and forced people to watch it does not equate to a singer that did it on his own time.
Now, Swift and West are both singers, both made political statement - this is an exact apples to apples comparison - and West was savaged by the MSM and Hollywood even including racial slurs by a host of CNN. In contrast, the MSM and Hollywood applauded Swift for making also a similar political statement.
Again, this is textbook apples to apples comparison and if you don’t see it you are blinder than a .
Maybe you don’t like the content of Kanye’s message any more than conservatives like Swift message but I just did not see any criticism of her from the MSM or Hollywood like it criticized Kanye and I did not see any conservatives calling her names or using racial slurs either…even Trump mildly indicated that he likes her now 25% less…
I did not criticize Swift, I thought she has the right to express her opinion like any other citizen and so does West.
I did not criticize Kaepernick for demonstrating either, he has the right to do it on his own time and not on company’s time or at his employer’s place of business where he does not have that right…as many, many , many legal scholars made it abundantly clear…and before you accuse m, once again of making legal claims, I am not, I am just quoting what actual constitutional attorneys said, including know lefty Dershowitz, which can be easily verified by a quick Google search.
I also praised those players that took the time to meet with police and go to Congress to testify since they had at least the desire to try to find solutions. Like most liberals Kaepernick did not do any of that, instead, in his few public appearances he insulted police officers and praised Castro and Chavez, two totalitarian dictators. It is obvious he did not want a solution, he wanted an issue and publicity…and he got both and a big payoff to boot.
Maybe, just maybe, we should regulate the banking industry a little more since it is U.S. Government Backed and they are a little more than reckless knowing that they have a safety net to always fall back on?
I’m getting old too, but not that old, and it’s better than the alternative. @DoubleDD you nailed it. If folks can’t see the truth of your litany of offenses, then they ain’t really looking or their heads are up where the sun don’t shine.
Right, but this ignores two things. One, that our Government works for us. Not the globe. In theory, they’re job is to put our interests over everyone else in the World’s. Something we haven’t done, clearly.
Two, unconditional trade only creates a scenario where countries ignore that their workers are human beings and instead treat them like complete shit just so they can make something as cheap as possible. By having tarrifs, we essentially force countries to treat workers more fair as a terms of our new trade agreement. Otherwise, we will just continue to artificially raise the price.
Look at what Mexico caved to in the new NAFTA deal. Guaranteed $16/hr USD by 2023 for anyone working for auto manufacturers. That is what should be happening with every major manufacturing country we trade with.
Of course we live in a global economy, but we get taken advantage of from it. The truth is, what Trump is doing needed to be done. Criticize Trump all you want about pretty much anything else. But his tarriffs have had the desired effect. He has won with NAFTA and the EU. China appears to be on their heels as well. The truth is the other countries had no reason to work on trade terms because they were benefiting from them more than we were. Now they are getting the stick instead of the carrot and they are caving.
Ill give you the fact that President Obama is a great orator. Maybe the best since Kennedy. Reagan was good but he was a witty speaker. Kind of down to earth. Yet if you have a opinion, then so do I.
Also lets be honest? Giving a good speech is one thing, but actually doing what is right is a whole different thing.
@DoubleDD @Woodrow So about conservatives being upset and Boycotting Nike now? Appears both sides are doing it…
I don’t have a problem with any average citizen or fringe group boycotting whatever they see fit. Even though most of the time they are dumb. My problem is a political organization calling a boycott on a person or business because of political afflation.
In the case of In and Out. The head chairman of the DNC called for a boycott against In and Out because they made a donation to the Republican party. I find plenty wrong with that.
Plus I don’t think it would be fair to blanket all the protesters as conservatives as the ones now boycotting Nike. I would assume there are plenty of Liberals that are not happy with Nike.
I’m no great business person, but sometimes the saying, “There is no such thing as bad press” rings true. You have to applaud Nike in this instance. They found the most Controversial sports figure they could find and made him the voice of their ad campaign.
LIke it or not it’s a genius move. Especially in light of the FBI investigations in college basketball. They have in a essence grabbed control of the content of the Media headlines and public perception. Even if in the coming days a story breaks that Nike has crossed the line in dealing with college players. Nobody will care. As Kaepernick will be all the rage.