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How exactly are you correlating a ratings change with what Kaepernick and other players are doing to bring social/racial inequalities to light?George
Not standing for the National Anthem is disrespectful IMO. It bothers me that rich spoiled athletes don't take constructive steps to address community problems. It's no different than the anti-police sentiment about targeting blacks, while blacks target their own neighborhoods an a significantly greater rate, and no one raises a eyebrow. kaepernick never did anything in his community until he started dating the BLM activist girlfriend. He has every right to express himself and fully entitled to kneel. It is his right. It is my right to turn it off. Many other people feel similarly.
The crime rate correlates strongly with the level of poverty. What about the high crime rate in poor white areas? I've noticed that heroin addiction is almost an epidemic in some mostly white states such as Vermont.especially among poor whites. I wonder what the white on white crime rate is in those communities? I've observed that in our mostly white area that the poorer communities are rife with meth and that's where most of the crime is.I've found it curious that white males, the most privileged group in our country, like to portray themselves as put upon and aggrieved. What a bunch of whiners!Actually I believe that there should be reparation for the crimes of slavery, Jim Crow, etc. The reparations should not be in the form of individual payments but in a massive federal program to rebuild the inner cities and give the people there access to the same quality of schools that are in white suburbia. Housing should be built using the latest in urban planning and state of the art architectural practices. The gangs, which quite often attract the most entrepreneurial youth should be suppressed and that energy redirected. Medical care should be free. A trillion dollars would be a nice amount. If we can burn up a couple of trillion in Iraq, Afganistan we should be able to come up with a trillion for our inner cities. In the long run it will be a profitable investment as well as the right thing to do.Where would the money come from? Soak the rich! They've been avoiding taxes for so long while the middle class has been suffering that it's time to restore balance. As Willie Sutton said "that's where the money is".
If you want to be patriotic in this country, you should pay your taxes and don't litter.
Personally, I would love to continue to have adult conversations on these topics, but as somebody pointed out, we really shouldn't be delving into politics.Let's get this thread back to football.Who else besides me is looking forward to seeing Beckham beat up on Norman tomorrow?What other match-ups do you find interesting?George
Let's get this thread back to football.What other match-ups do you find interesting?George
Wentz against a real defense could be interesting. The kid looks good- damned shame he has to spend part of his career in Philthadelphia.
I agree, we've been waiting for Wentz to stumble, but the kid keeps passing the tests. Today is a big one, but I don't think it's the Steeler defense that's the problem, they're really only an okay defense that has been playing over their heads of late. Rather it's keeping up with the Steeler offense that will be the test, so it's more on the Eagle defense to perform than Wentz. And despite the raspberries from the cheap seats, by all accounts Wentz is very happy to be playing in Philadelphia.
I'd live in Philly too if I was making that kind of dough- but I'd have a second home, maybe CO or MA.
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