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Posted in: Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life See in context

Oh and the whole HK protester argument is complete nonsense. Last time I checked, Nike isn't offering protesters shoe endorsements... Kaepernick actively endorsed Nike while they were guilty of the same thing he is protesting against. If you don't understand the difference, then you really just don't get it.

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Posted in: Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life See in context

The simple answer to this is that most people don't necessarily have the time nor resources to protest outside their own causes that they're already dealing with.

And this is where you lose the argument. It is his cause. He is protesting oppression of a race of people while the company he endorses is oppressing a race of people. He. Is. A. Hypocrite. There is no explaining it away. He can't argue that his people are oppressed, all the while saying Nike is great while they oppress minorities to make their sneakers that Kaepernick is selling. And the nonsense about being too busy to protest Nike? What nonsense is that? All he has to do is say to Nike 'I quit'. How busy do you have to be to say goodbye to someone? but why would he? He's making millions off of them.

You keep dancing around the argument and repeating the same nonsense excuses but at the end of the day, you just don't get it.

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Posted in: Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life See in context

Oh my god. Kaepernick is protesting against oppression of black people, all the while ignoring the oppression of other minorities by Nike, the very company that he receives millions of dollars from.

It can’t get any more clear than that, there is no excuse for Kaepernick’s hypocrisy, no matter how hard you try to claim otherwise. I’m done.

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Posted in: Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life See in context

@lostrune

Dude please. You’re just making excuses for Kaepernick now and sounding clueless.

Nike using cheap sweatshop labor is common knowledge. Kaepernick didn’t have to research it. I didn’t, it’s in the news.

Kaepernick gets paid millions by Nike, he is directly involved in the situation. it is his ‘scene’ by association. So Basically what you are sayIng is if I worked for a totally racist company, but was too busy to do anything about it or they’re only racist overseas, then it’s ok for me to keep working there.

Seems to me that you’re part of the problem.

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Posted in: Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life See in context

@lostrune

 It just means that if it's your cause, don't be silent about it - but it's up to whichever person whose cause it is

I hate to tell you this, but you couldn’t be more wrong. That is not at all what that saying means.

It means that if you don’t speak up against any wrongdoing, then you are supporting it. You don’t get to pick and choose what you want to fight for. If it’s wrong, it’s your obligation to speak up. If you don’t protest it, you are for it. It goes for anything.

Kaepernick not speaking out against Nike makes him complicit in their wrongdoings according to his own movement.

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Posted in: Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life See in context

@lostrune

Do people assume that because one stands up for a cause, that it's one's responsibility to stand up for every cause

A popular slogan among the anti-racist movement is 'silence is oppression', so yes he absolutely does have an obligation to stand up for a cause directly related to a company that he is cashing very large checks from. To do otherwise makes him complicit.

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Posted in: Despite risks, Trump invests big in attacks on Biden's age See in context

As dumb as Trump is, Biden does clearly suffer from dementia and electing him president would be as disastrous as reelecting Trump. We're kinda screwed either way here.

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Posted in: 'Do your part': WWII film 'Greyhound' teaches virus lesson, says Hanks See in context

It's a shame it went to Apple's streaming service. I really wanted to see it, but I'm not going to subscribe to another service just for one movie.

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Posted in: Americans face testing delays as virus surges See in context

When I came down with symptoms, the ER told me not to come in even though I was high risk. They wouldn't test me. I called my insurance company and they told me to be at one of their drive-up testing locations nearby at 9AM and I would get tested. I pulled up and there was no one else waiting. They told me it might be a week or more to get results but I got a phone call with the results the next morning (positive unfortunately).

I don't know why some of the harder hit regions aren't reaching out to the areas with lighter workloads to speed things up. Overnighting test samples will still get results faster than a lot of these hard hit places can.

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Posted in: Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life See in context

He is a hero

He's also another thing that starts with an 'H', a hypocrite. I didn't see him standing up to Nike for using sweatshops and cheap overseas labor to make the shoes he was endorsing. As long as the check cashed, right?

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Posted in: Trump says Kanye West White House bid 'interesting' See in context

I think most Black voters are quite practical when choosing a candidate.

You're giving a lot of credit to Americans, whatever color they may be. Just like the huge number of questionably educated white people that follow Trump in droves, there's plenty of the same in people of color. All they have to do is get a large enough group to vote for Kanye 'because he's black' and Biden is screwed.

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Posted in: Kaepernick, ESPN team up for documentary series on his life See in context

A person close to the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback told The Associated Press that Kaepernick is in excellent shape and ready to play but hasn’t received any calls.

Maybe if he showed up to the scheduled workout instead of thinking he was important enough to change it to his own location so he could turn it into a media circus, he might have received some calls. Who wants to pay millions for a mediocre player with skills that are far outmatched by his ego?

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Posted in: Australia deploys police, army to enforce border closure between 2 states See in context

This is just a Virus.

Raise your hand if you've contracted the 'just a virus'. Oh, you haven't? I figured that.

It's funny how no one who has actually had the virus comes out saying 'it's just a virus'... I wonder why. No, actually I don't wonder that. I've had it myself. I know why no one who has experienced it would be so dismissive.

Australians are paying the price for not being careful. Just like I did. And my roommate who caught it by taking care of me while I was sick, who still can't breath properly a month after recovering.

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Posted in: Parents get 13 years for letting 33-year-old schizophrenic daughter freeze to death See in context

This is horrible. I have a good friend with schizophrenia and I worry for her every damn day. I hope bad things happen to these so-called 'parents', but I doubt it.

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Posted in: Express train knocks suicide jumper back onto platform, injuring 3 people See in context

I used to think like some of the posters here, that suicide was a selfish and stupid act.

But I now have someone very important to me with a mental illness that is sometimes crippling and I worry every day that something bad might happen to her. This guy that killed himself wasn't thinking 'Oh I hope I take out a few innocent bystanders on my way out'. He probably couldn't even fathom anything but ending his miserable life. I feel bad for the people that were hurt, but they will recover. The guy who killed himself never got the chance to heal.

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Posted in: Politician apologizes for ¥8.9 mil face mask price gouging See in context

He owned them and there were people dumb enough to buy them at inflated prices. I don't see what was done that requires an apology. Like he's the first person to sell something in demand at an inflated price.

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Posted in: Japan begins coronavirus travel restrictions for China, S Korea See in context

Well, China and Korea have more to fear from an uncontrolled coronavirus epidemic in Japan flowing into their countries than them passing coronavirus to Japan at this point due to Abe administration's failure to test and quarantine all those carrying the virus, sick or not.

At least China and Korea are aggressively testing anyone showing a sign of symptom; not so in Japan where Japanese authorities have an aversion of testing people due to the fear of revealing the true nature of coronavirus infection in Japan and having the Tokyo Olympics cancelled as the result.

Thanks for explaining absolutely nothing relevant to my comment and the conversation.

China and South Korea are acting like they need to retaliate against a supposed slight against them by Japan banning travel from their countries, something common sense would tell anyone is a sensible move.

Whether or not you agree with Japan's handling of the virus, a travel ban is the right thing to do and both South Korea and China are acting like the children that they are by getting their panties in a bunch over it.

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Posted in: Japan begins coronavirus travel restrictions for China, S Korea See in context

This is fear mongering. This virus is less deadly than the common flu. The world has gone nuts.

Tell that to my compromised immune system and the 6 folks that recently died less than an hour away from me.

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Posted in: Japan begins coronavirus travel restrictions for China, S Korea See in context

What is wrong with China and Korea? Acting like trying to contain the spread of a virus is some sort of political insult. How stupid can these countries be? Especially the country the damn virus originated in...

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Posted in: Japan goes beyond gaming desks with gaming bed See in context

Who wears a full neck mask in their own home?

Maybe someone who doesn't want to be recognized on the street for being in a video game bed advertisement...?

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Posted in: Japan goes beyond gaming desks with gaming bed See in context

You want Wall-E to happen? This is how you get Wall-E to happen...

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Posted in: Japan's 1st female paratrooper See in context

So to all of you claiming she looks weak or won't be able to keep up with the men, did you all miss the part of the article that clearly said female paratroopers have to meet the same physical standards as males? She had to carry as much weight and do the same tasks as her male counterparts. She met the same standards. She earned the position.

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Posted in: Virus spreads to more countries as new cases slow in China See in context

He also forced the entire task force into prayer rather than free choice.

I didn't see anywhere that it said he forced them to pray.

It blurs the distinction between church and state, which are separate under the US constitution. Also, he could have used the tube to do something of practical benefit.

I hate to break it to both of you but people pray. When I was in the military, entire ceremonies were opened with a prayer. You know what I did, being no religious? I stood quietly while those that were prayed. It's a non issue.

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Posted in: Virus spreads to more countries as new cases slow in China See in context

VP Pence has got it!

Photo of VP Pence and the task force in prayer to God for the coronavirus.

https://www.rawstory.com/2020/03/we-are-so-screwed-photo-of-pence-praying-with-coronavirus-task-force-draws-criticism-from-the-left-praise-from-the-right/

I'm not religious, or even a fan of Pence, but why is this a problem if a religious person is seen praying for something? I don't really see why this is even in the news or why you think it's funny.

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Posted in: Armed ex-guard holds 30 hostage in Manila mall See in context

Who would willingly back themselves into a checkmate situation like this?

You are looking at it as if the man is thinking clearly.

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Posted in: Many countries take harsh steps as they struggle to contain virus See in context

Every winter, since time immemorial, there have been viruses (viri for techies and Latin geeks) that spread around the world, causing millions up millions to cough and resulting in thousands of deaths among immunodeficient elderly people. So far, this infection seems to be basically the same.

So are we going to start shutting down society every time some virus spreads around.

The CDC says 12,000 to 16,000 Americans die from flu-related complications every year anyway, it's an unavoidable part of existence on this Earth.

So you think we should just let a totally new, not understood, potentially deadly virus spread unchecked because the flu exists?

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Posted in: Many countries take harsh steps as they struggle to contain virus See in context

So technically, we're not even at 1/10 of epidemic level.

Also, according to the CDC, the regular flu already results in 12,000 to 16,000 deaths annually in the US because of complications.

So what? We should wait until it catches up to the flu to do something? I never understand the point of this argument.

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Posted in: She looked like high school student (on the intercom screen). I thought it was a joke. See in context

What the hell? Who cares if she looked like she was in high school, she was asking for help!

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Posted in: Overreliance on hand sanitizers may increase risk of virus infection See in context

This is nothing new. The medical community first announced that overusing hand sanitizer is bad for you about a decade or so ago. People still slather it all over their hands anyway.

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