Report: Some Cowboys planning protest tonight

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  1. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    I'm sorry have you followed along? I've been defending exactly what you typed. My response was to the snowflake crying about people using their first amendment right to raise awareness during a visible moment before a game.
     
  2. bayeslife

    bayeslife 187beatdown

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    Not saying you are this way, but generally those who hold this point of view lack the ability to empathize with people less fortunate or privileged. Surely you can think of another reason players would be upset besides they crave attention.
     
  3. CowboyStar88

    CowboyStar88 Well-Known Member

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    Well we're participating aren't we? I mean this isn't rocket science. I've yet to see anyone who is complaining actually offer a solution so they would stop protesting.
     
  4. drawandstrike

    drawandstrike Well-Known Member

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    "Straw man"?

    Employers fire people every single day for using their mouths to say racist/sexist/threats to their coworkers.

    You're actually unaware of how this works?

    "You can't fire me for calling that co-worker a *****! She *IS* a *****! I have free speech rights!"

    Yeah, good luck with that lawsuit.
     
  5. Killerinstinct

    Killerinstinct Well-Known Member

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    So this only happens to minorities and this is related to the NFL and the national anthem how?
     
  6. Fizziksman

    Fizziksman BanditHiro

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    they are disrespecting the nation by peacefully protesting? lol what? especially considering the Head of State of said nation called them sons of *****es. I swear some of you guys confuse Nationalism with Patriotism to easily.
     
  7. Fritsch_the_cat

    Fritsch_the_cat Well-Known Member

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    I wouldn't say that, they have a just cause and this is their way of trying to bring attention to it. But attention has been brought to it already and for a long time now.They have made their point, now they need to move on to something more productive. If they want things to change, they should contact mayors, police chiefs, their state and national representatives. A schlub like myself would not get the time of day from them, but these guys would.
     
  8. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    Again this point is moot. The NFL does not require it. No one is getting cut over this.
     
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  9. richzre

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    I will be taking notes on which players kneel and I won't support them in the future. They have the right to protest, just not at the expense of the flag at an NFL game, to which they are employees. It's disrespectful and disgusting. The players just don't get it. We don't care what your political and social injustice you believe in. You are entertainers just like hollywood actors. I love Tom Cruise movies and I don't want to hear about his dealings with sciencetology. So, players, play the game and keep your views/protests out of stadium. If you don't, I won't spend any more of my cash. You hear that Jerry?
     
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  10. CowboyStar88

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    Well I have yet to witness any of the employees you reference use derogatory language while referencing another employee during this moment. Yet we know it happens during the game, so they play by different rules joe blow

    Also, the league and the owner's have supported their players so your argument is nothing.
     
  11. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    Here is some smartness. It is old English,
    Einstein. Became THE spelling in the 1600 century for rule, belief, principal. Look it up. I dare ye. It is not difficult. I will spell it in American English for your ready comprehension. Heh.
     
  12. links18

    links18 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, none of that.
     
  13. Fritsch_the_cat

    Fritsch_the_cat Well-Known Member

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    They are disrespecting a nation that has made most of them very wealthy men. We all stand for the national anthem to show our appreciation to live in such a country that allows people like them to pursue a sport that makes them well off, and allows us to gather for a game of football. Take their protests somewhere else, they have made their point.
     
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  14. Solution

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    This was in reference to me saying, "This type of black and white rhetoric is narrow minded and never progresses nuanced issues like this in any meaningful way."

    Which was really just a polite way of pointing out that mrtxstar is using a logical fallacy he should have learned about in middle school (False Dilemma).

    Can someone explain to me why they think players are disrespecting veterans by kneeling? That is obviously not their intentions, and I personally do not see why the flag/anthem directly correlates to the military and or veterans when those symbols are meant for all Americans. I don't feel personally slighted when someone protests America because I know this country isn't perfect and protesting is just one way to improve upon it. Unless we were to ask every single player protesting their reasons for kneeling I'm not going to judge them for their motives.
     
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  15. GimmeTheBall!

    GimmeTheBall! Junior College Transfer

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    I am among the less fortunate. I cannot recall ANY player empathizing with me and bringing me a bag of groceriescor fish and chips.
     
  16. Ring Leader

    Ring Leader Well-Known Member

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    Beauty pageants? :(
     
  17. Jstopper

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    You have no clue what you're talking about. Kaepernick opted out of his contract himself. He still stands for injustice today as he did last year. Hear what you want to
     
  18. dallasdave

    dallasdave Well-Known Member

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    :clap::clap::clap:
     
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  19. FuzzyLumpkins

    FuzzyLumpkins The Boognish

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    WOOT SEMANTICS!
     
  20. bayeslife

    bayeslife 187beatdown

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    Have you been pulled over and beaten to death because of your skin color?
     
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