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#1226143
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

here we go again.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/15/coupon-dispute-prompts-white-cvs-manager-to-call-police-on-black-woman-report.html

I don’t know the full story, but either it is more than a black woman trying to use a coupon, or that manager has some sort of mental or physical disability. You don’t get shaken that visibly just from black woman trying to use a coupon, even if you are racist. Also if you list to the audio you can here a siren going off, why?

The local news my area already compared it to the incident of the two black men being arrested at Star Bucks.

I may or may not address more about this later, but I do with to address this:

People are way too eager to call police in this country.

People are way too eager to assume racism in this country.

While on the phone with police, Matson describes Hudson as “African-American,” to which she responds, “Black. No, I’m not African-American, I’m black. Black isn’t a bad word.”

Dear Ms. Hudson,

It may shock you realize this, but white people are not mind readers. They can’t tell before hand whether you prefer the term black or African American or whatever. You know for a fact that some people of your race consider African American and not black as the proper term. How this guy supposed to know which term you prefer(and I don’t think he should have to ask you when he is calling the cops on you). You may wish to ask why he has to refer to your race at all, well like it or not, your race is part of your description and one thing police are going ask when you call them is what the person you are calling about looks like. It frustrates and angers me that something so obvious needs to be explained. But I guess it does.

Well, when you’ve done nothing wrong and someone calls the police to say that there’s an unwanted African American in the building,

We don’t know that she did nothing wrong. The fact that the guy is visibly shaken and that a siren was going off in the store seems to indicate that there is more to the story.

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#1226072
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

here we go again.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/15/coupon-dispute-prompts-white-cvs-manager-to-call-police-on-black-woman-report.html

I don’t know the full story, but either it is more than a black woman trying to use a coupon, or that manager has some sort of mental or physical disability. You don’t get shaken that visibly just from black woman trying to use a coupon, even if you are racist. Also if you list to the audio you can here a siren going off, why?

The local news my area already compared it to the incident of the two black men being arrested at Star Bucks.

I may or may not address more about this later, but I do with to address this:

While on the phone with police, Matson describes Hudson as “African-American,” to which she responds, “Black. No, I’m not African-American, I’m black. Black isn’t a bad word.”

Dear Ms. Hudson,

It may shock you realize this, but white people are not mind readers. They can’t tell before hand whether you prefer the term black or African American or whatever. You know for a fact that some people of your race consider African American and not black as the proper term. How this guy supposed to know which term you prefer(and I don’t think he should have to ask you when he is calling the cops on you). You may wish to ask why he has to refer to your race at all, well like it or not, your race is part of your description and one thing police are going ask when you call them is what the person you are calling about looks like. It frustrates and angers me that something so obvious needs to be explained. But I guess it does.

Sincerely,

The Warbler.

Post
#1226057
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

A day back from the hospital, my mother came down with pneumonia. Now she’s back in the hospital, back in intensive care, with a breathing tube back down her throat, which is probably what caused the infection in the first place.

Darn, I am sorry to hear that. I will pray for a quick recovery and return home for her.

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#1225969
Topic
World Cup 2018
Time

ZigZig said:

Warbler said:

ZigZig said:

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

The problem with a play-till-you-win match, is if it isn’t a final, it could ruin the final. Just look at Wimbledon… after that marathon Mahut-Isner match, Isner could barely play the next match. Now I hope I’m proven wrong, but there is every likelihood that this recent marathon Anderson-Isner semifinal is just as likely to have ruined the final.

Surely they could set things up so that is a full day’s rest between the semifinal and final.

One day’s rest is insufficient recovery time after an 11-hour match. (that was the length of the Mahut-Isner match)

What are the odds a soccer game would go for 11 hours?

What are the odds that a Belgian amateur women’s basketball match ends with a score of 2-1 ? And yet…

How the hell did that happen???

I tell the story of memory because it happened almost 40 years ago. This match was to look like a Monty Python sketch, I guess the key word is “amateur”.

Huh?

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#1225901
Topic
World Cup 2018
Time

ZigZig said:

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

The problem with a play-till-you-win match, is if it isn’t a final, it could ruin the final. Just look at Wimbledon… after that marathon Mahut-Isner match, Isner could barely play the next match. Now I hope I’m proven wrong, but there is every likelihood that this recent marathon Anderson-Isner semifinal is just as likely to have ruined the final.

Surely they could set things up so that is a full day’s rest between the semifinal and final.

One day’s rest is insufficient recovery time after an 11-hour match. (that was the length of the Mahut-Isner match)

What are the odds a soccer game would go for 11 hours?

What are the odds that a Belgian amateur women’s basketball match ends with a score of 2-1 ? And yet…

How the hell did that happen???

Post
#1225894
Topic
World Cup 2018
Time

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

The problem with a play-till-you-win match, is if it isn’t a final, it could ruin the final. Just look at Wimbledon… after that marathon Mahut-Isner match, Isner could barely play the next match. Now I hope I’m proven wrong, but there is every likelihood that this recent marathon Anderson-Isner semifinal is just as likely to have ruined the final.

Surely they could set things up so that is a full day’s rest between the semifinal and final.

One day’s rest is insufficient recovery time after an 11-hour match. (that was the length of the Mahut-Isner match)

What are the odds a soccer game would go for 11 hours?

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#1225881
Topic
World Cup 2018
Time

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

The problem with a play-till-you-win match, is if it isn’t a final, it could ruin the final. Just look at Wimbledon… after that marathon Mahut-Isner match, Isner could barely play the next match. Now I hope I’m proven wrong, but there is every likelihood that this recent marathon Anderson-Isner semifinal is just as likely to have ruined the final.

Surely they could set things up so that is a full day’s rest between the semifinal and final.

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#1225845
Topic
World Cup 2018
Time

Collipso said:

well, after playing for 120 minutes the players are usually exhausted,
and most of them have ran something like 10 miles, so making them play until someone scores sounds brutal, because that could last for several more minutes.

But both sides would be exhausted so it would be fair. Also most players in the World Cup tourney are professional level athletes, pretty they can take it. In baseball, they play inning after inning until there is a winner. In the playoffs, the NBA, NFL, and NHL all play their sport until there is a winner.

At least my way, the game would be decided by playing the sport itself instead of shoot outs.

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#1225824
Topic
World Cup 2018
Time

oojason said:

Pens is an abbreviation for penalties, mate 😃

In the knockout stages of a tournament, if the scoreline is tied after 90 minutes there is an extra-time period of 30 minutes to see if one team can triumph. If the scores are still level, penalties are then used to decide the winner.

Each team gets 5 penalties each - whoever scores the most penalties, wins. Each penalty has to be taken by a different player.

However, on occasion, the ties are still level after the 5 penalties are taken… this then results in a further round of 1 penalty each (sometimes referred to as ‘sudden death penalties’) - to be taken by players who have not yet taken a penalty - and it continues until there is a winner.

Sometimes this results in both goalkeepers taking penalties, occasionally against each other - which is quite a rare event, and usually fun/entertaining to watch.

If the scores are still level after everyone has taken a penalty - it just resets back to the players who originally took the set of 5 penalties - and continues until there is a winner…

 

This video may show / explain it better (a 15-14 win on penalties for Liverpool a couple of years back)…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Din-5WeGwNs

😉
 

If it was up to me, if teams were still tied after the 30 minute extra time period, I would turn off the clock and have them play soccer until someone scores. (Team that scores wins the game)

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#1225265
Topic
Going away? Post so here!
Time

TV’s Frink said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

Warbler said:

TV’s Frink said:

Goodbye, maybe.

What is going on?

Read the whole forum and you can figure it out now.

Do you really how long that would take? I mean even if limited it to threads in recent use it would take a while.

I’ll wait.

Well you’ll be waiting a long, long, time.

I won’t be actively waiting.

I am not surprised.

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#1225145
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Handman said:

I’m taking a few classes over the summer, and one of them is this required communications course. Today, the teacher mentioned how a misogynist disagreed with a feminist’s position to “kill all men”. And yet… I feel like any rational human being would disagree with that.

If the feminist meant it literally, I would hope everyone would disagree with it. Blame men for as much as you want, but murdering all of them???