NYT Buys The Athletic

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Re: NYT Buys The Athletic

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Pop Zeus wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:08 pm
Resmo112 wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:23 am ...... y'all don't know much about the history of politics in sports do ya? Joe louis beating Max Schmeling, the black panther solute at the olympics, god who's the guy who made Hitler storm out of the olympics, like all of Ali's career. Weird oppressed people earn a platform and regularly use it to speak out for the masses. Stop acting like this is new just because you didn't learn about it.
Yeah - blackballing DeAngelo for a year because he supported Trump on Twitter is the same fucking thing as Joe Louis or Jackie Robinson.

I'm all for lending a microphone to oppressed people.

The Athletic isn't doing that.
It’s nothing compared to what happened with Kapernik though.


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Re: NYT Buys The Athletic

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Pop Zeus wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:08 pm
Resmo112 wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:23 am ...... y'all don't know much about the history of politics in sports do ya? Joe louis beating Max Schmeling, the black panther solute at the olympics, god who's the guy who made Hitler storm out of the olympics, like all of Ali's career. Weird oppressed people earn a platform and regularly use it to speak out for the masses. Stop acting like this is new just because you didn't learn about it.
Yeah - blackballing DeAngelo for a year because he supported Trump on Twitter is the same fucking thing as Joe Louis or Jackie Robinson.

I'm all for lending a microphone to oppressed people.

The Athletic isn't doing that.
If you think the only reason Deangelo was out of hockey for a year is some Trump tweets, you have not read his CV. He has a long history of being a huge pain in the ass.

I just read the Mitch Miller story. I'll grant you that story was a little obnoxious, but whatever . Things worked out for the kid just fine.
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Re: NYT Buys The Athletic

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holytoledo wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:30 pm
Pop Zeus wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:08 pm
Resmo112 wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:23 am ...... y'all don't know much about the history of politics in sports do ya? Joe louis beating Max Schmeling, the black panther solute at the olympics, god who's the guy who made Hitler storm out of the olympics, like all of Ali's career. Weird oppressed people earn a platform and regularly use it to speak out for the masses. Stop acting like this is new just because you didn't learn about it.
Yeah - blackballing DeAngelo for a year because he supported Trump on Twitter is the same fucking thing as Joe Louis or Jackie Robinson.

I'm all for lending a microphone to oppressed people.

The Athletic isn't doing that.
It’s nothing compared to what happened with Kapernik though.

What happened to Kaepernick ?
I supported his anthem protest and thought it was fine.
But the dude wouldn't take backup QB money - and that's what he was.
He could make more money from Nike and Netflix than he could being a backup QB - so that's what he did.
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Re: NYT Buys The Athletic

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wow this whole thing became disgusting. Pop using the word dyke to describe Hilary Clinton, like what the fuck is happening. Glad to know the board I loved became some kind of boomer breeding ground
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Re: NYT Buys The Athletic

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Pop Zeus really has gone full blown dipshit reactionary. It's just like heyfolks never left.
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Re: NYT Buys The Athletic

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Resmo112 wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:14 pm wow this whole thing became disgusting. Pop using the word dyke to describe Hilary Clinton, like what the fuck is happening. Glad to know the board I loved became some kind of boomer breeding ground
Sorry you're offended by the word dyke.
Most dykes I know aren't.

You're more offended by that, the Hillary Clinton waiting for everyone else to stand up and lead on gay marriage when it was unpopular - and then claiming the movement for herself once it was.
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Re: NYT Buys The Athletic

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Barbrady wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:31 pm Pop Zeus really has gone full blown dipshit reactionary. It's just like heyfolks never left.
Barbrady can't make a point that stands up on its own, so he resorts to insults.
Exactly how the Dems behave on Twitter.
They fritz out so fast.


Democrat: We need to close our schools during Omicron to protect our kids!
Normal person: Look at the data, kids aren't at any real risk from COVID/Omicron.
Democrat: But they can bring it home to their parents.
Normal person: And their parents, if they are at risk, can be vaccinated to put them at low risk, too.
Democrat: Spews insults and calls you a murderer (or a full-blown dipshit reactionary).
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Re: NYT Buys The Athletic

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Pop Zeus wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:36 pm
Barbrady wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:31 pm Pop Zeus really has gone full blown dipshit reactionary. It's just like heyfolks never left.
Barbrady can't make a point that stands up on its own, so he resorts to insults.
Exactly how the Dems behave on Twitter.
They fritz out so fast.


Democrat: We need to close our schools during Omicron to protect our kids!
Normal person: Look at the data, kids aren't at any real risk from COVID/Omicron.
Democrat: But they can bring it home to their parents.
Normal person: And their parents, if they are at risk, can be vaccinated to put them at low risk, too.
Democrat: Spews insults and calls you a murderer (or a full-blown dipshit reactionary).
getting 1000 kids hospitalized daily now, an all time high. so
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Re: NYT Buys The Athletic

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Resmo112 wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:01 pm
Pop Zeus wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:36 pm
Barbrady wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:31 pm Pop Zeus really has gone full blown dipshit reactionary. It's just like heyfolks never left.
Barbrady can't make a point that stands up on its own, so he resorts to insults.
Exactly how the Dems behave on Twitter.
They fritz out so fast.


Democrat: We need to close our schools during Omicron to protect our kids!
Normal person: Look at the data, kids aren't at any real risk from COVID/Omicron.
Democrat: But they can bring it home to their parents.
Normal person: And their parents, if they are at risk, can be vaccinated to put them at low risk, too.
Democrat: Spews insults and calls you a murderer (or a full-blown dipshit reactionary).
getting 1000 kids hospitalized daily now, an all time high. so
Lots and lots Incidental COVID cases.
Even Fauci is differentiating between Hospitalized WITH and Hospitalized BECAUSE OF
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Re: NYT Buys The Athletic

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Resmo112 wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 4:01 pm
Pop Zeus wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:36 pm
Barbrady wrote: Fri Jan 07, 2022 3:31 pm Pop Zeus really has gone full blown dipshit reactionary. It's just like heyfolks never left.
Barbrady can't make a point that stands up on its own, so he resorts to insults.
Exactly how the Dems behave on Twitter.
They fritz out so fast.


Democrat: We need to close our schools during Omicron to protect our kids!
Normal person: Look at the data, kids aren't at any real risk from COVID/Omicron.
Democrat: But they can bring it home to their parents.
Normal person: And their parents, if they are at risk, can be vaccinated to put them at low risk, too.
Democrat: Spews insults and calls you a murderer (or a full-blown dipshit reactionary).
getting 1000 kids hospitalized daily now, an all time high. so
That is, on average, 20 kids per state, per day. That is not a lot.

And then there is the issue Pop brought up in the post just above this one. Every kid--and virtually everyone of every age--admitted to a hospital right now has a Covid test. That's just SOP. A positive test results in a reporting of a number of Covid cases of children in the hospital. That is a misleading statistic. Most of those kids did not get admitted for Covid, but for other reasons. And as transmissable as the new variant is, a lot of kids are going to have it, and many will contract while hospitalized. It is akin to the common cold, and indeed a coronavirus is the cause of the common cold in a large percentage of cases.

So the reporting of 1,000 kids per day getting admitted to the hospital is an attempt to conflate the presence of Covid with Covid being the reason admission. The Covid statistics are reported without any context or perspective, which is flat wrong, and leads people to incorrect conclusions. What we really need to know is how many kids were admitted to the hospital BECAUSE of Covid. That is a useful and informative statistic, and one that those who "follow the science" SHOULD be tracking. But we don't get that information. I wonder why?

And then I question the statistics. If you heard what Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor said yesterday, you'd cringe. A supposedly wise and highly educated person stated that there were 100,000 kids (that's 2,000 per state, on average) in the hospital with Covid right now, most of them serious, many on ventilators. That's just utter hogwash, but people hear this and buy it. It's hard to do anything right when the statistics have no context, are trumped up, or just flat out made up to advance some argument. There's no science or analysis in any of this bullshit. But the person who uttered that statistic is going to render a decision on the Federal government's OSHA vaccine mandate for employers with more than 100 employees. And that person doesn't have a clue. Actually worse, that person is either pimping an agenda, or is so blatantly devoid of common sense, analytical ability, and judgment that she is unqualified to hold any influential position in society.
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