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Just a note- The NHL (or the players) did not cancel games.  They just postponed them.  Each series is still a best-of-seven.  They just didn't play for a couple of days and then resumed. 

Honestly, no one is out anything, except for the players spending two more days away from their families.

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9 hours ago, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

Since when is equality a political issue to be debated? It's enshrined in the constitution.

Hate speech is not free speech. C'mon dude.

Umm. Yeah. It actually is.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hate_speech_in_the_United_States

Hate speech in the United States is not regulated due to the robust right to free speech found in the American Constitution.[1] The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that hate speech is legally protected free speech under the First Amendment. The most recent Supreme Court case on the issue was in 2017, when the justices unanimously reaffirmed that there is effectively no "hate speech" exception to the free speech rights protected by the First Amendment.

9 hours ago, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

No problem my oppressed European brother.

In USA we have freedom of speech. This is freedom to say just about anything in public... But there's the key words: "Just about". Because you do not have the freedom to use "fighting words". Fighting words as defined by wickerpedia: Fighting words are written or spoken words intended to incite hatred or violence from their target.

Therefore hate speech is not free speech. Thank you.

Wrong again. Exceptions to free speech:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_free_speech_exceptions

Categories of speech that are given lesser or no protection by the First Amendment (and therefore may be restricted) include obscenity, fraud, child pornography, speech integral to illegal conduct, speech that incites imminent lawless action, speech that violates intellectual property law, true threats, and commercial speech such as advertising.

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8 hours ago, Neomaxizoomdweebie said:

Categories of speech that are given lesser or no protection by the First Amendment (and therefore may be restricted) include obscenity, fraud, child pornography, speech integral to illegal conduct, speech that incites imminent lawless action, speech that violates intellectual property law, true threats, and commercial speech such as advertising.

Boom. Right there. You don't think hateful racist speech is obscene? I know it's obscene. And any reasonable person would agree with me.

Now you've dragged this thread off topic enough with your alt-right viewpoints. At least try to tie in hockey to what you're posting thanx.

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On 8/27/2020 at 2:06 PM, Akakabuto said:

Atleast the Red Wings are doing their part. They named their top line after the BLM movement.

I just binged watched this entire series, fricken awesome show! Holds up 20 years later!

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3 hours ago, Akakabuto said:

 

How do we fix the NHL?

How TF does NHL have a higher percentage of "other" than MLB? I dont even trust this data. MLB is dominated by latinos and dominicans and i expect them to dominate this category. But hockey - a sport played in privledged northern countries - has more other viewers? Highly doubt. And honestly black viewing of the NHL is only 6% lower than the NFL? Please. Every black guy i know can tell you stafford's rushing stats off the top of their head. None of them ever even heard of steve yzerman though. BS stats or lying pollsters or pollers. 

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On 9/16/2020 at 1:57 PM, Akakabuto said:

 

How do we fix the NHL?

Do you believe this poll?  14% of NHL fans are Black?  That has to be a misprint.  I've never met a single black person who followed hockey.  

On 9/16/2020 at 5:23 PM, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

How TF does NHL have a higher percentage of "other" than MLB? I dont even trust this data. MLB is dominated by latinos and dominicans and i expect them to dominate this category. But hockey - a sport played in privledged northern countries - has more other viewers? Highly doubt. And honestly black viewing of the NHL is only 6% lower than the NFL? Please. Every black guy i know can tell you stafford's rushing stats off the top of their head. None of them ever even heard of steve yzerman though. BS stats or lying pollsters or pollers. 

You live in the Pacific Northwest.  I doubt you know any black people.  I probably saw more black people when I used to live in Russia than you do on a daily basis.  

Edited by GMRwings1983

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On 8/27/2020 at 11:45 AM, ChristopherReevesLegs said:

Where was the NHL when Jacob Blake was being murdered? Oh ya know, just off not giving a f***

First off, Jacob Blake wasn't murdered. And he showed back up at the home of a woman he molested. So F him. The only thing I'm sorry about is that there's a chance his paralysis is temporary.  For a guy about "legs", you would have been a better recipient than that sexual predating thug.

Now let's get into a real conversation about police and black people...
 

"https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/07/03/police-black-killings-homicide-rates-race-injustice-column/3235072001/

Much of modern policing is driven by crime data and community demands for help. The African American community tends to be policed more heavily, because that is where people are disproportionately hurt by violent street crime. In New York City in 2018, 73% of shooting victims were Black, though Black residents comprise only 24% of the city’s population.

Nationally, African Americans between the ages of 10 and 34 die from homicide at 13 times the rate of white Americans, according to researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Justice Department."

>>I promise you, police are not shooting 13x as many blacks as whites.   You know who is shooting blacks?  Black gangs.

Fatherlessness and Gangs are the two factors most affecting Black people.  Is racial profiling an issue? Absolutely. I've literally taken Crime and Punishment, Sociology of Criminology, etc. courses at a 4-year institution taught both by defense lawyers and former law enforcement professionals.  I've had both ideologies presented and both sides are right - but they focus on different issues, and only their own issues, instead of focusing on ALL the issues as a whole.

The police are encountering Gang members daily, and the majority are carrying weapons.  Innocent black people are facing profiling, by police and business. They're both issues.  And they do need addressed. But this "pandemic" of unarmed blacks dying at the hands of police officers is B.S. fed to drive division.

I'll leave you with one last quote from the article:

The number of unarmed Black shooting victims is down 63% from 2015, when the database began. There are about 7,300 Black homicide victims a year. The 14 unarmed victims in fatal police shootings would comprise only 0.2% of that total.


0.2% is not a pandemic.  Hell, 3-5% of people that catch COVID are dying, and folks are complaining THAT isn't a pandemic. What's 6% of 3%?     4% of 5%?    Literally nothing. 

That's what this is.

Much bigger issues affecting blacks are laws that declare crimes without victims and sentencing that is blatantly racist.  On top of making a good defense unaffordable.   People are going to jail for decades for nonviolent crimes - mostly POC.  Meanwhile, afflicted-by-affluenza rich white boy rapes a girl and doesn't serve a day.

The punishments don't fit the crimes.  But blacks need to stop freakin' canonizing criminals like Jacob Blake and Antwon Rose.  Those dirt bags deserved what they got.  Neither one of them were condemned for their "past", it was literally their present - Jacob Blake was back at the girl's house that he molested (NOT "breaking up a fight between two girls" like the first freakin' narrative) and Antwon LITERALLY just shot a man, they KNEW it was the right vehicle (people don't drive around with blown out back windows on their vehicles), and took off running with a metal object (turns out, it was a magazine - LITERALLY part of a firearm) in his hand.

White people need to understand that black people didn't get equal treatment when slavery ended.

Black people need to understand that sometimes black people get shot for good reason.

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On 9/16/2020 at 2:57 PM, Akakabuto said:

 

How do we fix the NHL?

Why does it need F'ing fixed?  Black people flock to basketball and football.  I don't see black people concerned about the lack of representation of whites in the NBA or concern for white viewership? 

So black people don't care for hockey. Who cares???   In our town, you don't rank hockey families by their color. You rank them by their INCOME.  Hockey families live in quarter million dollar homes.

The only way you're going to fix this is by making hockey equipment more affordable.  Evander Kane didn't come from the hood. He wasn't raised poor. All of his family members are elite athletes and he played travel hockey his entire life.

You want inner cities to take hold of the NHL?    Basketball is on poured concrete and requires a $12 basketball at Target.  $7 at Walmart. Who is going to pay to maintain the rink?  Who is going to pay for hundreds of dollars of goalie equipment?  Sticks?  Gloves? Helmets?

Why do you think poor countries play soccer?  Literally ANYTHING can represent a goal (two sticks, two trash cans, etc.) and a ball. 

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