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Old 08-08-2018, 06:07 AM #21
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I have a few thoughts....but let's start with is.




Now I get what all the kneeling is all about...lol i kid, i kid
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Lol, but the NFL hasn't been worth watching in at least the last decade.
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Most of the world prefers to watch a football game that includes a real round ball being struck by a foot, or head, with plays lasting 45 minutes (each half) and not just 4 seconds (on average), so I'm not surprised if American Grid-Iron players have to moonlight as Chippendale's these days......They should have kept it like Rugby, but the advertizers don't like having to wait thru 40 minutes of play before they can blast you with a beer add.
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Most of the world prefers to watch a football game that includes a real round ball being struck by a foot, or head, with plays lasting 45 minutes (each half) and not just 4 seconds (on average), so I'm not surprised if American Grid-Iron players have to moonlight as Chippendales.
OK...you and I both know the difference between apples and oranges, right? Soccer is to football as figure skating is to hockey.

Now rugby...there is a sport !
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Yeah but over here mate we don't call it 'Soccer'.....its 'Football'.....because they use a real round ball that is primarily struck by the foot for the 90+ minutes of the game...

I reckon the USA hi-jacked the word 'Football'.....and now they are getting confused about it, so need to get the correct info about it......all in the quest of more awareness in sports, lol.

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Now rugby...there is a sport !
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I see the figures of misery for today and US is responsible to fix it all Dropped Cat implied? Like I said before, go back a hundred years and keep going to see what real suffering looks like. There were a lot less people back then so numbers of poor mean nothing. Percentages do though. Poor around me are typically overweight. Fifty or more years back, not at all the case.

Oh and American football should be called eggball. hehe A good game for sure but the constant stopping of the game is annoying.
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I actually find nearly all sports aside from motorcycle racing and fighting (Boxing, MMA, etc..) pretty boring to watch in comparison to participating. I suppose the gambling aspect changes that, though.



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For sure, we do that pretty well over here too...


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Anyways, I digress. To be back on topic I don't think America is third world, in some parts for sure but all over it's just going through painful changes, happens to every nation, I just hope we learned from Nero...
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In 1820, close to 90% of any population was involved in agriculture, and you can afford to be poor if most of your needs are met.


The U. S. is not a democracy, it was designed to prevent it, since that is an easy way to oppress a minority. What we see now is the result of democratic things that became institutionalized.


The Great Depression was pretty desolate, of course, it was engineered, then solved by democratic programs and war. This seems like a slow rerun.


One should be a little suspicious of anyone like General Motors who claims to be lifting you out of poverty and then moves major divisions to the Isle of Guernsey and places like that. Also, the way they sabotaged rail transit around the 1930s, is the main explanation why most areas lack the inter-knittedness of Europe. I have watched a group propose replacing a rail system for forty years, nothing has happened and they are too dim to even think of linking it to the airport.


It's just a bunch of self-inflicted stab wounds starting to take their toll now. I strongly consider that the actual role of the "Intelligence" agencies is to dismantle the place and offshore the cash. There really isn't much other explanation for their behavior. Sec. of Treasury is an employee of the International Monetary Fund, i. e., a foreign agent.


Paper goods just went up 5%, and there are billions of pounds of meat stuck in warehouses with nowhere to go, thanks to recent policy. To me it seems to be a long term cumulative disaster rather than twenty years ago being any good, in fact Clinton's repeal of Glass Steagall was quite shattering. So to place a "whopper" in that time frame, that would be it.
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