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    You can call it politics but I call it UNPATRIOTIC!

    NFL protesting the flag- POWERFUL!!

    PRAY FOR OUR COUNTRY!!!


    Ret. Marine Col. Jeffery Powers wrote to the NFL commissioners the following;

    Commissioners, I've been a season pass holder at Yankee Stadium,


    Yale Bowl and the Giants Stadium.

    I missed the '90-'91 season because I was with a battalion


    of Marines in Desert Storm. 14 of my wonderful Marines returned

    home with the American Flag draped across their lifeless bodies.

    My last conversation with one of them, Sgt. Garrett Mongrella,

    was about how our Giants were going to the Super Bowl.

    He never got to see it.

    Many friends, Marines, and Special Forces Soldiers who worked


    with or for me through the years returned home with the

    American Flag draped over their coffins.

    Now I watch multi-millionaire athletes who never did anything in


    their lives but play a game, disrespect what brave Americans

    fought and died for. They are essentially spitting in the faces

    and on the graves of real men, men who have actually done

    something for this country beside playing with a ball and

    believing they're something special! They're not! My Marines

    and Soldiers were!


    You are complicit in this! You'll fine players for large and small

    infractions but you lack the moral courage and respect for our

    nation and the fallen to put an immediate stop to this.

    Yes, I know, it's their 1st Amendment right to behave in such

    a despicable manner.

    What would happen if they came out and disrespected you or


    the refs publicly?

    I observed a player getting a personal foul for twerking in the


    end zone after scoring. I guess that's much worse than

    disrespecting the flag and our National Anthem. Hmmmmm,

    isn't it his 1st Amendment right to express himself like an

    idiot in the end zone?

    Why is taunting not allowed yet taunting America is OK?


    You fine players for wearing 9-11 commemorative shoes yet you

    allow scum on the sidelines to sit, kneel or pump their pathetic

    fist in the air. They are so deprived with their multi-million

    dollar contracts for playing a freaking game!

    You condone it all by your refusal to act. You're just as bad and


    disgusting as they are. I hope Americans boycott any sponsor

    who supports that rabble you call the NFL. I hope they turn off

    the TV when any team that allowed this disrespect to occur,

    without consequence, on the sidelines.

    I applaud those who have not.

    Legends and heroes do NOT wear shoulder pads.


    They wear body armor and carry rifles.


    They make minimum wage and spend months and years away from

    their families. They don't do it for an hour on Sunday. They do

    it 24/7 often with lead, not footballs, coming in their direction.

    They watch their brothers carted off in pieces not on a gurney

    to get their knee iced. They don't even have ice! Many don't

    have legs or arms.


    Some wear blue and risk their lives daily on the streets of

    America. They wear fire helmets and go upstairs into the fire

    rather than down to safety. On 9-11, hundreds vanished.

    They are the heroes.

    I hope that your high paid protesting pretty boys and you look


    in that mirror when you shave tomorrowand see what you really

    are, legends in your own minds. You need to hit the road and

    take those worms with you!

    Time to change the channel.

    Powers originally sent his letter to former Florida congressman


    Allen West. West then posted the letter to his news website.

    As of last week, at least 18 NFL player had protested the


    anthem by either kneeling during the anthem or raising their

    fists, according to USA Today Sports.

    If you agree with what he said please pass this on.

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    That's a powerful letter GarryL. I will pass it on and that's just one more reason why I don't watch sports.
    I would hate to see America have to draft up a bunch of pussy asses to fight a war like WW2, or for that matter any war we have fought. I'm not sure we could win it.

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    I USED to watch sports to get away from the real world. Somewhere along the way, these premadonna athletes thought their views held more value than anyone else's. Meh.... Who needs 'em? I quit watching and it's been a lot like quitting smoking; I'm a lot better off for it.

    Personally, I think that Marine's letter is a rant. It rambles way too long and I would not be surprised if it wasn't really penned by him in the first place. Ranting at your enemy or people who have different ideologies gets you no where. It's a complete waste of time. You sway no one's opinion. There's nothing productive in it. Like I said, my personal opinion. You can imagine what I would think of your opinion of what I think, so save your breath if what I say offends. Ha!

    Monday I was in Best Buy, checking out TV's. The 49er's were playing in San Francisco. The camera was doing it's best to not show the stands. However, I saw enough to notice that it was less than a third full. Sure, it was raining, but at a minimum $100 for a seat, I doubt it was rain keeping folks away. I gotta believe a lot of these tickets are bought as season passes by people who speculate and sell them individually. I also believe the scalping business, in SF at least, has the bottom knocked right out of it with Kapernick's kneeling side show stunt.

    That, folks, is how policy is changed. Not by rants from some Marine, real or not, but from our dollars and how we spend them. If you feel a need to rant, then rant to the sponsors. Tell them you'll boycott their products if they air them on offensive shows such as the NFL football games where key players are highlighted for their demonstrations of political views that you find hateful. No long diatribe. Short and sweet.

    So, how about this stock market!! Wooo Hoooo!!!!
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    It's a tough line to draw on what is a protest and is it right or wrong. I don't have answers just more questions. Should't people be able to protest like this?

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    Quote Originally Posted by westcoasting View Post
    It's a tough line to draw on what is a protest and is it right or wrong. I don't have answers just more questions. Should't people be able to protest like this?
    No – they should be taken out and shot

    Remember the Vietnam protesters putting flowers down gun barrels ? – shoot the lot of them – dig them up first if you have to – then shoot them

    Americas military is directed by Government, the President – and anyone who argues with the likes of Nixon and Obamah should be shot

    In fact anyone who doesn’t like anything should be shot

    Think that’s everyone – but if I missed someone – shoot ‘em ……

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    Quote Originally Posted by Purple View Post
    No – they should be taken out and shot

    Remember the Vietnam protesters putting flowers down gun barrels ? – shoot the lot of them – dig them up first if you have to – then shoot them

    Americas military is directed by Government, the President – and anyone who argues with the likes of Nixon and Obamah should be shot

    In fact anyone who doesn’t like anything should be shot

    Think that’s everyone – but if I missed someone – shoot ‘em ……

    Just turned off CNN and according to them we are doing our best to follow your advice.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryden-Tdub View Post
    Just turned off CNN and according to them we are doing our best to follow your advice.


    Tom
    I am surprised a man of your caliber even turns CNN ON! Throughout this entire election process that station along with most of the others fed us a boat load of manure from which the this word evolved,
    Stow High In Transit. The news media are one of the few privately owned businesses who are protected by the Constitution under the first amendment. My belief is simple in this regard, we protect your business so you owe it to the American public to report the truth weather it fits your narrative or not. Just the truth!

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    Hitler did a great job of revitalizing the German economy post WW1. Earned him "man of the year"" in the thirties. His secret? Harnessing the power
    of Patriotism/Nationalism combined with having a "solution" to the impurity of the Aryan race. Demonstrated clearly how to deal with immigrants, deviants and anyone different. He championed Christianity and the need to eliminate those that killed Jesus. Up until they started to lose the war, Germans were proud of being a strong nation. I believe the Bible even says "beware the zealot ". Not sure who said it but I believe there is truth in the statement "Those who do not study History are doomed to repeat it."
    Hate and ignorance are very powerful tools, combined with Patriotism make a force that can perform quite heinous tasks. I would question that any of these three would considered "Christian Values" . Sometimes folks get wrapped up in their conclusions they fail to see truth. "My mind is made up, don't confuse me with the facts". Rigidity and Dogmatic in these times of massive change could prove frustrating.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GaryL View Post
    I am surprised a man of your caliber even turns CNN ON! Throughout this entire election process that station along with most of the others fed us a boat load of manure from which the this word evolved,
    Stow High In Transit. The news media are one of the few privately owned businesses who are protected by the Constitution under the first amendment. My belief is simple in this regard, we protect your business so you owe it to the American public to report the truth weather it fits your narrative or not. Just the truth!

    GaryL
    Well Gary I look at it like this, in order to properly fend off the next wave of attacks we must know which direction they are going to come from. CNN has a history of telegraphing their punches. Bob and weave brother, bob and weave


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    Quote Originally Posted by arbolmano View Post
    Hitler did a great job of revitalizing the German economy post WW1. Earned him "man of the year"" in the thirties. His secret? Harnessing the power
    of Patriotism/Nationalism combined with having a "solution" to the impurity of the Aryan race. Demonstrated clearly how to deal with immigrants, deviants and anyone different. He championed Christianity and the need to eliminate those that killed Jesus. Up until they started to lose the war, Germans were proud of being a strong nation. I believe the Bible even says "beware the zealot ". Not sure who said it but I believe there is truth in the statement "Those who do not study History are doomed to repeat it."
    Hate and ignorance are very powerful tools, combined with Patriotism make a force that can perform quite heinous tasks. I would question that any of these three would considered "Christian Values" . Sometimes folks get wrapped up in their conclusions they fail to see truth. "My mind is made up, don't confuse me with the facts". Rigidity and Dogmatic in these times of massive change could prove frustrating.
    Isn't your opinion that "Whitey can't be trusted" exactly the same as Hitler saying the Jew's couldn't be trusted? Hate and ignorance indeed.......



    Tom
    It won't be greed which destroys America. It will be envy.

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