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Slaves...... Really?

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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 05:10 PM
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a reply to: cynicalheathen

But warming a bench doesn't create revenue. Despite their protesting, these guys are on the field playing, entertaining, and bringing in revenue.

High earners typically get a lot more leverage with their employer in terms of what behavior they can get away with.




posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 05:12 PM
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originally posted by: MantheDevilsApe

originally posted by: cenpuppie
I wonder how hard folks got triggered reading that article, it seems some could barely contain their rage as they typed their response.

What do you know about slavery that allows you to brush off his opinion? Oh, nothing. So your opinion on this subject is just as valid as his. And before you ask, yes, I do know a thing or two.
Are you, or have you ever been a slave?
If yes, then I'll do everything thing I can to free you. I'll even fight and kill for you. But if you're not, the the only thing or two you know about slavery is what you've read and what you're being told. By people like these football players who suffer millions upon mlions of dollars, and women, and dope, and freedom. Keep your self righteousness to yourself.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 05:16 PM
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originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: cynicalheathen

But warming a bench doesn't create revenue. Despite their protesting, these guys are on the field playing, entertaining, and bringing in revenue.


If the owner thought I was good enough to be on the team as a backup to the backup, and he was willing to pay me $100,000 for it, that's between me and him.


High earners typically get a lot more leverage with their employer in terms of what behavior they can get away with.


And when they start losing money for that employer, they get reined in. Simple economics.
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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan


They are not though, ratings and ticket sales are declining because of these clowns



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 05:51 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan

Well, you know what they say about people who assume things...



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 06:00 PM
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a reply to: norhoc

Footballers are bought and sold on the open market. Thats the same as slavery!



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 06:11 PM
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I could understand if someone called working minimum wage at Walmart or McDonalds for years "slavery", because it's very close to that considering the economic climate and feasibility of paying bills, etc.

But the Dallas Cowboys? That's the furthest thing from slavery there is.
Making millions of dollars a year playing sports is the opposite of slavery - it's called living the American Dream!



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 06:16 PM
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a reply to: TruthxIsxInxThexMist



For millions of dollars, sign me up. Also they went into that sport on their own free will knowing that, it is nothing like slavery, you people who claim, slavery and racism at anyone you don't like diminish real racism and slavery. Hell in Africa, they are enslaving each other to this day. Go compare the nfl to slavery to them



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 06:33 PM
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"Economic necessity" forces people to accept unacceptable contracts just to stay alive another day.
It's a desperate life working for Walmart don'tcha know?
Cruel, despicable capitalism!
With socialism everyone gets what they need.
According to theory.
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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 06:40 PM
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originally posted by: cynicalheathen
And when they start losing money for that employer, they get reined in. Simple economics.


That's no longer the issue. If it's purely an issue of employer/employees disagreeing, that's one thing. Trump however has brought the government into it. First by trying to convince owners to silence the protestors and now by threatening tax penalties on a business because he doesn't like how their employees are acting.

It's no longer about the original protest. It's entirely a first amendment issue.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 06:40 PM
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originally posted by: watchitburn
a reply to: Aazadan

Well, you know what they say about people who assume things...


No, I don't. But since you're making an assumption here, why don't you tell me?



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 06:42 PM
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Next year there will several hundred people hoping to become NFL slaves. I hear the pay is very good.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 06:43 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan


You can twist this any way you like, my post is about idiots comparing the nfl and team owners to plantations and slave owners, and that is ridiculous there is no comparison, and it is bordering on mental illness if you think there is.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 06:46 PM
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a reply to: norhoc

I see you didn't get the humour of my post



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 06:49 PM
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I GUESS SLAVERY is GOOD to some black men..www.tmz.com...


IF they wanna get PAID.
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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 06:55 PM
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a reply to: loam

If only scientist got paid like that for doing their job and not playing #ing game.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 07:02 PM
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a reply to: Nik0laTesla



N/M.. you used a white background with white letters. Curious what your newbie screen name was..
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posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 07:18 PM
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a reply to: Aazadan

I will preface this by saying that I didn't vote for Trump, am not a fan of Trump, and hold the opinion that he is acting like a petulant child in this matter.

However, show me one concrete thing that the government has *actually* done in this matter to force players to stand. Not words on twitter, not threats of action, a concrete action that can be pointed to in court and argued that "This is a clear violation of the First Amendment."

Until you have said concrete evidence, this is all just a bunch of grade-schoolers flinging poo on the playground, not a First Amendment issue.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 08:23 PM
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a reply to: cynicalheathen

In terms of direct actions taken? Trump started calling the owners of NFL teams and "deal making" to get them to go along with him. That's coercion and not something our government should be doing to private business. Publiclly he's threatening to use the tax law as a weapon to punish the NFL if they don't give into his demands.

Both of these are against free speech. As a member of the government with quite a bit of authority in the matter, President Trump cannot make these types of statements according to the Constiution. I don't think he'll be called on it in a lawsuit, but it's still against the law.



posted on Oct, 10 2017 @ 08:44 PM
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Ha, government *is* coercion. They coerce private businesses all the time.

So the President loses his 1A rights when he assumes office?

Previous presidents sure didn't mind injecting themselves into issues they didn't really have any business messing with, including taxes and penalties on private business. As much a screaming, red-faced child as Trump is acting, it's nothing presidents haven't done before. With the advent of social media, it's just more noticeable.

When someone files a lawsuit that actually goes somewhere, I'll pay attention. Until then this is a big ol' sack of nothing.



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