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    Quote Originally Posted by southernhybrid View Post
    Maybe all this stupid nonsense will help Nike in the end. I have a friend who is a manager at a chain shoe store. The last time idiots got all up in arms because of the "take a knee" protest, at least a few people came into the store saying they were buying Nike shoes to burn. Hehehehe. I'm sure Nike was upset over those extra sales by the haters.

    And, Derec, we Americans are supposed to have free speech, so I can hate the flag as much as I want and still be an American who realizes that my country has both positives and negatives. My free speech allows me to criticize my country and its symbols when I feel the need. I just think that flags are outdated symbols of blind patriotism. If I want to fly a flag, I'll fly my freak flag.

    Why the fuck does anyone here even care what Nike decides to do? It's a marketing thing, and they are trying not to use any symbols that many of their customers might find offensive. It's Nike's decision. If it backfires, that's Nike's problem. You don't like it? Then don't buy any Nike shoes. Who cares!
    I agree with most everything you have said here.

    But as a side note....if so many people who live here do not respect what the flag is supposed to represent....perhaps the 4th of July is an obsolete holiday now? What the hell are we celebrating now? Perhaps it is because we have lost almost all of our individual liberties because of the patriot act?

    There should be no reason for the fireworks and we should be wearing black on the 4th of July as a day of morning. A day of morning for the freedoms this country once had for a short period of time after breaking loose from England.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVonse View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by southernhybrid View Post
    Maybe all this stupid nonsense will help Nike in the end. I have a friend who is a manager at a chain shoe store. The last time idiots got all up in arms because of the "take a knee" protest, at least a few people came into the store saying they were buying Nike shoes to burn. Hehehehe. I'm sure Nike was upset over those extra sales by the haters.

    And, Derec, we Americans are supposed to have free speech, so I can hate the flag as much as I want and still be an American who realizes that my country has both positives and negatives. My free speech allows me to criticize my country and its symbols when I feel the need. I just think that flags are outdated symbols of blind patriotism. If I want to fly a flag, I'll fly my freak flag.

    Why the fuck does anyone here even care what Nike decides to do? It's a marketing thing, and they are trying not to use any symbols that many of their customers might find offensive. It's Nike's decision. If it backfires, that's Nike's problem. You don't like it? Then don't buy any Nike shoes. Who cares!
    I agree with most everything you have said here.

    But as a side note....if so many people who live here do not respect what the flag is supposed to represent....perhaps the 4th of July is an obsolete holiday now? What the hell are we celebrating now? Perhaps it is because we have lost almost all of our individual liberties because of the patriot act?

    There should be no reason for the fireworks and we should be wearing black on the 4th of July as a day of morning. A day of morning for the freedoms this country once had for a short period of time after breaking loose from England.
    Isn't it funny how the people who live here complain about the country the most? Immigrants are literally dying for a chance to get into this country and leftists sit back and go, "This country sucks." I do wonder why there are no flocks of people to russia or Venezuela? Leftists say communism and socialism are so great, yet everyone comes here. No one goes there.

    Weird, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RVonse View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by southernhybrid View Post
    Maybe all this stupid nonsense will help Nike in the end. I have a friend who is a manager at a chain shoe store. The last time idiots got all up in arms because of the "take a knee" protest, at least a few people came into the store saying they were buying Nike shoes to burn. Hehehehe. I'm sure Nike was upset over those extra sales by the haters.

    And, Derec, we Americans are supposed to have free speech, so I can hate the flag as much as I want and still be an American who realizes that my country has both positives and negatives. My free speech allows me to criticize my country and its symbols when I feel the need. I just think that flags are outdated symbols of blind patriotism. If I want to fly a flag, I'll fly my freak flag.

    Why the fuck does anyone here even care what Nike decides to do? It's a marketing thing, and they are trying not to use any symbols that many of their customers might find offensive. It's Nike's decision. If it backfires, that's Nike's problem. You don't like it? Then don't buy any Nike shoes. Who cares!
    I agree with most everything you have said here.

    But as a side note....if so many people who live here do not respect what the flag is supposed to represent....perhaps the 4th of July is an obsolete holiday now? What the hell are we celebrating now? Perhaps it is because we have lost almost all of our individual liberties because of the patriot act?

    There should be no reason for the fireworks and we should be wearing black on the 4th of July as a day of morning. A day of morning for the freedoms this country once had for a short period of time after breaking loose from England.
    Isn't it funny how the people who live here complain about the country the most? Immigrants are literally dying for a chance to get into this country and leftists sit back and go, "This country sucks." I do wonder why there are no flocks of people to russia or Venezuela? Leftists say communism and socialism are so great, yet everyone comes here. No one goes there.

    Weird, right?
    Even weirder is that most of these immigrants at our borders who are literally dying for a chance to enter and stay in this country are being denied that opportunity by the most ardent boosters of the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by laughing dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post

    Isn't it funny how the people who live here complain about the country the most? Immigrants are literally dying for a chance to get into this country and leftists sit back and go, "This country sucks." I do wonder why there are no flocks of people to russia or Venezuela? Leftists say communism and socialism are so great, yet everyone comes here. No one goes there.

    Weird, right?
    Even weirder is that most of these immigrants at our borders who are literally dying for a chance to enter and stay in this country are being denied that opportunity by the most ardent boosters of the USA.
    Irrelevant point. We should see video after video of people at the Russian border or the Venezuelan border if communism and socialism are so great. Leftists want those things IN THE U.S.A.! Yet, no one flocks to those countries like lemmings. They all do that for America, the so-called "crappiest country" according to leftists. Either the immigrants are full-blown morons, or the U.S.A. is the best. Take your pick.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by laughing dog View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post

    Isn't it funny how the people who live here complain about the country the most? Immigrants are literally dying for a chance to get into this country and leftists sit back and go, "This country sucks." I do wonder why there are no flocks of people to russia or Venezuela? Leftists say communism and socialism are so great, yet everyone comes here. No one goes there.

    Weird, right?
    Even weirder is that most of these immigrants at our borders who are literally dying for a chance to enter and stay in this country are being denied that opportunity by the most ardent boosters of the USA.
    Irrelevant point.
    No, it is not. The very same people who praise these immigrants for their views of the USA wish to deny them entry and a life in the USA. The very same people who praise these immigrants do not think it is a problem to keep them and their children in cages or mistreat them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    We should see video after video of people at the Russian border or the Venezuelan border if communism and socialism are so great. Leftists want those things IN THE U.S.A.! Yet, no one flocks to those countries like lemmings. They all do that for America, the so-called "crappiest country" according to leftists. Either the immigrants are full-blown morons, or the U.S.A. is the best. Take your pick.
    Of course, a rational person realizes your false dichotomy is a complete non-sequitur. Sometimes i wonder what drives these non-sequiturs of yours. Then I realize I will probably be sorry to find out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post

    Irrelevant point.
    Quote Originally Posted by laughing dog View Post
    No, it is not. The very same people who praise these immigrants for their views of the USA wish to deny them entry and a life in the USA. The very same people who praise these immigrants do not think it is a problem to keep them and their children in cages or mistreat them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    We should see video after video of people at the Russian border or the Venezuelan border if communism and socialism are so great. Leftists want those things IN THE U.S.A.! Yet, no one flocks to those countries like lemmings. They all do that for America, the so-called "crappiest country" according to leftists. Either the immigrants are full-blown morons, or the U.S.A. is the best. Take your pick.
    Quote Originally Posted by laughing dog View Post
    Of course, a rational person realizes your false dichotomy is a complete non-sequitur. Sometimes i wonder what drives these non-sequiturs of yours. Then I realize I will probably be sorry to find out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life

    . Either the immigrants are full-blown morons, or the U.S.A. is the best. Take your pick.
    Sounds more like a well reasoned statement of pure logic to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVonse View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    We should see video after video of people at the Russian border or the Venezuelan border if communism and socialism are so great. Leftists want those things IN THE U.S.A.! Yet, no one flocks to those countries like lemmings. They all do that for America, the so-called "crappiest country" according to leftists. Either the immigrants are full-blown morons, or the U.S.A. is the best. Take your pick.
    Quote Originally Posted by laughing dog View Post
    Of course, a rational person realizes your false dichotomy is a complete non-sequitur. Sometimes i wonder what drives these non-sequiturs of yours. Then I realize I will probably be sorry to find out.
    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life

    . Either the immigrants are full-blown morons, or the U.S.A. is the best. Take your pick.
    Sounds more like a well reasoned statement of pure logic to me.
    The statement is not based on reality for a number of reasons. First, leftists do not claim the USA is the crappiest country. Second, leftists do not necessarily want the USA to become Russia or Venezuala. Third, the immigrants may also be choosing to enter the US because it is the best and easiest country to come to, not the universal best country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RVonse View Post
    Sounds more like a well reasoned statement of pure logic to me.
    Then you have no comprehension of what any of those words mean. Aside from the holes LD pointed out, there are at least another half dozen other problems with both the reasoning and “pure logic” of Half-Wit’s sophistry:
    1. It doesn’t take into account the decades of pro-US/anti Russia propaganda that, to this day makes people all over the world think that America is the land of the free—which it clearly is not—and opportunity, which it is, so long as you have a healthy does of sociopathy;
    2. It ironically assumes that migrants want to be taken care of by a communist or socialist state, instead of working for a living;
    3. It assumes that either Venezuela or Russia are properly functioning communist/socialist states, with a long history of welcoming immigrants/refugees, which neither are;
    4. It desperately and transparently tries to change the narrative into the notion that “leftists” are angry at the country, not certain people that are running or ruining the country;
    5. It doesn’t take into account the most obvious issue of all, at least in regard to Russia, which is geography;
    6. And, perhaps most importantly, it’s irrational immigrant bashing nonsense masking a far more insidious agenda, which is to stop the miscegenation and decline of what desperate morons have been led to believe is the great white race in America, so on that point alone it should be revealed for what it is and any dipshit that promotes it should be constantly kicked in the balls for even trying.


    Basically, it’s sacrificial pawns who don’t have the intellect to understand how they’re being used and don’t care (they’re just happy to be noticed) in what slave masters fear the most; the day the slaves turn and start doing to them what they did to the slaves. And the slave masters need more pawns, so it also serves to keep fresh generations of total fucking moron deplorables around to eat their master’s shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Half-Life View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RVonse View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by southernhybrid View Post
    Maybe all this stupid nonsense will help Nike in the end. I have a friend who is a manager at a chain shoe store. The last time idiots got all up in arms because of the "take a knee" protest, at least a few people came into the store saying they were buying Nike shoes to burn. Hehehehe. I'm sure Nike was upset over those extra sales by the haters.

    And, Derec, we Americans are supposed to have free speech, so I can hate the flag as much as I want and still be an American who realizes that my country has both positives and negatives. My free speech allows me to criticize my country and its symbols when I feel the need. I just think that flags are outdated symbols of blind patriotism. If I want to fly a flag, I'll fly my freak flag.

    Why the fuck does anyone here even care what Nike decides to do? It's a marketing thing, and they are trying not to use any symbols that many of their customers might find offensive. It's Nike's decision. If it backfires, that's Nike's problem. You don't like it? Then don't buy any Nike shoes. Who cares!
    I agree with most everything you have said here.

    But as a side note....if so many people who live here do not respect what the flag is supposed to represent....perhaps the 4th of July is an obsolete holiday now? What the hell are we celebrating now? Perhaps it is because we have lost almost all of our individual liberties because of the patriot act?

    There should be no reason for the fireworks and we should be wearing black on the 4th of July as a day of morning. A day of morning for the freedoms this country once had for a short period of time after breaking loose from England.
    Isn't it funny how the people who live here complain about the country the most? Immigrants are literally dying for a chance to get into this country and leftists sit back and go, "This country sucks." I do wonder why there are no flocks of people to russia or Venezuela? Leftists say communism and socialism are so great, yet everyone comes here. No one goes there.

    Weird, right?
    There is nothing wrong with criticizing your own country when you think it's done something immoral. That doesn't mean you don't care about your country. It means that you want your country to do better. I think that's a lot more worthy than simply accepting whatever any president tells you. There are things that I love about my country and there are things that I hate about my country. It's sort of like a line from a jazzy love song, who's title I can't recall right now. The line is something like this. "Even when I hate you, it's only because I love you." That is exactly how I feel about America. If I hate it, it's because I want it to be better, because I love where I live and I care about my fellow citizens. What good is free speech if you can't exercise it in an effort to improve the living conditions of your own country. I suppose that I might make the claim that anyone who supports Trump is either ignorant due to a lack of understanding, greedy because they only care about tax breaks, or they simply hate the country and want to see it become a lot worse than it is now.

    And, excuse me, but I think communism and socialism are terrible systems that have failed every time they have been tried. Who are these so called leftists that you refer to? I've known all of 3 in my entire life and two of them are or were members of this board. But, I do support a well funded safety net, access to healthcare for all, good public education and things like that, none of which are communist or socialist.

    PS to RVonse. It's okay to celebrate July 4th without the flag. July 4th is supposed to be a celebration of our independence from the Brits, and the creation of a new country. It has nothing to do with flags. That flag thing is just in that stupid national anthem which as you might guess, I also hate. Do we even need a national anthem? If we do, can't it be something that doesn't mention bombs bursting in air? Please! But, anyone who likes flags and war like national anthems has that right too.

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