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Current Events / Political Discussion / Re: ALT right rallies
« Last post by Celtics4ever on Today at 06:46:18 AM »
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Because that's been their primary objective for over 80 years.

Started in 1930s Germany (Nazism)
US roots are 1980s punk scene (neo-Nazis)
Recent attention in Charlottesville: opposing white supremacy

It's not a centrally organized group, and there are small sub-factions that include anarchists. It is not a central theme.

Opposing police brutality is consistent with resisting a police state/ fascist regime.

Additionally, the US Antifa expressly started as "Anti-Racist action" instead of "Anti-Fascist".

So pretty much all of their history for the last 80 years, plus an express focus on racism in the USA, plus the recent events are why I say they (primarily) oppose white supremacy.

On the other hand, what? A few right-wing news reports making sure we all know they are anarchist thugs?

They are no angels, but denying the white supremacy focus is ignoring facts.

Agree.   I wonder how long before they turn on the Bible because all the slavery in it?
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I think the two teams added would be Vegas and Seattle with either the Grizzlies or Timberwolves coming over to the Eastern Conference.
Timberwolves make more sense I think.  A lot less travel for them playing Milwaukee, Chicago, etc. more times than teams like LA.  Memphis obviously has a lot of travel as well, but you can at least put them with OKC and the Texas teams to ease the burden.  The Wolves really are all alone in the West.

I think it's amazing how spread out some of the other divisions are when you actually look at a map.  Man TWolves definitely get a raw deal being set up in the West.  That whole Northwest division really, spread across 3 time zones.  Of course adding Seattle will at least give Portland somebody somewhat close by.  But there's really no way to balance the conferences/divisions evenly.



                  
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Television / Re: A Game of Thrones (contains spoilers)
« Last post by Celtics4ever on Today at 06:40:26 AM »
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The dead don't just spontaneously rise north of the Wall. A White Walker needs to be around to raise them.

Then why do they burn their dead?  I am pretty sure the book says it is to prevent them from rising.
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Current Events / Political Discussion / Re: ALT right rallies
« Last post by Roy H. on Today at 06:38:31 AM »
antifa extremist declares full on war:
“You need violence in order to protect nonviolence,” Ms. Nauert added. “That’s what’s very obviously necessary right now. It’s full-on war, basically.”
http://ntknetwork.com/antifa-extremists-declare-full-on-war/


Antifa is delusional. In some states like Texas,  its legal for anyone to protect the confederate statues with lethal force.

I'm fairly sure your second paragraph is untrue.  Documentation, please.
Texas has some messed up gun laws. Lethal force in defense of property, even when a suspect is fleeing, has been found permissible. I'm not sure about defending property on public land, though. That seems like a bridge too far, even in the most Wild West of states.

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Current Events / Political Discussion / Re: ALT right rallies
« Last post by Roy H. on Today at 06:35:49 AM »
It's all a continuum. Once you reach a certain threshold of evil, you're just a bad person. Yes, Hitler was significantly more evil than the average triple murderer, but do you want to associate with either?

AntiFa don't just take their anger out on racists, btw. They destroy the property of innocent people, assault cops, and as noted above, aren't above violently assaulting BLM protesters.

Both groups suck. White supremacists are worse, but if you're associating with either, you're part of the problem.

I think it's unfortunate that you can't see the black & white difference (no pun intended) between Antifa and white supremacists. Antifa is disobedient and resorts to some violence in opposition of white supremacy. Don't have to like them, for sure. White supremacists would be cool with genocide. Actual mass murder. Ethnic cleansing. One of them actually murdered a person, and would have killed 20 if he could. Antifa threw gross stuff at people in protest.

They aren't remotely similar, at all, and that's the point. You might as well just say we're all human and have stepped on an ant before. This isn't Hitler vs triple murderer. This is Hitler vs protesters who threw pee.

Why do you insist that antiFa's goal is to fight white supremacy?  Setting them up as noble, if flawed, vigilante freedom fighters is such a mischaracterization of what they're actually doing. They're a militant anarchist anti-capitalist group.

It's setting up the violent thugs as good guys that I'm opposed to. It doesn't diminish how terrible white supremacy is to also be opposed to Molotov cocktails, burning cars, and assaults on police and the innocent.

I never said they are good guys. That's a straw man. They expressly have no ambitions of oppression & genocide and no history of such. White supremacists do.

Again, being against them both is not an excuse to equate them.

Lol. Speaking of straw men, nobody has equated them. Some of us are just asking that their actions not be condoned and/or minimized. 

Don't suppress rights, particularly through violence.  Why do so many on one side of the ideological spectrum have any issue with that? I see a lot more excuse-making for violence from liberals and progressives than I do from conservatives and libertarians.
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Celtics Talk / Re: Celtics Official Looks Watch
« Last post by moiso on Today at 06:32:27 AM »
Some ppl met Hayward at the HyperX Office (no clue what that is) and posted photos online.




Slicked back even when he's casual. 
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Current Events / Political Discussion / Re: ALT right rallies
« Last post by Celtics18 on Today at 06:16:29 AM »
antifa extremist declares full on war:
“You need violence in order to protect nonviolence,” Ms. Nauert added. “That’s what’s very obviously necessary right now. It’s full-on war, basically.”
http://ntknetwork.com/antifa-extremists-declare-full-on-war/


Antifa is delusional. In some states like Texas,  its legal for anyone to protect the confederate statues with lethal force.

I'm fairly sure your second paragraph is untrue.  Documentation, please.
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I'm very okay with expansion. I'm much more okay with expansion with promotion and relegation of bad teams to a lower league.
How is the draft system going to work if let's say the bottom 3 teams (or whatever) are relegated to a lower league?
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Celtics Talk / Re: Celtics Official Looks Watch
« Last post by greece666 on Today at 05:32:52 AM »
Some ppl met Hayward at the HyperX Office (no clue what that is) and posted photos online.



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Around the NBA / Re: NBA trivia
« Last post by greece666 on Today at 05:17:44 AM »
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