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essexgull

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05/09/2018 at 09:32

A multinational once hated by liberals and the left, yet it's produce largely bought and worn by people of colour, has pulled off the coup of the century by paying a millionaire several more millions to be their figurehead of the oppressed, conveniently helping all those who hated the company to forget that it's paying Cambodian women 80 cents a 12 hour working day to make their wares.

Genius marketing.


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05/09/2018 at 09:39

Quote Quote by essexgull on 05/09/2018 at 09:32
A multinational once hated by liberals and the left, yet it's produce largely bought and worn by people of colour, has pulled off the coup of the century by paying a millionaire several more millions to be their figurehead of the oppressed, conveniently helping all those who hated the company to forget that it's paying Cambodian women 80 cents a 12 hour working day to make their wares.

Genius marketing.


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They dodge taxes as well.

Funny, them quoting about sacrifice in the advert. He was a failing player.Apparently Nike have been paying him since he walked away from his contract and now he is getting millions more. Hard life being oppressed in a capitalist hell hole, isn't it?

Is this the bloke on whose opening page of his biography uses a quote from Ian Duncan Smith? 

2005 Labour got 355 seats from 35.2 % of the vote on a 62.4% turnout. 2015 Tories got 331 seats from 36.9% of the vote on a 661% turnout. Left wing fannies moan the second one is sooooo unfair and we need electoral reform. But didn't utter a peep,about the first one. 

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essexgull

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05/09/2018 at 09:57

I know very little of him or the sport. I went with my company to see the Chicago Bears play in the 1990s and my work colleague described it fittingly as 'Rugby: the Musical', it seemed to go on for hours, with fireworks, dancing and music playing all the time through the game. We left early to get drunk and go to a strip club, as English people tended to do back in the US then.



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07/09/2018 at 21:21

Sales of Nike products leap by 31% since the Kaepernik campaign started.  

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07/09/2018 at 21:59

Sales of Nike products leap by 31% since the Kaepernik campaign started.  

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08/09/2018 at 08:18

Quote Quote by Hulltim8 City AFC on 05/09/2018 at 09:39


They dodge taxes as well.

Funny, them quoting about sacrifice in the advert. He was a failing player.Apparently Nike have been paying him since he walked away from his contract and now he is getting millions more. Hard life being oppressed in a capitalist hell hole, isn't it?

Is this the bloke on whose opening page of his biography uses a quote from Ian Duncan Smith?


Need to take issue with this.

Colin Kaepernick was/is not 'a failing player' at all.

Indeed, Kaepernick was keeping an ailing San Francisco 49ers side from the brink of oblivion, as unequivocally he was their star player. He was a quarterback that was way too good for his team.

The disgrace was the 49ers effectively sacking him after taking the knee, (a gesture to highlight growing racism and police brutality) thereafter, refusing to select him. That alone, exacerbated the situation and it snowballed from there. Some players simply took the knee from then on to support Kaepernick (regardless and almost forgetting the reason he took the knee in the first place and what it represented) which added to the whole media storm and ensuing confusion.

The San Francisco 49ers predictable slumped to one of their worst seasons on record after Kaepernick's omission, only saved at the death by a young rookie quarterback from New England Patriots (Jimmy Garoppolo) a decision the Patriots at least, may well regret, as Tom Brady (now 40) simply cannot go on forever.

The reason the story still receives traction - aside from what taking the knee stood for - is - shamefully in my opinion - none of the other NFL sides have taken Colin Kaepernick as their quarterback. When you look around at some of the teams competing both last season and this up and coming one, that stance is utterly mystifying. Almost criminal.

Colin Kaepernick is that good.  

Now then... 

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essexgull

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08/09/2018 at 09:12

Proof that elderly gents in Bridlington shouldn't rely on Infowars and Prison Planet for their 'facts'.

I've got no issue with him protesting during the national anthem. There clearly is a problem with guns in the US - today we see that a Dallas police officer went into the wrong apartment yesterday and shot an unarmed black man - wtf?!

But as candw notes, sales of Nikes have risen 30% supposedly - will the Cambodian workforce see a 30% rise in their pay?


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08/09/2018 at 12:21

Quote Quote by NationalTiger on 08/09/2018 at 08:18


Need to take issue with this.

Colin Kaepernick was/is not 'a failing player' at all.

Indeed, Kaepernick was keeping an ailing San Francisco 49ers side from the brink of oblivion, as unequivocally he was their star player. He was a quarterback that was way too good for his team.

The disgrace was the 49ers effectively sacking him after taking the knee, (a gesture to highlight growing racism and police brutality) thereafter, refusing to select him. That alone, exacerbated the situation and it snowballed from there. Some players simply took the knee from then on to support Kaepernick (regardless and almost forgetting the reason he took the knee in the first place and what it represented) which added to the whole media storm and ensuing confusion.

The San Francisco 49ers predictable slumped to one of their worst seasons on record after Kaepernick's omission, only saved at the death by a young rookie quarterback from New England Patriots (Jimmy Garoppolo) a decision the Patriots at least, may well regret, as Tom Brady (now 40) simply cannot go on forever.

The reason the story still receives traction - aside from what taking the knee stood for - is - shamefully in my opinion - none of the other NFL sides have taken Colin Kaepernick as their quarterback. When you look around at some of the teams competing both last season and this up and coming one, that stance is utterly mystifying. Almost criminal.

Colin Kaepernick is that good.


I bow to your superior knowledge of that pathetic "sport" which makes rugby look like an entertaining world-beater. 

2005 Labour got 355 seats from 35.2 % of the vote on a 62.4% turnout. 2015 Tories got 331 seats from 36.9% of the vote on a 661% turnout. Left wing fannies moan the second one is sooooo unfair and we need electoral reform. But didn't utter a peep,about the first one. 

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08/09/2018 at 12:23

Quote Quote by essexgull on 08/09/2018 at 09:12
Proof that elderly gents in Bridlington shouldn't rely on Infowars and Prison Planet for their 'facts'.

I've got no issue with him protesting during the national anthem. There clearly is a problem with guns in the US - today we see that a Dallas police officer went into the wrong apartment yesterday and shot an unarmed black man - wtf?!

But as candw notes, sales of Nikes have risen 30% supposedly - will the Cambodian workforce see a 30% rise in their pay?


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There are countries with worse gun problems and police. But some folk can only post about Trump, the USA, Brexit and Thatcher. 

2005 Labour got 355 seats from 35.2 % of the vote on a 62.4% turnout. 2015 Tories got 331 seats from 36.9% of the vote on a 661% turnout. Left wing fannies moan the second one is sooooo unfair and we need electoral reform. But didn't utter a peep,about the first one. 

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08/09/2018 at 12:50

Quote Quote by Hulltim8 City AFC on 08/09/2018 at 12:21


I bow to your superior knowledge of that pathetic "sport" which makes rugby look like an entertaining world-beater.


Fair play to you.

I am agog, that not one single franchise of the 32 out there have taken on Colin Kaepernick this season.

That in itself is absolutely scandalous, speaking volumes about the NFL, let alone the politics of it all. 

Now then... 

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09/09/2018 at 11:23

So the country that is the Leader of the Free World has police better than those of Burundi and Myanmar? Setting the bar pretty low!  

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09/09/2018 at 12:32

Quote Quote by candw on 09/09/2018 at 11:23
So the country that is the Leader of the Free World has police better than those of Burundi and Myanmar? Setting the bar pretty low!


Isn't Russia the leader of the Free World? 

2005 Labour got 355 seats from 35.2 % of the vote on a 62.4% turnout. 2015 Tories got 331 seats from 36.9% of the vote on a 661% turnout. Left wing fannies moan the second one is sooooo unfair and we need electoral reform. But didn't utter a peep,about the first one. 

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09/09/2018 at 12:51

Chortle.  

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09/09/2018 at 17:51

Quote Quote by Hulltim8 City AFC on 08/09/2018 at 12:21


I bow to your superior knowledge of that pathetic "sport" which makes rugby look like an entertaining world-beater.


But for the record, it's not a pathetic sport.

In fact, it's an extremely strategic game, that requires intelligence as well as agility and talent. 

Now then... 

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09/09/2018 at 19:05

Quote Quote by NationalTiger on 09/09/2018 at 17:51


But for the record, it's not a pathetic sport.

In fact, it's an extremely strategic game, that requires intelligence as well as agility and talent.


Chess requires all those things except agility. And is just as entertaining to watch. 

2005 Labour got 355 seats from 35.2 % of the vote on a 62.4% turnout. 2015 Tories got 331 seats from 36.9% of the vote on a 661% turnout. Left wing fannies moan the second one is sooooo unfair and we need electoral reform. But didn't utter a peep,about the first one. 

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