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  1. Destino

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball Thread

    What do you say to a team when down 53-17 at halftime (F Dickenson vs Gonzaga)? Would it start with “Well, ****.”?
  2. Destino

    2018-19 NCAA Basketball Thread

    Murray State is clowning Marquette. Marquette has shown zero transition defense. Ja Morant is definitely an nba player.
  3. Destino

    Some More Cops Who Need to Be Fired

    She must have made some superiors angry because none of the stuff she’s accused of looks terribly serious compared to the stuff routinely discussed in this thread. Cops threaten kids with violence and nothing comes of it, they beat people for no good reason and again nothing comes of it... but she recorded a crazy guy kicking her car with his junk out and she’s arrested? How does this make sense?
  4. Destino

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I still can’t believe the Timberwolves traded Markkanen and LaVine (who I know didn’t play tonight) to rent Jimmy Butler for a year. If Markkanen was on a good team everyone would know about that boy named Lauri within two years time. You don’t trade away seven foot power forwards that can shoot from anywhere and snag more than 8 rebounds a game for nothing. That’s what Thom Thibbs did and that’s why his dumbass is smiling on espn talking nba basketball instead of coaching. He destroyed the Timberwolves future. That team is dead.
  5. American mainstream news caters to an urban audience and they know which narratives generate the most revenue. Christians getting slaughtered or the Chinese wiping out yet another religious group, doesn’t generate as many clicks. They can’t tie those into American political narratives. “This is the ****ty thing western countries might be responsible for this time” out sells “this is the far worse ****ty thing these other group we are (or should be) opposing, is doing right now”. The only reason they talked about Saidi Arabia as much as they did was because they could tie it back to Western Governments. Western media consumers love guilt more than Catholics. Its a business. The narratives that outperform the others, win.
  6. I watched Aquaman and honest trailers really covers all the bases better than I could. (The interrupted by explosions montage is great)
  7. Destino

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Like I said, I’m not saying he’s a bust. There’s a lot of reason to think he’ll be special, his athleticism is off the charts and there’s no question that he can score the basketball. He’s also aggressive and forces the issue, which is s requirement for players that might go on to be stars in the nba. That being said, the Harden and Lebron comparisons are wayoff. I don’t see anything from Zion that suggests he’ll be capalabe of being a primary ball handler. He’s not that sort of highly skilled well rounded player.
  8. Destino

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I’m not saying he’s a bust, but undersized (in terms of height) power forwards largely relying on strength in college aren’t usually safe bets.
  9. Destino

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    Teds fault. He's made it clear that they had goals and that failing to meet them could trigger changes. Brooks and Ernie have no choice but to try to win under those directives. The only upside now is that Ted reacts to this failure by firing Ernie. I won't believe that until it happens.
  10. That’s an odd comment to make following the mass murder of a religious group. Especially being that the slaughter was motivated by paranoia and hate centered mostly around race and culture, two things that would exist if religion never had. Humans are tribal. We’ll battle over just about any difference we can use to separate “us” from “them.”. From economic systems all the way down to arbitrarily chosen physical attributes, which is all skin color (or race) really is. Without religions you’d think there would be less to fight about, but I honestly believe we’d find something else to fill the void. If we were all the same color and the same religion, I wouldn’t be surprised if short people started fighting tall people.
  11. Destino

    The Official Washington Wizards Thread: The JOHN WALL ERA

    I like Portis. I think their defense would be a lot better if the team had two centers and a coach that did a better job with team defense. The Wizards have been consistently bad on defense since Brooks showed up and playing Green (and now Portis) at center most of every game isn't helping. Parker is an excellent option off the bench. If he accepted a contract that made sense for that role, I don't think he's a bad fit. He's never going to be even an average defender but he is a gunner and there's room for that on every teams bench. Neither of these guys should make star money though. They're role players. If the Wizards didn't waste so much cap space and had a larger group of young players there might be room for them.
  12. I'm guessing they've spent quite a bit of time praying. It's a bit off putting to see people mocking prayer in the aftermath of a religious hate crime and mass murder. New Zealand is simply unlikely to stop at thoughts and prayers, probably because their people aren't as dead set against changes to gun laws as Americans are.
  13. There isn’t a single horrible thing that could be done to these people that would garner any sympathy from me. It’s a little frightening to think about, because I like to imagine myself better than that. More righteous. They could be flayed alive, and my only worry would be for the mental health of the executioner.
  14. Tucker is a boarding school dickbag but I still insist that we should be naming the killer and discussing his morbid beliefs. This wasn't a "shooting" this was a terrorist attack. Hiding from ISIS didn't make them go away. Hiding from white nationalism won't make it go away. Show their faces, show their beliefs, and never let them hide from what they are. Call them out every chance we get and make sure that everyone knows who they are. That's a much more effective approach IMO. Because their poison is spreading online right now. Not putting them on CNN or FOX doesn't stop that. White nationalism must be confronted. Not just the general idea of it, but the specifics and the individuals behind it.
  15. Having something hurled at you in a crowd is entirely different than having someone personally smack you in the head in a smaller setting. I don't, for a minute, believe that Arnold would react the same way if a person came up and smacked him with an egg in the head. No chance he just ignores it. He wouldn't hit the kid, but he'd get mad (because he's human) and security would be all over the kid. The kid made a bad man lose his cool and make himself look even worse, and he paid the price for what he did. Mission accomplished, good for him. But there are consequences. Remember when Sean Thompson thought he could get away with hitting Kevin Johnson with a pie in the face as a bit of political theater? He got his butt kicked and then went to jail. Assault is not protected speech and walking up to people and hitting them is never "no big deal." Even if they deserve it.