The National Football League made 8 billion dollars last year – 8 BILLION DOLLARS PROFIT !!! Sadly, a majority of the football players playing last year will be dead within 10 – 15 years after they retire do to brain – related injuries.
It’s one thing for a company, The National Football League to be upfront and publically state something akin to: “Football is a viciously violent sport and we will give you a lot of $$ to play it, but you will not live too much longer after you’re done. Oh, and btw, you will die more than likely via brain damage, so your death will be more horrible than you can imagine, so there is a likelihood that you may commit suicide.”
So if a football player knows the risks, and is willing to take the chance knowing all of the risks, then fine and well. The problem is the NFL lied to the players, their wives, and all of the player’s loved ones – THAT’S WRONG !!!
Here is the full Frontline program
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/league-of-denial/ …. Watch & then you decide WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think ?
The same sociopathic Howard Stern (now the kinder & gentler Howie) who used to humiliate retarded and disabled people (maybe he still does) is calling out Bill Maher for some recent remarks Maher made about his (big bird’s) comments re: 9/11.
Howard Stern is a twisted, evil monster who will do anything for $$$. He knows damn well that he cannot get away with anything he used to do, so he doesn’t do it anymore! Remember your Song parody and your unspeakably nefarious comments about Karen Carpenter and her agonizing death. Why don’t you bring that up, big bird ???
Here’s another insanely asinine thing Stern states re: the fact that, he, Stern (the kinder, gentler Stern) is just a comedian and completely unlike Bill Maher. Holy, moly, what a bunch of horse shit… your acts are identical i.e. comics talking politics hoping for a laugh, yet maybe, maybe getting some credence. Stern is a vile, unfunny, hypocritical beast and I can’t wait until he croaks !!!
Hey Stern, buddy, just talk about strippers if you’re so afraid of criticism. How’s your ex – wife Allison doing anyway – ohhhhh, that you don’t care about !!!
So WhaDaYaThink ? What Do you think ? Your time is goanna come Stern !!! Stern says that he’s only here for laughs, but if that’s the case, give back all the $$$ you stole from us – CREEP !!!
People are angry and if you’re a celebrity or happen to be perceived as someone who happens to have some sort of privilege in this country, the United states of America, or as Bill Maher calls this republic “the greatest Ponzi scheme ever known to man”, then you’re a mark.
You don’t have to be anybody for that matter like myself, who is simply a person along with my wife who has a free op – ed blog; most of the time the comments are civil, incisive, and just great (we’re lucky here) but occasionally you will get some knucklehead who will spew non – sensical hatred. The real over – the – top animus can be found on any of the social networks like Facebook (if you have friends of friends of friends who really aren’t your friends). You will also encounter satanic bile if you elect to get involved in a thread in a chat room or any other such forum in which there is relative anonymity and no regulation. And the fact that current technology allows any given individual to be nameles is the reason we see this or if you buy into what Bill Maher says that people are truly insanely unhinged because of this dreadfully bad econmy.
It’s frightening to think that there are really people out there who are filled with this “disturbing unhinged hatred”. The daily Kos used this phrase, which incidentally sums it all up. Click on the link and enjoy…this is very funny.
So WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think? I loved what Joe Rogan had to say about people who tell you to “Die ! Die! Die ! you talentless fu#$@% lowlife, etc.” in which he said that he’d love to take out his treasured samurai sword and disembowel everyone of these pusilanimous anonymous cowards.
I was raised a catholic and taught to believe that the church’s #1 priority was to serve the poor and oppressed. Pope Francis is trying in an earnest and dauntless – perhaps defiant manner to arouse the world to not forget “I tell you the truth that it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven … it’s easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven.”
Just yesterday, the pope went further to declare that the church is obsessed with gays, abortion, and contraception and that his papacy is more interested in helping the poor and needy. The New York Times reported that this sent shock waves throughout the Roman Catholic Church. It is truly astounding that there were reverberations of discontent in July within the church when Pope Francis merely stated “Who am I to judge” about homosexuality when you consider how many appalling scandals have come out for not just homosexuality but pedophilia within the clergy. The staggering hypocrisy!!!
I applaud Pope Francis for stating that the clergy is wrong for putting dogmatic orthodoxy before love and serving the poor and marginalized and enough with the fire and brimstone. There are so many friends and acquaintances of mine who have either 1. Walked away from any form of organized religion completely and have turned to other more tolerant worldviews i.e. eastern thought. 2. Still are Christian but have changed denominations or 3. Have embraced secularism and view science as the only real outlet for explaining and understanding who we are/why we are here/is there a purpose?, etc.
So WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think ? It’s interesting to note that Pope Benedict XVI, Pope Francis’s predecessor was anything but liberal and open – minded to how the world has changed.
I am 50 years old and have never been arrested in my entire life; this is the case one can only surmise for all or at least the majority of solid citizens who are law – abiding and choose not to break the law. George Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder and all manslaughter charges on July 13, 2013 in one of the most notorious and celebrated trials in recent history and already he’s getting into trouble.
Mr. Zimmerman’s wife, Shellie (incidentally she’s planning on divorcing him now) is alleging that her husband threatened her while brandishing a knife as well as a firearm. I know that Zimmerman has not been indicted and certainly, legally speaking, this has no connection with the Trayvon Martin case but wow, this certainly raises a red flag in terms of what type of person Zimmerman is.
So, WhaDaYaThink ? What do you think? Does this latest incident make you think twice about whether or not the jury rendered the correct verdict in the aforementioned Martin case or do you suppose this was just an unconnected coincidence ???
I think we, the United States is in a no – win situation. To start, the obvious is that the use of chemical weapons and nerve gas by the Assad regime against its own citizens is absolutely reprehensible and I’m certain that in a perfect world those who were responsible would be identified, targeted, and ultimately eliminated from the face of the earth. However obviously this is something that is neither tenable nor remotely possible and the only option our country has in terms of retribution is strategic military strikes. BUT, just think , not only is this not an effective viable solution i.e. just more civilian deaths and massive infrastructure destruction, not to mention the rabbit hole with which this country, the United States, would have to contend e.g. “boots on the ground”, the tenuous geopolitical relationships we have with nations such as Russia and Iran (who support the Assad government), the Palestinians who are split … Israel and a plethora of other catastrophic scenarios, etc. Furthermore, what is the end game ?
The Assad regime (The notorious Ba’ath Party) is wicked beyond belief but I think we can all agree that the Syrian rebel fighters are certainly not our friends. This civil war has been going on for more than 2 years now (Arab Spring) and more than 100,000 people have died, just about half of whom are civilians. So, WhadaweThink ? What do you think? The Middle East is war – torn and a mess; whether we strike or do nothing will invariably have repercussions. We can’t turn a blind eye to a nation that uses chemical weapons but I feel there is nothing we can do but lament the ineffable sadness of it all.
Instead of gracefully accepting the 211 game suspension for using steroids and other performance enhancing drugs, Alex Rodriguez is making matters worse by accusing the Yankees organization and Major League Baseball of something you might see right out of a mob movie. A – Rod and his sleazy lawyer, Joseph Tacopina, are actually claiming that the Yankees were trying to sabotage and permanently end his career by inserting him in the line – up even though they knew that he was seriously injured. What this means in a nutshell, is that the New York Yankees – in cahoots with MLB, were more interested in getting rid of A – Rod and his bloated 270 million contract rather than win perhaps another championship. What an outrageous allegation!!! As the New York Times stated, this scandal would be worse than the Chicago White Sox throwing the World Series in 1919.
I know Alex Rodriguez is hurting and believe it or not, despite all the money, I can imagine what he’s going through. He’s without a doubt a super talented guy and we all know that EVERY player juices (even Jeter – he just hasn’t been caught yet). However, this is beyond the pale; a prodigiously desperate attempt by Rodriguez to salvage his dignity and reputation. Every ballplayer wants to be loved by the fans (he’s the most hated player in the league right now) and that’s only human, but now he’s making a fool out of himself.