It isn't nearly the same thing. Ali was the greatest boxer surrounded by controversy. Kaepernick is a boarderline low level starting QB surrounded by controversy. Not that the controversy is deserved on either part, but NFL teams don't want to deal with the controversy for someone who isn't that great anyways.
That's a rather awkward analogy. The relative skill levels between Colin and Muhammad are nowhere near similar, and the circumstances nowhere near as dire. Ali was a draft resister, an anti war leader and a paragon of American values. All Kaepernick did was kneel down.
I disliked him as a player, but have found tremendous respect and admiration for him as a person. Funny what the owners will turn a blind eye to and what they will choose to make an example. I hope he rises above the game as Ali did above boxing.
Ali was the greatest of all time. Kaepernick is washed up and chose this point in his career to make his political point. He's not wanted by any team, and it's got nothing to do with his politics.
Say what? Ali, "Couldn't find work as a boxer"? Oh, boy.
In 1966, two years after winning the heavyweight title, Ali further antagonized the white establishment by refusing to be drafted into the U.S. military, citing his religious beliefs and opposition to American involvement in the Vietnam War. He was eventually arrested, found guilty of draft evasion charges, and stripped of his boxing titles. He successfully appealed the decision to the U.S. Supreme Court, which overturned his conviction in 1971, by which time he had not fought for nearly four years and thereby lost a period of peak performance as an athlete. Ali's actions as a conscientious objector to the war made him an icon for the larger counterculture generation. Wikipedia.org.
The IPA agenda was always to destroy public health. Outsourcing systems to the private sector without any security scrutiny is to blame. The IPA and the Liberal party are responsible. They are the ones in government.
And people think data retention is safe from hacking. All our ID's will be served up to cyber criminals on a plate to be sold on the black market. All to preserve themselves
I'm not surprised. Medicare is not the most secure system. The fact I could walk into a Dr's office with another person's card and get treatment without question is worrying. To be clear I have never done that, I'm just pointing out that it is possible.
It's already past that Okinawans were famous for their longevity. Okinawa was the very first prefecture heavily exposed to American eating habits and fatty diet products (burgers, ice creams, canned meats, etc.) because of the US occupation after WW2, which helped to lead to a high prevalence of hyperlipidemia, diabetes, liver function disorders among the generations that grew up later.
According to the latest report by the Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare, the longevity of Okinawan is not so high (male 36th, female 7th) among the 47 prefectures in Japan.
Dunno. I prefered your article about what the Royal Family eat, as they all seem to live a very, very long time (Charles is almost 70 and has mum and dad alive and well; pretty rare anywhere). Eggs en cocotte a la creme and roasted pheasant were more the order of the day than a market garden on a plate. Then again, maybe it's less about what you eat, drink or smoke and more about the quality of healthcare you receive, the stress you live with or don't live with and your genes.
sounds yum! i eat lots of vegies and virtually no meat now. i will be 67 soon and am still working. i burned my candles at both ends when i was young so hope my diet will stand me in good stead
Reminds me of an ex who use to buy me chocolate from the 7/11 @ 2am if need be (happened often!), plus he VACUUMED & pretty much did the majority of the housework... bloody hell!
Last night my husband stood next to me while I served up dinner. I fed the children first and then cut the remaining fish portion unevenly to ensure hubby was full. He pulled me up and pointed out I didn't really have much. I'd probably take the good bread 😉 but I always put my family and husband first
That’s nothing I once travelled to Hastings to buy my girlfriend Elena her favourite spelt bread and she still dumped me for her long time girlfriend.
Why do y'all have such an epidemic with people who shoot up? We have crackheads or meth heads down south here but it's not out of hand. Most are arrested. Most congregate in the same areas so whereabouts are known. What's the deal? Who is actively working to stop this? Where are the families? What's going on? I honestly want to know how and why the problem is so big there.
SO they are being stupid about sharing needles, and do things like leave their dirty needles in playgrounds and school yards, but WE are supposed to care more than they do? Get real.
Maybe support for the Muslim community takes on all shapes and sizes!! I'm not sure if opium counts as snake venom or not but they gone!!! As for hopelessness when feeling disrespected? Keep that stuff up!!??
I would say give up and try again in a week or two. They say 3 days/nights is enough to change a process so if it doesn’t work in three nights try again another time.
I had my youngest fully wrapped until she was over a year old, because that’s what she liked. If it brings her comfort, why take it away (as long as it’s within safe sleep guidelines)?
My first daughter was wrapped until she was almost a year old because she needed it to sleep. My second daughter made it clear to me at around 6 months that she didn’t want to be wrapped as she wanted to turn over and sleep on her tummy. Do what works for your baby.
Alot of the top republicans in congress took russian money. They will NEVER do anything except fire Mueller and shut down investigations.https://brucegerencser.net/2017/03/the-true-agenda-of-the-ayn-rand-fuele...
Trump has never and will never understand checks and balances. He thought when he was elected that president equaled king or dictator. He thinks the president makes the rules and everyone else follows. He really has no idea what he's doing.
Impeach Trump and you get Pence....cudos....bible carrying idiot and the moral majority in power....in any event impeachment is a national tragedy,,,,how about the false liberals start forget the ;Russians )the dems invented the cold war) and start working on a platform that wors for everybody, that way you get rid of him
Barkley may be broadly incoherent on race and politics in general, but his post-victory comments in Alabama were spot on: The Democratic Party has long relied on black voters without showing any willingness to do much of anything for them. As long as the Democratic Party relies on black voters to support mostly white candidates, and promote policies which mostly benefit white Americans and frequently ignore black Americans, the support the party gets from black voters will be ambivalent and tepid.
I mean people can have different views, I think the rioting at Fergusson was wrong, smashing up innocent people's things is never good, though there were dignified lawful protests too. Really, black and White people need to see they have more in common than not.
Nah, it’s about time we focused on the issue of class. It’s been too long absent from mainstream dialogue, and it’s more of a unifying factor than race issues at the end of the day.
I wish my Steph daughter’s mother had her wits about her and didn’t encourage the heavy make up, heels and tight clothing. You’re 11 for goodness sakes. I guess if that’s all you have going for you then work it. But I’d like her to be known for being kind or smart and not for looking trashy.
Put so many bruises on her ass she'll want to hide it. (Thanks for your mad face or I wouldnt have seen my typo. Be mad....my kid was a virgin until she was 24 - good luck with yours)
1) The word slutty is an unfortunate one for The Nation to use, particularly because the mother who wrote in didn’t pick it, you did 2) the simple answer to this for an eleven year old is N.O. When the kid gets to the 14, it may be a different story but 11? Nope. And 11 year old is a kid who does kid things and needs to dress for those things. My eleven year old still plays in playgrounds, makes slime with her friends and makes snowmen. None of those activities are compatible with heels and a short skirt.
News for you, Hardly ANYONE in the WORLDlikes Trumputin. He is a very obvious Narcissist, liar, bigot, sexist, immature ignorant wanna be gangsta. If you haven't figured that out by now...wow.
please list all members of Ken Starr's staff who were Clinton fans. ROTFLMFAO at their stupid double standard. their high minded principles only apply when their opponents are under scrutiny.
You have got to be kidding me? Let's bring this idea to it's logical conclusion:
Defending attorney: "Your honor, the DA and all on their team does not like my client, so I say you throw this case out of court!"
Judge: "You are right. Bailiff, let Charles Manson go!"
There seems no end to the profiting from addictions... Price control is a nice idea... There are still a million others ways corporations and individuals are profiting from addiction. There are people that legitimately want to help and then there are an enormous amount of body brokers that send addicts into detoxes to bring drugs in...get the clients high while their in the most vulnerable and fragile state, give them $5000 to get them to go to the rehab they're working for so they can collect the clients Insurance... and the process repeats... It's an uphill battle and so many people are dying in it's wake. Greed kills.
Let's be practical. How much in R&D did that Pharma company need to speed for that drug that saves lives. If we cut the drug companies income they will spend less on R&D. Also they have many failures which costs millions. We need a fair pricing system and a program to help addicts." They say" that the drug costs for the first pill could be100 million dollars, and the cost for the second pill to be 25 cents.
The day will come when there is a "run" on the sale of tar, feathers, and very tall ladders. Then they should be afraid. Very afraid.
dear The Nation. Please stop putting You Know Who’s photo on articles. His photo too much “out there” ... well, I wouldn’t give that face so much exposure...it is counterproductive (keeping his photo up front and center so much) It’s focusing on the bad, which results in more bad. Don’t put his face up! seeing his face, no matter the article, plays to narcissism.
Are you kidding me how many times did Obama extend the Bush tax cuts .somehow the Democrats don't write tax write-offs for the rich are you flipping kidding me
Let them have their government for the corporation by the corporation. We the people can form at our own government. They can have their corporatist oligarchy. And we can have the people's democracy for the people. They can pay their own taxes for their corporatist oligarchy. And we can pay our taxes for the people's democracy government. Problem solved. If they want to be separated from society, we will separate them.
Don't have enough info to have an opinion on this one way or the other. But it can't be good for the guys in special forces. Do these deployments warrant putting them in this kind of danger?
Welcome to perpetual war. And of course we are selling plenty of weapons to other countries, too. All to support $$$ for the military industrial complex. And war begets more war, as refugee crises from war causes new conflicts. War is toxic as well - things like depleted uranium and all manner of disgusting substances cause long-term health and environmental effects. Now and far into the future, climate change refugees do and will play a bigger part in conflicts. What a mess.
Anyone and everyone who is concerned about our bloated military and our eagerness to wage war everywhere in the world, MUST read this booK!! (It's also available on audio.) Written by a retired Marine colonel, it explains why we have nominated ourselves "the policeman of the world."How, while patting ourselves on the back thinking we are just unappreciated good guys trying to help others, we have only created resentment and enemies. Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative,, this applies to EVERY administration!!
Washington Rules: America's Path to Permanent War https://g.co/kgs/KzYW4V
When one of my friends suggested that #humancentipresident couldn't actually do much damage to the country because, he's checked by Congress, this was the exact scenario I painted him in refutation. Congress has filed a CRA to block this, but they can't be everywhere at once. And they're woefully ill equipped for legislation that falls in their normal purview, like taxes. I don't think they're equipped to take a meaningful stance on net neutrality
The rich have bought rural newspapers since late 80's. Then, the cell has most of us off landlines, many of us stop reading news, and now middle class and the poor will be cut out of free press. So glad we were pacifists & not buying guns like the others. Wow. It feels like the U.S.A. that I became a citizen for is toast.
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I lived next door in Mississippi and am only 7 years younger than Moore. I can tell you for a fact that NOBODY thought it was fine for a 30+yo man to "date" at 14yo girl back then. (Well, maybe "nobody" is too strong -- there were isolated instances, but they usually wound up serving jail time.)
Michael Jackson, at 40 + years of age asked many parents before bringing their pre pubescent sons to his bed and giving them Jesus Juice (wine) in Pepsi cans. Many of the consenting parents became very proud owners of big screen TVs and/or SUVs. But, should this be mistaken for a child being capable of sexual consent? Did the moms of Roy’s GFs have the right to offer them up? I will never see this as ok.
Drape your flags around the cross Alabama, welcome Christian Sharia Law into your lives, this is what you idiots are campaigning for. Wake up look past your pastor telling you what to think and do. You’re all brainwashed. This isn’t normal. It even in the backwoods of Appalachia. For god sake stop voting against your own self interest.
Hope The Nation Magazine isn't using this specific upset victory as a standard. A pathetic scandal ridden GOP candidate, Trump blow back vs a reasonable candidate is not grounds for future policy. Why does the Dem party need to beg supposed loyalists to vote, especially in local and state elections? Sure, many liberal minded voters mistrust national candidates. This shouldn't translate into complete cynicism. State elections should be the focus, where elected candidates can then develop into national prominence.
Let's be clear: Democrats are not "the left". Can we please brush up on our political terminology. The Alabama election was a bailout. The DNC needs to reform itself if it really wishes to claim to be "the left".
all these comments bitching about bernie sanders yet he and literally every berns follower that i follow on any social media is happy about jones’ win.