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Title: Report: Some NFL players may sit out the season unless Kaepernick -- and Eric Reid -- are signed
Source: HotAir
URL Source: https://hotair.com/archives/2018/05 ... s-kaepernick-eric-reid-signed/
Published: May 28, 2018
Author: Allahpundit
Post Date: 2018-05-29 05:14:36 by Tooconservative
Keywords: None
Views: 2914
Comments: 58

How many activists need to be signed before sufficient wokeness has been achieved to play ball?

You can certainly trust hyper-progressive activist Shaun King to give you the straight dope on what star NFL players are and aren’t thinking:
BREAKING: Several star @NFL players have told me they are considering sitting out the season until the de facto ban of Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick is removed and both men are given spots back on rosters.

They aim to get 25% of the players to sit out with them.

— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) May 27, 2018

Reid was one of the first players to kneel alongside Kaepernick during the national anthem and has since filed his own collusion grievance against the league. He went unsigned in the offseason despite being a top-10 safety by some metrics and after saying that he didn’t plan to kneel during the anthem anymore. Even so, the only team to give him a tryout was the Bengals — and the team’s owner allegedly asked him when they met about whether any anthem protests were in the cards for him this season, which took Reid aback. He went unsigned.

As for King, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk asks a good question. If there’s anything to these player boycott threats, we should see evidence of it in pre-season workouts soon, no?
If they’re truly considering staying away from training camp and/or the regular season, it will get very expensive. Teams can fine players up to $40,000 per day for skipping camp. In addition to any forfeited game checks, players will be susceptible to an attack on any unearned amounts of signing bonuses they previously have received…

Besides, if players truly thinking about sitting out at great expense later, why not sit out at little or no expense now? The Organized Team Activities are voluntary, and more than a few players are skipping them for a variety of reasons. If “several NFL stars” are thinking about sending a message later, why not send a message immediately?

Players who sympathize with Kaepernick might feel pressure to take collective action on his behalf if he had no other recourse against the league but the grievance process is in motion and he has a star lawyer in Mark Geragos. He stands a good chance of winning, especially given the political pressure being applied to the NFL by Trump. League owners have been candid about that behind closed doors, in fact:
“The problem we have is, we have a president who will use that as fodder to do his mission that I don’t feel is in the best interests of America,” said Kraft, who is a longtime supporter of Mr. Trump’s. “It’s divisive and it’s horrible.”

The owners were intent on finding a way to avoid Trump’s continued criticism. The president’s persistent jabs on Twitter had turned many fans against the league. Lurie, who called Trump’s presidency “disastrous,” cautioned against players getting drawn into the president’s tactics…

The Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula sounded anguished over the uncertainty of when Trump would take another shot at the league. “All Donald needs to do is to start to do this again,” Pegula said. “We need some kind of immediate plan because of what’s going on in society. All of us now, we need to put a Band-Aid on what’s going on in the country.”

I hope King is right, just because I want to see a drama play out in which a quarter of the league suddenly walks out indefinitely over a couple of players going unsigned. Quality of play would decline for awhile as scrubs were sent in to replace the boycotters; some playoff contenders would start slowly because they were missing key players, leading to frustration in the locker room. Owners would panic and want to get Kaepernick and Reid signed asap to end the walkout but that would only make anti-protest fans angrier. Any team that did sign one of them might decide to bench him rather than further inflame the issue by playing him.

Some fans who resolved not to follow the NFL anymore in outrage after the initial walkout would grudgingly come back after the player boycotts ended, but how many and how long would it take? Trump would milk the whole thing from start to finish because that’s just who he is — jeering the walkout, jeering the signing of Kaepernick, and possibly egging on a fan boycott over either or both even though the league has bent over backwards so far to appease him. With cord-cutting and disgust at CTE already leading some fans away from the game, being ground between the gears of black activism and Trumpy nationalism might leave the league in a state from which it never completely recovers. As someone who prefers MLB and the NBA, I say let’s get on with it.

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#18. To: Tooconservative (#17) (Edited)

I was talking about agriculture, how to make it more sustainable, more productive,

If you REALLY want to have sustainable agriculture and truly improve the American standard of living, you put a double-dug French intensive garden in every backyard. A quarter acre produces about enough food for a person for a year, right on the spot, and it's not very labor intensive once it's dug and planted.

And for the digging you can have crews - hell, even lawn guys can do that.

You subsidize the cost - maybe $1000 per family at the outset, and maybe $500 per year after that. And all of that fallow land produces an astonishing amount of healthy food, taking thousands and thousands of dollars per annum of pressure off of most families, while teaching them something.

Take John Jeavons' book "How to Grow More Vegetables", and use it as a blueprint to transform every back yard in America, and you would no longer need agricultural subsidies at all.

Of course, no capitalist is going to get rich off that either. In fact, they'll get poorer - fewer needs for all of the accouterments of big ag, or grocery stores, or anything else.

People would be healthier too. Everything good flows from this.

Too far out of the box, too practical, and not enough big profit and big cash flow in it for there to be a constituency.

It'll be my project for when I win the lottery.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-29   12:08:11 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#19. To: Vicomte13 (#18)

If you REALLY want to have sustainable agriculture and truly improve the American standard of living, you put a double-dug French intensive garden in every backyard. A quarter acre produces about enough food for a person for a year, right on the spot, and it's not very labor intensive once it's dug and planted.

And has anyone talked even the French into planting these double-dug French gardens for millions of people?

No. You know why? People don't want to grow and can their own food for the most part. They don't enjoy it. They want to go to the roadside produce stand, the farmers market, the grocery store and choose and buy their produce. You can barely get them to actually cook raw food, let alone plant it, grow it, harvest it, can it or freeze it (optionally), and then cook it.

To feed a family of six an adequate and varied diet, you need at least half a city block of decent soil. Then you have room for cantaloupe, watermelon, tomatoes, beans, peas, potatoes and a little sweet corn (for a month or so). At least, that is how my mom kept us fed. And so did all the other moms with their gardens. Toss in a hog and a beef steer every year, there's plenty of meat for the family including some for the grandparents. It was a significant investment of time and labor, as you indicated.

But where do you find the modern citydwellers who really want to lead that life? I only know a few people in rural areas who still garden and can their own stuff. And they've got plenty of land. They just don't want to.

So the way to revolutionize agriculture is to reduce fossil fuel use (tractors, pesticide production) and increase the efficiency of pesticide use from 10-200x.

Here is a French company bringing their latest weeder design to market. It cultivates, it doesn't carry any pesticide; it is for high-dollar delicate organic crops. There are a lot of weeding/spraying ag robots coming down the pipeline. There will be a revolution in robotic farming over the next five years.

FutureFarming: How robotic weeders are set to revolutionise farming

I do like the design of the French weeder, the way it turns. I designed a few robot chassis like that myself years ago. Very clever, solves a lot of robot navigation problems. So it is an obvious solution to a persistent problem in robotics. I did notice that their steering was not subtle and the software is overcorrecting, making the weeder look a little shaky in action by constantly correcting its course. But that is only a minor software problem and may not really affect its utility as a weeder.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-29   13:12:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#20. To: Tooconservative (#19) (Edited)

And has anyone talked even the French into planting these double-dug French gardens for millions of people?

I know how to get people to do it.

Indeed, you try to get the agricultural community to do anything WITHOUT giving them tax subsidies. (Tax deductibility is a subsidy.)

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-29   14:02:06 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#21. To: Tooconservative (#19)

For your reading pleasure: https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic- gardening/john-jeavons-zmaz80mazraw

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-29   14:12:53 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#22. To: Vicomte13 (#21)

I'm not sure any book is going to convince today's younger (or older) Americans to put down their smartphones and pick up a garden hoe.

Most Americans today would consider it quaint to grow all your own food. It's just not the cultural thing to do any more. Maybe that can change but I doubt it.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-29   14:33:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#23. To: Tooconservative (#22)

I'm not sure any book is going to convince today's younger (or older) Americans to put down their smartphones and pick up a garden hoe.

Most Americans today would consider it quaint to grow all your own food. It's just not the cultural thing to do any more. Maybe that can change but I doubt it.

I'm going to start a separate thread and tell you how I intend to go about doing it.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-29   14:53:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#24. To: Vicomte13 (#23)

I think I'm more interested in robotic ag. And indoor soilless methods in fresh produce factory farming.

That is where agriculture is going.

Before you write some big thread, just tell me if you've ever grown a serious food garden for a number of years.

Americans aren't all that wild about gardening. And the cost of watering would be considerable in some parts of the country.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-29   15:14:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#25. To: Tooconservative (#2)

Several star @NFL players have told me they are considering sitting out the season until the de facto ban of Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick is removed and both men are given spots back on rosters.

Several unnamed star players are considering....

Maybe they will boycott voluntary Official Team Activities (OTAs).

They probably told him in a seance.

DailyCaller: Keith Ellison Calls For NFL Boycott Over Ban On Anthem Protests

I'm all for inviting Keith Ellison to join the boycott.

I am all for everyone who wants to disrespect the flag and the anthem joining the boycott.

nolu chan  posted on  2018-05-29   17:13:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#26. To: Tooconservative (#24)

Before you write some big thread, just tell me if you've ever grown a serious food garden for a number of years.

You don't understand.

I'm a French viscount, a Dutch royal, and a descendant of Virginia planters. I do not garden, or paint, or turn wrenches. I don't build things. I am not good at manual labor, and I don't like to sweat, unless I am having fun.

Sweating while riding a horse is fun. Sweating while working the soil is miserable.

Nor do I like to get dirty. Or to kill things, even weeds, by pulling them up.

But I do like people, and I understand that they, just like I, need to eat and provide for their families.

There are people who garden for a living: they already cut my grass and trim my bushes, and plant the flowers. I show them what I want, I pay them money, and they do it. They feed their family, and I get to sit in my garden and enjoy the trees, the flowers and the nice green lawn.

I see what needs lime, what needs fertilizer, what needs trimming, what needs tying, and when I am ready, I call them over and point it all out to them, and they do it, and I pay their foreman.

When they are there for a long time, I go buy pizzas and beer and sit with them for a slice and a glass, then I go somewhere else, because nobody really is comfortable sitting to long with the lord of manor, but they do appreciate the pizza and beer - they always eat all of it, and drink all the beer (not enough to slow down the work, mind you, two cans of nice beer, and a nice pizza.

My wife speaks Spanish fluently, and Portuguese, so when precise directions need to be given, she gives them.

Like Tyrion Lannister in the popular show, I drink and I know things. So I have plotted out the planting in my own back yard. I have a half acre. I would start with the back quarter of it.

I will show the plans, get the various seeds, explain what I want, and they will double dig it - I'll be happy to buy them a proper mechanical tool to make it fast and easy.

I figure that the seeds will cost me $50, and the labor would probably be 4 hours by four men.

Before I do this, I need to have the soil testers come and do the Ph testing at various spots, to find the BEST spot in the yard.

Then they come dig it and plant it to my specs, while I supervise. I pay them $1000 bucks and I look after it, making sure that the watering happens.

It grows, and when they come to do the yard, I direct them to do whatever.

Everything is nice and ordered and well-dug, by expert agricultural hands, following the specifications of the genius who learned all of these techniques and put them into a book, which I have loaded into my brain and then planned out.

The garden grows, the 10 overlapping crops come up out of the soil that will bear them, and I have a lot of vegetables to eat and to give to my neighbors. Three of them are Chinese, and they will be jealous and want their OWN gardens...and they use the same groundsmen I already use, because my wife introduced everybody in the neighborhood to our team.

So, the same team that already comes and cuts, cleans and tends, will make the additional profit of digging and tending a little more - a little more profit, some fresh vegetables for them to take home - and a structure whereby the rich people of Connecticut, who hanker for "garden vegetables" but have no talent at agriculture, and who don't like to get their hands dirty, have Chico and Carlos put in their garden FOR them, for an utterly reasonable fee, and they start reaping the benefits.

Thence to planning and zoning. Once a certain portion of the land is growing various crops, with certain yields, it is "agricultural", and the taxes go WAY down.

The farmer's market around the corner, provides a place where the most locally grown of all produce has a market. And all of a sudden fallow land that costs a couple thousand dollars a year to be tended to, pays for itself and then some.

There is employment, there are vegetables, there are tax breaks, there is happiness, and everybody gets to feel very superior.

Having proven the model, I expand Chico's and Carlos' business, duplicating the model, making many happy.

In Bridgeport there's Mission House, where the nuns take care of marginals. There's land. Marginals can do this, earn income and have a purpose.

There is unused land and unused labor everywhere, and a hankering to return to the land. There are people who don't want to garden, but who already pay people thousands of dollars to garden FOR them, and who go to the farmer's market and buy "healthy fresh local vegetables".

A large number of the Wives of the Connecticut Coast will delight in having their own organic, "French" bio garden, dug by their peons under their watchful eyes, right in their own otherwise unused land.

It ends up paying for itself, the people who are good at agriculture already do it, and get paid for it, and the people who already pay them get a huge benefit and get that old feeling back, like when they bought their first Prius.

Don't kid yourself that the whole block, street, etc., won't follow suit. Wherever Carlos and Chico touch, these gardens will spring up.

The key to the whole thing is to use the knowledge, and then pay people to do the work. Because of the science, the gardens are small and productive.

I agree with you that the psychological aspect is the hardest barrier to entry. And believe me, if anybody has a hereditary knowledge of how to run a FIEF, it's me.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-29   17:14:08 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#27. To: Vicomte13, Liberator (#26)

A large number of the Wives of the Connecticut Coast will delight in having their own organic, "French" bio garden, dug by their peons under their watchful eyes, right in their own otherwise unused land.

Wow, really roughing it by the Connecticut gentry. Harrowing.     : )

I agree with you that the psychological aspect is the hardest barrier to entry. And believe me, if anybody has a hereditary knowledge of how to run a FIEF, it's me.

But will anyone vote for you for king?

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-29   22:53:25 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#28. To: nolu chan, Vicomte13, Liberator (#25)

I'm all for inviting Keith Ellison to join the boycott.

I am all for everyone who wants to disrespect the flag and the anthem joining the boycott.

We need more boycotts of every kind.

I think someone should start a boycott demanding that the entire team, the coaches, the officials, the owners must all kneel for the anthem. Not just take a knee but get down on both knees. And none of this just-one-verse crap either, we want all 4 verses of the anthem played. It only takes about 10 minutes, given how slowly we sing a song that was originally sung about 5 times faster than it is today when they torture the first verse for 5 minutes then skip the other 3 verses.

And that's only the beginning.

We could demand that they halt the game and play Hail To The Chief or God Save The King at every first down.

What pro football needs is some real genuine groveling to the flag while the anthem plays on and jets fly overhead. The crowds would be thrilled.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-29   23:21:02 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#29. To: Tooconservative (#27)

But will anyone vote for you for king?

You don’t vote for kings!

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-29   23:25:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#30. To: Tooconservative (#28)

God Save the King

It’s a decent song, but we’ll be singing English words to the Het Wilhelmus to me.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-29   23:28:59 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#31. To: Vicomte13 (#29)

You don’t vote for kings!

You sound very authentic saying that. Well done. LOL

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-29   23:43:11 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#32. To: Vicomte13 (#30)

Maybe instead of soil farming, you should investigate farming in shipping containers. You can buy these now, ready to go.

ModernFarmer: Meet a Baby-Boomer Couple Farming in Shipping Containers

GrowTainers is another interesting bunch doing vertical farming in used containers.

You could use your peons to run your Growtainers instead of messing up your landscaping design putting in annual food crops.

You could even work out a side deal where the peons could get a share of the crops by working your container farms. We could call it...sharecropping.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-30   0:39:44 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#33. To: Tooconservative (#0)

And are the team owners going to continue to pay them their big salaries, while they sit at home and watch movies ? I don't think so !

Si vis pacem, para bellum

Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.

Never Pick A Fight With An Old Man He Will Just Shoot You He Can't Afford To Get Hurt

"If there are no dogs in Heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went." (Will Rogers)

AMERICA! Designed by geniuses. Now run by idiots.

Stoner  posted on  2018-05-30   8:49:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#34. To: Tooconservative (#32)

You could use your peons to run your Growtainers instead of messing up your landscaping design putting in annual food crops.

French gardening can be for flowers too.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-30   9:11:22 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#35. To: Stoner, redleghunter (#33)

And are the team owners going to continue to pay them their big salaries, while they sit at home and watch movies ? I don't think so !

Think of all the time those football players will have to grow vegetables!

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-30   9:12:09 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#36. To: Vicomte13 (#34)

French gardening can be for flowers too.

I thought we were talking about small-scale local food production.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-30   9:54:47 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#37. To: Tooconservative (#36)

I thought we were talking about small-scale local food production.

Intensive gardening can make a plot of land do anything you like. Food is practical, and it works for that.

With vision, one can go farther. Truffle fungus infects young oaks. Plant oaks whose roots are infected with the fungus, and the next generation will have tens of thousands of dollars coming out of the ground every year, for no effort other than keeping a trained pig to snuffle them up.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-30   10:21:52 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#38. To: Vicomte13 (#37) (Edited)

Truffles are not the answer for the need of industrial-scale locally-produced sustainable fresh produce.

And I very much doubt you've followed your own advice by planting truffle-infected oaks in the hopes of harvesting truffles 25-50 years down the road.

Maybe you should have just been honest and admitted that you have no real intention of doing any of these things. Until you win the lottery.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-30   10:40:31 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#39. To: Tooconservative (#38)

Maybe you should have just been honest and admitted that you have no real intention of doing any of these things. Until you win the lottery.

That wouldn't be honest. I actually will do all of these things, when I have the bandwidth to supervise it (which is not yet), and when I have completed all of my planning.

I am much more interested in finding the sweet spot of perfection in the plan than I am in muddling along with trial and error. Everything has to be meticulously planned out, the ph tests done, the beds drawn, the fence repaired - and also the property surveyed FIRST in a walk through by the wild foods guru.

See, there's no point in, say, double digging the ground to plant spinach, when lambsquarters grow naturally all on their own in superabundance all over the same bed. Lambsquarter is nutritionally the equivalent of spinach, and is effectively wild North American spinach, and it WANTS to grow there. Carlos rips it out now, when trimming the verge, but it always grows back.

When you have a wild native equivalent of what you're trying to grow, it's just dumb to put in labor to rip up the wild yield to replace it with more- work-required foreign seed.

There are several things already there, a great deal of stuff that goes into compost, and that grows of its own accord. Obviously, being able to harvest things with even LESS labor and expense is better, and things that already grow naturally in the soil in abundance are obviously already suited for that soil.

So, the FIRST layer is to categorize all of the wild plants on the fief, including the edible fungi. With the list of wild plants and their comparative nutritional analysis, one can get good nutrition with a lack of labor - the labor currently invested in trimming and ripping it back can be halted, and the stuff that is taken for burning, landfill and compost can be harvested for the table.

Spinach is much inferior to lambsquarters, because to grow spinach you have to put in a lot of work, a lot of irrigation, and plan to defeat pests, but the lambsquarters grows there full and thick and lush and unifested WITHOUT any labor at all - labor is currently invested in ripping it out.

Much more useful to work WITH the land to simply expand the range of the lambsquarter, with really minimal labor and no substantial effort at pest control - and eat that and be just as happy - then to try and manhandle everything and turn it into a copy of a European garden.

There are plenty of perfectly edible, nutritious North American plants growing that occupy the same niche, and provide the same, or better, nutrition, than the familiar grocery store Old World staples.

So you don't start with Jeavons. You start with the naturalist, and you categorize everything. You run the nutritional analyses. And then you use Jeavons to dramatically boost the native production of stuff that already WANTS to grow there, reducing the required labor, and cost, while equalling or bettering the yield.

You then help THAT along with intelligent fauna management, like encouraging a beehive. You get a tap into each of those maples.

So once you've planned out Jeavons, you then go a step back, and a step and a step and a half, and you start with what is, and you see if what is, is actually as good as what could be. And if it is, then you decide its better, because you're walking with nature, not fighting it.

A lottery win would not give me the means to do this. I already have the means to do all of it. What the lottery would do would be to give me my TIME, right NOW, so that I can focus on bringing into being that which is contemplative. I can't do that at present because of external demands.

Americans didn't have to come over here, rip out the lambsquarters, and plant spinach, and fight to keep the spinach alive. Lambsquarters tastes about the same, and doesn't require work. We DID do that, but we don't have to do what was done before just because it was always done that way.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-30   13:53:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#40. To: Tooconservative (#38)

Maybe you should have just been honest and admitted

This tone is why I am not a conservative.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-30   14:04:20 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#41. To: Vicomte13 (#3)

Funny thing is, all of this is really a bonfire of the vanities as far as I am concerned. I have never been interested in, and never followed, any professional or college sports...

I've always thought of sports as being something utterly unimportant, of no relevance to the real world whatever. It's a time-waster for kids...

As usual, I appreciate you stating you mind. And your rare honesty.

(No, I'm not setting up an ambush.)

Yes, both college and pro sports Sports (as well as gummint, Hollywood, and just about everything these days) do happen to be one yuge nuclear-bonfire of self-promoting vanity. It's sickening. Just shut-up and play/sing/perform/ legislate.

We can thank real-time social media which encourages and advances this vulgar, cartoon-level in-your-face "LOOK AT ME!" culture. Remember when athletes, performers, and politicians just did their job quietly, without all the circus elephants, loud-speaker, and gazillion tweets?

With respect to the relevance of sports, this wasn't just about "fresh air"...

It was an crucial activity from a bygone era in both urban and suburban neighborhoods. And yes, there WAS genuine relevance to "real world" in the future.

Sports as Kid: It kept us kids focused and minds and body occupied. It did NOT mean that all other activities were ignored.

Participating in the competitive sports has traditionally given boys a physical and mental outlet, a sense of challenging one's body and mind. Of course that served as a "safe" measuring-stick against our peers. This exercise and keeping score has largely been removed and/or neutered by socialist and social-justice weenie-warriors.

Sports participation taught us in my neck of the woods many a life-lesson: Courage. Heart. Exhilaration. Health (mental/physical). Camaraderie. Team-work. Sportsmanship. Fairness. Equity. Loyalty. Desire to excel. Desire to overcome. And yes, the important exercise of WINNING! (a dirty word these days.) Sports has always been a metaphor and test for battle/war; For developing tactics and perseverance; For excelling and being the best you can be.

Sports as a Spectator: I cop to having been a YUGE Yankees and NY Giants fan. And also a NHL fan. This began for many of us as purely an American Tradition -- as our dads, cousins, uncles, friends, etc watched. It used to be a rite of passage, of bonding and loyalty, and for the pure joy of feeling like part of an extended "family". But then there was the game itself as well as the nuances of the game. (Forums are just another form of "game," isn't it? AND can also be considered a "waste of time", no?)

In THIS case, it can be said that I have wasted way too much time (decades) vegetating in front of a boob-tube on Sunday afternoons watching NFL games.

As with so many other things, social media and the age of the internet has turn IT into one YUGE rubber fire of narcissism. Worst than that, "Sports" has become both an Addiction AND Religion. Literally.

ONE bottom line -- I think you're right in a nutshell; WE HAVE NEEDED OUR BALLGAMES "GAMES". Politicians have exploited fans' passion by coercing tax subsidies for paying for *Owners'* stadiums, arenas, and facilities. You're right on the count that this was also a case of naked socialism. And also theft and legislated stupidity.

Looking back, spending hours/days/years on *watching* sports, it HAS been a waste of time. But with sports turning into politics and social justice, that well has been poisoned. We who've watched "religiously" have been done a great service. I thank the kneelers, the BLMer, those who threaten us by not playing. They've cured me of my stupidity. I NOW look at people who buy tickets to attend games at stadiums and wonder if they have a life. Or understand what fools THEY are.

Liberator  posted on  2018-05-30   16:07:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#42. To: Tooconservative, nolu chan, Vicomte13 (#28)

We could demand that they halt the game and play Hail To The Chief or God Save The King at every first down.

What pro football needs is some real genuine groveling to the flag while the anthem plays on and jets fly overhead. The crowds would be thrilled.

Just to annoy the Left, playing 'Hail To The Chief' is a GREAT idea! And put Trump on the stadium Big Screen!

Both ends of the spectrum on this matter are ridiculous. Yup, it's all so overdone. (But NOT quite until a herd of red white and blue circus elephants enter a stadium.) You wonder just how "thrilled" the fans are with these loud in-your-face side-shows.

Since 911, I have NOT been thrilled by the the obligatory ubiquitous military/police homage. I'm tired of the camera zooming in on a NYC cop during Yankee Stadium games. I'm tried of fake "heroes" that must be honored simply for serving or wearing a uniform...

Uuhhh....IT'S A Baseball/football GAME.

Millions are sick and tired of the Left politicizing sports and plantation NFL affletes who openly hate whitey while idiotically engaging in blackmail. Let 'em kneel on both knees, poke out their middle finger, moon the fans -- the Schadenfreude of watching the NFL cratered would be THE Big Show.

Liberator  posted on  2018-05-30   16:24:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#43. To: Tooconservative (#32)

You could use your peons to run your Growtainers instead of messing up your landscaping design putting in annual food crops.

You could even work out a side deal where the peons could get a share of the crops by working your container farms. We could call it...sharecropping.

lol

Liberator  posted on  2018-05-30   16:26:39 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#44. To: Vicomte13 (#35)

Think of all the time those football players will have to grow vegetables!

Yes on the Vicomte commune. :)

redleghunter  posted on  2018-05-30   17:32:10 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#45. To: Vicomte13 (#40)

This tone is why I am not a conservative.

But you aren't going to do it, not even with hired help and the land already in your possession.

You're just insulted that I realize that you're not serious.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-30   18:56:26 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#46. To: Tooconservative (#45)

But you aren't going to do it, not even with hired help and the land already in your possession.

You're just insulted that I realize that you're not serious.

Send me a picture of your hothouses.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-30   21:00:51 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#47. To: Vicomte13 (#46)

Send me a picture of your hothouses.

It's been decades since I've helped garden/can a wide variety of produce. I have done just a bit of gardening for seasonal tomatoes or sweet corn. I never had hothouses and don't believe they represent any future for produce. We have some very large soil-based greenhouses in the area. They produced tomatoes and other produce for some years. Then they all got some plant diseases and were contaminated. Now they sit empty, ready to turn into eyesores. I don't think any of them lasted more than 10 years.

And there is a big difference between what I was discussing with robotic weeders and vertical farming (containers up to factory-scale). Those are things that are happening now, that solve real problems involved with ag related to high fuel costs, high pesticide costs, inefficient use of irrigation, extremely high labor costs, less desirable produce.

I'm talking about 21st century solutions. You're offering French double-dug gardening which has been known since the nineteenth century. You don't explain where you're going to get all the horse manure required but it doesn't matter because Americans are not going to plant French intensive gardens and tend them. Because they're lazy, they have intimate relationships with their smartphones. And they don't know anything about food production and they just do not want to learn.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-30   21:46:41 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#48. To: Tooconservative (#47)

And there is a big difference between what I was discussing with robotic weeders and vertical farming (containers up to factory-scale). Those are things that are happening now, that solve real problems involved with ag related

Yeah, there's a difference.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-30   22:41:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#49. To: Vicomte13 (#48)

Yeah, there's a difference.

You mean the part where people abandon buying produce in supermarkets and other venues so they can finally embrace their dream of working long hours in gardens to perfect a nineteenth-century French farming technique in their backyards? And after they grow the crops, they can learn to can their produce, perhaps using grandma's old pressure cooker, being careful not to blow themselves up with it and learning all that crap about food safety and expert canning technique.

I don't know what gives you the idea that they want anything like that. I don't know people like that, even people my own age who are very good at gardening and canning. They just don't do it any more, even here in farm country. Hell, they won't even keep a few chickens around now to get eggs from.

Most people would tell you that they think the purpose of having a civilization is so they don't have to toil long hours with the bugs and weeds to find something to eat. It's a feature of civilization, not a flaw.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-31   7:15:45 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#50. To: Tooconservative (#49)

You mean the part where people abandon buying produce in supermarkets and other venues so they can finally embrace their dream of working long hours in gardens to perfect a nineteenth-century French farming technique in their backyards?

No. Because that wasn't part of anything I said, certainly.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-31   10:31:47 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#51. To: Vicomte13 (#50)

No. Because that wasn't part of anything I said, certainly.

I'm pretty sure you mentioned repeatedly the idea of your Hispanic peons cultivating French double-dug gardens (usually called French intensive gardening in the modern era). And that you could somehow convince large numbers of modern Americans to want to grow, water, hoe, harvest, clean, and possibly freeze/can most of the produce.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-31   10:40:48 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#52. To: Tooconservative (#51)

I'm pretty sure you mentioned repeatedly the idea of your Hispanic peons cultivating French double-dug gardens (usually called French intensive gardening in the modern era). And that you could somehow convince large numbers of modern Americans to want to grow, water, hoe, harvest, clean, and possibly freeze/can most of the produce.

Then you have a reading comprehension problem, one that, at your age, is unlikely to ever be corrected.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-31   10:51:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#53. To: Vicomte13 (#52)

Then you have a reading comprehension problem, one that, at your age, is unlikely to ever be corrected.

Well, let's see whether I accurately read your posts. Maybe it was you who didn't bother to read your own posts.

Vic, #18:

If you REALLY want to have sustainable agriculture and truly improve the American standard of living, you put a double-dug French intensive garden in every backyard. A quarter acre produces about enough food for a person for a year, right on the spot, and it's not very labor intensive once it's dug and planted.

Vic, #21, (link to article about...French intensive gardening):

For your reading pleasure: https://www.motherearthnews.com/organic-gardening/john-jeavons-zmaz80mazraw

Vic, #26:

A large number of the Wives of the Connecticut Coast will delight in having their own organic, "French" bio garden, dug by their peons under their watchful eyes, right in their own otherwise unused land. ... Don't kid yourself that the whole block, street, etc., won't follow suit. Wherever Carlos and Chico touch, these gardens will spring up.

It seems to me that I very accurately responded to your repeated posts about French intensive gardening technique and your desire to use peons (Hispanic laborors or "marginals") to work your gardens to grow and market fresh produce.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-31   11:16:05 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#54. To: Tooconservative (#53) (Edited)

You quoted a few things I said. Nothing in there about canning, dirt, all that. That's all stuff you supplied, but think I said. So yeah, your reading comprehension is bad.

I like the quotation of things that don't actually say what you think they do. It's very Protestanty. Your whole religion is based on that sort of non- sequitur nonsense, and you're just absolutely adamant about it. Can I get an "Amen"?

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-31   11:32:27 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#55. To: Vicomte13, redleghunter (#54)

You quoted a few things I said. Nothing in there about canning, dirt, all that. That's all stuff you supplied, but think I said. So yeah, your reading comprehension is bad.

How do you think you actually assure a steady food supply via gardening throughout the year?

Have you ever raised a garden at all?

Have you ever slaughtered and canned/froze a beef, hog, or chicken?

Do you actually have any relevant experience at all to comment on fresh produce or meat production?

Do you know anything meaningful about the oncoming ag revolution via robotic farming and vertical farming?

I like the quotation of things that don't actually say what you think they do. It's very Protestanty.

So when I reveal you are a tyro offering extensive opinions about things you know nothing about and have no intention of doing, that is "Protestanty"?

You're a complete joke. No one here at LF is fooled by this.

Tooconservative  posted on  2018-05-31   11:44:42 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#56. To: Tooconservative (#55)

You're a complete joke.

How many hours of your life have you spent conversing with a complete joke?

Joke's on you.

Vicomte13  posted on  2018-05-31   12:26:04 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#57. To: Vicomte13 (#54)

Non-sequitur

Good comic strip!

redleghunter  posted on  2018-05-31   17:59:05 ET  (1 image) Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


#58. To: Tooconservative (#49)

I don't know people like that, even people my own age who are very good at gardening and canning. They just don't do it any more, even here in farm country. Hell, they won't even keep a few chickens around now to get eggs from.

An additional concern for gardening in the country is all of the local critters visiting your garden and helping themselves to fresh fruit and veggies.

nolu chan  posted on  2018-05-31   19:14:55 ET  Reply   Trace   Private Reply  


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