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re: The plastic straw ban - 500 million straws consumed daily in the US - crazy4lsu
Yeah I switched to those at home once I saw your link a couple of weeks ago. Thanks for that!...
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re: Trump has this all planned out - crazy4lsu
[quote]Trump has Putin right where he wants him...standing right behind him with his pants down [/quote] So Trump has Putin behind him, but Putin's pants are down? What's going on there? Are they going to play tummy sticks!?!...
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re: How would you respond to this Facebook post? - crazy4lsu
I'd be a pedant and point out that Putin didn't invade and annex Crimea in the last 18 months. ...
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re: 18 months ago Trump was dangerous because he was going to start wars with Russia and Korea - crazy4lsu
A corporate news media is driven by profit, not truth or objectivity. I'd argue it hasn't been in the business of objectivity since Hearst and Pulitzer, at a minimum, and given the speed of technological advancement, objectivity might be something for historians, not for media. ...
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re: Hulk Hogan has been reinstated by WWE to their HOF - crazy4lsu
When I was a kid I wanted to grow a 5 o'clock shadow really badly, so that it was just like Hogan's NWO-era one. ...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]unless you're positing that the general athleticism of the children with African parents didn't play an important role. [/quote] Well at that level, it becomes about things other than athleticism. France had been plagued by attitude problems and infighting due to the talented generation of...
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re: Can France Challenge the Big 3? - crazy4lsu
Deschamps is such a negative coach, but the French still break forward at such pace that I'm hopeful that maybe someone more forward thinking could possibly take over and make them slightly more entertaining. ...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]I'd love to read a breakdown of the French model when you have some time. [/quote] Basically it's 12 finishing schools situated around the country. At age 12 you have tryouts in your regional subdivision to see who makes the finishing school. From 13 to 15, you live at the regional academ...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]Differentiating ethnicity and nationality really doesn't bother me. [/quote] Fair enough. [quote]Even Americans describe themselves by their ancestry.[/quote] Sure, but in my experience, it's usually a crazy amount of national identities. It's only first or second generation that ...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]That sounds a little like they’re using them as mercenaries. France is still directly benefitting from its colonial sins, and it’s actually somehow not PC to recognize that. [/quote] My point is that to take away this victory away from France would be to do a disservice to those that sho...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]Platini is an Italian born in France, both of his parents and their lineage is Italian. If your parents are German and you are born in Spain, does that make you Spanish? [/quote] Yeah this line of reasoning doesn't account for how fluid the world has become. You act as though the nation-...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
It'd be nice if in cases of true unintentional handball, you didn't have to award a penalty kick, but instead an indirect free kick or something. Perisic had no time to make a movement that was hand to ball, but I can see why it was called. That said, Croatia threatened but still created fewer g...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]All of the ones saying the African players aren’t really French should go watch “Les Bleus” on Netflix. It showed how important the multi-ethnic 1998 World Cup champion French team was to creating unity in France. It’s nice to be educated about other countries before running your mouth about ...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]52 players at the 2018 FIFA World Cup were born in France. French-born players can be found on the rosters of Morocco, Portugal, Senegal, and Tunisia. [/quote] Yep. France has the best youth system in the world. The book Soccer Empire goes over this subject too. It's why taking away Fr...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]Are you referring to that because I moved to America that somehow I'm American? I can never be American[/quote] Do you want to be considered American? It seems like you don't want to be considered American. ...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]Oh my god people do talk sense on this board [/quote] We've had a bunch of ethnonationalists, apparently, who've been arguing for weeks that these teams don't really represent the countries they claim to. It's been really annoying. ...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]Being ethnically French has been a changing dynamic before France was even a country [/quote] For real. Colonial empires have taken advantage of their colonial populations for a long time. How dare those countries invite those populations in, make them citizens, and train them so well th...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]You dumb fricks in the U.S. are too liberal and have backwards views compared to most Europeans.[/quote] Go back to Europe then. ...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]A white guy born in Japan isnt “Japanese”—regardless of what his passport may say. [/quote] By this metric, Platini, one of the best French players ever, wasn't French. It's a really stupid notion. Every one of those players on France benefited from France's youth system, which made ...
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re: France vs. Croatia | World Cup Final | Fox - crazy4lsu
[quote]was he born in France? Yes he was. We’re his parents French? His father was. So yeah, I’d say he’s French regardless of his last name [/quote] What about Platini? Or Robert Pires? Or Luis Fernandez? Or Thierry Henry? Patrick Vieira? fricking Zidane of all people? France has a long tr...
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