.@realsportshbo revealed another ugly aspect to @NFL concussion story: Under existing terms of settlement with @NFLPA, board administering funds has denied most claims & major diagnoses such as behavioral issues & depression are not even covered. #labor #publichealth #oligarchy
.@nfl claims that many applications r fraudulent. Of course, people should defer to the league, since it's an expert in fraud. It misled its labor force for years about dangers of the sport & it has misled municipal governments into subsidizing its stadiums #GameRecognizesGame
This story represents almost everything wrong in #USA. #Oligarchy begrudges slimmest slices of pie to #labor, & we the #Idiocracy buy billionaires' merchandise made by more oppressed workers elsewhere & use $ from public treasuries to replace functioning stadiums for those with
luxury suites whose tickets we can't afford. We salute & worship the players for their tremendous feats, but when they actually demand $ or power we call them spoiled millionaires who don't know what real work is. Then, when the injuries they've sustained for our entertainment
render them disabled, we're too busy with the newest generation of "line of scrimmage" fodder to care #WhatHaveYouDoneForMeLately. What should our demands be?
#1, we need to stop building @NFL owners' stadiums.
#2, we need to break up the @NFL monopoly.
#3, we need to end relationship between #military & @nfl.
#4, municipal rec departments should cease promotion of little league football & encourage sports which have lower risks of
I have a blog entry with my rants against the @NFL! aymplaying.wordpress.com/2017/10/10/nfl…
J'accuse!

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Sep 9, 2018
With regards to the Serena - Ramos #UsOpenFinal #USOpen officiating controversy, I notice that nearly all professional commentators & tennis players think Ramos did not handle the match well. Here's few for your consideration:
Grand Slam Champion Victoria Azarenka
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Sep 9, 2018
A few thoughts on the 2000 movie "American Psycho" based on the 1991 book of the same title by Bret Easton Ellis. I haven't read the book. goodreads.com/book/show/2867…
Here's the movie on IMDB imdb.com/title/tt014408…
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.#AugustaGA "euthanized" an alligator in Lake Olmstead wfxg.com/story/38792486… Many people were bothered by this story, including myself. Only after watching a @pbs @PBSNature episode on people & lions in #Gujarat #India was I able to articulate why this seemingly trivial
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Sep 2, 2018
Has anybody revisited the 1962 Sidney Poitier movie "Pressure Point" in light of the persistence of white supremacist politics in our time?
imdb.com/title/tt005637…
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Aug 25, 2018
Greatest challenge for promoters of religion today, imo, is to demonstrate that religion is true. Since the effort to prove the truth of religion is likely to fail, then promoters of religion should at least be able to show that religion promotes ethical behavior. I've recently
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God's Almost Chosen Peoples: A Religious History of the American Civil War
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