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  1. R.I.P. B-Sens Happy for Belleville to get hockey back though. Speculation is that the Rangers will be returning to Broome County to take their spot.
  2. This is amazing but how the hell did you even find it.
  3. Montreal smoked meat and pastrami are both smoked where corned beef is not. Obviously all three are delicious. I am a sucker for smoke so in my mind pastrami>corned beef. I'm pretty sure there is/was a Reuben flavored Lays available in the US.
  4. It's much closer to pastrami than corned beef.
  5. All this talk of bagged milk talk made me think of Wheels Ontario.
  6. Just had these for the first time recently as well. I feel like they are the potato chip equivalent of Willy Wonka's three-course chewing gum. I wonder if these are available in other parts of the country now or is it just a WNY/near the Canadian border offering?
  7. M.I.A. (39) and Pharrell (41).
  8. The hands up gesture, as far as I can tell, has less to do with the now disproven idea that Brown was shot with his hands up and more with the larger problems of police targeting minorities and the police's handling of protests and general procedures in the aftermath of the Brown incident. See the below photo where police officers who look more like military special ops troops are pointing their guns, with their fingers on their triggers, at a woman walking down the street and posing approximately zero threat to anyone:
  9. This is bull . Who do you think you are to determine how "well thought out" someone's feelings or exercising of rights is? You're pretty much saying black athletes are dumb and their feelings are invalid. I neither remember typing/thinking that sentiment, nor do I read it in my post. Pretty short of "pretty much saying" something... You need to separate football player from black athlete in your mind, as they are not equivalents. I merely pointed out that the vast majority of non-football action stories that involve players trend towards things like spousal abuse, child abuse, drug abuse, rape allegations, theft, and large scale grade scandals (and that's just this season!) so it was interesting to see well thought out social commentary suddenly added to the mix. That's a jarring change, no? Granted "football player" can be a rather varied subset, but one of these things is not like the others. I apologize for the "pretty much saying" part. Just as you say I need to separate football player from black athlete in my mind you need to separate NFL players getting into legal trouble from NFL players' ability to have valid opinions or feelings, as the two have nothing to do with one another. Perhaps the players (and other protesters) feel the facts, as they have been laid out, are biased, inconclusive, or tainted by the conflicts of interest inherent to cases of police investigating police. Perhaps the players have been targeted or harassed by police in the past or can relate to the struggles many black residents of Ferguson and other locations throughout the country have vocalized. It doesn't take much if any thought to be frustrated with a system that affords police officers a pretty much an unquestioned right to use deadly force as long as they feel there is a threat regardless of if there really is one, (I don't mean this as hyperbole) and the victims of mistaken threats most often turn out to be young black males.
  10. I probably won't start an Eric Garner thread but it's good to know it'd be discouraged if I wanted to. I've redacted part of my comment and apologize if it contributed to the devolution of the thread. To address your points I maintain that if people can't or don't see that the death of Mike Brown goes way beyond the death of Mike Brown I don't think it's painting them with a broad brush to call them obtuse, or at least naive. Similarly naive and unproductive is criticizing and discrediting people of color, who clearly feel marginalized, in their displays of protest or solidarity. Regardless of whether the Ferguson and New York grand juries made the correct or incorrect decision to not indict the officers it is a valid point that both Mike Brown and Eric Garner's deaths are connected by a lack of police accountability.
  11. Eric Garner didn't steal anything or confront police officers and he's dead with no one being held accountable.
  12. Who do you think you are to determine how "well thought out" someone's feelings or exercising of rights is?