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  1. Wheeler and JVR stated they will kneel during the anthem. Source: TSN

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    2. Cramarossa

      Cramarossa

      Hoping Kessel kneels or just skips the presidential visit entirely. That would be great. 

    3. DoughtysCheck

      DoughtysCheck

      @goalie13 I think they would be kneeling if they were on the starting lineup on their blueline while the anthem plays

    4. goalie13

      goalie13

      @DoughtysCheck  I agree.  I just had this image in my head of all these guys kneeling at the bench with their faces sticking up along the boards like Timbits players.

  2. Take the knee. Censorship will only make the message louder

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    2. Jimmy McGill

      Jimmy McGill

      @VanGnome "and just how well has protest worked out for us over the course of time?"

       

      when's the last time you saw a segregated school in the US? 

       

      I think you are off on your own somewhere on this one. I really don't know what point you are trying to make. Maybe explain what this better way is with a worked example. 

    3. VanGnome

      VanGnome

      @Jimmy McGill the point I'm trying to make is that there is no example because it hasn't yet been done. The point I'm making is that every time we have had the desire to affect change, it's always been done through conflict, throughout the course of our history, pre-existing to even the most rudimentary of societies.

      I've pointed out that while we have achieved results through protest and conflict, it's messy, often violent (even if it begins peacefully), takes a long time but almost always results in bitterness persisting on one side or the other. The actual problem never goes away, it just goes dormant until it resurfaces.

      Our entire concept of progress as a society, is a fallacy. We haven't enacted real change in quite some time, only surface level change. Things are just done differently, our opponents concede on certain things like segregation, like women having the right to vote. These things have all changed, but the underlying issues have never been dealt with. They've just been pushed further away, left for the next generation to deal with.

      There are still people in the world who have anti women sentiment, there are still people in the world who have issues with people of other race, there are still people in the world who have issues with differing theistic ideologies.

      The one common denominator in all of this is conflict. In one way or another everything we've ever done, and continue to do is rooted in conflict. I am definitely out on my own on this one, because I am a contrarian by nature. I don't believe that things have to be done a certain way just because that's the way they've always been done.

      I have the unfortunate circumstance of being just like everyone else, not special, not remarkable like so few people have been throughout time. Since I am unable to elevate my standing in the world to such an extent, my views are looked upon as naive, met with scorn and derision. I also don't have the luxury just like everyone else to have been born into the financial means to make a significant difference appropriate to my way of thinking, so I do the best that I can with the circumstances both given to me through birth and those that I create for myself.

      The problem is, doing things the complete 180 degrees of how they have always been done is hard, especially when they don't have a lot of support. We often don't have as much time as we would like in life to do all the things we'd like to do, so we settle on doing what we can and disregarding things we feel we cannot control or have impact on.

      If enough people really change the way they think, and view the world then a more enlightened path forward can be travelled. Yes, effectively what I'm suggesting is for people to completely change their outlook on life, and to disregard basically everything they've ever been taught with respect to conflict resolution. I'm not so naive as to think that will ever happen in my lifetime, but if enough people put forth the effort to do so, this world will eventually be left in a better place from when we individually inherited it.

    4. VanGnome

      VanGnome

      Well, let me be the first to say that what the hell do I know. If this dude shares the outlook maybe I need to adjust my perspective on the matter:

      https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/09/25/97-year-old-wwii-veteran-takes-knee-supports-anthem-protests

  3. The reason this is plausible is because other "white first" sports such as tennis and baseball is starting to support solidarity. You think this is dumb until civil war which is months away from happening starts
  4. We are seeing it more and more in football. it has spread to baseball which is considered a "white-man" sport. It has spread to tennis. Players that will kneel this season (Prediction) Blake Wheeler Regardless of how it makes you feel individually, these are literally the principles the US was founded on. Come on, Mr. President 1:41 PM - 23 Sep 2017 PK Subban Joshua Ho Sang Aquilini, I expect you to be on the ice on our first season game and support our players who no doubtly should kneel to protest the American Anthem If NHL wants to let everyone know that hockey is for everyone, they MUST take the knee. If the NHL wants to truly convince its fanbase that its Declaration of Principles is more than just PR fluff. If it truly believes that its “Hockey is for Everyone” claim is more than just bs formulated to try and deflect from the fact that the sport has a major culture problem when it comes to accepting female fans and minorities of any kind, then it should allow its players to take a knee when the season starts if they wish to.
  5. https://twitter.com/Canucks/status/911368855213223936 Vancouver Canucks‏Verified account @Canucks Following More Vancouver Canucks Retweeted Corey Mayhew There's no TV Broadcast for tonight's game. There will be a live stream on http://Canucks.com ! Vancouver Canucks added, Corey Mayhew @CoreyMayhew604 @Canucks is the game not televised tonight? 4:17 PM - 22 Sep 2017
  6. RGMG: The Pool (Hiring New GMs)

    Carolina terminates the contract of Andrej Nestrasil as he has signed in the KHL Andrej Nestrasil has agreed to terms with Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk of the KHL. Nestrasil didn't like the way his time with the Hurricanes ended and he wasn't given a qualifying offer in the off-season. Back in March, he told Czech news outlet Blesk that he didn't feel he got much of a chance after recovering from a fractured vertebra. Aug 5 - 12:06 PM Source: Pro Hockey Talk
  7. NFL thread

    Nuts
  8. Equifax #*%^ up

    People create fake versions of big companies’ websites all the time, usually for phishing purposes. But the companies do not usually link to them by mistake. Equifax, however, did just that after Nick Sweeting, a software engineer, created an imitation of equifaxsecurity2017.com, Equifax’s page about the security breach that may have exposed 143 million Americans’ personal information. Several posts from the company’s Twitter account directed consumers to Mr. Sweeting’s version, securityequifax2017.com. They were deleted after the mistake was publicized. By Wednesday evening, the Chrome, Firefox and Safari browsers had blacklisted Mr. Sweeting’s site, and he took it down. By that time, he said, it had received about 200,000 hits. Fortunately for the people who clicked, Mr. Sweeting’s website was upfront about what it was. The layout was the same as the real version, complete with an identical prompt at the top: “To enroll in complimentary identity theft protection and credit file monitoring, click here.” But a headline in large text differed: “Cybersecurity Incident & Important Consumer Information Which is Totally Fake, Why Did Equifax Use A Domain That’s So Easily Impersonated By Phishing Sites?” Continue reading the main story Related Coverage Opinion Contributing Op-Ed Writer Get Rid of Equifax SEPT. 21, 2017 Answers to Your Questions About the Equifax Hack SEPT. 17, 2017 Prosecutors Open Criminal Investigation Into Equifax Breach SEPT. 18, 2017 YOUR MONEY Equifax’s Instructions Are Confusing. Here’s What to Do Now. SEPT. 8, 2017 Equifax Says Cyberattack May Have Affected 143 Million in the U.S. SEPT. 7, 2017 It would be just as easy for phishers to create their own versions of the Equifax page, and that would be bad news for anyone entering the information required to enroll in identity theft protection: their surname and the last six digits of their Social Security number. (In Mr. Sweeting’s version, the form was disabled so that no information was saved.) “Their site is dangerously easy to impersonate,” Mr. Sweeting said in an email, noting that he had created the site solely to draw attention to the weakness of Equifax’s security. “It only took me 20 minutes to build my clone. I can guarantee there are real malicious phishing versions already out there.” “It’s in everyone’s interest to get Equifax to change this site to a reputable domain,” he added. “I knew it would only cost me $10 to set up a site that would get people to notice, so I just did it.” In a short statement on Wednesday, Equifax said all posts containing the wrong link had been deleted. “We apologize for the confusion,” the statement said. “Consumers should be aware of fake websites purporting to be operated by Equifax. Our dedicated website for consumers to learn more about the incident and sign up for free credit monitoring is https://www.equifaxsecurity2017.com, and our company homepage is equifax.com. Please be cautious of visiting other websites claiming to be operated by Equifax that do not originate from these two pages.” An Equifax spokeswoman, Marisa Salcines, did not respond when asked why the company had created a separate website rather than a subdomain of equifax.com. That, cybersecurity experts said, was the key mistake. Phishers cannot create a page on the equifax.com domain, so if the website were hosted there instead, it would be easy for users to tell that the page was legitimate. “You would think that would be the obvious place to start,” said Rahul Telang, a professor of information systems at Carnegie Mellon University. “Create a subdomain so that if somebody tries to fake it, it becomes immediately obvious.” “Equifaxsecurity2017.com,” on the other hand, looks so unofficial that Mr. Telang said even he had been unsure at first whether it was safe to enter his information. Mr. Sweeting explained in his email that a Linux command, “wget,” allows anyone to download the contents of a website, “including all images, HTML, CSS, etc.” “It was super easy to just suck their whole site down with wget and throw it on a $5 server,” he wrote. “It currently has the same type of SSL certificate as the real version, so from a trust perspective, there’s no way for users to authenticate the real one vs. my server.” Mr. Telang said Equifax’s actions suggested that the company had never anticipated or planned for a data breach. “If you don’t have a plan in place, you will find different ways to screw it up,” he said. “Equifax is just a perfect example of that.” All of the incorrect tweets ended with “-Tim,” indicating the name of the Equifax employee who wrote them. The Equifax spokeswoman did not say whether any disciplinary action had been taken, and Mr. Sweeting said he hoped the employee had not been fired. “They probably just Googled for the URL and ended up finding the fake one instead,” he said. “The real blame lies with the people who originally decided to set the site up badly.” https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/20/business/equifax-fake-website.html?mcubz=1 Just major facepalms all around
  9. The Workout Thread

    nice work! Always remember its not about the number on the scale. It's about body composition. You can be maintaining the same weight but be losing fat and gaining muscle mass! 40 pounds is incredible!
  10. The Workout Thread

    The ratio shouldn't be between bench/squat/deadlift but between your bodyweight.
  11. House Music/EDM Appreciation Thread

    Thoughts on new Illenium album?