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  1. Winnipeg's already doing the same thing, I like these kinds of dueling home crowds, it adds a certain je ne sais quoi to a series. That being said, man the MTS center is going to be bumpin' got a feeling this is going to go 7 and be a really heavy series. Winnipeg is particularly built for that kind of game, so I'm putting my money behind Winnipeg to take it in 7.
  2. “Anyone can sign up for Jets Mail for free here. Furthermore, we have been and will continue to implement mobile entry for individual tickets purchased on Ticketmaster for games at Bell MTS Place.” Wozny said these measures should help ensure local tickets are purchased by local fans. Which means Whiteout conditions can indeed be expected for the Winnipeg arena.
  3. Yes those incidents were labeled terrorist acts, just like no one is saying they weren't doesn't mean this also isn't just because it doesn't fall into the same end to end set of circumstances to paint a very convenient narrative. Terrorism is terrorism, plain and simple regardless of the motivations. An act of unlawful aggression and violence against innocent civilians designed to instill fear into those unaffected by the physical act. Terrorism's game is emotional aftershock, casting doubt in the safety of a thing or a place. Islamic militants can be terrorists, not all are until they actually perform acts of terrorism. You can't be a terrorist by association, just like you cannot be a hooligan by association because some of your friends got rowdy at a pub and tore the place apart. Regular non political, non religious people can also be terrorists, it's their acts that define them as terrorists, not the color of their skin, or their religious affiliation.
  4. My issue, is that the common definition is not completely accurate or the correct use of the word, but it is by and large being used almost exclusively in relation to acts that ARE politically fueled. A more expanded explanation is below, and better quantifies what the word actually means, and the contexts in which the word should be used, and not just exclusively for politically charged acts: Just because a word is used almost categorically to define one context, does not mean that is correct. This act, and others like it regardless of motivations or intent are acts of terrorism.
  5. Agreed. I wasn't sure of something specific in the definition so I looked it up and lo and behold: I take issue with the fact that it has to be fueled by political aim. Sometimes $&!#e people do $&!#e things for $&!#e reasons and there is no greater meaning to be derrived from the action.
  6. Lol, evidently I mistook the context of the live feed you were watching. I read that as you were watching news coverage feed online or something, and were commenting on that. Made a bit of an assumption on my part. I've been worked up the last few days due to mindless left wing SJW BS that sometimes my brain doesn't context switch quickly enough and I type before I think! The extreme right will very often weaponize identity politics, but the extreme left uses it as their entire view of the world at large which shapes their very belief structures like some sort of cultist ideological proclivity is at work. That's neither here nor there, this is in fact a tragedy and anyone affected should be respected without question.
  7. Typical leftist identity politics/news coverage. Can't simply have compassion for people regardless of origin.
  8. Yo whatchu listening to homie g? (HipHop)

    Not really, I'd never heard of this guy before this thread and took the recommendation of many for what is considered by fans of his to be his best album. I didn't much like it either, lasting maybe 3 songs before turning it off. Just doesn't resonate with me, to each their own. I never put down or denigrated this guy's music/talent, far be it for me to be an authority of what's good, since it's so subjective. Kind of like me telling you what decisions are the best for you to make for yourself.
  9. I think that this is an interesting concept, however I believe it should be predicated on acquiring Tavares, keeping Horvat and then seeing what we have in Pettersson, probably for as much as an entire season. If Pettersson can prove to be a #1/#2 capable center in an elite capacity, then I think this is a move you make in the off season in and around the draft. At that point OEL would be coming up for free agency, so why not try and land him first before trading away Horvat? If we still are lacking elite depth on D, then and only then do you look at moving on from Horvat insofar as purely from a asset management perspective (give quality/get quality). I'm still of the mind that we should go after Tavares regardless, and move out other pieces to make salary fit. Bo is a known quantity who is still projecting better and better, is future captain material and is signed long term to a very reasonable cap hit.
  10. Yo whatchu listening to homie g? (HipHop)

    a·fi·ci·o·na·do əˌfiSHəˈnädō,əˌfisyəˈnädō/ noun a person who is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic about an activity, subject, or pastime. "aficionados of the finest wines" Not being very knowledgeable is not in any way the same as being unknowledgeable. I've been listening to Hip Hop for the better part of 25 years however not exclusively, so I'd like to think I can identify what I personally do and do not like. Also, my initial opinion was simply just that, I never made some grand proclamation that the album was terrible, only that after a song and a half I turned it off because it did not resonate with me. Music of any genre is highly subjective as to what someone will or won't like. The general style of this album just doesn't do anything for me, not sure why that's so difficult to comprehend to the point where you completely took what I said so far out of context that you are in danger of falling off a cliff.
  11. Yo whatchu listening to homie g? (HipHop)

    Uh, not to be rude but do you know what reading comprehension is? It literally says right there in the "quote" that I listened to the Intro, first track and half of the second track... SMH, some people's children.
  12. Yo whatchu listening to homie g? (HipHop)

    I'm not a big hip hop aficionado, but I know what I like and it's not this. I listened to the intro, first song and shut it off half way through the second song. Listening to Forest Hills Drive right now. Reserving judgement. Edit: Nope. I'm pretty much eternally stuck in the late 80s, 90s and early 00's for hip hop/rap.
  13. Sedin Twins Movie

    Damned Onions. Onions everywhere.
  14. Current Untouchables?

    I think that's premature before seeing what we actually have in Juolevi at the NHL level
  15. Current Untouchables?

    I would add Juolevi to that list, only because of our current D situation and the fact he is a recent top 5 pick.