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  1. A defense of FA signings/Benning by a Benning hater

    Trump was a Caps fan ever since he found out the captain is Russian
  2. https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-06-19/trump-is-said-ready-to-pull-u-s-from-un-s-human-rights-council Politics U.S. Plans to Withdraw From UN Human Rights Council Today By Nick Wadhams June 19, 2018, 9:00 AM PDT Updated on June 19, 2018, 12:34 PM PDT Haley has said panel wages ‘pathological’ anti-Israel campaign Democrat says move sends message Trump won’t lead on rights Donald Trump Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg LISTEN TO ARTICLE The Trump administration plans to announce its withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday, making good on a pledge to leave a body it has long accused of hypocrisy and criticized as biased against Israel, according to two people familiar with the matter. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley will discuss the withdrawal at the State Department in Washington at 5 p.m., the people said. They asked not to be identified previewing a decision that hadn’t yet been made public. The 47-member council, created in 2006 and based in Geneva, began its latest session on Monday with a broadside against President Donald Trump’s immigration policy by the UN’s high commissioner for human rights. He called the policy of separating children from parents crossing the southern border illegally “unconscionable.” Tracking Trump: Follow the Administration’s Every Move The Trump administration is under intense criticism from business groups, human rights organizations and lawmakers from both parties over its recently imposed decision. Condemning the planned withdrawal from the UN group, Senator Chris Coons, a Democrat who serves on the Foreign Relations Committee, said the decision “sends a clear message that the Trump administration does not intend to lead the world when it comes to human rights.” The U.S. withdrawal comes as little surprise. National Security Adviser John Bolton opposed the body’s creation when he was U.S. ambassador to the UN in 2006. In a speech to the council last year, Haley called out the body for what she said was its “relentless, pathological campaign” against Israel. She has also urged expelling members of the council that have poor human rights records themselves. Other members include China, Egypt and Saudi Arabia. “For our part, the United States will not sit quietly while this body, supposedly dedicated to human rights, continues to damage the cause of human rights,” Haley said at the time. “In the end, no speech and no structural reforms will save the members of the Human Rights Council from themselves.” The council also has been a forum for criticism of Trump’s economic policies. In a report on the U.S. due to be submitted to the Human Rights Council this week, Philip Alston, the UN’s rapporteur on poverty, said the president’s tax overhaul “overwhelmingly benefited the wealthy and worsened inequality.” The report says that while the U.S. has long been the most unequal among developed nations, it’s getting worse under Trump. “The policies pursued over the past year seem deliberately designed to remove basic protections from the poorest,” it said. A State Department spokeswoman didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment, while the UN said it hadn’t received a notification that the U.S. was withdrawing. “The Trump administration’s withdrawal is a sad reflection of its one-dimensional human rights policy -- defending Israeli abuses from criticism takes precedence above all else,” Human Rights Watch Executive Director Kenneth Roth said in a statement. “Other governments will have to redouble their efforts to ensure the council addresses the world’s most serious human rights problems.” Even some critics of the human rights council have called for continuing to push for a revamping of the body rather than quitting it. On the opening day of the council’s current session, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson criticized the body’s perennial agenda item dedicated to Israel and the Palestinian territories, calling it “damaging to the cause of peace.” Nonetheless, he said the U.K. wasn’t “blind to the value of this council.” The council is scheduled to discuss Israel and the Palestinian territories on July 2, according to its agenda. — With assistance by Margaret Talev
  3. Interesting, barely a peep in the news about this.
  4. How many think Brock Boeser looks NHL ready?

    This guy's a stud. Watching my first game in years just to see this guy play.
  5. [Signing] Oilers re-sign Connor McDavid

    Yeah, but look how many cups they have
  6. To think at one point we had an embarrassment of goaltending riches. Oh how far we have fallen.
  7. Wait, he still had a time out after that massive onslaught? woww
  8. Oilers with a meltdown that would make the Canucks proud.
  9. Welcome to the dark ages my friends.
  10. 5-10 year rebuild at this juncture, draft doesn't save teams anymore.
  11. I don't buy tickets or buy their jerseys anymore because they are too expensive. I doubt it's a conspiracy, and you're a daft fool if you think the Canucks will be hoisting the cup any time soon. Not sure what adversity you are talking about, the product sucks and the NHL drafting rules suck. I am not giving them any money and frankly, I think people who do continue to support this league are throwing the money away atm. I'm not an extremist fan like yourself, more just rational.
  12. Its not punishment, its called saving your money. The league takes a hefty sum from the fans remember too.
  13. This team is dead in the water. The draft can't save them anymore, meanwhile the teams above them are getting better. This 'rebuild' is simply turning us into a team that sucks, not one thats curving upwards. I suggest people call in and cancel their seasons tickets and save some money for the next few years.
  14. Canucks franchise is officially dead in the water.
  15. Looks like another year of not watching any games