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Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Oregonhunter5, Apr 29, 2014.

  1. Oregonhunter5

    Oregonhunter5 2C IDAHO Well-Known Member

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    so im guessing i will get this thread closed,but.
    this donald sterling thing. its hard to hear the words he said. agree.
    its hard to hear lots of things people say. agree.
    this is a free country. agree. or is it?
    freedom of speech means as much or more than the 2nd.
    flame on.
     
  2. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    I'm curious about this "forced to sell" order. He's an idiot for what he said, and where he said it. But AFAIK, no one can force someone to sell something they own. It seems to me he would be within his rights to just disband the team, and fold the corporation.

    The NBA can pull his franchise rights, and refuse to let other NBA teams play his, (like they would anyway) but something about this seems kinda suspicious.
    Magic Johnson will supposedly buy the team, but the fact that he befriended Sterling's GF in the past year leads me to believe sterling may have been set up, to expose his feelings about his minority players.

    Just another rich idiot, that thinks he can have his way.
    Not far removed from bloomberg, with his antics and hypocrisy.
     
  3. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    The freedom of speech protects you from prosecution or persecution from your government for the things you say. It does not protect you from the ramifications of saying stupid stuff that society finds offensive.
     
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  4. RVTECH

    RVTECH LaPine Well-Known Member

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    Society meaning everybody? I think that should be rephrased to say 'For those who found it offensive' I am sure what he said didn't affect everyone equally.
     
  5. PlayboyPenguin

    PlayboyPenguin Pacific Northwest Well-Known Member 2016 Volunteer

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    But most people would find it offensive, regardless of their skin color. if you think differently I would say that is a reflection on you, not my statement.
     
  6. Sstrand

    Sstrand La Grande OR Well-Known Member

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    Are using the liberal's argument . . . If someone doesn't happen to agree with you they are automatically racist??? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    Sheldon
     
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