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    Post by Ted Falconi on Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:13 pm

    Improve hockey? Not likely.
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    Post by WP64 on Sun Mar 23, 2014 12:25 am

    It's already the perfect sport.
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    Post by petey on Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:06 am

    Reuben would you agree that over half of hockey's fanbase is a direct result of white flight?
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    Post by reuben on Sun Mar 23, 2014 10:46 am

    To Canada?

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    Post by reuben on Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:11 pm

    There are definitely racist hockey fans but more than half of the fan base? Probably not. Maybe in Boston. If white people liked hockey only because they thought basketball was too black the NHL would be much bigger than the NBA.

    There has been a concerted effort in the league during the Bettman era to increase the audience. I think there's better parity in the league than the NBA. I don't think about basketball enough to compare the two though because I think basketball is boring.
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    Post by Nick on Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:10 am

    Lead story on the news was a guy beating his daughter to death after she peed her pants before making it to the bathroom. She was 2.

    Another story was about a guy letting his stepson cry in a crib for two hours with a broken leg because he was playing video games.

    These people should be shot in the center of the city and let everyone watch.
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    Post by petey on Mon Mar 24, 2014 2:12 am

    reuben wrote:There are definitely racist hockey fans but more than half of the fan base?  Probably not.  Maybe in Boston.  If white people liked hockey only because they thought basketball was too black the NHL would be much bigger than the NBA.

    There has been a concerted effort in the league during the Bettman era to increase the audience.  I think there's better parity in the league than the NBA.  I don't think about basketball enough to compare the two though because I think basketball is boring.

    That's fair
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    Post by Duff... on Tue Mar 25, 2014 12:48 am

    petey wrote:I don't recognize/understand most of the emoticon options here anymore
    Yeah.
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    Post by reuben on Wed Mar 26, 2014 9:21 pm

    Practically everyone here is an admin guys. If hockey-based smileys make you uncomfortable you're free to create ones that better reflect your own interests like manga or whatever.
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    Post by chrondog on Thu Mar 27, 2014 1:32 am

    reuben wrote:like manga or whatever

    love this burn
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    Post by yancy on Thu Mar 27, 2014 9:51 pm

    I have less than zero interest in hockey but I don't mind the smileys.
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Mon Apr 21, 2014 6:23 pm

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    Post by WP64 on Sun May 25, 2014 12:28 am

    What happened at UC-Santa Barbara is really, really sad and fucked up. I tried to watch his video made the day before and couldn't get through more than the first 90 seconds without giving myself the willies.
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    Post by undo on Mon May 26, 2014 2:00 pm

    I finally read all about it this morning.  

    I kind of wish I hadn't.
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    Post by undo on Tue Jun 10, 2014 3:18 am

    http://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/jun/09/boris-johnson-calls-removal-anti-homeless-spikes

    all this time I just thought that "Rough Sleeper" was something that Burial just made up
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    Post by reuben on Wed Jul 16, 2014 4:52 pm

    Four Young Boys Killed Playing on Gaza Beach
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    Post by reuben on Wed Jul 16, 2014 5:21 pm

    Vagina selfie for 3D printers lands Japanese artist in trouble
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    Post by Nick on Wed Jul 16, 2014 8:05 pm

    reuben wrote:Four Young Boys Killed Playing on Gaza Beach

    Waiting for a major US publication to write the headline "Israel: Terrorist State".
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:24 pm

    I don't think NYT had even mentioned the source of the rockets in earlier reports. Just that "4 boys died in gaza explosion"
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    Post by ClosetOfExhaustion on Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:25 pm

    Where is Slate's contrarianism when we need it?
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    Post by reuben on Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:07 am

    ClosetOfExhaustion wrote:Where is Slate's contrarianism when we need it?

    This Slate?
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    Post by Ted Falconi on Thu Jul 31, 2014 7:32 pm

    For a while, I thought "Man, our kids kids are probably going to be the last generation to die out before the mass extinction", then I thought "No, our kids". When I read things like this

    Officials have long known that hundreds of miles of city water lines have deteriorated and need replacement, with many past the century mark. But in recent years, L.A.'s elected leaders have been unwilling to hike water rates enough to fix them more rapidly. As it stands, the city-owned Department of Water and Power is on track to replace main water lines only once every 300 years.

    http://www.latimes.com/local/cityhall/la-me-ucla-flooding-20140731-story.html#page=1

    I think "no, we've only got a few more years left." Because we're always reminded doing anything to sustain the species is always impossible because it costs too much money, or will maybe cost certain people making enough money hand over fist and discourage them from employing people in hazardous jobs in , like, West Virginia. As if "money" is this thing that we didn't invent out of thin air and THAT'S the substance we can't live without. And if people want water or air, they're just going to have to pay for it.
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    Post by WP64 on Mon Aug 11, 2014 1:00 am

    Basically every headline for the past month. Shit hasn't hit the fan like this in a while, right?
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    Post by Nick on Wed Oct 08, 2014 12:51 pm

    Would you just look at the Chicago Tribune homepage telling me I am going to live longer than ever smushed in between these other stories?

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