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Lady Steel
05-05-2011, 09:55 PM
Rashard Mendenhall Loses Endorsement Deal

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Rashard Mendenhall has lost an endorsement.

Champion cut ties with the Steelers running back because of his controversial tweets questioning the celebration of Osama bin Laden’s death, the architect of the Sept. 11 attacks, according to USA Today.


http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2011/05/05/rashard-mendenhall-loses-endorsement-deal/



Rashard Mendenhall fired by Champion over Osama bin Laden tweets
By Michael McCarthy, USA TODAY

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is being dropped as an endorser by corporate sponsor Champion over his controversial tweets objecting to the celebration over the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of U.S. commandos Sunday.

Champion is "ending our business relationship" with Mendenhall since the athletic brand doesn't think he "can appropriately represent Champion," spokesman Matt Hall told Game On! Thursday night.


http://content.usatoday.com/communities/gameon/post/2011/05/rashard-mendenhall-fired-by-champion-over-osama-bin-laden-comments/1

SH-Rock
05-06-2011, 05:49 AM
I'm not surprised. Sure he did nothing wrong, but he is representing an organization not just himself.

tunes4life
05-06-2011, 08:25 AM
Really?! Come on now! I agree, he was stupid to say what he did. But honestly, right from the beginning I understood what he meant. I think that Champion is jumping the gun a bit here. Give the kid a break.

Navy86
05-06-2011, 09:55 AM
Really?! Come on now! I agree, he was stupid to say what he did. But honestly, right from the beginning I understood what he meant. I think that Champion is jumping the gun a bit here. Give the kid a break.

While you and many other intelligent people were able to discern the meaning of his tweets, you have to realize that many people were highly upset with his remarks. Champion is a business that relies on advertising, and having a player with a negative stigma placed on him, right or wrong, being one of that company's high-profile names associated with their product may steer potential buyers to a different product. I'm with you that they were a bit hasty, but understand their dilemma as well. This may be a good and expensive lesson for Mendenhall and will hopefully dissuade him from posting further controversial tweets.

bubbletownwr88
05-06-2011, 10:08 AM
it's champion..... hahaha

fart
05-06-2011, 10:29 AM
it's champion..... hahaha

Yeah, I would never accept millions of dollars from them... HA :doh:

Tx777
05-06-2011, 10:54 AM
it's champion..... hahaha
I spend a lot of my time running and lifting weights in Champion shorts and dry fit shirts. I like it the quality, its cheap and I can pick it up at any target which is better than driving across town to a Dick's, or Sports Authority.

Im not one of those kooks that was saying the Steelers should trade Mendenhall for his comments and im definitely not gonna stop using Champion for pulling there
sponsorship.

tunes4life
05-06-2011, 10:55 AM
While you and many other intelligent people were able to discern the meaning of his tweets, you have to realize that many people were highly upset with his remarks. Champion is a business that relies on advertising, and having a player with a negative stigma placed on him, right or wrong, being one of that company's high-profile names associated with their product may steer potential buyers to a different product. I'm with you that they were a bit hasty, but understand their dilemma as well. This may be a good and expensive lesson for Mendenhall and will hopefully dissuade him from posting further controversial tweets.

As a result of my earlier post, I have lost my Trojan Condom sponsorship. DAMMIT!

ebsteelers
05-06-2011, 10:57 AM
lol they got some comfy sweat pants

SacknificentStew56
05-06-2011, 12:57 PM
You have to look at the heat that Champion will take if they continue to have Mendy representing their products. I'm sure they owners of Champion have had phone calls, emails and even protestors outside their headquarters because of Mendy. Even though no one at that company said anything about the Osama situation, if they keep him on their roster, in the media's and everyone else's eyes(believe or not) they are just as guilty as Mendy if they would've continued to support him with endorsements..

ETL
05-06-2011, 01:26 PM
Several Points:

1. retard mendenhall now realizes that Free speech can be costly.
2. Anyone who is upset at Champion for dropping this POS has no idea about how the business world works.
Champion made a business decision not a moral statement
3. I've got some ideas for Retard to pursue other corporate endorsement:

Ivory soap - ads with him washing his mouth out will be a big hit
Cole Haan shoes - picture him contorted with his foot in his mouth but sporting nice leather shoe
Summers Eve douche - because he's a big douche bag

bubbletownwr88
05-06-2011, 01:28 PM
I think Dick's sporting goods would be a good laugher

steeltheone
05-06-2011, 02:09 PM
Shut up and play Mendy

ebsteelers
05-06-2011, 02:18 PM
Several Points:

1. retard mendenhall now realizes that Free speech can be costly.
2. Anyone who is upset at Champion for dropping this POS has no idea about how the business world works.
Champion made a business decision not a moral statement
3. I've got some ideas for Retard to pursue other corporate endorsement:

Ivory soap - ads with him washing his mouth out will be a big hit
Cole Haan shoes - picture him contorted with his foot in his mouth but sporting nice leather shoe
Summers Eve douche - because he's a big douche bag


why is it neccessary to call him retard?

that in itself is offensive, and if you were a spokesmen for any of these brands, or if your job heard you saying these things you would be canned in a second

thumper
05-06-2011, 02:58 PM
Questioning the official story of nine 0ne 1 is the "touching of the 3rd rail."
What's that mean?

1. An additional rail usually found in subway systems, running parallel to the existing tracks, and sometimes slightly elevated. The third rail carries a live electric current which is used to power the subway trains.
"No Trespassing - DANGER THIRD RAIL"
by Mr. X-106 Aug 29, 2004 share this

2. third rail 70 up, 5 down

A dangerous area of discussion, a point at which the mere mention of a subject result is disaster. Commonly used in politics.
"Social security is the third rail of politics. Step on it and you're dead."
-The West Wing

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=third%20rail

You can say a lot of things, but you question that story and "the
establishment" is coming after you, big time. If you look at anyone
in the public eye that has questioned it, they have been ruined one
way or the other, and, if their career isn't destroyed all the way, you
will note they never mention it again, as RM is now finding out. Don't
expect him to mention it ever again. If he continues, he will be out
of the NFL quickly. Now, say what you will about Charlie Sheen (i.e.
he is whacked out, power coked up, etc.) but once he started to
ask about WTC etc. he was framed by that young porn star, etc.

Scott Ritter, who had always said there were no WMDs in Iraq, as
he was a former weapons inspector and he would know, eventually
got nabbed by a federal agent - allegedly - posing as an underage
girl on line, and he got locked up.

You mess with the establishment, they will react. Like Danzel's character
said in the movie "Training Day"...."It's not what you know it's what you can
prove." Anyone who brings up that day and questions the official story
is quickly vilified.
something to that effect.

ETL
05-06-2011, 02:59 PM
why is it neccessary to call him retard?

that in itself is offensive, and if you were a spokesmen for any of these brands, or if your job heard you saying these things you would be canned in a second

You are right. Calling that POS a learning-disabled individual is an insult to LD people everywhere. I apologize.

thumper
05-06-2011, 03:00 PM
BTW, I like Champion's products. They don't have the sexy ad campaigns
or the big name athletes endorsing them, but they do have fine products at
a good price. I like their shorts and sleeveless Tees. UnderArmor now owns
the whole world, but that doesn't mean they offer the best value. But I do
like the story about the guy who launched that company. Did it all on running
up max credit card debt. That's how he got started. That took balls.

ebsteelers
05-06-2011, 03:14 PM
BTW, I like Champion's products. They don't have the sexy ad campaigns
or the big name athletes endorsing them, but they do have fine products at
a good price. I like their shorts and sleeveless Tees. UnderArmor now owns
the whole world, but that doesn't mean they offer the best value. But I do
like the story about the guy who launched that company. Did it all on running
up max credit card debt. That's how he got started. That took balls.


i like their sweats, but there shorts never seem to have pockets which becomes a downer

pete74
05-06-2011, 04:45 PM
i would of dropped him if i were running the company as well. well deserved move. even though i like him as a running back if i could get a 1st round pick for him i would take it and hand Redman, Dwyer and this drafts rb his job

austinfrench76
05-06-2011, 05:27 PM
Good...

fer522
05-06-2011, 05:35 PM
You are right. Calling that POS a learning-disabled individual is an insult to LD people everywhere. I apologize.


:salute::salute::salute::salute::salute:

Atlanta Dan
05-06-2011, 05:43 PM
Scott Ritter, who had always said there were no WMDs in Iraq, as
he was a former weapons inspector and he would know, eventually
got nabbed by a federal agent - allegedly - posing as an underage
girl on line, and he got locked up.

You mess with the establishment, they will react. Like Danzel's character
said in the movie "Training Day"...."It's not what you know it's what you can
prove." Anyone who brings up that day and questions the official story
is quickly vilified.
something to that effect.

Yeah - Do not mess with The Power

Ritter was found guilty by a Monroe County, Pennsylvania jury of exchanging explicit messages in a chat room with an undercover police officer posing as a 15-year-old girl, and then performing a sex act on himself.

Ritter took the stand in his own defense Wednesday, where he said he believed the person he met in a Yahoo chat room nearly two years ago was an adult acting out her own fantasy.:chuckle:

http://wnyt.com/article/stories/s2068091.shtml

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1377251/Former-UN-weapons-inspector-Scott-Ritter-convicted-online-sex-chat-sting-girl-15.html

Certainly crafty of The Power to lure Ritter into a chat room and then use the awesome resources of the Monroe County DA to take down Ritter - the federal government prosecutes its cases through the Justice Department and U.S. Attorneys, but the compelling need to cover their tracks with regard to taking down Ritter clearly required a more subtle plan

MattsMe
05-06-2011, 06:10 PM
You can say a lot of things, but you question that story and "the
establishment" is coming after you, big time. If you look at anyone
in the public eye that has questioned it, they have been ruined one
way or the other, and, if their career isn't destroyed all the way, you
will note they never mention it again, as RM is now finding out. Don't
expect him to mention it ever again. If he continues, he will be out
of the NFL quickly. Now, say what you will about Charlie Sheen (i.e.
he is whacked out, power coked up, etc.) but once he started to
ask about WTC etc. he was framed by that young porn star, etc.

Scott Ritter, who had always said there were no WMDs in Iraq, as
he was a former weapons inspector and he would know, eventually
got nabbed by a federal agent - allegedly - posing as an underage
girl on line, and he got locked up.

:tap:

Hello in there, thumper. Tell me, what color is the sky in your world?

Curtain_of_Steel
05-06-2011, 06:29 PM
Well this could get Mendy to tweet out some more good stuff.

I can see it now. How the white guy is taking from the black guy again, etc etc etc...

Moral of the story. Think first, as hard as you think it is, it tends to save you money down the road.

55BaileyFan
05-06-2011, 06:51 PM
Why would people laugh at Champion? If there is anyone that can remember the pre-Reebok days Champion use to be a carrier of NFL jerseys. I personally have a Jerome Bettis Champion jersey. Besides, who gives a crap who the company is...they use to pay him to endorse their products and whoopsie now they don't. Maybe he will shut up next time.

Steelerfreak58
05-06-2011, 08:24 PM
Maybe now he will shut up and learn to hold on to a football....

TRH
05-06-2011, 09:05 PM
Good. Serves the b***tard right. I love the Steelers but had NO place for (any) of Mendentard's recent comments. Bin Laden or comparing players to slaves. I hope he doesn't get any other endorsements either. His true colors have shown through recently and what kind of guy/person he is.
I hate to say it as i support Pittsburgh players in their endeavors on the field and off, but i have no use for this guy and i'm not going to kiss his a**. Remember Mendy, everyone's replaceable.

PittSteelers2010
05-22-2011, 10:12 PM
Again it's public relations. They fear condemnation if he was their rep. Nothing unexpected here. Just unlucky

RosettaStoned
05-26-2011, 06:53 PM
He's a running back, I don't care what his opinion is on anything as long as they pound him the rock next season.

Also lol @ anybody who goes to buy a product, and says "Gosh, that NFL player endorses their product, and I disagree with some of his opinions... I love these sweats but I'm going to pass."

Those are the real retards.

steeltown36
05-26-2011, 10:01 PM
This just teaches 'Shard a lesson. You gotta keep your mouth shut and in todays society with the Twitter and Facebook and TMZ its really tough. He had a hole he dug himself into with the tweets and the ensuing tweets only made it worse. Hope he learned his leasson and didnt lose too much $.

harts
05-27-2011, 01:35 AM
Several Points:

1. retard mendenhall now realizes that Free speech can be costly.
2. Anyone who is upset at Champion for dropping this POS has no idea about how the business world works.
Champion made a business decision not a moral statement
3. I've got some ideas for Retard to pursue other corporate endorsement:

Ivory soap - ads with him washing his mouth out will be a big hit
Cole Haan shoes - picture him contorted with his foot in his mouth but sporting nice leather shoe
Summers Eve douche - because he's a big douche bag

reasons why Mendy got dropped
people felt like similar to these comments

Mendy is too deep for the general public
He is a thinker
Most of America is not
Most people cant see anything but what's in front of their face.

Mendy needs to keep quiet play - make money and become a philanthropist - that way he can get his thoughts put into action instead of using twitter

Wallace108
05-27-2011, 01:47 AM
reasons why Mendy got dropped
people felt like similar to these comments

Mendy is too deep for the general public
He is a thinker
Most of America is not
Most people cant see anything but what's in front of their face.

Mendy needs to keep quiet play - make money and become a philanthropist - that way he can get his thoughts put into action instead of using twitter

Every time Mendy's name comes up, you mention how he's a deep thinker and so much smarter than the rest of us. Having opinions doesn't make you a deep thinker ... it just makes you opinionated. I've yet to hear an original thought from Mendy. Everything he says has been said a thousand times by others. He's not a deep thinker ... he's a parrot. :noidea: If he was the deep thinker you claim he is, he'd be saying things most people haven't already thought of.

That's not to say I don't like him. He's our running back, and a damn good one. But let's not pretend that he's a genius.

harts
05-27-2011, 02:03 AM
Every time Mendy's name comes up, you mention how he's a deep thinker and so much smarter than the rest of us. Having opinions doesn't make you a deep thinker ... it just makes you opinionated. I've yet to hear an original thought from Mendy. Everything he says has been said a thousand times by others. He's not a deep thinker ... he's a parrot. :noidea: If he was the deep thinker you claim he is, he'd be saying things most people haven't already thought of.

That's not to say I don't like him. He's our running back, and a damn good one. But let's not pretend that he's a genius.

I never said he was a genius
never inferred it
nope
that is false

I Agree
Deep thought doesnt equal being smart

and being smart doesnt mean your a deep thinker either

Mendy is far from an idiot though - he has intelligence - and it' clear he is very analytical

Too much for you huh:noidea::noidea::noidea:

Unfortunately Mendy didn't analyze the general public well enough before he made his comments.

Maybe he still felt he was at the University of Illinois in his poly-sci class:noidea::noidea::noidea:

who knows -

but I am sure he has realized one thing from all of this

Shutup and play ball boy -- who cares what you think -- just score TD's and make my fantasy team win! :coffee::coffee::coffee::coffee::coffee::coffee:

Wallace108
05-27-2011, 02:28 AM
Unfortunately Mendy didn't analyze the general public well enough before he made his comments.

Thanks for proving my point, troll. If Mendy was the deep thinker you claim he is, he would have thought about how is comments would be received. But he obviously didn't, or else he wouldn't have backpedaled so fast. There was no deep thinking in either his slave comment or his Truther comment. He was just parroting what others had already said. But think what you want. :coffee:

zulater
05-27-2011, 05:41 AM
reasons why Mendy got dropped
people felt like similar to these comments

Mendy is too deep for the general public
He is a thinker
Most of America is not
Most people cant see anything but what's in front of their face.

Mendy needs to keep quiet play - make money and become a philanthropist - that way he can get his thoughts put into action instead of using twitter

Rashard didn't come across as much of a " thinker" in his twitter posts that degraded woman.

MattsMe
05-27-2011, 01:08 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_yok8PEDKd0w/TLUjtE3uFuI/AAAAAAAAAEw/Fi7W6KwTN9c/s1600/quotes,internet,access,youre,not,quote,words,funny-8ff94db6630f0d557a36f48d12cfea4d_h.jpg

MasterOfPuppets
05-27-2011, 02:49 PM
I never said he was a genius



of course not. because that would have been an original thought marking you as a deep thinker , which clearly you are not.....:nana:

thumper
05-27-2011, 04:05 PM
Thanks for proving my point, troll. If Mendy was the deep thinker you claim he is, he would have thought about how is comments would be received. But he obviously didn't, or else he wouldn't have backpedaled so fast. There was no deep thinking in either his slave comment or his Truther comment. He was just parroting what others had already said. But think what you want. :coffee:

What, you think to prove yourself a deep thinker, you can only state
things that no one on earth has ever thought of? That is completely
retarded. I can't even think of a proper response to such a confused
model of thought.

At least RM doesn't just accept what mainstream media throws out
there. That proves he at least thinks about things, as opposed to being
a duped patsy who just buys what the govt. and media tells him, without
testing it in the context of logic and reason. I am embarrassed at how
many Americans simply do not engage in legit thought. It's pathetic.

SteelCityMom
05-27-2011, 05:19 PM
What, you think to prove yourself a deep thinker, you can only state
things that no one on earth has ever thought of? That is completely
retarded. I can't even think of a proper response to such a confused
model of thought.

At least RM doesn't just accept what mainstream media throws out
there. That proves he at least thinks about things, as opposed to being
a duped patsy who just buys what the govt. and media tells him, without
testing it in the context of logic and reason. I am embarrassed at how
many Americans simply do not engage in legit thought. It's pathetic.

Ok, but seriously...it's not like he (Mendenhall) went into any detail as to why he thought the way he did...on his Twitter account. Tweeting a sentence about how you think 9/11 was an inside job, or how you think NFL players are slaves hardly makes you a deep thinker. Typically, deep thinkers present their thoughts in more expansive mediums. Not f-ing Twitter.

Wallace108
05-27-2011, 05:47 PM
What, you think to prove yourself a deep thinker, you can only state
things that no one on earth has ever thought of? That is completely
retarded. I can't even think of a proper response to such a confused
model of thought.
I assure you, the feeling's mutual. :coffee:

At least RM doesn't just accept what mainstream media throws out
there. That proves he at least thinks about things, as opposed to being
a duped patsy who just buys what the govt. and media tells him, without
testing it in the context of logic and reason. I am embarrassed at how
many Americans simply do not engage in legit thought. It's pathetic.
You seem to have this belief that everything the government or media says is a lie. And every conspiracy theory is true beyond a shadow of a doubt. And people who think otherwise are just duped sheep. Does that about sum it up? :screwy:

We have people here on this board who think beyond what the government and mainstream media tells them. Even if I don't always agree with their arguments, I consider them to be deep thinkers who are doing more than just parroting things they've heard. They don't just post links to stories and videos or post a couple sentences. They lay out detailed arguments to support what they're thinking. As Mom pointed out, that's not what Mendy does. He just Tweets a few controversial ideas he's heard other people say. That doesn't make him analytical or a deep thinker. It makes him an opinionated parrot.

Aside from his slave and Truther comments, all you have to do is take a look at some of his other comments, particularly the ones about women as Zulater mentioned. Not exactly the words of a deep thinker.

The issue here isn't whether or not what he said is accurate. The issue is whether or not he's some great thinker. Hey Thumper, I don't think Oswald acted alone in killing Kennedy. There was a second shooter on the grassy knoll. Look, I'm a deep thinker, too. :tap:

SteelCityMom
05-27-2011, 06:24 PM
:chuckle: :stirthepot:

IQ9LZRvr26w

SteelCityMom
05-27-2011, 06:34 PM
P.S. The key to having a great conspiracy theory is obviously being able to back it up with seriously intense music.

pMdIOlkUJcw

MasterOfPuppets
05-28-2011, 02:17 PM
http://invisiblehandinyourpants.files.wordpress.com/2008/04/the-thinker1.jpg

Buddha Bus
05-28-2011, 03:07 PM
8ax96iVmTCI&feature=related


Now THERE'S some deep thinking. :heha:

MasterOfPuppets
05-28-2011, 03:42 PM
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_pxzFk0x_x_Q/TNpa7oFz8TI/AAAAAAAAEKE/1R8tgJFUi7A/s1600/How+To+Be+A+Deep+Thinker+.jpg

Buddha Bus
05-28-2011, 04:01 PM
http://images.cheezburger.com/completestore/2010/4/24/129166367070487150.jpg

thumper
05-29-2011, 12:00 PM
http://ae911truth.org/

thumper
05-29-2011, 12:12 PM
Ok, but seriously...it's not like he (Mendenhall) went into any detail as to why he thought the way he did...on his Twitter account. Tweeting a sentence about how you think 9/11 was an inside job, or how you think NFL players are slaves hardly makes you a deep thinker. Typically, deep thinkers present their thoughts in more expansive mediums. Not f-ing Twitter.

Twitter is a medium for a bumper-sticker-sized message. It's like texting:
You are only going to be able to say 1 or 2 liners, tops. It's not meant as
a place to delve into details. Not saying he could or could not, but just
basing it on his twitter tweets won't prove it either way. I have not spoke
to RM. I cannot testify if he indeed possesses deep thoughts. Just saying
I do think illustrating that you are beyond a sheep who does not think for
oneself (i.e. repeat what mainstream media and govt. says without thinking
if their stories make sense) it at least shows _potential_ for someone who thinks
instead of buying what the establishment hand-delivers us.

The govt. and mainstream media told us Pat Tillman died as a hero, fighting
the Taliban. Was that true? Of did they lie to us? What are they willing to lie
to us in order to pursue their agenda for the elite at our expense? Is the
Fed. Res. part of our government and acts on behalf of the people? Or is it
a collection of the most wealthy private banks on Earth who act in secret in
order to rob us blind? Did Saddam have ties to al Qaeda and was he some
how involved in the nine 11 attacks? Did he have WMDs and posed an
imminent threat to our safety? Did we invade Iraq to "spread democracy,
wipe out WMDs and halt an active nuke program?"

If any of you believed these lies, ask yourself what other lies have been told
to you - that you actually believed and bought at face value.

SteelCityMom
05-29-2011, 01:05 PM
Twitter is a medium for a bumper-sticker-sized message. It's like texting:
You are only going to be able to say 1 or 2 liners, tops. It's not meant as
a place to delve into details. Not saying he could or could not, but just
basing it on his twitter tweets won't prove it either way. I have not spoke
to RM. I cannot testify if he indeed possesses deep thoughts. Just saying
I do think illustrating that you are beyond a sheep who does not think for
oneself (i.e. repeat what mainstream media and govt. says without thinking
if their stories make sense) it at least shows _potential_ for someone who thinks
instead of buying what the establishment hand-delivers us.

Yes...I know what Twitter is and how it works. I would not have mentioned it if I didn't.

I never said RM was incapable of deep thought. I stated that making a short, random tweet about an opinion that has become quite popular over the years does not mean someone is a deep thinker (as another poster suggested).

He may be the deepest thinker on the entire planet...I don't know. Basing that opinion off of a couple twitter posts though is laughable at best.

The govt. and mainstream media told us Pat Tillman died as a hero, fighting
the Taliban. Was that true? Of did they lie to us? What are they willing to lie
to us in order to pursue their agenda for the elite at our expense? Is the
Fed. Res. part of our government and acts on behalf of the people? Or is it
a collection of the most wealthy private banks on Earth who act in secret in
order to rob us blind? Did Saddam have ties to al Qaeda and was he some
how involved in the nine 11 attacks? Did he have WMDs and posed an
imminent threat to our safety? Did we invade Iraq to "spread democracy,
wipe out WMDs and halt an active nuke program?"

If any of you believed these lies, ask yourself what other lies have been told
to you - that you actually believed and bought at face value.

Just as parroting what mainstream media tells you, parroting what random websites dedicated to a certain idea...sometimes made by god knows who...does not ensure something is the truth. You just believe their truth more than you believe the governments truth. To each his own...but keep in mind that people outside of the government lie too. Conspiracy theories (popular ones) draw people in and gain others profits. That's why a lot of the sites you post have donation boxes and stores that sell their paraphenalia. Sometimes people do things just for profit. Like say the world is going to end, or take your taxes, or create ponzi schemes...or governments. It's just how people are. So I take those sites with just as much of a grain of salt as I do the government. In my opinion the real truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.

I'm not quoting this to get in a debate about what happened with 9/11 or Pat Tillman. I'm just saying that the links you post may not be filled with the golden truth either.

The only things I know (ok...they're opinions too, but I'm firm on them) are...

1). Income taxes are illegal. I don't care how it happened or who was involved anymore...it needs to be reversed because it's unconstitutional. <-Period
2). Just let gay people marry already. There's not one American who has earned the right to look down on someone elses choice of consenting lovers.
3). WTF people...VOTE, and not by the ads you see on TV. People died to give you the chance to try to make the government a better working one...respect that.
4). The internet is inherently evil. (Good thing I like some evil things :chuckle: )

thumper
05-30-2011, 02:04 PM
Yes...I know what Twitter is and how it works. I would not have mentioned it if I didn't.

I never said RM was incapable of deep thought. I stated that making a short, random tweet about an opinion that has become quite popular over the years does not mean someone is a deep thinker (as another poster suggested).

He may be the deepest thinker on the entire planet...I don't know. Basing that opinion off of a couple twitter posts though is laughable at best.



Just as parroting what mainstream media tells you, parroting what random websites dedicated to a certain idea...sometimes made by god knows who...does not ensure something is the truth. You just believe their truth more than you believe the governments truth. To each his own...but keep in mind that people outside of the government lie too. Conspiracy theories (popular ones) draw people in and gain others profits. That's why a lot of the sites you post have donation boxes and stores that sell their paraphenalia. Sometimes people do things just for profit. Like say the world is going to end, or take your taxes, or create ponzi schemes...or governments. It's just how people are. So I take those sites with just as much of a grain of salt as I do the government. In my opinion the real truth probably lies somewhere in the middle.

I'm not quoting this to get in a debate about what happened with 9/11 or Pat Tillman. I'm just saying that the links you post may not be filled with the golden truth either.

The only things I know (ok...they're opinions too, but I'm firm on them) are...

1). Income taxes are illegal. I don't care how it happened or who was involved anymore...it needs to be reversed because it's unconstitutional. <-Period
2). Just let gay people marry already. There's not one American who has earned the right to look down on someone elses choice of consenting lovers.
3). WTF people...VOTE, and not by the ads you see on TV. People died to give you the chance to try to make the government a better working one...respect that.
4). The internet is inherently evil. (Good thing I like some evil things :chuckle: )

Surely, no sources are free from liars. Cable news, newspapers, network
news, magazines, web sites, et al all contain lies. The trick is to try to
use a variety of sources in trying to decipher it all. As a matter of fact, it
takes so much time that one has to pick and choose which he wants to
uncover the truth and leave whole categories untouched, since you can't
try to figure everything out - not enough time. There are many, many
questions - when asked - I can only merely state: I don't know.

Pat Tillman was murdered by a US agent. The bullet spread was so
close together that he had to have been killed from a very close distance.
And there is not way, from that short distance, that the shooter didn't
realize it was Tillman, and not some "Taliban" fighter, who were never
even in the area that Tillman was killed in.

If you know anything about Tillman, you would know why they wanted
him dead.

But, I do agree with your 4 points. And I would add to that list that the
FR should be ended as well. It will do nothing but bankrupt our country
and enslave us all into debt. It is nothing but a den of vipers and rats.
The Founding Fathers knew the dangers of central bankers and fought
to keep them out of our govt. It was one of the prime reasons that
the Revolutionary war was fought to begin with.