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What a sham. Sticks to high hell.. every part of it.
Meyer discusses with someone how to erase mails so the media cant get hold of them.. gets advice on settings to delete texts/mails automatically after a year.. investigators cant find anything over a year on his phone.. the investigators DONT assume the connection?
The not apology apology. "Im sorry we are in this situation"?? A woman was in danger so you could protect your friends grandson, asshat. Apologize to HER. Resign your position.
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Pretty interesting team to follow right now.. if they can take tomorrows game that would say quite a bit too. Paxton is becoming a legit ace.
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For those that forgot, Colin Kaepernick is signed with Nike. Even though he hasn't played in the NFL since 2106, he was still signed and his contract was set to expire. The consensus was that Nike would allow his contract to expire but then some people argued that his value may be more than just what he was doing on the field but what he was doing off of it.
Nike then announced that he would be renewed and become a spokesperson along with others (Shaqueem Griffin and Serena Williams) for their 30th anniversary.
This has obviously sparked a lot of fire for those that disapprove of Kaepernick's protest and what they think it represents.
Nike is not stupid and this was designed to get people to talk about their brand. Just as they've supported athletes in the past, they know how this will resonate among their supporters.
This has also lead to many people boycotting Nike (usually people that have already paid for these goods):
This guy tweeted a follow-up picture which burns on both his feet.
Nike stock is currently down 2.69% on the day... it's 50% up from 1-year-ago.
Meanwhile, his collusion case against the NFL is still on-going. The latest ruling was that it was allowed to proceed after the NFL requested it be thrown out.
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Can't imagine we'll see much of Leia, but it is good to know that we will see her some and hopefully get a proper send off, without it being too overblown or cheesy.
I think we all assume we'll see Luke as a Force ghost. I think that I hope they leave him in sort of a "mentor" role for Rey, an inspiration to the Rebellion, and maybe he sort of haunts Kylo. Don't think I want to see him somehow be the hero again, I think it's time to let the new generation shine. I keep having this vision of Luke levitating way up in the sky with white eyeballs shooting lightning out of his fingers and it scares the shit out of me. I don't want a video game. We already have those.
Looking forward to seeing Lando, I think it's a mistake that they didn't bring him in earlier, let him and Han/Chewie have at least a moment in TFA, but better late than never, I guess.
The new cast additions Naomi Ackie, Richard E. Grant, and Keri Russell, all intriguing. I'm sure we'll learn more about their roles as time goes on.
Also be interesting to see what JJ does with Rose. Does he like the character? Will he keep her in the forefront? Or is he gonna tuck her away like Rian Johnson did with Maz (and Snap) and like George Lucas was pressured into doing with Jar Jar hahaha.
Do I have confidence in JJ's ability to close out not only this trilogy, but the entirety of the Skywalker saga fittingly? No. No I absolutely do not. But I'm hoping for the best. I hope he's putting that first, far ahead of the apparent behind-the-scenes tug-o-war that many believe to be going on.
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Excellent read, Jesse. And interesting follow up Sammy.
I think the more one on one aspect of martial arts really does lead to special opportunities for self awareness. Theres probably nothing like 3 minutes in a ring or on a mat with someone trying to put on the floor of it to let you know exactly where you stand. And for my thinking more importantly, where you can do better.
But I do think it does extend to other sports , just not as directly. And that is interesting...because I think then it comes down to other factors.. as to what people take away from it. Ive come away very rarely from an interview or talking to a martial artist and though they were somewhat self deluded about their abilities. In Tokyo I have a very good friend named John. John does aikido and iaido. And when I say "does" I mean, he is the #6 guy in his form in iaido and is of similar though not quite as in aikido and teaches both -- as a foreigner in Tokyo thats nothing to sneeze at. Through him I frequently meet some elite practitioners of these arts. When I first was getting to know him I expected these people to be hypermasculine, cocky people. But none of them are. They are very aware of themselves.
Turn it to football and there is an interesting dynamic. Football player evaluators have a difficult job compared to just about any sport. Little of what is done in football is purely a one on one battle, even when something looks like it, its influenced by so much else. Its a true team sport with as much in common with chess as rugby. What does that mean for players? I find that football players at times are extremely deluded as to both their ability and their importance. The nature of the game makes it easy to do that.. makes it easy to excuse your own bad play, makes it easy to misjudge your play, makes it easy even for professionals to not understand what they are seeing. And so while some find football a very humbling sport, others come away having had it have an opposite effect on them. Its a very interesting dynamic.
Its food for thought and maybe a strong argument that children should be exposed to both team and individual sports.