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-Short Attention Span Theater-
'They could have won with some humility': US women's soccer team is slammed for 'disgusting' celebrations during 13-0 World Cup thrashing of Thailand that left the opposition players in tears
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 07:35 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6501 views] Top|| File under:

#1  foad
Posted by: chris || 06/12/2019 10:08 Comments || Top||

#2  Climate change scientists are saying the phenomenon of over enthusiastic glee is more of a syndrome brought on by... well, changing climate. The same environmental factors caused the Thai team to weep on that particular day and caused the American girls to breastchest bump and laugh.

Gender experts are saying it goes deeper. That it is caused by the sport itself. A male province since for ever, soccer is irretrievably too masculine and delivers an adrenaline rush and a high when your physical prowess humiliates those trying to outdo you.

"It's to do with this ball. It brings out toxic masculinity in even the opposite sex !"
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/12/2019 10:45 Comments || Top||

#3  "It's to do with this ball. It brings out toxic masculinity in even the opposite sex !"

Some of those ladies would appear to not be so opposite.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 11:12 Comments || Top||

#4  F'em both, f'it all.

First, I'd bet a pile of francs that marketing has gone to each and every team encouraging over the top celebrations of every goal.

13-0 is a whomping. Get over yourselves Lebron.

Played against the best team ever to take the field and got wholloped - crying? get over yourselves and be glad you had a chance to take on the best.

And, yes, if the boys had done this they would be scrutinized too. In fact, between that statement and kool-aid hair I just lost all interest and I like high level competition, daughter and I were going to catch the games we could. I'm not on board with this crap.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/12/2019 11:16 Comments || Top||

#5  Some of those ladies would appear to not be so opposite.

I have a ranch to bet that steroids are absolutely rampant in woman's soccer and tennis.

soccer is irretrievably too masculine
I see what you are doing there, and still I laugh.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 06/12/2019 11:20 Comments || Top||

#6  Wouldn't have happened if the Thais recruited a few lady boys transgenders on the team. But then all the lesb1ans on the US teams would walk out in a huff.
Posted by: Sneager Hatfield9655 || 06/12/2019 11:33 Comments || Top||

#7  Who will the All Blacks demolish in this years Rugby World Cup?

Shut up, get better
Posted by: Beavis || 06/12/2019 11:39 Comments || Top||

#8  If you can't compete at this level, you shouldn't be there.

Get better or get gone.
Posted by: DarthVader || 06/12/2019 12:24 Comments || Top||

#9  I understand the thoughts in #8 but it is anything but classy to be poor winners like this.

Do you also get your jollies by beating up 5 year olds or the special needs team? The whole idea of the world competitions leads to this do we need another Jamaican Bob Sled team?
Posted by: AlanC || 06/12/2019 15:17 Comments || Top||

#11  Call them human shields. Bring in the B52s. Mass murder. Don't worry, it's morally OK as long as you call them human shields first.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 06/12/2019 16:22 Comments || Top||

#12  Piers can suck it. Americans don't care all that much for Soccer. Maybe we will if the teams keep doing really well. Maybe we will when Football goes away because of micro-concussions. I'm not holding my breath. When we suddenly take an interest salaries will go up (men and women) and the world will look back on the glory days when the US didn't care.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/12/2019 16:28 Comments || Top||

#13  Those women need to learn to be gracious winners.

And I'm going to repeat my call for Herb to get a time-out.
Posted by: Rob Crawford || 06/12/2019 18:40 Comments || Top||

#14  And when you dilute the quality of the tournament by adding extra (fringe) squads that would not have participated in years past, well, there you have it.
Posted by: Clem || 06/12/2019 18:58 Comments || Top||

#15  Couple of photos on the link look like a few American players might be willing to help boost the spirits of the Thailand players.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/12/2019 19:09 Comments || Top||

#16  I watched the entire match. There wasn't a single obnoxious celebration by any of the USWNT, so whoever's saying that did not watch the game.
Posted by: Raj || 06/12/2019 19:18 Comments || Top||

#17  A few more thoughts - Thailand was badly outclassed in every metric - height, size, speed and skill. My prediction was 7-0 but once the 2nd half began the level of physical conditioning between the two teams became eyepopping as well, so the ass kicking wasn't a surprise at all.
Posted by: Raj || 06/12/2019 19:24 Comments || Top||

#18  Just more America bashing. Germany beat Estonia 8-0 in a European Cup qualifier yesterday (Tuesday). Crickets.
Posted by: Clem || 06/12/2019 20:20 Comments || Top||

Northern Ireland's health budget 'not sustainable'
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 07:22 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6489 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Hoping for Brexit and access to the NHS.
Poor bastards.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 17:48 Comments || Top||

The Grand Turk
Understanding Turkey’s High Stakes F-35 Diplomatic Train Crash
[Jpost] Ankara thinks it can wait out the Trump administration’s threats to unwind the program by 2020

The Sick Man of Europe Turkey
...Qatar's colony in Asia Minor...
is engaged in the one its most high stakes diplomatic standoffs in recent memory as it risks its part in the F-35 program amid an emerging alliance with Russia.
Continued on Page 49
Posted by: trailing wife || 06/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6475 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

#1  With 3D printing and 6 axis milling what the hell does the plane need Turkey for?
Posted by: 3dc || 06/12/2019 0:34 Comments || Top||

#2  #1 With 3D printing and 6 axis milling what the hell does the plane need Turkey for?
Posted by: 3dc 2019-06-12 00:34

...The word 'bribery' comes to mind. Every nation in the F-35 program was given some kind of part to build, the same way the B-1 (and IIRC the -35 as well) has parts being made in every congressional district in the country.

Posted by: Mike Kozlowski || 06/12/2019 4:27 Comments || Top||

#3  If they want the S-400 the hell with the bribe angle. Really!
Posted by: 3dc || 06/12/2019 5:25 Comments || Top||

#4  Pride, Fall.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 6:06 Comments || Top||

#5  Until USGOV realizes that no part of the muzz world constitutes a viable ally, there will be pain and problems.
Posted by: Ebbomonter Tojo4037 || 06/12/2019 6:13 Comments || Top||

The Race for Istanbul: Erdogan’s Plan A and B
[WashingtonInstitute] Although massive state resources have been mobilized against Imamoglu, the opposition candidate has taken up the mantle of the underdog who could challenge the status quo nationally, just as Erdogan himself did two decades ago.
Paper and arguments at link.
Posted by: 3dc || 06/12/2019 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6479 views] Top|| File under: Sublime Porte

Home Front: Politix
Is ‘Democratic Socialism' a Cover for Communism?
[Epoch Times] Last month, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) claimed to oppose Soviet "authoritarian communism" and to support "democratic socialism."

Yet, according to Bishop E.W. Jackson, chairman of the new group Stand Against Communism, "Socialism and communism are exactly the same, and we will not allow euphemisms to lull us to sleep."

Who is right?

A set of experts assembled May 20 argued that America needs to beware of both.

They dedicated themselves to pushing back against the increasing prevalence in America of an ideology implicated in the extermination of an estimated 94,351,000 human lives, as of 1999.

The Soviet Union

Likewise, at a CNN town hall in New Hampshire, an attendee told Sanders that her father’s family had escaped the Soviet Union in 1979, "fleeing from some of the very socialist policies that you seem eager to implement in this country."

Sanders, however, attempted to distinguish Moscow’s murderous Marxism from his version of democratic socialism.

He began by arguing: "Is it your assumption that I supported or believe in authoritarian communism that existed in the Soviet Union? I don’t. I never have, and I opposed it. I believe in a vigorous democracy."

That might come as a surprise to those with whom he "honeymooned" in the USSR in 1988, a trip on which he sang "This Land Is Your Land" to his Russian hosts while shirtless after relaxing in a sauna.
Posted by: Besoeker || 06/12/2019 09:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The brand of faux socialist self-aggrandizement and fascism supported by leftists is even worse. It may not aim to, but it won't bat an eyelid before allowing things worse than Stalin or Hitler. But they will do it with verbiage that makes them appear helpless, innocent and well-intentioned. Simply let the lawless and the corrupt take over slowly until everything's fucked. And then resign like May and say "I tried my best. I guess it was just America's time to go... sniff, sniff"

The bastards.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/12/2019 10:30 Comments || Top||

#2  The Communists called their nation the "The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics."

A Sov'et is a council, which in their case was a pretense at "democracy."
Posted by: Fred || 06/12/2019 14:18 Comments || Top||

#3  Let's pause for a moment and listen to (avowed communist sympathizer) Pete Seeger's Sixteen Tons... The irony, at least to me, is that in a Socialism the whole economy is a "company store" owned and managed by the Government. They decide what is for sale, they decide how much it costs and they decide if a bank will loan you money to buy it -- freedom and democracy in a Democratic Socialism is a mirage...
Posted by: magpie || 06/12/2019 14:34 Comments || Top||

#4  ^^ The only way to be free in Socialism is to be a criminal: "Anything that is not expressly permitted is forbidden."
Posted by: magpie || 06/12/2019 14:37 Comments || Top||

#5  Oligawks!!...as per Rush today.
Posted by: Unosh Hupinelet8756 || 06/12/2019 14:37 Comments || Top||

#6  Doesn't matter what the words are.
It fucks my personal freedoms.
Posted by: Skidmark || 06/12/2019 14:57 Comments || Top||

#7  The only way to be free in Socialism is to be a criminala

Probably why almost every drug dealer, pimp, trafficker, murderer, baby raper and terrorist votes democrat.
Posted by: Dron66046 || 06/12/2019 14:58 Comments || Top||

#8  Communist = liberal = progressive
They change the name once the rubes figure out its the same blood soaked poverty machine.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 06/12/2019 16:23 Comments || Top||

#9  One difference is that the DSA types use taxes. They don't dare try to "own" everything, namely, private property & capital, so they use the tax man.
Posted by: Clem || 06/12/2019 18:48 Comments || Top||

#10  #9: You just described fascism.
Posted by: Sneager Hatfield9655 || 06/12/2019 20:04 Comments || Top||

#11  #10 - But isn't business more in kahoots with government under fascism/corporatism?
Posted by: Clem || 06/12/2019 20:17 Comments || Top||

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