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    Default POOR KOBE

    Maybe my cynicism and jaded misanthropy is showing, but I am tired of the 24-7 Kobe coverage. Kobe was an entertainer. Yeah...too bad for him and his daughter, but other than his entertainment career, they were no better or worse than everyone else on that helicopter.

    Who can name all the police officers and servicemen that have died the week before Kobe's mishap and since?

    It seems that America forgets about them. And they died not in a mishap but often fighting the very evils that those Americans like to pretend do not exist.

    I am very close to having even less of a shit to give about people than before.
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    Or the 2 soldiers who died in Afghanistan last week. Ssgt. McLaughlin and PFC Villalon.
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    Agreed.
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    This is the first time we've seen Kobe pass tho, so it's memorable. Too soon?
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    And at least 10 LEOs thus far in 2020. I can't bring myself to name them. Not on track for "Below 100" this year.

    And that doesn't count PTSD suicides, deaths from service-connected illnesses and injuries, or the guys who quietly drink or drug themselves to death over time because of what they've seen or heard. In both lines of work.

    Professional athletes fell off my list long ago. Back in the days when you could drive past a house in Brooklyn and say, "Gil Hodges lives there." Back when you could buy a cheap seat in the Polo Grounds and watch 'em play.

    Back when professional athletes were working stiffs, veterans and cut their own grass. Not obscenely paid thugs who kneel like bitches when the national anthem is sung. F*** 'em.
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    What's the quote about keeping people entertained to make them easier to control?
    Be alert, stand firm in the faith, act like a man, be strong. Your every action must be done with love.

    “Adversity introduces a man to himself.”

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    Bread and circuses, baby.
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    Yeah dude, I have a hard time with that too. It’s pretty fucked up, I just lost someone last week that was probably as athletic as Kobe and offered more to me and to other people then Kobe did. He played field hockey for the US team, he was a dude that could have done anything. Instead chose a place where he fit in and did it because he loved the sport. Played in the 96 olympics, probably 20 pan am games and really gave up a huge portion of his life to play a sport for his country that made him virtually no money.... Not only that, he ended up joining the Army at a late age (around 30) and excelled in their training and was qualified to become an army sniper. He was deployed countless times, after 7 years he decided it wasn’t for him to be a lifer and went back to his roots to start coaching hockey. He ended up getting pulled on to the woman’s national program as a coach the last couple of years. The fucker goes out for a run last week, gets home dies of a fucking heart attack at age 43.... This guy was one of the people I wanted to be like when I was little, not Kobe.... How many countless others out there that their name will go unnamed...
    Nothing says Fuck You like a shotgun.....

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    I will add, he left two young kids behind and a wife.... If someone wants to feel sorry for someone feel sorry for his family...
    Nothing says Fuck You like a shotgun.....

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    He’s was an army ranger too...
    Nothing says Fuck You like a shotgun.....

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