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#1158435 Lockout 2012-2013 (Hockey's back!)

Posted by Daniel on 10 December 2012 - 03:36 PM

This lockout has become a disaster of Biblical proportions. We're talking Old Testament, real wrath of God type stuff. Fire and brimstone coming down from the sky! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness, earthquakes, volcanoes! The dead rising from their graves! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, Devils fans saying nice things about Henrik Lundqvist ... MASS HYSTERIA!!!

:headless chicken:


Agreed. One time I turned into a dog, and he helped me. Thank you.
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#1157848 Onlin Petition

Posted by Daniel on 03 December 2012 - 04:42 PM

If you want to sign a petition go ahead. It'll accomplish as much as the recent petition on the White House website to begin construction of the Death Star.
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#1155097 Kovalchuk to stay in Russia if NHL cuts salaries

Posted by Daniel on 23 October 2012 - 12:18 PM

My question is how they can do this legally?


It all comes down to how seriously each league will be in enforcing the transfer rules, etc. I don't know of any instance where the NHL has filed suit against a player or the KHL for not honoring a contract.

I can't see the NHL seeking an injunction forcing Russian players to play with their NHL teams once the lockout is over, and I'm not sure what damages the NHL could seek against a player other than voiding the remainder of a contract.
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#1155078 Presidential Election Poll

Posted by Daniel on 23 October 2012 - 09:26 AM

It was the only debate I watched and a clear win for Obama, although I always felt Obama was stronger on foreign policy anyway.

Main lesson though, I hate debates. "Nation building at home"? Really? Tom Friedman is banal enough when his bloviating is in print.

Unfortunately, no one discussed the more important issue of who is going to get Calvin Johnson to catch more touchdown passes for my crappy fantasy football team.
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#1145726 Weird Dream I Had Last Night

Posted by Daniel on 25 July 2012 - 03:19 PM


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#1144227 Destroying The Pyramids

Posted by Daniel on 18 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

Until the populations of those Muslim dominated societies (essentially theocracies) decide that the rule of law in their land should not be based on a book written centuries ago, the population as a whole will remain at the mercy of the extremists. There will never be equality for women, there will never be religious tolerance, there will never be acceptance of the gay population, etc. While they continue to govern their own populace with outdated, contradictory, racist, sexist, homophobic laws, they will also mold their diplomatic stance in the same manner. This combination of inane religious doctrine along with an extreme lack of tolerance is a breeding ground for those that choose to commit acts of terrorism under the guise of martydom.

If you continue to deny rights as a state to women, other religions, homosexuals, etc all based on religious doctrine, you have given credence and support for the rest of the garbage contained in the "holy" books.


If you base any governmental policy on religious texts (aside from the basic stuff like, generally don't rob or kill people, try and help out the less fortunate) you've got a lot bigger problems than just promoting violence. I haven't read the Koran, and I'm not that well-read in the Bible, but I'm pretty sure you could scour the text and not find all that much input on the best way to promote economic growth, how to design a computer, build roads, figuring out a quality healthcare system, monetary policy, etc. If you think I'm exaggerating, there were a bunch of nutjobs going around in Iraq for a while shutting down ice vendors because ice isn't mentioned in the Koran.
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#1143890 I predict Kovy's numbers will improve with the departure of Parise

Posted by Daniel on 17 July 2012 - 10:35 AM

I would rather Kovy have the same numbers as last year without sacrificing his dramatic defensive improvement than him scoring 50 goals.

If he can be a point a game scorer for the next four years while being solid enough defensively, his contract will have been well worth it. Following the DeBoer adjustment period and once Parise found his legs, Kovy was one of the five best forwards in the league last year.
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#1137061 ‏Zach Parise has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Wild

Posted by Daniel on 01 July 2012 - 08:53 AM

I enjoyed free agency a lot more before every idiot with an internet connection posted "insider info" on their twitter.


@PrudentialCenterSecurityGuard: At Panera right now...
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#1136008 Half Devils/Half Politics Poll

Posted by Daniel on 28 June 2012 - 02:52 PM

Chuck, your idea of the government eventually saying what car you can but is ludicrous and totally knee-jerk reactionary! The idea that the government would make you buy a certain car is much more in favor of right wing ideals than left wing. As a matter of fact it's exactly the idea that right wingers like, letting private interests influence public policy. It's pretty much the standard definition of the dreaded "F" word that the right wing is often associated with.


Actually, the federal government already tells you what kind of car you can buy. Sure, they don't say, you must buy GM (although the bail out of the UAW -- ahem, I mean GM -- was a roundabout way of taking my money to allow other people to buy cars from people who happen to be favored by the party that controlled the government at the time), but they say, all new cars must have a rear view camera (at an extra cost of a few hundred dollars to the purchaser), that they must meet certain fuel efficiency requirements, etc.

I also have no idea what you're talking about "private interests influencing public policy". That's what voting is. For example, public employee union members don't seem to get it, but it's the private sector taxpayers that pay the salaries of public employees, not just the Koch brothers or the monopoly man. I have decided that I want to get the best price possible for their services and not pay for superfluous positions like guidance counselors for elementary school students. Should I find that education is worse off for it, then maybe I'll change my mind later. Either way, I'm voting in accordance with my own private interests. But I don't know, maybe you've found group of all wise, all knowing central planners that have the answer to all those questions.
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#1135852 Half Devils/Half Politics Poll

Posted by Daniel on 28 June 2012 - 09:31 AM

Where's the option to click care about both equally?


Sorry, there's no middle ground here. You either care about the Devils over everything or you're some pinko-commie Ranger fan.
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#1135796 ‏Zach Parise has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Wild

Posted by Daniel on 27 June 2012 - 11:24 PM

True, but at least PDB can pick up the phone and dial Lou to ask how things are going at the negotiating table. None of us can do that. We have to rely on the CAA security guard for all of our inside info. :lol:


You obviously know nothing. You don't talk to Lou on the phone. You get permission from the heads of the five families and maybe you get a sit-down at Panera.
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#1134696 James van Riemsdyk traded to Toronto

Posted by Daniel on 23 June 2012 - 04:05 PM

If any more evidence that Єklund (2.3% accurate) is a fraud is needed:

*Flyers and Leafs are reportedly in discussions.. I am told it is NOT JvR for Schenn.


HAHAHAHAHA
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#1132469 ‏Zach Parise has agreed to terms with the Minnesota Wild

Posted by Daniel on 14 June 2012 - 01:37 PM

Daniel: I don't think that Zach Parise and Noah Cross are quite analogues, but I don't want to explain why without ruining Chinatown for people who haven't seen it.


Spoiler: The chick in the Crying Game is actually a man.
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#1131534 Devils party it up

Posted by Daniel on 12 June 2012 - 12:34 PM

I heard that Lou stayed behind at the club blowing lines till six in the morning.
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#1131111 Get rid of on-ice officials

Posted by Daniel on 11 June 2012 - 10:22 PM

Seriously this is garbage.

We lost 6-1. Got a bad call or non call, don't give up three goals on one powerplay. The Kings didn't cry and moan when they had to kill a 5 on 3 pp in game 3. They went ahead and killed the thing and made it look easy at that.

Leave the whining and conspiracy theories to Ranger fans.
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