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How to profit from pandering to the disenfranchised | NIKE ISN'T TRYING TO END OPPRESSION THEY'RE TRYING TO MAKE A BUCK OFF OF IT | image tagged in memes,roll safe think about it,nike,colin kaepernick,advertising,pandering | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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Front page meme. Good job!!
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Freaking hilarious
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Well said and well done!
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Just want to add to yours
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Both tried to speak out about perceived injustices committed by the servants of our Government... But Pat Tillman wasn't just silenced for speaking out - he was killed by members of the US Military - who covered up the crime - lied about the circumstances of his death - and then destroyed his diary. By contrast Kaepernick has gotten-off easy for speaking truth-to-power. That said - in a nation true to its ideals - they would BOTH be revered for the courage they exhibited in trying to change things for the better. Instead Kaepernick is villified by some - and Tillman has been held up as an example of something that didn't really support - at the time of his unsolved killing.
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The people dragging Pat Tillman into this debate over the objections of his widow and family ought to be ashamed.
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https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=465060893980519&id=1139608626191999&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Flefttheleftshow%2Fvideos%2F465060893980519%2F&_rdr
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Kaepernick appears to have sacrificed employment prospects in the league. Though winning a lawsuit (and picking up sponsorship money from Nike) may repair the damage to his finances - his chances of having a Hall of Fame type career go down - because of lost playing time, while in his prime.

While he has gained prestige with decent folks - he's lost popularity with jingoists and white supremacy supporters. So it may wind up being worth it, in his mind. It is an important issue that needed attention. He (and Nike, both) helped keep it in the public eye - and inspired wider discussion and debate. His stock (and Nike's) have both gone up in my mind.

https://youtu.be/vy-zACYVKqk
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For those of you that think you know the situation watch this video at your leisure and let someone who has done the research and collected the facts inform you! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=465060893980519&id=1139608626191999&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Flefttheleftshow%2Fvideos%2F465060893980519%2F&_rdr
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Just a bunch of half-baked opinions, and misleading stats and figures. The fact that people are talking about the issue is what will get it changed. Where he gives money is secondary. The solutions aren't legislative - murder, manslaughter and use of excessive force are already a crime... So I find her unconvincing - but she has herself convinced and you too, it sounds like. Whether he could lead the 49'ers is questionable (could anyone? Mike Singletary couldn't) but he has taken the lead, bringing attention to a cause. More power to him.

Without having done so - I have no doubt that he would have been picked up by someone - even if only as a backup. He has experience and can run an offense.

It's much easier to talk shit and criticize than lead a movement (which she clearly doesn't truly support). If I had a million dollars - I'd give it to the October 22nd Coalition/Stolen Lives Project... But that's me. He isn't as radical - but that doesn't mean that he isn't committed. He's entitled to his own brand of activism and speech. She's entitled to hers. But I like his better. She's lame.
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How was that half baked opinions and misleading stats and figures??? She did the research and tracked down the paper and money trail!!! The point is he’s full of it!! 1 our 31 charities even romotely has anything to do with his so called cause?

Nothing is going to change, at least not by his doing in any way. If he wanted to instill some real change he’d volunteer his time at shelters or mentoring at risk children, be a big brother to a kid or two.. he’d do a hell of a lot more good that way than just sitting on his ass collecting a paycheck for doing nothing and then saying he’s committed to bringing about social justice.

Bottom line is his career was spiraling downward, he’s dating an antifa mouthpiece, she put the idea in is head that he needed “attention” and to do something and we are now here, your sjw is nothing but a hollow idol just looking to get paid.

I would have actually respected the guy had he followed through on what he started.
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You and she are against his cause - and are looking for reasons to bag on him. I found her points - weak. I'd be happy to debate her publicly. She takes her figures and stats out of context.

When his career was on the rise - we didn't have so many cases in the public eye...or have a President and Attorney General in office with a theoretical inclination to do something about it (in fact neither showed much leadership on the issue of black lives - Zimmerman was a ripe case for a Federal Civil rights beef, as was Michael Brown in Ferguson, and several others - that they did NOTHING about). He took advantage of the issue and moment - but I see that as a positive. Those of us who'd been protesting this issue for years were being ACTIVELY ignored by the media. In 2000 the October 22nd coalition march got attacked by the LAPD - protestors beaten and teargassed etc. - and the local media barely mentioned it... And where they did - they justified a police riot.

Money won't solve the problem - conciousness will. He has helped raise the conciousness of all but the most willfully ignorant. He brought the issue into the eyes of a lot of unrepentant rednecks... And a lot of people who were just unaware are thinking about the subject. We'll never get you or your spokesmodel... But we don't need you, really. We just need a super-majority of the populace and we are well on our way. Kaepernick didn't start the movement - but he has used the attention on him to keep the discussion going in the right direction. Having a President who identifies with ostentatious displays of faux-patriotism and racism, against him - has only helped the cause.

How has he failed to follow through? If he were playing he would still be taking a knee. Meanwhile - he is remaining vocal and in the public eye. He is encouraging other players to continue and expand the protests until we have movement on the issue.

Focusing on the 10 points of his program doesn't mean that there isn't more to it. If they train people how to defend those rights in practical ways - that too will be a good thing. And they wouldn't do a presentation if the bullet points were all there was.

You could make the same attacks - in the other direction against Jon Voight. I won't waste my breath uttering his name. He's a b-list actor and my criticism would only serve to raise his public profile.

Kaepernick was already well-off. If he only wanted money there are other easier ways to get it - by going WITH the program.
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I love seeing liberals fall over themselves defending a transcontinental corporate as tion that profits off the backs of sweat shop workers.
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If I didnt exist youd have no life.
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Buried? By what?
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And the sukamydick profile. Damn that's alot. They all have to do with genitals...why?
Oh yea, because you dont get any.
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They are you.
Plus you stalking me and taking screenshots claiming I'm stalking.
Holy buckets you're a daft fellow.
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"Muh. Quit stalking me"
Is it so crazy to understand that I had a plan for you?
You were my little attack at dog. I pointed you attacked. I got tired of you I began to troll you.
Now you're mad.
You go around accusing ppl of being bots.
I simply got you to show me all of your alt accounts.
Now. If you think posting comments is some how going to hurt me ho ahead. It's the internets. I've said way worse. Lol.
And so have you.
I'm sorry I trigger you so much and you hold grudges from 2 years ago.
Jack_henoff, vagisolbond, laonside, and 1redshoe are all your accounts that I know of.
I take screenshots too love.
Pathetic and sad.
:'(
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Was this yesterday or the day before you posted to someone you thought was me, stalking their comments just like you did with 1redshoe accusing him of the same today?
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That was reference to your vagisilbond account. After you replied to me.
I still cant believe you thought we were friends.
I'm very methodical.
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Modda and I are different folks - in MANY ways. To the extent that he goes after you - I forget that we used to have beef. Pretty sure that laonsite isn't modda either.
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I dont need anyone to believe me. I'm not gonna go on a tirade. Sukamydick, vagisilbond, modda, and jack_henoff are all the same.
Once modda disappeared I was immediately attacked by a new account jack_henoff, so we made a deal and started trolling Islamic sympathisers. Then he made the sukamydick account, then the vagasilbond account. They're all gential references, he thought that was clever.
Meanwhile I was having fun.
But I dont really care. A chinese bot is going to do chinese bot things.
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Says the person who wrote a 50 line response saying somebody else has no life
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You got me.
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I'm not ot falling all over myself though...
>checkmate bluewaffle
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Here spread it around this is what he’s really up to... https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=465060893980519&id=1139608626191999&refsrc=https%3A%2F%2Fm.facebook.com%2Flefttheleftshow%2Fvideos%2F465060893980519%2F&_rdr
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A false dilemma is a type of informal fallacy in which something is falsely claimed to be an "either/or" situation, when in fact there is at least one additional option. Plus, your characterization of the protest is inaccurate. He took a knee in protest of social injustice. He intended to use his fame to raise awareness of the injustice.
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He was pouting over being benched and nothing more
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Totally honorable cover-up excuse though.
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He isn't an honorable person.
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Currently the US military is protecting ISIS in At Tanf in Syria - heres the bullshit -
""The United States does not seek to fight the Russians, the government of Syria or any groups that may be providing support to Syria in the Syrian civil war. However, the United States will not hesitate to use necessary and proportionate force to defend US, coalition or 'PARTNER FORCES' (emphasis added), as we have clearly demonstrated in past instances," Robertson said.

The exercises come as the Trump administration continues to deliver increasingly strident warnings over an assault on Idlib.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley warned Friday that if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Russia, and Iran carry out an assault on Idlib, "the consequences will be dire.""

https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-09-08/us-military-preparing-options-syria
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Kaepernick... By a country mile... Like Muhammad Ali before him...
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Celebrity worship is a form of bigotry
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OH NO HE DIHN'T!
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From what I've seen... You're a fan of both.
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Laonsite^
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3 ups, 1 reply
Not true. I like laonsite - but we're different people.

Anyway - nice deflection...
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No. You're not. Use a vpn.
Celebrity worship is genocide.
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Genocide...I do not think it means...what you think it means.

Celebrity culture is vapid and meaningless. However, when a celebrity leverages that attention to achieve something positive - I think it is a good thing. Greater accountability for killer cops is a good thing, in my view.

Ending the US/Saudi/Israeli reign of terror in SW Asia - would also be a good thing.
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Nike doesn’t need the money, they have billions, just sayin.
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It's best to have that little extra tho
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If you're pissed off about kneeling football players, guess what? Nike is already pretty sure you don't buy their shoes, and they're making boatloads of cash.

https://www.marketwatch.com/story/nikes-online-sales-jumped-31-after-company-unveiled-kaepernick-campaign-2018-09-07
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Still trying to get his first Jordans.
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Lol like all the memes on the front page are about nike
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The thing is, I often disagree with you...

...but this is absolutely 100% true.
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Thanks!
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You're halfway there! Now- understand that Nike is being ethically responsible. Maybe you should start to look at the the situation through ethical and empathetic glasses.
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Nike's mongering is not ethical.
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The whole point is that companies try to make money not to be morally responsible. That is for the government and good people.
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You claim : 1. companies can be amoral. 2. they may be concerned only with making profit.
I observe : 1. companies "are people too" and have rights for political speech. 2. have huge resources in terms of money, information, and computation. 3. often influence the legislation that is made in government. 4. don't even show up for congressional hearings.
Conclusion :
Amoral companies lead this nation. Cheat, lie, steal, disenfranchise, libel, slander, abuse anyone who gets in their way.
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Exactly, in a restictive capitalism, corporations do whatever they want to for profit, and the government makes sure they treat people in an optimal way.
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Disagree, Nike doesn’t need the money, they are well off already.
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Corporations are concerned only with generating more cash
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Even some non-profits are for profit but I don’t think Nike had a hidden agenda.
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Yes its not hidden, they want cash.
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That is retarded. Why would nike sell anything if they don't want money. All corporations are for money. More and more and more.
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Lol nobody has responded to a comment here
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dafuq
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Because doing both isn't possible?
1. Nike took a risk doing this (people are already protesting and boycotting them over it)
2. At least they're trying to keep what Kaep started going instead of trying to squash it.
New policy allows the NFL to impose fines on the whole team if 1 person protests.. or they can protest in the locker room (where nobody will see it).
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Oddly his "protest" coincided with his being benched.
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Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf must also be pouting about being benched.. 20 years later and still pouting. Very odd.
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Not true - it occurred while he was still starting - in a contract year, sure... But he went free agent before he could be waived. He is about to sue the NFL - and win. "Smoking Jay" Cutler got a contract over him... Ask a Dolphins or Bears fan about "Smoking Jay"...
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Not true.

Kaepernick made headlines when he sat during the 49ers third preseason game, but he also sat during the first two games, according to Mike Garafolo of NFL Network. Kaepernick wasn’t in uniform and didn’t play during the first two games.
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Not the same as being benched. He may have been injured. Could have been a team ordered suspension. In preseason they test back-ups and go through depth charts. But he finished the year as their Quarterback. Then he became a "free agent".

The problem wasn't a lack of ability - but rather a large contract - perhaps costing more than he was worth to keep - as a back-up. If they felt he wasn't the guy they wanted to start with as their #1 guy - they would likely have cut him from the roster to free-up cap space. He opted to go Free Agent prior to that happening - as it was an option in his contract.

He's a better QB than Jay Cutler - whom the Dolphins gave big money to, last year... With predictably poor results. Football is a team sport - it doesn't always come down to one guy. He can't block for himself - or catch his own passes.
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I guess I wasn't clear:. I don't give hoot about the kneeler. The point is that Nike's real motivation is "let's make this demographic think we give a damn about their plight so they'll spend every cent they can scrape up on our crap made by underpaid black, brown, and yellow people who live in countries with oppressive governments".
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Sho' you right!
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That one I don't get (people comparing the Nike/Kaepernick situation with the Subway/Fogle one). Subway never endorsed Fogle's behavior. The situations are the opposite.
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Maybe I'll get a mention in the credits! :D It kinda makes me feel honored that someone thinks enough of my meme to plagiarize it.
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You're just sore that Nike called it right and you wanted it to come out differently.
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You are incorrect. Nike is exploiting the issue. The numbers that were run suggested that the drop off customers would be over compensated for by the millennial sjw's and the "disenfranchised" who will buy their stuff out of the misguided belief that they are somehow sticking it to the man.

But, what do you expect from eishy washy people that rant about the unfair evs of capitalism then praise it in the next sentence.

What have I got to be sore about? I'm unaffected by this as I neither iwn time stock nor consider buying Nike when I buy shoes (Keen, Carolina, or inexpensive Ozark Trail).
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Pardon the typos, autocorrect is overriding my corrections of it's corrections that were incorrect in being corrected
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Yet here you are exploiting a website for free advertisement of your politicians under the guise of "concerned citizen". It means you're really no better than Nike. Of course though, the people here you are assuming to be idiots and using as pawns won't notice the hypocrisy, or they'll excuse it. So that makes it okay to you. Not everyone is impressed though.
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If that is what I did then you just did the same thing. So, disagree but enough of the sanctimonious soapboxing. That is likewise unimpressive. If YOU and your ilk and your kneeling hero were really all about ending the suffering of oppressed people you would not accept millions of dollars or endorsements from a company that thrives off the misery of downtrodden people in sweat shops all over the globe.
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The fact that you're talking about their campaign (rather ignorantly) means it worked...

Nike didn't have to help Kaep out with a paycheck - while poking the NFL in the eye... They make the NFL's Jerseys and uniforms... So it was a courageous move... Whether you like it/agree or not.
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It wasn't brave.
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If you say so. But for an executive whose job is on the line - a mistake would mean looking for a job at a minimum - perhaps nrew career.

Of course you're right in reality - because just as Muhammad Ali is now regarded as being on the right side of history - relative to his not serving in Vietnam... At this point it is Trump and the supporters of unaccountable police-murder who are regarded as being retrograde whiners, and snowflake-crybabies - not Kaepernick and the otjer protestors... But understand - contradicting the President and the bogus narratives of the Opertion MOCKINGBIRD media (MSM... Fake news, whatever you want to call it) - takes guts... Or everyone would do it. 61% of Americans disbelieve or aren't covinced about the bullshit "Russian Hackers"/"Russiagate" narrative... How manyFortune 500 companies and MSM outlets dare EVEN to QUESTION IT?.

Freedom Conscience is as American as apple pie. It predates the union - going back to - the Constitution - of the State of Pennsylvania. Nike's brand is running AHEAD of the pack... But if they had miscalculated it would have cost them... So to me it shows courage - to stand-up to the "conventional wisdom" - if not the actuality pf public opinion.
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https://youtu.be/vy-zACYVKqk
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The GOP will take their money though.

http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgot.php?cycle=2018&cmte=C00142786
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