Sprout
Not a threat...
Mon Sep 25, 2017 2:54pm
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If I tell everyone I think you are a jerk, that is not a threat.

If others believe me and stop hanging out with you, that doesn't make me telling folks you are a jerk into a threat.

If you are a professional in a given field, it is unwise to piss off PAYING CUSTOMERS...

Games boycotted, merchandise sales reductions, losing ones job on a team, etc... These are all consequences of the actions of the player.

If I am boycotting a local grocery store for poor service, and I convince my friends to stop shopping there as well, and as a result they end up laying off staff, that isn't MY doing. It is a consequence of their poor service.

  • Trump's Threats Are a PunishmentMeerlin, Mon Sep 25 2:38pm
    whether or not any players, announcer, etc. is fired, games are boycotted, etc., because the threat alone injures the victim of the threat. Trump is the one showing disrespect for the Constitution,... more
    • Not a threat... — Sprout, Mon Sep 25 2:54pm
      • You Are Not the POTUS of the USAMerlin, Mon Sep 25 3:02pm
        who is infamous for threatening and making good on his threats.
        • So what?Sprout, Mon Sep 25 3:05pm
          Are you claiming that the POTUS has the actual authority to fire a professional athlete? Of course not. Therefore saying that such a person SHOULD be fire is NOT actually a threat TO fire them. No... more
          • 18 U.S. Code § 227 - Wrongfully influencing a private entity’s employment decisions by a Member of Congress or an officer or employee of the legislative or executive branch (a) Whoever, being a... more
            • The NFL rule book:PH👻👻EY, Wed Sep 27 2:53pm
              http://fellowshipoftheminds.com/2017/09/26/nfl-rules-require-players-to-stand-for ...
            • So, what obligation or evenSprout, Mon Sep 25 4:09pm
              perception of obligation does the team have to fire an employee based on the opinion on the POTUS that the employees actions warrant firing? What official act was the POTUS threatening to take, or... more
              • We're this the 1960s and 70s, PH👻👻EY, Mon Sep 25 7:12pm
                I could get behind these protests. But, these black players are hardly in a position to complain. They are entertainers, and I am not amused. Police training reform world be a better challenge. How... more
              • as the same kind of warning, with real teeth. So there you have someone acting on the "president's" lead.
                • (the official act of another. Res ipsa loquitur, as they used to say on the Appian Way.
                  • DistractionPikes, Thu Sep 28 1:40am
                    Page out of Reagan's book. USSR shoots down Korean passenger jet with Americans on board, tension is so thick it can be knife cut, and James Watt announced the ethnic make up of his cabinet.... more
                  • Again... what authority does he have thatSprout, Mon Sep 25 4:30pm
                    would allow him to influence? What authority do you have to allow you to influence the manager into firing the employee? Or are you suggesting that a federal official may not express dissatisfaction... more
                    • Read the LawMerlin, Mon Sep 25 5:08pm
                      18 U.S. Code § 227 - Wrongfully influencing a private entity’s employment decisions by a Member of Congress or an officer or employee of the legislative or executive branch (a) Whoever, being a... more