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Old 10-17-2016, 03:42 PM
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Old 10-17-2016, 03:52 PM
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Not sure it's illegal to be offensive. "Offensive" is in the eye of the beholder. Wonder on what basis a court could tell a team they can't use a name.

In the end, all the native-related sports team names and traditions will disappear. It's just too much hassle. Eskimos will come up with something different.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:00 PM
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How much dumber can the human race get?
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:04 PM
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Waiting for Justin Trudeau and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip to pipe in on CBC
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:12 PM
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If they are complaining that they don't like being depicted as a cartoon , then switch it to a depiction that has basis in fact. I'm sure they'd hate factual depictions much more than the cartoon version.
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:14 PM
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People are so sensitive and Social media has just made it explode
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:15 PM
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^ This!!!
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:16 PM
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it got thrown out in court, as it should be
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:23 PM
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And I think if we dug back in history we would likely find that the names were chosen to honor said peoples, not deride them.
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Old 10-18-2016, 05:35 AM
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How much dumber can the human race get?
Wait for the yanky election to finish...
We tend to swing towards the bleeding hearts of society to comfort all...I want my medal cuz I showed up etc
The pendulum no longer slightly adjust it swings to full extremes in all cases no balance at all with society...
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Old 10-17-2016, 04:53 PM
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Not sure it's illegal to be offensive. "Offensive" is in the eye of the beholder. Wonder on what basis a court could tell a team they can't use a name.

In the end, all the native-related sports team names and traditions will disappear. It's just too much hassle. Eskimos will come up with something different.
times are changing ... listened to a radio show on this and it's like " I'm from the old school " well it's out and times are changing ... you right names will be gone
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:09 PM
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I think it's more offensive to those from continental India. I know I don't want to be associated with the original people of that continent, yet here we are.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:09 PM
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What next!!! I am well aware of some of the social issues and suicides epidemics that are affecting the reserves/ native communities. I think it's offencive that this chief is more concerned with a a sports team name than the real issues that his people are dealing with. Does he stand to profit somehow from this lawsuit?
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:18 PM
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Strange how the majority just don't care or are even proud of their team names yet some go crazy and wave the race card .
I can remember a ver proud ( and excellent )native Lacrosse club that called themselves the Warriors and they were from a reserve !
Remember the big todo about the Savage Arms logo?
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:38 PM
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Strange how the majority just don't care or are even proud of their team names yet some go crazy and wave the race card .
I can remember a ver proud ( and excellent )native Lacrosse club that called themselves the Warriors and they were from a reserve !
Remember the big todo about the Savage Arms logo?
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The key there is that the aboriginal people named themselves Warriors. Cleveland has no such position.
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:08 AM
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Strange how the majority just don't care or are even proud of their team names yet some go crazy and wave the race card .
I can remember a ver proud ( and excellent )native Lacrosse club that called themselves the Warriors and they were from a reserve !
Remember the big todo about the Savage Arms logo?
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I was going to mention the Savage logo scenario from just a couple of years ago, but you beat me to it. There is a coulee about a mile from my place. It's been known as "Squaw Coulee" forever. But now, the politicaly correct crowd had it renamed "Old woman coulee". Yeah right!, to us locals it's "Squaw coulee" and so it will remain, like it or not.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:20 PM
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Hey, no more cheering for the Edmonton Eskimos. Edmonton Inuit or Dene just doesn't hack it.

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Old 10-17-2016, 05:26 PM
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What a bunch of babies. Grow up and get a life
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:27 PM
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The politically correct manifesto

"Whoever is declared the biggest victim gets to be the biggest bully "
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:47 PM
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Hey, no more cheering for the Edmonton Eskimos. Edmonton Inuit or Dene just doesn't hack it.

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The cree word for the people in the north is ayaskÓmow the early white settlers pronounced and spelled it eskimo

So to be politically correct it should be the Edmonton ayaskÓmow's
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Old 10-17-2016, 07:41 PM
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The average Indian isn't even offended by these names or logo's. Think it's something made up by white liberals that try to make Indians believe they should be offended by it. I have worked on and around reserves unlike white liberal elites who would never hang around Indians or poor white folk for that matter. Lots of these so called offended Indians are wearing the Indians, Redskins, Blackhawks etc.. ball caps, usually with the straight brim more often then any of the other teams. Just another stupid issue to divide and conquer us.
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Old 10-18-2016, 09:41 AM
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The average Indian isn't even offended by these names or logo's. Think it's something made up by white liberals that try to make Indians believe they should be offended by it. I have worked on and around reserves unlike white liberal elites who would never hang around Indians or poor white folk for that matter. Lots of these so called offended Indians are wearing the Indians, Redskins, Blackhawks etc.. ball caps, usually with the straight brim more often then any of the other teams. Just another stupid issue to divide and conquer us.
Think it's something made up by white lawyers......
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:03 AM
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If you want to get to the Spray Valley from Canmore you go through White Man's Pass, which passes between EEOR ( East End Of Rundle ) mountain and Chinaman's Peak (Politically changed to Ha Ling Peak) Most of the old timers still call it Chinaman's Peak. Always wanted to make some t-shirts that said " Ha Ling Peak, Named After A Chinaman", no disrespect intended. Hope the dead people aren't offended with Dead Man's Flats just east of town.
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Old 10-18-2016, 10:55 AM
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I'm Ukrainian
Somehow I survived the '70's (and the hundreds of Ukrainian jokes) without trauma.....orrrrr did I?
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Old 10-18-2016, 11:21 AM
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I'm Ukrainian
Somehow I survived the '70's (and the hundreds of Ukrainian jokes) without trauma.....orrrrr did I?
And yet there's no hockey teams called the Vegreville Bohunks. Just cause you're OK with it doesn't mean an entire culture has to be.

I'm not sure anybody can make the argument that Chief Wahoo isn't racist.
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Old 10-18-2016, 07:49 PM
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Douglas Cardinal is the same ******* that is controlling the redesign/ adding on to the St Mary's church in Red Deer.

He wont approve anything the the church has been stuck for years.

Im surprised the rich sob hasn't said something about all the election promises trudeau broke to Natives.. That might be worth mentioning. This just gets his idiotic name in the press again!
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:17 PM
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This thread made me think of the things which offend me. "Beaners" hair cuts for kids is using a racist slur applicable to people of Latin American background as their name! A Mexican co-worker of mine was shocked to see it! Down with Beaners! It's definitely the right time to round up a posse and teach those hair cutting bigots a lesson. I'm kidding of course
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:21 PM
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This thread made me think of the things which offend me. "Beaners" hair cuts for kids is using a racist slur applicable to people of Latin American background as their name! A Mexican co-worker of mine was shocked to see it! Down with Beaners! It's definitely the right time to round up a posse and teach those hair cutting bigots a lesson. I'm kidding of course
What is a beaner?
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:24 PM
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What is a beaner?
Racist slur towards people of Latin American background, mainly Mexicans. Supposedly they eat a lot of beans. I'm eating pork and beans in between typing!
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Old 10-18-2016, 08:33 PM
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Racist slur towards people of Latin American background, mainly Mexicans. Supposedly they eat a lot of beans. I'm eating pork and beans in between typing!
Thanks for the reply. I like beans too. Sorry it hits a nerve for you though. Racism is kinda funny, or not that way.
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