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No fighting in the NHL, 'the block,' more...6.10.13

 
No fighting in the NHL, 'the block,' more...6.10.13
Posted June 10th, 2013 @ 9:25am

.Hockey has a new visor rule beginning for new players next year, but, probably because I don't follow the game that closely, I didn't even think of this

Change doesn’t come all at once in the National Hockey League, one more proof that hockey is like life. But the game does change, and the acceptance of mandatory visors portends a much larger change – an end to fighting.

I can see this though...

We may be too optimistic. Perhaps an enterprising enforcer will invent an ejectable visor. Or fighters will throw off their helmets (at least until someone dies when falling backward on his head). But visors are bound to cover more and more of the face. Players will wonder why they are protecting their eyes and not their jaws. The right to punch the other fellow into oblivion will fade away.

.Part of the reason I became a Saints fan back in 2006 was Drew Brees arrival and his subsequent humanitarian efforts to help rebuild New Orleans. I was a fan of him more off the field than on. Those same ideals are in place when I read that Marques Colston has already started his post-NFL career. 

This summer marks his first full season as majority owner of the Harrisburg (Pa.) Stampede, a minor-league indoor football team. While Colston spent Tuesday through Thursday at Saints minicamp, he was scheduled to travel to Fayetteville, N.C., in time for Saturday night’s American Indoor Football Championship game against the Cape Fear Heroes.

.The Vine of Lebron's momentum shifting block.

...and the photo.

.I realize that relations between the US and China are tense, so perhaps that's why the NSA whistleblower chose to head that way - knowing China wouldn't give him up to the US goverment - but yea, I thought the same thing...

But here is the reality. Hong Kong is not a sovereign country. It is part of China -- a country that by the libertarian standards Edward Snowden says he cares about is worse, not better, than the United States. China has even more surveillance of its citizens (it has gone very far toward ensuring that it knows the real identity of everyone using the internet); its press is thoroughly government-controlled; it has no legal theory of protection for free speech; and it doesn't evenhave national elections. Hong Kong lives a time-limited separate existence, under the "one country, two systems" principle, but in a pinch, it is part of China

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