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grant228 2018-12-09 19:55:28
Hello, Bill. I'm hoping hockey is not the violent five minute compilation I saw because the attrition rate would be so high there would be no players left skating. Back home in Oz after two marvellous weeks in NZ. A more picturesque place I haven't been to. Stunning views everywhere accompanied by very friendly people.
 
bill 2018-12-08 16:06:49
Stats show fighting in hockey is way down - good thing. I love the game for it's speed and finesse, not fighting. Hope everyone is well. Grant, looks lovely where you are!
 
grant228 2018-11-28 05:49:22
 
 
grant228 2018-11-28 05:40:42
Dave, it's a fascinating comment on society that we are willing to accept or overlook such violence but become enraged with a few ill-chosen words from politicians or broadcasters. Enough of that. I am currently enjoying my second week on the south island of New Zealand and am entranced by the majesty of the place. The physical beauty is stunning. At the moment I'm in Lake Tekapo gazing across its azure surface framed in the distance by snow capped mountains.
 
dave 2018-11-26 14:23:24
I should have credited denverpost.com on that pic
 
dave 2018-11-26 14:21:43
Yes, hockey is one sport where almost outright violence seems to be encouraged. I once almost got into a fight with my cousin because he felt the fighting was an acceptable, respected, and even desired part of the game. Of course he was a hockey player. As much as I wanted to disagree he probably wasnn;t all that wrong in regards to where the attitude about the role of fighting in the sport amongst those involved. The caption to the attached image was "should fighting be allowed in Hockey"
 
 
grant228 2018-11-19 20:45:13
Dave, I've seen some pretty ferocious hits via the rugby codes we have out here but nothing like those dished out in that hockey footage. It wasn't one or two either. Graphic mayhem on ice if done anywhere else would see the offenders jailed! Are such incidents part of the game or do the officials take action?
 
dave 2018-11-19 16:33:21
Grant, I don't know if I'm that much of a hockey fan, but I would suspect they definitely do. It's a pretty big deal. There was a documentary about a US pro (American) football player who had a lot of concussions in the 80's and now he has ALS and there is alot of theory that the concussions played a role. Also in the Michigan football game on Saturday a player was taken out on a stretcher with what may have been a severe concussion. I don't know why Hockey would be any different. It's very physical.
 
grant228 2018-11-17 09:53:18
Dave, I know you're a hockey fan so thought you might be able to help. I have just watched a compilation of incredible hockey collisions and wonder if the players have to worry about long term brain damage as footballers do?
 
dave 2018-11-05 13:02:33
Bill, Hope the health is better now and we'll see you back more. Dave
 
grant228 2018-10-27 02:21:06
Hi, Bill! Welcome back! I hope the health issues have abated. Looking forward to seeing more of your contributions.
 
bill 2018-10-26 17:11:40
Hi Gang - hope everyone is well! Sorry I haven't chimed in here in a while. Lots of health issues lately but holding my own.
 
dave 2018-10-23 21:45:02
Hi Pam, It looks like your image didn't load. Right now this page only supports jpg and gif (i think). Or, if it was a really big file it may have timed out.
 
pshaloy 2018-10-19 08:18:58
amk
 
 
dave 2018-10-14 18:00:49
absolutely
 
grant228 2018-10-10 09:00:34
Dave, I agree but I. feel it should be up to others to gauge how successful one has been. As the old saying goes, self-praise is no recommendation.
 
dave 2018-10-09 12:58:59
How do we measure achievement?
 
grant228 2018-10-02 23:04:57
He told the delegates that his administration had achieved more in two years than any other president, provoking guffaws. I think FDR, Lincoln and a few others may be able to point to one or two items they managed to cobble together that may outrank 45's claim.
 
dave 2018-10-02 11:52:23
Grant, Honestly I didn't even catch it, or the transcript, so I have no idea what transpired, though I can imagine. :)
 
grant228 2018-09-27 06:57:59
Dave, I've read two differing responses to Trump's U N address. One was the laughter was exactly how the rest of the world views his term while the other was what else could you expect from those who inhabit that dysfunctional organisation. Your view?
 
dave 2018-09-25 11:45:27
Grant, It's a mad, mad mad mad world!!
 
 
grant228 2018-09-25 10:10:50
Good evening, Dave. Your president is providing much about which to comment! Once his distinctive reign is over, I'm sure your countrymen and women will wonder what they have just lived through.
 
dave 2018-09-12 11:47:47
Hey Guys, time for my 30 day check in. lol. Been dso busy. Deb, When I went to research the music from the early 70's, both for the 40th anniversary of my families restaurant 5 years ago, and again this summer, I was amazed at how much great and timeless music came out of this period. Definitely a bountiful era of American music. As for the political conversation guys, maybe one day I'll write an Op-Ed for the site on it but for now, er... No Comment :)
 
phonerec 2018-09-08 20:20:59
Yet he asked President Obama to speak at his funeral, and banned Trump. That speaks volumes to me!
 
bill 2018-08-27 15:47:05
You are right. McCain was a good man and would not waiver on his commitments to family and country.
 
grant228 2018-08-27 07:56:30
Bill, I think John McCain's wish for Trump not to attend his funeral says much about the latter. John McCain is the sort of man all countries should point to as someone to emulate.
 
bill 2018-08-26 13:48:09
Obama invited families of gangsters to the White House! He defended criminals and dogged the very police that protect us. On the other hand, he could care less about any of our citizens who were attacked or killed by illegal aliens. Seems like he cared more for the illegals than he did our own citizens! That was not classy and that will be my lasting impression of him.
 
phonerec 2018-08-26 03:11:35
Bill,,,I have no words. Oh, wait, yes I do. Trump is a misogynistic, lying, wife cheater (3 times at latest count)piece of lying crap, and my deepest, and most enduring hope is that he is impeached. I'm not a fan. GOD how I miss the Obama's, who actually had class, a strong marriage, and the respect of the world. Trump is trash.
 
grant228 2018-08-25 10:44:12
As always, Bill, my pleasure! Aretha had a sublime voice and a very interesting life. I didn't hear of the rainbow until now. Hoping you are well and winning the fight with life's little challenges.
 
bill 2018-08-24 16:50:03
Grant, thanks so much for the new quizzes. Did you hear there was a rainbow at the Tiger's baseball game when they were doing a tribute to her? Very cool!
 



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