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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    It’d be easier to just say “I’m being an edgy doosh”.
    This is your go to insult, and indicates you think other people are performing for (or against) you. That isn't what this place is. I can assure you, nobody cares about your reaction to their statements. Please stop embarrassing yourself and just enjoy what you enjoy. Relax. Chill.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    “Slovak people” is just a political construct no different than “American”. It’s an 18th century justification for “my people are different and special than yours”.

    It’d be easier to just say “I’m being an edgy doosh”.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    “Political boundaries mean nothing” says the guy trying to justify rooting for country that is literally just a political boundary arbitrarily carved out of another political boundary that was arbitrarily carved out of another political boundary (that arbitrarily carved out itself).
    No, no, no; the political unit is nothing. The People is everything.

    Insofar as Slovakia is a government and a set of institutions, it's just another player in the War of All Against All at the nation state level. It could be Russia or the US or Burkina Faso. They are all fungibles.

    Insofar as Slovakia is "the land of the Slovaks," it's a referent to a clan of sloping-foreheaded white trash back to which I can trace 25% of my DNA. That is what is sacred.

    The reason I don't root for the USA is it is only a political entity. The class of people who are Americans is the global population who believe in the single foundational truth of America, the only statement in any formal document that has value:

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
    That's America, and no country points to it. Only people point to it, wherever they happen to be. There is no American ethnicity -- that's what the traitors will never understand. They think they are Americans because they were born here, but they aren't, because the American people is a matter of mind, not blood.

    If there was a hockey team that represented the American people I'd root for it, but there cannot be because America isn't a nation state. It's the "last, greatest hope of mankind." The closest there is to an American hockey team is the Left.


    Last edited by Kepler; 12-30-2022, 03:29 PM.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    “Political boundaries mean nothing” says the guy trying to justify rooting for country that is literally just a political boundary arbitrarily carved out of another political boundary that was arbitrarily carved out of another political boundary (that arbitrarily carved out itself).

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    By that rule shouldn’t you be rooting for Austria?
    Ef no, they* are occupiers. Political boundaries mean nothing. The blood is the life, Mister Renfield. The tribal spirit of subliterate, root-eating, unhygenic dirt-farmers pounds in my Slavic veins. For mother, God, and soil, and no mercy to you heathen swine.



    * Actually, it was the Hun.
    Last edited by Kepler; 12-30-2022, 02:44 PM.

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  • Jimjamesak
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post

    Blood is thicker than geography.

    Kdo neskace, neni čech; poskok, Poskok, POSKOK!
    By that rule shouldn’t you be rooting for Austria?

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    What’s this us ****? Weren’t you born in New York and now live outside DC? You’re worse than an “Italian” who lives in New Jersey.
    Blood is thicker than geography.

    Kdo neskace, neni čech; poskok, Poskok, POSKOK!

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  • Jimjamesak
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    What’s this us ****? Weren’t you born in New York and now live outside DC? You’re worse than an “Italian” who lives in New Jersey.

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  • Kepler
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    Slovaks shut out Latvia, setting up a big NYE game against the Swiss where the "USA!" types will be rooting against us. Meanwhile, if the Czechs can beat Germany, that forces me to root against the Swedes. If the Slovaks can beat the Swiss, I will be rooting for heart disease and fighter jets.

    Code:
    8 SWE can
    7 CZE ger
    6 CAN swe
    0 GER cze
    0 AUT ger
    
    7 FIN usa
    6 SVK sui
    6 USA fin
    4 SUI skv
    1 LAT
    Order of games:

    12/30
    GER-AUT

    12/31
    SVK-SUI
    CZE-GER
    USA-FIN
    CAN-SWE
    Last edited by Kepler; 12-30-2022, 02:24 PM.

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  • Kepler
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    This is fun: the lineup of teams waiting in the lower pools to try to move up:And then the group below them:And then the group below them:
    After Italy let's get the Brits to the WJC. We'll see if they can keep up with the Latvians in drinking.

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  • Kepler
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    Originally posted by Russell Jaslow View Post

    Yes. And it’s a best of three series.
    Oh wow. At the tourny, or later?

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    2. Do the two fifth place teams play and the loser is relegated?
    Yes. And it’s a best of three series.

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  • Kepler
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    The battles for relegation are today:

    Noon. Slovakia (3 points) vs Latvia (1 point)

    5:30. Germany (0 points, net -10 goals) vs Austria (0 points, net -31 goals)

    I see Norway will be promoted to the tourny is 2024, and 6 other teams are already guaranteed to be there (CZE, CAN, USA, SWE, FIN, SUI). That leaves 3 slots. Presumably the 4th place teams (the winners of the battles above) take 2. Do the two fifth place teams play and the loser is relegated?
    Last edited by Kepler; 12-30-2022, 08:49 AM.

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  • Russell Jaslow
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    Originally posted by Jimjamesak View Post
    Whoosh.
    For crying out loud, I got your joke.

    I was stating information others may not know about regardless of your joke. Now GFO.

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  • state of hockey
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    Originally posted by Kepler View Post
    Germans are terrible but their sweaters are cherry.
    They really are. The black ones are even better.

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