Tea Light in the Dark Universe: Bobby Wood at Hamburg

Discussion in 'Yanks Abroad' started by LoewenBoy, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. Real Corona

    Real Corona Moderator
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    Jan 19, 2008
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    Even if Puerto Ricans do have a strong sense of identity, you can't ask them if they feel like a Yank. If someone asked me that I would say no too.

    Regardless of what Puerto Ricans might brag about, or their displays of nationalism, the fact is they are American citizens and nobody is forcing them to stick around.
     
  2. JAV7

    JAV7 Member

    Jun 2, 2009
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    In this case the word Yank is use as a nickname for US National team. They play for the USA they are yanks wether they like it or not.
     
  3. Bobbyho36

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    Aug 8, 2007
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    I believe he's half Chinese and half African-American.
     
  4. Real Corona

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    Well in that case, since Puerto Rico has its own soccer team, case closed.
     
  5. Real Corona

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    I could see that.

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  6. LoewenBoy

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    ROFL...well, actually the US did force them to stick around...twice.:cool:
     
  7. Real Corona

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    Sorry bud, Puerto Rico has been a commonwealth since World War II. (I don't think you need a lesson in judging other countries before that time). Votes for independence parties are in the low 2 to 3 percentages if I recall correctly. Nothing is stopping Puerto Rico from becoming a independent country, except the Puerto Ricans. Three times Puerto Rico voted AGAINST independence, so spare us.
     
  8. JAV7

    JAV7 Member

    Jun 2, 2009
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    Is 2. bundesliga about the same level as MlS?
     
  9. Gorky

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    Please no.
     
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  10. Real Corona

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    Hahaha
     
  11. LoewenBoy

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    ROFL...actually they are a territory...only PR law states that they are a "commonwealth". Under US law they are treated the same way as Guam or other territories. Your analysis also fails to mention Truman putting down an armed uprising after WWII in which the islanders wanted independence, as well as the uprising that happened after the Spanish-American War where the island wanted (and requested) independence. You also fail to mention that the polls for/against independence are pretty darn close. So before you start pontificating get your facts straight. Meh....
     
  12. LoewenBoy

    LoewenBoy Member+

    Aug 25, 2004
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    Head to the thread one of the mods created where that was discussed. It was an offshoot of the Buddle thread until it derailed it...
     
  13. Real Corona

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    After the Spanish American war? That's 100 years ago! Germany was an Empire then! You also completely ignore that much of the violence after the war was civil conflict between the classes in Puerto Rico. Truman? You realize blacks couldn't even go into restaurants in half the country. Newflash, things change. Texas was once its own country, doesn't mean they want it now.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/04/29/congress-debates-puerto-r_n_557230.html


    Is that close?
     
  14. LoewenBoy

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    Did not realize there was a statute of limitations on how a country could feel about something. Histocially, Puerto Rican have wanted indendence beit from Spain or the US. Colonialism was forced on them twice by the US. It is only under colonialism that the movment for independence changed from behing overwhelmingly in favor to a 50/50 split. They cannot vote, have no presentation at the federal level and are still subject to US laws. Those against independence are the ones who don't favor change. Out of the relationship with the US, they don't get a whole lot other than funds from the US Treasury. Sure....let's get them strung out on US money to buy their loyalty.:rolleyes:

    Totally off topic here...I'm done on this.
     
  15. Real Corona

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    That was top comedy right there.
     
  16. LoewenBoy

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    Aug 25, 2004
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    For a mod, you are a belligerent, degrading type aren't you?:rolleyes:
     
  17. Real Corona

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    I thought you were done?
     
  18. LoewenBoy

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    Aug 25, 2004
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    With you? Yes.
     
  19. Real Corona

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    Jan 19, 2008
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    You said you were done with your attempts to rewrite Puerto Rican history, ergo, I didn't respond to it. I responded to the humor in writing a long diatribe and then saying, "I'm done." If you were done, you wouldn't have written a long paragraph on the subject.
     
  20. Kool Herc

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    Oct 17, 2008
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    Ummm... I'll play mod here and ask that we get back on topic please.
     
  21. LiverAndPineapple

    May 7, 2008
  22. Real Corona

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  23. Gorky

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  24. LiverAndPineapple

    May 7, 2008
    Which is why we're bringing it back on topic...
     
  25. Hobo

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    Bobby subbed into the game in the 71st minute and... [result] part of the buildup to a goal for 1860 against Union Berlin. 1860 wins the game 1-0[/result]
     

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