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Fox News readers are taking it well


Wow. People have no respect. The man was a legend. The man was a role model. The man was....a human being.

He dies, and people want to bring up his religion and choice he made in his youth.

First, let me say that I am a Christian, but there is no reason to insult anyone's religion.... be it Islamic, Sikhism, Buddhism, Satanism, or the Church of FSP.... I mean, sure, I don't follow any of them, and have quite low opinions of at least two on that list..... but just don't do it. Don't be a dick.

Secondly, he is far from the only person who dodged the draft. And, honestly, even though I served in the military, I don't believe in sending people into combat who don't want. You kill people, you see your close friends die, and you risk your own life. I don't see it as something we should force people to do.

And that isn't even what bothers me the most about all this. What bothers me the most....the man has passed from this life, and you want to say mean shit?

Bah. People.
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HuastecoOtaku wrote:

Fox News readers are taking it well


But... trump didn't dodge the draft.


Some say he did, some say he didn't.

http://www.politifact.com/punditfact/article/2015/jul/21/was-trump-draft-dodger/

Politifact is usually pretty unbiased and here is their take on that but let's not turn this forum into a political debate. Let's use it to celebrate the life of Muhammad Ali.
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HolyDrumstick wrote:


HuastecoOtaku wrote:

Fox News readers are taking it well


Wow. People have no respect. The man was a legend. The man was a role model. The man was....a human being.

He dies, and people want to bring up his religion and choice he made in his youth.

First, let me say that I am a Christian, but there is no reason to insult anyone's religion.... be it Islamic, Sikhism, Buddhism, Satanism, or the Church of FSP.... I mean, sure, I don't follow any of them, and have quite low opinions of at least two on that list..... but just don't do it. Don't be a dick.

Secondly, he is far from the only person who dodged the draft. And, honestly, even though I served in the military, I don't believe in sending people into combat who don't want. You kill people, you see your close friends die, and you risk your own life. I don't see it as something we should force people to do.

And that isn't even what bothers me the most about all this. What bothers me the most....the man has passed from this life, and you want to say mean shit?

Bah. People.


I couldn't agree with everything you said more!

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Posted 6/3/16
so it goes...
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Here is the Mayweather, Pacquiao, and Oscar De La Hoya's response to Muhammad's death:

Floyd: http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=espn:15940420

Pacquiao: https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/738961630806061056

De La Hoya: https://twitter.com/OscarDeLaHoya/status/738964013812469760
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The ESPN link seems to be dead.
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We'll start posting his highlights throughout his career starting with his first minute KO to Liston in the first round

https://t.co/JzBALjayc4

Warning: cropped footage of the original television broadcast.
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The ESPN link seems to be dead.


Please scroll the ESPN home page below the breaking news happening now until you find the Mayweather's response.
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Damn I did a report on him in 5th grade
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HuastecoOtaku wrote:
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Ugh, seriously people?

The rest of his Facebook page demonstrates he is a complete asshole too. Not just an occasional one.

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“Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” - Muhammad Ali

This is the kind of role model that I wish kids had more of today. RIP Champ!
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r.i.paradise Ali
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Seriously? Vietnam was a shitty war for everyone involved. Can't blame Ali for draft dodging that. Wait, draftdodging is the wrong word. He didn't dodge anything. He went to prison for that.
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Well that sucks. RIP Ali.
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I remember meeting him in the airport with my dad when I was a child. He was being escorted in one of the carts they use for the elderly and disabled. At the time, I didn't understand the significance of it as, due to the injuries he sustained, he seemed to have difficulty interacting with others, with uncontrollable spasms. It was hard to believe that this man was one of the greatest boxers that ever lived.

I'm really sorry to hear that he has passed, though I can't imagine that the last couple decades of his life were that easy. It has to be incredibly difficult to recall how much you were capable of doing but, because of injuries, you can no longer do the things you once enjoyed. I am grateful to him that, because of his sacrifice, there is a lot more concern for head injuries and protective wear for athletes now than there was in his era.
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