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Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:34 PM

 

Orioles COO John Angelos offers eye-opening perspective on Baltimore protests

"My greater source of personal concern, outrage and sympathy beyond this particular case is focused neither upon one nightís property damage nor upon the acts, but is focused rather upon the past four-decade period during which an American political elite have shipped middle class and working class jobs away from Baltimore and cities and towns around the U.S. to third-world dictatorships like China and others, plunged tens of millions of good, hard-working Americans into economic devastation, and then followed that action around the nation by diminishing every Americanís civil rights protections in order to control an unfairly impoverished population living under an ever-declining standard of living and suffering at the butt end of an ever-more militarized and aggressive surveillance state." John Angelos

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/04/orioles-john-angelos-baltimore-protests-mlb

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Reply Orioles COO John Angelos offers eye-opening perspective on Baltimore protests (Original post)
chalmers Apr 2015 OP
truebluegreen Apr 2015 #1
Sanity Claws Apr 2015 #2
joeybee12 Apr 2015 #3
daleanime Apr 2015 #61
Cosmocat Apr 2015 #4
FSogol Apr 2015 #5
MynameisBlarney Apr 2015 #9
FSogol Apr 2015 #15
MynameisBlarney Apr 2015 #22
bulloney Apr 2015 #102
Stuart G Apr 2015 #105
delete_bush Apr 2015 #6
LittleGirl Apr 2015 #7
pangaia Apr 2015 #8
Kingofalldems Apr 2015 #10
elleng Apr 2015 #56
gregcrawford Apr 2015 #11
PatrickforO Apr 2015 #24
blackspade Apr 2015 #12
MissDeeds Apr 2015 #13
ChisolmTrailDem Apr 2015 #14
FourScore Apr 2015 #16
hifiguy Apr 2015 #17
Jack Rabbit Apr 2015 #18
Scuba Apr 2015 #19
FairWinds Apr 2015 #73
Scuba Apr 2015 #101
bulloney Apr 2015 #103
freshwest Apr 2015 #20
freebrew Apr 2015 #108
SamKnause Apr 2015 #21
PatrickforO Apr 2015 #23
democrank Apr 2015 #25
3catwoman3 Apr 2015 #26
Vattel Apr 2015 #27
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marym625 Apr 2015 #32
malaise Apr 2015 #33
erronis Apr 2015 #37
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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:47 PM

1. Wow.

 

We need a lot more like him.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:50 PM

2. He gets it.

I may become an Orioles fan, just because of this guy.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 12:54 PM

3. Wow...

 

He gets it.

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Response to joeybee12 (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 07:27 PM

61. +1

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:02 PM

4. Holy shit

Two thumbs up!

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:05 PM

5. His father, Peter Angelos is a lifelong Democrat, who started out as a lawyer for labor unions. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #5)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:17 PM

9. Ah...that explains

the compassion and the lack of fear to speak truth to power.

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Response to MynameisBlarney (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:21 PM

15. His Dad also won that famous Tobacco Settlement case against Phillip Morris. n/t

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Response to FSogol (Reply #15)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:34 PM

22. Now that's purty dang alright!

The more I hear about these two, the more I like 'em.

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Response to FSogol (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 06:36 AM

102. A man who doesn't forget where he came from and sees the big picture. That's a rare bird.

Too often, we see people of wealth who inherited what they have, but they act like it's all about them and they draw simplistic conclusions to what they see. They don't like past the end of their nose. It's all about me-me-me. I don't think most of these clowns are smart enough to know how to clean a toilet.

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Response to bulloney (Reply #102)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 08:15 AM

105. Thank You for saying this...What you said is so true...no text

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:08 PM

6. An amazing statement,

so concise, so visual, and all packed into a single sentence.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:11 PM

7. Wow is right eom

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:16 PM

8. I knew there was some reason I liked the Orioles..

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:17 PM

10. As a rival Nats fan I give the man his props.

Excellent.

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 07:20 PM

56. More than props from me, King.

WAS an O's fan, BEFORE Nats arrived.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:17 PM

11. NAILED it!

Thank you, Mr. Angelos, for a clear, concise, and deadly accurate description of the evil being perpetrated on working Americans. Now, what are we going to do about it?

Hillary's "vast Right-wing conspiracy" was not limited to making her life miserable 20 years ago. It has made exponential gains in momentum, power, and malice, and you cannot reason with greed-crazed psychopaths. They have shown us no mercy in their depredations, and they will not stop unless we make them stop.

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Response to gregcrawford (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:55 PM

24. Momentum, power and malice. Our corporate overlords begin to sound more and more like

Sauron.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:17 PM

12. Surprising and well said

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:17 PM

13. Wow!

 



K&R

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:19 PM

14. Holy Truth-to-Power! Thanks for the post, chalmers! And a big welcome to DU! nt

 

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:22 PM

16. Spot on! Welcome to DU chalmers!

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:23 PM

17. Wow! I tip my hat to you, sir. You get the point.

 

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:24 PM

18. It's always good to see that even successful people understand

The present socioeconomic trajectory is unsustainable. The rich cannot keep getting richer at the expense of the poor and middle class, the financial "industry," which by its very nature produces no wealth at all, cannot continue its privileged status and dictate economic policy to the government, the fossil fuel industries can no longer be allowed to befoul the air and water and, at the same time, hinder the development of renewable energy sources that are needed to literally save the planet from the fossil fuel industry.


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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:25 PM

19. A three-run shot to the upper deck!

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #19)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 09:36 PM

73. Hey Scuba . .

 

You're talking Earl Weaver now - his modus operandi for the
Birds was great pitching and three-run homers.

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Response to FairWinds (Reply #73)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 05:50 AM

101. ... and getting tossed.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #101)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 06:40 AM

103. And growing tomatoes in the outfield in the old Memorial Park.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:30 PM

20. Excellent! And he has it right, it's been since the seventies. At first I read Orioles COO and

thought, what, corporate voices are all we're going to hear now?

But what a pleasant surprise to read the words of someone who pulled no punches and said truths that may not be obvious to some.

In the seventies we could see this happening. I attibuted some of it to the debt for the Vietnam War. I've never believed that the leaders of nations make loans out of the goodness of their hearts when American jumps up and goes to war.

I think the breaking of the Ameircan worker is due to that, and it's not stopped. It wasn't altruism that caused China to hand over their money to the USA to play cowboys and indians in the Middle Eastern desert. Nope

They expected something for it. Previous adventures abroad have also had big contracts to pay back money for wars. I think there is more than one way to do this and it's not a simple thing.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 09:55 AM

108. It started when Nixon cut the GI Bill...

when our overlords decided it was dangerous to them to educate the proles.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:31 PM

21. K&R

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 01:53 PM

23. K&R for an OUTSTANDING post.

Clearly John understands what's actually going on.

Wow. Just wow!

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 02:00 PM

25. That about sums it up.

Good for John Angelos.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 02:02 PM

26. Well said, sir. Well said.

I am not a follower of baseball, but am now a fan of the Orioles' COO.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 02:03 PM

27. Holy shit! I need to dust off my Orioles cap.

 

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 02:21 PM

28. As Harry Carey used to say HOLY COW.

That is rare for sports executives and owners. Most of them are total repuke jerks like Jerry Jones or Dan Snyder.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 02:23 PM

29. Run for President

 

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 02:25 PM

30. Hammer nail, etc. nt

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 02:36 PM

31. Welcome to DU, chalmers!

Glad you're here! GREAT post! EXCELLENT find! I'm really amazed to hear this out of the mouth of someone in the so-called "establishment." The Chief Operating Officer of the Baltimore Orioles. And he says THIS? Amazing.

REALLY refreshing to see and to read. He nailed it, too, of course. I hope to hear more of this from more of the higher places. We need people at the top of their game and their industry speaking out like this. John Angelos really gets it. This is EXACTLY what has happened. The past four decades have cursed this nation. It started in earnest with reagan. Actually, during the late '70s, here in California I'm ashamed to admit, with that damned, dreaded, utterly ill-conceived Prop13. Fucked with property taxes, and thereby kicked the supports out from under public schools, infrastructure, and multiple other things. ronald reagan rode into power on the monster wave generated by that damned Prop13. Thirteen was a VERY unlucky number for the rest of us. Sure was pretty lucky for him, though.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 03:20 PM

32. K&R! Big time!

Which is EXACTLY why we cannot allow anyone in the white house that is working for the 1%

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 03:22 PM

33. This should have 1,000 recs

Wish I could Rec more than once

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Response to malaise (Reply #33)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 03:36 PM

37. I'm trying, takes a long time to make up 1,000 aliases! But yes - agree!!!

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Response to erronis (Reply #37)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 07:23 PM

58. DUzy

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 03:23 PM

34. K&R!

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 03:24 PM

35. mmmkkkkkay, bout says it all

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 03:33 PM

36. Of course he gets it ... it directly affects his business

And I mean this in a good way. How great would it be for more Execs to lobby on behalf of the poor and middle-class, even if the intent is to bring them more business?

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Response to Auggie (Reply #36)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 07:23 PM

57. ALL execs should 'get it,'

especially if they're 'successful' in their businesses, and many probably do, tho in silence.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 03:40 PM

38. I took in an Orioles game when I was visiting in Baltimore last year....

Kudos to Angelos, he does indeed get it.

I grew up in Baltimore City, later Baltimore County. I was a white Catholic school girl whose parents moved to the suburbs in the early 1960's. The suburbs were partly a response to racial turmoil in the city during an era of segregation, block busting and restricted communities.

Anyway, back to last August. My sister, brother-in-law and I (all Californians now) were visiting in Maryland and decided to take in a game. We were amazed how few of the attendees were persons of color, specifically African American. And Baltimore is and has been a Chocolate City, and Camden Yards in so easy to get to.

Yes, tickets are pricey. Agreed. But the O's were closing in on the Division Championship, and team spirit was super high in the whole city. It was surprising.

The population of the city has been falling, decent jobs are fleeing and outside trendy areas, urban decay is reclaiming some areas that were creatively gentrified during a period of civic restoration in the 80s.

If you spend any amount of time in Charm City, you'll see how racially divided it is. Lots of the cultural and tourist sites are primarily enjoyed by white vacationers and corporate groups. Many of my white suburban Maryland friends tell me they 'dread' going into downtown Baltimore - tried to warm me against it. "High murder rate". "Don't wear a nice watch, you'll be a target'.

Let's hope the city can start healing after this event. But, maybe not. Other cities have similar issues, and they don't seem to be healing.






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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 04:00 PM

39. hey O malley

could you get this guy for your veep?

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #39)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 07:25 PM

59. Sure, if we get O'Malley for POTUS!

(Or this guy for some other major role.)

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 04:04 PM

40. Wow. I would not have expected him to say this.

Way to go, John. He gets it.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 04:07 PM

41. Nailed it!

Kick

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 04:10 PM

42. Is it too late to draft John Angelos for Democratic candidate?

He'd scare the pants off of any Republican and a good few so-called Democrats!
I'm sure professional opinion-makers would be thrown for a loop when they ran the polls.

Right On! Right On! Right On!

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 04:12 PM

43. Another amazing description. But how, then, do you control the violence?

 

Probably not by signing onto the TPP.

Not hard to see the author's point, unless one's hood blinds them to the past 40 years.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 04:22 PM

44. WOW! Very well said!

I suddenly have a renewed interest in the Orioles. Maybe get a hat.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 05:32 PM

45. kick

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 05:35 PM

46. That blurb warms the heart of this ex-pat O-yo's fan

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 05:56 PM

47. Someone send that to Clinton and ask her what she thinks.

 

What a powerful statement. His NSA/CIA Security State surveillance quotient just went up ten points (and that's not good).

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #47)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 06:37 PM

49. Are you going to use every post between now and the election....

 

To bash Hillary? If so, my opinion is that you don't belong on a pro Democratic Party web site. Your shtick is already old.

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #49)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 06:48 PM

51. If you think what I said is "bashing" you are in for a loong primary season.

 

The Presidential election in 2016 is very important to the 99%. We are losing ground rapidly and with 8 more years of corporate dominated laws and policies, we might never recover. I think the OP is a very powerful statement. One that I want my candidate to believe in. I don't think Clinton is in tune with the OP.

I am going to hold Clinton, who is expected to raise close to $2 billion dollars for her election, accountable for her stands every step of the way. At $2 billion she would obviously be the favor of big money. There is a rule in politics, "you can't represent the people, if you represent the 1%."

While you may like her for her social issues, I would like to point out that her economic issues, foreign policy issues and NSA/CIA non-accountability issues may completely destroy the middle class and make our Constitution moot.

Sen Sanders represents the people. Clinton has very close ties to banksters like Goldman-Sachs. How can you overlook that?

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #51)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 08:28 PM

65. Well the republicans will have a big old party for you....

 

... when it's all over. By the way, your signature is a bash on a democrat.

But, can you add some facts to your future posts? Like objective evidence that she is all about rich people and in favor of income inequality, and stuff like that?

Would that be too much to ask? The fact free pronouncements of the HRC bashers are ALREADY old. And meaningless in that they are allegations without a shred of evidence. Reminds of republican reasoning, sorry to say. Republican posters never met a fact in their lives, and they like it like that.

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #65)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 08:40 PM

66. I have provided a number of good reasons for the common people to be leary

 

of another Clinton in the WH. For example are you familiar with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act that made the banksters very happy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gramm%E2%80%93Leach%E2%80%93Bliley_Act

Where you aware that the Clintons are very close friends with Goldman-Sachs, the worst of the worse?

Tell you what. Why don't you tell us in the fields of economics, foreign policy, and the NSA/CIA domestic spying, why Clinton is our choice.

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #66)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 08:44 PM

67. She had nothing to do with the Gramm leach bliley act

 

She wasn't even in the senate then. What does that have to do with her?

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Response to MaggieD (Reply #49)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 08:24 PM

64. Why yes....

 

yes it is a Democratic site. Perhaps you should check your dictionary for the definition of Democratic.

I don't believe anywhere in Webster's book does it say you must support Hillary for President and never disagree with her to be a Democrat....

well, of course I could be wrong, you may have one of those new fan dangled dictionaries - the one written by authoritarians evangelist ultra right wing teabagger goose steppers......naaa, you wouldn't be that closed minded would you? Well maybe you would.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 06:36 PM

48. Sums it up nicely!

 

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 06:43 PM

50. Wow

 

we are on the edge - and some people understand that fact

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 06:48 PM

52. Thank you Mr. Angelos

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 06:49 PM

53. Awesome. What's he doing about it?

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 06:50 PM

54. K&R

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 07:18 PM

55. SOMETHING ELSE!

May have to change my allegiance; after all, who owns the Nationals??? Saddens me A LOT!

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 07:25 PM

60. Perfectly stated.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 07:32 PM

62. Wow! Just wow.

He gets it.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 08:07 PM

63. His father Peter won the lawsuit against the tobacco industry.

No surprise to see his son come out for working people.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 08:56 PM

68. Wow! k&r

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 08:58 PM

69. Thanks for posting...

We need to keep in mind people are suffering and dying around the U.S., and while we are thankful no one was injured at Camden Yards, there is a far bigger picture for poor Americans in Baltimore and everywhere who donít have jobs and are losing economic civil and legal rights, and this makes inconvenience at a ballgame irrelevant in light of the needless suffering government is inflicting upon ordinary Americans.


John Angelos is looking at the big picture here.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 09:00 PM

70. Damn Good Statement, Mr. Angelos

We need more people thinking that way...

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 09:01 PM

71. Dead on. Thank you, John Angelos! mahalo chalmers

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 09:15 PM

72. Looks like somebody

Was raised right.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 09:37 PM

74. He represented the team in the discussions with Cuba leading to the historic games

In 1999. Most impressive. I guess his dad owns the team. Getting a T Shirt. I am now a fan!

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 09:43 PM

75. Finally, an Angelos says something that I agree with!

Sorry, but his daddy ruined the Orioles.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 09:44 PM

76. Welcome to DU, chalmers...

Thank you for posting this. I couldn't add another word.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 09:49 PM

77. another point ...his wiki page is impressive! he would be a dream candidate

With his resume and the way he is helping manage that franchise. Truly inspirational.
One can't help but wonder at the "unfortunate" comparison that might be made between his success with the Orioles and that of Bush with the Texas Rangers!

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Response to ALBliberal (Reply #77)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 10:02 PM

78. I have to admit when I read his statement my first thought was

"I'd vote for this guy!"

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Response to dflprincess (Reply #78)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 10:05 PM

79. yep...smart, concise, and sees the big picture!

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 10:12 PM

80. Wow!~ I just became an Orioles fan!!!

On a serious note, he's exactly right!!!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #80)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 11:10 PM

88. Me too.

eom

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 10:26 PM

81. Oh Yeah. Inspirational!

Dude knows how to turn a phrase, too. Excellent.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 10:26 PM

82. Wow! May the Orioles win the World Series.

Because I remember 1967 Detroit. I lived there. The city was aflame and the protesters weren't just cutting fire hoses; there were snipers firing at the firemen. LBJ called out the National Guard and I saw Jeeps with machine guns driving by my house. That and the nine days of smoke made Detroit a kind of a Hell.

But the next year the Detroit Tigers won the World Series in seven games, especially due to one Mickey Lolich, who pitched nearly flawlessly, plus a fierce team spirit. Both blacks and whites gathered downtown and danced in the streets. There was no looting or violence, just dancing, and singing, and cheering.

That's why the Orioles should win. It can transform a community.

We also need to do something about police on black violence. BTW, sooner would be better than later.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 10:29 PM

83. Quite possibly this tweet killed the TPP...nt

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 10:30 PM

84. I Really Appreciate These Comments... However, Right Now

most MSM is STILL talking about things like "a purge" and things of this sort!

Of course, the old saying that "things happen for a reason" comes to my mind. So if these things that are happening will FINALLY open the eyes of people in power then perhaps some good will come out of those who have had their lives "taken" by all this aggressive, hateful action going on by COPS who are supposed to "protect" victims!

I'm so filled with RAGE when all too many people blame the victims, and the showing of videos of bad acts by them when they have nothing to do with the killing! I understand how bad it looks when those who fight back and how it seems to add to what the COPS say about the WHY of what they did!

Is a Revolution brewing? I wonder. I will gladly join, this is no longer a country I recognize and most certainly NOT the way Democracy Looks Like!!!

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 10:48 PM

85. A member of the 1% who totally gets it. Yes it is possible!

Last edited Mon Apr 27, 2015, 11:53 PM - Edit history (1)

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 11:03 PM

86. That's what's happening. nt

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 11:07 PM

87. wow!

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 11:28 PM

89. Add to post #83 ... I had wondered what Obama must be going through both

 

personally and politically. It does bring the "global" trade agreements a bit into focus while we're watching a city burn for lack of jobs and racial disrespect/racism/bigotry/whatever, but no lack of police power when needed. No budget constraints.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 11:48 PM

90. Bombard Obama and your representatives in Congress with his statement.

Jaysuz, it's rare to hear such brutal honesty... it's like I'm clinging to it. Phew.

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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #90)

Mon Apr 27, 2015, 11:57 PM

91. Exactly how I feel this is my fourth post on this thread and I rarely post plus

I messaged the link to several friends. Pitch Perfect.

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Response to ALBliberal (Reply #91)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 12:07 AM

92. It reminds me of unfiltered Dean, way back when.

No Clintonesque triangulation... aaaaaah.




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Response to SMC22307 (Reply #92)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 12:19 AM

95. yes. Dean would set my world to order. We hear so much BS and poll

Tested nonsense. This man's statement is lovely to behold.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 12:11 AM

93. Amazing

I never expect to hear such a prominent public figure to speak such truth.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 12:17 AM

94. I am suddenly an ardent Orioles fan!

Bravo, Mr Angelos!!

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 12:28 AM

96. MR. ANGELOS IS CORRECT

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 02:38 AM

97. Bam! This guy gets IT!

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 02:47 AM

98. I wonder if some idiot is gonna say he should shut up and play ball.

 

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 03:00 AM

99. This Quote FTW! nt

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 04:36 AM

100. Yeah, but that requires, like, THINKING ursumjunk

 

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 06:59 AM

104. No doubt about that John, no fucking doubt about that

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 08:33 AM

106. That is a succinct and complete summary.

Well said, Mr Angelos.

-- Mal

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 09:33 AM

107. I just saw your post- I double posted this morning. Stunning perspective because it's spot on.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 10:38 AM

109. He nailed it -

And it's not often that I get to make that statement in regards to a leader of business.

It's interesting because many captains of industry prefer to look the other way when they've made it. Many come to believe the lies of capitalism rather than realize that they lucked out in one way or another while most are crushed by this system. I wish more who see it clearly would speak up.

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 10:52 AM

110. I think I just became an Orioles fan. nt

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2015, 12:29 PM

111. KnR

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Response to chalmers (Original post)

Fri May 1, 2015, 07:28 PM

112. Meanwhile, our Democratic Party is conspiring to send millions of additional jobs to Asia...

Thanks, TPP.

There is a chasm between our political elite (and their insufferable apologists) and real people who live with the consequences of this shit.

Is that job in China, India or Vietnam really worth it?

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