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MACS Offline
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So this WNBA player gets in trouble in Russia... apparently she was carrying vape pens with hashish oil residue in them. And now our state department is involved in trying to get her out of there.

Why?

Would they do that for any other regular American citizen who wasn't an athlete? I seriously doubt it.

Play stupid games in other countries... you win stupid prizes.
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#Rememberthe13

ZRX1200 Offline
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She is a heartthrob for lesbian sports fans, you think Bido’s cabinet is gonna stand around and just watch this atrocity?!!!

Hell no.
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Shoulda told 'em it was just CBD
rfenst Offline
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She is an idiot to have taken the risk. Serves her right.
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Maybe she is guilty in which she deserves what she gets and maybe the Ruskies are lying to use her. Wait … they would never would they?
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A 6’9” lesbian wearing a Black Lives For Peace hoodie thought she could carry drugs through a Russian airport and nobody would notice? And despite being vocal and anti-American she expects the government to come to her rescue?
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deadeyedick wrote:
Maybe she is guilty in which she deserves what she gets and maybe the Ruskies are lying to use her. Wait … they would never would they?


Um... the chances of the russkies lying is like 90%. The chances of this broad carrying weed filled vape pens is like... 100%.

And I agree with rfenst. She's an idiot.
bgz Offline
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As much as I'd rather disagree with you all... I can't... chick is an idiot.
Sunoverbeach Offline
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Were the pens actually confirmed? I've read conflicting reports from her having them to the charge being totally fabricated.
Krazeehorse Offline
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You guys are all racists.
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Listen to her speak, I think she is transgender pre op or post op. She has 0% tits. They did an issue of female athletes showing off their bodies naked in Sports Illistrated a non sexual way. She used electricians tape to cover her nipples. Putin would hate her even more.
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Because she has a bigger dingdong?
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Eh..................I wonder, if say Larry Bird was caught with vape pens, and detained, and incarcerated.
How long would it take before our “people” get him out?
I’m guessing he’d be out.................quickly....
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OTOH.........maybe Larry Legend doesn’t even get detained, despite the vape pens....
bgz Offline
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Sunoverbeach wrote:
Were the pens actually confirmed? I've read conflicting reports from her having them to the charge being totally fabricated.


That wouldn't surprise me either, Russia is f*cked up.
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Speyside2 wrote:
Listen to her speak, I think she is transgender pre op or post op. She has 0% tits. They did an issue of female athletes showing off their bodies naked in Sports Illistrated a non sexual way. She used electricians tape to cover her nipples. Putin would hate her even more.


Looks like some peeps here would believe the word of the Ruskies before that of an American citizen. Well, maybe a 2nd or 3rd class American citizen?
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Yup….they would never target a celebrity to be able to prisoner swap Mellow
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Try to keep up DED. I explained possible additional reasons why Putin would set her up. He passionately hates LBGTQ+ people. He does not want them in Russia. Now he has the chance to make a relatively famous American an example to the Russian people, and to America, abet for different reasons. She will be fortunate to survive, yet along ever get home. I dearly hope she survives as unscathed as possible and makes it home sooner than later.
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Speyside2 wrote:
Try to keep up DED. I explained possible additional reasons why Putin would set her up. He passionately hates LBGTQ+ people. He does not want them in Russia. Now he has the chance to make a relatively famous American an example to the Russian people, and to America, abet for different reasons. She will be fortunate to survive, yet along ever get home. I dearly hope she survives as unscathed as possible and makes it home sooner than later.


It's tough keeping up with you and Putin both.
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I pray every day Putin doesn’t discover Dave’s Killer Bread….
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ZRX1200 wrote:
I pray every day Putin doesn’t discover Dave’s Killer Bread….


I had a couple slices of the Powerseed bread for breakfast... buttered.
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If it was anything other than weed encrusted vape pens, I may believe the Russkies were lying. But, they picked the single most plausible story they could have, so kudos to them if they are lying.
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I think it's more likely they actually did catch her and they jumped on the opportunity.
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bgz wrote:
I think it's more likely they actually did catch her and they jumped on the opportunity.


Bingo... she's a known weed smoker.
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Speyside2 wrote:
Try to keep up DED. I explained possible additional reasons why Putin would set her up. He passionately hates LBGTQ+ people. He does not want them in Russia. Now he has the chance to make a relatively famous American an example to the Russian people, and to America, abet for different reasons. She will be fortunate to survive, yet along ever get home. I dearly hope she survives as unscathed as possible and makes it home sooner than later.

Is it too late to binge watch some episodes of Locked-up Abroad and realize when in a foreign country respect their laws and ways of doing things, even if it’s not what you’re accustomed to? Also, with what was brewing between Russia and Ukraine travel to those countries wasn’t too smart, she should’ve just stayed home and enjoyed her dope. Hopefully when she does return home she appreciates her country a little more. Boo hoo!
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not that it matters, but she wasn't a tourist, she had a contract and was playing in a league there.
WNBA players don't make yuuuuge $$$ like NBA guys do and several make additional income around the globe.

Could be guilty. Could be that she has enough fame to be a pawn used by Russia...
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JGKAMIN wrote:
Is it too late to binge watch some episodes of Locked-up Abroad and realize when in a foreign country respect their laws and ways of doing things, even if it’s not what you’re accustomed to? Also, with what was brewing between Russia and Ukraine travel to those countries wasn’t too smart, she should’ve just stayed home and enjoyed her dope. Hopefully when she does return home she appreciates her country a little more. Boo hoo!


Like I said before if she is guilty she has it coming. She is not unfamiliar with Russian laws as she plays in their leagues every year when the WNBA is not playing. Many other American women also do as they pay better then the WNBA.
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MACS wrote:
So this WNBA player gets in trouble in Russia... apparently she was carrying vape pens with hashish oil residue in them. And now our state department is involved in trying to get her out of there.

Why?



Let's see. Who is the enemy of the left?
-White, Straight, Christian, Males.

What is B. Grinder?
-Black, Gay, Unknown, Female.


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What’s blue and smells like red paint?
Blue paint.
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frankj1 wrote:
not that it matters, but she wasn't a tourist, she had a contract and was playing in a league there.
WNBA players don't make yuuuuge $$$ like NBA guys do and several make additional income around the globe.

Could be guilty. Could be that she has enough fame to be a pawn used by Russia...

Her real job in the states pays over $227k/year (“with a potential to earn up to $500,000 between bonuses and marketing opportunities”) while this side gig in Russia pays over $1mil/year. She has a reported net worth of over $17mil, so going back to Russia when everyone was fleeing was almost as brilliant a move as taking dope with you while you do it.
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JGKAMIN wrote:
Her real job in the states pays over $227k/year (“with a potential to earn up to $500,000 between bonuses and marketing opportunities”) while this side gig in Russia pays over $1mil/year. She has a reported net worth of over $17mil, so going back to Russia when everyone was fleeing was almost as brilliant a move as taking dope with you while you do it.

not sure why it matters when she went to Russia, all I've seen is February. Russia invaded Ukraine the same month so I also don't know what you mean by "everyone fleeing" and simply don't see why that matters either.

She earns the max from her "real job" which is around a quarter of a million for a little less than a half year season. She can not earn more than that from playing. I've never been a fan of salary caps or minimums, seems unAmerican to me. Not sure why her net worth matters either.

She might be the best and biggest star in the world for women's hoops and her pay is probably 10% of the last roster spot on many NBA teams...I understand the revenue produced is a gazillion times more in the men's league, but she's on a par with, say, Kobe in her version of the sport. She certainly is a big reason for much of her league's revenue, yet that last guy on the NBA bench probably doesn't entice more than a dozen people to watch and spend money. He's certainly overpaid! But who cares?

She, like many stars of her league and leagues all over the globe, play in Russia and elsewhere in the off season where she earns 4 times what she makes here and the season is much shorter. She has been doing this for something like 6 or 7 years now, some have been at it even longer.

I'd say that makes the WNBA her side gig, y' know?

She certainly makes a lot of money, you are correct. I'm not sure why she has earned enough to no longer go for more in your view...maybe it's an American trait, get it while you can?
At what point do we tell Musk he has enough? We don't. Why her?


I'm thinking neither of us know if she is guilty as charged, at least I don't.

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I'd go to Russia tomorrow for $17m. Just sayin'
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PS: Griner was arrest February 17th, long after warnings to not travel there. And who cares what the 10th man on an NBA roster makes? I’m certain he’d crush her in a game, far more people pay far more money to watch the NBA than WNBA, and many people at the top of their craft earn a fraction of what an NBA player makes. What earning potential does an Olympic wrestler have even if he just won 4 Olympic gold medals and is the undisputed world champ? And you should realize athletes go to Russia for the big bucks which ironically paid out by the underworld figures laundering their money through the teams.
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Why was the dog escorted out of the bar?
Because animals weren’t allowed inside.
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Follow the $$$ money $$$$$$

If your a millionaire....can't you just buy pot, hash oil, or those preloaded smoke pens from the hotel concierge after you go through customs?
Why smuggle it in when you know that's illegal...

Stupid fuggin GIANT FREAK SHOW K.E.N.T....
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Mr. Jones wrote:
Follow the $$$ money $$$$$$

If your a millionaire....can't you just buy pot, hash oil, or those preloaded smoke pens from the hotel concierge after you go through customs?
Why smuggle it in when you know that's illegal...

Stupid fuggin GIANT FREAK SHOW K.E.N.T....

wouldn't that make you question her guilt?
She' very famous around the world...political pawn for Russia?
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I see the pawn angle....

But I also see the obtuse I'm famous and can get away with anything angle...

I don't understand the smuggling part?

Your a friggin millionaire....
You need THC in various forms ?
Anything is available in high class high end hotels from the concierge or at the BAR....
ITS EASY AND ITS SAFE...IT JUST COSTS MORE...

JUST ASK YOURSELF....

WHAT IS YOUR FREEDOM WORTH?

ITS PRETTY EASY IF YOUR A famous MILLONAIRE...
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Knock, knock …
Come on in.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTlZxc_92Hs
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Why someone would try to sneak what is considered contraband into Russia speaks volumes of their ability to make rational decisions. I mean sneaking vape pens from California to Texas is one thing, but into Russia? Can anyone undertake a more asinine endeavor?

My take is that it wasn’t a couple but enough to last the length of her planned stay. In her small mind she probably figured that since she was a superstar the person searching her belongings would look the other way. When that didn’t happen she had her publicist put on a full court press to make her look like a victim. Time will tell.
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Abrignac wrote:
Why someone would try to sneak what is considered contraband into Russia speaks volumes of their ability to make rational decisions. I mean sneaking vape pens from California to Texas is one thing, but into Russia? Can anyone undertake a more asinine endeavor?

My take is that it wasn’t a couple but enough to last the length of her planned stay. In her small mind she probably figured that since she was a superstar the person searching her belongings would look the other way. When that didn’t happen she had her publicist put on a full court press to make her look like a victim. Time will tell.

She hid them in her Tampax rolls. No sympathy here either.
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She vanished from the news cycle about as quick as those Venezuelans in Martha’s Vineyard!
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She'll be back

Russian court will hear Brittney Griner’s appeal on Oct. 25

Griner, an eight-time all-star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted Aug. 4 after police said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.

By Vladimir Isachenkov | Associated Press Oct 3, 2022, 1:44pm EDT

MOSCOW — A Russian court on Monday set Oct. 25 as the date for American basketball star Brittney Griner’s appeal against her nine-year prison sentence for drug possession.

More...

https://chicago.suntimes.com/chicago-sky-and-wnba/2022/10/3/23385519/brittney-griner-russian-court-appeal-on-oct-25
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Ill give a dollar to anyone on here that can tell us - without Googles help - what WNBA team she plays for? And Ill give ten bucks to anyone that posts a pick of a ticket stub showing they watched her play in-person. lol Flapper
MACS Offline
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Um... No need for google, bruh... look at the thread above you.

Now where's my dollar?
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MACS wrote:
Um... No need for google, bruh... look at the thread above you.

Now where's my dollar?


BwaaaaHaaa... Good One Macs,

and I was trying to distant myself from commenting on his comment...

who gives a flying Fugg who she palyed for? She Chit on the American Flag, Chit on this Country... She's a Commie Pig and now Jailed in a Commie Prison!! give her the 9 years and see how she feels about America then!!!
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RiverRatRuss wrote:
BwaaaaHaaa... Good One Macs,

and I was trying to distant myself from commenting on his comment...

who gives a flying Fugg who she palyed for? She Chit on the American Flag, Chit on this Country... She's a Commie Pig and now Jailed in a Commie Prison!! give her the 9 years and see how she feels about America then!!!

Why do you think she is a "Commie"?
RayR Offline
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Maybe "commie" is not the right word or maybe it is, I don't know if she even has a clearly thought out political viewpoint.
But she's no right-winger, she admitted she voted for Biden and she has a left-winger's narrow distorted view of history.

She protested by not showing up when the National Anthem was played because it doesn’t represent Black Americans.

She said:

“I personally don't think it belongs in sports. ... Black people didn't have rights at that point,” It's hard disrespecting a song that didn't even represent all Americans when it was first made.”

Well "disrespecting" was a gaffe where she really meant respecting but what does the Star-Spangled Banner which was written in 1814 towards the end of the War of 1812 even remotely have to do with race?



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Axl wrote that man...Not talking
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