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Thread: A sad day for disability rights as a treaty fails

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    Quote Originally Posted by phins_4_ever View Post
    This is exactly wrong with society. Modeling symbolism after fictional (Forest Gump) or partially fictional characters or stories (Rocky, Rudy) and disregarding real life symbolism.
    Rocky....character based on Real BoxerChuck Wepner
    Rudy...Real character, still one of only 2 people carried off the field in ND history.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ruettiger

    You want to ascribe symbolism to an impotent treaty resolution and ignore uplifting stories and character based in fact? That's what's wrong with you, not society.
    Do you still look at Lilly Ledbetter bill and feel chills run up your leg? How has that actually changed the landscape? It hasn't really, because style was placed over substance.


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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFinz View Post
    Rocky....character based on Real BoxerChuck Wepner
    Rudy...Real character, still one of only 2 people carried off the field in ND history.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_Ruettiger

    You want to ascribe symbolism to an impotent treaty resolution and ignore uplifting stories and character based in fact? That's what's wrong with you, not society.
    Do you still look at Lilly Ledbetter bill and feel chills run up your leg? How has that actually changed the landscape? It hasn't really, because style was placed over substance.
    The Rocky movie was based partially on Wepner. Mostly his fight against Ali. The rest of the film is based on several different boxers (I.e. Maciano, Foreman) to make it a complete Hollywood story. Thus it is a partially fictional story.

    Rudy while based on real life has also elements of fiction in the movie. One of the biggest tear jerking punchlines where all the players put their jerseys down in order to get Rudy to play is one of these fictional moments. It was indeed coach Devine who suggested and wanted Rudy on the field. Before you subscribe to symbolism in movies you should really look at the character itself and if the whole story is actually true in its entirety.

    BTW Ruettiger was investigated for investment fraud by the SEC just a few years back. The charges were dropped because he agreed to pay full restitution. Because after all it was just a 'misunderstanding'. Great symbolism, the American way. Screw that global disability act. We are modeling our symbolism and our greatness based on movies who are fully or partially fictional.
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    Quote Originally Posted by phins_4_ever View Post
    The Rocky movie was based partially on Wepner. Mostly his fight against Ali. The rest of the film is based on several different boxers (I.e. Maciano, Foreman) to make it a complete Hollywood story. Thus it is a partially fictional story.

    Rudy while based on real life has also elements of fiction in the movie. One of the biggest tear jerking punchlines where all the players put their jerseys down in order to get Rudy to play is one of these fictional moments. It was indeed coach Devine who suggested and wanted Rudy on the field. Before you subscribe to symbolism in movies you should really look at the character itself and if the whole story is actually true in its entirety.

    BTW Ruettiger was investigated for investment fraud by the SEC just a few years back. The charges were dropped because he agreed to pay full restitution. Because after all it was just a 'misunderstanding'. Great symbolism, the American way. Screw that global disability act. We are modeling our symbolism and our greatness based on movies who are fully or partially fictional.
    Umm...yeah, movies embellish. Glad you caught on to that. But it doesn't take away the message, which is what you and Spesh are droning on and on about.
    Think Rudy encouraged a few kids to go to college and chase their dreams? Think Rocky taught an impressionable person that not giving up was a good thing?
    Think this treaty would convince any other country to do what we already do by law? Who is living in a fantasy world now?
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