8/14/2010 2:26pm, #1
BCMA pushes for national ban on mixed martial arts fights
The B.C.M.A. is the local medical association and they want to ban MMA because "concern about brain injuries prompted the push to ban the sport."
This is in spite of the fact that all kinds of other activities (like rugby, boxing, grid iron, hockey etc etc) that can and have caused more brain injuries are totally legal.
8/14/2010 4:11pm, #2
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I hate people. Props to Bocek for a concise and well said arguement.
8/14/2010 4:14pm, #3
8/15/2010 12:03pm, #4
Let them waste their time..they don't have the medical data to back up any claims they may want to make.
This will go nowhere." If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra
8/15/2010 12:44pm, #5
They're lobbying the government. They don't need facts they need emotion and opinion.
8/15/2010 3:47pm, #6
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I suppose Canadian bullies' time wouldn't be entirely wasted by throwing an email to their MP. All that is necessary for stupidity to triumph and all that.
8/15/2010 6:57pm, #7
8/16/2010 11:43am, #8
There was a movement in the mid-1980's to get kickboxing banned in Ontario as well after a fighter was killed. The sport was suspended pending an inquiry, but eventually it came back ..although the fan base did dwindle a fair bit.
I really don't think that this group will succeed - MMA is here to stay at least as long as people don't start getting killed." If one wants to have a friend one must also want to wage war for him: and to wage war one must be capable of being an enemy." - Fr. Nietzsche 'On The Friend' Thus Spake Zarathustra
8/17/2010 12:00am, #9
Saw this, didn't feel it was significant.
I recall doing some research a few years back on head injuries and turns out the neurological association in England, on the grounds of players more frequently developing concussions and brain related diseases like Alzheimer's, petitioned the British government to ban soccer.Surfing Facebook at work? Spread the good word by adding us on Facebook today! https://www.facebook.com/Bullshido
8/17/2010 9:11am, #10
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