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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement Monday night) on: November 25, 2014, 09:39:39 pm
Oh, great, krazen's take, just what this thread needed.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 25, 2014, 07:45:00 pm
Shut up, Naso.

You know why you guys get so angry at me? Because deep down I speak truths...and my side keeps winning over yours.

No, we get tired of you because your side somehow keeps winning even though you're spewing morally bankrupt bullsh**t.
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 25, 2014, 07:29:30 pm
Shut up, Naso.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: November 25, 2014, 06:07:03 pm
There have been plenty of pig disgusting posts in the Ferguson thread but to the best of my knowledge not until now has anybody entered the coveted 'presumably non-black people selectively quoting Dr King to prop up their bullsh**t respectability politics' sweepstakes.

The folks rioting and looting in Ferguson have done their very best to validate every negative stereotype there is about African Americans.

The "leadership" of the African American community needs to step up and actually lead in a positive way.

To quote Martin Luther King

In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 25, 2014, 06:01:48 pm
The folks rioting and looting in Ferguson have done their very best to validate every negative stereotype there is about African Americans.

The "leadership" of the African American community needs to step up and actually lead in a positive way.

To quote Martin Luther King

In the process of gaining our rightful place, we must not be guilty of wrongful deeds. Let us not seek to satisfy our thirst for freedom by drinking from the cup of bitterness and hatred. We must forever conduct our struggle on the high plane of dignity and discipline.

Quote from: Also Martin Luther King
It is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 25, 2014, 03:54:43 pm
Update: I had the peanut butter sandwich.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I am leaving this forum. on: November 25, 2014, 03:53:49 pm
I hope one day you will look back at the views you have at present and cringe. You still have time to soul-search and reconsider your beliefs.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 25, 2014, 02:26:46 pm
So far today I've had a large Cortland apple, a small bowl of maple syrup yogurt, a tall glass of apple cider, two small slices of leftover olive-and-onion pizza, and a small bowl of spinach, carrot, and onion salad with olive oil and vinegar dressing. I'm thinking of having a peanut butter sandwich and a few glasses of water later in the afternoon, and for dinner I'll probably have a bowl or two of fish soup. And this isn't even me eating particularly well. Does any of that sound at all appealing to you, Bushie?
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 25, 2014, 02:21:42 pm

Suck it up.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who are the five worst Governors in America? on: November 25, 2014, 02:12:25 pm
Yeah, Nixon's got to be on the list now. He might actually be worse than Cuomo.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Japan Dec 2014 early lower house election on: November 25, 2014, 02:02:34 pm
The only thing I'd add to that is that the PFG is even more despicable and fascist than either the JRP or the JIP. Otherwise, excellent overview so far.

Sōka Gakkai isn't a cult, but its leadership structure and worship style do tend to look troubling to outside observers. It's of roughly the same order as the Latter-Day Saints: Certainly not Scientology, but not Lutheranism either. It's technically an offshoot of Mahayana Buddhism's absolutely delightful Nichiren school, named after its to this day infamously codgerly grump of a Kamakura-period founder and best known for its almost Southern Baptist insistence on the complete sufficiency and infallibility of the text of the Lotus Sutra, its promiscuous incorporation of the spiritual practices of other Lotus Sutra-venerating schools, its disconcerting historical connections to a variety of different forms of Japanese nationalism from the relatively benign Edo-period kokugaku to the insanely godawful parafascism of the early Shōwa and beyond, and some sects' adherence to a comical preterist interpretation of Buddhist eschatology.

I still like it better than some forms of Zen.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement Monday night) on: November 25, 2014, 01:49:54 pm
It seems, from what is up in the NYTimes, that the prosecutors really wanted to avoid the indictment.

That is blatantly obvious.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 25, 2014, 01:49:05 pm
HD, I don't do spinach or tomatoes.

Why?
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Simple Truths Silver Mine on: November 25, 2014, 01:34:23 pm
Unfortunately, it's very, very rare for a police officer to get indicted. I am not surprised he wasn't. Most laypeople look at law enforcement as good people who has no ill will towards anyone, and thus police brutality is goes largely unchecked.

The rioting and looting doesn't do much to help the plight of those affected either. It is merely reinforcing the stereotypes that many racists have about the black community. What does it accomplish?

The rioting and looting is an expression of inchoate rage at being powerless. I don't imagine that it's calculated to accomplish anything.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 25, 2014, 01:33:45 pm
Unbelievable is the right word. Crazy stuff...

http://www.vox.com/2014/11/25/7281165/darren-wilsons-story-side

"I was doing the, just scrambling, trying to get his arms out of my face and him from grabbing me and everything else. He turned to his...if he's at my vehicle, he turned to his left and handed the first subject. He said, "here, take these." He was holding a pack of several packs of cigarillos which was just, what was stolen from the Market Store was several packs of cigarillos. He said, "here, hold these" and when he did that I grabbed his right arm trying just to control something at that point. Um, as I was holding it, and he came around, he came around with his arm extended, fist made, and went like that straight at my face with his...a full swing from his left hand."

I can't even tell what set of actions this is purporting to describe.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XIX: Melancholy and the Infinite Napping on: November 25, 2014, 01:28:47 pm
Ham sandwiches

Why?
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do True Leftists like Joni Ernst? on: November 25, 2014, 08:36:18 am
Oldiesfreak, how many people 'mak[ing your] party look like a bunch of far-right clowns' will it take for you to see that your party is, currently, taken as a whole, a bunch of far-right clowns?
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 25, 2014, 08:29:02 am
The fact that some liberals earlier in this thread were cheering this violence on is disgusting. Think of all the people who will be out of work after this.

The fact you cheer on the lethal violence perpetrated against Michael Brown is also disgusting.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Dixie Reborn on: November 24, 2014, 11:09:46 pm
I would vote for Andrew Cuomo over him in the poll series.
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 24, 2014, 10:50:59 pm
I hope this can trigger major reforms in our law enforcement.

Of course it will do nothing of the sort.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 24, 2014, 10:33:10 pm
Reminder that black people are seen as monsters by the majority of whites and any force against them will always be seen as justified.
True. Don't you think there's a reason for that?

...mods, please ban.
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 24, 2014, 10:01:30 pm
We know that Officer Wilson will need to remain in hiding for quite sometime or move.  Maybe he and Casey Anthony should hook up?

Mods, please ban.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 24, 2014, 09:53:35 pm
Any high school English class asked to do an even cursory analysis of this speech would conclude that it was biased from the beginning.

Want to write a more detailed analysis, maybe? Might actually be interesting.

I might do a fisking of it later if I can find a transcript and if I don't find the exercise too upsetting, yeah.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 24, 2014, 09:44:27 pm
Any high school English class asked to do an even cursory analysis of this speech would conclude that it was biased from the beginning.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Grand jury reaches decision in Ferguson case (Announcement tonight) on: November 24, 2014, 09:33:45 pm
These miserable skunks couldn't have just said 'the grand jury declines to indict' and gotten on with their skunk lives? They had to do this whole character-assassination rigmarole too? Sickening.
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