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21) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1615527)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I've just got to wonder why that took so long Gary.

Cheers.

Obstruction of justice, or as many feel in this case injustice. Essentially internal affairs can't tamper (question) while a criminal inquiry (grand jury) is poking around.
22) Message boards : Politics : I hope that this cop gets to feel the full force of the law. #2 (Message 1615490)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/12/12/internal-nypd-probe-moving-swiftly-in-chokehold-case-up-to-8-officers-under/
NEW YORK – The New York Police Department's internal affairs unit is now investigating whether any officers will be disciplined for their roles in the videotaped arrest that ended in the chokehold death of Eric Garner.
23) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615482)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I have a feeling many here will identify with this column ...
http://www.thecollegefix.com/post/20236/
Omar Mahmood wrote:
It was one of the coldest days of this winter past, and I was hurrying along the Diag to class. The blistering cold did not turn my eyes from all the white privilege falling around [me]. All those white snowflakes falling thick upon the autumn leaves, burying their colors. Majoring in womyn’s studies, I’ve learned that oppression comes in many forms. Sometimes we fail to notice it because it’s just everywhere – just like that white snow.
24) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615473)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
@Gary
100% of people are racist. Got that yet?

:) Can I take that as your answer to my question? :)

Yes you can. Like anything not everyone acts on it every time. :)
25) Message boards : Politics : Are you a psychopath? (Message 1615471)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Don't we have to 'Teach' our children Right from Wrong?


Of course! Obligé!

Who taught the first child? Have we just arrived at the unmoved mover again?

Morals and ethics are entirely self discoverable. It does help to have a push however.
26) Message boards : Politics : Taliban Massacre (Message 1615301)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
You forget that this isn't how you defeated the Nazis. All those bombs only temporarily shut down the Nazi state. You defeated the Nazis when you rebuild Germany, rebuild their economy and ensured they had enough to eat, replaced the Nazi leadership with a democratically elected government.

That only works if they want a democratically elected government. The assumption that they want a democratically elected government is false, hence the mess.
27) Message boards : Politics : Are you a psychopath? (Message 1615296)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
And yes, a lot of people do think that evolution is true but that God had a hand in it.

Depends how you ask the question, and the responders interpretation.

Perhaps many believe a God 'Started' The Universe, then let evolution take its course.

Agree it is a step in the correct direction.



Anything inexplicable would be Gods work to religious people. Die hard scientists would do anything to attain an explanation or rather an answer otoh.

inexplicable = beyond their IQ to understand
28) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615169)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
I'm female. We simply don't have time for all the things that have been hollered at me over the years. Most of them I would have to mod anyway as they are pretty foul. At least you got "pimp". Pimp is far better than the alternative right? And probably less scary.

So all the hollering at you was sexual? Nothing racial?

The fact that you have to ask if I've ever had someone yell something offensive to me as I walk down the street is an example of how white men really have no idea what its like for the rest of us.

Wrong. I know offensive sexual things have been yelled at you. You have said so several times in several threads. That you would assume I don't remember speaks volumes about how you view the world.

All times I've been stopped by police I've deserved it.

That would be exceptional, even for a white woman.

One of black friends who happened to be the son of millionaire business executive and therefore drove a very nice car. He was stopped by the police at least once a week for driving a nice car while black.

Sure, white people get stopped by police...but as often as black men? No. Are the police more likely to react with violence when dealing with a black person? Yes.

Police, police, police. You bring them up in nearly every sentence. It is as if you are fixated upon them to the exclusion of all else. Do you believe that every single one of them is a vile racist skinhead KKK member to the core?

I'm just talking about running down the sidewalk perfectly legally. Its happen to friends on mine on multiple occasions because running while black is suspicious.

Are we still going with the single datum and extend to the world again? I'm willing to give that the police were you live are racist pigs just out to screw with as many brothers as they can. Are you willing to give that is not a universal absolute?

Had that conversation about suspicious with a coworker last week. The person has been stopped several times riding a bike from work to the transit stop. Want to try and explain why?

A black person running down the street should not be suspicious. But we all know cops aren't the brightest. You would hope they would learn they are wasting their time with all the nothing they find, but perhaps their light bulbs aren't that bright.

KEVIN MURRAY, Assemblyman http://articles.latimes.com/1998/oct/24/local/me-35617 wrote:
I introduced the California Traffic Stops Statistics Act because an inordinate number of African American men, including me, have been unnecessarily stopped by police. The underlying reason we are stopped so often is the perception that minorities are more likely to commit crimes and that warrants greater scrutiny of them.

It really has to do with police culture. If a black officer does it, it is still racism.

Maybe some cold hard data would refute their (cops) dim light bulbs.
29) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615071)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Have you ever been stopped by the police for running for a bus?

No, but someone who happened to be going down the sidewalk with me did get pinched. They ran the pedestrian signal, I stopped and also had seen the officer. Can't remember if it was before or after I read the newspaper article about the stepped up pedestrian safety enforcement program. They are damn righteous about safety campaigns and have zero tolerance.

Now as to me, I've been pulled over on mistaken id for a traffic ticket, and also had an officer be incorrect on my driving and even once gotten one I deserved. Now they have also tried to hang different felonies on me at various times, which I had no part in.

BTW have you ever been walking down the street and have someone lean out the window and yell the N word at you? I have. As well as a few others including honky, gringo, huerto and pimp.
30) Message boards : Politics : Thor is the Designer! #2 (Message 1615064)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Preparations for tomorrow's Thorsday celebrations here are now under way.


I hear Thor wears frilly skirts 'n underwear......



While I support silliness, I don't want this to turn into a name calling thread. So I'll just say your birdie is chattering its beak because it didn't fly south for the winter.

All Hail Thor!
31) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615063)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
http://www.businessweek.com/news/2014-12-11/they-killed-15-black-men-dot-now-they-re-a-model-police-dept
32) Message boards : Politics : Taliban Massacre (Message 1615057)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
This is really to much!
At least 141 people died in the attack in the school in Peshawar, Pakistan, 132 of them were children.



How can religious people do such thing! That's believing in Evil!!

They can do it the same way any religion can and has. They believe they are superior. They give themselves the right to ignore all rules because they are doing their god's work. For some insight, see the racism thread.

As to what sets them off, they see others who do not believe as they do having a good time, but they have to do their rituals. They turn on their TV and are exposed to other ways of life and hate builds. They can't find their culture on the satellite because they are a minority and it doesn't make money to program for them. More hate boils. Eventually they no longer can be tolerant and must wipe out what they see. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u6d8eKvegLI

They no longer can be tolerant and their frustration at others for making different choices reaches wits end, so they strike out. I wonder how they would score on the psychopath test?
33) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1615049)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
LOL
Thanks Chris...
Oh yes, we've all seen her in action and it's quite evident she needs no help defending herself.
I simply put myself in her camp to show my moral support while I offer to hold her coat because I can't get my blood pressure elevated arguing with the lunatic fringe.

I've just got an extreme stubborn streak when I know I'm right. Luckily I'm white and the police simply give me a ride home when I've dug my heels in over something.

You get that preferential treatment of a ride home because you are a woman, men of course are discriminated against and have to find their own way home through that dark alley. ;)
34) Message boards : Politics : Crimea 6 (Message 1615048)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
On Tuesday the Russian economy saw a jump of 25% in its inflation rate which have been brought about by world wide sanctions and a huge drop in oil prices over the Ukraine crisis.

http://www.dailytech.com/Apple+Abandons+Russia+Ruinous+Ruble+Run+Sees+25+Inflation+in+a+Single+Day/article37003.htm

Apple has now halted sales there and Vlad's political rivals are also gathering quite a lot of public support instead of being beaten down and harassed by state police.

Cheers.

Has what happened at the time of the Berlin wall crumbling come again? Perhaps with more intensity? Will Mother Russia be the next country begging at the IMF trough?
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1615044)
Posted 1 day ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Nailed the landing, but ...
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x244iaa_improbable-accident-acrobatique-d-un-motard_auto
36) Message boards : Politics : Taliban Massacre (Message 1614776)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
No, superior firepower is not going to win this.

It's like put out fire with gasoline...

If 100% are dead, it is over. Of course there are no civilians left either.

Otherwise you are playing whack a mole and they are breeding faster than you can whack.
37) Message boards : Politics : Racist? [yes you are] (Message 1614707)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Do agree that those calling the Black Female Supervisor Racist ARE themselves Racist. Whether Black or White.

100% of people are racist. Got that yet?
38) Message boards : Politics : Taliban Massacre (Message 1614699)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Very bad news i guess Al Qaeda is starting to prepare for the pull out off the troops next year in Afghanistan . Nutters everywhere and it's spose to be x-mas

And they start by killing schoolchildren:(

Knowledge defeats them, they want their future canon fodder dumb and stupid.
39) Message boards : Politics : Are you a psychopath? (Message 1614696)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Clyde don't know about America but over here the church is bringing in counselling for priests . Something about the vow of celibacy causing the priests to molest children .
So there not psychopath's then , but can't control there urges without counselling .

But then this is the response to the Royal Commission into child abuse witch is continuing right now over here .

Anyone willing to take a vow of celibacy is a sexual deviant, psychiatry is just to terrified to put that on paper because of the power of the church.
40) Message boards : Politics : It is time..... (Message 1614692)
Posted 2 days ago by Profile Gary CharpentierProject donor
Y-e-e-e-s... things like habitats with unlivable year round climates or geology you can't get a pram up might mess up some comparisons.
How about we compare - ooh I don't know... another island perhaps? :) Let's say... Jersey for example :) 2016 people per square mile. Or Bermuda - 3477.
Oh those poor dear fellow "Brits" *squish squish* :) the things they have to put up with to avoid paying their taxes.

Hong Kong 17,024 people per square mile:)

Manhattan 66,940 people per square mile.


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