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41) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1602416)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile CLYDE
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/solitary-confinement-torture
Rampant use of solitary confinement in the US constitutes torture
George Ruiz is 72 years old. For the past 30 years, he has spent every day alone — locked in a cramped, windowless cell inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) first at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison, then at Tehachapi prison. He is allowed out for only one hour per day to exercise – also alone – in another concrete cell.

What Crime(s) did he commit? He doesn't say.

Look at the 'Banner'. They don't care. Of course they don't.

Typical Screw The Victims(s).

Ah, Mr. [thankfully retired] Police Officer,
Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.
it it obvious that you believe that cruel and unusual punishments should be inflicted for some crimes.

Sorry...

I cry for the victim's, and have seen too, too, too many.

You can cry for the criminals. Who have committed terror, death, substantial pain, suffering, destruction of mental health, and other crimes against the innocent.

Your choice.
42) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1602214)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile CLYDE
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/solitary-confinement-torture
Rampant use of solitary confinement in the US constitutes torture
George Ruiz is 72 years old. For the past 30 years, he has spent every day alone — locked in a cramped, windowless cell inside the Security Housing Unit (SHU) first at California’s Pelican Bay State Prison, then at Tehachapi prison. He is allowed out for only one hour per day to exercise – also alone – in another concrete cell.

What Crime(s) did he commit? He doesn't say.

Look at the 'Banner'. They don't care. Of course they don't.

Typical Screw The Victims(s).
43) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1602145)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile CLYDE
BTW. If I was going to be offended by the incident, it would have been because of the noun, not the adjective (after all there is no way I can deny that I'm "pale skinned", the noun however I do dispute). As it was, I grinned to myself, because, if the situation had been reversed and I was the one who slurred him, people like you would have sprung to his defence and I could have finished up on a "Racial Vilification" charge. As it was nobody batted an eyelid.

T.A.

Typical White Liberal PC 'thinking'. Holding Non-White persons to a lesser standard.

Hmmmmm....
44) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1601724)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile CLYDE
The reason I used the term "dark skinned" was to demonstrate why the beggar used the term "White c***"". If the beggar had been white, he would have just called me the name without the adjective.

T.A.


See? You could have made the point without mentioning skin colour. That again is not being PC. It is striving to start and maintain an important discussion.


He's called a White CRACKER.

The Race came in, NOT by the Poster. But by the vile, disgusting, racist beggar.

Typical P... C... (AKA Stupid) response to the original Post.
45) Message boards : Politics : Flight MH17 : U.S. official: Malaysia Airlines plane shot down (Message 1601719)
Posted 11 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Typical Russian Incompetence.
46) Message boards : Politics : Who has priority? (Message 1601449)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile CLYDE
I'm not stating anything anti-wheelchair. Just there are other concerns.

Because of my previous occupation (PD): Always thinking of the concerns, and thinking of the Officer's, who may have to be dispatched.
47) Message boards : Politics : Who has priority? (Message 1601429)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile CLYDE
I'm confused. As a person 'Across the Pond', asking the following questions:

If the Mother gives up her space, does she not have somewhere else to ride? Or does she now have to exit the bus, and wait 1 hour, with her baby(s) for another bus?

If she, after the Decision, has to move/exit, and refuses: What will be the Legal Consequences to her, and what then happens to her children?


That would be the mothers decision, she could collapse the pram and sit with baby on her lap, or leave the bus and wait for next one.

And you have to take into account that these places were made to carry wheelchairs not prams. I have seen notices on some bus's that make it clear that they are for wheelchair use only. Which implies that even if there wasn't a wheelchair on board the driver could still insist that prams do not use the space.

What if it is a large stroller, which cannot collapse?

Does she now have to exit the bus, and have her children/baby's await 1 hour, in bad weather, for another bus, which may also not have room, because of wheelchairs using the allotted spaces?

Do wheelchairs take priority over baby's/children?
48) Message boards : Politics : Who has priority? (Message 1601420)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile CLYDE
I'm confused. As a person 'Across the Pond', asking the following questions:

If the Mother gives up her space, does she not have somewhere else to ride? Or does she now have to exit the bus, and wait 1 hour, with her baby(s) for another bus?

If she, after the Decision, has to move/exit, and refuses: What will be the Legal Consequences to her, and what then happens to her children?
49) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1601325)
Posted 12 days ago by Profile CLYDE
I'm walking through the shopping centre and get approached by a dark skinned beggar, who hits me up for money and cigarettes. When I politely refuse to give him anything, he calls me a "White "C" word" and takes a step towards me.

Who has the most right to feel "oppressed" and "offended" in this situation, the beggar or me ?

T.A.


Your use of the words "dark skinned" could be perceived as a form of oppression. You appear to be automatically connecting "Dark skinned" and "beggar". Couldn't you have made your point by saying "...approached by a beggar"?

The above unthinking 'knee jerk' reaction. Proves the point that PC is just another name for 'Acceptable' name calling and remarkably stupid charges.

What else is new from the Left/Right.

Both are TOTALLY Unthinking.
50) Message boards : Number crunching : Panic Mode On (92) Server Problems? (Message 1601082)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile CLYDE
The software is available... as we know, the FBI tracks and records every byte transmitted on the internet and the CIA records and stores all phone calls, cellular and landline and runs real-time analysis to determine threat level.

Unfortunately, they have LARGE Buildings, filled with Hardware.

Seti@Home is done out of a closet :)
51) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1601071)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Perhaps many person's in this thread will be amazed how many Black persons, after the incident, would approach me and say 'You were right'.

Not Amazed. Me, As A Non-Cop White Person, the Other People You Described in The Conversation, after 'it', I Guarantee, would Not tell me, 'You were right'. 'Cause I'm Not A Cop, but A Powerless Person Like Them.
When 'it's' Power Against Non-Power, The Outcome of Such A Conversation is Always Different. While Non-Power versus Non-Power, well, Neither Will Be Right, Admittedly by Either.
Yep. fO shO.' '

Yep. fO shO.

EVERYTHING I posted, as my time as a Police Officer, happens - with stronger language - later.

Sorry to burst misconceived bubbles. And yes, Non-Racist Black people still come up to me afterwards and say I was correct.

What is happening today is akin to the Old South. Where the White Racist's bullied their own race into silence.

Today the Black Racist's are bulling their own race into silence.
52) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1600933)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile CLYDE
It seems to me that some people here feel oppressed when they are asked not to behave in a way that oppresses other people.

Typical P... C... unthinking. Meant to stop a serious conversation with P... C...

As I said before. NEVER respond to these type of accusations by saying "I'm not". Of course you're not.

The person using P... C... to stop a serious discussion - IS what they accuse you of.
53) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1600863)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Sweeping generalisations is what PC is all about.

Sweeping generalisations and hypocrisy.
If a member of Group A says or does something that "offends" a member of Group B, all hell breaks loose and the member of Group A is called an *ist or *obe and is a accused of all sorts of *isms. Yet if the situation is reversed and Group B says exactly the same thing about Group A, nothing is said and Group A is just supposed to wear it.
I also object to the way it used as a debate stopper. If someone says something that infers that not all members of a certain group are candidates for sainthood, or says that a group could handle their problems in a better way, the screeching starts again.
Recently where I live, we had the ridiculous situation where one indigenous lady politician called another indigenous lady politician a "racist" over a difference in policy. In another case, an executive of a community group claimed "racism" because he was being investigated for embezzlement from the organisation.
T.A.

What you are saying is very much like what happens in Europe right now.

America too.

I have always handled 'Acceptable Bigotry' against my skin color (white), over the decades, during my time in the Police and after, as follows:

Should a Non-White person say to me 'You are only doing something to him/her because he is Non-White'. I say "Why would I do that"?

The answer, almost always, is because I am White, and therefore a (fill in the negative). Then I will say "Isn't your negative feelings regarding MY skin color racist"? Most of the time, this Racist will start shouting vile Racist words.

My only response, when I was a Police Officer, would be: "It's a Free Country. People are allowed anti-White and Black feelings. This would invariably have this person yelling more vile, bigoted, and Racist remarks.

Perhaps many person's in this thread will be amazed how many Black persons, after the incident, would approach me and say 'You were right'.

Repeating - Bigotry is Bigotry. No matter what the Race.
54) Message boards : Politics : Middle East Timebomb (Message 1600751)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Back from the dead?

"The recording calls on IS supporters to "erupt volcanoes of jihad" across the world. He disparages opponents of IS as "Jews, Crusaders, apostates... [and] devils", and says the US and its allies "are terrified, weak and powerless".

Although currently limited to Iraq and Syria, IS has promised to "break the borders" of Jordan and Lebanon and to "free Palestine"."

The Ending is getting closer, and closer.
55) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1600745)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Blacks are...

Women are...

Gay's are...

Is the Acceptable Bigotry of The Right.

Whites are...

Men are...

Non-Gay's are...

Is the Acceptable Bigotry of The Left.

BOTH Bigotry's are Vile and Disgusting. Except to those who hold them.


And then there's sweeping generalisations which offend everyone as Clyde has kindly pointed out from his stance - bang in the middle of centre (Hi Clyde! How are you? :))

Hi anniet... How are you?

You are correct. My Left Wing friends believe I'm something of a NAZI, and my Right Wing friends believe I am something of a Marxist.

Actually. I agree with most of people's idea's, regarding the problems confronting us.

It is their solutions which I disagree. Remember... Everyone is 50% correct. It is the 50% where they are wrong, which counts.
56) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1600743)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Nope, not only in emotions, it's everywhere!


:( Are you alright Julie? I think we hear more of the evil in this world than we hear of the good. Well... that's the belief I'm clinging to anyway...

If you equate Good with, at least, Non-Evil:

The Non-Bad Greatly outnumbers Evil. I hope!
57) Message boards : Politics : on the political correctness of political correctness (Message 1600741)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDE
Hmmmm... Interesting :) I've never felt oppressed by modern political correctness. But maybe that's because of where I spent most of my formative years (where being "politically correct" then and there went against every moral fibre of my being).

The fact is no one HAS to be politically correct - you just have to accept that if and when you aren't, there may be consequences :) So for me... after moving to apartheid South Africa... my lack of political correctness left me at very real risk of disappearing into a prison and possibly not coming out perpendicularly. I would suffer the same risk if I lived in Israel, India, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Pakistan... well actually... it's a very long list so I'll stop now and just say I'm fortunate I don't :)

I see modern political correctness more as the training wheels some groups or people need to help them make the transition from what was once seen as acceptable to what is now considered acceptable within the social context in which they live. If it teaches us better ways to express ourselves without causing undue offence - then we're more likely to make progress at resolving differences I would have thought. But that's just my opinion :)

If anyone feels oppressed by political correctness - speak out I say :) erm... Cordially helps :)

Blacks are...

Women are...

Gay's are...

Is the Acceptable Bigotry of The Right.

Whites are...

Men are...

Non-Gay's are...

Is the Acceptable Bigotry of The Left.

BOTH Bigotry's are Vile and Disgusting. Except to those who hold them.
58) Message boards : Politics : Double standard on violence #2 (Message 1600439)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDE
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2014/11/12/new-court-decision-likely-ends-california-restrictions-on-conceal-carry-permits/
Law-abiding Californians may not need to justify their need to carry concealed weapons, after the same three-judge panel that struck down restrictions on the permits earlier this year ruled Wednesday that it is too late for new opponents to join the fight against the ruling.

This IS a different Country!
59) Message boards : Number crunching : BOINC 7.4.27? (Message 1600405)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDE
If it works so perfectly why would all these people waste so much time & effort on over 40 some fixes? ;-) ;-) :-)


Why do all the people upgrade to newest drivers all the time ?
Even when its buggy.
There are more reasons not to upgrade than vice versa.
At least on Anon plattform.

I plead guilty to ALWAYS upgrading Drivers, BOINC, and Everything else. Sometimes with disastrous results.
60) Message boards : Politics : I have been slimed.. (Message 1600402)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile CLYDE
One good thing about Berkeley passing 'If It Tastes Good - Tax It':

Now we know, because Berkeley is FOR it: What NOT to do.

A question: Is this just another example of Left Wing Puritanism?

Or that is only an overly gentle response to the cruelty of the food-slime being deceptively peddled?


There is this little sequence that personally I believe should turn everyone's stomachs cold:
Martin

Agree with ALL you posted. But...

Tell people what may be bad (even if it changes constantly). Then....

Leave them alone.

People are FREE to do what Other's believe are bad for them. Who are the 'Other's?

We have seen this type throughout history. Those who 'wag' their fingers. First they impose impose Taxes, then Regulations, then Laws. It is an Historically Continuous cycle. They LOVE to Control people's actions. For their own good - of course.


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