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ScottFromWyoming

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 - 7:15pm



 BlueHeronDruid wrote:
 

That's pretty in-your-face cool. 
BlueHeronDruid

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 - 5:49pm



 KarmaKarma wrote:
Socialist / Dems (oops, redundant!) experiment in lawlessness ended in death and destruction.

No one saw that coming.

And now they will pay for it.  Hopefully, the voters will eventually kick their asses out of office too.

You broke it.  You bought it.

Seattle CHOP zone prompts lawsuit from businesses, residents: reports



 



You would be better served linking from a Seattle paper....where it's barely a headline.

Oh, and Climate Pledge Arena.



black321

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 - 4:49pm


KarmaKarma

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Posted: Jun 25, 2020 - 7:22am

Socialist / Dems (oops, redundant!) experiment in lawlessness ended in death and destruction.

No one saw that coming.

And now they will pay for it.  Hopefully, the voters will eventually kick their asses out of office too.

You broke it.  You bought it.

Seattle CHOP zone prompts lawsuit from businesses, residents: reports


haresfur

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Posted: Jun 24, 2020 - 5:13pm



 KarmaKarma wrote:


 sunybuny wrote:
Not even close.

 KarmaKarma wrote:
Looks like the Bubba Wallace NASCAR & the noose thing is about to implode on Bubba & NASCAR.  He's probably toast, fratricided by the idiots at NASCAR.  #fakenoose
 


 
Yeah.  NASCAR owes a huge apology, meanwhile Bubba has decided to try the whole “it’s a noose because I say it is” defense .

Bold. Laughably insane and idiotic, but bold.

What he should have said:
"I am of course relieved this wasn't a hate crime against me. My critics are wrong that it was a hoax - instead it appears to have been a misunderstanding, and I'm grateful my fellow racers and NASCAR & its fans had my back."

He's nuking himself now.



 
Nascar doesn't owe anyone an apology, they did exactly the right thing. "Oh, this looks like it could be bad. Let's investigate and see what's up."

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Posted: Jun 24, 2020 - 7:49am



 sirdroseph wrote:
 KarmaKarma wrote:


 

  Yea but the real issue is he is damaging credibility and muddying the waters making it increasingly difficult for people that truly want to make progress come to better understanding with those that have different views on racial relations.  Preaching to the choir gets us nowhere and giving actual racist who do not want reconciliation fodder to promote their agenda is not the way to go.  He is bringing his own personal embarrassment into this discussion and making things worse, but you can't tell anyone nothin' anymore.  You can admit to the overreaction and misunderstanding and still protest and articulate your true experiences, there is no law against that.  This is not as bad as the Jussie Smollet incident because it appears to not be a staged intentional act, but the damage is still done.
{#Cry}
   You are not always wrong, nothing wrong with letting you know the few times you aren't.
{#Wink}


 AMEN!
I have never forgiven Rev. Sharpton for the Tawana Brawley debacle.

This incident seems odd - was it a stall Watson wasn't familiar with? Pretty much every manual roll-up door has a rope pull dangling from it - often with a loop tied in it for easy grabbing. Spending so much time in garages, he would have seen them many, many times.

Maybe it was the way the loop was tied? Typically the loop is a bowline, so it won't close up. A slipknot is the tool of a lynch mob - quick and sloppy. A hangman's noose is the knot that sends the message, loud and clear.

Regardless, it just seems odd. And I agree, if it really is a case of mistaken identification, Watson, Petty and the team should own it.
c.


sirdroseph

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Posted: Jun 24, 2020 - 7:26am

 KarmaKarma wrote:


 sunybuny wrote:
Not even close.

 KarmaKarma wrote:
Looks like the Bubba Wallace NASCAR & the noose thing is about to implode on Bubba & NASCAR.  He's probably toast, fratricided by the idiots at NASCAR.  #fakenoose
 
 
Yeah.  NASCAR owes a huge apology, meanwhile Bubba has decided to try the whole “it’s a noose because I say it is” defense .

Bold. Laughably insane and idiotic, but bold.

What he should have said:
"I am of course relieved this wasn't a hate crime against me. My critics are wrong that it was a hoax - instead it appears to have been a misunderstanding, and I'm grateful my fellow racers and NASCAR & its fans had my back."

He's nuking himself now.

  Yea but the real issue is he is damaging credibility and muddying the waters making it increasingly difficult for people that truly want to make progress come to better understanding with those that have different views on racial relations.  Preaching to the choir gets us nowhere and giving actual racist who do not want reconciliation fodder to promote their agenda is not the way to go.  He is bringing his own personal embarrassment into this discussion and making things worse, but you can't tell anyone nothin' anymore.  You can admit to the overreaction and misunderstanding and still protest and articulate your true experiences, there is no law against that.  This is not as bad as the Jussie Smollet incident because it appears to not be a staged intentional act, but the damage is still done.{#Cry}   You are not always wrong, nothing wrong with letting you know the few times you aren't.{#Wink}

KarmaKarma

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Posted: Jun 24, 2020 - 6:59am



 sunybuny wrote:
Not even close.

 KarmaKarma wrote:
Looks like the Bubba Wallace NASCAR & the noose thing is about to implode on Bubba & NASCAR.  He's probably toast, fratricided by the idiots at NASCAR.  #fakenoose
 


 
Yeah.  NASCAR owes a huge apology, meanwhile Bubba has decided to try the whole “it’s a noose because I say it is” defense .

Bold. Laughably insane and idiotic, but bold.

What he should have said:
"I am of course relieved this wasn't a hate crime against me. My critics are wrong that it was a hoax - instead it appears to have been a misunderstanding, and I'm grateful my fellow racers and NASCAR & its fans had my back."

He's nuking himself now.



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Posted: Jun 24, 2020 - 6:27am

Not even close.

 KarmaKarma wrote:
Looks like the Bubba Wallace NASCAR & the noose thing is about to implode on Bubba & NASCAR.  He's probably toast, fratricided by the idiots at NASCAR.  #fakenoose
 


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Posted: Jun 23, 2020 - 12:20pm

With a little help from your local lying law-and-order crypto-fascists...
41 Cities, Many Sources: How False Antifa Rumors Spread Locally
Claims about the involvement of anti-fascist activists in protests of racism show the many ways false information spreads inside communities online.
sirdroseph

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Posted: Jun 23, 2020 - 9:14am

 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
 
 
Sounds good to me.{#High-five}
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Posted: Jun 23, 2020 - 9:12am

 AliGator wrote:

You've raised excellent points, and I've been thinking about what you said for a few hours. I would guess that this defense of looting (not necessarily rioting, but looting) is based on the fact that the moderates have done nothing; in fact MLK warned about the white moderates.

As for revenge: looting may look like revenge, but it's nothing like the lynchings and systemic racism that Black people have had to deal with. Jones is saying, "We just want equality; we're not looking to murder white people the way white people have murdered us."
 
I think it makes it easier to understand if you look at it all as a form of discourse (bear with me Lazy).. but generally, you only get some form of social cohesion when you are all on the same page, when there is something you all agree on and are willing to make compromises for in the interest of social cohesion. The silent majority (the moderates) too frequently assume that this-thing-we-all-agree-on is a given. But it isn't. It's a product of social interaction, discourse, listening to each other, taking account of each others needs and wants and weighing it all up from an inter-subjective perspective, which requires its own mechanisms (like voting in a democracy, etc.). 

When people jump off the bus and start looting or flouting democratic conventions or rules of procedure for that matter (yes, Trump is as guilty of this as any looter is of ignoring property rights) then you have a problem. The basic message is I couldn't care less about current society. Which is in itself a message that society as a whole either engages with or ignores at its peril. 

Trying to balance the various merits or wrongs of various actions (two lootings vs. one lynching for instance) is fraught with peril and not really the point. The point is, where do we want to go, what do we want to be together and how do we get there?   Either we sit down together and hammer this out or we can forget civil society. 
black321

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Posted: Jun 23, 2020 - 8:10am



 AliGator wrote:

You've raised excellent points, and I've been thinking about what you said for a few hours. I would guess that this defense of looting (not necessarily rioting, but looting) is based on the fact that the moderates have done nothing; in fact MLK warned about the white moderates.

As for revenge: looting may look like revenge, but it's nothing like the lynchings and systemic racism that Black people have had to deal with. Jones is saying, "We just want equality; we're not looking to murder white people the way white people have murdered us."
 
maybe not enough, but not nothing. 
i speculate moderates usually are ok with "well enough," unless there is a compelling case for change, as there is with BLM
but they get off the bus when violence comes around, and might reluctantly return to well enough.
i get the anger behind rioting and looting,
but still can't get beyond two wrongs dont make it right, or eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.


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Posted: Jun 23, 2020 - 5:51am

Looks like the Bubba Wallace NASCAR & the noose thing is about to implode on Bubba & NASCAR.  He's probably toast, fratricided by the idiots at NASCAR.  #fakenoose
AliGator

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Posted: Jun 22, 2020 - 8:51pm

 KarmaKarma wrote:


 AliGator wrote:

Shaun King is a grifter and should not be taken seriously.
 
Shaun King was the keynote speaker who introduced Bernie Sanders at his campaign launch event. Feel like this is worth reminding people of from time to time.

https://twitter.com/search?q=%...
 
Yes, I know you like to quote tweets and other statements without attribution other than a link.

I don't care if Shaun King introduced Bernie Sanders. He's still a grifter and should not be taken seriously, and please, anyone reading this, do not send any money for any reason to any cause that Shaun King promotes. (Find the actual cause and send money directly there.)
KarmaKarma

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Posted: Jun 22, 2020 - 8:24pm



 AliGator wrote:

Shaun King is a grifter and should not be taken seriously.
 
Shaun King was the keynote speaker who introduced Bernie Sanders at his campaign launch event. Feel like this is worth reminding people of from time to time.

https://twitter.com/search?q=%...
KarmaKarma

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Posted: Jun 22, 2020 - 8:16pm

Here's a protester that's neither looting or vandalizing.  Not quite sure what they expected other than getting some fresh air.

POLICE BRUTALITY!!

LMAO

AliGator

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Posted: Jun 22, 2020 - 8:02pm

 black321 wrote:

i dont know
looting/rioting is a form of warfare, and i guess i'm a bit of a pacifist
there is opportunity for all people in this country,
though it's not equal
when defending looting and rioting, 
you usually lose the broader political fight by alienating the moderate
MLK, and the peaceful protest movement didn't lose,
it has made much progress,
but isnt done, yet
the last part is a mixed message
is she defending looting/rioting, but this isn't revenge?
 
You've raised excellent points, and I've been thinking about what you said for a few hours. I would guess that this defense of looting (not necessarily rioting, but looting) is based on the fact that the moderates have done nothing; in fact MLK warned about the white moderates.

As for revenge: looting may look like revenge, but it's nothing like the lynchings and systemic racism that Black people have had to deal with. Jones is saying, "We just want equality; we're not looking to murder white people the way white people have murdered us."
KarmaKarma

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Posted: Jun 22, 2020 - 7:59pm

Watch as woke white protester singles out black police officer for verbal abuse in DC

https://twitter.com/TwitchyTea...



The racist narrative of the white rightwingers is sooo spot on.
AliGator

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Posted: Jun 22, 2020 - 7:57pm

 KarmaKarma wrote:
Overplaying their hand, big time.

——————-
Activist Shaun King: Statues of Jesus Christ are 'form of white supremacy,' should be torn down https://fxn.ws/3fOBihi

@shaunking
Yes.

All murals and stained glass windows of white Jesus, and his European mother, and their white friends should also come down.

They are a gross form white supremacy.

Created as tools of oppression.
Racist propaganda.

They should all come down.
————————————-

If only there were a German word for the breaking of windows of a religious group by an ideological mob
https://twitter.com/Comfortabl...
 
Shaun King is a grifter and should not be taken seriously.
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