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The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 19 2014
15:43 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

2009 case involving Ferguson police brutality (and incompetence).

I'm not sure I read this right, but it looks like the court dismissed the civil suit brought against the police.

The Other Michael Brown.

And people wonder why Ferguson was a tinder box.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 19 2014
15:40 (UTC)
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Original Post by theviewfromhere:

Original Post by amwick:

I found the news radio report from Josie days ago.. I found it credible.. so have many other people..  Admittedly I was searching for someone, anyone that had his side, so I was definitely biased there too.

Definitely looking for more real information..

 

 

 

i'm confused: what part of this did you find credible?

the part where the cop is giving his friends and family information about an open investigation? the part where those friends and family decide it's okay to pass the story along? the part where one of those friends--who allegedly heard the story second-hand at best--feels compelled to call a syndicated conservative shock jock (NOT a news radio report) from texas to tell the story, using a fake name?

or the part where that information just happens to paint the cop as a perfectly nice guy trying to gently herd some bad boys off the road?

do i think this is the cop's version of the story? i suppose it might be a version of his version. do i think it's factual? not bloody likely.

Interesting.  I too am curious as to why it's more credible than an eye witness (skip to third paragraph for eyewitness info, although the lead up is rather interesting, too).

The Lounge Hillary = Hitler Aug 19 2014
13:45 (UTC)
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Sigh....

Hitler was also one of the first to go after tobacco.

Way to go, America.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 18 2014
11:01 (UTC)
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Original Post by lysistrata:

The article misses the point. 

And I think you're missing the point of the article:  Theft does not merit a death sentence, and both the police dept and segments of the media acting like it somehow justifies that amount of force used against an unarmed person with their hands in the air or that the people of Ferguson shouldn't be that upset about it is ridiculous.

The Lounge Michael Brown death by cop Aug 18 2014
02:46 (UTC)
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Original Post by catwalker:

I wish Santo would weigh in on what the atmosphere is like locally.

"Local atmosphere" is a very relative term in the St. Louis area - a lot a people can say they're in St. Louis, but anyone from here can tell you there's a vast difference between the city, the incorporated areas, the county, and what is known collectively as the metro area.  I'm in South County, so far south I'm almost not in St. Louis County, and the best I can tell in my little mostly white middle class suburb is that people are confused about the whole thing, since they can't really relate to it.  Which is not surprising since St. Louis is one of the most segregated areas in the nation

That being said, It Doesn't Matter if Michael Brown Stole a Box of Cigars.

The Lounge Indirect responsibility Aug 01 2014
14:54 (UTC)
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Original Post by trh:

If you are President of the USA, you are always held accountable for things that you are indirectly responsible for.

ETA:  Just realized this has to be sarcasm....

The Lounge Favorite quotes Aug 01 2014
13:20 (UTC)
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Congress is the 'Sharknado 2' of government.

~Jon Stewart

The Lounge Indirect responsibility Aug 01 2014
12:15 (UTC)
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Original Post by cajunrider:

If we hold Samuel Colt indirectly responsible for gun murders, can we hold indirectly responsible Alfred Nobel for bombing/explosion deaths, Michael Faraday for murders by electrocution?

 

Sure, but a lot of people were able to defend themselves and loved ones with a Colt revolver, Nobel revolutionized the mining industry and thus increased the wealth and abundance of goods, and electricity has improved the standard of living for almost everyone on the planet.  Sure, without electricity people wouldn't get electrocuted - but you also don't have.....this conversation.

And how far do you want to take this?  Does the public have any responsibility for the negative effects of these things, since a big reason why they propagated is because the public demanded and took advantage of their benefits?

The Lounge whose picture should be on the $20 bill? Jul 31 2014
21:12 (UTC)
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Original Post by gotborked:

Andrew Jackson.

Why does it have to be someone we like?  He's part of your cultural heritage.  Deal with it.

It's not a matter of whether or not we "like" him or whether or not he's part of our cultural heritage.  More popular and culturally significant people are certainly not there, and I'm not advocating for everything to be replaced. 

However, I think we can come with a better person to honor on our currency than someone who ignored the Supreme Court and was responsible for genocide.

The Lounge whose picture should be on the $20 bill? Jul 31 2014
18:40 (UTC)
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Original Post by kevinatthebrook:

Original Post by santonacci:

There a few good possibilities:

Frederick Douglas - campaigned for rights of all, including Native Americans

Harriet Tubman - don't know if I need to go into why, here

Or it would be monumentally appropriate to put a Native American on there, but I doubt anybody's going to agree to put a figure on our currency who fought against white soldiers.  Hiawatha, maybe.  Sacajawea or Pocahontas would be appropriate too.

But I think, in general, it's about time to find someone other than a older white male.

That's racist.

No, just a desire to recognize that people who were not in the traditional dominant power role were instrumental in our nation's history.

The Lounge whose picture should be on the $20 bill? Jul 31 2014
16:23 (UTC)
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There a few good possibilities:

Frederick Douglas - campaigned for rights of all, including Native Americans

Harriet Tubman - don't know if I need to go into why, here

Or it would be monumentally appropriate to put a Native American on there, but I doubt anybody's going to agree to put a figure on our currency who fought against white soldiers.  Hiawatha, maybe.  Sacajawea or Pocahontas would be appropriate too.

But I think, in general, it's about time to find someone other than a older white male.

The Lounge Things men should stop saying to women Jul 30 2014
16:33 (UTC)
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What was that person smoking?  Cabbage Patch Demons Kids and "awesome" do not belong in the same sentence.

The Lounge Things men should stop saying to women Jul 30 2014
16:15 (UTC)
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Original Post by hatamoto:


 

... if men suck, we're most assuredly not alone.

Okay, for fairness, here is another list - but it's specifically on what to not say to fathers (all totally valid, IMO). 

When searching for "things women should stop sayng to men", there are notably less lists than when searching for the reverse.  Interesting...

And, FWIW, I never say "smile" to anybody

The Lounge Things men should stop saying to women Jul 30 2014
16:02 (UTC)
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Original Post by nomoreexcuses:

It probably also means that the man is afraid of encountering the feelings that you're expressing. So for his part, he's telling you to calm down or relax instead of confronting his own discomfort regarding your feelings.

I think it's more contextual than that.  Yes, sometimes my husband knows just to let me rant and/or cry.  But if I'm freaking out because there are crumbs all over the floor, I need to calm down.

But now that I think about it, that second one is rather contextual, too.  Because chances are that if I'm freaking out for something as minor as crumbs on the floor, my hubby knows that it's not really about the crumbs.

The Lounge Things men should stop saying to women Jul 30 2014
15:56 (UTC)
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Original Post by gotborked:

Original Post by jarredwayne:

Original Post by gotborked:


Yeah, it's better to just go up and start tickling them instead.


Unsolicited physical contact has always worked for jarredwayne gacy.

and if you do it while dressed up like a clown (clowns are hilarious), you're sure to get a big flirty laugh...and probably a number or two.

While I'm sure inflicting psychological distress is attractive to some women, I highly suggest you reconsider this approach.

The Lounge Things men should stop saying to women Jul 30 2014
14:58 (UTC)
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Original Post by jamminatorr:

In similar vein with "Calm down", I hate being told to "Relax". It makes me stabby. 

I assume you mean when it's used inappropriately - like even when you're being calm and rational, and it's only being used as a dismissive comment.

Because sometimes a lot of people, male and female, actually do need to calm down and relax.

The Lounge Things men should stop saying to women Jul 30 2014
14:47 (UTC)
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"Smile"

The Lounge No booty for you! Jul 26 2014
14:16 (UTC)
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Heh....

Trying to modify yourself, or expecting someone else to modify themselves, to meet every point on a fairy tale list never ends well.

The Lounge you can use them for all sorts of stuff Jul 24 2014
12:27 (UTC)
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Original Post by kathygator:

Unconscionable misuse of an Excel spreadsheet aside, it's pretty clear that their relationship is nearly over. If he's amassing 'evidence' to justify leaving, or cheating for that matter, then they're probably finished.

It's not clear that he was using his amateur SS as a "justification" for anything.  I can imagine a scenario in which she's convinced her refusals aren't happening "all that often" - so I'm wondering if this is a response to fight they've already had.

In any case, it's clear they're not communicating with each other - unless they're willing to take the step of at least trying to understand what the other might be going through, I agree, there's not a long future there.

The Lounge Spanking out grey matter Jul 23 2014
19:40 (UTC)
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Original Post by anewdawn:

You know I don't think the so called decline in behaviors has much to do with less spankings myself.  I think it's because not much replaced it - how many times do you hear the "1......2.................................... ............................................. .and 1/2.........................(what the child knows for sure is the unspoken part of this sentence is: "do you want me to say 3 cause if I do I really don't know what happens next....I'll probably just start at one again".

Drives me freaking NUTS!  LOL At least be doing something useful and teach the child to count to at least 10....or ABC's perhaps...

"If I get to Z you will really be in big trouble!!"

Agreed.  The cardinal rule with discipline is that you never make a threat that you're not prepared to carry through - whether it's spanking or taking away the TV.

Most parents are trying to avoid the spanking, and they know that even if they don't have to deal with the whine fest when the TV isn't available, then they'll *gasp* have to interact with their child and give them something else to do that doesn't involve cartoons.

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