Didn't get around to watching until this morning. Good write up JJ. Here are some or my thoughts: Kaminsky has a good skill foundation for success. Meaning he has high basketball IQ, nice jumper, decent handle for a big, etc. He just needs to keep building confidence and his body. He is a little weak and got pushed underneath on rebounds and is a step slow on defense. But just strength and confidence will go a long ways for him because he has the skill. He isn't "raw" and can help from day 1. Defense and rebounding will still be a bugaboo out of the gate which for a defensive minded coach may limit his minutes more than fans will probably like at first (I know he had 12 rebounds but he could have had several more and got pushed around a bit) PJ is bigger. And I am not sure that is a good thing. Frankly, he looks overweight to me. He has gained size and lost definition in his arms. He didn't have any lift on his jumper. I am worried about PJ. He needs to be losing weight to have better lateral movement on defense and to have better rhythm and lift on his shot, and looks like he is going in opposite direction. Personally I would like to see him lose 10-15 pounds. Still had some good moments though. Troy Williams looked fine. Missed some shots he will normally make. Shot it poorly but for now will write it off as a one game anomaly. Aaron Harrison was our best guard yesterday. Took a couple bad shots but made several hustle plays and showed his explosiveness getting to the rim. I think he is the type of versatile combo guard that should be considered as being signed as 3rd PG and SG. I hope MJ gives him strong consideration for a roster spot. That Qvale or whatever his name is also impressed me with his effort and hustle as well as some nice plays on defense. Doesn't really matter because there is no spot for him on our roster.
If that is the rules of engagement than there should be nearly zero excuse for ever shooting an unarmed man. If you are only threatening or have your hand near your waist band you are not yet weilding a deadly weapon. It is also not articulable that a threat is imminent. Also rules of engagement as I understand it and as I was using the phrase is not just about deadly force but how to engage a possible suspect in different situations. Also, I don't know all the answers, but there should be committees and task forces to investigate alternative methods of engagement by police and to look into police training. Contrary to what you probably think of me I don't hate cops. My uncle was a cop for 30 years, one of my childhood friends was a cop who used lethal force in a controversial situation that ended with him being fired. I do think racial bias plays a part in some of what we see happening not just in deaths but in disproportionate arrests of black people. I also think that training may be antiquated, I think they have become to militarized, and I think they escalate situations that lead to use of force in situations in which it is not necessary.
No I think this case was justified, and am glad there were body cams to remove any doubt. Shows how body cams not only protect citizens, but also cops. All the more reason they should be on every cop.
Well, yeah the Nazis do deserve praise for that, and condemnation for their human rights violations and other atrocities. Nazis for all their faults made huge leaps in medicine, science, technology, architecture, and even film that are now used all over the world including the US. That doesn't mean they were not an evil regime.
ETA: Nazis made large leaps in medicine but it should also be noted how they obtained data to make some of those leaps. Like torture of Jews.
He was kind of right though wasn't he? I mean there are conflicting reports on human rights violations by the Sandinistans against political and military enemies , but they made huge gains in literacy (went from 50% illiterate to 12%) and education. Their health care initiatives led to better health and new cures to diseases in Nicaragua, and they ushered in unprecedented gender equality for Nicaragua. As he said they weren't perfect by any means, but Sandinistans also did some great things for Nicaragua.
I think most people have more of a problem with the institution of slavery itself. Unless this is trying to convey that black people were reponsible for slavery it is meaningless except for trying to perpetuate the false narrative of white persecution.
Being an asshole still isn't against the law. Never has been. What is against the law is exclusion of people from enjoying public accommodations because they are black, Jewish, WHITE, CHRISTIAN, Muslim, etc. If you open a business to the public you must serve the public. That isn't a violation of someone's rights. A bakery or a retail store is not a person, it is an entity that provides services and products to people. A business does not get baptized, a business does not pray to a God, a business does not go to a church. A business provides a public accommodation. Therefore it is must serve the public without discrimination. And it isn't hypocrisy, you just don't know what you are talking about. If a bakery wants to stop making customized wedding cakes or stop catering special events because they worry about conflicts with their religious beliefs than that is their perogative and their right. However, they can't pick and choose what groups they sell to or provide services for if they decide to offer these products or services. To do so would provide the means for oppression and/or segregation and is exactly the reason this idea means so much to white supremacist groups. They could effectively force black people and Jewish people from their own property by not giving them means to survival and rid blacks from the community by providing no services and set up little white utopias free of the black man and evil Jews. So if Apple decides to stop selling certain games altogether, it isn't the same thing as only selling those games to certain subsets of the community but not allowing others to buy them. This is not a hard concept to understand unless you simply don't want to understand it. If your right to bigotry has been violated why are groups like the KKK even allowed to exist? Not only exist but be tax exempt organizations subsidized by the government? Because as despicable as the KKK is they have the right to free speech, free assembly, and equal protection under that law. So equal protection that you seem to think creates reverse racism and is preferential treatment for minorities also protects the KKK and CCC. Because equal protection applies to (gasp) everyone. Black, white, Hispanic, Christian, or Muslim. I personally believe that you are not a white supremacist. You are just a poor unknowing pawn in their game.
The fug does the DSM have to do with anything? Now you are upset about equal treatment? So you don't believe in equal treatment of blacks and gays, equal protection for blacks and gays, you hate the Civil Rights Act, and feel reverse racism is the REAL issue in the US that no one is talking about? And then you wonder why people are not sure about you when it comes to issues of race.