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  1. teeray added a topic in The Tinderbox   

    It's Happening
     "Liberal revolutionary Bernie Sanders, riding an updraft of insurgent passion in Iowa, has closed to within 7 points of Hillary Clinton in the Democratic presidential race.
    She's the first choice of 37 percent of likely Democratic caucusgoers; he's the pick for 30 percent, according to a new Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll.
    But Clinton has lost a third of her supporters since May, a trajectory that if sustained puts her at risk of losing again in Iowa, the initial crucible in the presidential nominating contest."
    http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/iowa-poll/2015/08/29/iowa-poll-democrats-august/71387664/?hootPostID=f566866239310c78a602dd7712a622da
     
     

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  2. teeray added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2015/08/13/in-texas-police-stick-hand-up-womans-vagina-to-search-for-marijuana/
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  3. teeray added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    When you take into consideration that black people are 3x more likely to be searched in a traffic stop likely leading to equally disproportional arrests (like 3 weeks ago when Texas cops searched a woman's vagina in Texas for weed, to no avail) what evidence do you have that suggests black people smoke weed in their cars more than white people?
    Almost every friend I had back in the day no matter which race, that smoked weed would do it in their car while driving.  That is anecdotal though.
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  4. teeray added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

     What is your basis for saying that black people smoke weed in their car and white people do not?
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  5. teeray added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    At least Republicans have found a tragedy they can politicize, unlike 3 days ago when it was a travesty
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  6. teeray added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    No it isnt hard to stay on topic
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  7. teeray added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    No.  I compared opposition rhetoric and perception of both movements
    Plus is being arrsted at 4× the rate for drug use even though other races use drugs at same rate "equal"?
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  8. teeray added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    That actually isnt what I did, I compared opposition to Civil Rights rhetoric to the same crap we hear now as tools to marginalize legitimate grievances.
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  9. teeray added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    Actually I feel like I addressed everything you posted.
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  10. teeray added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    So only certain types of violence creates more violence.  Got it lol.
    Their platform is police practices in general that directly affect the black population.  They also rightly point out that racial biases play a large part in how they are treated in the criminal justice system and result in disproportional incarcerations and deaths by police.
    It is directly tied to efforts to help the black community.  Hard to bring a community out of poverty of we are throwing them in jail at alarming rates.
    As far as making it a "race thing" that is exact same rhetoric used in the 60's.  Did you know thay after MLK's "I Have a Dream" speech a Gallup poll found only 33% of Americans had a favorable view of MLK?  They called him a race baiter, opportunist, racist profiteer, rabble rouser, etc who was destroying cities with demonstrations and putting police, white people, and black people in danger with divisive rhetoric.  Most said he was making race tensions worse and encouraging a race war.  Any of this sound familiar yet?
    That is why political cartoons like this were popular in the 60's

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  11. teeray added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    Does police violence count in that equation?
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  12. teeray added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    BTW blaming others for being upset about police misconduct that has been going on for decades was in poor form at the press conference.  But they were grieving so I will give them a pass.
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  13. teeray added a post in a topic RIP Deputy Goforth.... can we end this #blacklivesmatter nonsense?   

    This is truly terrible, but has little to do with the Black Lives Matters platform, and as far as we know has little to no connection to the movement.
    It is always terrible when something like this happens.  I hate it for his family and friends.
    At the same time over a 1,000 people are killed by police every year.  100s of which are unarmed.  Often because of subconcious racial biases that lead to perceived threats based on stereotypes of certain races, and often for minor crimes that escalate to unnecessary violence.
    Nobody should use this to belittle, marginalize, or dismiss the grievances of the Black Lives Matters movement as a whole.  Especially since to my knowledge this guy may not have even affiliated with them (speaking of stereotypes I assume people have made that connection simply because he is a black person), or even agreed with their platform.
     
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  14. teeray added a topic in The Lounge   

    Charlotte Bar and Restaurant recommendations?
    So my wife and I are closing on a second place in Uptown Charlotte near the stadium on Wednesday.  Wondering what are some places that have good food or some good nightlife in Uptown.  We are not big seafood fans, but like everything else.
    Any recommendations?
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