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#2899493 Shooting in Missouri sparks protests, looting

Posted by mav1234 on Yesterday, 07:52 AM

Very rarely does an innocent person minding their own business and obeying the law get shot by police

 

"Very rarely" is still too fuging often.




#2892487 Shooting in Missouri sparks protests, looting

Posted by mav1234 on 16 August 2014 - 08:25 AM

Many protesters are blocking the entrances to stores that have been broken into to prevent looting.




#2891398 Shooting in Missouri sparks protests, looting

Posted by mav1234 on 15 August 2014 - 11:17 AM

Yep agreed. Odd that it took this long for the store footage to be released.

 

Yup and to me it looks a lot like the cops, knowing they fuged up hard, that they have been overreacting hard, are trying to divert attention away from their tactics in fighting the protests towards the victim.




#2891246 Shooting in Missouri sparks protests, looting

Posted by mav1234 on 15 August 2014 - 09:35 AM

tbqh this is irrelevant to the greater issues here: the man who was shot was still innocent, still unarmed, and still surrending. the police are still scarily militarized. 




#2889229 Reparations for black descendants of the slaves

Posted by mav1234 on 13 August 2014 - 04:47 PM

 

They did get some land back, which are the reservations.  They (perhaps not all, I'll have to look at the stats) also received reparations as well.

 

 

 

You may want to research the situation on many of those reservations... They are the most impoverised places in the country by and large.  Native Americans, at least according to the government, are still the most impoverished ethnic group in the country (see http://www.census.go.../acsbr11-17.pdf).  The idea that the American government has "done right by them" and now should pay reparations to others demonstrates a disturbing level of ignorance. 

 

Slavery was atrocious.  No doubt about it.  Period.  But you can't even compare it to the genocide that took place in the Americas by European powers in any way - I don't mean like, "gee, this was worse than slavery!" I mean you literally can't compare the two.  There is no possible way that any sum of money could even come close to repairing the damage that was done during colonization of the country, and nor can you during slavery.  This isn't to say that America as a whole doesn't "owe" certain groups because of past situations that lead to present circumstances, but reparations aren't the answer.

 

The solution to poverty is not a check cut to each person impoverished.  I don't pretend to know what is, but just throwing some money at the problem to the individual isn't going to solve everything or very much at all.




#2889100 Reparations for black descendants of the slaves

Posted by mav1234 on 13 August 2014 - 02:52 PM

no check is going to solve institutional racism and cycle-driven poverty.  native americans, hispanics, and blacks suffer mightily in this country, and their plights are similar yet differnt.  but cutting a check to any one group isn't going to resolve issues, and it likely would create other ones.




#2888895 Reparations for black descendants of the slaves

Posted by mav1234 on 13 August 2014 - 12:16 PM

I'm all for programs targeted to fight poverty, esp. minority poverty, and to help combat institutional racism, but reparations directly paid to individuals will not alleviate any problems. 




#2886680 "Rape Culture"

Posted by mav1234 on 11 August 2014 - 05:19 PM

I don't think anyone using the term "rape culture" is attempting to imply individuals lose agency due to it, but instead, indicate that as a culture we may be too permissive of behaviors that lead to rape and sexual violence.  The idea that cultural factors do not influence our decision making is preposterious, but that doesn't mean that we lose all responsibility for our actions just because of those circumstances.

 

edit: to elaborate, I'm pretty sure references to rape culture is more that it allows rapists to continue to operate with impunity, as opposed to saying that our culture causes people to rape.




#2884866 Shula Happy With His New Toys-Per David Newton

Posted by mav1234 on 10 August 2014 - 11:20 AM

I'll just be happy with an adequate running game not featuring cam Newton.

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I know it's just preseason, but I fear that our passing game is going to need to open up our running game.  :\




#2884133 A little perspective on the Israeli/Palestinian Conflict

Posted by mav1234 on 09 August 2014 - 04:20 PM

 

http://time.com/2992...plot-says-iran/




#2883903 Have a feeling we're on a verge of WWIII.

Posted by mav1234 on 09 August 2014 - 01:29 PM

Canada announced on Thursday they were sending military aid - they weren't busted. they sent a bunch or protective gear. heh




#2881799 Founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth gives 45 minutes interview...

Posted by mav1234 on 08 August 2014 - 04:44 PM

Not only do you owe me an apology, venom, you owe me some tacos because I am super offended. ;-)

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#2881319 Founder of Architects and Engineers for 9/11 Truth gives 45 minutes interview...

Posted by mav1234 on 08 August 2014 - 10:37 AM

I wouldn't be surprised if flight 93 was shot down... and the govt then spun it as passengers taking it over and crashing it because that is a far more patriotic story than blowing it out of the sky.

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#2881181 Ebola outbreak

Posted by mav1234 on 08 August 2014 - 08:38 AM

I don't know why you are saying it was only a blip in the radar.  As I told Arsen back then, it was on the front page of multiple news websites, and was a daily headline in my Google News.

 

I do not know what 24 hr news channels were saying about it, but it was all over the major news sites EVERY DAY before the patient was flown in.

 

The CDC was monitoring it then and being asked for comment, but they weren't asked to speak in front of congress yet, likely because the hope was the disease would be contained.




#2880740 How Russians celebrate Obama's birthday

Posted by mav1234 on 07 August 2014 - 08:32 PM

Really?  Changing the subject?

 

It's important to have some perspective here, and realize that while this is pretty shitty of those people, our citizens have done far worse.

 

edit: or rather done more racist/offensive things, the whole international-level here adds a different angle.






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