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#2857670 NYPD kill a man after placing him in a chokehold

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 18 July 2014 - 11:41 PM

Stop-and-frisk searches force African-American males into an East Berlin-esque sense of oppression—while the rest of us go our merry ways without noticing.

When I heard that my 21-year-old son, a student at Harvard, had been stopped by New York City police on more than one occasion during the brief summer he spent as a Wall Street intern, I was angry. On one occasion, while wearing his best business suit, he was forced to lie face-down on a filthy sidewalk because—well, let’s be honest about it, because of the color of his skin. As an attorney and a college professor who teaches criminal justice classes, I knew that his constitutional rights had been violated. As a parent, I feared for his safety at the hands of the police—a fear that I feel every single day, whether he is in New York or elsewhere.

Moreover, as the white father of an African-American son, I am keenly aware that I never face the suspicion and indignities that my son continuously confronts. In fact, all of the men among my African-American in-laws—and I literally mean every single one of them—can tell multiple stories of unjustified investigatory police stops of the sort that not a single one of my white male relatives has ever experienced.



#2857661 Malaysian airlines lost contact with another Jet

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 18 July 2014 - 11:33 PM


Nice synopsis of what is known to this point...

#2856754 A ranking people may actually like, but...

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 18 July 2014 - 10:56 AM

When exactly, during the last several years, has the Panther's lack of quality receivers and offensive line personnel NOT been a big concern at the start of a new season?

#2856357 Clean energy home ends 12-month trial with surplus

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 18 July 2014 - 01:24 AM

Hell if I know. I keep that place as dark as possible. It's an apartment complex why would I want to know my neighbors? They're probably jerks like me.

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Based on your stated preference for living underground, in the dark, in Colorado, I thought you might be a prairie dog w/internet access. However, since you apparently don't like having neighbors, I'm now thinking you might be a mole or gopher. I'm favoring gopher, as they are apparently excellent geological surveyors.

#2856341 Soccer fans of the Huddle have challeneged this subforum

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 18 July 2014 - 12:47 AM

NASCAR was doomed when they took the "Stock" out of Stock Cars about 40 years ago.

What goes around, comes around. Nobody knows that better than NASCAR.

It is now time to return the favor by taking the NASCAR out of the NASCAR/Soccer sub-forum.

#2856324 Charlotte and the Potential of having an MLS team.

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 18 July 2014 - 12:02 AM


#2856233 Malaysian airlines lost contact with another Jet

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 17 July 2014 - 10:00 PM

On April 19, 1953, Dwight Eisenhower delivered his famous Cross of Iron speech:

The cost of one modern heavy bomber is this: a modern brick school in more than 30 cities.

It is two electric power plants, each serving a town of 60,000 population.

It is two fine, fully equipped hospitals.

It is some 50 miles of concrete highway.

We pay for a single fighter with a half million bushels of wheat.

We pay for a single destroyer with new homes that could have housed more than 8,000 people.

This, I repeat, is the best way of life to be found on the road the world has been taking.

This is not a way of life at all, in any true sense. Under the cloud of threatening war, it is humanity hanging from a cross of iron.

These plain and cruel truths define the peril and point the hope that come with this spring of 1953.

This is one of those times in the affairs of nations when the gravest choices must be made, if there is to be a turning toward a just and lasting peace.

It is a moment that calls upon the governments of the world to speak their intentions with simplicity and with honesty.

It calls upon them to answer the questions that stirs the hearts of all sane men: is there no other way the world may live?

#2856230 Malaysian airlines lost contact with another Jet

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 17 July 2014 - 09:56 PM

5 Billion is a wheel strut on a B2 bomber.  Its pocket change.  And if I am downplaying our role in the region, its only because so many others dramatically overestimate our influence in a region in which the Russians and Ukrainians have been warring longer than the US has existed.  Maybe we encouraged them towards independence, but I can guarantee we didn't have to work very hard or make to many promises.  And fwiw, the EU has as much and probably more influence than we do.  The Ukrainians want to join the EU and have for a while now.  Once this war finally ends, and assuming they are not part of the Russian Empire, they probably.  They would love to join NATO as well, but I don't see the members allowing that as it would dramatically increase the chances of war with Russia.

According to the United States General Accounting Office, the real cost for each B-2 bomber was actually around $2.1 billion after you add in development.

That would take a person earning $50,000 a year, not spending a dime, 42,000 years to save that much money.

We shouldn't be so cavalier about how the American Taxpayer's money is spent. Especially when it involves overthrowing democratically elected foreign governments.

#2855912 Malaysian airlines lost contact with another Jet

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 17 July 2014 - 05:08 PM

This struggle for control of Ukrainian resources between the East and West demonstrates once more that most people are viewed as little more than pawns by the rich and powerful of this world.

#2855845 Obama power grab greatest threat to constitution in US history

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 17 July 2014 - 04:24 PM

Pavlov dogs are a barking. Hilarious.

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#2855727 Obama power grab greatest threat to constitution in US history

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 17 July 2014 - 03:27 PM

That's not what the thread is about. The Dems fought Bush at every turn which probably pleased you, no?Take that out of the equation. Bush had 38 or so executive orders. Obama not as many yet but still too many. Maybe blocking what Obama is trying to do is a good thing, that's why this government was established to have checks and balances.

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False equivalency raises its ugly head yet again.


This is what obstruction at all costs looks like, and McConnell is the MASTERMIND of this strategy.

#2855572 So now Mike Mitchell is suddenly a top 10 safety

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 17 July 2014 - 01:58 PM

The takeaway for underrated NFL talent: Sign with the Carolina Panthers. The franchise where you can resurrect your career.

Hopefully, once DG cleans up the team's cap space issues, we'll be able to retain a few of these players long term.

#2848149 It is clear to white republicans that liberals are the real racists. Why do b...

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 12 July 2014 - 07:00 PM

Without a doubt, voting republican would directly benefit my pocket book more than voting democratic.

On the other hand...

Voting republican has and will likely continue to undermine individual civil rights, environmental standards, worker's rights, world peace, access to healthcare, a citizen's right to vote and accelerate our nation's untenable income disparity to name just few issues.

Contrary to popular political myth, voting republican does not decrease the federal deficit. The GOP simply reallocates tax dollars from programs for the disadvantaged to the Military Industrial Complex or to one of their other puppet masters, like Wall Street or ExxonMobil.

I care too much about our nation's future to place it in the hands of a greedy few 1%ers who control the GOP agenda of making the rich richer and the poor poorer, all while destroying our middle class with their Voodoo Economics.

#2847404 Republicans pass unpaid for, questionable "stimulus" with nothing bei...

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 12 July 2014 - 01:25 AM

So who here actually believes that pstall is independent? Seems about as likely as cwg being independent.

pstall could be viewed as an independent when the Tea Party is used as the standard by which we are judging those on the right.

well hey now there were all those times he called out posters like g5 and stirs for being right wing idealog-hahahaha sorry

Can't recall that ever happening either, doesn't mean it hasn't, just can'r recall any instances. As often as pstall criticizes liberals this metric strongly indicates he is not as independent minded as he would have us believe.

Im willing to bet every election the last 20 yrs those I have voted for are pretty broad and diverse politically.
But the tinderbox filter seems to latch on to what i defend or dont defend and takes it to the bank. Sent from my SPH-L710 using CarolinaHuddle mobile app

I would not doubt you on this. The standard for what passes as a democrat in NC could easily be mistaken for a Tea Party candidate in other regions of our country.

Excluding right wing nut jobs like heel, if you take G5 and Stirs out of the equation, is there really anyone remaining politically to the right of pstall in the TB?

#2845943 Good News: We Were Born in the Right Country!

Posted by NanuqoftheNorth on 11 July 2014 - 04:05 AM

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