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    Quote Originally Posted by Green_vs_Red View Post
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    Someone married their stepmom and then got murdered?
    Sounds like he used a monkey paw to make a porno story come true.
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    Thanks for clearing things up, Bonney. You know, there is a famous quote by Mark Twain that people use all the time and while it is flawed I think it fits perfectly for you.

    "It is better to keep your mouth closed and let people think you are a fool than to open it and remove all doubt."

    Because this...

    Quote Originally Posted by Jewelery Bonney View Post
    Guy was a scumbag and we're better off without him.
    ...is fucking disrespectful. I don't care so much what your stance on the situation is but to say we're better off or the world is a better place because some kid was gunned down for highly suspect reasons is about as naive as one can get.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Monkey King View Post
    Seriously though you have to be goddamned 90 years old to think hoodies are THUG WEAR.
    That or you just watched Fox News during the George Zimmerman trial.
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    A lot of the people at the beginning of the video are musicians and actors. It's worth a shot, right?

    edit: Also, thanks to the pressure everywhere they release all the detainess from the protest a few days back.

    This is worth fighting for.

    http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_slate...l?wpsrc=fol_tw

    On the other side, damn it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Outerspec View Post
    Your attitude of "Y U MAD BRO" isn't conductive and quite frankly a waste.
    No, you see, I only used the word "mad" because that's the one Prismeru used. I've read quite a few pages of this thread and I've felt a pretty unhealthy atmosphere at times.
    It's none of my concern, of course, and it's understandable, but sometimes it's better not to get too emotional over complex matters. I wasn't taunting anyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimay View Post
    No, you see, I only used the word "mad" because that's the one Prismeru used. I've read quite a few pages of this thread and I've felt a pretty unhealthy atmosphere at times.
    It's none of my concern, of course, and it's understandable, but sometimes it's better not to get too emotional over complex matters. I wasn't taunting anyone.
    Sometimes it's not that easy to "just not get too emotional". We are all people here and yes, sometimes we can get a bit carried away, but we all need to respect each other. The atmosphere isn't unhealthy here, but it might get tense once in a while. This is a thread like that and you just need to accept it.
    What you should do here is paying attention and trying to understand the situation. If you can't (because you can't always know everything and be informed about all that's happening) then tread carefully. Ask if you are curious but stay respectful at all times.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolus View Post
    Sometimes it's not that easy to "just not get too emotional". We are all people here and yes, sometimes we can get a bit carried away, but we all need to respect each other. The atmosphere isn't unhealthy here, but it might get tense once in a while. This is a thread like that and you just need to accept it.
    What you should do here is paying attention and trying to understand the situation. If you can't (because you can't always know everything and be informed about all that's happening) then tread carefully. Ask if you are curious but stay respectful at all times.
    There is one thing though. If a person has the "wrong attitude/opinion", it appears as if others are allowed to be extremely rude and disrespectful towards said person. It kinda sickens me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zar View Post
    There is one thing though. If a person has the "wrong attitude/opinion", it appears as if others are allowed to be extremely rude and disrespectful towards said person. It kinda sickens me.
    Disenfranchised minorities are allowed to be angry about subjects personal to them. Like, I will not hesitate to call out Jewelry Bonney as being a horrible human being who is spouting very hateful and aggressively contemptful, HURTFUL things. Like. This isn't just someone who was a little rowdy, their words were violently cruel. This isn't the kind of anger that's going to be directed at every person for making some minor mistake. This is a special case of Scumbag. The rhetoric that everyone deserves kindness and compassion is kind of empty in this scenario and I am otherwise a highly forgiving and patient person. But no I am not going to try to calmly and patiently and kindly explain why someone saying SOMEONE DESERVES TO DIE FOR BEING BLACK deserves to not be called a huge asshole.

    Do you seriously find that objectionable. But yes the thread has been exceptionally heated the past few months because a lot of really heated politics have become a movement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pochipochi View Post
    Disenfranchised minorities are allowed to be angry about subjects personal to them. Like, I will not hesitate to call out Jewelry Bonney as being a horrible human being who is spouting very hateful and aggressively contemptful, HURTFUL things. Like. This isn't just someone who was a little rowdy, their words were violently cruel. This isn't the kind of anger that's going to be directed at every person for making some minor mistake. This is a special case of Scumbag. The rhetoric that everyone deserves kindness and compassion is kind of empty in this scenario and I am otherwise a highly forgiving and patient person. But no I am not going to try to calmly and patiently and kindly explain why someone saying SOMEONE DESERVES TO DIE FOR BEING BLACK deserves to not be called a huge asshole.

    Do you seriously find that objectionable. But yes the thread has been exceptionally heated the past few months because a lot of really heated politics have become a movement.
    I don't agree with what they said, I just think there are better ways to respond than throw violent and hurtful insults at them.

    But I digress. My inner voice tells me that I'm probably better of just leaving the thread for a few weeks. I won't have to read, and the thread won't have to deal with yet another whiny person. Win-Win situation.
    Last edited by Zar; November 29th, 2014 at 03:31 PM.

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    Darren Wilson resigned his commission. The fact that this asshole was not indicted is still baffling to me.
    NPR

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    Darren Wilson resigned his commission. The fact that this asshole was not indicted is still baffling to me.
    NPR
    The fix was in from the start; the prosecuting attorney had no interest in convicting a cop and went out of his way to see that it didn't happen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zar View Post
    There is one thing though. If a person has the "wrong attitude/opinion", it appears as if others are allowed to be extremely rude and disrespectful towards said person. It kinda sickens me.
    There's a very large difference between

    "I haven't followed this case at all or read any of the articles that you guys have, but are you folks sure this entire case is about racism? Might the officer have just been doing his job and be innocent like the court decided?"

    and

    "Facts don't matter, that black kid deserved to die because he was wearing a hoodie."

    The forum stops to try and explain, and talk, about complex issues all the time (Be it politics, religion, rape, horrific slaughter of innocents...) when it seems someone really is just confused, or not as well informed as they could be.

    But when someone is saying something truly awful and repellent several times, and then saying that yes, they DID mean it exactly that way and it was not just a misunderstanding, followed by insulting literally every person on the board for not ALSO being racist? Of course everyone is going to be upset and react badly to that.

    It's not about everyone unanimously deciding on the spot to pick on someone, or about a minor difference of opinion. It's about someone deciding to show that they are an awful person that no one wants to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
    /.../
    Thanks for explaining. I skimmed through the last pages, and I understood it a bit better now that I could read the whole ordeal from start to finish. So it makes more sense.
    Still, sometimes it feels like people can get uneccesarily insulting. Not always, but at times.
    I'll just leave that as an open question we don't agree on so we can save ourselves a headache.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robby View Post
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    While I understand and agree (and i agree that the ban was justified), I canīt avoid siding with Zar on this one.

    The damage was done and the guy was on his way to be banned. Answering to comments like those with heavy insults wonīt really make anything better.

    Anyway, Mubarak:

    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/11/29/wo...mubarak-trial/
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...dge-rules.html

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    I think this thread loses more members than any other thread


    It's not like they can't come back or anything

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    How about a piece of more amusing news?

    Satanists rock!
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    Another Sourcless Saudi news from me. I hope you can forgive my lack of sources since whenever I try to search for a source of these news in English I always fail to find any results. Anyway.

    A Saudi woman called Lujain Al-hathloul drives her car from Dubai to the boarders of Saudi Arabia

    Lujain is a renown woman's rights Activitest in lots of social media sites and she's been fighting for woman's right to drive for a good while now.
    Lujain decided to fight the laws (or the lack of them) that suspends womans rights to drive cars.
    She drove all the way from Dubai to Saudi Arabia and is stuck at the boarder for a whole day and is not allowed to go in the country.
    She also mentioned in Twitter that they took her passport away while they're at it.

    Oh, I would also like to mention that there isn't anything at all in any kind of law document in Saudi about woman driving, which basically means that the only reason they're not allowed to is because most men here are fuckers and are afraid of any sort of change.



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    Quote Originally Posted by NER View Post
    Another Sourcless Saudi news from me. I hope you can forgive my lack of sources since whenever I try to search for a source of these news in English I always fail to find any results. Anyway.

    A Saudi woman called Lujain Al-hathloul drives her car from Dubai to the boarders of Saudi Arabia

    Lujain is a renown woman's rights Activitest in lots of social media sites and she's been fighting for woman's right to drive for a good while now.
    Lujain decided to fight the laws (or the lack of them) that suspends womans rights to drive cars.
    She drove all the way from Dubai to Saudi Arabia and is stuck at the boarder for a whole day and is not allowed to go in the country.
    She also mentioned in Twitter that they took her passport away while they're at it.

    Oh, I would also like to mention that there isn't anything at all in any kind of law document in Saudi about woman driving, which basically means that the only reason they're not allowed to is because most men here are fuckers and are afraid of any sort of change.
    Here you go.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ia-border.html

    Donīt be surprised if the article has 5 obvious mistakes somewhere in it. Itīs the Mail after all, but you can always count on it to get the news (sort of a quantity over quality thing)

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    Meanwhile in Hungary:

    Sunday shopping ban

    This basically means that bigger plazas and shopping centres can't be open on Sunday.
    Their reasoning is basically "Families shouldn't spend the Sunday shopping, they should be spending it together with family programs and activities". Also that "No one should be working on Sunday."
    So basically, they screwed over almost all of the population who works and can't do the shopping on weekdays (or even Saturdays) and took away one of the "family activities" because yes, shopping with the family can be nice, and can make for some family bonding.

    What's next, the internet tax? Oh wait...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Nolus View Post
    Meanwhile in Hungary:

    Sunday shopping ban

    This basically means that bigger plazas and shopping centres can't be open on Sunday.
    Their reasoning is basically "Families shouldn't spend the Sunday shopping, they should be spending it together with family programs and activities".
    Isn't that what holidays, saturdays, and church is for?
    Quote Originally Posted by NER View Post
    the only reason they're not allowed to is because most men here are fuckers and are afraid of any sort of change.
    You pretty much summed up the mentality of a good percentage of the modern world when it comes to women's rights (or in this case privelege.)
    Quote Originally Posted by Ubiq View Post
    I've often wondered about that myself; seems like being supported by people who only want you there so the world can end in fire (with you going to Hell in the process) would be somewhat off-putting
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