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Top Secret Researcher
#76 Old 2nd Jun 2020 at 2:52 AM
Once a long, long time ago and a thousand miles away, there was an earthquake. I wasn't sure how big it was because the guy on the work study program to put paper in the university seismograph didn't do it that day because no one would notice. Anyway, the local news said a near-by town was devastated, there was a picture of a building that fell into rubble.
Being an amateur photographer/physics student but without spiderman's powers, I jumped in my old VW bug (old even then) to take pictures.
What a waste of gas and time! The only building that fell down was the one in the news. The rest of the town was untouched.
Moral of the story is that the tight shot and the over the top headline sells advertisements space.
That comes to mind because they say there's gonna be another riot down the road about 30 miles in Seattle. Should I get my video cameras and go? Nah. I still don't have spiderman's powers.

Sims are better than us.
Mad Poster
#77 Old 9th Jun 2020 at 8:13 PM
Warm muggy weather. That usually means eventually a storm will come through with thunder and lightning if this continues.

Add to the fact that if Tropical Depression Cristobal comes here, we're in for a muggy downpour. Whenever hurricanes come along the Eastern Seaboard, usually we get a wet muggy dumping of what remained. The state in the US where I live is easiest to cross borders if you're not careful. Make sure to pay the toll.

I should be the only one to shine,
I am the Golden Queen of Shadow Galactica
(Translation of a line from image song Golden Queen Galaxia)
Instructor
#78 Old 16th Jun 2020 at 3:18 PM
Poland opens its borders and allows international flights and railway connections. Swimming pools, gyms, theaters and cinemas were opened last week. Sports fans are allowed in stadiums. Mass events restricted to 150 participants. Schools, universities and dance clubs remain closed.
Mad Poster
#79 Old 19th Jun 2020 at 1:27 AM
"On page 71, it was a thunderstorm and on page 73, there was a cloudburst. It rained...and it rained...and it rained."

Yes, the rain that was heading westward is now moving eastward.

I should be the only one to shine,
I am the Golden Queen of Shadow Galactica
(Translation of a line from image song Golden Queen Galaxia)
Field Researcher
Original Poster
#80 Old 25th Jun 2020 at 6:43 PM
Ever since the BLM organization/movement came into being I always felt something wrong about it and never cared for it. Like even as a child I never cared for the news either and just saw through it always painting African Americans in the most negative way possible. Even I as a child looked around me and saw one of the most underlying issues of the African American community is crime from within towards each other.

There's many other critical thinkers like me but of course usually the loudest are those with an agenda to manipulate the masses for their own gains. Not surprising at all considering it's most likely more souls of that 1/3 in this last generation than any other past generation. So much violence, so much hate, so much division, so much Babel, so many connected to the hive mind, etc.

BLM founder admits they are trained Marxists
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdpIIiBe7Wc

Black Lives Matter Is A Leftist Lie (Those twins are funny but I consider myself bi-ethnic African-European American. My DNA says mostly African regardless of my nationality or native tongue. I agree with my late Italian grandfather, I'm a human being not a color. )
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLuJa9X21PE

Candace Owens: "I DO NOT support George Floyd!" & Here's Why! - Reaction / Review!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVoep4pcFEg

No More Aunt Jemima: a death blow to racism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3TUJ9eMnJk

Because I'm Fragile...but I'm not "that" fragile.
Mad Poster
#82 Old 25th Jun 2020 at 7:46 PM Last edited by simmer22 : 26th Jun 2020 at 7:21 PM.
It's been quite frightening to see what's been going on in the police force in the US (in particular - been going on other places too) lately. I kind of feel like they're given a bare minimum of training, then given weapons, the means to use those weapons, practically given the go-ahead to kill, or at the very least way too much power in their hands in what they see as dangerous situations, and then sent out among unsuspecting people. Soon enough they spot weapons where there aren't any, and see non-white skin colors as automatic trigger warnings, and get triggered from slightly raised voices or the tiniest misunderstanding - trigger-happy police is rarely good police. I think it's in part due to how they're trained (most likely not fully intentional, but there's some learned behavior in it) It's a dangerous way to train someone who is there to protect innocent people, when often they end up causing harm to innocent people due to discrimination and/or misunderstanding situations. When it's "shoot first, ask questions later" it's very often too late to ask questions later... I think maybe what they lack is some common decency and ethics - maybe that's what's squeezed out of them at the police academy.

A person who can't figure out when they're putting too much force on someone's windpipe doesn't belong anywhere in emergency services, be it in the police force or anywhere else (they most likely belong on the other side of the police force, though - the one behind bars...). A crushed windpipe is a problem whether someone is white or black, it doesn't take half a brain to understand that. But by that logic, apparently they do let in some people with less than half a brain in the police force, so that's a bit scary... Putting someone to the ground and forcibly holding them down could be necessary in some situations, but sometimes it may not (and in a few cases it could be very dangerous, especially if the person on top is putting pressure in the wrong places, and making sure the person is alive and able to breathe is first priority). The George Floyd situation is just one out of so many situations lately. I don't think it's just a BLM problem, but a general problem within the handling of the police force in the US, probably other places as well with similar handling of police forces.

If a police officer hurt someone and doesn't get that someone medical help, aren't they commiting some kind of crime? Unless there's some very good reason for them to cause harm to another person, why shouldn't they too be under the same laws as other people? If they kill someone they shouldn't have to kill, then aren't they commiting a murder? I get it if they are under a real threat with actual weapons or a threat to their own life, other people, or colleagues - but in cases where the "threatening" people have been unarmed and maybe not so threatening at all, and the police officers weren't punished in any way after having shot them... well, that doesn't seem right. There are plenty of ways to deal with situations without waving guns at them at the first chance available - and many times I can imagine lives would've been spared if the guns had come out a bit later than "immediately". Same with violence as a whole.

Where I live, there's less guns in the police force. I think they have tazers or some such, but that's about it for the regular police (it's possible it's changed a bit, but I don't think I've seen a lot of police with guns over the past few years). There isn't much gun/weapon violence overall. Fairly low unless you consider the larger cities. We do have rather strict weapon laws, though. Maybe that helps. You're kind of stuck dealing with people in other ways if you can't wave a gun at them every time there's a potential threat, and there's apparently plenty of non-lethal ways to do it. Even some decent, or at least half-decent ways. Not at all saying the police is spotless here (they're absolutely not - plenty of spots here too), but at least there's a bit less risk of similar situations...

I've handled several difficult people the past years (working mostly with people in the various stages of dementia means you see at least one mini-riot every week or so, sometimes less, often a whole lot more, and occasionally a bigger riot of the kind that can't easily be calmed down - thankfully it's not often), and I sometimes wonder where our riot gear is (Patients hitting, throwing things, biting, threatening, shouting, pushing, spitting, kicking, etc., and even had one accidentally setting fire to their room, and a few almost doing the same). Most of the time they are scared, confused, angry, or a mix of the three. We're trained to handle situations in various ways, but "get up in their face" is not one of the ways you approach these people you want a calm end to it. The moment you start holding the patient down or forcibly grab them or anything like that, they usually start to panic or react in a bad way (so that's not something you want to do). I can imagine that's often what happens during those riots, too. The police move in, and the people get scared or angry and start panicking, and it all blows out of proportions. When people are scared, angry, worried and confused, they do a lot of things they otherwise wouldn't do if they were calm and rational (and you can bet the police aren't much calm and rational in that situation, either, but they're angry, scared, armed people in riot gear, and that can do a lot of damage on people who don't have riot gear and probably aren't armed in any way).
Mad Poster
#83 Old 25th Jun 2020 at 8:27 PM Last edited by Gargoyle Cat : 25th Jun 2020 at 9:27 PM.
There is a bill in the US Senate that was written by a well respected Senator by the name of Tim Scott.  That bill was supposed to reform what is going on with the police situation. For all the screaming, looting, attempted extortion, destruction of monuments and churches, rioting, demands, destruction of private businesses owned by people all colors, races and creeds,  Senate Democrats wouldn't allow a black man 10 minutes on the Senate floor.  Go figure! 

What is going on has nothing to do with George Floyd.  If members of the military were put on every street corner right now, it wouldn't my feelings any.

EDIT: House Democrats have shot down a bill that condemns riots and "Defund Police" movement.

So what Democrats are saying here is that they want all the rioting, looting, death, theft and destruction in their 'black communities'.  They are also okay with defunding the police as long as it isn't Capitol Police and Nancy Pelosi's personal body guards. Just be clear, she has at least 3.  Black lives don't matter.  Over 100 people were shot in Chicago this past Sunday and it wasn't by police.  This is common thing in Chicago and yet everybody treats is as if it is everyday event. The media doesn't say a damn thing, but they're so concerned...NOT!  When does Planned Parenthood get defunded? They're the biggest group of racists known to man kind. Most of their business is killing black babies.

All of them can fuck off along with all of the companies that have never given a shit about anybody other than themselves. Amazon, Target, Apple, Microsoft and so the list goes.  It grows on a daily basis. The NFL, NASCAR and the rest of them that are suddenly 'woke' can take all of their woke projections and shove them.
Mad Poster
#84 Old 26th Jun 2020 at 3:24 PM
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Some 23,000 dead registered voters could receive mail-in ballots to vote in the upcoming 2020 presidential election due to a new law by Gov. Gavin Newsom (D), a court brief alleges.

This month, Newsom signed legislation that will send a mail-in ballot, solicited and unsolicited, to all registered voters in the state of California. The law will also allow county officials to count ballots that are received within 17 days of the election.

A court brief filed by the Public Interest Legal Foundation (PILF) alleges that thousands of dead registered voters could end up receiving mail-in ballots because they have not been removed from California’s voter rolls.


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/...-in-california/

Dead cats bounce, dead people vote. Nuttin' to see here...
Mad Poster
#85 Old 27th Jun 2020 at 2:19 PM
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Appearing Friday on Fox News Radio’s The Guy Benson Show, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) unloaded on House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) for accusing Senate Republicans of attempting to “get away” with “the murder of George Floyd” with their police reform legislation, branding her claim “the most outrageous, sinful comment I’ve heard as a public official.”

*snip*


SEN. TIM. SCOTT: It was the most outrageous, sinful comment I’ve heard as a public official period. I thought to myself that how in the world does this woman sitting, standing in front of a twenty-four thousand dollar refrigerator have the sense to jump into the bottomless pit of race politics? Why in the world would she want to do that? There’s only one answer, by the way. One answer. It’s because she’s lived so long in a state of privilege that she has forgotten.

That is the Republican Party that voted more for the civil rights era legislation than the Democrats. It’s because she’s forgotten that it was President Trump and the criminal justice reform done in 2018 that made it for the Democrats 1994 crime bill. She’s forgotten. That is the school choice movement that frees more kids in poverty from the poor education system brought to us by the Democrats and the teachers unions than they’ve ever seen. She has forgotten so much about reality that she spends too much time in an alternate universe. But the facts are simple. Why in the world would she stoop so low? And is simply this they believe. I truly believe this. They believe that campaigning on police brutality is more important than solving police reform.


https://www.breitbart.com/politics/...sinful-comment/


Thank you, Tim Scott! It is interesting how so many people of all colors in America knows this, but yet so many choose to turn another cheek while screeching / rioting / looting/ ect... about how nothing has been done for going 4 years.  Also, for those that don't know, Tim Scott is the only black person the the US Senate and even though he is a senator, he gets followed around in stores, because he's black. When do people start whipping out their Chinese made IPhones, turn on the camera and start calling out businesses that engage in this kind of behavior via video?   

Scott's police reform bill has been in the works for years, not the day George Floyd died. Below is a 'snapshot' of what San Fran looks like in terms of poverty.  San Francisco is Pelosi's district.

Quote:
An estimated 10 percent of San Francisco residents were in poverty in 2018. Older residents (those 65 and over) are more likely to be in poverty than other age groups. Poverty rates also vary by race and ethnicity; most notably, Black and African American residents experience poverty at nearly three times the average rate. Women still experience poverty at a higher rate than men.


https://sfgov.org/scorecards/safety...y-san-francisco

Nancy Pelosi is going to lecture the masses about race while the black community suffers under her thumb. K....
Instructor
#86 Old 27th Jun 2020 at 9:35 PM
What's wrong with 'All lives matter'? They in fact do, so why the disagree? All people's lives are important, or are there any exceptions?
Mad Poster
#87 Old 27th Jun 2020 at 10:34 PM
Quote:
Originally posted by Wojtek
What's wrong with 'All lives matter'? They in fact do, so why the disagree? All people's lives are important, or are there any exceptions?


It's all about politics, nothing else.

68% of the people involved in the the protests around the US were white.  I say were as protesting has stopped for the most part. There are a few small ones here and there. There was one the other night in DC where about 40 people ( the majority of them were white females) standing around chanting and talking.  I'm not sure what happened to their original plan which was to destroy more monuments. Perhaps the National Guard had something to do with putting a end to that. Then there is all the coronavirus spikes happening.  Media wants everybody to believe that it is a mere coincidence that these spikes happened around the protesting.  It is a strange and timely coincidence. I digress.

There was another round of nonsense planned for yesterday, more destroying of monuments; that never came to be either.  Instead a group of BLM thugs went and bullied a restaurant owner because they wanted that business owner who they were, because somehow a lone restaurant owner is going to fix all of their problems and meet the extortion demands, I mean change.

The black community around the US that want true reforms are not part of BLM. They are working with members of Congress ( including Tim Scott) having meetings at the WH, ect.... They are not out destroying monuments and really don't appreciate their cities and businesses they either own or shop at being burned down.  The media has zero interest in talking with and or writing about those people, they only want to talk about the less than 1% who are the problem.

If you watch news coming of the US, be really careful with what you believe...
Instructor
#88 Old 27th Jun 2020 at 10:52 PM
Actually I'm careful with all the mainstream news because they are biased and try to impose their harmful and illogical point of view even when it's obvious that they try to manipulate people by serving them lies. A perfect example is an interview in which a TVN (left-leaning TV station owned by Discovery Inc.) newsreader asked questions to a black Polish-born boxer. TVN also manipulated the message bar and changed Ugonoh's words to make it sound as if he wasn't sure what he said was right. Have a look:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XoXwh7i8PmM
Mad Poster
#89 Old 27th Jun 2020 at 11:28 PM
Two of the most beloved and favorite people in the conservative party who go by the name Diamond and Silk have been all but banned from platforms like You Tube, Facebook and Twitter.  The silence is deafening ( also reveals truth) that nobody aside from those that love these two wonderful ladies will come out and call Google, Jack Dorcey ( CEO of Twitter) and Mark Zuckerberg racist for their behavior.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyKkiWKEFqc

Diamond and Silk deserve better; a lot better..  And no, the little troll that keeps hitting the disagree button while hiding is not going to change that.
Instructor
#90 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 12:36 AM
It's called fear. Mainstream media and politicians are shitting their pants because conservative journalists and youtubers are openly talking about their hypocrisy (as in the video from my previous post). They (mainstream media and politicians) have enough funding and contacts to blackmail or intimidate anyone who exposes their lies. It reminds censorship in socialist-communist Poland or any other country which used to be situated behind the Iron Curtain before 1989. My parents told me that anyone who criticized the party (socialist-communist Poland was a one-party state) was persecuted and it is similar to what's happening now to conservatives. I really miss The Iconoclast who made great videos but has recently been banned from Youtube and had to delete his channel from Bitchute because he was blackmailed by 'some people who promote free speech, love and equality'...
Mad Poster
#91 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 4:33 AM Last edited by simmer22 : 28th Jun 2020 at 12:35 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wojtek
What's wrong with 'All lives matter'? They in fact do, so why the disagree? All people's lives are important, or are there any exceptions?


Ideally, all lives should matter. Then you start going down the rabbit hole of the times when there are exceptions to the rule (not nice ones, but due to priorities or rules or ethics or whatever it could be, for instance saving one life over another life because you can't save both, or death penalties, or abortion, or anything of the sort), and then there's another rabbit hole for the times when there really shouldn't be exceptions for a variety of reasons, but society or part of society makes exceptions even when it's not okay (BLM and the whole skin color/race matter should've been a thing of the past long ago, but sadly isn't. There's all the problems and hoops LGBTQ++ people have had to jump through the past hundred plus years just to be heard and seen and maybe even accepted. Other examples could include deciding who has the right to lifesaving healthcare or potentially lifesaving/lifechanging treatments without getting completely ruined financially, let alone just having access to simple medications for existing conditions because they're too expensive. And how about all the people starving or being treated bad or being denied basic rights just because they happen to be born in the wrong part of the world?) and you kind of realize there are exceptions all over the place.

Ideally, all lives matter and all lives are important, but it is an idea filled with a lot of hoops and rabbit holes. Easy to say on a surface level, but the moment you start to dig deeper you kind of realize just how flimsy that statement is.

If you mean that all lives should matter equally regardless of skin color, or how you look like, where you live, what you believe in, who you love, (etc.), then absolutely, that one is 100% true.
(except if your skin is turning blue/purple or yellow or turning some other strange color it shouldn't be - then you probably need a fast-track in the ER over those with plain black or white skin colors, because you're most likely suffering from severe hypoxia or possible liver failure or another condition that needs seeing to... But that's valid medical reasons and probably not skin colors you'd normally want to have - and that's the same even if your primary skin color is black or white or some other color.)

---------------

And now for something completely different.

Did you know there's a type of strawberry called Corona? (which, if you didn't already know, is the name of the type of virus the Covid-19 strain is from)
Did you know they sell them in grocery shops?
Would you buy them?
Just asking, because I happened across some a few days ago, and they looked - if you pardon me - a bit sick, and not in a good sense...

It's not the only unfortunate name choice. Apparently there's also a beer with the name, and an ice cream, chocolate, and (not food related) the outer edge of the sun is also called corona. All named long before the virus hit, though.
Mad Poster
#92 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 10:01 AM
Healthcare workers were out among protestors cheering them on.  Oddly enough, the rules and guidelines about social distancing and wearing a mask when in crowded places were never spoken of.  All of the media and their minions gave every single protest, riot and groups of people destroying monuments a pass.   Suddenly coronavirus simply didn't exist, until the beginning of this week.

Democrats shoved Obamacare down the throats of all American citizens.  Instead of making healthcare affordable, they made it unaffordable. While they doing that, they took billions out of the things like Medicare making health insurance more expensive and even less afforable for much of the elderly population.   A asprin that costs pennies on the dollar will cost somebody $40-$50 in a hospital.  I won't even get started with the all fraud that also came with Obamacare which doesn't go away, it makes health care even more expensive.

I agree, it is interesting how people pick and choose what lives matter, which ones don't.  Different rules apply to different people.  Babies are now being sold in Instagram because apparently Mark Zuckerberg who is a billionaire doesn't make enough.  I never knew that human trafficking was considered socially acceptable on social media platforms. Learn something new everyday...

Quote:
Three men have been arrested in Iran on suspicion of trying to sell two babies on Instagram.

Tehran's police chief, Brig-Gen Hossein Rahimi, said one of the children was 20 days old. The other was two months old.

The babies had already been bought for up to $500 (£400), and were being resold for between $2,000 and $2,500.


https://www.bbc.com/news/53162647
Instructor
#93 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 12:34 PM
@simmer22, I know very well what inequality and treating a group of people like second-class citizens is. The Polish people have suffered a lot for centuries. The most recent sufferings include 3 partitions which resulted in erasing my country for more than a century and enslaving my people. Next was WWII when my country was erased from the map once again and in the occupied territories we were treated like second-class citizens and almost as many ethnic Poles died as Jews and then the communist regime and another wave of killings and persecutions. I haven't seen any mainstream media in the US or anywhere else saying 'Polish lives matter' because of what we've been through. I only see fake news about my country, blaming Poles for the Holocaust while it's been historically proven the it were the Germans who murdered millions of people, including the Jews and ethnic Europeans. We actually resisted the Germans during WWII and aided the Jews risking our lives but now nobody cares and calls for respect for my people. We didn't get any compensation from Germany after WWII for the losses. We rebuilt our home by ourselves despite being under the USSR sphere of influence. In spite of all those events we don't blame Germans or Russians who were born after WWII or the fall of Berlin Wall and tell them to be ashamed of who they are and what their ancestors did. So anyone, be them blacks, Jews or anyone else, who wants to blame me for their misfortunes is a fucking idiot. I'm not ashamed of who I am and never will be. I don't feel me or other white people are collectively responsible for anyone's misfortunes. Collective guilt is a fucked up concept because it assumes all people belonging to a group are responsible for something, which is hurtful and discriminatory.
Mad Poster
#94 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 12:55 PM
If it means anything, conservatives love Poland, including this one.  The peeps over at Breitbart sometimes have a brain fart ( they posted a article from the New York Times yesterday. Because 600 people said they would vote for Joe Biden, somehow that means the election has been won.   Thankfully there are enough BB'ers on site that call this bullshit out when it happens) but when there is news coming out from Poland, there is always cheering for your successes and anger when somebody messes with Poland.
Mad Poster
#95 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 1:14 PM
I don't think guilt for something should be dealt out to people who aren't guilty either, especially the later generations who didn't have anything to do with what was happening at the time - but also a group as a collective.
Instructor
#96 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 2:10 PM
@Gargoyle Cat, it means a lot. Obama and Clinton didn't give a shit about us. Obama didn't even arrive in Poland when our president died in a plane crash on 10 April 2010. Even Putin, with whom Poland has never had good relations with, was present. Now finally the Poland-USA relations are really good and we are treated like partners not like a second-class country, which was be the case when Obama was president. He even said something about 'Polish death camps' which was a lie because there have never been any Polish death camps. There were German ones. He didn't even apologise for it after he acknowledged what he'd done showing total ignorance and lack of good manners.

@simmer22, yup but still BLM and the media try to blame all whites for the misfortunes of the black community. It's not okay with me. I was born in a homogeneous, white, Polish-speaking, Catholic country and problems of the black community in the USA or elsewhere is something I don't really care about. I do have my own problems and the situation in my country is far from perfect, especially now after a strict two-month lockdown. We have enough problems to deal with and no mainstream media in the world care about the inequality in Poland or Europe in general, so why would I care about the black communities in the USA? They didn't contribute to the development of my country or cared about us so why would I do anything for them? I'm not even going to comment on the destruction of the Kościuszko monument and any other monuments of American heroes who had contributed a lot to the development of the country. The vandals don't even know that Kościuszko wanted to end slavery. The death of this poor black man was only an excuse to vandalise the cities and paint all policemen with the same paint. What's happening now is a disgrace for him and his family, meaning using his death and his family's grief for political purposes. Antifa and mainstream media are anti-American and their goal is to destabilise the country using angry, agitated and uneducated mob to destroy something many Americans regardless of their ethnic origin had been working their whole life for. If any of you had their business destroyed or anyone killed by the mob, the discussion would look different.

A couple of years ago in Poland a young man was killed by a policeman who used a taser against him. There were protests against police brutality but nobody destroyed any cars, shops or private property. They directed their anger at the police, not ordinary people. Then a Polish man was stabbed by a Muslim owner of a kebab bar for stealing one Coca-Cola bottle. The mob destroyed this man's bar but didn't resort to destroying any other places.
dodgy builder
#97 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 2:31 PM
Being from Norway in Europe I find it a bit odd how all people in the US are either black or white. In my town Oslo, people come in all shapes, sizes and colors. Still all lives matter.

When it comes to corona though, the community council has let the bars be open to three again. They were all out like in Rome yesterday with open plazas acting as festival grounds with music etc. Very nice, but a fertile ground for spreading the virus. Now they threaten to close the bars again.
Mad Poster
#98 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 2:45 PM Last edited by Gargoyle Cat : 28th Jun 2020 at 3:05 PM.
Obama treats everybody like they are a second class citizen unless said person or people yes him to death, about everything.   He was against border walls, then promptly had one put around his house when he left the WH.  He had 8 years to fix the police, poverty, inequality problem, ect... What did he do? Nothing.  He shuddered lots of businesses that were in the US, created lots of unemployment and made life more expensive for everybody.  My electric bill has 8 different taxes before the actual usage part is listed because of him.

The good thing about all of this is, the world is watching and voices of reason are coming out.  The following comes from Australia who are having their own debates and issues, but they are paying attention.

Society should stop pandering to 'intolerant hate mobs'
Lab Assistant
#99 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 3:39 PM Last edited by chocoberrychoco : 28th Jun 2020 at 3:50 PM.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wojtek
What's wrong with 'All lives matter'? They in fact do, so why the disagree? All people's lives are important, or are there any exceptions?

I think it's like if you're at a restaurant and you aren't served food. You're gonna want to say "Hey, don't I deserve food?" and then someone else interrupts you with "Everyone deserves food." And it's like, yeah, everyone does deserve food, but that doesn't really help with my problem and in fact actively takes away focus from the issue.

Also, people aren't using violence because they want to, they're doing it as a last resort. Peaceful protests have been tried, people have been kneeling during sports games, making petitions, etc, yet this is still happening. Violence is used as a last resort for people because they want to be heard. MLK didn't achieve racial equality alone, along with him there were violent groups too who were just as important in civil rights. LGBT+ rights too, the Stonewall Riots were violent yet integral to LGBT+ gaining rights and visibility.

I don't think people are specifically blaming any people either. Racism isn't an individual issue, it's a societal one. It's easy to paint racism as some sort of horrific trait only monsters have, but that just makes it easier to convince yourself that you can't be racist. You don't have to be evil to be racist. Racism nowadays isn't yelling "Black people deserve to die!" it's subtler and hidden within unconcious biases and prejudices. It's when black people are hired less than white people when all other factors are equal. I'm sure the employers aren't actively looking to only hire white people, they could be black themselves, but they're still contributing to racism even if they aren't intending to.
dodgy builder
#100 Old 28th Jun 2020 at 4:06 PM
I know one problem you have in the US when it comes to Police. Take a look at the main page of the norwegian police education. What do you see in those big square boxes staring at you?

https://www.politihogskolen.no/

It starts from left to right.
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