I never said that Zimmerman was a criminal. I did say he is an out of control emotionally unstable racist douche, which is quite clear from his well publicized journey over the last couple of years.
You claimed that Zimmerman was not a criminal because he was not found guilty. On the other hand, you claim Trayvon was a criminal, for things he was not convicted of. That is completely inconsistent, but you don't see it because your judgement is clouded by your racist feelings.
If my post seems confusing to you it is due to your lack of familiarity with what we others call logic.
B/t/w, I'd love to see a debate between Dawkins and a Cruz, Santorum, etc.
You do realize that Dawkins didn't say that, right? He's a lightning rod of indignation for the already religious, but I don't think he really turns off people who are on the line/agnostic. For everyone he pushes away, there may be more that feel better about going against the grain when there are brilliant articulate minds paving the way, intellectually speaking. If he were running for President on the other hand, people might get nervous.
This conversation shows CIC is a racist moron and doesn't even realize it, so it serves a purpose.
I'm no longer confused. According to CIC, Trayvon Martin was a criminal because he was black, had a bag with marijuana residue in it, and some other stuff that was unusual. Zimmerman the raging pinhead who can't stay out of trouble is not a criminal, because he was not black, and despite killing an innocent black kid was not convicted of murder. Based on the trend, I'm thinking CIC will say that OJ was guilty.
Dude - just fucking own it. Wear your racist badge proudly. Maybe put a confederate flag on your porch and in your avatar. Be proud of your heritage.
These guys don't reflect badly on Obama any more than Dylan Roof reflects badly on you.
Obama has condoned the actions of black criminals? Maybe I missed that. Did you write something about it in the OP?
Are you complaining that he didn't waste any time to come out against Dylan Roof? Should he have shown more restraint there? Has there been a similar instance where a black person went in and shot up a bunch of people in a white church? Did Obama condone this guy's actions? I'm confused.
If Obama were racist why wouldn't he be pointing out that nearly all of the mass shootings in this country are perpetrated by young white males?
In fact, why don't you think about that for a while, maybe make a post or two? Why do you spend all of your time trying to prove that black people are inferior or more likely to be criminals?
I wanted you to specify what conclusions that you drew for a reason.
The conclusion that I drew was that a bunch of kids vandalized a Wallmart. I have no idea why, and don't consider it newsworthy.
I think that you drew the conclusion that black people are up to no good, and that this reflects poorly on the 'no good black guy' who is President. By sharing this story, I think that you are hoping that other racists will draw the same conclusion, and shake their heads at the lowly negro. That way, they will feel better about themselves in some way. I also think that it this state of affairs is sad for both black people and racists. The black people get to feel scorn from a significant portion of society, and the racists have to live in denial and forsake improving themselves. After all, when they feel bad about their own station, they just need to find some blacks to make fun of.
If you draw some other conclusion, please go ahead and let us know. Otherwise, I'll just consider it a sad attempt to alleviate personal pain by a racist.
By the way wikipedia does not agree with your 40% claim
That is a straw man. If rather have sex with a 19 yr old at the age of 15 than be falsely accused. If rather be falsely accused than ass fucked in a dark alley.
After time goes by, the woman might work up the courage to confront the abuser. If that is three months, then so be it.
And even if we accept your 40% statistic, that means that 60% of accusations are by women who were raped. Plus there are more rape victims who never report.
So you have more sympathy for the four people who were wrongly accused than the 6 who were raped (out of ten). Again, that is unbecoming. I'd personally rather be accused of rape than be raped. So I have more sympathy for rape victims than the smaller number of wrongly accused.
What conclusions are you drawing here?
You must be implying something and feel it is important enough to post here to share with the world.
There are legitimate reasons for a woman not to report a rape right away. Off-hand, I think fear of further harm would top the list.
1. Her family might disbelieve or blame her.
2. Her friends and colleagues might disbelieve or blame her.
3. Her rapist might seek retribution.
4. She might be targeted/tormented by strangers or friends of her rapist.
5. She may think that trying to forget it will be less painful emotionally.
Obviously, rape can 'ruin' the lives of some good falsely accused people. But far more often, it 'ruins' the lives of women who did not deserve to be attacked or abused. I would be far more concerned about my daughter getting raped than my son getting accused of rape if I had a child of each sex. In this case, you are a member of the privileged class (Men have dominated society and legislatures, and in this issue commit far more rape than women do), bitching about a relatively minor expense to your group when a relatively major offense is getting inflicted on the opposite group. It's unflattering to you.
The world wants more cowboy rhetoric, Rummy's Q&As, a multi-trillion war, thousands of dead soldiers, who knows how many more wounded, and hundreds of thousands of dead civilians?
Tatapu that certainly hurts my argument. Not sure if the details, and it doesn't seem like it is a common occurrence.
Tatapu, I'm saying that we should leave the selection and training of service dogs to the people who know what the fuck they are talking about. You know, the ones who actually train them. They will cull the unacceptable dogs.
I'm assuming your tongue is in cheek. Police are statistically more likely to kill you than pit bulls, but they are allowed to ride the bus. And they are service animals :-)
Gays just want to be accepted. The reason for all of the support on Facebook is that they have been abused for ages and many still hate or are annoyed by them. If and when people stop hating and trying to kill Jews, they may lighten up the efforts to prevent that.
By complaining on the internet about the 'protected' (read abused) classes you are perpetuating the need for protections.
In 2014 pit bulls killed 27 people in the US. Meanwhile, 32000 were killed by guns. Your solution is most excellent.
And how many have been attacked by a pit bull service dog?
Pit bulls can be trained to attack or trained to be nice. They are not all bad, they are just the dog of choice for a certain type of shitty owner.
You really feel oppressed by Jewish people remembering the holocaust?
I see people asking why isn't white pride OK when we can have black pride, gay pride, or whatever. It amazes me that they don't see the difference that historical context provides. Jews endure two months of Christmas every year while the angry white pubah O'Reilly pretends Christmas is being attacked. Yet you get offended by Jews remembering the holocaust when they were actually attacked. Unbelievable. There apparrently is no pleasing you.
Any service dog should be accepted anywhere. If the dog passed training, people should recognize they are reliable and not a threat regardless of breed. People are such 'fraidy cats' sometimes.
You can live fine on a diet of all potatoes too. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1252113/pdf/biochemj01140-0284.pdf
It was repeated for 60 days recently with great metabolic improvements and loss of weight http://www.20potatoesaday.com/
If you look at any of the blue zones were people actually live a long time, they are eating a nearly vegan diet with a huge quantity of whole plant foods. The only studies showing halting and reversal of heart disease use vegan or nearly vegan low fat whole food diets.
There's a wealth of free information here (https://www.drmcdougall.com/) if anyone cares to read up on a different viewpoint than errc's barrage of low carb cheerleading.
The top of the next big bubble is likely when home ownership rates rise to another high point.
Low fat diets based on whole plant foods work great if people stick to them. Low fat whole plant foods are still better than animal foods for humans. It's just that most people don't eat those foods. Most people eat Frankenfoods with a low fat label.
A recent (couple years ago) very popular study compared the Mediterranean diet to a low fat diet. The people on the low fat diet reduced fat consumption from 39% to 36%. A real low fat diet is 10-15% of calories from fat. So, anyone giving nutrition advice to a wide audience has to factor in what people are likely to eat and adjust advice accordingly. So, I would take the newer nutritional advisory panel (Quigley's link) and definitely the USDA advice with a grain of salt.
You think the President's a racist for not making a private company sell a racist symbol.
This is an answer to the six year old question "If a tree falls in the woods and fix news is not there to report it, is it still Obama's fault?"
The issue of gun violence in Chicago is important, but it has nothing to do with Charleston. The most fitting response to the shooting in Charleston is to have an open discussion in which racism is broadly condemned. We need all white non-racists to stand together and let the racists among us know that they are an embarrassment and that they are only bringing misery into the world and upon themselves. They should be publicly shamed. On a related note, Steve Doocy and friends should be fired for their completely inept coverage. What they did is much worse than Brian Williams erroneous reporting. We cannot let this be a right / left issue where the republican leadership denies the racial motivations. We also need to let South Carolina know that they should take the confederate battle flag down at all public institutions. It's an embarrassment that the State government supports a such a symbol. Mitt Romney got it right, b/c he doesn't have to cater to the racist electorate. Hopefully, the republicans running for President will have the courage to do what is right rather than what is politically expedient.