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We can only hope that, all appearances notwithstanding, if you had a son, he would not ACT like that bully Michael Brown, who in one short span of time: 1) took what didn't belong to him, 2) aggressively & threateningly shoved the man one third his size who owned the cigars he was taking, 3) fractured a cops eye socket by punching him through the window of his poilice car, 4) tried to wrestle a cop's sidearm from him, 5) taunted the police officer, then 6) tried to commit further violence against the cop again (at the very least trying to knock him to the ground), and 7) got shot 6 times (because he didn't stop after being shot a few times in the right arm).
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A Christian Response to Ferguson

Brian953 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 12:35 PM
It is true, there is ignorance. It is much harder to say that that is chosen. Many of the angry have virtually never heard anything different. Every preacher they have ever heard, and every person they have had contact with has told them that they are being mistreated, and that they ought to be very, very angry. Every TV show and movie they have ever seen has two messages, among many: 1) the loudest message is, vengeance is sweet. 2) there is also the message that enough violence will solve any problem. Because of these things, among others, Joseph, I believe that you are right about many involved — they will never accept that any shooting of a black man by a white man is justifiable. And that is a certainty (that it is that way), given their total silence on the hoardes of blacks killed by other blacks. I don't think it will come to the point you predict; they will get bored, and stop, before it comes to that point — unless an additional unfortunate incident occurs in this violent environment. I am deeply saddened by the collapse of honor among American blacks, They used to be an overwhelmingly Christian class, and a group that would almost rather DIE that do anything dishonorable. Now, they would rather KILL than put up with not being treated with amost holy reverence. There is no people group that is more focused on their own skin color, and on themselves, than American blacks. It is sad that so many parlay this into behaving in a way that can only be despised by anyone — black, white, yellow or red — who is civilized. I truly am very sad for them. They have been destroyed,
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Marijuana vs. Scotch and a Low IQ

Brian953 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 11:09 AM
Because he is not a pothead.
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Marijuana vs. Scotch and a Low IQ

Brian953 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 11:08 AM
Sounds kike YOU are judging the judgers, instructing them as to how to behave.
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Marijuana vs. Scotch and a Low IQ

Brian953 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 11:07 AM
The seminar posters are out in force on this one . . .
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Marijuana vs. Scotch and a Low IQ

Brian953 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 11:06 AM
But tuberculosis, mononucleosis, herpes, colds, the flu — these all CAN be passed by saliva. There is no evidence that anything less than heavy alcohol consumption causes brain damage, while there IS evidence that moderate pot use does brain damage. So legality might be ONE issue, but I don't think that mere situation IS a major issue. The evidence that led legisltors to taking that action, THAT is the main issue. Making it illegal IS logical, AND moral. Water has killed a lot of people, too. There are pot related deaths (traffic accidents, blunders with firearms, and more), but few are documented as such. Standby: that is about to greatly change.
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Marijuana vs. Scotch and a Low IQ

Brian953 Wrote: Aug 21, 2014 11:00 AM
By your "reasoning" (oh! too bad! Thanks for playing!), There is virtually no substance that could be outlawed, as everything ultimately has a natural origin. Clearly you decided prior to hearing anything, what the only permisible conclusion could be. This was not a technical articale, so impugning it for not be technical is just stupid (hey: take another hit before I go on). But Emmett DID say "almost all the science and research is going on one direction -- pointing out the dangers of marijuana use." That gives you (and all others who read this piece) a starting point. Do the research yourself, and take your propaganda somewhere else!
"We investigated," "we heard testimony," "we tried to reach a fair conclusion": Sharing these things is not sharing anything "secret." It is well known that ALL grand juries hear testimony, see evidence, and try to reach conclusions. I think their handing down an indictment is utterly preposterous, but I cannot fathom how inaccurately accusing this grand juror falsely remedies or addresses making a bad choice to indict Perry.
Fractured eye socket.
This is not loving your neighbor as yourself. It is right to be ready, but it is also right to grieve for these, our fellow humans, who are in such dire straits, causing such suffering to those around them.
It was the LACK of attention to missing NON-whites that Cal was highlighting.
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