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"Historically one of the most successful ways to “fundamentally transform” a nation is to undermine the legal authorities and sow dissention and civil unrest." And that's why we see the OWS morons involved in this. When I heard that it was they who were doing much of the organizing for this, I thought to myself, well, it figures. They have natural allies in the Marxist black liberation movement. This is all just another attempt to tip the whole thing over. I say, let them spew and twist. Once we all know who is at the bottom of it, their efforts are in vain. I'd like to see more than a few of them in jail over it, but we'll have to wait until their allies in our government (0 and Holder at the top of that bunch) are out of office.
"My own suspicion is that this misfortune could have transpired just as easily with a white man resisting arrest and/or a black cop choking him. " I certainly agree. This is the third such story I've seen since around 2008 of the cops suffocating an obese person while trying to make an arrest. Two were black and one was white. All were being detained on small-time stuff. I think that in the rush to cause chaos and then report on it, the media have missed the actual story; police need to rethink their techniques when attempting to subdue really large people. A change of procedure would make all the difference. In all three cases, the subject died because all the cops were hog-piled on top of them and that, coupled with the health problems associated with obesity killed them. Police need to come up with a better way to do this. There is no way someone should die over selling loose cigarettes, or from a disturbing the peace violation at a restaurant (which was one of the other cases). Now, understand that I'm not saying that in all these cases just submitting to the arrest wouldn't have been better for all concerned, especially the subjects. Of course it would; they'd all still be alive, most likely. I'm just saying that in the case of small, non-violent encounters with very overweight/obese people, a better technique for subduing the subject would save a few lives.
Hacks, hacks, and more hacks. Political hacks (like Johnson), academic hacks (like Gruber), media hacks (like Carney), heck, I bet the person who walks 0's dog is a hack of one sort or another. For these folks, its all politics, all the time.
Send a naive idiot to college for $60,000.00 and when he gets out, do you know what you've got? An educated naive idiot. Just what we needed.
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Opinions Versus Facts

USNbubblehead Wrote: Dec 02, 2014 10:27 AM
"Why some people insist on believing whatever they want to believe is a question that is hard to answer. " And yet they will continue to believe it, even as the evidence to the contrary piles up in heaps of wreckage around them: "Such demagogues thrived as Detroit became a wasteland." Rather than accept the evidence, they will instead elect so-called leaders who buy into the false narrative with the intention of enriching and empowering themselves. Its amazing to me to what lengths human beings will go to relieve themselves of having to think. Truly amazing.
I think the decision had more to do with making sure all commuters and other bystanders were off the streets. Everyone in the local area knew this was coming. I think law enforcement wanted everyone to have time to clear the area, that way, when the decision came down, the only ones left on the street would be police, protesters, and media (who have made a circus out of this whole thing IMHO). Much safer for uninvolved civilians and police this way.
Well, this one isn't very mysterious. He is neither liked nor trusted by a lot of active duty military personnel, AND he's quite often had a different view than his boss. Both of those factors are fatal in as far as keeping his job is concerned.
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Gruber Was Right

USNbubblehead Wrote: Nov 20, 2014 10:23 AM
"It was his and other advocates’ willingness to lie for the cause. And it was the media’s enthusiasm to swallow the truth and sell the lie to the people who trusted the media to tell them the truth that ensured its passage." DingDingDingDingDing!!!! Yup, that's spot-on correct. We've allowed ourselves to be completely owned by our television sets. In so doing, we've become intellectually lazy. I doubt that those who live their lives via TV will ever change their outlook; they have become too comfortable with it.
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Control Freaks

USNbubblehead Wrote: Nov 20, 2014 9:16 AM
"The concept of individual freedom was not yet on my radar screen. I apologize. I was ignorant and arrogant." Don't be too hard on yourself John, at least you figured it out, and its really important you did. Individual liberty is one of the cornerstones of our republic as is the concept of natural rights. But what about the rest of the 'journalists' in media today? Do they not understand, or are they simply against the concept? Are they just out to see how far they can push their careers by pushing the contemporary 'narrative' forward, regardless of said narrative? Or are there more sinister forces afoot? From my outside view, it would appear to me to be a combination of these things with money fueling the whole thing.
Well, if a large percentage of voters here in N.H. weren't moonbat libs, we would have had the votes to pass this. Naturally Shaheen voted against it. I wish people here could have looked at the big picture and voted for Brown, but he just wasn't that popular with independents.
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A Legacy of Liberalism

USNbubblehead Wrote: Nov 18, 2014 9:48 AM
What you have stated here is practically a textbook definition of 'social justice' as it has been defined since the time of the stoics in ancient Greece. It is, of course, incompatible with the concept of individual liberty and natural rights which, in turn, makes it incompatible with the U.S. constitution.
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