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Every knee shall bow, every tongue confess

Post by pp4me » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:23 am

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Re: Every knee shall, every tongue confess

Post by pugchief » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:28 am

I'm sorry, what are we looking at here?
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Post by pp4me » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:32 am

pugchief wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:28 am
I'm sorry, what are we looking at here?
Nancy Pelosi and company "taking a knee" somewhere in congress.
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Post by technovelist » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:35 am

pp4me wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:32 am
pugchief wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:28 am
I'm sorry, what are we looking at here?
Nancy Pelosi and company "taking a knee" somewhere in congress.
I can imagine them taking a knee in a slightly different fashion, in November.
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Post by pp4me » Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:45 am

I was really looking forward to opening day of football season this year because we now have a new quarterback named Tom Brady.

Now it looks like opening day is probably going to be all about this again.
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Re: Every knee shall, every tongue confess

Post by drumminj » Mon Jun 08, 2020 7:50 pm

pp4me wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 11:32 am
Nancy Pelosi and company "taking a knee" somewhere in congress.
I can't even.... what is happening in this country???
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Re: Every knee shall, every tongue confess

Post by Cortopassi » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:26 pm

Would it have been better on a kneeler in a pew? So what’s the big deal? Were there any republicans doing the same? Is killing a guy by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes partisan somehow in this screwed up world?
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Post by stuper1 » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:41 pm

The thing is that statistically speaking the police kill more white criminals than they do black criminals, and yet the media only ever tell us about the black criminals that get killed. So, the whole thing is based on a lie. Can anyone imagine why they would tell us this lie? I can . . . the Democrats benefit when we are racially divided. Bingo, that's it. Nevermind that the country suffers when we are divided. All that matters is that the Democrats benefit.
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Post by drumminj » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:44 pm

I don't think it's partisan at all..it's just amazing and disappointing to me how now "everyone's got to do it". Like somehow this is the only, and most important issue in the world.

The officers have been arrested and charged. The system is processing it. Great, move on.

Instead, it somehow goes without saying that all white people (and police) are racist. Against blacks, but not anyone else of course! The only oppression in the world is of blacks, and we don't need any data to inform the discussion, it just "is". The police in MN killed him because they're racist.

I've gotten emails from all the VPs in my company about how we all know systemic racism is a problem and we need to address it. When did it become a fact that this is the case and beyond that, we all know it?

Is it a problem? Maybe. Why do we get to skip over that question? If black lives truly matter, why don't we talk about and address black-on-black crime and murder? (go look up how people at LinkedIn who asked about that are labelled as racist). What about the lives of non-blacks killed by police? Do they matter?

IMO (hopefully I don't regret this analogy), the country is giving in to the child throwing a temper tantrum. It's embarrassing.

Are police (and frankly government across the board) out of control? Absolutely. The rule of law is a joke these days. Police are exempted from the laws the supposedly enforce. There's no recourse or accountability. That is absolutely a problem. But it's not a race problem. It's an issue for everyone.
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Post by pp4me » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:49 pm

Cortopassi wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:26 pm
Would it have been better on a kneeler in a pew? So what’s the big deal? Were there any republicans doing the same? Is killing a guy by kneeling on his neck for 8 minutes partisan somehow in this screwed up world?
Based on my limited knowledge since I've totally tuned out this pure, absolute, unadulterated horseshit because I'm sick and tired of it, the actual cause of death for George Floyd has not yet been determined exactly.

If Mr. Floyd were to ask me beforehand I would advise him that resisting arrest by the police is an inherently risky activity that might not end well if you were to do an intelligent cost benefit analysis of the whole situation. I could have offered him advice from personal experience even though I happen to be white (and drunk at the time).
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Post by technovelist » Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:53 pm

stuper1 wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:41 pm
The thing is that statistically speaking the police kill more white criminals than they do black criminals, and yet the media only ever tell us about the black criminals that get killed. So, the whole thing is based on a lie. Can anyone imagine why they would tell us this lie? I can . . . the Democrats benefit when we are racially divided. Bingo, that's it. Nevermind that the country suffers when we are divided. All that matters is that the Democrats benefit.
Or at least that's their plan.
I don't think it's going to pay off this November. Normal people are very averse to looting, rioting, and arson, even if the Democrats don't seem to know that.
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Re: Every knee shall, every tongue confess

Post by technovelist » Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:02 pm

drumminj wrote:
Mon Jun 08, 2020 8:44 pm
I don't think it's partisan at all..it's just amazing and disappointing to me how now "everyone's got to do it". Like somehow this is the only, and most important issue in the world.

The officers have been arrested and charged. The system is processing it. Great, move on.

Instead, it somehow goes without saying that all white people (and police) are racist. Against blacks, but not anyone else of course! The only oppression in the world is of blacks, and we don't need any data to inform the discussion, it just "is". The police in MN killed him because they're racist.

I've gotten emails from all the VPs in my company about how we all know systemic racism is a problem and we need to address it. When did it become a fact that this is the case and beyond that, we all know it?

Is it a problem? Maybe. Why do we get to skip over that question? If black lives truly matter, why don't we talk about and address black-on-black crime and murder? (go look up how people at LinkedIn who asked about that are labelled as racist). What about the lives of non-blacks killed by police? Do they matter?

IMO (hopefully I don't regret this analogy), the country is giving in to the child throwing a temper tantrum. It's embarrassing.

Are police (and frankly government across the board) out of control? Absolutely. The rule of law is a joke these days. Police are exempted from the laws the supposedly enforce. There's no recourse or accountability. That is absolutely a problem. But it's not a race problem. It's an issue for everyone.
BLM doesn't care about blacks killing blacks, which is several orders of magnitude more common than police killing unarmed blacks. That doesn't advance their agenda of overthrowing Western Civilization.

Here's a chart showing the relative risks of various causes of death among blacks: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/40 ... 79bc56.jpg
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