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Posted: 29 March 2012 01:57 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 271 ]
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garythehuman - 29 March 2012 01:52 PM

or an unarmed black teenager in Fl.

You mean the one who attacked Zimmerman?

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Posted: 29 March 2012 02:09 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 272 ]
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George - 29 March 2012 01:57 PM
garythehuman - 29 March 2012 01:52 PM

or an unarmed black teenager in Fl.

You mean the one who attacked Zimmerman?

He claimed to have been beaten up and had his nose broken, but surveillance video taken just thereafter shows him looking uninjured. Hmmmm ...

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Posted: 29 March 2012 02:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 273 ]
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George - 29 March 2012 01:57 PM
garythehuman - 29 March 2012 01:52 PM

or an unarmed black teenager in Fl.

You mean the one who attacked Zimmerman?

Who had the gun?  Who was “armed with a bag of candy?  Who was following who?

If a black man had shot an unarmed white teenager, do you think the reaction would have been the same?

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Posted: 29 March 2012 02:17 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 274 ]
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garythehuman - 29 March 2012 02:15 PM
George - 29 March 2012 01:57 PM
garythehuman - 29 March 2012 01:52 PM

or an unarmed black teenager in Fl.

You mean the one who attacked Zimmerman?

Who had the gun?  Who was “armed with a bag of candy?  Who was following who?

If a black man had shot an unarmed white teenager, do you think the reaction would have been the same?

Ah, the facts. How dare you bring up facts.  smile

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Posted: 29 March 2012 02:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 275 ]
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George - 29 March 2012 01:57 PM
garythehuman - 29 March 2012 01:52 PM

or an unarmed black teenager in Fl.

You mean the one who attacked Zimmerman?

He claimed to have been beaten up and had his nose broken, but surveillance video taken just thereafter shows him looking uninjured. Hmmmm ...

Looking uninjured on a surveillance camera doesn’t really mean that he was in fact uninjured. The point is we don’t know what happened and I was only being sarcastic as Gary seems to know that racism had anything to do with it.

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Posted: 29 March 2012 02:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 276 ]
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garythehuman - 29 March 2012 02:15 PM
George - 29 March 2012 01:57 PM
garythehuman - 29 March 2012 01:52 PM

or an unarmed black teenager in Fl.

You mean the one who attacked Zimmerman?

Who had the gun?  Who was “armed with a bag of candy?  Who was following who?

If a black man had shot an unarmed white teenager, do you think the reaction would have been the same?

Well, Zimmerman said he stopped following him after which Martin attacked him. Martin probably didn’t know Zimmerman had a gun. Or do you know anything that I don’t know? And BTW, Zimmermna isn’t white, so I am not sure what being white has to do with any of this.

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Posted: 29 March 2012 02:35 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 277 ]
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garythehuman - 29 March 2012 02:15 PM
George - 29 March 2012 01:57 PM
garythehuman - 29 March 2012 01:52 PM

or an unarmed black teenager in Fl.

You mean the one who attacked Zimmerman?

Who had the gun?  Who was “armed with a bag of candy?  Who was following who?

If a black man had shot an unarmed white teenager, do you think the reaction would have been the same?

He had a bag of skittles.  Skittles are a rainbow of colors. Rainbows are very threatening to some people.  A Navy Seal could probably kill you ten different ways with a bag of skittles.  How can any responsible parent allow their child to go unsupervised with a bag of skittles? 

Or maybe it wasn’t the skittles that was “threatening”, maybe it was him being a young black male.  If people feel threatened by the mere presence of a young black male, how can any responsible parent allow their black male child to go anywhere unsupervised, where it is legal for someone to kill him just because that someone ‘feels” threatened?

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Posted: 29 March 2012 02:38 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 278 ]
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Obviously it was the hoodie. Hoodies are pure evil

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Posted: 29 March 2012 02:43 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 279 ]
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No, being a black man isn’t threatening but in a neighborhood where in the recent past most burglars were black men, it can make you look suspecious. Sad, but we are all amateur statisticians and that’s what sometimes happens.

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Posted: 29 March 2012 02:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 280 ]
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domokato - 29 March 2012 02:38 PM

Obviously it was the hoodie. Hoodies are pure evil

No hoodies are not evil, just like religion isn’t evil. But just like Hitchens would have preferred to run into a group of atheists in the middle of a night than theists, I think I would also prefer to run into an individual without a hoody downtown Toronto at 2:00 am than one with a hoody.

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Posted: 29 March 2012 03:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 281 ]
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What if you ran into a black Navy Seal who had a bag of skittles and was wearing a hoody?  In that case, it would probably be best to just shoot yourself to get it over with quickly and cleanly.

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Posted: 29 March 2012 03:34 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 282 ]
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My wife came up with this one:

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Jedi’s wear hoodies.

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Posted: 29 March 2012 04:19 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 283 ]
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traveler - 29 March 2012 02:17 PM
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George - 29 March 2012 01:57 PM
garythehuman - 29 March 2012 01:52 PM

or an unarmed black teenager in Fl.

You mean the one who attacked Zimmerman?

Who had the gun?  Who was “armed with a bag of candy?  Who was following who?

If a black man had shot an unarmed white teenager, do you think the reaction would have been the same?

Ah, the facts. How dare you bring up facts.  smile

I think you need to turn off MSNBC, traveler.

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Posted: 29 March 2012 05:28 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 284 ]
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Posted: 29 March 2012 05:31 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 285 ]
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George - 29 March 2012 04:19 PM
traveler - 29 March 2012 02:17 PM
garythehuman - 29 March 2012 02:15 PM
George - 29 March 2012 01:57 PM
garythehuman - 29 March 2012 01:52 PM

or an unarmed black teenager in Fl.

You mean the one who attacked Zimmerman?

Who had the gun?  Who was “armed with a bag of candy?  Who was following who?

If a black man had shot an unarmed white teenager, do you think the reaction would have been the same?

Ah, the facts. How dare you bring up facts.  smile

I think you need to turn off MSNBC, traveler.

??? gun, candy, following. That’s on all channels. (and I don’t watch msnbc)

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