Red Light Racicot

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  1. BLM is not a monolithic entity, and while some of their members value diplomacy, others most certainly have been clamouring for the blood of police officers. The dramatically plummeting support for BLM you're seeing as a consequence of this kind of thing is the easiest thing to explain ever. You are dead wrong and out of line conflating criticism of BLM with racism towards black people in general. They have done a great deal to earn our contempt for reasons that are completely irrelevant. Also, does that mean these guys are racist against black people? I could find many more examples like this (I mean that alone was part one out of a fourteen part series) I have found that this is where, almost overwhelmingly, the more rational voices are coming from on this topic.
  2. He is probably talking about Dallas, where 5 cops were murdered in an ambush last month, essentially in response to the BLM demonstrators that clamoured for the blood of police officers. I don't understand why you are acting like this, what has smokes said or done to warrant such a hostile response?
  3. This is actually a very good point, and this is a big reason some of the harshest criticism levelled against BLM is coming from black people themselves. http://freedomoutpost.com/black-police-officer-black-lives-do-not-matter-to-most-black-people/ Jay Stalien, a black police officer from Florida: "I watched and lived through the crime that took place in the hood. My own black people killing others over nothing. Crack heads and heroin addicts lined the lobby of my building as I shuffled around them to make my way to our 1 bedroom apartment with 6 of us living inside. I wanted to help my community and stop watching the blood of African Americans spilled on the street at the hands of a fellow black man." "They called me 'Uncle Tom', and 'wanna be white boy', and I couldn't understand why," he wrote. "My own fellow black men and women attacking me, wishing for my death, wishing for the death of my family. I was so confused, so torn, I couldn't understand why my own black people would turn against me, when every time they called …I was there. Every time someone died….I was there. Every time they were going through one of the worst moments in their lives…I was there. So why was I the enemy?" "Fact: Black people kill more other blacks than Police do, and there are only protest and outrage when a cop kills a black man. University of Toledo criminologist Dr. Richard R. Johnson examined the latest crime data from the FBI's Supplementary Homicide Reports and Centers for Disease Control and found that an average of 4,472 black men were killed by other black men annually between Jan. 1, 2009, and Dec. 31, 2012. Professor Johnson's research further concluded that 112 black men died from both justified and unjustified police-involved killings annually during this same period. "Black Lives do not matter to most black people...Only the lives that are taken at the hands of cops or white people, matter."
  4. I'm actually hearing people call them the "Klan with a Tan" now. That BLM is a crazy lot.
  5. You make a good point, more then anyone we need our leaders to be reliable when it comes to this kind of thing, because they have the potential to do more damage then anyone should they neglect their responsibilities.
  6. For what it is worth I think those kinds of insults are uncalled for and largely antithetical to any kind of discussion, as it only digs trenches. However, I don't know what to tell you about Gore, because it doesn't add up. Here Al Gore is saying that it will take something between 50 to 70 years for the Arctic Ice to disappear:
  7. I'm not denying a scientist made this claim, or any of those other claims at one point. I'm sure they did. However, scientists are just as capable of nonsensical speculation as anyone, and some of these examples strike me as quite outlandish. In several cases it is difficult to imagine how they could have ever been a commonly held scientific consensus; yet the cartoon presents them as if they were. They could just as easily be claims that were made by a handful of fringe scientists. That's why I suspect there is some strawmanning going on here. Your link actually supports this idea.
  8. Scientists claimed snow would be a thing of the past? That Tibet is going to thaw? I would think at best, we are looking at a bunch of strawmen here.
  9. I would have to say the most important resource we must have is drinking water, both for our own consumption and agriculture. Apparently Israel has been able to, astonishingly, obtain a surplus of drinking water. I sometimes wonder if desalination is a technology that could make or break us, and it would seem that the Israelis have stuck with it to the point where it is reliably efficient. Now bear in mind this only has worked in Israel as far as I know, and I have no idea if it would be possible to get similar results in Saudi Arabia, Iraq, or even California (which has been one of the driest places on Earth the last decade) If we can develop it enough, make it more efficient and affordable, allowing it to fit in as part of the infrastructure of whatever countries need it, I'm thinking it would solve a generous amount of problems. If nothing else, I suppose it's time to put whatever options we can think of on the table.
  10. Trump has far more extensive brain damage.
  11. Rio's air fails to meet WHO standards http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/air-quality-in-rio-de-janeiro_us_579f9a1de4b08a8e8b5ee4ba Chinese social media users have said the biggest task for the athletes this year is to "come back alive" http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-36944741 Most British athletes to shun Rio opening ceremony http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-olympics-rio-britain-ceremony-idUKKCN10C2PK Olympic boxing tournament hit by corruption allegations https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/aug/01/rio-2016-olympics-boxing-corruption-allegations Report: Swimmers need to ingest only three teaspoons of water to be almost certain of contracting a virus http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/rio-2016-water-pollution-virus-risk-danger-swimming-sailing-rowing-chance-of-infection-almost-a7165866.html Rio Protests for and against President suspended on corruption charges http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCAKCN10B0QN Security Supervisor Arrested for Raping a Firewoman inside the Olympic park http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3717779/Rio-security-guard-raped-firefighter-INSIDE-Olympic-Park-just-days-opening-ceremony-police-claim.html Australian rooms robbed during Fire evacuation... http://www.smh.com.au/sport/olympics/rio-2016/olympics-off-the-field/rio-olympics-2016-laptops-shirts-stolen-as-australian-athletes-are-evacuated-20160731-gqhwr2.html Rio Olympics security firm fired, maligned police force takes over https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/rio-olympics-security-firm-fired-maligned-police-force-takes-over-221722153.html Chinese Olympic athlete vomited on, robbed of luggage http://deadspin.com/chinese-hurdler-vomited-on-robbed-of-luggage-on-first-1784577464 Corpses at Rio Olympic venues: Viruses and murders spark fears for 2016 Games http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/694688/Rio-Olympic-venues-corpses-Viruses-and-murders-spark-fears-for-2016-Games Olympic flame extinguished by Rio protesters https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2016/jul/28/olympic-flame-extinguished-rio-de-janeiro-protesters Basically, do not go to Rio under any circumstances. The flying monkeys from the Wizard of Oz will probably be there too.
  12. Rio 2016: Olympic athletes told to ‘keep your mouth closed’ when in contaminated water http://www.news.com.au/sport/olympics/rio-2016-olympic-athletes-told-to-keep-your-mouth-closed-when-in-contaminated-water/news-story/45e6ae4643f4dbd4001281f669b898c1 The IOC members must have somehow read the list of potential candidates to host the 2016 games upside down, and Rio is actually at the bottom. That's the only explanation I can think of. I mean, technically speaking, it isn't even summer there right now.
  13. We've been sold this idea that Islam is like any other religion, and/or it is a religion of peace; unfortunately and somewhat ironically, many have bought it. In truth it presents a unique problem, for example it doubles as a political ideology. Islam means "submission" or "surrender"; it's actually largely antithetical to our own ideals, freedom, tolerance, etc.
  14. Except they aren't actually going to be killing Americans, they are going to be killing hundreds of thousands of innocent people who live in the area.
  15. If you feel contempt for religion in general, then you most certainly do not owe them the dignity of equal treatment. There isn't actually anything wrong with your saying that Islam is more violent then Christianity at the moment when it is obviously the case.