Red Light Racicot

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  1. Trump is helping bring people together, a certain kind of people. The Return of Jafar: Poll finds 41% of likely Trump voters want to bomb Agrabah — the fictional city from ‘Aladdin’ Donald Trump Supporters (38%) Wish The South Had Won The Civil War In South Carolina (I guess they want slavery back)
  2. As a Canadian fan I felt this was a very mediocre tournament, I can't Imagine how much it sucked to everyone else. For me the defining moment was when Doughty delivered a hip check, and back at the bench his fellows were laughing at his apparent "excess" as if it were an ASG. You know, a scenario where no one cares, therefore solid body checks are not really appropriate. The timing of this tournament is not great either. The players had not been playing for a few months and it really showed. The play was not sharp at all. This also created a situation where the likelihood of players getting injured was much higher then usual, and sure enough many of them did. In my opinion the NHL needs to make sure they stick with the Olympics, whatever it takes. Here the players didn't seem to care nearly as much as I have seen during the Olympics or that yearly European tournament that corresponds with the playoffs.
  3. What was all that "White privilege" stuff about then? What is with all these verbal attacks anyways, is there any justification for them? You need to realize that throwing around such labels for no reason is often used to delegitimize and silence opposition, which is harmful to free speech in much the same way as any other demagoguery. It has devalued the idea to an extent where people are starting to have difficulty separating the actual racism and bigotry from all this PC frivolity. I'm doing my best to explain myself here. Let's say part of your job is to serve alcohol, however your religion teaches you are not allowed to. Should you be allowed to shirk that responsibility? Of course not, because your being allowed to shirk that responsibility constitutes unequal treatment as it would be unfair to your co workers. Your religion should not give you any exemptions or privileges. End of discussion.
  4. Why are you even bringing this up? Do you think Islam is a race? There are something like 50 million Muslims in SE Europe who have practised Islam for about 400 years, and technically speaking people like the Turks, Syrians, and Iranians, are largely caucasian. I do not condone preferential treatment of any kind, be it race or religion. No one should get any special treatment. That is exactly why I am objecting to this.
  5. I suppose I can't blame you for assuming that. Thanks for noticing. My main problem here is that this is not treating people equally. Imo it is a lot like denying a specific group a privilege every one else has. Either every culture's ancient traditional outfits should be accommodated or none of them.
  6. We're just giving a specific group of people this kind of privilege before they even ask for it? This kind of preemptive capitulation never works out favourably anywhere else because of the precedent it sets, how is this a good thing?
  7. I'm sorry but it sounds like you missed my point, which was in response to this particular statement: "The cold, hard truth is that nobody who is not black can have the faintest idea of what it is like to grow up as a black person within a predominantly white majority." If you're going to say we cannot understand what it's like for African Americans, why are you passing judgement on American cops? How could you possibly know what it is like for them? I never claimed that they were not being singled out by police, I never even brought that up. BLM's conduct is what has turned them into a joke: -By threatening people -By making insane demands such as "Disband the police" or "Abolish criminal records" -Mindless hair trigger violence -Various delusional nonsense such as stating "Black people cannot be racist" or interpreting "All lives matter" as an inherently racist statement. All of these have quickly eroded sympathy for BLMs cause, however noble or just it may have seemed at one point. This is how to shoot yourself in the foot. Then explain why Yusra Khogali, co-founder of Toronto's BLM movement, tweeted this message: "Plz Allah give me strength to not cuss/kill these men and white folks out here today. Plz plz plz.". The stereotype that cops love donuts would be a valid comparison. BLM paints a target on the back of police officers. It paints them as sociopathic killers. It endangers their lives. This is a very important distinction.
  8. Do you have the faintest idea what it is like to be a cop, an extremely dangerous and chronically under appreciated profession? To have a hateful stereotype projected onto your entire profession because a handful of cops abuse their power? You're trying to protect the lives of these people, and you get this in return? Consider that.
  9. Uncle Toms how? By what possible standard? If you took a moment to listen to those guys you'd learn that they want black people to stop killing each other, and that they think "Black lives matter" should mean, among other things, that black people make an effort to improve their own communities. Novel idea right? BLM on the other hand thinks threats and indiscriminatory violence is the solution. "Black lives matter" ergo let's make unrealistic demands no one could possibly live up to, threaten and kill police/people with a different skin colour. It's obvious who is making more sense here.
  10. 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.
  11. 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?
  12. 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. 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."
  13. I'm actually hearing people call them the "Klan with a Tan" now. That BLM is a crazy lot.
  14. 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.
  15. 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: