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Comment Archives: stories: News: Pith in the Wind

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL

Jim,

"IF he was shot in the car in the top of the head, he would have died immediately"

That's not necessarily true. It's the way to bet, but still an assumption not yet proven by the autopsy results.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/18/2014 at 10:46 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL

john,

"Blacks as a group"....."Those are my feelings, hardly racist"

Uh, yeah.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/18/2014 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Cooper: 'Excessive Force Has No Place in America'

Prag and JC, I see reports now from MO gov'r....violence may be coordinated.

It will be interesting to see JC squirm if people are killed because of the lack of firm quick action to stop criminal behavior by the mob. It apears the original protesters were peaceful.

Pragger-JC will not address some questions/issues I raise. He simply cherry picks...

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Posted by john on 08/18/2014 at 10:39 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL

yoyojohn: IF he was shot in the car in the top of the head, he would have died immediately which by ALL accounts and the public disclosure of forensic evidence he did not> Hence you are wrong.

Looters are not the issue here, only the death of Mike Brown. BUT FYI Molotov cocktails were not thrown until the last night or two. In the beginning when the locals went all Rambo on the protesters, there was NO evidence of such. Again you are wrong.

You're less than intelligent and definitely racist tendency to lump all blacks in a group, or describe them as such denotes a complete lack of respect you have for people who are black. Hence you are racist IMHO, and again you are wrong. Those are MY feelings and hardly patronizing.

I am NOT paternalistic, I was raised to respect my neighbor and assist them when I am able, if so needed. I offer NO guilt, I am proud to feel as I do, and I have earned the right to feel this way. Once again (habitually) you are wrong. Do we see a pattern here?

yoyojohn

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/18/2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “We Try Again to Fix Our Domestic Violence Problem

We already have a drug court and environmental court, right? Nice to know the priorities. Better late than never is the best I can come up with.

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Posted by more cowbell on 08/18/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “We Try Again to Fix Our Domestic Violence Problem

I simply passed by and did not vote for Moreland. I was distressed somewhat that there was NO effective alternative, but at least I denied him my vote.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/18/2014 at 10:12 AM

Re: “Thanks, Uncle Sam! Surveying Middle Tennessee's Military Toys

*absurd tools

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Posted by twh on 08/18/2014 at 9:46 AM

Re: “We Try Again to Fix Our Domestic Violence Problem

bubbadog, I was also one of the ones who wrote in another name in order to deny Moreland my vote. I didn't vote for Dexter, but I didn't know he was running.

I knew there wouldn't be enough write-ins for the same person to cause Moreland to lose, but it was very cathartic to make the gesture.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/18/2014 at 9:40 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL

OK... he gets in the patrol car going after the officer and the officer gets his weapon out, shoots hin in the top of the head.

As for protecting your property and life, JC. the looters were throwing blazing Molotov cocktails at you? Can you shoot or flee?

Blacks as a group, a failed culture with little hope for any betterment. Black hustlers flying in from all directions and the media, Democrats continually out to help them for a variety of reasons, some not so pretty. On one thing we do agree, JC- it is an awful situation after 50 years of wasted effort.. Those are my feelings, hardly racist; quite the opposite.

JC needs to re-examine his paternalistic, guilt ridden liberalism. He and his ilk have botched the attempt to help. God knows, not for lack of money.

Also, stop calling me yoyojohn.

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Posted by john on 08/18/2014 at 9:00 AM

Re: “We Try Again to Fix Our Domestic Violence Problem

When I got to Casey Moreland's name on the ballot, I wrote in the name of our cat Dexter. Apparently, a lot of other people had the same idea. I saw from the returns that more than 500 people voted for a write-in candidate in that race, far more than I saw for any other judicial election.

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Posted by bubbadog on 08/18/2014 at 8:27 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL

Not frequently, zoombob, occasionally. Typical of you to immediately distort for effect! THAT is the reason NO ONE takes anything you say seriously.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/18/2014 at 8:02 AM

Re: “We Try Again to Fix Our Domestic Violence Problem

It depends on how effective this "fix" will be. The problem with courts is that they deal with problems after the fact. Perhaps more safe havens, more education, and more transparency would also be of service.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/18/2014 at 8:00 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL

"I am NOT afraid to be wrong, and frequently am!"

FIFY, Poo Poo.

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Posted by Zoombah on 08/18/2014 at 7:31 AM

Re: “We Try Again to Fix Our Domestic Violence Problem

Still, it's a positive step.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/18/2014 at 7:18 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL

Given the habit of some to seize upon baseless speculation and stating it as fact (as opposed to multiple eyewitness accounts), my offering WITH caveat serves to clarify anticipated slander.
Official results have a history of being slanted in favor of the "officials" who offer them. As I previously stated history is ONLY as reliable as those offering it. Can these multiple eyewitnesses be 100%, of course not and they have proven to be incorrect on SOME accounts. That being said waiting on the police reports, given their history and the officer likely reporting the incident flavored to his advantage (certainly NOT unheard of) somewhat, we may NEVER have a complete grasp on this tragedy.
Granted the populace has a poor opinion of the police and that was given credence with their initial reaction (or over reaction), and that MAY color their testimony. Equally, due to the actions of the police and the natural tendency to color the recollections of the officer facing murder charges, his report may also have flaws. But certain facts can not be denied: Brown was shot 6 times, Brown was unarmed, Brown was NOT a recipient of any life saving efforts (medical aid), Brown's body was left laying on the ground for several hours after the incident was reported and homicide investigators were on the scene.

As long as there are people afraid to express outrage over what is undoubtedly a continued example of racial motivated abuse by authorities, such incidents will only continue. I am NOT afraid to be wrong, and occasionally am!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/18/2014 at 6:54 AM

Re: “Cooper: 'Excessive Force Has No Place in America'

"Rather, the whole squalid little group attacks."

"All these libs are guilt-ridden racial cowards"

Pot, meet Kettle.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/18/2014 at 6:37 AM

Re: “Cooper: 'Excessive Force Has No Place in America'

@john: Nah, won't happen with prag and Collins has done this before. He had George Zimmerman going to prison for first degree murder right up until the verdict that released him. All these libs are guilt-ridden racial cowards who never saw a bad act by a minority they couldn't condone; whitey deserves it in their eyes. My main takeaway so far from this affair is the sheer stupidity of the powers-that-be for not having police or the National Guard protecting the store fronts. Surely the riots and looting were foreseeable.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 08/18/2014 at 4:47 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL

This is a good illustration of why everyone should refrain from jumping to any conclusions based on early news reports and outright speculation. Saying that there is an unverified report about Brown charging the officer proves nothing. CNN has been criticized before for filling up air time with stories that have not been verified.

As long as there are people willing to claim to have knowledge about an incident, there will always be someone from the media willing to put them on camera.

When the official results are available from the investigation and autopsy, that's when the information will become reliable. Until then, I am drawing no conclusions.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/18/2014 at 1:17 AM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL

There are certain unverified reports (one actually) that Brown charged the officer who THEN shot him. I find that confusing considering numerous witness reports to the contrary, and that CNN reported (according to an independent autopsy) Mike Brown was shot a total of 6 times, twice in the head. The reportedly fatal shot into the top of his head. Draw your own conclusions here, I have mine.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/18/2014 at 12:09 AM

Re: “Cooper: 'Excessive Force Has No Place in America'

Everyone should already know by now that there is no scenario where an unarmed black person dies by the hands of the authorities that yoyo & company dummy won't justify and defend. What can we deduce from this observation?
I rely on the scientific method to problem solving because I believe in science and it simultaneously guarantees that CONservatives will stop reading the moment they suspect science is involved. Long live the flat earth party. Romney2012, Bachmann/Cain 2016

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/17/2014 at 11:54 PM

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