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#1226721
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Your letters highlight that you have no idea what really happened.

that is correct, I don’t know what happened. No one does, yet the media(at least the local news that I was watching) acts like it does know what happened and that what happened was racism.

They are structured like “if this, then…” else “if this, then…”. I’m not sure what compels giving advice in situations we know little about.

I don’t know what is wrong with structuring them that way when I don’t know what really happened.

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#1226683
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Mrebo said:

Warbler said:

So, does anybody have an intelligent response to my “letters”?

I don’t know what really happened in that store either. People want to believe that a white person calling police on a black person for some trivial thing = racism. Sometimes might be, but it’s not a given.

I related before the time I witnessed a (black) McDonald’s security guard call the police on two (white) law school students, who were then arrested for trespass.

They were just sitting at the table. But they were also drunk and a little rowdy. I can’t recall but maybe they’d been there awhile without buying something. But mostly they were just sitting there and refusing to leave when asked.

If the races were reversed I bet that would be seen differently.

People call the police for trivial things regardless of race. As for your letters,

Thank you, Mrebo.

I don’t think people much care what the truth is.

and that is a problem.

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#1226678
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

So, does anybody have an intelligent response to my “letters”?

No, I’m a pretty dumb motherfucker.

No, you just need help with your mental issues and refuse to get it.

I don’t refuse to do anything. There is no help where I am and I couldn’t afford it if there was, but what’s that go to with any of this.

It has to do with your general attitude in this thread. I am pretty that you have posted about not wanting to go into therapy.

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#1226502
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
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Warbler said:

here we go again.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/15/coupon-dispute-prompts-white-cvs-manager-to-call-police-on-black-woman-report.html

I don’t know the full story, but either it is more than a black woman trying to use a coupon, or that manager has some sort of mental or physical disability. You don’t get shaken that visibly just from black woman trying to use a coupon, even if you are racist. Also if you list to the audio you can here a siren going off, why?

The local news my area already compared it to the incident of the two black men being arrested at Star Bucks.

I may or may not address more about this later, but I do with to address this:

While on the phone with police, Matson describes Hudson as “African-American,” to which she responds, “Black. No, I’m not African-American, I’m black. Black isn’t a bad word.”

Dear Ms. Hudson,

It may shock you realize this, but white people are not mind readers. They can’t tell before hand whether you prefer the term black or African American or whatever. You know for a fact that some people of your race consider African American and not black as the proper term. How this guy supposed to know which term you prefer(and I don’t think he should have to ask you when he is calling the cops on you). You may wish to ask why he has to refer to your race at all, well like it or not, your race is part of your description and one thing police are going ask when you call them is what the person you are calling about looks like. It frustrates and angers me that something so obvious needs to be explained. But I guess it does.

Sincerely,

The Warbler.

Dear Ms. Hudson,

I read another account where you said you were told to had to leave the store or you would be arrested for criminal trespass. You said you were upset that though you thought the cops acted professionally, that it seemed to you that the cops for there for the store managers and not for you. It seems you and other people do not realize that a store is not public property. A CVS store is the property of CVS. A CVS employee and manager represent CVS. If a CVS employee or manager tells you that you have to leave the store, you do. If you don’t, it is called trespassing and they have every legal right to call the cops and if you refuse to leave when the cops tell you to leave, they have every legal right to arrest you. This is like if someone came into your house and you told them to leave, they have to leave. If they don’t leave, what are you going to do? I think you would agree that you would have every right to call the cops. If the cops tell them to leave and they don’t, I am going to bet you’d want the cops to arrest them or bodily throw them out. So, would you have preferred the cops to bodily throw you out or just threaten you with arrest if you don’t leave? Additionally, I noticed in an article that you said you opened the door of an employees only section of the store, I do not know how close you came to entering the section, but newsflash: when the door says “employees only”, they mean it. That part of the story and the fact that manager was visibly shaking and a siren could be heard going off suggests to me that you yourself were not perfectly behaved in this incident. Additionally, one article I read says that maybe part of your coupon was hand written. If that is the case, it is obviously fraudulent. No part of a legit coupon is hand written. Despite the fact that CVS has said it has concluded its investigation and fired the two managers involved in this incident, I continue to believe there more to the story(especially since all we have heard is your side of the story).

Sincerely,

The Warbler


Dear CVS managers involved in this incident,

If you are not actually racists and there is more to the story you and had good legit reason to call the cops on this lady, I strongly suggest you share it. I see incidents like this happen a lot and again and again only one side speaks out and media run with it and assumes the one account they are given to be the complete and accurate truth. I believe the media is motivated by their left leanings to run with a story like this in order to prove that racism is alive and well. I do not believe that media is doing their jobs when they just run with one side of a story and don’t investigate to make sure they have all the facts. I believe this to be the case with the incident in the Starbucks in Philadelphia. If that is what is happening here, I wish you to get your side out and show that the media is doing a poor job of covering stories like that. It may also be wise to get legal help. Again, this is all assuming you are not racist and that you had legit reason(s) to refuse the coupon and call the cops on this lady. If you do not have legit reasons and you are racists and you refused the coupon and called the cops because you hate black people, F___ OFF!

Sincerely,

The Warbler

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#1226484
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

Well, I know it effected my vote. There are a few Republicans I would have preferred instead of Hillary Clinton. There some if I had to choose between one of them and Hillary, I would vote third party. But Trump seemed so bad to me that I felt I had to vote in a way to give him the lowest chance possible that my vote could do. To that meant voting for Hillary. I felt opposition to Trump needed to be unified and in that election that meant voting for Hillary. If it had been Jeb Bush instead of Trump, I might have voted third party. If it had been Kasich running against Hillary, I might have considered voting for him at the time or voted third party, I would not have voted for Hillary. So you see Trump being a sneering loudmouth can effect how someone votes.

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#1226143
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

moviefreakedmind said:

Warbler said:

here we go again.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/15/coupon-dispute-prompts-white-cvs-manager-to-call-police-on-black-woman-report.html

I don’t know the full story, but either it is more than a black woman trying to use a coupon, or that manager has some sort of mental or physical disability. You don’t get shaken that visibly just from black woman trying to use a coupon, even if you are racist. Also if you list to the audio you can here a siren going off, why?

The local news my area already compared it to the incident of the two black men being arrested at Star Bucks.

I may or may not address more about this later, but I do with to address this:

People are way too eager to call police in this country.

People are way too eager to assume racism in this country.

While on the phone with police, Matson describes Hudson as “African-American,” to which she responds, “Black. No, I’m not African-American, I’m black. Black isn’t a bad word.”

Dear Ms. Hudson,

It may shock you realize this, but white people are not mind readers. They can’t tell before hand whether you prefer the term black or African American or whatever. You know for a fact that some people of your race consider African American and not black as the proper term. How this guy supposed to know which term you prefer(and I don’t think he should have to ask you when he is calling the cops on you). You may wish to ask why he has to refer to your race at all, well like it or not, your race is part of your description and one thing police are going ask when you call them is what the person you are calling about looks like. It frustrates and angers me that something so obvious needs to be explained. But I guess it does.

Well, when you’ve done nothing wrong and someone calls the police to say that there’s an unwanted African American in the building,

We don’t know that she did nothing wrong. The fact that the guy is visibly shaken and that a siren was going off in the store seems to indicate that there is more to the story.

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#1226072
Topic
Politics 2: Electric Boogaloo
Time

here we go again.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/07/15/coupon-dispute-prompts-white-cvs-manager-to-call-police-on-black-woman-report.html

I don’t know the full story, but either it is more than a black woman trying to use a coupon, or that manager has some sort of mental or physical disability. You don’t get shaken that visibly just from black woman trying to use a coupon, even if you are racist. Also if you list to the audio you can here a siren going off, why?

The local news my area already compared it to the incident of the two black men being arrested at Star Bucks.

I may or may not address more about this later, but I do with to address this:

While on the phone with police, Matson describes Hudson as “African-American,” to which she responds, “Black. No, I’m not African-American, I’m black. Black isn’t a bad word.”

Dear Ms. Hudson,

It may shock you realize this, but white people are not mind readers. They can’t tell before hand whether you prefer the term black or African American or whatever. You know for a fact that some people of your race consider African American and not black as the proper term. How this guy supposed to know which term you prefer(and I don’t think he should have to ask you when he is calling the cops on you). You may wish to ask why he has to refer to your race at all, well like it or not, your race is part of your description and one thing police are going ask when you call them is what the person you are calling about looks like. It frustrates and angers me that something so obvious needs to be explained. But I guess it does.

Sincerely,

The Warbler.

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#1226057
Topic
The Place to Go for Emotional Support
Time

DuracellEnergizer said:

A day back from the hospital, my mother came down with pneumonia. Now she’s back in the hospital, back in intensive care, with a breathing tube back down her throat, which is probably what caused the infection in the first place.

Darn, I am sorry to hear that. I will pray for a quick recovery and return home for her.

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#1225969
Topic
World Cup 2018
Time

ZigZig said:

Warbler said:

ZigZig said:

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

The problem with a play-till-you-win match, is if it isn’t a final, it could ruin the final. Just look at Wimbledon… after that marathon Mahut-Isner match, Isner could barely play the next match. Now I hope I’m proven wrong, but there is every likelihood that this recent marathon Anderson-Isner semifinal is just as likely to have ruined the final.

Surely they could set things up so that is a full day’s rest between the semifinal and final.

One day’s rest is insufficient recovery time after an 11-hour match. (that was the length of the Mahut-Isner match)

What are the odds a soccer game would go for 11 hours?

What are the odds that a Belgian amateur women’s basketball match ends with a score of 2-1 ? And yet…

How the hell did that happen???

I tell the story of memory because it happened almost 40 years ago. This match was to look like a Monty Python sketch, I guess the key word is “amateur”.

Huh?

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#1225901
Topic
World Cup 2018
Time

ZigZig said:

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

The problem with a play-till-you-win match, is if it isn’t a final, it could ruin the final. Just look at Wimbledon… after that marathon Mahut-Isner match, Isner could barely play the next match. Now I hope I’m proven wrong, but there is every likelihood that this recent marathon Anderson-Isner semifinal is just as likely to have ruined the final.

Surely they could set things up so that is a full day’s rest between the semifinal and final.

One day’s rest is insufficient recovery time after an 11-hour match. (that was the length of the Mahut-Isner match)

What are the odds a soccer game would go for 11 hours?

What are the odds that a Belgian amateur women’s basketball match ends with a score of 2-1 ? And yet…

How the hell did that happen???

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#1225894
Topic
World Cup 2018
Time

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

Warbler said:

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

The problem with a play-till-you-win match, is if it isn’t a final, it could ruin the final. Just look at Wimbledon… after that marathon Mahut-Isner match, Isner could barely play the next match. Now I hope I’m proven wrong, but there is every likelihood that this recent marathon Anderson-Isner semifinal is just as likely to have ruined the final.

Surely they could set things up so that is a full day’s rest between the semifinal and final.

One day’s rest is insufficient recovery time after an 11-hour match. (that was the length of the Mahut-Isner match)

What are the odds a soccer game would go for 11 hours?

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#1225881
Topic
World Cup 2018
Time

Puggo - Jar Jar’s Yoda said:

The problem with a play-till-you-win match, is if it isn’t a final, it could ruin the final. Just look at Wimbledon… after that marathon Mahut-Isner match, Isner could barely play the next match. Now I hope I’m proven wrong, but there is every likelihood that this recent marathon Anderson-Isner semifinal is just as likely to have ruined the final.

Surely they could set things up so that is a full day’s rest between the semifinal and final.

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#1225845
Topic
World Cup 2018
Time

Collipso said:

well, after playing for 120 minutes the players are usually exhausted,
and most of them have ran something like 10 miles, so making them play until someone scores sounds brutal, because that could last for several more minutes.

But both sides would be exhausted so it would be fair. Also most players in the World Cup tourney are professional level athletes, pretty they can take it. In baseball, they play inning after inning until there is a winner. In the playoffs, the NBA, NFL, and NHL all play their sport until there is a winner.

At least my way, the game would be decided by playing the sport itself instead of shoot outs.