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Offline halv

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Re: "I have my hands up, don't shoot"
« Reply #30 on: May 26, 2015, 08:53:29 AM »
An article worth reading based on some of the comments in this thread:
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Re: "I have my hands up, don't shoot"
« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2015, 08:59:08 AM »
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Hands Up Don't Shoot was shown to be a myth by the investigation. Really bugs me that people keep talking about it as if it were real.

Now you know how many of us feel about the bible. :-)

Quite possibly the best 2 back to back posts ever.


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Re: "I have my hands up, don't shoot"
« Reply #32 on: May 26, 2015, 09:03:13 AM »
Getting your brief on American politics and society from Bono is like Americans getting our knowledge of Irish life and society from the resident drunks at your local "Mulligans" or "Houlihan's" on St.Patrick's Day.




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Re: "I have my hands up, don't shoot"
« Reply #33 on: May 26, 2015, 09:36:10 AM »
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I am a red, white and blue true American.

Is that a college degree? Or some other kind of accreditation? How does one achieve such status?

You get that degree conferred upon you after watching a predetermined amount of Fox News and Duck Dynasty.

And also believe that George W Bush was a great president.


Okay, Since I wrote the original quote, I want to clarify. I am so liberal, the Democratic Party is conservative for me. Working as a reading specialist in low socioeconomic school for 20 years will change your perspective of the world. And, I do love the good ole U.S.A.. There is a lot of things that need improvement though.

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Re: "I have my hands up, don't shoot"
« Reply #34 on: May 26, 2015, 04:16:07 PM »
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I am a red, white and blue true American.

Is that a college degree? Or some other kind of accreditation? How does one achieve such status?

You get that degree conferred upon you after watching a predetermined amount of Fox News and Duck Dynasty.

Fox News is my 'go to' news source.  It makes me feel good.

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Re: "I have my hands up, don't shoot"
« Reply #35 on: May 26, 2015, 06:10:42 PM »
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I am a red, white and blue true American.

Is that a college degree? Or some other kind of accreditation? How does one achieve such status?

You get that degree conferred upon you after watching a predetermined amount of Fox News and Duck Dynasty.

And also believe that George W Bush was a great president.

I watch Nascar a lot.

I think this alone does it for me.

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Re: "I have my hands up, don't shoot"
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2015, 06:11:25 PM »
Haha nascar! I loved that thread.

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Re: "I have my hands up, don't shoot"
« Reply #37 on: May 27, 2015, 11:17:16 PM »
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Hands Up Don't Shoot was shown to be a myth by the investigation. Really bugs me that people keep talking about it as if it were real.

Now you know how many of us feel about the bible. :-)

Quite possibly the best 2 back to back posts ever.
Well, you can count me among the non-religious, so I make no arguments against that point. But can we please stop with carrying on narratives based on fake stories? This trend of hyping a fake story, using the fake story as a platform to hype pet issues, and mythologizing the fake story into a dogmatically, if not actually, true one. Hands up, UVA fake rape, mattress girl at Columbia. 

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Re: "I have my hands up, don't shoot"
« Reply #38 on: May 28, 2015, 02:30:07 AM »
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Hands Up Don't Shoot was shown to be a myth by the investigation. Really bugs me that people keep talking about it as if it were real.

Now you know how many of us feel about the bible. :-)

Quite possibly the best 2 back to back posts ever.
Well, you can count me among the non-religious, so I make no arguments against that point. But can we please stop with carrying on narratives based on fake stories? This trend of hyping a fake story, using the fake story as a platform to hype pet issues, and mythologizing the fake story into a dogmatically, if not actually, true one. Hands up, UVA fake rape, mattress girl at Columbia.

Michael Brown is DEAD. Countless other African American Men are DEAD. How is this a fake story?

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Re: "I have my hands up, don't shoot"
« Reply #39 on: May 28, 2015, 03:07:25 AM »
Do you think that the band will continue this theme into Europe? I'm British and I'm not very well informed on the issue but I had heard of the 'Don't shoot' thing. However,I'm can only speak for myself and it might alienate European crowds a bit. Did they carry on the theme of gun violence into Europe during the Elevation tour?

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Re: "I have my hands up, don't shoot"
« Reply #40 on: May 28, 2015, 07:57:08 AM »
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Hands Up Don't Shoot was shown to be a myth by the investigation. Really bugs me that people keep talking about it as if it were real.

Now you know how many of us feel about the bible. :-)

Quite possibly the best 2 back to back posts ever.
Well, you can count me among the non-religious, so I make no arguments against that point. But can we please stop with carrying on narratives based on fake stories? This trend of hyping a fake story, using the fake story as a platform to hype pet issues, and mythologizing the fake story into a dogmatically, if not actually, true one. Hands up, UVA fake rape, mattress girl at Columbia.

It seems to me a bit strange to be more angry about false reports of terrible things than the enormous epidemics of actual terrible things - both police racism and college rape - behind them.

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Re: "I have my hands up, don't shoot"
« Reply #41 on: May 28, 2015, 08:37:01 AM »
There were so many legit examples of police brutality in America - it still baffles me that one of the few instances where the officer seemed justified in his actions is the one that's taken off so much.   Michael Brown was a TPOS.  Get angry over the kid in Ohio who was shot, or the guy in S Carolina, or the kid in Milwaukee.  The dude choked to death in NYC.  Or the guy in Baltimore...  But Mike Brown?   

Also, I loved "Hands That Built America" as a love song to NYC after 9/11.  I know that songs evolve and change but the lyrics are chillingly perfect to 9/11.