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I honestly don't even know how twitter works. Do you get a text message every time someone you're following sends out some inane tweet? Why on earth would anyone want that?
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Originally Posted by joshuadowen View Post

Hah I think you are probably right. The fact that they've fired the people responsible already makes their path pretty clear. Doesn't change my opinion that it's a weak case for the plaintiff.

The fact they settled shows a level of guilt, you would think. They'll settle.

Plus, what's harvey's record on these types of bets? I'm not betting against him.
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Originally Posted by philosophe View Post

Zimmerman's actions lead to disaster. If he'd had the slightest bit of sense, he would never have gotten out of his car.

I don't (and frankly can't) know whether Zimmerman is a racist, but I would like to think that the current circus will make people think about their preconceptions about young black men--whatever they are wearing and wherever they are walking.

I think the lesson of this case re: young black males is "stay far away"
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I would like to think that the current circus will make people think about their preconceptions about young black men--whatever they are wearing and wherever they are walking.

The defense decided, as a matter of strategy and necessity, not to attack Martin's character. But we know that, if anything, it looks like he was trying his best to present himself as a walking negative stereotype. Other than attacking Zimmerman for no reason, do we have to go down the list?

Martin was a truant and was on a course to drop out of school.

He had been caught with a big screwdriver and a bag full of women's jewelry.

He was a habitual drug user.

He was trying to illegally buy a gun in the week or so before was killed.

He had fake gold teeth and otherwise went out of his way to present himself as a thug.

But we're all supposed to pretend he was an angel--is that the lesson you take from this case?
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

The defense decided, as a matter of strategy and necessity, not to attack Martin's character. But we know that, if anything, it looks like he was trying his best to present himself as a walking negative stereotype. Other than attacking Zimmerman for no reason, do we have to go down the list?

Martin was a truant and was on a course to drop out of school.

He had been caught with a big screwdriver and a bag full of women's jewelry.

He was a habitual drug user.

He was trying to illegally buy a gun in the week or so before was killed.

He had fake gold teeth and otherwise went out of his way to present himself as a thug.

But we're all supposed to pretend he was an angel--is that the lesson you take from this case?

How could you call this child a "thug"?

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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

So am I the only person left that doesn't use twitter?

I'm not on it I just peruse the posts.
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Actually heard an anchor on msnbc tell Melissa Harris perry that he was feeling "white shame." Their coverage in the 24 hrs following the verdict was the most overt racial propaganda I've seen on a major network in my lifetime.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

No Twitter, no FB. From what I read of both things here I have made a wise choice.
Me, too.
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Dbl post.
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Originally Posted by suited View Post

Actually heard an anchor on msnbc tell Melissa Harris perry that he was feeling "white shame." Their coverage in the 24 hrs following the verdict was the most overt racial propaganda I've seen on a major network in my lifetime.
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That's pretty good.

Having a black president who won reelection certainly contributed to the mostly peaceful reaction to the verdict. Much harder for the race hustlers to work their angle today, but they still did a lot of damage.
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LOL

A station's gotta do what a station's gotta do

http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/06/14/OReilly-MSNBC-Ratings-Collapse-Unglues-Chris-Matthews
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http://www.mediaite.com/tv/nancy-grace-says-fking-coons-uncensored-while-railing-against-zimmermans-hatred-for-trayvon/

Nancy Grace this past Saturday night -
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“I’ll tell you what I think made a difference. When that 9-1-1 tape first came out — and everybody, get ready, this is graphic language — when it first came out that Zimmerman had said ‘fucking coon‘ on the 9-1-1 call, to me, that was open-and-shut that that showed open ill will and hatred. Now they’ve revised it to say he said ‘These punks, they always get away with it.’ I’m wondering if that reinterpretation of what he said made a difference as to a jury finding ill will in Mr. Zimmerman’s heart.”
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Surprised this case is getting so little attention: http://newsone.com/2103331/jordan-davis-michael-dunn-first-degree-murder/
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