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Storm Rider

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  1. Oh, it is back to avoid. Read my answer above. You follow in the footsteps of so many others. It is just too bizarre for words.
  2. I can google it as easily as you, have at it. Coincidentally, you avoided all my questions, why? Is it so hard to admit the truth? When have you ever seen the media talk about an unarmed white person being killed by a police officer? Name just one, please. You can't can you? Yet, you want me to dig up references for something that is staring you right in the face. It is just bizarre. I have aske this question multiple times of individuals with your position - every single one of them avoid answering the question. White deaths are NOT COVERED. Black deaths are covered ad nauseum. Who is being led around by the nose? Why? Who profits from that situation? Just ask a few questions at least rather than having one's emotions manipulated. Some people refuse to kill the golden calf; they would rather kneel before it and worship it regardless of how many times they are told, "You know, that is not really a god, just a calf of gold, right?"
  3. There are more deaths caused by police of unarmed white people than unarmed black people. What that means is when police kill an individual, it should be reported in the media. When was the last time you saw or heard of a death caused by the police of an unarmed white person? Did you hear about one in the last month? Two months? Six months? How about the last year? How about the last two years? Now, think about the number of times you have heard about an unarmed black person being killed by the police during the same time periods. What is the difference in coverage? Why? Please do not go into summersaults of logic to explain racism - the question is not about systemic racism or why there is a difference in how different races respond to situations of injustice. The question is about he media and its divergent coverage of the deaths of unarmed individuals based on race. Why does it exist? Who benefits from such divergent standards of coverage? Who is harmed? What would motivate the media to act this way?
  4. Yup, not drinking that Kook-Aid. Just does not hold enough potable water for my taste and certainly does not hold enough logic for my brain to be that patient. If it works for you and you are happy, knock yourself out. However, it is an excellent dodge to the question "WHY THE MEDIA IGNORES WHITE DEATHS?" Cheers
  5. How many times have you seen on the news in the last 12 months a report on an unarmed white person killed by police? How many times has the media covered events where an unarmed black person was killed by the police? Think about it. You have virtually no news, zero, nada coverage for white people and every single time for a black person. Who pushes that kind of narrative? Why?
  6. I am pained when I hear such stories and have heard them countless times. I have been lucky, most of the time, with doctors that were relatively skilled in pain management. My chronic back pain can often be controlled with exercise and stretching, but when it goes out, the pain is best treated with muscle relaxer and a strong narcotic such as oxycodone. More recently, I have been offered tramadol, but that does nothing for me. My knee pain is one area that simply does not have an easy answer. It is a pain that I live with out of necessity.
  7. LOL, Calm, I never assume that we agree on societal issues regardless if you comment or not. We have different life experiences and different conclusions as a result.
  8. The entire issue of racism and the police has been focused on the death of unarmed black individuals by police. It was the numbers of blacks that was constantly, unendingly in the news. Unfortunately, mass media was almost completely silent on the same thing that happened to white individuals. Not a peep, and yet there were more unarmed white people killed by the police. I don't get your second clause; your point escapes me. When numbers fail, humans often resort to percentages and/or statistics. I contend that if the mass media had paid the same attention to the killing of white individuals we may very well be at a different place in society and the incessant claim of racism may actually retain some value. As of now, racism has been used so often, it has lost the impact it could have retained.
  9. There are statistics and damn statistics. The truth, the facts are more unarmed whites were killed by police than blacks. That single fact is always buried and when discussed these kind of silly statistics are brought up. The problem remains that police offers don't see in statistics; their lives are not impacted by statistics. They are impacted by every event where they kill another human and they kill more unarmed white people than black people. This fact is also evidence that police killing has nothing to do with race and yet we ignore all other potential causes. If it was solely a race issue there would be no unarmed whites being killed. When I read about an unarmed individual being killed there is almost always additional behaviors in tow - individual tried to take the police officer's gun, individual refused to follow commands, individual was belligerent, individual attempted to run away and the list goes on and on.
  10. As you know and I have experienced, doctors don't feel comfortable managing any form of pain. Most just tend to avoid prescribing almost all form of pain killers beyond Tylenol and NSAIDS. I agree that I would have preferred to see the the owners lose their money made from the company, rather than the company itself. I do find it difficult to believe that the addictive nature of Opioids just fell out of the sky all of a sudden. I was counseled about their addictive nature almost 30 years ago.
  11. More often than not I find myself on the side of legalizing drugs. There should be some degree of reasonableness to guide dispensing drugs, but if you want it, then you should be able to buy it. I recognize that the nation is just now getting over a Opioid epidemic, which bankrupted a pharmaceutical company. I dislike or more strongly, reject such an action. If an individual wants to take drugs and they overdose of their own volition, then tough. There is no avenue to make someone else or a company responsible for your actions. "You" are responsible for your actions....full stop.
  12. Hello Rain, thank you for bringing the killing of whites by whites up and the situation of whites being killed by police officers. The fact that more unarmed whites are killed by police than blacks says something that is always swept under the rug. It just does not fit into the victimology desperately pushed by BLM. Motivations are important to me. I want to know why people are doing things. BLM is NOT out to protest the loss of Black lives out of love, charity, etc. They have a political agenda and they have chosen this situation to push their agenda. Where is their heart? It is not on saving Black people; it is elsewhere.'
  13. If you did not want the child, then why get pregnant? Surely, you get the idea that if you have unprotected sex there is a probability that a child - a new life - may be the result? How many different types of birth control are available for women? You cross the line when you get pregnant and you bear the consequences of that life. You kill it, then you should go to prison in the same way a man should go to prison for killing the child in the womb. How did human life become so meaningless? How is it that women can be so irresponsible and the only one that bears the consequences is the child in the womb? Yup, we will never comprehend each other on this issue. You demean life to the point that it has no value IF that life inconveniences the life of the mother. The convenience of the mother is the primary, all important "right" and children should die or be sacrificed so that she is never inconvenienced. No ethics there that I understand or want in a moral society.
  14. Humans can relate to other humans when we listen. The feelings felt by individuals, regardless of race, are known to other humans. They are not unique to a race or a culture. My ability to feel comfortable is seldom the responsibility of others, rather it remains with me/the individual. Does a white person feel like they belong in a sea of brown faces when in a foreign country? No more than any individual of a different color/race feel comfortable in a sea of others. Who must adapt? I have found that waiting on the universe to adapt to me is an extreme exercise in patience. The universe just keeps going along as if I don't exist. The change, the adaption belongs with and to me.
  15. Your statements make it seem that women have zero support. Exactly what are you talking about? How would it be different? The vast majority of abortions are strictly chosen for personal convenience and nothing else. If you are asking for others to make decisions for women - which I would find outlandish - it will not work. We have a world of birth control alternatives for women to use. We even have the morning after pill. Most health insurance appears to cover female birth control, but not male birth control. So exactly, how is society failing women? What harm are you talking about and exactly where are your getting your projections? All that abortion has succeeded in doing is dramatically increase the number of abortions. As an aside, did you read Givens' article?
  16. I don't have a horse in this race - I dislike both of the major party candidates. So the talk about what I will or do support does not apply. Trump is a pig and is unworthy to be our President. The problem is that Biden has a long record of being the same type of individual, but is certainly more likable. 

    As I have stated repeatedly, a pox on both their houses.

  17. I saw an ad by Kanye West that stated the answer to our problems could be found in building strong families among other things. It was one of the best political ads I have seen in a very long time. Had he been on the ballot in Virginia, I would have voted for him.
  18. When you are sitting in a bus or another vehicle, how do you know what kind of clothes others are wearing? How does one know if other drivers are heavily armed? This sounds like information that would have only been known after the fact rather than while the vehicles were around the bus. Our grandson was scared of what was under his bed or in his closet so he did not want to go to sleep in his bedroom. One's reaction to an event is NOT necessarily reality, but only the perception of the individual. Was this overblown? Of course it was. Should vehicles surround a bus of any kind? No, they should not. It was childish and the act of a bully. What should the bus have done? Kept driving, quit whining, and do what you are there to do. These are the people that are going to protect our nation? No thank you. Please give me individuals who will not be cowed so easily and roll over whining about what Johnny did on the playground.
  19. Neither side can see the position of the other side. Both sides project that the other one is evil, when both sides are horrible and both sides have planned for violence and fan the flames. There was a time when a free press required neutrality, but that has gone out the window with entertainment news media. What is saddest of all is that those running are the lowest common denominator - both stupid, both appear to want to have their mouth filled with both their feet. One at least appears coachable during the election cycle; of course, he was holed up in his basement for almost the entire time. And we are supposed to be a light on the hill for democracy? Could have fooled me. Our young adults haven't a clue about economic history or history in general. I guess education actually has value, but danged it requires that you read rather than be lead around by the nose. My wishes for the future? A neutral free press and shut down all the entertainment news channels if they cannot adapt with oversight to ensure they tow the neutrality line. Revamp all college/university education shutting down all pseudo academic fields - I had a good discussion with a retired Humanities professor from Yale - appoint individuals of his caliber to restore what once was a noble area of academics. Lastly, somehow we have to be able to put forth our brightest people to govern our country. I like the British model where leaders have to debate positions across the aisle. Though it can get ugly, stupid people are never able to withstand the onslaught of such aggressive debates on issues. Off the cuff musings and worth every penny you paid to read it.
  20. DID YOU READ THE ARTICLE? DID YOU READ THE QUOTE ABOVE? HAVE YOU DONE ANYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT THE TOPIC RATHER THAN JUST SAY, "NO, IT IS NOT THAT." SO IN COMPLETE IGNORANCE OF THE TOPIC YOU WANT TO TELL US YOUR BROTHER IS AN IDIOT AND EASILY LED ABOUT, BUT YOU DON'T REALLY KNOW WHAT YOU ARE TALKING ABOUT? YOU ARE SO MUCH BETTER THAN THIS.
  21. Where does it say requirement? The quote in the article is, "We disrupt the Western-prescribed nuclear family structure requirement by supporting each other as extended families and “villages”. You may be referring to the the statement, "'We dismantle the patriarchal practice that requires mothers to work “double shifts” so that they can mother in private even as they participate in public justice work. Where does the patriarchal practice "require" a mother to work two jobs? Where is that written and how is it enforced? How many mothers work in "public justice work"? That sentence is so full of silliness that it becomes inapplicable to the majority of women. I think the easier sentence is, "We are against a women having to work outside the home and still take care of children and home when they return from their professional career. The reason that sentence is left out is because it does not specifically address the nuclear family, which the next sentence does. They treated the family unit as a separate topic and that is what critics are responding to.
  22. He needs to bite off his tongue. No, that man has nothing to do with character. A pox on both their houses - they are good reflections of one another; one just is a fellow that is not as offensive, but both cannot keep their feet out of their mouths.
  23. With a little googling I am sure you will find the exact quote, but as I recall it stated specifically that were against the Western nuclear family - this was tied up with language on their support for LGBQ language. BLM, the organization, is exactly what your brother stated it was. Now, their website is very different from what it was. Before, they were out and proud, now they have taken their objectives and put them back in the closet. Nothing changes a group better than having millions of dollars waved in front of them and then realize they could lose it all unless they change the perception of their objectives. If you want to support an honest, black-centric group that has been active for decades look to the NAACP. BLM has a political agenda that is in direct conflict with Western Democracy. P.S. I think in the links I already provided it quoted the part of their page in question.
  24. This just sounds disingenuous to me. I cannot believe you did not read their site when it first came out - it said specifically that they were against the nuclear family. Both of the founders self-identify as "trained Marxists". Of course they are racist. How are they any different from White Supremists? They go out of their way to their commitment to Black and Latino races. When white groups say the exact thing for the white race they become the horrible monsters and BLM becomes a benevolent organization that young people bow down to without thought, without review, or analysis of any kind. I support Black lives, but I am completely against BLM. Their objectives are anything but Black Lives. If they were really in support of Black lives they would have addressed a number of issues that affect the Black community - Black on Black crime, education, housing, etc. among them. The sole focus has been police brutality - really white police officers because they seem to ignore when the police officers are Black.
  25. We need non-lethal solution that protect the lives of all involved. Protect the police from harm as they seek to protect the public and to protect the individual that is targeted for potential wrong doing. Surely we have reached a point where other solutions can be produced except those of a lethal nature.
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