Don't click or your IP will be banned


Hittin' The Web with the Allman Brothers Band Forum
You are not logged in

< Last Thread   Next Thread ><<  5    6    7    8    9    10    11  >>Ascending sortDescending sorting  
Author: Subject: Knee Outrage

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 21326
(21386 all sites)
Registered: 2/9/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 01:01 PM
quote:
Some of the video was from right up front where the protesters and police came face to face. I could not help but notice that some of the protesters were right up in the officers faces. They seemed to be TRYING to bait the officers into violence. I am completely sympathetic with the movement (BLM - police violence towards people of color, etc.) - but I cannot sympathize with these types. In my opinion, they do nothing to further the cause.


So, directly to my earlier point.....Are these people mentioned above "protesting"?

 

____________________
"Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this". - Joe Biden, 1977

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 21326
(21386 all sites)
Registered: 2/9/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 01:10 PM
CNN last week, "How are we going to stop these sunbathers on California Beaches"?...CNN this week, Masses in the streets walking arm in arm. Good for them"

What hypocrisy?

 

____________________
"Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this". - Joe Biden, 1977

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5379
(5396 all sites)
Registered: 11/9/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 01:32 PM
quote:
CNN last week, "How are we going to stop these sunbathers on California Beaches"?...CNN this week, Masses in the streets walking arm in arm. Good for them"

What hypocrisy?

Only if you can't separate the two contexts that you have grossly oversimplified and can only apply "one size fits all" issues.

[Edited on 6/2/2020 by porkchopbob]

 

____________________
http://www.porkchopbob.com/ | http://brettbob.com/

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 21326
(21386 all sites)
Registered: 2/9/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 01:50 PM
quote:
quote:
CNN last week, "How are we going to stop these sunbathers on California Beaches"?...CNN this week, Masses in the streets walking arm in arm. Good for them"

What hypocrisy?

Only if you can't separate the two contexts that you have grossly oversimplified and can only apply "one size fits all" issues.

[Edited on 6/2/2020 by porkchopbob]


Has stopping the Killer Virus taken a back seat to "Peaceful protest"?

 

____________________
"Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this". - Joe Biden, 1977

 

Maximum Peach



Karma:
Posts: 9943
(9943 all sites)
Registered: 7/18/2010
Status: Online

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 02:18 PM
quote:
Police officers in many cities taking a knee along with protesters . . .


Thanks for post - I had not heard. A candle in the darkness. Powerful.

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5379
(5396 all sites)
Registered: 11/9/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 02:22 PM
quote:
quote:
quote:
CNN last week, "How are we going to stop these sunbathers on California Beaches"?...CNN this week, Masses in the streets walking arm in arm. Good for them"
What hypocrisy?

Only if you can't separate the two contexts that you have grossly oversimplified and can only apply "one size fits all" issues.

Has stopping the Killer Virus taken a back seat to "Peaceful protest"?

Media outlets continue to cover how the protests and gatherings complicate COVID-19. Maybe read more than just the headlines (also I couldn't find any CNN article that used the line you cited)

 

____________________
http://www.porkchopbob.com/ | http://brettbob.com/

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5379
(5396 all sites)
Registered: 11/9/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 02:52 PM
https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2020-05-30/dont-understand-the-protes ts-what-youre-seeing-is-people-pushed-to-the-edge

quote:
Op-Ed: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Don’t understand the protests? What you’re seeing is people pushed to the edge

By Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
May 30, 2020


What was your first reaction when you saw the video of the white cop kneeling on George Floyd’s neck while Floyd croaked, “I can’t breathe”?

If you’re white, you probably muttered a horrified, “Oh, my God” while shaking your head at the cruel injustice. If you’re black, you probably leapt to your feet, cursed, maybe threw something (certainly wanted to throw something), while shouting, “Not @#$%! again!” Then you remember the two white vigilantes accused of murdering Ahmaud Arbery as he jogged through their neighborhood in February, and how if it wasn’t for that video emerging a few weeks ago, they would have gotten away with it. And how those Minneapolis cops claimed Floyd was resisting arrest but a store’s video showed he wasn’t. And how the cop on Floyd’s neck wasn’t an enraged redneck stereotype, but a sworn officer who looked calm and entitled and devoid of pity: the banality of evil incarnate.

Maybe you also are thinking about the Karen in Central Park who called 911 claiming the black man who asked her to put a leash on her dog was threatening her. Or the black Yale University grad student napping in the common room of her dorm who was reported by a white student. Because you realize it’s not just a supposed “black criminal” who is targeted, it’s the whole spectrum of black faces from Yonkers to Yale.

You start to wonder if it should be all black people who wear body cams, not the cops.

What do you see when you see angry black protesters amassing outside police stations with raised fists? If you’re white, you may be thinking, “They certainly aren’t social distancing.” Then you notice the black faces looting Target and you think, “Well, that just hurts their cause.” Then you see the police station on fire and you wag a finger saying, “That’s putting the cause backward.”

You’re not wrong — but you’re not right, either. The black community is used to the institutional racism inherent in education, the justice system and jobs. And even though we do all the conventional things to raise public and political awareness — write articulate and insightful pieces in the Atlantic, explain the continued devastation on CNN, support candidates who promise change — the needle hardly budges.

But COVID-19 has been slamming the consequences of all that home as we die at a significantly higher rate than whites, are the first to lose our jobs, and watch helplessly as Republicans try to keep us from voting. Just as the slimy underbelly of institutional racism is being exposed, it feels like hunting season is open on blacks. If there was any doubt, President Trump’s recent tweets confirm the national zeitgeist as he calls protesters “thugs” and looters fair game to be shot.

Yes, protests often are used as an excuse for some to take advantage, just as when fans celebrating a hometown sports team championship burn cars and destroy storefronts. I don’t want to see stores looted or even buildings burn. But African Americans have been living in a burning building for many years, choking on the smoke as the flames burn closer and closer. Racism in America is like dust in the air. It seems invisible — even if you’re choking on it — until you let the sun in. Then you see it’s everywhere. As long as we keep shining that light, we have a chance of cleaning it wherever it lands. But we have to stay vigilant, because it’s always still in the air.

So, maybe the black community’s main concern right now isn’t whether protesters are standing three or six feet apart or whether a few desperate souls steal some T-shirts or even set a police station on fire, but whether their sons, husbands, brothers and fathers will be murdered by cops or wannabe cops just for going on a walk, a jog, a drive. Or whether being black means sheltering at home for the rest of their lives because the racism virus infecting the country is more deadly than COVID-19.

What you should see when you see black protesters in the age of Trump and coronavirus is people pushed to the edge, not because they want bars and nail salons open, but because they want to live. To breathe.

Worst of all, is that we are expected to justify our outraged behavior every time the cauldron bubbles over. Almost 70 years ago, Langston Hughes asked in his poem “Harlem”: “What happens to a dream deferred? /… Maybe it sags / like a heavy load. / Or does it explode?”

Fifty years ago, Marvin Gaye sang in “Inner City Blues”: “Make me wanna holler / The way they do my life.” And today, despite the impassioned speeches of well-meaning leaders, white and black, they want to silence our voice, steal our breath.

So what you see when you see black protesters depends on whether you’re living in that burning building or watching it on TV with a bowl of corn chips in your lap waiting for “NCIS” to start.

What I want to see is not a rush to judgment, but a rush to justice.

 

____________________
http://www.porkchopbob.com/ | http://brettbob.com/

 

Extreme Peach



Karma:
Posts: 1691
(1695 all sites)
Registered: 9/28/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 02:53 PM
quote:
quote:
quote:
CNN last week, "How are we going to stop these sunbathers on California Beaches"?...CNN this week, Masses in the streets walking arm in arm. Good for them"

What hypocrisy?

Only if you can't separate the two contexts that you have grossly oversimplified and can only apply "one size fits all" issues.

[Edited on 6/2/2020 by porkchopbob]


Has stopping the Killer Virus taken a back seat to "Peaceful protest"?


I would say neither situation is ideal, and I don't believe anyone else has said so either, I would say that protesting a man's horrific and unjust murder, and fighting for Your God given human rights is a bit more substantial and important, than pair of beer soaked boobs???...........Peace.....joe

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 46995
(46996 all sites)
Registered: 7/8/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 03:01 PM
Nothing will change. Not one thing.

 

____________________
"Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan

 

Peach Extraordinaire



Karma:
Posts: 4659
(4665 all sites)
Registered: 10/5/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 03:06 PM
Very classy KaC.

Maybe George and the Lincoln Project will come to the Bishop's defense or possibly just George at the dinner table.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/kellyanne-conway-lashes-bishop-condemned-1746264 89.html

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 21326
(21386 all sites)
Registered: 2/9/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 05:31 PM
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
CNN last week, "How are we going to stop these sunbathers on California Beaches"?...CNN this week, Masses in the streets walking arm in arm. Good for them"
What hypocrisy?

Only if you can't separate the two contexts that you have grossly oversimplified and can only apply "one size fits all" issues.

Has stopping the Killer Virus taken a back seat to "Peaceful protest"?

Media outlets continue to cover how the protests and gatherings complicate COVID-19. Maybe read more than just the headlines (also I couldn't find any CNN article that used the line you cited)


"Complicate"..Don't make me laugh any harder than I have been. You guys here are such opportunistic hypocrites, the whole lot of you. Just last week there was such a big to do about the wearing of masks and the importance of social distancing because of loved ones who were sick and your feelings about the possibility of infecting others with a simple cough. Now, we see throngs marching, "protesting" & looting, with my guess being that most are wearing masks simply because they don't want their images captured as they steal and burn. "Social distancing" while you protest?...Not the least bit important anymore, yesterday's news. Why it's far more important to show up with sign and let people know you are not a racist than it is to focus on the possibility of the virus re-surging...

You can not have it both ways

 

____________________
"Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this". - Joe Biden, 1977

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20469
(20935 all sites)
Registered: 1/19/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 05:39 PM
quote:
Nothing will change. Not one thing.


Https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8379067/national-guard-soldier-tak es-knee-tells-george-floyd-protesters-troops-stay-behind.html

Lieutenant Colonel Sam Andrews of the National Guard in St. Paul, Minnesota.




[Edited on 6/2/2020 by gina]

 

____________________
"Mankind is a single nation" "Allah did not make you a single people so he could try you in what he gave you, to him you will all return, he will inform you where you differed". Quran Chapter 2 Sura 213

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20469
(20935 all sites)
Registered: 1/19/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 05:53 PM
The National Guard didn't shoot people in the face in St. Paul. They stood back ensuring the safety of the peaceful protesters showing it is possible. Meanwhile in NYC. Mayhem continues. 700 arrested last night. Governor Cuomo rejects Trump's offer of military assistance saying there are 38,000 NYPD they can handle it. Rioting and looting show otherwise. Ivropa Europa, a nazi group from Berlin is impersonating Antifa online to gather people to go and be unpeaceful.

Http://www.yahoo.com/news/nypd-describes-packs-youths-running-143919657.htm l

They loot the stores then run as fast as they can to escape bring caught.

Comments: The Governor wants to start reopening the city June 15th. HOW? He should let the military clean this up or is it going to take a mob going to Albany to impress the seriousness of this upon him. Him and the Mayor can blame each other, meanwhile problem persists. Try it the Trump way, let the military deal with these hoodlums. They are hurting peaceful protesters and businesses.

[Edited on 6/2/2020 by gina]

 

____________________
"Mankind is a single nation" "Allah did not make you a single people so he could try you in what he gave you, to him you will all return, he will inform you where you differed". Quran Chapter 2 Sura 213

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 46995
(46996 all sites)
Registered: 7/8/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 05:54 PM
quote:
quote:
Nothing will change. Not one thing.


Https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8379067/national-guard-soldier-tak es-knee-tells-george-floyd-protesters-troops-stay-behind.html

Lieutenant Colonel Sam Andrews of the National Guard in St. Paul, Minnesota.




[Edited on 6/2/2020 by gina]


Gee, how touching.

Nothing will change.

It will get worse.

 

____________________
"Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan

 

World Class Peach



Karma:
Posts: 5379
(5396 all sites)
Registered: 11/9/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 05:55 PM
quote:
"Complicate"..Don't make me laugh any harder than I have been. You guys here are such opportunistic hypocrites, the whole lot of you. Just last week there was such a big to do about the wearing of masks and the importance of social distancing because of loved ones who were sick and your feelings about the possibility of infecting others with a simple cough. Now, we see throngs marching, "protesting" & looting, with my guess being that most are wearing masks simply because they don't want their images captured as they steal and burn. "Social distancing" while you protest?...Not the least bit important anymore, yesterday's news. Why it's far more important to show up with sign and let people know you are not a racist than it is to focus on the possibility of the virus re-surging...

You can not have it both ways

Right, right it's us. You've conveniently paraphrased two disparate headlines and oversimplified two issues so you can dismiss them. And then call everyone "hypocrites" for because we don't apply "one size fits all" (where did I hear that phrase before?) to every situation or issue. So either you don't know what that word means, or don't really understand the larger issues at hand. Or choose not to because that's easier.

 

____________________
http://www.porkchopbob.com/ | http://brettbob.com/

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20469
(20935 all sites)
Registered: 1/19/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 05:59 PM
quote:
quote:
quote:
Nothing will change. Not one thing.


Https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8379067/national-guard-soldier-tak es-knee-tells-george-floyd-protesters-troops-stay-behind.html

Lieutenant Colonel Sam Andrews of the National Guard in St. Paul, Minnesota.


[Edited on 6/2/2020 by gina]


Gee, how touching.

Nothing will change.

It will get worse.


It might but it doesn't have. Change is possible. The greater enemies are the new world order minions who want to hand everyone over to the anti-Christ. I'm not gettin' on the bus. I know how the protesters feel, they are willing to die and be martyred to stop the foot and knee of oppression on their people. I feel the same way I'm just further up the road in the same war we are all in, though most have not realized it yet.

 

____________________
"Mankind is a single nation" "Allah did not make you a single people so he could try you in what he gave you, to him you will all return, he will inform you where you differed". Quran Chapter 2 Sura 213

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 46995
(46996 all sites)
Registered: 7/8/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 06:02 PM
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
CNN last week, "How are we going to stop these sunbathers on California Beaches"?...CNN this week, Masses in the streets walking arm in arm. Good for them"
What hypocrisy?

Only if you can't separate the two contexts that you have grossly oversimplified and can only apply "one size fits all" issues.

Has stopping the Killer Virus taken a back seat to "Peaceful protest"?

Media outlets continue to cover how the protests and gatherings complicate COVID-19. Maybe read more than just the headlines (also I couldn't find any CNN article that used the line you cited)


"Complicate"..Don't make me laugh any harder than I have been. You guys here are such opportunistic hypocrites, the whole lot of you. Just last week there was such a big to do about the wearing of masks and the importance of social distancing because of loved ones who were sick and your feelings about the possibility of infecting others with a simple cough. Now, we see throngs marching, "protesting" & looting, with my guess being that most are wearing masks simply because they don't want their images captured as they steal and burn. "Social distancing" while you protest?...Not the least bit important anymore, yesterday's news. Why it's far more important to show up with sign and let people know you are not a racist than it is to focus on the possibility of the virus re-surging...

You can not have it both ways


“Protesting” in quotes.

Guess the right to assemble isn’t a part of the “Constitution.”

 

____________________
"Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20469
(20935 all sites)
Registered: 1/19/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 06:07 PM
Assembling for the purpose of committing criminal mischief like looting is not a protected activity.

The looters are hijacking the demonstrations for their own agendas.

Joe Biden's team contacted George Floyd's family for permission to attend the funeral next week. They said it is okay. Is it because he wants some black votes since an election is coming or is that just a coincidence?

Trump should send Ben Carson. As an Education Coordinator maybe he could even educate Biden.

[Edited on 6/2/2020 by gina]

 

____________________
"Mankind is a single nation" "Allah did not make you a single people so he could try you in what he gave you, to him you will all return, he will inform you where you differed". Quran Chapter 2 Sura 213

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 20469
(20935 all sites)
Registered: 1/19/2002
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 06:26 PM
The autopsy results came in if you missed it. Both the medical examiner and the private autopsy show mechanical asphyxiation, meaning an external cause made him die. The medical examiner said he had arteriosclerosis and atherosclerosis. That means narrowing of arteries and plaque formation in the arteries making them less elastic so it is harder for the blood to get through. Also mentioned was Fentanyl and methamphetamines. Fentanyl like all pain killers depresses respiration [breathing] people can die from just that. Add a cop compressing your carotid artery, lungs [in your back] it is volatile, plus you had that other cop compressing the femoral vein in the leg that stops blood flow to the heart. Yes they killed him.

NBC analyzed data from the police department and found that he is one of 44 people they rendered unconscious with neck restraint in the last five years.

Three fifths were black, thirty percent white all were male, three fourths under age 40. They used the knee restraint 237 times in the last five years. Sixteen percent led to suspects or other individuals losing consciousness.

It is only supposed to be used on someone exhibiting aggression, or on an aggressive person in order to gain control of a subject if lesser attempts have been ineffective.

Https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/minneapolis-police-rendered-44-people- unconscious-neck-restraints-five-years-n1220416?mod=article_inline


It is not just Minnesota. Philly, Sarasota, etc.

This procedure should be outlawed.

[Edited on 6/2/2020 by gina]

 

____________________
"Mankind is a single nation" "Allah did not make you a single people so he could try you in what he gave you, to him you will all return, he will inform you where you differed". Quran Chapter 2 Sura 213

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 46995
(46996 all sites)
Registered: 7/8/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 06:32 PM
quote:
Assembling for the purpose of committing criminal mischief like looting is not a protected activity.


Then why are people who are assembling peacefully getting sprayed, gassed and shot with rubber bullets anyway?

 

____________________
"Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan

 

Peach Extraordinaire



Karma:
Posts: 4659
(4665 all sites)
Registered: 10/5/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 06:39 PM
quote:
Assembling for the purpose of committing criminal mischief like looting is not a protected activity.

The looters are hijacking the demonstrations for their own agendas.

Joe Biden's team contacted George Floyd's family for permission to attend the funeral next week. They said it is okay. Is it because he wants some black votes since an election is coming or is that just a coincidence?

Trump should send Ben Carson. As an Education Coordinator maybe he could even educate Biden.

[Edited on 6/2/2020 by gina]


So Gina, why didn't Trump have Big Ben Carson with him last night when he started his church tour? Did you see the entourage that walked out of the White House? Why don't you describe the makeup of the entourage. Did it look like America or moreso like Trump's America?

I found a pic for you - Trump & Friends on tour at a church near you.


https://s.yimg.com/ny/api/res/1.2/uS184C9JB_if9WgXDP_qcA--/YXBwaWQ9aGlnaGxh bmRlcjt3PTcwNTtoPTQ3MA--/https://s.yimg.com/uu/api/res/1.2/Rrro3UB4OC1pGWuj Y_akLw--~B/aD0zMDAwO3c9NDUwMDtzbT0xO2FwcGlkPXl0YWNoeW9u/https://media-mbst- pub-ue1.s3.amazonaws.com/creatr-images/2020-06/c827ea60-a466-11ea-9fef-9321 3ee62e9d


[Edited on 6/2/2020 by MartinD28]

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 21326
(21386 all sites)
Registered: 2/9/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 06:47 PM
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
quote:
CNN last week, "How are we going to stop these sunbathers on California Beaches"?...CNN this week, Masses in the streets walking arm in arm. Good for them"
What hypocrisy?

Only if you can't separate the two contexts that you have grossly oversimplified and can only apply "one size fits all" issues.

Has stopping the Killer Virus taken a back seat to "Peaceful protest"?

Media outlets continue to cover how the protests and gatherings complicate COVID-19. Maybe read more than just the headlines (also I couldn't find any CNN article that used the line you cited)


"Complicate"..Don't make me laugh any harder than I have been. You guys here are such opportunistic hypocrites, the whole lot of you. Just last week there was such a big to do about the wearing of masks and the importance of social distancing because of loved ones who were sick and your feelings about the possibility of infecting others with a simple cough. Now, we see throngs marching, "protesting" & looting, with my guess being that most are wearing masks simply because they don't want their images captured as they steal and burn. "Social distancing" while you protest?...Not the least bit important anymore, yesterday's news. Why it's far more important to show up with sign and let people know you are not a racist than it is to focus on the possibility of the virus re-surging...

You can not have it both ways


“Protesting” in quotes.

Guess the right to assemble isn’t a part of the “Constitution.”


Correct, it is part of the Constitution when that is the act one is involved in. Are starting fires, looting and committing mayhem protected?

And you conveniently avoided the big question here.....What about the spread of the Killer virus in these crowds? Why are not these crowds being dispersed in the name of everyone's health?.. What happened to "Stay at home"?..What happened to "social distancing"?

I call ****

 

____________________
"Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this". - Joe Biden, 1977

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 46995
(46996 all sites)
Registered: 7/8/2004
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 07:49 PM
quote:
Correct, it is part of the Constitution when that is the act one is involved in. Are starting fires, looting and committing mayhem protected?


Of course not. As a libertarian, how do you reconcile brutality unleashed on the peaceful protesters? I’d think that whole liberty thing would be important to ya.

quote:
And you conveniently avoided the big question here.....What about the spread of the Killer virus in these crowds? Why are not these crowds being dispersed in the name of everyone's health?.. What happened to "Stay at home"?..What happened to "social distancing"?


I work for a hospital. I really don’t care at this point who wears a mask or who doesn’t when I’m not at work. You can head on down to the nearest emergency room and lick the walls if it makes you feel vindicated. You get sick with COVID or anything else and need to be in the hospital, it’s my job to make sure you get taken care of no matter what your politics are.

As to comparing what going on in the streets to the risk of being infected with a microbe, that’s hardly an argument worth having.

 

____________________
"Live every week like it's Shark Week." - Tracy Jordan

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 21326
(21386 all sites)
Registered: 2/9/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 08:04 PM
quote:
quote:
Correct, it is part of the Constitution when that is the act one is involved in. Are starting fires, looting and committing mayhem protected?


Of course not. As a libertarian, how do you reconcile brutality unleashed on the peaceful protesters? I’d think that whole liberty thing would be important to ya.

quote:
And you conveniently avoided the big question here.....What about the spread of the Killer virus in these crowds? Why are not these crowds being dispersed in the name of everyone's health?.. What happened to "Stay at home"?..What happened to "social distancing"?


I work for a hospital. I really don’t care at this point who wears a mask or who doesn’t when I’m not at work. You can head on down to the nearest emergency room and lick the walls if it makes you feel vindicated. You get sick with COVID or anything else and need to be in the hospital, it’s my job to make sure you get taken care of no matter what your politics are.

As to comparing what going on in the streets to the risk of being infected with a microbe, that’s hardly an argument worth having.


Is it a highly contagious killer that warranted the wearing of masks, social distancing, staying at home, the shutting down of the economy, the closing of all businesses not deemed essential, the arrests of people who defied the Governor's orders, the deaths of over 100,000 people here in the States and on and on...

Yes or No?

 

____________________
"Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this". - Joe Biden, 1977

 

Zen Peach



Karma:
Posts: 21326
(21386 all sites)
Registered: 2/9/2006
Status: Offline

  posted on 6/2/2020 at 08:22 PM
quote:
Of course not. As a libertarian, how do you reconcile brutality unleashed on the peaceful protesters? I’d think that whole liberty thing would be important to ya.


C'mon man, I've made it so clear the "Peaceful" protesting is not the issue here. Violence is.

quote:
I work for a hospital.


So you of all people either embrace the argument that the thought of our health care system being over run with covid cases was numero uno....

Or you do not.

 

____________________
"Unless we do something about this, my children are going to grow up in a jungle, the jungle being a racial jungle with tensions having built so high that it is going to explode at some point. We have got to make some move on this". - Joe Biden, 1977

 
<<  5    6    7    8    9    10    11  >>  


Powered by XForum 1.81.1 by Trollix Software

Privacy | Terms of Service | Report Infringement | Personal Data Management | Contact Us
The ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND name, The ALLMAN BROTHERS name, likenesses, logos, mushroom design and peach truck are all registered trademarks of THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. whose rights are specifically reserved. Any artwork, visual, or audio representations used on this web site CONTAINING ANY REGISTERED TRADEMARKS are under license from The ABB MERCHANDISING CO., INC. A REVOCABLE, GRATIS LICENSE IS GRANTED TO ALL REGISTERED PEACH CORP MEMBERS FOR The DOWNLOADING OF ONE COPY FOR PERSONAL USE ONLY. ANY DISTRIBUTION OR REPRODUCTION OF THE TRADEMARKS CONTAINED HEREIN ARE PROHIBITED AND ARE SPECIFICALLY RESERVED BY THE ABB MERCHANDISING CO.,INC.
site by Hittin' the Web Group with www.experiencewasabi3d.com