View Poll Results: Is Ferguson about...

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  • Racism

    17 15.45%
  • Police injustice

    23 20.91%
  • Cultural differences

    12 10.91%
  • Class Warfare

    13 11.82%
  • Crazy people

    50 45.45%
  • All the above

    31 28.18%
  • Other

    17 15.45%
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Thread: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    protesting the police-legitimate expression of our rights as citizens

    public display of support for the police-same as above

    looting and rioting-you need to be shot RIGHT NOW
    How about napalm and anthrax variant, instead? That could be good for the lulz.

    Neutron bomb? No, wait. I'm being silly, now.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    And cops need to clear the streets of looters and that means that everybody needs to get off the streets and THAT means if you are protesting peacefully, understand what the cops are doing, leave and re-assemble for a peaceful protest later and STOP BITCHING about the police doing their job to protect people and businesses...
    It's not about them doing their job it's about the way they are doing it
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    It's not about them doing their job it's about the way they are doing it
    I haven't seen anything illegal or inappropriate. It might be happening but out of all the "outrageous: footage I have seen none of it qualifies...
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    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    How about napalm and anthrax variant, instead? That could be good for the lulz.

    Neutron bomb? No, wait. I'm being silly, now.
    You were being silly when you even thought of responding...
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    You were being silly when you even thought of responding...
    Yeah, but my ears were cold.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    As individuals, yes. But collectively it's my guess that noone would be judging the quality or orderliness of how they chose to express their outrage unless they doubted the validity of what their outrage was about in the first place.
    Well, it's a little hard to consider their outrage as legitimate when they won't even try to resolve it with some sanity and civility.
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by NoC_T View Post
    Yeah, but my ears were cold.
    Read a book... that helps me.
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    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by OldFatGuy View Post
    Usually a gag for wise mouthed insulting little girls. Then some good nylon rope so I can tie them up, toss them in the trunk of my car and forget about them.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Well, it's a little hard to consider their outrage as legitimate when they won't even try to resolve it with some sanity and civility.
    You assume that they went straight for violence. I think you have to look and this event in the greater context
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    You assume that they went straight for violence. I think you have to look and this event in the greater context
    Why look in greater context? It appears that outrage and violence seems to be a recurring theme as a response to stress.
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I do.

    No it is not irrelevant. If you choose to allow yourself to be distracted by "how" people choose to protest you are loosing sight of the real problem and indirectly appear to be judging the validity of their outrage
    I disagree.

    I'm all for protest, if you have a strong enough opinion about something to warrant it.

    But if you start looting and rioting, you're no longer just protesting...a line has been crossed.
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