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2013-03-16 09:43:13 PM
memeorama.com
 
2013-03-16 09:43:26 PM

Snarfangel: feckingmorons: eraser8: First, I really don't know about Air Jordans.  Maybe they're important to you; they're not important to me.  If I were asked to pick one out of a lineup, I couldn't do it.

I don;t believe that. Your profile says you live in Atlanta and you want us to believe you don't know what Air Jordan's are. No, I'm sorry I can't buy that.

I'm an Oregonian, and I have no clue what Nikes are. I believe they are some kind of covering for an appendage.

Why don't you believe me?


You I believe, you're not calling everyone a racist and then trying to defend it.
 
2013-03-16 09:43:55 PM
CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?
 
2013-03-16 09:44:14 PM
farm5.staticflickr.com

Did she get the shoes or what?
 
2013-03-16 09:44:31 PM

89 Stick-Up Kid: Cue the pic from 2001.


That's racist.
 
2013-03-16 09:44:43 PM
upload.wikimedia.org
 
2013-03-16 09:45:07 PM

Elvis_Bogart: eraser8: But, let's test your hypothesis. I'm going to start a timer and search GIS for "Obama watermelon patch." Let's see how long it takes me to find a racist image.

It took the same amount of time to search for "Obama Is Jesus".

What is your point?


You are a racist.
 
2013-03-16 09:45:09 PM

feckingmorons: Why are you harping on this, why do you want people to find racism.


It isn't my place to either encourage or discourage people from looking for racism.  But, YOU implied something about my facility for finding these images.  YOU were the one who asked, "Why can you find these racist images so quickly? Are they on your hard drive? "

I offered my procedure to thread as a whole to prove that local storage of these images isn't necessary.  Are you now willing to admit that these images can be found exceedingly quickly, without art?  Are you willing to admit that simple searches bring return these images in large numbers?
 
2013-03-16 09:45:28 PM

feckingmorons: GAT_00: Oh goodie, I was just waiting here for the not so subtle racist posts to start.

You don't see these shootings at work boot sales.


Shootings? No. Tramplings-to-death on Black Friday? Yep.
 
2013-03-16 09:45:44 PM

Anderson's Pooper: feckingmorons: You don't see these shootings at work boot sales.

Or at sales for ballerina slippers


You are racist.
 
2013-03-16 09:46:33 PM
What is this, 1993? Did someone got shot over an Oakland Raiders Starter jacket also?
 
2013-03-16 09:46:41 PM

MrHappyRotter: CAN'T WE ALL JUST GET ALONG?


Stop being a racist.
 
2013-03-16 09:46:47 PM
Aim a bit lower and they could have shared a pair.
 
2013-03-16 09:46:48 PM

hardinparamedic: Oh, this story just writes it's own racist jokes on FARK. It's just too easy.

[fc09.deviantart.net image 600x777]


What the fark? Did the artist not know apples hang off trees?
 
2013-03-16 09:46:58 PM

MrHappyRotter: Anderson's Pooper: feckingmorons: You don't see these shootings at work boot sales.

Or at sales for ballerina slippers

You are racist.


Not necessarily. He may be Russian.
 
2013-03-16 09:46:59 PM

MrHappyRotter: Anderson's Pooper: feckingmorons: You don't see these shootings at work boot sales.

Or at sales for ballerina slippers

You are racist.


Why do you keep saying that like it's a bad thing?
 
2013-03-16 09:47:44 PM

ArkAngel: [1.bp.blogspot.com image 300x195]

Approves


Racist.
 
2013-03-16 09:47:56 PM

feckingmorons: I thought it was clear. I'm suggesting you're a racist. You try to stir the pot, you post racist pictures


Yes.  The person who recognizes right wingnut racism is the real racist.  If the last few years have taught us anything, it's that.

/that was sarcasm, in case you couldn't figure it out.
 
2013-03-16 09:48:22 PM
Black people problems
 
2013-03-16 09:48:23 PM

eraser8: feckingmorons: Why are you harping on this, why do you want people to find racism.

It isn't my place to either encourage or discourage people from looking for racism.  But, YOU implied something about my facility for finding these images.  YOU were the one who asked, "Why can you find these racist images so quickly? Are they on your hard drive? "

I offered my procedure to thread as a whole to prove that local storage of these images isn't necessary.  Are you now willing to admit that these images can be found exceedingly quickly, without art?  Are you willing to admit that simple searches bring return these images in large numbers?


So your point that racist images can quickly be found on the Internet because you do it frequently and time it with a stopwatch is what exactly?

All I can gather is that you like looking at racist images. I'm sure you'll find plenty, but remember you're judge by the company you keep.
 
2013-03-16 09:49:00 PM

drewogatory: MrHappyRotter: Anderson's Pooper: feckingmorons: You don't see these shootings at work boot sales.

Or at sales for ballerina slippers

You are racist.

Why do you keep saying that like it's a bad thing?


Good job! Racist.
 
2013-03-16 09:49:01 PM
hip hop fans?
 
2013-03-16 09:49:42 PM

baorao: feckingmorons: GAT_00: Oh goodie, I was just waiting here for the not so subtle racist posts to start.

You don't see these shootings at work boot sales.

Shootings? No. Tramplings-to-death on Black Friday? Yep.


Well, you never see any hype for a new work boot. You never see any grand launch for the new steel toe vibram sole 3/4 ankle from UnderArmor footwear.
 
2013-03-16 09:50:32 PM

GAT_00: Oh goodie, I was just waiting here for the not so subtle racist posts to start.


If there are 500 shooting involving a pair of shoes and 490 of the perps are black, how is it racist to point out that it was a black dude?
 
2013-03-16 09:50:59 PM

feckingmorons: So you think it is OK that our elected officials aren't doing enough to stop the violence in our black communities?


Is there some reason it's the responsibility of government to stop the violence in black communities?  Are you suggesting black people lack the desire, motivation, or skill sets to stop murdering each other in their own communities.  Are you suggesting that black people have lived off government largesse for so long they are incapable of independent thought or action without some Uncle Tom taking them by the hand? There is no room for such racist thought, sir.
 
2013-03-16 09:51:06 PM

feckingmorons: So your point that racist images can quickly be found on the Internet because you do it frequently and time it with a stopwatch is what exactly?


Who knew I controlled GIS...all by my lonesome?

In any case, the issue remains:   let's not lose sight of the fact that it was YOU who said I was exhibiting "racism [masked by] false concern."   I never treated you in the same way...so, I'm left again with the same question I asked earlier:  what, exactly, is it that you think I'm suggesting?  And, how does whatever suggestion you've discerned amount to "racism [masked by] false concern?"
 
2013-03-16 09:51:13 PM

Oldiron_79: Black people problems


Well, not entirely. These affect all of us as a society.

Can't big footwear work with us for a solution. Do we need legislation or can we count on their help?
 
2013-03-16 09:52:20 PM

eraser8: feckingmorons: So your point that racist images can quickly be found on the Internet because you do it frequently and time it with a stopwatch is what exactly?

Who knew I controlled GIS...all by my lonesome?


Could you make sure there are more quality boobies pictures on the first page of results?
 
2013-03-16 09:53:11 PM
i.chzbgr.com
 
2013-03-16 09:53:57 PM

feckingmorons: We could stop these senseless shootings, assaults, fights and riots if we simply outlawed the timed release of these shoes. They should be announced by the manufacturer as being out 'sometime in March" or whatever month it is and the various stores should be able to sell them as soon as they are delivered. Don't let the stores advertise their availability until they are truly on the shelf so no one lines up to get them.

They're shooting people over athletic shoes. We could control this with common sense laws.


Yeah, we have to make laws because low class blacks get in fights over low class shoes.
 
2013-03-16 09:54:41 PM
Now, this is not a race thing. This is an ignorance thing. There are plenty of white trash kiddos beating each other up over Air Jordans and other athletic shoes, as well as other kinds of bling/swag.

It's about upbringing and personal responsibility. Race is not an automatic indicator of idiocy.
 
2013-03-16 09:54:54 PM

eraser8: feckingmorons: So your point that racist images can quickly be found on the Internet because you do it frequently and time it with a stopwatch is what exactly?

Who knew I controlled GIS...all by my lonesome?

In any case, the issue remains:   let's not lose sight of the fact that it was YOU who said I was exhibiting "racism [masked by] false concern."   I never treated you in the same way...so, I'm left again with the same question I asked earlier:  what, exactly, is it that you think I'm suggesting?  And, how does whatever suggestion you've discerned amount to "racism [masked by] false concern?"


You're the one with a 'procedure' to find racist images, not anyone else in this thread (as far as I know) .

Don't you understand what false concern is? You pretend to be concerned about people on Fark being racist, but you spend time looking for and scoring how long it takes to find racist pictures on the Internet. I don't think you're truly concerned, but embarrassed or guilty that you enjoy reading racist things and looking at racist pictures.

It is like the preacher who spends Saturday night looking at dirty pictures, and Sunday morning giving a sermon about the evils or pornography.
 
2013-03-16 09:55:48 PM
I don't get it. This happened in Massachusetts, which has a Democratic Party veto proof state legislature and an entire Democratic congressional delegation. That state should be a utopian paradise.
 
2013-03-16 09:55:53 PM

spawn73: feckingmorons: We could stop these senseless shootings, assaults, fights and riots if we simply outlawed the timed release of these shoes. They should be announced by the manufacturer as being out 'sometime in March" or whatever month it is and the various stores should be able to sell them as soon as they are delivered. Don't let the stores advertise their availability until they are truly on the shelf so no one lines up to get them.

They're shooting people over athletic shoes. We could control this with common sense laws.

Yeah, we have to make laws because low class blacks get in fights over low class shoes.


We'll we're doing it because some crazy people were afforded access to guns by irresponsible people. Aren't more common sense laws the answer?
 
2013-03-16 09:55:57 PM

Popcorn Johnny: GAT_00: Oh goodie, I was just waiting here for the not so subtle racist posts to start.

If there are 500 shooting involving a pair of shoes and 490 of the perps are black, how is it racist to point out that it was a black dude?


The first question is: why is important to you to point out the perp is a black dude?

Second: there's nothing wrong with recognizing that certain behaviors or offenses are overwhelmingly perpetrated by people of one particular demographic group.

What's racist is assuming that most people of a particular demographic group are likely to exhibit behaviors and commit certain offense.

That's why I pointed out the insanity of making "jokes" that President Obama would plant a watermelon garden on the White House grounds or put enlarged tires and/or spinners on the presidential limousine.
 
2013-03-16 09:56:10 PM

torydanos: What is this, 1993? Did someone got shot over an Oakland Raiders Starter jacket also?


I didn't know Air Jordans were still a thing to be killed over.
 
2013-03-16 09:57:27 PM

ZeroCorpse: Now, this is not a race thing. This is an ignorance thing. There are plenty of white trash kiddos beating each other up over Air Jordans and other athletic shoes, as well as other kinds of bling/swag.

It's about upbringing and personal responsibility. Race is not an automatic indicator of idiocy.


Yes, that is exactly the point, yet there are several people who insist on calling everyone a racist when we try to come up solutions. Sure the shoes are popular in the black community, but anyone can buy these shoes - we are in a free country!

How can we stop these crimes, that is the question and you have clarified it perfectly.
 
2013-03-16 09:58:11 PM

GAT_00: eraser8: What's your point?

His point is that all black people are criminals.


I think your venn diagram is broken.
 
2013-03-16 09:59:01 PM
Farkers arguing about racism is like skunks arguing about ass hygiene.
 
2013-03-16 09:59:13 PM

feckingmorons: We could stop these senseless shootings, assaults, fights and riots if we simply outlawed the timed release of these shoes. They should be announced by the manufacturer as being out 'sometime in March" or whatever month it is and the various stores should be able to sell them as soon as they are delivered. Don't let the stores advertise their availability until they are truly on the shelf so no one lines up to get them.

They're shooting people over athletic shoes. We could control this with common sense laws.


Ya, people are shooting each other because of a lack of laws....damn you people are stupid.
 
2013-03-16 10:00:59 PM

feckingmorons: You're the one with a 'procedure' to find racist images, not anyone else in this thread (as far as I know) .


It's a one step procedure: GIS "Obama watermelon patch" or "Obama spinners" or "Obama witch doctor."

The "procedure" was only shared to prove your hypothesis (about my keeping these images locally) was wrong.

feckingmorons: Don't you understand what false concern is? You pretend to be concerned about people on Fark being racist


You really misunderstood my point.

feckingmorons: I don't think you're truly concerned, but embarrassed or guilty that you enjoy reading racist things and looking at racist pictures.


So, the only way to not be racist is to ignore racism?  I've always thought the Republicans making that argument were a bit nutty; but, you've explained their position quite well: they're insane. I mean, by your reasoning, ignoring murderers will end murder.
 
2013-03-16 10:01:12 PM
world class trolling in this here thread, gents. impressive.
 
2013-03-16 10:01:16 PM

feckingmorons: Hello..... name callers...... where are you ideas to stop these violent sneaker shootings?

Do you not have any?

Do you only have venom and racism to spew?

We thought so.


Serious answer?

First, the culture needs to change.  People are using status symbols to define themselves.  I'm not sure how you'd go about changing that, but it has to go.

Second, I blame Nike and Michael Jordan.  They're maximizing profits with artificial scarcity.  They know that leads to shootings and stabbings.  Assholes.  Simply make enough for everyone.  It's not like Nike is short on labor, materials, factories, distribution, etc.  They would have to sell at a lower price but would probably make it up in volume.
 
2013-03-16 10:01:47 PM

eraser8: Popcorn Johnny: GAT_00: Oh goodie, I was just waiting here for the not so subtle racist posts to start.

If there are 500 shooting involving a pair of shoes and 490 of the perps are black, how is it racist to point out that it was a black dude?

The first question is: why is important to you to point out the perp is a black dude?

Second: there's nothing wrong with recognizing that certain behaviors or offenses are overwhelmingly perpetrated by people of one particular demographic group.

What's racist is assuming that most people of a particular demographic group are likely to exhibit behaviors and commit certain offense.

That's why I pointed out the insanity of making "jokes" that President Obama would plant a watermelon garden on the White House grounds or put enlarged tires and/or spinners on the presidential limousine.


But is there not a branch of science devoted specifically to that exact thing. Don't epidemiologist use race when compiling statistics about disease, and suicide, and homicides? Don't social scientists use race and gender when predicting where you're more likely to be a victim of a violent crime.

They are valid measurements and can be used to create hypotheses, but I don't think anyone but you suggested that correlation is causation. Yet you keep implying that we're all racists because we draw the same conclusions that the Department of Justice, the National Institutes of Health,and even the Urban League draw.

We're discussing the issue and proposing solutions, you are just calling people racists.

I'll ask again, do you have a solution to propose?
 
2013-03-16 10:02:14 PM

eraser8: The first question is: why is important to you to point out the perp is a black dude?


It is important to me because there's an obvious problem with violence in the black community, especially with younger black men. When 15% of the population is responsible for almost 50% of the crime, you're damn right we need to start pointing the finger. Calling that racist is pure farking ignorance.
 
2013-03-16 10:02:39 PM

Gdalescrboz: feckingmorons: We could stop these senseless shootings, assaults, fights and riots if we simply outlawed the timed release of these shoes. They should be announced by the manufacturer as being out 'sometime in March" or whatever month it is and the various stores should be able to sell them as soon as they are delivered. Don't let the stores advertise their availability until they are truly on the shelf so no one lines up to get them.

They're shooting people over athletic shoes. We could control this with common sense laws.

Ya, people are shooting each other because of a lack of laws....damn you people are stupid.


No, please read my posts carefully. I think it will become quite clear.
 
2013-03-16 10:03:08 PM

feckingmorons: GAT_00: eraser8: What's your point?

His point is that all black people are criminals.

I don't see where anyone said that. I got his point to be that the PR machine of big footwear maker Nike forces its retailers to hold back stock until a certain time to create a buying frenzy. The target market happens to be urban youth, but if Naturalizer (another big footwear play - Brown Shoe Co. is huge) did the same thing with the elderly and they were hitting each other with canes there would be calls to make it stop.

Have our legislators given up on the young black men and women in our country? Why are there no calls for action to stop these tragedies?


I'm sorry, but that would be farking hilarious to watch... A bunch of oldsters shouting at each other, whacking each other with canes, ramming each other with mobility scooters... How awesome.

I think most of the people who fight over these shoes are not intending to wear them-- They're intending to sell them for a profit. We see the same profiteering bullshiat with video game consoles, hot Christmas toys, concert tickets and collectibles.

I used to work at a store where they had "Hot Wheels events" which are sponsored by Mattel. They send boxes of toy cars, and some of them are exclusives. The event is MEANT for children, but they've had to impose rules to make sure parents stay back and don't coach the kids to get all the collectible stuff they can flip on ebay. After the kids get the first pick, the adults can come clean up the rest.

You wouldn't believe how nasty, pushy, and sometimes violent these Hot Wheels guys get. They're jerks of the highest order. They fill their cart with as many as they can get their pudgy hands on, and then they steal from each other's carts! They buy HUNDREDS of them at one time. And they will argue with each other over the dumbest damned things... And pretty much all of these guys are white.

I've seen Black Friday violence that would make most people think twice about even going outside on the day after Thanksgiving.

It's not about race. It's about greed and ignorance.
 
2013-03-16 10:03:53 PM
Controlling the availability of shoes will curtail gun violence.

/snicker
 
2013-03-16 10:03:58 PM
images.wikia.com
 
2013-03-16 10:04:26 PM
GEEZUS pharkING CRISCO. stop biatching about race.

The culture id the problem. It isn't all black, but it IS all stupid.
 
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