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2013-03-17 01:49:46 AM  

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

If pointing out historical tendencies of people of a certain race committing violence while standing in line for the purchase of shoes is being racist, then so be it.

/ Sticks and stones, etc.



It is in no way racist. Only a jack-ass that doesnt know reality or hides from it would call that racist. I like facts and the facts say that the black American culture is most made up of criminals. Their culture sucks. It is extremely negative.
 
2013-03-17 01:51:22 AM  

feckingmorons: Puff The Destroyer: GAT_00: eraser8: What's your point?

His point is that all black people are criminals.


Not ALL of them. Just about 80% - 85% of them. And the rest of them just havent gotten caught yet.

I think you have that confused with Senators and Members of Congress.


Those too!

 
2013-03-17 01:51:25 AM  

feckingmorons: Puff The Destroyer: GAT_00: eraser8: What's your point?

His point is that all black people are criminals.


Not ALL of them. Just about 80% - 85% of them. And the rest of them just havent gotten caught yet.

I think you have that confused with Senators and Members of Congress politicians of every kind, and lawyers.

 
2013-03-17 01:54:28 AM  

Snarfangel: No one but professional athletes require Air Jordans. At the very least, there should be a ten-day waiting period before you can purchase them.


You are right.  Nevertheless...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veblen_good
 
2013-03-17 01:55:44 AM  
Feckingmoron doesn't  understand what "GIS" is or what it even stands for.
 
2013-03-17 01:55:48 AM  

Dingleberry Dickwad: feckingmorons: Puff The Destroyer: GAT_00: eraser8: What's your point?

His point is that all black people are criminals.


Not ALL of them. Just about 80% - 85% of them. And the rest of them just havent gotten caught yet.

I think you have that confused with Senators and Members of Congress politicians of every kind, and lawyers.


When there is a lawyer and a non-lawyer running for the same position I always vote for the non-lawyer.

Lawyers are skeevy.
 
2013-03-17 02:15:52 AM  

ferretman: The truth hurts...the inner cities are turning into cesspools, yet it's the 'white-mans fault'.


Look pal, the Grand Unified Theory of Oppression clearly states that, in any given conflict between any two peoples on the face of the earth, the white man is ultimately to blame. This doesn't just apply within the United States -- for example:

1) The US war in the Pacific: a "racist war" -- as Tom Hanks put it -- against the poor Japanese who were forced to make a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor after FDR (who is otherwise to be regarded as a sainted progressive) despicably levied sanctions against them in retaliation for their understandable defensive rape and conquest of half of Asia;
2) The Hutu-Tutsi genocide of 1994: this was entirely as a result of Belgian colonialism, and it's irrelevant that these two ethnic groups had been at each other's throats since at least the 1500s;
3) The Indian Partition: totally the fault of callous and careless British mapmakers, and not having the slightest to do with the pre-existing sectarian tension in India that dated back to the Muslim conquest of India and its massacre of dozens of millions Hindus between 1300 and 1600.

The Grand Unified Theory of Oppression proves that the violence that is currently taking place all over the US has already happened all over the world for hundreds of years, and that then as now it has been all Whitey's fault. Who the hell are you to disagree?
 
2013-03-17 02:35:52 AM  
wow with the racial quagmire.  understand, children.  there are honest good smart people, there are easily manipulated people in the middle to be molded, and there are greedy self centered farkwads.  1...0...-1...there is an ongoing struggle for balance of power and influence between these groups.  Both of these sorts of people are found in every race, every ethnicity, every color, every different intensity placed on guttural syllables.  the importance we place on history may very well be the most redeeming of our qualities.  we are all brothers who millions of years ago were separated.  millions of years ago it was geography that established the barriers between humans.  and due to these geographical barriers we grew do have different colored skin, different languages, and different gods.  but at the molecular level we are all the result of the painstaking random chemical interactions that have occurred several hundred trillion times in every drop of blood in your body while you read this sentence.

every time someone acts like an asshole we need always to specify their skin color.  its like by identifying someone of their own race they somehow diminish their own personal worth.  which at the deepest level is a manifestation of fear.  primal fear.  the fears of cave dwellers 25,000 years ago.  How many generations ago was is that?  We all have it.  Their intentions were/(are) incredibly good, in fact they represent the light of life, the end all be all goal of living forever out at the end of the tunnel.  but 9 times out of 10 blindly following the rules is the right thing to do.  and at a primal level those rules dictate that mysterious and foreign things are to be assumed dangerous.  thus explains virtually all human conflict, so please shut the fark up about race from here on out.
 
2013-03-17 02:36:26 AM  

EvilRacistNaziFascist: ferretman: The truth hurts...the inner cities are turning into cesspools, yet it's the 'white-mans fault'.

Look pal, the Grand Unified Theory of Oppression clearly states that, in any given conflict between any two peoples on the face of the earth, the white man is ultimately to blame. This doesn't just apply within the United States -- for example:

1) The US war in the Pacific: a "racist war" -- as Tom Hanks put it -- against the poor Japanese who were forced to make a sneak attack on Pearl Harbor after FDR (who is otherwise to be regarded as a sainted progressive) despicably levied sanctions against them in retaliation for their understandable defensive rape and conquest of half of Asia;
2) The Hutu-Tutsi genocide of 1994: this was entirely as a result of Belgian colonialism, and it's irrelevant that these two ethnic groups had been at each other's throats since at least the 1500s;
3) The Indian Partition: totally the fault of callous and careless British mapmakers, and not having the slightest to do with the pre-existing sectarian tension in India that dated back to the Muslim conquest of India and its massacre of dozens of millions Hindus between 1300 and 1600.

The Grand Unified Theory of Oppression proves that the violence that is currently taking place all over the US has already happened all over the world for hundreds of years, and that then as now it has been all Whitey's fault. Who the hell are you to disagree?


"I see your username is well chosen"

:)
 
2013-03-17 03:15:25 AM  
If this story were about a shooting at a country music line dance competition in Texas, I'd assume that the people involved were white. Does this make me racist?
 
2013-03-17 03:23:49 AM  

WhippingBoy: If this story were about a shooting at a country music line dance competition in Texas, I'd assume that the people involved were white. Does this make me racist?


Of course not. Everyone knows racism is only possible towards non-whites.
 
2013-03-17 04:08:37 AM  
Most importantly, why does an 11 year old girl need Air Jordans?
 
2013-03-17 04:16:04 AM  

phrawgh: Most importantly, why does an 11 year old girl need Air Jordans?


If it was because she wanted to get a pair for her paraplegic brother for his birthday who knows that they will never really be able to make him "fly like Mike" but just wants to try them on and visually daydream about it would it make any difference to you, or is that still not good enough?

/cuz hey, you never know
 
2013-03-17 04:19:54 AM  
I've owned one pair of Jordans in my life (circa......93-95? Somewhere around then. I was like 11 or 12) How have I missed the fact that they are still to this day, the end all/be all? I've NEVER seen an add for them in my life. I'm black. How did I miss this? According to this thread this should be in my DNA or something, right?
 
2013-03-17 04:56:37 AM  

Sliding Carp: [24.media.tumblr.com image 420x360]

Sees what ought to be done.


Came in for Jennifer Government, leaving satisfied
 
2013-03-17 04:58:33 AM  

martissimo: phrawgh: Most importantly, why does an 11 year old girl need Air Jordans?

If it was because she wanted to get a pair for her paraplegic brother for his birthday who knows that they will never really be able to make him "fly like Mike" but just wants to try them on and visually daydream about it would it make any difference to you, or is that still not good enough?

/cuz hey, you never know


Noted. I would like to make the observation that there never seems to be incidents like this at work boot sales.
 
2013-03-17 05:13:54 AM  

feckingmorons: eraser8: 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.

What's your point?

There are never lines for work boot sales. They are not hyped in the media like these sneakers are. The media in cahoots with the Nike PR machine, a key player in big footwear, gin up these things and cause these incidents to happen.

Common sense laws prohibiting these 'grand unveiling' events is all we need. They're shooting children over sneakers.


Show me in the Constitution where it gives the government the authority to implement that law. And, what would be the punishment?

"What are you in for?"
"Murder. What about you?"
"I held a grand unveiling event for Air Jordans."
 
2013-03-17 05:24:48 AM  

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?


If you have a good memory, you're a racist. Unless you have a good memory and keep your mouth shut when you see patterns that involve non-whites.
 
2013-03-17 05:28:40 AM  
Compare and contrast this thread with the Indian gang rape thread and one can truly appreciate how ass-backwards Fark/American/liberal views on race and stereotyping is.

I guess the one reprise I can get out of this is the feeling of superiority I can get over everyone else.
 
2013-03-17 05:30:31 AM  

feckingmorons: Vectron: You can't even get your diaper changed without getting shot five times these day.

Try this one where it is clear that the father, Jonathan Watkins belongs to a gang and has a long criminal history. If he wasn't targeted because of his previous criminality and gang affiliation that girl would be alive.

Why was he not in prison? He is 28, if he has that much of a criminal history why is he out and about. The politically correct handwringers ignore the problem and call people names for wanting the law enforced and criminals - real violent criminals- imprisoned.


But, if all the violent criminals were in prison, who would teach the children how to riot at Shoe Carnival? Think of the children!!!!
 
2013-03-17 05:50:19 AM  

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


Black people problems
 
2013-03-17 05:53:31 AM  

eraser8: feckingmorons: You seem to be the one suggesting it. Why do you mask your racism in false concern?

What the hell are you talking about?


You're a lame race-baiter
 
2013-03-17 07:03:41 AM  

TsukasaK: WHAT THE ACTUAL FARK HAPPENED IN THIS THREAD?!


I don't know, but I just came here to say that Flaming Black Melons would be an awesome band name.

/damn, it's late
//at least no one's picking on brown people this time
 
2013-03-17 07:37:34 AM  
s3.amazonaws.com
 
2013-03-17 09:31:52 AM  

martissimo: Apropos


wow

powerful message
 
2013-03-17 09:53:24 AM  
We need background checks and a three-day waiting period before a purchase of Air Jordans.
 
2013-03-17 10:17:31 AM  
You're all racists for posting in this thread.... because I say so.

/ Oh shi...
 
2013-03-17 10:19:36 AM  
I thought they stopped making Air Jordon's in the 90's, along with Reebok Pumps?
 
2013-03-17 11:13:58 AM  

eraser8: Elvis_Bogart: eraser8: "Obama watermelon patch"

If you enter that what else do you possibly think would pop up beside racist imagery?

I'm not sure whether you understand the point being argued here.

I was defending myself against a charge that, because it was so easy for me to find racist imagery, I MUST have kept these images locally on my computer.

My point was to show that saving such images is completely unnecessary.  A simple GIS search will return them in droves.


And I can search for "gay anal sex" and find shiatloads of it too. That doesn't mean my crazy uncle is correct about the gays taking over the world. It's the farking internet. Of course you can find racist shiat if you search it out. You can find anything if you search for it. Stop trying to use it as proof that somehow the rest of us support it.
 
2013-03-17 11:57:57 AM  
i47.tinypic.com

"I mean, seriously, how often do you really look at a man's shoes?"
 
2013-03-17 02:18:04 PM  
I think they should start investigating Bill Nike right away.
 
2013-03-17 02:18:36 PM  
It's funny because you couldn't pay me to wear Air Jordans. hahhaahah, and these assholes shoot each other for the ability to do so.
 
2013-03-17 03:29:59 PM  

Oldiron_79: Black people problems


s13.postimage.org
 
2013-03-17 04:02:12 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.


I agree. I've lined up for shoes. But never for Air Jordans. Buying them on ebay is safer than waiting in line. Never know who's packing what, or if they'll rob you if you get a pair. But the workmanship on Jordans is crap and I don't really buy them anymore.
 
2013-03-17 04:04:15 PM  

stirfrybry: eraser8: feckingmorons: You seem to be the one suggesting it. Why do you mask your racism in false concern?

What the hell are you talking about?

You're a lame race-baiter


You might say he's a master at it.
 
2013-03-17 04:14:01 PM  

mikemoto: 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.


It happened in Springfield. That's nobody's paradise. With minimal changes you could film The Walking Dead there.
 
2013-03-17 04:24:18 PM  

Sum Dum Gai: Wait, Air Jordans still exist?  I honestly haven't heard of them since the late '80s/early '90s.  I thought they had gone the way of pogs.


Nike re-releases them every year, usually to large crowds who line up outside malls/stores across the country in the slim chance of getting a pair. The biggest shoe release of the year generally takes place around Christmas time, and is usually accompanied by a riot/violence.

Two years ago, Christmas time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTbIgx8ecSk
 
2013-03-17 04:28:00 PM  

EngineerAU: How many years does Mike have to be out of the game before Air Jordans become Chuck Taylors?

Not that there's anything wrong with Chuck Taylors other than they're usually worn by middle age white guys but you rarely if ever hear about any drama surrounding Chucks.


Chuck Taylors are not a status symbol like Jordans are.

Jordans were the first sneakers to cost 100 bucks. They now usually cost somewhere in the neighborhood of 170 dollars for "retro" ones.
 
2013-03-17 04:29:34 PM  

phrawgh: Most importantly, why does an 11 year old girl need Air Jordans?


She was probably there with her parents.
 
2013-03-17 06:55:02 PM  

DrPainMD: Show me in the Constitution where it gives the government the authority to implement that law. And, what would be the punishment?



Try reading the whole thread.
 
2013-03-17 06:58:00 PM  

feckingmorons: DrPainMD: Show me in the Constitution where it gives the government the authority to implement that law. And, what would be the punishment?


Try reading the whole thread.


Whoops, lost part of a paragraph there.

Try reading the whole thread. It was hyperbole. Of course there shouldn't be a law about shoe unveiling events. That is just stupid. We shouldn't need a law about that.

Sure Nike should realize it is a problem and have a waiting list or something, it works for Apple and their overpriced phones.

It was analogous to the banning of scary looking guns. Lawful Air Jordan buyers aren't shooting one another, criminals are shooting one another.
 
2013-03-17 06:59:15 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: mikemoto: 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.

It happened in Springfield. That's nobody's paradise. With minimal changes you could film The Walking Dead there.


Yeah, but where are you going to find a bunch of living people who will move there?
 
2013-03-17 07:01:28 PM  

umad: And I can search for "gay anal sex" and find shiatloads of it too.


Yes, but do you have a 'procedure' for it and do you time how long it takes? That is the crux. Unless you do that you're as bad as your crazy uncle.

Well at least according to the handwringers who insist they aren't racist but post racist pictures in this thread, and insist they never use the word racist because they also used the word Republican in the same sentence and that is as good as crossing your fingers, it absolves you of racism if you say Republican.
 
2013-03-17 07:04:15 PM  

TeddyRooseveltsMustache: Sum Dum Gai: Wait, Air Jordans still exist?  I honestly haven't heard of them since the late '80s/early '90s.  I thought they had gone the way of pogs.

Nike re-releases them every year, usually to large crowds who line up outside malls/stores across the country in the slim chance of getting a pair. The biggest shoe release of the year generally takes place around Christmas time, and is usually accompanied by a riot/violence.

Two years ago, Christmas time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTbIgx8ecSk


Do not point out facts! It makes you a racist, don't you know that???!!!


/wringing hands
 
2013-03-17 07:31:43 PM  
It's cultural -you wouldnt understand.
 
2013-03-17 08:27:52 PM  
I went to a fight and Shoe Buying broke out.
/sorry she got shot
//Shoe Slashies!!!
 
2013-03-18 06:10:33 PM  
Still no solutions from the handwringers?

Oh well, reasonable people win again.
 
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