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(CBS Cleveland)   Arrests made in case of a disabled veteran severely beaten by a racist right wing myth   (cleveland.cbslocal.com) divider line 96
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2014-02-15 05:07:37 PM  
Why do morons film these things on their cell phones?
 
2014-02-15 05:07:55 PM  
To quote from Ben Franklin:

I wish that the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country, he is a bird of bad moral character, he does not get his living honestly, you may have seen him perched on some dead tree, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labor of the fishing-hawk, and when that diligent bird has at length taken a fish, and is bearing it to its nest for the support of his mate and young ones, the bald eagle pursues him and takes it from him....
Besides he is a rank coward; the little kingbird, not bigger than a sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the district. He is therefore by no means a proper emblem for the brave and honest. . . of America.. . . For a truth, the turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America . . . a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guards, who should presume to invade his farmyard with a red coat on.

So I'm with the kids on this one
 
2014-02-15 05:10:22 PM  

Trailltrader: To quote from Ben Franklin:

I wish that the bald eagle had not been chosen as the representative of our country, he is a bird of bad moral character, he does not get his living honestly, you may have seen him perched on some dead tree, where, too lazy to fish for himself, he watches the labor of the fishing-hawk, and when that diligent bird has at length taken a fish, and is bearing it to its nest for the support of his mate and young ones, the bald eagle pursues him and takes it from him....
Besides he is a rank coward; the little kingbird, not bigger than a sparrow attacks him boldly and drives him out of the district. He is therefore by no means a proper emblem for the brave and honest. . . of America.. . . For a truth, the turkey is in comparison a much more respectable bird, and withal a true original native of America . . . a bird of courage, and would not hesitate to attack a grenadier of the British guards, who should presume to invade his farmyard with a red coat on.

So I'm with the kids on this one


I think you posted in the wrong thread.
 
2014-02-15 05:11:22 PM  

Nabb1: Why do morons film these things on their cell phones?


Street cred
 
2014-02-15 05:17:14 PM  

Trailltrader: So I'm with the kids on this one


The veteran is an eagle and the kids are turkeys?  Interesting perspective.
 
2014-02-15 05:48:13 PM  

Nabb1: Why do morons film these things on their cell phones?

 
2014-02-15 06:01:00 PM  
Bah, we have too many disabled veterans anyway.  The youths actually did everyone a favor.  Do you know how much money is expended providing services to such people?  Especially in these tough economic times, we need to embrace any and every option to cut spending whenever possible.
 
2014-02-15 06:03:06 PM  
Who said mugging was a myth?
 
2014-02-15 06:04:15 PM  
That should get some bites. Another successful Fark headline.
 
2014-02-15 06:06:33 PM  
I like how the stock photo they used is of a white person's wrists in handcuffs. Uh, no.
 
2014-02-15 06:07:04 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Who said mugging was a myth?


Indeed.

I have a better question:

Who said we have to have X troll headlines a week now?
No moderation... declining headlines...

Drew, if you want the site to perform better; do the opposite of what you're doing now.
 
2014-02-15 06:07:19 PM  
Call me when they charge these pieces of subhuman waste with a hate crime.
 
2014-02-15 06:07:29 PM  
Nice and tough against a disabled man. Let's see how well they stand up next to their cellmate.
 
2014-02-15 06:08:32 PM  

Semper IvXx: That should get some bites. Another successful Fark headline.


Remember when Fark was all about the WIT?

Now it's all about the SHIAT.
 
2014-02-15 06:08:32 PM  
A horde of future democrats beating and robbing a disabled veteran? No way!!
 
2014-02-15 06:08:53 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Who said mugging was a myth?


Well you see someone dared suggest that the "Knockout Game" was not an actual epidemic like the media was portraying it, so to the conservative brain, able only to comprehend the world as all or nothing, this means that liberals believe it never happens.
 
2014-02-15 06:09:33 PM  

fatcurlytoes: I like how the stock photo they used is of a white person's wrists in handcuffs. Uh, no.


Maybe the teenagers were white.  The article does not specify the race of the teenagers.
 
2014-02-15 06:12:23 PM  
So getting mugged in a fairly normal, predictable nature by shiatty teenagers is a myth?

Hop on off your cross there, right wingidiots.
 
2014-02-15 06:17:03 PM  
Rant time.

So, my tumblr is sometimes flooded with "POC need to stand together! The system is racist! White people are racist by default! Cultural assimilation is bad!!" rants, but when I say that racism -on any side of the spectrum- is actually not the disease, but the symptom of something worse (economic inequality), I get yelled at.

I take this bit of news as a sign of economic inequality: The poor get bad education, bad treatment from the authorities, and get told every single day by the media, and the political dittoheads that either a) they can't do anything because they are X or b) "Look at that guy! Look at how weird he looks, how different his beliefs/creed/etc are from yours. He is the ROOT of all your problems, and you should hate it!" of course you'll get reactions like this. Greedy people in power constantly harass the rest of us while the line their own pockets!.

So, in retrospect, as the line between the wealthy and the poor turns more and more into a canyon, expect more of these attacks, and more Zimmermans, and more Rush Limbaughs, and more hate spewed until we're all up against each other's throats.
 
2014-02-15 06:21:37 PM  
Classy people do classy things.
 
2014-02-15 06:22:24 PM  
Re-reading my rant, I think I know why I get yelled at.

I live in Mexico, and I have to live with how the Mexican government/society/media acts, so I sometimes see similarities with it and the American homologue.
 
2014-02-15 06:24:27 PM  
CygnusDarius:

So, in retrospect, as the line between the wealthy and the poor turns more and more into a canyon, expect more of these attacks, and more Zimmermans, and more Rush Limbaughs, and more hate spewed until we're all up against each other's throats.


The answer is self-evident; empower more people like Zimmerman and begin culling. You'll have less first generation problems and with their, the poor blacks, declining breeding numbers from systematic removal, you'll have exponentially less problems as the generations progress from enacting the cull. As a result, you'll also have less expenditures for social programs and jails as well, so we'll all see quite a savings.
 
2014-02-15 06:27:18 PM  

Nabb1: Why do morons film these things on their cell phones?


You have asked and answered your own question.
 
2014-02-15 06:27:23 PM  

Caelistis: CygnusDarius:

So, in retrospect, as the line between the wealthy and the poor turns more and more into a canyon, expect more of these attacks, and more Zimmermans, and more Rush Limbaughs, and more hate spewed until we're all up against each other's throats.


The answer is self-evident; empower more people like Zimmerman and begin culling. You'll have less first generation problems and with their, the poor blacks, declining breeding numbers from systematic removal, you'll have exponentially less problems as the generations progress from enacting the cull. As a result, you'll also have less expenditures for social programs and jails as well, so we'll all see quite a savings.


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2014-02-15 06:29:44 PM  

Nabb1: Why do morons film these things on their cell phones?


Shhhh. You're discouraging stupid people from providing police with self-incriminating evidence... don't do that. Encourage them to film their illegal acts. Ensure that their buddies are in frame and in focus. I'd instead complain about the shaky framing and loss of focus - encourage these chuckleheads to do it right.
 
2014-02-15 06:30:09 PM  

Nabb1: Why do morons film these things on their cell phones?


For tumblr, facebook and youtube likes. They don't realize how public those sites are. Yes, I know they are stupid. But then again, they are filming themselves doing illegal things. MENSA material, these people aren't.
 
2014-02-15 06:30:40 PM  
CygnusDarius:

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2014-02-15 06:32:27 PM  

Caelistis: CygnusDarius:

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... Crap. Guess my skin is still not thick enough.
 
2014-02-15 06:33:02 PM  

Caelistis: so we'll all see quite a savings.


yeah,

'The Purge' wasn't a very good movie
 
2014-02-15 06:34:37 PM  

fatcurlytoes: I like how the stock photo they used is of a white person's wrists in handcuffs. Uh, no.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-15 06:35:09 PM  
The knock-out game is totally last year. If they want real street cred, they have to play the natural gas game: holding down old white people and farting on them. That is all this year.
 
2014-02-15 06:37:00 PM  
Did some teens who might have been not-white attack a disabled vet? Yes
Was this a racially motivated attack? Possibly - as noted by the racial epithets.


Why is this important?
1) Because when white people get beat up, it's national news
2) See #1
3) STFU and GBTW

Don't bother posting an article about how the murder rate in Baltimore is going at a historic rate because that's just ni...black people killing each other.
 
2014-02-15 06:56:51 PM  

Nabb1: Why do morons film these things on their cell phones?


You want to sleep well at night? You want to have a moment's peace again? Stop thinking about it.


Because if you think about it, you realize that police are actually not very good at finding criminals. It's always the criminal's own stupidity that gets them caught. Like the guys who climb up, with no mask, and disable security cams. Or the ones who rob their neighbor's house in the snow. And of course people who forget that the only way two people can keep a secret is if one of them is dead.

But the smart criminals, they can get away with it for a long time. Often forever. That guy who had all those girls in his basement dungeon in Ohio? The cops talked to him when it originally happened. Never suspected. Serial killers, or at least a lot of killers, haunt certain highways in places like Alaska. We don't even know who or what's going on, just that there's a lot of dead bodies there over the years. In Fayette County PA, the Police call it Fayette Nam because the forest to building ratio is such that the majority of the state is unpatrolable. There was a man spotted by three different train conductors carrying a woman's body in the woods. Nothing ever came of it. And the mob? There's Mexican hit men with 800+ kills. I don't even know 800 people on facebook.

It's only the stupid criminals who get caught. The really dangerous smart criminals, the Al Capones, usually manage to remain free. Capone himself went down because of his arrogance more than anything. If he had been less flamboyant Eliot Ness never would have locked horns with him.

Now that's
 
2014-02-15 06:57:43 PM  

rebelyell2006: The knock-out game is totally last year. If they want real street cred, they have to play the natural gas game: holding down old white people and farting on them. That is all this year.


Street Fracking
 
2014-02-15 06:58:53 PM  
Given the color of the assailants and the victim, I am surprised this is national news.  Now, if it had been the other way around....
 
2014-02-15 07:00:17 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: Given the color of the assailants and the victim, I am surprised this is national news.  Now, if it had been the other way around....


The article didn't specify anyone's race.
 
2014-02-15 07:01:50 PM  

doglover: Nabb1: Why do morons film these things on their cell phones?

You want to sleep well at night? You want to have a moment's peace again? Stop thinking about it.


Because if you think about it, you realize that police are actually not very good at finding criminals. It's always the criminal's own stupidity that gets them caught. Like the guys who climb up, with no mask, and disable security cams. Or the ones who rob their neighbor's house in the snow. And of course people who forget that the only way two people can keep a secret is if one of them is dead.

But the smart criminals, they can get away with it for a long time. Often forever. That guy who had all those girls in his basement dungeon in Ohio? The cops talked to him when it originally happened. Never suspected. Serial killers, or at least a lot of killers, haunt certain highways in places like Alaska. We don't even know who or what's going on, just that there's a lot of dead bodies there over the years. In Fayette County PA, the Police call it Fayette Nam because the forest to building ratio is such that the majority of the state is unpatrolable. There was a man spotted by three different train conductors carrying a woman's body in the woods. Nothing ever came of it. And the mob? There's Mexican hit men with 800+ kills. I don't even know 800 people on facebook.

It's only the stupid criminals who get caught. The really dangerous smart criminals, the Al Capones, usually manage to remain free. Capone himself went down because of his arrogance more than anything. If he had been less flamboyant Eliot Ness never would have locked horns with him.

Now that's
the human race is miserably illogical, cruel, self-destructive and stupid.


fyp
 
2014-02-15 07:02:06 PM  

Death Whisper: A horde of future democrats beating and robbing a disabled veteran? No way!!


Alas, they will not be future Democrats, as Republican efforts of voter disenfranchisement will prevent them.
 
2014-02-15 07:03:51 PM  

Panty Sniffer: fatcurlytoes: I like how the stock photo they used is of a white person's wrists in handcuffs. Uh, no.

Maybe the teenagers were white.  The article does not specify the race of the teenagers.


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2014-02-15 07:06:36 PM  

Nabb1: Why do morons film these things on their cell phones?


Because ^^^
 
2014-02-15 07:07:39 PM  
My only worry about the "knockout game" is that all the breathless "OMG KNOCKOUT GAME IS TOTES FOR REAL" coverage in the media would actually make it a real thing.  I hope that isn't beginning here.
 
2014-02-15 07:10:08 PM  

Nina_Hartley's_Ass: Who said mugging was a myth?


Hey, looks it's my favorite idiot.
 
2014-02-15 07:14:52 PM  

Pumpernickel bread: Given the color of the assailants and the victim, I am surprised this is national news.  Now, if it had been the other way around....


Interesting how you observed something that disproves your biases, yet used it to convince yourself that they're right.
 
2014-02-15 07:22:46 PM  

neongoats: So getting mugged in a fairly normal, predictable nature by shiatty teenagers is a myth?

Hop on off your cross there, right wingidiots.


The 'kids' chose him because of his race. Flip the coin and there's national outrage. It's hypocrisy. I'm white. I've been yelled at and threatened because of it. The difference is: most people don't give a sh*t.
 
2014-02-15 07:28:17 PM  

Ready-set: neongoats: So getting mugged in a fairly normal, predictable nature by shiatty teenagers is a myth?

Hop on off your cross there, right wingidiots.

The 'kids' chose him because of his race. It's hypocrisy.


If indeed there is evidence that the victim was chosen because of his race, then prosecute it as a hate crime.  If it can be proven in court to be a hate crime, then sentence them accordingly.  What exactly is the problem?  Where is the hypocrisy?
 
2014-02-15 07:40:15 PM  
Racism (against whites) isn't the right wing myth.

The right wing myth is that there's a race war going on with black people slaughtering white people en masse.

There are a number of farkers who posit this myth regularly.
 
2014-02-15 07:41:08 PM  

ciberido: Ready-set: neongoats: So getting mugged in a fairly normal, predictable nature by shiatty teenagers is a myth?

Hop on off your cross there, right wingidiots.

The 'kids' chose him because of his race. It's hypocrisy.

If indeed there is evidence that the victim was chosen because of his race, then prosecute it as a hate crime.  If it can be proven in court to be a hate crime, then sentence them accordingly.  What exactly is the problem?  Where is the hypocrisy?


Hush now, you're getting in the way of his persecution complex.
 
2014-02-15 07:43:30 PM  

Starshines: Pumpernickel bread: Given the color of the assailants and the victim, I am surprised this is national news.  Now, if it had been the other way around....

Interesting how you observed something that disproves your biases, yet used it to convince yourself that they're right.


What you said made no sense.   I suggest you go re-read the article, or perhaps another story on the event, then re-read what I wrote, and then respond, after putting some thought into it.  Don't just blurt something out as it may be, you know, nonsensical.
 
2014-02-15 07:52:17 PM  
Not a hate crime!

i.imgur.com
 
2014-02-15 08:05:24 PM  
Personally,


I think -ANY- 'hate' crime legislation is completely ridiculous from the start.   So it's a worse crime if you murder someone because of their race than if you just murder them?   I don't think it's any worse.  They should both fry.  It does injustice to people just murdered when special punishment is handed down to others because it's a 'hate' crime.

One life isn't worth more than another.

Also, I don't necessarily think it makes it a hate crime if these kids were black and yelling racial epithets at the man.  Nor would I think it was a hate crime if a white guy was yelling you stupid n-word at someone he was fighting.   

It's a hate crime if the crime was done BECAUSE of the race... but if you get in a fight at a bar with a guy of a different race/sexuality/whatever and you happen to use derogatory names against him, how does that make it a hate crime?   Of course you are going to try to insult and degrade the person.  YOU ARE PUNCHING THEM IN THE FACE and visa versa.  I just don't get why some people are "more important" than others.


Crime is crime.
 
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