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[#] Sat Dec 05 2020 12:33:09 EST from zooer

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When I was a youngin' when we said somebody was "lit" it meant they were stoned.  These damn kids today use it for very good or awesome. 



[#] Sat Dec 05 2020 12:45:25 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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Yeah - I had confusion with our German Exchange student when she used it this way, and I thought she was implying someone was high. 

Sat Dec 05 2020 12:33:09 EST from zooer

When I was a youngin' when we said somebody was "lit" it meant they were stoned.  These damn kids today use it for very good or awesome. 



 



[#] Tue Dec 15 2020 08:30:03 EST from zooer

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It is truly sad that in this day of social media when pictures of every one are easy to find that the only picture the media could find of a recent shooting/murder victim was his last mug shot.

 



[#] Tue Dec 15 2020 20:27:27 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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I am assuming the shooting victim must NOT be a POC. 

Because when someone who is a POC shoots a cop or gets shot by a cop, instead of the latest picture of them - we often get their 7th grade graduation picture along with a story about how much promise the kid had and how he had just enrolled in his local Jr. College - with no mention of his recent arrests or that he had just ripped off a Quik-E-Mart for a pack of Swisher's Sweets. 

 

Tue Dec 15 2020 08:30:03 EST from zooer

It is truly sad that in this day of social media when pictures of every one are easy to find that the only picture the media could find of a recent shooting/murder victim was his last mug shot.

 



 



[#] Tue Dec 15 2020 21:11:43 EST from zooer

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The color of his skin isn't important to the story.

I thought they used his latest mug shot as a picture, seeing the picture elsewhere I am not so sure. The picture I originally saw was credited to the police department, other news outlets show an uncropped version of the same picture and I no longer think it is a mug shot.  Why it is credited to the police department I am not sure.

 



[#] Tue Dec 15 2020 21:14:27 EST from zooer

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What I noticed about a lot of these stories is they all follow the same format.  The media mentions:

1) The victim was turning their life around.
2) Everybody liked them.
3) They were an aspiring rap artist.

I see those three things frequently with these shooting victims.



[#] Wed Dec 16 2020 01:53:53 EST from ParanoidDelusions

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This is why color *is* important. 

Because it is, sometimes, but isn't, other times. 

Ethnicity matters, when we're busy as a society denying that a particular ethnicity has a violent crime problem - and twisting narratives to make it seem like other ethnicities have "all the same problems." 

We're never going to fix the issues ignoring them. 

 

Tue Dec 15 2020 21:14:27 EST from zooer

What I noticed about a lot of these stories is they all follow the same format.  The media mentions:

1) The victim was turning their life around.
2) Everybody liked them.
3) They were an aspiring rap artist.

I see those three things frequently with these shooting victims.



 



[#] Sat Dec 19 2020 17:12:22 EST from IGnatius T Foobar

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House votes to decriminalize marijuana at federal level

I think legalization of marijuana is inevitable, and it's going to confer a lot of political capital to whoever is seen as spearheading the effort.
My take on "drugz" is the libertarian one though; I think everything from coca-cola to crack cocaine should be treated as 100% legal, because consenting adults and victimless crimes and that sort of thing.

[#] Tue Jan 12 2021 21:42:30 EST from zooer

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Officer with knee to George Floyd's neck to be tried alone.

https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/officer-knee-george-floyds-neck-75198053

 

I never understood why they wanted one trial.  



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