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Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

@brandonfish: thanks for a rational response to a simple question. It's good to know this type of work is being done. Doesn't get any press coverage, probably not as good for business as mat trolling for hits.

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Posted by Jaxx on December 12, 2014 at 8:20 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

@jaxx I can assure you that many community leaders, mothers, fathers, and Pastors work tirelessly to stem the tide of all violence. I've been present at community rallies which address all violence in our communities. Only part of these problems can be addressed without substantive systemic change. As long as large segments of our population live in racially segregated, impoverished neighborhoods with a poor education system, harsh drug penalties, unforgiving employers, a flow if cheap & available weapons, and a prison industrial complex unmatched in the rest of the world, it's going to remain near impossible to stem this cycle of poverty-related crime and violence.

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Posted by brandonfish on December 12, 2014 at 7:57 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

@Mommy: what you're "hearing" is not at all what I'm saying.

I SAID THE PROTEST NAME "BLACK LIVES MATTER" WAS INTERESTING BECAUSE SO MANY YOUNG BLACK MEN DON'T SEEM TO THINK SO, AND I DON'T SEE MUCH BEING DONE ABOUT IT.

I didn't come anywhere near saying anything else that you implied. Not sure how you even got there. Congratulations on your upcoming motherhood.

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Posted by Jaxx on December 12, 2014 at 7:51 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

So @Jaxx, what I'm hearing you say is that because young black men "kill one another on a daily basis" as you stated... we should not care when others do the same? I'm about to be a mother to a black male and I would hate to think that his life has no meaning or is not as precious as someone of another race's because of what other black men have done or are doing. I'm sure you do not want to be judged solely by what others of the same race have done before you or will do.

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Posted by Mommy2Landis on December 12, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

This is why there can never be an honest discussion about race.

I didn't type the word "most" once, as factory implies. And just who are these people you refer to as "the criminals" that most black people live near?

And I must have missed the Charleston protest in mats link.

All I said is there is a large segment of the black population that doesn't seem to believe that black lives matter, and I don't see much being done to change that, and I get attacked.

By the way, mathole, how effective were those 5 protests you cited in stemming violence? Does walking around in traffic holding up a sign really reach their targeted audience?

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Posted by Jaxx on December 12, 2014 at 7:38 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

"Who's convincing them that black lives matter?"

http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archiv…

Are you not paying attention, or just intentionally being ignorant?

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Posted by mat catastrophe on December 12, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Re: “Report alleges attempts by Bob Jones U. to hide sexual abuse

The upstanding, upstate christians join the sexually deprived. So sexual assault is not confined to the cathlolic church for it knows no bounds.

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 12, 2014 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Report alleges attempts by Bob Jones U. to hide sexual abuse

Sexual assault and sexual abuse happens in all segments of society. There are just some people that are disordered enough to view their victims as objects to which they're entitled. Their crimes are heinous and we can all agree on that.

However, it is when "good" people do nothing or worse shift all blame to the victims that we have to look at ourselves and figure out why our society still generates and promotes these attitudes. These administrators and staff were placed in positions of trust and when confronted with their charges being victimized decided to ignore the easy call to law enforcement, to appropriately trained counselors, or to any other person that may rock the boat by doing the right thing.

How did those staff counselors feel after admonishing the student that was raped by her grandfather, making it clear that she was a whore and complicit in her own rape? Did that person feel like they made a difference that day? Did it even delay their lunch plans?

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 12, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Re: “From braunschweiger to bratwurst, Artisan Meat Share is a sandwich lover's dream

Who wants braunschweiger? Horrible liver product...do not tell anyone you sell that crappppp.

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on December 12, 2014 at 6:22 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

You may be surprised, Jaxx, but most black people aren't male. Most are not young. And even the young males are mostly regular Joes, no more inclined to murder someone than you are. And guess what: those fellow citizens of ours are more likely to live near the criminals, be affected and victimized by them, and yet more likely to be hassled or intimidated by the police if they call 911 to report criminal activity. Those people, American citizens like you and I, would like very much to not have to fear the police in addition to the criminals that you assume they all are.

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Posted by factoryconnection on December 12, 2014 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Mainely Lobstah to roll into town this spring

20 bucks.....oh my...not many buyers here....Sure it is worth it, but...not going to work.....

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Posted by Therealdan McKelvey on December 12, 2014 at 6:19 PM

Re: “Holy sow, Charleston was the inspiration for the McRib

I believe we were the first test market for it as well.

Posted by nikki testeroni on December 12, 2014 at 5:41 PM
Posted by Jaxx on December 12, 2014 at 5:05 PM

Re: “Raul's Maya del Sol

Good place, if a little unconventional, and excellent food. Honestly, my only beef with the place is that they charge a little more than I'd like for basics at a primarily lunch place ($3 for a taco, for example). Though to be fair, if you go to Santi's or Taco Boy or anywhere else you'll pay the same. I just got spoiled at the taquerias in Dallas. Overall, excellent food, excellent service, highly recommend.

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Posted by 22over7 on December 12, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

I think you missed my point. Young black men kill one another on a daily basis.
Who's convincing them that black lives matter?

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Posted by Jaxx on December 12, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

@Jaxx: Do you really not have a problem with the government killing citizens without recourse? Are you just a big fan of enormous, unchecked, authoritarian government?

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Posted by 22over7 on December 12, 2014 at 4:09 PM

Re: “Report alleges attempts by Bob Jones U. to hide sexual abuse

These house of superstition leaders really need to be charged, convicted, and locked up for aiding and abetting these crimes.
Why are they allowed to continue when almost anyone else would be in prison?

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Posted by TROLLSLAYER on December 12, 2014 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

Interesting name for this protest considering the large segment of the black population that has zero regard for life, black or otherwise. When's the last time you heard about a fist fight at Mall Park?

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Posted by Jaxx on December 12, 2014 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Black Lives Matter march planned for Saturday at 2 p.m.

obviously.

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Posted by joshl725 on December 12, 2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Mainely Lobstah to roll into town this spring

Keep in mind a true Maine Lobstah Roll has only 2 ingrediants; mayo and lobstah, hot dog bun for the cheaper ones and hoggie roll for more expensive (they hold more meat). I would think that 12-14 dollars a roll would be about right; especially if he is getting them right from the source and paying around 5.50 to 7.50 a pound. Air frieght, prep etc has to be figured in. It would depend to if they are flying him whole lobstahs (not practicale I don't think) or just the meat. I would try one.

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Posted by Thomas Meservey on December 12, 2014 at 2:55 PM
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