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by natraj
Mon Apr 08, 2019 10:10 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Shazam
Replies: 22
Views: 1205

Re: Shazam

i don't think that scene was necessary at all really; what was important was that he made the choice to go back. they'd already shown the discussion about how foster kids run away, the foster parents know that he is at risk of this and are waiting with open arms when he chooses to come back...
by natraj
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:46 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

A grand jury saw the evidence and decided that there was enough to pursue a charge against him, but because charges were dropped and the case sealed, I don't think we will get to see the evidence. ahahaha are you actually pretending that a grand jury indictment is indicative of anything at all? do ...
by natraj
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:28 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

police are organizing a protest over the fact that they say someone tried to falsify a crime, and the charges were dropped. keep in mind that it is the police's word we have to go on at this point. the people who they say were going to come forward and testify about this never actually did come forw...
by natraj
Fri Mar 29, 2019 10:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

oh the cpd are also holding a protest because of this whole jussie smollett thing, given how they tend to respond to protests (i have myself personally been tear gassed in chicago on multiple occassions!) i gotta wonder who is going to be free during this to show up and beat the protesters!
by natraj
Fri Mar 29, 2019 12:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

yup but like! where are the priorities in illinois? oh its on planning legislation to literally penalize companies for working with one, specific, black gay men in some kind of incredibly petty act of vengeance for something he wasn't even convicted of? AND they're tryna sue him for the cost of his ...
by natraj
Thu Mar 28, 2019 11:01 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

here we have the cops, like the cartoon villains they are, crashing into a child's birthday party and drawing guns on small (4 & 7 year old, no doubt VERY THREATENING) black children then smushing the birthday cake and pouring peroxide over the birthday presents. by the way they broke into the ...
by natraj
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

fine, then, police have no duty to perform their job, is that better? in the context of a society where we empower the police to literally murder without consequence and claim its because they have the special burden of keeping us all safe, i do in fact think it's a problem that we do not hold them ...
by natraj
Tue Mar 26, 2019 1:40 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

yeah it's not as though similar decisions have been made repeatedly (that last one establishes that the state has no obligation to provide services -- including those of the police -- to any of us whatsoever excepting those who are in a "special relationship" with the state eg. in some for...
by natraj
Mon Mar 25, 2019 1:37 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

i don't know if this has been posted yet but here is a story about a woman who died during an arrest and the police say she killed herself. with a gunshot to the mouth. while handcuffed, with her hands behind her back. conveniently the body cam the officer was wearing at the time just happened to be...
by natraj
Sun Mar 24, 2019 4:42 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

ucim, your clam was that people here have repeatedly said that the only purpose of the police is to ruin people's lives . this statement came in the very specific context of a discussion (quoted below in case you have forgotten the context) about whether or not people here think that the only functi...
by natraj
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

thanks, i have read through those replies and not a single one makes the claim that you have said they do. i have to agree with hippo that you just have a very concerted pattern of being wilfully oblivious to / aggressively misinterpreting people's words, and arguing against things that people are n...
by natraj
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:17 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

people also want to cling really hard to this idea that there is some overwhelming amount of violence such that the problem is pervasive and unsolveable without a huge amount of investment in equally violent countermeasures, when that is just... blatantly counter to p much every measure we take that...
by natraj
Sat Mar 23, 2019 9:45 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

ucim wrote:That question has been asked, repeatedly. Sometimes by me, sometimes by others. The answer is usually some form of "yes, I mean literally, the only purpose of the police is to ruin people's lives".


please show me the repeated answers that make this claim.
by natraj
Sat Mar 23, 2019 3:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Actually, I'd say that's probably from a lack of fear of accountability. I'm not sure what your standard is for "being fearful of god" is if priests don't fit that category. It's not they aren't fearful of accountability, it's they might not be fearful enough of accountability. Someone me...
by natraj
Fri Mar 22, 2019 6:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

ucim, it's cool that you have a problem with the police killing someone who is stealing food, but the law itself does not have a problem with that. maybe you need to be on the same page as the law, because what i am talking about is the fact that our laws, as written, are such that the job of the po...
by natraj
Fri Mar 22, 2019 3:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

From your comments, I assume you think the very concept of a grocery store - a place where there is lots of food but you can't get it unless you pay - is a Bad Thing. Am I right? But this isn't "police are inherently Bad", but rather, "capitalism is inherently Bad". Which is an ...
by natraj
Fri Mar 22, 2019 2:59 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

seriously? what a ludicrous question. literally any time someone is penalized, legally, for poverty, which happens on a daily basis in every single facet of our society, this is what we are doing. when people are evicted from their homes for being poor, that is valuing property over human life. when...
by natraj
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:10 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

The US puts more people in prison per capita than any other country. Being a police officer in the US means your job is to put people in prison. In other words, your job is to ruin people's lives. This is a systemic problem. like honestly this alone here is... i just can't even get around how mind ...
by natraj
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

i have corruptuser foed so i only see his replies when someone feels the need to quote him and inflict his bigotry on me. and it's nearly always something so mind bogglingly ignorant, inane, and racist im not even sure how he is still here at all. anyway, if at this point you need citations in syste...
by natraj
Thu Mar 21, 2019 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

many people who are in favor of abolishing the police are also in favor of abolishing large swaths of our current system and replacing it entirely. generally with something that is focused on restoration rather than punishment. in our current system, there is no possible way to enforce our laws with...
by natraj
Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:03 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4473
Views: 662051

Re: The Darker Side of the News

republicans are fascist racists who despise democracy, so it's 100% predictable but still vile that since florida finally got rid of (some) felony disenfranchisement, they respond by working to pass a measure that would block people from voting if they have unpaid court fees.
by natraj
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:41 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

i love that cu just goes ahead and equates firefighters electing not to save someone's fucking dog to the systemic and state sponsored violence that police routinely perpetrate against marginalized people, id say it's not common that someone shows their racist priorities so clearly but lbrh cu does ...
by natraj
Wed Mar 20, 2019 3:02 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

the point is that the system itself is there to protect property over lives and to uphold The Law without consideration for its human cost. the entire job of the police is to enforce this system. maybe, possibly, a cop will get lucky in their career and literally never have to make the choice of &qu...
by natraj
Wed Mar 20, 2019 6:47 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

just feel like it's important to highlight in stories like those that the option was between "endanger people's lives" or "don't be a cop at all". which is what we mean when we say all cops are bastards! this isn't a story of Good Cops, it's a story about how it's literally impos...
by natraj
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:56 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4473
Views: 662051

Re: The Darker Side of the News

from this ap story "Authorities have not said who they have in custody. But a man who claimed responsibility for the shootings left a 74-page anti-immigrant manifesto in which he explained who he was and his reasoning for his actions." "The man who claimed responsibility for the shoot...
by natraj
Mon Mar 11, 2019 3:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4473
Views: 662051

Re: The Darker Side of the News

I was speaking of today's hard-left - the activists you find everywhere in the media, in politics and so on. They are extremely keen to use the state to impose their worldview on the majority, and tick off many of the items on your list. do you actually know what the hard left is, or are you one of...
by natraj
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:57 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4473
Views: 662051

Re: The Darker Side of the News

yeah i have had friends get longer than that for marijuana possession and for shoplifting honestly i want to burn the entire government to the ground
by natraj
Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4473
Views: 662051

Re: The Darker Side of the News

The only thing I see in that post is that he refused to obey an order given by someone who didn't wish him well. That's your take? From that post alone without any context or even a link to the rest of the thread provided ? Yes From what I can see from his feed he does seem to match the definition ...
by natraj
Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:17 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 256
Views: 44748

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

there's about seventeen thousand different kinds of dals in india and only some of them are spicy though?? saying dal is spicy is as utterly ludicrous a statement as saying that soup is spicy.
by natraj
Sun Mar 03, 2019 3:04 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: black history
Replies: 32
Views: 10358

Re: black history

Though personally, I consider Black History to be equally important as a part of American History, no more and no less, but that's just me. thanks, random person whose opinion nobody asked for, that's a super worthless contribution to a black history thread and contextually even less than worth...
by natraj
Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4473
Views: 662051

Re: The Darker Side of the News

that's literally not all but 3 freshmen congresspeople that's ~50 of the freshmen congresspersons and there are over 100 freshmen in congress since last election like why lie about something so blatantly easily disproven? more bizarrely, why include those three on the list when also like... 40some o...
by natraj
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:55 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Virginia Democrats Sucks
Replies: 72
Views: 5134

Re: Virginia Democrats Sucks

yeah except funnily enough i never actually gave an opinion on that, and again, it comes down to your habit of refusing to engage with race issues in any way other than this binary of, if a black person is critiquing something obviously they're saying it's 100% terrible and evil and they're too simp...
by natraj
Sat Feb 09, 2019 5:27 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Virginia Democrats Sucks
Replies: 72
Views: 5134

Re: Virginia Democrats Sucks

me: "there's more nuance to this issue than a binary of "this is completely fine" and "this is completely evil"; even while helping on one axis there's ways that this still contributes negatively on others, and there would also have been ways to make those contributions by f...
by natraj
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:36 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Virginia Democrats Sucks
Replies: 72
Views: 5134

Re: Virginia Democrats Sucks

lmao that's hilarious because even then blackface is not acceptable like! are you a white jewish person profiting off of black art and music in a way that is inaccessible to black people, by performing in blackface bc black art is more palatable to white audiences when coming from a white person? gu...
by natraj
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Virginia Democrats Sucks
Replies: 72
Views: 5134

Re: Virginia Democrats Sucks

it doesn't offend me, i just find you boring and shallow. if you can type on these forums, you have access to google. if you have access to google, it would take no time at all to find plenty of information on why blackface is offensive. the fact that you still demand cited explanations (AFTER they ...
by natraj
Thu Feb 07, 2019 11:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Virginia Democrats Sucks
Replies: 72
Views: 5134

Re: Virginia Democrats Sucks

(i can tell you though there'es vanishingly little debate in the black community about whether blackface is offensive. like. ben carson or diamond and silk will probably happily tell their maga hat wearing friends that it's Totally Fine but the overwhelming majority of black people are pretty solid ...
by natraj
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Virginia Democrats Sucks
Replies: 72
Views: 5134

Re: Virginia Democrats Sucks

are we genuinely litigating whether or not blackface is offensive here? full offense, but if you need such a basic-ass explanation, you're too wilfully ignorant of history & context and do not have the range to be engaging in these conversations with adults.
by natraj
Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6807
Views: 1070679

Re: Police misbehavior thread

the thing is that that's a nice quote but it is literally not how many americans think, and if you have the misfortune to get into in depth conversations with many american supporters of the death penalty they will directly, outright, state to you in plain and direct language that they would rather ...
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:26 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8469
Views: 771730

Re: Trump presidency

i mean yes, i could imagine a completely and utterly different scenario than the one described, but i don't find it particularly useful to do so.
by natraj
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 8469
Views: 771730

Re: Trump presidency

Sounds like you're saying "be one of us and put up with the shit we put up with or get the fuck out". that's certainly one way to look at the extremely prevalent tensions created by gentrifiers who move into a neighborhood, refuse to be part of the community at all, and call the cops on p...

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