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by natraj
Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:38 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

a cop murdering and raping people? shocker tbh unprecedented.
by natraj
Fri Apr 20, 2018 6:05 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

except no the police really don't! have to just believe people that someone is causing a disturbance when there is NO SIGN they are causing a disturbance. they literally do not have to. they can use their judgement and say sorry but this person is doing nothing wrong, and go! which they do! when it'...
by natraj
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:58 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

They are certainly free to present themselves as low-class thugs, but then they shouldn't expect to be treated positively when they refuse to patronize the establishment they are camping at. wow so you're really just jumping both feet in to showing your own hugely racist bias here that's good to kn...
by natraj
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

Calling the police to report a crime committed against you is tantamount to pressing charges. that is completely inaccurate anyway. you can absolutely call the police to report a crime and have zero intention of pursuing or complying with any legal action against the person who committed it. this h...
by natraj
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:58 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Justifying the Death Penelty
Replies: 54
Views: 9909

Re: Justifying the Death Penelty

i am honestly mostly just amused that j_s's entire hitler argument is built on a foundation of assuming that us concepts of "rights" and us ideas about prisons are apparently the only ones that exist and the ones hitler would clearly be subject to despite neither hitler nor hitler's victim...
by natraj
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:45 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

by natraj
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:44 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4190
Views: 580789

Re: The Darker Side of the News

Again, we have teachers carrying in eight states, and they have killed or injured precisely zero students. literally last month a teacher who was also a police officer injured a student shooting his gun during a gun safety lesson the entire situation was honestly a parody of itself and yet people s...
by natraj
Tue Apr 03, 2018 9:52 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 31617

Re: Black Panther

yeah how rmsgrey has somehow magically with literally zero evidence decided that this one random white dude obviously knows the identities of literally every one of the spies from the most technologically advanced nation on the planet who are stationed undercover in every country on earth (things we...
by natraj
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:14 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 31617

Re: Black Panther

rmsgrey wrote:Just managing to carry out a successful raid and escape in a place where he's the only person of colour for hundreds of miles argues for some solid information.

:shock: :lol: :shock: :roll: :? :shock:
by natraj
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:24 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7980
Views: 613073

Re: Trump presidency

yablo has voiced explicit support for trump's wall, his muslim ban, for increasing police powers, further arming cops, has constantly equivocated about nazis, i could probably find more but that would require wading into the cesspit that is his posts. like okay he doesn't support steel tariffs great...
by natraj
Thu Mar 29, 2018 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7980
Views: 613073

Re: Trump presidency

trust me i am capable of walking and chewing gum at the same time but your concern trolling is noted. like seriously it's condescending that you think and assume people don't do other things and also talk on the internet. but cool if you're incapable of it, you get off the internet and do something ...
by natraj
Thu Mar 29, 2018 8:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7980
Views: 613073

Re: Trump presidency

yablo said "when we start creating ways" as though we don't already do that and forgive me for not assuming his firm support of antiracist policies in light of his post history here
by natraj
Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:43 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7980
Views: 613073

Re: Trump presidency

you mean like all the ways we already bypass it for black people & poor people writ large? but suggest doing it too nazis and republicans start hand wringing like it would be a new travesty instead of literally the same thing we already do re: stop and frisk where being black is enough cause alr...
by natraj
Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:31 am UTC
Forum: Serious Business
Topic: Census Dickery
Replies: 59
Views: 13291

Re: Census Dickery

^^ yup, plenty of undocumented immigrants pay income tax using individual taxpayer identification numbers. there's almost zero Common Talking Points used to bludgeon people with about "illegal immigrants" that are not in fact nonsense and undocumented immigrants being leeches who don't pay...
by natraj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:35 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7980
Views: 613073

Re: Trump presidency

are you really talking about bullying nazis
by natraj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

if oxygen tanks exploded when used to whack people upside the head there'd be way more ambulances going up in flames in dc every day, the entire city is made out of potholes and medics drive like we're in the fast and the furious those things are getting jostled and banged about constantly oxygen ta...
by natraj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 7:13 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7980
Views: 613073

Re: Trump presidency

i mean liberals keep saying that but the actual nazis in question have been crying about how they don't want to speak anymore because they are scared, it's not fun poke they hoped, several of their organizations have been splintering, they keep canceling their speaking engagements and tours, etc, so...
by natraj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 5:25 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7980
Views: 613073

Re: Trump presidency

i love how people keep sanitizing "nazis who want to ethnically cleanse the country and commit genocide" as "people they disagree with" to make it seem like these are two equivalent kinds of things.
by natraj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 3:39 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7980
Views: 613073

Re: Trump presidency

all the things zohar listed do actual harm to the people involved including leading to their deaths. the one you listed doesn't.
by natraj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

uhhh no i have seen cops answer the calls for black people who are Just Having A Stressful Day and i have seen them respond with violence to people who were in no way violent to them. because they look at a black person in emotional crisis and assume they're a threat, without giving the opportunity ...
by natraj
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:32 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Trump presidency
Replies: 7980
Views: 613073

Re: Trump presidency

even if we pause reality for a moment and take it as fact that we are living in yablo's fantasy land where the only violence trump supporters have advocated is towards death row inmates, that's somehow not reassuring to me given the staggering overwhelming mounds of evidence that our carceral system...
by natraj
Fri Mar 23, 2018 2:09 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: The Darker Side of the News
Replies: 4190
Views: 580789

Re: The Darker Side of the News

kushi has been a derogatory term for a while and appealing to historicity means exactly zero when talking about how it is currently used and applied to living actual black people.
by natraj
Fri Mar 23, 2018 11:35 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

yeah also the cops are extremely creative about what counts as being armed once they have assaulted/killed someone. i know multiple people who were beaten or shot by cops while unarmed in any practical sense of the word (empty handed, not holding any weapon) who after the fact were listed as armed b...
by natraj
Thu Mar 22, 2018 6:16 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

if it were in fact so obvious it didn't need pointing out, we wouldn't be having this conversation on a weekly basis. unfortunately that isn't the case at all, black people getting murdered by cops is both a regular occurrence and a regularly excused occurrence in the ongoing national conversation. ...
by natraj
Thu Mar 22, 2018 5:20 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

who said anything about hating black people? just you
by natraj
Thu Mar 22, 2018 4:22 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

my point was that i am tired of living in a world where people keep sharing footage of my people's murders and then the first responses to it in conversations on police brutality are, "look how badly they shot" it's just exhausting that we are so completely steeped in racism that that seem...
by natraj
Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:00 pm UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

cool yeah the cops' poor marksmanship is the Real Problem here
by natraj
Sat Mar 10, 2018 1:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 31617

Re: Black Panther

regarding how many hats zuri wears, i just assumed he stopped being a spy/ gave up active war dog duties after his mission in oakland? that seemed like a really traumatizing ordeal that might lead a person to a contemplative gardeny life. were there any suggestions after oakland/n'jobu's de...
by natraj
Thu Mar 08, 2018 3:37 am UTC
Forum: News & Articles
Topic: Police misbehavior thread
Replies: 6473
Views: 973414

Re: Police misbehavior thread

in continuing "cops can do literally whatever the hell they want to black people and get away with it because of course they can" news a columbus police officer who was filmed stomping on the head of a suspect who was restrained and lying down just got their job back because... why not! wh...
by natraj
Thu Mar 08, 2018 1:21 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 31617

Re: Black Panther

see, that's the thing, i'm not assuming anything whatsoever about the intention or connotation of your statements. i am explaining to you the impact of your statement given the overall context of the society we live in and the double standards applied to white men (and specifically, the other white ...
by natraj
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:56 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 31617

Re: Black Panther

yeah hey it's funny how neither this film nor your comments take place in a vacuum and you don't need to explicitly mention race literally ever for there to be sexist & racist undertones to all your critiques!
by natraj
Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:45 am UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 31617

Re: Black Panther

but let a black girl do it and it's a problem. Welp, nevermind, guess we can't have that conversation. wait, why. Please tell us why we cant have that conversation. I dont quite understand. i'm still curious about this tbh. creating smarter weapons, advanced robotics, satellite targeting. today, to...
by natraj
Wed Mar 07, 2018 11:23 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Get Out
Replies: 9
Views: 5218

Re: Get Out

i can't remember which parts of the movie were funny. i keep thinking maybe i will watch it again but i remember the first time around being so viscerally tense and horrified the entire way through i'm not sure i could do that to myself again. maybe in a really well-lit room surrounded by friends, f...
by natraj
Wed Mar 07, 2018 5:07 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 31617

Re: Black Panther

colloquially it's not uncommon both for people who head research projects to say they designed/invented them as well as for people are large to refer to those things as made by that single person so, yeah, it is a little unreasonable. elon musk didn't singlehandedly make falcon heavy or any tesla ca...
by natraj
Tue Mar 06, 2018 2:06 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 202
Views: 33799

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

mangoes are plenty sweet as-is & are ideal to be dusted with chili & lime, or cumin & kala namak. yum.
by natraj
Sat Mar 03, 2018 8:53 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: Black Panther
Replies: 214
Views: 31617

Re: Black Panther

the entire question of why are some people living in huts and the "rich people" living in skyscrapers / is wakanda a highly classist dystopia strikes me as an incredibly capitalist/western-centric point of view to be looking at things from. like, sure, if you assume that collecting money a...
by natraj
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:15 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 12353

Re: Black Panther

tbh i am now mostly impressed that rmsgrey has become such an expert on the history of slavery in the span of about three days (when they first admitted having not learned about it) and is now in a position to educate those of us who have in fact studied this intensively. i commend rmsgrey's dedicat...
by natraj
Thu Mar 01, 2018 12:26 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 12353

Re: Black Panther

The forced movement and dehumanisation of over 1 million 3 million people in the name of slavery was not really that common. And again, roughly 20% of slaves going through the Middle Passage died. That's not counting those who died during capture and due to their mistreatment once they were forced ...
by natraj
Wed Feb 28, 2018 6:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 12353

Re: Black Panther

yikes i was giving you the benefit of the doubt before when purportedly the issue was "actually unaware of the slave trade being a part of british@ history" but that's lost now. yes, i know that everyone is not taught every single detail of all their history. but how you, personally, *choo...
by natraj
Tue Feb 27, 2018 1:54 pm UTC
Forum: Movies and TV Shows
Topic: ITT: rmsgrey is wrong about slavery (from Black Panther)
Replies: 103
Views: 12353

Re: Black Panther

↶ Between the efforts of the British education system, and the British media, I'm more aware of British efforts in stopping the slave trade (establishing Sierra Leone, the Royal Navy going on anti-slavery patrols, etc) than of the previous contributions to the slave trade. I mean, you did at least ...

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