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Date: 07/30/13 01:54 PM

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  1. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 1:54 pm
    Link: Unarmed Man Shot In His Own Front Yard! - But, hey, he was in FL, and he`s black, so, you know, I guess the law says that`s okay.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 2:10 pm
    if only there was a giant rubber band we could wrap around Florida so it would just rot and fall off into the ocean. Can we just sell the entire southern part of the US to Mexico and be rid of it??
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    sirdave80 Male 18-29
    181 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 2:17 pm
    Dear SmagBoy,

    You cannot Flim Flam the Zim Zam.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 2:42 pm
    Hey, sirdave80, no Flim Flam here! Just stating the law as I understand it. Those poor cops were just standing their ground against his cigarette!
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 2:46 pm
    The cops name is "Matthew White". Who wrote that script? What more proof for the existence of God do you need?????
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36660 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    This might be hard to believe, but I`m thinking the cops aren`t telling the true story here. Doesn`t make sense to me that he would just lunge at them.

    Okay, say` I`m a crazy ass cracker, a dumb conservatard, but I don`t trust the cops at all.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 30, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    I am Roy Middleton .
  8. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 3:06 pm
    Yeah, even if he *did* lunge at them, which I don`t believe, either, I don`t think that justifies deadly force. I mean, holy crap! Is a lunge worth someone`s life? There were two cops, one unarmed dude. Dang. :-(
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6163 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    SmagBoy1-"he`s black, so, you know, I guess the law says that`s okay."

    Please quote the law, federal or florida, that states that it`s `okay` to shoot someone based on skin color.

    SmagBoy1-" Just stating the law as I understand it."

    Obviously you don`t understand law. Nor did you state a law. But we`ll wait while you look up the supporting law or regulation.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 3:08 pm
    Lauriloo, the Southern US is the fastest growing and most up and coming region of the nation, while cesspool and former centers of American prosperity like Chicago and Detroit decay. But I guess you would be happy to get rid of most of the minorities (the South is also the most diverse region of the country). Why don`t you be a little more tolerant? Stop dividing us all into little groups, you`re being weird.

    I live in Florida and I can honestly say that the people are a thousand times more normal than anyone in New York, where I also have lived.

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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 3:14 pm
    This is also totally emblematic of the ultra short attention span of the information age. With over 7 billion people and 300 million Americans, there is a limitless source of stories out there. There are enough stories of injustice from any angle to saturate anyone`s mind. You just have to scour the internet and assemble a collection of which stories fit your narrative. This is how we can focus on one or two murders for 2 years and ignore the other 10,000 each year. This is how we can cover a missing girl incessantly, but ignore the other thousands. Congratulations, SmugMan, you are emblematic of this new trend. You are completely predictable and un-unique.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6163 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 3:17 pm
    SmagBoy1-"Is a lunge worth someone`s life?"

    A person`s life is worth what he`s willing to put it up for.

    From the story so far, I think these cops should be fired and prosecuted.

    But, to answer your question, it depends on the lunge.

    If someone is lunging to throw me into a pool, no.

    If someone is lunging at me with a knife, lug-wrench or blunt object, his life is forfeit. So yes it is.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 3:18 pm
    MeGrendel, I was kidding. Please, man.

    Andrew, I grew up in FL. Lived there almost my whole life and I`m just a wee bit older than you, so I`m guessing I`ve spent more time there than you. Too, I`ll say the same to you as I said to MeGrendel: lighten up. I mean, dang, joke must have struck a little close to home if it got you so butthurt so easily.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    July 30, 2013 at 3:19 pm
    Okay, MeGrendel, if the person is armed and close enough that the lunge could put that weapon in contact with you, sure. I won`t dispute that. That`s a whole other story, though, yes?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm
    I graduated from two colleges in Florida and lived in Tampa, Gainesville, and Orlando. It`s not like I`m some tourist. It`s really not any different than any other place. It`s just that when Drew Peterson keeps losing his wives, nobody says, "We need to get rid of Illinois" and there are no tired, overused internet jokes.

    But you really could not be more full of it. Don`t hide behind things by saying it`s all in jest. That`s not even true. You`re a bomb thrower. Evidence: Your descriptions in all of your submittals.
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 4:03 pm
    Andrew, I`m not getting into a pissing war with you over who`s lived a more quintessential FL life. I don`t care enough about this story for that and I was only pointing out that you don`t need to lecture me on FL life.

    I found this story ironic on its face. But you`re right, if I wanted to troll around the `net, I could find stuff like this every day. You`re also right that I throw bombs. I see it as giving as good as I get in that I speak out against discrimination when I see it. I try to be witty about it, I try to do it with a bit of pointed humor, but I *do* do it. Guilty as charged. You know what you won`t see me doing? Making fun of people`s names. Making points that I don`t have lots of information to back up (even if you disagree with me, you can`t say that I`m just pulling stuff out of my ass), etc. So, you can call me names all you want. I`ll keep submitting what I think are pointedly witty and thought-provoking posts. I guess we`ll just have to live tha
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 4:29 pm
    The description for this post could have just as easily been replaced with "But hey, he was in NY, and he was white, so you know, I guess it couldn`t possibly have been a hate-crime" if the following article had been the subject of smaggy`s submission:

    What if Trayvon had been White?

    Originally disseminated by another I-A-B member in a Zimmerman-related posting - I just can`t find which one.
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    RdDan Male 30-39
    759 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 4:32 pm
    BANG BANG BANG


    Stop or i`ll shoot!
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36660 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 4:33 pm
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    peakingo Male 30-39
    761 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 4:46 pm
    Andrews got a hard-on for Florida.
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    MrPeabody Male 30-39
    1920 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 4:50 pm
    @Suicism
    "Originally disseminated by another I-A-B member in a Zimmerman-related posting - I just can`t find which one."

    That was me Here, but I saw it in the live submissions submitted by some one else almost a week ago:
    Is this the black Zimmerman?
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    Suicism Male 18-29
    3625 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 4:58 pm
    Ah - that`s the one I didn`t open-up. Thanks Peabody!
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    Bakcagain21 Male 18-29
    560 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 5:14 pm
    Zimmerman! Not again!....

    Oh wait. I see what you did there.

    Yeah this is wrong. And no you`re not allowed to shoot black people as much as Smagboy1 wishes it to be true by stating it constantly.
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    pfkdxius Male 18-29
    314 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 5:50 pm
    Reminds me of this.
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
    1803 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 6:50 pm
    Andrew155- I lived in Louisiana for three years. You couldn`t PAY me to live in the south again.
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    mykunter Male 40-49
    2424 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm
    Oh look, SmegBoy is trolling again.

    *yawn*
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32794 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 8:44 pm
    "I found this story ironic on its face."

    This? From the guy who keep claiming he`s NOT race-baiting?
    O`Really? @SmagBoy1? O`Reilly?

    Meanwhile: Toronto Police Shoot Knife Armed Man 9 Times... THEN Taser Him!
    Not Joking
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
    1059 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 9:14 pm
    Well, if the police who shot him were Hispanic, like Zimmerman, I`m sure Democrats will call for their immediate execution without trial!
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    chuckleboy Male 50-59
    145 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 9:33 pm
    If that dude gets the right lawyer he`ll never have to work another day in his life.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6163 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 10:46 pm
    lauriloo-"I lived in Louisiana for three years. You couldn`t PAY me to live in the south again."

    What does Louisiana have to do with The South? It may be located NEAR The South, but it is an entity in its own right. It is neither claimed by, associated with nor ANY relation to The South.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
    1983 posts
    July 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm
    Fck Florida and Fck the police!
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    SavageChef Female 50-59
    2692 posts
    July 31, 2013 at 12:44 am
    Well, that is just horrible. They`re letting just anybody wear a badge these days, apparently. I hope Mr. Middleton gets a BIG settlement, and that he doesn`t have to lose too much of it to the lawyers.
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    ferdyfred Male 40-49
    13631 posts
    July 31, 2013 at 2:03 am
    well that post went well...
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    dirtysteve00 Male 30-39
    373 posts
    July 31, 2013 at 5:19 am
    Police are heroes protecting your freeeedumss!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14268 posts
    July 31, 2013 at 5:33 am
    Black people make everything about skin color then cry racism. Hey I know lets get all the facts first then make a judgement or did you forget what happened last time and how well the media handled it...
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    collegebound Male 18-29
    3745 posts
    July 31, 2013 at 7:00 am
    are we REALLY still surprised by ANYTHING that happens in FLORIDA?
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    lauriloo Female 40-49
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    July 31, 2013 at 8:40 am
    "What does Louisiana have to do with The South? It may be located NEAR The South, but it is an entity in its own right. It is neither claimed by, associated with nor ANY relation to The South."

    Seriously? Then why did they go on and on about the "war of northern aggression" and were openly racist to the point of actually being mad at ME for not being racist enough? I`d call LA more "southern" than Florida in terms of attitude.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10731 posts
    July 31, 2013 at 9:10 am
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    6163 posts
    July 31, 2013 at 9:40 am
    lauriloo-"why did they go on and on about the "war of northern aggression" "

    History is views through the bias of what side you were on. One side`s `Freedom Fighter` is the other side`s `Terrorist`.

    lauriloo-"were openly racist"

    Hey, I`ll admit that LA is one of the most racist states in the Union.

    I doubt we`d agree on which side the majority of the racism was originating from, though.

    Just ask former Mayor Ray `Chocolate City` Nagin.
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    Cartunze Male 60-69
    841 posts
    July 31, 2013 at 2:04 pm
    The additional training the officers will receive is training at the target range. They will not be trained in threat risk management - just trained on how to kill what you are shooting at so as to remove the conflicting account.
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
    2106 posts
    August 1, 2013 at 12:28 pm
    We need to arm American citizens.Not to fight the bad guys,but to fight the Police.
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    chalket Male 50-59
    2712 posts
    August 1, 2013 at 3:15 pm
    I think Cartunze wins the thread, he nailed it.

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