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We need more of this bait to bring them out. Look out! It's Mr. Scorpio: Troll Slayer!



There's a solution! Don't stress, puny human!



Well, it was like this, but they haven't finished taking over everything yet:



Of course, we have a modern version of how the Europeans established their claim. Bush said this meant the Moon belonged to the USA. I mean, look at that flag. it must be true!



Atthough they used the flags of various European nations at the time they met the natives. That's how it always works, see the Russian flag in Crimea. And all those happy faces there:



Simple and reliable way of changing maps of territory. It's not like Europe doesn't expect that sort of thing. Sweet music, if you don't mind the bodies it took to change all those lines:



We can't hold a candle to these guys when it comes to conquest, ethnic cleansing, genocide, revolutions and total warfare. We're just rank amateurs in comparison.

The Founding Fathers didn't want us involved with them, they knew the history. Not that I don't love 'em, I can't help but find them compelling. After all, most of my family was in Europe for millenia.

But they've been killing each other for thousands of years, on an industrial scale at times. And even today the USA is not even 250 years old officially. We ain't all *that* special in the span of world history, despite the hype.

Oh, noes! Missed that. Had a busy day. And thanks for the details on the Crimean lease.

Did he say something hateful to DFW?

BTW, ODS claims another victim:


http://www.democraticunderground.com/?com=profile&uid=313008⊂=trans



Correction. Make that two gone, not one.



MIRT has been pretty busy as of late.


He was a strong influence that I enjoyed watching. He opened the door to a world so promising to me.

Too much of America has since fallen into his feared 'Demon-Haunted World' I have posted on here, and so many others considered his warnings, too. I hope to see us come back from the abyss of ignorance and superstition.

Why are these characters running loose? Why are they tolerated? UGH!



It's Anti-American Exceptionalism. Everyone wants to be part of a winning team! USA: Most Evil!

Even if history and statistics and even facts say otherwise..



Yeah, I just found this pic on Carcas Gringo. I've missed a lot of these threads as they are mostly

in the Latin American forum. I'm going to read some tomorrow and watch some videos. See the masks:



Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice



Published on Mar 5, 2012

In an engaging and personal talk - with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks - human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.

to etherealtruth.

The much reviled Eric Holder of the DOJ has been working on this since he was appoiinted to office and his work is bearing fruit now, going from state to state and law to law.

The abuse at DU directed at him has been full of obscene language and vile intentions. By progressives? I don't think so. That's why the guy with the glasses is in my sigline, along with the cat.

I found a post on the video on the Dear White America: Its time to get the message OP mentioned here in AA. This is one of two good things to raise consciousness for those who lurk but don't get things as well as major posters here. The other one on thread is this one.

to duhneece:

17 Deplorable Examples Of White Privilege

And this isnít even the tip of the iceberg

http://www.buzzfeed.com/michaelblackmon/17-harrowing-examples-of-white-privilege-9hu9

Very, very telling. So many so bad, the worst is this one here:

2. Thankfully, youíll never have to know what it feels like to see your teenage sonís death being mocked.



Yes, that is someone dressed as Trayvon Martin. Yes, youíre looking at someone in blackface. In 2013.

That made me cry.

To those at DU who think they are being made victims of anti-white racism by these threads, I ask:

Is this not a website for those who want activism that will end racism and all other regressive ideas? Why should we not expose the lies of racism as we do of the climate change deniers, anti-education and other harmful things?

Why can't you see these threads for what they truly are, not an attack on 'you' as 'the other,' but a call to join with those support changes in our country to make it live up to the ideals we strive for? Why is there an 'other' whose story you don't want to hear? Aren't you defining yourself as 'the other,' because are you are offended at the way those who have carried these burdens express their problems?

Why do you say, 'this far, and no farther,' to progress for those not who you have defined as not like yourself? Who are you to define what path that change will take, outside supporting equality for all?

Because the kind of objections I see being posted to these threads sound like support for an unjust status quo, just like calls for women and gays and Obama and election activists, to be dismissed out of hand to maintain - WHAT?

One must open a wound, put it in the daylight to cleanse it as a basic part of change. Change is within ourselves, not outside of us, a thing that does not require any action on our parts. or that can be safely ignored and not transforming each and everyone of us. Again, why say
this far, and not farther' as we cleanse this nation of the cancer of bigotry, bred of ignorance and malice, that has been too long swept under the rug?

Consider that we are here to make life better, not in a fake way, but in a real way. That takes learning and be willing to admit changes are needed in all of us. Hearing other perspectives of ourselves is not fatal, ignoring justice always is.

Here's the video and an explanation how to do it at DU:



Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

Published on Mar 5, 2012

In an engaging and personal talk - with cameo appearances from his grandmother and Rosa Parks - human rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson shares some hard truths about America's justice system, starting with a massive imbalance along racial lines: a third of the country's black male population has been incarcerated at some point in their lives. These issues, which are wrapped up in America's unexamined history, are rarely talked about with this level of candor, insight and persuasiveness.

This is how you do this at DU:

Go to youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/

At the top of the page should be an address bar. Type in or paste the video title. I often do this because many videos linked here at DU don't come through to my computer. Then post the video on threads as a courtesy to those experiencing the same problem.

In this instance I got the TED talk by putting in your title:

Bryan Stevenson: We need to talk about an injustice

Just enter the title into the search function, and a list of the closest video titles will appear. Select the one closest to what you want to show.

Tx4Obama showed me the best way to post videos here at DU was by using the 'Share' 'button' below the video. A window will appear below with the URL designed to post without any extra letters or numbers above, to the left or right or below the video, for a clean look.

In order to obtain the video description, which will include the date uploaded, listed as 'Published' as you see in my example above, you may have to refresh the page to get the 'Share' URL out of the way.

Then click the 'Show more' button and copy and paste that information to provide DUers with a reason to take the time to view your video. Some videos don't get responses if this courtesy is not shown or the poster doesn't describe the video. I skip those myself.

Or if you choose to do it another way, post the video description and then go above it to get the URL and post it above your video in your DU message box. If I am making an OP, I usually put the title in the title of my post which emboldens the font and lets others see what the subject matter is. If I am posting the video in the text or message box, I embolden it there, and italicize the description to not confuse the reader with my own thoughts which I generally put in regular font.

Note, that the date 'Published' may not be the same day the event was video or the event occured. I've seen people who didn't pay attention to the date and posted video to bolster an argument, that was several years old or was debunked and not relevant to the current situation. It didn't help their case.

I've also seen one famous video uploaded by the Onion, obvious by the small icon in the lower right corner of the video. It was touted as proof the Congress had passed some outrageous bill and 'we're all gonna die.'

It was all fake, but many CT sites didn't catch and posted it as 'PROOF!!!11!!' as well as some GOP officials who posted it on their district web pages. It was a satire, and I've even seen it posted here where some were fooled and thought it was true. *rolls eyes*

So you are not a 'computer moron.' And you made a very valuable add to this thread. Good luck posting videos.

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