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Jamaal510

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Hometown: Oakland, CA
Member since: Thu Oct 6, 2011, 03:00 PM
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A Change.org Petition for Pokemon Fans

Link: https://www.change.org/p/nintendo-add-a-meaningful-end-game-that-contains-legitimate-challenges-add-some-mature-undertones-for-long-time-fans-make-quality-of-life-changes-eg-hms-and-stop-excluding-features-that-were-fantastic-based-on-the-excuse-of-region-exclusivity

Add a meaningful end game that contains legitimate challenges, add some mature undertones for long time fans, make quality of life changes(eg HMs), and stop excluding features that were fantastic based on the excuse of region exclusivity.

"21 Best GIFs of All Time of the Week"

Link: http://www.stumbleupon.com/su/1ATVLd/yl7U7ChT:jkV!@mFg/www.funnyordie.com/lists/f4ceb0d3a7/21-best-gifs-of-all-time-of-the-week-volume-32





















A Question about Pres. Obama and Michael Brown/Eric Garner

Earlier tonight on YouTube, I watched one of TheAdviseShow's videos related to the Ferguson and NYC police incidents. The host of the show said that he thinks Pres. O has been "too quiet" so far about them. I have also heard some posters on various black websites such as "TheColi" (WARNING: lots of strong language on that site) saying, in other words, that they want him to be more vocal about those (and other black issues).
My question is this: what could he really say or do that would help our situation? So far, Pres. O's agenda has been hamstrung most of his term by Congress, and he has had RW media constantly harass him for even touching on social matters (while their listeners eat it up).

"Young Black Kid stands up to the NYPD (and lives)"

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"League not sure what to do about Marshawn Lynch"

More: http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2014/11/30/league-not-sure-what-to-do-about-marshawn-lynch/

After Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch consistently and persistently avoided talking to reporters, the league eventually took action, reinstating a $50,000 fine from last year and imposing a new $50,000.

Now, Lynch is making himself available to the media. But he’s not saying much in response to the questions.

Last Sunday, he repeatedly answered reporter questions with “yeah” after a 19-3 win over the Cardinals. On Thursday night, after a 19-3 win over the 49ers, Lynch swapped “yeah” with “nope“.

While technically complying by making himself available to reporters when he had previously been bailing out of the locker room before talking, Lynch isn’t complying with the spirit of the rule.

"Fake Military Vet Gets Busted on Black Friday"

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"SCHOPENHAUER'S 38 STRATAGEMS, OR 38 WAYS TO WIN AN ARGUMENT"

More: http://www.mnei.nl/schopenhauer/38-stratagems.htm

1. Carry your opponent's proposition beyond its natural limits; exaggerate it. The more general your opponent's statement becomes, the more objections you can find against it. The more restricted and narrow his or her propositions remain, the easier they are to defend by him or her.
2. Use different meanings of your opponent's words to refute his or her argument.
3. Ignore your opponent's proposition, which was intended to refer to a particular thing. Rather, understand it in some quite different sense, and then refute it. Attack something different than that which was asserted.
4. Hide your conclusion from your opponent till the end. Mingle your premises here and there in your talk. Get your opponent to agree to them in no definite order. By this circuitious route you conceal your game until you have obtained all the admissions that are necessary to reach your goal.

x-Post: "Cable News Coverage of Ferguson Misleading & Offensive To Black Community"

More: http://thereelnetwork.net/cable-news-coverage-of-ferguson-misleading-and-offensive-to-black-community/

It’s not a shocker that there was no justice for Mike Brown, because we just experienced this heartache a few years ago after enduring the loss of Trayvon Martin, another unarmed Black teen murdered. But the insensitivity from networks like Fox News and MSNBC are just offensive.

While there has been tension and looting, there has also been so much peace and unity. Unfortunately, the latter has been completely ignored because the more interesting hook is “black people looting” “Black people going crazy.” The way the media has sensationalized the stories are ridiculous. Of course the audience is eating it all up, and we wonder why some people outside of culture think it’s okay to shoot us.

According to Philly.com “Fox News Channel and MSNBC immediately retreat to their ideological corners, while CNN – despite seeking to remain even-handed – again fell into its more lamentable habits, filling time for hours with a “Breaking News” headline that became increasingly absurd the longer the channel went without any additional news.

What again emerged was cable’s near-addiction to conflict, which the unrest and looting that followed the announcement yielded in abundance. And while one can admire the long hours and bravery exhibited by on-the-scene reporters under trying circumstances, the nature of this sort of coverage yields such a narrow aperture their hard work produces heat, perhaps, but scant illumination.”

"Cable News Coverage of Ferguson Misleading & Offensive To Black Community"

More: http://thereelnetwork.net/cable-news-coverage-of-ferguson-misleading-and-offensive-to-black-community/

It’s not a shocker that there was no justice for Mike Brown, because we just experienced this heartache a few years ago after enduring the loss of Trayvon Martin, another unarmed Black teen murdered. But the insensitivity from networks like Fox News and MSNBC are just offensive.

While there has been tension and looting, there has also been so much peace and unity. Unfortunately, the latter has been completely ignored because the more interesting hook is “black people looting” “Black people going crazy.” The way the media has sensationalized the stories are ridiculous. Of course the audience is eating it all up, and we wonder why some people outside of culture think it’s okay to shoot us.

According to Philly.com “Fox News Channel and MSNBC immediately retreat to their ideological corners, while CNN – despite seeking to remain even-handed – again fell into its more lamentable habits, filling time for hours with a “Breaking News” headline that became increasingly absurd the longer the channel went without any additional news.

What again emerged was cable’s near-addiction to conflict, which the unrest and looting that followed the announcement yielded in abundance. And while one can admire the long hours and bravery exhibited by on-the-scene reporters under trying circumstances, the nature of this sort of coverage yields such a narrow aperture their hard work produces heat, perhaps, but scant illumination.”

Thanksgiving Eve Thread: Politically-speaking, what are you thankful for this year?

It's tough for me to think of something at this point (especially considering the recent elections and the events regarding Ferguson), but I'm thankful that:
-The GOP hasn't been able to completely wipe out people's right to vote yet.
-The GOP has virtually no power here in CA.

What about you?
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