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Sat Jul 13, 2013, 03:37 AM

“17 years and 22 days forever……”



http://theobamadiary.com/2013/07/12/17-years-and-22-days-forever/

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Reply “17 years and 22 days forever……” (Original post)
Cha Jul 2013 OP
Tarheel_Dem Jul 2013 #1
Cha Jul 2013 #2
Summer Hathaway Jul 2013 #3
Cha Jul 2013 #5
madokie Jul 2013 #4
Cha Jul 2013 #6
WinkyDink Jul 2013 #22
Cha Jul 2013 #7
jtuck004 Jul 2013 #8
Cha Jul 2013 #10
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #13
CakeGrrl Jul 2013 #9
Cha Jul 2013 #11
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #12
Cha Jul 2013 #14
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #17
Cha Jul 2013 #18
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #19
Cha Jul 2013 #20
In_The_Wind Jul 2013 #21
Whisp Jul 2013 #15
Cha Jul 2013 #16
boston bean Jul 2013 #23
Cha Jul 2013 #24
boston bean Jul 2013 #25
IphengeniaBlumgarten Jul 2013 #28
tblue Jul 2013 #30
sheshe2 Jul 2013 #26
Cha Jul 2013 #27
tblue Jul 2013 #29
Cha Jul 2013 #31

Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 04:07 AM

1. K&R

RIP Trayvon.

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Response to Tarheel_Dem (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 04:13 AM

2. Hey Tarheel..



RIP Trayvon

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 04:20 AM

3. RIP to Trayvon

and every young man who, for whatever reason, never made it home.

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Response to Summer Hathaway (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 04:31 AM

5. Mahalo Summer~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 04:26 AM

4. I do hope

The Jury wipes that smile off of the murderers face. During the trial it was so evident that zimmerman feels no remorse for what he did. In his little mind he sees himself as someone who did his part to rid the planet of one of the undesirables. Trouble is he is the undesirables himself not the kid he murdered in cold blood. I think the Jury will see it that way too and give him life without the possibility of parole.

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Response to madokie (Reply #4)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 04:33 AM

6. I can imagine madokie..

I didn't see it but, by all accounts it looks like he didn't even have the brains to try and hide his sense of smug "superiority".

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Response to Cha (Reply #6)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 08:04 AM

22. Actually, I thought Z sat with an impassive blank look the days I watched.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 05:07 AM

7. Kickin' it for Trayvon

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 05:09 AM

8. “This case isn’t about standing your ground. It’s about staying in your car.”


Also John Guy. Good closing, though I wish they had emphasized more about the time before the fight.

We will see what happens.

The one thing I heard that really gave me pause in all this was a black commentator on tv, (I just caught a bit of him, I think it was on MSNBC) after the ignorant police of Sanford came on threatened black people that post-trial violence "wouldn’t be tolerated". (People just like Zimmerman - no wonder he walked at first). The commentator pointed out that most "riots" by blacks are really minor disturbances in the grand scheme of things. The really ugly, big riots come when black people don't get something they expected.

But, he said, in this country, they no longer expect justice, so he doubted there would be much of a backlash for a not guilty verdict.

That's a hell of an indictment for our country. I would think it's sad, but it just pisses me off that most Americans really don't give a shit, and make it possible through their inaction and acceptance.

They say manufacturing is dead, but we manufacture hate on a daily basis, and I haven't seen that decline at all.


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Response to jtuck004 (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 05:23 AM

10. Also excellent from John Guy.. thank you, jtuck

I have to disagree with the Black commentator.. I think there will be a tremendous amount of outburst if Z gets off with no accountability.

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Response to Cha (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 07:05 AM

13. +1000

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 05:10 AM

9. K/R

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Response to CakeGrrl (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 05:24 AM

11. Mahalo CakeGrrl~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 07:04 AM

12. Kicked & Recommended

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 07:06 AM

14. I know, In The Wind..

.. mahalo

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Response to Cha (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 07:22 AM

17. When will the hatred end?

Poor child

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #17)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 07:36 AM

18. That's one reason why

Z needs to be held accountable. This was a blatant hate crime no matter how many excuses he's putting forth. He can't get away with it. It's not okay.

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Response to Cha (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 07:45 AM

19. That is why good people cannot turn their backs to the truth.



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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #19)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 07:56 AM

20. That's exactly what Z was doing to

to Trayvon Martin. Big ol bully that went deadly.

thank you for the vid, ITW.. It's really educational and vitally important to go Viral. The more we're aware the better chance to save a child. so sad but necessary to know. So glad this was made!

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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 08:02 AM

21. Clearly Z needed psychiatric help before he did the unacceptable crime of taking a life.

So many people are suffering inside they lash out at those who cannot defend themselves.
IMO: This problem originated in his childhood.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 07:10 AM

15. k&R

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Response to Whisp (Reply #15)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 07:12 AM

16. Mahalo

Whisp

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 08:06 AM

23. I think it should read 16 years and 22 days..

still, get the point, I thought his closing was moving and strong.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #23)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 08:33 AM

24. Trayvon was born Feb 5, 1995 and

passed on Feb 26, 2012. Looks like it should read "17 years and 21 days", no?

Thank goodness for John Guy's closing.

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Response to Cha (Reply #24)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 08:39 AM

25. he had turned 17 22 days earlier...

I'm not the best at math, but I'm pretty sure that iswhat john guy said. 16 years and 22 days.

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Response to boston bean (Reply #25)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 09:35 AM

28. John Guy's math is correct...

When you turn 17, that means you have lived for a an entire 16 years already and are just starting on the 17th year.

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Response to IphengeniaBlumgarten (Reply #28)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 12:00 PM

30. No wait.

When you turn 1, you've lived 1 year.

When you turn 17, you've lived 17 years, no?

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 09:15 AM

26. May justice be served.

Trayvon

Forever Young~

So sad, Cha.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #26)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 09:20 AM

27. I know, she..



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Response to Cha (Original post)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 11:58 AM

29. Damn.

That baby face!

And that useless unfeeling blob sitting there in the courtroom.

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Response to tblue (Reply #29)

Sat Jul 13, 2013, 06:40 PM

31. I know.. it's senseless.

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