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ladjf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-11-10 01:43 PM
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36. The Sunder land story is not, IMO, another "missing-white-girl" story.
Edited on Fri Jun-11-10 01:52 PM by ladjf
It's a news report about a very skilled and courageous young woman who was attempting an amazing feat. She was knocked down by terrible weather and was in danger, 2000 miles from the nearest land. I consider her challenge and situation to be very interesting.

I find you to be more than "cold". You seem almost dead.

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  -Who else is sick of the missing-white-girl stories already? backscatter712  Jun-11-10 10:57 AM   #0 
  - Maybe you could get yourself appointed the one who determines what others pay attention to.  elocs   Jun-11-10 11:04 AM   #1 
  - You only open one window at a time on your pc?  aquart   Jun-11-10 11:04 AM   #2 
  - If you owned a media outlet, would you report the kidnapping of minority girls as well?  Wandawilkerson   Jun-11-10 11:26 AM   #10 
  - Don't take it out on the dead white girls.. that's blaming the victim..  left coaster   Jun-11-10 11:07 AM   #3 
  - You're getting it.  backscatter712   Jun-11-10 11:11 AM   #5 
  - I'm with you. These stories probably number in the tens of thousands.  snappyturtle   Jun-11-10 11:10 AM   #4 
  - To my knowledge, no 16 yr. old female has ever sailed solo  ladjf   Jun-11-10 01:47 PM   #37 
     - You, ladjf, have a sadly lacking background of knowledge...  hayu_lol   Jun-11-10 04:18 PM   #45 
     - I'm familiar with Ms. Watson's voyage and have read most of  ladjf   Jun-11-10 10:34 PM   #55 
     - Australian Jessica Watson, also 16, sailed around the world  Synicus Maximus   Jun-11-10 10:59 PM   #60 
     - Yes. I should have worded that Sunderland was, to my knowledge,  ladjf   Jun-11-10 11:01 PM   #61 
     - I guess you didn't get my drift. I wasn't talking about the girl.  snappyturtle   Jun-13-10 06:35 AM   #69 
  - Why is race relevant  NoNothing   Jun-11-10 11:14 AM   #6 
  - Because the MSM never reports on black or Hispanic girls, unless they are also victims  DailyGrind51   Jun-11-10 11:19 AM   #8 
  - Yep. The media doesn't care if minority girls have something horrible happen to them.  backscatter712   Jun-11-10 11:28 AM   #11 
  - No one would have heard about that Peruvian girl, if Van der Sloot had not been the prime suspect  DailyGrind51   Jun-11-10 04:48 PM   #46 
     - bingo!  liberal_at_heart   Jun-11-10 11:12 PM   #64 
  - i see missing black children on the news quite often. n/t  Scout   Jun-11-10 04:50 PM   #47 
  - Minority missing women would benefit from wide media coverage  Wandawilkerson   Jun-11-10 11:24 AM   #9 
  - That sums it up. n/t  backscatter712   Jun-11-10 11:29 AM   #13 
  - True..  RedRoses323   Jun-11-10 11:35 AM   #14 
     - It's one decent thing which Walmart does...  Dappleganger   Jun-11-10 11:40 AM   #16 
        - "Its one decent thing which Walmart does.."  RedRoses323   Jun-11-10 11:46 AM   #19 
  - The media definitely thinks it is  Posteritatis   Jun-11-10 01:26 PM   #33 
  - Sailboat girl is a big waste of time....  luvspeas   Jun-11-10 11:16 AM   #7 
  - Gwen Ifil calls them "Lacey Stories" because they all seem to have that name or similar. (nt)  ehrnst   Jun-11-10 11:29 AM   #12 
  - Apparently you are no fan of John Donne. Besides, we like "Missing White Men Who Fly" stories, too.  WinkyDink   Jun-11-10 11:38 AM   #15 
  - These are local stories  burnsei sensei   Jun-11-10 11:42 AM   #17 
  - Was there a missing black girl sailing solo across the ocean who was ignored by the media?  DavidDvorkin   Jun-11-10 11:45 AM   #18 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-11-10 11:51 AM   #20 
     - It's not this girl's whiteness that makes this a big story  DavidDvorkin   Jun-11-10 11:56 AM   #22 
  - Today I have been listening to the TV in the background.  MyNameGoesHere   Jun-11-10 11:53 AM   #21 
  - The van der Sloot story gets airtime only because it's a continuation of the Natalee Holloway story.  backscatter712   Jun-11-10 01:02 PM   #24 
  - Do you know of a similar instance of a non-white girl going missing similar  Regret My New Name   Jun-11-10 01:17 PM   #30 
  - Of course the Peruvian woman is of no consequence. I get it  MyNameGoesHere   Jun-11-10 01:29 PM   #35 
  - That is true... but Why are you trying to connect  Raine1967   Jun-11-10 05:38 PM   #50 
  - +1 wonder if i said "tired of your black boys gang violence news from detroit" nt  fishbulb703   Jun-11-10 01:07 PM   #26 
     - Those kind of stories  JonLP24   Jun-11-10 05:44 PM   #53 
  - I'm sorry your television didn't come with a channel changer or an off switch.  Warren DeMontague   Jun-11-10 11:58 AM   #23 
  - what do you mean by:  boston bean   Jun-11-10 01:04 PM   #25 
  - Your white girls  NeedleCast   Jun-11-10 01:09 PM   #27 
  - What about the little white boy that's missing? Is is okay to read about that?  lynne   Jun-11-10 01:13 PM   #28 
  - "but I'm fresh out of give-a-shit about your missing white girl"  proteus_lives   Jun-11-10 01:14 PM   #29 
  - I think the word starts with an R  Mudoria   Jun-11-10 04:51 PM   #48 
  - I use to get angry about the missing white girl stories all over the news  boston bean   Jun-11-10 01:18 PM   #31 
  - Change the fucking channel if you are bothered by it.  Swede   Jun-11-10 01:21 PM   #32 
  - 16 yo sailor lost at sea while sailing around the world alone.  Sheepshank   Jun-11-10 01:29 PM   #34 
  - The Sunder land story is not, IMO, another "missing-white-girl" story.  ladjf   Jun-11-10 01:43 PM   #36 
  - He said "missing" white girl  Seneca   Jun-11-10 01:49 PM   #39 
     - Because hearing of her places an undue burden on your brain?  WinkyDink   Jun-11-10 02:53 PM   #41 
  - + googolplex  Seneca   Jun-11-10 01:47 PM   #38 
  - so if it was a girl who was African American or Mexican American it would be ok?  ProgressiveVictory   Jun-11-10 02:43 PM   #40 
  - If she was African American or Mexican American, we'd never hear of it.  backscatter712   Jun-11-10 03:27 PM   #43 
     - we need new media  ProgressiveVictory   Jun-11-10 03:30 PM   #44 
  - Sorry. "Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind."  Bluebear   Jun-11-10 02:56 PM   #42 
  - Yet they don't really report "any man's" death.  Raineyb   Jun-11-10 05:32 PM   #49 
     - Maybe...but I can't grieve less for "dead white girls" or be sick of hearing of them...  Bluebear   Jun-11-10 05:40 PM   #52 
        - No one is saying we should have less comapssion for them.  liberal_at_heart   Jun-11-10 11:13 PM   #65 
        - The point is the coverage is an indication of who matters in this country  Raineyb   Jun-12-10 06:03 AM   #66 
  - Why, are white, teenage girls lesser human beings?  Darth_Kitten   Jun-11-10 05:40 PM   #51 
  - Unrec...  Biker13   Jun-11-10 05:56 PM   #54 
  - Racist bullshit. nt  Skip Intro   Jun-11-10 10:37 PM   #56 
  - If these chicks were ugly nobody would give a shit. Our society  liquid diamond   Jun-11-10 10:39 PM   #57 
  - Ugly and not rich, not rich more.  lonestarnot   Jun-11-10 10:59 PM   #59 
  - I haven't really paid much attention to either the Halloway story or the girl in the sailboat.  liberal_at_heart   Jun-11-10 10:43 PM   #58 
  - raises both hands... however, it is the kinda sick drama the M$M and elite know will distract us  ShamelessHussy   Jun-11-10 11:04 PM   #62 
  - Turn on MSNBC they don't have any of that  Raine   Jun-11-10 11:10 PM   #63 
  - I kind of agree  chillspike   Jun-12-10 06:08 AM   #67 
  - These stories are in the news because they appeal to a large demographic.  TexasObserver   Jun-12-10 06:27 AM   #68 

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