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Wed Nov 26, 2014, 09:22 AM

Nation Doesn’t Know If It Can Take Another Bullshit Speech About Healing




WASHINGTON—In the wake of a grand jury’s divisive decision not to charge Ferguson, MO police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown, a weary American populace told reporters Tuesday that they are not sure if they can take another bullshit speech about healing. “If I have to watch some politician, law enforcement official, or pretty much anyone regurgitate the same meaningless platitudes about setting aside our differences and coming together as a nation, I might just lose it,” said Atlanta resident Samantha Hubbard, echoing the sentiment of hundreds of millions of Americans who are uncertain if they can stomach even a single empty call for respect and civility. “I honestly don’t know if I’m physically capable of listening to another community leader recite the same unbearable garbage about how it’s time for an open and honest dialogue. I swear to God, if I hear even one goddamn person assert there’s more that unites us than divides us, I will immediately blow my brains out.” At press time, the nation was particularly apprehensive at the prospect of a bullshit speech that declared words were not enough.



http://www.theonion.com/articles/nation-doesnt-know-if-it-can-take-another-bullshit,37541/

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 09:38 AM

1. Picking at scabs can delay healing

 

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Response to seveneyes (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 10:47 AM

3. Sorry, but that's too clever for me to figure out. Are you railing against the Onion's message? nm

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 11:51 AM

4. That should be on a t-shirt

 

Edited a little

"Sorry, but you're too clever for me to figure out."

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #4)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:36 PM

13. Howz about, "Cleverness is not wisdom." except we'd have to give Euripides the royalties. nm

 

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #13)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 01:41 PM

14. Maybe just keep the receipts just in case

 

Euripides ever comes looking for his cut.

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Response to Android3.14 (Reply #14)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 01:43 PM

15. I think Michael Jackson bought the rights. nm

 

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Response to seveneyes (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:19 PM

12. Debridement: the removal of unhealthy tissue from a wound to promote healing.

Also, there are no scabs on new wounds.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 09:59 AM

2. Truth. Can't heal without treating the fundamental disease n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 11:52 AM

5. Slapping a bandaid on a malignant melanoma. n/t

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:07 PM

6. Well, there's the problem right there.

 

- They left Jebus out. They'll have to answer to Bill-O.



K&R

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Response to DeSwiss (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:09 PM

8. Confirmed - Ferguson is under biblical rebuke for its war on Christmas...

O'Riley to broadcast from Tribulation Central tonight at 9...

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:08 PM

7. Fiction - we are moving towards a more just society

Fact - We are in a totalitarian police state already where the authorities have the impunity of being above the law whiloe at the same time capriciously applying said law to whoever they choose.

Black teenager who may have stolen $25 worth of ciagrillos? DEATH SENTENCE
White banker who crashes the global economy and stole BILLIONS? No charges.

Fiction - America is the greatest country on Earth! U-S-A!! U-S-A!!! 'Murica!!!\
Fact - America sucks.

If one is to apply the axiom that the greatness of a nation is seen in the way it treats the least of its citizens, then America does truly suck. There is no denying that if you have money and access to pay-as-you-go "justice", America can be one hell of a party for you...but if you were simply born to the wrong parents, have the wrong skin or lack access to a trust fund account, then you are going to eventually find out just how star-spangled awesome this country REALLY is.

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Response to Moostache (Reply #7)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:13 PM

9. Amen. Insulting platitudes from purchased politicians


whose own policies escalate the problem:

We need an end to the militarization of our police, which is federally driven. We need real accountability, including a national database of police violence and relentless DOJ attention to police abuses.

But what do we get, instead? We get what we have come to expect from our corporate government when it comes to outrages like this.

We get cynical, pretty speeches and cheering propaganda voices, and nothing more.

Nothing ever gets better anymore. No one is ever serious about actual change for the better.

In fact, the corporate politicians making pretty speeches are relentlessly making things worse:




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The entire Democratic leadership opposed Grayson amendment to stop arming cops with DOD weapons
http://www.democraticunderground.com/10025390424


Police Militarization (including the Obama administration's role)
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/06/aclu-police-militarization-swat_n_2813334.html

It's almost certain that if the police agencies cooperate, the ACLU will find that the militarization trend has accelerated since Kraska's studies more than a decade ago. All of the policies, incentives and funding mechanisms that were driving the trend then are still in effect now. And most of them have grown in size and scope.

The George W. Bush administration actually began scaling down the Byrne and COPS programs in the early 2000s, part of a general strategy of leaving law enforcement to states and localities. But the Obama administration has since resurrected both programs. The Byrne program got a $2 billion surge in funding as part of the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, by far the largest budget in the program's 25-year history. Obama also gave the COPS program $1.55 billion that same year, a 250 percent increase over its 2008 budget, and again the largest budget in the program's history. Vice President Joe Biden had championed both programs during his time in the Senate.

The Pentagon's 1033 program has also exploded under Obama. In the program's monthly newsletter (Motto: "From Warfighter to Crimefighter", its director announced in October 2011 that his office had given away a record $500 million in military gear in fiscal year 2011, which he noted, "passes the previous mark by several hundred million dollars." He added, "I believe we can exceed that in FY 12.”

Then there are the Department of Homeland Security's anti-terrorism grants. The Center for Investigative Reporting found in a 2011 investigation that since 2001, DHS has given out more than $34 billion in grants to police departments across the country, many of which have been used to purchase military-grade guns, tanks, armor, and armored personnel carriers. The grants have gone to such unlikely terrorism targets as Fargo, N.D.; Canyon County, Idaho; and Tuscaloosa, Ala.




It's united oligarchy, not divided democracy. And it's united oligarchy with a relentless, insulting propaganda machine to try to obscure the truth.




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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:14 PM

10. K&R. As usual, The Onion

serves up more truth than our corporate media.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 12:15 PM

11. absolutely the truth as far as I am concerned.

Bullshit if we do nothing for the healing, and nothing is what we get. Way too close to the truth here.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Wed Nov 26, 2014, 03:02 PM

16. Too many guns, too much police, too many prisons...

We'll never fully "heal" until we get rid of these things.

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