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Crunchy Frog

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Living under a Soviet puppet regime.

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And why is it that Trump, or anyone else, has the right to expect members of Congress

To display fealty to any foreign country? Why should they have any kind of allegiance to Israel, or any other country besides the United States?

Isn't this the question that got Ilhan Omar into so much hot water for asking a few months ago? I think she had a valid point.

I may be the only one, but I agree with you.

I don't agree that the Betsy Ross flag is inherently a hate symbol, or that it stands for racism and slavery.

The only reason it would become such is that we surrender it to the right wing, and I, personally, have no intention of doing that. I don't think we should concede the Gadsden flag either.

I think that Nike made an appallingly bad decision to put the flag on a shoe in the first place, but the way they've handled the aftermath has been even worse.

They've basically handed the RW red meat on a silver platter, and they are going to milk it for all it's worth, and benefit from it politically.

From some of the accusations flying around here lately, I'm as good as advocating waving a swastika around or burning a cross on somebody's lawn, but no, I don't think we should just surrender our national symbols to a bunch of fascists.

Rant over, and waiting for the accusations.
Posted by Crunchy Frog | Sat Jul 6, 2019, 05:09 PM (0 replies)

If we don't impose limits on him now through the impeachment process,

then, even if we vote him out next election, good luck with the next R president, or R controlled House or Senate. The R's will know for certain that they can get away with ANYTHING, and that NO ONE will even bother with trying to impose any limits on them. We will have one large, powerful party that knows it doesn't live under the rule of law, and will be operating without breaks.

Call me crazy, but I don't think that would be a healthy thing for our country or our democracy.

I think that's what the Repugs want. For mass shootings to just be part of the new normal.

Are they just trying to get us conditioned to high levels of mass violence? Are they trying to get us all desensitized? Is this part of their larger agenda for the country?

I can feel myself becoming more desensitized too.
Posted by Crunchy Frog | Thu Nov 8, 2018, 01:05 PM (0 replies)

So, it looks like there was just a mass shooting with 12 fatalities, and it's barely noticeable here

on DU.

I've scrolled over the whole front page, and just a handfull of threads with just a few replies.

I guess maybe we're heading into a society where mass shootings, even with fatalities in double digits, just aren't really noteworthy anymore unless there are other extenuating conditions (houses of worship, children, etc.)

Is this a real trend, or am I full of it?

Sub-Saharan Africans don't show evidence of interbreeding with Neanderthals or Denisovans, but

they do show evidence of interbreeding with other lineages of archaic humans.

That means that we are ALL mutts, and we are all products of interbreeding with our more archaic cousins. Genetically speaking, none of us are "more" or "less" or superior or inferior. It's silly and dangerous to try to classify contemporary humans in that fashion. JMHO.

Amber Guyger, when the National Review is calling you out, you're probably in deep shit.

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/09/amber-guyger-botham-jean-shooting-police-must-face-impartial-justice/

Really surprised at some of the stuff they're saying.

Aside from the horrific details of the shooting itself, there are already troubling indications that Guyger’s identity as a police officer is providing her with actual, undeserved advantages in the prosecution of this case.

First, police sources are reportedly indicating that Guyger may actually try to raise the fact that Jean didn’t obey her commands as a defense. It’s not a defense. The moment she opened the door to an apartment that wasn’t her own, she wasn’t operating as a police officer clothed with the authority of the law. She was instead a criminal. She was breaking into another person’s home. She was an armed home invader, and the person clothed with the authority of law to defend himself was Botham Shem Jean.

Which brings us to the second troubling element of the story. So far, Guyger is only charged with manslaughter. But all the available evidence indicates that she intentionally shot Jean. This wasn’t a warning shot gone awry. The pistol didn’t discharge during a struggle. She committed a crime by forcing open Jean’s door, deliberately took aim, and killed him.

Texas law defines murder quite simply as “intentionally or knowingly caus[ing] the death of an individual.” Manslaughter, by contrast, occurs when a person “recklessly” causes death. Guyger’s warning and her deliberate aim scream intent. 



Not defending the NR here, and of course they always have a hidden agenda, but I still found it pretty remarkable that they're suggesting that she committed actual murder rather than manslaughter, and calling her out on her attempts to use victim blaming as her defense.

I'm hoping that this case has gotten so high profile that they won't have a choice about rendering real justice.

LOL. Reminds me of this video.

I'm sorry that the drug war has put you in this situation.

I've been profoundly opposed to this drug war ever since I was forced to go through untreated kidney stone pain.

I definitely think we're going to start seeing lots more deaths from overuse of NSAIDS and Tylenol, and probably even alcohol, as a result of the mismanagement of this "crisis".

You might try looking into kratom. It's a ground up leaf that has mild opioid and possibly anti-inflammatory properties, and is currently still legal.

Yes. The TOS no longer gets enforced

Due to the way the jury system works. The only thing that gets enforced is the currently dominating groupthink.

I really wish they would ditch the jury system and go back to the previous system of moderators.
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