"I do not want this to spiral out of control into conservative vs. liberal bashing based on the simple fact people think one way or the other.
I will edit and delete if I feel things are out of hand.
We do not normally have political…"
Very good insight into the historical context of the current situation. I'm not very well up on American history, so thanks for that. Obviously situations can arise out of many years of tensions.
'So keep it ambient…or…"
"I definitely hear that you're angry about things, that I can relate to. The way you go about expressing it isn't very effective and creates a weird vibe for me. I also think the OP was misplaced. However, I'm still…"
"Ok keep it ambient. That was really offensive to me, Gene. The president has repeatedly stated he's not muslim and muslim isn't a bad religion. Extremists are bad people.
Several album covers over the years have been political...
"I was surprised to even see the topic on the board. But Fabio’s chosen picture was obviously leaning towards a judgment/opinion that there was something wrong with what went down in Ferguson. I looked at it one day and then on the 2nd day,…"
"Politics are an extremely rare topic here... as historical internet discussions become more dividing than not. I really don't like g.a.b's three stooges post... and thought it was going to spiral after that... but we didn't. the…"
"Kind of surprised to see this topic here, doesn't seem like it's very productive to talk about it. I appreciate Steve's thoughtful response above but regarding conclusions on specific "demographics" and "feral…"
"I almost never watch the news these days. The media rarely shows anything that's not heavily biased, lurid or sensationalist...of course, they wouldn't feature these things if we didn't watch them...but that's another discussion.…"
"The grand jury was totally bizarre. From what I've read - it's unheard of to have the defendant (the police officer) testify at a grand jury.
I served grand jury for 3 months in a county in Illinois - obviously - no comparison…"
"On the subject of the media and the MSM (mainstream media) in particular, from what I've seen a lot of so-called MSM 'journalists' aren't real journos at all, they are 'repeaters'. Their role is to tell the viewers what…"
"It's an eye opener when you end up in a verbal fight with two siblings at the thanksgiving table over the Ferguson story. You have to keep an open mind when you hear news even from multiple sources. The one witness who backed up the police…"
"Heartfelt words, Jaja. Slums, ghettos, hoods, poor side of town - exist everywhere. Some areas are nothing but. I don't know why so many people have a need to dominate others... to squeeze them out... exclude... go to war...…"