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Posts posted by Califan007

  1. On 4/19/2021 at 2:31 PM, skinsfan4128 said:

    It worked out well for him here? Dude got traded here under a horrible front office, got mauled under a useless coaching staff, had to rehabilitate himself to walk let alone play in a NFL game again, and still had to decide whether his future was playing the game he loves under an administration who saw him finished (not that ron and company were wrong) as opposed to spending a quality life with his family. 

    Saying it worked out for the man is akin to saying it works out for immigrants in this country. 


    he said "other than the leg injury"...so rewriting this part of your post while taking out anything that is connected to his injury:


    "It worked out well for him here? Dude got traded here under a horrible front office, as opposed to spending a quality life with his family."


    Not the most convincing argument that he was wrong.

  2. On 4/19/2021 at 10:41 AM, Llevron said:


    I do wonder if part of the calculus here has to be that there are A LOT of white people in this country who are falling for the 'We, the persecuted....its so tough to be a white male....the government wants us replaced' thing...


    "Whites are being persecuted" = "My white privilege isn't giving me as many privileges as it used to."

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  3. PRONE: Facedown and handcuffed is no way to die, yet it keeps happening over and over again


    Some moaned. Others moved very little. At least 20 said, “I can’t breathe.” Most were mentally ill. Many were obese. More than half had drugs in their systems. More than two-thirds were either Black or Hispanic.


    In all, 9Wants to Know found at least 107 names of people nationwide who died facedown and on the ground since 2010.  There are likely many more.

    All were, at one point, held prone. In other words, they were restrained on their stomachs while officers tried to handcuff them.


    By our count, their deaths have led to more than $70 million in settlements and verdicts.


    Yet not even that figure has proven enough to convince law enforcement officers to do what they were advised to do back in 1995 when the U.S. Department of Justice through its National Institute of Justice Program told officers: “As soon as the suspect is handcuffed, get him off his stomach.”


    Why issue the warning in the first place?


    “In a recent analysis of in-custody deaths, we discovered evidence that unexplained in-custody deaths are caused more often than is generally known by a little-known phenomenon called positional asphyxia… a person lying on his stomach has trouble breathing when pressure is applied to his back,” the report reads.








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  4. Just now, Larry said:

    I think an announcement calling for calm on all sides might be in order, too. 

    If it were me, I think my point would be that this verdict is probably justice. But it's not something to celebrate, either. That we'd really have preferred it if it hadn't been necessary. 


    That takes the verdict completely out of its societal context, though. People aren't really celebrating this one conviction.

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  5. 2 minutes ago, goskins10 said:


    Anybody see this? Did the judge really say that Waters comments could lead to the verdict being overturned on appeal? 




    Not quite, although the headlines make it seem that way.


    I read a fuller version of his remarks and it came across as "I don't think her remarks mattered at all in this case but yeah, it's something you can site in appeal, I'll give you that."

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  6. 7 minutes ago, Sticksboi05 said:


    Public health agencies like the CDC slow to update their recommendations and messaging. Media has been out in front on new research and suggesting we change behaviors.


    So the presidential administration that literally stopped them from doing just that under threat of penalty played no role in things?...Interesting.




    Trump threatened to fire CDC's chief of respiratory diseases in February: report


    President Trump nearly fired a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) official after she said in February that the agency was preparing for a pandemic, according to The Wall Street Journal.


    “It’s not a question of if this will happen but when this will happen and how many people in this country will have severe illnesses,” Nancy Messonnier, the director of the CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said on Feb. 25. 


    According to the Journal, Trump was angry with Messonnier after her statement resulted in a dip in the stock market. The same day, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said the virus was “contained” in the U.S.



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  7. 3 hours ago, Sticksboi05 said:

    Then we still have mass amounts of people on the "we don't know if the vaccine curbs transmission" train when that is old news now and we know it does. Just way to slow to update the file from the CDC and others throughout this entire thing.


    If that is the case, who do you blame for that?

  8. 8 hours ago, mistertim said:


    And the only reason it didn't happen is because word got out to the public and the Republican leadership scrambled to contain the damage, not because Republican leaders were told about it internally and said "Wait, WHAT? are you out of your goddamn minds? That's horrible"


    If there hadn't been a public backlash over the leaked docs, it absolutely would have gone forward, because Republicans know their base loves that **** and that's all they care about now.


    Who's the "they" in that sentence?

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