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  1. #2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by mngopher35 View Post
    I think the point is that systematic injustice happening for a long time in this country is more important than say (to pick a bad example he gave) someone's grad party. Not understanding the major difference of these issues and how they affect people would seemingly come down to privilege.

    I mean I wouldn't mind people being able to have grad parties or my sisters wedding to move forward. I don't in any way equate these things to fighting against systematic injustice though at all. These are just things I would like to happen while the injustice we have seen is literally leading to violence and death against innocent civilians from police.
    Come on. You canít even see your dead parent or family member or have a funeral without the media going after you but itís ok to all crowd on the streets to protest etc. You donít see how thereís a double standard in that situation?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewersfan255 View Post
    Come on. You canít even see your dead parent or family member or have a funeral without the media going after you but itís ok to all crowd on the streets to protest etc. You donít see how thereís a double standard in that situation?


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    You canít do those things because a POTUS and brain dead followers do everything to downplay the virus and have actively stalled any attempt at recovery. You donít even realize you yourself are keeping yourself from doing what you want lmao
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewersfan255 View Post
    Come on. You canít even see your dead parent or family member or have a funeral without the media going after you but itís ok to all crowd on the streets to protest etc. You donít see how thereís a double standard in that situation?


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    I actually know this first hand. They do let you in afterwards though, as if that matters nearly the same since they have passed (and how ridiculous is that, seriously? That to me is the crazy thing). The media hasn't come after them or us at all though despite this as far as I know.

    I have advocated protesters take the precautions seriously multiple times in threads here. Media is built for a target audience, having a double standard is essentially their standard. I don't get outraged by fox or cnn because I don't watch them. I generally read articles on what I consider more relevant news so I miss a lot of what you may be referencing if it is whining about people doing things some won't like but makes no real difference (like what special posts often).

    None of this really addressed my main point though. It's not sad or frustrating that people are standing up to injustice (peacefully, some do go overboard) protesting and seeming to push real change/talks of how and so on in some cases. Not even close to anything like real change (yet?) but it seems many more are aware now at least and chiming in even at higher levels. It's a far bigger issue than grad parties and weddings and celebrations that would be fun and shouldn't be compared like that. I do think it is alright to protest an issue like this, I wish they would take more precaution though personally... I do not think people should start ignoring covid though and have wedding/grad parties with tons of people getting close and so on necessarily if they don't have to and I don't think it's a double standard at all.

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    COVID-19 Response: An issue that shouldn't be at all political....yet here we are

    Quote Originally Posted by Brewersfan255 View Post
    Come on. You canít even see your dead parent or family member or have a funeral without the media going after you but itís ok to all crowd on the streets to protest etc. You donít see how thereís a double standard in that situation?


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    Did fox or Twitter tell you what all the libs are saying again?


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    Quote Originally Posted by mngopher35 View Post
    I think the point is that systematic injustice happening for a long time in this country is more important than say (to pick a bad example he gave) someone's grad party. Not understanding the major difference of these issues and how they affect people would seemingly come down to privilege.

    I mean I wouldn't mind people being able to have grad parties or my sisters wedding to move forward. I don't in any way equate these things to fighting against systematic injustice though at all. These are just things I would like to happen while the injustice we have seen is literally leading to violence and death against innocent civilians from police.
    Of course there's a major difference, why is it automatically that he doesn't understand the difference and not just that he's wondering why going to a funeral can get questioned? If I have a family member die, I guarantee that for me personally, in that time frame, going to their funeral will be more important.
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiteWolf View Post
    Of course there's a major difference, why is it automatically that he doesn't understand the difference and not just that he's wondering why going to a funeral can get questioned? If I have a family member die, I guarantee that for me personally, in that time frame, going to their funeral will be more important.
    Because this isn't their first conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by benny01 View Post
    Because this isn't their first conversation.
    ahh, that I'll buy
    gotta love 'referential' treatment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewersfan255 View Post
    Come on. You canít even see your dead parent or family member or have a funeral without the media going after you but itís ok to all crowd on the streets to protest etc. You donít see how thereís a double standard in that situation?
    Have some balls, dude.

    If it means that much to you, then you will hold your funeral or whatever and accept the consequences ó even if it is something as woefully terrifying as the media going after you.

    By the way, welcome to the world of double standards ó poor, little you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by browski234 View Post
    You canít do those things because a POTUS and brain dead followers do everything to downplay the virus and have actively stalled any attempt at recovery. You donít even realize you yourself are keeping yourself from doing what you want lmao
    apparently it was because of Trump and "brain dead" followers downplaying coronavirus that caused/allowed millions of people to protest for Black Lives Matter without a care for social distancing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    Look through my post history if you're so interested in my thoughts on this.

    SPOILER ALERT: I thought the criticism was unnecessary.
    I will take your word for it, shocking eh.

    this would mean that you posted something on topic, which is more surprising to me.


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    7 day average: cases are starting to increase quite a bit

    Deaths continue to plummet


    https://twitter.com/phillyrich1/stat...267821568?s=21

    FL gov said the median age was 60-70 the first few months now itís 37 and continuing to decline as younger people test more and more for it. And of course the mortality rate is really low for people under the age of 40 so death rate continues to go down


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brewersfan255 View Post
    7 day average: cases are starting to increase quite a bit

    Deaths continue to plummet
    Countrywide statistics are moderately illuminating, but you really need to look at the pandemic regionally. It decimated the northeast corridor a month ago (national numbers offset by most of the rest of the country). Now it is picking up in the sun belt (national numbers offset by the northeast, among other regions).

    Deaths are usually two-three weeks behind confirmed cases, but young people are generally safer ó though the elderly with whom they come into contact are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crovash View Post
    Countrywide statistics are moderately illuminating, but you really need to look at the pandemic regionally. It decimated the northeast corridor a month ago (national numbers offset by most of the rest of the country). Now it is picking up in the sun belt (national numbers offset by the northeast, among other regions).

    Deaths are usually two-three weeks behind confirmed cases, but young people are generally safer ó though the elderly with whom they come into contact are not.
    Itís been steadily declining for awhile now (deaths that is) even after cases were pretty high


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    COVID-19 Response: An issue that shouldn't be at all political....yet here we are

    Quote Originally Posted by SiteWolf View Post
    Of course there's a major difference, why is it automatically that he doesn't understand the difference and not just that he's wondering why going to a funeral can get questioned? If I have a family member die, I guarantee that for me personally, in that time frame, going to their funeral will be more important.
    I covered this but I have been through this myself as well recently during this. Wanting to hold a ceremony for a loved one that passed away already is far different than losing a loved one to the system unjustly. Weddings and grad parties are celebrations and also way off base. There is no legitimate comparison of these things to having a loved one murdered by a cop in any way I am sorry, you not being able to do these right when you want is just way different.

    Why does what you personally want need to be equated/compared to systematic injustice like he did? It's extreme privilege to think some of the things he mentioned matter as much or more than other people's livelihood. I hope we can have our funerals for loved ones, my sister can move forward with her wedding, grad parties happen etc at some point too like I said. This is still my wants compared to systematic injustice destroying peoples lives not just stopping them from celebrations/ceremonies during a pandemic but all the time.

    If you feel the need to compare then you are likely a very privileged person that has never had to deal with true struggle/cops killing family/family locked up for minor things and so on. There was 0 reason to bring this in comparatively and it shows a lack of empathy/understanding/issues many in this country struggle with all the time not just having a tough time doing things they want in a pandemic.

    It's sad that I can't eat a snickers bar without getting looks from people but other people dying of cancer (or anything) can eat what they want without being judged! I mean you can want your snickers but you get how you missed something major in whining about someone with cancer here right? This is what it looks like complaining about things you want when others have far bigger issues and you try and use them to associate you getting what you want.


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    The cases aren't coming from just more testing being done, but new cases. There were a group of friends who tested positive after going out when the stay at home order was lifted for social gathering.

    A profession golfer has come down with it after all the care PGA took to protect their players. Man, I wonder how they will pull off reopening the NBA in Florida, a potential hotspot. The baseball season looks like it will be canceled, no talk of reopening from that I have seen. People in the Pubic Health department are saying that the NFL may not play games their season if we see a coronavirus spike during the flu season.

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