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    Quote Originally Posted by natepro View Post
    How brain damaged do you have to be to think anything BOP talks about is "reality"?
    Wowie. One would think that nate doesn't like me very much, huh? Too bad he is just jealous of people who show themselves to be much smarter than he is which happens to be a lot of people. BTW, found out today that the the leadership of Black Lives Matter looted tens of millions of dollars that were donated to their organization by suckers who thought that they were actually helping black victims in this country. SUCKERS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natepro View Post
    Because you have an exhaustive list of what Black Lives Matter is doing? Or because you disagree with the focus of their organization? Would you like to join me in protesting the American Heart Association for not doing enough to prevent blindness?
    Black Lives Matter was looted by its communist founders. That's how on the up and up that organization is. Figures that you think that was a legitimate organization.



    What Happened to Black Lives Matter?
    by Michael Rushford · Published Jan 28, 2022 2:03 pm · Updated Jan 28, 2022 2:45 pm

    Investigative reporter Andrew Kerr’s piece in yesterday’s Washington Examiner exposes the corruption behind the curtain of Black Lives Matter (BLM), the nation’s most influential social justice organization. BLM was founded in 2013 by black activists Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors, and Opal Tometi, in response to the acquittal of Hispanic neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman after the fatal shooting of black teenager Trayvon Martin in self defense. The movement gained national exposure after the August 9, 2014 shooting death of black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri. BLM immediately launched protests which turned into several weeks of riots, with businesses looted and set on fire. The St. Louis Chief Financial Officer estimated a total cost at $20 million. Months later a grand jury and the Obama Justice Department concluded that the shooting was in self defense. By the May 25, 2020 death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, the group had amassed several million in contributions and had a worldwide network of chapters and affiliates. Within five days of Floyd’s death BLM coordinated protests occurred, almost simultaneously, in 2,000 cities in 60 countries. Many of the protests, especially in over 200 U.S. cities, devolved into riots with government buildings and businesses burned, police officers, bystanders and reporters attacked, and widespread looting and violence. In the end the “mostly peaceful” protests took 25 lives and cost at least $1 billion in damage. So how did BLM get the money to finance these protests and where did it go?


    According to the Examiner story, BLM did not become a legitimate charitable organization until December of 2020, when it received tax-exempt status. Prior that that, its funding was funneled through two ultra liberal California charities, the Thousand Currents Foundation and the Tides Foundation. The Thousand Currents Foundation is funded by the MacCarther, Packard and Kellogg Foundations, and Nicholas Pritzker’s Libra Foundation among others. The Tides Foundation receives its funding from George Soros’ Open Society Foundations, the Atlantic Advocacy Fund, The Ford Foundation and the California Endowment, all large scale donors to progressive causes. In 2020 alone, BLM received transfers totaling $66.5 million from the Thousand Currents Foundation. Last May BLM co-founder Patrice Cullors announced that she was leaving the group to pursue other interests. Cullors had been had been receiving a salary of $20,000 a month since 2019 and had expensed some $26,000 for meetings at a luxury Malibu resort that year. She was also being investigated for $3.2 million in personal real estate purchases allegedly made with BLM funds. At the time of her departure Cullors appointed two activists, Monica Themba and Monifa Bandele to lead BLM, but four months later both revealed that they had never accepted the job.

    The investigator reported that BLM claimed closing out 2020 with $60 million in its bank account. The only remaining leadership of the group are board members Shalomyah Bowers and Raymond Howard, neither of whom would return telephone calls. The investigator actually went to the Los Angeles office identified in BLM tax filings as the place where its financial records are held, and learned from a security guard that there was never a BLM office at that location. The organization has yet to file a tax return for 2020 and nobody can say where the $60 million BLM said it had in January 2020 actually is.

    To sum up; Black Lives Matter received contributions of some amount beyond $70 million from corporations including Target, Facebook, Walmart, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, Square, Etsy, Levis, Gap, Nike, MacDonalds, Wendys, Coca-Cola, Peloton and liberal billionaires, laundered through two California Foundations. The return on this investment was a year of riots, at least $1 billion in property damage, 25 deaths, a historic increase in crime and violence nationally, the partial destruction of dozens of cities, all of which had a significant and disproportionate negative impact on the lives African Americans. Outside of the small group leaders and consultants who lined their pockets with the largesse of stupid corporate leaders attempting to validate their racial virtue, exactly who has benefited from Black Lives Matter?
    Last edited by Bird of Prey; 01-28-2022 at 09:00 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird of Prey View Post
    Wowie. One would think that nate doesn't like me very much, huh? Too bad he is just jealous of people who show themselves to be much smarter than he is which happens to be a lot of people. BTW, found out today that the the leadership of Black Lives Matter looted tens of millions of dollars that were donated to their organization by suckers who thought that they were actually helping black victims in this country. SUCKERS.
    Yep someone is just tracking Fox News. They say it, he regurgitates it. That’s infinitely better than whom he was compared to. Although being trapped here watching it the first time is unfortunate enough but then to have to read about them saying things without any thought to the factual nature is annoying.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncos78087 View Post
    Yep someone is just tracking Fox News. They say it, he regurgitates it. That’s infinitely better than whom he was compared to. Although being trapped here watching it the first time is unfortunate enough but then to have to read about them saying things without any thought to the factual nature is annoying.
    So, you think that Black Lives Matter is a good organization, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dbroncos78087 View Post
    I have my issues with BOP but it’s not even close when comparing the two.
    Hard disagree. They're both a complete waste of time outside of the unintentional humor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird of Prey View Post
    Black Lives Matter was looted by its communist founders. That's how on the up and up that organization is. Figures that you think that was a legitimate organization.



    What Happened to Black Lives Matter?
    by Michael Rushford · Published Jan 28, 2022 2:03 pm · Updated Jan 28, 2022 2:45 pm
    No link, ay? I'm sure this must be from some super reputable source.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird of Prey View Post
    Wowie. One would think that nate doesn't like me very much, huh? Too bad he is just jealous of people who show themselves to be much smarter than he is which happens to be a lot of people. BTW, found out today that the the leadership of Black Lives Matter looted tens of millions of dollars that were donated to their organization by suckers who thought that they were actually helping black victims in this country. SUCKERS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bird of Prey View Post
    Black Lives Matter was looted by its communist founders. That's how on the up and up that organization is. Figures that you think that was a legitimate organization.



    What Happened to Black Lives Matter?
    by Michael Rushford · Published Jan 28, 2022 2:03 pm · Updated Jan 28, 2022 2:45 pm
    So this bag of crazy appears to be from a blog called Crime & Consequences, a site whose website ends in a .blog, which I didn't even know was a thing.

    They are apparently "sponsored" by the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, a group who seems to be almost wholly dedicated to executing more people than we already do, and doing it faster.

    The reason I say they're "sponsored" by them, in quotes, is became the same Michael Rushford that wrote this mess is also the CEO of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, meaning he is basically sponsoring himself here.

    As a side note, it's always interesting to me when people want to make Ferguson out to be some kind of dangerous riot that burned the city to the ground, but never mention the federal judge ordering the police to stop indiscriminately tear gassing protestors or the members of the media that were gassed, shot with rubber bullets, arrested, or had their equipment destroyed by police.


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    Quote Originally Posted by spliff(TONE) View Post
    No link, ay? I'm sure this must be from some super reputable source.
    The source is Fox News. I believe it’s that new Jesse Watters show based on the time stamp. They all run together as a propaganda hit job that it’s hard to know what show based on just on the content. If Fox leads one show with a story about BLM, then they coordinate so they are all talking about it. It reminds really well the viewers who they hate and their alleged offenses. You can never accuse Fox of mixed messaging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by natepro View Post
    So this bag of crazy appears to be from a blog called Crime & Consequences, a site whose website ends in a .blog, which I didn't even know was a thing.

    They are apparently "sponsored" by the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, a group who seems to be almost wholly dedicated to executing more people than we already do, and doing it faster.

    The reason I say they're "sponsored" by them, in quotes, is became the same Michael Rushford that wrote this mess is also the CEO of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, meaning he is basically sponsoring himself here.

    As a side note, it's always interesting to me when people want to make Ferguson out to be some kind of dangerous riot that burned the city to the ground, but never mention the federal judge ordering the police to stop indiscriminately tear gassing protestors or the members of the media that were gassed, shot with rubber bullets, arrested, or had their equipment destroyed by police.
    You are also painting Ferguson in a different light here. Nobody died, thankfully, but it was plenty destructive and there were a lot of police doing their best to keep it from escalating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the Ripper View Post
    You are also painting Ferguson in a different light here. Nobody died, thankfully, but it was plenty destructive and there were a lot of police doing their best to keep it from escalating.
    There were also police taking the opportunity to let out some aggression and play soldier. This is the same city where the cops beat one of their own that was undercover among protestors because they didn't realize it was him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by natepro View Post
    There were also police taking the opportunity to let out some aggression and play soldier. This is the same city where the cops beat one of their own that was undercover among protestors because they didn't realize it was him.
    There will always be aggressors on each side of a stand-off between rioting citizens and police. Ferguson has largely been forgotten about in the wake of bigger, far more destructive riots since. But the town is neither the **** hole it was made out to be in the national media, nor was the rioting particularly dangerous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the Ripper View Post
    There will always be aggressors on each side of a stand-off between rioting citizens and police. Ferguson has largely been forgotten about in the wake of bigger, far more destructive riots since. But the town is neither the **** hole it was made out to be in the national media, nor was the rioting particularly dangerous.
    The Ferguson report was pretty bad in terms of how the police operated. It wasn’t entirely (or even predominantly) the everyday officers so much as it was the City itself which counted on the police department for revenue and pressured them to make arrests and citations which disproportionately affected the black community.

    It was really bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valade16 View Post
    The Ferguson report was pretty bad in terms of how the police operated. It wasn’t entirely (or even predominantly) the everyday officers so much as it was the City itself which counted on the police department for revenue and pressured them to make arrests and citations which disproportionately affected the black community.

    It was really bad.
    Makes sense considering the rioters were disproportionately black.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack the Ripper View Post
    Makes sense considering the rioters were disproportionately black.
    Yes, their policies and practices engendered deep mistrust from the black community.

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