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A lot to think about

July 17, 2013

I am not prone to writer’s block, but every now and then it is as though there is so much going on that is important I don’t know where to start....

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stangv8

Jul-21-13 8:59 PM

Judeye, yes, Stand-Your-Ground could have been used by Martin if he had a CCW and felt threatened. Martin didn’t have to go home. He had already gotten away to where Zimmerman lost sight of him.

Martin was only a kid and therefore must have been scared? If he was scared, why did he go back. How about you doing some research on the life of another kid and see just what a kid is capable of. This kid was only 5’5” and weighed probably 120 pounds. This kid’s name is Audi Murphy.

Right Wing haters? Why do you hate Hispanics? How about some empathy from you towards the guy who was having his head pounded into the concrete.

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PhilJulian

Jul-21-13 9:38 AM

Those who believe that blacks are being treated unfairly should google the web site "Bill Cosby on blaming white people". Mr. Cosby is a black ententainer who dares to tell the truth about racism. It's not white people that are holding blacks back = it's the blacks who because of their lifestyle simply don't fit into society. I don't mean to sterotype. There are certainly many wonderful and successful blacks. As a race the black people need to examine their own system of values and ask somde fundamental questions about family life and crime. In the final analysis it's time to stop blaming white people for the problems of the blacks. Zimmerman was found innocent in a fair jury trial with a jury that heard all the evidence. If you don't like the outcome tell me which country and which system you would rather have.

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localresident

Jul-21-13 12:23 AM

Judeye, why didn't you present your evidence at the trial, seeing as you have firsthand knowledge that Zimmerman was the attacker? From what you have presented so far, you're alleging (without proof) that GZ is the one who initiated the conflict, and that TM was simply collateral damage. I guess it's ok if your skull suffers a few smacks against the pavement before you consider the need to use any defense, including deadly force. Not me. Not any sane person.

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American

Jul-20-13 12:06 PM

Strange thing* not Strange think

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American

Jul-20-13 11:28 AM

"That is what most of us are outraged about..Not necessarily the verdict..but that the system worked" Strange think to be upset about because our court system worked. It does show that liberals want one system for them and a different standard for everyone else. Thanks for making that so plain to everyone.

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Steiner

Jul-20-13 8:57 AM

Judeye, facts are racist now ? I have read ann coulters comments and have many of her books. What part of her comments are racist. that is typical of what you do . Cry racist, hatred, etc. It is a sign of meager reasoning powers. Judeye, did ya forget duke rape, tawana bradley and a host of other racist manufactured things like the zimmerman trial. Judeye, there is no polite say to say it. You know little if any science , facts, history. All you do is use emotion. And you have said that repubs need to understand science and facts ? You got it backwards liberal. You are going to educate the learned steiner ? The guy whose products you buy in the store ? Are you crazy or what ? Let me know.

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Steiner

Jul-20-13 8:50 AM

judeye is smarter than the people who were there. Judeye if zimmerman waited till he needed medical attention it would be too late. Stand your ground was passed by duly elected officials. You are saying that is bad but obamacare is ok. Are only democratic things that are acceptable ? You miss how the judge tried t sneak in a lesser charge to make sure the jury coiuld find Zimmerman guilty. the kangaroo court of a liberal. Judeye, do you want us to follow the advice of liberals only ? every post you have is so liberal it is nothing but nonsense. , feel good etc. Maybe we should let libs make all our decisions for us. judeye, your critical thinking skills are gone for sure. Save the planet yet ? fill up with social justice. ?

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judeye

Jul-20-13 8:49 AM

stangv8...stand your own ground..could have been used by... Martin. He was the one who was being threatened.

Would you go straight home if you were being followed by someone you thought was a rapist and going to do your great harm? Would you go right home..to where your younger brother was, so this pervert would also harm him?

What I find amazing..is how few of you can relate to the fear that Martin felt. He was only a kid. Do any of you have teenage children or grandchildren? Can you imagine their fear if they saw some strange guy first follow them in a car..then stop that car get out and follow them on foot?

Compassion and Empathy. Not so much to ask for...yet the right wing haters out there just keep on pushing their hate and ignorance.

Have you seen Ann Coulter's comments?

And you still think we do not have an issue with racism in this Country?

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Steiner

Jul-20-13 8:44 AM

judeye, you prove again you know very little, the jury can disregard the instructions at all times. It is called jury nullification. Judeye, you missed jeantels statement on tv about whoop B a s s ing. I mean who would not want their head bashed in for diversity. Judeye, try and read something before you post. You are one woefully ignorant person. A tribute to liberalism. Judeye, you are saying you want to outlaw self defense but kill babies for choice. Hoew confused is that ? Judeye, I dontg want to die so you can feel good. Is that OK super granny ? you ,missed all the race baiting too . All the facts about young inner city males and the crime they commit. Can you read anything other than liberal drivel ?

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judeye

Jul-20-13 8:40 AM

DKexpat..but the juror cited stand your own ground law in interviews. Even though it was not used.

Banging his head against the ground so hard he suffered...oh yea..a small cut that did not even require immediate medical attention.

Yes I say good grief...we come into a justice system that permits someone to follow a young kid...scare that kid..and when that kid reacts..kill him...and get off.

You really think that is justice?

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judeye

Jul-20-13 8:35 AM

Localone...did you read the instructions given to the jury in this case? Did you read what they would have been before stand your own ground law was implemented?

That is what most of us are outraged about..Not necessarily the verdict..but that the system worked...resulting in a man who shot and killed an unarmed teenager, after following him without telling him who he was or what he wanted..permitted him to go free. That is what needs to change...

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American

Jul-19-13 9:42 PM

One more thing to think about ht tp://ww w.youtube.c om/watch_popup?v=G44NCvNDLfc

As always just remove the spaces.

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stangv8

Jul-19-13 9:31 PM

All Obama did was heap coals upon the fire. What in the world is the matter with him? Will he ever become a leader of the American People instead of a divider?

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IAMBill

Jul-19-13 4:53 PM

I thought holder was the top racist in charge and now to my (feigned) amazement I find it really is acting president obama.

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joew

Jul-19-13 4:35 PM

Now the President comes out today to try and inflame people even more! My God(sorry Marcia)what is wrong with the man????Please Judeye,Robot,Marcia and Dcroaknig don't torch the police cars or bust storefront windows.

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American

Jul-19-13 12:44 PM

Jesse Jackson is a racist fool.

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Steiner

Jul-19-13 8:13 AM

Jesse jackson is calling florida an apartheid state now ! he wants a boycott of florida. we see the ever tolerant libs in action, race baiting again and again. examples, duke rape case, tawana bradley, etc. Judeye, do you think global warming had anything to do with the verdict or the crime ? The libs just cant live without a constant drumbeat of racism . why is that libs ?

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American

Jul-18-13 5:10 PM

You really were not remiss on that joew because it shouldn't make any difference when attacked.

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American

Jul-18-13 5:08 PM

Now Localone if you can just convince holder and his boss the same thing. The trial is over. FBI found no evidence of racism and holder & company need to let it go.

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joew

Jul-18-13 1:23 PM

I was remiss in that I did not mention that the man who was shot and wounded by my friend was white and spaced out on the drug you idiots want to legalize. I apologize!

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Localone

Jul-18-13 12:09 PM

As I read thru 32 comments, I can only think the following. None of us where there that night, none of us were in the courtroom. We as US citizens put our faith in the court system and its a good system, but not perfect. As you all comment, take a moment to think about just how the opinions you have formed are a result a media thats got a strong history of incorrect data and manipulated facts and if the day comes that you or a loved one need the court system that it's still a jusry of ones peers based on facts rather than a lynching by the media.

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Steiner

Jul-18-13 10:25 AM

judeye, we have the answer you will agree with I bet. jeantel, the girl who had a difficult time reading cursive and testified to this said that zimmerman was being whoop (b)as ssed.its a cultural thing ! Zimmerman got confused. I saw this on the net judeye. Cronig too as it involves the groin. tell us your learned answer now judeye. How could anyone believe such a witness ? It reminds me of the glove that did not fit in OJ trial and the lack of analytical evidence for the death chemical in the casey anthony trial.no chemical ? Casey had to walk like zimmerman had to walk. The state goofed it. what a blunder by the state in both cases. I love it ! Those sacred govt employees ! I would love to prosecute with analytical skills i know. They get convicted or free based on evidence, not emotions. the machines, unlike humans dont lie or get emotional. unless the operator fugdes it like in New Engalnd and 1000s of cases in jepoardy

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Steiner

Jul-18-13 9:51 AM

hey stang, you forget that judeye is a liberal. cronig too. Judeye and cronig believe that they and the govt gave us everything. we dont even have the right to defend ourselves.judeye and cronig sure do love criminals. Thats what it boils down too. hey judeye, facts, city folk crime is 4x what their population is , FACTS, judeye. Gun control does not work. These are irrefutable facts. thats why sharpton and the gang always race bait, like cronig uses flowery language and you use emotion. The libs are dead in the water on this.

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Steiner

Jul-18-13 9:46 AM

cronig, you never stop with the flowery language do you ?ever get past the groin ? we have mob rule by the libs, demonstrate and riot til the govt caves and judeye thinks this is ok. cronig say something factual , not flowery. judeye, answer us this, self defense is bad when someone ids smashing your head in ? would it be ok for a gal to fight a rape ? judeye, you have conversion disorder and cannot think rationally anymore. I am so happy for you. explain us the riots judeye. cronig , what would you say if the 2nd amendment people rioted like the travon lovers ? Cronig, your mind too is gone.

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stangv8

Jul-18-13 9:43 AM

Judeye, again. Zimmerman followed Martin until told by the dispatcher that they don’t want him doing that to which he acknowledged “OK”. Looking at the court diagram of Martin’s travels at that time, he was quite a distance away from Zimmerman and then turned back and went after Zimmerman. Stand-your-ground did not come into effect here. Zimmerman was jumped. You’re so adamant that you want the laws of another state changed that you refuse to actually look at what took place and see if that particular law applies. That’s why the defense never used “Stand-Your-Ground as a defense because it didn’t apply in this case and had nothing to do with the shooting.

Even in one of the most restrictive states in the Union, New York, Zimmerman would have been found not guilty. Even New York allows its citizens to use deadly force if their lives are threatened.

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