1Centrist wrote: My frustration is his penchant for never responding directly to specific challenges to his positions or logic, while I try to do exactly that when he challenges mine.
First this is totally, almost, unfair. I refuse to lay out why Israel/Palestine does not EQUATE to Russia/Crimea or America/American Indians or other waste of time comparisons. Just FOCUS on the issue at hand. That is the only example I can think of where I "did not respond".We can start over.
Secondly, stop with the shabba shabba on comparing Ferguson to the killing of Mr. Scott. There is no comparison. Speculate if you will, but these two instances are totally different. Mr. Scott was RUNNING FROM THE COPS FROM THE GIT GO!!! He got pulled over for a inoperable tail light, didn't want to deal with law enforcement because of child support issues, whatever, was pursued on foot, tazed, RAN AWAY AGAIN, and was shot IN THE BACK without cause near as anyone can tell!
EVERYTHING about the two cases is different Conflating two things, or pursuing worthy goals based on lies, is not helpful. It only caters to the crowd that believes the ends justify the means. Like the UVA Rolling Stone Rape Story, we do not need to use lies, emotional pleadings, and other tactics to pursue righteousness. Not in my opinion. Leave the Shabba Shabba alone...
(on parroting, remember I read the kos, huffpo, think progress, and don't have satellite tv/fox. The CHARGE is empty and says more about your projection of me, than anything. WHY do I care? Because I LOVE this country. I LOVE life. I LOVE this miracle, and time is short... crux)
(OH, that "troll" crap IS invective. Lighthearted here, but it is an empty charge. It has bee worn out by whiners long ago. TROLLS are in the eye of the beholder. Don't make yourself sound like AO JR. (Hates-red-necks). Just deploy the FOE FILTER! Call me a RACIST! or ASSHOLE!...)(whatever...)