• I know that I focus on black issues, but I do wonder how black Republicans can stomach their party.

      by rmrd0000 5 hours 41 min ago in CPAC HAS a Racism Problem
    • OK ,OK. 

      Louisiana Senator Bill Cassidy $419,651,Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton $1,968,714 (ah yes  Arkansas. Lock him up? ),Colorado Senator Cory Gardner $1,231,076, and Arkansas again Representative French Hill, $543,612,Wisconsin Senator Ron Johnson,$1,015,173,Kentucky's Mitch McConnell...

      by Flavius 5 hours 47 min ago in THIS IS A TEST
    • In graduate school "Roy  B"  taught Ad Prac,  as" Human Relations was called then ,   through case studies. A showman ,prominent mustache ,If we brought a date to attend a class it was usually's Roy's  Famous per se.  and in particular for challenging the class  "tough guys" and their "cut the...

      by Flavius 5 hours 53 min ago in The Deputy Who Didn't Shoot
    • Flavius, I love that story. I have been listening to a podcast discussion between two philosophers and the only thing in the hour and fifteen minutes that I think I understand is this [approximate] statement by one of them: If...

    • If Florida takes these 2 steps does that dissipate will at the federal level to do likewise? 

      Not suggesting that, if likely so, that would make inaction by FL desirable on balance.  I do worry that the clock may well be ticking on the current sense of urgency. It could well be that more...

    • I would go a little further and say it is a cornerstone. 

      by AmericanDreamer 6 hours 57 min ago in CPAC HAS a Racism Problem
    • I had a number so high, that it was impossible for me to be drafted.

      by rmrd0000 7 hours 15 min ago in The Deputy Who Didn't Shoot
    • I not only think that training would [might] make them more wary of running through the door, having been trained as realistically as possible in the likely consequences of being shot dead if they did so, but I also think that the thing they were trained to do to avoid that outcome was to wait...

    • In an emergency, you shouldn't have the luxury to wait. If he thought he was outgunned, what about all those kids and teachers with no weapons in the meantime?

      And again it's funny strange that police have the urgent need to unload quickly against black suspects in an unpressing...

      by PeraclesPlease 7 hours 56 min ago in The Deputy Who Didn't Shoot
    • Good points. Marx might be interpreted as positively fatalistic whereas Chomsky has written books with titles like Hope over Despair which seem long on despair and short on hope. Maybe if Marx were writing today he would have a similar sentiment.

      They both offer accounts which foreground...

      by AmericanDreamer 7 hours 59 min ago in A DocuDramaDrop
    • Toles:

      by NCD 8 hours 3 min ago in The Deputy Who Didn't Shoot
    • Thank you for your service.

      I wonder if part of the reluctance of the deputies to enter the building is that they knew the effect of the weapon and decided to wait for backup.

      by rmrd0000 8 hours 5 min ago in The Deputy Who Didn't Shoot
    • Yes but you never know you are in a minefield until someone trips one. 

    • OK. Let's get off the dime: Missouri Senator Roy Blunt $1,488,706; Colorado Rep. Kenneth Buck $800,544; next vic

      legislator North Carolina Senator Richard Burr $1,399,698 ............

      by Flavius 8 hours 32 min ago in THIS IS A TEST
    • Did you ever have to maneuver a mine field after ”failing” simulation?

      by rmrd0000 8 hours 52 min ago in The Deputy Who Didn't Shoot
    • You make an important point. I'll add that in the course of that live fire training the trainees make the wrong reflexive move sometimes and lose to the shooter. It is quite possible that a young officer who had never been through that training would be quicker to kick open a door and charge in...

    • Police are trained in simulations where they know that they won’t die. Facing live fire is obviously different. It will be interesting to see if deputies undergo simulations of facing an assault weapon.

      by rmrd0000 9 hours 30 min ago in The Deputy Who Didn't Shoot
    • It feels like a million years, but once Greenwald made a cogent point that not rich private citizens pooling money for a political documentary shouldn't be off-limits.

      by PeraclesPlease 9 hours 30 min ago in A DocuDramaDrop
    • Banning assault weapons is the most rational approach to prevent this type of slaughter. Armed police officers in schools created the problem of more children of color being attacked by police. Arming teachers likely puts more children of color at risk. Minority kids face disciplinary action...

      by rmrd0000 9 hours 37 min ago in The Deputy Who Didn't Shoot
    • While some of my fellow progressives may feel that Republican Florida Congressman Brian Mast's proposed legislative response to the Stoneman Douglas murders doesn't go far enough. I'll take it. An assault weapons ban and universal mandatory background checks would save many lives. Thank you...

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