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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9450 on: August 22, 2014, 19:17 »
A lot of money has been raised to help protect Officer Wilson. It's quite heart warming considering that he's a human being.
how could that be making you happy he murdered an unnarmed teenager. he shot him six times whilst the kid was on his knees with his hands up i literally am sickened by the thought people are giving him money for shooting a kid. his report was bogus; michael didn't steal anything from the store. the store didn't call for the police. his only crime was walking in the street and being black

on a happier less racist note, might be getting an xbox one omg




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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9451 on: August 22, 2014, 19:39 »
 Has there actually been definitive proof of what happened yet? All I've had is a mumble jumble of different stories from two extremes and I'm still trying to understand it.

 Like, if he get's charged with the murder and thrown in jail, it's fair enough.

 Until then, he should have some form of protection from the people that would happily lynch him.

 It seems a lot like the cause of the London Riots in 2011, where the cop shot a black boy and it was made into a whole issue about race then everyone jumped on and started looting shops for the fun of it.


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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9452 on: August 22, 2014, 19:51 »
I finally buckled and made a tumblr

I'm having a lot of fun

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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9453 on: August 22, 2014, 20:09 »
 ^ Tumblr is great fun when you go on a massive spree  ^.^ some of the stuff there is really funny!



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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9454 on: August 22, 2014, 20:18 »
Has there actually been definitive proof of what happened yet? All I've had is a mumble jumble of different stories from two extremes and I'm still trying to understand it.

 Like, if he get's charged with the murder and thrown in jail, it's fair enough.

 Until then, he should have some form of protection from the people that would happily lynch him.

 It seems a lot like the cause of the London Riots in 2011, where the cop shot a black boy and it was made into a whole issue about race then everyone jumped on and started looting shops for the fun of it.


 Definitely going to enjoy sociology this year.

do they cover racial/ethnic relations in sociology or did you just fall asleep during that class or play pokemon through it or what,
           

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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9455 on: August 22, 2014, 20:38 »
how could that be making you happy he murdered an unnarmed teenager. he shot him six times whilst the kid was on his knees with his hands up i literally am sickened by the thought people are giving him money for shooting a kid. his report was bogus; michael didn't steal anything from the store. the store didn't call for the police. his only crime was walking in the street and being black

worth pointing out that he DID steal from the store: his friend who was a witness to him being shot also admitted that he stole the cigars, so either both of his statements (the shooting and the robbery) are believed, or neither are. 
he was also apparently stopped because he was jaywalking, so for a minor crime rather than for no reason. bUT neither was he stopped because of the theft, because wilson wouldn't have known about that (IIRC the store didn't call the police, no). brown had no previous convictions either.
obviously his race (and his gender/age/build) was part of why he was stopped too, and likely determined the outcome. 
as in i'd be really surprised if it wasn't, given the racial attitudes around that part of the country. 
 
Has there actually been definitive proof of what happened yet? All I've had is a mumble jumble of different stories from two extremes and I'm still trying to understand it.
 
there is a list of known facts here about what happened, and some speculations, clearly marked as such. 
 
however, either way it was excessive force. if the charge (as far as wilson was concerned) was jaywalking and then attacking a police officer, then he should have been arrested, not shot. he was unarmed. IMO the shooting was not necessary, but the truth should still not be twisted in either direction. 
there's also the fact that there IS a lot of institutionalised racism amongst the (mostly white) police force in (mostly black) neighbourhoods. there's the fact that the police used tear gas and wooden bullets against (and arrested) protesters, including peaceful protesters, including reporters, including children, including before even approaching the crowd, including before the curfew. 
this isn't saying "everything the police did was overkill and nobody in the community was at all violent ever", just pointing out that in regards to the looting, the media usually follows the violence. there are also the people in the community stopping the looting and the excuses for violence, at the people carrying out peaceful protests or providing milk and water to aid people hit by tear gas. 
 
basically ferguson is a media circus right now. and although nobody can know for sure WHAT happened (who wasn't there), this isn't an isolated incident... there's clearly a bigger problem of this nature. and i'm not sure that so many guns are a great solution, but it's a deep-rooted thing that will likely take a long time to change. 
 
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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9456 on: August 22, 2014, 21:15 »
 Thanks for the link. It was an excessive use of force but all I had heard was that Brown had assaulted the officer in his car then charged at him with a knife... which led to his death.

 Right now, it just seems a shame that different groups are using the entire event to support their own agendas and sadly that would effect any legitimate information unless it's from an unbiased primary source. Like a lot of Tumblr sources will be saying that Brown was a completely innocent child who didn't do anything.

 I wouldn't imagine rioting would solve anything if there's already racial tension amongst the communities though. If there was one big peaceful protest, things would have gone more in the communities favour.

 

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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9457 on: August 22, 2014, 22:04 »
Ah, shootings and racism in the happiness thread. What an exciting friday!

Finale of Korra today. It. Was. Amazing. Completely makes up for the meh previous series. None of the crappy relationship stuff to make the hormonal teenagers squeal with their endless shipping. Just lots of fighting and even a gruesome death, yay!

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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9458 on: August 22, 2014, 22:16 »
guess who has an xbox one




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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9459 on: August 22, 2014, 23:54 »
Not the kinda thing for the happiness and rainbows thread. I'm out of loop with the whole thing.

I have no real worries for once, feels good ^^

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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9460 on: August 23, 2014, 17:28 »
 Come September, I'm going to start training for the next cancer support run. I'm going to aim for the 5k then hopefully I'll be able to do the 10k by the time a run takes place.

 It'll be nice to raise money for a good cause.

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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9461 on: August 24, 2014, 00:29 »


Drew a me. It was intended to be humans and shading practise.

Considering this is a first try for both, it isn't bad. Unfortunately some of the shading isn't visible because of the terrible drawing app I use.

But hell, first try, I'm satisfied. Thinking of starting commissions when I've had more practise.

Edit: Fixed a couple of color errors
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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9462 on: August 24, 2014, 23:09 »
 I think it's a bank holiday tomorrow so I don't go in to volunteer? Then a film on Tuesday! It's all going good.

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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9463 on: August 26, 2014, 18:11 »
I completed Heroes Quest on Runescape just now, the leader of the clan I'm in helped me.
I'm very good friends with him.

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Re: What's making you happy right now?
« Reply #9464 on: August 27, 2014, 19:04 »
instead of wasting my time on dragon age 2 i actually did like seven sprites i'm so pumped i wanna do more except my fingers are dead rip in pieces fingers