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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Lordo » Mon May 03, 2021 11:43 am

Paphitis wrote:Police have a job to do to protect the public.

Since I and all of us (99.9% of us) have no intention to be carrying knives or guns to threaten other people with, we could all fall victim to a lunatic by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Police MUST in such situations do what they are trained to do. Not gamble with our lives. And that means, get their guns out and take down the assailant if it is deemed that their or the public's safety is in grave danger.

Obviously, tazers have their uses to in apprehending individuals where there is no grave danger. There may even be situations where tazers are not necessary. Tazers can also be deadly in certain circumstances.

But in this instance, an enraged 16 year old was about to stab another person whilst another person was kicking the crap of another who was on the ground.

This is clear cut in my view. It warrants an immediate response with deadly force or the use of a firearm.

In your ignorance you are adding one and one and coming up with the answer 11.

Nobody is saying Police do not have to protect people but to use lethal force it has to be that there is no other choice. In this case there was a choice and the lethal force was chosen. The policeman has to explain why and he will if he dares to stand up in the court. I suspect he will be like Chauvin and will take the 5th. It will be up to the experts to determine whether it was the correct decision or not.
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Paphitis » Mon May 03, 2021 1:51 pm

Lordo wrote:
Paphitis wrote:Police have a job to do to protect the public.

Since I and all of us (99.9% of us) have no intention to be carrying knives or guns to threaten other people with, we could all fall victim to a lunatic by being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Police MUST in such situations do what they are trained to do. Not gamble with our lives. And that means, get their guns out and take down the assailant if it is deemed that their or the public's safety is in grave danger.

Obviously, tazers have their uses to in apprehending individuals where there is no grave danger. There may even be situations where tazers are not necessary. Tazers can also be deadly in certain circumstances.

But in this instance, an enraged 16 year old was about to stab another person whilst another person was kicking the crap of another who was on the ground.

This is clear cut in my view. It warrants an immediate response with deadly force or the use of a firearm.

In your ignorance you are adding one and one and coming up with the answer 11.

Nobody is saying Police do not have to protect people but to use lethal force it has to be that there is no other choice. In this case there was a choice and the lethal force was chosen. The policeman has to explain why and he will if he dares to stand up in the court. I suspect he will be like Chauvin and will take the 5th. It will be up to the experts to determine whether it was the correct decision or not.


Yes in situations like these, there is no other choice but to use lethal force.

Anything else just risks the safety of those they must serve and protect.

This police officer has NOTHING to worry about. no way in hell is there any grounds to charge him with anything.

Even Chauvin's conviction is looking very shakey right now. But this guy just is beyond any question. he rocked up to a horror scene where someone was about to be stabbed, he pulled out his gun and sent the would be murdered on their way to the next world.

A bit of natural selection.
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Get Real! » Wed May 05, 2021 6:36 am

I don’t like to post in RW’s meaningless junk threads, but seeing that the other "US" thread disappeared, I’ll make an exception:

Here’s an excellent image for my friends Paphitis, Kika, and any other who are interested in the US media scene.

So basically it’s a US media bias chart.

Of course, I can’t vouch for its accuracy… I assume it is! :)

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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Kikapu » Wed May 05, 2021 7:55 am

Get Real! wrote:I don’t like to post in RW’s meaningless junk threads, but seeing that the other "US" thread disappeared, I’ll make an exception:

Here’s an excellent image for my friends Paphitis, Kika, and any other who are interested in the US media scene.

So basically it’s a US media bias chart.

Of course, I can’t vouch for its accuracy… I assume it is! :)

Media-Bias-Chart.jpg


I do not know all the news outlets on the chart, but those I do know, seems to be accurately placed.

As for where Paphitis fits on the chart, well, let’s just say, if he could, he would change the captain’s seat in the cockpit from Left to Right, which is where he would feel more comfortable. Alternatively, he can become First Officer again! :lol:
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Get Real! » Wed May 05, 2021 8:06 am

Kikapu wrote:
Get Real! wrote:I don’t like to post in RW’s meaningless junk threads, but seeing that the other "US" thread disappeared, I’ll make an exception:

Here’s an excellent image for my friends Paphitis, Kika, and any other who are interested in the US media scene.

So basically it’s a US media bias chart.

Of course, I can’t vouch for its accuracy… I assume it is! :)

Media-Bias-Chart.jpg

I do not know all the news outlets on the chart, but those I do know, seems to be accurately placed.

As for where Paphitis fits on the chart, well, let’s just say, if he could, he would change the captain’s seat in the cockpit from Left to Right, which is where he would feel more comfortable. Alternatively, he can become First Officer again! :lol:

Paphitis, has gone off the chart in a top-right tangent and is now sitting on Trump’s lap! :lol:
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Kikapu » Wed May 05, 2021 8:12 am

Get Real! wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Get Real! wrote:I don’t like to post in RW’s meaningless junk threads, but seeing that the other "US" thread disappeared, I’ll make an exception:

Here’s an excellent image for my friends Paphitis, Kika, and any other who are interested in the US media scene.

So basically it’s a US media bias chart.

Of course, I can’t vouch for its accuracy… I assume it is! :)

Media-Bias-Chart.jpg

I do not know all the news outlets on the chart, but those I do know, seems to be accurately placed.

As for where Paphitis fits on the chart, well, let’s just say, if he could, he would change the captain’s seat in the cockpit from Left to Right, which is where he would feel more comfortable. Alternatively, he can become First Officer again! :lol:

Paphitis, has gone off the chart in a top-right tangent and is now sitting on Trump’s lap! :lol:


:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Paphitis » Wed May 05, 2021 11:24 am

Get Real! wrote:I don’t like to post in RW’s meaningless junk threads, but seeing that the other "US" thread disappeared, I’ll make an exception:

Here’s an excellent image for my friends Paphitis, Kika, and any other who are interested in the US media scene.

So basically it’s a US media bias chart.

Of course, I can’t vouch for its accuracy… I assume it is! :)

Media-Bias-Chart.jpg


You should do a chart that shows the news outlets who post fake news but pretend to be innocent and holy. That would be an interesting table.

Done outlets are just highly deceptive.

Others are probably deceptive but are very transparent about their allegiances and biases.

Example: Newsmax. They are upfront about their bias. If you tune in, you know what’s on the menu. They’ll probably even put Trump up for sainthood. But their reporting on other news like police shootings seems to be thorough in that they do provide the context and background which the others just ignore to paint a false narrative. Now they may try and paint a false narrative as well in certain circumstances but it seems they are nowhere near near the level the so called mainstream are at with regard to this.

Secondly, there is no way FOX News and Newsmax are extreme right or anywhere near it. If anything, they are just right wing. Middle right. Nowhere near Breitbart or Infowars who I must say is an extreme nut job.

But even though Infowars might be extreme, or Breitbart can be alt right, I don’t ever advocate they be censored one bit. And I feel the same way about any other outlet that is extreme left. The only things that need to be censored are organisations that promote terrorism.
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Paphitis » Wed May 05, 2021 11:30 am

Kikapu wrote:
Get Real! wrote:I don’t like to post in RW’s meaningless junk threads, but seeing that the other "US" thread disappeared, I’ll make an exception:

Here’s an excellent image for my friends Paphitis, Kika, and any other who are interested in the US media scene.

So basically it’s a US media bias chart.

Of course, I can’t vouch for its accuracy… I assume it is! :)

Media-Bias-Chart.jpg


I do not know all the news outlets on the chart, but those I do know, seems to be accurately placed.

As for where Paphitis fits on the chart, well, let’s just say, if he could, he would change the captain’s seat in the cockpit from Left to Right, which is where he would feel more comfortable. Alternatively, he can become First Officer again! :lol:


I’m comfy in the left. But spending more time in the right seat lately. Kind of sucks because when I’m looking for the thrust levers I still lift up my right arm. :?

I do wear my watch on the right hand though and flip it upside down to get Zulu time.
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Kikapu » Wed May 05, 2021 11:42 am

Paphitis wrote:
Kikapu wrote:
Get Real! wrote:I don’t like to post in RW’s meaningless junk threads, but seeing that the other "US" thread disappeared, I’ll make an exception:

Here’s an excellent image for my friends Paphitis, Kika, and any other who are interested in the US media scene.

So basically it’s a US media bias chart.

Of course, I can’t vouch for its accuracy… I assume it is! :)

Media-Bias-Chart.jpg


I do not know all the news outlets on the chart, but those I do know, seems to be accurately placed.

As for where Paphitis fits on the chart, well, let’s just say, if he could, he would change the captain’s seat in the cockpit from Left to Right, which is where he would feel more comfortable. Alternatively, he can become First Officer again! :lol:


I’m comfy in the left. But spending more time in the right seat lately. Kind of sucks because when I’m looking for the thrust levers I still lift up my right arm. :?

I do wear my watch on the right hand though and flip it upside down to get Zulu time.


Why do you need to know the Zulu time unless you are doing Celestial Navigation with a Bubble Sextant? :wink:
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Re: ...this is America.

Postby Get Real! » Wed May 05, 2021 11:43 am

Paphitis wrote:I do wear my watch on the right hand though and flip it upside down to get Zulu time.

Why do some people still wear watches? :?

There’s a clock on the TV, there’s a clock on the microwave oven, one on the normal oven, there’s one on every mobile phone screen, on every PC, and then we have the bedroom wakeup clocks too!

Everywhere I look I see the time!
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