Recent Posts

Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10
2
the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Shim on Today at 01:33:19 pm »
News story:
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/14/us/confederate-statue-pulled-down-north-carolina-trnd/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/15/politics/donald-trump-robert-e-lee/index.html

Read the news stories, then ask yourselves and decide if Confederate memorials should be taken down? IMO, I feel it's wrong to remove them. In short, it's "revisionist history".  >:(  As Trump said, How far will it go? Will memorials to Washington or Jefferson be next? Should we demolish the Great Pyramid in Egypt because it was built by slaves? Granted, a lot of bad things happened throughout history. But they are still history nonetheless and should never be forgotten.

Do the ancient Egyptians which still totally exist think that Jews should be serving them and their Pharaoh, which again they totally have in 2017? Are you serious ARE YOU SERIOUS KOBUK
3
furries on furry / Re: Anyone like Fatfurs? If so, what do they mean to you?
« Last post by Loc on Today at 11:26:57 am »
Not my thing. Nothing against them, but not interested.
4
Don't really know that much about them. Don't really care. That doesn't necessarily mean I don't like them. It just means I don't know much about them to give an informed opinion.
5
the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Shim on Today at 10:27:02 am »
I think it should stay. Let it be a reminder of what happened, so that the same mistake will not be made twice. Let it be a place to think of the battle people fought for, for freedom in any way. And let it be a way to celebrate the freedom you have now.

However, taking down those statues is solving voilence with violence. Though that has helped in the past, in this case all the necessary violence has already happened long ago. Now you're just pouring fire over an issue that has cooled down for decades, and that could well lead to other problems nobody needs nor wants. If you really want to have those statues removed regardless, start a petition or something like that. At least then it's official and far less likely to escalate.

Because your racist congressmen in your racist town in your racist state is going to take down statues of their childhood heroes who almost didn't fail at keeping slavery legal.

THAT'LL LEARN 'EM. THAT SOUNDS LIKELY.

Maybe try petitioning the Nazis to not try to kill all the Jews?
6
the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Old Rabbit on Today at 10:25:58 am »
The problem with the confederat/civil war statues is
they were put up as a protest to the US Governments
desicians against the rights of southern states that were
in the confederacy during the civil war. Mainly at the end of
reconstruction around 1900 to the 1920's The battle flag
was part of an political statement in the late 1940's.

Instead of being for history they are still  a protest
by those who lost the uncivil war. They should be
relagated to museums and cemetarys dedicated
to confederat soldiers. If an individual wishes to
have one on his/her property, so be it as a right of
free speech. But not in public or government places.
After all the confederacy lost the war.
7
I love them. For me, fatfurs are big, huggable teddy bears. They not only let you hug them, but they may also let you use them as a bed. But fatfurs are also giant damage sponges. They are impervious to punches, blades, even bullets, and they can just laugh off these things.

...At the same time, I have a certain style I like. I tend to like less detailed fatfurs, though I like a few details sometimes. I don't like deformed blobs or characters that look incapable of functioning.
8
Trump day 208
I was surprised at Trumps news conference, and that is saying a lot.

President Trump made statements that bring shame on him and the
GOP by showing support for hate groups. Saying both sides act the
same is a lie. Trump says people on both sides who do bad things.
But I see hate groups working toward making the country white,
nationalistic, with only the protestant christian religion. They use
violence trying to get their way when they don't have the votes for
it. There is evidence they want to  start a race war in our country.
They believe in seperation of the races. Not together.

Where as the opposition wants religious freedom, voting rights,
civil rights, LGBT, and womens rights. They don't use violence,
even in the 1960's when some were pushing to use violence
leaders like Martin Luther King called for peaceful protests, and
many people were injured by police, and by hate groups, but they
still peacefully protested in the vast majority of cases. Sometimes
they use civil disabeadiance, but it's still with aims to be peaceful.

I know times during demonstrations there are fires set, and looting, along
with some violence, but it's by people trying to stir up trouble, not protesters
I sometimes wonder if they are hired to cause problems, and to make the protestors look bad. I get this impression because many times it's the
same people showing up that cause trouble. They probably know when
damage and violence is done they will loose support from the public.

Trump lied when he said the groups pushing to keep Lee's statue was
quietly marching. They were loud and rude. Also carrying baseball bats,
and some were wearing Trumps Make America Great hats. The fight broke
out the next day when they started to attck the clergy, and other peaceful protesters. Mainly to protect them from that attack. Trump should have told
them to not wear his Make America Graet hats period.

I think Trump did this trying to keep the suport of the hate groups.
Trump didn't call it American Terrorisim which it is, or make a statement
of support for those who were injured. Trump is about Trump, he will do
what it takes to stay in power or make money as president, no matter
who it hurts.

Where will the GOP stand on this? Will they just talk about how bad
this is. Then turn around and continue as before? They risk distruction
of the GOP if they ignore Trumps racist and unconstitutional activities.
Already in the GOP are saying how much they are against hate, but
not calling out Trump for his support of it. It's up to we the voter to
show them the error of their ways.

For more information go to www.msnbc.com  or other major news
outlets. I noticed even Fox news has been against Trump lately.
9
the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Kobuk on Today at 09:00:54 am »
Not all Confederate memorials are being taken down permanently. Some are being "relocated" according to this list.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/08/15/us/confederate-memorial-removal-us-trnd/index.html
10
the polling booth / Re: Removing Confederate statues and memorials.
« Last post by Michen_S on Today at 08:32:07 am »
I think it should stay. Let it be a reminder of what happened, so that the same mistake will not be made twice. Let it be a place to think of the battle people fought for, for freedom in any way. And let it be a way to celebrate the freedom you have now.

However, taking down those statues is solving voilence with violence. Though that has helped in the past, in this case all the necessary violence has already happened long ago. Now you're just pouring fire over an issue that has cooled down for decades, and that could well lead to other problems nobody needs nor wants. If you really want to have those statues removed regardless, start a petition or something like that. At least then it's official and far less likely to escalate.
Pages: [1] 2 3 ... 10