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Discussion in 'Community' started by jp-30, Mar 9, 2010.

  1. Life

    Life Jedi Knight star 3

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    I don't understand this story's connection to Iran... [face_thinking]

    And from what I can tell, the coach made the assumption that it was racist based on that both teams were American, and that the chanting of "USA" by the one team then tacitly implies that the other team somehow isn't. This assumption was no doubt exacerbated by that most of the players on the other team were Hispanic. Having said this, there's no way for the coach to prove this, so he is not justified in dealing out repercussions. However, if I may express my own unprovable assumptions, I also share the coach's suspicion.
     
  2. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    You aren't quite familiar with how this thread works, are you? You must have confused this for the place where we intelligently discuss items of actual relevance. Sorry for the confusion.
     
  3. Life

    Life Jedi Knight star 3

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    The way you presented the story seemed to tilt toward one way of understanding the situation, and I wanted to present the opposite view. As for the topic's relevance, that's a subjective assessment, innit? But if you're accusing me of over-thinking it, then I take that as a compliment. :)
     
  4. A Chorus of Disapproval

    A Chorus of Disapproval New Films Malleus Maleficarum star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I would pay you a compliment if you had the wherewithal to simply say that you did not understand the context of this thread rather than attempt to intellectualize your derailing of it.

    There are only 3 people in JCC who have the capability to out-smug me... and that is merely because I understand how important it is to them to seem smug, and so I pull my punches for their benefit. [face_plain]
     
  5. Ghost

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  6. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Snooki's kid?

    *sorry, couldn't resist*
     
  7. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  8. VadersLaMent

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  9. Rogue1-and-a-half

    Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    The ducks will be having a huge dinner tonight *obscure call-back to an earlier story in the thread*
     
  10. The Loyal Imperial

    The Loyal Imperial Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    In some countries, that might count as a legitimate work of art.
     
  11. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  12. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    A Minneapolis woman says her 2-year-old son was traumatized by a man accused of slapping the boy and calling him a racial slur during an Atlanta-bound flight.
    The boy's mother, Jessica Bennett, said in a statement Saturday that her son has become "apprehensive to strangers" since the Feb. 8 flight from Minneapolis.

    Joe Rickey Hundley, of Hayden, Idaho, has been charged with simple assault. His attorney said he will plead not guilty.

    Bennett, 33, told authorities her son was crying as the Delta Air Lines flight prepared for landing. Hundley, 60, was sitting next to her and slapped the boy in his face, causing a scratch under his right eye, she said.

    Hundley "told her to shut that (N-word) baby up," FBI special agent Daron Cheney said in a sworn statement. "Ms. Bennett received assistance from several people on the plane."
    Bennett said the infant began crying louder after he was hit.

    "Hundley's comments were racist and hateful," Bennett said in a statement to KARE-TV (http://kare11.tv/YyjZ58). "The family has numerous questions about how a passenger could get so violently out of control as to assault a toddler."

    Hundley was suspended from his job as president of Unitech Composites and Structures, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported (http://bit.ly/Xg2aJQ).

    Al Haase, president and chief executive of AGC Aerospace and Defense, Composites Group — Unitech's parent company — said the firm was taking the matter seriously.

    "In accordance with our company's personal conduct policy, we have suspended the employee pending investigation," Haase said in a statement.


    http://news.yahoo.com/mother-boy-slapped-plane-now-apprehensive-002804543.html
     
  13. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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  14. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    Here's a picture of the mom, and her son who was slapped and scratched under his eyes and called the n-word by a random stranger on the plane:

    [​IMG]

    Yeah, he's 2 years old. Not that it would make it any better if he was 8 or 18 or 80, but who hits a 2 year old...

    (and the guy was apparently this bigshot CEO/President of this aerospace/defense/technology company)
     
  15. Violent Violet Menace

    Violent Violet Menace JCC Ravager star 5 Staff Member Manager

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    This is the kind of story that just leaves you questioning all faith in humanity...:oops:

    That picture is adorable, though.
     
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  16. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    Absolutely disgusting. What kind of a person hits a child?
     
  17. Ramza

    Ramza Administrator Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA VIP

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    The kind of 60 year old who thinks it's still okay to call a kid a "****** baby," apparently.
     
  18. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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  19. benknobi1

    benknobi1 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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  20. DantheJedi

    DantheJedi Jedi Master star 5

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    I know what should've been done to that guy who called a two-year-old the n-word:

    "Sir, we've reached your stop."

    "But the plane hasn't stopped yet, and we're still 30,000 feet in the air."

    "Well, too bad."

    (flight attendants proceed to throw him out the door)
     
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  21. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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    The United States Marine Corps is proud to present their newest mascot....Chesty XIV.
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    9 week old English Bulldog.

    From OOOH RAH to....Ooooh Awwwww. :p
     
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  22. Juliet316

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  23. Yoda_S

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  24. benknobi1

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  25. Aytee-Aytee

    Aytee-Aytee Jedi Master star 5

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