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No - Thank you for asking- Any fiscally... 1,964 Views / 36 Replies  
No - Thank you for asking- Any fiscally responsible charity is respectable - Heifer International and Compassion International I've heard are good (i'm not researched on it so check first) or maybe...
Posted by ebuddy, on Nov 14, 2016 at 11:24 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Oh My - I wish I would have seen this-- too bad... 1,964 Views / 36 Replies  
Oh My - I wish I would have seen this-- too bad the forum is closed - I was looking for discussion points to discuss climate change with our daughter :)
Posted by ebuddy, on Nov 14, 2016 at 11:19 PM, in MacNN Lounge
Hello all. I am ebuddy's wife, I posted an update... 1,728 Views / 32 Replies  
Hello all. I am ebuddy's wife, I posted an update (http://forums.macnn.com/89/macnn-lounge/520597/update-about-ebuddy/) today. God bless you all.
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 26, 2015 at 10:09 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Update about ebuddy 1,964 Views / 36 Replies  
Hello,
I am ebuddy's wife and I apologize for not updating sooner. He absolutely loved the intellectual exercise that this forum provided and felt like he had formed many friendships here. Glen...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 26, 2015 at 09:53 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Hello all, some personal bad news... 1,728 Views / 32 Replies  
I wasn't sure how to broach the subject as frankly, it seems a little self-pitying, but I didn't want to become the guy who went scarce all of a sudden and left people wondering what was up. Plus, as...
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 21, 2014 at 09:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
amen! :thumbsup: 1,629 Views / 54 Replies  
amen! :thumbsup:
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 16, 2014 at 08:46 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I agreed not to make observations about your... 67,409 Views / 2,101 Replies  
I agreed not to make observations about your emotional state, but... from page 2.


I won't speak for Chongo, but when the point is often raised it is expressing a disciplined, mature approach to...
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 9, 2014 at 08:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I asked because I had sensed this frustration in... 67,409 Views / 2,101 Replies  
I asked because I had sensed this frustration in earlier discussions on the matter.

I mean, do you really think you can have an honest discussion on equal marriage (derogatory thread title aside)...
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 9, 2014 at 09:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You seem angry that polygamy might also find its... 67,409 Views / 2,101 Replies  
You seem angry that polygamy might also find its way into the "equal marriage" debate. Do you consider polygamy less legitimate than gay marriage?
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 7, 2014 at 08:37 AM, in Political/War Lounge
My bad, OAW -- the point was the police force he... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
My bad, OAW -- the point was the police force he was at fielded complaints from the public unlike what is being said of the Ferguson PD and there were no problems on Wilson's record.

I believe...
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 7, 2014 at 08:26 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I was getting the sense in this thread that a... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
I was getting the sense in this thread that a fallacious argument was being built up; "There are bad cops, therefore Wilson is probably guilty of being a bad cop".


It's good that police are...
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 6, 2014 at 08:36 AM, in Political/War Lounge
So... you'll offer example after example of... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
So... you'll offer example after example of government regulations, dodgy tactics, and related fees run amok in this thread, but I can't get an "amen" virtually anywhere else. Nothing on any number...
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Guiliani instituted the program in NYC in 1994. 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
Guiliani instituted the program in NYC in 1994.
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 5, 2014 at 12:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think NYC has been most noteworthy in its... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
I think NYC has been most noteworthy in its decline with many attributing it to stop and frisk.

Time - Murders Dip Everywhere, But NYC in a League of Its Own...
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 5, 2014 at 06:34 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I was speaking more in terms of their precipitous... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
I was speaking more in terms of their precipitous drop in murder rates to 50-year historic lows in NYC and an incarceration rate that has at the same time dropped by some 39%. When you consider these...
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 4, 2014 at 07:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
This is likely one of the most misinterpreted... 49,041 Views / 1,987 Replies  
This is likely one of the most misinterpreted legal elements of history.

Your State's population totals are what dictate how many representatives you can have in the House of Representatives. The...
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 2, 2014 at 07:20 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I figured it was because "Burgers and Bullets"... 2,863 Views / 90 Replies  
I figured it was because "Burgers and Bullets" sounded more... well, Amerrrikan to you. Folks from the UK usually can't resist. I've seen "Last Stop" used in the more reputable publications.

*As...
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 1, 2014 at 11:13 AM, in MacNN Lounge
For what it's worth, the name of the gun range is... 2,863 Views / 90 Replies  
For what it's worth, the name of the gun range is "Last Stop", not Burgers and Bullets.
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 1, 2014 at 08:28 AM, in MacNN Lounge
You missed his argument by a mile here. I could... 2,863 Views / 90 Replies  
You missed his argument by a mile here. I could understand your response if his argument were simply that guns are tightly restricted in Chicago, but gun crime is higher than other cities with looser...
Posted by ebuddy, on Sep 1, 2014 at 08:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I missed that line of your reasoning, my bad. And... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
I missed that line of your reasoning, my bad. And I do agree with this as a problem identified in the military as well. One of the problems that leads to situations like those presented in this...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 31, 2014 at 05:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The bad actors I was talking about are bad cops. ... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
The bad actors I was talking about are bad cops.


I disagree. It's constantly being addressed by cops, but good intentions do not necessarily mean good outcomes. The NYPD is taking a lot of heat...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 30, 2014 at 09:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I've already acknowledged there are bad actors,... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
I've already acknowledged there are bad actors, Dakar. There are people in police uniforms just as there are soldiers in fatigues or teachers in the classroom who do not respond well to stressful...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 30, 2014 at 09:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I fully support police cameras, one or the other,... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
I fully support police cameras, one or the other, but I much prefer body cams. I believe they're more expensive, but the dash-cams aren't cheap and it's my understanding they only pick up apprx 20%...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 30, 2014 at 08:28 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm indeed in this thread and I see no charges,... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
I'm indeed in this thread and I see no charges, only allegations. Of course you know that anyone can say anything. If you'd been reading my posts, you'd see that I've acknowledged that there are bad...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 29, 2014 at 10:21 AM, in Political/War Lounge
In keeping with the apparent melodrama here; I'm... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
In keeping with the apparent melodrama here; I'm guessing "harrassment" means asking someone to comply with any aspect of civil order including walking on a sidewalk instead of down the middle of a...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 29, 2014 at 09:40 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Interesting you'd use the term "tone deaf" for... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
Interesting you'd use the term "tone deaf" for "brutally honest". I'll chalk this up to a problem with facts not buried in defeatism and antagonism.
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 29, 2014 at 09:10 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'm also having a hard time accepting that cops... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
I'm also having a hard time accepting that cops are "targeting" black people.

Some factors to consider from a law enforcement perspective;


You're free to avail yourself of any statistic...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 29, 2014 at 07:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Still curious, if Brown wasn't an aggressor; why... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
Still curious, if Brown wasn't an aggressor; why Brown managed to get a flurry of bullets and yet Johnson made out with exactly zero? Dorian "Neo" Johnson perhaps?
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 29, 2014 at 06:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
^^^ This. 1,627 Views / 57 Replies  
^^^ This.
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 27, 2014 at 07:24 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I disagree. The settlements would cease... 4,804 Views / 229 Replies  
I disagree. The settlements would cease immediately upon the undisputed nature of the territory. They've pulled out before, like in 2005 when the Palestinians responded with more rocket fire. The...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 26, 2014 at 07:55 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What am I supposed to get from the above link... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
What am I supposed to get from the above link that I didn't already get from what you've said more recently?

Mine was in response to the ludicrous notion that somehow the cops were more interested...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 26, 2014 at 07:48 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Tear gas and rubber bullets are a far cry from... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
Tear gas and rubber bullets are a far cry from what were used in Iraq. Everybody try to remain calm here.

But then, if it looks like Iraq...
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Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 26, 2014 at 09:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The honest answer is that I'm not 100% certain.... 4,804 Views / 229 Replies  
The honest answer is that I'm not 100% certain. The fact of the matter is that the overwhelming majority of Arabs outside of Israel-proper deem Israel theirs and have succumb to what is nothing more...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 25, 2014 at 07:12 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Because they thought it was the owner or employee... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
Because they thought it was the owner or employee who made the call. And?


Believe it or not, I'll bet they thought this would actually calm matters. That enough people would question the case...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 22, 2014 at 08:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When you include the remainder of the article,... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
When you include the remainder of the article, it's pretty clear why. White cop shoots unarmed black kid and you think a detailed police report is going to be filled out at the scene? By who? The cop...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 22, 2014 at 03:52 PM, in Political/War Lounge
First, perhaps the Ferguson police department... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
First, perhaps the Ferguson police department assumed one of the store owners or employees called 911 because in fact they were called, according to the Ferguson store owner who claims he wants to...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 22, 2014 at 07:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't know that to be true and you don't... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
I don't know that to be true and you don't either. Again, we're talking about a kid with meathooks right? I don't know that it would have left a mark on his fist.


What I'm telling you is that...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 21, 2014 at 07:56 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I'd say the best reason to set it aside would be... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
I'd say the best reason to set it aside would be -- that it's patently clear. I was jay-walking with a buddy of mine, holding up traffic after strong-arming some cigars from the local liquor store,...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 20, 2014 at 09:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I thought I was pretty clear so let me take... 4,804 Views / 229 Replies  
I thought I was pretty clear so let me take another angle here. I would be perfectly fine with a two-state solution, but unfortunately reality is the big stumbling block here. If the overwhelming...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 20, 2014 at 07:58 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It's also entirely possible that Brown never had... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
It's also entirely possible that Brown never had his hands in the air and that he turned and charged the pursuing officer. Several witnesses report that Wilson was opening up on Brown while Brown was...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 20, 2014 at 06:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
;):thumbsup: 1,505 Views / 55 Replies  
;):thumbsup:
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 19, 2014 at 04:51 PM, in Political/War Lounge
When a mole pops its head up, you whack it.... 1,505 Views / 55 Replies  
When a mole pops its head up, you whack it. That's what you do. Don't judge me.
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 18, 2014 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Well, that's most of what we're going to have... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
Well, that's most of what we're going to have regardless of the multiple autopsies. What we know for certain out of the gate is that Brown's friend's account of the cop shooting Brown in the back is...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 18, 2014 at 07:30 PM, in Political/War Lounge
For example, Brown's friend; Johnson tells the... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
For example, Brown's friend; Johnson tells the story of Brown being hit in the back while full-on running away, but Brown's family's private autopsy performed, Pro bono by the same guy who I believe...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 18, 2014 at 07:38 AM, in Political/War Lounge
:lol: Robot act? You mean the act of going into... 1,505 Views / 55 Replies  
:lol: Robot act? You mean the act of going into attack-mode against pundits instead of critically analyzing anyone that would actually run something important in this country? I can't say I've ever...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 18, 2014 at 07:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I and others may find it equally hard to fathom... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
I and others may find it equally hard to fathom that a perfectly innocent child had his hands in the air in surrender only to be gunned down by a cop. As is usually the case in scenarios like this,...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 17, 2014 at 05:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
:cry: I posted a hit & run on my favorite... 1,505 Views / 55 Replies  
:cry: I posted a hit & run on my favorite pundit-villain in the Political War Lounge because I loathe her politics and people got all political about it. And why can't people attack the character of...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 17, 2014 at 07:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Any particular reason why we can't wait for... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
Any particular reason why we can't wait for additional evidence, any that might be confirmed? Your link doesn't purport to say what you claim we know for certain, only that we absolutely know the...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 17, 2014 at 07:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
A system that defaults toward protecting alleged... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
A system that defaults toward protecting alleged criminals also applies to allegedly criminal police. You either appreciate this systemic burden of proof or you do not. Too many would prefer to go...
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 16, 2014 at 04:09 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Good point. This is why more facts are necessary.... 236,222 Views / 4,023 Replies  
Good point. This is why more facts are necessary. Wrangling a cop over his gun can and will get you killed.
Posted by ebuddy, on Aug 16, 2014 at 04:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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