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#12924628 Teen science project mistaken for a bomb, was it based on RACIST views

Posted by dohdough on 17 September 2015 - 05:32 PM

This is the "clock" in question.
I'm sorry, but I could understand a tech illiterate teacher being unsettled by that. Hell, most people would be terrified by the internals of their TVs if they were faced with them (in the middle of English class, no less). And at this point in the school year, that kid's a total stranger to her. So, again, better safe than sorry. But they should have handled it better.

That's some weaksauce, man. So how do you explain that she handled what she suspected could be a bomb and tossed it in her desk instead of evacuating the class/school? It's almost as if you're putting the onus on a 14 year old when there are at least half a dozen adults that are twice his age acting like racist morans. They had numerous opportunities where a non-knee jerking adult could've put the brakes on the whole thing and not let it escalate to the point it did. If they were playing it safe, they would've evacuated the school and called the bomb squad. I'll give you three guesses as to why they didn't.


"Handling it better" is beyond putting it mildly. I hope I'm misreading sarcasm.

Not really sure what you're trying to prove with this part...but congrats?

My point is that I have a greater chance at being shot as an innocent bystander than your kid being mowed down or blown up by some loon/classmate, which is the fear with all of the news stories about school shootings. This is why the "better safe than sorry" trope rings hollow with me and the actors here were doing everything but that. That mentality does more to serve one's paranoia than helping when a situation like Ahmed's pops up.

#12901292 Auto Loans

Posted by dohdough on 03 September 2015 - 05:21 PM

I think maybe the bigger point that jms493 is trying to make is that people, regardless of what financing they can get approved for, are either extremely naive or completely apathetic to their personal financial situation when making decisions on how to purchase a car that will suit them best for their relative income. I don't want to speak for him, but I think he's trying to make a point about moral responsibility when the OP may have geared the thread more towards just helping people make better loan choices. 


I guess my post will inevitably derail this even further, but I'll share my own experience of people who finance foolishly:


You always hear about guys in the military coming back from overseas deployments with wads of cash and doing stupid irresponsible shit with their money. After just one deployment, I saw one low ranked enlisted soldier, who didn't even own a house or a garage to put a car in, buy a Jaguar. Another fool purchased a Dodge Charger and then went out and paid another 4 grand for chrome wheels to put on it. But the worst thing I saw was one of my own squadmates buy a Nissan Sentra or some equivalent and take out a 18% interest loan to pay for it. I ASKED HIM - I said please wait for me to get back from leave and I will help you go through the steps to purchase a car responsibly - but he just wouldn't wait for me and like the other two examples above, he lost the car within a year of purchase. 


I have no point to make here other than I can sympathize with those who wish to urge others to avoid loans...but I can also see that if it's done intelligently it doesn't need to be completely ostracized or avoided.

#12888382 George Zimmerman is NOT a racist? You conservatives are full of sh*t

Posted by dohdough on 27 August 2015 - 06:34 PM

So what? He can be a racist piece of shit and still not be guilty of murder. If I follow you and say mean things to you, you still don't have the right to turn around and beat the shit out of me. This many years later and you still don't understand what the verdict was based on.

Here's the thing, holmes: Just about all the shit that he's done since getting acquitted, kinda leans on the side of him being a racist asshole with impulse control issues when angered along with having violent tendencies, which is exactly the kind of stuff that his detractors have been talking about since the beginning. You say that you can verbally harass me and I can't beat the shit out of you for it? I'm totally down with that to the point where it turns into assault, but there is zero actual proof of that being all that happened that night and Zimmerman's story is as credible as a $3 bill. All facts are pointing towards Zimmerman's "reconnaissance" being motivated by Martin being black. Hyperbole aside, FS is right.


As for the verdict, it was anything BUT cut and dry. I'll give you points for effort though. GBAstar doesn't even try anymore.

#12883750 Looking for advice on a new cell phone/contact/no contract

Posted by dohdough on 25 August 2015 - 01:16 PM

Tmobile or Metro PCS is your best bet. Carriers are starting to move away from contracts anyways and those companies(well, they're actually the same one) offer the best bang for your buck especially if you live near a major city. The days of "cheap" phones with contracts are coming to an end.

#12870437 Gamer mom/dad thread

Posted by dohdough on 17 August 2015 - 07:47 PM

Anyone have any idea about how many hours they're playing a week?  I think I normally average about 10 a week, but 20 is what I would like to be at.  Also, my dude is getting his top two front teeth, and he is not happy about it. :(

I'm at about 5 hours if I'm lucky, but it's super inconsistent. Sometimes I'll get 10 and sometimes I'll only have a couple. I don't really count playing Angry Brids on my phone(it's a gambling simulator!) since I'd rather be on a console.


Girl is 15 months and she has 8 already. One of her molars are coming in too! I think she started around 6 months. We're about to start brushing her teeth with toothpaste soon. Hopefully it'll help her breath...lolz.

#12863154 Gamer mom/dad thread

Posted by dohdough on 13 August 2015 - 01:25 PM

 I am getting a nice glow with my tan.


#12858009 Comic Book Discussion Thread (Marvel, DC, Image, Dark Horse, Top Cow, IDW, In...

Posted by dohdough on 10 August 2015 - 06:58 PM

Finally started reading Lazarus. Wow, it's so refreshing after all the crap that I've been reading the past year or so.

#12840591 CAG Car Thread!

Posted by dohdough on 31 July 2015 - 10:15 PM

She's finally home.
Yes, I left the protective wrap on the hood and there's already a rock chip on the bumper :rofl:

#12837518 CAG Car Thread!

Posted by dohdough on 30 July 2015 - 08:29 PM

Black on Black?

Yup. It's how I roll!

Picking it up tomorrow morning. I'll probably get it wrapped and tinted next week. Hopefully I won't get too many rock chips by then...lulz.

#12837505 CAG Car Thread!

Posted by dohdough on 30 July 2015 - 08:22 PM

The wait is over...


#12797949 50% trade bonus coupon at Gamestop valid 7/13-7/19 + 7/27-08/2

Posted by dohdough on 12 July 2015 - 09:03 PM

Got one.


For all those that didn't get the coupon, did you check the receipt? I expected a separate slip, but the coupon code was on the receipt.

#12785689 Adam Lanza

Posted by dohdough on 05 July 2015 - 08:32 PM

Adam Lanza is that gay dude from American Idol right?

#12779472 CAG Car Thread!

Posted by dohdough on 01 July 2015 - 04:57 PM

Drove down to the beach to visit my wife and in laws who went on vacation this week while I worked, got a nice three hour drive with the top down.  I love owning a convertible. :)

This is when a "dislike" button would come in handy.

#12774819 American Express Offer: Spend $100 get $30 statement Credit at Walm...

Posted by dohdough on 29 June 2015 - 02:39 PM

Dammit, I have BCE and no offer. $150 buys a shitload of diapers!

#12770186 Wonderful and upstanding speech by Americas Only hopeful, Dr. Ben Carson

Posted by dohdough on 26 June 2015 - 04:30 PM