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Unread 04-25-2012, 07:15 PM   #4021
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I think we need more well-dressed white people with expensive hair-dos telling us what the world is like.
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Unread 04-25-2012, 07:16 PM   #4022
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With internet programs and recorded class sessions, I really don't understand how internet education isn't free. Sure a lot of stuff you can't learn remotely, but are you telling me that calculus has changed much in the last centruy that recorded classes put on streaming video and learning programs couldn't help a person learn it as well as sitting in a classroom?
Ah, but you are paying for the EXPERIENCE of um, school online! THE VAST WORLD OF THE INTERNETS IS COMPLICATED! You need an experienced guide to show you the way. The only way to truly learn is to pay 500 dollars for each class! This allows your mind to absorb much more! AND YOU GET A FANCY PIECE OF PAPER!
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Unread 04-25-2012, 07:40 PM   #4023
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It cost my mother around $1500 for me to take a semester of online classes. When I graduated I was short a couple math classes but the school required I take a full curriculum so I had to take a bunch of crap all with it.

Now that I think about it she probably paid closer to $2500, for me to take 2 classes I NEEDED and 4 classes I had extra credits for now.

I graduated High School with around 6 extra Literature/English credits.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 09:16 AM   #4024
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So, it turns out that the law in Florida is actually, "Stand Your Ground if You are Male and Not Black". Short version: African American woman fires a single shot into the wall from a legally owned gun during a domestic fight; no one is injured. She uses the "Stand Your Ground" defense but is found guilty of aggravated assault and faces a minimum of 20 years in jail. The only good news is that sentencing, originally scheduled for this past Monday, has been postponed due to public outrage.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 01:10 PM   #4025
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You left out the part where she went back into the house with a loaded gun and fired after only a verbal altercation that specific day. While the husband admitted being abusive in the past, I don't agree with firing a gun in house where your children are also living. But, I also don't agree with a potential 20 year sentence. Unfortunately she probably got a bad lawyer.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 01:25 PM   #4026
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You left out the part where she went back into the house with a loaded gun and fired after only a verbal altercation. Nice spin attempt though, you should work for NBC editing audio recordings.
The whole point of the "Stand Your Ground" law as that you don't have to try to get away even if you can. She claims the garage was locked and she couldn't get out so she got the gun and went back in. She claims she feared for her life. He claims he feared for his and his kids. Whose story is more correct? Don't know. The point is that when one person fires a gun, claiming self-defense under the "Stand Your Ground" law and no one is injured yet she faces 20 years in jail, yet in the same state another person fires a gun and kills someone and yet walks free under the same law until there is public outcry then clearly there is a serious problem with either the law or how it is being applied. And when in the first case the shooter is black and in the second case the shooter is not black but the victim is - well, it's telling.

Once again I refuse to rise to your snide personal insults! (:
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Unread 04-26-2012, 01:32 PM   #4027
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Once again I refuse to rise to your snide personal insults! (:
It's a talent she's honed over the years, like learning to use the bow to take down a mammoth it must be carefully and diligently practiced with trial and error. Failings become new teachings and evolve into a craft that one prides themselves in when they see the mammoth fall before them.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 01:33 PM   #4028
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Once again I refuse to rise to your snide personal insults! (:
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Unread 04-26-2012, 01:44 PM   #4029
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It's a talent she's honed over the years, like learning to use the bow to take down a mammoth it must be carefully and diligently practiced with trial and error. Failings become new teachings and evolve into a craft that one prides themselves in when they see the mammoth fall before them.
I've said it before - pinoycosplay often brings up good points that she then proceeds to undermine because she can't keep her rage in check. This case is not *ahem* black and white. I could have made it clearer that I'm not saying there is a 1:1 correspondence between the two cases. Nor do I know for a fact that Marissa Alexander is 100% innocent of everything. My real point is that "Stand Your Ground" is a bad law. And like most bad laws, the effects of its badness fall disproportionately on women, racial minorities and the poor.

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Unread 04-26-2012, 02:36 PM   #4030
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I thought it was more blind arrogance then rage.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 02:54 PM   #4031
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a little surprised at the negativity, thought this forum was more civil.
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Unread 04-26-2012, 02:58 PM   #4032
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I thought it was more blind arrogance then rage.
Well, whatever it is, when she's like that it makes having any kind of discussion with her impossible. Though I see now that she did go back and edit her post while I was typing a response and now sounds more reasonable. So I do appreciate that. Take 2:

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You left out the part where she went back into the house with a loaded gun and fired after only a verbal altercation that specific day. While the husband admitted being abusive in the past, I don't agree with firing a gun in house where your children are also living. But, I also don't agree with a potential 20 year sentence. Unfortunately she probably got a bad lawyer.
I agree. The fact that his children were present puts her in a bad light. And there are other details that make the case murky, IMO. She may certainly be guilty of child endangerment or even of assault. But as far as I've been able to find, she has no criminal record and the bottom line is that no one was injured. So 20 years minimum? How is that justice?
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Unread 04-26-2012, 02:58 PM   #4033
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Ohhh and my post is now obsolete. THANKS FOR POSTING FIRST HAG.


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Unread 04-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #4034
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And I see I've been sniped again.

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a little surprised at the negativity, thought this forum was more civil.
Gonna take the high road again here and just say, let's all try to keep it civil.

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Ohhh and my post is now obsolete. THANKS FOR POSTING FIRST HAG.


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XD At least I'm a faster typer than someone!
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Unread 04-26-2012, 04:19 PM   #4035
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