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Old 07-16-2018, 02:48 AM
Status: "Corona Virus is here. God be with you" (set 16 days ago)
 
Location: where the good looking people are
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Guy is just another racist baby boomer looking for attention.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:38 PM
 
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Guy is just another racist baby boomer looking for attention.
Bingo! The Facebook comments are full of them. Thanks FB for giving these people a platform.
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Old 07-16-2018, 02:47 PM
 
Location: San Diego
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There's a tremendous sentencing disparity for crack versus powder cocaine possession and distribution. This is a way to ensure poor blacks are imprisoned longer and more often for the same drug being used by wealthy whites. Clinton eventually acknowledged it many, many years later when addressing the concept of mandatory minimums.

A comprehensive examination of the 100-to-1 crack versus powder cocaine sentencing disparity under which distribution of just 5 grams of crack carries a minimum 5-year federal prison sentence, while distribution of 500 grams of powder cocaine carries the same 5-year mandatory minimum sentence.

In the United States, the incarceration rate is three and half times the European rate. The United States also far exceeded Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. In the U.S., the prison system is a racket where profit is the main objective.
If you,compare crack to meth that smooths out though.
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Old 07-28-2018, 08:01 PM
 
Location: the Permian Basin
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And people are still sitting in prison for these minor drug offenses. Yep, it's a thing to me.

Minor drug charges aren't eligible for prison time.
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Old 07-28-2018, 08:22 PM
 
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Minor drug charges aren't eligible for prison time.
Is that how all the doctors avoid time?
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:48 PM
 
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but what if it currently reps daisy dukes shorts, an alabama album, other non 150+ years ago things?
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:54 PM
 
Location: Salinas, CA
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My opinion is he is clearly out of touch with the area and with living in the year 2018. It seems like he is living in 1958. He should realize that many will assume he is racist for displaying it IMO. That is just common sense.

As a previous poster mentioned, he is morally flawed. If I lived in that neighborhood, there is no chance he would be a friend of mine. I seriously doubt he has more than a few friends in the area. Having said all that, however, it is still his right. He has a First Amendment right to have that flag on his property and he did display a small amount of courtesy by putting it in his backyard instead of the front yard. Hopefully, he soon will realize the disadvantages outweigh the benefits of displaying it and voluntarily takes it down.

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Old 07-31-2018, 10:30 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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Perhaps he's opposed to police harassment and can't stand Roscoe P. Coltrane. And then there's that Boss Hogg -- don't even get me started...
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Old 07-31-2018, 10:41 PM
 
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Well, we're all on the same page. I'm not a Californian though. I did spent a part of my childhood in the West Coast region. However, I've grown up in Georgia. For me, the Confederate flag issue is much closer to home. In Georgia there was a big controversy over the state flag because it had the stars and bars in it. Ironically, they only replaced that version with a stripe version of the Confederate flag. I got sick of seeing Confederate flags a long time ago.
The first time I crossed the Florida Georgia line I freaked out when I saw road signs with the GA flag on them. I thought it was the confederate flag.

In FL it’s common to see confederate flags in cars motorcycles and even some businesses and homes. Of course they represent racism. Those who fly those flags just want to be confrontational and rude. I have always ignore them. Probably some crazy person like the lunatic who killed that woman in. Charlottesville
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Old 08-01-2018, 09:05 AM
 
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Fly the Confederate battle flag, Fly her high fly her proud.
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