Do not like what is going on!!!

Panundra

On Death Row @ .com
The definition of Defunding. “prevent from continuing to receive funds“

I have a great mind??? So I’ll be over to defund your family and we can check back in with you in a six month period to see how y’all are doing on less funds!!! Meanwhile I will give your money to others and see if that helps y’all out in any significant way.:)

Like I said this is more liberal BS and I can not believe it is even a part of any discussion! LOL!!!!!!:)
You’re caught up on a word. They could have used a different word. Decrease funding.
 

Redfish

Kiss A Fish 🐠
Ha ha,, no sir that is what THEY are saying not me not you THEM!! Take money away and give it to others. Hells bells now they are reporting that the city council of Minneapolis wants to abolish their PD all together?? Now will that happen?? I sure hope not but when you take away money from a department and claim giving it to someone else and that is suppose to help them well,,, that is just nonsense!!
Have a good day and I hope your city council does not decrease your PD!!:).
 

Panundra

On Death Row @ .com
Ha ha,, no sir that is what THEY are saying not me not you THEM!! Take money away and give it to others. Hells bells now they are reporting that the city council of Minneapolis wants to abolish their PD all together?? Now will that happen?? I sure hope not but when you take away money from a department and claim giving it to someone else and that is suppose to help them well,,, that is just nonsense!!
Have a good day and I hope your city council does not decrease your PD!!:).
Well you’ve already come and taken my family’s money so I’ve got nothing to loose at this point. ;)
 

Marc32

Well-known member
In all my years, I wouldn’t have thought that it would come to be, that our nation would actually consider dismantling our police departments.

You do realize that if that would ever occur, Every drug cartel, every crook would have a field day. Our current offerings of Park Police, Federal Police and FBI certainly can’t handle the load to police our states. Unless we are going to see a major change where all State Policing will fall under the Homeland Security Act.

Kinda eire if that happens .....a total police state.

I think we will also see more militias springing up. Citizens will get fed up being prayed upon.

Kinda wonder if this is going to lead to some sort of “Purge” like event in our future???

People need to get out, all this Covid pandemic has turned everyone one into silly putty..:::::;
 

War Machine

Well-known member
Just so I’m clear on everything:

Don’t judge all police officers based on the actions of a few bad apples.
Do judge all protesters (and basically an entire race) based on the actions of a few bad apples.

Let me know if I’m interpreting all of this correctly. It’s hard to keep up with the rules sometimes.
 

War Machine

Well-known member
There shouldn’t be any rules.... just treat everyone how you want to be treated. In reality why is that so damn hard to comprehend people???
100% agree. Both sides judge the other based on their worst elements. 99% of cops are awesome people who dedicate their lives to making the world a better place. 99% of the protesters are doing it the right way, and peacefully standing up for a cause they believe in. Nobody wants to focus on that. They only pay attention to the examples that confirm their own pre-conceived biases.
Nothing will change in politics or the world at large as long as objectivity is out the window. Politicians know that. Division amongst us is exactly what they want. They play us all against each other in order to keep their power. Left vs Right is just a bullshit concept. They’re all fingers on the same hand.
 

Marc32

Well-known member
Exactly Jason,
So lets lay the blame on the right people then. I believe that the media should start being held accountable for their actions. Their only concern is not reporting the truth, but reporting what will make their ratings go up. Every story in the news is about all the wrong doings of what police officers do, but never what they actually do good for the community. There are so many good deeds done by police, but it doesnt make headlines.

They really need to reform the media, its gotten out of hand. I believe if you take the money out of it. Such as get rid of the advertisement. We miught actually get the news. Not this soap opera drama we've been fed these past years.
 

War Machine

Well-known member
Exactly Jason,
So lets lay the blame on the right people then. I believe that the media should start being held accountable for their actions. Their only concern is not reporting the truth, but reporting what will make their ratings go up. Every story in the news is about all the wrong doings of what police officers do, but never what they actually do good for the community. There are so many good deeds done by police, but it doesnt make headlines.

They really need to reform the media, its gotten out of hand. I believe if you take the money out of it. Such as get rid of the advertisement. We miught actually get the news. Not this soap opera drama we've been fed these past years.
Yep. Not only are they just reporting what gets ratings, but the major news outlets are starting to take sides politically. We’ve ended up with left wing and right wing media outlets. Of course, people are only going to watch the one that fits their views. CNN didn’t objectively report on Obama, Fox doesn’t objectively report on Trump.

It‘s a sad situation we’re in where you’re likely to get better information from a comedy news show than you are from “real” news programs. Everything becomes an echo chamber and no one really learns from each other. Getting your information from a source that panders to your views is useless. It just perpetuates our issues.

We also have the issue of our media outlets being owned by huge corporations. For example, Disney owns ABC. You think they’re allowed to be objective?

But how can we solve it? Freedom of the press is extremely important. We can‘t really allow the government to regulate them. That is a very slippery slope. Unfortunately “freedom of the press”, like all of the freedoms we hold so dear, apply to those who want to manipulate others. We can’t have it both ways. I wish I knew a solution. We all have a responsibility to be objective and to hold our politicians and media accountable, but we don’t do it.

We all just continue to feed this machine instead of tearing it down. We can complain all we want, but only we can fix it. I honestly doubt we ever will. We just eat up what we’re fed, so every so often we’re going to have situations like we do now.

Both parties have been in power about equally in my lifetime. What has either of them actually solved? The economy still goes to shit about once a decade. Mass shootings are still happening. Prisons are still overcrowded. We are still split into two sides that hate each other. Our soldiers are still giving their lives needlessly. I can go on and on, but the fact is that every political candidate has promised to make things better. None of them have come close.
 

Panundra

On Death Row @ .com
Yep. Not only are they just reporting what gets ratings, but the major news outlets are starting to take sides politically. We’ve ended up with left wing and right wing media outlets. Of course, people are only going to watch the one that fits their views. CNN didn’t objectively report on Obama, Fox doesn’t objectively report on Trump.

It‘s a sad situation we’re in where you’re likely to get better information from a comedy news show than you are from “real” news programs. Everything becomes an echo chamber and no one really learns from each other. Getting your information from a source that panders to your views is useless. It just perpetuates our issues.

We also have the issue of our media outlets being owned by huge corporations. For example, Disney owns ABC. You think they’re allowed to be objective?

But how can we solve it? Freedom of the press is extremely important. We can‘t really allow the government to regulate them. That is a very slippery slope. Unfortunately “freedom of the press”, like all of the freedoms we hold so dear, apply to those who want to manipulate others. We can’t have it both ways. I wish I knew a solution. We all have a responsibility to be objective and to hold our politicians and media accountable, but we don’t do it.

We all just continue to feed this machine instead of tearing it down. We can complain all we want, but only we can fix it. I honestly doubt we ever will. We just eat up what we’re fed, so every so often we’re going to have situations like we do now.

Both parties have been in power about equally in my lifetime. What has either of them actually solved? The economy still goes to shit about once a decade. Mass shootings are still happening. Prisons are still overcrowded. We are still split into two sides that hate each other. Our soldiers are still giving their lives needlessly. I can go on and on, but the fact is that every political candidate has promised to make things better. None of them have come close.
We have the power of the dollar. Every time we spend a dollar we are casting a vote. We are saying, I like what this business does and stands for. I want to support them and what they do. If everyone stopped buying from Walmart they would fail. If everyone stopped buying from amazon they would fail. If everyone stopped buying from Disney they would fail.
Cooperations drive politics and policy.
By supporting corporations we support the politicians they lobby.
 

Outbound

I'm just here for the panda
We have the power of the dollar. Every time we spend a dollar we are casting a vote. We are saying, I like what this business does and stands for. I want to support them and what they do. If everyone stopped buying from Walmart they would fail. If everyone stopped buying from amazon they would fail. If everyone stopped buying from Disney they would fail.
Cooperations drive politics and policy.
By supporting corporations we support the politicians they lobby.
This is why I avoid Chinese made products as much as possible. Tough to do sometimes though. I also don't do business with Quebec based companies and have stopped dealing with most Ontario companies too, preferring my money to stay in Western Canada.
 

Redfish

Kiss A Fish 🐠
This like the virus is far from over!! Rumors are starting to fly out of Minnesota that Mr. Floyd had large amounts of a certain drug in his system!! When the trials begin and these guys start getting lite sentences everyone be ready for Hell to cut loose and it will be worse than the last three weeks I am afraid!!!
 
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