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Trayvon Martin´s Parents: If He Were
White,´This Never Would´ve Happened´

Yahoo! TV, by Sara Morrison

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 7/18/2013 7:25:41 PM

Trayvon Martin´s parents and brother made their first public appearances on "Today" Thursday morning, telling Matt Lauer they´d felt certain all along that George Zimmerman was going to prison -- and asserting that race fueled the tragic confrontation. "Still shocked, still in disbelief," said Martin´s father, Tracy. "We felt in our hearts that we were gonna get a conviction. We thought that the killer of our unarmed child was gonna be convicted of the crime that he committed." Lauer asked Tracy how he felt about Juror B37´s comments that racial profiling did not play a part in the case.

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Headline misquotes her. She actually said:
´this wouldn´t have never happened´.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: MDConservative, 7/18/2013 7:28:12 PM     (No. 9431102)

Can Obama arrange a Nobel Prize for Parenthood for these two?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Dante, 7/18/2013 7:30:18 PM     (No. 9431107)

If he were White, Zimmerman never would have been charged.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lydwho, 7/18/2013 7:35:22 PM     (No. 9431114)

Had they been white, there would have been a good chance that that little punk would have grown up with a little respect for his elders. He wouldn´t have had to be booted from school for stealing, for fighting and using dope. (And his father would not have been in a gang)

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Reply 4 - Posted by: horacer, 7/18/2013 7:36:05 PM     (No. 9431117)

If he´d been white you wouldn´t have been his parents, so it probably wouldn´t have happened.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: fritzilou, 7/18/2013 7:38:39 PM     (No. 9431124)

If I were not Jewish in the 1950´s, I might not have been called a dirty Jew. Even a Jewish woman can say with assurity that every ethnic group has it´s ´cross´ to bear.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Former lurker, 7/18/2013 7:38:46 PM     (No. 9431125)

The media parading these "parents" and the girlfriend all over the media are like the carnival barker standing outside the freak show urging people to come in. They are absolutely irresponsible and trying to stir up a race war. It is going to take people like Charles Barkley to stand up and help us get past this.

We are not a racist nation but the mainstream media is a racist group.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Topic Thunder, 7/18/2013 7:42:04 PM     (No. 9431134)

If Trayvon had been a little more violent, he would have murdered Zimmerman and gotten away with it and then gone on to murder again and again until finally caught or killed.

We all owe Zimmerman a great debt.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Avogadra, 7/18/2013 7:45:05 PM     (No. 9431140)

If Trayvon Martin were white, he wouldn´t have assumed it was appropriate for him to respond to being observed by an adult Hispanic male by punching the guy in the face and following that up with at least 40 seconds of ground and pound.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: alpha91c, 7/18/2013 7:49:48 PM     (No. 9431143)

If he were white he probably would not have been looking and acting like a gangsta.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Really?, 7/18/2013 7:50:50 PM     (No. 9431147)

The Martins and other Black race batters always act like white people are always doing this and getting away with it.

I keep wondering if they can name another recent case ?

Hate it for any parents, including these. I guess we can forgive anything they might blurt out in the pain they are in.....but this statement is just wrong.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mc squared, 7/18/2013 7:53:44 PM     (No. 9431150)

If he were a chid, Zimm could have held him off with one hand

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Shucky, 7/18/2013 7:55:21 PM     (No. 9431155)

Year by year, there are far more black on white murders than white on black. They wouldn´t know that because the media puts emphasis on race when it is white on black, and hide it as much as they can when it is black on white. The media have incited anti-white hatred for as long as I remember.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: NJVol, 7/18/2013 7:56:13 PM     (No. 9431158)

If he were white, he probably wouldn´t have been playing the knock-out game.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/18/2013 7:57:18 PM     (No. 9431159)

If his parents took their responsibilities seriously he would have been home, not sent out of town because they could not deal with him.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: maggie2u, 7/18/2013 7:58:22 PM     (No. 9431160)

And if Zimmerman was black, the shooting would have merited one paragraph in the local rag.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: nigella, 7/18/2013 8:00:23 PM     (No. 9431164)

Shouldn´t they be saying if they were White "hispanic" this wouldn´t have happened to them...

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Reply 17 - Posted by: FenwayFrank, 7/18/2013 8:00:28 PM     (No. 9431166)

The Martins, Sharpton, Shakedown Jesse, Crump et.al. and their chronic oral diarrhea are tiresome. Where is MoveOn.org when they´re really needed?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: formerlyphelps, 7/18/2013 8:01:24 PM     (No. 9431167)

FTA: "I just didn´t understand, how can you let the killer of an unarmed child go free?”

Oh? Like people who commit abortion against an unarmed child that is not pounding their head against the sidewalk? Good to know they place so much value on the lives of children.

This idea of “if Trayvon were white” is amusing. If “Trayvon” were white, he wouldn’t have been Trayvon.

So if I were not me, who would I be? Does it matter?



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Reply 19 - Posted by: Pinger, 7/18/2013 8:03:46 PM     (No. 9431170)

If someone was on top of me slamming my head on concrete, the color of the person assaulting me would be of little consequence. Bang.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: texaspast, 7/18/2013 8:06:34 PM     (No. 9431175)

When I was in college, I had long hair and a beard. Nice, salt of the earth, Baptist church 3 times a week, BSU president, respectable kid. I had been working at a brick plant (night shift) and went to wait on the girl I was dating to get off work at 100, to get a pizza. She worked at a grocery store. I got out of the car to walk around the parking lot til she got off. Next thing I know, I´m surrounded by cop cars and cops with drawn guns. The manager had been about to take the nights receipts to the night deposit and saw me in the parking lot. Thinking I was some bum or doper waiting to rob him, he called the cops. Was I profiled? Sure. Did I look suspicious? You bet. But I was smart enough to know he had a point, and was glad I knew enough to follow the cops´ orders IMMEDIATELY. Moral: if you look suspicious, act suspicious, and look like you could pose a threat, don´t be surprised if someone thinks you ARE a threat.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: texaspast, 7/18/2013 8:07:52 PM     (No. 9431176)

That should say 10 o´clock (gotta do something about that colon after a zero glitch, IT elves).

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Pearson365, 7/18/2013 8:08:34 PM     (No. 9431177)

If Trayvon were white, he would most likely have 2 married parents, would not have been suspended from school for suspicion of robbery and would not have known a freak like Rachel J., to no name just a few of many racial differences. If George Z was black, he would still have been beaten by Trayvon, and would have most likely used his weapon.

Since Trayvon was black, his birth parents were paid $1.5 million by a frightened condo association.

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Reply 23 - Posted by: Persecutor2, 7/18/2013 8:10:49 PM     (No. 9431180)

She´s actually correct to s large extent, you know-- if Trayvon were a white doped-up punk who jumped on a Hispanic watch volunteer and got himself shot, pretty much everything else that followed would indeed have not happened: no race-baiting from the Reverends, no special prosecutor, no trumped-up charges, no show trial...

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Reply 24 - Posted by: ida Lou Pino, 7/18/2013 8:12:34 PM     (No. 9431181)

I fully agree. If Trayvon weren´t a punk - - this wouldn´t have happened.

No, wait - - I think I misread what she said. Hmmm - - on second thought - - maybe I don´t agree.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: smidgen, 7/18/2013 8:16:29 PM     (No. 9431185)

The same people who said on Saturday night that we all should abide by the jury verdict. Just Us must have gotten to them with a bribe/suggestion for the future?

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Reply 26 - Posted by: Urgent Fury, 7/18/2013 8:18:44 PM     (No. 9431190)

OVER.IT.

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Wendybird, 7/18/2013 8:18:46 PM     (No. 9431191)

I don´t think its true that there are no white guys who would have behaved as thuggishly as lil 6´3" Trayvon.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: TarAndFeathers, 7/18/2013 8:19:21 PM     (No. 9431192)

If we had some bacon, we could have bacon and eggs, if we had some eggs.

Ignorance can be fixed; stupidity goes to the bone.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 7/18/2013 8:24:11 PM     (No. 9431201)

Could be right. He wouldn´t have been out wandering in the rain, buying a blunt and the fixings for sizzurp/lean. And if he noticed someone following him, he´d have called 911.

He wouldn´t have doubled back, said something like "what´s your problem?" and when the answer came back "I don´t have a problem", said "You have now" and slugged him, and then beaten his head against the concrete walkway.

Just not the kind of stuff the average white teenager does.

But Sybrina wouldn´t know that, would she.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 7/18/2013 8:42:08 PM     (No. 9431224)

We´re into the minute two of overtime.

Seriously.


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Reply 31 - Posted by: lylacat, 7/18/2013 8:43:06 PM     (No. 9431227)

i am so tired of these two greedy grifters. Please go away; take your millions that you have made from your son´s death, and just go away.

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Reply 32 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/18/2013 8:46:13 PM     (No. 9431233)

No, if he hadn´t punched and beat on George Zimmerman this wouldn´t have happened.



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Reply 33 - Posted by: Poliskeptic, 7/18/2013 8:47:15 PM     (No. 9431237)

Do the interviewers ever ask the parents why their son didn´t just go home or to his father´s girlfriend´s house or wherever he was supposedly going instead of getting into a fight? There was plenty of time to do so. I know I would if I felt I (as a black) was being targeted by ´creepy ass cracker´....I´d just go home and moan and groan about being a victim. But I´d be alive.

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Reply 34 - Posted by: bobn.t, 7/18/2013 8:47:43 PM     (No. 9431238)

Martins,
Trayvon is dead because he punched George.
What don´t you understand?

What would have happened had Trayvon lived in Chicago and punched another black?
Trayvon would have been shot.

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Reply 35 - Posted by: smcchk, 7/18/2013 8:55:27 PM     (No. 9431247)

I am glad that all this race hustling is going on. It is time for whites to get over their guilt and Sharpton, Trayvon´s parents, MSNBC and Eric Holder just might do the trick!

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 7/18/2013 8:56:33 PM     (No. 9431249)

Isn´t it sad that a 17 year old male is considered a child BUT a 14 year old girl is a woman who can abort a child without parental knowledge.
If the 14 year old woman is black we are required to pay for child destruction. Has she just become guilty of violating a black child´s civil right to life. Perhaps it only counts if the aborted child is a male.
My white husband was a man at 17 earning his own food housing and clothing and mine too.


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Reply 37 - Posted by: Ruhn, 7/18/2013 9:01:30 PM     (No. 9431252)

Not just punch, but as his previous violent incidents demonstrated, TM sucker-punched GZ and he did not stop.

Typical punk behavior: Land an unprovoked blow on someone to disorient, take them off balance and maintain momentum in subsequent punches.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Twinkle93, 7/18/2013 9:03:56 PM     (No. 9431254)

The parents are playing to the media per lawyer instructions to help with future civil suits.

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Shimmer128, 7/18/2013 9:07:17 PM     (No. 9431257)

An unarmed child....what was he, 5??????

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Reply 40 - Posted by: sliver of truth, 7/18/2013 9:08:06 PM     (No. 9431258)

No, mommy and daddy. This never would have happened if YOU had been present and accountable for raising your son in a reasonable and responsible manner. You two bear the ultimate responsibility for the way your son saw the world.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: tonyl, 7/18/2013 9:13:43 PM     (No. 9431265)

If he were white? We have a black president, rascism is over.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: DoktorFranken, 7/18/2013 9:22:58 PM     (No. 9431279)

Trayvon WAS Black. Let us all hope that the Black yoots come away from this with the knowledge that WE WILL SHOOT YOU if you attack us.

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Reply 43 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/18/2013 9:29:27 PM     (No. 9431283)

What utter crap. If Trayvon´s parents had given him a decent upbringing, he wouldn´t have been a hoodlum at 17. He matters a lot to them now dead--a lot more than he apparently did when he was alive. Can you see what a monumental tragedy that is?

Just now I was listening on Hannity´s show to supperannuated Black Panther and Chicago Democrat congresscritter Bobby Rush, who, like other black racists and their guilty white sympathizers, keeps reciting talking points that are not in agreement with the facts. As for Rush, thaty old war horse is about ten years past due to go to the glue factory.

This afternoon the Reverend Jackson said that Florida was an apartheid state that should be boycotted. He´s no better off in the brains department than the idiot Bobby Rush. States´ stand your ground statutes are now going to be challenged, and if one happens to shoot a thug during an attack, there´ll be hell to pay. The nation spirals down down down to hell as racial relations which had improved so much until the election of Obeyme, are back to Jim Crow, only Old Jim now wears different color skin. And he wants some.

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Reply 44 - Posted by: woodsman, 7/18/2013 9:33:02 PM     (No. 9431290)

Chis Rock summed it up best here
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj0mtxXEGE8

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Reply 45 - Posted by: msjena, 7/18/2013 9:38:58 PM     (No. 9431298)

Trayvon´s parents think white people are never viewed as suspicious or targeted by police or security personnel. They are wrong. Go to the airport and watch the TSA do their job some time. Teenagers in particular are often watched and suspected of possible criminal activity. I would also be interested in their answer to this question: would a white person be safe walking in an all-black neighborhood?

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Reply 46 - Posted by: bobn.t, 7/18/2013 9:58:00 PM     (No. 9431326)

Trayvon Martin´s Parents: If He Were
White,´This Never Would´ve Happened.

That´s correct: He would never had the propensity for violence that blacks have.

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Reply 47 - Posted by: badrad, 7/18/2013 10:01:53 PM     (No. 9431329)

If Trayvon had adoptive white parents he may never have been charged. That is a little comment about nurture and environment vs nature. Did a pregnant Mrs Martin take drugs? If s a political opponent these would be fair questions for someone who goes public.

Are the Martin´s now public figures? What kind of protection should they have that they would not allow Zimmerman?

I think they speak out of their ears or hats or whatever. Here is a real snark how much time has gone into making this a thing that divides America and gets them money and fame and some people acting as if they were credible before dropping them once usefulness is gone--that includes LSM.



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Reply 48 - Posted by: bighambone, 7/18/2013 10:10:44 PM     (No. 9431335)

This whole deal started after Martin finished talking with his friend Rachel on his cellphone and took it upon himself to confront Zimmerman with a sucker punch to the face breaking Zimmerman´s nose, rather then continuing on to the residence where it is claimed that Martin was a house guest.

Who knows what a 17 year old white boy would have done under similar circumstances. Since it was at night, raining, and if the white boy were wearing a hoodie, chances are Zimmerman would have also tried to check him out, as Zimmerman would not have known if he was black or white at first glance.

The bottom line is that both Martin and Zimmerman had a right to be on that sidewalk, obviously Martin should have continued on with his business and not perpetrated a criminal assault against Zimmerman, because of that Martin lost his life.

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Reply 49 - Posted by: Keekng, 7/18/2013 10:11:11 PM     (No. 9431337)

Whenever Martins "parents" appear on TV, I change channels.

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Reply 50 - Posted by: Clinger, 7/18/2013 10:13:34 PM     (No. 9431343)

If I wasn´t white (and stupid) I wouldn´t have found myself between two groups of roughly 8ea of local inhabitants in Arlington VA while I took what looked like a time saving rout from the subway to my hotel doh!. Oddly enough I accepted my obvious outsider appearance and the reaction of those who saw that as their turf. Fortunately I was mistaken for a cop (had to be nobody is that stupid) and ran with it heckling the locals. Had them in stitches....the good kind and went on my way. I always felt had I accepted the role of victim I would have been accommodated. Of course I was profiled and never thought to be bent out of shape over it.

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Reply 51 - Posted by: Ret.TxLeo, 7/18/2013 10:25:42 PM     (No. 9431354)

6 foot 3 inch child? Where?

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Reply 52 - Posted by: aintnojoke, 7/18/2013 10:34:47 PM     (No. 9431365)

Shouldn´t we all calm down here, and have a nice purple drank?

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Reply 53 - Posted by: Rubinski, 7/18/2013 10:41:50 PM     (No. 9431373)

Take your 1 million blood dollars and go away.

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Reply 54 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 7/18/2013 10:46:44 PM     (No. 9431382)

To the Martin parents - it`s February 26th, 2012 pm. Do you know where your son is?

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Reply 55 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 7/18/2013 10:54:16 PM     (No. 9431390)

Obama: Geez, I thought he would have looked like my son. Oh well, if not -- who cares.

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Reply 56 - Posted by: Boneshaker, 7/18/2013 11:00:12 PM     (No. 9431397)

IF ST. TRAYVON WAS WHITE.....

That´s because if he was white the odds are that he wouldn´t have sucker punched Zimmerman, called him a mother****** and told him he was going to die that night.

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Reply 57 - Posted by: Janjan, 7/18/2013 11:00:24 PM     (No. 9431399)

This site has covered the Zimmerman trial. Could we move on? I visit this site every day and it is wall to wall Zimmerman every day. We are not MSNBC. Enough already.

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Reply 58 - Posted by: BarryNo, 7/19/2013 12:58:38 AM     (No. 9431488)

They´re right. If he was white, it wouldn´t have happened.

You know why? Because kids from the mainstream culture know that when they are ´followed´ to call the police, or run away, or look for shelter. If someone asks you, a visitor, what you are doing in their neighborhood, you explain your status and where you are staying.

You do NOT attack the individual in a fit of testosterone-fueled rage! You don´t act like a thug! If you are offended, suck it up! Maybe you´ll get out of it with a caution and a goodnight instead of a 9 mm slug between your ribs!

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Reply 59 - Posted by: PChristopher, 7/19/2013 2:22:11 AM     (No. 9431524)

Gee, and just the other day people were talking about how restrained and pragmatic the Marti´s were, not becoming a part of the mindless mentality of the mobs. I guess they were just biding their time.

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Reply 60 - Posted by: pickle1, 7/19/2013 3:24:57 AM     (No. 9431539)

Hmmm. I don´t think so. Remember Antonio West?

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Reply 61 - Posted by: Lalo, 7/19/2013 4:07:24 AM     (No. 9431545)

#7 - "If Trayvon had been a little more violent, he would have murdered Zimmerman and gotten away with it and then gone on to murder again and again until finally caught or killed.. We all owe Zimmerman a great debt."

Hmm... There are 6 or 7 "if´s" in that chain of hypotheses. If Trayvon had lived, it is also possible that a miracle might have occurred in his life. It´s also quite possible that this could embolden future hoods when they see that someone got in this much trouble for defending himself. It could actually lead to more crime and more deaths.

So no, I don´t think I owe the possibly overzealous Mr. Zimmerman anything, really. I just feel sorry for him and wish him the best. I also feel (yes feel) that it obscures the truth to engage in glorifying or demonizing either party, thereby doing a disservice to - well, to the country actually, as we seem to be in more trouble than ever and the last thing we need is polarization....

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Reply 62 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/19/2013 8:46:06 AM     (No. 9431788)

So as not to be "overzealous", I guess that # 63 would have just laid there and let little Trayvon bash his/her head in until dead.

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Reply 63 - Posted by: Lalo, 7/19/2013 2:44:38 PM     (No. 9432343)

#64 - On the contrary - I think he was afraid for his life and if I were afraid for my life and had no other option, I would have shot the guy, too. I hooped and hollered when I learned the verdict.

The "overzealous" was in reference to following him and putting himself in a position to be jumped like that. If you´re going to be a hero, which I think he was, better to be a wise one. But I am as concerned about him and his family as anyone else.

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“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist

´8THEIST´ license plate in NJ: Why
states can´t rein in the vanity plate monster
Christian Science Monitor, by Patrik Jonsson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 4:09:21 PM     Post Reply
If you can get a New Jersey vanity license plate that reads “BAPTIST,” why not one that reads “8THEIST”? That’s the question Shannon Morgan, a self-describe atheist, is asking in a lawsuit after the New Jersey department of motor vehicles denied her vanity plate application. Her main complaint is a bureaucracy deeming that “8THEIST” has connotations that offend “good taste and decency,” the bar which the state uses to judge the suitability of personalized plate messages. She also wants the state to adopt a more “viewpoint-neutral” vanity plate approval policy, since when she typed “BAPTIST” into the DMV application it

Grandma Hillary Is a
Double-Edged Sword in 2016
Time Magazine, by Haley Sweetland Edwards    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/19/2014 3:08:07 PM     Post Reply
When Chelsea Clinton announced Thursday that she’s pregnant, it took the media about two nanoseconds to home in on what that really means: Hillary, should she run for president in 2016, will campaign as a grandmother. (Snip) And for another, Hillary’s newfound role as grandmother isn’t necessarily a political boon. As I wrote in the Washington Monthly’s current issue, it could very easily cut both ways. After all, Hillary, who will be 68 in 2016, already runs the risk of appearing old, a vulnerability not lost on her detractors. From the Monthly: (At sixty-six, Hillary is “not particularly old for

Chef says preparing healthy Passover
seder to suit Michelle Obama
‘is a different (matzo) ball game’
New York Daily News, by Leslie Larson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/17/2014 7:32:07 PM     Post Reply
Chef Vered Guttman braved the challenge of preparing a White House Passover seder in line with Michelle Obama´s healthy eating guidelines and lived to tell her story. "The traditional seder fare is hardly fresh or healthy," Guttman wrote in a post-dinner review about incorporating vegetable sides to "offset some of the Jewish carbs" like gefilte fish and matzo ball soup. And her hard work to keep it healthy paid off, as both the President and First Lady praised her quinoa-kale salad and even inquired after the recipe. Guttman, a D.C. based caterer, worked with White House executive chef Cris Comerford

Poll: Hillary Clinton’s numbers worst
since 2008, as GOP brand surges
Washington Post, by Aaron Blake    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/17/2014 7:11:25 PM     Post Reply
A new poll shows former secretary of state Hillary Clinton´s (D) numbers hitting their lowest point in six years. Meanwhile, it finds that the Republican Party is experiencing something of a renaissance. The Fox News poll, from Democratic pollster Anderson Robbins Research and GOP pollster Shaw & Company, shows Clinton´s favorable rating dropping to 49 percent, compared to 45 percent unfavorable. The last time her numbers were in that ballpark was during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary race. After she ended her campaign, her favorable/unfavorable split was 47/46. Other polls have shown Clinton´s numbers --

Colorado Democrats
abandon divisive abortion bill
Associated Press, by Kristen Wyatt    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/17/2014 6:57:59 PM     Post Reply
DENVER | Colorado Democrats abandoned their own divisive abortion proposal Wednesday, axing the bill after one lawmaker expressed indecision and it became clear they might not have the votes to pass it in a chamber where every vote matters. Democrats used a legislative maneuver to shelve a bill that would have banned any state regulation of reproductive decisions such as abortion and contraception. It had been scheduled for a vote Wednesday evening in the Senate, where the party holds a slim one-seat majority. The move came after Sen. John Kefalas, D-Fort Collins, said he wasn’t sure if the measure was

IRS fining business on
taxes that were never due
WKMG-TV [Orlando, FL], by Lauren Sweeney    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/15/2014 6:22:19 PM     Post Reply
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - Innovative Title Services, Inc., a real estate title services company established in 2003, faces a tax penalty that could virtually shut down the small business. According to the company´s President, Michael Day, the nearly $20,000 late fee is being assessed on taxes that were never due in the first place. Day and his accountant have been appealing the penalty for nearly a year which is due on April 15. (Snip) "I´m hiring people, wanting to hire people paying unemployment taxes paying payroll taxes and I really don´t understand why they would like to impose such a

What I learned as a liberal
talking head on Fox News
Christian Science Monitor, by Sally Kohn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/15/2014 2:28:47 PM     Post Reply
New York - In the fall of 2013, I gave a TED talk on what I learned as a progressive, on-air talking head at Fox News, where I worked for two years before leaving and joining my current home, CNN. After all, one of the most frequent questions I was asked during my time at Fox was how I did it, how I was a fox in the henhouse – or a hen in the Fox house, if you will. (Snip) For a radical progressive who once harbored negative stereotypes about folks on the right, it was a turning point

N. Korea officials ´target
London salon over Kim haircut ad´
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/15/2014 1:16:08 PM     Post Reply
London - British police said Tuesday they had intervened after North Korean embassy officials reportedly told a London hairdresser to take down a discount haircuts advert featuring leader Kim Jong-Un. Mo Nabbach said two officials identifying themselves as being from the Stalinist state´s mission took pictures of his M&M Hair Academy in Ealing, west London. They then demanded to know his name and ordered him to remove the "disrespectful" poster from the salon window, he told the Evening Standard newspaper. The poster featured a large picture of Kim´s distinctive short-back-and-sides hairdo with the slogan: "Bad hair day? 15 percent off

Fur flies as US gets
to grips with feral cats
Agence France-Presse, by Robert Macpherson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 4/14/2014 1:47:09 PM     Post Reply
Washington - It´s Friday night in Eckington, a quiet residential corner of Washington, and the back alley is crawling with feral cats -- rich pickings for seasoned cat-trapper Marty King. "Here, kitty kitty kitty kitty," said King after setting four metal traps baited with flaked shrimp and fish cat food and lined with fresh newspapers. (Snip) Coast to coast, the Humane Society of the United States estimates there are as many as 50 million feral cats, or "community cats" as their advocates prefer to call them. That compares to 95.6 million cats kept as pets. For decades, standard procedure has



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For Hillary Clinton, having her own baby grandchild to kiss on the campaign trail, could be one of the biggest boosts to her possible presidential election campaign. Although the former Secretary of State and First Lady has not said if she will run in 2016, the arrival of her first grandchild will soften her image, analysts have said. While Chelsea only revealed her pregnancy on Thursday, supporters of her mother have already started cooing over a possible baby in the White House. With the Clintons having a near-royal status in the U.S., the announcement of a new arrival due this fall has sent

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American Thinker, by J. Paul Masko    Original Article
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Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
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Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
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Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
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Wall Street Journal, by Monica Langley    Original Article
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Clintons celebrate Chelsea’s
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New York Post, by Stephanie Smith    Original Article
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Power Line, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
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President Obama asserts that 8 million people have signed up for Obamacare, as though that were something to be proud of. In fact, Obamacare has always been a fiasco from a fiscal perspective–a black hole of subsidies and expanded Medicaid, with largely fictitious mechanisms in place to pay for it. As the number of subsidized participants grows, the disaster gets worse. Charles Blahous explains: Our national discussion…is missing the truly significant story here; what is unfolding before our eyes is a colossal fiscal disaster, poised to haunt legislators and taxpayers for decades to come. It is quite possible that the ACA is

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Washington Post, by Kimberley Winston    Original Article
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“On the third day, he rose again.” That line, from the Nicene Creed, is a foundational statement of Christian belief. It declares that three days after Jesus died on the cross, he was resurrected, a glimmer of the eternal life promised to believers. It’s the heart of the Easter story in seven little words. But how that statement is interpreted is the source of some of the deepest rifts in Christianity — and a stumbling block for some Christians, and more than a few skeptics. Did Jesus literally come back from the dead in a bodily resurrection, as many traditionalist


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