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Old 06-12-2015, 09:56 AM   #5321
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I prefer aggro-aggression.
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I prefer aggro-aggression.
This, incidentally, is what happens in countries which lack the rule of law as embodied by effective courts and police:




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Apparently, I have micro-aggression. Am I supposed to feel white guilt about this? How about hetero-guilt? Should I be feeling that?

http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personn...ggressions.pdf

Leftists are driving wedges between people in the name of bringing people together. Maybe we should be afraid of talking to people who aren't just like us. I think it is obvious that's what they really want.

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Feds driven to admit dozens of Land Rover seizures were wrong

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Vintage Land Rovers that looked so good they fooled the federal government into seizing them are being returned to their owners this week after a legal nightmare that began nearly a year ago.

Dozens of the iconic Defender models were seized by the Department of Homeland Security after U.S. buyers purchased them from abroad and had them shipped here. Vehicles that do not comply with safety and emissions standards cannot be purchased from foreign sellers unless they are 25 years or older, and therefore exempt from the regulations. North Carolina lawyer and Land Rover enthusiast Will Hedrick, who has represented more than two dozen Defender owners free of charge, believes investigators mistook the vehicles for newer models.

“I had seven law enforcement officers block my driveway and take my Land Rover, with bulletproof vests and guns in holsters,” recalled Jennifer Brinkley, who paid $60,000 for her classic Land Rover Defender. The North Carolina mother’s dream ride, inspired by memories of African safaris.

Seized under civil forfeiture laws, Brinkley's 1985 Land Rover languished at a Williamston impound lot until Thursday, when she went with attorney Christina Clodfelter, who worked with Hedrick, to retrieve it.

Hedrick said if he hadn't agreed to work pro bono, the government might never have been forced to admit its mistake. In civil forfeitures, he said, innocent property owners often decide to cut their losses.

“It just gets too expensive,” Hedrick said. “You’re going to spend more money trying to get your property back than what it’s worth. So, people just write it off.”

In the case of the seized Defenders, Hedrick believes investigators may have misread some of the Vehicle Identification Numbers (VINs) and mistaken them for newer models. He also said it’s easy to install new parts on old Defenders, making them appear newer than they are.

Federal authorities declined to comment on specific cases. However, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Raleigh, N.C., told Fox News in an email that 25 seized vehicles are being returned to owners around the country.

“People need to know that they do not have to take it — that they can contact an attorney,” Brinkley said. “They can get help. And they should never give up on their property.”

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This is one of the best monologues in all of Television:



Seriously. I loved this show. The end literally* made me cry in public.



* Literally ≠ Figuratively.
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Every time these flag debates come up, I consider how difficult it is to be a conservative or libertarian in a southern state. Not because it's unpopular. On the contrary. It's difficult because every damned redneck thinks that if you vote Republican and are wary of government overreach, it must mean that you also hate the negroes.

I swear, if I hear one more racist redneck parroting some line about the Confederacy having nothing to do with slavery, I'm going to lose it.
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To be clear -- "the negroes" in my post above was a quote from a former employer who decided I was a good fellow Republican and often complained about black people to me. I developed a habit of printing out Thomas Sowell columns and leaving them on his desk just so I could watch him struggle to react to them.
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Every time these flag debates come up, I consider how difficult it is to be a conservative or libertarian in a southern state. Not because it's unpopular. On the contrary. It's difficult because every damned redneck thinks that if you vote Republican and are wary of government overreach, it must mean that you also hate the negroes.

I swear, if I hear one more racist redneck parroting some line about the Confederacy having nothing to do with slavery, I'm going to lose it.
I've read a lot too, and I think this is the best response I've heard:

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To be clear -- "the negroes" in my post above was a quote from a former employer who decided I was a good fellow Republican and often complained about black people to me. I developed a habit of printing out Thomas Sowell columns and leaving them on his desk just so I could watch him struggle to react to them.
Thomas Sowell = my hero. Clear, clear thinker.
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everytime i hear a flag debate, i want to off myself.

not because of negros, because WHO GIVES A ****?!
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not because of negros, because WHO GIVES A ****?!
People who understand that flags convey a symbolic sense of group identity and shared ideals.

I'm assuming that nobody in your family has ever served in the armed forces.
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Joe, in a few weeks I'm going to a gay wedding...of a police officer...whose fiance works for Obama.


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