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Re: Nice

Postby mojophilter » August 20th, 2014, 3:20pm

I agree with weezer here. This is the first thing I've said regarding the whole incident anywhere.

The thing that's most unsettling about the actual shooting, is that everybody automatically knows everything. It's another black kid being gunned down by police. Maybe it will turn out to be that, but all the people talking about this don't know anything.

Yahoo had a headline yesterday quoting the Brown family lawyer saying that location of the fatal shot (top of the head) shows he was surrendering. No. It doesn't.

I've seen reports saying that the officer who shot Brown had to have reconstructive surgery on his occipital bone from being punched. True? Maybe. A kid who stole from a convenience store is going to behave differently than one who didn't. But then there's a video which purportedly shows that he paid for the smokes. But then the guy who was with Brown supposedly admitted to stealing the cigars.

The point is, most, if not all, the people commenting on this (not here specifically) don't know shit.

Militarization of the police is a separate issue. (One I'm not thrilled with)

So is the response to the protestors although clearly, it wasn't effective in preserving the peace.

And Sin is right about St Louis.

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Re: Nice

Postby 212frank » August 20th, 2014, 5:56pm

mojophilter wrote:And Sin is right about St Louis.


With all due respect to Sin, they said it better over at deadpsin

What's new that sucks [about STL]: Oh hey, did you hear about the race war nearby? That's newish. Congrats, Missouri! YOU ARE NOW OFFICIALLY SEC COUNTRY. We're roughly three hours away from all of St. Louis being covered in an invisible dome. It'll become a permanent race riot art installation {posters note: LOL}. Come, everyone! Come and see all the dickhead farmland cops who are both overarmed and undertrained! Marvel at the handful of violent protestors who spoil it for the peaceful ones! Gaze with awe upon the media members rushing to the area so that they can tweet out, "Guys, this is SCARY." Watch as government officials look around helplessly, with no idea what to do! SAY HI TO BOSS HOGG! All of that is far better than watching a Rams game, so I salute St. Louis for its newfound approach to the tourist industry.

What has always sucked: Last year I wrote a quick post explaining why the Cardinals were fucking annoying (they still are) and the entire city acted as if someone had dumped a pile of anthrax on the highway. "Our quaint little burg? HOW DARE YOU!" They had no idea they were so insufferable, which makes them all the more insufferable. Don't you people realize what a galactic shithole you live in? Did the events of the past week not clue you in? The only time white people go into St. Louis is when they're itching to put on riot gear and beat up minorities at will. I bet Cardinals fans are just aching for it to be legal to throw beanballs at protestors. GO GET 'EM, WAINO!

Have you guys BEEN to other cities? There are other cities out there and they are ALL better than St. Louis. They have restaurants and museums and no riots and everything. St. Louis' main tourist attraction is half a McDonald's logo, and their chief culinary export is toasted ravioli, which is not toasted but fried. So typical. HEY HONEY, GOIN' TO THE CARDS GAME! FRY ME UP SOME TOAST, WILL YA? It's all of the racism and violence and small-minded provincialism of Chicago, with none of the culture. Also, Nelly.

This isn't even a football town. This is a baseball town first, a cops-in-tanks town second, and a football town 95th. The Rams' stadium lease ends by the end of this season (unless the Ed Dome ranks as a top-eight stadium, which NOPE), and the owner has already gobbled up a parcel of land in LA to airlift the team out before the cops can tear gas every player. Then the city can convert the Dome from a metaphorical detention center to a real one. People don't even tell this team they're leaving face-to-face. They call it Sack City because you'd rather live in a sack. The Rams are going to LA, and they'll play second fiddle to the Raiders because even the Raiders are cooler than the Rams.
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Re: Nice

Postby All Change is Good » August 22nd, 2014, 2:56pm

yellow ed wrote:Frank, we open to the public on Thursday. Come by. 376 Connecticut.


NIck, how was the opening? The pictures look amazing!!
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Re: Nice

Postby yellow ed » August 22nd, 2014, 3:05pm

All Change is Good wrote:
yellow ed wrote:Frank, we open to the public on Thursday. Come by. 376 Connecticut.


NIck, how was the opening? The pictures look amazing!!

Went really well. People are loving the food, obviously , and my cocktails are going over fantastically.
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Re: Nice

Postby All Change is Good » August 22nd, 2014, 3:23pm

yellow ed wrote:
All Change is Good wrote:
yellow ed wrote:Frank, we open to the public on Thursday. Come by. 376 Connecticut.


NIck, how was the opening? The pictures look amazing!!

Went really well. People are loving the food, obviously , and my cocktails are going over fantastically.


What nights do you work? I'm thinking I'm going to have another Trust Nick With My Drink Choices night. You never steer me wrong.
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Re: Nice

Postby yellow ed » August 23rd, 2014, 1:06am

All Change is Good wrote:
yellow ed wrote:
All Change is Good wrote:
yellow ed wrote:Frank, we open to the public on Thursday. Come by. 376 Connecticut.


NIck, how was the opening? The pictures look amazing!!

Went really well. People are loving the food, obviously , and my cocktails are going over fantastically.


What nights do you work? I'm thinking I'm going to have another Trust Nick With My Drink Choices night. You never steer me wrong.

I'm behind the bar Tuesday through Saturday.

Only a couple IPAs but lots of good beers. And drinks.
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