View Poll Results: What do you agree with as fact?
"Hands up, Don't shoot" Michael Brown 1 1.25%
Trayvon Martin was murdered 21 26.25%
Both of above 14 17.50%
Neither 44 55.00%
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:19 AM
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Elton John's relationship with David Furnish is a coverup for his pedophilia. Elton i the head of a pedophilia ring, and befriended Princess Diana to recruit her sons. When she found out what he was doing, she threatened to expose him, so he had her killed.

Hey, I saw it on the Internet, so it must be ture!
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:32 AM
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Elton John's relationship with David Furnish is a coverup for his pedophilia. Elton i the head of a pedophilia ring, and befriended Princess Diana to recruit her sons. When she found out what he was doing, she threatened to expose him, so he had her killed.

Hey, I saw it on the Internet, so it must be ture!
When I was a kid in the 70s it was "common knowledge" that Elton John and Olivia Newton-John were married. She added his last name to hers, see.
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I like BOTH kinds of music....country AND western.
I can tolerate both REAL kinds of music, rhythm AND blues.

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Old 12-10-2019, 12:07 PM
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I agree that Tempe Jeff is not a reliable judge of proof.
But let's give credit where credit is due; This is turning into a very entertaining thread.
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Old 12-10-2019, 12:30 PM
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<tangent>But what gets me is how shit like the Rod Stewart story spread around, pre-internet. Because I heard that while working the diesel can on an asphalt crew, when I was... 11? 12? So 1991-1992 (yes, I was young... it was summer, and my family was very, very poor, so my dad got me a job helping to bring a bit of extra money in, $20/day in cash, under the table).
I first heard the Stewart story back somewhere around 1976, so there was plenty of time for it to get to rural South Dakota. I think it was some time around when Rod started doing disco. The whole story as I heard it was, A plane carrying Rod Stewart had to make an emergency landing when Stewart suffered severe stomach pains. He was rushed to a hospital etc. etc.

The amusing thing of course, was that Rod was considered to be a ladies' man and was married to Alana Hamilton and then Rachel Hunter from the time I first heard the rumor until the time krondys heard it.

Granted, being married to a beautiful blond is not proof of heterosexual fidelity, but Rod really likes being married to beautiful blonds.
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Old 12-10-2019, 02:45 PM
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I can think of two things wrong with the title of Naked Lunch.
At least two things wrong with that title.
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:12 PM
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Those fellows waking in cold water in a hotel bathtub, with scars where their kidneys were removed.
Shows what you know, this has happened to me three times already.
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:16 PM
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Oh, I got another one. It is widely believed that chess pie is pecan pie without the nuts.

At least, this is what I was told by everyone when I brought a chess pie to a recent party.
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Old 12-10-2019, 03:44 PM
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Per Wikipedia - "The law of primacy in persuasion, otherwise known as a primacy effect, as postulated by Frederick Hansen Lund in 1925 holds that the side of an issue presented first will have greater effectiveness in persuasion than the side presented subsequently." I believe this is particularly true when one already has strong feelings about an issue. The Michael Brown shooting being a prime example.
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Old 12-11-2019, 01:45 AM
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Shows what you know, this has happened to me three times already.
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Old 12-11-2019, 07:20 AM
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The Zimmerman case is a peculiar one, legally speaking. In a strict sense, the jury verdict was correct: The prosecution did not prove its case that Zimmerman had committed murder. What makes it weird is that the defense did prove that. The framers of the laws surely did not anticipate a situation where the defense would present all of the relevant facts, but that the prosecution would choose not to act on them.
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Old 12-11-2019, 08:01 AM
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I first heard the Stewart story back somewhere around 1976, so there was plenty of time for it to get to rural South Dakota.
I heard it in Wisconsin about the same time. It's the typical FoF urban legend - I can still tell you who told me, but I have no idea who told her. And so on, and so on....

In those days, I believed stuff like that. Why would people lie? My logic was, it's easily verifiable, so anyone lying would be quickly exposed. Oh, if only the world worked that way. I believed the rat in the coke can, too, and spider eggs in bubble gum, or was it Milky Way bars?

I never heard the term "urban legend" for at least another decade.
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:27 AM
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I should have read your poll question more closely and not the title. I voted "Both", but actually agree with "Neither" as facts. Both Brown and Martin were criminals in the midst of committing violent assaults when they were justifiably killed.
Only if you think each murderer was credible.
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Shows what you know, this has happened to me three times already.
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I find it interesting how, many still believe Trayvon was murdered. He died certainly but, homicide is often legally excusable. I.E. self-defense. Guess I should have added O.J. Simpson to the poll along with, Sarah Palin causing Gabriel Giffords shooting. Maybe next time. Thanks for the responses and, Merry Christmas !
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I find it interesting how, many still believe Trayvon was murdered. He died certainly but, homicide is often legally excusable. I.E. self-defense. Guess I should have added O.J. Simpson to the poll along with, Sarah Palin causing Gabriel Giffords shooting. Maybe next time. Thanks for the responses and, Merry Christmas !
A very Merry Christmas to you as well. And thanks for the gift of laughter. Until next time!
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Old 12-11-2019, 09:51 PM
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I find it interesting how, many still believe Trayvon was murdered. He died certainly but, homicide is often legally excusable. I.E. self-defense.
Since I presume that you are intelligent enough to be able to entertain an idea without having to agree with it, and in the spirit of the year end holidays, Iíll offer you the counter argument, which is that a person is not entitled to claim self-defense when they are the initial aggressor.

https://www.lawyers.com/legal-info/c...f-defense.html

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Old 12-14-2019, 12:23 AM
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See?... you've already put more thought into the OP than it deserves.

Aww geez!


I WISH I'd read this response much earlier.


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And I bet YOU wish you hadn't gotten THIS far, either!
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