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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Indeed. The ability to get away with murdering someone simply by saying "I was afraid for my life" is pretty darn equal.
    In truth, in the state of Washington, police have *more* limited ability to use lethal force than private citizens, and the standard isn't merely "I was afraid for my life"...

    See RCW 9A.16.040

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9A.16.040

    It doesn't make a good Tweet though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    p.s. According to comments at end of article, lesbians carrying an Israeli flag were not welcome, either. There is tolerence only for certain ideologies in the group that preaches tolerence.
    https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/27/o...ish-stars.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by bae View Post
    In truth, in the state of Washington, police have *more* limited ability to use lethal force than private citizens, and the standard isn't merely "I was afraid for my life"...

    See RCW 9A.16.040

    http://apps.leg.wa.gov/rcw/default.aspx?cite=9A.16.040

    It doesn't make a good Tweet though.
    Too bad Minnesota and so many other states arent on the same plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    Indeed. The ability to get away with murdering someone simply by saying "I was afraid for my life" is pretty darn equal.
    Yes it is, if we forced everyone to wait until their fears were realized, it would be too late.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    I can see being offended, irked or annoyed by various symbols, but "made to feel unsafe" seems like a bit of a stretch.

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    The cops here are trigger happy. If I get stopped I roll down my window and keep both my hands on the wheel. When they ask for insurance etc I ask if it is ok for me to open the glove box and wait for an answer. I have never done this in other places I have lived as I wasn't afraid of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chicken lady View Post

    One of my favorites:

    “He drew a circle that shut me out-
    Heretic , rebel, a thing to flout.
    But love and I had the wit to win:
    We drew a circle and took him In !

    From the poem " Outwitted”


    Edwin Markham

    tags: friend, heretic, love, poem, rebel, wit



    That's one of my favorite poems, too!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    I can see being offended, irked or annoyed by various symbols, but "made to feel unsafe" seems like a bit of a stretch.
    I remind SJWs I know that you can feel unsafe while actually being quite safe, like in a university classroom. Or you can feel safe while actually being rather unsafe, statistically speaking, like while driving a car drunk.
    “I came from a real tough neighborhood. I put my hand in some cement and felt another hand." -- Rodney Dangerfield

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultralight View Post
    I remind SJWs I know that you can feel unsafe while actually being quite safe, like in a university classroom. Or you can feel safe while actually being rather unsafe, statistically speaking, like while driving a car drunk.
    Wait, feelings arent facts? Who knew!!!

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    As liberal as I am, I think this stuff is laughable. Maybe it's my age showing.
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