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8 minutes ago, Herbivore said:

Reparations has a definition. Paying the families of naval members that died fighting against slavery would not fall within that definition. It is widely known that Africans sold Africans into slavery. If it could be traced back to wealth in those people, I'm fine with reparations coming from there. Both of those do nothing to take away from the actions of countries that bought slaves and essentially tortured them for years, while building wealth off their backs. Its funny that you seem to want to forgive "white" people because it was already happening in Africa. Its also funny how you like to throw around the word logic. You don't show it very often, but you sure do type it alot.

Going back to Don being utterly beatdown..I would still like to hear @supermike80 or anyone(other than the effing moron idiot99) explain this. He asked a question, she started to respond, he nodded his head at the source bit, and when she finished, he said something like interesting points/discussion and thanked her.

eta - Pretty sure I have said this on here before. I don't think reparations should/will ever happen. I am ok with a discussion about it. I hope that would lead to closure.

You lump all white people together in a few of the whites actions. It's like saying if a white guy kills someone, all white people 150 years later should go to jail. 

Lemon got beat down. Bigly. 

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Lemon's lame "It's an interesting conversation" response reminds me of James Carville at the end of the Old School debate.  "We have no response.  That was perfect."

 

 

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1 hour ago, Herbivore said:

Reparations has a definition. Paying the families of naval members that died fighting against slavery would not fall within that definition. It is widely known that Africans sold Africans into slavery. If it could be traced back to wealth in those people, I'm fine with reparations coming from there. Both of those do nothing to take away from the actions of countries that bought slaves and essentially tortured them for years, while building wealth off their backs. Its funny that you seem to want to forgive "white" people because it was already happening in Africa. Its also funny how you like to throw around the word logic. You don't show it very often, but you sure do type it alot.

Going back to Don being utterly beatdown..I would still like to hear @supermike80 or anyone(other than the effing moron idiot99) explain this. He asked a question, she started to respond, he nodded his head at the source bit, and when she finished, he said something like interesting points/discussion and thanked her.

eta - Pretty sure I have said this on here before. I don't think reparations should/will ever happen. I am ok with a discussion about it. I hope that would lead to closure.

Given the slavery was an accepted practice for nations, we cannot apply legal positions of today to those actions.  So the entire premise of "reparations" is inane, that is the real problem. Of course we are not going to go back and repay people who fought against slavery, but the intent was to simply highlight the stupidity of complaining about it all today. I think showing that to people who need to hear it has value.

 Lemon wasn't "owned", but she did effectively shut down his whining. He should have been better prepared I guess. 

Slavery happened, all over the world, and was bad and it eventually changed. Time to move on.  Alternatively, people could just keep whining about it, while the rest of us move forward and succeed, leaving the whiners behind. 

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18 minutes ago, RLLD said:

Given the slavery was an accepted practice for nations, we cannot apply legal positions of today to those actions.  So the entire premise of "reparations" is inane, that is the real problem. Of course we are not going to go back and repay people who fought against slavery, but the intent was to simply highlight the stupidity of complaining about it all today. I think showing that to people who need to hear it has value.

 Lemon wasn't "owned", but she did effectively shut down his whining. He should have been better prepared I guess. 

Slavery happened, all over the world, and was bad and it eventually changed. Time to move on.  Alternatively, people could just keep whining about it, while the rest of us move forward and succeed, leaving the whiners behind. 

yeah, well it is not a very good argument on her part. making a comparison about someone with a choice vs someone without..really weak. Again, not a fan, never really watched his show, or any of the nighttimers, but Don was not owned. Better prepared is weird comment also..like what should he have done differently? all he did was nod his head once, say interesting point and thank you.

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19 minutes ago, Herbivore said:

yeah, well it is not a very good argument on her part. making a comparison about someone with a choice vs someone without..really weak. Again, not a fan, never really watched his show, or any of the nighttimers, but Don was not owned. Better prepared is weird comment also..like what should he have done differently? all he did was nod his head once, say interesting point and thank you.

I wonder...could it be that maybe Lemon has been warned to not be too extreme?  He feels under threat, notably with the removal of Stelter.  I wonder if he has been told to trod carefully. 

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1 hour ago, RLLD said:

I wonder...could it be that maybe Lemon has been warned to not be too extreme?  He feels under threat, notably with the removal of Stelter.  I wonder if he has been told to trod carefully. 

maybe I guess, more likely it was just the end of the segment

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