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George Zimmerman Found Not Guilty

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For those who care.

Al Sharpton and the entire MSNBC cast , for whom this was nothing but a case about "guns" and "race", are furious.

From Reuters:

George Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges on Saturday for the fatal shooting of unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in this central Florida town in February of last year.

 

If he had been convicted, the 29-year-old former neighborhood watch volunteer, who claimed he acted in self-defense, could have been sentenced to life in prison for second-degree murder or up to 30 years for manslaughter.

 

A panel of six women jurors rendered its verdict in the case, which sparked a national debate on issues including race and profiling, after a trial that began in Seminole County court on June 10.

From NBC:

A Florida jury finds George Zimmerman not guilty.

 

Zimmerman, 29, said he was acting in self-defense when he shot the unarmed Trayvon Martin, 17, in the chest during an altercation in a gated community of Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26. 2012.

 

He was not charged for 44 tumultuous days in which the case generated large protests in several cities, turned a hooded sweatshirt like the one Martin wore into a symbol of solidarity, and drew the attention of President Obama, who said, “If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

 

As debate over race, guns and Florida’s “Stand Your Ground” law swirled, a special prosecutor appointed by the governor announced April 11, 2012 that Zimmerman was being charged with second-degree murder – a move that his supporters said was meant to quell the public outcry.

 

Zimmerman pleaded not guilty throughout the case to the charges against him.

 

When the trial unfolded a year later, prosecutors argued the volunteer neighborhood watchman was a wannabe cop who “profiled” Martin as the teen walked back from buying Skittles at a 7-Eleven, and then followed him against the advice of the police dispatcher he called to report a suspicious person.

 

“That child had every right to be where he was,” Guy said in a closing argument.

 

“That child had every right to do what he was doing, walking home. That child had every right to be afraid of a strange man following him, first in his car and then on foot. And did that child not have the right to defend himself from that strange man?”

 

The defense told jurors that Zimmerman was just doing his civic duty when he was ambushed by Martin, punched in the face and slammed repeatedly into concrete before he fired a single shot that pierced the teen’s heart.

 

“That’s cement. That is a sidewalk. And that is not an unarmed teenager with nothing but Skittles trying to get home,” O’Mara said.

 

“The suggestion by the state that that’s not a weapon, that that can’t hurt somebody, that that can’t cause great bodily injury … is disgusting.”

 

Over the course of testimony, 56 witnesses took the stand, including Martin’s and Zimmerman’s parents, who disagreed about who was heard yelling for help in the background of a 911 call made by a resident of the Retreat at Twin Lakes during the fatal confrontation.

 

Zimmerman did not testify, but his call to the non-emergency police line, his statements to investigators and even a TV interview were part of the evidence jurors could consider. The panel was also given photos of Zimmerman’s injuries and pictures of Martin’s body at the scene and at the morgue.

 

Well aware of the passions surrounding the case, soon after the jury began deliberations Friday, the Seminole County sheriff appealed for calm whatever the outcome might be.

 

"We will not tolerate anyone who uses this verdict as an excuse to violate the law,” Sheriff Donald Eslinger said.

 

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Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:05 | 3749667 AssFire
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The Free Shit Army received it's notice to put away the EBT card and simply walk out with their immediate urge.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:06 | 3749676 Almost Solvent
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Over under on any riots in FL or anywhere else?

 

I say 1 riot, over by 6 am.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:10 | 3749683 krispkritter
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Chicago will have a number of shooting deaths and the nation will be surprised and shocked...

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:13 | 3749703 THX 1178
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I'm in Orlando, I'll keep on the look out for roving gangs. Got my 9 and my mossberg "persuader" in case i need to do some persuading.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:20 | 3749738 LetThemEatRand
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Everyone remember -- this is the power of a trial by jury.  The full force of the state (include O) was brought to bear, but he walks.  Remember that when someone tells you to give up that right for whatever reason (lower insurance premiums, terrorism, etc).

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:35 | 3749763 ACP
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Of course, Obama's regime, his Politburo and a lot of other savages will not be giving up.

I wonder, how long until some liberal propaganda outlet leaks the names and addresses of the jurors?

Taking all bets!

 

Edit: Paging Eric Holder. Your turn to persecute.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:35 | 3749811 NoDebt
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You're right, ACP.  Those people need to duck and cover.  First one to open their yap or stick their head up get a MINIMUM sentence of a full-force media shit storm brought down on their lives.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:38 | 3749826 UP Forester
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Fuck it.  On to the next sideshow....

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:50 | 3749862 flacon
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I'm in Canada... I just ate bacon wrapped chicken breasts for dinner... along with fresh southern Ontario corn. We still have a debt-based monetary system. And it's a fact that there are NO AFRICAN-AMERICANS IN CANADA. 

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:00 | 3749906 dryam
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That smiling picture of Zimmerman from CNN implies he was gloating when the verdict was read. The video never showed a smile on his face.

And yes, we still have a debt based monetary system that is destroying the economy.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:05 | 3749949 HulkHogan
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That's correct. NBC interupted the American Girl movie I was watching with my two little girls to show this verdict. He never smiled. The media is trying to start a race riot. Fucking assholes.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:35 | 3750057 economics9698
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ACP Florida has a sunshine law and the names of the jurist must be released.  The most time they might get is 6 months before their names are released.  It’s easy to find addresses, it’s called the property appraisers office.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:44 | 3750084 LetThemEatRand
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You are completely wrong.  The sunshine law has nothing to do with jurors.  Please cite the statute that you believe says otherwise, government (public university] employee.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:47 | 3750109 economics9698
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The Florida Sunshine Law, established in 1995, is a series of laws designed to guarantee that the public has access to the public records of government bodies in Florida. Public records include all documents, papers, letters, maps, books, tapes, photographs, films, sound recordings, data processing software, or other material, regardless of physical form or characteristics, or means of transmission, made or received pursuant to law to ordinance or in connection with the transaction of official business by any agency.  Some exemptions that are included are federal records that the federal government has designated as non-public, personal e-mails sent from or received by city employees using a government computer, some “drafts” or “notes” are also exempt.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:01 | 3750151 LetThemEatRand
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doesn't apply to jurors, asshole.  Cite it.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:15 | 3750216 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Much like Fransisco Franco the rule of law is still dead.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 08:34 | 3750895 GetZeeGold
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Sounds like the rule of law is still working to me.

 

Burden of proof is still key.

 

They couldn't prove it and no one really knows.

 

If you want an innocent person to go to prison so you can feel good....then you suck.

 

 

 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 08:53 | 3750924 MillionDollarBogus_
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Who is George Zimmerman..??

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 09:05 | 3750938 GetZeeGold
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It's some hispanic guy that everyone keeps calling white.

 

No...I don't know why.

 

 

 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 10:41 | 3751119 economics9698
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Lol.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:49 | 3750116 DoChenRollingBearing
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FWIW, I am down here on a visit to Peru.  No one here gives a shit about GZ.  Nor does anyone give a shit about St. Edward Snowden.  Hmm.

But, when I get back, I`ll have my 9 close at hand...

***

Hola LTER!  Nos vemos en Campo FEMA!

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:03 | 3750163 LetThemEatRand
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Mas cervesa, amigo (extent of my Spanish).  

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 01:03 | 3750379 Telemakhos
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Title XIX, Chapter 286 of the Florida Statutes.  The statute, requiring open records of all meetings, expressly applies to the legislative, executive, and judicial branches.  A few, limited exceptions are made, and jurors are not specified among them, so the statute has been (strictly) interpreted as requiring that juror information be released.  Hence that the Casey Anthony juror names are all public; the judge could delay them by three months, but he could not withhold them despite the death threats that were issued against the jurors.

Florida actually has decent laws requiring government transparency and a population that wants to hold the government accountable. The state government releases data that other states would not even consider releasingEvery state employee's salary is listed online, including the governor's (he gets exactly twelve cents because of some technicality that requires him to take some pay somewhere along the line).  There's a separate Excel spreadsheet that lists every college and university employee and their pay, too, and a pension database as well.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:54 | 3750132 ACP
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My point was that someone will want to leak these names while emotions are high. The judge in the Anthony trial delayed release until long after her verdict, but there's no doubt someone will be trying to find these jurors in order to publish them as quickly as possible, specifically to put the jurors in harms way.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 02:24 | 3750580 Bringin It
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I don't know and you don't have to know either, what the f'n 'Anthony trial' is all about.

Put down the remote and slowly back away from the tube.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 11:26 | 3751274 tarsubil
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It really is that simple. The Zimm trial means nothing to me yet I let it have some small effect on me positive and negative. What a waste. These trials are just another ring in the circus.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 11:44 | 3751327 Bendromeda Strain
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The word you are looking for is "Show Trial". The Soviets mastered the art.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:47 | 3750088 knukles
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If I had a son like George, I'd have his "I don't give a fuck what the jury said" ass lynched.
   -unknown cuntshitootional schillar

 

Jesus H Fucking Uknowho
Those fuckers on MSNBC stated that Zimmerman openly and brazenly with a gun, shot dead an innocent helpless black, etc., etc., etc.

Kangaroo courts and racism, much?

This is exactly what the left used to decry of the evil the right, years ago.
Bigotry and racism

Man, is we in the shits....

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 09:34 | 3750997 sleigher
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Best part of the Zimmerman trial happened Friday

 

 


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 09:46 | 3751018 Overfed
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If you fire warning shots, you don't believe your life to be in imminent danger. NEVER, EVER, fire a warning shot.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:38 | 3751475 Telemakhos
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Even better: don't go to your ex-husband's house to take stuff when you think he's not there, find him there, leave and go to your car to get your firearm from your glove compartment, return to the house, threaten your ex-husband with said firearm, then fire a "warning shot" that manages to hit the wall instead of your ex-husband.

Because that might not be self-defense.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 10:13 | 3751057 rwe2late
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HulkHogan,

Commenters who claim this is a "message to the free shit army"

are even more clearly trying to start race riots.

Could it just be that reasonable doubt existed as to what Zimmerman did?

Oh no! This has to be a "message" to turn in the "EBT" cards.

 

(by the way, the term "race riots" applies BOTH ways. Whites have committed more than their share of them.)

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 11:14 | 3751238 BooMushroom
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Your reading comprehension is poor. He said " put away the EBT card and walk out," or in other words, they can just steal a bunch of stuff, rather than "pay" for it.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 16:11 | 3752155 Lord Koos
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Apparently it's now open season on unarmed young black guys.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 16:21 | 3752182 akak
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Only fair, as its been open season on the unarmed by young black guys for several decades now.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:26 | 3750020 disabledvet
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and no i'm not moving to Canada because there are no black people there. these episodes are what makes America strong not weak. the rest of the world is not 100 percent white nor 100 percent black. our ability to deal with these types of realities do in fact send a message to the world relative to the struggle of making a multi cultural, multi racial, multi ethnic and multi belief system work. i welcome the President stating that "Trayvon Martin is the son he never had." This makes such tests even harder and as real as it gets. "It ain't America if we ain't takin' sides and making it a battle to the death." there will be no appealing this decision. if the Administration wants to override a jury verdict in a capital crime...all i have to say is "go for it."

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:32 | 3750049 Lets_Eat_Ben
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IF they spark a race war (which is what it seems like they're doing) it would give them a reason to go after guns.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:52 | 3750119 knukles
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Yes,
The ones owned by middle class folk in the suburbs, gainfully employed tax payers...
Not the inner city rabble where all the killings take place.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:03 | 3750138 flacon
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I didn't say there weren't black people in Canada. I said there weren't AFRICAN-AMERICANS in Canada. That is a BIG difference. I knew someone would trip up over the Orwellian term "AFRICAN-AMERICAN".  The "hyphenated-race-indivudual" is strictly an AMERICAN phenomenon.

Black people in Canada are from countries, like Sierra Leone, or St. Martin, or Zimbabwe or South Africa. They aren't "AFRICAN-CANADIAN", they are just simply Canadians. Americans have this notion that there are Americans and there are African-Americans who are only 3/5th's human. It seems to serve both of them just fine to have this raciality as a handicap/crutch. The whites can feel guilty and pay for the sins of their forefathers, while the blacks can accept a chip on their shoulder and get special government grants for being only part human. 

 

LOL! 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 01:02 | 3750374 Buck Johnson
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Your wrong, in America they never wanted to have African as Americans so they wanted them distinct.  Also in Canada I don't believe you had centuries of slavery and then the whole govt. and political system working to make sure that AFRICAN AMERICANS couldn't make it in the country.  Hell some ran to Canada to get away from the repression in the US. 

 

I have a question for you.  We see most if not all the comments on this shitting all over the blacks and the way they may or may not react to the verdict and calling people the I get stuff for free crowd.  How would you make these people in this country feel things are fair?  How would you convince them when you don't trust them and they don't trust you?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 04:53 | 3750721 TPTB_r_TBTF
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.

 

How would you convince them...things are fair?

 

Give them a consolation bonus on their EBT.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 17:22 | 3752357 LongBallsShortBrains
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The message that you send is "things are not fair, so you are justified in initiating violence"

Life isn't fair

But lack of fairness does not justify violence.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 13:01 | 3751571 skeeterpi
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What about your French Canadians in Quebec? They even speak a different language. Canada is not as white as the wind driven snow.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:05 | 3750174 joego1
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I want to move to Canada and eat glow in the dark corn too.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 09:13 | 3750950 jbvtme
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i was just visiting in ontario.  there is gmo corn growing everywhere.  i split before i got a rash

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:02 | 3749927 THECOMINGDEPRESSION
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You ate hormones mixed in with your chicken chewing on poison Monsanto corn surrounded with Nitrates in the bacon..Paid by with fake fiat..Man your really doing well today..

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:22 | 3750011 flacon
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I suppose you ate organic Fukushima tofu.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:57 | 3750139 THECOMINGDEPRESSION
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The truth is painful isn't it..

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:07 | 3750171 James_Cole
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GMO etc. aside....bacon wrapped chicken breasts? I don't particularly care if people are intent on turning their bodies into bloated clogged-up piles of fat, but I always wonder why? 

Chicken breasts and butter covered corn are just not enough.. gotta get some bacon in there! And what's bacon, corn and chicken without a generous dousing of salt right?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 12:13 | 3751407 grgy
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I think Canada is quite a way down the obesity chart compared to the US.  Just saying.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:20 | 3750231 mofreedom
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hell, we aint got no damn corn here yet, too frickin wet spring, did have some peas from the garden.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 02:18 | 3750570 Bringin It
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Hey freedom - that's funny down thread re -Tawana.

 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 02:27 | 3750565 Bringin It
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My Cannuk friend (in kinder, gentler, ZH-talk - just trying it out.),

Are you bragging about eating bacon?

bacon wrapped chicken breasts for dinner

Gross!  Pick fruit, shoots and leaves.  Eat them write away.

Sorry I can't advise on your local Cannuk flora other than the corn which is a good idea.

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Re. The Trial.

Not really interested.  More interesting to see what the mob here has to say about it.

I hope black, white, brown, Americans of all shades of skin can see though our race baiting media.

 

   End the Fed


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 07:30 | 3750828 Go Tribe
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Are there obamaphones up there?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 03:44 | 3750667 Flagit
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Fuck it.  On to the next sideshow....

ask, and ye shall receive...

 

            Is there a legal defense fund set up for Reddish we can donate too?

actually, there is now...and i fully expect all you GS haters to jump on board.

http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/legal-defense-fund-for-douglas-reddish...

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:37 | 3749822 Kinskian
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Al Sharpton just said he will be asking the Justice Dept. to reopen their investigation of the case, to see if there are any civil rights violations with which to charge Zimmerman.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:42 | 3749838 mofreedom
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if sharpton had a son he would look like teewana brawley.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:37 | 3750311 Missiondweller
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Wish I could plus 10 that! LOL!

I bet they read cursive the same too.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:42 | 3749842 ACP
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The REAL BREAKING NEWS is that the Racist Al Sharpton actually pronounced "skittles" correctly.

 

...as opposed to "skillets."

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:30 | 3750038 disabledvet
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next up Edward Snowden. "time to blame South America?" i'm looking for the gated communities down there and don't see many Reverend.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 04:58 | 3750724 TPTB_r_TBTF
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they are called haciendas

 

look again, they're there.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 04:35 | 3750708 All Risk No Reward
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Sharpton / Jackson / etc... are the Bankster Establishment counterfeit to Martin Luther King.  Pathetic lap dogs playing the role of divide and conquer while not warning their communities, all communities, about the danger of a criminal government taken over by domestic and foreign offshore banking mafiosi.

"In a sense we have come to our nation's capital to cash a check. When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

It is obvious today that America has defaulted on this promissory note insofar as her citizens of color are concerned. Instead of honoring this sacred obligation, America has given the Negro people a bad check, a check which has come back marked "insufficient funds." But we refuse to believe that the bank of justice is bankrupt. We refuse to believe that there are insufficient funds in the great vaults of opportunity of this nation. So we have come to cash this check -- a check that will give us upon demand the riches of freedom and the security of justice. We have also come to this hallowed spot to remind America of the fierce urgency of now. This is no time to engage in the luxury of cooling off or to take the tranquilizing drug of gradualism. Now is the time to make real the promises of democracy. Now is the time to rise from the dark and desolate valley of segregation to the sunlit path of racial justice. Now is the time to lift our nation from the quick sands of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood. Now is the time to make justice a reality for all of God's children."
~Martin Luther King

MLK demanded the Constitution be applied to all people...  the current criminals are working to eliminate it from everyone except themselves...  except the real dumb ones know it is being taken from them as well, but they like the "30 sheckels of silver."

"We should hire three or four colored ministers, preferably with social-service backgrounds, and with engaging personalities.  The most successful educational approach to the Negro is through a religious appeal. We don’t want the word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population, and the minister is the man who can straighten out that idea if it ever occurs to any of their more rebellious members."
~Margaret Sanger

When they aren't pushing for black abortion, they can spend some time dividing the country and promoting an environment where African Americans end up in jail over stupid stuff.  But, hey, the Banksters need to keep their private prisons occupied to maximize profits.

Where was Sharpton / Jackosn / etc. when this went down...

Excessive! D.C. Police Caught Body Slamming Wheelchair-Bound Man

http://newsone.com/1249485/dc-police-abuse-homeless-man-wheelchair/

So the cops face planted this disabled man and got caught lying on their police report to cover up their assault...

They said that the disabled man fell on his own and that the disabled man assaulted a police officer.  Apparenlty, when his face broke against the pavement, the shock wave assaulted the officer's shoes.

So, these police were charged, right?

Cops Who Body-Slammed Wheelchair-Bound Man Won't Be Charged

http://gawker.com/5852523/cops-who-body+slammed-wheelchair+bound-man-won...

Where were you Sharpton?  Jackson?  Where oh where were you guys?

And this isn't just to point out their fraud - the ENTIRE MEDIA that didn't cover this and pound on the table about it is a fraud as well.

Their "content of character," that essence that really matters is rotten to the core.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 05:04 | 3750726 TPTB_r_TBTF
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.

 

This note was a promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

 

What bullshit.  The Founding Fathers did not intend that Blacks were to be covered by those documents.  Shoot, they didn't even want poor white people to participate in the GovT.  Your teachers have done you a great disservice.

 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 07:36 | 3750837 Go Tribe
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I'd love to wake up one morning to headlines of Sharpton and Jackson accusing Bernanke of monetary lynching.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 11:35 | 3751300 BooMushroom
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Yo, dawg! MLK done gots us our check!

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:42 | 3749837 hivekiller
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You suggesting federal charges against Zimmerman like they did in the case of the cops who bought down the thug Rodney King? Either that or Obutma will barbeque Zimmerman on the White House front lawn. Holder will bring the lighter fluid.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:53 | 3750129 Dr. Richard Head
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My buddy wanted to tweet, "Consider this payback for OJ #zimmerman."

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:18 | 3750222 CrockettAlmanac.com
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This is another score for the OJ team. Dershowitz was probably the most prominent Zimmerman supporter.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 02:34 | 3750592 Bringin It
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Now, see you can put up something useful and borderline righteous and then on that third-rail, holy-handgrenade that we won't mention, you can be such a dick.

I even gave you the first fB-like like on the post.

What a strange world we live in.

 

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:01 | 3749923 Freddie
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There will be a DOJ civil rights violation murder case or hate crime case against Zimmerman - watch.  Double jeopardy means nothing to these people.

A lot of whites and non-whites voted for this media police state run by Mugabe.  

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:02 | 3750153 joego1
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I have a feeling that they are ready to find another "newer" crisis to take advantage of. There isn't much play left in this one.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:05 | 3750175 ACP
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Correct. The hate group NAACP already twat this statement:

"BREAKING: Zimmerman acquitted on all charges.We will update you as we work to pursue civil rights charges against Zimmerman through the DOJ"

And no, Obama is much more dangerous than Mugabe...he has nukes, drones and an administration chock-full of bigots.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:22 | 3750010 caconhma
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It is an excellent news for America, i.e., it means that the entire US Zionist-owned and controlled mass media propaganda machine has failed.

It is a very bad news for the Obama administration and its masters. American people are not about to lie down and be raped by Zionist-Communist Banking Oligarchy.

 

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:39 | 3750076 economics9698
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Well I think it had more to do with the four (out of six) jurors who were never going to convict Zimmerman of anything. 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:13 | 3750205 LetThemEatRand
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Yeah, fuck the jury system.  A public university prof who boxes (poorly probably) should decide.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:23 | 3750247 James_Cole
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Not commenting on this particular case, but the jury system works well. The problem with the justice system in the US is most cases do not involve juries.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:41 | 3750085 disabledvet
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the President of the United States made it personal and lost. I would not deign to advise him what to do of course but this sure doesn't have the ring of anything good to it. thank God this Administration isn't personally any other individuals in the country as enemies of the State.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:29 | 3750236 CrockettAlmanac.com
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It is an excellent news for America, i.e., it means that the entire US Zionist-owned and controlled mass media propaganda machine has failed.

 

No, they have turned rule of law on its head. The white Republicans who wrote the stand your ground law said that the law supported Martin and not Zimmerman. This case was about Martin's right to self defense under that law.  Zimmerman has been made the face of "self defense" so that your right to actual self defense can be more easily attacked.

You've been played by the same Zionist media which you decry in your support of a guy named Zimmerman! Alan Dershowitz must be quite pleased.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 02:44 | 3750609 Bringin It
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Alan Dershowitz infamously, is/was a cheerleader for torture under Bush the younger.

He and the Lee guy at UCB, but only Lee seemed to get any hassles as a result.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 03:48 | 3750674 Disenchanted
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Wait...you mean the jewish wetback skated?

wtf!?

 

 

/s

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 04:38 | 3750715 All Risk No Reward
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They failed in getting the verdict, but they promoted both division and distraction - both big wins in their "how to conquer" book.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:33 | 3749772 Almost Solvent
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Wait for the 'wrongful death" suit - coming to a teevee near you next year!

 

(I'm glad that I've picked up at least one serial junker. I feel a new purpose in life :)

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:36 | 3749819 NoDebt
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Just don't count the down arrows.  A little trick I learned from the BLS.

 

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:27 | 3750025 DaddyO
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Pretty sure GZ will be granted immunity from any civil actions...

His attorney spoke to that when asked by an NBC reporter during the Q&A afterr the verdict.

DaddyO

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:43 | 3749831 LetThemEatRand
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Wrongful death suit probably doesn't seem too bad to Zimm right now, I'm guessing.  And a jury will decide if there is one.  Free society, people deciding shit, gotta love it.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:44 | 3749848 Flagit
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wait, where did OJ move to, to avoid having to pay the civil fines......dammit....almost got it.....

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:56 | 3749903 XitSam
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Nevada Department of Corrections.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:19 | 3750000 MayIMommaDogFac...
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+10 ZING!

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:46 | 3750293 krispkritter
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Damn vodka...

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:03 | 3749938 Freddie
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What is this "free society" you speak of?

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:16 | 3749987 LetThemEatRand
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The last remaining vestige.  Trial by jury.  They are trying to take it away for obvious reasons.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:52 | 3750126 knukles
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Will the DoJ also investigaye and prosecute the DoJ for jury or judge tampering..

er...

nah....

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:37 | 3750312 LetThemEatRand
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Probably.  And those investigations will be held in secret, for our protection.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:48 | 3749870 Boondocker
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There was one against the homeowners association.  It settled.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:36 | 3750309 krispkritter
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And they trademarked Trayvon's name...seeing as they punted the kid back and forth during their divorce I don't have any sympathy for them. I hope GZ sues them for a cut of that settlement, the HO should have backed his defense, not the ignorant and race-baiting 'cash in' couple the ex-parents were/are.  

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:47 | 3750111 WillBest
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Wait for the 'wrongful death" suit - coming to a teevee near you next year!

 

Team Martin already settled wrongful death with the homeowners for a reported million or so.  Zimmerman has nothing.  No lawyer will wrongful death against Zimmerman on contingency for if he isn't worth at least $200,000 in recoverable assets (outside of rertirement accounts/primary residence) and how many people have that kind of money laying around?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:01 | 3750131 Almost Solvent
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Judgments are collectable for decades in most cases. (and many fame seeking lawyers would take it in a heartbeat ala Gloria 'the headline' Alred)

 

 

A judgment is like an 'insurance policy' to make sure he can't ever have assets in his name for a long time - and I'm thinking Travon's parents want to try to get that 'policy' in case Zimmerman ever does come into any enforceable assets . . . 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:25 | 3750254 mofreedom
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$1 MM, damn...my ma would have thown a party if i was shot, just another mouth to feed with no gub assistance, f'n cia, cheap bastards, but made me a stronger man for it.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 05:11 | 3750728 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Zimmerman owns the rights to his story.  The book, film and talk shows are worth more than $200k.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:24 | 3750016 Kirk2NCC1701
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There was ZERO HEDGING on my part as to the outcome, from day 1: Zimmerman will walk!

And it had nothing to do with the case info.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:23 | 3749746 James_Cole
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Thank goodness this circus is over, big question is what on Earth are American news channels left to talk about in-between commercial breaks? I mean of course after the requisite one month non-stop 'debate' over the verdict. 

 

Hopefully some good looking mom kills her kids between now and August, otherwise the news shows will be totally bereft of content until election season. 

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:30 | 3749784 alphamentalist
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maybe there'll be a long riot to protest the unpunished killing of obama's son. maybe even until august?

or, even better, maybe they'll spend some bandwidth on IRS-gate, NSA-gate, and the surprise resignation of ben-shalom between now and the election. 

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:38 | 3750068 francis_sawyer
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Middleton is on deck to pop out the next lizard...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:22 | 3750243 Kirk2NCC1701
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Could be a Queen Liz' (as in recent ABC series "V"), now that they've changed the Rules of Succession -- which allows a female firstborn to become a monarch.  Thus, the matriarchal line now matters also.  If it's a girl, you can bet she'll have an "Elisabeth" in the long series of middle names.  But we digress.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:29 | 3750272 RideTheWalrus
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A lizard birth,

Elizardbeth?

 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 05:11 | 3750729 TPTB_r_TBTF
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Elizardbreath

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:02 | 3749926 Son of Loki
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They forgot to show this video at Z's trial:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HAgjaV_EPbs

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:29 | 3749781 Divine Wind
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Too funny.

I have a cousin and his wife in Orlando as well.

They are likely doing the same.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 02:49 | 3750615 Bringin It
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Sorry to hear the news.  Orlando is so weird.  Like Stepford Wives, but hokey and plastic too.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:36 | 3749820 nobodyimportant
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I bet there is one pissed off black dude in the White House!

 

Maybe two!

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:46 | 3749859 Flagit
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I bet there is one pissed off black dude in the White House!


yep. michelle obama.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:39 | 3750077 francis_sawyer
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You tricked me by saying ';dude', not Wookie...

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:54 | 3750130 mofreedom
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hello, wont let me give you a greeny, hello, still there, hello, uh, oh, did thet get you already?

edit...that was meant for flagit, too darn hot here.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:58 | 3749912 lakecity55
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You mean a white black man, right, like a white Hispanic?

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:06 | 3749933 nobodyimportant
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I mean the illigal alien who currently occupies the presidential chair.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:49 | 3750115 DeadFred
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Who could have guessed that the Manchurian Candidate would be from Kenya of all places.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:12 | 3750201 General Decline
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"I bet there is a 1/2 pissed off black dude in the White House!

Maybe 1.5!"

Fixed it for me.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:42 | 3749841 HowardBeale
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Carry a few packs of Skittles that you can plant on any bodies you "persuade," as there is now legal precedent indicating Skittles are a ruse used by young thugs that are casing your home.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:50 | 3749876 THX 1178
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*facepalm

 

Howard, you blockhead!

You bungling Ninnyhammer!

You brazen Cur!

You just don't fucking get it do you?

or did you forget the /sarc?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:25 | 3750256 CrockettAlmanac.com
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Representitive Baxley, author of the Stand Your Ground Law, said that Martin had a right to defend himself against Zimmerman. Do you support rule of law or not?

 

BAXLEY: Well, simply because if you carefully read the statute, which most of the critics have not, and read the legislative analysis, there's nothing in this statute that authorizes you to pursue or confront other people. If anything, this law would have protected the victim in this case; it could have.


Sun, 07/14/2013 - 01:23 | 3750449 perchprism
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It could have if he wasn't a thug looking to break into someone's house until Zimmerman stopped him.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 06:08 | 3750764 mick_richfield
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Does your idea of the rule of law tell you that the guy who wrote the law gets to decide cases?

dang it, this comment was for crokett.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 07:17 | 3750814 Chump
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Why do you think SYG is relevant to this case?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 01:21 | 3750441 perchprism
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Howard is a metrosexual cocksucking spineless excuse of what passes for a modern man today.  Disgusting.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 04:05 | 3750695 MisterMousePotato
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Crockett's even worse. By his reasoning, since SYG doesn't authorize anyone to have relations with our wives ... well, we can't. Idiot.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:14 | 3749706 Iocosus
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Zero Hedgers spread out across the Gulag, please give us status reports.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:20 | 3749736 Meat Hammer
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Are you crazy?  I'm not leaving my bunker.  There will be quite a few, uh, bonfires across the country tonight.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:02 | 3749928 AlaricBalth
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We are sitting on the boat tonight in Biscayne Bay overlooking downtown Miami. There is a definitive police presence on Biscayne Blvd across from Bayside. It seems quieter than normal and an eerie calm permeates the area, yet an earlier thunderstorm drove many indoors.

I earlier spoke to a few people working at the marina about the case and asked if they felt a not guilty verdict would cause a problem in the city. Surprisingly the answers were a unanimous no. One of the dock tenders said that city cops are not like they were years ago during the Liberty City riots. He said, and I quote, "Police ain't like they used to be. They are military now and they don't play. Some bloods may try to cause a ruckus but most people don't want the army coming down the street. "

I thought, what an interesting perspective.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:02 | 3750155 DoChenRollingBearing
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I am sure you`re right, but being down here in Lima, Peru (for the next couple of days) is OK too...

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 01:19 | 3750431 Handful of Dust
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Miami is very secure. They just flew in a gagle of campus police from UCLA to handle the situation.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:23 | 3749748 Debtonation
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This is the reason I moved to a rural town.  Just wait and see what happens when the dollar collapses.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 22:59 | 3749917 WhiskeyTangoFoxtrot
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Ain't nothin' going' down. At least not if you  don't live in Shit-cago or some other zombie-infested hellhole.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:55 | 3750137 knukles
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I hear Greenwich, Orange County and Pebble Beach are quiet....

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:03 | 3749941 Flagit
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not to be a complete ass, but just how far did you move? did you calculate the distance to the closest metropolitan area, or how far a car is likely to be able to drive, min/max fule consumption. in theory, a diesel pickup could drive across the country, draining the oil pans of the stranded gas vehicles. or a rural route, assuming you can get fuel from a farmer before he shoots or slaves you. also, those little towns can have some real hoods in them. im talking about middle america white boys.

i had an interview with state police detective once, trying to assist with a case involving an old man and inappropriate relations with children. during this interview we began to discuss how 4 of the states most hardened criminals came from a 15 mile radius of this town. a town just like you described, of less that 300 people. a triple homicide, a court house bomber, a contract killer, and a complete maniac who knocked 3 teeth out of his girlfriends mouth at one bar, stabbed his brother in the chest at another bar, then required 4 non-lethal bean bags to the chest before he "surrendered".

i guess the point im trying to make is, make SURE you know whos in that town. i guarantee there is a certified killer there somewhere, and its a loooong 15 minutes for the county or state to respond, if ever, in that scenario.  not trying to be a tool, seriously. just know there are dangers everywhere. its a hood-rat  mentality, you see "we" own this, cause we live here.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:20 | 3750002 Debtonation
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10 miles of farmland between me and nearest metro area that's less than 50,000 people, not too far away but not worth it for someone to come and make chaos here in a town of 800.  There's not even a police officer in my town, no need for one.  Everyone respects eachother, no crime. Parents let their kids as young as kindergarten walk to school alone.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:34 | 3750015 Almost Solvent
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10 miles 

Most folks couldn't walk 10 miles to save their lives. If SHTF for real, 10 miles might as well be 100 for most folks without a vehicle. 

 

(I'm glad to see my serial junker is still with me :)

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:40 | 3750078 Freddie
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+100

I have the same serial junker too. F him! 

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 04:03 | 3750693 El Crusty
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i hit you both with an upvote because fuck junkers.

 

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:55 | 3750135 joego1
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Go out and walk. Many country folks put a lot of miles on their shoes during a day. I know I do.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:05 | 3750157 Almost Solvent
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I should have said "city / suburban" folks.

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:36 | 3750059 Iocosus
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sounds great, but what can one do to earn a living?

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:14 | 3750209 Miffed Microbio...
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Sadly not much. My daily commute is 90 miles. Just can bring myself to move to city, endure its problems and watch the daily decay. Come quitting time I hit the freeway, speed fast as I can away without looking back.

Miffed;-)

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:29 | 3750274 mofreedom
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best thing about living in a city is leaving it.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 07:48 | 3750850 mick_richfield
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I telecommute.

Living in the future.

I wonder how much energy I now spend "getting to work" compared to when I had to drive 500 miles per week.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 08:00 | 3750859 mick_richfield
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~ Debtonation ~

Similar here. 

A while ago I talked on the phone to a friend who lives in a major metro area.  During our conversation he said "Oh, hold on, I have to go close the garage door." 

I asked why, and he told me, as though it were the most natural thing in the world, "Well, people will take shit."

It took several questions and answers for me to understand that he meant that, if he did not close his garage door, people would walk up his driveway, walk into his garage, and steal random things.

By way of contrast -- we had a significant power outage here last year, when it was very hot and bad drought.  I immediately drove around to all my nearest neighbors (5) and offered to pump water for them if they needed it, because I have a hand-pump on my well.

Every one of them said, "Oh, no, thanks.  We can handle it."

So his neighbors will casually steal his shit, and my neighbors not only will not steal my stuff, they will handle their own problems rather than accept free help.

This is definitely a major reason I have a hard time understanding the statist mentality.  Most statists are urbanites.  I literally see a different world than they do.

Mine is better.

 

Sat, 07/13/2013 - 23:28 | 3750028 Iam_Silverman
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"not to be a complete ass,"

Me either, but....   Are you from - or have you ever lived in a small town?  I have always lived in the rural areas, mostly in the South too.  I currently live outside of a town of roughly 700 kindred souls.  In a small town, we are polite to strangers, but we also watch them.  You know, the "trust, but verify" meme.  We have the local "bad boys", but aside from them fighting amongst themselves and getting short time for POM charges, they are probably our best "watchdogs" around.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:04 | 3750168 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1 for perspective

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 08:02 | 3750862 mick_richfield
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What a great observation.

There is a good adaptive reason why populations have outliers.

Sun, 07/14/2013 - 00:05 | 3750166 DeadFred
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Distance is only one factor when calculating zombie risk. Some other things to consider:

Zombies are lazy and don't walk uphill

Zombies don't like to cross water.

A location with choke points in the ingress/egress corridors is more readily defended.

Avoid large parks and open spaces within towns- where do you think they will locate the Obamaville homeless camps?

Community spirit is vital. Will your town be able to organize volunteer security patrols and will they responds to a group text about a threat?

In more urban areas there is a strong negative correlation between the zombie threat factor and housing prices or how good the school districts are.

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