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I did a little background checking and learned that THERE IS CONSIDERABLE REASON TO DOUBT THAT THIS VIDEO DEPICTS MICHAEL BROWN.

But there IS a good lesson here, and there are some very disturbing questions. Where ARE the "Reverends" Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton concerning young black people (or any other color, for that matter) behaving with unprovoked and hideous aggression toward helpless victims, while OTHER people look on and do NOTHING? There are THOUSANDS of cell phone videos of people available at YouTube and everywhere else, depicting spineless acts of malice just like this one. And the truth of the matter is, the vast majority of the perpetrators in those videos are young black people, beating up other black people, although more recently there are an increasing number of unprovoked attacks by black people on white people. But the behaviors are the same-- beating, cold-cocking, sucker-punching, kicking and robbing even the most timid, unoffending (and un-DEfending) victims, while others look on, take video, and generally "enjoy the show". Where is the righteous indignation of ANY of the people we've seen in the media lately, standing in front of banks of microphones and TV cameras, marching and holding signs and banners, screaming injustice? Why is it a PUBLIC problem or a GOVERNMENT problem if I see video of my child doing this to another human being, or standing around doing nothing while someone ELSE does it? Why is that not squarely MY FAILURE AS A PARENT, which I need to immediately CORRECT, or report so there are CONSEQUENCES to my child to make him/her understand that what s/he is doing is WRONG? And why would I condone rioting and wholesale destruction of my community if my child suffers or dies as a direct consequence of his/her own behavior?
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THANK YOU.  And if Mike Brown had been white, brown, or friggin' PURPLE, and the cop(s) white, brown, or BLUE, what you said APPLIES, because it's the TRUTH.   THANK YOU for seeing PAST COLOR, Honestly Speaking!!  Amen!
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Thank you.  I don't see your name here, but I wish I knew it.  You deserve to be known, and listened to, by people of ALL races.  Your message here does not just apply to black men and women; it applies to ALL of the people in this country who keep holding everyone but THEMSELVES accountable for their own conditions in life.  So again:  thank you.
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VERY thought-provoking, and in principle, I concur that elections have for a long time failed to result in responsive government.  But I DO question some (/all?) of the poll results, absent any evidence to suggest that systematic monitoring of individual communications is not still uniformly practiced in China, which, if it is still in place, would severely alter the way Chinese citizens will respond to any questions about how much they love their country or the way it is managed.
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Please, Xendrius, so a little homework before you post something this silly again. 

Here are a few FACTS.  Eyes with retinal issues will not reflect light in the same way or to the same intensity that healthy eyes will.  Eyes with cataracts will not reflect light in the same way or to the same intensity that healthy eyes will.  Eyes with corneal issues will not reflect light in the same way or to the same intensity that healthy eyes will.  Eyes withOUT any visual impairment, or with less visual impairment than the other of its pair, will tend to be favored by the person using them, so that person will tend to turn his/her head to put that good (/better) eye closer to the visual target, particularly as the eyes experience strain, for example, IN FRONT OF THE GLARE OF TV LIGHTS.  Eyes RARELY, if EVER, will exhibit any of these problems identically (bilaterally and equally), and older people tend to have more of any of these issues than younger people.

As for your "point" regarding GWB Sr's mouth, light travels in a straight line.  So if the lights weren't shining DIRECTLY INTO HIS MOUTH it's pretty normal for us to see shadows and not much else, especially through a camera view finder.  (That would be why e.g. model shoots and TV shows and stage productions involve WAY MORE LIGHTS than we normally need to be able to SEE any of them. Furthermore, the man has had at least one stroke (and it's not uncommon for someone to have had SEVERAL and be unaware of it), which can and often DOES lead to partial or full paralysis of various parts of the body, including the face or select muscles thereof.  THAT would explain the "lopsidedness" of his appearance, just as it explains it in millions of other elderly stroke victims.

NOTHING ABOUT THIS VIDEO IS INDICATIVE OF ANYTHING.  To present it otherwise does not reflect well on you, and could actually be interpreted to suggest that you need therapy and probably psychotropic drugs to control your rampant paranoia.

Yeah.  That's pretty much all I have to say about THAT.
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The James Wourson story is fiction - from "Unfinished Race" by Ambrose Bierce, who, interestingly, himself disappeared under mysterious circumstances (as did Agatha Christie) -- but Wourson didn't disappear - his story just ended, at Bierce's command.  : )
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Honestly Speaking, you're probably too smart to do it, but if you ever run for office I hope it's somewhere I can vote for you.

"...Al Sharpton...stands for nothin'..."  Amen.  I can't take credit for it because someone else wrote it, but I read a perfect analogy this morning:  "Calling Al Sharpton 'Reverend' is like calling Jeffrey Dahmer a chef."
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You should run for office, Zo.  (But you're probably too smart.  :D )  
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He'd probably be hooked in a made up scandal, like Clarence Thomas was with Anita Hill. 
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I LOVE the possibility.  The only thing I would wonder about is if they would genuinely stream what was outside the cabin, or start e.g., showing clear blue skies when we are flying through a storm, or worse, propagandizing with commercial interruptions or political sh*t…
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I was sorry to see the "I survived" message.  Hopefully, he won't breed.  We could use a little chlorine in that gene pool.  

And I don't think much either  of his filthy-mouthed "friends" who took the video and can't seem to string a sentence together without F-bombs in it.  
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You just keep huffing and puffing, Holder, you little semen emission.  Justice is coming.   For YOU.  And I can't wait to see it.
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I don't think so.   (Harry Connick Jr.)   But I'm curious too.
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