Ignorance is damaging

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The ignorance in this country is almost laughable if it were not so damaging. The following are just three examples of what I have seen lately.

First, the recent “not guilty” verdict in the case of George Zimmerman. The ignorance that I see here is the fact that the verdict of “guilty” was sealed when Zimmerman decided to get out of his car and follow Trayvon Martin. How can it not be an example of ignorance when the 911 dispatcher plainly told Zimmerman not to follow Martin! This was not a case of self-defense, but a case of ignorance and/or a case of racial profiling!

Second, the ignorance that surrounds the bill that would allow illegal immigrants to get on the fast track toward getting legal American citizenship. All one has to do is open the mind and the eyes to see that almost all of the undesirable jobs that are absolutely necessary are done by illegals! Why shouldn’t these hard -working people – human beings – be allowed to get American citizenship as soon as possible?

Third, more closer to home, is this boondoggle in North Augusta called Project Jackson. The ignorance in this is that the Aiken County government and the Aiken County school board will not demand that a countywide referendum be mandatory to go forward before county and school taxes are put in harm’s way! If the county and school board vote to back this boondoggle, then the citizens of Aiken County will be ignorant if we don’t demand that a third-party audit be performed to see where every penny of our tax dollars is going!

I am quite sure many other examples can be thought of. As I stated before, ignorance can be laughable when it is not injurious to others. But these examples are injurious to others! Perhaps these examples can be reversed for the good of other citizens.

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t3bledsoe 07/17/13 - 01:48 pm
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carcraft @ 1:38

"Once those here illegally are made legal they will look for better paying jobs and then we get more illegals here etc etc and then in 10 years or so we will be granting amnesty to another 10 or 15 million illegals!"

So instead of paying them a living wage and benefits, we should just continue to treat them like slaves !!

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Riverman1 07/17/13 - 01:58 pm
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According to the brilliant

According to the brilliant student (3.0) and Martin's girlfriend, Rachel Jeantel, Martin was trying to do a "whupA." on Zimmerman.

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Sweet son 07/17/13 - 02:08 pm
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Bledsoe, you opened yourself up for this!

Before I opened the story I saw the word "ignorance" and I knew this was going to be a holiday for the conservatives who comment here. After I got the story opened and saw that there were 30 comments I knew I was right on my hunch. I learned a long time ago that "ignorant" is a word that is used negatively by blacks to describe whites who don't agree with black ideologies. Sorry if you were offended but they don't have to agree with you and they didn't!

t3bledsoe
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t3bledsoe 07/17/13 - 02:11 pm
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OOOOK

The heat is temporarily too much. Try to catch-up later.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 07/17/13 - 02:13 pm
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"admitting that if Zimmerman
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"admitting that if Zimmerman had have listened to the 911 dispatcher, NONE of this would have happened !!"

If Trayvon Martin had not punched Zimmerman, none of this would have happened either.

Now Tim, YOU tell us which action was illegal...following someone against the "advice" of a 911 operator, or physical assault.

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Humble Angela 07/17/13 - 02:15 pm
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"So instead of paying them a
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"So instead of paying them a living wage and benefits, we should just continue to treat them like slaves !!"

NO....we should treat them like the CRIMINALS that they are.

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chascushman 07/17/13 - 02:24 pm
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"Second, I can not believe
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"Second, I can not believe how closed minded ALL of you conservatives are !"
Bledsoe, If you really believe that you are open minded I have some very sad news for you. It is very obvious that you only believe people are open minded when they agree with you.

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Scratch 07/17/13 - 02:25 pm
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Open minded doesn't mean a loss of reason!

Exactly how was a "guilty" verdict "sealed" when Z got out of his vehicle and followed Martin? Z was charged with murder, not poor judgement, over zealousness, or following someone he felt was suspicious. Your statement adjudging guilt of 2nd degree murder, Mr. Bledsoe, appears to be totally unsupportable by the facts. IMO that is an indication of the very ignorance you determine to be damaging. And then you have the gall to declare those who point this out to you as close minded and biased. Your hubris, sir, is truly impressive.

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RMSHEFF 07/17/13 - 02:26 pm
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t3

Why do you have such a problem with a neighborhood watch captain keeping an eye on a person of suspicion who was walking around the complex at night , in the rain. The 911 operator said " we don't need you to do that" and this is most likely a standard request by 911 to eliminate any liability that the county may have had if Zimmerman thought they wanted him to follow the suspect and was harmed. I would do the same thing if I saw a person walking around my neighbors house at night in the rain. This is "reasonable". I would confront the person and ask why he was around my neighbors house. You may say this would not wise but how can you say that if I were attacked by this person, it would be my fault and I would not be allowed to defend myself? Your "logic" escapes me.

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validPoint 07/17/13 - 02:37 pm
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Answer Me This

Is there a difference between "profiling" and " racial profiling"?

One thing's for sure, regardless to how others might view this, ZG placed himself in an a miserable position and not even his parents especially at their stage of life should have to bear the consequences of his "ill thought out behavior'. He socked it to himself....

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RMSHEFF 07/17/13 - 02:59 pm
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not so Validpoint

Zimmerman profiled Martin, in that he saw a "person" at night, in the rain, walking around between building with no apparent purpose for being out. He was not walking his dog or going to get his mail. This behavior was spelled out in the neighborhood watch manual as " suspicious " behavior. He was ask by 911 if the person was white or black to help the deputy identify the suspect so race was not an issue with Zimmerman. No matter what color Martin was his behavior made his suspicious to a reasonable person. I would admit, Martins behavior is not all that unusual for a teen with nothing to do. The whole ordeal was a sad set of unfortunate events all coming together at the wrong time.

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Humble Angela 07/17/13 - 03:09 pm
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Sure there is a difference
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Sure there is a difference between profiling and racial profiling....but guess what......NEITHER is illegal. Assault IS illegal, and THAT was the only crime that was committed that night, according to all of the evidence and the facts of the case.

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dichotomy 07/17/13 - 03:20 pm
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And the biggest fallacy of

And the biggest fallacy of all, the picture they kept showing of Trayvon as a sweet, innocent 14 year old. They NEVER used a recent photo of Trayvon....which is now widely available on the internet. He LOOKED to be 25 with all the facial tattoos, tattoos on the back of his hands, arms, etc. Trayvon was a bulked up, tattooed, 17 year old who had already been caught with what was suspected to be stolen goods, suspended from school, used dope, and bragged about his fighting ability..in writing...all FACTS that were not admitted into evidence. This was no innocent darling that assaulted George Zimmerman.

There was NO evidence that race was involved. There is plenty of evidence that George was merely keeping a suspicious person in sight (nothing illegal about following ANY person) and that he had started back toward his vehicle when the dispatcher told him "we don't need you to follow". There was a 4 minute time when Trayvon could have gone on his merry way but HE decided to come back and confront George. There is plenty of evidence that Trayvon sucker punched George and got on top of him and was continuing the assault with intent to do serious injury.

The jury looked at the evidence, even though the biased judge disallowed most defense evidence. Even the prosecution's witnesses mostly confirmed George's story. The jury found George not guilty of murder and not guilty of manslaughter. The FBI had already investigated from the federal level and said there did not appear to be any race based civil rights issue. But that still isn't stopping the great race baiter and his Justice Department from initiating a lynch party to place George Zimmerman in double jeopardy on a trumped up federal charge.

I'm sure that people like the writer of this letter would have much preferred that George lay there on his back and let Trayvon pound him into a coma but fortunately that did not happen. What happened was legal, justified, and confirmed by a court of law. And keep in mind, the MAN that George shot was NOT the person in that picture of a 14 year old kid you all kept seeing on the lamestream liberal media. The person that got shot is the one in that "gangsta" picture that you can see if you go look for it on the internet. Not that looks justify getting shot. But looks do indicate attitude and behavior.

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t3bledsoe 07/17/13 - 03:38 pm
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HA @ 2:15

"NO....we should treat them like the CRIMINALS that they are."

The REAL CRIMINALS that are in jail have it better than the illegal Mexicans. I know it sounds like a broken record, BUT what nationality picks most of our veggies and other undisirable jobs ??!

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t3bledsoe 07/17/13 - 03:42 pm
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HA @ 3:09

"Sure there is a difference between profiling and racial profiling....but guess what......NEITHER is illegal."

Racial profiling, in this case, lead to someone getting killed ! Shouldn't that be illegal ??!

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t3bledsoe 07/17/13 - 03:46 pm
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RMSHEFF @ 2:26

"Why do you have such a problem with a neighborhood watch captain keeping an eye on a person of suspicion who was walking around the complex at night , in the rain. The 911 operator said " we don't need you to do that" and this is most likely a standard request by 911 to eliminate any liability that the county may have had if Zimmerman thought they wanted him to follow the suspect and was harmed."

My answer is in the very text above ! A neighborhood watch person SHOULD do what 911 instructs !

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RMSHEFF 07/17/13 - 03:49 pm
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t3 how about "open borders"

Maybe we should just erase the border with Mexico. Do you think this would be a good idea? If not why not? People would be free to go to and from the US as needed. If you are for allowing the 15 million here now to become American citizens, why would you not allow the next 15 million to become citizens as well? Either you have laws and enforce them or you don't. At this point we have plenty of immigration laws on the book but we are not enforcing them by order of President Obama.

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t3bledsoe 07/17/13 - 03:53 pm
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RMSHEFF @ 3:49

"Maybe we should just erase the border with Mexico."

I believe the Mexican board should be as "ACCESS FRIENDLY" as the Canadian board !

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RMSHEFF 07/17/13 - 03:59 pm
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t3

1) Zimmerman said he was on his way back to his truck as instructed when Martin confronted him and started the physical altercation.
2) He is under no obligation to "not follow" a person legal or otherwise.

You jump to making Zimmerman guilty just because you think he was following Martin and had to defend himself from a unprovoked attack.

I hope you are never called to serve on a jury because you seem unable to follow the law . The 6 ladies on the jury were able to put emotion aside and conclude that Zimmerman was innocent based on the LAW.

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Humble Angela 07/17/13 - 04:02 pm
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"Racial profiling, in this
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"Racial profiling, in this case, lead to someone getting killed ! Shouldn't that be illegal ??!" What evidence do you have of this?

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validPoint 07/17/13 - 04:34 pm
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RMSHEFF, spot on.

Being the foundational person that I am, I have to agree that GZ used poor judgement to say the least. He is the procuring cause of the tragedy and it does not take a genius to see that. In reference to the Law. When we go back to the 1900s, the time of Law inception, the Old English Law did not take into consideration the rights of Black people and Indians, it was not designed for them because they were not viewed as human beings.

When i really think of what has happened in the Martin-Zimmerman trial, regretfully, traces of the thought patterns of yesteryear continue to remain when it comes to respecting the rights of humanity. The defense pointed out that the teen had time to walk away. They never mentioned the time GZ had to at least respect a sound suggestion. Also, it is beyond me why anyone would condone some of the things that have been condoned in this situation. This incident has definitely shown how flawed the system is, and I fail to understand how anyone could have a clear conscious accepting it.

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t3bledsoe 07/17/13 - 04:19 pm
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HA @ 4:02

""Racial profiling, in this case, lead to someone getting killed ! Shouldn't that be illegal ??!" What evidence do you have of this?"

HA, you and I seem to have one thing in common now. We both sound like broken records !!

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chascushman 07/17/13 - 04:32 pm
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"Racial profiling, in this
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"Racial profiling, in this case, lead to someone getting killed ! Shouldn't that be illegal ??!" What evidence do you have of this?"
HA, I guess ole Bledsoe has evidence about racial profiling the prosecution did not have. If the prosecution had any evidence they would have used it. Even the FBI could not find anything racial if they had our RACIST AG Holder would have been all over it. But I guess ole Bledsoe being should an 'open minded' liberal he really does not evidence.

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RMSHEFF 07/17/13 - 04:35 pm
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The same laws control both borders the difference is many Mexicans don't respect out immigration laws mostly because they know we don't enforce our own laws. Why don't you try to cross from the US into Mexico and see how well the Mexicans enforce their immigration laws......you would be writing you letter to the editor from a Mexican jail cell.

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itsanotherday1 07/17/13 - 04:37 pm
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The height of ignorance

is the people thumbing down statements of absolute facts that were undisputed by the prosecution or defense. Facts that were accepted by all officially involved in the case. Now THAT is ignorant, or just plain stupidity; I don't know which.

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validPoint 07/17/13 - 04:54 pm
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Don't Jump The Gun

Nobody really knows what the FBI has. All we know is what they have not said they have.

Well, when it comes to being ignorant, as someone once told me, "It takes one to know one"

Thanks, again to the one who submitted this subject. Posting to this thread has really helped to make my day. It is one of the most enjoyable things i have done for some time, now. May each one who conntributed continue to have a great evening.

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Riverman1 07/17/13 - 04:46 pm
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Rachel Jeantel being Martin's GF

Rachel Jeantel being Martin's girlfriend tells me a lot. She said on Piers Morgan during that call they though Z was a gay guy who was going to rape him and his little brother. Martin appeared to be a homophobe. I wonder if the gay community will speak up?

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Riverman1 07/17/13 - 05:03 pm
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Go Home Folks

Eric Holder and Obama will play this little game for awhile saying they are trying this and that, then the facts will once again rule as they did with this verdict. Go home, folks. It's all over.

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Darby 07/17/13 - 05:47 pm
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Gee whiz, Timmy... couldn't you find anymore

liberal clichés?

Thought sure you could do better than that poor effort.

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Did you see that twit female black congresswoman on the news this morning...?? "It's obvious to everyone that Trayvon had his civil rights violated."

Obvious to everyone except the vast majority of the American people, including the jury who actually heard, saw and evaluated the evidence.

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Darby 07/17/13 - 05:50 pm
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Just curious...

Was the writer attempting to demonstrate ignorance by example??

You know, the way some folks demonstrate absurdity by being absurd.

If so, he is to be congratulated on doing a really good job.

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