skeleton-squad:

Yesterday we had a discussion in my AP gov class about the ray rice situation and whether or not he should have been suspended indefinitely. My gov class has only 7 girls in it and 16 boys. Only 3 of the girls spoke up, including me, and each time our arguments were either dismissed or laughed off. One girl said she was glad he was suspended because she has no tolerance for domestic violence and my male teachers response was “oh so because YOU don’t like it he deserves to be fired?” I brought up how he hasn’t been fired, only suspended indefinitely, which is important because he can still get his job back, and my teacher said ” no he’s been fired pretty much” and all the boys in my class chuckled at me and how he proved me wrong. It was so frustrating to have to sit there and listen to our opinions get shut down and laughed off because we are girls.

Do you think Ray Rice should be convicted and sent to prison? Assault and battery is a crime.

pittsburghfc:

Obama on Isis

johncory9mm:

pittsburghfc:

pittsburghfc:

I’mma watch that nigga Obama speech tonight. Even though I know what the nigga gonna say.

My prediction is that he is going to do the usual blah blah about protecting America, blah blah and that he has authorized supplying various groups with arms (who will be American enemies…

Ok, I’ll bite.

Simply my plan would to make a Arab nation the lead on this. Supply governments with the arms and information needed to fight ISIS and not just give money and equipment to various rebel groups. For example Saudi Arabia would be a nation to work with and head up the assault on ISIS.

Putting American boots on the ground and giving money and equipment to rebel groups is not a good long term solution.

I actually agree with you in principle. I’m not sure the Saudi’s are a good partner in this though. I believe they are actually funding ISIS.

I’d be more in favor in coordinating with the Kurds, Turkey and even Iran. They are all definitely in opposition with ISIS.

I don’t have a thing to disagree with you about. I think I read somewhere that ISIS said their goal was to topple the Saudi regime, so that’s why I said them. But yeah the Kurds, and Iran for sure.

Saudi Arabia is murky. There is little doubt that Bin Laden got some of his funding from sources in Saudi Arabia but he hated the Saudi government, so who knows.

Obama on Isis

pittsburghfc:

I’mma watch that nigga Obama speech tonight. Even though I know what the nigga gonna say.

My prediction is that he is going to do the usual blah blah about protecting America, blah blah and that he has authorized supplying various groups with arms (who will be American enemies in a year) and that he is seeking approval from congress for a more “comprehensive” (more expensive) supplies in order to fight ISIS.

Obama will also promise no American boots on the ground (lie) and will vow justice and revenge for the Americans that got they heads chopped off.

Basically his plan is to drop a lot of bombs on Iraq, fly some drones over Syria and hand out crates of money and guns to various people in the middle east after asking congress for more money.

May I ask what your plan would be?

teapartycat:

“Obama will probably recommend more bombings against ISIS. WHY IS HE SO RELUCTANT TO GET INVOLVED IN A LAND WAR IN ASIA???”

ISIS has a lot of indigenous support in Iraq and Syria. We could probably defeat the ISIS military fairly easy, but what then?

We would be involved in another decade long peacekeeping mission with no exit strategy. 

How many U.S. lives are worth sacrificing in order to bring peace to Syria and Iraq?

vcass:

johncory9mm:

vcass:

Ray Rice spit in his fiancée’s face twice before she pushed him. Now tell me again how she instigated it?

Janay herself tweeted that she “deeply regrets the role that she played the night of the incident”

I doubt that many people know everything that happened that night, but you think Janay would.

And I think Janay would say anything now to get the heat off her husband so he could stay in the NFL.

I agree, she is pretty pissed that Ray has been suspended by the NFL.

vcass:

Ray Rice spit in his fiancée’s face twice before she pushed him. Now tell me again how she instigated it?

Janay herself tweeted that she “deeply regrets the role that she played the night of the incident”

I doubt that many people know everything that happened that night, but you think Janay would.

ouronlychance:

johncory9mm:

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johncory9mm:

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johncory9mm:

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johncory9mm:

ouronlychance:

NFL commissioner Goodell does not rule out Ray Rice return to football: ‘He has paid the price’

Go. Fuck. Yourself. Goodell.

Ironically if Ray Rice is allowed to return to the NFL, the happiest person will be his wife Janay. I doubt she gives a shit how you feel about it.

You’re point is?…

My point is that Janay Rice is the person who was assaulted. She then married Ray. She has since defended him. Janay wants Ray to play football. Ray wants to play football.

You come along and slam Roger Goodell for saying that what both Ray and Janay want might happen.

You’re point is?…

My point is why should Ray be allowed in the NFL at all after assaulting his wife unprovoked? Why should Goodell even think it’s okay to let him back in?

His wife forgave him and the state dropped the assault charges in a plea deal. 

The NFL is in the business of facilitating football games. The NFL is not in the business of law enforcement or family counseling.

You sure are bending over backwards to defend the worst commissioner in NFL history and someone CONVICTED of domestic violence.

I don’t really care one way or the other as far as Roger Goodell goes, I just think that it’s curious that you you don’t call out Ray Rice for committing the assault. You don’t call out Janay for marrying him after being assaulted. You don’t criticize the NJ Prosecutor for not giving Rice a single day of prison time. 

You save all your indignation for someone who had nothing to do with the assault or the prosecution of the crime. 

Lawl. You’re funny. Here, I’ll give you something to whine about.

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My mistake, I thought we were going to have an intelligent debate…

ouronlychance:

johncory9mm:

ouronlychance:

johncory9mm:

ouronlychance:

johncory9mm:

ouronlychance:

NFL commissioner Goodell does not rule out Ray Rice return to football: ‘He has paid the price’

Go. Fuck. Yourself. Goodell.

Ironically if Ray Rice is allowed to return to the NFL, the happiest person will be his wife Janay. I doubt she gives a shit how you feel about it.

You’re point is?…

My point is that Janay Rice is the person who was assaulted. She then married Ray. She has since defended him. Janay wants Ray to play football. Ray wants to play football.

You come along and slam Roger Goodell for saying that what both Ray and Janay want might happen.

You’re point is?…

My point is why should Ray be allowed in the NFL at all after assaulting his wife unprovoked? Why should Goodell even think it’s okay to let him back in?

His wife forgave him and the state dropped the assault charges in a plea deal. 

The NFL is in the business of facilitating football games. The NFL is not in the business of law enforcement or family counseling.

You sure are bending over backwards to defend the worst commissioner in NFL history and someone CONVICTED of domestic violence.

I don’t really care one way or the other as far as Roger Goodell goes, I just think that it’s curious that you you don’t call out Ray Rice for committing the assault. You don’t call out Janay for marrying him after being assaulted. You don’t criticize the NJ Prosecutor for not giving Rice a single day of prison time. 

You save all your indignation for someone who had nothing to do with the assault or the prosecution of the crime.