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Friends of Ours ^ | 05/29/10 | Friends of Ours

Posted on 05/29/2010 12:03:17 PM PDT by AtlasStalled

In Brooklyn, NY 18-year-old Kendale Robinson has been arrested for the alleged execution-style murder of a 16-year-old girl as reported by Joe Jackson and Jonathan Lemire for the Daily News:

Kendale Robinson allegedly put a gun to the head of Al-Taya Coners, 16, and pulled the trigger even though the terrified teenager screamed "No! No! No!" and begged for her life, police said. * * * As Conyers tearfully asked to be spared, the do-rag wearing gunman shot her in the head, chest and stomach, witnesses told police. * * * Robinson has a lengthy rap sheet with 16 prior arrests, as well as convictions for assault, drug possession and drunk driving, according to records.

Meanwhile, "research presented at the conference of the Association for Psychological Science found that today's college students are far less empathic than their counterparts 30 years ago" as reported by Christie Nicholson for Scientific American:

[A] study of 14,000 college students found that today’s young people are 40 percent less empathetic than college kids from 30 years ago. * * * Researchers analyzed data from studies conducted between 1979 and 2009, and found the sharpest drop in empathy occurred in the last nine years. For instance, today's students are less likely to agree with statements like, "I sometimes try to understand my friends better by imagining how things look from their perspective" and "I often have tender, concerned feelings for people less fortunate than me."

Perhaps this is why the emotionless sound and nihilistic lyrics of Lady Gaga are so popular today.

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TOPICS: Local News; Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: videogames; violentmovies

1 posted on 05/29/2010 12:03:17 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Look what leftism has wrought


2 posted on 05/29/2010 12:09:39 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: AtlasStalled
The Dembecile Libtard Enablers will tell you that the craven meida (magazines, rap, TV shows, movies) are not causing or fostering this behavior among the impressionable young, it is merely art "imitating" life.

What a steaming pantload. We're raising and training up a generation of sex-drug-and-violence-addled sociopaths who are perfectly programmed for Buklkaki O'Bunga's Death Panels and totalitarian New World Disorder of tyranny.

Make me want to puke. I won't say what else it makes me want to do, lest it encourage scrutiny.

;-/

3 posted on 05/29/2010 12:11:41 PM PDT by Gargantua (DON'T TREAD ON US.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Yeah, I miss the good old days when there was no such thing as a brutal, remorseless murderer... Young people today eh?


4 posted on 05/29/2010 12:13:50 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: AtlasStalled

The gunman needs to be put down.


5 posted on 05/29/2010 12:19:10 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: AtlasStalled

maybe if 1/2 my life wasn’t spent paying for those “do-rag” (i believe its supposed to be ‘dew’) wearing amish kids... maybe i’d care how they feel... when they pull the trigger on some helpless little girl.

but for now... i’d rather kick them into a wood chipper than discuss their feelings.

either stop stealing my money to support these morons... or stop expecting me to care about their sociopath existence due to a lifetime of nanny-state / the-man-is-holding-me-down victimization and lack of personal responsibility.


6 posted on 05/29/2010 12:22:58 PM PDT by sten
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To: nolongerademocrat
I believe that he is entitled to a fair trial.

First take him to the prison hospital on Rikers Island. Harvest his cornea, lungs, heart, kidneys, liver, intestines and skin.

Release him on his own recognisence off the Briiklyn Bridge where he can "sleep with the fishes"

7 posted on 05/29/2010 12:25:54 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: AtlasStalled
[A] study of 14,000 college students found that today’s young people are 40 percent less empathetic than college kids from 30 years ago. * * * Researchers analyzed data from studies conducted between 1979 and 2009, and found the sharpest drop in empathy occurred in the last nine years.

If children are sent into atheistic, socialist, Marxist indoctrination centers ( where all morality is relative) this is what is produced!

Yuri Besmenov warned us. The above is due to planned Marxist "demoralization"! Next step: Destabilization!

Ok...Conservatives! What's the plan? What is the **rational** plan for RE-moralization!

Hint: Atheistic and socialist schools can not be reformed . They must be shut down.

Hint: Conservatives must work to get our nation's children into private conservative schools that thoroughly weave the family's Judeo Christian beliefs and our nation's founding principles into the very woof and warp of every minute of every day.

8 posted on 05/29/2010 12:27:35 PM PDT by wintertime
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To: Young Werther

Well, at least he could be of some use to society your way.


9 posted on 05/29/2010 12:29:42 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: nolongerademocrat

Textbook death penalty crime, but that’s no longer available in NY.


10 posted on 05/29/2010 12:36:58 PM PDT by darkangel82 (I don't have a superiority complex, I'm just better than you.)
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To: nolongerademocrat

The recipients are entitled to Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness. Maybe this penance would be sufficient.


11 posted on 05/29/2010 12:38:24 PM PDT by Young Werther ("Quae cum ita sunt" Since these things are so!)
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To: GeronL

C.S. Lewis has a famous quote, “We laugh at honor and wonder at traitors in our midst”, years ago, as I watched the ever increasing non stop coursening of America I thought, “We laugh at cynicism and wonder at cruelty in our midst”. I’m no C.S.Lewis but I think that’s pretty good. We have become a horrid, cruel society, and it started w/Bart Simpson et al. Sounds extreme but “he who is unfaithful in little is unfaithful in much”; that’s the way it goes.


12 posted on 05/29/2010 12:39:22 PM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: GeronL

Where a heart belongs, is a stone and it’s cold.


13 posted on 05/29/2010 12:41:38 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: nolongerademocrat

I say dispatch him in the same manner, just don’t let the head shot kill him outright, let him linger for a few hours.


14 posted on 05/29/2010 12:45:04 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: AtlasStalled

sociopaths were executing other human beings long before Lady GaGa

This writer is caught in a bad romance - with his own intellect


15 posted on 05/29/2010 12:49:26 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: silverleaf

I can’t remember the exact line, but remember in the movie Hud when the dad tells the son that a country needs to be careful because it will come to resemble the ideas of the men it admires, something like that. You cannot deny the influence ideas have on culture, for good or bad, and indeed, which ideas are admired or abhorred do hve amazing influence. A steady diet of this crap HAS had an influence on the compassion our children have learned to have or not have; we have destroyed ourselves.


16 posted on 05/29/2010 12:56:16 PM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: hulagirl

indeed. I remember similar arguments about how the suggestive pelvis twisting of Elvis Presley and the shocking hair styles of the Beatles would add to our downfall as a society. And sure enough, here we are.


17 posted on 05/29/2010 1:01:58 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: silverleaf
Taboo structures in a society are important to the survival of the society, unless you want to change the society into some other society, in which case it is useful to erode the taboo structures until the rudder is drastically diminished or gone. THEN you steer the society in the direction you want it to go. And that goes for any society, even primitive ones, all the way to highly ordered ones. Shucks, in Amerika even the term 'taboo structures' has been pc'ed to death by progressivism and liberalism. Seen any homosexual degenerate parades lately? San Francisco is a case in point, then the whole hole of California.
18 posted on 05/29/2010 1:06:38 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: Young Werther

You cad! Polluting the East River!


19 posted on 05/29/2010 1:09:41 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Obots, believing they cannot be deceived, it is impossible to convince them when they are deceived.)
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To: MHGinTN

yeah, sexual degeneracy, coming soon to a military base near you :-(


20 posted on 05/29/2010 1:16:43 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: silverleaf

“I remember similar arguments about how the suggestive pelvis twisting of Elvis Presley and the shocking hair styles of the Beatles would add to our downfall as a society.”

I would hardly compare Elvis Presley and the Beatles to Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga has an emotionless sound and nihilistic lyrics (indeed, she views her muse as some robot from outerspace). In contrast, Elvis Presley and the Beatles were full of emotion and passion — you know, human qualities. Culture does reflect the values of its consumers, and I think you can learn a lot about a person by the music he or she listens to. I don’t have a problem with Lady Gaga’s exhibitionism — which is a far cry from a few pelvis thrusts from Elvis or the mop hair of the Beatles — but with the utter lack of humanity in her music. Can you really envision Lady Gaga singing Love Me Tender or Hey Jude? It unfortunately would be humanly impossible for her, and it’s odd that so many in today’s generation connect to Lady Gaga precisely because of her seeming absence of human emotion.


21 posted on 05/29/2010 1:40:18 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

“sociopaths were executing other human beings long before Lady GaGa”

Really? Wow, I learn something new every day.


22 posted on 05/29/2010 1:49:36 PM PDT by AtlasStalled
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To: wintertime

I agree that our schools are indoctrination centers that must be shut down.
However, I would add that personality disordered children are often believed to be most severely damaged in early childhood. Pressure on families to work harder in order to provide ‘more’ for their children (e.g. saving for college while the child is an infant) and our materialistic push to ‘have more’ as a society and as we are encouraged to ‘be more’ (self actualization) all lessen both the quality and quantity of time spent bonding with and parenting infants and young children.
I believe our society needs parenting class broadcasts (not mandatory, but well promoted) instead of Reality TV broadcasts. The coarsening of the country, the pace and push of material needs and wants - these are diminishing the value and therefore, time spent rearing children in positive ways. The Columbine shooters’ parents really didn’t know what was going on their sons’ lives and I don’t think that started in their teens. With incomplete parenting, toxic educational settings, and then a vulgar, violent culture -yes, we as a society are in VERY big trouble as 40% less compassionate students reach adulthood.

PS: While I believe a real problem exists - the data seems more extreme than I expected. I wonder how accurate the test is. Did kids 30 years ago lie on the test more because being a gentle, considerate person was held up as a moral ideal more whereas now, being tough, strong, flinty in self preservation is now admired?


23 posted on 05/29/2010 1:55:05 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: AtlasStalled

Another article suggests he killed her in retaliation for assault charges:
“Glover, 20, who had been arrested twice for assaulting Conyers, and for violating an order of protection, was questioned by cops and released.

“I’m nothing without her. She was trying to make me a better person,” he said from the Gowanus Houses. “She was my heart.”

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/ny_crime/2010/05/27/2010-05-27_16yearold_brooklyn_girl_gunned_down_in_possible_retaliation_for_school_assault_c.html#ixzz0pM1dE9cR

PS: FWIW, that news article spells it as ‘doo rag’


24 posted on 05/29/2010 1:58:58 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: silverleaf; sinsofsolarempirefan
Yeah, I miss the good old days when there was no such thing as a brutal, remorseless murderer... Young people today eh?

sociopaths were executing other human beings long before Lady GaGa

This writer is caught in a bad romance - with his own intellect

That is not what the article said. It said todays youth are 40% less empathic according to similar test taken years apart. It says nothing about ALL or NONE. Why, then, would you cast the argument the way you did?

Did you want to make it so extreme as to discredit the idea? If so, why?

Defend yourself from such an accusation, one that wasn't made? If so, you have a weak ego.

Unable to grasp logic and are easily led to false conclusions by others?

Just curious.

25 posted on 05/29/2010 2:10:36 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: silverleaf
I remember similar arguments about how the suggestive pelvis twisting of Elvis Presley and the shocking hair styles of the Beatles would add to our downfall as a society.

I'm not sure if you're being serious or not, but I will say that the more I observe what is going on in our culture and country, the more I think that the "prudes" of the 50s who thought rock 'n roll was the devil's music may have been correct. Elvis and the Beatles seem ridiculously tame to us today, but the flouting of societal conventions that they elevated on an international level certainly paved the way for gangster rap.

My feelings on music are similar to my feelings on McCarthyism. Joe McCarthy has been ridiculed non-stop as some kind of irrational witchhunter who falsely claimed that communists were waiting behind every corner to tear down this country. Well, is there any conservative now who doesn't realize that McCarthy was correct?
26 posted on 05/29/2010 2:21:42 PM PDT by fr_freak
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To: AtlasStalled
Robinson has a lengthy rap sheet with 16 prior arrests, as well as convictions for assault, drug possession and drunk driving, according to records.

Well, he's 18 years old, and after all that, he's out on the streets able to take someone's life.

Who's fault is this again? Cold-hearted, callous youth or a cold-hearted, callous judicial system?

27 posted on 05/29/2010 2:35:30 PM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

The article tries to link the action of one brutal killer with people listening to and liking Lady Gaga and some study that suggests that fewer students are wasting their time trying to advance douchey left wing causes than they were 20 years ago.
There is no tangible logic in what that article is attempting to do, its just a vacuous rant against young people today by an old fart, of the sort that is best confined to internet forums like FR, and not a journalistic medium were said ranter is being paid good money for excreting this BS....


28 posted on 05/29/2010 2:35:32 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: fr_freak
Elvis and the Beatles seem ridiculously tame to us today, but the flouting of societal conventions that they elevated on an international level certainly paved the way for gangster rap.

Hold your horses, fr! In the '30s, jazz was considered the 'Devil's music' by some. And Elvis flouting societal conventions? I guess Ann Margaret is just as guilty.

There is lots of violence in Wagner's operas. Where do we start (or stop) with the blame game?

29 posted on 05/29/2010 2:38:16 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (BORDERS, LAWS and LANGUAGE)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Oh wait, its a blog and whoever wrote it therefore was probably not being paid to write it. They can join the multitude of other loonies spouting their nonsense on an internet blog I suppose...


30 posted on 05/29/2010 2:40:37 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
I was referring to your stretching the argument to the extreme while blaming the author and others.

Yeah, I miss the good old days when there was no such thing as a brutal, remorseless murderer... Young people today eh?

The article didn't say " ... the good old days when there was no such thing as a brutal, remorseless murderer ... " but you did. You may take issue with the article but you erected a straw man to destroy rather debating what was actually said.

I am not arguing the worth of the article or the lack thereof. I was just criticizing your tactic.

31 posted on 05/29/2010 2:56:23 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

I was making a sarcastic point about the stupidity of the author’s attempts to link a brutal murder with modern day pop-culture, in which the author tried to imply that heartless violence was somehow a feature particular to this generation of young people because they listen to Lady Gaga and on the basis of some pointless study which is probably contradicted in some other, equally pointless study which claims the opposite.
Clearly some people need this explaining to them explicitly, which is a lot more effort on my part than the content of the article in the OP deserves....


32 posted on 05/29/2010 3:07:50 PM PDT by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: Mind-numbed Robot

Maybe I am just a FAN of Lady Gaga music. As long as I don’t have to watch her perverted videos

and suggestion- stop being so aggressive about someone else’s OPINION.

“Defend yourself”....indeed. LOLOLOL!


33 posted on 05/29/2010 3:12:42 PM PDT by silverleaf
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
I was making a sarcastic point about the stupidity of the author’s attempts to link a brutal murder with modern day pop-culture, in which the author tried to imply that heartless violence was somehow a feature particular to this generation of young people because they listen to Lady Gaga and on the basis of some pointless study which is probably contradicted in some other, equally pointless study which claims the opposite. Clearly some people need this explaining to them explicitly, which is a lot more effort on my part than the content of the article in the OP deserves....

And I explicitly said I was not addressing that at all. I was simply being critical of your tactic of extending the argument by implying the article said something it did not say.

What ever you think you are trying to explain to me has nothing to do with what I said, and I said it more than once! Just as you were arguing with the author about something not said, so are you arguing with me about something I did not say.

Basically, you are arguing with yourself so I will leave you to it.

34 posted on 05/29/2010 3:39:57 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: silverleaf
and suggestion- stop being so aggressive about someone else’s OPINION. “Defend yourself”....indeed. LOLOLOL!

I was not even addressing someone else's opinion. I was simply criticizing the logic involved. I say to you what I said to sinsoftheempirefan.

And I explicitly said I was not addressing that at all. I was simply being critical of your tactic of extending the argument by implying the article said something it did not say.

What ever you think you are trying to explain to me has nothing to do with what I said, and I said it more than once! Just as you were arguing with the author about something not said, so are you arguing with me about something I did not say.

Basically, you are arguing with yourself so I will leave you to it.

35 posted on 05/29/2010 3:44:33 PM PDT by Mind-numbed Robot (Not all that needs to be done needs to be done by the government)
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons
There is lots of violence in Wagner's operas. Where do we start (or stop) with the blame game?

I wish I knew the answer to that. Maybe they were right about jazz, maybe not. Maybe they were right about Elvis and the Beatles, maybe not. I'm guessing that you and I could agree that gangster rap is a harmful influence on the culture, so if we could agree on that, then we can agree that there is a line somewhere, and that line is somewhere between Wagner and gangster rap. Perhaps the key to maintaining one's culture is to know where that line is, or, failing that, at least to realize that you've crossed it, and work to set things back to rights.
36 posted on 05/29/2010 8:50:04 PM PDT by fr_freak
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