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Commentary: A Horrifying and Lethal Case of Boredom
BET ^ | August 21, 2013 | Jonathan P. Hicks

Posted on 08/24/2013 7:08:16 AM PDT by Hojczyk

Beyond that, it is yet another painful sign of how gun violence has become far too rampant in America and access to firearms has become far too effortless. Anyone with determination — including teenagers — can get a hold of a semi-automatic firearm as easily as buying hand sanitizer in a drug store.

Moreover, there is something so deeply amiss in a world where teenagers shoot and kill passersby simply to deal with their sense of boredom. For many, that was the void once filled by sports, the arts, pastimes and hobbies — even television. This sad incident in Oklahoma should remind the nation of the need for more homes to benefit from the presence of mentors who can provide guidance to a generation of young people for whom such models are painfully absent.

Instead of straining to make this a racial incident and indictment of the civil rights leaders, this event should be looked at squarely as an example of how the nation’s porous and lax gun laws have intersected with a deep-seated cultural void to produce young people with a lack of character and basic human decency.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: banglist; blackrage; guncontrol; holder; secondamendment; zimmerman
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To: savedbygrace

Fathers represent the BIG authority!

No Authority... No Control...no Morals...”NO PEACE”

One well known critic of one of America’s leading “Civil RIghts pimps” said “Jesse’s distant frowns dont mean Jack, son.


51 posted on 08/24/2013 7:47:54 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Hojczyk
Typical Diversion of the Black race and subculture of fatherless thugs. They blame the inanimate object instead of a culture of whores and immature sperm donor's who are interested in nothing more than their own physical self gratification.

If public policy and cultural norms required consequences instead of rewards for the bad behavior of unmarried sexual activity and rampant illegitimacy, this type of activity would be much less prevalent.

52 posted on 08/24/2013 7:48:42 AM PDT by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: central_va

End Slack Place Violence..Now!


53 posted on 08/24/2013 7:48:56 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey (Block Captain..Tyranny Response Team / al-Kilab Division)
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To: Hojczyk
This isn't America's problem, this is Black America's problem. They are not listening to the people who's values could help them out of their situation. Instead they choose leaders who have no vested interest helping but instead have political and financial reasons to maintain the status quo.

I accept that racism was a White problem for many years. Now it is a Black problem.

54 posted on 08/24/2013 7:58:11 AM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: Hojczyk
BET.com commentary about the Zimmerman case:

BET.com commentary about the Oklahoma threesome case:


55 posted on 08/24/2013 8:03:34 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: Hojczyk
A world where(BLACK) teenagers shoot and kill passersby simply to deal with their sense of boredom.

Yea...And Benghazi was caused by a you tube video...

I'm sick of the lying bast---s....

56 posted on 08/24/2013 8:08:26 AM PDT by unread (Ecc. 10:2)
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To: savedbygrace

It has been a long time and many opinions traded since another person has pointed to Johnson’s ‘Great Society’ for being at the root of today’s social quagmire, good for you. When he assuaged his feelings about the Viet Niam war and proposed to create a modern social Tower of Babel we lost the foundation for the USA. It is history of even today that his concept for such a Tower was not workable with such a disparity in immigrated cultures, at least to the extent of uncontrolled that exists in the USA today. Obama and his enablers took advantage of the situation and were even brazen enough to say publicly that the Constitution needed some changes. Of course Bush1’s public declaration that there was now a ‘New World Order’ added fuel to the fire for Obama’s ‘Change’.


57 posted on 08/24/2013 8:08:40 AM PDT by noinfringers2
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To: Hojczyk
A world where(BLACK) teenagers shoot and kill passersby simply to deal with their sense of boredom.

Yea...And Benghazi was caused by a you tube video...

I'm sick of the lying bast---s....

58 posted on 08/24/2013 8:09:03 AM PDT by unread (Ecc. 10:2)
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To: central_va; All

TX:Come and Take It means to Restore Open Carry Protections

http://gunwatch.blogspot.com/2013/08/txcome-and-take-it-means-to-restore.html


59 posted on 08/24/2013 8:10:16 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Hojczyk; All

I posted the article for the comments!!!!!

The comments are very good. I did not see a single one defending the author.


60 posted on 08/24/2013 8:14:55 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: central_va; All

“Sucks having to carry around 3 pound “hogsleg” everywhere but what else are we going to do?”

Well, a Glock with 17 rds of ammo is only two pounds.

A Taurus 738, KelTec 3A, or a Ruger LCP are all about 10-12 ounces...

Once you start carrying regular, you feel naked without.


61 posted on 08/24/2013 8:18:39 AM PDT by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: Hojczyk
This is not a race issue. It’s a gun violence issue.

62 posted on 08/24/2013 8:20:40 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: central_va
We need to defend ourselves, carrying a .45 on you hip will keep the bad ones at bay. At least you can return fire...

They snuck up and shot the guy in cold blood from behind. I'm all for CC, heaven knows, but he could have had a mini gun and it wouldn't have mattered.

63 posted on 08/24/2013 8:24:55 AM PDT by Poison Pill (Take your silver lining and SHOVE IT!)
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To: Hojczyk

Yes, let’s get past the actual assailants, and blame the gun. They are victims, too. The NRA and the Tea Party are really the bad guys here.

So to recap, black shoots white, blame the gun. Rodeo clown wears Obama mask, civil rights hate crime emergency alert. Ok. I think I’ve got it now.

/facepalm


64 posted on 08/24/2013 8:27:11 AM PDT by TheGipperWasRight
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To: central_va

Except this guy: http://news.msn.com/world/bank-interns-death-spotlights-workaholic-culture?ocid=ansnews11


65 posted on 08/24/2013 8:31:38 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Hojczyk

This is BET and it looks like most if not all of the comments are good arguments by white people. Most of them are great.

Where are the black folks? They probably understand that the white folks are right.

To the one guy who said, “Agreed, this (Lane) was not a shooting,” read their facebooks, as someone suggested.

Someone else asked, “Would he have shot Chris Lane if he was black?” I’ll give you four guesses.


66 posted on 08/24/2013 8:33:31 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Hojczyk

I don’t know why people are taking this “boredom” excuse at face value as they seem to be.

It wasn’t “boredom” that caused this horrific crime - it was hate and lack of any moral foundation or compass. Putting a name like “boredom” to it simply accepts the perps “explanation” at face value.


67 posted on 08/24/2013 8:37:18 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: BenLurkin

This is not a race issue. It’s a gun violence issue.

I love this reaction.

68 posted on 08/24/2013 8:44:26 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

In the book, “Brave New World”, the word, mother. was shameful and too embarrassing to utter. Well!...Huxley foresaw the direction of the culture. Birth certificates have now been changed in some states to list the names of parent A and parent B.In the Marxist driven media the words, mother or father, are banished and children are now raised by “caretakers’ and “guardians”.

In this article the word “father” would be, oh, so shocking and offensive to those who merely have had sperm donors play their part as either “parent A” or “parent B”. To use the traditional words, mother and father,would just too, too hurtful for those “citizens” whose “household” ( don’t dare use the word “family”) is less than traditional.


69 posted on 08/24/2013 8:44:55 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: NotYourAverageDhimmi

the two “O’s”....oprah and obama could have saved the black community/culture....but they have chosen to USE it instead. Keeping their Plantation was more important....someday they will get their due.


70 posted on 08/24/2013 9:04:16 AM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: BenLurkin
Guy needed a set of these eyelid camo


71 posted on 08/24/2013 9:06:14 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: TsonicTsunami08

You have just given me my new favorite phrase: newspeak horse’s ass.
Thank you.


72 posted on 08/24/2013 9:16:15 AM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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To: Hojczyk

I cannot believe how the leftist race hustlers are blaming this on “boredom”. Seriously.


73 posted on 08/24/2013 9:18:03 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Hojczyk


74 posted on 08/24/2013 9:21:37 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozoliar and his thugs in his outhouse lie 24/7/365. They are unable to tell the truth.)
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To: noinfringers2

I’ve held this opinion for more than 35 years now, ever since I first realized the conservative side of the equation was logical and correct.


75 posted on 08/24/2013 10:39:23 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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To: Hojczyk
Looks like some black are not fooled???

Those comments are like from conservatives and freepers. I don't notice any names like DeMarcus, DeAndre, Anfernee, etc.

76 posted on 08/24/2013 11:15:30 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: smokingfrog
I am reminded of the pressure cooker.

Just doing a Google search on the word flashlight and the Homeland Security SWAT team will be crashing through the windows.

77 posted on 08/24/2013 11:16:27 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: umgud

I haven’t read the news in the past week. To what is this photo related? ( I will do the Google search.)


78 posted on 08/24/2013 11:21:09 AM PDT by wintertime
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To: central_va

Or head.


79 posted on 08/24/2013 11:54:49 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: elcid1970

Zimmerman isn’t Jewish, although it’s a fairly common Jewish name. It means carpenter in German.


80 posted on 08/24/2013 11:56:53 AM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Sherman Logan

Heck, I once thought Morgenstern and Rubenstein were German-only names. Still wondering if the haters have added `Jew’ to their list of GZ’s bad qualities.


81 posted on 08/24/2013 12:10:20 PM PDT by elcid1970 ("The Second Amendment is more important than Islam.")
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To: central_va

Actually, that’s not true. Many millions of slaves and others have been worked to death over the centuries.


82 posted on 08/24/2013 12:17:53 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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