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Florida students want man who shot teen arrested

@trouble: Because Martin walked by Zimmerman in his vehicle facing him. Zimmerman turned around and pursued him. He didn't only see him from the back before "stepping out of his vehicle to check what street he was on"

March 26, 2012 at 5:57 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Florida students want man who shot teen arrested

And why would a Neighborhood Watch captain have to "step out of his vehicle to check what street he was on?" For one thing, a neighborhood watch captain should be pretty familiar with his own neighborhood. I could still tell you what street I'm on in the neighborhood I grew up in, and I haven't lived there for 15 years. One would think that someone who routinely patrols the streets of a neighborhood and makes frequent calls to police (for which he needs to know what block of what street he's on or an intersection) would be able to tell where he was in this neighborhood he's so intimately familiar with. For another, can't you see street signs from your vehicle? I mean, that's how they were designed. You don't have to stop and get out of your car to look at every street sign when in an unfamiliar place.

March 26, 2012 at 5:16 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Florida students want man who shot teen arrested

6'3" at 140 lbs is anything but intimidating. He was tall but very skinny. A man that height should be at least 180, and that would be average size, not muscular. Zimmerman was 5'9" 250 lbs. He had 110 lbs on the kid!
The basic crux of the matter is this: Why did Zimmerman pursue the Martin against the advice of the 911 operator? Pursuing someone is not "Standing Your Ground." If Martin had been a white kid, Zimmerman never would have pursued him. But, believing that Martin didn't "look like he belonged in that neighborhood" (read: wasn't white), he chased him down. Why not just follow him home to make sure he's not breaking in somewhere (he was just a block or two from his father's house)? Why not wait for police to show up? Neighborhood watch is supposed to WATCH, not actively engage and shoot people. That's what the actual police department is for. I find it difficult to believe an armed man would feel threatened by someone (unarmed and 110 lbs lighter) he was chasing to begin with. If I walk up to someone and punch them in the face, I can't turn around and say I was defending myself if that person hits back.

March 26, 2012 at 5:05 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Little car, big deal

Why is the end of this article completely unrelated to the beginning?

March 26, 2012 at 2:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

NLR council may take up hillside cut

How could that church POSSIBLY need more parking? Maybe they should knock down one of the behemoth buildings that they have. The only time I've ever seen their parking lot full is when they have concerts and special events. The solution would be not to sell more tickets than parking spaces, or hold the event in Verizon arena or some place that has sufficient parking.

March 26, 2012 at 12:07 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Limbaugh and the he-man woman-haters’ club

Quakers are morally opposed, as part of their religious tenets, to violence of any kind, but they still have to pay income taxes (25% of which go to fund the wars and "defense"). Why do they not get a "conscience clause"?
Oh, because that would defund the DoD if taxpayers got conscience clauses. Those are only for corporations (which incidentally get to save money by exercising their "conscience").

March 9, 2012 at 12:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Limbaugh and the he-man woman-haters’ club

Clearly packman has never studied the incidences of rape that go unreported.
I asked you to point out for me where in her statements she spoke of recreational intercourse. You can't. Her first person statements were references to when other students reported things to HER. None of the anecdotes were about Fluke herself.

March 9, 2012 at 10:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Limbaugh and the he-man woman-haters’ club

An insurance company is not a religious entity.
The Catholic church also does not believe in divorce. But you don't see them requiring divorced people to carry insurance for their ex-spouses until their deaths. According to the church, that union is not severed, regardless of whether it is severed legally or not.

March 9, 2012 at 10:36 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Jonesboro plant to shut down, eliminating 600 jobs

Frankly, trouble, I don't care about the USPS. They should have diversified their business a long time ago to keep up. The simple matter is the only thing keeping them even marginally afloat is direct mail advertisers.
But the fact is that our legal system has not caught up to the point where the post office can be gone. Look at any legal document in your life, and most require something be sent "via certified or registered mail, return receipt requested" in order to sever the contract. It's required in divorces, custody cases, and other court cases where a summons must be served. Until the legal system catches up with the times, and we can legally send an email or a message on facebook to people and have it count as a legal notice, then we MUST still have a post office.

March 9, 2012 at 9:48 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Limbaugh and the he-man woman-haters’ club

My taking contraception does not infringe upon your religious liberty. And for all of you men who are talking out of both sides of your mouth on this issue, if you have ever in your life used a condom or slept with someone who takes contraception, (as 99% of Americans have) THEN you were infringing upon your "religious liberty." But nothing, NOTHING that someone else does can impinge upon your freedom of religion. You're not paying for it, the Church is not paying for it. We're asking for insurers (which we pay) to cover a prescription pill, just like they cover Viagra and other ED drugs, just like they cover a flu shot. It's much cheaper to pay for prescription birth control or a flu shot than it is to pay for a birth/child or to nurse someone through the flu.

March 9, 2012 at 9:41 a.m. ( | suggest removal )