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Yes, there are two Americas’ Virginia, they exist as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist. One tolerant and broadminded, the other intolerant and narrow-minded! Sincerely, thinkingblue, from the TOLERANT AND BROADMINDED USA PS: Joe (You Lie) Wilson, et al reside in the other America!
Right Wing (nut) Lie of the Week- Trayvon Martin had
Ingredients for DXM Abuse
Posted on July 16, 2013 by drugsandotherthings
Oh the ignorance coupled with hatred…
Good old Wingnut News Daily is gleefully reporting on the “serious investigative work” of the racist far right wing nut blogger “sundancer”‘s The Conservative Treehouse who claims that the Skittles and iced tea Trayvon Martin was carrying when murdered are essential ingredients in the Dextromethorphan (DXM) concoction called “lean”.
He further claims that the autopsy shows liver damage consistent with DXM abuse, and that DXM abuse causes psychosis and aggression over the long term.
Now…where to start?
Well- first off- sundancer either ignorantly or intentionally as it fits his view, ignores the fact that the candy Skittles is NOT an ingredient of the concotion. Skittles in this sense is
simply slang for Coricidin Cold Pills which contain DXM.
Ok- now that the whole underlying premise is blown out of the water…
The autopsy does not show any signs of liver damage and indeed clearly states “normal”. And never mind that both the physical and mental damage claimed from DXM would take years of sustained abuse to manifest. And abuse at levels incompatible with someone of Trayvons age. And
abuse at levels which surely would have manifested in both social and legal knowledge of the abuse.
The hate, fear, and irrationality in our society must stop. It is especially alarming coming from those who wrap themselves in god and religion. http://drugsandotherthings.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/right-wingnut-lie-of-the-week-trayvon-martin-had-ingredients-for-dxm-abuse/
"Obama, he wouldn't have been in office without what happened to me and a lot of black people before me. He would never have been in that situation, no doubt in my mind. He would get there eventually, but it would have been a lot longer. So I am glad for what I went through. It opened the doors for a lot of people." - Rodney King
“We should ask ourselves if we’re doing all we can to stem the tide of gun violence that claims too many lives across this country on a daily basis… We should ask ourselves, as individuals and as a society, how we can prevent future tragedies like this… That’s the way to honor Trayvon Martin.”
to make up neighborhood threats and invite violent confrontations, confident in the knowledge that he carried more firepower jammed down his sweaty fat waistband than every army on earth beheld before 1415.I came across this article today with an alarming image linked to it. I don't believe this picture was ever produced during the Trayvon Martin Murder trial, at least not on any of the media coverage. It's a very sad picture and at the same time daunting, if not chilling. When I look at the picture I see a scenario that should not have happened. A tall teenager, who was in existence moments before, laying on the ground, shot dead for reasons that only a very angry man, who saw himself as some kind of defender of justice, could perhaps tell us WHY. No doubt Zimmerman had convoluted reasons conjured up by the state (government) he lived in that passed laws which could only culminate in something as tragic as a murder of a young innocent, (using a Concealed Carry -law- and Stand Your Ground -law-) by a vigilante named George Zimmerman bearing a “LEGAL” (word should be ‘lethal’) WEAPON. These laws are cockamamie and in reality should be called A LICENSE TO KILL ANYONE WHO ANNOYS YOU, LAWS! Ya think? A very disgusted and outraged, thinkingblue
I wish I were a better person than that, but I'm not. People come up short all the time, after all. I suppose it's a good thing I don't have a gun.
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