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  1. His training didn't lead to his resignation, the rioting and the threats did. Blaming his training would be the exact logical equivalent of blaming the education Salman Rushdie received at Cambridge for having to go into hiding after The Satanic Verses was published. As for Wilson using deadly force to defend himself from an assailant who, as per the evidence presented to the grand jury, was threatening his life, that's exactly what police officers should be trained to do. His training worked like a charm. Both him and his training officers should be getting a raise for a job well done.
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  2. From The Political Insider Black Sheriff SLAMS Al Sharpton, DESTROYS Ferguson Race Rioters (VIDEO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HMQCFqgAGyM "These bold, conservative statements from a tough talking Sheriff are what America needs to hear. This is not the 1950s, and Ferguson is not the Jim Crow south. Instead, this was an isolated incident of a young street thug robbing a store who started an altercation with a police officer. Then, race hustlers used the optics of this story to incite riots and profit."
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  3. Skylab72

    Unknowability

    Good thread. I must add that starting a philosophical discussion with reference to Quantum Mechanics is fraught with pitfalls. First among them from a objectivist point of view (actually from scientific point of view as well) is the concept of identity. When Maxwell Planck derived the equations defining the minimum rate at which a black body could radiate energy, he was drawing a line in reality. Above this line you can have things, below this line you cannot. Below that line you can have energy behaving similarly to a thing on occasion, but keep watching and it will be just energy. So when y
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