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Author Topic:   May, 2011, Posts of the Month
Adminnemooseus
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Message 1 of 16 (614054)
05-01-2011 1:36 AM


When you find a post that is too good to be missed, nominate it here as one of the May, 2011, Posts of the Month (POTM).
You message subtitle should include the author's name and the topic/thread title.
Message Format:
Author: Author's Name
Forum: Forum where posted
Thread: Thread title
Message #: Number and Link to the nominated message
Nominations should include a link to the nominated article, and a short comment on why the message deserves nomination.
Note: As always, this is not a thread for debates. Posts should be limited to nomination, seconds, and acceptance statements by nominees.

  
Bolder-dash
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Message 2 of 16 (617588)
05-29-2011 10:02 PM


Crashfrog's insight on police culture
EvC Forum: Jose Guerena
Post number 13 on the Jose Guerena thread from Crashfrog.
What he wrote is clearly the case of what is true in the culture of the modern American police force. Most people want to avoid mentioning that it is actually part of the job description of a policeman that you are willing to put yourself into dangerous situations that we wouldn't require of the average citizen. And yet that whole concept has been flipped on its head, so that the police need to be in a situation that is safer that what the average person has to experience, and the emphasis seems to be on protecting the police rather than protecting the citizenry.
It is so common that we have almost come to accept it as normal, as how it is supposed to be because it is so overwhelmingly the case. But as Crashfrog verbalized well, it is a perversion, the anti-thesis of what we should expect of people who volunteer to protect us. His post fills in the gaps of instinctive understanding that something is very wrong that is hard to completely put your finger on.

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Panda
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Message 3 of 16 (617589)
05-29-2011 10:18 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by Bolder-dash
05-29-2011 10:02 PM


Re: Crashfrog's insight on police culture
Bolder-dash writes:
Post number 13 on the Jose Guerena thread from Crashfrog.
Although I think I prefer post no.14, I will second your nomination.
I have found virtually all of Crashfrog's posts in that thread have been succinctly and clearly worded; accurately reflecting my own thoughts on the matter (and also pointing out aspects that I had not considered).

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Taz
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Joined: 07-18-2006


Message 4 of 16 (617591)
05-29-2011 10:42 PM
Reply to: Message 2 by Bolder-dash
05-29-2011 10:02 PM


Re: Crashfrog's insight on police culture
{Non-POTM stuff hidden - Adminnemooseus}
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crashfrog
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Message 5 of 16 (617592)
05-29-2011 10:50 PM
Reply to: Message 4 by Taz
05-29-2011 10:42 PM


Re: Crashfrog's insight on police culture
And to Bolder - thanks, dude. Very big of you to nominate me for a POTM.
{Non-POTM stuff hidden - Adminnemooseus}
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Taz
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Message 6 of 16 (617602)
05-30-2011 12:03 AM
Reply to: Message 5 by crashfrog
05-29-2011 10:50 PM


Re: Crashfrog's insight on police culture
{Non-POTM stuff hidden - Adminnemooseus}
Edited by Taz, : No reason given.
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crashfrog
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Message 7 of 16 (617605)
05-30-2011 12:54 AM
Reply to: Message 6 by Taz
05-30-2011 12:03 AM


Re: Crashfrog's insight on police culture
{Non-POTM stuff hidden - Adminnemooseus}
Edited by Adminnemooseus, : No reason given.

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Taz
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Message 8 of 16 (617607)
05-30-2011 12:59 AM
Reply to: Message 7 by crashfrog
05-30-2011 12:54 AM


Re: Crashfrog's insight on police culture
{Non-POTM stuff hidden - Adminnemooseus}
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crashfrog
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Message 9 of 16 (617612)
05-30-2011 1:25 AM
Reply to: Message 8 by Taz
05-30-2011 12:59 AM


Re: Crashfrog's insight on police culture
{Non-POTM stuff hidden - Adminnemooseus}
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Taz
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Message 10 of 16 (617615)
05-30-2011 1:45 AM
Reply to: Message 9 by crashfrog
05-30-2011 1:25 AM


Re: Crashfrog's insight on police culture
{Non-POTM stuff hidden - Adminnemooseus}
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crashfrog
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Joined: 03-20-2003


Message 11 of 16 (617616)
05-30-2011 1:50 AM
Reply to: Message 10 by Taz
05-30-2011 1:45 AM


Re: Crashfrog's insight on police culture
{Non-POTM stuff hidden - Adminnemooseus}
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Taz
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Message 12 of 16 (617620)
05-30-2011 1:57 AM
Reply to: Message 11 by crashfrog
05-30-2011 1:50 AM


Re: Crashfrog's insight on police culture
{Non-POTM stuff hidden - Adminnemooseus}
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crashfrog
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Message 13 of 16 (617622)
05-30-2011 2:04 AM
Reply to: Message 12 by Taz
05-30-2011 1:57 AM


Re: Crashfrog's insight on police culture
{Non-POTM stuff hidden - Adminnemooseus}
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AdminModulous
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Message 14 of 16 (617635)
05-30-2011 7:14 AM


Taz and Crash
You both know better, have a 12 hour suspension.

  
Granny Magda
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From: UK
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Message 15 of 16 (617704)
05-30-2011 5:49 PM


Aaron on Whale Evolution
Author: Aaron
Forum: Biological Evolution
Thread: Creationist response to cetacean femur, leg atavism, and limb bud.
Message #: Message 1
This is great stuff and a welcome return for one of our more thoughtful creationists. Aaron has not merely written a well researched post, he's written a figgin' dissertation. I still think he's wrong of course, but it's a bloody good effort.
Also, as an aside to our other creationist friends, I would just like to say that this is what a good creationist post looks like. Aaron may, in my opinion, be wrong in his conclusions, but he is making a reasoned argument. He's done his research. He's not just bullshitting. This is exactly how to address a debate with anyone of a secular disposition.
I still think Aaron's wrong, but at least he's doing it right.
Mutate and Survive

On two occasions I have been asked, — "Pray, Mr. Babbage, if you put into the machine wrong figures, will the right answers come out?" ... I am not able rightly to apprehend the kind of confusion of ideas that could provoke such a question. - Charles Babbage

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