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Squawk of the Day - July 19, 2012

"My faith in humanity was restored when I saw a young white man jump out of his car on Gillionville Road to assist a young black man in pushing an elderly woman’s car into the Homerun Foods. Compassion is colorless."

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tocar 2 years, 4 months ago

You are correct. Compassion is colorless. Why can't the thugs walking the streets and steeling from our decent citizens see this? They too could be treated the same way if they would live a decent and normal life, get a job and try to help others rather than hurt others.

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kurtgeorgia 2 years, 4 months ago

Tocar, why can't the rednecks romping through the woods as they make meth and grow marijuana see this? Oh, I forgot. What they do is considered business. Why is it that when whites and the rich rob from blacks and the poor, it's called business, but when blacks and the poor rob from whites and the rich, it's called violence?

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

Black people make meth and grow marijuana and other drugs too, so don't give us that sob story.

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hotdog 2 years, 4 months ago

White people are thugs and sag pants too

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 4 months ago

fyi.........that's why they call them "whiggers" Woops!!!!!!! Just saying the Truth which I must do!!

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stc1993 2 years, 4 months ago

I don't know about the meth, but I know they cook the crack.

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Hawk59 2 years, 4 months ago

Good question kurtgeorgia, and I would have to agree. Don't expect an intelligent answer though, instead you will be ridiculed. And don't be surprised if VSU, and others accuse you of being me, or Coach,or Bubbavet. That is what they do to try and discredit your statements. Instead of answering your question, I am going to challenge VSU to do it. How about it VSU, here is your chance to finally make a sensible comment.

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albanyherald1 2 years, 4 months ago

I understand a sin, is a sin. But if we had to put these crimes in order from least to greatest, then murder, aggravated assault, terroristic acts and robbery would go pretty much in that order, followed by manufacturing drugs and selling drugs. I guess you could look at drug production and distribution as a "business", an illegal and stupid business. Yes, drugs can kill you, either from your meth lab blowing up or your intake of said drug. The distributor is not set out to kill you, the receiver. Yes, it can and does happen, but you, the receiver are aware of the possible consequences. However, when you decide to commit a crime against an innocent person who is unaware of your intentions, then yes, I think that is worse. I don't care what color your skin is. Some people like to sterotype that all black crime is worse than white crime because they usually commit the worst crimes that mentally or physically harm other people and that whites usually commit robbery and drug crimes. Alot of times that is how it is, but not ALL the time. But I say, I don't care what color your skin is. All you folks out there committing these crimes are low life idiots! And we are sick of you!!!

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

"Good question kurtgeorgia, and I would have to agree." a racist agreeing with a racist, who would have thought that? As far as discrediting statements, I haven't seen any sensible statements from you to give any credit. All you want to do is stir up hatred. You don't need to challenge me, you need to challenge yourself.

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dmir7 2 years, 4 months ago

Wow kurtgeorgia, you make it sound like rich and white are synonymous and poor and black are synonymous. But to answer your question about why one is called ‘violence’ and the other not… vi•o•lence noun 1. swift and intense force: the violence of a storm. 2. rough or injurious physical force, action, or treatment:

The so called ‘rich’ and ‘businessmen’ (Black and White) are not using ‘violence’ to cheat their targets; although I’ll be the first to say - one is just as wrong as the other. It’s just that robbing through business doesn’t get the publicity that robbing by force gets. Wrong is justified on all cultural levels…just look at our government. And by the way, what made you think of blacks when Tocar posted the comment about ‘thugs’? The white kids are doing the stealing in my neighborhood!

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FlunkyMonkey 2 years, 4 months ago

Things like this are what Albany is missing...My question to tocar is why a job? What makes you think only those with a job deserve compassion? Why not just give compassion instead of dealing out terror?

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

I agree that a person shouldn't have to have a job to be shown compassion but the question "Why not just give compassion instead of dealing out terror?" would have to be asked to the thugs or other human elements that live the criminal lifestyle.

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FryarTuk 2 years, 4 months ago

Thanks to Squawker and Herald. It deserves to be the Squawk of the Day. There is a lot of compassion demonstrated among people of Albany, regardless of race and class. My family often is on the receiving end and we appreciate it.

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VietVet1 2 years, 4 months ago

Finally something nice & positive happening in Albany

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coachjohnson42 2 years, 4 months ago

Most people in Albany are colorless and good people. You will find that true if you live outside of this paper's bloggers.

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Sister_Ruby 2 years, 4 months ago

like your racist buddy kurtgeorgia

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

That rules you out coach!

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Sally_O 2 years, 4 months ago

Don't forget to count yourself!

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

This squawk shows that there are good in all races, but the problem is you don't know who to trust when someone approaches you. Are they here to help you, or are they here to rob you. Society would be a better place if there were more people like the ones portrayed in this squawk, instead of those who rob and steal, particularly from the elderly.

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Hawk59 2 years, 4 months ago

Clearly you always have a lot to say. Too bad you rarely make any sense.

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

So you are saying it is easy to identify good people from bad people? You are saying society would not be a better place if there were more people willing to help each other? Yeah, that makes a lot of sense.

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Cartman 2 years, 4 months ago

A nice squawk about a good deed, and you guys are arguing about it.

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

Hawk is the one arguing about it, as he usually does.

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Sally_O 2 years, 4 months ago

It's odd you have someone making a positive squawk and you have people like Hot Dog, kurtgeorgia and hawk59 being negative and trying to stir up a racial argument. It's people like them is why there is so much hatred going around, because all they want to do is stir the pot.

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Somebody 2 years, 4 months ago

I see we have Hawk59 aka Hot dog playing the racist pointing finger game again.

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Hawk59 2 years, 4 months ago

I see you crawled out of your hole, Somebody aka VSU. I have tickets to see President Obama tomorrow in my city. Why don't you come down and join us.

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Somebody 2 years, 4 months ago

I am not VSU, don't accuse me of playing your game just because i busted you Hawk59/Hot dog. For the record you must be in love with VSU, I do notice you only seem to respond to posts written by VSU and don't respond to anybody else.

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

Hawk in love with me? Ugggggh! Yuck!

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Hawk59 2 years, 4 months ago

So you can dish it out, but you can't take it huh? You sound like a 5 yr. old, don't you know this is a mans world. Go watch cartoon network or something and stay out of grownfolk business. It's gotta be some kind of crops or something you could be harvesting country boy.

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

If it's a man's world, why are you always whining and crying like a little girl? Want some cheese to go with that whine? You should go play with your barbie dolls since you want to act like a girl and have crushes on guys. It looks like you are the one who can't take it. You always have to follow me around like a little puppy dog because you're afraid I might go away. If you think I am impressed or concerned about anything you say, you are sadly mistaken. The only mystery is why you even bother, but then again the time you waste is your own.

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Hawk59 2 years, 4 months ago

Sally-O, the head cheerleader for VSU. Since when did telling the truth make anyone be negative and stirring up racial arguments? Some people tell you what you want to hear, and some people tell it like it is. I happen to fall in the latter category, sorry. This society has been lied to and brainwashed for so long, most of us don't want to or know how to deal with the truth. And it is certainly not because of me that so much hatred is going on. I have nothing but love for everybody! And that even includes you, and VSU.

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Sally_O 2 years, 4 months ago

Telling the truth? Only in your own racist mind.

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Somebody 2 years, 4 months ago

Then why spread so much hate? The only person who agrees with you is your alias friend "Hot dog" It's easy to agree with one's own views I guess.

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Shinedownfan 2 years, 4 months ago

I thought I was VSU's head cheerleader! :(

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VSU 2 years, 4 months ago

You are! Don't listen to Hack59, he is suffering through an identity crisis.

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Spike 2 years, 4 months ago

I read this blog almost daily and for a while even participated in some of the discussions however by and large the comments are negative and hostile on BOTH sides.

This is a great squawk. Golden Rule applies. "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." This means I do good for others and love my neighbor (REGARDLESS of whether they look like me, act like me or if I even like them.)

More humility and less pride in the world like the squawker shared............

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Somebody 2 years, 4 months ago

You can thank hawk59/hot dog for the hostility.

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Shinedownfan 2 years, 4 months ago

I remember in elementary school, when we said the Pledge, and sang "My Country Tis of Thee" we also recited the Golden Rule. Do schools still do that today?

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LoneCycler 2 years, 4 months ago

Many people work hard to maintain a personal sense of racial disenfranchisement. The mere mention of white/black cooperating in anything is enough to bring them out frothing. I once saw two young black men pushing their 1995 Ford Crown Vic up a hill near where I live and I stopped and got out of my car to help. They saw me coming and were shocked. I'm white and have short hair and they thought I was a policeman. (I get this a lot around Albany). One said "This is our car, honest." The other looked like he wanted to run off. I said hi and told them I was just going to help push. I asked them if they ran out of gas, they said the car had overheated and they turned the engine off to keep it from being damaged. It was a long push and once we made it up the hill to a parking spot in their yard, they thanked me for the help. I see them from time to time in their yard outside and they always wave back at me. They've still got that old Crown Vic but I haven't seen them having to push it lately. Guess they fixed the over heating problem.

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rock 2 years, 4 months ago

You sound like you were a Major in the USMC....

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tocar 2 years, 4 months ago

To answer your question Flunky Monkey. You don't have to have a job to be shown compassion and treat others with kindness. I was addressing the thugs (all colors) that walk the streets without any purpose in life that cause harm and hurt to others. The ones that are capable of holding jobs would not have time to live off of others and cause harm to others. All people should treat each other like they would like to be treated. Kindness goes a long way.

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43cop 2 years, 4 months ago

kurtgeorgia and Funkymonkey, you two deserve each other. Go back and read Tocar's statement and you should see that your comments doesn't even apply. Tocar is simply saying that that if the "street" walkers would just live a decent life and work for a living, they would not have the time to create the violence they create. This applies to all walks of life, not just one race.

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Clyde 2 years, 4 months ago

Where is Coach Johnson when you need him??????

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