Obama campaign finds success in SMS fundraising
0. phoneArena 31 Mar 2012, 12:55 posted on
As the President’s team looks to raise money for his re-election campaign, they turn to mobile technology to make fundraising fast, convenient, and effective. Using the same technique that was used to raise money for relief in the aftermath of the Haiti earthquake...
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54. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I was really hoping no one would bring the Trayvon Martin case up, because I knew someone was going to say something really rediculous like calling this young man a "hoodlum", or say this wasn't racial. I don't care if Zimmerman was white, Mexican or what, the sad truth is black men in this country carry a huge burden our backs...Other people's fear!
It doesn't matter what I wear, what kind of car I drive, how many degrees I have, or how friendly my smile is. People have been conditioned to fear or be suspicious of people who look like my, no matter what I'm doing. You hear one story of an unarmed child, gets killed by 28 yo man with a suspicious nature, a gun and a hundred pound weight advantage and all Republicans can think to say is "He was defending himself". How f*cking stupid must you be to believe that stupid sh*t! If a black man chased a kid of any nationality with a gun, and the kid ended up dead...that man would never again see the light of day, and they would be right to arrest him! But they didn't arrest Zimmerman, they detained him and let him go because of what?!? Because HE (the F*CKING KILLER!) said it was self defense??? That kid was screaming for dear life on that 911 call, and anyone who says that was Zimmerman screaming that clearly while getting his head bashed in and on the verge of losing consciousness is an idiot! I don't give a f*ck what Zimmerman's dad, brother' friend, or that confused a$$ eye witness said! Even if he managed to get on top, at that point TRAYVON was the one fighting for his life. But the very fact that his buckles had no bruising, and Zimmerman had no broken nose, cuts scrapes or anything that indicates he was being attacked AT ALL! Means this motherf*cker should have been at the very least arrested! And until that happens, f*ck yea, you're gonna hear people of all races call this exactly what it is...RACIST BULLSH*T!!!
62. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
everything is racist ... that's all I hear. until people stop inserting race into every conversation things will never get better. unless you leave race out of the equasion unless its justified by EVIDENCE you are just keeping racial issues alive.
people can't learn to see past the color of someone's skin if that's how u define every issue. throwing in race to things without need or evidence only pisses off those that agree and those that dont... which just increases race issues.
where is the EVIDENCE that this was a racial hate crime? if there was some actual evidence he would be charged with a hhate crime instead of self defence. everyone watches the news and thinks they know more than the people actually working the case.
63. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
the way you dress and act defines you. if you wear gold teeth and your pants down to your knees your going to be treated like a hoodlum. if you wear a cowboy hat and an obnoxiously large belt buckle you will be treated like a hick.
don't look the part and then cry foul when people treat you that way.
64. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Tell that to the bastard who called him a f*cking c**n! That's what made this racial. The people who fear me in a three piece suit don't see it that way. They see a thug in a three piece suit. I dont wear any of that but i still make people clutch their purses and call the police on me in my own car. You will never understand because you don't want to. You just want to believe what you have been conditioned to believe, and as long as that your attitude. We will always have young black men dying with Skittles, tea, and cellphones in hand.
65. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
And I don't even give a damn whether he killed him because of his race. The point is, he killed a child!!! That child's race is what seems to make the very fact that he was a child a non-issue for some people. People normally don't just kill children and the police let them go right home. That person usually gets arrested!
66. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
what I've been conditioned to believe? or you? I don't see skin color until I'm forced to. I see actions, dress, verbage, and how you treat people. that's what matters.
the problem with a view similar to yours is that u think anyone that doesn't see like you is racist or conditioned. but the people that hear you that don't agree with your view hear the same thing in reverse. the only thing that bringing up race constantly does is incite more hate.
no. your right.. I don't know what its like to be black. don't assume being white is a picknick either. this isn't the 1800s... there isn't an inherent advantage to being white for most things. most scholarships are specifically for minorities. most programs are geared towards minorities. college entrance is geared towards minorities. home ownership is easier for minorities. my nieghbor foreclosed on her old house and then got a federal backed mortgage through the NAACP immediately after with zero down.. again. yet I get disqualified for a new mortgage for being 1 day too late in paying my current mortgage because of a clerical error... disqualified for a year. it doesn't matter that I saved up thousands for my downpayment.
I was on the streets at 15. I worked my self up. the one time in my life when I was 20 yrs old with a broke foot living in my car, I tried to apply for help. the lady at the government office told me straight up I didn't qualify because I was white. those words are burned in my mind forever.
if you are a minority you are GIVEN every advantage by the government. its not my fault if people chose not to use it. free education, free college, free house,free food, free cell phone... on and on.
no offence but ill take the leg up over a few dirty looks by morons that think the amount of melatonin in your skin matters. who cares what they think
67. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Cry me a freakin river! It's so hard to be a white guy these days huh? I don't care what you see, I knew what you thought based on what you said remix! What you typed on this post was all I needed to see, and yes, you have been conditioned to believe certain people should be treated a certain way or maybe you should be suspicious of them.
"cowboy hat and an obnoxiously large belt buckle you will be treated like a hick.". Do you really think that's right? I know people who wear this like a uniform but I know how to treat them like a hick. I don't have a need to place them in that kind of box or label them just so I know how I should treat them. I treat them like any other human being I encounter in my daily life. Because treating them differently based on how they are dressed IS PREJUDICE! Meaning you have already PRE - JUDGED that person before you know who they are. I don't think you are a racist or prejudice person, but you need to learn it when it's happening.
Also, there has been a sharp decline of African American college enrollment, home ownership and employment has alway been dismal. So maybe you should blame someone else for the white man's struggles.
68. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
Oh yeah, I have that same sobb story about living in my car, only I didn't qualify for any assistance because I was a male. Same story, different skin color, same results! There are millions of white people getting government assistance, so don't believe it's a minority only program.
69. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
lol, what i said about the cowboy was a generality. you obviously skimmed over everything else and focused on things out of context. everyone prejudges to some degree. you cant escape it. you see a shadow with 8 legs hanging on something in a hallway and u think spider. you see a guy in a big truck and cowboy hat, you think hick. its all the same. thinking in generalities and acting like that generality are not the same.
as long as we've been going back n forth on silly issues on this site, if u want to think im some racist conservative, thats up to you. that just shows you havent read a darn thing ive said. cry me a river. i still lubs u anyways :)
70. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
I heard and read everything you've said. I can even end those sentences for you before you started writing them. You haven't said anything new that black men haven't been hearing for many many years now. I'm not talking from a liberal stand point, I'm talking to you as a black who has had a gun drawn on him simply because I am a black man. Who has been labeled a thug because I'm a black man. Who gets followed in every store I walk into when others roam freely. I don't think you'll not understand because your conservative...I just don't think you'll understand because you think you have all the answers. It doesn't sound like something you would concern yourself with at all. I've had to study American history from grade schools all the way to college and the only time there was ever an African American face in any of those books was when they talked about slavery, and just a pinch of the Civil Rights Movement. American literature classes never covered any African-American authors. And when they talked about us in their "Great American Classics"... Again, we were only mentioned as slaves.
Being the smart man that you are, I'm sure you've done your fair share of reading on African-American studies. If not, take a trip to your local bookstore and see what they have in the very small section for African American Literature. You'll be bombarded by trashy "ethnic" romance novels, and pop magazines. But ask one of the workers if they have any Ralph Ellison, W.E.B DuBois, Booker T. Washington...or heck even some Bill Cosby. These gentlemen can give you a true understanding of what I'm saying.
71. Whateverman (Posts: 3236; Member since: 17 May 2009)
PS. Still lubs u 2...Liberitarian and all!
72. remixfa (Posts: 14253; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Libertarians are not conservatives or liberals. We are constitutionalists more than anything :)
I dont know too many conservatives that want to legalize drugs or use stem cells or are agnostics, or liberals that want an end to paycheck taxes or a severe reduction in government. :)
74. Borrie69 (Posts: 22; Member since: 14 Jan 2012)
Remax and Whatever U 2 act like ya'll r married, with all that bickering lolol