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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:15:30 PM PDT
I prefer the sweet science of boxing. UFC does nothing for me. I can't get into watching guys pummel other guys who are already down and out. That's probably because I grew up with boxing. UFC didn't exist when I was a kid.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:17:40 PM PDT
Exactly!

We need to get this understanding into the public dialog!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:17:57 PM PDT
2/2 Tango says:
Rev. Otter:

How do we know that Martin knew Zimmerman was armed?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:21:27 PM PDT
Christopher Gwyn,

I think it would be reasonable to infer that you "feel" in danger when someone is on top of you and pounding your head into the ground, the back of your head. Would you feel in danger in that situation, and do you think you would feel threatened when someone is doing that? I would feel threatened in that situation. Just one hit to your head or the back of your head has been documented to kill someone. Repeated blows to the back of the head would seem to also do it as well.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:22:01 PM PDT
2/2 Tango says:
ignatov:

Advancing upon someone CAN be justification for shooting them in some States - a large man coming towards a smaller man shouting "I'm going to break your neck" can be justification for shooting them, or stabbing them.

And you don't know who was doing what to whom between the phone call Zimmerman made and the shooting. Maybe we will know soon.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:23:13 PM PDT
Brad D. says:
I like boxing, too. I like wrestling (like in the Olympics, or college wrestling). I like watching Judo. Etc.

You don't like watching guys pummel guys who are already down and out, but you will watch boxing where somebody can get knocked halfway to hell, then stand back up in 8 seconds and take more punishment?

In MMA, if the ref sees somebody getting pummeled on the ground and they are not doing a good job of defending themselves, he will stop the fight right then and there.

I'd say MMA guys are more protected than boxers who take more punishment after getting knocked down and hardly even being able to stand.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:23:38 PM PDT
Monica Harris,

I have to wonder what his father and soon-to-be-step-mother were doing during the time he was missing. It appears as if they almost did not notice or something. That is an interesting story itself.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:25:45 PM PDT
Wait! First Threats First. Would you fieel justified in attacking someone who followed you. Even showed up after you thought you escaped the predator. So who wouldn't you feel justified to stand your ground? Who's ground is it anyway?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:25:50 PM PDT
If you created the situation, you are not standing your ground. You are the aggressor.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:26:41 PM PDT
Brad D. says:
This is very true. My uncle is a cop. One of his friends was off-duty one night in the French Quarter in New Orleans. I don't know the details of how it came to this, but somebody sucker-punched him in the back of the head, and the blow killed him due to the damage to his spinal cord.

Punches to the back of the head are illegal in boxing , mma, and other combat sports for that very reason.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:27:26 PM PDT
Travon was "going home". What right did Zimmerman have to challenge him to the "ground" they were standing on.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:27:47 PM PDT
never.
z-boy's attorneys will never allow it and dead men tell no tales.
crazy vigilante attacke a young black boy for being black on the wrong street, and shot him dead. Case closed. What's more to know?

but as always the white courts will let him off with their thanks.

remember Emmet Till.

Jail is for the black people . . .

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:27:53 PM PDT
I haven't watched boxing in a while. I remember the good old days of great fights. As for UFC, MMA etc, I just don't care about it. It's not my thing.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:28:13 PM PDT
do you not permit your child to walk around the block?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:33:37 PM PDT
TOPICWAQ says:
I'll pray for your students if you're still teaching.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:34:27 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 20, 2012, 4:35:18 PM PDT
TOPICWAQ says:
Do you leave your child unsupervised if he's at your home as a punishment? Do you check to see if your 17 year old son has come home at night?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:34:47 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 20, 2012, 4:36:06 PM PDT
I pray for them every time my forty students walk down a US street, that some wanna-be-a-cop doesn't whip out his little pistol and kill them dead

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:35:16 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 20, 2012, 4:37:16 PM PDT
Brad D. says:
That's understandable. I think it is just that people don't understand it and so they are turned off by it. They don't understand the objectives, the technique, etc. Watch this 2 minute fight and tell me it isn't exciting. There is boxing, an attempted judo takedown, wrestling slams, and brazilian jiu jitsu:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWECZTVyL9U

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:36:40 PM PDT
ET says:
Did he really stay unidentified in the morgue for three days? How awful!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:38:21 PM PDT
this kinda thing leads directly to maniacs like zimmerman

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:39:33 PM PDT
TOPICWAQ says:
I'll pray for them ( 40? I double pray they aren't young...)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:40:40 PM PDT
TOPICWAQ says:
I found that very strange...and yes, awful.

Posted on Apr 20, 2012, 4:41:41 PM PDT
ET says:
My children are grown, and if one of them were lying in the morgue for three days unidentified,, I would never ever forgive myself.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:43:15 PM PDT
I believe it was halftime on a game they were watching. Part of his fathers complaint was that he had been calling Trayvon on the cell repeatedly and could not get an answer. In an interview, he said something about how upset he was that they did not respond to 3 days of calling. I guess the phone must have been in personal effects somewhere. But no matter what the reason was, it in no way excuses what Zimmerman appears to have done. It also does not excuses the way the entire matter was handled. As I said before, I feel like they profiled Trayvon after his death as a thug and had a so what good riddance attitude.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012, 4:44:21 PM PDT
Rev Otter says:
it seems like the "unidentified for three days" thing wasn't accurate.

http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20581404,00.htm

The next morning [Feb 27 -- my edit], when he woke up, Tracy realized that Trayvon had not returned home.

"I started making calls, and I reached my nephew," Martin says. "He said he hadn't seen Trayvon. Then I really started getting worried. So I called the Sheriff's department to file a missing persons report. I let them know it hadn't been 24 hours, but it was unusual for Trayvon not to return home."

Three police cars soon pulled up and a detective asked Tracy for a recent picture of his son. "I had one on my phone, so I showed it to him," Tracy says, his voice tightening. "He told me he was going to show me a photo and ask if it was my son. He pulled out a photo of Trayvon's dead body. And the nightmare began."
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