Oct 3, 2016 xina commented on Netflix's Amanda Knox Leaves People of Color Out of the Story.
I am so f"ing sick of Amanda Knox. She acts like some sort of champion for the wrongly accused, yet she wrongly accused the COMPLETELY INNOCENT Patrick Lumumba. I don't care what her reasons are. She still did it and by her own logic that would make her has bad as the Italian police and justice system that wrongly accused and convicted her. She has not EVER shown any empathy or respect toward the Kercher family since the murder of their daughter - not at the police station, not after her imprisonment, not during her trial, not after acquittal, not in her book, not in her numerous interviews, not in her "blog" that she barfs up for the West Seattle Herald, and I am assuming not in this film, either (I won't watch it). She has repeatedly ignored the Kercher family's requests to leave them alone and to stay away from Meredith's grave - repeatedly saying she expects their forgiveness, them to allow her to visit the grave, hoping they read her book, blah blah blah. And there's the fact that Rudy Guede was NOT a drifter (he'd live in Perugia most of his life), he was known to and may have been a CI of the Perugian police (FBI speculation based on treatment he received), AND his conviction and sentencing is all based on the premise that he did not commit the crime alone. So who did he commit the crime with? I don't claim to know what happened. I doubt we will ever know. We'll never be rid of Amanda, though, that's for sure. She can't give up being the center of attention and her attitude from the moment Meredith's body was found has been: ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME ME. It is almost unbelievable. It is for certain revolting. And when she says she spent 4 years in jail when she was innocent? She was found guilty for what she did to Patrick Lumumba and for lying about being beaten by the police. The 4 years she served in prison counted as "time served" for that conviction. It's amazing how she has learned NOTHING in the last 6 years. She's gone from believing she could help the police solve the murder of her roommate (because she's so special), to believing she's some sort of champion for the wrongly accused (when she participated in the oldest finger pointing trick in the book of white women >>> the black guy did it), to believing she will reconcile with Meredith's family and they will embrace her (seriously? how f'in delusional ARE YOU?, because it seems you just get worse and worse and worse). Anyone who thinks AK was distraught when she was imprisoned needs to listen to the three prison intercepts available on youtube - the first three visits of her with her parents. She's not upset AT ALL. She may as well be having coffee at Starbucks. Her parents seem to be confused, telling her to tell the truth and make sure she doesn't lie to her lawyers. This woman is sick. She may or may not be a murderer, but she is disturbed - and the more she opens her mouth and flaunts her freedom mocking Meredith's family she comes off more and more and more as someone who doth protest too much. She never talks about Meredith. She always talks about herself. She is completely self-absorbed and convinced she is somehow special for what she has gone through. She is mistaken. And she seriously needs to STFU.
Sep 29, 2016 xina commented on Edward Scissorhands Made by Director Who Wants to Be True to White People.
Jesus Christ why don't people just STFU! Keep your stupid racist horrible beliefs to yourself and crawl back under the rock you live under and leave the rest of us to it. WTF
Sep 27, 2016 xina commented on I, Anonymous.
People who work in retail should not be chasing down shoplifters. First, they don't get paid to do so, they are not trained to do so, and typically an employer will not only NOT reward them for doing so, they will typically punish them. Take it from someone who knows. I worked at Barnes and Noble in downtown Seattle and they let homeless people steal and punch employees in the face and if employees attempted to retaliate in any way they were fired or reprimanded.
Sep 22, 2016 xina commented on Arrest Warrant and Manslaughter Charges Issued for Police Killer of Terence Crutcher.
I'll be satisfied when she is sentenced. If and when that actually happens. And my guess is she was not charged with murder because the prosecutor would not be able to prove it.
Sep 20, 2016 xina commented on Watch Senator Elizabeth Warren's Splendid Takedown of "Gutless" Wells Fargo Executive.
This is how each and every one of our elected officials should be behaving, unapologetic watch dogs for the American people, but no, we have a bunch of bought by the highest bidder sleaze ball liars who refuse to do their jobs, all the while trying to dismantle the government (the parts they don't like) and collecting their paychecks.
Sep 19, 2016 xina commented on Suspected Chelsea Bomber Arrested; Family Runs a Fried-Chicken Restaurant.
I guess I was wrong, his family does own the restaurant. My bad. I don't understand how they were fighting with the community about the chicken restaurant when they owned it.
Sep 19, 2016 xina commented on Suspected Chelsea Bomber Arrested; Family Runs a Fried-Chicken Restaurant.
UM. His family does not own a fried chicken restaurant. Does anyone check facts? They live ABOVE a fried chicken restaurant which they've been fighting with for years (especially when it was open 24 hours). The guy is an American citizen. He may not have been born here but he is an American citizen, who has committed crimes against other Americans, on American soil. And lest we forget, as the media spins this as a Afghani immigrant, the most violent crimes against Americans committed by Americans on American soil have been done by American born, white males. http://www.mintpressnews.com/white-ameri…
Sep 11, 2016 xina commented on I Was In New York City During 9/11. I'll Never Forget.
I did, too and while I will never forget I cannot and will not relive the trauma over and over and over and over. I know I am fortunate, as there are many who don't have that choice - those whose loved ones died, those whose loved ones were never identified, those whose loved ones have died or are sick because they were first responders and/or worked to clean up ground zero or lived in downtown Manhattan. Our government lied to us then, our government continues to trot out 9/11 when it's convenient for them to pretend they care - but actions speak louder than words. The EPA is responsible for lying to people cleaning up ground zero and to people living near ground zero that the air was safe to breathe. George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and Congress took us to war with a country that had nothing to do with 9/11 and kept secrets about what they knew before and after and they are still keeping secrets. People responsible for the attacks have sat in GITMO for 15 years now with no trials. American taxpayers have lost TRILLIONS of dollars on GWB's war (that in 2003 he declared "Mission Accomplished"). Cheney and Haliburton and who knows how many others have lined their pockets with millions of dollars made off this war. Saying "Never Forget" or "Always Remember" or holding ceremonies in front of the press is meaningless when congress refuses to take care of the sick first responders, when millions of dollars of fraud has taken place by New Yorkers, even law enforcement officers and fire department officials, stealing money from the 9/11 funds, and a total and absolute refusal by our country to do anything to address the reasons WHY this happened, to put an end to the racism and attacks on American citizens by other American citizens in the name of 9/11 (or any other tragic event that has occurred here on American soil, especially those committed by Americans against Americans), and to put a stop to the never ending war in which we are engaged. So much has happened in the world since 9/11 and we still continue on pretending that that day changed us and that we care when all of our actions, our true actions, show otherwise. If we cared about what happened on 9/11 we would not be at war with the world, fighting a war that cannot be won, have a PIG like Donald Trump a vote away from being President of the United States, a congress that refuses to do its job (and has since Barack Obama was elected President, TWICE), and a country being ripped apart at the seams by racism and a wealth divide unlike this country has ever seen. I am revolted by the hypocrisy. I remember that day and I remember how I thought it would change this country for the better - when I saw how people in "my city" helped each other that day and for weeks and months after the fact. Instead, things are uglier than they have been since the Civil Rights Movement and people were murdering our leaders on American soil. I will never forget. I also refuse to be a part of the hypocritical remembrance year after year after year that includes nothing but talk and news outlets showing the footage from that day on a loop to re-traumatize those of us who witnessed it and to traumatize those who may not even have been alive to witness it all in the name of an America that does not exist. NO MORE.
Sep 5, 2016 xina commented on Phyllis Schlafly.
I bet she died just so she wouldn't have to see a woman be elected President of the United States. Ding dong the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch! Ding Dong the wicked witch is dead!
Aug 29, 2016 xina commented on How Uber and Lyft Reduce Taxi Cab Racism.
Even if that is true, you are forgetting that Uber and Lyft are for those of a certain class - those who have a smart phone and have the money to use such services. I am white, but I am disabled and don't have a smart phone and can't use Uber or Lyft (and wouldn't anyway since I believe the "sharing" economy is a bunch of BS that is all about rich people wanting to not have to follow rules or pay taxes, make money, and not have to deal with the consequences of anything bad that happens when their "employees" and/or "customers" experience problems (rapes, robberies, stolen wages, damages, etc.). I am just as likely to be passed by a taxi due to my mobility aids and required assistance, even though I am white. And I have no other choices in a last minute situation (ACCESS or paratransit has to be scheduled at least a day in advance) unless someone I know is able to drive me where I need to go. And another question I have (since I no longer live in Seattle) - are you able to hail cabs in Seattle now? When I lived there 2002-2007, you had to call a cab, one could not be hailed. To be fair, even as a disabled person I have successfully managed to get a cab in Seattle twice (in the years between 2011 and 2013), without calling, once outside of Neumo's where the cab was parked at the gas station and once on the street by Pike Place Market when my able bodied friend stopped the cab and got it for me. At least 3X I've been in New York since becoming disabled and was able to successfully hail a cab every time I was there (at least 6 times). I was traveling with non-disabled people, though, who did the managing of my mobility aids - the taxi drivers did not. I experienced more hassle and problems with taxi drivers hailed in NYC when I lived there (1998-2002) as an able bodied person, because I lived in Brooklyn and taxi drivers would often refuse to go to Brooklyn (despite it being against the law to do so). At least with a taxi, I had taxi court where I could file a complaint against a driver (who had a medallion number) and get some justice when mistreated. Uber and Lyft offer no such process.