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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Video of an incident in Queens, New York City, shows a man lashing out at an Uber driver, calling him an "Arab," a "terrorist" and a "loser." "Trump is president. So you can kiss your visa goodbye," the man yells. "They'll deport you soon. Don't worry, you terrorist." The video was released by Chris Cody, a St. Johns University adjunct professor, who was picked up by the driver right after the incident and narrated the story to Cody, who also speaks Arabic.

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Cody told The Washington Post that he found out about the incident after striking up a conversation with the driver, whom he knows only by his first name, Mohammed. He said his driver was surprised to meet an American who said "hello" to him in his language and doesn't have anything against Muslims. Mohammed started opening up, Cody said.

"Right before I picked you up, I had a horrible incident," Cody recalled his driver as saying. "What happened?" Cody asked. "Let me show you," Mohammed said, showing the 40-second clip to his passenger ... "

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The US has turned into the RETORT.

Never thought I'd see the day... sad.

#1 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-11-22 11:03 AM | Reply

Nobody cares here.

#2 | Posted by coyote at 2016-11-22 03:36 PM | Reply

Of course they don't care... that's the whole point of the story doofus.

We are now a nation of short tempered bigots. And it's sad.

#3 | Posted by J_Tremain at 2016-11-23 02:04 AM | Reply

"Never happened"

- DR Ignoramuses

#4 | Posted by bocaink at 2016-11-23 02:45 AM | Reply

I'm offended that Hillary called 47 percent of Trump supporters "deplorables."

The percentage is higher.

#5 | Posted by rcade at 2016-11-23 06:22 PM | Reply

I keep repeating to myself "The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends towards justice." MLK

And yet hate breeds hate...

QV

#6 | Posted by quo_vadis at 2016-11-23 09:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

We are now a nation of short tempered bigots. And it's sad.

#3 | POSTED BY J_TREMAIN

We've always had them, but Trump's rise brought them out into the open.

#7 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2016-11-23 10:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#7 "No they didn't, you are just being racist"

- DR mouth-breathers

(I wonder when I can stop the 'never happened' snark, will someone admit I'm right?)

#8 | Posted by bocaink at 2016-11-24 12:43 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

We've always had them, but Trump's rise brought them out into the open.

Yes it did, and we don't know how bad it will get. Trump is obsessed with showing dominance. When he runs into political trouble and his unfavorable ratings go sky high, he likely will find groups and people to demonize. Sowing division is what autocratic leaders do. They find an enemy for their followers to focus their anger on.

#9 | Posted by rcade at 2016-11-24 09:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Not a problem if he's a citizen... but if he's not...

...better get out while the border is still open and while you still can.

#10 | Posted by Pegasus at 2016-11-24 01:25 PM | Reply

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Trump to Uber......

Oh wait, fake news. Should read some random guy said...more trying to create hatred and fear from the left. Divide by race, sex, age, color, religion...keep them in fear as they push TPP and try to keep the poor poor.

#11 | Posted by nole74 at 2016-11-24 07:14 PM | Reply

#11 - Hasn't fake news been explained to you already? You still don't comprehend the term? Fake news isn't news you don't like. It's actually fake news. Made up. Click-bait.

This is two posters with 'Noles in their names that are absolutely clueless. This is a disaster for FSU, and evidence that all the fear of influence the Koch's would have on FSU has turned out to be justified. How very sad for America.

#12 | Posted by YAV at 2016-11-24 10:29 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Koch's would have on FSU has turned out to be justified. How very sad for America. #12 | POSTED BY YAV

Psh, spare me your rude ad hominems and disingenuous concern over the private funding of two or three professor salaries.

I, and thousands of other students, benefited from the charitable endeavors of those industry titans. FYI: those "boogymen" fund similar educational pursuits such as PBS, a teaching hospital, and a few museums/performing arts centres.

#13 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-24 10:37 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The Koch's "funding" of FSU was far from philanthropic. It was an ugly turn for them, and a decidedly different path from their previous (genuine) philanthropic gifting.

#14 | Posted by YAV at 2016-11-24 10:50 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Sorry yav, on this issue you don't have a solid understanding, nor a personal experience with the subject and circumstances of which you refer.

The philanthropy was strictly reserved for a few new seats in a specific department.

#15 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-24 10:57 PM | Reply

George Soros, former Nazi and current hedgefund/forex trader donates to universities with his Open Society program: cheered/ignored by Democrats.

Koch brothers, American industrialists, donate to one university to prompt the hiring of a couple professors: booed by leftwingers and derided by left-leaning media.

#16 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-24 11:02 PM | Reply

"The philanthropy was strictly reserved for a few new seats in a specific department."

With strings attached. Do you not have "a solid understanding" of what this funding entails?

#17 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-11-24 11:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"donate to one university to prompt the hiring of a couple professors"

One university? You clearly don't have a solid understanding.

www.collegian.psu.edu

#18 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-11-24 11:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Of course, it doesn't stop there. Or rather, start there:

www.alternet.org

#19 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-11-24 11:07 PM | Reply

With strings attached.

Yes, such is the status quo of many high-denomination university donations...they are often earmarked for specific purposes by the donor. This is often seen when millionaires donate to their Ivy league alma maters to bolster their business or med schools, but apparently when it occurs at a state university, it becomes NewsWorthy.

The best part of the donation was that no cuts were made to the overall department, so there was a net gain in professors.

#20 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-24 11:08 PM | Reply

One university? www.collegian.psu.edu
#18 | POSTED BY DANFORTH

Penn State too? Honored to have FSU mentioned alongside a great public university such as PSU.

#21 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-24 11:12 PM | Reply

"apparently when it occurs at a state university, it becomes NewsWorthy."

No, it becomes newsworthy when the strings involved particular political-economic teachings only.

What part of a "solid understanding" were you touting? You don't seem to have a clue.

#22 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-11-24 11:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Honored to have FSU mentioned alongside a great public university such as PSU."

Well, we're even: I'm honored to have shown you sans any solid understanding.

#23 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-11-24 11:17 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

#22- Exactly. Apparently GoNole's doesn't understand the strings that the Koch brothers attached - or doesn't care. Excellent citations Danforth. I'm sure if GoNole's really cared he could find out. There was an awful lot in the press about the "power play" the Koch's put on FSU to accept their terms and conditions.

#24 | Posted by YAV at 2016-11-24 11:17 PM | Reply

No, it becomes newsworthy when the strings involved particular political-economic teachings only.

I was on campus in 2008 when these donations arrived. Perhaps you have forgotten, but 2008/09 was shortly after the Great Recession and education funding was being cut to state universities all across the nation. During this period, a few of the departments on the lower end of the academic totem pole were being cut or heavily reduced (ex: anthropology department was outsourced off campus to what was a barren stripmall).

There was speculation that the Econ department was next on the table...and then Koch money arrived. Not only were no professors let go, but two or three professors (w unnumbered amount of TAs/grad students) were added to the staff, expanding the number of classes.

For anyone who is truly "concerned," the new professors did not teach core classes, but electives which satisfied a tenet of the degree path, but could have been substituted with a few other course offerings .

#25 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-24 11:29 PM | Reply

So sad to see leftwingers be against expanding course offerings, lowering the professor:student ratio, and increasing diversity of academic thought on college campuses.

#26 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-24 11:31 PM | Reply

#26 - Was logic an elective, or under the Koch's was "how to construct logical fallacies" required?

#27 | Posted by YAV at 2016-11-24 11:39 PM | Reply

G'night.

#28 | Posted by YAV at 2016-11-24 11:40 PM | Reply

...spare me your rude ad hominems and disingenuous concern over the private funding of two or three professor salaries.
#13 | POSTED BY GONOLES

Annnnnnd we've gone full circle.
G'nite to you too, and happy Thanksgiving!🍗

#29 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2016-11-24 11:44 PM | Reply

"the new professors did not teach core classes..."

Gee...I wonder what classes they taught?

"...but electives which satisfied a tenet of the degree path, but could have been substituted with a few other course offerings ."

What difference does that make? The salient fact is money was given with strings attached regarding exactly what types of thinkers would be hired, and what principles they would teach. You had a conniption fit above regarding Soros for much less.

#30 | Posted by Danforth at 2016-11-25 12:05 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

What part of a "solid understanding" were you touting? You don't seem to have a clue.

It's Noles.

He's all fury and bluster and nothing more.

#31 | Posted by jpw at 2016-11-25 02:28 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

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