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Sunday, May 27, 2018

Shocking video from Paris shows a 22 year old undocumented black man from Mali grabbing a white toddler being held by its white father and tossing the 4 year old over a 4th floor balcony. This is the price France pays for being an open society.

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This could happen in the US if we don't close the borders.

#1 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-27 06:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 6 | Newsworthy 1

You can't imagine what these immigrants are capable of.

#2 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-27 06:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Wow!!!

HEADLINE FAIL.

I damn near lynched my neighbor before I watched the video.

#3 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-05-27 07:05 PM | Reply

#3 The headline is true. I didn't say which side of the railing the toddler got tossed.

#4 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-27 07:11 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

I haven't caught my limit yet, come on people.

#5 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-27 07:12 PM | Reply

Marvelous.

#6 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-05-27 07:12 PM | Reply

I love how racist you are bored. That was a story of heroism and you turned it into some kind of of racist SJW fantasy. I swear to God you need to see a psychiatrist.

#7 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-27 07:28 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 3

#7 the "whoosh" sound was a white baby flying past you at terminal velocity.

What is terminal velocity for a white baby anyways? This calls for research.

#8 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-27 07:30 PM | Reply

#7

The vermin is still opposed to social justice. How sad.

#9 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-05-27 07:33 PM | Reply

It depends: is it a laden or unladen white baby?

#10 | Posted by madscientist at 2018-05-27 07:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

#7 Rat got all excited at the thought of a 4 year old being grabbed.

#11 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-27 07:36 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

It was the opposite of racist to me.

#12 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-05-27 07:36 PM | Reply

It was a test. If you read the headline and were disappointed after watching the video, you are a racist.

#13 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-27 08:10 PM | Reply

I haven't caught my limit yet, come on people.

#5 | POSTED BY BORED

After watching the video that's what I figured you were up to ...

Well done!

:D

#14 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-27 08:16 PM | Reply

#13 I can't believe how much hate you have in your heart! That was heroic as hell! And you completely lied in your title, and everything you said, and tried to turn it into some kind of weird 'bored is not completely insane' thing.

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-27 08:19 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

What lie?

#16 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-27 08:21 PM | Reply

The other test. If you don't see how stating facts in a misleading way can imply the opposite of the truth, you might be a Trump supporter.

#17 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-27 08:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

#16 I can't believe I have to say this to you, but you came up with a title that made a story of heroism sound like a hate crime! How in hell do you get off to doing that?! You are so damaged I don't think medical science and even our planets best psychiatrists can actually help you :(

#18 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-27 08:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#16 Oh, and your description was a total lie too. Good job, crazy person.

#19 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-27 08:45 PM | Reply

The other test. If you don't see how stating facts in a misleading way can imply the opposite of the truth, you might be a Trump supporter.

#17 | POSTED BY BORED

Exactly!

#20 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2018-05-27 08:48 PM | Reply

"you came up with a title that made a story of heroism sound like a hate crime! "

Kind of like refugee families fleeing drug wars are engaged in human trafficking.

So sad that I had to type that.
Even sadder that so many will choose to refuse to understand it.

#21 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-27 10:12 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#18 I didnt say anything about hate or a crime. You assumed that based on your prejudices and biases.
Revealing.

#22 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-27 10:24 PM | Reply

#21 knock it off Snoofy, the headline was a grabber. I'm glad he posted the story.

There's plenty of blatant racism around.
This was a genuine feel good story.

#23 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-05-27 10:32 PM | Reply

Rcade isn't around much on the weekends these days and he has been known to change thread titles so I will step in for him.

Tree hoppin------------ kidnaps white toddler and throws him into larder to be eaten after the usual debauchery.

See that's racist.

#24 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-05-27 11:02 PM | Reply

#21 I love how you apologize for corrupt governments. Honestly, we can't be a relief valve for Latin America's social problems. They have to solve them for themselves. But you don't want that to happen, do you? Or is it that you think brown people can't govern themselves without white people holding their hands? I mean, what the hell!

#25 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-27 11:03 PM | Reply

#24 Oops, someone is here posts are missing already.

#26 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-05-27 11:21 PM | Reply

Oops I must be losing my mind.

#27 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-05-27 11:22 PM | Reply


The number of replies caught my eye, so I went into the thread to see what the commotion was about.

Bored, you should be ashamed of yourself. I feel like I need to take a shower after reading your comments here.

fwiw, here is the google translation of the French article...
translate.google.com

...A young man climbed four floors in a few seconds before recovering the four-year-old.

The images are breathtaking. Saturday, around 20 hours, a young man climbed the facade of a building of the eighteenth arrondissement of Paris to help a child suspended in the vacuum.

The scene is on rue Marx Dormoy. While a 4-year-old threatens to fall from the balcony to the fourth floor, Mamoudou Gassama, a 22-year-old undocumented Malian living in Montreuil, embarks on a mad climb of about thirty seconds to rescue him at risk. of his life. ...

#28 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-05-27 11:30 PM | Reply

You learned that a heroic undocumented immigrant saved a toddler in imminent peril.
Your welcome.

Pay attention to the difference between how you interpret words and what was actually said.

Trump has mastered how to communicate two or more messages with the same words depending on who the audience is.

#29 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-28 12:10 AM | Reply


@#29 ... Pay attention to the difference between how you interpret words and what was actually said. ...

You misunderstand what I said.

It is not what you said that I objected to, it is what you did not say.

An error of omission is just as bad as an error of commission.

Your continuing attempts to justify your actions merely reduce the credibility of your comments going forward.

imo, you tried to deceive. Intentionally. And repeatedly. And continue to do so. That is very different from posting a comment that I strongly disagree with.

While I can handle disagreement with the various things I discuss with those I converse with here, I do not take kindly to intentional deception.

Sorry, but you've just destroyed any credibility I may have held for you.

#30 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-05-28 12:22 AM | Reply

Of course I intended to deceive. I presented partial facts in a way that implied the opposite of the truth. That was on purpose. The purpose was to show how easy it was to spin facts to feed a narrative, even if the actual story was the opposite of the narrative.
I was playing Trump.

I am an anonymous blogger, I don't deserve any credibility. I post for my own entertainment. Don't take me seriously.

#31 | Posted by bored at 2018-05-28 12:51 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#31 "Don't take me seriously."

I'm pretty sure nobody does, bored.

#32 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-28 01:11 AM | Reply


@#31 ... I am an anonymous blogger, I don't deserve any credibility. ...

Well, thank you, at least, for admitting you deserve no credibility. It is no credibility that you will get from me.

On a background basis, I've been posting on message boards since the 1970's. I have dealt with many, many anonymous posters. For some of them (many of them) I have built a strong respect, because of the opinions they have posted over the years.

I have actually met some of those posters. Guess what... the person that I met and shook hands with was the same person that I knew online.

You seem to think that being anonymous allows you to be deceitful. I do not buy in to that philosophy.


... Don't take me seriously. ...

That instruction is superfluous at this point.

#33 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-05-28 01:15 AM | Reply

#33 I just have to say, after all this time, regardless of the arguments we have gotten into, I love your nick/handle. "LampLighter" is just awesome.

#34 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-28 01:21 AM | Reply


thx.

I chose it because of the song by the same name. :)

Sammy Kaye & His Orchestra (Feat. Billy Williams) - The Old Lamplighter
www.youtube.com

#35 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-05-28 01:35 AM | Reply

#35 "He made the night a little brighter, wherever he would go" etc....

That was so awesome. Thanx.

#36 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-28 01:39 AM | Reply

That was heroic as hell! And you completely lied in your title, and everything you said, and tried to turn it into some kind of weird 'bored is not completely insane' thing.

#15 | Posted by HeliumRat

It's called satire.

And it was well done.

You're butthurt response suggests his headline struck a nerve.

#37 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-28 01:51 AM | Reply

#37 No, it was just him being racist and/or insane. That's all it was. Really.

#38 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-28 02:10 AM | Reply

And it was well done.

Yep.

#39 | Posted by et_al at 2018-05-28 02:13 AM | Reply

#39 Sigh. This is bored. He believes that the POTUS is a pedophile. I mean, I think only Alex Jones believes that (I saw a video of him youtube ranting about how the Earth was controlled by Satanic pedophiles, and he looked so serious about what he was saying it really looked like he was about to break into tears). Seriously, that reminds me of bored.

#40 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-28 02:23 AM | Reply

He believes ...

I don't know that.

I commented on a literary job well done. Post #31 explained the intent. Take it or leave it.

#41 | Posted by et_al at 2018-05-28 02:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#41 I don't think that making a mean-spirited racist attack is a good literary job. Your mileage may vary, however.

#42 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-28 02:45 AM | Reply

Fire....this thread is on fire

#43 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-05-28 02:54 AM | Reply

"#41 I don't think that making a mean-spirited racist attack is a good literary job"

The headline isn't a mean-spirited racist attack.

But we understand you're going to keep pretending it is, because that's what you do.

Carry on.

#44 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-28 02:56 AM | Reply

Ah, snoofy. Can you maybe draw a parallel between what bored did and... say... something like "Blazing Saddles"? Try. Try as hard as you can.

#45 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-28 03:06 AM | Reply

I don't think that making a mean-spirited racist attack is a good literary job. Your mileage may vary, however.

#42 | Posted by HeliumRat

Yeah, well you also think there was a "coup" attempt and that Trump is telling the truth whenever his lips are flapping.

In other words, your credibility as an objective observer is shot to s---.

#46 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-28 03:08 AM | Reply

The headline isn't a mean-spirited racist attack.

Yes it is and it clearly show the poor value "bored" has for all the posters here and the fact you can't see this is shocking.

#47 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-05-28 03:10 AM | Reply

The headline isn't a mean-spirited racist attack.

But we understand you're going to keep pretending it is, because that's what you do.

That's what Trump supporters do.

Because spin and deceit are all they have left.

#48 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-28 03:10 AM | Reply

Thank goodness the first poster outside of "bored" caught what he was doing from the start.

#49 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-05-28 03:11 AM | Reply

The headline isn't a mean-spirited racist attack.

Yes it is and it clearly show the poor value "bored" has for all the posters here and the fact you can't see this is shocking.

#47 | Posted by Crassus

Here's a hint, Crassus.

If you're angry or offended by the headline, the problem lies with you and not bored or his/her headline.

Suck it up, buttercup. Think about it and try to learn something.

#50 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-28 03:11 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Because spin and deceit are all they have left.

That's rich coming from this thread.

#51 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-05-28 03:12 AM | Reply

"imo, you tried to deceive. Intentionally. And repeatedly. And continue to do so. That is very different from posting a comment that I strongly disagree with."

Not really.
You strongly disagree with his comment precisely because it was an intentional deception.
That's very much like he posted a comment that you strongly disagreed with.
it just has a specific reason attached to it, and it's not political.

#52 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-28 03:18 AM | Reply

Not angry at all, it amused me more seeing how really he is mocking every poster here.

#53 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-05-28 03:18 AM | Reply

"That's rich coming from this thread."

Oh, you got the joke?
Congratulations Crassus.
You are doing better than a few.

#54 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-28 03:19 AM | Reply

That's rich coming from this thread.

#51 | Posted by Crassus

You must be one humorless SOB then.

Sometimes the tweak is meant to make you learn something.

Clearly you've failed to learn. Shocking.

#55 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-28 03:20 AM | Reply

Yep, I have failed, I see nothing. You're just the sun Tzu of the retort.

#56 | Posted by Crassus at 2018-05-28 03:23 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Yep, I have failed, I see nothing.

Finally! A post from you that accurately reflects reality!

Congrats.

You're just the sun Tzu of the retort.

I'm at least able to step out of my own skin sometimes.

You seem, more often than not, concerned with proving how pragmatic you are while being a giant partisan train wreck with every post.

#57 | Posted by jpw at 2018-05-28 03:26 AM | Reply

I'm just glad BruceAZ didn't lynch his neighbors, is all I'm saying. Read #3.

#58 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-05-28 03:39 AM | Reply

Yeah, that was pretty close. He had the cross burning on the neighbor's lawn and everything.

Oh well. Better luck next time.

#59 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-28 04:42 AM | Reply

"#13 I can't believe how much hate you have in your heart! That was heroic as hell! And you completely lied in your title, and everything you said, and tried to turn it into some kind of weird 'bored is not completely insane' thing.
#15 | POSTED BY HELIUMRAT AT 2018-05-27 08:19 PM"

ROFLMAO!

An excellent trap for catching "headliners" (those who jump to conclusions by reading only the headline and then not reading the article)! In this day/age (maybe ESPECIALLY in this day/age with so many resources available to examine a story), there's no excuse for being upset for being misled (other than being made aware of one's own laziness, prejudice, and/or other failings).

Well done, BORED!

It won't be surprising if you catch more than "your limit"!

#60 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2018-05-28 05:51 AM | Reply

#4 RIDICULOUS. WHAT A STUPID THING TO DO. YOU NEED HELP.

#61 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-05-28 06:59 AM | Reply

#7 Amen.

#62 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-05-28 07:01 AM | Reply

#13 ...see #61. wow.

#63 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-05-28 07:04 AM | Reply

Bored wins the thread.

#64 | Posted by TheTom at 2018-05-28 08:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

This thread is fascinating.

#65 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-05-28 10:26 AM | Reply

Here's the NPR version of the story...

'Spider-Man' Scales Building To Save Dangling Child; Macron Offers Him Citizenship

A four-year-old dangled from the fifth-floor balcony of an apartment building in Paris. As people below watched in terror, one man sprung to action.

Mamoudou Gassama, a 22-year-old immigrant from Mali, began scaling the building, hoisting himself from balcony to balcony. A man on the neighboring balcony emerges and leans around a partition to grasp the child.

Gassama reaches the child and lifts him to safety -- even as he is still astride the balcony.

www.npr.org

It's not Retort quality reporting, but hey, what is?

#66 | Posted by Corky at 2018-05-28 02:35 PM | Reply

At least now we know where ------ ended up.
He's a black man living in Paris, TX.

#67 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-05-28 03:10 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The headline is true. I didn't say which side of the railing the toddler got tossed.

#4 | Posted by bored

You are funnier than a chapped ass.

#68 | Posted by Sniper at 2018-05-28 03:36 PM | Reply

#60 how about readers that knew it was most likely just a rude/racist use of a inspiring and heroic story and we tapped in to see who here was such a dick and to see just how much of their ass they wanted handed to them. stupid -----.

#69 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-05-28 06:02 PM | Reply

#4 no, the HL is obviously not true. you might think it's a funny sarcastic half-truth. half-truths are not truths.
what about new visitors who might only see the HL and turn away, you didn't tell them the truth.

only two things are infinite, one of them is Bored's stupidity, and arrogance.

#70 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-05-28 06:12 PM | Reply

#58 and #59.

Read #3
I thought I was being funny.
I thought the headline was hilarious.
And I don't think racism was the point.
The guy was a hero, period.

And Snoofy, I haven't burned a cross in months.

#71 | Posted by bruceaz at 2018-05-28 06:27 PM | Reply

Wee done BORED.

Mission Accomplished.

#72 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-05-28 06:36 PM | Reply

some "mission," Rsty.
here's your medal: 💩

#73 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-05-28 11:17 PM | Reply

# 57 "I'm at least able to step out of my own skin sometimes."
but not into anyone else's.

_____________
on another note, i thought the machines would ---- out my cussing. i'll be sure to do it myself next time. :/

#74 | Posted by ichiro at 2018-05-29 01:29 AM | Reply

When I saw the headline I was expecting Marcellus Wallace to be tossing the toddler over the railing and the poor kid kind of developing a speech impediment.

Pretty brave of this guy and the dude can really climb. I can't believe nobody made a monkey comparison.

#75 | Posted by JeffJ at 2018-05-29 10:09 AM | Reply

"I can't believe nobody made a monkey comparison."
#75 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2018-05-29 10:09 AM | FLAG: made a monkey comparison

#76 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-05-29 10:14 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You are funnier than a chapped ass.

#68 | POSTED BY SNIPER AT 2018-05-28 03:36 PM | FLAG:

Sez the chapped ass expert.

#77 | Posted by 726 at 2018-05-29 12:30 PM | Reply

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