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What is with the recent addiction to the use of the word "thug"?

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posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:54 PM
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originally posted by: CharlieSpeirs
Saying thug...

Gives people a mental hard on.
A mindfilled semi.
A psychological erection.

If their keyboard was in their underwear they'd release all in their pants.


That's possibly the most ill-conceived, immature response to a post that I've seen today.

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On a side note, is "Speirs" pronounced "spears" or "spires?" I spent too much time in Germany, so I want to ensure that I'm reading it correctly.




posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

I'm more afraid of Corporate thugs...they have a ton of money and couldn't care less about the guy on the street. They control entire industries and Gov agencies.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:55 PM
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originally posted by: thesaneone
Didn't the term thug come from India?

Could someone show me a definition that says thug means black?


It did come from India.

Show us where today's definition fits the original meaning.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:56 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Show me where it means the n word.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse


How many buildings got torched?
How many cops got injured?
I don't know since it was not on the news....



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:57 PM
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a reply to: SlapMonkey

Why is it ill conceived?

You don't think some people get a buzz using the word thug when describing victims of police brutality?
I do, hey ho.




Anyways, it's Speirs, pronounced the same as Britney's name only Scottish and probably missing a Mc at the beginning.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

Show me where it means the n word.


Never knew it did.

Did I say that?



My memory is terrible I must admit.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:58 PM
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originally posted by: thesaneone
a reply to: Greathouse

Made the news out in Arizona so not too sure what your talking about.


The point was the race card gets more press. Or did CNN, Fox, NBC, ABC, cover that riot with multiple reporters and cameras? Nope I saw it on CNN they did about five minutes on it.
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posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:58 PM
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a reply to: Greathouse

Everyone of those thugs should be in jail as well.

I would fully support the use of tear gas, batons,and if necessary bullets, on these idiots also.

No free passes for white idiots either.


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posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 01:59 PM
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a reply to: thesaneone

That's what's so great about it! Black people is not the official definition, but everyone already knows what you're talking about when you say the word thug. When was the last time a racist used the word thug to describe a white person?



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 02:01 PM
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a reply to: abe froman

I know! Those thugs I have never met and know nothing about are irredeemable villains. Why can't the world just except my conservative judgment and be done with it?



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 02:04 PM
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I know plenty of white thugs.

Welcome to the Nanny State. Great job doing your part, Op!



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 02:08 PM
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originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: Greathouse

Everyone of those thugs should be in jail as well.

I would fully support the use of tear gas, batons,and if necessary bullets, on these idiots as.

No free passes for white idiots either.






posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 02:09 PM
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a reply to: Jefferton

It's been used a lot because there has been an uptick in thug activity. Call them what they are. Whether they are cops or street people. A thug is a thug.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 02:13 PM
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Its easier to hate on someone if there considered bad people, its the new buzzword so people dont get in trouble.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 02:15 PM
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I got it!

The people who think the term is racist toward the black community are the ones thinking the word means it is a black person; and since the word does not define a skin color, clearly the people claiming the word is racist to blacks are the ones that are in fact racist due to their own improper conclusion of the word's meaning.


thug
THəɡ/
noun
1.
a violent person, especially a criminal.
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posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 02:20 PM
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a reply to: raedar

That has to be it. The people advocating rights for minorities must be racist because they don't want me using derogatory terms for minorities while disguising it as politically correct speech. Logic!



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 02:22 PM
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a reply to: TsukiLunar

Thug describes a criminal, how hard is that to comprehend? Criminals destroy property and there were many criminals out during the riots.
edit on 30-4-2015 by raedar because: misunderstood



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: CharlieSpeirs

You said nothing about some people, nor about the term being used against victims of police brutality. You implied--well, stated--that people who use the word blah blah blah.

That's ill-conceived, as it generalizes everyone who uses the word and the people the word is used against.

I use the word to describe peole who are being thugs--no racial component at all. Basically, I also use words like nogoodniks, ruffians, scallywags, and an assortment of words to describe people who are being menacing or committing crimes. I don't a buzz either using the word or watching what they're doing to their community.

It's like someone else said, if the shoe fits...



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 02:24 PM
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a reply to: scattergun

They're included in the definition, the same as anyone



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