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1. Nice try at deflection

2. Please try not to derail the conversation with right wing talking points such as black on black crime. It’s beneath most intelligent people and a red herring.

3. You’ve given this conversation the nice college try at deflection; however your pathetic contribution of ill-informed nonsensical pabulum is boorish.

4. Honestly, you really need to find a more convincing way to change the subject.

5. Its 2016 and most people are more sophisticated; but feel free not to let facts get in the way of you parading around in an attempt to divert the subject and make yourself appear virtuous.

6. You’re a bona fide careless reader having convinced yourself the government has your best interest at heart, ignoring crucial evidence is obviously effortless for you. By drawing an elusive line essential to presenting a reasonable hypothesis worthy of consideration you’ve instead chosen to illustrate a public display of willful ignorance, therefore I strongly advise you to actually study why your form of reasoning is illogical, inherently fallacious and subjectively perspective; perhaps you’re fueled by a deep-seated desire to sound more educated than you actually are.

7. Please keep your comments confined to things actually pertaining to the subject matter.

8. You’ve disgraced yourself with valueless simpleminded remarks and pointless rhetoric; obviously you can’t establish your argument and must resort to diverting the subject, continually sporting your ignorance as though it’s a badge of honor.

9. Please attempt to keep your eye on the subject as this thread is regarding

10. Please catch up prior to posting, it’s always better to research a subject before stating an opinion otherwise you look REALLY uninformed.

11. Rather than deflect and spin off onto a completely different subject let’s get this down-pat once we’re discussing ______________

12. Ad hominem attack, you’re not addressing the facts presented

13. Let’s stick with the current subject and not get too far off tract.

14. White Americans hate being told their history through a Black persons lens !!!!! Just own up to it, White US citizens are so quick to pull the ” not all of us are like this”. Stop deflecting and denying the wrong, pain and deprivation White people are still causing to anyone who doesn’t look like them.

15. We know it’s the best you could come up with to deflect the original post.

16. Aha, trying to use diversionary tactics to distort reality and deflect responsibility. Abusive narcissists use these to an excessive extent in an effort to escape accountability for their actions.

17. When you can’t establish your argument you resort to diverting the subject to someone or something else, i.e. politics and pretending you’re making a good living as opposed to living good.

18. Do try and stay on point, keep your eye on the subject

19. Rejecting facts or logic as opinion: It is true that everyone is entitled to their own opinion. But everyone is not entitled to their own facts or logic. Therefore changing the subject: proves debater is losing so he tries to redirect the attention to another subject area where he thinks he can look better relative to the person he is debating, but admits to no change of subject and pretends to be refuting the original on-subject statement of his opponent.

20. I realize your questions are actually putdowns designed to boost your ego. Commenting/replying without a counter point is simply uneducated, so once again I’ll suggest “After investing in some groundwork, please do comeback with a knowledgeable comment rather than a question aimed to illicit, provoke or bait me into an emotional response. At that time we can certainly address the issue of school police officers ability to have immediate access to assault weapons. However if you cannot establish your claims and your only function here is trolling you may wish to consult with someone who also hasn’t bothered researching evidence therefore removing yourself from further discussion.” Meanwhile consider yourself corrected and dismissed, however in parting I do wish you good luck with your trolling.

21. You go to extreme measures to change the subject and course of events while exhibiting an exceptionally difficult time keeping up with *your own comment(s)* as you have yet to document or prove your statement “__________ ”. Get on it if you want me to convert to your convoluted theory.

22. Next time spend some time actually researching your subject matter before debating it. Your tired argument is null and void. Following the suggestions below will allow you to concentrate on the current subject and keep your posts looking less pointless.

A few helpful hints: Here’s how to stay focused.
a) If you live alone and work from home, interruptions are unlikely to be a big problem. If you work in a busy office and your job involves a lot of reactive tasks, like answering phone calls or emails from clients, you might be getting interrupted every few minutes.
b) Your target isn’t to cut out interruptions altogether – that’s not realistic – but to get rid of as many as you can.
c) Close your email program – if necessary, check it once every 30 minutes to ensure there’s nothing genuinely urgent.
d) Let your phone go to voicemail – or ask a colleague to cover it for an hour or two. (You can always return the favor at a later point.)
e) Shut your office door. If you work in an open-plan office with other colleagues, putting on headphones will make others think twice about interrupting you to chat: it doesn’t matter whether you’re actually listening to music or not.
f) Get Prepared. Some tasks need a lot of concentration – like writing a report, coming up with a plan, or analyzing some complex data
g) Following the aforementioned suggestions will allow you to concentrate on the current subject and keep your posts looking less pointless

23. You’re shifting the focus from police brutality to Black-on-Black crime. Bringing up Black-on-Black violence in the context of police shootings of Black men is to create a red-herring — essentially changing the subject, creating a smoke screen, a diversion, a deflection.

24. Invoking this Black-on-Black violence red-herring is extremely ignorant and blatantly paternalistic.

25. People who invoke red herrings in order to change the conversation from ‘police brutality’ to ‘Black-on-Black violence’ (but conveniently do not do the same when white perps kill white victims) aren’t really concerned about the violence in the community at all; but rather concerned with reflexively defending law enforcement.

26. It’s abundantly clear you’d rather discuss Black-on-Black violence as opposed to the real tragedy of police officers shooting and killing people.

27. Americans love to brag about how free they are then tell people who exercise their freedom to move to Somalia

28. Your answer is logically and politically equivalent to every 5-year-old’s favorite comeback: “I know you are but what am I?”

29. Invoking this Black-on-Black violence red-herring is extremely ignorant and blatantly paternalistic.

30. People who invoke red herrings in order to change the conversation from ‘police brutality’ to ‘Black-on-Black violence’ (but conveniently do not do the same when white perps kill white victims) aren’t really concerned about the violence in the community at all; but rather concerned with reflexively defending law enforcement.

31. Sorry, your ad hominem remarks don’t affect me in the least; they’ve given me a platform to use as an educational tool for those who are willing to learn.

32. Sticking your head in the muddy water of denial.

33. A purposeful lie in an age of “viral content” not only can race around the world in a day but resurface time and time again with surprising resiliency.

34. You’re throwing out the Irish “the first slaves” slogan you read on social media as a way to derail conversations about slavery and modern-day racism.

35. I see you’re a member of the Ostrich Brigade; people who bury their heads in the sand. It’s a three D strategy. Denial, Deflection, and Demonization of those of us who speak honestly about these issues.

36. Invoking this Black-on-Black violence red-herring is extremely ignorant and blatantly paternalistic.

37. People who invoke red herrings in order to change the conversation from ‘police brutality’ to ‘Black-on-Black violence’ (but conveniently do not do the same when white perps kill white victims) aren’t really concerned about the violence in the community at all; but rather concerned with reflexively defending law enforcement.

38. Sticking your head in the muddy water of denial.

39. A purposeful lie in an age of “viral content” not only can race around the world in a day but resurface time and time again with surprising resiliency.

40. The term White isn’t aimed at skin, but the thought process of assimilated occupation which they accepted, then forced on another.

41. The worst tragedy of sin isn’t that it produced your bad behavior, but that it produced the idea that your bad behavior is strong enough to deflect pure logic.

42. That’s like me telling you “If you don’t like the mafia why don’t you join it and change it from the inside”

43. The problem isn’t that we’re not talking about race; it’s that the majority of White people aren’t listening.

44. A full year before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed, more than 60% of White US citizens polled believed that blacks were treated “the same as whites” in their communities. The assessment is, of course, ridiculous on its face. It suggests either ignorance of the facts or outright denial on the part of the respondents. It also suggests an inconvenient but persistent truth about race in America, that the majority of white Americans aren’t reliable sources on the subject.. “Black Lives Matter” an uncontroversial statement invisible to the majority of White people who are either blind to the facts of life in the US for people of color, or are bound by ideology to reject it.

45. 56% of Whites say the race of a suspect makes no difference in a police officer’s decision to use deadly force. 41%, a plurality, of Whites also believes there is too much focus on race and racial issues. About seven in 10 whites expressed a great deal or fair amount of confidence in local police to treat blacks and whites equally. Although 53 percent of White Americans say they support the Black Lives Matter movement

46. Given the body of evidence presented: academic research, editorials, testimony, government reports etc. not to mention the endless loop of footage showing Black citizens killed by police after being stopped under dubious circumstances, somehow White people are able to hold on to their high opinion of the police, the job cops perform in communities of color, and, as it was with the civil-rights movement, their low opinion of Black protest.

47. The first step in overcoming systemic racism and injustice is to simply understand and admit there’s a problem. It’s trying to understand the perspective of others whose experiences are different from your own.

48. There will always be people out there who ignore the truth in an attempt to deny people their history but for every person who denies history, there are more people out here standing up for truth.

49. As Marcus Garvey said ~ “Remove the kinks from your mind, not your hair.