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    #16
    Originally posted by Singuy View Post


    So why are business owners not defending their property? Thought most Americans have plenty of guns laying around.

    It really depends on the business owner and where they're living. Some states would rather arrest the law abiding citizen than arrest criminals "protesting". Asians, frequent target of discriminations protecting their property during the rodney king riots.

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      #17
      The pain is real and the optic might not be socially acceptable, but neither systemic racism. We must remember why this moment is happening and if your foci is on the aftermath, then you are out of touch with the current reality. This moment is raw, painful and ugly, but it is necessary for us to go through it.

      If you have some downtime, please take a minute to read about the Tuskegee Experiment. This past occurrence shapes how people of color have been treated and devalued by government systems. Let’s continue to hope that our nation will grow and learn from this moment!

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        #18
        Los Angeles is heating up, burning police cars. 1000's of punks intent on provoking the police. Stand offs. Still relatively calm but could erupt. 8:00 pm curfew but that do anything really.

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          #19
          Originally posted by docstudent View Post
          The pain is real and the optic might not be socially acceptable, but neither systemic racism. We must remember why this moment is happening and if your foci is on the aftermath, then you are out of touch with the current reality. This moment is raw, painful and ugly, but it is necessary for us to go through it.

          If you have some downtime, please take a minute to read about the Tuskegee Experiment. This past occurrence shapes how people of color have been treated and devalued by government systems. Let’s continue to hope that our nation will grow and learn from this moment!
          Where were the angry black voters against Trump? Their piss poor show rate is the result of more systematic racism. They made their bed and now must lie in it. And don't tell me the right did everything in their power to prevent them from showing. They did that during Obama also and the blacks did show up.

          I remember the day after Trump won, there were many increase in blatant racist activities in schools. So yeah, keep the racist from becoming powerful and give the rest that voice. Not a hard concept and black votes 100% swing the election. In fact black voters hold more power than anyone in the US and that's why every democratic candidate plead for black votes in swing states knowing if the black shows, the other side has zero chance.

          Racism will not disappear, it will never be fixed. It's like gout, best you do to prevent flair ups. There's systematic racism everywhere, including racism against your own race(people who actually think their own race is inferior).
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          Last edited by Singuy; 05-30-2020, 04:15 PM.

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            #20
            Originally posted by Singuy View Post

            Where were the angry black voters against Trump? Their piss poor show rate is the result of more systematic racism.
            Exactly. The voting system, especially over the past few years, is stacked more and more against minorities and the poor. Gerrymandering, selective closure of polling sites, voter ID laws, and efforts to stop vote-by-mail are all racist policies being promoted by the white conservative elite to help improve their chances of winning. They're doing everything they can to suppress the minority vote.
            Steve

            * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
            * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
            * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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              #21
              Los Angeles has 2 big groups of protesters, 1 in downtown LA, the other in the Fairfax district. Teargas being used. Rubber bullets. Standoffs. Not yet frenzied like Minneapolis but on the verge of it. They are targeting high end shopping malls at the Grove and Rodeo Drive.

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                #22
                Originally posted by QuarterMillionMan View Post
                Los Angeles has 2 big groups of protesters, 1 in downtown LA, the other in the Fairfax district. Teargas being used. Rubber bullets. Standoffs. Not yet frenzied like Minneapolis but on the verge of it. They are targeting high end shopping malls at the Grove and Rodeo Drive.
                Reports are that many of the rioters and looters in Minnesota were from out of state and had ties to white supremacist groups. Their presence had absolutely nothing to do with George Floyd's murder. It was just a cover to cause havoc.
                Last edited by disneysteve; 05-30-2020, 05:48 PM.
                Steve

                * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                  #23
                  Originally posted by Singuy View Post


                  So why are business owners not defending their property? Thought most Americans have plenty of guns laying around.
                  It's easy to criticize when you're not in the middle of experiencing chaos, or witness businesses you grew up with up in flames. Then again, you must be an expert with defending a business against a mob. Are you from K-Town in LA in 92? Didn't think so. Please tell me what these businesses that got looted should have done. Then you have mob of rioters coming towards your block with only you and a couple employees, you have to ask yourself is it worth protecting property that can be replaced? My friend was basically shot at, and is not in favor of firearms, which I respect. However, that was the first I went there carrying, which I've never done before.
                  Last edited by cypher1; 05-30-2020, 05:09 PM.
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                    #24
                    Singuy, I’m hopeful that you don’t hold a position, where you have the authority to hire/fire. Your mindset is disturbing and your unconscious/conscious biases are really detrimental to any positive change in our society. I hope you understand the privilege that you possess and your inability to understand the historical context of the situation might be the reason for your narrow minded perspective.



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                      #25
                      I respect the democratic process and the voice of the populous. The American public will have to live with their decision of electing a leader, which is hell bent on further dividing an already divided nation. I hope that all U.S. citizens use their vote... to reimagine how our county can work for “ALL” of us.

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                        #26
                        Is anyone (in general, not here) concerned about the lack of social distancing during these peaceful protests?

                        philly is still red but there are protests there. That could spread the virus even more

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                          #27
                          Looting a Target & CVS at Berverly & La Cienega, Los Angeles.

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                            #28
                            Originally posted by Jluke View Post
                            Is anyone (in general, not here) concerned about the lack of social distancing during these peaceful protests?

                            philly is still red but there are protests there. That could spread the virus even more
                            Absolutely. Unfortunately the folks who do this kind of thing are the same folks who think the government is trying to control them by recommending masks and social distancing. I would not be at all surprised to learn that the groups behind the riots are the very same groups behind the quarantine protests.
                            Steve

                            * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                            * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                            * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                              #29
                              I just saw on Facebook that there is rioting in Philly now.
                              Steve

                              * Despite the high cost of living, it remains very popular.
                              * Why should I pay for my daughter's education when she already knows everything?
                              * There are no shortcuts to anywhere worth going.

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                                #30
                                Nordstrom at The Grove now on fire (Los Angeles).

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