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  • ~bs
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    I think the entire covid situation made this thing much worse than it would be otherwise. It created tons of tension in communities, both along racial and income lines. This incident was basically the spark that set it all off. Watch for more power kegs to blow in the future.

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  • docstudent
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    I live in one of the “so-called” affluent areas, and 90% of my neighbors carry a mortgage and work full time jobs. There is no one lounging in the pool at 1PM in the afternoon, so affluent we are not. With that said, I fully understand how anger can be misdirected and messaging gets lost in the process. I know that the “opportunity gap” has left so many people outside of the bounds to pursue their American dream. This site has been a place, where race has been a non-factor in how I engage and learn more about finances. However, I will chime in when I believe a comment is culturally insensitive and lacks basic decency. I hope that we continue to learn ways to be even more financially independent and inclusive. Peace and Prosperity!

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  • QuarterMillionMan
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    1000 National Guard comes at midnight. They should have ordered them 2 days ago. Los Angeles is becoming the next Minneapolis.

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  • QuarterMillionMan
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    Orange county now sending reinforcements. And bigger fires now showing up. Looks like some sort of warehouse. Fire departments showing up with police escorts. Crowds not as dense and splintering off. Trouble makers.

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  • QuarterMillionMan
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    Another Target being looted and more fires elsewhere. Senseless destruction and civil unrest.

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  • Scallywag
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    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

    Nobody supports rioting and looting except the criminals doing it.

    And no, this has nothing to do with George Floyd. Prayer sessions and candlelight vigils and peaceful protests are about that. Looting and rioting are not. And as I said earlier, indications are that white supremacy groups are behind some of this, at least in Minneapolis.
    The people who are calling "to take this to affluent neighborhoods" appear to be black people, at least from their profile photos & posting history.
    Last edited by Scallywag; 05-30-2020, 08:38 PM.

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  • QuarterMillionMan
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    Ventura Co sending 40 deputies to LA.

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  • cypher1
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    Originally posted by Singuy View Post

    Ah yes, the Chinese privilege I have in the US after our president blamed this entire virus on us. I voted against the orange racist. Over 1.6 million blacks who voted for Obama choose to stay home for Hillary. “Thank you to the African American community,” Trump said in December 2016

    So now you burn the streets due to injustice? Pleasssseeee

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...of-them-black/
    You can thank (or blame) me too, since I voted independent. I'm not going to apologize for choosing to not vote for either evil. Plus I'm asian, if you want me to lump me into the identity politics argument.

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  • QuarterMillionMan
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    Rioting in Los Angeles still ongoing, breaking into stores, ATM put into pick up truck, high-end $1000 shoe store looted, tear gas smoke billowing, reinforcements from sheriffs and other police being summoned, news camera man coughing from tear gas, etc.

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  • Singuy
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    Originally posted by docstudent View Post
    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.


    Ah yes, the Chinese privilege I have in the US after our president blamed this entire virus on us. I voted against the orange racist. Over 1.6 million blacks who voted for Obama choose to stay home for Hillary. “Thank you to the African American community,” Trump said in December 2016

    So now you burn the streets due to injustice? Pleasssseeee

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...of-them-black/

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  • cypher1
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    Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

    Nobody supports rioting and looting except the criminals doing it.

    And no, this has nothing to do with George Floyd. Prayer sessions and candlelight vigils and peaceful protests are about that. Looting and rioting are not. And as I said earlier, indications are that white supremacy groups are behind some of this, at least in Minneapolis.
    Actually my friends tell me that on social media that majority of comments they see are people justifying the riots as a wake up to systemic racism and deserve to be able to express themselves due to being oppressed after all these years. And these comments are from people I know personally who are not associated with white supremacy groups or criminals.

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  • disneysteve
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    Originally posted by Scallywag View Post
    I honestly feel that this is no longer about George Floyd but about targeting businesses and cities for LOOTING and PROFITEERING.

    I support protests but not rioting and looting.
    Nobody supports rioting and looting except the criminals doing it.

    And no, this has nothing to do with George Floyd. Prayer sessions and candlelight vigils and peaceful protests are about that. Looting and rioting are not. And as I said earlier, indications are that white supremacy groups are behind some of this, at least in Minneapolis.

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  • QuarterMillionMan
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    7:30 pm Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti requesting National Guard. I would have requested it 2 days ago.

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  • Scallywag
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    I live in a town that is full of rich white and Asian folk. I moved here specifically for the school district and I rent. I couldn't afford even a condo here, leave alone a house with a yard.

    Today, on Twitter, I saw people talking about taking this "sh1t" (code for arson & violence) to my town and the other affluent ones around it. It really scares me because as much as I empathize with genuine protests I am loathe to support rioting, theft, arson and vandalism. I honestly feel that this is no longer about George Floyd but about targeting businesses and cities for LOOTING and PROFITEERING.

    I called my local police station and expressed my concern about the fact that people are talking about targeting affluent neighborhoods and mobilizing on social media. NO, I do not own a gun, but I am starting to wish I had. I support protests but not rioting and looting. I will do anything to protect my family and if I see rioters at my door, I will fight. I will not tolerate my home being burglarized or my family threatened. I hope the police are taking these threatening tweets seriously because, again, this no longer appears to be about Justice for George but about criminal intentions, violence & (for me) self-preservation.
    Last edited by Scallywag; 05-30-2020, 07:37 PM.

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  • james.hendrickson
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    Guys - this is a mod note. This thread is starting to get heated.

    Please remember, here at the savingadvice forums, we treat it each other with respect and consideration.

    The Saving Advice forums allows spirited and heated discussion, but it it devolves into name calling, personal attacks or abusive language towards other forum members, the mods will take action.

    James

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