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Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Carl Herrera, Jun 28, 2020 at 9:20 PM.

  1. Nook

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    Let's be honest. I am sure it WAS scary to them. They lived in their gated sanctuary that was cut off from the reality of St. Louis. They were in their large safe mansion...... and suddenly there were deep drum beats, lots of black men from the other side of the wall...... they immediately freaked out and realized they WERE vulnerable. They could lose their home, they could lose their life! ............ However what is lost in all of this is that THEY should feel a little scared having a palace so close to poverty and the income disparity IS a problem that has consequences...... so next time they come home and settle into their their home....... there needs to be a little concern that someone could be coming for what they have.
     
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  2. Nook

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    Missouri can be quite pretty. Unfortunately it is inhabited by some terrible people. It is worse than Ohio or Kentucky and that is really damning.
     
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    In this case I was referring to deep blue St. Louis
     
  4. Nook

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    The income disparity in the USA is terrible and has progressively been getting worse for nearly 50 years. There is a tipping point, especially in the age of instant communication and news.

    The statistics are clear. Income inequality is the highest it has been in 100 years in the USA. Income inequality is the highest in the G-7 nations as well (by far).

    Right now the top 10% of the USA controls 82% of the wealth.... the top 1% controls 40% of the entire wealth.... the wealth gap has DOUBLED since 1990.

    Adjust it for African Americans and the numbers are even more striking.

    Consider that 40% of children in St. Louis are living in poverty.... over 25% of all black people in St. Louis are below the poverty level.

    St. Louis is one of the 5 most segregated cities in the USA.

    This is ALL a recipe for disaster.

    There is a reason those homeowners reacted the way they did...... they had to drive by the crumbling slums before entering their enchanted gated white community.... they aren't stupid...... they knew what was close by... they just really wanted to forget.
     
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    I don't dispute any of that. A couple making 50k a year with 3 kids are living fine. Doesn't matter what super rich have
     
  6. Nook

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    It depends on what you mean.

    If you are saying that those that can live a decent life will have far less contempt for the rich.... I completely agree.

    If you are saying the super rich are irrelevant........ I disagree greatly BECAUSE there are not enough people that can live a strong content life and that is reflected in the quickly growing income inequality in the USA.

    For years we attempted to keep the issue at bay by segregating the slums and imprisoning the poor...... but people have caught onto that.
     
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    Ahh... well the actual neighborhood where this happened has voted republican for years....

    You can pick and choose what measures you want, but most of the actual laws concerning income distribution come from the state and federal level.

    If you position is that the Democrats are responsible for the income and wealth disparity in the USA, that is an opinion we can debate. However the fact that St. Louis is a Democratic town because 45% of the population is black and votes for Democrats has little to do with the actual policy concerning funding.
     
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    and if you want more protestors in the street, vote for Trump.

    Your logic works both ways.
     
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    Protip: Head to the roof not the front yard to fend off Antifa and/or zombies.

    @ROXRAN
     
  10. DaDakota

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    Good, and how do you think the 1% will fare against the 99%?

    DD
     
  11. Andre0087

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    Unions, universal healthcare, and free community college or trade school are some ways to start to balance the scales in the working man's favor again. Oh yea, instead of bitching on reddit/facebook/twitter go and vote...my old man told me that long ago. If you want to protest that's great but do it by the playbook MLK laid out in the 60s...it actually turned a cause into policy...peaceful consistent nonviolent protests are the answer.
     
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    The the city of St Louis is completely locked in. The actual city isnt growing basically at all. To the east is a state line. At some point there was massive white flight and the west and south is surrounded by little enclaves, many hetrogenously white. The north half of the city is poor black. The south half is lower class white.

    It isnt like Texas where the City of Houston can force incorporation of satellite towns. The Missouri legislature made sure St Louis isnt going to do that.

    Imagine the City of Houston was completely locked in to only inside 610 and all the satellite areas were their own little towns with their own agendas and tax bases and police forces that wanted nothing to do with the teeming masses inside the city limits.
     
  13. Rashmon

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    Still relevant 54 years later...
     
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    No worries, they have fox & friends on their side...

     
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    This is funny, and why these people have guns to begin with. Fences are a visual deterrent. Any able-bodied (and I mean not fat) person can hop a six-foot fence.
     
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    I live in Seattle and many of friends who have businesses and homes there were literally taken hostage by these losers. My friends had to board up their homes and businesses and live in constant fear especially nighttime. I have a friend and his family currently living with me now, I’m gonna try to help him salvage whatever left of his business. He’s done with Seattle and will move as soon as we can take some assessments of his business, and deal with the insurance and the lawsuits. It’s real easy for you to sit where you are and post crap all day long, come over to my neck of the woods and see CHAZ for yourself.
     
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    He did take on a police brutality case. But since he's a card carrying Republican and claims "All Lives Matter too", I'm thinking he smells blood for a big city settlement. Ambulance Chasers Matter Too

    Gotta love the verbal gymnastics of lawyer. The more 10s they score from their twisting, the better the upgrades on the house.
     
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    I would give any of you posters here who are doing a circle jerk around this couple a thousand bucks, to walk around some neighborhoods in East St Louis.
     
  19. ROXRAN

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    High ground is always best
     
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    I don't know where specifically they entered, but these are the types of ornate "for show" gates protecting their gated community nearest to their street. Six feet is generous. Four and a half is more realistic.

    Screenshot_20200630-131551_Maps.jpg

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    This is the "approved entrance" where they would drive their cars to get to their home. Nothing more than a "no trespassing" sign.

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    Their gates exist basically to allow them to call the police on any stray poor people that have the temerity to bring their gross poorness into a suitably affluent area. It's a legal fiction, more than an actual barrier.
     
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