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nothing
I give you props my hideously ugly friend
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I give you props my hideously ugly friend

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Wait, wait, wait, I thought if you throw money at problems they go away? confused.gif If the problems don't go away that means you just need more money to throw at them, no? confused.gif
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for making the u/e point first, duh
post #4925 of 11541
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Also 99 weeks of unemployment checks expired too, I think, so those without jobs are transition into not having money also.

Yep. And the last additional tier of benefits (EUC) will expire in December, barring Congressional extension.
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You were the one who said its "never happened" in DC. I provided two high-profile instances. There are serveral others not as high profile. So "never" is now as the Nixonians used to say "inoperative." The rest is just blather.
 

 

You listed a single incident from this year yet you said you heard it was big in DC in borderline areas 5 years ago.  Either it was happening all the time and is a serious problem or it is not.  You can't have it both ways.

 

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A decade, hmmm, I first heard of it maybe 5 years ago. Seemed then to be big in the "gentrifying" borderline areas of DC and Philly.

 

 

 

I have no idea how to even address your ranting much less any inclination to take any of your babbling seriously

 

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You were the one who said its "never happened" in DC. I provided two high-profile instances. There are serveral others not as high profile. So "never" is now as the Nixonians used to say "inoperative." The rest is just blather.

You fit a pattern of liberal denial that has been kicked into overdrive in the last 3-4 weeks as the cases have grown in frequency:

1) "This is not happening."

2) "Oh, those incidents are just random crimes, not part of any pattern or 'game.'"

3) " Well, some of these attacks look similar, but of course we know that white kids are doing it too. Also, TRAYVON!!!"

4) "Hmm, well there don't seem to be any white perps, but that may be being covered up by the racist media."

5) "OK, so there are no white perps in any account that can be found, but still, this is totally overblown by the racist media FOXNEWS, etc."

6) "Of course stuff like this happens, big cities have crime, duh."

7) "What do you expect the oppressed to do, they're oppressed, they get mad, society has abandonded them, compassion for the perps, univeral pre-K will solve this, tax 'the rich' to pay for it."
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Oh, and part of hating NYC is hating on the incredible sophistry of urban liberals and the rube-goldberg machines they have to create to square how they live in the real world with the ideology they profess to hold, which (because this is the media capital of the world) is corrupting to all intellectual discourse everywhere.


Ummmm...ok.  And here I thought there were legitimate reasons to hate NYC.  Silly me

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Excellent comeback, let us all know as you work your way through the stages. You appear to be on stage two, so you have a ways to go.
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Ah.

Separately, allow me to point out that you do not know what I look like, unless you are NSA.

My avatar is awesome though.
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Real life Beavis?
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There was a time in my life when Yglesias' blog was taken as gospel. lookaround.gif
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Ah.

Separately, allow me to point out that you do not know what I look like, unless you are NSA.

My avatar is awesome though.
near miss, but that was a long time ago.
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Manton, it defeats the point of your CE ban to turn this thread into a CE thread.
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So my mother called me up terrified that I'm going to be punched by "a group of black youths". So apparently the whites are getting randomly punched in the face? Can't people be more creative in their assaults?

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A few people have been killed via the "game" recently--in Syracuse, St. Louis, and elsewhere.

It's not new; it's been around for a decade or more.

This happened to me about 25 years ago in Berkeley/Oakland. Then again, maybe the kids were just good at spotting somebody deserving of a beatdown.
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Manton, it defeats the point of your CE ban to turn this thread into a CE thread.
When I run into the brick wall of lib stupidity-denial, and the shameless ignorant lying that must accompany it, old habits reemerge.
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