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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Not by density, which is what makes my point.
    Yes; by density. "On average" takes density into account. In fact, suburbs are highly dense population areas, and you can look out your window all day and not see one cop drive by, much less stop, eye-ball and hassle you. So the burbs is safe haven for getting high. Nothing to worry about.

    Compare that to the inner city, in specific areas, where cops are in cars, walking, and on bikes and giving everyone the once over, and interrogating without sufficient cause, which in the burbs would get a cop reprimanded if not fired.

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

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    Defending and embracing the constitution with strong emphasis on the Bill of Rights, limited government, individual freedoms, democracy....... Progressives don't subscribe to any of that.......

    Government dependency is horrible for the individual and the community, so is collectivism - that crap breeds nothing more than a gang mentality...

    Be a libertarian..... Consult the constitution before you have a personal opinion on an issue. The constitution and Bill of Rights only has ONE correct answer - oh, and the best part is that our founding documents never lie.
    Those are talking points and it's purely rhetorical, with zero specifics on things I can do to improve my lot and that of my community. Are you sure you know what's best for you and your community, which might tend to make you assume others are ignorant of it, too?
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by BretJ View Post
    Luckily, my mother was (still is) a liberal democrat and my father was Reagan style, military republican. As a military brat (and active military), I have been all over the world. Seen the worst and the best of this world. I inherited what I think is the empathy towards the true hardships of others from my mother and the pragmatism of my father. The way I see it, the archtypical liberal is like a cat person. They want to save all the cats. They want to feed them, love them and take care of them. So they begin to take in cats. A couple here, a couple there. It works great for a while. But after time, they take in so many cats that their resources disappear and soon the cats are living in squalour and worse off than had they just left them on their own. They mean well, but their emotions overcame their common sense. The archtypical Republican is the Scrooge (actually, the Marley)

    I spent a couple years of highschool at Suitland Senior High School (outskirts of DC). If that experience was the only basis for how I viewed African Americans, I would be a solid racist. Luckily, I grew up going to DOD schools and knew that the thug culture was not representative of African Americans. When I got there, I recognized someone I went to school with in the Phillipines. I knew his dad and I knew his dad would kick his ass if he did poorly in school. He caught hell from the gangster morons for associating with me. But it was far worse when he would raise his hand in class.

    Personally, I don't think it's a dem problem or a republican problem. The primary problem is a cultural issue. Until both sides address it, it will never be fixed. I hate to say that I truly believe some of what I stated in an earlier post. That there are many that benefit by keeping the status quo as a voter base.
    Thank for the bio. Great info. Now back to the question: any Dem initiatives you're keen on?

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Thank for the bio. Great info. Now back to the question: any Dem initiatives you're keen on?
    What are the specific Dem initiatives? I know the generalized version, but are there any specific, measurable proposals
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Cheesy bailout.
    No cheesier than your dodge.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Yes; by density. "On average" takes density into account. In fact, suburbs are highly dense population areas, and you can look out your window all day and not see one cop drive by, much less stop, eye-ball and hassle you. So the burbs is safe haven for getting high. Nothing to worry about.

    Compare that to the inner city, in specific areas, where cops are in cars, walking, and on bikes and giving everyone the once over, and interrogating without sufficient cause, which in the burbs would get a cop reprimanded if not fired.
    No it doesn't compare. Density of the police is also part of the point.
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    What are the specific Dem initiatives? I know the generalized version, but are there any specific, measurable proposals
    Minimum wage increase;
    Pro choice;
    Access to birth control;
    Reform of Healthcare, specifically as Liberal Dems (me too) suggest: expand Medicare to all age groups;
    Tax upper incomes at a higher rate;
    Food assistance;
    Poverty assistance;
    Teach don't preach.

    That sort of thing?

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    No it doesn't compare. Density of the police is also part of the point.
    Okay, what are the police density stats on urban, v suburban v rural, compared to the populations they "serve?"

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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by Sisyphus View Post
    Minimum wage increase;
    Pro choice;
    Access to birth control;
    Reform of Healthcare, specifically as Liberal Dems (me too) suggest: expand Medicare to all age groups;
    Tax upper incomes at a higher rate;
    Food assistance;
    Poverty assistance;
    Teach don't preach.

    That sort of thing?
    No, I wouldn't support any of those other than possibly the last one...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    Re: Walmart says it will kill plans to build 3 new stores if DC wage bill passes

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    What are the specific Dem initiatives? I know the generalized version, but are there any specific, measurable proposals
    Or by specific initiative, so you mean actual legislation, such as the student loan bill that failed due to a GOP filibuster earlier this month? (Senate Democrats' Student Loan Bill Fails Due To Filibuster | TPM LiveWire)

    I can list lots of very, very specific stuff, if you'd like.

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