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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    If saying that both inner city blacks and white trailer trash are going to be more prone to this kind of behavior makes me a racist, then so be it. I am a racist. I hate both races. Happy?
    In white trailer trash culture people commit crimes because they are lazy and completely good for nothing. The white trailer trash knows they are good for nothing and can only survive by committing crimes.

    In black ghetto culture defiance of the law is honorable and something to be respected as an admirable life choice.

    WAY DIFFERENT!!!

    Would you like a gold star for being the least racist person that has ever lived? or Do you want a corresponding prize for being the most dishonest with your observation of the world? You get both prizes.

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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Absolutely, and dead on point with what I trying to say in this thread. But, others want to say that there's no chance. That they cannot succeed. that they are all doomed to the cycle of poverty and despair. They even post charts and graphs and give links to studies to try to prove their point. It's truly sad.
    Greetings, Beaudreaux.

    What makes it sad is that it is often an excuse used to cover the real reasons - didn't bother to finish high school; didn't bother to learn a skill by watching how others did it, if they couldn't attend a trade school; didn't bother learning how to write a resume, or the correct way to dress and/or act during an interview; didn't bother to work on correcting a bad attitude toward life in general; and more. Those who do succeed, and there are many, do so by showing personal initiative, not by using excuses.

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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Keep trying if you wish since you have a special pass to act like you do here for some reason. However, there is no causal relationship between the two statements because in one I was referring to my opinion and in the other I was referring to the opinion of others which influences others.
    Yes, because those 100 teens really pay attention to stats and discussions about income mobility and class distinctions

    But I wonder if you'll ever realize that you're using the same "Society made them do it" excuse that you condemn others for using.

    I doubt it.

    I wouldn't get so ****ing frustrated that you get away with this **** if you were some dumbass, but you're not, and that means you intentionally misapply and misdirect to get your ****ing jollies. And that infuriates me, so go play with someone else, if you can't debate in a reasonable way that does not include what is described in that cartoon I posted.
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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    How many people have you hired that were born after 1988?
    None recently. Of course the flip side is that I haven't had any apply in the last several years. I'll also add that of the 20-30y/o people I've hired in the past every one of them wanted some kind of special accommodation because they were:
    1. A single parent with a kid in school
    2. Working multiple jobs to make ends meet/support a spouse who was in school
    3. Were only taking the job until "something better" came along

    Since you brought it up, 20 years ago I was in the retail business and we hired LOTS of 20-30 year olds. We had the same issues then though less single parents. The number 1 issue above was a 4 or 5 back then and the number 1 then was drinking and/or drugs related.

    Hmm.....maybe a lot of those #1's from 20 years ago are the parents of today's #1's.

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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    What makes it sad is that it is often an excuse used to cover the real reasons - didn't bother to finish high school; didn't bother to learn a skill by watching how others did it, if they couldn't attend a trade school; didn't bother learning how to write a resume, or the correct way to dress and/or act during an interview; didn't bother to work on correcting a bad attitude toward life in general; and more. Those who do succeed, and there are many, do so by showing personal initiative, not by using excuses.
    How are the young people doing that did finish high school? How are the young people doing that did bother to learn a skill by watching how others did it? How are the young people doing that did attend trade school? How are the young people doing that did learn how to write a resume*? How are the young people doing that did dress/act correctly during an interview? How are the young people doing that did correct their bad attitude toward life in general? That's a very nice observation of how the world worked in 2007. This is 2014. Things are way different.

    *All young people know how to write resumes even better than their older counterparts.

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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Were only taking the job until "something better" came along
    That's fine. Cross your fingers and hope that nothing better comes along. After all. You value them. Right? Maybe they can live a life of poverty for 20 years instead of 1 year.

    It would be horrific if they found a better job. Why not just be the better job and save everybody the trouble?

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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers



    This isn't a single deranged person. This is a coordinated attack by children on innocent people.

    These are the equivalent of animals.
    That is a vile insult to most animals on this planet, these criminals are worse than virtually any animal on the planet.
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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Nope. White trailer trash doesn't do stuff like this. EVER!!!!! Give me an example.

    I know that you feel better about yourself when you lie but try to tell the truth sometimes. Telling the truth sucks really bad.

    Black criminals are way more organized than white criminals.
    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    In white trailer trash culture people commit crimes because they are lazy and completely good for nothing. The white trailer trash knows they are good for nothing and can only survive by committing crimes.

    In black ghetto culture defiance of the law is honorable and something to be respected as an admirable life choice.

    WAY DIFFERENT!!!

    Would you like a gold star for being the least racist person that has ever lived? or Do you want a corresponding prize for being the most dishonest with your observation of the world? You get both prizes.
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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    That's fine. Cross your fingers and hope that nothing better comes along. After all. You value them. Right? Maybe they can live a life of poverty for 20 years instead of 1 year.

    It would be horrific if they found a better job. Why not just be the better job and save everybody the trouble?
    Interesting thought process....

    I have an accounting practice. It's a small office which gives me a good bit of flexibility with employees. If I hire someone for $12/hr to answer phones and make sure mail gets out that doesn't mean that they can't learn how to handle other tasks. I have taught some of them how to do basic bookkeeping and with that single skill they can take on a role that pays a percentage of the monthly billing for any client they work on. The more they can do the more money they can make. I also don't dissuade them from bringing in more business. If they bring in an account they'll make an even bigger percentage. Hell, I don't even require them to have a college degree....or even a GED. If they can do the work they can make the money.

    Would you like to guess how many of these poor, "undervalued" 20-30 year olds have taken me up on those options? Would you like to guess how many stuck with it for more than a year even if they did take me up on the offer?

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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    If they act in a way that's valuable to society then they are valued.
    In what way is that? I hear that low paying part time jobs that demand flexibility* of the employee are in high demand. This would be very valuable to the employer in my opinion. This type of behavior would be very valuable to the consumer purchasing cheap products and services from your company. This would be valuable to the taxpayer because you don't need government because you are forced to live with your parents. Is this what you mean by being valuable? I completely understand but I don't see how this is good for the individuals who submit to being this shining example of a valuable and worthwhile citizen.

    *That means you can't get a second job. They need you to be available at any time.

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