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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    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?
    Is the answer zero? and zero?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    Look, I don't know who the **** you are or what I ever did to make you feel you can talk to me like this, or if you have me confused with someone else, but you can take your attitude and go **** yourself.

    The one you're conversing with seems to be of the opinion that if something in life isn't handed to you then you have been "disenfranchised". It's an amazingly immature attitude but is also indicative of an attitude that seems to be expanding in American culture. As you have noticed, it can be rather frustrating trying to have a rational discussion with someone who has chosen to forsake logic in favor of victimization.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    Is the answer zero? and zero?

    Two and zero but you were in the right ballpark.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    The one you're conversing with seems to be of the opinion that if something in life isn't handed to you then you have been "disenfranchised". It's an amazingly immature attitude but is also indicative of an attitude that seems to be expanding in American culture. As you have noticed, it can be rather frustrating trying to have a rational discussion with someone who has chosen to forsake logic in favor of victimization.
    You're a better person than I am to even try and talk to this individual. I really don't have the patience for this kind of BS.
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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Just to be clear. An animal isn't referred to as feral, unless it (or its origins) were once domesticated.
    THat's the reason I referred to hogs, dogs, and cats.
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    Re: More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    If behavior is savage and animalistic and a poster calls it savage and animalistic only to have you attack them by calling that person racist for doing so, all you are displaying is that it is you who cannot separate race from actions and that their race gives the special protection.
    You're just wrong here dude. I've criticized the perpetrators and crime directly, without mentioning race. What I take issue is the opportunists who flocked the thread in order to get some of their prejudices off their chest in a comfy environment. Those who immediately made the connection to Obama and Holder, despite them having nothing to do with the situation and on the record as condemning any behavior of the sort, in addition to tossing about commonly used racist slang, aren't exactly making their intentions vague. These attitudes aren't acceptable and shouldn't be coddled, no matter the circumstances being discussed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by vasuderatorrent View Post
    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.
    What is the difference that you see in 2014 versus 2007? I'm curious,,,

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Arcana XV View Post
    None of the kids I know would ever behave in this manner. I think they're a product of their subculture. And I don't mean just one specific race. Uneducated white trailer trash in a different part of the country would act in much similar ways.
    Please provide an example of "whit trailer trash" acting in a similar way. I've never heard of a bunch of white kids randomly jumping innocent people at a grocery store.

    This is a problem in the black community and, if we turn a blind eye for the sake of political correctness, then we won't see clearly enough to be able to do something that would remedy the problem.

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

    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.
    There is absolutely NOTHING racist about observing the fact that there exists a black subculture in America. They have their own dialect, their own music, their own systems of ethics, family values, etc.

    There is also NOTHING wrong or racist about pointing out certain areas that the black subculture needs to get fixed. Nothing wrong with that at all.

    A video like this should be a call to action for black leaders in the black community to say, hey wait a minute, this knockout game, this glorification of violence, it's something we need to actively work to fix in our communities.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    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.
    Yes ma'am, that is correct. It comes down to learning how to be a productive member of society. Some aren't lucky enough to have examples at home, but that is no excuse to not seek out role models, and not get caught up in the culture of violence and irresponsibility which stems from a lack of being taught, or demanded to understand, the concept of self reliance.
    Everything in your life is a reflection of a choice you have made. If you want a different result, don't blame someone else, or expect others to make a change, you should stop complaining and make a different choice. Remember, the circumstances of your birth don't determine the outcome of your life.

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