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    Re: Burn Vancouver Burn!!! [2011 Stanley Cup Riot]

    Always in the liberal cities.

    In the U.S., you see it in Boston, Detroit, Chicago, LA......and that's when they WIN the championship.

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    Re: Burn Vancouver Burn!!! [2011 Stanley Cup Riot]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Always in the liberal cities.

    In the U.S., you see it in Boston, Detroit, Chicago, LA......and that's when they WIN the championship.

    And which cities in the US do you consider to be conservative cities?

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    Re: Burn Vancouver Burn!!! [2011 Stanley Cup Riot]

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    This has got to be one of the most asinine posts I have ever read here at DP. Congrats!
    Having worked with Seattle a little bit, I have to say that there is some truth to the sentiments in the post you quoted. There seems to be a hopelessly idealistic pie-in-the-sky view of thugs and criminals in some U.S. cities, which is used to constrain law enforcement from doing their job effectively. Then, when things like this happen, there is shock and awe amongst the local contingent of bleeding hearts, and much pointing fingers at racism and social ills as the causal factors, when many of these rioters were probably economically privileged and white. Vancouver is Seattle+++ in terms of liberality.

    For instance, the city of Seattle (city council plus mayor) does not allow its police force to use the term "gang," because they believe the term inappropriately labels impoverished minority youth. Except, Seattle has a major gang problem, and the city government has put major hindrances in the way of effective responses by local police. Is the problem solved or erased by denying it and attempting to sweep it under the rug? Of course not. When high profile incidents occur, then, the city reacts with horror and can't conceive of those kinds of things happening in their lovely community.

    This is exactly why Seattle went sky high during the WTO riots a few years ago. It's almost as if the city leaders can't conceive of actual criminals who mean them, the city, and local residents harm. Seattle, Vancouver, and a number of additional cities in the northwest are also hotbeds of anarchist nutjobs. When they go beserk, everyone acts shocked. I find it rather humorous, tbh. Except, for people who are the victims of this sort of stuff, it isn't amusing, at all.

    Denver and San Francisco are similar in this regard.
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    Re: Burn Vancouver Burn!!! [2011 Stanley Cup Riot]

    On a lighter note: Am I the only one who isn't surprised that it was a hockey game that led to a riot in Canada?

    Also, these riots are going to seem insignificant when 2014 rolls around and the Tim Horton riots erupt.
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    Re: Burn Vancouver Burn!!! [2011 Stanley Cup Riot]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Always in the liberal cities.

    In the U.S., you see it in Boston, Detroit, Chicago, LA......and that's when they WIN the championship.
    Oh yeah because Boston was really like that last night. Because in fact the places I was there was never anything close to stuff like this going on and from my understanding the Garden was a bit more out of control. This has nothing to do with politics, so take your political BS somewhere else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    Oh yeah because Boston was really like that last night. Because in fact the places I was there was never anything close to stuff like this going on and from my understanding the Garden was a bit more out of control. This has nothing to do with politics, so take your political BS somewhere else.
    Boston and Dallas both did themselves proud. Kinda sad that we actually see that as a shocking thing...

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    Re: Burn Vancouver Burn!!! [2011 Stanley Cup Riot]

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Boston and Dallas both did themselves proud. Kinda sad that we actually see that as a shocking thing...
    I think people's problem with Boston was what happened after '07. I mean those riots from the NBA Finals were bad resulting in two people dying. But it seemed to have to do more with the fact, A) Boston had must murdered LA, and B) it was the first time a finals was won in Boston in a long time. I think those to things combined lead the NBA Finals to turn out like they did, because the Red Sox one in the fall was nothing like it.

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    Re: Burn Vancouver Burn!!! [2011 Stanley Cup Riot]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Always in the liberal cities.

    In the U.S., you see it in Boston, Detroit, Chicago, LA......and that's when they WIN the championship.
    I see your hyperpartisanship is in play again today.

    I live in Houston, and when the Rockets won their first NBA championship, in 1993, the same thing happened here. Knowing you, I am sure that you will now call Texas a liberal hippie-commie state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    I see your hyperpartisanship is in play again today.

    I live in Houston, and when the Rockets won their first NBA championship, in 1993, the same thing happened here. Knowing you, I am sure that you will now call Texas a liberal hippie-commie state.
    Well, Houston especially is. :P

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    Re: Burn Vancouver Burn!!! [2011 Stanley Cup Riot]

    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    Having worked with Seattle a little bit, I have to say that there is some truth to the sentiments in the post you quoted. There seems to be a hopelessly idealistic pie-in-the-sky view of thugs and criminals in some U.S. cities, which is used to constrain law enforcement from doing their job effectively. Then, when things like this happen, there is shock and awe amongst the local contingent of bleeding hearts, and much pointing fingers at racism and social ills as the causal factors, when many of these rioters were probably economically privileged and white. Vancouver is Seattle+++ in terms of liberality.

    For instance, the city of Seattle (city council plus mayor) does not allow its police force to use the term "gang," because they believe the term inappropriately labels impoverished minority youth. Except, Seattle has a major gang problem, and the city government has put major hindrances in the way of effective responses by local police. Is the problem solved or erased by denying it and attempting to sweep it under the rug? Of course not. When high profile incidents occur, then, the city reacts with horror and can't conceive of those kinds of things happening in their lovely community.

    This is exactly why Seattle went sky high during the WTO riots a few years ago. It's almost as if the city leaders can't conceive of actual criminals who mean them, the city, and local residents harm. Seattle, Vancouver, and a number of additional cities in the northwest are also hotbeds of anarchist nutjobs. When they go beserk, everyone acts shocked. I find it rather humorous, tbh. Except, for people who are the victims of this sort of stuff, it isn't amusing, at all.

    Denver and San Francisco are similar in this regard.
    It just goes to show that there are thugs in every city no matter how much local government wants to sugar coat it... or not.
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