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  • Racism

    17 15.45%
  • Police injustice

    23 20.91%
  • Cultural differences

    12 10.91%
  • Class Warfare

    13 11.82%
  • Crazy people

    50 45.45%
  • All the above

    31 28.18%
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    17 15.45%
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Ferguson is about people not knowing how to peaceably protest... it is a shame that morons are hijacking Browns killing and rioting and it is a shame that morons are condemning police for trying to calm things down even if they are not doing a great job. The real condemnation should be the race baiters that are using race as an issue instead of demanding that protestors protest in common sense and lawful manners.
    How do you suggest the community realize that and get past it?
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by TobyOne View Post
    Very inflationary. Gas will be $50/gallon.
    I don't think that the OP's op-ed really cares about inflation. Nor anyone else that complains about wealth inequality.
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I voted other. "Stupidity". Those people rioted with absolutely no idea of what actually happened. Just hearsay. There's no excuse for that. At least they waited until after the trial to riot in LA.

    As for the OP's op-ed I have a suggestion for income inequality. Step 1: Get rid of ALL welfare systems. Step 2: Give every single person in the US, 18 and older, 1 million dollars and set aside a 1 million dollar trust fund for every kid currently alive that can only be accessed when they are 18. This will only happen ONCE in our entire history. If they spend it all and fail at being able to provide for themselves then they are SOL. If others want to help them that's fine, but no government assistance period. No excuses. .....................Is this a serious suggestion? I'll let you decide.

    I agree, there's no excuse for rioters behavior, but if it keeps happening, we may want to know more about why than just saying they're evil and crazy?

    There's not enough money to give everyone 1 million dollars. And I don't advocate equality in that manner, just equal opportunity. I think the system is only askew, when the very few leading can leverage it to their own liking too much. You'll know when that level is reached by the amount of dissatisfaction being displayed reaches unacceptable levels. Hopefully, more can be done to expand the middle class.
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I agree, there's no excuse for rioters behavior, but if it keeps happening, we may want to know more about why than just saying they're evil and crazy?
    Well, according to the op-ed its due to wealth inequality.

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    There's not enough money to give everyone 1 million dollars. And I don't advocate equality in that manner, just equal opportunity. I think the system is only askew, when the very few leading can leverage it to their own liking too much. You'll know when that level is reached by the amount of dissatisfaction being displayed reaches unacceptable levels. Hopefully, more can be done to expand the middle class.
    Sure there is! All we have to do is print the money!
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Well, according to the op-ed its due to wealth inequality.
    Not just wealth inequality but the legitimate causes of it. If it's a fair system, then there's no reason for any griping. Even in an equatable economy, there's always going to be spoilers. But if it's truly starting to become oppressive, then masses of people may feel the necessity to revolt.

    Even if they're wrong, they may feel vindicated in which rational dialog and discussion of the issues would be preferable to violence?

    Sure there is! All we have to do is print the money!
    I assume you're being facetious?
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    Re: Ferguson

    The Cap didn't talk about wealth inequality, he talked about poverty and prescribed the usual liberal prescriptions. But he didn't mention income redistribution etc..

    The best point he made was about information or rather misinformation. He talks about the news media, takes a shot at Fox but also mentions MsNBC. He thinks that one of the solutions to poverty is to ensure people are getting good information. Can't argue with that.



    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    I don't think that the OP's op-ed really cares about inflation. Nor anyone else that complains about wealth inequality.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    What culture?
    The culture found in every town, city or megacity. A whole bunch of societal issues are the cause of it, but there is a large seedy underbelly & undercurrent to our species. And the traits are generally the same: poor, generally uneducated, rough or no solid family situation, lots of run-ins with law enforcement and a forced upon lifestyle of living hand-to-mouth. In other words, the glass ceiling has them pinned to the ground. And when the screws are that tight on someone, the perception, whether legitimate or not, of someone further tightening the screw is a surefire way to get a reaction out of people who wholeheartedly believe they have nothing to live for because they don't have anything.

    The same is true for people who can be considered "on the up-and-up." They've worked extremely hard to get where they are and because of someone else's ****-up they lose everything: job, money, house, car and sometimes a spouse & children. That's enough bad things combined to fully enrage a person.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    The culture found in every town, city or megacity. A whole bunch of societal issues are the cause of it, but there is a large seedy underbelly & undercurrent to our species. And the traits are generally the same: poor, generally uneducated, rough or no solid family situation, lots of run-ins with law enforcement and a forced upon lifestyle of living hand-to-mouth. In other words, the glass ceiling has them pinned to the ground. And when the screws are that tight on someone, the perception, whether legitimate or not, of someone further tightening the screw is a surefire way to get a reaction out of people who wholeheartedly believe they have nothing to live for because they don't have anything.

    The same is true for people who can be considered "on the up-and-up." They've worked extremely hard to get where they are and because of someone else's ****-up they lose everything: job, money, house, car and sometimes a spouse & children. That's enough bad things combined to fully enrage a person.
    Does the culture have a name?

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Does the culture have a name?
    The name is irrelevant. The conditions that create the specific culture is the only legitimate focus.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Jango View Post
    The name is irrelevant. The conditions that create the specific culture is the only legitimate focus.
    We'll call it "The Mystery Culture"?

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