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OrangeAfroMan

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2310 on: May 31, 2020, 07:49:12 PM »
evidently EBH never met OAM
People are totally free to reveal themselves, just as I'm free to call them what they are.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2311 on: May 31, 2020, 08:13:15 PM »
I liked it better when he was asleep

why did somebody wake him up
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2312 on: May 31, 2020, 08:18:30 PM »
I had a co-worker hurt herself and is a wheelchair for 4-6 weeks.  She knew I like to build things and I've been building her a ramp, because there's 2 sets of stairs to her apartment.

I'm not all bad, and neither are you.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2313 on: May 31, 2020, 08:26:48 PM »
I had a co-worker hurt herself and is a wheelchair for 4-6 weeks.  She knew I like to build things and I've been building her a ramp, because there's 2 sets of stairs to her apartment.

I'm not all bad, and neither are you.
Look OAM I really have nothing against you
Hell I dont even know you
I think sometimes you feel the need to preach to us and it gets a little old that all
No one here thinks what happened by the officer is acceptable
People have the right if not an obligation to protest an injustice
They dont have the right to loot and destroy property
I hope you feel that way as well else we are at an impasse

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2314 on: May 31, 2020, 08:38:00 PM »
We all agree on all of that.  
But then I see the white guys dressed in all black, calmly destroying store windows with hammers.  You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to think hey, that is coordinated and odd.  Hmm, I wonder who's funding them?  
Why calmly destroy store windows and walk away?  Because they're goading the protesters/rioters into rioting and stealing.  Yes, if something is out in the open, people will take it.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2315 on: May 31, 2020, 08:48:27 PM »
We all agree on all of that. 
But then I see the white guys dressed in all black, calmly destroying store windows with hammers.  You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to think hey, that is coordinated and odd.  Hmm, I wonder who's funding them? 
Why calmly destroy store windows and walk away?  Because they're goading the protesters/rioters into rioting and stealing.  Yes, if something is out in the open, people will take it.


Who do you think is funding them?

I saw up close video today ( and can share it) if a white guy dressed in all black, giving lots of cash to black guys for starting fires and destroying things.  
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2316 on: May 31, 2020, 08:54:43 PM »
We all agree on all of that. 
But then I see the white guys dressed in all black, calmly destroying store windows with hammers.  You don't have to be a conspiracy theorist to think hey, that is coordinated and odd.  Hmm, I wonder who's funding them? 
Why calmly destroy store windows and walk away?  Because they're goading the protesters/rioters into rioting and stealing.  Yes, if something is out in the open, people will take it.


I do think a lot of the violence come from outside agitation

This country needs to take whatever steps needed to stop the looting and property damage

The protesters have the nations attention and I hope they dont waste it
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2317 on: May 31, 2020, 08:56:08 PM »
The bar next door is still going full bore and we have a 9 PM curfew.

I guess they will get home, the police are all downtown and in Buckhead.

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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2318 on: May 31, 2020, 08:56:51 PM »
I don't know, I'm not going to make that leap.  But they weren't outraged or angry, they weren't alone, and they calmly left right away.  I've seen multiple different videos of them at different sites during this thing.  

They could be a local group of psychos who are local and used this as an opportunity.  I happen to think it's a group of people influenced by someone bigger who pays them.  

It's just a likelihood thing.  But if you see the videos, it's beyond odd and well past fishy.  
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2319 on: May 31, 2020, 09:00:34 PM »
I don't know, I'm not going to make that leap.  But they weren't outraged or angry, they weren't alone, and they calmly left right away.  I've seen multiple different videos of them at different sites during this thing. 

They could be a local group of psychos who are local and used this as an opportunity.  I happen to think it's a group of people influenced by someone bigger who pays them. 

It's just a likelihood thing.  But if you see the videos, it's beyond odd and well past fishy. 
Agreed. In fact it is obvious and the evidence is mounting.  it sure isn’t helping anyone. 
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2320 on: May 31, 2020, 09:04:57 PM »
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2322 on: May 31, 2020, 09:10:04 PM »
We all want the same things, but our reactions seem to be miles apart.

Person A sees what happened to (name the black male, plenty to choose from), acknowledge that it was wrong, and want the offending officer(s) to face the consequences.  They say it's unfortunate, but it happens sometimes.  They say it should not lead to looting and riots, and that most cops are good.  But they go on about their business.

They see the statistics on rape and sexual assault.  They say it's unfortunate, but it happens sometimes.  They say it can be avoided by not dressing a certain way or not drinking too much.  But they go on about their business.

They see the part of town that are impoverished and the homeless guy with a sign, standing at the intersection all day.  They say it's unfortunate, but it happens.  They might suggest the poor/homeless should work harder or do what they, themselves did, and move up the ladder.  But they go on about their business.



Person B sees this things and says NO.  This isn't okay.  We need a paradigm shift and we need it now.  Things don't have to be this way.






Person A is a good person.  They're right - most cops are great, dangerous situations can be avoided by women, and the poor/homeless do need to work hard.  
But Person A also seems to shrug and think "that's just how things are."  And Person A is right again!  It is how things are.  BUT THEY DON'T HAVE TO BE.  A society/culture can be a certain way about a certain thing for 100 years, but change can still happen.
We have a lot of Person As on this board.  


Person B is more optimistic about change.  Improvement?  


Some things are what I call "glacially slow" at changing.  And most of these things are mundane and inconsequential.  And some of them aren't.  Some of them are unacceptable.  Change can be created, there's a history of it - there's evidence.  But I see these 3 things as threads of a rope in a game of tug-o-war.  
People A just see them as they are.  They hate it, they would end all of the ugliness if they could, but they seem resigned to acknowledging them as a part of our society.  
People B see how horrific they are and feel a sense of urgency to make change - to push fast-forward on these aspects of our society.  And I don't thing that's a bad thing.
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Re: 2020 Offseason Stream of Unconciousness
« Reply #2323 on: May 31, 2020, 09:14:01 PM »
Things are simply not going to change fast enough or with any significance.  They aren't, no matter how many protest and loot and burn and whatever.  Maybe I'm a pessimist, but I left the idealism of youth with my youth, and unfortunately my pessimism has generally  been right.

If you want to try and change things, great, count me out.  I'm tired boss.

 

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