The City on Fire

June 15th, 2020 at 6:03:14 AM permalink
RonC
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Yes.


What a caring liberal way of thinking.
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June 15th, 2020 at 6:12:29 AM permalink
AZDuffman
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Quote: RonC
I am amazed at how many people don't care about others destroying property and, in some cases, attacking people, in the name of justice for someone.

Just because something does not have a direct impact on my day to day life does not mean I should not concerned about lawlessness in our cities.

Lots of things happen that don't have a direct impact on my life. Does that mean I just should not care about them?


If I have said it once here I have said it 100 times. Liberals just do not care about other people's property the same way conservatives do. Excusing looting to not caring if someone's business is burned to the ground, same thing. If it is not their own money they do not care.

Their own money they tend to be the greediest creatures alive when it is threatened.
The man who damns money has obtained it dishonorably; the man who respects it has earned it
June 15th, 2020 at 6:29:20 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: AZDuffman
Their own money they tend to be the greediest creatures alive when it is threatened.


Hoo-boy! The dog whistles, they are a-blowin'!

I'm surprised you didn't attach a pic of George Soros to your post for good measure.
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June 15th, 2020 at 6:50:59 AM permalink
Gandler
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Quote: ams288
Iíll be honest here: I donít care about any of this. I havenít followed the story. Ignored the long rambling posts in this thread about it. Havenít watched the footage.

I just find it very amusing how much some people seem to care about one burned down Wendyís. Does it really have any effect on your life?


Because the raiders feel emboldened to burn down any building that they feel is justifed.

I doubt anyone here eats at the Wendy's.

Its the systematic culture of crime that we are concerned about. The fact that so many are no being prosecuted is alarming....
June 15th, 2020 at 7:02:15 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Gandler
I doubt anyone here eats at the Wendy's.


I love their chili...
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June 15th, 2020 at 7:06:23 AM permalink
Mission146
Member since: Oct 24, 2012
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Quote: ams288
The horror!

Now if someone nearby wants to eat at Wendyís theyíll have to drive a few minutes away to eat at one that didnít burn down.


You're serious right now? You think that burning down the Wendy's is an acceptable response? The dude fell asleep in the drive-thru***, apparently, do you want a minimum wage employee to go out and address the matter? Do you think calling the cops was the wrong thing to do?

***This might later be proven to not be exactly accurate; I wasn't there and do not know, going based on what I've read.
"Mondlicht leuchtet fahl auf moosbedecktes Menschengebein."
June 15th, 2020 at 7:10:31 AM permalink
ams288
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Quote: Mission146
You're serious right now? You think that burning down the Wendy's is an acceptable response?


Did I say that?

I said I donít care about one friggin Wendyís burning down.

Do I think calling the cops was the appropriate thing to do? I donít know! I have literally paid no attention to this story.
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June 15th, 2020 at 7:13:48 AM permalink
Mission146
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Quote: RonC
So you don't care about the people who did nothing wrong and just lost their jobs because thugs infiltrated what could have been a peaceful protest?

Do you excuse the deceased for making the stupid decision to steal a potentially lethal weapon (at a minimum, one that could be used to overtake the officer and take a truly deadly weapon), run away, and point the weapon back at the officer in pursuit? At the very minimum, he escalated a situation that was a routine arrest into a deadly force issue. Yes, he was shot in the back, but we haven't even had an investigation or a charge for what is a case totally different than the one of George Floyd.


I watched the video and gave my fiancee this comparison:

Have you ever known that you were going to run into something, or maybe stub your toe, a split second before it happened, but without enough time to process it fully and react? I think it's a situation like that. Everyone wants to Monday Morning Quarterback something that happened in just over a second. Kneeling on a guy's neck for nine minutes this is not.

I'm thinking he saw the guy turn and raise the taser, went for his gun and his brain was already committed to firing. If he noticed the guy turn back around it all, it may have been so fast that he didn't really process it--adrenaline and everything like that. You're also talking about a guy who now has a weapon AND just beat two cops in a wrestling match. He's a clear and present threat.
"Mondlicht leuchtet fahl auf moosbedecktes Menschengebein."
June 15th, 2020 at 7:21:42 AM permalink
Mission146
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Quote: ams288
Did I say that?

I said I donít care about one friggin Wendyís burning down.

Do I think calling the cops was the appropriate thing to do? I donít know! I have literally paid no attention to this story.


No, I didn't accuse you of saying anything, hence all of the question marks.

Of course it was appropriate. If they sent some employee out there to deal with the guy and something happened it would be all, "Oh my God, look at what they make these low-wage workers do, $72/hour minimum wage, NOW!!!" Not to mention the lawsuit.

The place might have been franchised, so there you may have a business owner. You've got all of the employees there who no longer have jobs---and I don't know if you noticed---but the unemployment rate is pretty high right now.

Is it fine to burn every Wendy's down except for the one you personally visit and that wouldn't bother you? I condemn everyone who burns anything down because it's a pretty clear-cut crime. This is not a difficult question for me.

And, while I do not support any Socialist policies at the Federal level, I am concerned about the loss of jobs, the business owner and the continued partial collapse of society that may well become a full collapse.

I mean, you either care about folks, or you don't. Pick one.
"Mondlicht leuchtet fahl auf moosbedecktes Menschengebein."
June 15th, 2020 at 7:23:20 AM permalink
Dalex64
Member since: Mar 8, 2014
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Quote: ams288
Yes.


Haven't a bunch of conservatives here told you that you shouldn't care about something, be it a trump policy or a republican policy in general, because it didn't affect you directly?
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