inner city shooting that I probably agree with cons on

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    http://www.cnn.com/2013/06/24/justice/lebron-sneaker-store-shooting/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

    In Atlanta, a man with a gun was attempting to rob a bunch of people who were waiting in a long line to buy the new Lebron sneakers($180/pair) when a guy in the line pulled out his own gun and shot the would be robber.

    My opinion,
    1. Chances are pretty high that some(perhaps many) of those waiting in line to buy $180/pair Lebron sneakers probably--
    ----have a closet full of pairs of similar 'absolutely essential for their survival'(sarcasm) $180/pair sneakers.
    ----that many probably complain about living in financial poverty. Yet find it more important to buy such shoes instead of food, books, health insurance, etc
    ----probably dump a lot of money in other such essentials for life as bling, I-Pods, X-Box's, cable TV(with every channel) while not saving money for their kids education, rent, etc
    -----a good portion of their money probably goes for drugs, alcohol, guns.

    I am sure a lot of cons on this board will cite the above as an example of liberal inner city behavior. I cite it as irresponsible behavior, etc. A good many of such people no doubt vote Democrat. However, similar behavior in regards to putting non essentials ahead of food, education, etc can also be found among rural redneck populations(who likely put guns, alcohol, their dog, their pickup with all the trimmings, a super equipped recreational boat, etc ahead of saving for education for their children, food on the table, alimony, etc. Likely a lot of them bitch about being in poverty and bitch about Obama. Some have food stamps, etc...but not likely as high a percent as inner city lowlifes/thugs.

    they are opposite sides of the political spectrum but do seem to share behavior that is selfish to the detriment of their family and community.
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    Had this been posted by a "con" that "con" would have been called a racist...
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    It would be nice if neither one of those groups voted.
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    This is why these thugs need to be careful in public with their probably illegally attained guns. The public will shoot back. :grin:
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    chance that both the shooter and the robber were carrying illegally.

    If a con had posted my entire first post I doubt any would call the poster a racist.

    So far I haven't read any disagreement regarding my premise of irresponsibility of both inner city types who put $180/pair sneakers, bling, etc ahead of family/community and the same sort of behavior in regards to many rednecks.

    Such poor character is seen in many groups--regardless of race, etc

    solution is not from the outside. The solution lies within the inner city with good people there putting pressure on the low lifes. And good people in rural America putting pressure on low lifes in their community. There is some that can be accomplished by govt(local, state, fed) but there are limits. And no matter how much effort is given from the outside, unless the community itself makes a stand against low lifes within the community there is little chance change will occur.
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    So the thread premise was to use an example from an implied minority setting, to then dis rednecks and cons as equally culpable ?

    Are you kidding me ?
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    are you saying that there aren't rednecks just as irresponsible in regards to family/community by putting things(such as blinged up pickup trucks, blinged up recreational boats, alcohol, etc) ahead of their own family well-being and future?

    We see folks in inner city with Caddy's with $1000 rims owned by a guy whose family is living in a dump of an apartment. We also see many folks in rural America with blinged up pickup trucks with $1000 rims, blinged up recreational boat who have their family living in a dump of a mobile home or shack. Same mentality. Different ends of the political spectrum.
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    Lawdog calls you out on taking an example from an inner city setting and use it to call out rural people and conservatives. Your response? You make the claim over again.

    And I thought you were going to take that shooting as an opportunity to show your support for stand your ground laws -- which is what the take-away from this shooting should be.
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    Old is nowhere near that magnanimous.
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    Bait thread.
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    Whole lot of stereotyping going on right there
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    Yeah, our strict gun laws in places like Chicago are working great. Most homicides there come from registered legal guns.
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    So what? I have no problem with this. We all have different priorities.
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    Biggest difference is the inner city scum gets their money from stealing and robbing, welfare, Obama-aid, drug sales, all sorts of illicit activities.

    Redneck rurals who like to trick out their trucks, buy nice expensive huntin' guns, cases of Skoal, and other things which seem frivolous, get theirs with money they EARN from working at a plant or as a lumberjack, farmer, etc.

    Hence--the rurals have JOBS and use THEIR money. Inner city thugs use OURS or whomever they rob.

    Not a difficult thing to understand really. May be hard for the left to grasp since the concept of it being THEIR money to do with as they please falls outside of the realm of accountability and responsibility.
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    My wife and I went to Atlanta last weekend to go to a few places we haven't been like World of Coca Cola and Atlanta Underground. One thing, even on a Sunday morning, you get the feeling you need to carry. There are so many homeless pandering that you can't enjoy even walking around Centennial Park without having to duck them. And forget going to Atlanta Underground alone.
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    Once upon a time Underground Atlanta was a nice place to visit.
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