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2020-10-28 7:58:29 PM  
This is what happens when you allow 1% of the population to hoard 99% of the resources and then tell the people 'fark you, I got mine'
 
2020-10-28 8:06:52 PM  
But enough about the current president...
 
2020-10-28 8:52:23 PM  
The cruelty is the point.
 
2020-10-28 9:01:10 PM  
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2020-10-28 9:53:19 PM  
Because we need a god-damned Supreme Court Justice before the people need financial relief.  Fark you, Mitch McConnell.
 
2020-10-28 9:57:14 PM  
"There's nothing to do, Nowhere to go."

I wanna be sedated.

they're self-medicating, whether that be with alcohol, whether that be with drugs

OK then!
 
2020-10-28 10:05:35 PM  

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Not much of a Jim Carey fan, but this was semi-watchable
 
2020-10-29 1:32:52 AM  
Buckle up, buttercup.  Mr. Toad's wild ride is just beginning.
 
2020-10-29 1:37:13 AM  
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2020-10-29 1:38:45 AM  
Huh.

I was expecting this article to be about the trump administration.
 
2020-10-29 1:42:15 AM  
Hey, as long as it's directed towards Republicans, I'm not saying it's right, but I understand.
 
2020-10-29 1:48:00 AM  
What I find amusing about the "horrific" increase in crime in NYC is that it has risen all they way back to the nightmarish levels of 7 or 8 years ago. At the time it was considered pretty low, but apparently it was an apocalyptic hellscape.
 
2020-10-29 2:00:09 AM  

hissatsu: What I find amusing about the "horrific" increase in crime in NYC is that it has risen all they way back to the nightmarish levels of 7 or 8 years ago. At the time it was considered pretty low, but apparently it was an apocalyptic hellscape.


There were a whole bunch of stories you just couldn't tell unless you set them on a subway car completely covered in graffiti. Those were always the best levels in Final Fight/Streets of Rage/etc.
 
2020-10-29 2:06:08 AM  
Can't blame em. You gotta eat.
 
2020-10-29 2:07:24 AM  
It's funny how "horrified" the rich are when the poor they've starved come to eat them.

"Horrific".
 
2020-10-29 2:08:11 AM  
this is to punish you voting taxpayers for smiling as people stood up for themselves across the nation and raised a right on arm in solidarity against the man.

instead of taking care of their citizens as other leading brand name nations have 'murican leaders have purposefully paved the way to a huge crime wave. mommas are not going to let their babies starve. people need to pay the rent. it's gonna go sky high and the straights will be crying for the cops to bust heads.

it's a sickening cycle we have here. vote as often as you can.
 
2020-10-29 2:20:53 AM  
NYC has gone downhill much faster than many other cities.
Its no COVID, its policing, i.e. the lack thereof.
Which means that we are just beginning to see the effects of the pandemic.
 
2020-10-29 2:39:08 AM  

hissatsu: What I find amusing about the "horrific" increase in crime in NYC is that it has risen all they way back to the nightmarish levels of 7 or 8 years ago. At the time it was considered pretty low, but apparently it was an apocalyptic hellscape.


The Worst Witch recently claimed that people were starving en masse during the Obama years and you were taking your life in your own hands every time you stepped outside your house.  This apparently ended within a few weeks of Trump taking office, and she credits trump with saving us all.  Oddly enough, I don't  seem to recall having to hide in my own home or walk around armed in 2015 in order to escape slavering hordes of thugs and starving people, and neither do my roommates.  She also swears I left the house armed every time, and constantly complained about it.  I don't remember this, even though she says I carried a Glock, and swears I own one to this day (I don't, and never have).

I DO remember having to struggle to put food on the table after losing my job in 2007, but I don't remember Obama being president at that time.  She doesn't either, but she also doesn't remember there being a war and massive recession from 2000 to 2008, at least not one Bush was involved in.  She does, however, recall how Clinton farked up our 9-11 response and then got us into Afghanistan and Iraq and subsequently tanked the economy, but the Bush years were pretty noneventful and generally peaceful and prosperous.  Until Obama became president, and suddenly everything went to hell overnight.  In much the same way, she didn't recall Roy Moore running in Alabama even though he was on the news almost every day at that point, nor did she recall him being accused of being an actual straight-up pedophile until I told her as an experiment that he was a Democrat, and remembered him implicitly after that but refuses to believe he was ever a Republican.

Oddly enough, she doesn't  SEEM to be suffering from dementia, since her memory of current events seems otherwise decent, and she remembers events very well when they suit her, as she can recall with perfect clarity the timeline of events at Benghazi (just as one example).

Her faulty memory is...oddly selective.
 
2020-10-29 2:41:46 AM  
I find it fascinating the article talks about skyrocketing crime, then admits it's confined to a small population in small regions of the city, mostly minority males.  Acting out of boredom, possibly using controlled but legal substances like alcohol, to possibly self medicate.  Concern that calls for police oversight have traditionally resulted in less arrests, which also increase crime.  Much concern all around.

Sounds like someone pushing an agenda.  Trying to dress it up with a bit of concern for mental health, it still reads like more propaganda to scare people.  Oooh, scary brown people in cities run wild.  Better vote authoritarian.
 
2020-10-29 2:46:25 AM  
Defund and abolish.  Use the money to pay for social services and treatment.
 
2020-10-29 3:04:57 AM  

Animatronik: NYC has gone downhill much faster than many other cities.
Its no COVID, its policing, i.e. the lack thereof.
Which means that we are just beginning to see the effects of the pandemic.


Do you not do something just because someone tells you not to? Come unto me, little lamb....
 
2020-10-29 3:05:10 AM  

sinko swimo: this is to punish you voting taxpayers for smiling as people stood up for themselves across the nation and raised a right on arm in solidarity against the man.

instead of taking care of their citizens as other leading brand name nations have 'murican leaders have purposefully paved the way to a huge crime wave. mommas are not going to let their babies starve. people need to pay the rent. it's gonna go sky high and the straights will be crying for the cops to bust heads.

it's a sickening cycle we have here. vote as often as you can.


You're adorable and by that I mean out of touch
 
2020-10-29 3:10:33 AM  
All I know is a flood of inner city poor people will easily overtake the right wing militias and quickly eradicate their little jerk-off civil war fantasies.

If any level of civil war breaks out like these tards are praying for, it won't end the way they think it will.
 
2020-10-29 3:53:01 AM  

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I have to say that's a well tailored suit.
 
2020-10-29 4:12:38 AM  
It's a feature, not a bug.
 
2020-10-29 4:49:33 AM  

Unikitty: sinko swimo: this is to punish you voting taxpayers for smiling as people stood up for themselves across the nation and raised a right on arm in solidarity against the man.

instead of taking care of their citizens as other leading brand name nations have 'murican leaders have purposefully paved the way to a huge crime wave. mommas are not going to let their babies starve. people need to pay the rent. it's gonna go sky high and the straights will be crying for the cops to bust heads.

it's a sickening cycle we have here. vote as often as you can.

You're adorable and by that I mean out of touch


perhaps so. but i'm all ears. clue me in.
 
2020-10-29 8:50:54 AM  
The veneer of civilization is very thin
 
2020-10-29 8:52:47 AM  

Claude Ballse: All I know is a flood of inner city poor people will easily overtake the right wing militias and quickly eradicate their little jerk-off civil war fantasies.

If any level of civil war breaks out like these tards are praying for, it won't end the way they think it will.


I think you are over estimating the abilities of the inner city poor people.  I am in the middle....so yea I hate everybody.
 
2020-10-29 8:55:33 AM  
Why don't they just lay down and die quietly like good serfs?
 
2020-10-29 9:08:02 AM  

Skeleton Man: Can't blame em. You gotta eat.


Shooting other poor people helps them eat?
 
2020-10-29 9:25:39 AM  

BigNumber12: Skeleton Man: Can't blame em. You gotta eat.

Shooting other poor people helps them eat?


It does if you have a hankering for long pig.
 
2020-10-29 10:07:42 AM  

cherryl taggart: I find it fascinating the article talks about skyrocketing crime, then admits it's confined to a small population in small regions of the city, mostly minority males.  Acting out of boredom, possibly using controlled but legal substances like alcohol, to possibly self medicate.  Concern that calls for police oversight have traditionally resulted in less arrests, which also increase crime.  Much concern all around.

Sounds like someone pushing an agenda.  Trying to dress it up with a bit of concern for mental health, it still reads like more propaganda to scare people.  Oooh, scary brown people in cities run wild.  Better vote authoritarian.


Yes, very much this.

I might have fallen for those selling points when I was in my twenties.  It's how I was raised.  I had middle class parents, in a middle class neighborhood, with middle class schools, I was an acceptable skin color, and I had very little information about the world outside my small town.  I was taught as a child that "Though shall not steal"  Sinning was a crime, bad people sinned, end of story.  Even after I became an atheist I didn't think much of it.  I might think about the context of the crime, stealing bread to feed your family, not as bad as stealing a car.  It was a childlike philosophy for a young adult to espouse.  I still had, it's a morality issue based on the criminal's lack of goodness.

I eventually learned about the world outside my neighborhood, and damn, it was an unfair horrible place.  Education was horrible, after school entertainment was non-existent, banks treated you differently, credit schools were horrible, the police treated you differently, grocery stores charged poor people more, there was that whole cheap goods cost more over time, there were initial hurdles set that excluded poor people, down payments, investing, the whole need money to make money thing, employers wouldn't even consider you if you didn't already "look the right way."  The legislature had laws to screw the poor over, the judicial system was flawed, sending poor kids to for profit prisons.  Some corporations had a business model of union busting, keeping entire towns reliant on low paying job then taking half their income back in rent.  Just all kinds of horrible things that didn't happen in my neighborhood.

There were just two sets of rules to play by, and the playing field was tilted against he poor.  So, yeah, I'm ready to call it a moral problem, a moral problem of the rich, the powerful, those authoritarian assholes who have been profiting by keeping out most vulnerable citizens down, and then crushing them legally when they revolt the smallest bit.

This is why I'll be voting for the people who recognize that poverty is a top down problem.  I'll be voting against the one's blowing racist dog whistles like the one's you noticed in the article.
 
2020-10-29 10:27:41 AM  

sinko swimo: Unikitty: sinko swimo: this is to punish you voting taxpayers for smiling as people stood up for themselves across the nation and raised a right on arm in solidarity against the man.

instead of taking care of their citizens as other leading brand name nations have 'murican leaders have purposefully paved the way to a huge crime wave. mommas are not going to let their babies starve. people need to pay the rent. it's gonna go sky high and the straights will be crying for the cops to bust heads.

it's a sickening cycle we have here. vote as often as you can.

You're adorable and by that I mean out of touch

perhaps so. but i'm all ears. clue me in.


NOTHING in this country will.change until we stop treating public servants like rock stars with $100,000+ salaries, free health care, guaranteed retirement plans...they should have LESS than we do and be humble and do as the people need and that doesn't have a f*cking thing to do with voting.

If voting were so important to our nation, then shouldn't it be mandatory? Voting is an illusion, a red herring if you will and we're really going to take that lesson up the ass next Thursday. Hide and watch.

The Electoral College will prevail.
 
2020-10-29 10:28:23 AM  
No, Thursday was not a typo.
 
2020-10-29 10:50:06 AM  

Ker_Thwap: I was taught as a child that "Though shall not steal"


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2020-10-29 11:01:45 AM  

scalpod: It's funny how "horrified" the rich are when the poor they've starved come to eat them.

"Horrific".


"I am not happy.
My pile is not as big as it once was.
How will I make my pile bigger?
I will take from everyone else's pile."
 
2020-10-29 11:17:50 AM  

trappedspirit: Ker_Thwap: I was taught as a child that "Though shall not steal"

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Me, being me, I didn't review my work before submitting it.  I left off half a sentence, making a hash of the whole thing.

Even after becoming an atheist, I still had, "it's a morality issue based on the criminal's lack of goodness" rattling around the back of my head.

Oh well, I suck at internetting most days.
 
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