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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by TakeMyCrabs, Dec 11, 2007. | Replies: 41 | Views: 1780

  1. TakeMyCrabs

    TakeMyCrabs IncGamers Member

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    Dying for Respect?

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    Would you die for respect? What if you're facing the same circumstances as the kids in the article?
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    No. I'd embarrass myself for sex though.
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    It isn't about respect, it is about surviving. It was a very sad read.
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    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    Three guesses which political party has had control of that area for decades. The first two don't count.
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    sad :(

    but it's not dying for respect, it's killing for respect
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    And Smeg, what do you think the republicans could do to fix this generational problem?
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    Sir EvilFreeSmeg Banned

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    What they do elsewhere. Shut the revolving door, force welfare reform to get the people to work, have the cops's back when they go in and bust a few skulls as needed, etc.

    EVERY city that has a major crime problem is run by the democrats. There is a study that was released about 2 weeks ago that listed who's run the top 10 worst crime cities. Of them, the Republicans have held power for a whole 8% of the time. In cities that it's the other way, it's just the opposite. Liberalism has not only failed the people but it's enslaved them into dependance and the hell they're stuck in.
  8. TakeMyCrabs

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    Politicizing much Smeg?


    Republicans lost their balls too, it's too much compassionate conservatism and not enough personal responsibility.


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    Smeg, do you have a link to this study? Or know the name of it? I'd like to peruse it.



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    That isn't dying for respect, that is dying for what you think is respect. They really don't know that outside of their block, no one will ever know their name, they will just be another number in another study about crime.

    If they had lived, and managed to learn what is right from what is wrong, and gotten out of that place, they could have been an actor, or a musician, or a politician, all occupations which command respect.

    Sad.
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    Thats why I don't like going to Oakland at night. Remove it from CA, please.
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    The problem is that stupidity is a form of street cred. Seeking education, being able to speak English, wanting to be successful, etc. is apparently classified as "selling out."
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    My thoughts exactly. It seems to be a shoot or be shot at world, and I think the vast majority of people would choose to shoot. It's not really about respect, but what the respect brings - safety. If no one respects you, you'll get beat up, shot at, and robbed. If people *do* respect you, you'll have others who will protect you and hopefully less people trying to attack you.



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    If each of you were under these same circumstances, I'm pretty sure you would be willing to die for "respect." Remember, these kids have never been taught right from wrong and have no family structure at all.
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    we already stuck it up north so we don't have to worry about it anymore



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    Or is it possible that the 'Gangsta' rap culture has influenced this? Surely, it must get you much respect to put $5000 wheels on your $200 POS car, have 37 different kids who don't know you, kill people, and be an anchor to society.

    Let them kill each other. Sooner or later we won't have to worry about it.
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    Agreed with ModeratelyConfused.
  18. WzWz

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    Yup .


  19. disgruntled

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    When you live in a war zone, you act like you have to to survive. There's poverty there and violence. This isn't a new story. This has been going on for years in Oakland and Richmond.
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    I think this situation led to the "gangsta" rap culture and not the other way around. It's the people who made it out of neighborhoods like Oakland and Compton by rapping who made the "gangsta" culture a fad.



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