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  1. Doc, I know you're up to your normal evening routine of hitting the bottle and starting i-fights, but this thread is about Koya's feelings. Sidetracking this thread with a pointless i-fight takes away from the focus. Please respect Koya's feelings.
  2. For the past several years when Conservatives shared their concerns, Liberals ruthlessly derided them as racist, xenophobic, and evil. Now that Liberals have concerns you expect us to be sympathetic? Maybe if Liberals had been more sympathetic you'd get sympathy in return. But since Liberals were not only unsympathetic, but also condescending and dismissive you can go pound sand. See how that works? Liberals made this bed, now lie in it. Tim, will be over to tuck you in.
  3. Sorry about all the emoticon responses, but you said you weren't looking for a back and forth on your post, just emotive thoughts.
  4. Based on your post count and prose I was able to diagnose your depression awhile ago. Feel free to PM me if you're feeling down and need someone to talk to, but please don't do anything rash. Looking out for you, buddy.
  5. Your fear stoking the past few pages has been both more extreme and more amusing.
  6. What's so scary about whites, Christians, and people against open borders actually wanting their voice to be heard in our democratic process? Oh, the horror.
  7. Karlos Williams: A contending team hit with injuries at the running back position will give the power back another shot in the NFL. Williams, who was very effective last season, will be motivated to prove that he's not a tubby malcontent.
  8. I'll guess Super Bowl II with Daryle LaMonica as the Raiders starter and only QB designation on the active roster. George Blanda was listed as the Raiders kicker, but he was also their back-up QB.
  9. Yesterday, NFL on CBS posted the following comparison of Aaron Rodgers last eight games vs. Blaine Gabbert's last eight games...
  10. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Flynn addresses 'deadliest month' in 25 years A woman beaten to death with a lamp in an act of domestic violence. A man fatally stabbed during an argument outside a tavern. A man shot and killed while returning from a funeral for his grandfather. Those are just three of the 24 homicides recorded in August — what Milwaukee police have termed the "deadliest month" in 25 years. It is the highest monthly total since July 1991, when the victims of serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer were discovered, Milwaukee police said. "We've had a slight increase in domestic violence homicides this year, but the biggest driver of our homicides is arguments and fights and retaliation among people with criminal records," Milwaukee Police Chief Edward Flynn said Thursday. "Some of our challenge is simply consistently being able to deter armed offending through the criminal justice system," he added. "The penalties are too weak." Although Chicago has captured national headlines for having its deadliest month in nearly two decades, Milwaukee had a higher per capita rate of killings (4 per 100,000 people) in August compared with its neighbor to the south (3.3 per 100,000 people), according to Milwaukee police. Tracey Dent, a longtime community activist, called the statistics "heartbreaking." "At the same time, I have anger," he said. "I host a lot of 'Stop the Violence' events with very little support because people will say ... 'nothing's going to change.'" "Twenty-four homicides in one month and there's no outrage?" he continued. "That's a problem." Dent said it will take residents, police and city leaders working together to prevent and reduce deadly violence. Flynn said he wanted to bring attention to the homicides because the killings seemed to get lost in media coverage dominated by the fatal police shooting of Sylville Smith on Aug. 13. The police shooting touched off two nights of violent unrest in the Sherman Park neighborhood. Crowds have continued to gather near the scene, N. 44th St. and W. Auer Ave., leading to recent arrests after officers were summoned to the area by nearby residents. "The fact remains the overwhelming problem facing this city is violent crime, homicidal violent crime, that is most significant in afflicting our disadvantaged neighborhoods of color," Flynn said. Flynn said the department has been challenged by having to "expend extraordinary resources" to the continuing unrest and that "has obviously had an impact on our ability to be proactive."
  11. CNN has now admitted that they "shorthanded" the sister's statement, and "unintentionally" gave the wrong impression as to her intent. Look at the comments after the CNN rep's Tweet. People aren't as dumb as CNN was hoping. Tweet
  12. Based on your own words it sounds like you are justifying it.
  13. I didn't see any mention of those sports fans singling out and violently attacking members of another race during those riots. Would you concede that feature of the Milwaukee riots exists and makes it worse than the riots you listed? Why do you feel compelled to play down the violence that we're seeing in Milwaukee via some sort of relativism, anyway? Reporter Forced Off Milwaukee Streets: Protesters Too Hostile to Whites The young reporter went on to stress that it “isn’t every protester” actively calling for such violence but he is still leaving the city. “For those that are perceivably white, it is just not safe to be here. And that’s why I’m deciding to leave,” he said. “For those that are wondering, I’m actually Korean,” Pool added, “I’m mixed [race], but, you know, most people down here, you know, when I was covering this didn’t, they don’t make that conclusion, they just looked at me and they start saying things about white people … but when you hear a group directing their anger and hate towards white people, and seeing several white people be attacked, and then finally an 18-year-old white kid is shot in the neck, that’s when I’m like, ‘OK, I shouldn’t be here,’ right?”
  14. I think people do consider both Tosa and West Allis immediate burbs of Milwaukee. It's definitely not downtown or Milwaukee's Northwest neighborhoods that we're talking about. So a current long term sitting alderman who recently received 30% of the vote for mayor doesn't count as a Milwaukee official/leader? Not currently, but I lived both Milwaukee and Tosa, and I always considered Tosa a burb when I lived there. So do others. I loved Milwaukee, and still have good friends there. Sad to see the problems it's having. (No clue how to erase these mystery quote blocks.)
  15. Actually, Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke has the balls to tell the truth, and after the 2011 State Fair attacks Milwaukee alderman Bob Donovan had the balls to tell the truth. So there are a couple Milwaukee officials with some balls. Balls are slowly but surely dropping. In violence, we reap the harvest we've sown By Bob Donovan If the chaos that erupted at State Fair Park on opening night isn't a wake-up call for this community, then I hate to think what it will take to get our attention. Yet is anyone willing to bet me a year from now we'll still be asleep at the switch? As an elected official and citizen, I was appalled by the senseless and horrific violence the mob unleashed outside what is supposed to be a safe and family-friendly venue. On behalf of our city, I again apologize to the victims and good patrons who endured or witnessed the unprovoked rampage. Sadly, what transpired near State Fair Park on Aug. 4 is only the most recent mob riot spawned by a culture of violence that has been brewing in a growing portion of Milwaukee's African-American community for some time. While we certainly have problems with Hispanic and Asian gangs, are groups of Hispanics or Hmong going out in mobs attacking whites? No. There is a growing subculture in the City of Milwaukee and other large urban centers across the nation - largely young and African-American lacking the shared values that you and I may take for granted. To this subculture, there is no respect for authority. There is no value in marriage or raising a family. There is no value in receiving an education or getting and keeping a job. There is no value in passing on a legacy to the next generation. Is this an indictment of the entire African-American community in Milwaukee, which is rich in families and individuals who have risen to the very pinnacle of business, medicine, law, academia, government and other sectors? No. But we simply must not ignore the fact that we are reaping the harvest that we've sown. There are consequences for making excuses for bad behavior. There are consequences for failing to instill a sense of personal responsibility in our young people, and for fostering an entitlement mentality. There are consequences for having little to no positive male involvement in the lives of so many of our African-American children. There are consequences for the horrendous illegitimacy rate in our African-American community. There are consequences for a decades-long near 50% unemployment rate for African-American males in our city. There are consequences for having a failing public school system, and an outdated juvenile justice system. There are consequences for having one of the highest teen pregnancy rates in the U.S., and for having kids raising kids. There are also far too many people in our community having children without the financial means to support them beyond some form of government assistance. Also, there are far too many men in our city who think the only contribution they need to make as a father is a biological one. Let's face it, the community was shocked when the violent mob of African-American youths attacked white people in Kilbourn Reservoir Park on July 3. Then, a few eyebrows were raised at the F-bombs and shocking disregard and disrespect for Milwaukee police officers shown by a large and unruly group of African-Americans at N. Richards St. and W. North Ave. on July 30. And now this horrific mob violence near State Fair Park. Where is government in all of this? Sure, we need government to help keep us safe, and to provide valuable services, but no amount of dollars in government spending or resources is going to truly address this mob violence problem. There is absolutely no substitute for personal responsibility, and I am merely pointing out, publicly, what has been discussed within the African-American community for years. We are indeed reaping the harvest we have sown. Sadly, there remain far too many so-called leaders in Milwaukee, both black and white, who remain in denial about our serious problems. There's one thing I'm absolutely certain about: We cannot begin to address our real problems if we can't first admit that those problems exist. Bob Donovan is a Milwaukee alderman representing the 8th District.
  16. Absolutely true, but riots like this also end up hurting the city of the whole. Detroit never really recovered from it's '67 riot as affluent people and businesses, even those not in the direct war zone, fled to the burbs. The same is also true of Milwaukee's '67 riot. Milwaukee brings in a lot of revenue from SummerFest. You'd have to imagine that both out of state tourism and suburban travel to next year's SummerFest will be down. Some people will simply envision a better, safer place to spend their free cash than a city in the news for it's riot tinged with attacks.
  17. But if we're going to be fair and tell the full story, sadly, some of the apprehensions about transit carrying violence from downtown to the burbs did come to fruition: It's time to take steps to stop young thugs (State Fair Attacks, 2011) I was in my hometown of Philadelphia attending the National Association of Black Journalists convention when my BlackBerry started blowing up with news about what happened Thursday night at the Wisconsin State Fair. According to reports, it was similar to what happened in Riverwest last month, but on a much more brutal - and scarier - scale. When people start reporting they were being beaten by black people for no other reason than being white people at the State Fair, that's pretty disturbing. It's also thuggish and disgusting. Now that we've got the rough words out of the way, it's time to get some real answers. I wasn't there - most readers weren't either - so I have to depend on the version from bystanders who called police and the Journal Sentinel newsroom for firsthand accounts. Nobody seems certain about the size of the groups - I've heard everything from about 30 to 40 all the way up to 300 - and no one seems sure what triggered the incident. I have heard the complaints about rap music at State Fair being a possible culprit, but after learning the featured performer was 1980s star MC Hammer, I'm skeptical. Real thugs don't listen to MC Hammer. As I've stated before, I believe some young blacks act out in public because they know how frightening black people appear to some whites and it gives them a sense of power. That's not an excuse for the behavior, but it's a very real component. Mayfair considering changes after teens storm mall (Mayfair Mall Melee, 2011) Wauwatosa — Mayfair Mall officials said Monday they are considering operational changes one day after dozens of young people stormed the popular mall late in the afternoon, scaring customers and store employees. Police confirmed on Monday that a gun was fired outside the mall. It was unclear whether the disruption inside the mall was connected to an attempted armed robbery near a bus stop where police said the gun was fired. One eyewitness said Monday that anywhere from 80 to 100 young people went through the Boston Store, in the south end of the mall, about 15 to 20 minutes after security guards broke up a fight outside the department store entrance on the mall's second floor.
  18. If the violence in Milwaukee's worst black areas is a by product of segregation, arrival after manufacturing jobs had left, and unemployment then why does Milwaukee's Hispanic population who arrived even later than Milwaukee's black population, who are largely segregated in Milwaukee's South Side, and who also have a high unemployment rate have a far lower violent crime rate than those black areas?
  19. Novel idea here, but perhaps the people in those communities are the people most responsible for those communities being the worst place to live in America. 2013: An official report from the Milwaukee police department reveals more: In the city, the homicide rate for black residents is 27.9 per 100,000 compared to 9.7 for Latinos and 1.7 per 100,000 white residents. Of known 2011 homicide suspects in Milwaukee, 93 percent are black, while 4 percent are white and Latino. The city itself is 40 percent black, 17 percent Latino, and 37 percent white, according to Census figures. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee sociology professor Aki Roberts shared his view of these troubling patterns with WND. “Milwaukee’s discrepancy does appear to be larger than the national average. Part of the reason may be that Milwaukee is one of most racially segregated cities in the United States,” he says. Roberts added, “In 2011, the black unemployment rate in Milwaukee was 22.4 percent compared to 9.6 percent for whites and 16.7 percent for Hispanics,” which “parallels the racial disparity in homicide rates in Milwaukee.” However, as the homicide report shows, the black murder rate is 14 times the white murder rate, while the black unemployment rate is double the white unemployment rate. From a different angle, Hispanics and blacks have a similar unemployment rate, yet the Hispanic murder rate is one third of the black rate. In 2011, 17 of the 86 homicides in Milwaukee occurred in 53206. Between 2005-2009, there were 95 homicides in this Zip Code out of 473 in the city as a whole. That’s 20 percent of all homicides, occurring in a Zip Code with less than 5 percent (28,210) of the city’s 594,833 population. Blacks comprise 96 percent of the Zip Code, Latinos are 2.1 percent, and whites are 1.6 percent.... There would have been far more homicides had some of the hundreds of non-fatal shootings resulted in their intended outcome. Between 2006-2009 there were 501 nonfatal shootings in 53206, comprising 27 percent of all nonfatal shootings in Milwaukee.... Over the course of the 1970s and 1980s, Wisconsin’s welfare benefits grew to be more generous than benefits in neighboring Illinois. By 1985, a Chicago family of three on welfare (AFDC) could increase their monthly cash benefit by roughly $200 by moving 90 miles to Milwaukee. By 1989, Wisconsin’s governor at the time, Tommy Thompson, worried that the state was becoming ”a welfare magnet.” A Democratic state senator named Joseph Andrea complained that Wisconsin benefits were too high, and that welfare had no work requirement. Milwaukee was one of the Wisconsin cities that became a magnet to certain Chicago residents throughout the l980s. By 1991, nearly a quarter of Milwaukee’s new AFDC cases were families that had moved to Wisconsin within just the prior three months. With close to a quarter of new welfare cases arising from people who had recently moved into the state, harsh skepticism mounted. There was also evidence that people posing as state residents were collecting welfare and simply returning home to Chicago with their payouts. As Professor Lawrence Mead wrote, “stories of fraud and abuse fatally undercut Wisconsin’s liberal welfare consensus.” Wisconsin soon pioneered rigorous welfare reforms, which became the model for the 1996 AFDC overhaul. The Zip Code 53206, with the highest murder rate in Milwaukee, also had the highest level of welfare dependence. Prior to Wisconsin’s welfare reform, 53206 “had the largest number of families receiving AFDC,” according to the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee report. Striking numbers of those born in that pre-welfare era went on to have encounters with the law: A 2007 report by UWM’s Employment and Training Institute noted that, “Nearly two-thirds (62 percent) of men ages 30-34 from Zip Code 53206 have been incarcerated in state Department of Corrections facilities or are currently incarcerated.”