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Re: “This ain’t the Summer of Love

MikeB - if you find your account suspended it is because you spam the comments.
Your content is crummy but that isn't the reason you are being shut down. It is the mindless yelling in comments. Mindless Alex Jones like comments.

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Posted by TruB on 09/12/2017 at 12:11 PM

Re: “Food deserts limit access to healthy foods for low-income people

People have great ideas that do not help the person of low income having access to better food. Notice the part about transportation. I also don't think you'll find warehouses in the middle of every 'food dessert'.

After my 9 hour job I don't have to spend an hour each way traveling 15 miles home on public transport. It is interesting that neighborhood markets' are still the bigger box store that pushed out the convenient local market from neighborhoods. Where I grew up there was a strip mall 3 blocks away with a deli, meat store, and a Korean (which is a vegetable / fruit store). The other direction 3 blocks was the other deli, the kosher deli / bagel store and a fish store. These groups of stores were also where the buses stopped. People are tired and education won't help them stretch that $4.50 a day to feed 4 people. I also realize that learning smart menus does work but my point is the immediate need is cost to feed families that might not even be able to make it to the food shelves.

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Posted by TruB on 09/10/2017 at 3:30 PM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 09/10/2017 at 9:10 AM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

Paul, is there any evidence that could convince you that white privelege doesnt exist?
Privilege comes from socioeconomic factors, not racial makeup.

The concept of white privilege assumes that all white people grow up under the same circumstances, in the same way it assumes that black people do as well. If you grow up with a white single mother in a housing project in Holyoke, youre not going to have access to the same type of guidance and resources at home as a rich kid (white or black) from Longmeadow. Poor white students will never be able to qualify for minority scholarships, and thus have no privileges, while upper middle class black students have a plethora of opportunities that would not be available to them if they were white.

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 09/10/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “This ain’t the Summer of Love

No Trub tbe people listening to alex jones arent creating tbe divide it is people like you who say that "they need to be stopped" how do you propose to stop Alex Jones? Kill him? Suppress his 1st amendment rights? I thought violence made you ill? You democrats and the fake news media ARE THE ENEMY OF AMERICA AND ALEX JONES HAS BEEN CALLING OUT THESE RAT BASTARDS FOR 20 YEARS! WAKE UP!!!! (Hmmm my account was disabled how weird)

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Posted by Mikeb45 on 09/10/2017 at 8:47 AM

Re: “Reader: I shudder to see violence increased

I agree with this letter.

Posted by TruB on 09/09/2017 at 11:00 PM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

I am native American no one knows my language, no one respects my religion or even recognizes the fact that you are all immigrants to
My country

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Posted by Shannon Simmons on 09/09/2017 at 4:18 AM

Re: “Reader: Promote plant-based foods in local schools

JVM I dont know about others but my youngest is over 30 and I was always responsible for feeding them when they were young. Keeping a roof over there heads there butts covered and educating them. Watching my children with there kids nothings changed and nothings free. Where do you guys come from? Maybe just looking for something to grip about?

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Posted by Rocky Smith on 09/08/2017 at 3:53 PM

Re: “Reader: Promote plant-based foods in local schools

jy3, Are they forced to buy them?

Posted by JWM on 09/08/2017 at 2:06 PM

Re: “Reader: Promote plant-based foods in local schools

JWM: Perhaps it's changed since you went, but these days schools sell lunch to kids.

Posted by jy3 on 09/08/2017 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Reader: Promote plant-based foods in local schools

Claus Singer, As parents we need to be responsible for feeding our own children. Not the governments job!

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Posted by JWM on 09/08/2017 at 12:46 PM

Re: “Food deserts limit access to healthy foods for low-income people

Food deserts are a huge issue in SO many places and empowering residents to have a voice in what they need is the way to create real change. That said, I LOVE the King Soopers at Hancock and Academy. I had the sweetest juicy plum of the whole summer that I bought there just yesterday. Yes there are many issues in SE Springs but we must lift up our joys as well as our concerns. That store rocks. There are many military, retired, working, moderate, middle and even upper income residents in SE Springs -- think Valley Hi, Soaring Eagles, Sand Creek, Satellite townhomes. These are joys...

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Posted by Christ Temple Community Church on 09/08/2017 at 9:09 AM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

Thanks to all for your comments.

For those who do not believe that white privilege exists, is there any evidence that would cause you to change your minds?

For example, if I found out that criminal sentencing outcomes were the same for all races, I would change my mind about the existence of white privilege.

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Posted by Paul Yingling on 09/06/2017 at 8:09 PM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

I see that many have already ridiculed this horrible column. I am so sick and tired of liberal arts grads pulling out a crying towel. One ticket is a meaningless statistic. Absurd. Oh, I have had plenty of tickets and fines and no salutes. One data point is absurd. My five kids went to public schools and have learned that they get no advantage from being white... I was visiting one son at college and a friend of his walked in..blonde haired.... just enough Indian tribe in him for free tuition. My kids didn't get any of these culture give-aways. Now that kid had been given a priv. I have met several white men in the last year full of WP. In every case, they were fortunate to have luck in their lives thousands of others never had. If you went to all private schools and were given a job, and nobody I know got that, then maybe you should feel guilty. Maybe you should pay back in service and not cry in the towel.

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Posted by TominColorado on 09/06/2017 at 4:51 PM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

William Snell's dumbass comment supports this letter's existence in the first place!

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Posted by Judith Posch on 09/06/2017 at 4:33 PM

Re: “The first year of many lasts

Pipe down, Clara. Your comment is obnoxious and this writing is great.

Posted by Judith Posch on 09/06/2017 at 4:21 PM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

TruB - Are you on drugs? Yes, please people - search my name. You're not going to see any support for white nationalism, and in fact will see the opposite. You are lying.

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Posted by William Snell on 09/06/2017 at 3:04 PM

Re: “This ain’t the Summer of Love

It is hard to sympathize with people who talk shit. Antifa speaks against other leftists in a destructive manner and then want applause because they say they will punch Nazis in the nose. They are like the 3% who somehow think they are better patriots. I dont think this author (like ANTIFA) has done anything to understand why some are not happy with their actions. Many of us have been protesting for years without covering our faces. Weve gotten our death threats and dealt with the cowards who make them. ANTIFA also seems to spread the feeling that voting doesnt matter. They also keep telling older liberals that they F#$ked up everything and broke all our promises. (Ive got no idea who promised the youth anything). Yes, DreamHost should fight this request and more people should be spending a minute of those phone calls and letters and protests on the issue of sharing this data. It is a shame that the lies spread about Black Lives Matter are blatant.

I sure do not get the last 2 sentences of this article: scared of its own most vital elements ????. The center cant hold and we wont find the right having conversations in the open about criticizing the different parts (or groups) of their make up. The author hasnt dropped it like its hot or left us understanding whats got to give?.
People want to be applauded for doing things while dressed in black that everyone else (us leftists) have been doing without trying to draw lines in the sand. Unity was found in supplying medical support and feeding the homeless. Many older liberals have no room for mumbling how capitalism needs to be abolished but we do understand wanting to get rid of money in politics.

The group of people who are listening to Alex Jones and creating the divide in America need to be stopped and it will be difficult to do without treating it as having enemies. My nerves and stomach cant take speaking of other people as the enemy. This is what makes my heart heavy and the reason I think most liberals seem pro issue to show inclusion. Im sure it wasnt the people who vote R for everything showing up at DACA and lovelivesHere rallies.

As long as we are going to consistently dissect liberals out in the open we should pull the Band aid and get to it. Working together also goes both ways.

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Posted by TruB on 09/06/2017 at 3:03 PM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

If anyone cares to search William Snell he believes in white nationalism and spends a great deal of time gas lighting that the left is oppressing him. I find that when conservatives go big in a rant it is because no one has the time to dispute every last incorrect item in that rant.

William - you don't notice your privilege because you don't want to admit that your Irish ancestors just walked off a boat. Thinking that the cops following you around is anything like being pulled over because of the color of your skin is showing your privileged. The hours you spend on breitbart (which also leaves a trail) talking about how the right isn't violent proves my assumption. You seem to believe there is something called a 'black privileged card' which is why you believe you are being oppressed.

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Posted by TruB on 09/06/2017 at 1:57 PM

Re: “My white privilege, my brown grandchildren

I'm white Irish, and yet I'm seemingly unaffected by this "white privilege" I'm told about. In my 20's cops would frequently tail my car, as they did with many young drivers, and that was annoying. Now I'm older and married and drive a min-van, so this doesn't happen anymore, but I do face other issues. I'm a little under average height and am stocky with muscle. Something about my look guarantees that I'll be selected for "random extra screening" at every stop at every airport I fly through. Happens every time, and I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of a guy.

I want to address your two "dog whistles". First, about white people being an oppressed minority or some such. White people are not a minority in Western countries, so that's out right away. It's very hard to argue with the fact that blatant and hostile racism against white people is considered completely acceptable on most media, as well as YouTube, which will yank a video that even obliquely criticizes a minority group. It's common to see outright calls for violence against white people, without the slightest pushback from anyone on the left.

It's also difficult to see how you could contest that points in the Oppression Olympics are prized by leftists. This is a demonstrable fact. You know how I know I'm dealing with a leftist? Their bio is filled with information about their race, sexual orientation, gender status, preferred pronouns, etc. Conservatives don't do this. When listening to ANY leftist speak, the most common phrase is something like, "As a woman of color..."

But I also really want to address your idiocy about white people not being denied a voice in discussions about social justice. This is also a demonstrable fact. It's common for white people to be told they can't speak on issues because they're white. It isn't even difficult to find hours of videos showing exactly this kind of behavior on the left. Your contention that historical politicians were white is so stupid I hardly know where to begin. I'm assuming you're not really this stupid, and understand exactly how flawed your point was. What a President's skin color 100 years ago means absolutely nothing in a discussion about current social justice issues. Or more to the point, the abandonment of personal responsibility for group responsibility the left has embraced.

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Posted by William Snell on 09/06/2017 at 9:19 AM

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