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The Lounge / Re: Louisiana
« on: December 02, 2014, 08:40:16 AM »
This is telling.   African-Americans are not foreign.   I know exactly what you mean though.  A lot of white people do have this mentality.  They literally say things like "such and such neighborhood is like a third world country."

You see why Black people would be so upset by this?  They are as American as American gets and they're still being treated by the cops as if the cops are European colonialists in Africa, along the lines of a famous (but false) quote "The natives are restless."


I'm not implying these neighborhoods aren't part of America, but a different part of America a lot of people aren't exposed to. Texas is different from California, Chinatown is different from Tucson. This country is too big and diverse to be one thing but...

Your right a lot of people view the ghettos in a different light than from what they view the rest of America. Whatever bad shit happens in the ghettos, as long as it stays in the ghetto, it's their problem, like it's not something that is happening all across America. Something bad happens in 'mainstream' America the news are trying to fix it for weeks.

I would say that Officer Wilson's assertion that he felt "fear" and was claiming to being overpowered was the sub-conscious cue for a lot of people.  How could a 6'4" tall police officer be that fearful of another unarmed 6'4" man?  Only in the cultural context of white people's fear of black anger. 
 
Which again, your statement is so telling: "I'm sure as a white boy in blue in a neighborhood like Ferguson is tough. There is so much pent up hatred by a few members of these communities for such people."

White people feel their fear is justified, and jurors sympathize with the white police officer over that.  They are not empathizing with black people's fear of the police in the same way.

All that stuff is beyond me honestly, like I said earlier I don't think things are as cut and dry as a lot of people like to believe. I don't really get what it means to be black or white in , cause for fucking sure most people don't know what it means to be yellow and consider yourself American(that's a headache in itself). I do wish people could have more open discussions on the matter instead rushing to jump one one side whenever something happens between a white person and black person. In my experience dealing with people of all types of backgrounds, cultures, and races(perks of moving a lot and living in DC), most people are to busy with their lives to care about trivial shit like that and that's a good thing.

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The Lounge / Re: New Star Wars trailer.
« on: November 29, 2014, 10:26:20 PM »
so how about that Jurassic Park trailer? looks so good.

I liked it but something about dinosaur hybrids just seem corny to me.

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The Lounge / Re: New Star Wars trailer.
« on: November 29, 2014, 12:56:30 PM »
Some of yall are trying too hard. If the previous star wars didnt exist and you saw this, youd think it was tight.

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The Lounge / New Star Wars trailer.
« on: November 28, 2014, 01:06:26 PM »

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The Lounge / Re: Devon Feil's expose about A22 and TCU
« on: November 27, 2014, 11:14:26 PM »

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The Lounge / Re: Devon Feil's expose about A22 and TCU
« on: November 27, 2014, 10:26:05 AM »
http://www.theatavism.tumblr.com <- I write about BMX stuff I like. Only throwbacks.

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The Lounge / Re: Louisiana
« on: November 27, 2014, 12:44:39 AM »
I work at my parent's liquor store in a not so well off neighborhood these days, I can tell you right now the reason the owner or the employees didn't call the cops is cause altercations like what Micheal Brown did at the store are a daily occurrence. People will flex their muscles from time to time to get what they want, a 2 dollar cigarillo isn't really worth the fight. Customers like Micheal Brown are a dime a dozen, in poor neighborhoods being a thug will get you left alone. If people were to fight over things like that, they'd be much more dead people.

Everyone is a bit of 'thug', it's just how it is, even the kindest people will put up a hard shell. There has been a more than a few instances where someone stole from us and my fellow employee caught them and if they give them a bit of lip, he just beat his ass and threatened to shoot him. People have to know the store is not to be messed or people will be coming here just to steal and possible robbery cause they here someone in the neighborhood is soft. Plus calling the cops isn't an option unless someone is dead or literally robbed the store in gunpoint, in a neighborhood that distrusts cops, it's terrible for business.

Even most the lawful are wary of the cops. There is a lady that comes in, her husband was shot and killed. They labeled his death as 'gang violence' when she knows for a fact he stopped running with those people. I guess there is a feeling that the police don't give the innocent real justice and they feel like their voice isn't heard. If the police wants results, they get the results, even if it means cutting corners to do so. I guess to a lot of people Micheal Brown played out is another case of a police cutting corners to get what they wants.

I can't blame the cop either, I'm sure as a white boy in blue in a neighborhood like Ferguson is tough. There is so much pent up hatred by a few members of these communities for such people. That white boy is more or less fighting a war in a foreign land and it's gotta be scary as shit. In a community where violence is so prevalent, he did nothing different than what others do all the time. Unfortunately for Darren Wilson being the police, he is expected to hold himself to a higher standard, and rightfully so. The police are an easy scapegoat to the greater problems these communities face. Sure they do add a lot to it but its not as cut and dry as people would like to think.

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The Lounge / Re: Steven Hamilton
« on: November 25, 2014, 12:44:59 AM »
The Intrikat frame is the oddly the most suitable modern frame for him.

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The Lounge / Re: Where do you get your vinyl sticker made at gangsta.
« on: November 20, 2014, 11:43:29 AM »
thanks!

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The Lounge / Where do you get your vinyl sticker made at gangsta.
« on: November 17, 2014, 03:04:19 AM »
I hate ordering stuff online and not knowing the quality. What are some places that make quality custom vinyl stickers? It'd be cool if they were riders also.

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The Lounge / Re: Age?
« on: November 16, 2014, 08:32:44 PM »
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The Bike Shop / Re: Favorite Riding Shoe
« on: November 16, 2014, 10:29:21 AM »
Lotek Brooklyns and Troops were the perfect riding shoe but these days... Adidas Busenitz does me fine.

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The Lounge / Re: Jim Newrick's Super Monoco DVD online
« on: November 14, 2014, 10:00:22 PM »
Sometimes I wonder whether all the Cali bigshots watched Voices and TWW back in the day. I mean you can film someone doing a ridiculous ice el toro to hardway 3 to nose manual etc etc but it would never have the depth and character of those videos. This captures some of that essence.

Joe Cox is too good, off and on the bike. I'm pretty sure I read a little sentence in Ride UK hinting he was working on a third video but that was years ago so I'm guessing it's not happening.

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The Lounge / Re: Jim Newrick's Super Monoco DVD online
« on: November 10, 2014, 07:59:19 PM »
Newrick's still got it. I really enjoyed how it was all edited.

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The Lounge / Jim Newrick's Super Monoco DVD online
« on: November 09, 2014, 05:11:25 PM »
http://antidotebrand.com/super-monaco-exclusive-video/

Quite possibly one the best things to come out this year.

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