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 on: June 01, 2020, 03:35:07 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by minimac
I'm sorry, but there are NO underlying issues that justify the rioting, burning, and destruction that is going on. Please-no offense Darryl, but blacks aren't the only ones who were oppressed.  The Irish, Poles, Italians, Japanese (and others) have all been discriminated against in this country. Furthermore, as to the reference to the football players, they certainly have a right to express themselves. Their employers made it known it would not be tolerated, for whatever reason, while at "work". There are consequences to actions. Some suffered those consequences. They didn't make the rules, but if they want to play, they have to play by the rules.  Don't like the rules? Everyone has a choice.  Change them or go elsewhere. It's really quite simple. There is a process in place to change the rules.
 Just as the actions of a few "bad" cops at times have tainted police everywhere, the actions of some people are tainting an entire race, and using a tragic situation as justification. That is just plain wrong.
 Rant over.

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 on: June 01, 2020, 02:59:29 PM 
Started by alloo - Last post by Maggie
Thanks for sharing. That was fun.  Love that BV!!  ;)

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 on: June 01, 2020, 02:06:30 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Maggie
Thanks to all for keeping this civil.  

I've decided to keep quite on the matter whether it's here, FB, reddit, whatever.  If I try and say I want change or want to help, I'm told I will never understand because I'm white.  I feel I'm damned if I do damned if I don't.  This is the frustration I have which of course is no where what people of color have to deal with.  I wish there was a way for us all to over come this together without the name calling or labels.

I suppose there are years of distrust to overcome.

I was raised in a very racist city in the South during the 70's.  I was taught by a Mother how to love people for WHO THEY ARE not for the color of their skin, I've always stood up for people who can't stand up for themselves.  If you've met me you know this is true.  I speak my mind damn the consequences.  I put my family in a dire circumstance for standing up to some men that were about to harm a black man.  It got back to my Father (before I even got home) who told me I needed to back off.  I was 13.  

I'm happy to hear you are doing well, Darryl

 24 
 on: June 01, 2020, 01:44:35 PM 
Started by alloo - Last post by jdbrot
Wow does that bring back memories. I worked on Speer and rode Cherry Creek and Highline Canal trails regularly when I lived in Denver. Looked like the Fairmount cemetary too, my apartment overlooked it. I see those hairy underpasses haven't changed. Thanks.

 25 
 on: June 01, 2020, 12:58:52 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by darrylforbes
Take care Darryl, hope you are doing well. Praying for America.
Yes. I will. Thanks.im doing well. And yes, Iím seriously praying for this land. Only God can really fix things.


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 26 
 on: June 01, 2020, 12:57:04 PM 
Started by Greg - Last post by jdbrot
Take care Darryl, hope you are doing well. Praying for America.

 27 
 on: June 01, 2020, 10:17:52 AM 
Started by Greg - Last post by darrylforbes
I keep seeing "the underlying issues"... I don't think these "issues" have anything to do with anything but someone's (or someones') attempt to destroy capitalism and the American way of life. I also think that when/if this gets out of the gun-free zones these "rioters" are going to find a different population waiting for them.

This ain't my 1st rodeo.
They are NOT trying to destroy the American way of life. Yes, they got out of hand. But the problem they are protesting against is LONG-STANDING. They BEGAN as an effort to make America live Up To its ideal of Liberty and Justice For ALL.  How is seeking equal justice and an end to police brutality trying to DESTROY America? Again, Iím not talking about the violence. Iím talking about how they BEGAN as peaceful protests against police brutality. I remember football players being called SOBís for PEACEFUL KNEELING. Iíve been called racist for simply saying that racism is still too common. Iím by no means racist. But racism is so ingrained in America, that seeking equality is seen as un American . Iíll end with that. Be blessed sir.


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 on: June 01, 2020, 05:51:58 AM 
Started by Greg - Last post by Expat47
I keep seeing "the underlying issues"... I don't think these "issues" have anything to do with anything but someone's (or someones') attempt to destroy capitalism and the American way of life. I also think that when/if this gets out of the gun-free zones these "rioters" are going to find a different population waiting for them.

This ain't my 1st rodeo.

 29 
 on: June 01, 2020, 04:11:31 AM 
Started by alloo - Last post by alloo
Got an Action Cam and have been filming various parts of my life. Enclosed are my 12 miles commute in Denver. Sorry I include the wrong videos. Now I have the scooter video links. 6220 AL Enjoy!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ORPiVW8XWIA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rpyCjHotQts

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 on: June 01, 2020, 03:02:45 AM 
Started by Greg - Last post by darrylforbes
True but it hurts my heart to see the local shops and restaurants that are two blocks from where I worked for 36 years destroyed. I saw their owners work 7 day weeks from dawn to dusk and in an hour it is all gone and for what? If there is change it will have to come from people willing to work to change the law, run for office and show up to vote. Not from senseless violence against folks who did not cause the problem.
True. But again, every time there is attention called to problems, there is a deflection to something else. Itís impossible to elect people unless others get on board. But again, every effort is met with. ďWhy donít they do this instead of that?Ē. Well, theyíve tried that, this, and the other. Yet the problem remains. Cops kill and abuse and get away with it. The president himself called the Football players who PEACEFULLY knelt SOBíS. They were kneeling in behalf of all of us , so there would be no need of MASS protests with the high risk of some OUTSIDERS Inciting the crowds to violence. This didnít have to happen. Even though itís wrong, people riot when they feel as if they arenít listened to. Laws change, but they are selectively enforced. The people vote for state constitutional amendments or statutes to bypass an ineffective legislature. Then the legislature weakens the law or renders it ineffective. Again, itís crazy to burn their own neighborhood. But itís also crazy for the country to ignore the voices of certain citizens.

Thereís the African proverb which says in effectó When a child gets no attention, heíll burn the village down just to feel the warmth. ó Is it so hard for the USA to do right by ALL its citizens to the point that they are willing to destroy their own neighborhoods?

When some kids and adults donít get any love, they result to SELF MUTILATION. In other words, it drives them to insanity.


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