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Old 12-27-2012, 05:43 PM
 
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. In a surprisingly short period of time she was given a large apartment.

And yet another female, working three jobs to exist, will be given the run around.

Then people wonder why some decide that lazy dependenncy is a better option.

The system is driven to recreate itself by fostering PERMANENT dependency.

So it has no interest in helping some one who aims to help themselves so one day no longer be dependent.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:49 PM
 
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Why is needing easy access to downtown a white thing ?!

Does anyone REALLY care whether areas gentrify given "whites" ? I have not found this here. A number of affluent people have moved to Harlem and they are various races.
Whites are more likely to have the means to pay the higher rents that living in areas with easy access entails. Others are more likely to be forced to live where they can afford.
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Old 12-27-2012, 05:52 PM
 
Location: West Harlem
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Whites are more likely to have the means to pay the higher rents that living in areas with easy access entails. Others are more likely to be forced to live where they can afford.
Of course, I was being a bit sarcastic.
I resent the assumption.
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Old 12-29-2012, 10:21 AM
 
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The post was meant to be sarcastic.
That's the problem with sarcasm and why I avoid it. When we collectively overuse sarcasm, we unwittingly create unnecessary confusion and unwittingly we bastardize the English language as well. Wish it would just go away or at least be confined to real offline conversations in the flesh where I admit sometimes it's an effective communication tool.

not attacking anyone specific but it takes less brain power to be sarcastic versus being eloquent/straightforward. maybe that's why it's so popular. It's a lazy method i previously enjoyed using. When I was like 16. I try my best not to be sarcastic online. offline I take some liberties
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:41 PM
 
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Thank you Jaydata for understanding what I was staying. Although there has been a radical demographic change in "my hometown", that is not what I was complaining about. My complaint was the change of the character of the community going from a quiet suburban area to a much more dense urbanized area. I don't see the beauty in the increased density and mishmashed architecture. So much for "progress" in NYC.
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Old 01-10-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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Grimace, thanks for the essay on sarcasm and why you feel it is best in person. It is probably better posted on this thread: www.city-data.coom/nobodycares Hopefully one of the moderators will move it there.

Alan: I understand you don't appreciate the changes happening, but most people typically don't appreciate change. If you asked older people about the community you were accustomed to, they are likely to have the same complaints. That's life!
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Old 01-10-2013, 02:54 PM
 
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And yet another female, working three jobs to exist, will be given the run around.

Then people wonder why some decide that lazy dependenncy is a better option.

The system is driven to recreate itself by fostering PERMANENT dependency.

So it has no interest in helping some one who aims to help themselves so one day no longer be dependent.
How do you work three jobs?

I only know of full time and thats 9-5, but in reality it starts when you wake up and ends when you get home. Even simple jobs are like that.
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