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Old 12-28-2011, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Maryland
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So they riot to get them and then have to fear robbery if they wear them.......

That is so sad and pathetic yet so "American".
I predicted as much. I wonder how many Air Jordan related murders will happen in the coming months across the country? But hey there is no problem because a few Blacks go to college.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:43 AM
 
Location: La lune et les étoiles
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It's about having priorities.

We have a mentality in this country now of "I want it and I want it now", regardless of whether or not they can afford it. Or if the money couldn't have gone to better use.

It's like the people who sleep over night on the sidewalk to get the latest Iphone, they don't need it. But waiting a few months or waiting until the price comes down is something they never even consider.

It's all a very sad reflection of our society today.

It's also very scary, because if this is how people act to get something they don't need, how will they act if there were food shortages?

I have to agree with this.

Many things will never change as long as such a high value and priority are placed on getting $200 shoes for 14 year old kids versus paying for college prep courses or tutors.
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Old 12-28-2011, 09:55 AM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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And, what about those that pay $500-$600 bucks for Chinese Ipads made for $50 dollars. Are they also idiots?

You cannot get an iPAD clone for $50. Shoes are shoes. There is nothing magical about them to justify the difference in price from one or the other.
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Old 12-28-2011, 10:19 AM
 
Location: McLean, VA
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So they riot to get them and then have to fear robbery if they wear them.......

That is so sad and pathetic yet so "American".

What do you expect? Their parents were probably mugged for their "Starter" jacket in grade school back in the day.
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