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Old 05-18-2015, 05:22 PM
 
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Obama Just Called This "Rotting, Decaying Hellhole" A Symbol Of "Promise For The Nation" | Zero Hedge
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:24 PM
 
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Thanks OBAMA The world is on fire OMG!!! I'm terrified of my own shadow.!!!!!!
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Old 05-18-2015, 05:32 PM
 
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*SIGH*

No one is calling Detroit or Camden shining examples of what America should be.

But let's not forget that these cities are full of our fellow citizens (while we're running all over the world looking out for everyone else)....many who get up off of their asses every day despite their setbacks and location at least try to make their situations a little better. Many people in these places actually try to make their communities just a little better despite the odds (which aren't in their favor) and limited resources.

I'm really tired of folks slamming the poor and other people that live on the edge of losing it all....if they have anything to begin with.
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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When did Obama call Camden the Symbol of "Promise for the Nation??" No where in your link does it mention him saying that...
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Old 05-18-2015, 06:57 PM
 
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When did Obama call Camden the Symbol of "Promise for the Nation??" No where in your link does it mention him saying that...
Did not read . . . doh!

Mick
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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Did not read . . . doh!

Mick
You didn't, the OP didn't, or I didn't? I read it over and didn't see where Obama said that quote...
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Alameda, CA
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When did Obama call Camden the Symbol of "Promise for the Nation??" No where in your link does it mention him saying that...
https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press...unity-policing

So Iíve come here to Camden to do something that might have been unthinkable just a few years ago -- and thatís to hold you up as a symbol of promise for the nation. (Applause.) Now, I don't want to overstate it. Obviously Camden has gone through tough times and there are still tough times for a lot of folks here in Camden. But just a few years ago, this city was written off as dangerous beyond redemption -- a city trapped in a downward spiral. Parents were afraid to let their children play outside. Drug dealers operated in broad daylight. There werenít enough cops to patrol the streets.
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Old 05-18-2015, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I read the title and thought you were talking about this place.
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Old 05-18-2015, 08:17 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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So Iíve come here to Camden to do something that might have been unthinkable just a few years ago -- and thatís to hold you up as a symbol of promise for the nation. (Applause.) Now, I don't want to overstate it. Obviously Camden has gone through tough times and there are still tough times for a lot of folks here in Camden. But just a few years ago, this city was written off as dangerous beyond redemption -- a city trapped in a downward spiral. Parents were afraid to let their children play outside. Drug dealers operated in broad daylight. There werenít enough cops to patrol the streets.
Thanks, that makes more sense especially with the context. Though it does take the steam out of this thread.
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