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Old 05-15-2010, 12:06 PM
 
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It seems like every major city in which there were once ethnic history and culture, white yuppies move in and ZAP the culture right out and the areas become very sterile. No longer do you have the Italian deli or Polish butcher, you have Jamba juice and Starbucks and some franchise chain store.......

It's so dry and bland.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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What about cities that have ethnic history or culture of white people?
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:10 PM
 
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That's not sucking the culture out...it's simply replacing it with a sterile one.

It's not just a white thing. The whole country is becoming that--from big city to small town. There used to be significant regional differences in this country--not so much now.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:11 PM
 
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....well, I just don't know. But if you're a fan of Snidely Whiplash, you've got to be one smart guy, that's for sure.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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This thread reaks of racism.
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:13 PM
 
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Targeting those with the most money and put the most into the economy?

How sucessful is Jerk Machine in your area?

Jerk Machine
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:17 PM
 
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What about cities that have ethnic history or culture of white people?
OP said "yuppies". There is no such thing as culture of white people as a whole. Norwegian, Irish, Russian, all have individual cultures of their particular ethniciy, including white people.


From Google:
An ethnic group is a group of people whose members are extremly insane.[bolding added by me]This shared heritage may be based upon putative common ancestry, history, kinship, ...
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnic_group -
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:19 PM
 
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This thread reaks of racism.
Ya think?

If it doesn't now, it will!
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:20 PM
 
Location: Columbia, SC
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It seems like every major city in which there were once ethnic history and culture, white yuppies move in and ZAP the culture right out and the areas become very sterile. No longer do you have the Italian deli or Polish butcher, you have Jamba juice and Starbucks and some franchise chain store.......

It's so dry and bland.
Because money destroys what it touches. You cannot "change" the character of anything and expect it to remain the same at the same time.

As Steinbeck once wrote, "There are two sums of money; none, and not enough".
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Old 05-15-2010, 12:21 PM
 
Location: California
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Are you talking about urban gentrification?
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