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Old 07-19-2010, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Wow, rich white people supporting a white cop who killed a black kid. God Bless America.
Nice broad paintbrush there. I am a black man who supports him and I attended the rally. Just got home.
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Old 07-19-2010, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Bay Area
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According to the news they picked Walnut Creek simply because of its central location.
It's a terrible shame that the city is now associated with such ignorance. Can we not make this an Oakland vs Walnut Creek debate?

Cities are inanimate objects...a few weirdos don't represent the majority. I hate to say it (and it's just my observation from living abroad in particular), that it's a weird American cultural thing to always want to pit people against one another...like it's always black and white (no pun intended) and always needs to be a competition.

I find the pro/against rallies on BOTH sides upsetting and disgusting. It seems a lot of people rally have trouble with thinking and feeling. It doesn't affect them, so it's okay to make a stink out of something--riot, protest, solely for the sake of it.

It is a serious lack of DEPTH that I see so often.
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Old 07-19-2010, 10:37 PM
 
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It's a terrible shame that the city is now associated with such ignorance. Can we not make this an Oakland vs Walnut Creek debate?

Cities are inanimate objects...a few weirdos don't represent the majority. I hate to say it (and it's just my observation from living abroad in particular), that it's a weird American cultural thing to always want to pit people against one another...like it's always black and white (no pun intended) and always needs to be a competition.

I find the pro/against rallies on BOTH sides upsetting and disgusting. It seems a lot of people rally have trouble with thinking and feeling. It doesn't affect them, so it's okay to make a stink out of something--riot, protest, solely for the sake of it.

It is a serious lack of DEPTH that I see so often.
Hey don't forget to bring Concord into this, I mean they're basically the same, now lets discuss Concord's DMV parking lot structure and compare it to how the Walnut Creek DMV's parking lot is structured. Oakland's is structured kinda funky, but it still holds water.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Zurich, Switzerland
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Hey don't forget to bring Concord into this, I mean they're basically the same, now lets discuss Concord's DMV parking lot structure and compare it to how the Walnut Creek DMV's parking lot is structured. Oakland's is structured kinda funky, but it still holds water.
LOL...Oakland has 2 DMV offices.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Bay Area
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LOL...Oakland has 2 DMV offices.
And we all know which one is better.
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Old 07-20-2010, 10:48 AM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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It's a terrible shame that the city is now associated with such ignorance. Can we not make this an Oakland vs Walnut Creek debate?

Cities are inanimate objects...a few weirdos don't represent the majority. I hate to say it (and it's just my observation from living abroad in particular), that it's a weird American cultural thing to always want to pit people against one another...like it's always black and white (no pun intended) and always needs to be a competition.

I find the pro/against rallies on BOTH sides upsetting and disgusting. It seems a lot of people rally have trouble with thinking and feeling. It doesn't affect them, so it's okay to make a stink out of something--riot, protest, solely for the sake of it.

It is a serious lack of DEPTH that I see so often.
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Old 07-21-2010, 05:55 PM
 
Location: San Leandro
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Good posts and some not so good posts. Over all this thread should be closed as the OP who created it is no longer a member for obvious reasons.
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:31 PM
 
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oscar grant was not an oakland resident and mesherle was not an oakland police officer.i wish this had all gone down a few more bart stops away.then it would be el cerrito news.

the same about the rightwing nut job from yosemite heading to san francisco to kill some liberals.if he had just made it another 4 miles he would have been on the sf side of the bridge where he was heading anyway .

with 13,24,80,580,880,980 bart and ferrys oakland is convenient to most of the bay area but this is becoming absurd
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Old 07-21-2010, 06:57 PM
 
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oscar grant was not an oakland resident and mesherle was not an oakland police officer.i wish this had all gone down a few more bart stops away.then it would be el cerrito news.

the same about the rightwing nut job from yosemite heading to san francisco to kill some liberals.if he had just made it another 4 miles he would have been on the sf side of the bridge where he was heading anyway .

with 13,24,80,580,880,980 bart and ferrys oakland is convenient to most of the bay area but this is becoming absurd
Exactly on point!!! Oakland bears the burden simply by being at the wrong place at the wrong time way to often...
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Old 07-21-2010, 07:15 PM
 
Location: West Coast Wanderer
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oscar grant was not an oakland resident and mesherle was not an oakland police officer.i wish this had all gone down a few more bart stops away.then it would be el cerrito news.

the same about the rightwing nut job from yosemite heading to san francisco to kill some liberals.if he had just made it another 4 miles he would have been on the sf side of the bridge where he was heading anyway .

with 13,24,80,580,880,980 bart and ferrys oakland is convenient to most of the bay area but this is becoming absurd
I agree completely and most of those freeways you mentioned just happen to have the majority of their lengths in Oakland when they are in the east bay. Two are entirely in Oakland and these freeways are how anyone gets from one place to another. Once again, Oakland gets slammed for being where it is.
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