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Old 09-16-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: Columbia Heights, D.C.
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This thread is racist, as well as some of these comments and I hardly ever scream racist.

Seems like almost everything is targeting blacks and latinos. I guess everyone expects PG county of to be a dumping ground of some sort for people of lower income.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:04 AM
 
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Montgomery County is filled with liberals who love that. They want more poor people and more illegals. It makes them feel good to pay higher taxes to support all those needy people. Heck, they've even made the county a sanctuary county for illegals and providing all the services that then need. The demographics are changing because the county is welcoming them! Those of us who live in VA are more than happy to direct the poor and illegals to Maryland!

The sad part is that MoCo has high taxes, yet the county government has broken the union contracts with fire and police...did you all realize there have been no pay raises in over a year? Heading closer to 2 years now. The teachers union fought and somehow won so they still have a union contract that's honored, but the county doesn't feel that fire and police count. County employees can barely afford to live in the county. We left 2.5 years ago and our quality of life has improved drastically. It was well worth a long commute--at least since it's 24 hours at a time, it's not every day.
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Old 09-16-2010, 10:54 AM
 
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Every poster who tries to discourage discussion on a controversal topic by throwing out the race card should be banned!

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This thread is racist, as well as some of these comments and I hardly ever scream racist.

Seems like almost everything is targeting blacks and latinos. I guess everyone expects PG county of to be a dumping ground of some sort for people of lower income.
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Old 09-16-2010, 02:16 PM
 
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There's plenty of room for y'all across the Potomac!
From what I have seen its much the same.
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Old 09-16-2010, 08:59 PM
 
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Every poster who tries to discourage discussion on a controversal topic by throwing out the race card should be banned!
Don't think they should be necessarily banned, but they certainly should be called on it. Crying "racism" is a convenient way to avoid admitting some of the negative consequences when masses of low-income people move into an area. And factually, of course, such folk are more likely to be minority.

Now I believe economically disadvantaged folks (no matter what their race, color or creed) have as much right to seek out decent housing as anyone else. But, being poor or minority is no excuse for engaging in antisocial, obnoxious behavior that infringes on the rights of your neighbors (just as being rich is no excuse).

When my condo project started going downhill, I didn't give a rat's ass whether the people causing problems were white, black, brown, yellow, or green with purple stripes. It's what they did that bothered me, not who they were.

Sorry, but I just didn't like that some people were throwing garbage and trash on the parking lot, they were not paying their condo fees, they were hanging their wet laundry on the common-element bushes so it could dry in the sun, they were storing lots of ugly junk on their balconies and patios, and were throwing loud drunken parties in the parking lot at 2 am in the morning. Not good for the peace of mind of those who were following the rules and not good for property values.

And like it or not, these problems increased as more low-income people moved into the project. That's not racism or bigotry, it's a fact.

It's hard for me to think of these perpetrators as downtrodden victims of prejudice and injustice. I don't feel a bit like a racist because I wanted to get out of there. So glad I did.
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Old 09-23-2010, 10:29 AM
 
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Let's lock up all the poor people in work camps like NY senate candidate Paladino wants to do.
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Old 09-23-2010, 06:18 PM
 
Location: Cumberland
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You wouldn't have to lock the camp. So long as they showed to work during the day they could go home at night. That is what most people do....it is called a job
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