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White Looters in Iowa (Mike S. Adams)
Townhall.com ^ | June 23, 2008 | Mike S. Adams

Posted on 06/23/2008 12:17:39 PM PDT by EveningStar

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1 posted on 06/23/2008 12:17:40 PM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar; monkapotamus; AnnaZ; dead; All

Maybe Looter guy was on vacation


2 posted on 06/23/2008 12:24:49 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: EveningStar

I love the outraged replies from Liberals on Adams’ website. It is all racism, you know.


3 posted on 06/23/2008 12:27:30 PM PDT by pabianice
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—interesting article-—and another place to point out that the black male “community” murders more of its own members every few months than were lynched in the entire period 1865 to present-—


4 posted on 06/23/2008 12:30:21 PM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the MSM tells you about firearms or explosives--NRA Benefactor)
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To: EveningStar

Given the lack of any mention of whether or not there is any white looting in Iowa, the headline is very strange, indeed.

In fact, I would expect there to be SOME white looting in Iowa. I have been a high school teacher for 30 years; and in the past two or three years, for the first time, a significant number of my students, predominantly white, raise their hand when asked if they would loot if a chaotic event occurred. I usually use news events where looting is occurring, here or abroad, to broach the question. In one class, again predominantly white, some hispanic, some native American, lower-level achiving, 70% raised their hands. I let them know, mainly by leaving my jaw on the floor for a few beats, how shocked I was at such an attitude. The times, they are a-changin’.


5 posted on 06/23/2008 12:33:03 PM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great (until it happens to YOU)...)
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To: Migraine

Yes, there’s white looting here in Iowa. One woman was arrested in Cedar Rapids for trying to take bottles of alcohol out of a flooded bar.

Um....

That’s it.


6 posted on 06/23/2008 12:36:29 PM PDT by JenB
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To: Migraine

It is hard to loot in a tightly knit community. In a big city it is easier to justify taking from someone you don’t know, but it is pretty hard to take from a neighbor you see at the grocery store, the gas station and at church.

Looting also requires a mob mentality with others grabbing the stuff you can’t get to.


7 posted on 06/23/2008 12:36:37 PM PDT by MediaMole
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They’re too busy filling up sandbags.


8 posted on 06/23/2008 12:45:58 PM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Migraine

Perhaps there’s been a serious loss of ethical consciousness.


9 posted on 06/23/2008 12:47:26 PM PDT by sarasota
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To: EveningStar
In fact, overall differences between blacks and whites - in important areas including income and education – are largely due to the failures of black males relative to everyone else in society, including black females.

I'll agree with that...


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10 posted on 06/23/2008 12:47:35 PM PDT by johnny7 ("Duck I says... ")
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To: MediaMole
It is hard to loot in a tightly knit community. In a big city it is easier to justify taking from someone you don’t know, but it is pretty hard to take from a neighbor you see at the grocery store, the gas station and at church.

New Orleans 2000 census: 484,674 people
Cedar Rapids 2000 census:120,758 people

Ok, I give it to you that NO has 4 times larger population, but the notion that in 120+K city is "a tightly knit community" is ludicrous.
11 posted on 06/23/2008 12:48:11 PM PDT by alecqss
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To: Migraine

Idle question:

In the Soviet Union, was stealing from someone rich considered wrong?


12 posted on 06/23/2008 12:57:36 PM PDT by donna ("Don't let the sound of your own wheels drive you crazy.")
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To: rellimpank
—and another place to point out that the black male “community” murders more of its own members every few months than were lynched in the entire period 1865 to present-—

That's a completely meaningless statistic.

You might also notice that malnutrition kills more people in the United States each year (3510, almost all elderly, according to official CDC statistics) than died in the September 11 attacks (2974, not counting 19 terrorists).

Yet only an idiot would say that malnutrition poses a bigger problem for Americans than Osama bin Laden.

13 posted on 06/23/2008 12:59:03 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: JenB
If crime were about being poor, then EVERYBODY would have been looting in the Depression years. It is about culture; a sub-culture that teaches that The Man has stolen things from you, so it is OK to steal things back.

As a Great American, Willie Cunningham, points out...it has nothing to do with race. It has to do with bankrupt culture. Once, black music gave us R&B, Gospel, Blues and Rock. Today, if you asked someone to give you an example of "black music" they would probably say "Rap". You do the math.

14 posted on 06/23/2008 1:01:19 PM PDT by 50sDad (OBAMA: In your heart you know he's Wright.)
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To: MediaMole
Maybe another factor is that people have been free to leave the affected portions of Iowa. The bridges were closed by police and residents weren't allowed to leave New Orleans. If I were imprisoned in a city, I'd probably loot too. It's not like Wal Marts were open for business -- you still need to eat during a natural disaster.
15 posted on 06/23/2008 1:02:23 PM PDT by Alter Kaker (Gravitation is a theory, not a fact. It should be approached with an open mind...)
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To: Migraine
Given the lack of any mention of whether or not there is any white looting in Iowa, the headline is very strange, indeed.

You can post a comment at the site, if you wish.

The times, they are a-changin’.

I don't think so. Looting has never been tied to race, just class and character. If there was a nation wide disaster we'd certainly see our share of looters of all races.

16 posted on 06/23/2008 1:04:23 PM PDT by EveningStar
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17 posted on 06/23/2008 1:06:40 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (McCain / Kerry '08! ************* McCain's Dream Ticket, only the names have been reversed)
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To: EveningStar

I clicked on this provocative headline fully expecting to see a crowd of white looters emptying stores while knee-deep in muddy flood waters.

Instead, the only muddied waters I found were an assortment of hackneyed excuses that have flooded the currents of society for the past 40-some years.

To me it is rather obvious that you can’t tear down and build up at the same time unless you count anthills.


18 posted on 06/23/2008 1:07:57 PM PDT by Old Professer (The critic writes with rapier pen, dips it twice, and writes again.)
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To: EveningStar

Maybe the cops and politicians in Iowa aren’t as crooked as they clearly are in New Orleans.


19 posted on 06/23/2008 1:08:05 PM PDT by weegee (In 1988 Lenora Fulani was the 1st black woman to appear on presidential ballots in all 50 states)
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To: Alter Kaker
That's a completely meaningless statistic.

How is it meaningless? Murder is murder isn't it?

20 posted on 06/23/2008 1:08:48 PM PDT by puroresu (Enjoy ASIAN CINEMA? See my Freeper page for recommendations (updated!).)
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