Posted on 15th June 2013 by Administrator in Economy |Politics |Social Issues

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You’ve got to love these articles put out by the liberal MSM that provide some facts but ignore the facts that really matter. It seems Flint, Michigan edged out Detroit for the most dangerous city in America. Maybe they’ll throw a parade. The article provides crime rates, poverty rates and high school graduation rates. It didn’t address the causes or real factors that have made these urban shitholes so dangerous. I have done a little research to supplement the article. Black people make up approximately 13% of the U.S. population. Hispanics make up approximately 17% of the U.S. population. White people make up approximately 63% of the U.S. population. The country is split pretty evenly between Democrats and Republicans. Now let’s assess a few facts about the most dangerous cities in America.

  1. Flint – 61% Black/Hispanic – Democrat Mayor
  2. Detroit – 85% Black/Hispanic – Democrat Mayor
  3. Oakland – 53% Black/Hispanic – Democrat Mayor
  4. St. Louis – 53% Black/Hispanic – Democrat Mayor
  5. Memphis – 68% Black/Hispanic – Democrat Mayor
  6. Stockton – 51% Black/Hispanic (21% Native American) – Democrat Mayor
  7. Birmingham – 64% Black/Hispanic – Democrat Mayor
  8. New Haven – 63% Black/Hispanic – Democrat Mayor
  9. Baltimore – 67% Black/Hispanic – Democrat Mayor
  10. Cleveland – 63% Black/Hispanic – Democrat Mayor

I would venture to guess that the next ten most dangerous cities such as Philly, Chicago, New Orleans, Camden, Newark, etc. would show the identical racial and political makeup. I’m sure this is just a coincidence. It must be Whitey’s fault. Every one of these cities has been completely controlled by Democrat politicians for decades. Their policies have created a permanent underclass of lawless savages dependent upon entitlement handouts. The majority of the people living in these shitholes are uneducated, ignorant, lazy deadbeats. The majority of households are not occupied by a married father and mother. Obama received at least 80% of the vote in these urban shitholes in the last election. His policies and those of the Democratic Party are intent on duplicating the success they have achieved in these urban kill zones across the land.

I’m surely a racist for providing these additional FACTS. 

 Most Dangerous Cities in America

June 13, 2013 by Samuel Weigley, Alexander E. M. Hess and Michael B. Sauter



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After falling for five consecutive years, the number of violent crimes across the United States rose by 1.2% in 2012. Based on data published by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the increase was even greater in some of America’s largest cities. In 2012, for the third year in a row, Flint, Michigan had the highest violent crime rate in the country.

According to the FBI, violent crime includes murder, nonnegligent manslaughter, rape, robbery and aggravated assault. In some cases, the cities with the highest violent crime rate, including Flint and Oakland, had high rates in all four categories. However, most of the most violent cities tend to do very poorly only in a few categories. Based on the FBI Uniform Crime Report, these are the 10 most dangerous cities in America.

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Crime in these cities is typically not limited to just violent crime. Three cities — Birmingham, St. Louis and Oakland — were among the 10 worst cities in the nation for both violent crime and property crime. In some of the most dangerous cities, specific types of property crime were especially common. Flint and Cleveland had among the highest burglary rates, while Oakland, Detroit and St. Louis had among the highest rates of vehicle theft.

The economies of many of the most dangerous cities have been in bad shape for years, in some cases long before the Great Recession. The populations of many of the most dangerous cities declined, leaving behind highly impoverished urban centers. The loss of economic diversity, explained John Roman, senior fellow at the Urban institute, only serves to exacerbate crime in cities like Detroit, Flint, Cleveland and St. Louis.

In fact, all the 10 most dangerous cities had poverty rates above the national rate of 15.9% in 2011. In half of these cities, more than 30% of the population lived in poverty. Detroit and Flint had poverty rates of more than 40%. “It is very clear that poverty in particular is associated with higher crime rates,” explained Roman.

However, the relationship between the two is less certain. It is “very difficult to say whether crime makes places poorer, or poverty causes more crime,” Roman noted.

In many of the nation’s most dangerous cities, unemployment is also extremely high. Seven of the 10 cities with the highest levels of violent crime had unemployment rates above 10% in 2012, much higher than the national unemployment rate of 8.1% that year. In two cities, Detroit and Stockton, the unemployment rate was more than 18% last year.

Low educational attainment also goes hand-in-hand with high crime rates. In all of the 10 most dangerous cities, the percentage of adults with a high school diploma was below the 86% national average. In five of these metro areas, the percentage of adults with a diploma was below 80%.

On its website, the FBI instructs readers to avoid comparing city violence because rankings tend to be simplistic and ignore factors that influence crime, as well as the different ways crimes are measured and reported. For this reason, Roman cautioned against directly comparing cities based on their individual crime rates. However, because the cities with the highest and lowest violent crime rates have remained consistent for many years, he believes comparing city ranks was useful.

Based on the FBI’s Preliminary Annual Uniform Crime Report, 24/7 Wall St. identified the 10 U.S. cities with populations of 100,000 or more with the highest rates of violent crime per 100,000 residents. Using estimated populations and crime incidents from the FBI, which measures incidents of eight types of violent and nonviolent crime for 2012, 24/7 Wall St. calculated the incidence of the four types of violent crime per 100,000 persons for that year: murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault. In addition to crime data, 24/7 Wall St. reviewed median income and poverty rates for these cities from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey for 2011, the most recent available year. We also included average 2012 unemployment rates for these cities from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

10. Cleveland, Ohio
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 1,383.8
> Population: 393,781
> 2012 murders: 84
> Poverty rate: 34.3%
> Pct. of adults with high school degree: 77.0%

More than 825 robberies were reported in Cleveland for every 100,000 residents last year, the second highest robbery rate in the nation behind only Oakland. The total number of robberies in the city rose from 3,156 in 2011 to 3,252 in 2012. Cleveland also had the nation’s second highest burglary rate in 2012, with close to 2,500 burglaries per 100,000 residents. Unlike robbery, burglary does not involve force or coercion and is not considered a violent crime. Recently, the highly publicized discovery of three area women that had been missing for roughly a decade and held captive within the city led to extensive criticism of the Cleveland Police Department. Cleveland is one of the nation’s poorest large cities with a median household income of just $25,731 in 2011 — barely over half the national median.

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9. Baltimore, Md.
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 1,405.7
> Population: 625,474
> 2012 murders: 219
> Poverty rate: 25.1%
> Pct. of adults with high school degree: 80.5%

There were 219 murders in Baltimore in 2012, more than all but five other major cities both in absolute terms and per capita. In addition, the city’s robbery rate of 576.4 cases per 100,000 people was the ninth highest in the country. Despite remaining one of the most violent cities, city officials noted that crime rates have been declining. While the total number of murders increased, total gun crime fell by 6% compared to 2011, according to the Baltimore Police Department. In addition, the city’s property crime rate of 4,660.3 cases per 100,000 residents was lower than any of the top cities for violent crime.

8. New Haven, Conn.
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 1,439.2
> Population: 129,934
> 2012 murders: 17
> Poverty rate: 30.1%
> Pct. of adults with high school degree: 78.4%

There were 766 robberies in New Haven in 2011, or 589.1 cases per 100,000 residents, the eighth highest rate among all cities considered that year. In 2012, the number of robberies in the city jumped to 844. At 649.6 robberies per 100,000 residents, this was one of the highest rates recorded in 2012. But while both robberies and aggravated assaults rose last year, the number of murders declined from 34 in 2011 to just 17 in 2012. Gun violence remains a concern for the community. Recently, police began reaching out to known gang members on probation or parole to offer help to members looking to earn a high school diploma or otherwise improve their lives. As of 2011, just 78.4% of New Haven residents over 25 had a high school diploma, much lower than the 85.9% rate nationwide.

7. Birmingham, Ala.
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 1,517.8
> Population: 213,266
> 2012 murders: 67
> Poverty rate: 32.0%
> Pct. of adults with high school degree: 81.3%

Birmingham had among the 10 highest murder and aggravated assault rates at 31.4 cases per 100,000 people and 954.2 cases per 100,000 residents, respectively, in 2012. The city also had 6,934.1 property crimes per 100,000 people in 2012, higher than all but four other cities. This included 2,205.7 burglaries per 100,000, the sixth highest of all cities. City residents are in a far worse economic position than the nation as a whole. The median household income in Birmingham was just $28,646 in 2011, far lower than the $50,502 across the United States. Also, 32% of the population lived below the poverty line that year, compared with just under 16% nationwide.

6. Stockton, Calif.
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 1,548.0
> Population: 299,105
> 2012 murders: 71
> Poverty rate: 25.8%
> Pct. of adults with high school degree: 75.1%

The number of violent crimes reported in Stockton rose from 4,155 in 2011 to 4,630 in 2012. This was partly due to the increase in the number of robberies, from 1,323 in 2011 to 1,556 last year, and the increase in the number of aggravated assaults, from 2,684 in 2011 to 2,913 in 2012. As a result of this uptick in crime, Stockton had some of the highest incidences of murder, robbery and aggravated assault in the nation. Stockton also holds the dubious distinction of being the largest city in U.S. history, by population, to enter bankruptcy. In the city proper, the unemployment rate was 18.3% in 2012, more than 10 percentage points above the national rate last year.

5. Memphis, Tenn.
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 1,750.0
> Population: 657,436
> 2012 murders: 133
> Poverty rate: 27.2%
> Pct. of adults with high school degree: 83.4%

Memphis had the third highest rate of aggravated assault in 2012, with 1,151.9 cases per 100,000 residents. This was up from the 1,032.3 cases per 100,000 in 2011. The city’s murder rate of 20.2 per 100,000 people and robbery rate of 514.4 per 100,000 people were also up from 2011. The high levels of crime has people in the Memphis area feeling uneasy. According to a recent Gallup survey, roughly 43% of Memphis area residents reported feeling unsafe walking at night, the highest percentage of all the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the country and significantly higher than the 28% across the United States.

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4. St. Louis, Mo.
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 1,776.5
> Population: 318,667
> 2012 murders: 113
> Poverty rate: 27.0%
> Pct. of adults with high school degree: 83.9%

There were 1,120.6 aggravated assaults per 100,000 people in St. Louis in 2012, higher than all but three other cities. Moreover, the murder rate of 35.5 cases per 100,000 was the fifth highest of all cities. Although St. Louis’s violent crime was still among the highest in the country, it has improved. There were 80 less violent crimes per 100,000 people in 2012 compared to 2011 — the best improvement of any city on this list, with the drop mostly attributable to 106 less robberies per 100,000 people in 2012 compared to the previous year. Law enforcement officials attributed some of the drop to an increased police presence in high-crime neighborhoods.

3. Oakland, Calif.
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 1,993.1
> Population: 399,487
> 2012 murders: 126
> Poverty rate: 21.0%
> Pct. of adults with high school degree: 79.9%

There were 1,085.9 robberies per 100,000 residents in Oakland in 2012, higher than any other city. This was also significantly higher than the 851.2 robberies per 100,000 just a year earlier. The rates of murder and aggravated assaults also increased in 2012 compared to 2011. Violent crime was not the only issue in Oakland, either — there were 6,594 property crimes per 100,000 residents in 2012, more than all but eight other cities, and up from 5,287.9 in 2011. Crime in the city has increased ever since the city’s police department went through a round of layoffs in 2010 due to $30.5 million deficit.

2. Detroit, Mich.
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 2,122.6
> Population: 707,096
> 2012 murders: 386
> Poverty rate: 40.9%
> Pct. of adults with high school degree: 77.4%

Detroit’s murder rate of 54.2 per 100,000 residents was the second highest in the country last year. The homicide rate in Detroit, which included 386 criminal murders and an additional 25 justifiable homicides, reached the highest level in nearly 40 years. In addition, the city’s aggravated assault rate of 1,320.8 cases per 100,000 people was also the second highest in the United States, although this was an improvement from the 1,333.6 cases per 100,000 residents in 2011. Detroit has struggled economically in recent years. The city’s 2012 unemployment rate was a whopping 18.6%, much higher than the 8.1% across the nation last year. The median household income of $25,193 was less than half the national median for 2011.

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1. Flint, Mich.
> Violent crimes per 100,000: 2,729.5
> Population: 101,632
> 2012 murders: 63
> Poverty rate: 40.6%
> Pct. of adults with high school degree: 82.9%

With a staggering 2,729.5 violent crimes per 100,000 residents, no city had a higher violent crime rate than Flint. The city of just 101,632 people had 63 total murders and 1,930 aggravated assaults, both the highest relative to the city’s population. Flint also had nationwide highs in burglary rates and arson per 100,000 people. The sheriff of Genesee County, where Flint is located, proposed a plan to create a violent crime mobile response unit that would cost $3 million. However, Governor Rick Snyder rejected the plan because he believed resources would be better “integrated into the ongoing efforts to make Flint safer.” Like Detroit, Flint has suffered economically in recent years. The median household income was just $23,380 in 2011, the second-lowest of all 555 cities measured by the U.S. Census Bureau.

  1. Chicago999444 says:

    Chicago is not even in the top 25 of the most dangerous cities.

    Chicago is safe as long as you are on the Northwest Side (totally pristine), the nearer Northwest Side (fairly clean), the north lakefront (very clean with a couple of bad pockets), the near north side, the south loop,Chinatown, Bronzeville, or the west and north loop areas.

    It is sort of weird on the nearest northwest side- Logan Square, Wicker Park, Bucktown, Humboldt Park.

    It is mostly very safe and I can walk the streets anytime I please on the far north lakefront as long as I avoid a few “hot” blocks.

    The areas where 95% of the homicides and other violent “index” crimes occur are the far south side and west side neighborhoods of Gresham, Grand Crossing, Cottage Grove, Garfield Park, the “wild 100s”, Austin, and, increasingly, the southwest side.

    The pattern in place is for the inner-city, north, and loop areas to be reclaimed and rehabbed, with “problem” populations pushed further and further to the southern and western edges of the city, and hence out to the deteriorating post-WW2 suburbs with their awful housing stock of 50s vintage ranchettes and “garden” apartment complexes built to last one generation, so the fine old buildings built between 1900 and 1935 can be reclaimed. Chicago has great architecture and it will take many generations to relearn how to build these beautiful old houses and apt. buildings.

    On the north side, we have a few “problem” pockets that were not helped by Daley’s reign. Daley Jr. was a native of the south Bridgeport neighborhood, an Irish working-class enclave that is surely one of the ugliest neighborhoods with the most un-designed, ugly A-frame houses, anywhere even though it remains safe. Daley HATED the north side and dumped on us every way he could, hoping to make the beautiful far north neighborhoods with their elegant old apt buildings, a dumping ground for the unplaceable refugees of all the housing projects being torn down. His plan was to push out the middle classes and make the downtown and near-downtown area into a wealthy enclave, which it has become. He almost succeeded in killing the far north nabes, but we have been fighting it fiercely, riding herd on slum landlords and getting their buildings vacaited and closed up for Harboring Criminal Activity and Neighborhood Endangerment.

    It will take a lot of work to rescue this and other cities, but it’s worth it. These places have the intact transit infrastructure we will need in the coming decline of fossil fuels, and they have “walkable” neighborhoods, universities, museums, great nightlife, ample retail in cozy neighborhoods with great housing stock, and even some of the old manufacturing infrastructure that made them wealthy to begin with. Most of all, they mostly enjoy the most favorable geographic situations, being located on major water transport routes, are situated well above sea level, with ample fresh water and fertile hinterlands.

    The biggest obstacle to restoring these places to their former glory is the mentality of the American population, which is so poisoned by 70 years of collectivistic philosophy and all the government subsidies and programs that it birthed. And I have found that the people who are most difficult to wean off the subsidy mentality is not our lower classes, but our managerial middle class, all of whom, almost to the last man and last woman, support not only the expansion of the welfare programs that have made us into a country of dependents, but the corporate state and its tax-funded props for unprofitable businesses and politicians’ crony enterprises.

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    15th June 2013 at 1:03 pm

  2. TheCynic says:

    “However, the relationship between the two is less certain. It is “very difficult to say whether crime makes places poorer, or poverty causes more crime,” Roman noted.”

    Poverty doesn’t cause crime. Certain ethnic groups have a strong propensity towards violence and criminality. One in particular is so bad, even though their males only constitute 6% of the population, they cause the bulk of murders and violent crime in this country and have turned the inner core of our cities into 3rd world shit holes.

    This one ethnic group along with the Democratic party control of our cities is also responsible for the decay of our cities, “White flight” out of the cities and the growth of suburbia and private schools.

    About Chicago, that citiy has more murders than any other city in the U.S. along and combined with a legendary criminal political class that runs it, makes it a city to avoid. Oh yeah they’re really anti-gun and anti self-defense(unless you’re connected). Just one other reason to give that place middle-finger.

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    15th June 2013 at 1:24 pm

  3. Chicago999444 says:

    As I said, 95% of the homicides in Chicago take place on the far south tip of the city, 15 miles south of downtown and 25 miles south of my turf.

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    15th June 2013 at 2:17 pm

  4. ragman says:

    This is BRA: Black Run America. The vast majority(95%) of ‘em happen to be dems.

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    15th June 2013 at 2:21 pm

  5. Chicago999444 says:

    As I said, 95% of the homicides in Chicago take place on the far south tip of the city, 15 miles south of downtown and 25 miles south of my turf.

    Since this city has about 3X as much land area, 243 square miles, as it needs to comfortably house its working residents, and much of the city is comprised of vast tracts of land that are totally uninhabited and are protected wetlands to boot, I propose that Chicago “de-annex” the area from 79th St down to the southern city line. These neighborhoods pay negligible property taxes, yet are the biggest drain on our first responders. De-annex this one small area, which contains the city’s most violence plagued neighborhoods, and our Index crime rate would fall by 90%.

    After all, those portions of the city were only “annexed” early in the 20th century, so they could be the homes of the vast USS Steel Southworks, which is now a tract of vacant land big enough to contain a small town, and other industrial complexes that no longer exist.

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    15th June 2013 at 2:22 pm

  6. Welshman says:

    I was born and raised in #6, Stockton has always been corrupt and high crime. Once the interstate and busing student came in vouge, crime went from bad to terrible. Now that the city is bankrupt, crime is spiking again.

    The middle class is small, and if you have half a brain you live in Lodi. Lodi is a poorly run town also, but very fair skinned place, and it was not too many years back that they had a sun down law on the books. Goldman Shaft unloaded a sewer bond swindle on Lodi that will haunt them for decades to come.

    Stockton is 130 miles south of me, and that buffer feels real good.

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    15th June 2013 at 9:59 am

  7. Persnickety says:

    Speaking of Chicago…. 7 dead and 30 wounded SO FAR this weekend.

    Wow! That rigid gun control is doing them tons of good!

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    15th June 2013 at 11:51 am

  8. Stucky says:

    Admin is a raciss !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Interesting about all those shitties being run by Democraps. Unfortunately, at this point, it wouldn’t matter if Jeebus was mayor of all those cities simultaneously (he has Da Power to do so). They are shitholes now, and forevermore. And it’s only gonna get worse …….

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    15th June 2013 at 12:02 pm

  9. Kill Bill says:

    Economic decline – what state doesnt have pockets of old neighborhoods rife with the criminal element?

    Dallas has been tearing down the projects and not building new ones. They then spread outward to other counties with setion 8 housing. I now see park benches with BK [Blood Killas] and Crips spray painted on them. Dallas has a crime rate of 58 for every 1000.

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    15th June 2013 at 1:12 pm

  10. Anonymous says:

    Democratic mayor or Republican mayor, it doesn’t matter. Both parties represent the 1%. The Democratic mayor of Chicago is a former investment banker. There is a lot of money to be made off poverty. One in seven Americans is on food stamps. JP Morgan Chase administers many of the states’ food stamp programs. They make money every time someone swipes their food stamp card.

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    15th June 2013 at 6:05 pm

  11. SSS says:

    “Democratic mayor or Republican mayor, it doesn’t matter.”

    Uh, what large city in America has a Republican as mayor? A mayor with real clout. San Diego and Phoenix USED to have Republican mayors. No longer. If the Phoenix metro area weren’t dominated by Republican strongholds such as Scottsdale, Arizona would have been a blue state at least a decade ago.

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    15th June 2013 at 8:39 pm

  12. Administrator says:

    MEANWHILE, IN GUN-FREE CHICAGO: 7 Dead, 30 Wounded So Far This Weekend

    These people are going to be in so much trouble when they get caught.

    Seven people were killed and at least 30 others were shot in violence that plagued Chicago over Father’s Day weekend.

    Five of the fatalities and 11 other shootings occurred overnight Saturday leading into Father’s Day, including the fatal shooting of a 16-year-old boy.

    On the Southwest Side, five people were shot, one fatally, in two shootings in the Little Village neighborhood.

    At 10:50 p.m. Saturday 21-year-old Ricardo Herrera was killed and two others were shot in the 2500 block of South Ridgeway Avenue, police said. The two injured were taken to Mount Sinai. There condition was not immediately know.

    At 12:30 a.m. Sunday, an 18-year-old man was shot in the head, chest and shoulder in a drive by shooting that also injured a 22-year-old woman in the thigh near 31st Street and Pulaski Road.

    The man was taken to Mount Sinai in critical condition, according to Police News Affairs Officer Mirabelli.
    At 11:45 p.m. Saturday a 16-year-old boy was shot by a gunman on a bicycle in the 4100 block of West North Avenue, police said.

    The boy tried to flee but collapsed a short distance from where he was shot… He was pronounced dead at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center after sustaining gunshot wounds to the left arm and back, Mirabelli said… His death was ruled a homicide but police had no one in custody as of Sunday morning.

    Just after midnight Sunday, someone opened fire in a nightclub in the Chatham neighborhood, killing one man and injuring three others… Todd Wood, 40, was killed in the shooting and three others were treated for gunshot wounds at area hospitals. One person is in critical condition, officials said… No one was in custody for the shooting as of Sunday morning.

    As a commenter on NBC Chicago’s website observed, “This is what three generations of federal handouts coupled with the land’s strictest gun control laws looks like. This is the Democratic Party’s vision for all of America.

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    15th June 2013 at 1:46 pm

  13. bptr says:

    WOW! Are you DUMB!!!!! Blacks cause their own problems. Liberal try to help them, but the fact remains that BLACKS cause the problems.

    Being an asshole deluded Republican who votes for dickhead venal liars in bed with corporations DOES NOTHING to help social problem,s because asshole scamming Republican Leaders who brainwash the 40% idiot “Conservatives” in this country CARE NOTHING about anything but money.
    They scam Reactionary dumbasses just like you precisely so that you will be angry – as you clearly are – and go along with their agenda of screwing the Middle-class over so that the 1% can get richer and richer.

    Just so you know, I am WHITE and born here. White morons like you are getting fucked up the ass by the 1% and actually support it!! This is because you are so easily angered and manipulated with Fox “News” lies and complete bullshit put out by your Repuke leaders.

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    15th June 2013 at 2:40 am

  14. napari says:


    Pointing at bad behavior never justifies bad behavior.

    Clean up your own side of the street!


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    15th June 2013 at 3:50 am

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