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offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 03:25 [#02627245]
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LAZY_TITLE ~ applying an algebraic formula to
compensate black people per year imprisoned for war on drugs
bullshit makes sense. but what about the white people who
were also imprisoned for the same war on drugs laws?

oh, no, wait, this is just... "i'm black, pay me?"

sorry.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 03:33 [#02627246]
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i'd argue that everyone is equally screwed in america today.
no special treatment unless you're rich


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 03:39 [#02627247]
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that i question the logic of it in general. you think
writing a check is going to fix decades of issues? white
guys in middle america be just as bad, but i'm sorry, you
write loads of people random checks for tens of thousands
and you're going to see a prompt uptick in drug overdoses
and then, over ten years, you'll see absolutely nothing got
solved. try a dialogue, you dolts


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 03:45 [#02627248]
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this stuff drives me crazy. i'm purportedly a "liberal" but
socialism never works. multiple people will move in on the
bonanza, if it happens, and a cottage industry of getting
the cash out of all the newly flush people will develop.
people that dabbled with drugs and never quite had a
problem, now have a sudden rockstar bankroll and now they do
have a problem. and none of this is really anything to do
with the color of your skin


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 04:00 [#02627249]
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so then i think: oh, alright, what's better?

free ride at any state cali college if you're black in cali
for more than a decade. flagrantly racist but i'd sign on to
that.


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 04:19 [#02627252]
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you know what it really is? it's that winning the lottery
can actually destroy someone's life -- in many ways. the
really massive winners in the news are reliably inundated
with letters begging for money. they start to get paranoid
about being kidnapped for ransom (not necessarily just
paranoia!) and hire security. if you were a normal joe about
town you can't go back to that life anymore because now
someone might bag you while you're out at the pub.

then the smaller ways: a drug aside that becomes a massive
habit because money is no object. how you can brush aside
the random letters begging for money, but you lose some
family relationships too when you refuse to write a $10k
check for your cousin who wants to open a pub or something.

a massive influx of money can be a horrible thing, actually.
it certainly won't fix racism


 

offline EpicMegatrax from Greatest Hits on 2023-05-07 05:39 [#02627255]
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never mind. it probably won't actually happen. i just need a
moment to process, precisely, why this irritated me so much.
and the previous post; that's it. the cake is baked. writing
people a check for up to $1.2m as this article describes is
like "this will not end well." anything over $5000 per head
is asking for tears. this is not racial, this is america.


 


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