Looters in Ferguson, Mo., were met with little police resistance Friday night and store owners say they were forced to protect their businesses with their own guns, Fox2Now.com reported.

 

"I think the first message is to remind all law enforcement that they are hired to serve and protect and if they’re going to sit back and watch looting, they're not serving us; they’re not protecting us," Pastor Robert White told the station.

 

A reporter from the station tweeted that police cars were seen driving past some of the stores being looted and did not respond. It rained in Ferguson Friday night and protesters could be seen outside until 6 a.m.

 

Two store owners, standing outside their business holding guns, told Fox2Now.com that when they called 911, they were sent from one police agency to another, and got no response.

 

One of the owners, with a large black gun resting on his shoulder, told the station that police were lined up blocks from the looting, and did not engage looters making off with large boxes from these stores.

 

"There's no police," he said. "We trusted the police to keep it peaceful; they didn't do their job."

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014...-with-own-guns-lack/

 

The state took over command of the incident to pacify the crowds of protesters. Another success in surrender!

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Remember all the riots when the black police officer shot and killed the unarmed white guy who was sitting in his truck? Me neither.

those looters didn't care about the thug that got shot. they just wanted an excuse to rob and steal from these business. Obama should keep his mouth shut. he should just stay on vacation because he doen't do anything anyway. hope we survive this idiot. 

Police and politicians have forgotten the lessons from the seventies and what, besides continuous Democrat administration, contributed to the decay of so many of our great cities.

Democrats were in office a mere last three years of the seventy's! How can you figure that is what caused all the decay? 

Originally Posted by unclegus:

Democrats were in office a mere last three years of the seventy's! How can you figure that is what caused all the decay? 

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I am referring to the city governments, not the federal government.  Democrats have ruled most large cities for decades.  Leniency on rioters caused the stores to close or not reopen after they were looted and burnt.  This was one of the final nails that caused the decay of the inner city.  In the sixties., the federal government initiated the decay with urban renewal projects that destroyed old viable neighborhoods and left wreckage behind or built enormous government housing projects that eventually decayed -- Pruitt-Igoe is a textbook example, although it was started in the mid-fifties. 

dire neglects to tell you, the cities were 'fueled' by large manufacturing plants.. which have since been bought up and sent overseas.. i'm sure none of that has any bearing on the situation.. only that its 'democratic city leadership' destroyed the city.  dire tells this half-truth at least once a day... it's from the rt. wingnut handbook.. page 3.

US manufacturing prospered thru the early sixties with steel mills built before WWII. Most industry left cities after WWII for the suburbs from the inner city.  Europe and Japan rebuilt their steel mills and auto factories in the 1950s and 1960s and afterwards were cheaper than the old US facilities.  Our still mills didn't go overseas, they simply closed as in the rust belt.  Overseas movement of US companies didn't start in China until about 1978 when the Chinese government embraced foreign trade and state capitalism. By then, the US cities were in decay.

funny, when you check facts.. michigan was growing leaps and bounds till around the mid 70s.. started going down in the 80s.. with the increase in off shoring jobs.. imagine that.. the facts don't fit dire's explanation'.. i'm shocked.

Originally Posted by direstraits:

US manufacturing prospered thru the early sixties with steel mills built before WWII. Most industry left cities after WWII for the suburbs from the inner city.  Europe and Japan rebuilt their steel mills and auto factories in the 1950s and 1960s and afterwards were cheaper than the old US facilities.  Our still mills didn't go overseas, they simply closed as in the rust belt.  Overseas movement of US companies didn't start in China until about 1978 when the Chinese government embraced foreign trade and state capitalism. By then, the US cities were in decay.

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More recent American politicians also wanted our smokestacks to be the problem of someone else while U.S. workers became white collar workers.

 

HANDAN, China — When residents of this northern Chinese city hang their clothes out to dry, the black fallout from nearby Handan Iron and Steel often sends them back to the wash.

THE LEVIATHAN NEXT DOOR Tian Lanxiu on a neighbor’s roof next to the Hangang steel mill in Handan, China. “Hangang knocks 10 years off people’s lives,” she said.

 

Half a world away, neighbors of ThyssenKrupp’s former steel mill in the Ruhr Valley of Germany once had a similar problem. The white shirts men wore to church on Sundays turned gray by the time they got home.

 

These two steel towns have an unusual kinship, spanning 5,000 miles and a decade of economic upheaval. They have shared the same hulking blast furnace, dismantled and shipped piece by piece from Germany’s old industrial heartland to Hebei Province, China’s new Ruhr Valley.

 

The transfer, one of dozens since the late 1990s, contributed to a burst in China’s steel production, which now exceeds that of Germany, Japan and the United States combined. It left Germany with lost jobs and a bad case of postindustrial angst.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12...asia/21transfer.html

 

 

One may have one's own opinion, but, not one's own facts.

 

1950

1,849,568

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1960

1,670,144

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1970

1,511,482

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1980

1,203,339

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1990

1,027,974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2000

951,270

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010

713,777

              

 

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/D...c_history_of_Detroit

 

Detroit had a decline in population in the 1950s and 1960s consistent with that of most large cities as people moved to th suburbs after WWII.  In the seventies as its economy severely declined, people moved to escape the decay.

 

 

http://www.freep.com/interacti...debt-pension-revenue

 

As may be seen by the graph lined above the city's debt exceeded its revenue by 1977.  The seventies saw most large US cities begin their decline.

 

even dire's own graphs show the decline in the 70's.. you can interpret the facts any way you wish.. the facts still show the decline in the economy with the off shoring of jobs. imagine that.

Some can't even remember their own "facts."

 

"michigan was growing leaps and bounds till around the mid 70s.. started going down in the 80s"

 

Nope!

funny, look at your own graphs.. the decline started in the mid 70s.. in the 80s it's all downhill. poor dire, your facts support my argument.. funny!

More proof of low information Democrats. They understand neither graphs, nor logic.  Or, schedules!  Definitely, Detroit was not a roaring economy in the seventies. 

more proof, the rt. wingnut motto is 'tell the lie long enough and loud enough, people will believe it.". dire and i have had this discussion in another topic, long ago, the facts have all been shown, yet he still repeats the same tired lie. all while accusing the democrats of being 'low information voters'. rt. wingnut handbook, page 4.

Originally Posted by Crash.Override:

If you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it, and you will even come to believe it yourself.

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Of all people on these forums, you’re the best example of this statement.

of all the people on these forums.. you've got to be either the most ignorant, or the most uninformed, but the republicans need people like you.. just keep showing your colors.. the forums need comic relief.

Old Arab proverb, "when one person calls you a donkey, ignore him!  If many do so, buy a saddle." Tack rooms are awaiting. 

Originally Posted by Crash.Override:

of all the people on these forums.. you've got to be either the most ignorant, or the most uninformed, but the republicans need people like you.. just keep showing your colors.. the forums need comic relief.

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Thanks for proving my previous point that all you do is throw insults and offer no substance. You do it every time.

are you asking directions to the nearest 'feed and seed' store?

being called an 'idiot' by the most ignorant person on these forums, is hilarious.

being called a 'donkey' by the forum jackass, priceless!

Originally Posted by Jobe:
Originally Posted by Crash.Override:

of all the people on these forums.. you've got to be either the most ignorant, or the most uninformed, but the republicans need people like you.. just keep showing your colors.. the forums need comic relief.

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Thanks for proving my previous point that all you do is throw insults and offer no substance. You do it every time.

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bahahahaha! every post in which you address me, you insult me.. may i suggest you take your own advice?

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