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Black Lives Matter has started a campaign to get all the black people in America to boycott all the stores run by white people in America, and shop only those outlets owned and operated by black people. But don’t worry — that’s not racist. After all, the same people advocating for “BlackXmas” would be quite OK with a “WhiteXmas.” Right?

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Oh brother! I've never seen this country so racially divided as it is now. But this started before Trump. Sounds like a big load of **** to me!

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Rooster 6 days ago

Everyone is certainly free to shop wherever they choose, whatever their reasoning.

#It'sOkayToBeWhite

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Bozette 6 days ago

Why does that matter to you?

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Carla 6 days ago

In response to “Why does that matter to you?

The country is divided enough don't you think?
Why doesn't it matter to you?

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Budwick 6 days ago

In response to “The country is divided enough don't you...

Because blm is such a tiny minority of the black community.
Just as what white supremacists think about spending their money in white only businesses, which they do. Doesnt matter to me.
When either of those movements do things that are violent, affecting others freedoms, that is when i choose to be concerned.

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Carla 6 days ago

In response to “Because blm is such a tiny minority of the...

That tiny minority has created an awful lot of damage. And, they seem to have influence over people that may not be as bright as you.

I encourage you to take an interest. Your public dismissal of the BLM movement may have more influence than you could imagine!

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Budwick 5 days ago

In response to “That tiny minority has created an awful lot...

This damage that you speak of is amplified by a far right media.
They make noise, just like the alt right.

And really bud, no one really cares what i think....

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Carla 5 days ago

In response to “This damage that you speak of is amplified by...

Reality doesn't require amplification. Thanks for the property damages, Black Lives Matter activists. By some estimates, the city of Baltimore suffered between $9 million to $20 million in damages after riots and looting devastated their downtown area. Ferguson, Missouri saw at least $5.7 million in damages. That amounts to property damages between $14.7 million to $25.7 million.

No estimates, so far, related to how much in property damage has been done in downtown Charlotte, North Carolina.

That's a lot of noise Carla! And, I care what you think, so do many others.

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Budwick 5 days ago

In response to “That tiny minority has created an awful lot...

So has the kkk.

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MonaLea 4 days ago

In response to “So has the kkk.

I guess I should have been more explicit. I meant SINCE the 1800's.

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Budwick 3 days ago

In response to “Because blm is such a tiny minority of the...

Hadn't heard much from BLM until Budwick posted this. I think it is the fear mongering of the right that pushes this nonsense.

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VicZinc 5 days ago

In response to “Hadn't heard much from BLM until Budwick...

No, of course you haven't. It's that selective hearing of yours. Turns out that NFL kneeling crap and Black Xmas are BLM projects.

You're welcome!

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Budwick 3 days ago

In response to “No, of course you haven't. It's that...

Fox news is the only ones pretending this a is a big deal, while you and your fear mongers sit on your couches wringing your hands and wishing that the world was all one color and one flavor and one scent. The rest of us with real morals are out here holding hands and singing

//"Fah Who foraze, Dah Who doraze
Welcome, Christmas, Christmas Day"//

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VicZinc 3 days ago

In response to “Fox news is the only ones pretending this a...

I didn't know FOX covered the story.
And leftists are the only ones claiming it doesn't matter that blacks are pushing segregation.

And Vic, I'm not sure what you have, but it's not morals.

By the way - you can't sing here - you need a permit. And, you can not get a permit to sing Christmas songs - offensive, you know. And, you gotta keep the noise level down so no one can hear you. But other than that - happy holiday!

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Budwick 3 days ago

In response to “I didn't know FOX covered the story. And...

Merry Christmas Budwick

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VicZinc 3 days ago

I'm totally okay with this boycott. Organized groups often use this tactic.

My problem with BLM is when they suppress others' freedom of expression.

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PhilboydStudge 5 days ago

In response to “I'm totally okay with this boycott...

I see. So, segregation is cool again? Shall we install water fountains for blacks again? Shall we promote whites only in this store? Do you really think this kind of thinking is good for the country?

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Budwick 5 days ago

In response to “I see. So, segregation is cool again? Shall...

I think we both agree that segregation was wrong in the past, and would be no less wrong if re-instituted today. I don't see the connection between their boycott and future segregation.

Is their boycott good for the country? Yes and no. We already have enough discord in the US. This boycott - and the right wing media's focus on it - certainly won't help. However, it would be a very good for this country if/when blacks achieve the same level of economic success as whites. If this boycott somehow moves us closer to this, then it too is good.

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PhilboydStudge 5 days ago

In response to “I think we both agree that segregation was...

So, knowing about it is the bad thing?

Ya know, I don't know what flavor the businesses are that I trade with; white, black, latino, asian. I generally try to buy things locally, you know in town and made in USA. So, do you know what makes a business black or white? Is it ownership? Location? What they sell? [I frequent a 'soul food' restaurant. It's owned and operated by three men [2 white, 1 black], black cooks and servers and other than the two white owners, I'm the only white person I've ever seen there. They make outstanding food that Mrs. Budwick and I enjoy. I drive 35 minutes to get there. I take the food home, but they don't have a dining area, so no judgement there please - no one eats there. I go there because I really like the food. So, is that a black business?]

I wish every business great success. I'm more of a pro-business kind of guy - not necessarily a pro-ethnicity kind of guy.

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Budwick 5 days ago

We don't have a lot of racial diversity, in my hometown there were literally 2
diverse families one black and one asian and that was it.

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Sunny_the_skeptic 5 days ago

In response to “We don't have a lot of racial diversity, in...

And, I'm just guessing that these families were treated just like everybody elses - Amirite?

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Budwick 5 days ago

In response to “And, I'm just guessing that these families...

Yep, both of them were in my school but they were older. their names were Ki and Donald.

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Sunny_the_skeptic 5 days ago

In response to “Yep, both of them were in my school but they...

Bless you, Ki, Donald and your hometown!
Why can't it be that way everywhere?

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Budwick 5 days ago

In response to “Bless you, Ki, Donald and your hometown!...

Well, white Americans aren't the only ones that are blamed for the sins of their forefathers, in Bulgaria people with Turkish ancestry are very hated by some people because of what the Ottoman empire did 500 years ago.

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Sunny_the_skeptic 5 days ago

In response to “Well, white Americans aren't the only ones...

Wow, 500 years! That's quite a grudge.
The blacks here I think have pretty much given up on the 150 old **** over slavery. They claim to be oppressed today. I would be sympathetic if it were true.

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Budwick 5 days ago

In response to “Wow, 500 years! That's quite a grudge. The...

BLM just needs a reason to justify it's open racism on whites.

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Sunny_the_skeptic 5 days ago

In response to “BLM just needs a reason to justify it's open...

(smile) Sometimes don't even need a reason.

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Budwick 4 days ago

In response to “(smile) Sometimes don't even need a reason.

Just a justification, then get a mass of people behind you and no matter what stupid things are thought of they will still sound reasonable to them.

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Sunny_the_skeptic 4 days ago

In the spirit of a black Christmas - https://youtu.be/uC3O_ztCWOM

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Gun 5 days ago

In response to “In the spirit of a black Christmas -...

Love that music.
Could have sworn it was Trans Siberian Orchestra though.

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Budwick 4 days ago

In response to “Love that music. Could have sworn it was...

Me too, "But the internet is never wrong".

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Gun 4 days ago

In response to “Me too, "But the internet is //never//...

Very funny!
Last year I went to a TSO concert. They covered Metallica very well!

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Budwick 4 days ago

In response to “Love that music. Could have sworn it was...

pretty sure it is trans siberian orchestra

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sh9683 4 days ago

In response to “pretty sure it is trans siberian orchestra

Yes, I know. Gun and I had a chuckle over the mistake too.

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Budwick 3 days ago

In response to “In the spirit of a black Christmas -...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDyAhS5ZRTw

here is another black metal christmas song for ya

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sh9683 4 days ago

homemade gifts are still the best gifts to give

this will be the 2nd attempt
applying aqua glo paint on leather for a journal


Durin's door

the more layers of paint the longer the Glo
proFX paint seems to lay down the best without (bleeding)

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Neanderthal_Momdoer 5 days ago

In response to “homemade gifts are still the best gifts to...

That looks very cool!

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Budwick 3 days ago

If the media didn't make such a big deal of it there would be no issue. But that's the same reason for most of our country's issues right now.

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Will_Janitor 5 days ago

I might just only shop at places that have no black employees. After all using blm logic that would not be racist right?

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sh9683 4 days ago

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