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IndyRealist
08-02-2016, 11:44 PM
In case you thought everything would be fixed by now:

http://www.thescore.com/nba/news/1069533-rasheed-wallace-delivers-water-to-flint-residents

More-Than-Most
08-03-2016, 12:43 AM
people will look at this and say well why does he need to video it and yada yada yada... I am glad he videoed and am glad its out there because maybe other people will help out because sheed said it best... we all take it for granted because it isnt happening to us.

IndyRealist
08-03-2016, 08:46 AM
I'm sure the vast majority of people think it's been solved by now. After all, this is the United States, leader of the free world and greatest country in the world. We'd never let something like this drag on in a US city, right as we're complaining about the conditions in Rio, right?

The video is, essentially, "hey we're still here! The problem's not going away on it's own!"

ManRam
08-03-2016, 12:19 PM
Sheed > Congress

Hawkeye15
08-03-2016, 01:16 PM
I'm sure the vast majority of people think it's been solved by now. After all, this is the United States, leader of the free world and greatest country in the world. We'd never let something like this drag on in a US city, right as we're complaining about the conditions in Rio, right?

The video is, essentially, "hey we're still here! The problem's not going away on it's own!"

the last time I was in LA, in 2014, there were still houses with tarps on them from Katrina. 9 years after the fact

If you wait for big daddy government to help you, expect a long wait.

After Rita, Houston just kicked FEMA out. Anyone who waits on the most inefficient business model in this country, which is our federal government, is doomed.

Anyways, nice to see Sheed helping out. Detroit is so depressing, ugh

Chronz
08-03-2016, 03:30 PM
the last time I was in LA, in 2014, there were still houses with tarps on them from Katrina. 9 years after the fact

If you wait for big daddy government to help you, expect a long wait.

After Rita, Houston just kicked FEMA out. Anyone who waits on the most inefficient business model in this country, which is our federal government, is doomed.

Anyways, nice to see Sheed helping out. Detroit is so depressing, ugh
EDIT: NVM. You meant NOLA.

There will only be one LA bro. We're recognized world round. When I go overseas, I say Im Californian before I say Im American and they treat you differently for a reason. What goes down here happens to the rest of the country 10 years later.

TRIUMPHATOR
08-03-2016, 03:46 PM
Sheed > Congress

Congress was too busy giving money to Iran.

Hawkeye15
08-03-2016, 04:06 PM
EDIT: NVM. You meant NOLA.

There will only be one LA bro. We're recognized world round. When I go overseas, I say Im Californian before I say Im American and they treat you differently for a reason. What goes down here happens to the rest of the country 10 years later.

I meant Louisiana, yes

Only people in Los Angeles care about living in Los Angeles dude. For my money, I really don't feel like paying 500k for a 3 bed/2 bath, 1700 sq foot home and sitting in traffic half my life. But some people love it man, I get that. Some people love paying $2500 a month for a studio apartment in Brooklyn. Again, not my cup of tea, as amazing as NYC is.

I am in my happy place. Never realized how much I love Minnesota until I left for a long time.

Chronz
08-03-2016, 08:40 PM
I meant Louisiana, yes

Only people in Los Angeles care about living in Los Angeles dude. For my money, I really don't feel like paying 500k for a 3 bed/2 bath, 1700 sq foot home and sitting in traffic half my life. But some people love it man, I get that. Some people love paying $2500 a month for a studio apartment in Brooklyn. Again, not my cup of tea, as amazing as NYC is.

I am in my happy place. Never realized how much I love Minnesota until I left for a long time.

LOL F no. They aren't the most globally recognized cities for no reason, and its not because Cali is flaunting, its because its practically its own country. I know this much, a group of friends and I traveled across Europe and we sorta tested the theory, we all had different places we've lived and none of them drew the interest from shopkeeps or civilians than saying you're from Cali. Ever since then, I've always established myself as a Californian before the USA when going anywhere.

Im leaving Cali because I dont like what the future holds and I would like to save money but the idea is to eventually come back and most people Ive met in my travels have visions of making it to Cali or NY, not the mini apple ffs. Its cool that you're happy but you are by default a smaller town guy. Good for you, just dont pretend its just people in Cali that think about that California lifestyle. I cant tell you how many friends I've met that tried to make it out here only to go back to Omaha or whatever.

You strike me as a person who could live anywhere he wants, at that point it becomes a life stage type of thing but you cant fool anyone into thinking its only LA residents who think this way.

Quick edit/story. I pissed off my soon to be sister in law by making fun of Arizona/PHX. They actually have freeway signs pointing their way to LA. Like LA is hundreds of miles away and they have an LA freeway. On the other end, you think any freeway entrance in LA has a sign pointing to AZ? Its not a big deal but I know when I was living in AZ, seeing that ****ing sign just made me dream of LA.

Chronz
08-03-2016, 08:45 PM
Hell, its funny because the last news article I got from the Katrina reports is how many of them wound up just transplanting to Cali. Anyone know whatever happened to those who flocked to Houston/Texas?

Saddletramp
08-03-2016, 10:00 PM
When I travel to Europe I identify as Texan and it's a great conversation starter. They know you're American but seemed delighted to talk once they find out I'm a born and raised Texan. We once got mistaken for Canadians at a bar by the bartender because we were so laid back. When we told him Texan his reply was something like "you're the most laid back Americans we've ever had in here".


Hell, its funny because the last news article I got from the Katrina reports is how many of them wound up just transplanting to Cali. Anyone know whatever happened to those who flocked to Houston/Texas?

They've basically blended in by now. There was a bit of shenanagins at the beginning but less than a month after Katrina, we got Rita (which was nowhere near as devastating but still had us reeling for awhile).

Hawkeye15
08-04-2016, 11:30 AM
LOL F no. They aren't the most globally recognized cities for no reason, and its not because Cali is flaunting, its because its practically its own country. I know this much, a group of friends and I traveled across Europe and we sorta tested the theory, we all had different places we've lived and none of them drew the interest from shopkeeps or civilians than saying you're from Cali. Ever since then, I've always established myself as a Californian before the USA when going anywhere.

Im leaving Cali because I dont like what the future holds and I would like to save money but the idea is to eventually come back and most people Ive met in my travels have visions of making it to Cali or NY, not the mini apple ffs. Its cool that you're happy but you are by default a smaller town guy. Good for you, just dont pretend its just people in Cali that think about that California lifestyle. I cant tell you how many friends I've met that tried to make it out here only to go back to Omaha or whatever.

You strike me as a person who could live anywhere he wants, at that point it becomes a life stage type of thing but you cant fool anyone into thinking its only LA residents who think this way.

Quick edit/story. I pissed off my soon to be sister in law by making fun of Arizona/PHX. They actually have freeway signs pointing their way to LA. Like LA is hundreds of miles away and they have an LA freeway. On the other end, you think any freeway entrance in LA has a sign pointing to AZ? Its not a big deal but I know when I was living in AZ, seeing that ****ing sign just made me dream of LA.

I can live anywhere, I love big cites, and Midwest living. Where you live, has everything to do with the people you surround yourself with to me. I lived in Texas for years (Houston). Texans think Texas is gods gift to the world. LA is fun, but it really had no interest for me. I don't care about water sports, or beaches. Never have. Traffic/$$ mean something to me. I would much rather live somewhere affordable, save money, and travel. I couldn't do that in LA.

I have been to LA maybe 10-11 times. I have 2 good friends there. I personally like NYC more, but that again, is because if I am in a city, I want the city feel. I really don't see any possible way I would live in southern California in all honesty. It just doesn't appeal to me. I could for sure see myself living abroad though, in Europe, but I won't. I was away from my family for almost 20 years. Not happening again.

Hawkeye15
08-04-2016, 11:36 AM
Hell, its funny because the last news article I got from the Katrina reports is how many of them wound up just transplanting to Cali. Anyone know whatever happened to those who flocked to Houston/Texas?

The ones who came to Houston blended in, and we ended up taking on a few hundred thousand govt dependents in the process....

Tony_Starks
08-04-2016, 12:42 PM
Sheed has a big heart. He was very active in Phillys community and Portland as well but of course the media never made a big deal out of it because that went against the narrative.

Hawkeye15
08-04-2016, 12:56 PM
Sheed has a big heart. He was very active in Phillys community and Portland as well but of course the media never made a big deal out of it because that went against the narrative.

Sheed has always seemed like a good guy. He just got a bad rap on those Jailblazer squads

Sly Guy
08-04-2016, 02:57 PM
Sheed has always seemed like a good guy. He just got a bad rap on those Jailblazer squads

I agree. Just cuz someone's intense on the court doesn't make them a hyper competitive douche off it. He always seemed really well liked by his teammates, so I'm not surprised at all to see this kinda thing out of him.

Bron > Kobe
08-05-2016, 11:37 AM
I meant Louisiana, yes

Only people in Los Angeles care about living in Los Angeles dude. For my money, I really don't feel like paying 500k for a 3 bed/2 bath, 1700 sq foot home and sitting in traffic half my life. But some people love it man, I get that. Some people love paying $2500 a month for a studio apartment in Brooklyn. Again, not my cup of tea, as amazing as NYC is.

I am in my happy place. Never realized how much I love Minnesota until I left for a long time.
People all over the world care about living in Los Angeles. Sounds like you have a personal beef with socal. Only people in Mobile Alabama, care about living in Mobile Alabama. Los Angeles is one of the most sought after cities to live in the world. One reason is the weather. While your shoveling snow out of your driveway, I'm at the beach. The awesome thing is, I can go to the snow if I wanted to because I live an hour from the beach and an hour from the snow. Can't beat that.

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Hawkeye15
08-05-2016, 11:49 AM
People all over the world care about living in Los Angeles. Sounds like you have a personal beef with socal. Only people in Mobile Alabama, care about living in Mobile Alabama. Los Angeles is one of the most sought after cities to live in the world. One reason is the weather. While your shoveling snow out of your driveway, I'm at the beach. The awesome thing is, I can go to the snow if I wanted to because I live an hour from the beach and an hour from the snow. Can't beat that.

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While you are at the beach, paying your $2400 a month mortgage for a 3 bedroom cottage, and paying taxes out of your ears, my retirement fund grows....

not everyone cares about socal dude. I have never really liked that area, outside the weather, and my 2 friends that live there. Visiting? Yep. Living? Nah

Bron > Kobe
08-05-2016, 11:53 AM
While you are at the beach, paying your $2400 a month mortgage for a 3 bedroom cottage, and paying taxes out of your ears, my retirement fund grows....

not everyone cares about socal dude. I have never really liked that area, outside the weather, and my 2 friends that live there. Visiting? Yep. Living? Nah
My mortgage is 1700 a month. I have a 5 bedroom, 3500 square foot house in Temecula wine country. (Hour outside of San Diego, 45 minutes from Orange County). You may not like socal, but don't make it sound like your speaking for the masses with your opinion. Some people just can't hang out here. No big deal and no slight to you. But your opinion isn't widely shared is my point.

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Hawkeye15
08-05-2016, 12:06 PM
My mortgage is 1700 a month. I have a 5 bedroom, 3500 square foot house in Temecula wine country. (Hour outside of San Diego, 45 minutes from Orange County). You may not like socal, but don't make it sound like your speaking for the masses with your opinion. Some people just can't hang out here. No big deal and no slight to you. But your opinion isn't widely shared is my point.

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I know exactly where Temecula is, my best friend is from there. Pretty area. He got married there, we stayed at the casino in Temecula. I can't see how your mortgage is that low, but whatever

Why do you pose it as, "some people can't hang"? As if that makes a person weak haha.

I don't want to live where I have no family, ever again. If we exclude that, and I had my choice of where to live, it honestly would be Paris probably, or Wudan, China (long story). If stateside, probably Chicago.

Bron > Kobe
08-05-2016, 12:27 PM
I know exactly where Temecula is, my best friend is from there. Pretty area. He got married there, we stayed at the casino in Temecula. I can't see how your mortgage is that low, but whatever

Why do you pose it as, "some people can't hang"? As if that makes a person weak haha.

I don't want to live where I have no family, ever again. If we exclude that, and I had my choice of where to live, it honestly would be Paris probably, or Wudan, China (long story). If stateside, probably Chicago.
Dude, Temecula is considered the inland empire, it's a whole lot cheaper to live anywhere out there than in the city. The casino you stayed at was Pechanga, I actually live in those houses in Redhawk. Believe it or not, it's very inexpensive to live there considering what you get. The "some people can't hang" thing wasn't a slight, it's just how I talk. I didnt mean it to put you down or insinuate anything. Bottomline all I'm saying is don't try and talk down about southern California because of how you feel about it, we aren't the only ones wanting to live here.

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IndyRealist
08-05-2016, 12:33 PM
To kinda steer this back on topic, they've now stopped collecting trash in Flint.

https://m.mic.com/articles/150216/flint-michigan-now-has-nobody-collecting-the-city-s-garbage?utm_source=policymicFB&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=WHFacebook&utm_content=inf_20_285_2&tse_id=INF_f83bca4057f911e6afb1e131ecb9c0be

ManRam
08-05-2016, 12:54 PM
Congress was too busy giving money to Iran.

Oh.


In all seriousness, it's really sad that we can't take care of our own as a government. I don't think there's a more fundamental responsibility that doing just that. It's really a shame.

Hawkeye15
08-05-2016, 01:22 PM
Dude, Temecula is considered the inland empire, it's a whole lot cheaper to live anywhere out there than in the city. The casino you stayed at was Pechanga, I actually live in those houses in Redhawk. Believe it or not, it's very inexpensive to live there considering what you get. The "some people can't hang" thing wasn't a slight, it's just how I talk. I didnt mean it to put you down or insinuate anything. Bottomline all I'm saying is don't try and talk down about southern California because of how you feel about it, we aren't the only ones wanting to live here.

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Interesting. Yeah, it's just a long driver to either city from there. Very pretty area, I have been there 5-6 times.

I don't look down on southern California at all. I just don't think I would dig living there. I was away from family for 19 years. It sucked. And I realized how much I really love Minnesota honestly. I live in downtown Minneapolis. On a Tuesday night, if I have nothing going on, I take a 10 minute walk and go into the Target Center and watch the Wolves. I love it.

IndyRealist
08-05-2016, 01:33 PM
Oh.


In all seriousness, it's really sad that we can't take care of our own as a government. I don't think there's a more fundamental responsibility that doing just that. It's really a shame.

That's where the disconnect is. Everyone thinks we should be helping our fellow Americans, until it comes time for Congress to draw up a budget. Then no one wants to pay for it.

Hawkeye15
08-05-2016, 01:36 PM
That's where the disconnect is. Everyone thinks we should be helping our fellow Americans, until it comes time for Congress to draw up a budget. Then no one wants to pay for it.

it's difficult to want to give money to an inefficient spending machine.

IndyRealist
08-05-2016, 01:57 PM
it's difficult to want to give money to an inefficient spending machine.

Meanwhile in Flint....

Hawkeye15
08-05-2016, 05:32 PM
Meanwhile in Flint....

thing is, if people want to help, there are more things we can do than give money to a broken government that doesn't know how to spend. That is what I mean

There are probably relief funds, or other ways. Or do what Sheed is doing...

McAllen Tx
08-05-2016, 08:16 PM
There's a big difference in just writing a check and actually taking a hands on approach in helping people. Sheed has always been a people person. He's always had a big heart. Big props to Sheed and more to his parents to raise him that way.

IndyRealist
08-05-2016, 08:40 PM
thing is, if people want to help, there are more things we can do than give money to a broken government that doesn't know how to spend. That is what I mean

There are probably relief funds, or other ways. Or do what Sheed is doing...

Sure. I make a donation to a different charity/cause every year (kinda like a tithe). Last year it was Flint. But how many people really do? And how many just sit on their hands while it all goes to sh**, cause it's someone else's problem? If every US citizen even donated $1 the problem would be solved by now. But they don't, so it's not. I mean, this is what government is for, to mobilize collectively for what we can't hope to tackle individually. The problem with saying "the government is inefficient and wasteful, so I don't want the government doing it" is that it doesn't get done. It's a fairly callous position to hold when kids are getting lead poisoning.

Lakers + Giants
08-05-2016, 09:53 PM
LOL F no. They aren't the most globally recognized cities for no reason, and its not because Cali is flaunting, its because its practically its own country. I know this much, a group of friends and I traveled across Europe and we sorta tested the theory, we all had different places we've lived and none of them drew the interest from shopkeeps or civilians than saying you're from Cali. Ever since then, I've always established myself as a Californian before the USA when going anywhere.

Im leaving Cali because I dont like what the future holds and I would like to save money but the idea is to eventually come back and most people Ive met in my travels have visions of making it to Cali or NY, not the mini apple ffs. Its cool that you're happy but you are by default a smaller town guy. Good for you, just dont pretend its just people in Cali that think about that California lifestyle. I cant tell you how many friends I've met that tried to make it out here only to go back to Omaha or whatever.

You strike me as a person who could live anywhere he wants, at that point it becomes a life stage type of thing but you cant fool anyone into thinking its only LA residents who think this way.

Quick edit/story. I pissed off my soon to be sister in law by making fun of Arizona/PHX. They actually have freeway signs pointing their way to LA. Like LA is hundreds of miles away and they have an LA freeway. On the other end, you think any freeway entrance in LA has a sign pointing to AZ? Its not a big deal but I know when I was living in AZ, seeing that ****ing sign just made me dream of LA.

This is how I feel, except I live in Orange County. Love it down here.