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Seattle BLM takes over Trader Joe's,
protesting 'lack of access to grocery stores'

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Posted By: Pluperfect, 9/14/2020 4:31:06 AM

(Tweet) Morning March Seattle, which advocates to abolish the police and invest in black communities, organised the gathering at the local grocery store to educate customers on the barriers black residents face such as gentrification. This comes as leftists conflate Trader Joe's and gentrification, according to The Atlantic in a 2019 article on the "conflicts between white Portlanders and long-time black residents" over "widening bicycle lanes" and "the construction of a new Trader Joe’s."

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Reply 1 - Posted by: DCGIRL 9/14/2020 5:19:04 AM (No. 540126)
I wonder if this is their plan for election day. Block the polling sites so you can't vote.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: GreatGreyhounds 9/14/2020 5:42:39 AM (No. 540135)
#1, I hope they try to block the polling sites. It won't be out in flyover country where they try it, I can guarantee that!
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Reply 3 - Posted by: MMC 9/14/2020 5:48:37 AM (No. 540138)
Why would a grocery store chain or individual owned grocery store set up in area that will routinely get robbed or burned out? BLM it isn’t access to grocery stores- it is your thuggish behavior.. Exactly what solutions do these criminals propose? They are behaving and sounding like the terrorists in Middle East demanding Israel give land- but never offer how they would run things.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: jalo1951 9/14/2020 6:18:12 AM (No. 540153)
While burning and looting a sport store is inconvient (illegal and wrong but those words are not in their vocabulary) it doesn't really affect that suburban dweller. But interferring with our food supply - now that is a biggie. Evil walks among us.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: jalo1951 9/14/2020 6:20:31 AM (No. 540154)
PS After all don't we all want to be participating in one of Bernie's breadlines he is so proud of?
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Reply 6 - Posted by: thethirdruffian 9/14/2020 6:40:43 AM (No. 540164)
The Target in the black neighborhood in Portland (?) was looted and burned. The store will not be reopened as it ran at a loss due to theft and non-sale of high margin items. Gee, must be racism why stores aren’t in bad neighborhoods!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: globalwarmer 9/14/2020 6:43:20 AM (No. 540167)
By the look of these fatsos they aren't hurting for groceries.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: udanja99 9/14/2020 7:06:25 AM (No. 540182)
This is about on par with the Menendez brothers who murdered their parents and then begged for mercy from the courts because they were orphans. Steal, loot, burn, trash your local supermarket and then complain that you don’t have access to one. You did it to yourselves. Tough shiite.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: jjs 9/14/2020 8:18:38 AM (No. 540238)
I got an idea, instead of looting and burning, why not go get a loan and open a grocery store? I guess your just to damn used to everyone else providing stuff for free to you. Blacks should practice gratitude and build from their.
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Reply 10 - Posted by: NorthernDog 9/14/2020 8:27:08 AM (No. 540243)
I have seen grocery stores open in 'up and coming neighborhoods' several times, only to quietly shut down a few years later. It only works if you want to lose money.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: cor-vet 9/14/2020 8:53:37 AM (No. 540267)
Apparently, all this will end if we just absolve bLACKS from any criminal prosecution, no matter what the crime. Also, everything needed to live, like food, medicine, liquor, phones, Nikes and big screen TV's must be supplied free of charge. And they can't be expected to work, because that's too 'whitey!' All this will be reparations for the slavery they never experienced.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: msjena 9/14/2020 9:01:05 AM (No. 540273)
Hmm, Trader Joe's. With their cult following of liberal millenials. It reminds me of that old adage, first they came for the Jews...
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Reply 13 - Posted by: lakerman1 9/14/2020 9:06:37 AM (No. 540281)
Eating while shopping is a common practice among certain sub cultures. I have seen large young women in grocery stores, little kids in the cart, wheeling around the store, eating fresh fruit, candy bars, cereal out of the box,drinking milk out of the carton, or soda,, and not paying at the register. If challenged, they cry racism. the profit margin in grocery stores is low - eating while shopping, plus shoplifting, together, kill off the stores. Heal yourselves, black people. enough.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: Lawsy0 9/14/2020 9:07:25 AM (No. 540282)
BLM mistook the name for ''Traitor Joe's'' and thought it was a place to meet up with Obiden. They ain't got much smarts, they tell me.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Strike3 9/14/2020 9:18:34 AM (No. 540292)
Most everything has been burned by BLM and Antifa and now they lack grocery stores? I would bet they are too stupid to even see the connection. Just like children who kill their parents and want sympathy because they are orphans.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: preciosodrogas 9/14/2020 9:19:25 AM (No. 540294)
I agree with #9. There are certain blacks that are warped in their thinking. With those they run into a wall and they don't look for a way around (over, under) it the just throw a fit of criminal behavior to get what they think they could never obtain. Knowing themselves the way they do they realize they will never get what they want so why try, and it is always someone else as the reason for their failure, that's their culture. It comes on them early. In school they don't try and so don't achieve. Basically cowards, they are afraid to try because they may fail. It begets their loser culture. They are the enemy that they seek to abolish and so it never ends. And our society won't confront them. One heck of a mess.
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Reply 17 - Posted by: Zigrid 9/14/2020 9:20:55 AM (No. 540297)
I'm sure the blm mob will block polling places on Election Day....but... here's our plan..... vote in person all over America so a few blocked paces won't matter.... the unfortunate result will be most inner city polling places will be affected... how does the blm mob think they can represent black voters then?... aren't they counting on a big biden vote from the inner cities..?... another case of blm didn't think this out...
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Ashley Brenton 9/14/2020 9:26:10 AM (No. 540306)
#1 They can block all the polls in Seattle and Portland they want! Why does widening bicycle lanes annoy the black community?
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Reply 19 - Posted by: bigfatslob 9/14/2020 9:27:34 AM (No. 540309)
Remember Michelle Obama's lectures on 'food deserts'. There's a reason, grocery stores get robbed, shop lifting and operate at a constant loss. When riots start all the fast food chains, Target and sporting goods stores along with others leave never to come back. That creates the desert where blacks have to travel many miles away for essential everyday needs because they looted and burned everything close by. I don't feel sorry for them it's a plight they created for themselves. The circle will never be broken because they are stupid and don't want to fit into society this is a good example.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: paral04 9/14/2020 9:45:30 AM (No. 540324)
Do they sell chitlins at TJ's.
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Reply 21 - Posted by: bighambone 9/14/2020 9:51:30 AM (No. 540331)
Chances are before long we will be hearing from the leftist Democrat supported Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement that President Trump is to blame for so-called “Food Deserts” in the Black “communities” where drug and grocery stores were burned down and looted by mostly all Black rioters.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: WV.Hillbilly 9/14/2020 10:00:07 AM (No. 540352)
You know why you don't have access to grocery stores? You loot them. You burn them down. You steal from them when you're not looting them and burning them. That's why.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Ida Lou Pino 9/14/2020 10:07:08 AM (No. 540365)
Hey BLM - - there would be more grocery stores - - if you paid for the groceries.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: JunkYardDog 9/14/2020 10:20:44 AM (No. 540383)
This only happens in Blue states. This is allowed only in BLUE states. Democrats don't care about anything except POWER. They'd step right on you if you were in their way. VOTE ALL DEMS IN YOUR LOCAL, STATE, AND FEDERAL RACES OUT OF OFFICE THIS COMING NOVEMBER.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: earlybird 9/14/2020 10:31:30 AM (No. 540396)
Here we have four or five Trader Joe’s in close proximity and the blacks shop there right along with the Asians, the Hispanics and all the rest of us.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: earlybird 9/14/2020 10:33:15 AM (No. 540398)
I don’t know where #12 got that myth. Our numerous TJs are patronized by significant numbers of senior citizens. They know a good thing when they see it… and they’re darned good cooks.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Chuzzles 9/14/2020 10:35:11 AM (No. 540400)
#12 I consider myself to be more conservative than many here ever will be and I love TJ's. Great products, great staff, and good prices. What on earth is so liberal about liking that? Their freezer section is awesome too.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: mc squared 9/14/2020 10:46:40 AM (No. 540412)
Do the Idiot Children, black and white, see the irony in looting a store which they say is unaccessible to them? 'Duh - what's irony?'
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Reply 29 - Posted by: NotaBene 9/14/2020 10:53:48 AM (No. 540421)
I wonder whether MorningSeattle/BLM/Antifa are the ones starting the forest fires. Could be.
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Reply 30 - Posted by: Kafka2 9/14/2020 11:12:03 AM (No. 540442)
Now let's see. BLM says they want access to local grocery store. So they take over a local grocery store effectively driving it out of business. Is it any wonder they don't have access to local grocery stores if they force them into bankruptcy? Next they will say that they have a right to loot stores because stores should be giving them stuff for free.
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Reply 31 - Posted by: kennedylaw 9/14/2020 11:28:49 AM (No. 540457)
Perhaps there would be more access to grocery stores in Black neighborhoods if gangs of rioters didn't keep burning them down. Just a thought.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: padiva 9/14/2020 11:37:03 AM (No. 540466)
I've started gathering non-perishable food.....just in case. I hoarded TP in 2015 because I feared that BO would declare martial law, close commerce and cancel the election. I still have the collection. It's interesting that the protests/damage don't happen at Trump properties.
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Reply 33 - Posted by: Aubreyesque 9/14/2020 11:47:23 AM (No. 540474)
Why haven’t these people been put under siege yet? They want to declare their own zone? Fine, but let the National Gaurd define their borders and then let all who want out to come out but no one else in. Let them burn/trash/destroy everything within their borders but let no utilities in, let no supplies in. Let them be treated as a hostile country until they send a representative to bargain, then nail them for terms of surrender.
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Reply 34 - Posted by: weejun 9/14/2020 12:21:17 PM (No. 540513)
#33, as some have pointed out before, the quickest way to shut down any “zone” created by these idiots is to deny them access to wi-fi. That would be torture these brats wouldn’t be able to take for more than a few hours.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: Trapper 9/14/2020 12:25:36 PM (No. 540517)
So the message is "We ARE the persons we are protesting against"? "What do we want? Us gone When do we want it? NOW!" Well .... bye
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Reply 36 - Posted by: udanja99 9/14/2020 12:38:19 PM (No. 540527)
I think that #12 is probably confusing Trader Joe’s with Whole Foods.
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Reply 37 - Posted by: MDConservative 9/14/2020 12:38:49 PM (No. 540528)
First they came for the Two-Buck Chuck...
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Reply 38 - Posted by: cold porridge 9/14/2020 12:58:40 PM (No. 540565)
Quite ironic that they riot and protest over "lack of grocery stores in black neighborhoods" and then burn down grocery and other stores in black neighborhoods.
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Reply 39 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 9/14/2020 1:07:15 PM (No. 540573)
Somebody tell BLM the reason there are so few grocery stores in black communities is because the residents rob them and burn them to the ground. They cannot stay in business. Somebody tell BLM that most of the problems faced by the black community are SELF INFLICTED. The problems in the black community are the same problems faced in other communities. The difference is other communities step up to the plate, and take personal responsibility and resolve their problems.
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Reply 40 - Posted by: MarkTwain 9/14/2020 1:42:51 PM (No. 540605)
I recall Trader Joe's trying to open a store in a 'disadvantaged' neighborhood a year or two ago. They were met with protests by the residents who did not want to see their neighborhood, in their words, 'gentrified'. So Trader Joe's did not open a store there. So, the leftists have a self-fulfilling situation where Trader Joe's can't win and the leftists always, in their own eyes, win. Open a store there and get accused of the terrible crime of 'gentrification', or stay out of a neighborhood that doesn't want you and be called racist for doing so. The left is truly insane.
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Reply 41 - Posted by: moebellini3 9/14/2020 2:10:35 PM (No. 540634)
These morons get less coherent by the day. They talk all this BS and don't have a clue what they're talking about. Their act is starting to wear thin. Got it.
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Reply 42 - Posted by: Mike6 9/14/2020 2:31:52 PM (No. 540660)
Most of the BLM bums are on welfare. They sell drugs for millions, and have criminal records a mile long. George Floyd was in a Houston Prison for five years for armed robbery. Why they want to rob a Trader Joe Store I just don't know.
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Reply 43 - Posted by: Pucky1 9/14/2020 3:01:36 PM (No. 540692)
The problem of doing retail in some communities is "shrinkage". Shoplifting (looting on a smaller, personal scale) to those in Rio Linda. I live between two communities of different economic status. In one grocery the aisles are open, in the other there are sections (cosmetics and beauty aids) nicely walled off so shoppers have to pass in and out through a counter with overhead cameras. Grocery stores work, at best, on a 3% margin. Shoplifting will drive a grocery out pretty darn fast. Unfortunately some stores have a policy of letting some of their custormers shoplift without being stopped. Others, who are presumed to be "privileged", get stopped.
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Reply 44 - Posted by: thewarden 9/14/2020 7:39:38 PM (No. 540908)
So I have a TJs 2 minutes from my house. I do love their reasonably priced cheeses and wine, and their frozen gluten free pancakes are the BEST (I have to eat GF, sorry!). Today I went to get some birthday cards and a sympathy card (.99 cents, can’t beat it). I bought 2 cans of pumpkin since my mom told me it’s in short supply. After going to 2 other stores, I went back to TJs for more canned pumpkin. Guy at the door says “pull up your mask to cover your nose”, it was covering my nose, jerk weed. And, I had just joked about with him 30 minutes earlier on my first trip there. Had I not needed the extra canned pumpkin for my elderly mom (so she can bake pie this Thanksgiving), I would have told him to naff off. 50 years old and working min. wage grocery job, dude, seriously. Give them a little power...grrrrr
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Reply 45 - Posted by: thatsomewhereplace 9/14/2020 10:57:49 PM (No. 540994)
I believe the gangs burning and looting are for the most part rich white brats. Look at the news stories. BLM and antifa seem to have a lot of white brats doing their bidding. Most of them are from "out of town," don't live in their choice of city to loot. burn and murder. Someone is paying them for their services. As for blacks, can't lump them as rioters/arsonists thugs. I believe they struggle. Who gave them the victim attitude in the first place? The democrat party.
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civilians’: Parents of Kenosha shooting
victim speak out
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Posted by MDConservative 9/19/2020 10:30:59 AM Post Reply
The parents of Anthony Huber, who was killed at a Kenosha protest Aug. 25, are "deeply disappointed that the President, members of the media, and others have said that Anthony deserved to die for attempting to protect others from a person who had just killed someone," according to a statement released Friday by their attorneys. Huber, 26, was fatally shot after he tried to use his skateboard to disarm Kyle Rittenhouse, 17, of Antioch, Illinois.
Blue Checks Vow Violence If McConnell
Tries to Replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg:
‘Burn the Entire F**king Thing Down’
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Posted by Imright 9/18/2020 11:47:53 PM Post Reply
Blue check leftists on Twitter vowed violence in America if Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attempts to replace Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday night at age 87.Leftist writer Reza Aslan tweeted: “If they even TRY to replace RBG we burn the entire fu**ing thing down.” (Tweets) Writer Beau Willimon tweeted: “We’re shutting this country down if Trump and McConnell try to ram through an appointment before the election.” (Tweet) Writer Laura Bassett threatened riots: “If McConnell jams someone through, which he will, there will be riots.”
Hours before news of Ginsburg’s
death, Murkowski said she wouldn’t
vote on a Supreme Court nominee
prior to election
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Posted by John C 9/19/2020 12:32:57 PM Post Reply
Alaska Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski said in an interview that she wouldn’t vote to confirm a Supreme Court nominee ahead of the election, just hours before news broke that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. Speaking to Alaska Public Media during an interview on an unrelated topic, Murkowski referenced the position she took when former President Barack Obama nominated Merrick Garland to the Supreme Court in March 2016. Then, she supported Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s refusal to take action on Garland’s nomination.
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