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[–] Stayvigilant 18 points 6 points (+24|-18) ago 

It's a fucking shit show watching all of you loving death and destruction. Oakland as you know is not doing so hot as far as affordable rent and living conditions are concerned- these people are all about 20 something. Here are the facts and it's sad and no doubt these people were a little ignorant here about fire safety. First, poor people make art because it is something to live for, if you don't have money art is something to do. Second they allowed the warehouse to turn into a mild hoard blocking exits and also making it difficult for firefighters to get inside. Firefighters had to take breaks trying to rescue people because it was such a bad fire. There were only 2 exits on the bottom floor. On the top floor the windows were meshed shut. Buildings and warehouses in Oakland burn down really fucking fast because they are so old. When I went to school there, we couldn't have candles because our buildings had 10-second burn down time. The roof collapsed eliminating the second floor and trapping people who burned alive. A witness tried putting out the fire with a fire extinguisher but it didn't work. They stated their skin felt like it was melting and their lungs were filled with smoke. These people were priced out of their neighborhoods and were pretty poor. living in the warehouse was to make ends meet.

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[–] EdSnowden 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

You can barely burn a single paper towel in 10 seconds, let alone a whole building. Do you actually believe this crap?

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[–] Stayvigilant 3 points -3 points (+0|-3) ago 

Well my mistake, not a real figure obviously but these structures are poorly made and really old. Try reading the rest of what I said in response to people practically dancing around the bodies and making war cry noises. Just trying to remind people that these are real people. Some of them are friends of friends. This is on par with the shooting at pulse in regards to loss of a community.

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[–] yergi 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

.... This was a rave. A rave is a party, not a house.

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[–] srgmpdns 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

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[–] Stayvigilant 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

It was actually a music show not a rave and the warehouse doubled as a living space and art studio space.

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[–] Mhael66 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Welcome to the internet.

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[–] culofiesta 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

These people were priced out of their neighborhoods and were pretty poor. living in the warehouse was to make ends meet.

Really doubt this. I know too many trust fund manbabies living in the area and pretending to be poor to look cool to think otherwise.