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Members 16,204 31,897 posts Gender:Not Telling Report post Posted 4 minutes ago I have been contacted by several posters for my thoughts.  I struggled with coming back ev

The entire written statement from General Mattis should be required reading:

Spent the day at the DC marches yesterday. It was mostly peaceful, respectful. Angry at times, but definitely peaceful. We had a hiccup at one point after a group gathered at the Lincoln for some spee

4 minutes ago, parasaurolophus said:

I specifically mentioned looters in philly in my first post about this. That's where the baseball bat guys were from.

I didnt add philly after the fact. Talk about disingenuous. 

But why tf does it matter where it's from? So if we don't want vigilantes? We had to condemn the looters in that specific place, not just in general? Seems arbitrary to me but keep going. 

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1 minute ago, sporthenry said:

But why tf does it matter where it's from? So if we don't want vigilantes? We had to condemn the looters in that specific place, not just in general? Seems arbitrary to me but keep going. 

Yeah if the bat wielding people would have been from anywhere else...they still would have been discussed.

Does anyone think that behavior is actually a good idea?

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16 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

“Police need to be trained when being charged by an unarmed man with a knife, to shoot him in the leg instead of the heart”

Joe Biden

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F'ing Joe Biden... way to completely miss the whole point of this.

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1 minute ago, sho nuff said:

 

Does anyone think that behavior is actually a good idea?

Who are they?

Are they protecting their businesses?

Are they protecting their homes/neighborhoods?

Are they vigilantes?

You don’t know, neither do I

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Just now, sho nuff said:

Yeah if the bat wielding people would have been from anywhere else...they still would have been discussed.

Does anyone think that behavior is actually a good idea?

I'll admit it's not preferable, so no.  But I do sympathize with citizens/business owners in these areas.  I'm more surprised we haven't seen more than this.  I'd probably be spending the night inside my business with hired help to back me up if I had a business that was in a vulnerable area.

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1 minute ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

Who are they?

Are they protecting their businesses?

Are they protecting their homes/neighborhoods?

Are they vigilantes?

You don’t know, neither do I

Do you think its a good idea?  I don’t believe i made a claim of who they are.

Seems very much vigilante by definition.

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Just now, sporthenry said:

But why tf does it matter where it's from? So if we don't want vigilantes? We had to condemn the looters in that specific place, not just in general? Seems arbitrary to me but keep going. 

You don't have to condemn anybody. I made an observation of behavior I found odd. I stand by that. You and @whoknew basically fabricated stuff and called me dishonest. So yeah, I will "keep going." 

 

 

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25 minutes ago, Widbil83 said:

Is CNN purposely not showing the mayhem in NYC right now to protect the Cuomos? 

 

Fox is showing the results of damages and people being arrested in Manhattan. MSNBC is focusing on why a helicopter was flown so low in the city and blaming police. 

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2 minutes ago, Shula-holic said:

I'll admit it's not preferable, so no.  But I do sympathize with citizens/business owners in these areas.  I'm more surprised we haven't seen more than this.  I'd probably be spending the night inside my business with hired help to back me up if I had a business that was in a vulnerable area.

If they were just that...sure...do you think all of them were just business owners? 

I sympathize with business owners...but IMO, that behavior is pushing for more escalation and makes it worse.

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Just now, sho nuff said:

Do you think its a good idea?  I don’t believe i made a claim of who they are.

Seems very much vigilante by definition.

Fox just showed a live shot of a decent sized group of people in Philly  standing out in front of their homes armed with guns and baseball bats to protect their homes and families 

Was a very quiet scene, no one was rioting or looting on that block

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I honestly can't imagine why anyone would want to be a cop after this.  

Just standing on the street trying to keep order and crowds are running up and shoving phones in your face saying God knows what. Who the hell needs it?

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2 minutes ago, jobarules said:

Why did the news terrorize us with social distancing, masks, not shaking hands, not hugging etc and yet now nobody seems to care?

Because maybe, just maybe...this is even bigger right now and more pressing to report on.  And even with that they have still been discussing it.

And they terrorized you?

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2 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

Fox just showed a live shot of a decent sized group of people in Philly  standing out in front of their homes armed with guns and baseball bats to protect their homes and families 

Was a very quiet scene, no one was rioting or looting on that block

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And videos and tweets earlier showed it differently as well.

Do you think its a good idea?

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Just now, sho nuff said:

Because maybe, just maybe...this is even bigger right now and more pressing to report on.  And even with that they have still been discussing it.

You mean people are living with the risk now and not concerning themselves of the very small chance they can die? Wow interesting

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Just now, sho nuff said:

If they were just that...sure...do you think all of them were just business owners? 

I sympathize with business owners...but IMO, that behavior is pushing for more escalation and makes it worse.

I don't know who they were.  If they attacked others then they should be arrested just as anyone else.  I just remember in the Rodney King riots the business owners lining up on rooftops with shotguns to try and protect their stores and shops when the police couldn't.  We haven't seen very much of that this time.

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37 minutes ago, Kal El said:

I don't recall the military being set loose on peaceful protesters there, so no, I'm not forgetting them.

I don’t recall antifa organizing mass anarchy back then either.  I don’t recall media celebrities encouraging the destruction of minority communities back then either

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1 minute ago, Shula-holic said:

I don't know who they were.  If they attacked others then they should be arrested just as anyone else.  I just remember in the Rodney King riots the business owners lining up on rooftops with shotguns to try and protect their stores and shops when the police couldn't.  We haven't seen very much of that this time.

The Koreans had AK47's and were just firing away at looters. It was so bad that the cops weren't even going into those parts of town. It wasn't them looking the other way, they just weren't there to see it.

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5 minutes ago, sho nuff said:

And videos and tweets earlier showed it differently as well.

Do you think its a good idea?

Do I think people arming themselves to protect their home, family , livelihood is a good idea?

Hell yes I do

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5 minutes ago, TLEF316 said:

I honestly can't imagine why anyone would want to be a cop after this.  

Just standing on the street trying to keep order and crowds are running up and shoving phones in your face saying God knows what. Who the hell needs it?

There are people that think everything would be just fine with almost no police officers and just decriminalizing 95% of crime. 

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1 minute ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

Do I think people arming themselves to protect their home, family , livelihood?

Hell yes I do

Wait...you said earlier you didn't known who they all were.  You know well im not asking if just defending your home is ok.

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6 minutes ago, jobarules said:

You mean people are living with the risk now and not concerning themselves of the very small chance they can die? Wow interesting

People make bad choices every day. 

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8 minutes ago, TLEF316 said:

I honestly can't imagine why anyone would want to be a cop after this.  

Just standing on the street trying to keep order and crowds are running up and shoving phones in your face saying God knows what. Who the hell needs it?

Agreed and unfortunately, the folks who are likely to still want to be a cop after this are the exact types you don't want. Will become a vicious cycle. 

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3 minutes ago, sho nuff said:

Wait...you said earlier you didn't known who they all were.  You know well im not asking if just defending your home is ok.

I’m talking about the people I posted about that I saw on tv

I have no idea who the people were that a picture of was posted on Twitter and won’t speculate like you are

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19 minutes ago, mcintyre1 said:

 

36 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

“Police need to be trained when being charged by an unarmed man with a knife, to shoot him in the leg instead of the heart”

Joe Biden

😐

F'ing Joe Biden... way to completely miss the whole point of this.

 

I guess the only way I can look at selecting this moron to take on Trump is that we needed to make it a fair fight.

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3 minutes ago, Mile High said:

People make bad choices every day. 

They showed a line of pastors in philly on Saturday. All shaking hands and hugging opposing cops. Not a single mask or glove seen. 

The reporter said NOTHING. 

Yet I was told STAY HOME STAY SAFE and can't hug or kiss my own family members. 

 

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5 minutes ago, Sweet J said:

That’s a really disingenuous take. 

 

that means “pretend to be upset about something, intentionally misconstruing the words.”

 

let me know if you want me to define misconstrue. 

Only reason I can think of that this guy never gets suspended is he’s related to a mod

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56 minutes ago, mcintyre1 said:

Unconfirmed reports of a garage fire a block from where my best bud lives in South Minneapolis. Haven't been able to get ahold of him yet :unsure:

Thankfully looks to have been a fake Citizen app report or something. Buddy finally got back to me after an hour with a "just took the garbage out and didn't smell anything." 

Another quiet night so far in MN -- definitely still reports of State Police and National Guard running all over the city in small groups, but it seems like they're responding to individual incidents. The curfew had been pushed back to 10pm today and there are no highway closures.

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The Justice Department has deployed all of it law enforcement components.  :thumbup:

George Floyd condemns the people doing vandalism, tells everyone to do it a different way.  :thumbup:

Sound like most of us are on the same page.  

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18 minutes ago, parasaurolophus said:

There are people that think everything would be just fine with almost no police officers and just decriminalizing 95% of crime. 

Add in no borders and that's the Antifa playbook. 

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9 minutes ago, Cowboysfan8 said:

I’m talking about the people I posted about that I saw on tv

I have no idea who the people were that a picture of was posted on Twitter and won’t speculate like you are

And my question was about the overall idea and pictures and was asked before any discussion of what fox was showing.

Anyway...have a good night...not going to jeep going back and forth on this.

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1 minute ago, mcintyre1 said:

Video from the peaceful protest when (30 minutes before curfew) the military police dispersed the crowd with tear gas to clear the area for Trump's photo-op.

There is an account going around from a woman saying she is a rector at the church...pretty terrible.  People and medics were set up on the patio handing out waters and being ready to help anyone...then groups were showing up being tear gassed and they were removed/pushed back by police so he could take a staged photo op.

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23 minutes ago, parasaurolophus said:

There are people that think everything would be just fine with almost no police officers and just decriminalizing 95% of crime. 

Who thinks that?

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5 minutes ago, sho nuff said:

And my question was about the overall idea and pictures and was asked before any discussion of what fox was showing.

Anyway...have a good night...not going to jeep going back and forth on this.

:thumbup:. Jeep right on out of here. 

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