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General Discussion / Re: As if the Corona Virus wasn't enough
« Last post by Phaedrus on Today at 12:26:45 AM »
I think the reporting is mostly nonsense and this isn't a very big deal.  It's pretty clear that it's 98% protestors and 2% troublemakers which probably mirrors the folks that the protests are directed against.  Be safe and don't take chances, just as in any other event.
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General Discussion / Re: As if the Corona Virus wasn't enough
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 10:01:02 PM »
I wish we would stop calling this violent protest.  It is domestic terrorism by the looters and those blocking highways.  The military police or National Guard can stop this quickly with a coordinated effort.
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General Discussion / Re: As if the Corona Virus wasn't enough
« Last post by Alan R McDaniel Jr on Yesterday at 09:56:59 PM »

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Watching a C130 gunship sideslip across a mob of protesters blocking the Interstate would be awesome though.
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That would put a whole different perspective on the violent protest thing.  The biggest problem with it though would be rebuilding the interstate.

Alan
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General Discussion / Re: As if the Corona Virus wasn't enough
« Last post by Alan R McDaniel Jr on Yesterday at 09:25:06 PM »
What I know is that nobody is going to like anarchy very much.  The Antifa bunch and the anarchist types along with the far left are not going to enjoy it at all albeit very briefly.  Those who put down the anarchists are not going to like doing what they have to do to quell it.  And the rest of the innocent bystanders are going to be caught in the melee.  The return to law and order after the anarchists get what they want will be a slow process, but the anarchists won't be a part of it, for obvious reasons.

Right now they are really stretching the rubber envelop of restraint.  When their activities spill over into rural areas, that's when the tide will turn. 

It's the first one that's really hard, after that it's relatively easy.  We really don't want to be forced to take that first step of the citizen militia having to put down an anarchist rebellion.  It will change our country forever, and not necessarily for the better.

Alan
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General Discussion / Re: As if the Corona Virus wasn't enough
« Last post by Pete Bog on Yesterday at 09:23:27 PM »
Hayshaker and I were talking, just a couple weeks ago, about the pandemic and wondering if something else was going to pop up and bite us in the butt. I guess it did. What else can go wrong?
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General Discussion / Re: As if the Corona Virus wasn't enough
« Last post by Pete Bog on Yesterday at 09:11:42 PM »
At first glance, I liked the idea that was used in San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake. "Shoot all looters on sight."

But as came to light later, the military could not discern between a looter and a shopkeeper or homeowner trying to salvage the remains of his stores stock or ones personal belongings before all was destroyed by the encroaching fires. Consequently, many innocent lives were mistakenly terminated by an overzealous military response.

That whole "Move wrong and you will be shot or bayonetted", concept put a real damper on disaster recovery. 

My take on this is, the military is focused and trained to destroy and conquer. That's great, that's what we need and want them to do. Just not on their own home turf. Rolling up in an APC with a Ma Duece on full rock and roll is what they do and they do it well. Doing it in your own back yard is kind of like shooting yourself in the foot. Embarrassing at the very least. No? Who in the world came up with that idea? Where do we go next? Apache helicopters hovering over burning dumpsters? FA18 airstrikes on CVS pharmacies?

Watching a C130 gunship sideslip across a mob of protesters blocking the Interstate would be awesome though.

Never mind, I'm starting to make this sound like to much fun. Jeez, I glad I can laugh at myself. I gotta go. Need to wipe the grin off and douse the twinkle in my eye.

Maybe I should just buy one of them action video games like my grandson has. Probably a lot cheaper.

 
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General Discussion / Re: As if the Corona Virus wasn't enough
« Last post by hayshaker on Yesterday at 05:52:30 PM »
we need to chop the head of the snake. this whole thing goes so far beyond
making the potus look bad. they are trying to destroy america.
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General Discussion / Re: As if the Corona Virus wasn't enough
« Last post by wsdstan on Yesterday at 12:41:05 PM »
You are correct in who is protesting, Antifa members are at the forefront.  Many of the looters, regardless of ethnicity, are nothing more than criminals.  They are not protesting they are looting.  There is an element that is coordinating an aggressive violence against the US and it's purpose is to disrupt the operation of this countries economy, political process, and way of life.

The media is of no help, they are on the side of the looters and their anti-Trump views destroy the reporting of facts.

The latest WH briefing is full of the dumbest questions trying to make all this Trumps fault as far as response is concerned. 

Some of you probably saw the "protesters" loot a REI retail store.  No police presence that I could see.   
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General Discussion / As if the Corona Virus wasn't enough
« Last post by Moe M. on Yesterday at 07:51:10 AM »
 Now we appear to be under attack by a bunch of professional anarchist that are rioting, burning, looting, and destroying police buildings and resources,  cities are in flames,  and police are hard pressed to even contain the problem let alone stop it.
 There are many excuses being made for the rage that seems to be driving the protests/riots,  politics, racial abuse, government abuse of power,  poor economic balance,  but the bottom line is that criminal behavior is criminal behavior, those committing acts of arson, looting, destroying private and public property, and assaulting police and civilians are criminals and deserve to be held accountable and be punished to the fullest extent that the law allows.
 And worse, they (who ever they are) have started to invade suburban residential communities, one has to wonder what will happen when civilians and homeowners are forced to use violence in order to defend themselves, families, and homes against these invaders,  we are a country of laws,  what will it become without law and under anarchy ?
 Can any reasonable person not think that this whole assault on our country is not a well planed, well organized, and well funded plan to destroy our economy, our culture, our Constitution, and faith in our government and LE agencies,  I think it is,  I think it's been in the works for a long while just waiting for the right time to implement it, and the Corona virus and country wide shut down was that time.

 What say you ?         
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  What Stan said ^^^^^
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