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    That seems like a bargain. I seem to not have...

    That seems like a bargain. I seem to not have the paypal donation link anymore. Where should we go to offer up our support?
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    Indeed. Or "riot gates". (admittedly two...

    Indeed. Or "riot gates". (admittedly two words...) Every small business in NYC has had them since after the 1977 blackout when there was lots of rioting and looting. It wouldn't surprise me if...
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    lol bean is also nice stuff. Personally I don’t...

    lol bean is also nice stuff. Personally I don’t mind spending with them.

    Lol. ll bean. Darn autocorrect... although I kinda like the idea of lol bean.
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    I just got my credit card statement for the...

    I just got my credit card statement for the month. $1085, including $300 for my splurgy new rug. Before covid my average discretionary spend per month, including food, averaged closer to...
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    As Martin Luther King Jr said "A riot is the...

    As Martin Luther King Jr said "A riot is the language of the unheard."

    At the end of the day we as a society have two choices. We can either continue to not listen and not make the systemic...
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    If that's your takeaway I guess we'll continue to...

    If that's your takeaway I guess we'll continue to have riots from time to time as the more egregious wrongs continue to happen.
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    All I'm saying is that when injustice happens...

    All I'm saying is that when injustice happens people get angry. That's just part of the human condition. Anyone who doesn't understand that is doomed to see it happen again and again. One of the...
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    But unfortunately not everyone does. And as a...

    But unfortunately not everyone does. And as a result we now have a dead man and a whole lot of really angry people.
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    Thinking more about gay rioting I'm reminded of...

    Thinking more about gay rioting I'm reminded of the second major gay riot that occurred on American soil, the White Night Riot in San Francisco in May of 1979. They didn't occur because Harvey Milk...
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    All the more sad that they’ve failed to get...

    All the more sad that they’ve failed to get people to care. Maybe this time enough shit will get burned down that they will succeed. Although I’m not holding my breath.
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    As someone who belongs to a minority whose effort...

    As someone who belongs to a minority whose effort at obtaining civil rights got a major boost after a few days or protesting and rioting (and setting a few things on fire) 51 years ago I tend to take...
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    A couple of weeks ago a regional sandwich chain...

    A couple of weeks ago a regional sandwich chain based in the east bay, Specialties, announced that they were shutting down. Their main focus is/was catering corporate lunches and also dine in/take...
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    Yum! I was surfing through lists of places here...

    Yum! I was surfing through lists of places here that are still open for pickup or delivery and found Smitten, the most fantastic ice cream place imaginable. I don’t tend to eat a lot of sweets but...
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    San Francisco and various other CA cities are as...

    San Francisco and various other CA cities are as well. The outsiders ran around after the protests were over last night and set things on fire. Hopefully the goal is to be able to sweep up all these...
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    Or they could show some empathy for the...

    Or they could show some empathy for the protestors pain and potentially deescalate the situation.
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    I splurged on a new carpet for my work from home...

    I splurged on a new carpet for my work from home office. And rearranged the furniture to make a much happier space. The door is the front door to our apartment. Since my desk is actually a dining...
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    Maybe we'll discover the salad spinner of sex...

    Maybe we'll discover the salad spinner of sex toys. One that some people LOVE but that other people absolutely loathe.
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    Maybe the second amendment peeps have a point. I...

    Maybe the second amendment peeps have a point. I don't recall the police acting so callously a few weeks ago in Michigan when the protestors were mostly heavily armed.
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    Many police nationwide are working overtime to...

    Many police nationwide are working overtime to prove that they're as awful as the protestors claim.

    https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/31/21276044/police-violence-protest-george-floyd
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    And cops be all ‘I’m gonna run you over just...

    And cops be all ‘I’m gonna run you over just because I can’ or shoot you on your porch.

    https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/05/george-floyd-protests-police-violence.html
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    I am certainly glad you are not a cop. And I hope...

    I am certainly glad you are not a cop. And I hope that few cops have similar opinions.
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    So the penalty now for stealing a tv is death? I...

    So the penalty now for stealing a tv is death? I don't recall reading about any legislatures making that change. Or any of them getting rid of due process. Please correct me if I missed it.
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    So you don’t believe in the rule of law and...

    So you don’t believe in the rule of law and trials to determine innocence or guilt. Got it. Glad that you’ve clarified that yet another supposed republican position (like fiscal responsibility) is...
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    Hopefully the protest didn’t include cops running...

    Hopefully the protest didn’t include cops running over people with their cars like happened in Brooklyn today and like the trump fanboy did a couple of years ago.
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    I was responding to ldahl’s comparison/ false...

    I was responding to ldahl’s comparison/ false equivalence of stacy’s reaction to her election results to the likely results for trump in November.
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