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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Maybe, but it only takes a few people to activate a mob. I doubt many people travelled from out of town to stock up on TV's and Huggies.
    My son just called. He just got to his in-laws. He was meeting with members of his community and community leaders that was why it took so long to contact us. They were discussing what they could do to deter further destruction. He said they were told to remove anything in yards or areas that could be thrown (rocks, garbage cans, etc) and various other things. I am thankful he is gone and safe.

    Also, today Madison,WI had a peaceful demonstration of about 1,000 people. As it was breaking up a group of white men (about 50) wearing swastikas and black shirts saying Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini are our heroes stormed down State Street throwing rocks and breaking windows of businesses. The college kids in the area followed suit and destroyed more. The cops came in force with tear gas and dressed in riot gear. There were very few blacks in sight. It sounds like this is what is happening across the country????? It is not the people of color causing destruction in many cases. It appears this is a planned attempt to raise havoc with our nation and cause dissension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I'm not sure which building you're talking about. Was it the Statehouse?
    Actually we are talking about different instances. I was referring to the shutdown... not just recently.

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    The Neiman Marcus on Michigan Ave and the landmark old Marshall Field's store (now Macy's) and Walgreens on State Street have been looted. Chicago PD has been using tear gas. There is now a curfew from 9 pm to 6am.

    I'm sure Antifa is in town. They've been an issue at protests for year or two now. White libs.

    Unfortunately the "you loot, we shoot" policy is no longer used. Either that, or some of the good old hickory shampoo the Chicago PD used on the hippies during the Democratic National Convention in 1968 needs to come out. The scum need a massive beat down.

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    Well, this is interesting. From Reuters about the Biden campaign staff.

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-m...-idUSKBN2360SZ

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    The Neiman Marcus on Michigan Ave and the landmark old Marshall Field's store (now Macy's) and Walgreens on State Street have been looted. Chicago PD has been using tear gas. There is now a curfew from 9 pm to 6am.

    I'm sure Antifa is in town. They've been an issue at protests for year or two now. White libs.

    Unfortunately the "you loot, we shoot" policy is no longer used. Either that, or some of the good old hickory shampoo the Chicago PD used on the hippies during the Democratic National Convention in 1968 needs to come out. The scum need a massive beat down.
    Riot management in Ferguson called for allowing property to burn. That was seen as saving lives. And it is true that no lives were lost in Ferguson rioting at least in altercations between law-enforcement and protesters. Protestors shot up each other but that’s typical for that crowd.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    My son just called. He just got to his in-laws. He was meeting with members of his community and community leaders that was why it took so long to contact us. They were discussing what they could do to deter further destruction. He said they were told to remove anything in yards or areas that could be thrown (rocks, garbage cans, etc) and various other things. I am thankful he is gone and safe.

    Also, today Madison,WI had a peaceful demonstration of about 1,000 people. As it was breaking up a group of white men (about 50) wearing swastikas and black shirts saying Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini are our heroes stormed down State Street throwing rocks and breaking windows of businesses. The college kids in the area followed suit and destroyed more. The cops came in force with tear gas and dressed in riot gear. There were very few blacks in sight. It sounds like this is what is happening across the country????? It is not the people of color causing destruction in many cases. It appears this is a planned attempt to raise havoc with our nation and cause dissension.
    What’s your source for the Mussolini t-shirt story?

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    This was kind of neat. MN NG using a Blackhawk to get water out of an area lake to put out fires. Apparently they used this already to put out a car fire.

    https://twitter.com/JKealing/status/1266915301096075265

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    What’s your source for the Mussolini t-shirt story?
    I've just read several newspaper accounts of the protest without any mention of swastikas or historical Socialists/Fascists. https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/g...c3e033ba1.html and https://www.nbc15.com/content/news/P...570893591.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    A sort of National level Stacy Abrams strategy?
    I suppose if you squint really hard, turn your head way to the side, and then apply a mainstream media level amount of "both sides-erism" you could make the case that there's some slight, vague level of similarity. But we should probably wait until thanksgiving dinner before we have this conversation. As much as republicans like to pretend reality doesn't matter, and have even pathetically opined about that sad opinion to the press, I suspect it will in fact matter in this case.

    If I'm wrong about what's going to happen when that evil shithead loses I'll be quite happy to admit it because I really don't want to see the crap that seems quite likely to happen. And if I'm right I hope it's the end of the republican party as we know it because they've been enabling this ugly dirtbag of a human being for far too long. They had their chance to fix things but only one of them had the morals and courage to do the right thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    I suppose if you squint really hard, turn your head way to the side, and then apply a mainstream media level amount of "both sides-erism" you could make the case that there's some slight, vague level of similarity.
    It occurs to me that there are two factors in play here, #1 is scale, Stacy Abrams did exactly what you predict Trump will do, only on a state level rather than federal. #2 is the fact that one actually took place, the other has not. Maybe that's where the squinting and vagueness are necessary.
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