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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    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 come into play.
    I guess I missed the part where Stacy called for violence. Trump has already done so. And will undoubtedly do so again in November. I fear that your post won’t age well. But again I hope I’m wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    I guess I missed the part where Stacy called for violence. Trump has already done so. And will undoubtedly do so again in November. I fear that your post won’t age well. But again I hope I’m wrong.
    Ahh, you didn't mention that, at least in this thread. The comparison to Stacy Abrams came as a response to this post:

    That certainly wouldn’t be outside his style. But no, I don’t think that’s the tactic he will take. More likely he’ll ratchet up the ‘rigged election’ BS to maximum volume in an attempt to metaphorically burn the country down on his way out.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    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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    We were downtown and had to leave a restaurant quickly because of a protest and fire. We have a very small black community.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    We were downtown and had to leave a restaurant quickly because of a protest and fire. We have a very small black community.
    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 unfortunately have no clue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post

    Unfortunately the "you loot, we shoot" policy is no longer used.
    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 just a stupid effing lie.

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    I think Trump will leave peacefully and start his own TV network. That's why he ran in the first place. He never expected to win.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    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.
    Abrams claimed she was robbed. I think Trump will probably do the same if he loses. As far as metaphorical conflagrations are concerned, that will be in the squinting eye of the beholder.

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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.
    Mob mentality is an important element in all of this: the burning, the looting, unequal levels of police brutality among people who are arrested, the overzealous use last night of pepper spray and less-lethal on the press and on people sitting on their own porches,...

    Last night was almost quiet in our neighborhood. Residents here were, like frugal-one's son, advised to hide trash bins which could be used as fire bowls, to keep garden hoses connected and ready to use, to keep lights on, etc. Lots of helicopter flight time for both the police and TV stations. A few people sped down our residential streets in cars with no license plates. When they were pulled over, apparently, the occupants bolted, leaving behind fire starters and accelerants in their vehicles. Residential neighborhoods in Minneapolis saw poorly-formed bands of people roaming around (after curfew) and moved most of them on with displays of their own massed presence. There really were not many places for people to congregate without facing a sizable police/National Guard presence.

    I'm curious to see what happens tonight. No curfew has been declared (yet). I find it hard to believe so many people just vanished into the woodwork and won't be back.
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