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    More riots and looting in Chicago and Portland

    When is this going to end. What do the rioters want, I know what the looters want. Why would anyone want to live in either of these places? Or do business there.

    How long before the shooting starts?

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    There was a police involved shooting yesterday on the south of west side of Chicago. On the news last night, you could see a lot of folks trying to get into it with the CPD. The looting started around midnight.

    They just didn’t hit downtown. They also hit the nice shopping on the north side at North and Clybourn.

    I woke up at a little after 5 to WGN radio talking about downtown being closed off. No public transit service. A lot of the Chicago River bridges up. All of the downtown freeway exits are closed. Couldn’t figure out what was going on until I heard about the looting a bit later.

    This seems to be opportunistic locals is my guess. They hit the nice shopping areas this time, not their own neighborhoods, as far as I can tell from the news. These aren’t protestors. They’re lawless and nothing more than savages.

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    Downtown Chicago looting --

    "appears to be co-ordinated effort with minimal police presence." -- Ryan Baker, CBS Reporter, on Twitter

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    I believe the current narrative is that these are victimless crimes perpetrated by well meaning but frustrated idealists hoping to create a better world. I expect them to grow exponentially as a result.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Tradd, seriously, think about going to Madison.

    I lived in Chicagoland area for 30 years, Chicago itself for 4. I would be going to Wisconsin, as are my sil and bil.

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    Tybee, I’m pretty serious about going to WI. Probably Madison suburbs. But next year. I just renewed my lease through late August next year about six weeks ago.

    I live in a nice suburb here, but this is getting crazy.

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    Yes, sil and bil are leaving Skokie.

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    I've heard good things about Madison--according to Roadsnacks.net , it's the fourth most liberal city in Wisconsin...
    Your life seems to have taken a turn for the better, Tradd.

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    I’d only be picking Madison due to diving related stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tradd View Post
    I’d only be picking Madison due to diving related stuff.
    But it would be a bonus to find yourself in a nice college town.

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