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    I have been amazed at the number of people that don’t use critical thinking skills, are racist, don’t care about social problems or others. Many don’t follow politics and has no clue what’s even happening. Some people always vote for their party. Some people never travel, have limited education and only know what’s in their bubble of life socializing with like minded people and watching Fox News. I never thought our country would be in danger of losing our democracy.

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    Having the president call Rittenhouse a hero for shooting protesters in Kenosha is one example of promoting violence. Now the right-wing group Proud Boys are descending on Portland. These espouse white supremacy. Gee, wonder if the president will call this law and order too? See post #9... this is the response.

    Saw 1 trump and 1 libertarian sign go up in my neighborhood recently. Talked to the person who put out the libertarian sign.... said he had to vote his conscience.... meaning he couldn’t vote for trump ...

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    The only signs I've seen in my area are a 6 foot banner on a fence that says, "Trump 2020 - Stop the Bull***t" (spelled correctly) and another, "Any Functioning Adult - 2020". I assume the latter excludes Trump. Overall, any election signs or bumper stickers seem far less common than other elections.

    Trump's popularity is a mystery to me. I understand why people like the Patriot Boys like him, but not the everyday neighbor. I'd go with a fear mongering authoritarian theory where he creates an illusion of the economy running into the ground, cities falling into violence, and the country being turned into some sort of horrible European socialistic republic under the dems. And only his strong authority can save things. I suspect even his every day voter knows he is incapable of telling the truth but like his political platform in some way.

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    I dare not put up my Thank You Police sign on my block where on my side of the street the rainbow sentiments and Black Lives Matter signs gather. Oddly, all of the new houses across the street are bereft of signs. Not one sign on the opposite side of the street. Do they not appreciate black lives? Hmmm...Our block is made up of one side of the street houses built in the 1880s and the opposite side of the street has only those built after 2012.

    But I just this moment made a new sign with Vista print and will put it on my back fence. It thanks refuse workers. Because that is my sentiment of the moment, thanking garbagemen. They are having a heavy workload these days because lots of workers are staying home so home garbage pick up is exceeding norms, while service needs for commercial buildings is lighter.

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    I can't put up political signs for obvious reasons--if I put up a Biden/Harris sign, DH will retaliate with a Trump/Pence sign. But in general, I don't put lawn signs up either. We did one time for a friend of ours who was running for Town Council, even though we thought he was a jerk.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
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    But I just this moment made a new sign with Vista print and will put it on my back fence. It thanks refuse workers. Because that is my sentiment of the moment, thanking garbagemen. They are having a heavy workload these days because lots of workers are staying home so home garbage pick up is exceeding norms, while service needs for commercial buildings is lighter.
    I think that's a wonderful idea. What would we do without refuse workers? And they're not likely to shoot you in your sleep, either!

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    Though he's a proven and prolific liar, there's one thing he's often said--truthfully-- that will define him for history: "Nobody's ever seen anything like it before!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    I don't think anyone wants to shut down peaceful protests, it's just that the protests don't stay peaceful. And on top of that local prosecutors have been cowed into submission which ensures there's little to no consequences to that violence.

    The other problem is in many of the events which trigger this violence, people of a certain political persuasion are more inclined to accept a self serving narrative rather than the facts of the event. Then those otherwise well meaning people latch onto the narrative en masse and use it to support a demand of retribution rather than justice. In the long run, that's not a winning strategy.
    The facts of the event, in Portland at least, are that the fomenters of violence are rarely BLM protesters, but often their opposition. What better way to turn public opinion against BLM?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jane v2.0 View Post
    The facts of the event, in Portland at least, are that the fomenters of violence are rarely BLM protesters, but often their opposition. What better way to turn public opinion against BLM?
    I know many well meaning people find it important to advance that narrative, but they need to do a better job of it
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    Thankfully both events in Portland ended up being peaceful and much less attendance than anticipated.

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