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    Another night of chaos and fury as protesters come out despite curfews


    Several cities across the US erupted in war zone-like scenes as crowds defied curfews nearly a week since the death of George Floyd, who spent his last moments pinned under an officer's knee, begging for his life.


    Outraged, hurt and shouting through masks worn to protect themselves from coronavirus, thousands poured onto streets in demonstrations. While some were peaceful, others ended in chaos and devastation.


    Some people launched fireworks and threw bottles at the officers. Others torched buildings, burned police cars and looted stores.


    Police responded with rubber bullets, tear gas and arrests. Mayors from at least 25 cities ordered people off the streets. Some states called in National Guard soldiers by the hundreds to respond to the unrest.


    Read the full story here. George Floyd protests: Another night of chaos and fury as protesters come out despite curfews - CNN

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    Twisted semantics are easily fashioned, and accepted, into the linguistic lexicon.
    Labels Jeff. Thousands of them. They have become excuses for folks to stop thinking and to simply pigeonhole others. May be quick and convenient but are usually wrong and misleading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton View Post
    And we know for certain that some lovely day
    Some one will set the spark off and we will all be blown away
    That seemed like such a distant possibility until recently again . . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    That seemed like such a distant possibility until recently again . . .
    Yet, the expanding U.S. empire has had it's way with the world forever.
    Coming home to roost.

    Rather reflective.

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    Gee, I wonder why everyone's so angry.
    I wonder if at the core of it is multi million dollar salaries and bonuses for executives of the companies that are hugely profitable and benefitting from tax breaks while working and blue collar people have to work 3 jobs to get by and one serious illness in the family will bankrupt and destroy them.
    It needs to change. This culture of greed and selfishness that is america,
    The first step is universal healthcare and fair and substantial unemployment benefits.
    America.
    TAKE CARE OF YOUR PEOPLE.
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    If we stop testing right now wed have very few cases, if any. Donald J Trump.

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    It blows me away there has been no public statement from Trump about all of this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    It blows me away there has been no public statement from Trump about all of this.
    He was busy blathering on about China.

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    Quote Originally Posted by panama hat View Post
    Klondyke is socal?

    Sweet black baby Jesus . . . it is tiresome
    no no.

    just thought of him as you explained that socialism and social are different words, I recall him arguing that Hitler was into socialism because he party was originally the national socialists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cujo View Post
    It blows me away there has been no public statement from Trump about all of this.
    he’s threatened them on Twitter...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    He was busy blathering on about China.
    Absolutely true. Hoping it would distract. It's not working.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheRealKW View Post
    Originally Posted by panama hat
    Klondyke is socal?

    Sweet black baby Jesus . . . it is tiresome
    no no.

    just thought of him as you explained that socialism and social are different words, I recall him arguing that Hitler was into socialism because he party was originally the national socialists.
    Any link to my post?

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    They're all going mad, half the country hoping to cause enough mayhem for Biden to stand a chance in November. Anyway I blame Trump for everything, if he can walk around without a mask why should the police not kill people!

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    F.B.I. to Investigate Arrest of Black Man Who Died During Arrest-protests-jpg


    Protests over police killings rage in dozens of US cities

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsnub View Post
    He was busy blathering on about China.
    Last November, Trump signed into law legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong. When will he pass a law to support the protesters in the USA?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Last November, Trump signed into law legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong. When will he pass a law to support the protesters in the USA?
    Absolutely right

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    Last November, Trump signed into law legislation backing protesters in Hong Kong. When will he pass a law to support the protesters in the USA?
    depends, he also likes white (GOP voting) protestors. "very fine people"

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    High profile cases where a black man or woman died at the hands of police – list compiled from multiple sources. The source linked below provides overviews of 81 cases – outrageous enough and sure to bring your blood to a boil

    Now this list captures quite a few, and, I’m certain there is some poetic license employed in a few of the reports. It captures many, many cases that can only be characterized as abuse of power to the point of out and out murder. And, I am certain it misses, overlooks or ignores a great many cases that would be considered borderline.

    A problem exists and it is fairly well documented here. How do you solve the problem?

    Now, not to denigrate the protest or protestors, but, in the USA there have been many of these protests and they have delivered absolutely nothing except rhetoric. When the incidents come to life we have all the politicians out there expressing their deep outrage and sometimes passing a piece of worthless legislation that does absolutely nothing to solve the problem.

    Only my two cents of

    Now, on the subject of these protests during the Covid-19 Pandemic certainly a case of check your brain at the door - a man died at the hands of the police, not the first, won't be the last - these protests have a defined history of accomplishing little - Why risk your life? Bored with staying at home? Sheltering in place to protect you, yours, your neighbors and humanity in general too much work?

    If you start dry coughing in a few days...



    Black Men And Boys Killed By Police | NewsOne

    May 20 Nathosha McDade
    May 20 George Floyd
    May 20 Yassin Mohamed
    May 20 Finan Berhe
    May 20 Sean Reed
    Apr 20 Steven Taylor
    Jan 20 Darius Tarver
    Jan 20 William Green
    Jan 20 Samuel Mallard
    Jan 20 Kwame Jones
    Dec 19 Michael Dean
    Dec 19 James Johnson
    Nov 19 Ariane McCree
    Oct 19 Christopher Whitfield
    Aug 19 De’von Bailey
    June 19 Brandon Webber
    June 19 JaQuavion Slaton
    June 19 Ryan Twyman
    June 19 Eric Logan
    June 19 Miles Hall
    Feb 19 Willie McCoy
    Jan 19 Jimmy Atchison
    Jan 19 D’ettrick Griffin
    Dec 18 Jonathan Hart
    Nov 18 Emantic Bradford
    Nov 18 Jemel Roberson
    Sep 18 DeAndre Ballard
    Sep 18 Botham Shem Jean
    Jun 18 Maurice Granton
    Mar 18 Stephon Clark
    Mar 18 Danny Thomas
    Aug 17 Patrick Harmon
    Jul 17 DeJuan Guillory
    Apr 17 Jordan Edwards
    Sep 16 Alfred Olango
    Sep 16 Keith Scott
    Sep 16 Terrence Sterling
    Sep 16 Terence Crutcher
    Aug 16 Jamarion Robinson
    July 16 Alton Sterling
    July 16 Philando Castile
    Feb 16 Gregory Gunn
    Feb 16 Akiel Denkins
    Dec 15 Quintonio LeGrier
    Dec 15 Mario Woods
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    Sep 15 Jeremy McDole
    Aug 15 Christian Taylor
    July 15 Sam Dubose
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    May 13 Terrance Franklin
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    Mar 12 Wendall Allen
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    Feb 12 Ramarley Graham
    Feb 12 Trayvon Martin
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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    a man died at the hands of the police, not the first, won't be the last - these protests have a defined history of accomplishing little
    True, but nothing wrong with protesting and creating a stir . . . as long as the protests and looting and arson are separated as they are not the same then let people protest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie View Post
    Now, on the subject of these protests during the Covid-19 Pandemic certainly a case of check your brain at the door - a man died at the hands of the police, not the first, won't be the last - these protests have a defined history of accomplishing little - Why risk your life? Bored with staying at home? Sheltering in place to protect you, yours, your neighbors and humanity in general too much work?

    If you start dry coughing in a few days...
    Quite a contrast to your views on other people returning to work, then. Employees should get back to servicing Captain Capitalism, blacks first in many cases, but would-be protestors should 'shelter in place' and 'protect humanity'.

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    Can somebody imagine if now at the "peaceful" protests somebody from Russia embassy appeared, would distribute the Russian flags and invite few leaders of the (rioters) - no sorry protesters - to Moscow for a support, also to EU in Brussels, something like has been happening at the "peaceful" protests in HK?

    And the many flamed declarations of (US) Russian govt to the world?

    Just looking back few weeks and replacing the "US" with "Russia", so easy with Word processor. What would be the outrage of the "international community", also an emergency meeting of UN SC ?

    Not to speak about the Navy flotilla sailing to the coast of Russia...

    But please lets not forget the plight of Uighurs and Tibetans...

    (Thanks in advance to the righteous and unbiased members of my fan club for their reddings and for their appreciation of my stoopid thoughts - in case they have understood my poor English)

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    Reports of white dudes with walkie-talkies apparently coordinating / initiating riot actions:

    White supremacy groups are hoping to leverage George Floyd’s death into their longed-for ‘race war’ – Alternet.org

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille View Post
    Quite a contrast to your views on other people returning to work
    cyrille - thanks oh so much for your interpretation of my opinion. For the record, your interpretation is flawed and biased.

    My view on persons returning to work at full pay utilizing, to the greatest extent possible, PPE and distancing guidelines to minimize their potential exposure to the Covid. Is, the sooner, the better. They, the workers, need to right their financial plans for their futures. "Servicing Captain Capitalism" only highlights your biased interpretation.

    Now, how you can connect the dots between my denigration of Protestors versus my support of return to work with precautionary measures only highlights your bias. However, that being said - We Do All Have Our Own Opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bowie
    We Do All Have Our Own Opinions.
    Quote Originally Posted by bowie
    your interpretation is flawed and biased
    Some think they have their own facts too.

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