From Lockdown to Police Curfew

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A Fox News reporter was pummeled and chased by protesters who had gathered outside the White House early Saturday as part of nationwide unrest following the death of George Floyd.

For several journalists across the country, the demonstrations were taking an ominous, dangerous turn.

A television reporter in Columbia, S.C., was hurt by a thrown rock Saturday and a journalist in Minneapolis was shot in the thigh by a rubber bullet. A television news photographer in Pittsburgh said he was beaten by demonstrators, and police in Louisville, Kentucky, apologized after an officer fired what appeared to be pepper bullets at a television news crew.

Fox's Leland Vittert was rattled following the Washington attack that he said was clearly targeted at his news organization.

“We took a good thumping,” he told The Associated Press. A live shot he was doing was interrupted by a group of protesters who shouted obscenities directed at Fox. Flanked by two security guards, he and photographer Christian Galdabini walked away from Washington's Lafayette Park trailed by an angry group before riot police dispersed them.

Vittert said there were no markings on him or the crew's equipment to identify them as from Fox. But he said during the demonstration, one man continually asked him who he worked for. He didn't answer, but the man found a picture of Vittert on his cell phone and shouted to other protesters that he was from Fox.

“The protesters stopped protesting whatever it was they were protesting and turned on us,” he said, “and that was a very different feeling.”

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@gjohnsit

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If Trump's re-elected we'll have what we've already got, and that's just too scary to contemplate. Better to elect Joe Biden against his will, and then we can have what Joe Biden promised us: everything the same.

Police Erupt in Violence Nationwide

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@Cassiodorus

But you know... If Trump's re-elected we'll have what we've already got, and that's just too scary to contemplate. Better to elect Joe Biden against his will, and then we can have what Joe Biden promised us: everything the same.

Well played, Cass!

With all those ironies, have you found any magneties? Wink

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@Cassiodorus

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this time it's different

empty suit on Kapernick

"“Kapernick needs to think about the pain he’s causing military families."

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@Azazello

This reminds me of the '67 riots in Detroit when I was a boy. Except police now are quasi-military and would kill us all if they're allowed to go on a rampage.

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Fortunately we're not policed by the MPD, but we're still subject to curfew.

Local stores boarded up in anticipation.

Anyway, we've got less than a couple of hours to go walking, so good luck everyone.

I hope that bastard policeman thinks long and hard about what he did and caused.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@Bollox Ref

It's all a bit surreal in the Twin Cities metro

Fortunately we're not policed by the MPD, but we're still subject to curfew.

Local stores boarded up in anticipation.

Anyway, we've got less than a couple of hours to go walking, so good luck everyone.

Note: The next passage contains considerable snark.

Walk for your two hours.

Then keep walking until you encounter US Highway 85. You'll be in North Dakota. Hang a left. Proceed until you've crossed three State Lines. You are now in Colorado. Find a County to live in and set up housekeeping. Wink

/snark?

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"I say enough! If Israel wants to be the only superpower in the Middle East then they can put their own asses on the line and do it themselves. I want to continue to eat."
-- snoopydawg

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@thanatokephaloides

Turn left, wander on south, and then voila.

Rapid City is much recommended by the way. Lovely small downtown.

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Gëzuar!!
from a reasonably stable genius.

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@Bollox Ref Of course, he probably won't unless he feels forced to...they'd have to "keep a boot on his neck", as they say....

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

surprised that the role of provocateurs is mentioned neither in news reports or by the Internet denizens of political sites.

There's been piles of bricks placed at demonstration sites in several instances. As far as Antifa: mission accomplished!

And when you realize that state security has been infiltrating popular demand organizations since the 1880s; that infiltrators are usually about 16% of the org in the past century (even an elderly Quaker peace group in 2003 or so?)...

And among these infiltrators are those most vigorous in advocating violence...

Add it together and Antifa serves the enhancement of fascistic power. If Antifa didn't exist the fascists would have had to invent it. Is it really a coincidence, is there some metaphysical difference between the violence -- and results! -- of state provocateurs and self-styled People's agents?

Not a hairsbreadth.

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@jim p

If Antifa didn't exist the fascists would have had to invent it.
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@Marie but I don't think I'd lose on a bet.

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There's been piles of bricks placed at demonstration sites in several instances.

Take a close look at this supicious pile.

These are street pavers next to a project in work.
Most all of the pictures I've seen are of this type.
Absolute bullshit news.

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Regardless of the path in life I chose, I realize it's always forward, never straight.

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@Pricknick

There are bricks magically appearing even in areas with no construction at all and areas with no bricks of that type in use. Maybe there's an invisible bricklayer working in multiple cities.

https://twitter.com/IamBrianJohns/status/1266615047784140805?ref_src=tws...

https://twitter.com/KRHogan_NTD/status/1266952860299857921

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@edg

apparently staged at the local home depot
is a threat to preventing the rebellious humans
from questioning the authorities advantage
by cutting our consumerism down some more
or protecting business from 'looting'
you decide which is more truthy

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@Pricknick

Absolute bullshit news

It reeks of it

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It's good to see Cornel West is being allowed to show up on CNN - wasn't he "in the doghouse" for quite a while back there?

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In the Land of the Blind, the one-eyed man is declared insane when he speaks of colors.

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@The Liberal Moonbat

West is all over Cable Teevee, all the time. And, Michael Moore has regular bookings on both CNN and MSNBC. BTW, West even shows up on Fox, as a counter to the AA conservative activist who started so-called 'Blexit.'

(We hear good bit of cable news on XM Radio--as background noise, so to speak.)

Mollie

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Everyone thinks they have the best dog, and none of them are wrong.

will change the wave of rebellion
people are expressing

go out and talk to the people
most are saying f*ck this shit

shut us down
expect response

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@QMS @Pricknick sure, but it's just one line among many saying white kids from outside are the ones coming into peaceful demonstrations and starting "trashing" To deny that there are provocateurs, both from State security and stooges on the left is ridiculous.

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@jim p

are responsible for this line of BS but
to think that (your word) provocateurs
are somehow making this shit up is missing
the point that people are pissed off
It is not about bricks
It is not about white kids from where ever
Stay to the point
It is about humans loosing their freedoms and dignity
for what? Safety? Address these issues. please.

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@QMS and buildings fired and what happens next?

The police feel remorse and decide that they'll not practice nor allow criminal violence against citizens any more? The one percent will say "dang I feel so bad that QMS had his windows broken and Jim P's business burnt and injustice reigns against minorities we're going to abandon our fascist agenda"?

Really?

No: here's what the fuck is really going to happen. Powerless people will, as it were, "get their rocks off" and express themselves -- and we've had generations of programming that expressing feelings are effective action -- and in the meantime the Facists will gain more legislative cover and the general public will get buffaloed into approving of that fascistic enhancement WHILE being fully distracted from the legitimate demands for redress of grievance.

Any other expectation of different results is delusional, and can only come from valuing transient emotional satisfaction instead of reason in the light of experience.

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In case anyone doubted it, Jim Morrison really was that gorgeous and electrifying on stage in their early days.

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@Marie

out here we is stoned and immaculate

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@QMS

makes me soul shimmy

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