Something feels different about these riots

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  1. Born2beagator

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    Obama is going to throw gas on the fire today. Speaking on Floyd.

    SPEAK ON DORN! where's the BLM there?
     
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        The draft riots of 1863
        July, 1863. Laborers in NYC, reacted with violence to a law establishing the nation's first military draft. Many of the protestors are poor Irish immigrants who cannot pay the $300 bounty the law provided to avoid service. Angry about the bounty and the idea they would be fighting, in part, to give southern blacks their freedom, angry mobs roam Manhattan killing policemen and setting the city on fire. The mob turned on the city's African Americans (pop. about 12,000 at this time). They torched an orphanage for black children (all 233 escaped). US troops fresh from Gettysburg battle were sent to NYC and after 5 days of rioting, peace was restored but not before 100's were killed and 2000 injured. The mobs had lynched 11 blacks who were dragged from their homes.
         
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            Now this is some comedy gold right here.

             
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              What if I identify as black for today?
               
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                I truly wish this were a joke. But, alas...


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                  We need more of this.

                  There is very little protesting going on it sure looks like a rioting to me. And that 77 year old black man that was murdered in St Louis last night by one of these alleged protesters was every bit as tragic as the disgraceful murder of George Floyd by the Minneapolis cop. Doesn't that 77 year old black life matter? As soon as I heard the term black lives matter I knew what that meant. It means certain black lives matter not all. Unreal.
                   
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                    where is "I banged your mother while listening to Brown Sugar"? the Stones are very woke you know.
                     
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                      Do cannibals have a head-chef?
                       
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                        My brother is in Philadelphia, he sent this..


                        "Pretty much every feee standing atm in Philadelphia has been destroyed"


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                          I hate to be that guy - but I assume that’s actually a bad ass patch and should not be effed with.
                          But I’m not sure exactly who or which unit it identifies.
                          I’m sure I’ll be embarrassed when I’m told.

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                            The Combat Infantry Badge (CIB) is awarded to Army enlisted infantry, infantry or special forces officers in the grade of Colonel or below, as well as warrant officers with an infantry or special forces MOS. Subsequent to December 6, 1941, recipients must have satisfactorily performed duty while assigned as a member of an infantry, ranger or special forces unit of brigade during any period in which such unit was engaged in active ground combat. Eligibility for Special Forces personnel accrues from December 20, 1989, and is not awarded retroactively. The recipient must be personally present and under hostile fire while in a unit actively engaged in ground combat with the enemy. Awards will not be made to general officers nor to members of headquarters companies of units larger in size than brigade. Subsequent awards are indicated by superimposing 1 and 2 stars centered at the top of the badge between the points of the oak wreath. The CIB and the Expert Infantry Badge were created primarily as a means of recognizing the sacrifices of the infantrymen who were disproportionately likely to be killed or wounded during World War II.
                             
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                              thanks for not cancel cultural-ing my ass on that one.
                               
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                                Bowing to and kneeling in front of the mob is not compassion. It's surrender.
                                 
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                                  I’d Look to Far East and Central Asia...look beyond and within boundaries. More recently you can look at Europe too. Any society that has not gone through a bloody civil or ones that have and continued to be civil afterwards without committing genocide/making losing party irrelevant.

                                  Conflict has always been part of society, Good times generally cause immaterial differences to kill the goose.

                                  It appears as I was alluding this is well beyond a local issue. American and Western culture is on trial with very little evidence. I’m still waiting for evidence the killing was racially motivated.
                                   
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                                  Why not 10 sheep?
                                   

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