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Thursday, June 4. 2020
The winner of the riots/protests is Jeff Bezos and Amazon
Surely Minneapolis, Of All Places, Must Have Cured Racism By Now
Grant Napear, Sacramento Kings announcer since 1988, fired for tweeting "All lives matter, every single one!"
Not the Bee: NBA reporter cheers rioters torching low-income housing, freaks when "animals" come to his gated community
Criminal Gangs Who Ransacked NYC Arrived In Chauffeured Cars, Used Power Tools, Witnesses Say
American carnage: These aren't protests — they're riots. Someone must end the lawlessness.
THE NUMBERS DON’T SUPPORT BLM CLAIMS ABOUT THE POLICE
David Horowitz to Newsmax TV: Democrats Have 'Ginned Up Race War'
NPR: New Science Proves That Coronavirus Demands that Conservatives Not Do Things They Want to Do, Like Work At Their Businesses, But Does Not Limit What the Leftwing Wants to Do, Like Pillage and Loot Conservatives' Businesses
Gretchen Whitmer has her ‘let them eat cake’ moment
The Media Are Lying To You About Everything, Including The Riots. The media lied about the Russia collusion hoax, about the Mueller probe, about impeachment, about the coronavirus—and now they’re lying about the riots
BLM Protest Tries To Enter Dominican Neighborhood, Gets Told To F*ck Off…
Wuhan Virus Watch: Whitmer Lifts Stay-at-Home Order Now That People Need to Go Out and Riot
Michael Flynn transcripts reveal plenty except crime or collusion
New Flynn Transcripts Confirm Mueller Team Lied To The Court And The Country. The newly released transcripts should cause longtime federal Judge Emmet Sullivan to realize the error of his way and immediately dismiss the charges against Michael Flynn.
The FBI’s Investigation Into Trump and Russia Now Looks Even Worse. Rod Rosenstein says he was kept in the dark about important parts of the probe.
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The announcer getting fired for saying "all lives matter" is mind numbing. It shows for many this is the culmination of decades of race baiting and class envy pitched by the left that has poisoned the well of civility in the USA. The feral animals in the streets need to be crushed by overwhelming force. The anarchists and radicals fueling this need federal conspiracy charges an erious prison time. If strong action isn't taken, the American experiment is over.
Your worries are not unfounded:
GENERAL SOCIAL MEDIA TIPS!
Avoid posting and resharing photos that could help police, organized and unorganized white supremacist groups, and employers identify the people protesting.
Click here if you’re not sure how to blur people’s faces, tattoos, and other identifying attributes.
Do not use your social media page to discourage looting or “violent protest”. It’s counterrevolutionary to use your platform this way.
A quick response: "Violence aimed at the recovery of human dignity and at equality cannot be judged by the same yardstick as violence aimed at maintenance of discrimination and oppression.” - Walter Rodney
Reading Material: “In Defense of Looting” by Vicky Osterweil
Criminal gangs looting with chauffeured transport:
We also have quite a few stalwart do-it-your-selfers. These folks showed up in a black badge Rolls Royce Cullinan, prices starting at about $350,000. The preferred choice of looters who know quality and value.
Never change, NYC. Also, never move.
This feels very different from the race riots in the 60's. Back then the culture was different. There was a real need that rose up, a true grass roots movement, understood and genuine. Now after decades of affirmative action, it feels like the media is continually harping on inequity and systemic racism, but is the country really racist now? I haven't see it personally. There are good and bad people in every demographic, every group and profession.
I heard one of them say: "We coming to the Suburbs".
OK. Come on. There's drunks with guns here.
A relative posted on Facebook, " While y'all were stealin' televisions we were buying ammo. Come on down. "
Surely Minneapolis, Of All Places, Must Have Cured Racism By Now.
The article mentions the police unions making it difficult to deal with problem cops. Another point the article doesn't mention is that the Minneapolis PD has a record for misbehavior. A Somali cop shot an Australian woman who had called 911.Shooting of Justine Damond.
On July 15, 2017, Justine Damond, née Ruszczyk, a 40-year-old Australian-American woman, was fatally shot by Mohamed Noor, a Somali-American Minneapolis Police Department officer, after she had called 9-1-1 to report the possible assault of a woman in an alley behind her house. Occurring weeks after a high-profile manslaughter trial acquittal in the 2016 police shooting of Philando Castile, also in the Twin Cities metro area, the shooting exacerbated existing tensions and attracted national and international press.There was no rioting in Minneapolis- nor anywhere else- when the Somali cop shot and killed the Australian woman.
On March 20, 2018, Noor was charged with second-degree manslaughter and third-degree murder. Prosecutors later upgraded the charges against Noor to second-degree intentional murder. In April 2019, Noor was convicted of third-degree murder and manslaughter, but acquitted of intentional second-degree murder. In June 2019, Noor was sentenced to 12.5 years in prison. Damond's family brought a civil lawsuit against the City of Minneapolis alleging violation of Damond's civil rights, which the city settled for $US20 million, one of the largest-ever settlements in a suit involving a police killing.
Heh heh heh....A few of us were pissed off about the cop panic shooting the Australian, but we were also smart enough to let the matter sit. C’mon....a half wit Somali shooting a totally innocent woman in the head because he was an ill trained EO hire? That’s not a fight that’s winnable. Buuuut wait a bit and the whole city will explode in incompetence. Revenge is a dish best served cold.
The Mistresses of Mirrored Halls – Looking At The Corrupt DOJ Side of “Operation Trump”…
As i keep saying, Mr. Trump needs to put on his Hercules outfit and divert the Potomac River thru the FBI building, and any other executive office buildings as he sees fit, like, say, DOJ, frinstance.
Hmmmmm . . . .
Recall the lawyer arrested for throwing a Molotov cocktail at an unoccupied police vehicle?
Well, she has been bailed out by a former 0bama administration official.
Remember Urooj Rahman, the Israel-hating human rights lawyer who brought some Palestinian tactics to Brooklyn when she hurled a Molotov cocktail in to a police cruiser while wearing a keffiyeh over her face?
Her good friend has helped her secure bail – a former Obama Intelligence official who shares her friend’s rabid hatred of the Jewish state.
A former Obama administration intelligence official who worked in both the Departments of State and Defense has guaranteed bail for a human rights lawyer accused of firebombing a police vehicle in New York City.
The former official, Salmah Rizvi, told a judge the alleged firebomber is her “best friend.” Rizvi, now an attorney at the D.C.-based law firm Ropes & Gray, helped secure the release of fellow lawyer Urooj Rahman by agreeing to be a suretor for her bail. That means Rizvi is liable for the full cost of the $250,000 bail if Rahman fails to obey the court’s orders.
Rahman was released to home confinement over the objections of government attorneys after her arrest on Saturday for throwing a lit Molotov cocktail through the window of an NYPD vehicle.
" ... Cuomo blasts de Blasio, de Blasio blasts Cuomo"
Deja vue, Stalin vs Trotsky.
Same Church, Same Book, But Where Was the Outrage?
Put the one of Bill Clinton up. There’s Bill Clinton in front of the same church if you’re watching the Dittocam. Same church. Same book, the Bible. Clinton walked over there to try to distract everybody that he was shtupping the intern with a cigar and with a slice of pizza.
He went over there “to try to get closer to God,” and they didn’t think a thing of it. Trump went to the church to celebrate people coming together to repair it after it had been torched the night before! When Clinton goes over there with his Bible, it’s a beautiful thing and nobody’s worried about anybody becoming a dictator.
As New York burns, . . .
Checks concern meter; nothing. Taps meter, shakes it, puts it to ear, still nothing.
That's for the elitist, leftist, woke, holier-than-thou, more intelligent than you could hope for, trendy set.
Glenn Beck: "I'm mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore!"
Epic rant, worth listening to.
(Apologies to Howard Beale.)
Re: Amazon I've been a long-time Prime member. Amazon has been a God-send to those of us who live in rural areas. Instead of driving 40 miles to a city and going from store to store to find what I need, I can just sit at my computer and have "stuff" delivered to my door two days later. But now I'm pissed. First of all, "two day" delivery has morphed into "two weeks". More importantly, though, Amazon openly supports these riots. (See: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZXJTrsWAAEnmto?format=png&name=small). Whether that's out of "wokeness" or financial self interest, I can't say. One thing I can say, though, is I'm cancelling my Prime membership. Screw those guys.
The lying about Donald Trump is not out of control. It has been planned, funded, and controlled from day 1.