U.S. Protests - There's Something Happening Here

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“There’s something happening here.” Anyone else watching what is happening to AMC Theater and GameStop stock and the hedge fund folks who are losing their s*** over this??? What happens when Elizabeth Warren, Don Trump Jr and AOC all agree on something?
 

allezfred

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The GameStop thing probably deserves its own thread. Would probably start one if I felt I had a complete understanding of what actually is happening. :shuffle:
 

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The GameStop thing probably deserves its own thread. Would probably start one if I felt I had a complete understanding of what actually is happening. :shuffle:
I am still trying to catch up—seeing conservatives and liberals agree on this has my attention. But still trying to unpack all of this...
 

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I hope residents of Iowa complain to their state about the waste of taxpayer dollars:
An Iowa jury on Wednesday acquitted a journalist who was pepper-sprayed and arrested by police while covering a protest, in a case that critics have derided as an attack on press freedoms and an abuse of prosecutorial discretion.

After deliberating for less than two hours, the jury found Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri and her ex-boyfriend Spenser Robnett not guilty on misdemeanor charges of failure to disperse and interference with official acts.

The Des Moines verdict is an embarrassing outcome for the office of Polk County Attorney John Sarcone, which pursued the charges despite widespread condemnation from advocates for a free press and human rights.
 

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An analysis of what we have been discussing for months:
Now, months after the demonstrations that followed the killing of George Floyd by the Minneapolis police in May, the full scope of the country’s policing response is becoming clearer. More than a dozen after-action evaluations have been completed, looking at how police departments responded to the demonstrations — some of them chaotic and violent, most peaceful — that broke out in hundreds of cities between late May and the end of August.

In city after city, the reports are a damning indictment of police forces that were poorly trained, heavily militarized and stunningly unprepared for the possibility that large numbers of people would surge into the streets, moved by the graphic images of Floyd’s death under a police officer’s knee.
Reviewers more often found that officers behaved aggressively, wearing riot gear and spraying tear gas or “less-lethal” projectiles in indiscriminate ways, appearing to target peaceful demonstrators and displaying little effort to de-escalate tensions. In places like Indianapolis and Philadelphia, reviewers found, the actions of the officers seemed to make things worse.
 

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BLM founder purchases million dollar mansions in white neighborhoods:

 

Jot the Dot Dot

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BLM founder purchases million dollar mansions in white neighborhoods:

But of course! How else can one spread the Marxian message, except from the luxury of a mansion or two! Wait a moment - or four! (and the lady does identify as a Marxist).
 

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One cause of stroke after trauma is a tear in the head or neck blood vessels that lead to the brain, which can be a source of blood clots that cause a stroke. If a tear in these arteries can be diagnosed at the time of the trauma, a patient could be treated with an anti-clotting medicine to help prevent stroke. In the study, 10 percent of the people who had a stroke were diagnosed with this kind of tear, but not all the patients were diagnosed with it prior to stroke.
 

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One cause of stroke after trauma is a tear in the head or neck blood vessels that lead to the brain, which can be a source of blood clots that cause a stroke. If a tear in these arteries can be diagnosed at the time of the trauma, a patient could be treated with an anti-clotting medicine to help prevent stroke. In the study, 10 percent of the people who had a stroke were diagnosed with this kind of tear, but not all the patients were diagnosed with it prior to stroke.

He didn’t have an injury to his head or neck. Read the article.
 

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I guess the inference is that Sicknick died of natural causes that coincidentally happened on the day of the insurrection.
That's some Derek Chauvin defense crap, right there.
The ME said it was natural. They could have easily said it was homicide. The pepper spray didn’t cause the clots. There was no fire extinguisher
 

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Capitol police officer Sicknick died of stroke, death ruled natural; not from being hit in head with fire extinguisher, as alleged, or from being sprayed with bear spray:


So then it was OK for the mob to raid the Capitol with weapons and bear spray, because no one actually died from that. Right. As you were.
 

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So then it was OK for the mob to raid the Capitol with weapons and bear spray, because no one actually died from that. Right. As you were.
Whatever the facts are about Officer Sicknick, the rioting crowd at the Capitol trampled a woman there to death.

Here is who she was:

Rosanne Boyland, 34, of Kennesaw, Ga., posted fervently in support of President Trump on social media, followed the baseless conspiracy theories of QAnon and latched onto Mr. Trump’s false claims that he had won the election, family members told The Associated Press.

Ms. Boyland appears to have been killed in a crush of fellow rioters during their attempt to fight through a police line, according to videos reviewed by The Times.

Her family said Ms. Boyland was in recovery from drug addiction and wanted to become a substance-abuse counselor, but had also gone down a dark tunnel of online conspiracies. Some family members said they vehemently disagreed with Ms. Boyland’s decision to travel to Washington and urged her not to go.

Justin Cave, her brother-in-law, told Fox 5 Atlanta that Mr. Trump bore some responsibility for her death, saying that the president’s rhetoric incited a riot “that killed four of his biggest fans.”

quoted from the NY Times

 
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So then it was OK for the mob to raid the Capitol with weapons and bear spray, because no one actually died from that. Right. As you were.
You're missing the obvious point. This shows the lies the media put out after Jan 6 saying over and over and over again that Sicknick was beat over the head with a fire extinguisher by crazed Trump people. The autopsy report disproves that myth, totally false, but is CNN, Don Lemon, etc retracting and admitting their lies? Of course not. Don't let facts get in the way.
 

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She died of a drug overdose. She took lots of drugs before the riot and died there of the drugs she took.

True. No one was trampled. Another myth perpetuated by the media.

The lone person killed at the riot was an unarmed white woman shot by capital police. Where's the righteous indignation over her death? What is that officer's name? She was unarmed. How was it justified?
 

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You're missing the obvious point. This shows the lies the media put out after Jan 6 saying over and over and over again that Sicknick was beat over the head with a fire extinguisher by crazed Trump people. The autopsy report disproves that myth, totally false, but is CNN, Don Lemon, etc retracting and admitting their lies? Of course not. Don't let facts get in the way.
Don't let your determination to justify what happened on January 6 get in the way.
 

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You're missing the obvious point. This shows the lies the media put out after Jan 6 saying over and over and over again that Sicknick was beat over the head with a fire extinguisher by crazed Trump people. The autopsy report disproves that myth, totally false, but is CNN, Don Lemon, etc retracting and admitting their lies? Of course not. Don't let facts get in the way.
No the point is that while the official cause might have been a stroke, there are still assault charges against people who apparently beat him up which the article you posted. And who is to say that the beatings didn't lead to the stroke. As the other article posted says, trauma can lead to strokes. Just as bad diet and lack of exercise can lead to strokes. Or strokes can lead to dementia. There can be a cause and effect.

The media did report it. You posted an article which when I checked has a reputation for unbiased reporting. So well done there you.

Anyway while you keep pointing the finger at CNN as being biased, your friends at Fox, NewsMaxx and OANN do the same but on the opposite side but even worse. Because they make up lies and get in supposed "experts" to back up their extremely biased POVs. They are a thousand times worse than CNN because the take no responsibility for anything they say until they get sued. Then magically their defense is they shouldn't be taken seriously because they are not credible.

Again you are trying to deflect from the issue at hand and justifying your Trumpism.

As for Ashley Babbit (yep she does have a name and it has been widely reported and even in Australia I know that), she got shot as she was trying to break through some doors. It shouldn't have happened but in the heat of the moment it did. We could victim blame (like your usual style). She shouldn't have been there. She should have stopped doing what she was doing when instructed to. She should have seen the gun and stood down. But she didn't do any of those things and put herself in the line of fire of someone with a gun who was feeling threatened and felt in danger. Wow sounds like the reason why people buy guns to defend themselves from home invasion.
 

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True. No one was trampled. Another myth perpetuated by the media.

The lone person killed at the riot was an unarmed white woman shot by capital police. Where's the righteous indignation over her death? What is that officer's name? She was unarmed. How was it justified?

She died of a drug overdose. She took lots of drugs before the riot and died there of the drugs she took.

You both happily spit on Rosanne Boylan's grave because you are only endlessly playing your games to keep you entertained on the internet.

She was a real person and she died. Have some decency.

Politics is not a game. You go to your certain websites and stock up on rhethorical ammunition and bring it here to play your games and entertain yourselves through the boring day.

Politics matter. People die. Just stop with it being your fun internet games. Have some humanity.

 
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As for Ashley Babbit (yep she does have a name and it has been widely reported and even in Australia I know that), she got shot as she was trying to break through some doors. It shouldn't have happened but in the heat of the moment it did. We could victim blame (like your usual style). She shouldn't have been there. She should have stopped doing what she was doing when instructed to. She should have seen the gun and stood down. But she didn't do any of those things and put herself in the line of fire of someone with a gun who was feeling threatened and felt in danger.
And to me it was incredibly tragic that she died. I just don't think she ever thought that she was getting into something like that. There were bad actors there--Proud Boys, Oath Keepers--who intended to create the mayhem and danger that got people killed but many others were just swept up. And they shouldn't have been there and they shouldn't have allowed themselves to be fcked over by Donald Trump's con games, but its still tragic that Ashli Babbit died and its tragic that Rosanne Boylan died and that Brian Sicknick died.

And people who get so caught up in the political gamesmanship that they can't feel for those who have lost their lives no matter who those people were and what "side" they were on, really ought to take a step back and think about what they have allowed themselves to become.
 

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You both happily spit on Rosanne Boylan's grave because you are only endlessly playing your games to keep you entertained on the internet.

She was a real person and she died. Have some decency.

Politics is not a game. You go to your certain websites and stock up on rhethorical ammunition and bring it here to play your games and entertain yourselves through the boring day.

Politics matter. People die. Just stop with it being your fun internet games. Have some humanity.
You posted something false. Do you know that? Do you care?
 

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