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#329137 - 09/27/20 05:08 PM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Greger]
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About 2 weeks after the first big march in Seattle, this year, they showed a clip narrated by one of the marchers. It showed a marcher suiting up for the march. He changed into a military camo outfit, helmet, glasses and a mask and had a big back pack. The narrator said that this guy had nothing to do with the march and was getting ready to do violence.

That one startled me. It was a very short video and, obviously, the speaker didn't like what was going on. What makes it stranger that I have heard that many marchers were against the violence but knew that if you tried to stop it then you were going to get beat on.

Since then I have always wondered why in the world they didn't report these people to the police. Even the police has mentioned that the 'good' marchers would not point out the bad marchers. My suspicion is that they didn't trust the police any more than they trusted the bad marchers. I further suspect that they knew they would be screwed no matter which way they went.

Accompanying all of that there was also the fact that the TV stations would not allow the police to see all their videos. When one adds it all up it appears that EVERYBODY was working, very hard, at making sure bad things would happen!

Just saying..............


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#329140 - 09/27/20 05:28 PM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: jgw]
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Originally Posted By: jgw
About 2 weeks after the first big march in Seattle, this year, they showed a clip narrated by one of the marchers. It showed a marcher suiting up for the march. He changed into a military camo outfit, helmet, glasses and a mask and had a big back pack. The narrator said that this guy had nothing to do with the march and was getting ready to do violence.

The guy sounds like a participant in one of those illegal rightwing para-military operations.
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#329149 - 09/27/20 09:16 PM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: jgw]
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When one adds it all up it appears that EVERYBODY was working, very hard, at making sure bad things would happen!


Stupidity all the way around. Good marchers, bad marchers, cops, and the media.

They all joined hands to light a fire around a powder keg and they got exactly what you would expect.
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#329150 - 09/27/20 10:48 PM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
CPWILL I play billiards.

Back when this was a living vibrant website we fought like cats and dogs. But we did it within the guidelines or faced the consequences.
We chose our words and our links carefully.

The guidelines were thrown out the window when Trump came along.


That's unfortunate frown So many have become like him in affirmation, or like him in opposition.

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I'm a socialist...but I still basically agree with you on many issues.

We all want the same things. Peace, prosperity, security. Life, Liberty and the ownership of firearms. We all want the American Dream to be our reality.

I've noticed that. smile Is there a We Disagree On Policy But Agree On The Importance Of Ultimate Ends Over Partisanship party?
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#329155 - 09/28/20 12:29 AM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: CPWILL]
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I looked it up... comparing billiards and pool is like comparing beef and steaks, pool is just a form of billiards. Billiards encompasses many games.

How about we play 4d chess? 2d chess being the ordinary kind, 3d being 2d on multiple levels, and 4d being multiple levels over time.
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#329158 - 09/28/20 01:28 AM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: logtroll]
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Back when gentlemen assembled in billiards parlours...they did not play "pool".

Gentlemen played "snooker" in it's various forms on tables with and without pockets.

To this day, when gentlemen speak of billiards, they are not talking about pool.
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#329159 - 09/28/20 01:53 AM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Greger]
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#329160 - 09/28/20 02:24 AM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Greger]
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Originally Posted By: Greger
Back when gentlemen assembled in billiards parlours...they did not play "pool".

Gentlemen played "snooker" in it's various forms on tables with and without pockets.

To this day, when gentlemen speak of billiards, they are not talking about pool.

I don’t think I know any gentlemen. I know some wildmen, though. I don’t like playing anything with them...
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#329161 - 09/28/20 02:33 AM Re: Portland. A Turning Point? [Re: Irked]
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They play roshambo, and I don't mean the rock-paper-scissors game.

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