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Posted: Jul 25, 2020 - 5:52am



 Ohmsen wrote:


 sirdroseph wrote:
 kurtster wrote:

Right now you couldn't pay me enough money to set foot in NYC with or without Trump being there at the same time. 

Or Portland or Seattle or Chicago or ...  I do not have a death wish.

 
I have avoided large metropolitan areas and large gatherings of people for over 20 years now for various reasons.  I think large groups of people congested in small areas is a bad idea in all context for all humans so I avoid those areas like the plague.   Basically we have been avoiding people way before it was cool to do so.
{#Cowboy}


Seems, you've been on some kind of medieval battlefield before, just like I must have been. I became aware of this in my early 30's after watching the movie 'Braveheart', not being able to get any deep sleep for 2-3 days after watching it at the Movies. Nightmares of me in the midst of battlefields instead, in a half-sleep state continued to haunt me for some weeks. 

Quite immediately, I realized that I must have been in some such scenarios before... perhaps not in this life.

This experience explained to me, why I have always hated to be in crowds, even in my youth, and why, in crowds I've always felt this fighter-flight syndrom. Muscles tense like razor-blades underneath my arms, hands sweating, and a general unease, always looking out, always being 'ready to fight'.

This basically hasn't changed until today, even some 30 yrs on... it only weakened a bit, since my home town is getting more and more overcrowded by tourists. Only feeling some distaste anymore, I still have to make my way through the crowds in town today, just for grocery shopping, or to get a pizza, or some beer. 


 



 

Interesting perspective.   My belief comes mostly from the angle of human behavior.  I believe that the larger number of people involved in any activity dilutes purity of purpose and becomes corrupted by those with agendas and a mob mentality sets in on the rest.  This idea can be manifested in any setting whether it be political, day to day living and even entertainment.  Watch Freddie Mercury or Hitler work a crowd (they use similar methods).  In regards to the plight of cities when people are pushed together and congested in large number they become cold, cynical and many desperate as the haves and have nots exist in such close proximity ergo you have increased crime and violence towards one another.  This increased crime and violence perpetuates a vicious cycle of law enforcement dealing with heinous situations so frequently they themselves become desensitized and cynical in their approach toward the public and we are no longer looked at as constituents, but as a danger.   Due to many reasons; legacy of oppression; systemic racism; lack of opportunity; degradation of the family; loss of hope; violent culture brought on by lack of family and hopelessness; list goes on and on the majority of these faces who commit these crimes in urban settings are people of color and this inevitably leads to profiling and outright bitter racism by some of the police and the cycle continues.   Then you throw in the fact that the most passionate and large protest occur in these cities which attract subversive outsiders with different agendas of anarchy and you have a wonderful cocktail that I would not bring a child around.
And of course there is the point of business, would you start a small business in an American city?  Naw, I'm good.
     I do believe it has gotten to the point in some places to where all law enforcement should vacate and give the people what they want.   This will quickly solve all problems as the protesters and unfortunate citizens of these areas realize and feel the full brunt of all of the bad people amongst them as they turn on them because there is no one else there to protest and no one there to protect them.   There will be blood, but in the long run it will hopefully promote an atmosphere that will build a better society as they realize that police brutality is just a symptom of a much bigger problem and a lot of the blame comes from the citizens themselves.  In summation I would surmise that cities suck and I genuinely feel sympathy and concern of those that still reside in them.  Some people may disagree with this and that is fine, but Snake Plissken awaits......

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Posted: Jul 24, 2020 - 8:42pm



 Steely_D wrote:
 


Oh really?
  Do read all the illuminating comments.

Keep on posting fake news!  lmao
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Posted: Jul 24, 2020 - 8:08pm


Check out this.


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Posted: Jul 24, 2020 - 2:48pm



 sirdroseph wrote:
 kurtster wrote:

Right now you couldn't pay me enough money to set foot in NYC with or without Trump being there at the same time. 

Or Portland or Seattle or Chicago or ...  I do not have a death wish.

 
I have avoided large metropolitan areas and large gatherings of people for over 20 years now for various reasons.  I think large groups of people congested in small areas is a bad idea in all context for all humans so I avoid those areas like the plague.   Basically we have been avoiding people way before it was cool to do so.
{#Cowboy}


Seems, you've been on some kind of medieval battlefield before, just like I must have been. I became aware of this in my early 30's after watching the movie 'Braveheart', not being able to get any deep sleep for 2-3 days after watching it at the Movies. Nightmares of me in the midst of battlefields instead, in a half-sleep state continued to haunt me for some weeks. 

Quite immediately, I realized that I must have been in some such scenarios before... perhaps not in this life.

This experience explained to me, why I have always hated to be in crowds, even in my youth, and why, in crowds I've always felt this fighter-flight syndrom. Muscles tense like razor-blades underneath my arms, hands sweating, and a general unease, always looking out, always being 'ready to fight'.

This basically hasn't changed until today, even some 30 yrs on... it only weakened a bit, since my home town is getting more and more overcrowded by tourists. Only feeling some distaste anymore, I still have to make my way through the crowds in town today, just for grocery shopping, or to get a pizza, or some beer. 


 



sirdroseph

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Posted: Jul 24, 2020 - 12:07pm

 kurtster wrote:

Right now you couldn't pay me enough money to set foot in NYC with or without Trump being there at the same time. 

Or Portland or Seattle or Chicago or ...  I do not have a death wish.

 
I have avoided large metropolitan areas and large gatherings of people for over 20 years now for various reasons.  I think large groups of people congested in small areas is a bad idea in all context for all humans so I avoid those areas like the plague.   Basically we have been avoiding people way before it was cool to do so.{#Cowboy}
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Posted: Jul 24, 2020 - 10:09am

NYPD Disappeared Black Lives Matter Protesters Into Detention For Days at a Time. Lawmakers Want to End the Practice.
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Posted: Jul 24, 2020 - 5:44am



 kurtster wrote:

Right now you couldn't pay me enough money to set foot in NYC with or without Trump being there at the same time. 

Or Portland or Seattle or Chicago or ...  I do not have a death wish.

 
Kurt...you're a good soldier.

Our racist President, who can't say Black Lives Matter, has now made things worse by selling fear as a way to distract from his absolute failure on COVID.

Here are the details on crime.  Be sure to play around with some of the details / dropdowns.  It's a pretty cool site.   https://citycrimestats.com/cov...

Yes, there are definitely some spikes in cities around BLM (especially Minneapolis), but in total...crime is down this year.   BTW - NYC is the safest it's been in the past 5 years.

Staying home out of fear right now is appropriate, but the fear should be the "hoax" virus that was ignored for 6 months, not the fear of violence the White House is selling.


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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 11:38pm

 kcar wrote:

The best advice I can give you, though: never hang out with Trump on 5th Avenue. He'd take that shot in a heartbeat, just for kicks.
 
Right now you couldn't pay me enough money to set foot in NYC with or without Trump being there at the same time. 

Or Portland or Seattle or Chicago or ...  I do not have a death wish.

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 11:31pm



 kurtster wrote:

I support Trump and have sores on my nose from wearing masks.  But then again, you believe in The "Trumpworld©" where we are all the same.
 

I believe in America before Trump took a dump on it in all his criminal, incompetent and narcissistic glory. Glad you're happy with the state of the country right now. I'm amazed by your diehard refusal to accept that Trump's isn't even the Worst President Ever (calling him president is insanely ludicrous).

The best advice I can give you, though: never hang out with Trump on 5th Avenue. He'd take that shot in a heartbeat, just for kicks.
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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 11:27pm

 Steely_D wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

Hell yes ! 

I have just about paid off my credit cards.  I could be debt free with a couple of mouse clicks right now.

And the last take on my credit report was 794.

Thanks Donnie !!!
 

I always think of that as a bigger question, not just about money. True, with a “businessman” in the White House, I suspect that is inevitably the focus.

But, as well know in our hearts, it’s the experience of our lives, the things we do/did that make up our lives. Not what we own/have, but how we spend our days is, really, how we spend our lives.

So. Are we more honorable, thoughtful, kind, supportive than we were? Is the experience of our being alive more entertaining, more fulfilling, more joyous and hopeful?

Or are we more angry, selfish, mistrustful, and afraid than we were four years ago?

Even if we can afford more things.
 
Maybe you but not me.  Being debt free does not mean I can afford more things.  It just means that I have less to worry about, which is a great thing.

I will still have to work until I die to supplement what social security provides.  Unless or until someone dies and leaves me some money or I get the 6 winning numbers.
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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 11:19pm

 kcar wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

Yeah.  I'm going back to work next week. 

It will have the same feel that going back to work for the first time after finishing up my cancer treatment did, being highly vulnerable to selfish and stupid people and a general lack for personal hygiene in the general populace.
 

"selfish and stupid people and a general lack for personal hygiene in the general populace."
The ones who won't wear masks or practice social distancing? They tend to support Trump FWIW. 
 
I support Trump and have sores on my nose from wearing masks.  But then again, you believe in The "Trumpworld©" where we are all the same.
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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 11:12pm

Moments ago in Peoples Republik of Portland...


Where would we be without the Internet and free speech?
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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 11:09pm



 kurtster wrote:

Yeah.  I'm going back to work next week. 

It will have the same feel that going back to work for the first time after finishing up my cancer treatment did, being highly vulnerable to selfish and stupid people and a general lack for personal hygiene in the general populace.
 

"selfish and stupid people and a general lack for personal hygiene in the general populace."


The ones who won't wear masks or practice social distancing? They tend to support Trump FWIW. 
kurtster

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 11:03pm

 kcar wrote:


Super for you. But the rest of the country's in the toilet.

And watch out for that coronavirus! Again!
 
Yeah.  I'm going back to work next week. 

It will have the same feel that going back to work for the first time after finishing up my cancer treatment did, being highly vulnerable to selfish and stupid people and a general lack for personal hygiene in the general populace.
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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 11:00pm



 kurtster wrote:

Hell yes ! 

I have just about paid off my credit cards.  I could be debt free with a couple of mouse clicks right now.

And the last take on my credit report was 794.

Thanks Donnie !!!
 

I always think of that as a bigger question, not just about money. True, with a “businessman” in the White House, I suspect that is inevitably the focus.

But, as well know in our hearts, it’s the experience of our lives, the things we do/did that make up our lives. Not what we own/have, but how we spend our days is, really, how we spend our lives.

So. Are we more honorable, thoughtful, kind, supportive than we were? Is the experience of our being alive more entertaining, more fulfilling, more joyous and hopeful?

Or are we more angry, selfish, mistrustful, and afraid than we were four years ago? Even if we can afford more things.
kcar

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 10:56pm



 kurtster wrote:

Hell yes ! 

I have just about paid off my credit cards.  I could be debt free with a couple of mouse clicks right now.

And the last take on my credit report was 794.

Thanks Donnie !!!
 

Super for you. But the rest of the country's in the toilet.

And watch out for that coronavirus! Again!
kurtster

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 10:49pm

 kcar wrote:




Are you better now than you were four years ago? The key question to every presidential campaign. I'm betting a hard "No" for you, like the rest of the country.


 

 
Hell yes ! 

I have just about paid off my credit cards.  I could be debt free with a couple of mouse clicks right now.

And the last take on my credit report was 794.

Thanks Donnie !!!
kcar

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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 10:00pm



 kurtster wrote:
 

Nancy Pelosi and her choice of words are the least of our problems. Your Great Pumpkin can't run the country to save his life.

The economy is tanking again and the GOP can't put together an economic rescue package. The coronavirus is running rampant in large sections of the country. And Trump is trying to stage "law enforcement" photo-ops against largely peaceful protests to revive his campaign.

You really should try to look at what's going on in the US without your pro-Trump glasses some time. If Obama had been half as incompetent, out-to-lunch and underhanded as Trump has been for the past two years, you'd  be foaming at the mouth and stroking out.


Are you better now than you were four years ago? The key question to every presidential campaign. I'm betting a hard "No" for you, like the rest of the country.


Trump’s ‘Operation Legend’ was supposed to combat crime. It’s produced one arrest, and some see a political stunt.


In no small part because of Trump’s politically charged rhetoric, local activists and officials have come to view with suspicion the more than 200 agents sent to Missouri from the FBI, Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Marshals Service and other federal agencies. Some officials said they were not consulted and do not know the precise plans. After the Trump administration announced Wednesday it would increase the federal presence in Chicago and Albuquerque, local officials there greeted the news icily.

Trump, they feared, was either trying to score political points by casting himself as the law-and-order candidate, or putting federal agents on the ground to forcefully crack down on demonstrators, as happened in Portland. And they wondered how useful the federal presence might be. In Kansas City, the initiative has so far produced public charges against one person, even though Attorney General William P. Barr claimed inaccurately on Wednesday, “The FBI went in very strong into Kansas City, and within two weeks, we’ve had 200 arrests.”


...


Kansas City Mayor Quinton D. Lucas (D) was among six big-city mayors — including those in Portland, Atlanta, D.C., Seattle and Chicago — who signed a letter to Barr and Wolf this week expressing “deep concern” about the use of federal forces and urging them to withdraw and “agree to no further unilateral deployment in our cities.”

...

Lucas also said he was worried that the deployment was being used by the Trump administration “to distinguish viewpoints on the American city from Vice President Biden, and that’s not helpful for us.”

He said he had little information about how many federal officers had been deployed in the city, which agencies they were from and what cases they would be working on.

...

Lucas, the Kansas City mayor, said he believed FBI, ATF and DEA agents could make a major impact on unsolved cases by helping investigate ballistics and criminal gangs that might be engaged in weapons trafficking, rather than engaging in broad warrant sweeps.

“Those are the types of things that will help us in the long term change the outcome of these cases,” he said. “What we don’t need is, ‘Let’s go and pick up a bunch of people.’ ”


How the federal police in Portland avoid accountability

Homeland Security personnel currently in Oregon’s largest city have eroded scrutiny by obscuring identities, barring the press and failing to press charges.



Inspectors general to examine law enforcement actions at Portland, D.C. protests






Meanwhile, the GOP and the Trump administration cannot agree on the next phase in economic relief for business owners, employees, renters, etc. And the last phase of relief is about to run out.


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Senate Republicans plan to roll out a bill next week after continued fighting over numerous provisions.


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And don't forget the best evidence of Trump's incompetence: the coronavirus pandemic that never went away:


Live updates: Trump cancels Republican national convention as U.S. surpasses 4 million coronavirus cases


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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 9:11pm

 kcar wrote:


 kurtster wrote:

I didn't post it, but I commented on it.  B) kcar even stated in his post that this was Trump's people doing campaign stunts.  He and a lot of other people believe that.

A) I just brought up a relevant quote from Biden is all.  

He represents the other side of this issue.  The side that calls our federal agents like the ones defending the court house in Portland, "Storm Troopers".  A direct quote from Pelosi.

I also call that divisive language that exacerbates the situation.  Pelosi will call out her own federal agents yet refuses to say anything about the peaceful protesters who are tearing the place up.  This is what it is all about.  The coming election.
 

Look, Kurt: I don't need you as my spokesman. Don't spout stuff about what side I'm on or what I think.

 

 
A) Reading comprehension, please.  I was referring to Biden not you.  The pronoun "he" follows Biden's name, not yours. It is not always about you ...

Do you still allow people to say "he" ?

B) The other regarding the first bolded, did I say something false there ?
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Posted: Jul 23, 2020 - 12:59pm

A new Trump campaign ad depicting a police officer being attacked by protesters is actually a 2014 photo of pro-democracy protests in Ukraine

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