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Started 6/6/20 by Jeri (azpaints); 13925 views.

At least so far there hasn't been a Boston Marathon kind of re-enactment. Because to someone bent on murder and mayhem, a big crowd of protestors is, to that kind of sociopath, a "target rich environment".

Maybe it's my survivalist movement nurtured paranoia, but as I saw pictures of these crowds blocking streets and traffic, right after thinking the next Reginald Denny might stumble onto this and get the crap beaten out of him, is how incredibly vulnerable everyone is to one fragmentation grenade lobbed into the midst.

And with either picture in my vivid imagination, it was practically a no-brainer to specifically try to stay more than 100 miles from any such thing. Throw in Covid-19, and I'm thinking, nope - want as many hundreds of miles between me and that stuff as practical.

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad

Jul-24

You're right.  Tensions are very high.  It's a surprise that someone hasn't been seriously beaten with the batons simply because he's in the wrong place at the wrong time, and there could be a Reginald Denny situation.   .

You're also right.  Someone could take advantage of the large crowds, as Stephen Paddock did.  I don't even want to think about it.

and those kind of situations are just low hanging fruit ripe for the picking, for anyone who wants to set up a "false flag" operation to throw a lot of gasoline on the fire.

Let's say some people who could be mistaken for law enforcement with covered badges (or none visible) who commit extremely violent acts against people, then vanish.

And not just worry about explosive devices being used - picture one or two people with a lot of ammo who decide to just spray bullets into the crowd - agent provocateur, or even a rogue cop or two that have a scapegoat already picked out that will be the fall guy.

The middle of a riot is an excellent venue to do a mass shooting, and even have some good chance of getting away with it. And if someone is killed that the act can be blamed on, then there's a lot more confusion.

Then there's the Reichstag Fire kind of false flag operation. Imagine rogue law enforcement agents posing as rioters and setting fire to their own facility.

Maybe even truly stage an exchange of gunfire, where yeah, the "perp" is actually shot, cops are actually shot - live ammo used on both sides, but the "actors" are wearing effective body armor and maybe even shooting reduced load rounds so the impact of the bullets is not as severe. Even use dye packs to make the blood and "fatal wounds" look real. The "bodies" are hauled away and everyone else is convinced there was a shootout, and let the mutual retaliation begin, the violence escalate.

And of course, any bystanders in the wrong place at the wrong time who are actually shot and killed or badly wounded, crippled for life, etc. just throws in enough realism that even the tin foil hat conspiracy theorists might not realize that those who fired the first shots were actually agents provocateurs, acting as the match to ignite a full fledged shooting war.

Showtalk
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From: Showtalk

Jul-24

Police are being beaten up as well because sentiment is against them.  

MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad

Jul-24

new cases today  4813     yesterday 4286    7 day rolling average today 3745   yesterday 3616    total 161,401    trend is up
that's a new high

deaths today  82    yesterday  25    7 day rolling average   today  44   yesterday  37    total 3442   trend is up

hospitalizations today 3135  yesterday 3111  7 day rolling average today 3157  yesterday 3077 trend appears to be flat

positivities US  8.6  Georgia 15.9 (both numbers are up)

It is a general breakdown of the fabric and structure of civilization as we know it.

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

Jul-24

Yet it’s being supported by some politicians.

Some politicians seem to be doing it for the lulz, others seem to be doing it to exploit the chaos in classic Rules for Radicals playbook fashion - to create crises to "not let go to waste" and move the agenda forward more in a month or two than could have otherwise been done in a generation.

It's also out of the Communist Manifesto. Probe with a bayonet. If steel is met, withdraw and wait, and probe somewhere else. If mush is met, press the advantage and move forward. Eventually resistance will get exhausted.

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MerlinsDad

From: MerlinsDad

Jul-25

Georgia's numbers for July 25

new cases today  3787    yesterday 3617     7 day rolling average today 3413    yesterday 3111    total  165,188   seems to be stabilizing
deaths  today 53  yesterday 82   7 day rolling average  today 47  yesterday 44  total 3787   trend is steeply up
hospitalizations  today  3094  yesterday 3135  7 day rolling average today  3135  yesterday 3111 trend is slightly up
positivities  7 day rolling average US 8.4   Georgia 14.3  looks like both of these are trending down

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