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    Trump loves it. The more the better. He has not gotten this hard in many years. His favorite news clips are riot police beating protesters with batons as the protesters lay on the ground.

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    Yes Trump is an racist( learned such from his KKK Daddy) he's also an "bully", because his Dad also taught him how to "bully" renters. Indeed he loves to punish people and kicks on it.

    But yeah how is it possible that people here vote for such an person; there must be something wrong in their brains as well.

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    A trump song. Anyone recall Richard J. Daley's order "shoot to kill"?

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    nbcnews.com/politics/politics-news/trum...

    Trump is itching to pull the trigger, he wants to send US Troops to kill US citizens. His thinking is if a couple hundred protesters are killed, the rest will get the message.

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    Here's another song repeating:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY

    Here are the lyrics:

    There's something happening here
    But what it is ain't exactly clear
    There's a man with a gun over there
    Telling me I got to beware

    I think it's time we stop
    Children, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    There's battle lines being drawn
    Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
    Young people speaking' their minds
    Getting so much resistance from behind

    It's time we stop
    Hey, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    What a field day for the heat
    A thousand people in the street

    Singing songs and carrying signs
    Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

    It's time we stop
    Hey, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    Paranoia strikes deep
    Into your life it will creep
    It starts when you're always afraid
    Step out of line, the man come and take you away

    We better stop
    Hey, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    We better stop
    Hey, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    We better stop
    Now, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    We better stop
    Children, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    Now ...

    Let's fast forward to today:

    President Donald Trump threatened to deploy United States military unless states halt violent protests.

    Trump said he was recommending that governors deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers to “dominate the streets."

    If governors fail to take action, Trump said he will deploy the United States military and “quickly solve the problem for them.”

    https://azdailysun.com/news/national/trump-threatens-to-deploy-military-if-states-dont-crack-down-on-protests/article_4432a393-efc2-519f-8391-ea29f7143f36.html#utm_source=azdailysun.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletter-templates%2Fbreaking&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_content=45a94b82f74e4877b12ff5f0b84f4d821d8882aa

    Not surprisingly, there is also a 2020 version of this song:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPA-k_Ry2o

    "For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)" (often referred to as simply "For What It's Worth") is a song written by Stephen Stills. Performed by Buffalo Springfield, it was recorded on December 5, 1966, released as a single on Atco Records on December 23, 1966, and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1967.

    It was later added to the March 1967 second pressing of their first album, Buffalo Springfield. The title was added after the song was written, and does not appear in the lyrics

    Although "For What It's Worth" is often considered an anti-war song, Stephen Stills was inspired to write the song because of the Sunset Strip curfew riots in November 1966—a series of early counterculture-era clashes that took place between police and young people on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California, beginning in mid-1966, the same year Buffalo Springfield had become the house band at the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip.Local residents and businesses had become annoyed by how crowds of young people going to clubs and music venues along the Strip had caused late-night traffic congestion. In response, they lobbied the city to pass local ordinances stopping loitering, and enforced a strict curfew on the Strip after 10 p.m. The young music fans, however, felt the new laws infringed upon their civil rights.

    On Saturday, November 12, 1966, fliers were distributed on the Sunset Strip inviting people to join demonstrations later that day. Several of Los Angeles' rock radio stations also announced a rally outside the Pandora's Box club on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Heights. That evening, as many as 1,000 young demonstrators, including future celebrities such as Jack Nicholson and Peter Fonda (who was handcuffed by police) gathered to protest against the curfew's enforcement. Although the rallies began peacefully, trouble eventually broke out. The unrest continued the next night, and periodically throughout the rest of November and December, forcing some clubs to shut down within weeks. It was against the background of these civil disturbances that Stills recorded "For What It's Worth" on December 5, 1966.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_What_It%27s_Worth

    If you are paying attention, you may remember that the riots in Newark started on July of 1967. The factors leading up to the riots are still in existence today.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_Newark_riots

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    A Twitter account claiming to belong to a national “antifa” organization and pushing violent rhetoric related to ongoing protests has been linked to the white nationalist group Identity Evropa, according to a Twitter spokesperson.

    The spokesperson said the account violated the company's platform manipulation and spam policy, specifically the creation of fake accounts. Twitter suspended the account after a tweet that incited violence

    https://www.nbcnews.com/tech/security/twitter-takes-down-washington-protest-disinformation-bot-behavior-n1221456?fbclid=IwAR1vWkv1RkNSIXQAIIvqvvcOwM3qZIrI3W9QNOLzCVYHtdX6uqiYanq-lC8

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Here's another song repeating:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gp5JCrSXkJY

    Here are the lyrics:

    There's something happening here
    But what it is ain't exactly clear
    There's a man with a gun over there
    Telling me I got to beware

    I think it's time we stop
    Children, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    There's battle lines being drawn
    Nobody's right if everybody's wrong
    Young people speaking' their minds
    Getting so much resistance from behind

    It's time we stop
    Hey, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    What a field day for the heat
    A thousand people in the street

    Singing songs and carrying signs
    Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

    It's time we stop
    Hey, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    Paranoia strikes deep
    Into your life it will creep
    It starts when you're always afraid
    Step out of line, the man come and take you away

    We better stop
    Hey, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    We better stop
    Hey, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    We better stop
    Now, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    We better stop
    Children, what's that sound?
    Everybody look - what's going down?

    Now ...

    Let's fast forward to today:

    President Donald Trump threatened to deploy United States military unless states halt violent protests.

    Trump said he was recommending that governors deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers to “dominate the streets."

    If governors fail to take action, Trump said he will deploy the United States military and “quickly solve the problem for them.”

    https://azdailysun.com/news/national/trump-threatens-to-deploy-military-if-states-dont-crack-down-on-protests/article_4432a393-efc2-519f-8391-ea29f7143f36.html#utm_source=azdailysun.com&utm_campaign=%2Fnewsletter-templates%2Fbreaking&utm_medium=PostUp&utm_content=45a94b82f74e4877b12ff5f0b84f4d821d8882aa

    Not surprisingly, there is also a 2020 version of this song:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CPA-k_Ry2o

    "For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey What's That Sound)" (often referred to as simply "For What It's Worth") is a song written by Stephen Stills. Performed by Buffalo Springfield, it was recorded on December 5, 1966, released as a single on Atco Records on December 23, 1966, and peaked at No. 7 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the spring of 1967.

    It was later added to the March 1967 second pressing of their first album, Buffalo Springfield. The title was added after the song was written, and does not appear in the lyrics

    Although "For What It's Worth" is often considered an anti-war song, Stephen Stills was inspired to write the song because of the Sunset Strip curfew riots in November 1966—a series of early counterculture-era clashes that took place between police and young people on the Sunset Strip in Hollywood, California, beginning in mid-1966, the same year Buffalo Springfield had become the house band at the Whisky a Go Go on the Sunset Strip.Local residents and businesses had become annoyed by how crowds of young people going to clubs and music venues along the Strip had caused late-night traffic congestion. In response, they lobbied the city to pass local ordinances stopping loitering, and enforced a strict curfew on the Strip after 10 p.m. The young music fans, however, felt the new laws infringed upon their civil rights.

    On Saturday, November 12, 1966, fliers were distributed on the Sunset Strip inviting people to join demonstrations later that day. Several of Los Angeles' rock radio stations also announced a rally outside the Pandora's Box club on the corner of Sunset Boulevard and Crescent Heights. That evening, as many as 1,000 young demonstrators, including future celebrities such as Jack Nicholson and Peter Fonda (who was handcuffed by police) gathered to protest against the curfew's enforcement. Although the rallies began peacefully, trouble eventually broke out. The unrest continued the next night, and periodically throughout the rest of November and December, forcing some clubs to shut down within weeks. It was against the background of these civil disturbances that Stills recorded "For What It's Worth" on December 5, 1966.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/For_What_It%27s_Worth

    If you are paying attention, you may remember that the riots in Newark started on July of 1967. The factors leading up to the riots are still in existence today.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967_Newark_riots

    The factors have always been here. The country was founded on those factors. There have been some attempts at mitigation but they have been partially successful at best. FDR tried but was partially blocked. LBJ tried but suffered the same fate. This moment might provide a window but the window is small and will close soon.
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    See the source image

    https://www.frontpagelive.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/a-permanent-stain-on-the-american-story-photo-of-national-guard-blocking-protestors-from-lincoln-memorial-goes-viral-2.jpg

    Social media roiled all day as users tried to figure out who were the soldiers in Washington, D.C. wearing no identification and saying they reported to the Department of Justice. Tonight the answer came: they were riot teams from the Federal Bureau of Prisons, a law enforcement agency under the Department of Justice that oversees incarcerated people.

    This is problematic for a number of reasons. First, according to Holocaust scholar Waitman Wade Beorn, who studies ethical decision making in the military, it’s a problem because soldiers are trained to defend civilians while prison guards are used to seeing civilians as their enemies, and are accustomed to using force, rather than de-escalation, to subdue them. The U.S. military, Beorn points out, does not like to be employed against Americans, and has a long tradition of that reluctance.

    Their lack of name tags and insignia was also problematic. It hampers accountability-- how can you complain about the actions of an officer if you cannot identify him?-- and it blurs the lines between actual officers of the law and the men on the streets toting guns and demanding protesters answer to them. The use of unidentifiable police is common among authoritarian leaders.

    And indeed, backed by Attorney General William Barr, Trump appears to be launching a bid to become an authoritarian leader himself. Law enforcement officers operating under his orders are attacking peaceful protesters and journalists, while the president is framing himself as a powerful leader in front of important Christian symbols: on Monday at St. John’s Episcopal Church, the famous “Church of Presidents” where his predecessors back to Madison worshipped, Tuesday at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington, D.C. (source:HCR)

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    Floyd memorial service blog entry

    A memorial service will be held today for George Floyd led by civil rights activist Al Sharpton.

    The ceremony will be held in Minneapolis, where Floyd died after being detained by police.

    Sharpton, who will give the eulogy for Floyd, met with his family on Wednesday.

    "Tomorrow we will lay out how we will mobilize nationally in the name of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and more," the leading rights activist said on Twitter, referring to a black jogger who was shot dead in February and a black medical worker killed by police in her own apartment in March.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/floyd-protests-esper-opposes-trump-threat-send-military-200603145130628.html

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    The Senate Democratic caucus gathered Thursday morning at the Capitol for a moment of silence that lasted 8 minutes 46 seconds, the exact time that a Minneapolis police officer held his knee on George Floyd’s neck before he died May 25.

    Gathering in Emancipation Hall, the ceremony was led by the Rev. Barry Black, the Senate chaplain, and Cory Booker (D-N.J.), the longest-serving black Democratic senator, as they stood next to the statue of abolitionist hero Frederick Douglass. Standing next to Booker was Sen. Kamala D. Harris (D-Calif.).

    “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,” Black said as he prayed at the start of the ceremony, which comes before a memorial service in Minneapolis later Thursday.

    A handful of Democrats — Sens. Michael F. Bennet (Colo.), Sherrod Brown (Ohio), Martin Heinrich (N.M.), Tim Kaine (Va.) and Chris Van Hollen (Md.) — knelt on one or both knees, a symbolic protest that started with former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick against police brutality but now takes on double significance after Floyd died as a result of a white officer kneeling on his neck.

    However, there was even a glimmer of decency from the Republicans.

    In a major break with President Trump, Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) said Thursday that she is struggling over her support for her fellow Republican and praised former defense secretary Jim Mattis for a statement in which he accused Trump of trying to deliberately divide Americans.

    “I thought Gen. Mattis’s words were true and honest and necessary and overdue,” Murkowski told reporters at the Capitol, adding that she had been “struggling” to find the right words to express her feelings about Trump’s presidency.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/06/04/george-floyd-protests-live-updates/?utm_campaign=wp_post_most&utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&wpisrc=nl_most

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    Steve Benson strikes again:

    https://www.gocomics.com/stevebenson/2020/06/02

    See the source image

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    When I watched the jackboot thugs disperse peaceful protestors and punching journalists, I told my wife that the scene reminded me of Kent State, and thank you for posting that photo, it has never left my mind in it's memory bank, it's been there since the event of Kent State happened, and I immediately knew what it was when I read your post, peace brother!
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    Guy and Dock excellent "threads"; it gives me the shivers as I still have the memories of WWII still haunting me.

    Like Arizona and others clearly indicated it is scary how things develop the same way as under Hitler.

    Also the same as the catholic church (members like Pompeo, Pence, Miller and others) behaved . Scary indeed. Hitler and Eva Braun were married by the catholic church, as well this church condoned all Hitler's murders..

    The questionaire shown by Guy, shows exactly what Trump wants; it is the same as Hitler wanted and got.

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    that guy in AZ Wrote:

    Steve Benson strikes again:

    https://www.gocomics.com/stevebenson/2020/06/02

    See the source image

    Mean while at the White House.

    Trump: Kent State? Which state is Kent State?

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