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Old 07-15-2013, 20:22   #1
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Riot Predictions "overblown"?

So it seems that the bug out scenario many of us imagined did not happen. Thoughts on why?
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Old 07-15-2013, 20:24   #2
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Because the people that made the threats are just that. Most of those who acted like they're bad ass's were just keyboard cowboys
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Old 07-15-2013, 20:31   #3
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Well... at least it gave the wife and I a good opportunity to practice with our preps.
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Old 07-15-2013, 20:32   #4
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Well... at least it gave the wife and I a good opportunity to practice with our preps.
What were you planning on doing?
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Old 07-15-2013, 22:04   #5
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Because unlike before, the cops are better prepared and so are the people who live in the areas.
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Old 07-15-2013, 22:06   #6
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I still think that people finally saw what really happened and the majority doesn't care. The media still wants you to believe that all hell will break loose. I'm serious, I heard the news earlier actually start off with reporting that this being day 3 since the verdict and would this be the day that the protest would turn "violent".
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Old 07-15-2013, 22:08   #7
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Not overblown here.
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Old 07-15-2013, 22:16   #8
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Meh, you call that a riot! I've seen worse at a Poison concert.
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Old 07-15-2013, 22:23   #9
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Meh, you call that a riot! I've seen worse at a Poison concert.
Wow.

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Old 07-15-2013, 23:44   #10
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You never know when all hell will break loose... always be prepared...
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:29   #11
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An awful lot of guns and ammo was sold right after the Sandy Hook tragedy. If the riots had materialized, the response by regular people might have proved "interesting" to say the least.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:24   #12
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fear of backlash?
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:07   #13
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So it seems that the bug out scenario many of us imagined did not happen. Thoughts on why?
Because retaliation will take the form of targeted attacks on weak looking whites instead. It's already started.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:37   #14
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I think the reasons for lack of real riots is multiple. The biggest reason, I think, is that there are very few people that truly believe that the shooting was truly a bad shoot. For all the ranting of the pundits, most people, regardless of race, know that Trayvon lived like a punk and died like a punk. The fact that so many people were prepared and armed for a possible issue is a dissuading factor to those that might be inclined to riot. Eric Holder will do his best to stir up some stuff, though.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:43   #15
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I don't think it is overblown. The media is stirring up for it and it is undergoing right now. More cities are about to riot in name of Trayvon. I think you came here little too early. Maybe in next month then you can ask us again to see if we have changed our mind or not.
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Old 07-16-2013, 07:48   #16
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IF this case did not explain it well enough, in Florida people can legally shoot you in the commission of a violent felony.

Look at the states where you see "rioting" or unrest and they have something in common, a lack of guns and CCW.

Ain't nobody got time for that!

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Old 07-16-2013, 08:40   #17
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The media and DOJ will keep at it until there is a riot. Remember, discord and unrest is good for business for both the media and the administration. Don't let a good crisis go to waste.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:41   #18
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...Thoughts on why?
Because the shooter wasn't a "white" enough white guy...


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Because retaliation will take the form of targeted attacks on weak looking whites instead. It's already started.
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...For all the ranting of the pundits, most people, regardless of race, know that Trayvon lived like a punk and died like a punk.
Sad but true. Suspended three times in a year or so, caught with stolen goods (though the school didn't report it; even to his parents), etc. Definitely a tragedy; as in a tragic loss of a life that was already being lived as a tragic waste.

But being the one on site when a tragic stream of actions comes to confluence isn't a crime, and if it wasn't zimmerman, it probably would have (sadly) been someone else someday.

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...Eric Holder will do his best to stir up some stuff, though.
Undoubtedly.

It's pretty telling that we almost never hear about the incident in Phoenix (iirc) last year where a black guy shot a hispanic/white guy in a fast-food drive through. Claimed it was self defense as the hispanic/white guy (a pedestrian, walking his dog) was attacking his car with a baseball bat. Thing is, neither the shooter, the cops, the witness, or the dead guy laying there could produce any baseball bat. The shooter was later arrested for possession of marijuana - his defense was (seriously) that he didn't know pot was illegal. He also got busted iirc for transporting two guys on a drive-by shooting iirc.

Don't remember much about it; dead guy's name was Aldrich, Aldrin, something like that, and I may have the city wrong.

But we never hear about that story, do we...
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:04   #19
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Not over blown yet. as long as the race haters are allowed on T.V to get the people worked up there will be a riot or riots to come
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:18   #20
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I think we have not seen the peak of the reaction yet.
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:21   #21
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The MSM will continue ta whip the folks inta a frenzy.'08.
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I think we have not seen the peak of the reaction yet.
really? Why?
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The MSM take on the matter.'08.
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really? Why?
Well it's just my opinion; however this is my rationale. The case has increased racial tensions. We have people who maintain their visibility by playing on these tensions - e.g., Al Sharpton, Jessie Jackson, etc. If they were genuinely interested in improving the lives of minorities, they would be extremely busy all of the time with a focus on addressing blacks killing blacks at an alarming rate, black incarceration, etc. Instead, they just want their name recognition for personal profit. So they are motivated to keep this Zimmerman ordeal moving forward with greater momentum. Al Sharpton has his 100 cities protest this week.

The issue is that there is a criminal element...just like the "occupy" movement. Sharpton and folks like him are stirring a hornet's nest and they either don't realize the potential for losing control or don't care.

Then you have the press. Their motivation for keeping the momentum on the post-Zimmerman protests is 1) it furthers their liberal agenda (e.g., get rid of guns, eliminate the SYG, etc), and 2) it generates better ratings when people are watching the news. Again, it's in their best interest to keep the momentum going. And again, they don't fully appreciate or don't care about the possibility of this blowing out of control.

So you've essentially got media whores and the MSM itself playing with matches around tanks of gas because of their own interests.

That's why I don't think you've seen the peak yet.

Oh yea...let's not forget the political whores that are validating the unrest in an effort to secure votes in the future.
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Old 07-17-2013, 06:21   #25
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Al Sharpton has his 100 cities protest this week.
"The fight is not over."

Al Sharpton

1) he obviously doesn't respect the legal process
2) Would he be doing the same thing if Treyvon had been shot by another black man
3) He is threatening a civil suit. I have a feeling they will find him guilty in a civil suit but what is the point...is Zimmerman rich? I'm sure they will pull in the Neighborhood Watch program, maybe the gated community complex...
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