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Has Anyone Been Keeping Track of Home States...

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by Wandering Monk, Jan 13, 2021 at 8:53 PM.

  1. Wandering Monk

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    Revoltingest I have the kavorka
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    It was the best of several I found.
    Perhaps the authors didn't know that we'd be eager
    to know their state of residence in order to fuel
    geographical prejudice.
     
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  4. Revoltingest

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    Don't know.
    Didn't look into him further.
     
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    I imagine every state continues to sift through all available photos of the Capitol riots. Here in Massachusetts people identified have lost their jobs, and the authorities are promising arrests.
    Getty photographer John Moore snapped a photo of two flags flying at the scene, well past sunset with the Capitol Building in the background. One flag was the Bedford flag and the other was a Trump flag.

    Bedford's flag is a colonial militia flag and is considered the oldest, complete flag known to exist in the United States. According to the town website, the Bedford flag was made for a cavalry troop of the Massachusetts Bay militia during the French and Indian War. Nathaniel Page, a Bedford minuteman, carried the flag to North Bridge in Concord on April 19, 1775, at the start of the American Revolution, according to the website.
    The Bedford flag wasn't the only historic replica spotted at the riots, Betsy Ross' flag was photographed in the midst of the crowd as well as the Gadsen flag and several Confederate flags.

    I'm sure many if not all states will be fine combing through these photos from all angles for some time to come.
     
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    I'm not particularly surprised, considering the decades-long political fanaticism which has stoked the war on drugs. Even many Democrats (including Clinton and Obama Administrations) have been staunch supporters of the war on drugs.

    Then they wonder why the police are the way they are.
     
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    Instinctively astute, or prejudiced
     
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    Hmm, why call it political fansticism?
     
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    It often comes across that way in the rhetoric and zeal of how it has been enforced.
     
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    Maybe a element of that but doesn't seem central.
    Wonder what is.
     
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    It's not as bad as it used to be.
     
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    Money. As you most likely already know. A guy in the CID
    explained the details of it to me years ago.

    (The CID is the Army's equivalent of the F.B.I and the C.I.A.
    rolled into one agency, by the way.)

    The way it works is the law enforcement agency gets to keep
    any valuables, including money, cars, and houses, that it seizes
    in the course of its drug investigations -- so long as it can tie the
    valuables to drugs in one way or another.

    The standards are loose enough that it's pretty easy to do. Well,
    over time the more or less inevitable has happened and agencies
    have become reliant on seizures to maintain themselves
    'in the lifestyle they are accustomed to', so to speak.

    He was proud of the fact the CID was at the time about
    the only Federal agency that absolutely refused to indulge
    in the practice, but just about every law enforcement agency
    or department in the country, great or small, has benefited
    from drug money to at least some extent, and so many of
    them rely on it.

    Might have something to do with how even legalizing
    weed is still loudly and predictably opposed by the cops
    in nearly every community where it's being debated.

    By the way, I was helping my CID friend paint his house one
    afternoon when he got a phone call.

    Interpol.

    He'd been named their 'Cop of the Year', as they called it.
     
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