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Martial Law?

Discussion in 'North American Politics' started by Polymath257, Jun 1, 2020.

  1. Polymath257

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    Given recent events and the current government, how likely do you think it is that the USA will soon be under martial law?
     
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    20% maybe.

    If it gets worse, my 20% possibility prediction may go up.

    If things get any worse, Trump may very well push for it.
     
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    Revoltingest Hihg Intellajence Kwoshunt.
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    1% chance of martial law.
    +/- 50%
     
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  4. Polymath257

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    I find it scary to think it is up to 20%
     
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    Love the spread in that.
     
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    I took a statistics course once.
     
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    The USA?? You mean, like, Federal martial law? Hmmm, ... in spite of all his bluster and "good counsel" to state governors, I don't think he has the huevos to do it.
    Individual states? maybe, .... keep your eye on Texas. They're just itchin' to rise to the occasion.
     
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    I'm guessing you're right. I don't think Trump would dare try - he's too weak. The states are already doing what they think they need.
     
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    Gods no. He'd have to get off twitter and actually do something that isnt incoherently ramble. Too much effort for the McSloth-in-Chief.
     
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    Although I am watching D.C. national guard surrounding the White House, on TV. I think I even saw some guys bringing out wheelbarrows full of "**** bricks", so somebody inside must be nervous.
     
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    That depends on how they use the National Guard. Technically if you have a curfew, you got martial law. The police are basically an extension of the military anyways except their task is to keep all civilians in line.
     
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    Ya know....if someone is in the process of heaving a brick at others,
    if they get shot doing so, I'll not mourn their death.
     
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    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Especially if the brick has a note attached that says you're a wanker.
     
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    Did you pass?

    I bet your grade was 50% plus or minus 50%.

    I also took a stats course once ... Stats 255 if I remember right. We used plug-in very basic computers that were only slightly better than the calculators of those times, in that you could program a couple of functions. Things have changed in 45 years.
     
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    Revoltingest Hihg Intellajence Kwoshunt.
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    You expect me to remember back to the mid 70s?
    I think it was 1975 +/- 20 years.
     
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    Mine would have been right around '75 as well. Maybe '76 or '77 cause we got married in '75 just before I cleaned up my act and went back to school. There is strong statistical evidence that memory dissipates with age. Probably a downward slight acceleration ... on some curve.
     
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    I have a set of french curves.
     
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    The question is, who are the people putting the bricks out there and who are they working for? Agents provocateurs have been documented trying to sabotage peaceful protests across the nation. Footage of this is all over Twitter.
     
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    Ooooo, neat. My wife and I just got "Emergency Alerts" on our cell phones.
    "Curfew now 5pm-6am"

    Never seen one of those. Stay tuned. Will let you know when Federal troops are marching through the streets.
     
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    Things haven't been this bad since 1968, but they are no worse than that. Martial law was not needed then. If it is 'needed' now, that's on the head of the current president.
     
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