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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Debater Slayer, May 31, 2020.

  1. Debater Slayer

    Debater Slayer Born-again Glompist
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    I hope you're all staying safe in these tough times. I'm referring to the protests and riots, not just the pandemic.

    Best wishes for the U.S. and its citizens. Hopefully the country will come out of this situation stronger and more compassionate.
     
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  2. Polymath257

    Polymath257 Think & Care
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    I went to a very peaceful, local protest yesterday. People were 6 feet (2 meters) apart and masked. We marched (walked) around a three block area, made our point, and dispersed.

    Local cases of COVID are still increasing, but I'm in a smaller town, so the numbers are not as bad as 30 miles(50 km) closer tot he city.
     
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  3. Secret Chief

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    Stay safe.
     
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    I don't know how the massing of large numbers of people from areas outside of these cities doesn't result in a surge in hospitalizations for Covid.
     
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  5. Revoltingest

    Revoltingest Hihg Intellajence Kwoshunt.
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    The effects would be delayed.
     
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    Wait a couple of weeks. It can take that long for symptoms to show.
     
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  7. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Well it's not the first riot and won't be the last. I surely do hope we come out stronger and more compassionate because it's pretty clear people are getting to the end of the ropes. First the virus, and now this.

    I think we all can agree that it's high time to put better quality people in charge.
     
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  8. Nowhere Man

    Nowhere Man Bompu Zen Man with a little bit of Bushido.

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    Let's hope the virus takes them out of commission. It'll be an opportunity for a little cool down time.
     
  9. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    As an American I can tell you 99.999% of us are not threatened by any protests and riots. You seem to be experiencing a media-caused distortion of reality. Probably similar things happen with us Americans when we hear of disturbances in other countries.

    We live in a media-distorted reality.
     
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    Not all that distorted. I live 25 miles from south Minneapolis and there are curfews out here because of what is happening there.
     
  11. George-ananda

    George-ananda Advaita Vedanta and Spiritualist and Pantheist
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    Do you really feel threatened by rioters and police at this time?
     
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    I suppose numerically most Americans are not caught up in protests but this Boston University map shows how widespread it all is.

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    No.
     
  14. George-ananda

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    So, I'm not seeing what you disagreed with in my first post.
     
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    Choose not to participate in staged, contrived events.
     
  16. sun rise

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    To me there's a lesson staring me in the face when it comes to breaking the cycle. And that applies to police brutality, out of control rioting, fights over pandemic measures, economic turmoil and all the rest:

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    Revoltingest Hihg Intellajence Kwoshunt.
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  18. George-ananda

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    Network media is a whore for emotionally laden stories and keeps playing that note until it actually distorts and changes reality.

    Racial harmony took a unnecessary real turn backwards this week because of it.
     
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