Rumor What's going on in Portland?

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  1. jonnyboy

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    Bullshit gets hard to understand at times.

    Props on moving the goal posts though.
     
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    Hello darkness, my old friend
    Sure, buddy. You can just admit you misunderstood, as usual. And you still haven't addressed the point of my original post, about casting yourself as a representative sample for the rest of the nation (and your family a representative sample for the rest of Oregon, for that matter).

    Talk about trying your best to avoid having to deal with your own bullshit. That was a master class.
     
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  3. THE HCP

    THE HCP NorthEastPortland'sFinest

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    I love that a dude from Wyoming is claiming to speak for the whole country. Motherfuckers just got the internet last week!
    As far as my city is going, last night around 8, the whole FAMS went on a nice walk on at waterfront park and mad a loop on the eastside esplanade to watch the sunset. 10 blks downtown does not make a city.
    7417E768-7978-4D99-A389-3BC726808135.jpeg
     
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    Nonetheless, the nation's eyes are on the city...Great pic, BTW.

    https://www.oregonlive.com/crime/20...-of-portland-protests-and-demonstrations.html
     
  5. jonnyboy

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    If I say you won the argument can we stop talking about literally nothing?
     
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    That's because they need doggie smart phones. You know, phones that have text entry pads that fit their large paws or an understanding of doggie language so dogs don't have to enter text manually but can do it by voice commands. They are aching to tell you their feelings on the subject.

    Let me give you some of the comments that I've heard:
    Bowser: Arf arf, bow wow;
    Rover: Arf bow wow arf arf;
    Spot: Ruff, ruff, ruff, bow wow wow, arf;
    Daisy: Grrrrrr.
     
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    Lanny Original Season Ticket Holder "Mr. Big Shot"

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    Does this mean you have nothing to say. Well, why didn't you say so in the first place.
     
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    I love how far out of context you and the crew have pulled my original statement FAMS!

    Never claimed I spoke for the whole country, I said I’m PART of the rest of the country, along with plenty of others I know across the country, and in Oregon. The unanimous consensus seems to be that Portland looks like a total shit show right now. I’m glad it’s only 10 blocks downtown and I’m glad you can take a walk and spend time with your family, honestly. But those 10 blocks are making the whole city look real bad, it’s just the truth. It’s unfortunate too because Portland is hands down one of the coolest places in this country and there are really great people there, and I loved growing up out there and wouldn’t trade it for anything. There are absolutely legit causes people are protesting for but all the extra-curricular bullshit is hurting those causes, not helping them. I don’t know of a single person, not even in hick ass Wyoming, that thinks what happened to George Floyd was even remotely acceptable for any reason. But when people see all the burning and looting shit they retract away because they don’t know what groups or causes are actually legit or doing things for a good reason. They just say fuck it and turn off the news. A lot of support from all sides is getting pissed away at the hands of rioters and shitheads.
     
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    Hello darkness, my old friend
    There are no winners in this. I'd rather you addressed what I asked you/pointed out to you in the first post that started all...this. But I'm fine with dropping it, if you're that desperate to avoid justifying what you said.
     
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    Doesn't seem to be a lot of social distancing

     
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    Nothing to do with any group I am part of. You said no one cares about what is going on. When several people pointed out this is headline news you said that is just media shoveling shit (as opposed to just reporting news) and not some elect "us" that apparently only you part of that really doesn't care.
     
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    I went back and read a number of posts between you cats. That said, do I believe what's going on in Portland is relative mainstream activity (or mainstream supported)? It occurred to me that what @jonnyboy was alluding to is that this crap going on in Portland is not OK with the majority of the country, including many on the left. And, if so, I agree with that sentiment. It's been over, like, what? 7 weeks? And what has been accomplished during that time. I mean, really?

    Who knows how long this crap will last in the Rose City, but it ain't right..

    https://www.reporter.am/rep-collins...bly-needs-to-step-down-amid-violence-in-city/
     
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    Nothing wrong with the protesting and I believe it comes from what Rep. John Lewis described as when you see something morally wrong, don't just sit there, get up and do something (I'm paraphrasing). Okay, the protestors see something morally wrong and they don't want to just give up on letting people know how strongly they feel about it. Now, I'm talking about the protestors and pointedly not about the rioters who ought to be ticketed or jailed depending on the severity of their action. People who draw graffiti I would just let go. This is not a big deal compared with burning, looting, breaking.
     
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    I genuinely get what you are saying. And I agree that for the most part, the protests in Portland have outlived their “usefulness“ (though as past history has shown time and time and time again, if we don’t continuously hold a mirror up to ourselves, things always go back to the old “normal”). Portland would not be receiving nowhere near the attention it is being given if Trump hadn’t sent his goon squad here for nothing more than pure political theater. His actions have made a bad situation exponentially worse. Portland is responding EXACTLY how he want’s it to. He is playing to the “heartland” (now THERE’S a misnomer) by stirring up a hornets nest in one of the more liberal cities in the US, in one of the most solidly blue states in the union (another misnomer). He won’t lose a thing in Oregon by being a dictator. He chose to take a cowards way out, rather than acting like the leader his position requires.

    Yes, the protests need to “readjust” so that actual progress can be made by the people/organizations being sent the message. But Trump can’t afford that right now with the election coming on. And his shock troops aren’t doing anything whatsoever to make things better. Which is EXACTLY what he intended.
     
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    Trump is more about creating a narrative, and faking things so they match it, and less so about actually fixing things and doing what needs to be done.

    He's a con man and people fell for it. And anyone who still is falling for it, is a numpty.
     
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    So you're cool with rando dudes in camo driving up in unmarked cars with no identification just grabbing people and stuffing them in cars. Right on.
     
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