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They have been going on for months now and only seem to be in the news as filler material. I have been wondering why, and here's something that may explain it.

https://reason.com/2020/09/04/youre...t-for-control-over-who-reports-from-portland/

My deduction using just this article: The MSM (print and broadcast) won't go there because of the potential negative story these "journalists" would form against them. Too much chance their advertisers would cut and run because of public sentiment.

Something else for your consideration. We have been so absorbed with the assault on our 2A rights that this hijacking of the 1A Freedom of Speech has been happening right under our noses.

I would hope the discussion on this thread won't devolve to the point it disappears into Politics. Time will tell.
 

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They have been going on for months now and only seem to be in the news as filler material. I have been wondering why, and here's something that may explain it.

https://reason.com/2020/09/04/youre...t-for-control-over-who-reports-from-portland/

My deduction using just this article: The MSM (print and broadcast) won't go there because of the potential negative story these "journalists" would form against them. Too much chance their advertisers would cut and run because of public sentiment.

Something else for your consideration. We have been so absorbed with the assault on our 2A rights that this hijacking of the 1A Freedom of Speech has been happening right under our noses.
I would hope the discussion on this thread won't devolve to the point it disappears into Politics. Time will tell.
That seems to be the driving factor and backer of this issue.
I see no separation as it is politically orientated or even orchestrated as some are said to be paid agents.
If it wasn't an election year this would be different so...
 

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I would hope the discussion on this thread won't devolve to the point it disappears into Politics. Time will tell.
Good luck with that. We all know who is funding the violence, and why. I don't see how this topic can be anything but political. But as you say, time will tell.
 

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Honestly at this point riots in Portland are like shootings in Chicago. Over time we become desensitized to them. When the shock has worn off and (nope, not going for the political angle) the media will drop the story even as it continues.
 

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:sad: I don't think there's any reply I can make to this that wouldn't get it sent to the P-bin and me yelled at...:unsure:...again. Everything about the riots is political, particularly in regards to news coverage and free speech.
 

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I have had family member living in and around the Portland area since before WW II, and they will tell you that Portland has had many a problem with not just race relations, but with how to handle many instances that have come up. And I will veer away from the politics that has created much of their problem today.

If you are interested in learning something about Portland and her history of "problems" feel free to search "Vanport Flood", and the political views associated with what happened before, during, and after this flood. It is eye opening. And many of the views on a certain ethnic minority are STILL being felt today in Portland. And you thought the South was a hotbed of racism.
 
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Without getting into politics there's nothing to say about this.
 

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I will just quote someone else: "..The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants..". .... Thomas Jefferson

AKA: Freedom isn't free

Easy to forget.
 
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Clearly they are not covering this trainwreck, even though they feast on trainwrecks, because it hurts the democratic party and Biden. If it hurt Trump they would be all over it.

There are 2 things Americans want, safety and economics (paycheck). I expect a majority understand Trump is better for the economy so now the safety issue is between the lawlessness and anarchy and the Coronavirus fraud?

Rarely in history have we felt unsafe but even small towns are seeing problems and the Baltimore playbook is being used by too many mayors.
 

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But, But, wouldn't that be a violation of Free Speech? Oh silly me, I keep forgetting these are not about my Rights. After all when I was growing up my momma taught me to share and play nice. And if I didn't my daddy would whip by butt. I guess what some of society needs right now is a simple butt whipping then taught to play nice, share and respect others.
 

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Well, around here in Kenosha the rioters left and have gone to Wauwatosa though they have not struck there yet. The mayor unfortunately threw in with BLM and Antifa. Things might still pop there at any time.
 

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I was at a family gathering two weeks ago which included two college age nieces who live in Portland part time with their Mother (Mother and BIL are divorced). I was genuinely interested in a first hand account of what was really happening on the ground in Portland. When I asked my niece her first response was "I support the cause but Mom is worried about damage" to their $$$$ house. At that point my BIL interrupted and told me to end the discussion because his daughters would rip me a new **shole. So instead of a serious conversation I was "cancelled". In the name of family harmony I let the subject drop but something I won't forget anytime soon.
 
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I think this new generation is confusing the Current riots with the peace and love movement of the 60's and 70's. Maybe not confusing as much as equating. They hear through the LSM about the PROTESTS happening and refuse to look behind the curtain to see the riots, looting and destruction of property. When there's overwhelming evidence of violence they are told the protests are "mostly peaceful". They are told, it's not the protestors causing the damage but the system and the evil righties causing the damage.
Use the same type of logic (which the left abhors).
If ALL law enforcement is bad because of the actions of a few then:
All protestors are bad because the actions of a few and
All blacks are bad because of the actions of a few.
All gun owners are bad because the actions of a few.
 
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Hopefully it will die down after the election, but I won't bet on it. If our laws and LE don't, or can't, handle it, then your choice will be simple, submit or resist. ....... Sorry, there is no third option. ...... And both of those are ugly.
 
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Maybe when Trump wins again, they'll realize how vastly outnumbered they really are. Unfortunately, the only way to totally get rid them is to let them win because under socialists, stuff like google, fb, twitter, etc will not be permitted to exist.
 

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The story has become boring to the populace, the occupiers have lost support and continued coverage is damaging the movement. Plus they have to bury the story of the Antifa shooter of the Trump supporter!

Last week on a loacal radio program tey were talking of the Kenosha Riots and found the support for BLM in Kenosha went from 25% to ZERO % within days after the riots. Rioting has turned into a loosing cause!
 
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But, But, wouldn't that be a violation of Free Speech? Oh silly me, I keep forgetting these are not about my Rights. After all when I was growing up my momma taught me to share and play nice. And if I didn't my daddy would whip by butt. I guess what some of society needs right now is a simple butt whipping then taught to play nice, share and respect others.
Mommy kicked daddy out and moved girlfriend in. I can do what ever I want as long as ii don't bother them.
 
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