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I have never posted before, but the ongoing insanity has begun to wear on me. There is a quote that has long been among my favorites since I first read it years ago. It is from Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose.

…I know no way of discounting the doctrine that when you take something you want, and damn the consequences, you had better be ready to accept whatever consequences ensue.

It is time to take serious and severe actions against rioters and looters. This period of lawless behavior needs to end. I heard yesterday about a group of thugs who drove up to the outside of a sports shoe store in a Seattle suburb, stepped out of their car, threw something through the display window of the store, and then proceeded to empty the store of thousands of dollars of merchandise. That is only one example of what is going on across the country.

It is time to unseat lily-livered politicians and to take deliberate, and, possibly, violent action against these criminals. There is nothing in their actions that has anything to do with the so-called precipitating cause being used as an excuse. Let them learn the consequences of their behavior.

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  1. Arahant Member

    My opinion on looting can be summarized thusly: “Looters will be shot. Survivors will be shot again.”

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    • June 2, 2020, at 6:18 AM PDT
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  2. Full Size Tabby Member

    Good reminder on the need to be prepared to take consequences.

    This morning a friend (retired sheriff’s investigator) was relating to me an interview he had seen in which the (female) interviewee was complaining about having been hit by a police-fired rubber bullet. Well, it turned out that the interviewee had been standing next to a companion who had just heaved a brick at a police officer. Seems this interviewee failed to consider that if she stood among people heaving bricks at police officers she might suffer some consequences. 

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    • June 2, 2020, at 9:13 AM PDT
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  3. Mim526 Member

    I was glad on the one hand to see/read about some genuinely peaceful protesters intervening to help stop or prevent lawlessness; completely disgusted on the other with years of riots/occupiers masquerading as ‘peaceful protests’. Accounts like this family business ruined made my heart hurt: https://twitter.com/bullyb170/status/1267654289343864833

    This brief article describes legal possibilities for dealing with rioters.

    Another thing DOJ could do while on a law and order kick would be to investigate Pelosi and Feinstein for insider trading along with Richard Burr. They both seem to feel impervious to the long arm of the law.

    Great first post, @eugenekriegsmann :-)

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    • June 2, 2020, at 10:20 AM PDT
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  4. Mim526 Member

    On the official FBI twitter page today:

     

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    • June 2, 2020, at 10:52 AM PDT
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  5. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher

    Eugene Kriegsmann:

    I have never posted before, but the ongoing insanity has begun to wear on me. There is a quote that has long been among my favorites since I first read it years ago. It is from Wallace Stegner’s Angle of Repose.

    …I know no way of discounting the doctrine that when you take something you want, and damn the consequences, you had better be ready to accept whatever consequences ensue.

    It is time to take serious and severe actions against rioters and looters. This period of lawless behavior needs to end. I heard yesterday about a group of thugs who drove up to the outside of a sports shoe store in a Seattle suburb, stepped out of their car, threw something through the display window of the store, and then proceeded to empty the store of thousands of dollars of merchandise. That is only one example of what is going on across the country.

    It is time to unseat lily-livered politicians and to take deliberate, and, possibly, violent action against these criminals. There is nothing in their actions that has anything to do with the so-called precipitating cause being used as an excuse. Let them learn the consequences of their behavior.

    Excellent first post. Short, to the point and dead right.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 1:51 PM PDT
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  6. Stad Thatcher

    Goldwaterwoman (View Comment):
    Excellent first post. Short, to the point and dead right.

    Ditto.

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    • June 2, 2020, at 1:55 PM PDT
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  7. Ron Selander Member

    It seems to me that once a brick is thrown, a window is broken or a person is assaulted, the protest is no longer peaceful. Your “protest” has become a riot!

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    • June 2, 2020, at 2:15 PM PDT
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  8. Western Chauvinist Member
    Western Chauvinist Joined in the first year of Ricochet Ricochet Charter Member

    I haven’t read Stegner in many, many years, but I did read Wallace Stegner and the Conflicted Soul of the West yesterday. Your post is timely, and spot on.

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    • June 3, 2020, at 6:55 AM PDT
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