The City on Fire

June 20th, 2020 at 4:09:35 PM permalink
aceofspades
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#CancelYale is trending on Twitter based on Elihu Yale being a slave owner and trader
June 20th, 2020 at 4:25:42 PM permalink
Evenbob
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Quote: aceofspades
#CancelYale is trending on Twitter based on Elihu Yale being a slave owner and trader


Being a slave trader was the big
offense. But everybody has always
known this about him, he was
president of the East India Trade
company and the country/state
of Madras. He made a law that
every ship bound for England
had to have at least 10 slaves
on it. He condoned the kidnapping
of children and selling them into
slavery. This was an evil dude.
If you take a risk, you may lose. If you never take a risk, you will always lose.
June 20th, 2020 at 4:44:12 PM permalink
aceofspades
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Quote: Evenbob
Being a slave trader was the big
offense. But everybody has always
known this about him, he was
president of the East India Trade
company and the country/state
of Madras. He made a law that
every ship bound for England
had to have at least 10 slaves
on it. He condoned the kidnapping
of children and selling them into
slavery. This was an evil dude.


Of course - just like Pelosi knew those Speaker of the House portraits have been there for ages yet did not deign to remove them until a few months before an election
It's amazing how these issues only arise in election years - why didn't she take the portraits down during the 8 years that O was in the White House?
June 20th, 2020 at 4:57:46 PM permalink
aceofspades
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Rayshard was cheating on his wife with a woman named Natalie White, who is now wanted for arson for burning down the Wendy's

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/20/us/natalie-white-atlanta-arson-wendys-rayshard-brooks/index.html
June 20th, 2020 at 5:41:26 PM permalink
zippyboy
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Anyone in Tulsa tonight? Can you give us regular updates?
June 20th, 2020 at 5:49:39 PM permalink
terapined
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Quote: zippyboy
Anyone in Tulsa tonight? Can you give us regular updates?

From the media
Trump and Pence were to do duo speeches
One inside and one outside to the overflow crowd
Outside crowd was sparse so that was canceled
They may not fill that arena
I have to imagine some Trump supporters thought better to stay home and stay safe rather then endanger your health to simply give Trump a morale boost
Sometimes we live no particular way but our own - Grateful Dead "Eyes of the World"
June 20th, 2020 at 5:57:52 PM permalink
rxwine
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Quote: aceofspades
Of course - just like Pelosi knew those Speaker of the House portraits have been there for ages yet did not deign to remove them until a few months before an election
It's amazing how these issues only arise in election years - why didn't she take the portraits down during the 8 years that O was in the White House?


Because she's smart. It's not an issue worth the political capital until citizens are agitated about it. If it was something directly affecting people aside from emotional content, it might be worth it. It's not like they need more issues to fight about normally.
Trump says his supporters are dumber than a sack of rocks
June 20th, 2020 at 6:10:35 PM permalink
Dalex64
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Flattening the curve, Trump style:

"When you do testing to that extent, you're going to find more people, you're going to find more cases. So I said to my people, 'slow the testing down, please.' They test and they test."
"Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not to his own facts." Daniel Patrick Moynihan
June 20th, 2020 at 6:25:23 PM permalink
petroglyph
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Quote: zippyboy
Anyone in Tulsa tonight? Can you give us regular updates?
https://www.citizenfreepress.com/breaking/watch-live-trump-rally-in-tulsa/

I haven't watched this, just passing it along.
Everyone gets thrown from the plane to maintain altitude
June 22nd, 2020 at 5:16:21 AM permalink
Tanko
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Deadly weekend in Seattle, Chicago, Minneapolis as New York City reports uptick in shootings.

Black Lives Murder.

Defund the police.

"Chicago recorded at least 11 killed and 67 wounded during an outbreak of violence, according to Fox 32. The deaths included a 3-year-old and a 13-year-old girl."

"Minneapolis, the city at the center of the national outrage over Floyd’s death, recorded one death and 11 injured in the uptown section of the city early Sunday morning. Fox 9 reported that it is believed suspects opened fire as patrons waited to go inside a restaurant."

"The New York Post reported Monday that there was one shooting in the city per hour on Saturday and cited a police chief who told the paper that defendants arrested for gun possession have been allowed to skip jail during the coronavirus pandemic. The paper reported that 24 people were shot citywide on Saturday alone."