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Could world social unrest come to America's streets?
BBC News ^ | September 19, 2011 | Daniel Nasaw

Posted on 09/19/2011 8:18:04 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

The beginnings? Historian Rick Perlstein says union protests in Wisconsin show the birth of a movement

It was a long, hot spring and summer on the streets of Greece, England and Madrid, as protesters and rioters vented their fury at high unemployment, painful austerity measures and following a fatal police shooting in London.

The US, meanwhile, has been virtually free of rioting and even of widespread peaceful political protest.

This is despite some of the highest unemployment in decades, growing income inequality, dissatisfaction with the nation's direction, frustration with its dysfunctional government and the threat of drastic cuts to social programmes.

On Friday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg raised the spectre of social unrest amid high unemployment among young Americans.

(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.co.uk ...


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KEYWORDS: bloomberg; doomberg; hoodlums; libwishfulthinking; michaelbloomberg; rioters; wishfulthinking
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1 posted on 09/19/2011 8:18:07 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

lucky, us.

maybe george soros will pay for it.


2 posted on 09/19/2011 8:20:35 PM PDT by ken21 (ruling class dem + rino progressives -- destroying america for 150 years.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

... only if we allow more third world illiterate ideas to immigrate. Its just like poverty, crime and their ideals and how they lead life at home... we can import all those ideas..... But then again, we generate our own crop of idiots.


3 posted on 09/19/2011 8:22:23 PM PDT by himno hero (Obamas theme...Death to America...The crusaders will pay!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

it already has, hasn’t it? Wisconsin? Philly? The Longshoremen out in California?


4 posted on 09/19/2011 8:22:59 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: MinorityRepublican

From the looks of “US Day Of Rage”????? LMAO!!!!!!!!


5 posted on 09/19/2011 8:23:18 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Attaaaack Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatch!!!!! XD)
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To: ken21

It’s coming. We have a whole underclass which has been raised to feel they are victims and are owed something;

and who have been taught nothing about the values which underlay western society and culture.


6 posted on 09/19/2011 8:24:12 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: himno hero
... only if we allow more third world illiterate ideas to immigrate. Its just like poverty, crime and their ideals and how they lead life at home... we can import all those ideas..... But then again, we generate our own crop of idiots.

And then, too, is the fact that anybody would riot if their government took too much liberty with its power.

7 posted on 09/19/2011 8:24:15 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (...then they came for the guitars, and we kicked their sorry faggot asses into the dust)
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To: MinorityRepublican

There aren’t major “european” type riots in the United State because would-be rioters know they can get shot! The police, National Guard and citizens will only tolerate just so much of marxist/union bulls#&t before the hammers start dropping.


8 posted on 09/19/2011 8:24:18 PM PDT by StormEye
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To: MinorityRepublican
The usual rioters can't riot because it wouldn't look good for their man Obama.
9 posted on 09/19/2011 8:25:13 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s a drama queen idiot. Flash mobbers aren’t rioting because they don’t have jobs. Most of ‘em look like they wouldn’t take a job if it was handed to them on a silver platter... Bloomy’s got to get real.


10 posted on 09/19/2011 8:27:07 PM PDT by GOPJ (126 people were indicted for being terrorists in the last two years. Every one of them was Muslim.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
On Friday, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg raised the spectre of threatened social unrest

Fix it.

11 posted on 09/19/2011 8:27:13 PM PDT by Drill Thrawl (0 - 537 They ALL must go.)
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To: CaptainK

Rep Cleaver: If Obama wasn’t president, we would be ‘marching on the White House’

http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/182209-cbc-chairman-if-obama-wasnt-in-office-we-would-be-marching-on-white-house


12 posted on 09/19/2011 8:27:21 PM PDT by Lorianne
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To: CondorFlight

These people will riot, be shot by citizens defending themselves in the sane states, and then not be a problem again.

Failing to see the problem.


13 posted on 09/19/2011 8:27:48 PM PDT by Spktyr (Overwhelmingly superior firepower and the willingness to use it is the only proven peace solution.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
I'm stuck in a dilemma: Time or long past time to get a CCW permit?

For some crazy reason, paranoia some might say, I've never really trusted the government and figure they'll come for those on that list first.

On the other hand, they probably already know who has what, permit or no permit, so better to have it than not to.

Anyone else have this quandary about getting the permit to carry concealed?

14 posted on 09/19/2011 8:27:53 PM PDT by GBA
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To: MinorityRepublican

Look for Holder’s people to get really pissy when they learn Obama ain’t gonna get reelected.


15 posted on 09/19/2011 8:30:37 PM PDT by umgud
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To: MinorityRepublican

If the DemocRATs, the union knuckledraggers and the ACORN morons have anything to say about, it will be here soon with a vengence. The cancer of communism needs chaos to establish itself.


16 posted on 09/19/2011 8:32:09 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Hey Mexico! Your poverty isn't America's problem.)
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To: GBA

I have a ccw and have 3 guns listed on it. All my other guns were lost in a boating accident.


17 posted on 09/19/2011 8:32:58 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud

You have to list your guns on your concealed handgun license in California?


18 posted on 09/19/2011 8:39:58 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Obama is no Hitler; Hitler got the Olympics)
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To: GOPJ

The only thing ‘real’ is the fabricated reality of it all. If you doubt it, google ELF ... htese shills go where they’re sent. And now they have cell phones to martial themselves to their cannon fodder places, when barry bastard’s ‘community organizers’ plabe the call. stupid people, stupid sheep.


19 posted on 09/19/2011 8:43:44 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: CaptainK
Exactly
If Obama wasn't president, we would be ‘marching on the White House’
20 posted on 09/19/2011 8:47:00 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: umgud

All my other guns were lost in a boating accident.


Mine, too. Damned shame.


21 posted on 09/19/2011 8:47:45 PM PDT by unkus (Silence Is Consent)
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To: umgud; GBA

CCW just gives permission, you’re not required to go out and buy anything ;)


22 posted on 09/19/2011 8:49:04 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: umgud
"All my other guns were lost in a boating accident."

LOL..good one.

Mine too.

23 posted on 09/19/2011 8:50:03 PM PDT by evad (Obama needs to show us his green card)
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To: GBA

Concealed carry is to protect you and yours. The federal oligarchs assumed the power to regulate thaty and now have we registered xarriers on their list. But that doesn’t change the dynamic ... we surround them; we are the gretaer force and must never, NEVER forget that fact. The oligarchs in American derive thier enumerated powers from We The PEOPLE; as one of the people, I don’t grsnt them the right to disarm me to the fascist racist mob. Holder can go to hell ... hear that, eric, you racist prick?


24 posted on 09/19/2011 8:50:51 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Suggestion:

Everyone tell the spouse and kids that you don't want a new tie, pair of socks or new shirt for Christmas or your birthday. Instead, a couple of boxes of ammo every time that special occasion rolls around would be more than welcome. Keep in mind, you could have 10 different guns, BUT, if all you have is half a box left over from last hunting season for each one, you've got some nice shinny clubs.

25 posted on 09/19/2011 8:51:38 PM PDT by jmax
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To: CondorFlight

Yep....Ive felt this has been inevitable for some time now.


26 posted on 09/19/2011 8:52:40 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: FortWorthPatriot
You have to list your guns on your concealed handgun license in California?

That has to be the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard.

27 posted on 09/19/2011 8:53:39 PM PDT by Last Dakotan
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To: FortWorthPatriot
You have to list your guns on your concealed handgun license in California?

I can have up to 3 handguns listed on my permit and they are the olny ones I can legally carry concealed. I have to qualify with a handgun (any handgun) at every renewal.

28 posted on 09/19/2011 8:56:19 PM PDT by umgud
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To: umgud
All my other guns were lost in a boating accident.

You were on that boat too? Wow, talk about a coincidence.

29 posted on 09/19/2011 8:56:42 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Holy flippin' crap, Sarah rocks the world!)
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To: umgud
It's a damn shame you lost the rest boating like that. I sometimes forget how dangerous boating can be, but I'm glad to hear you're ok! That's the most important thing!.
30 posted on 09/19/2011 9:00:54 PM PDT by GBA
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To: MinorityRepublican

All the Arab nations keep their citizens angry about Israel so that the mobs will want to kill Israelis rather than their own ruling class. It’s an effective strategy and has worked for a long time.

The Euro weenies want and hope that the scum in America can direct their pent up anger at capitalism and take to the streets to divert attention from the mess that Europe has put itself in.


31 posted on 09/19/2011 9:01:32 PM PDT by Rembrandt (.. AND the donkey you rode in on.)
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To: himno hero

There are 2 million legal immigrants coming into the country every year. That is another New York City every 4 years?


32 posted on 09/19/2011 9:02:54 PM PDT by cradle of freedom (Long live the Republic !)
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To: MinorityRepublican

If we had a Republican president and were in this fix, the Dims would be throwing rocks and rioting every weekend. As it is, they haven’t been up for making Obama look bad...until lately.


33 posted on 09/19/2011 9:04:10 PM PDT by DRey (Perry/Rubio 2012)
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To: umgud

Lost me at “growing income inequality”


34 posted on 09/19/2011 9:04:45 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: GBA; umgud

Yes, GBA, it is long past time to get the permit

and the gun

and the ammo

and the training

and the steely attitude to be able to use it when the time comes.

And umgud, it may also be past time to get real about moving to a more reasonable, more sustainable domicile.


35 posted on 09/19/2011 9:05:31 PM PDT by dagogo redux (A whiff of primitive spirits in the air, harbingers of an impending descent into the feral.)
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To: CondorFlight

Yes, but they are fundamentally lazy and cowards. They will have to get some big bucks to get off of their fat lazy asses.

If we keep track of their funding and their Marxists roots we can make a laughing stock out of them though youtube and the internet......as long as it remains “free”. Take lots of photos and movies of their ugliness....Soundbites are all we need.


36 posted on 09/19/2011 9:05:34 PM PDT by savagesusie
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To: bicyclerepair

Kel-tec .380, don’t even know it’s in your pocket. Made in FL, guaranteed for life.

Everybody should have one.


37 posted on 09/19/2011 9:08:30 PM PDT by bicyclerepair ( REPLACE D-W-S ! http://www.karenforcongress.com)
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To: dagogo redux

In Arizona, it wasn’t an issue. Unfortunately I don’t live in AZ now and here the PTBs aren’t as understanding. You have to go to the sheriff’s office with a list of references and money, fill out their form and then wait for a permit to buy a handgun. Crazy.


38 posted on 09/19/2011 9:13:09 PM PDT by GBA
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To: MinorityRepublican
The Beeb's salivating into a bucket over the prospect of American street violence but I'm afraid they're due for a disappointment. One need only look at the spread of incidents they've invoked - some eight decades - and compare it to similar incidents in Europe over nothing more than the preceding year to understand the differences in scale here.

The principal difference is that rioters in Europe know perfectly well that nothing is going to happen to them and that no matter what they wreck during the tantrum their government will replace it for them, gratis. In America the only places that assurance holds is within cities already committed to the support of the welfare class; elsewhere, they're likely to be shot and will not receive the customary European media lionization and orgy of recrimination against the middle class. Not here. No sympathy.

To a great degree the BBC is not an observer, but an acting and gleeful co-conspirator in this ridiculous Kabuki dance of class warfare. It's long past time for such adolescent fantasies to be set aside, IMHO - the papier-mache street puppets don't shoot back, and this...stuff...just got real.

39 posted on 09/19/2011 9:13:35 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: bicyclerepair

Under powered, too few rounds. Fire for effect


40 posted on 09/19/2011 9:14:12 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Some, believing they can't be deceived, it's nigh impossible to convince them when they're deceived.)
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To: MinorityRepublican

Oh, and BTW, this “historian” Perlstein they quote is an ex-FReeper. I just can’t imagine why he isn’t still around.


41 posted on 09/19/2011 9:15:29 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: MinorityRepublican

On another thread earlier, someone here made the suggestion that next summer will be the time when things get ugly, when it becomes apparent that Obama cannot be reelected and the Democrats launch a scorched earth hate campaign against the Tea Party. I hate to think like that but look what is going on right now, and it isn’t hard to see that we are on the edge of riots once again. When the food stamp crowd finds out the money is really gone there’s no telling what they will pull.


42 posted on 09/19/2011 9:18:06 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Obama got mostly Ds and Fs all through college and law school. Keep repeating it.....)
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To: umgud

“All my other guns were lost in a boating accident.”

I hope your “boat” had a false hull. Just sayin....


43 posted on 09/19/2011 9:18:33 PM PDT by flaglady47 (When the gov't fears the people, liberty; When the people fear the gov't, tyranny.)
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To: All
FURTHER COMMENTS / CLARIFICATION TO MY POST #25 ABOVE....COPY & PASTE FROM MY POST ON THE SAME SUBJECT ON SUNDAY, JUNE 12, 2011 FOLLOWS. FIGURED IT WAS WORTH REPEATING.

Buy ammo. And, do it correctly.....I have a few friends who still don't get it, ie: when I ask, "how much ammo do you have on hand?" I get a few answers of : Got plenty, plus 14 guns in the closet. Have 3 or 4 boxes of 12 ga, a couple for my kids .410, couple of boxes each for my 6 rifles, and a bunch of partial boxes for all my hand guns. I tell them that's fine if they can stay in the house and shoot out the windows, B-U-T if they need to run outside and shoot from behind the car or garage, they may find themselves in the do-do. One can only carry a couple of long guns (of different calibers) and a couple of handguns while on the run, along with their ammo. You shoot up those 3 - 20 round boxes of .30/06, 4 boxes of 7mm, 3 boxes of .45 ACP and you no longer have 3 guns....just 3 clubs.

Designate one shotgun, one rifle and one handgun as your primary "social unrest" home defense weapons and load up on the ammo for them. Having 20 guns doesn't do you any good if all you have is a few rounds for each. Kinda hard to watch out the FRONT living room window where the armed looters are moving around and dig through the BACK bedroom closet for more ammo. ("I KNOW I have at least a half box of .270 somewhere from last deer season......where the hell is it ???").

If you can't afford lots of expensive high caliber ammo, get a few bricks of .22 ammo. 300 rounds flying out that window from your .22 rifle and pistol may not drop a 250 lb man, but a wound in the arm with a .22 will slow him down, take him off the attack and put HIM on defense. Plus, with a bucket of .22 ammo, your wife and kid can easily load one gun while you shot the other.

Don't forget magazines / clips. It's great that you have 1 EXTRA mag that came with your favorite deer rifle, B-U-T a total of 2 mags with only 5 rounds each isn't going to last long until you hear "click" and stop shooting to reload them. If you can't get oversize mags, get a sack full of the "regular" ones.

44 posted on 09/19/2011 9:22:06 PM PDT by jmax
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To: the invisib1e hand
As I see it our problems are:

Corrupt politicians.
Too many regulations.
High gas prices.
High unemployment.

And a President that lies constantly and makes one mistake after another.

Yes, its time for change.....

45 posted on 09/19/2011 9:24:09 PM PDT by hapnHal (hapnHal)
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To: Billthedrill

The riots will come from the Leftists and anarchists. But here, we do have the second amendment and the castle doctrine in many states as indispensable supports. This has impeded the progress of the Left and their friends at the BBC.
We have always thought of the 2A as a bulwark against a tyrannical government. But, it is also a defense against a willfully negligent government that intentionally allows its favored malcontents to run wild. The flash mobs are a result of intentional Leftist permissiveness consistent with moral relativism.


46 posted on 09/19/2011 9:30:32 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est)
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To: GBA
Don't.

Stay entirely off the government radar, if you can.
If your state is open carry, carry openly, or not at all.
If your state requires a license to conceal carry,and does not allow open carry... determine your actual self-defence needs, and act according to your own best interests, following the law whenever possible.
ie... local law says you have to take three distinct steps to get to an unloaded, secured gun carried in your vehicle. Key your glove box, your gun box, and your ammo box to the same key, and have a plentiful supply of legal mace and/or stun guns that allow you time to get to them.

Few states require any permit for simply owning a weapon kept in your home. If your does...move.

I have held CCW permits in two states, and one USA territory. At one time, my personal weapon collection was listed on official military PCS orders,tied to my SSAN number, so I am permanently tagged by the feds as possibly “dangerous” and in potential need of a no knock raid, should SHTF.

Anyone who privately owns a gun can legally give/sell you one or two, without any additional paperwork filed, in most states. Check the laws in your state.
Gun dealers and Pawn shops are now required by law to keep complete records of all gun sales, in all states.

Hint...it isn't for potential manufacturer defect /warranty issues.

47 posted on 09/19/2011 9:44:47 PM PDT by sarasmom
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To: jmax
Everyone tell the spouse and kids that you don't want a new tie, pair of socks or new shirt for Christmas or your birthday. Instead, a couple of boxes of ammo every time that special occasion rolls around would be more than welcome.

HA! SOP for me!

48 posted on 09/19/2011 9:49:53 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: Spktyr

Totally agree with you. Bring it on anarchrists!


49 posted on 09/19/2011 9:50:46 PM PDT by TaMoDee (GO PACK GO to Super Bowl XLVI)
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To: MinorityRepublican

I’m from the country, and I like it that way.


50 posted on 09/19/2011 9:50:53 PM PDT by Darren McCarty (Detroit Tigers - First major league team to clinch division title this year.)
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