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Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:08 AM

The scab is pretty well ripped off.

No more glossing over the bullshit that we've become used to over the past 50 years or so. This isn't going away.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:16 AM

1. Hopefully. But I remember the same words after the Watts riots. After Chicago '68. After

Rodney King riots. After...ahhh never mind, just hoping it really happens, Iím 68 and want to see it before I die!

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Response to BamaRefugee (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:23 AM

2. I hear you, I'm only 67.25, but this change is growing exponentially.

Legislation is going to make police unions transparent in every Blue state. And the Red States will have to follow. I am seeing greater and faster change than I saw in the 70s/80s. I thank Bill Clinton and Al Gore for making social media possible. Lotsa bullshit on the internet, but when people come together to drive the change, technology and social media are leading the way. People are capturing the reality on every police-state transgression and the fascists can't spin the totality of events quick enough.

Wait another 4 months and enjoy the change!

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Response to BamaRefugee (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 07:49 PM

11. Never had a trump before

I think having our noses rubbed in our very own sh*t has been a wake-up call for many.

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:40 AM

3. I'm cautious. But in my 54 years I've never seen protests that 70% of Americans support

It seems different.

Iím thinking the cameras make the difference. They did when Bull Conners did his thing.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:48 AM

5. Multiply that by 240MM cellphone camera's.

Selma was a sea-change, but it only captured a small sliver of the total brutality. Lots more video is changing people's minds in real time.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 07:57 PM

12. The cameras are today's printing press

Big big difference

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:40 AM

4. Served under Reagan, Bush and Clinton

I served 12 years under Republican Presidents. Those boys like white man rule. Wonder what will happen when there is a Democratic President and the Marine Corps supports conservatives? Never quite understood how that works. After all they are the Presidents own. They do not want a welfare state in the US, but forget that it is of the people, for the people, by the people, . I know the young adults are just choosing the lesser evil.

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Response to Calma (Reply #4)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:53 AM

6. Tell us more. How did you serve and who are these boys?

Wecome to DU!

Seems like we had a Democratic President recently who could make 3 pointers in front of our troops. I think they really like him and trusted his judgement. Did you see something different?

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Reply #6)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 01:39 AM

7. USMC

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SSgt/E-6 0193 Admin Chief 1981-1995

The Officers of the Marine Corps at that time were white males as the majority.

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Response to Calma (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 02:49 AM

8. Cool story...not sure when you served, but what do you think the

USMC is now - officer wise - on a % basis?

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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 11:20 AM

9. Only the pain of a well ripped-off band-aid (cover-up) will expose the oozing pus of "Not-Carings'



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Response to OAITW r.2.0 (Original post)

Thu Jun 11, 2020, 12:01 PM

10. God sent two Angels/helpers to change things as we know it. Steve Jobs and George Floyd. nt

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