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Sat Jun 13, 2020, 07:40 PM

Here's a close up view of what happened with the National Guard in Atlanta




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Reply Here's a close up view of what happened with the National Guard in Atlanta (Original post)
NoRoadUntravelled Jun 2020 OP
JGug1 Jun 2020 #1
Pepsidog Jun 2020 #2
JGug1 Jun 2020 #3
pazzyanne Jun 2020 #4
AllaN01Bear Jun 2020 #5
tiptonic Jun 2020 #6
Ferrets are Cool Jun 2020 #10
weissmam Jun 2020 #11
paleotn Jun 2020 #15
NoRoadUntravelled Jun 2020 #7
DinahMoeHum Jun 2020 #8
weissmam Jun 2020 #9
paleotn Jun 2020 #14
Renew Deal Jun 2020 #12
WhiskeyGrinder Jun 2020 #13
patphil Jun 2020 #16

Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 08:57 PM

1. National Guard In Atlanta

This is a joke, right?

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 09:00 PM

2. Context please. What's going on here?

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 09:01 PM

3. Joke?

Nope, apparently it really did happen. What a weird world we live in. Not that I object. Too bad they didn't dance instead of shooting, back in the day.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 09:06 PM

4. Dance steps are stronger than tear gas, pepper spray, and plastic bullets.

What a good way to de escalate a situation. Non-threatening and community building. Makes since to me.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 09:18 PM

5. it can happen here .(with lots of reverb on the announcers voice .)

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 09:51 PM

6. Huh

What has happened to our military? Make me feel so 'safe'.

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Response to tiptonic (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:16 PM

10. Would you rather watch them shooting rubber bullets at peaceful protestors?

Or maybe real ones would make "you" feel safe.

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Response to tiptonic (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:17 PM

11. This makes me feel proud of the Army National Guard Hooah

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Response to tiptonic (Reply #6)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:42 PM

15. They're the National Guard....

Not regular active duty. And even if they were, they're Americans just like you and me. Sheeesh.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:06 PM

8. NG units tend to be from the nearby neighborhoods. . .

. . .so they have a more positive connection with everyday civilians and regard themselves more as keepers of the peace than as regular soldiers.

Case in point: when my city north of NYC was hit with an initial outbreak of COVID-19, we had the nearby New York 369th division of the NG (aka The Harlem Hellfighters) available to aid in the deep cleaning of public buildings, transport to the hospitals and distribution of food and other necessities to people in affected neighborhoods and institutional facilities, ie. senior centers and assisted living centers when their supply chains were disrupted.




#newrostrong

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:16 PM

9. Bottom Line

Te national guard is there to protect people and help out in emergencies

The last thing they are is police,

Plus they are only part time military , most of the time they are your next door neighboor

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Response to weissmam (Reply #9)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:40 PM

14. Bingo.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:27 PM

12. This is from at least a week ago.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:29 PM

13. Now show tonight.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Original post)

Sat Jun 13, 2020, 10:52 PM

16. This is outrageous!

Next thing you know they'll be mob dancing to Michael Jackson's "Thriller".

Now I would pay to see that.

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