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posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:03 AM
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Police prepare for unrest


thehill.com

Police departments in cities across the country are beefing up their ranks for Election Day, preparing for possible civil unrest and riots after the historic presidential contest
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:03 AM
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Now what are the chances that there could be mass civil unrest . . . riots . . . looting . . . if Obama wins . . . . if McCain wins . ..

Do you folks think there is something to this or is this just mor fear mongering by the media to divert our attention from other issues?

My take on it is that Obama will win and there'll be a ton of police officers out there who got some really easy overtime on election night.





thehill.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:17 AM
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.....and I will have a hangover.

After the last 8 years......finally knowing "The Decider" is riding off into the sunset....bliss.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:22 AM
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If Obama wins its going to be a permanent hang over for most of the US and maybe the world!!


Zindo



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:23 AM
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Interesting story...


My personal opinion:

Given that poll after poll, from well before the election cycle got really heated up, all indicate that a very large majority of US citizens are fed up with the direction this country has taken

and given that the GOP has a record of corrupting elections, and is working hard right now to do so again

I would not be terribly surprised at significant civil unrest in the case of McCain winning. He has provided no credible evidence that I have seen that he will change the direction of the country. Therefore, if we assume that these "direction of the country" polls are close - and remember this trend predates the election cycle insanity - then a McCain victory could easily be the result of GOP chicanery, or at least could be seen as such.

Americans are largely pissed off at the government these days... the recent bail out is just one piece of it, and pretty much everybody is pissed about that.

Having yet one more stolen election may just be the tipping point.

We do live in interesting times...



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:26 AM
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" We do live in interesting times... "
Remember....to live in interesting times is a curse for the Chinese!!!

Zindo



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:28 AM
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I rather them be proactive than reactive. At least they will be prepared for possible scenarios.

Maybe Congress could steal a page from them and learn to be more proactive at times.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:33 AM
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Maybe Congress could steal a page from them and learn to be more proactive at times.

Aw, jam, now that would be trying to get them to do their JOB. You're no fun! Stop making sense, would you. You're going to give politics a good name. LOL!



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:37 AM
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Just a thought, I wonder if this is why the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3d ID was placed under NorthComs command.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:43 AM
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It just makes me feel worried. This election insanity coupled with the bailout and this potential civil unrest among other things... well it feels like there are many agendas in the mix.

People are tired a frustrated because they know they are being lied to and that something serious is going on but they don't know what. And people fear the unknown.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:49 AM
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With the deep divisions in the country between party lines, reguardless of who wins; there will be blood in the streets. "Kill him" and "Terrorist" still echo's in parts of America.

God help us!

[edit on 22-10-2008 by whaaa]



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:55 AM
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I don't think there will be "massive" protests or anything. I do think there will be "pockets" of it around the country no matter who wins. Who in the heck would want to be president at this time in our history?



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 11:56 AM
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Consider this scenario. There are so many people out of work. Some of them would gladly accept money to create a riot.

Add the people that are already upset with our financial situation to the mix.

Then add the professional demonstrators that would jump at the chance to protest for their causes.

This would be a perfect opportunity for our government to tighten it's citizens down another notch.

Of course we all know our government would never conspire to create problems.


How can the PTB afford to appear ignorant and be accused of fear mongering.

So, in my opinion, riots are not out of the question.

Oh, I almost forgot about the people that would be actually upset over the election results. Now that completes the conspiracy.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:00 PM
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ha ha ha ha you still have some hope in our president and congress (bought and paid for). the elite are out to get us and have been working for 40 year while we, the people of this country, became more greedy and less responsible in taking some part in keeping an eye out for those that rule over us.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:00 PM
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More to the point, why PAY for a 'president' when all you get is a joke puppet who'll spend his time walking funny because of the long arms of Cheyney and the like up his rear passage, calling the shots, scripting the speeches, launching the wars and recessions.

Cheaper and more honest to have a Mr.President blow-up doll draped in red, white and blue.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:01 PM
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Originally posted by Open_Minded Skeptic

and given that the GOP has a record of corrupting elections, and is working hard right now to do so again



PLEASE. Both sides have a history of corrupting elections. The GOP has a history of fudging results. The Dems have a history of voter fraud, i.e. getting people registered that cannot be registered, such as dead people, illegals, felons, and the like.

It would be lovely if people can just admit that NEITHER side of the aisle is blameless in the mess that we're in now.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:11 PM
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Originally posted by GoalPoster

Police prepare for unrest


thehill.com

Police departments in cities across the country are beefing up their ranks for Election Day, preparing for possible civil unrest and riots after the historic presidential contest
(visit the link for the full news article)



Good to see that! I wish them, and all of us, well.

If Obama loses... there will definitely be riots. If Obama wins... there could still be riots. Happy or unhappy, just like sporting events, people can freak out. The tension is certainly there, compounded by the whole of the economic outlook.

He is running against someone isn't he.... ?.... wait let me think........ no.... he's all I've seen on TV and the only telemarketing calls I _constantly_ get.... $$$........ but it seems like....


Naw..... silly me....



[edit on 10/22/2008 by dreams n chains]



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:30 PM
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I have lived in Chicago for almost 20 yrs now and i don't recall seeing the national guard... yet just in the past month i have see 3 soldiers on different days and locations walking on the streets. Now this maybe just be a coincidence but noting the news of this thread... i'm thinking they are making their presence more publicly known, as a preventative effort, as we countdown to the election.

I never really considered how there could be riots if obama wins, i forget how racist the rural bible belt is.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:37 PM
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All due respect, All Seeing I, please do not confuse racism with clannism. By clannism I don't mean with a K, either.

Many people in the South, especially from the largely rural areas, keep to themselves. I have lived exclusively in the south my entire life, from Southern Louisiana, to Kentucky, and Arkansas.

People in certain areas frown on outsiders in general...outsiders of *all* races. Basically if your folks aren't from the area, you've got an uphill battle in the quest to gain their trust.

That being said, once you *do* gain their trust, you're pretty much family. Say what you will about them...i've not yet met a more courteous and flat out friendlier group of people.



posted on Oct, 22 2008 @ 12:39 PM
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If Obama wins... there could still be riots.

Actually, I think if Obama wins, the opposition will not take the form of riots. I think a much more secretive underground movement would spring up, much like what happened in the 1930's with the plot to take over the government, because very powerful people were afraid that FDR was taking a socialist turn.

People riot when they have no power. People that have power take the more secretive approach. I am not advocating that. I am just observing history. There will be calm in the streets, other than those foolish enough to believe that the messiah has come, who will celebrate like it was New Years Eve. When things are very quiet, that is when we should all pay attention, because it will be a deafening silence that harbors the coming storm.



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