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Old 08-15-2012, 09:37 AM
 
Location: Union County
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Haha!

I'm not a conspiracy subscriber and yes, most of my info is from the internet, usually govt docs. I apologize for not using Inside Edition as my source, lol. As for living in "ground zero", I enjoy city living and only douche bags hide from problems.
lol - I'm glad we can laugh about this.

I'll be at Trade and Tryon tomorrow for work... going to wander around and see what I see. I hope I don't get clubbed/maced/and taken in for "questioning"! rofl
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:40 AM
 
Location: Up above the world so high!
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lol - I'm glad we can laugh about this.

I'll be at Trade and Tryon tomorrow for work... going to wander around and see what I see. I hope I don't get clubbed/maced/and taken in for "questioning"! rofl
Call me when you do - I'll get Jack Bauer to break you out
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Old 08-15-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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Well, please share the joy, Mikey, and take some photos (if LE will allow you to) . . . i want to get in on all the action, but vicariously, lol.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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Well, please share the joy, Mikey, and take some photos (if LE will allow you to) . . . i want to get in on all the action, but vicariously, lol.
Just took a few while out for a walk (so much free time this week, might as well be unemployed). I'll upload today.

Nobody bothered me since there's not really any security presence right now. However, feel free to take pictures anywhere you want, Mike as long as it's a public place and you're on the sidewalk. The invisible rule that you cant film buildings, etc. is BS.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:06 AM
 
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This is to level set this notion that endless battalions of police in Charlotte are needed to protect the "important" politicians from the bad guys. Some people accept this is necessary because such people might get attacked and it has nothing to do with control over protests that might take place.

Yet Romney is in Charlotte today having lunch at the Duke mansion in Myers Park, and there are no roadblocks, no check points, no drones flying over the city, no anything. Romney's secret police attachment can handle any danger and it only proves the fallacy of the above notion.

IMO, the extra police, including those who are not citizens of NC or familiar with our laws and ways, are being brought in for the sole purpose of controlling the public at the leisure of the politicians. It's the US Constitution turned on it's head and nothing but a sham. And to add icing to the cake, the DNC apparently has decided that NC is a lost cause anyway and will be pulling out of the state and focusing on campaigning where they might still convince people to vote for them.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: State of Being
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This is to level set this notion that endless battalions of police in Charlotte are needed to protect the "important" politicians from the bad guys. Some people accept this is necessary because such people might get attacked and it has nothing to do with control over protests that might take place.

Yet Romney is in Charlotte today having lunch at the Duke mansion in Myers Park, and there are no roadblocks, no check points, no drones flying over the city, no anything. Romney's secret police attachment can handle any danger and it only proves the fallacy of the above notion.
Okay. You have lost me here. Perhaps I need more coffee.

The fallacy of what notion?

If someone starts tossing molotov cocktails, setting cars on fire or smashing windows, all of which we have seen in other cities at various times, LE will have to deal with it.

In other words, if trouble-makers choose to cause trouble, LE will have to deal with it.

What would you propose, other than LE being on site, that this city should do to prepare for the worst possible scenario type situations?
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:18 AM
 
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No problem.........as long as their business doesnt get in MY business
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:18 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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This is to level set this notion that endless battalions of police in Charlotte are needed to protect the "important" politicians from the bad guys. Some people accept this is necessary because such people might get attacked and it has nothing to do with control over protests that might take place.

Yet Romney is in Charlotte today having lunch at the Duke mansion in Myers Park, and there are no roadblocks, no check points, no drones flying over the city, no anything. Romney's secret police attachment can handle any danger and it only proves the fallacy of the above notion.

IMO, the extra police, including those who are not citizens of NC or familiar with our laws and ways, are being brought in for the sole purpose of controlling the public at the leisure of the politicians. It's the US Constitution turned on it's head and nothing but a sham. And to add icing to the cake, the DNC apparently has decided that NC is a lost cause anyway and will be pulling out of the state and focusing on campaigning where they might still convince people to vote for them.
I think you made this up...

most people said the POTUS, congress, delegates, supporters AND protestors will be in town and this is why there is a large police presence.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:24 AM
 
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If someone starts tossing molotov cocktails, setting cars on fire or smashing windows, all of which we have seen in other cities at various times, LE will have to deal with it.
Please tell me which political convention where molotov coctails, cars being set ablaze, window smashing, etc have taken place so we can discuss the details. Only then can one logically assume that such events will occur here in Charlotte. When was their a political harmed at a political convention?

If you wish to go back to Chicago, 1968, the last time that I am aware of anything violent taking place, then we can discuss that too.
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Old 08-15-2012, 10:24 AM
 
Location: Charlotte NC
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Okay. You have lost me here. Perhaps I need more coffee.

The fallacy of what notion?

If someone starts tossing molotov cocktails, setting cars on fire or smashing windows, all of which we have seen in other cities at various times, LE will have to deal with it.

In other words, if trouble-makers choose to cause trouble, LE will have to deal with it.

What would you propose, other than LE being on site, that this city should do to prepare for the worst possible scenario type situations?
same as a football game was one suggestion...

only problem is a football game last 4 hours and is concentrated in one area.

If football games had opposing fans entering from various points for 5 days to protest or break windows while a thousand different events were going on all over the city then it would make perfect sense.
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