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PVT James Strait
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The problem with Portland is coffee. They need more coffee stores. If only they had more coffee stores they'd not be so angry.
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While thats funny, there is too damn many coffee shops and so clearly the problem is either price or brand THATS the source of the angst!
* Something to think about, Catholic church and other senior religious leaders as well as kings, queens and politicians in Europe were deathly afraid of coffee when it was introduced to Europe by traders and explorers who were bringing it back from the new world (American continent.) While tea was the drink of choice the Chocolate and Coffee elixirs were far more powerful and intoxicating and the powers that be were morbidly afraid of the population drinking it, and staying up excitedly sharing ideas and opinions that might lead to many questioning those in power or getting ideas of doing things differently. More than one revolution was plotted in coffee shops. Initially those powerful elixirs were banned and prohibited. But proved to be too popular.
https://www.history.com/news/coffee-houses-revolutions
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Not a fan of coffee...they can sell whatever they want.
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SPC Mark Huddleston
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What a horrendous response to a horrendous catalyst. Really showed their "moral superiority" didn't they?
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Well rioting is so common place here its expected. Some are saying Friday nights is the worst here ever, But I expect that there will be finger pointing of political and LEO leadership failed to be proactive to a known problem. (given PDX history its expected rioting would occur) Tonights rioting was better handled. But its the anarchists criminals who caused the problems. Sadly one of the most profoundly left wing racists is actually making sense and calling out the bad actors. Her name is JoAnne Hardesty and she has been inciting riots and protests for years. But now, she is on the city council she has a delicate balancing act.
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Joining Wheeler at the press conference was City Commissioner Jo Ann Hardesty, the first black woman elected to Portland City Council and perhaps the city's foremost advocate of criminal justice reform. She had no such political land mines to avoid, and she did not hold back in her condemnation of looting and rioting.

After praising the peaceful protesters, she blamed a small group of people intent on destruction.

"What happened last night had nothing to do with black America; it was not about standing up for black people's rights," she says. "I want those people prosecuted. I want them found. I will help go through the video if need be."

Hardesty also notably praised the police work through the night. "As someone who is a strong, long-term critic of the police, I actually think they did an excellent job last night," she said.
She also criticized the media for focusing questions on policing of the riot. "This is about how do you heal a community that has consistently been damaged over and over and over again," she said.

https://www.wweek.com/news/city/2020/05/30/portland-leaders-react-to-riots-a-pain-erupted-into-violence-last-night/
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SP5 Jim Curry
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Shoot them and no more looters...
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Politically untenable but i expect that at some point this will happen with a shop owner. It happened years ago with LA riots. In todays news many stores are closing down and calling it quits in Portland, Seattle and Eugene. Even Portlands mayor has stated he suspects that at times, Portland is ungovernable.
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