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Flash Mobs

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by longcolt, Mar 28, 2010.

  1. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    I had never heard of this before until the recent problem in PA.

    Apparently the young people put up notices on Twitter to head to a certain part of town at a certain time and they kind of raid the place.

    At first it was just for fun then it all turned into a riot of sorts. Smashing shop windows, jumping on top of cars, beating women and men for fun, etc.

    I googled it in our area and see we have also had some problems with this new fun game for teens. Down in Pioneer Square for one and I think some of Malls.

    So if you see mobs of teen invade your space, turn on your heels and get the heck out before you become their entertainment. Hard to protect yourself from a mob and if you do pull a gun and start blasting away you will not be viewed well by any Grand Jury.
     
  2. clearconscience

    clearconscience Vancouver, WA Well-Known Member

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    What the heck happened to our Country....I say "our" loosely. It makes me sick.
     
  3. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    A lack of dicipline and accountability is what us old folks see. Having been raised in a different time its easy to see the change in society.

    But then every generation seems to whine about the same things so I guess its up to this younger generation as to what they want the face of the Republic to look like.

    If they choose anarchy and chaos then that is what they shall have to live with. God bless them!
     
  4. Ben Beckerich

    Ben Beckerich NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    this has been happening for a while.. few years.. even in Portland. before twitter (which i know nothing about), they used text messages... they'd send a text to meet up at an intersection or whatever, converge, stomp someone or smash stuff, and then just stop and wander off in multiple directions. all the cops would find would be 30 teenagers calming walking down the sidewalk, blocks apart from each other, and a destroyed car/broken windows/beat up people somewhere in the epicenter.
     
  5. 8ball

    8ball WA Quit talkin' and start chalking!

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    Where have you been hiding for the last five years?

    They are usually harmless pranks. The problems in PA are unusual and more akin to a riot than any flash mob I've ever seen.

    Americans have been rioting since day one. It's the price of freedom of speech and assembly, you know.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_incidents_of_civil_unrest_in_the_United_States
     
  6. Dyjital

    Dyjital Albany, Ore Flavorite Member Bronze Supporter

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    These kids do it out of bordem. Nothing to do so why not break isht.

    I guess they were never taught the ability to safely entertain themselves without damaging other peoples property.

    What do they call them? Generation..."MTV" ? I'm classified as "X" but am nothing like the other tards my age.
     
  7. longcolt

    longcolt Zephyrhills, FL Active Member

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    Not true. This stuff has become a sport and I never saw it growing up in the Midwest. The only thing close to this crapola is are the race riots that occurred in Detroit, Miami and other cities. I was in the middle of the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles back in the 1980s

    But race riots are a lot different from this Flash Mob stuff, and they are very rare. its not a weekly occurrence.

    When young teen are allowed to "act out" their bottled up anger issues it can lead to some serious trouble. And, of course, that is where its at in Philly right now. Next will be officer involved shooting of some of these kids and that will be sad. Time for some good old fashioned curfews.
    Put the kiddies to bed by 9pm if they can't behave themselves.:D
     
  8. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Edit: Doubletap
     
  9. Jamie6.5

    Jamie6.5 Western OR Well-Known Member

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    Something akin to the anarchist "gathering" in Eugene some years back. A rather large mob (hooded to hide their identity) decides to get together in a park, marches down to 7th/8th street to disrupt traffic, and as things heat up, start jumping on people's cars etc. Few things in the grand scheme of humanity are worse than a mob mentality.
    Of course when a few car owners stepped up and defended themselves and their property the anarchists started hollering for police protection.
    Nothing more hypocritical than an anarchist demanding a representative of the state/city/county government bail them out!
    Cowards all.
     
  10. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Nothing a few 230gr. "packages" couldn't disperse...
     
  11. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Exactly.
     
  12. TropicAl

    TropicAl Vancouver,WA New Member

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    Just wondering, why not use flash mob to our advantage? The 2nd Amendment community can arrange an open carry flash mob. A get together at a gun friendly establishment, a restaurant or a coffee shop perhaps?

    I don't know how many here reads Doonesbury, but last week it's been ragging on Starbucks for allowing open carry in their shop.
     
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    56kninja Portland Member

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    That sound like the worst idea given the context of this thread. Imagine these crazy teenagers that are beating people, smashing, stealing stuff. And then put shotguns and glocks in their hand.
     
  14. PDXGS

    PDXGS Aloha... yes, Aloha, Oregon Member

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    Yup- old news and mostly harmless-some of you guys sound like old phart "stay off the lawn!" types. Lighten up!
     
  15. MarkAd

    MarkAd Port Orchard Well-Known Member

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    Sounds great to me. The only problem would Starbucks keeping up with orders

    56kninja like many people only glance at the context before forming an opinion. He totally missed the point of making a positive event out of a current negative one.
     
  16. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    I'm more like THIS old phart "stay off my lawn" type.... but mine are black, has a pistol grip... and holds WAY more rounds!! :D :thumbup:

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  17. TropicAl

    TropicAl Vancouver,WA New Member

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    I didn't mean for the 2nd Amendment community to piggy back on someone else's scheduled flash mob. It didn't even have to be in a restaurant or coffee house, it could be in a park or beach. A spontaneous picnic of gunnies and their family.
     
  18. Trlsmn

    Trlsmn In Utero (Portland) Well-Known Member

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    Where do I sign up for the nude college female flashmob events?
     
  19. chemist

    chemist Beaverton OR Well-Known Member

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    Most flash mobs aren't excuses for criminal behavior and they're not riots by any stretch of the imagination. They're the next generation flexing its muscles according to their own rules. Heck, my daughter's in Philly, and I'm not worried.

    Some of their antics seem like high art and social commentary, if I do say so, like what they did at Abercrombie:
    http://laughingsquid.com/111-shirtless-men-go-shopping-at-abercrombie-and-fitch/
    FYI, A&F has shirtless male models inside the store displaying their abs, so flooding the place with geeky, average guys who then simultaneously took off their shirts seems like poetic justice to me.
    YMMV.
     
  20. cstmp8r

    cstmp8r vancouver Member

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    Loved that movie!! "yeah, yum yum.. nice girl"