As usual, an event happens, and the conspiritards are right there, trying to convince themselves, and you, that they're secretly smart and know how the universe works. (wink).  If only we'd follow their clues, we'd take down the massive conspiracy that controls the world, but somehow leaves loose clues that only they are smart enough to follow.

Here we go:

According to the store clerks, George attempted to make a purchase with a fake $20 bill. The clerk refused the money.

Sounds reasonable.

George left without incident but decided to hang out in front of the store, just standing around.

Possibly he had no reason to be concerned, thinking the bill was real. Possibly he was deciding what to do with a bill that was fake.  They are all over the place, but he'd been screwed out of $20.  Possibly he knew it was fake and was looking for a sucker to "make change." FYI, Treasury doesn't bother with forging incidents under $10,000. Not worth the effort.

In the meantime, just for practice, the clerk notified the police of the incident. Yes, that's how law abiding citizens act sometimes. The police then rushed right over because, you know, police in big cities are usually free to rush over to check fake $20s from people who have already left the scene. Happens all the time.

Yes, when they're already being jackbooted thugs over illegal lockdown orders, why not?

Imagine their good fortune to find George still standing there. That’s what most people do after being caught with a counterfeit bill, right? Just walk outside and stand there.

I covered this above. Repeating it doesn't make it any more credible.

I find it odd that these two men, Derek (the officer) and George, may have known each other well. They used to work together for 17 years, apparently.

Apparently, you're ignorant. George spent more than half of that time in Houston, and some of it in jail.  The two of them at that moment both worked at the same establishment on different shifts and may or may not have known each other.  From Wiki: She said Chauvin had worked there for 17 years, while Floyd had worked at about a dozen events. She said it was not clear if they knew each other but that she did not believe so.[45][46] Santamaria said Chauvin at times had used overly aggressive tactics that led her to speak to him.[47] But everything from here on is based on a false statement.

I find it odd that the cop had his hands in his pockets while he put his knee on his friend's throat. Very odd.

You've obviously never seen a bully before, and there's no evidence of friendship. Also, his hands are by his side, wearing gloves that match his pants. Also, two other cops are holding George down.

I find it odd that they did not just put him in the back seat of the cop car. They were literally standing right next to the door.

That's because you're assuming rational, decent behavior on the part of a cop.  Reading any day's news in the last three decades should disabuse you of that myth. A narcissistic sociopath acts like that, and that's pretty much the ideal cop for current hiring criteria.

I find it odd that a man who couldn’t get air was able to yell out repeatedly for a very long period of time, and did not struggle to live. Why didn't he call for help with all those people standing around filming him? He just laid there and passively "died."

He did try to yell for help. People who can't get air in can still sometimes get it out.  If you disbelieve me, stick your head in a bucket of water.  Obviously, if you can make noise, you can still breathe, right?  This is where you're demonstrating increasing stupidity based on ridiculous logic from your false statement.  Note that the quotes around "died" create a presumption that the OP knows that George isn't really dead.

I find it odd that they just stood there and let people film this.

There's pretty much no way to stop that these days, but since cops can murder you and your family, shriek like the pussies they are that they "Feared for their life" and point out that they were never officially counseled that shooting a dog in a child's arms was wrong, or having sex with a detainee in handcuffs, and walk away because the courts have perverted qualified immunity into plausible deniability, they really don't care.

I find it odd that most of Derek’s weight is on his right knee, the one on the ground, not the left knee on his friend, George.

Once again, the unproven claim of "friend."  And a complete lack of comprehension of how human kinetics works. And another false statement, which we pretty much have to call a "lie," because there's obviously enough weight on the neck to depress it flush to the ground--a position a person can't bend into themselves. Also, if someone WERE setting up a staged event, why would they use two people who'd been "friends for 17 years"? Wouldn't that be too obvious, even to the kind of shitheads who believe this kind of stuff? You'd hire two people from different parts of town.

I find it odd the paramedics arrived on scene, approached so nonchalantly, then placed Derek’s very much alive (?) friend, George, into the ambulance without any sign of urgency.

"alive(?) is another lie, where this dishonest piece of shit is trying to persuade us how clever he is by his increasingly unbelievable false statements, half-truths, and flat out lies. There's no evidence the man was responsive. So I guess that doesn't prove he was dead.  But he certainly didn't act alive.

I find it odd that Derek’s neighbors never knew he was an officer. They stated they never saw him wearing a uniform coming and going.

Ohhh! Here we go! Why not just use the term "Crisis actor"?  Maybe because everyone not a complete shithead knows that's a term used by complete shitheads? Also, which "neighbors"? Or is this "Someone on the internet?"  And if we know who his neighbors are, then wouldn't they know what he actually DOES do for a living if he's not a cop?

PS: he's a cop. With a 19 year record including 3 kills, though the first one was probably justified.

I find it VERY odd that a cop started the riots. Thank goodness for an ex who outed him.

I find it very odd that shitheads will believe anything on the internet. The claim was based on some guy having the same color eyes and face mask as some chick's ex.  And how credible is ANYONE's ex?  No better than 50%.

I find it odd that nearly everyone who was arrested for rioting and looting were from out of state.

I'm not aware that "Everyone" was from out of state.  Certainly the news focused on those.  But the locals would also find it easier to hide or lie about their business, right?

I find it odd that the National Guard was not brought in earlier, and that they were unable to get these riots under control immediately.

I don't find it odd that a conspiritard shithead has no clue how the Guard works, because 12 hours from go is a pretty fucking impressive response time, and the Guard can't really "Control" a riot without weapons, which require federal orders, which they don't have.

I find it odd that these staged events only happen in Democrat run cities.

And now we're all the way to Full Shithead with the unsupported statement that it was "Staged," based on the oh-so-clever (actually, complete bullshit) statements of our Master Conspiracy Decoder. Or maybe "Mastur" fits better.  Though it's true that most violence occurs in high population density locales that tend to be run by Dems.  But is the latter cause or effect or both? That's a legit question, but not one this idiot has actually posed or examined.

I find it odd that this "racist" narrative happ
ened shortly after Biden's racist comment last week. I knew they were trying to distract us from something.

Our shithead conspiritard is NOT AT ALL trying to distract us from the fact that more and more cops are bad.  And which rcist comment from Biden? He makes one every ten minutes.  There was also a previous killing by a former cop. And a chokehold in Mississippi by a black cop on a black suspect.  Black people get killed by cops all the time. So do white people. So do dogs.

I find it odd that this happened just as COVID loses traction. Social distancing SUDDENLY flew out the window. Let's hope the masks and fear soon follow.

COVID hasn't lost traction among conspiracy shitheads either, despite killing barely more people than a bad flu year. Most states are still unconstitutionally locked down by their governors, though the courts have ordered a couple open and a couple of others partially.

I find it odd that COVID happened the moment the impeachment failed.

I find it odd that you could be so utterly fucking retarded that you think a real disease could be controlled to such a degree it could be dispersed on a schedule. If that were possible, why wait until now? Why waste it over such bullshit?  We could have taken out any number of nations that were troublesome.

Oh, yeah--COVID is in Australia and Bangladesh, too, among other places.  That's like "distracting" your neighbors by torching a subdivision. 

I find it odd the impeachment happened the moment that Russian hoax failed.

No, plenty of Demorrhoid conspiritard shitheads are still all in on the Russians. They're even blaming the riots on the Russians. You know, if we could get rid of all of you shitheads, the world would be a better place.

Can you see the pattern? That you're a gullible shithead who wants to be clever? How could I miss it? Will you continue to chase the well orchestrated carrots? Hey! I liked that Bugs Bunny cartoon. Or is there something in you that will stop for a minute and look for the truth? As soon as you look for the truth that you're a complete fucking idiot.

This is very interesting. No, it's boring as all shit, because it's the same fucking bullshit every fucking time.

Still a tragedy. The tragedy is that you're breathing air and forcing a tree to work to support you.

Literally no one in this thread understands how the National Guard works. And few know what weapon that is.
First, some dumbass was complaining that it took TWELVE WHOLE HOURS for the Guard to deploy.

Right. The governor tells the Adjutant General he wants troops on State orders for riot control. The two have to discuss how many, what units the AG recommends, based on capabilities and location, and then the AG issues orders, WHICH MUST BE WRITTEN UP (from a standard pattern) to make it legal. Then, those orders are disseminated to the unit commanders in question, who must then write subordinate orders for their troops regarding response, etc, and disseminate.
Now, this isn't the 1920s or earlier where most troops lived within walking distance of the armory. My units were variously 5 miles, 90 miles, 75 miles, 45 miles, and 200 miles (!) from my home. So only certain troops will be available to respond. Then, some of them will have other restrictions to deal with, such as being cops or prison guards, being medical personnel in their regular jobs, being out of state on business, being stuck at home with kids because of Teh Covids, etc. So they have to find enough troops to fill out the call, or fill in from other units. Then they have to get to the armory. They have to draw gear. They have to have specialty gear (riot, medical, etc) issued. Then they have to be briefed on activity, rules of engagement, operating procedures, emergency procedures, chain of command, etc.

And then they can board vehicles and proceed to the staging area, and then to the area of operations. So, 12 hours is pretty damned good.

Back to the photo. The specific complaint in question is obviously that the weapons are unloaded.


Those are US weapons, not MN weapons, and the state may not arm them in time of peace without federal consent. Nor do most Guard armories have crates of ammo sitting around. They draw ammo for training when they go to the range, or when deployed. They keep a small amount on hand for weapon security, document transport, and MPs doing MP things to secure military perimeters.

The same idiots complaining about this would complain if there was another Kent State. Even if the troops got pelted with rocks first. As happened at Kent State, btw.

It would certainly help if idiots would educate themselves before bleating on Twitter. But if they did, of course, they wouldn't be idiots and wouldn't be on Twitter.

Let's talk about the sole stupid twunt counterprotester at the May 1st protest. I feel no need to be polite because she was selfish, ignorant, and stupid.

She wore a crappy home-stitched mask they've proven to be worthless.  She had about four stickers that seem to be from some medical organization, but which one I couldn't tell. Her sign was hastily made on a box end, and said, "Keep us closed and safe."

She made a big deal that the mask was "for your safety. I don't want anyone to get sick." She also claimed to be infected, which I expect was a lie, but if so, what was she doing out among us, even with a mask? Why is she working in medical facilities? That's bioterrorism, you little bitch.  Though none of us are sick, so so much for Teh Covids.  I assumed she was lying or I'd have had the cops on her right there.

I asked what she was doing at home, and she admitted she was not at home, but working. Oh, so it's keep EVERYONE ELSE home.  Destroy their businesses and lives, fuck everyone, what about meeeeeeeee!

Previous generations survived the Depression, WWII and Korea, put men on the moon and invented computers, and my generation and the millennials are determined to destroy civilization over a fucking cold.

Take your bullshit "Science" that says you can have four people in a car but only two on a boat, 500 people in WalMart but none in church, people on East Coast beaches but not West Coast beaches, that people camping in remote locations are "endangering" others, your fetish masks and all the other bullshit, and shove it up your fucking ass.

Background: I came back from the Middle East in late 2008 and fell over ILL.  I'd cough until I hacked up blood, pulse hammering, drink some water, pass out for a couple of hours, repeat. Sinus drainage, congestion, the works.

The VA was as useless as the VA usually is, giving me 6 different medications to fix the symptoms, but not addressing the cause.  "But you feel better, right?"

Yeah, but I'd like to get back to when I didn't need 6 pills and inhalers a day to survive.  Even if it means surgery.

Found a good private doc (Dr Sanjay Vyas, Indiana Primary Care, highly recommended if you can get on his list), who did five minutes of tests and discussions and said, "I think you have severe allergy and asthma, see this guy."

Dr Garrick Hubbard, nationally rated, Indiana Allergy and Asthma Care. Also highly recommended. He even has workarounds for people allergic to allergy treatment. Yes, that exists.  My wife has that.

Now, a lot of vets came back with similar stuff, and we're still sorting out how much was environmental, contamination, etc.

Dr Hubbard did a bank of tests, determined I had several environmental allergies I'd had not before deploying, and asthma, same.  (My pre-deployment PT test was 50 pushups in 60 seconds, 50 crunches in 60 seconds, 1.5 mile run in 11 minutes, and 60 seconds later my resting pulse was 63 bpm). After deployment, they wouldn't let me run in case I died.  I was bad. See para 1.

So Dr Hubbard lays out this list of issues, tells me the treatment, tells me median recovery is about 70%.  Given that my 8 liter lung capacity was down to a functional 2 liters, that sounds great.

Five years later, I was unmedicated between shots, lung capacity over 5 liters, no need for an inhaler, and I very occasionally take a decongestant or antihistamine if the trees are really bad, or the wet leaves are getting moldy.  We've been tapering off the shots for a while and should be ceasing them shortly.

I want you to comprehend that my doctor is top rate.  My doctor who is an expert in breathing issues.

During the initial COVID panic, he was requiring patients to remain in the exam room for the 30 minute post-injection observation period.

As of last week, back to normal. Get your shots, sit in the waiting area, which is roomy and has good ventilation. The staff are still wearing masks.

So if you're going to sit there shrieking that "OH MY GOD! WE CAN NEVER SIT THAT CLOSE AGAIN OR WE WILL ALL DIE! BECAUSE SCIENCE! YOUR DOCTOR IS TERRIBLE AND YOU NEED TO FIND A BETTER ONE RIGHT NOW!"  Then I'm going to just note that Dr Hubbard knows more science than you, and has proven so.  I'm healthy again.

Stop shrieking about "Because science!" and actually look at some.

COVID is bad for vulnerable populations, especially the elderly. But it's not going to last forever, and there's no significant risk even to asthmatics, if you're responsible about your hand washing and coughing.

And the odds are there will never be a vaccine, nor will it matter by summer.

Idiots in comments will be mocked.