A.B. Prosper: NC may have a point but that was still pretty funny. Thanks for posting it.
Jersey Girl Angie: The threat of a few nights as a guest of NYC at Rikers Island usually is enough to dissuade most effete psuedo-libs from playing at being protesters.
Slovenian Guest: Meanwhile in New York City: Sources said Mayor de Blasio ordered the NYPD to give a free ride to the mobs that blocked the Lincoln Tunnel, Brooklyn Bridge and other major thoroughfares Tuesday night. “It’s coming from City Hall,” a source said. “We’re being told if it’s only traffic violations, don’t do anything.” The police aren’t going to arrest us and they are not going to shoot us,” an organizer who calls himself “Magiq” boasted to a group of two dozen rabble-rousers at a Union...
Jose: Feynman always tried to give unusually smart answers on these tests on purpose, and these answers were usually disregarded.
James James: “Using force to stop a riot only creates more animosity and further disturbance becomes the norm.” More animosity yes, but this doesn’t necessarily lead to more riots. The modern crackpot logic is that putting down riots encourages more of them; the opposite is true.
Handle: ‘Market doubling’? Product differentiation and market segregation doesn’t double the toy market at all; there are still the same number of children after all.
Neo Coyote: The dancing bug only hears tunes played by the Cathedral; only his left feet move.
Candide III: Bert: I hear your point about containment, but Louis XIV did need to quarter his troops somewhere, too. The result of riot ‘containment’ ; is not substantially different from Cevennes Dragonnades.
Bert E.: The paradigm for riot control since the 1960′s has been not to stop riots but to contain them and not suppress. Stop the riot from spreading but contain to an area. Using force to stop a riot only creates more animosity and further disturbance becomes the norm. Give the rioters three days normally to “express” themselves and most of what can be destroyed is destroyed and then everyone goes home to rest.
Space Nookie: The winning move for the police was to let the riot get out of control. When the police were controlling the riots (round 1), the media decided that the “militarized police thugs were provoking the violence by frustrating the peaceful protestors”. Round 2 the police stood back and let the stores burn, and the media demanded to know “where was the National Guard”. I’m pretty sure that if the police had sniped the protest leaders early on the media would now be...