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gibraltar72

(7,529 posts)
Mon May 25, 2020, 06:45 PM May 2020

I must be so proud. The Washington post included my little hell hole

in it's reporting of rural hotspots. They highlighted how the Sons of McVeigh were defying orders and fomenting protests. My county has about a 14% kill rate top 5 in Michigan. No adjoining county is anywhere near that.

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I must be so proud. The Washington post included my little hell hole (Original Post) gibraltar72 May 2020 OP
Wishing you'd be special for another reason!❤ Karadeniz May 2020 #1
That is a high rate! Genesee County is at 12.2% Siwsan May 2020 #2
Sons of McVeigh? WTF? A bunch of morons who want to get Darwin awards? madinmaryland May 2020 #3
Another Question On That, Mad ProfessorGAC May 2020 #5
That is what I call them. Same Michigan Militia Now the Sons Of Liberty. Just a new name. gibraltar72 May 2020 #10
Got Ya! ProfessorGAC May 2020 #11
I completely agree with you. They are domestic terrorists. madinmaryland May 2020 #14
Too dumb to realize billionaires are pulling their strings. gibraltar72 May 2020 #7
And a few weeks from now, it will be worse! leftieNanner May 2020 #4
Home of Hillsdale College. safeinOhio May 2020 #6
Yeah I know you did. gibraltar72 May 2020 #9
They did have good basketball teams. safeinOhio May 2020 #12
Yikes. Here in Ingham County, the Lansing State Journal reported today that there's now catbyte May 2020 #8
Heh shanti May 2020 #13

Siwsan

(26,459 posts)
2. That is a high rate! Genesee County is at 12.2%
Mon May 25, 2020, 06:52 PM
May 2020

My section seems to be stabilizing in the 6% range of cases in the county. I don't go out a lot but I rarely see people not wearing masks.

ProfessorGAC

(66,050 posts)
5. Another Question On That, Mad
Mon May 25, 2020, 07:03 PM
May 2020

Aren't they, by definition, a terrorist organization? The name of the outfit sure indicates such!
I sure hope they're on the DHS watchlist.

gibraltar72

(7,529 posts)
7. Too dumb to realize billionaires are pulling their strings.
Mon May 25, 2020, 07:06 PM
May 2020

There is so much back story I wish Post had found out. Mayor initially defied order city council voted 7 to 1 to keep town open. Mayor declared they would hold regular council meetings with public involved. Rumor is chief of Police and City manager forbade them using city hall, going as far as threatening to lock him out. Sons of McVeigh and followers have routinely broken the stay at home orders. So this is result. SOBs all think they are sovereign citizens on some mission.

leftieNanner

(15,263 posts)
4. And a few weeks from now, it will be worse!
Mon May 25, 2020, 06:58 PM
May 2020

Everyone going out, especially on this long weekend, and partying - a recipe for disaster.

Take care of yourself gibraltar!

gibraltar72

(7,529 posts)
9. Yeah I know you did.
Mon May 25, 2020, 07:12 PM
May 2020

On FB someone opined that College wasn't involved. City council does what College says period. So many conflicts. They have been pretty silent other than a statement that they were closing school but not because of Gretchens order. That didn't help at all implying she couldn't tell them what to do. It just kinda cascades from that. I hope the good people decide they don't want to be known for this shit. There are many good people, but our effort is being undone by Trump acolytes.

catbyte

(34,690 posts)
8. Yikes. Here in Ingham County, the Lansing State Journal reported today that there's now
Mon May 25, 2020, 07:07 PM
May 2020

701 reported cases but it's all over the map with the number of deaths. Officially, 25 have died in Ingham County, for a death rate of around 4%, but then the paper reported 40 deaths "in the Greater Lansing area" which makes no sense. Unless they're including Clinton County, too. No wonder I don't subscribe to that paper.

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