• Funniest Story on the Job Contest Starts Now!

    Contest starts now and ends September 27th. Winner will receive a special user banner and $10 Amazon Gift card!

    JOIN NOW
  • Site Updates Coming Next Week

    Site updates are coming next week on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Click the button below to learn more!

    LEARN MORE

Riots across the country

Status
Not open for further replies.

mentos

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Nov 22, 2009
6,071
6,272
276
As if Covid-19 wasn't enough to worry about, now there is violence and civil unrest in big cities across the country. What is happening? It's like LA 92 again.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

JustFillIt

Full Member
2+ Year Member
May 30, 2018
1,827
2,366
126
Yea this is worse than LA in 92. If this does not end ASAP I am afraid this will blow up in a huge way.

If someone brings a handgun to one of these riots and shoots into law enforcement - the outcome would be a disaster.

I fear for a lot of the pharmacists and technicians working in major cities are in danger. These rioters will come looking for controlled substance if it keeps getting worse.
 
  • Sad
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users

mentos

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Nov 22, 2009
6,071
6,272
276
Yea this is worse than LA in 92. If this does not end ASAP I am afraid this will blow up in a huge way.

If someone brings a handgun to one of these riots and shoots into law enforcement - the outcome would be a disaster.

I fear for a lot of the pharmacists and technicians working in major cities are in danger. These rioters will come looking for controlled substance if it keeps getting worse.

Remember the CVS that was burned down in Baltimore a few years ago? I can see that happening soon. What happens to the staff, would they get paid if their pharmacy gets destroyed?
 
About the Ads

JustFillIt

Full Member
2+ Year Member
May 30, 2018
1,827
2,366
126
Remember the CVS that was burned down in Baltimore a few years ago? I can see that happening soon. What happens to the staff, would they get paid if their pharmacy gets destroyed?

Now, more than ever, it is important to keep a very slim supply of controlled.

An escape plan for staff is important too. Fire extinguishers may be important too? My goodness this is weird to say... This stuff that I’m seeing on Twitter and on the news is shocking.

Some of these mobs are straight up killing people and/or severely injuring. I would like to say these are isolated incidents that are being sensationalized but I don’t think it is. These mobs are downright dangerous and out of control.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users

Momus

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Apr 2, 2008
4,184
2,516
276
  1. Pharmacist
I am safe at home gaming my life away. Will continue to not care until it affects me in some way.

Rioters and looters are trying to create chaos and find opportunities to steal. As a side note, Floyd's family is killing it with Gofundme.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users

mentos

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Nov 22, 2009
6,071
6,272
276
I am safe at home gaming my life away. Will continue to not care until it affects me in some way.

Rioters and looters are trying to create chaos and find opportunities to steal. As a side note, Floyd's family is killing it with Gofundme.

If they continue looting grocery stores then it will affect you. Where will we get our food from? How much toilet paper do you have stocked up? They are looting all of that too. Do you ever order things in the mail? Postal workers and UPS drivers are not going to deliver during a riot.

America will not reopen until this is over so the stock market will crash again. Also this will cause a second wave of Covid-19 and all the gains from this month could be wiped out.
 
Last edited:
  • Sad
Reactions: 1 user

Chrish

Full Member
2+ Year Member
Oct 27, 2017
916
750
116
  1. Pharmacist
Violence is a primal human instinct. You can only suppress it for so long in the chain of law. Reminds me of Rick and Morty episode where government had allowed one day per year where citizens could freely murder or commit any crimes without punishment.

I am fully with the protesters on this one. Police brutality and harassment in this country is a real issue. Looting on the other hand is just thugs being opportunistic. It has nothing to do with real issue.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 3 users

Sine Cura

Membership Revoked
Removed
10+ Year Member
Feb 5, 2010
3,655
2,800
276
  1. Pharmacist
Stalled OPEC talks were the excuse for markets plummeting in March. I don't think algos will react much to riots

If you look at the list of Target closures in California - proximity to light rail / public transit (even lily white areas), proximity to the poors. I don't think Walmart will close their EBT traps pre-emptively.
 
Last edited:
About the Ads

allantois

Conversation Starter
7+ Year Member
Jan 28, 2013
4,226
5,140
226
  1. Other Health Professions Student
I am not a fan of police and they are very corrupt where I am. However, I am much less of a fan of civil unrest, destruction of property, and rioting.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 6 users

Sine Cura

Membership Revoked
Removed
10+ Year Member
Feb 5, 2010
3,655
2,800
276
  1. Pharmacist
Looting is easy to understand because some of those people are trash and don't give two ****s

See G20 summit in Europe a few yrs ago, HK protests as well
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users

JustFillIt

Full Member
2+ Year Member
May 30, 2018
1,827
2,366
126
If they continue looting grocery stores then it will affect you. Where will we get our food from? How much toilet paper do you have stocked up? They are looting all of that too. Do you ever order things in the mail? Postal workers and UPS drivers are not going to deliver during a riot.

America will not reopen until this is over so the stock market will crash again. Also this will cause a second wave of Covid-19 and all the gains from this month could be wiped out.

Remember when the toilet paper hoarders were being shamed and ridiculed? Turns out perhaps it made more sense after all.
 
  • Haha
Reactions: 1 users

WVUPharm2007

imagine sisyphus happy
15+ Year Member
Jun 23, 2003
14,960
6,017
326
38
Born: Parkersburg, WV | Now: Montgomery TWP, PA
  1. Pharmacist
No - their gut told them that something was really wrong and access to common services may be disrupted. We can continue to mock them but the truth is that they were responding to their instincts in a natural way.

No, you're still just a person that wasted their time at Costco that weekend.
 
  • Like
  • Haha
Reactions: 1 users
About the Ads

zelman

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Nov 27, 2009
3,714
3,488
276
  1. Pharmacist
I can understand the looting, times are tough. But what good does setting cars on fire do?
The coroner’s report will show that the car’s destruction was primarily caused by an overdue oil change and the rear passenger tire being 2psi low. The being set on fire was a coincidence.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 4 users

mentos

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Nov 22, 2009
6,071
6,272
276
I cannot understand the looting, not ok

These uneducated, mentally unstable people are told to give up their rights and lockdown for 2+ months. Their stimulus check ran out over a month ago (if they even paid taxes and got one) and they've been unemployed for over a month and still told America can't reopen. That's just asking for trouble and here it is. There are people looting toilet paper.
 
Last edited:

allantois

Conversation Starter
7+ Year Member
Jan 28, 2013
4,226
5,140
226
  1. Other Health Professions Student
These uneducated, mentally unstable people are told to give up their rights and lockdown for 2+ months. Their stimulus check ran out over a month ago (if they even paid taxes and got one) and they've been unemployed for over a month and still told America can't reopen. That's just asking for trouble and here it is. There are people looting toilet paper.

some of the people don’t look like they’ve ever been employed, otherwise they wouldn’t be destroying businesses.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 3 users
About the Ads

JustFillIt

Full Member
2+ Year Member
May 30, 2018
1,827
2,366
126
I blame one side for locking down too long and the other for denying extended stimulus, sounds about right?

I think the bigger picture would be to do the following:

-Stop teaching children that they are the center of the universe and that they can be whatever their heart desires when they grow up.

-teach our children that life is a whole lot tougher than they think it is and that every day will be a struggle to survive.

-stop this non-sense where the rich are getting richer while the poor are getting poorer.. I hate to say it but we need an old fashioned redistribution of wealth to expand and secure the middle class.

-with the above in mind, and making the middle class more accessible to the population we can prevent a lot of what we are seeing.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 7 users

minzi

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Aug 16, 2010
24
6
236
  1. Pre-Pharmacy
Stalled OPEC talks were the excuse for markets plummeting in March. I don't think algos will react much to riots

If you look at the list of Target closures in California - proximity to light rail / public transit (even lily white areas), proximity to the poors. I don't think Walmart will close their EBT traps pre-emptively.
Some Walmart neighborhood market stores actually close early today too
 

mentos

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Nov 22, 2009
6,071
6,272
276
What is the end game? If one side escalates and some innocent person gets hurt, then what is the next step? What is going to stop it?

Innocent people are already getting hurt. It will take the military to end this.

May 3, 1992 - Over 1,100 Marines, 600 Army soldiers, and 6,500 National Guard troops patrol the streets of Los Angeles.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user

mentos

Full Member
10+ Year Member
Nov 22, 2009
6,071
6,272
276
They are saying outside organized groups are infiltrating the cities at night to cause the violence and looting. The peaceful protestors from the day are not doing this.
 

BMBiology

temporarily banned~!
Removed
15+ Year Member
Feb 26, 2003
8,860
3,413
291
Innocent people are already getting hurt. It will take the military to end this.

May 3, 1992 - Over 1,100 Marines, 600 Army soldiers, and 6,500 National Guard troops patrol the streets of Los Angeles.

Unlike 1992, with the use of social media today...it is much easier to spread out.

I remember the smoke from the LA riot. It was mostly concentrated in certain areas. It didn’t spread after the national guards moved in.

How would this end? Is there a solution that is acceptable?
 

allantois

Conversation Starter
7+ Year Member
Jan 28, 2013
4,226
5,140
226
  1. Other Health Professions Student
Unlike 1992, with the use of social media today...it is much easier to spread out.

I remember the smoke from the LA riot. It was mostly concentrated in certain areas. It didn’t spread after the national guards moved in.

How would this end? Is there a solution that is acceptable?

Show me the country that ever stopped rioters by coddling them

Bring in the military and restore order
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user
About the Ads
Status
Not open for further replies.