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2020-05-29 1:31:48 PM  
Saves him having to torch it himself for the insurance money.
 
2020-05-29 2:06:02 PM  
Gandhi is just lulling you into a false sense of security.
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2020-05-29 2:09:03 PM  

BizarreMan: Saves him having to torch it himself for the insurance money.


His insurance company will probably try to deny him because of what he said.  "Well how do we know you didn't burn it yourself"....you know how they are.
 
2020-05-29 2:09:33 PM  
Have we confirmed he actually owns the building?
 
2020-05-29 2:09:39 PM  
don't you have to rebuild for the insurance to pay up or is that just a Canada thing
 
2020-05-29 2:10:38 PM  

BizarreMan: Saves him having to torch it himself for the insurance money.


Probably what the cops whose stations got trashed are also thinking.

Now they get sweet new stations with all the latest toys, and the legalized corruption of the following "unexpected" cost overruns will be dismissed with the usual "why don't you want our public servants to be safe?"
 
2020-05-29 2:11:28 PM  
Right up until the time he finds out that riots and civil unrest are excluded from his insurance coverage.
 
2020-05-29 2:12:37 PM  
Damn right.

"B-b-b-but property damage"

It's insured. F*ck you. If people have been murdered consequence-free for decades, and my shop was damaged in the inevitable riots, I'd like think I'd have enough empathy and grasp of context to know that I'm not the important one in this scenario.

Good on this business owner. Please patronize their store in the future.
 
2020-05-29 2:13:47 PM  
Narrator: He was just a tenant.
 
2020-05-29 2:15:34 PM  

bluejeansonfire: Damn right.

"B-b-b-but property damage"

It's insured. F*ck you.


War, riot, and insurrection coverage is specialty coverage, and is almost always excluded from a general property coverage policy.
 
2020-05-29 2:17:35 PM  

bluewave69: don't you have to rebuild for the insurance to pay up or is that just a Canada thing


Probably not. Had a neighbor's tree knock down a shared fence. Their insurance cut us both checks and told us it was up to us what we did or didn't do.
 
2020-05-29 2:19:37 PM  
I would take that statement with a grain of salt, assuming it's authentic.  He probably doesn't want to be a target for reprisal, so the safest route is to mouth the correct opinion and hope that the looters and Antifa types move on to someone else.

Wait a while and see what he says if he gets denied an insurance payout.
 
2020-05-29 2:20:05 PM  

crzybtch: BizarreMan: Saves him having to torch it himself for the insurance money.

His insurance company will probably try to deny him because of what he said.  "Well how do we know you didn't burn it yourself"....you know how they are.


Let's be real here. No matter what he would have said, the insurance company will try and deny him anyways.
 
2020-05-29 2:21:44 PM  
Better first read your commercial property insurance policy, Mr. Landlord.....  wars, acts of terrorism and riots tend to be viewed as "acts of god" and often are excluded from coverage by your friendly insurance underwriter.
 
2020-05-29 2:22:43 PM  
From TFA, the restaurant was big on sustainability, so probably Liberal

/and insured.
 
2020-05-29 2:23:12 PM  
Oli bumps into Sven, his long time neighbor in St. Paul MN, on Miami Beach.  "Sven! I haven't seen you since your hardware store burned down. What have you been doing?" "Well Oli after the fire and all the paper work Lena and I decided we needed a break so we hopped a flight to FL for a vacation and we like it here so much that we decided to just use the insurance money to live here year around.  What are you doing here Oli?" "Well we had something similar.  Last spring there was a flood, we lost our farm, the house, all our equipment, everything.  Mary an I decided to get away, she's always wanted to see the ocean so here we are."  Sven replies "So how do you start a flood anyways?"
 
2020-05-29 2:23:36 PM  

SirEattonHogg: Better first read your commercial property insurance policy, Mr. Landlord.....  wars, acts of terrorism and riots tend to be viewed as "acts of god" and often are excluded from coverage by your friendly insurance underwriter.


I know on my current and past policies, they're pretty much spelled out as 'war, civil uprising, terrorism and riots'.

That, and of course, viruses being excluded also.  But that's another topic.
 
2020-05-29 2:30:11 PM  

crzybtch: BizarreMan: Saves him having to torch it himself for the insurance money.

His insurance company will probably try to deny him because of what he said.  "Well how do we know you didn't burn it yourself"....you know how they are.


Yeah... Can't even funnay your comment. +1Smart it is. :/
 
2020-05-29 2:33:24 PM  
I'm Canadian, and this shiat would never happen here.

No really, try imagining a Mountie doing this shiat.

Our city level cops wouldn't try it because they know, there'd be a 90 meter trail of blood to a cop pegged to a fir tree. And he got there because he violated the rules.

We're nice people until you piss us off. Then we become the people the Wehrmacht keeps an eye on, because the farking Canadians are angry, and you pissed of my really nice Eriterian neighbor by killing his family that stayed home.
Farking Americans. Fighting for freedom right up until the fighting part. Pussies.
 
2020-05-29 2:34:52 PM  

BunkyBrewman: Right up until the time he finds out that riots and civil unrest are excluded from his insurance coverage.


Insurance companies are weaseley farks and if you're opening a business policy and don't question every exception and exclusion, you are horrible at business. If pressed, they'll strike most of them and it won't even affect the rate much because the stuff they exclude are, for the most part, incredibly rare events
 
2020-05-29 2:40:17 PM  
Ghandi Mahal in two weeks: Please donate to my go fund me my family is starving
 
2020-05-29 2:41:23 PM  

GrendelMk1: I'm Canadian, and this shiat would never happen here.

No really, try imagining a Mountie doing this shiat.


A Mountie, eh? I'm picturing a horse stepping on someone's neck with its hoof, and the Mountie just saying, "Soorey aboot thot." in response to the dying victim screaming how they can't breathe.

/don't act like Canadians aren't magically immune to being racist.
 
2020-05-29 2:44:13 PM  

GrendelMk1: I'm Canadian, and this shiat would never happen here.

No really, try imagining a Mountie doing this shiat.


Not unless the victim was First Nations.
 
2020-05-29 2:44:40 PM  

Frank N Stein: Ghandi Mahal in two weeks: Please donate to my go fund me my family is starving


Rather, Ruhel Islam. Ghandi Mahal is the restaurant.
 
2020-05-29 2:44:49 PM  

Claude Ballse: GrendelMk1: I'm Canadian, and this shiat would never happen here.

No really, try imagining a Mountie doing this shiat.

A Mountie, eh? I'm picturing a horse stepping on someone's neck with its hoof, and the Mountie just saying, "Soorey aboot thot." in response to the dying victim screaming how they can't breathe.

/don't act like Canadians aren't magically immune to being racist.


Especially when it comes to First Nations people.
 
2020-05-29 2:49:08 PM  

bthom37: Gandhi is just lulling you into a false sense of security.
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2020-05-29 2:49:17 PM  
Spoken like a man who believes he's insured, but hasn't found out yet that he isn't.
 
2020-05-29 2:55:11 PM  
The police will now torch it sooner or later.
 
2020-05-29 2:56:05 PM  

bluewave69: don't you have to rebuild for the insurance to pay up or is that just a Canada thing


You get the insurance money, then you rebuild.
 
2020-05-29 2:58:23 PM  

GrendelMk1: I'm Canadian, and this shiat would never happen here.

No really, try imagining a Mountie doing this shiat.

Our city level cops wouldn't try it because they know, there'd be a 90 meter trail of blood to a cop pegged to a fir tree. And he got there because he violated the rules.

We're nice people until you piss us off. Then we become the people the Wehrmacht keeps an eye on, because the farking Canadians are angry, and you pissed of my really nice Eriterian neighbor by killing his family that stayed home.
Farking Americans. Fighting for freedom right up until the fighting part. Pussies.


Google 'starlight tours'.

Our shiat stinks just as much as theirs.
 
2020-05-29 2:58:42 PM  

GrendelMk1: I'm Canadian, and this shiat would never happen here.

No really, try imagining a Mountie doing this shiat.

Our city level cops wouldn't try it because they know, there'd be a 90 meter trail of blood to a cop pegged to a fir tree. And he got there because he violated the rules.

We're nice people until you piss us off. Then we become the people the Wehrmacht keeps an eye on, because the farking Canadians are angry, and you pissed of my really nice Eriterian neighbor by killing his family that stayed home.
Farking Americans. Fighting for freedom right up until the fighting part. Pussies.


Nice people? Didn't a Poutine Petey just go on a multi-location murder spree because there was no hockey for a month?
 
2020-05-29 2:59:51 PM  

GrendelMk1: I'm Canadian, and this shiat would never happen here.

No really, try imagining a Mountie doing this shiat.

Our city level cops wouldn't try it because they know, there'd be a 90 meter trail of blood to a cop pegged to a fir tree. And he got there because he violated the rules.

We're nice people until you piss us off. Then we become the people the Wehrmacht keeps an eye on, because the farking Canadians are angry, and you pissed of my really nice Eriterian neighbor by killing his family that stayed home.
Farking Americans. Fighting for freedom right up until the fighting part. Pussies.


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/ where we don't put up with this kind of shiat!
// RCMP Agent Straight McCool approves
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2020-05-29 3:00:47 PM  
1 out of 250.

Substantial sample size.
 
2020-05-29 3:05:28 PM  
The fire department wasn't going anywhere near that neighborhood last night. So this was kind of an after the fact statement.
 
2020-05-29 3:06:14 PM  

GrendelMk1: I'm Canadian, and this shiat would never happen here.

No really, try imagining a Mountie doing this shiat.

Our city level cops wouldn't try it because they know, there'd be a 90 meter trail of blood to a cop pegged to a fir tree. And he got there because he violated the rules.

We're nice people until you piss us off. Then we become the people the Wehrmacht keeps an eye on, because the farking Canadians are angry, and you pissed of my really nice Eriterian neighbor by killing his family that stayed home.
Farking Americans. Fighting for freedom right up until the fighting part. Pussies.


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2020-05-29 3:09:08 PM  

LarryDan43: The police will now torch it sooner or later.


Make up your mind, is it now, sooner or later?
 
2020-05-29 3:11:52 PM  
A brown guy who knows that the police wouldn't treat him any better than they treat the black people.

(._.)
 
2020-05-29 3:15:43 PM  

GrendelMk1: I'm Canadian, and this shiat would never happen here.


Your own government report used the word "genocide" to describe what's going on with the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
 
2020-05-29 3:16:37 PM  
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"When building was in Egypt land.....Let my....building....burn...."
 
2020-05-29 3:16:43 PM  
Damaged and affected businesses
In Minneapolis
- Wells Fargo Lake Street: Fire and property damage.
- J-Klips Lake Street: Property damage.
- Hennepin County Human Service Center: Property damage.
- ICC Wireless Lake Street: Property damage.
- Jackson Hewitt Tax Service: Property damage.
- Little Caesars Lake Street: Fire and property damage.
- Teppanyaki Grill Lake Street: Fire and property damage.
- Home Choice Lake Street: Fire and property damage.
- Dollar General Lake Street: Extensive fire damage.
- Twin Lake Dental: Fire and property damage.
- HD Laundry Lake Street: Fire and property damage.
- Citi Trends Lake Street: Fire and property damage.
- Total Wireless Lake Street: Fire and property damage.
- Pineda Tacos Lake Street: Property damage.
- Subway Lake Street: Property damage.
- 7 Mile Fashion Express East Lake Street: Destroyed by fire
- The Fremont Bar Uptown: Property damage, looting.
- O'Reilly Auto Parts West Broadway: Extensive fire damage.
- Broadway Liquor Outlet West Broadway: Property damage, looting.
- Quality Tobacco Lake and 1st: Extensive fire damage.
- Skol Liquor Store 27th Avenue: Property damage, looting.
- Max-It Pawn Shop Cedar Avenue: Extensive fire damage.
- Minnehaha Liquor Lake Street: Property damage, looting, extensive fire damage.
- Hexagon Bar at E 26th and 27th: Extensive fire damage.
- Target Lake Street: Looting, graffiti, property damage, fire damage.
- Wendy's Lake Street: Fire, destroyed.
- Autozone Lake Street: Fire, destroyed.
- Cub Foods Lake Street: Looting, property damage, fire damage.
- Under construction affordable housing development at 26th and 29th: Fire, destroyed.
- 7-Sigma building, 26th and 29th: Fire, extensive damage.
- Dollar Tree off Lake Street: Property damage, looting.
- Metro by T-Mobile Lake Street: Fire, extensive damage.
- Hi Lake Liquor: Property damage, looting.
- Speedway East Lake Street: Property damage.
- East Lake Library: Windows smashed, graffiti.
- Precision Tune Auto Care Lake Street: Property damage.
- U.S. Bank Lake Street: Property damage, graffiti.
- Dairy Queen East Lake Street: Property damage.
- Papa Murphy's Pizza East Lake Street: Property damage.
- Planet Fitness on Lake: Property damage.
- Domino's Pizza 26th and 28th: Property damage.
- Urban Forage Winery and Cider House, Lake and 29th: Property damage, looting.
- Gandhi Mahal Restaurant, 27th and Lake: Window smashed.
- Car-X Tire & Auto East Lake Street: Property damage, vehicle smashed through windows.
- Frattelone's Ace Hardware East Lake Street: Property damage.
- MN Transitions Charter School: Property damage.
- Laundro Max East Lake Street: Window smashed.
- Soderberg's Floral & Gift East Lake Street: Window smashed.
- East Lake Clinic: Property damage.
- Seward Pharmacy: Window smashed, graffiti.
- Electra Tune Auto Care on Lake St: Property damage, vehicle stolen.
- Walgreens at 43rd and Chicago: Property damage, looting.
- Elevated Beer Wine & Spirits, Hiawatha Ave: Property damage, looting.
- Schooner's Tavern, barbershop next door: Fire, property damage.
- Seward Co-op, 28th and Franklin: Window smashed, attempted theft of ATM.
- Midtown Global Market: Property damage, looting.
- Briva Health Lake Street: Window smashed.
- Foot Locker East Lake Street: Property damage, looting.
- BMO Harris East Lake Street: Property damage.
- TCF Bank at 38th and Minnehaha: Property damage.
- Studiiyo23 Hennepin Avenue, Uptown: Property damage, looting.
- DTLR, Broadway, North Minneapolis: Property damage, looting.
- Uptown Pawn: Property damage, looting.
- La Familia Skate Shop: Property damage.
- Target Uptown: Property damage, looting.
- Chicago & Lake Liquor: Property damage, looting.
- East Lake Liquor: Property damage, looting.
- Ingebretsens on Lake: Property damage, windows smashed.
- Freewheel Bike: Property damage, windows smashed.
- Hamdi Restaurant, Midtown: Property damage, graffiti.
- Hudson's Hardware, East 42nd Street: Property damage and looting.
- Birchwood Cafe, East 25th Street: Property damage.
- CVS Uptown: Property damage, looting.
- Timberland Uptown: Property damage, looting.
- Sunnys Wigs 29th and Lyndale: Property damage.
- Thurston Jewelers West Lake Street: Property damage.
- Banadir Pharmacy West Lake Street: Property damage and looting
- Sephora Uptown: Property damage.
- Gamestop Uptown: Property damage, looting.
- Indulge and Bloom, Uptown: Property damage.
- H&M Uptown: Windows smashed.
- Apple Store Uptown: Windows smashed.
- Urban Outfitters Uptown: Door window smashed.
- Smokeless Northeast: Vandalized, closed till further notice.
- AutoZone at 501 West Broadway, North Minneapolis: Looting, property damage.
- Buzzmart, downtown Minneapolis: Property damage.
- Town Talk Diner, Lake Street: Extensive property damage.
In St. Paul
- Lloyd's Pharmacy Snelling and Minnehaha: Destroyed by fire.
- Target Midway: Property damage, looting.
- CVS University Avenue: Property damage, looting.
- Max It Pawn Shop University Avenue: Property damage, looting.
- Verizon Store Hamline Avenue: Property damage.
- Noodles & Co Hamline Avenue: Property damage.
- Vitamine Shoppe Hamline Avenue: Property damage.
- Big Top Liquors Midway: Property damage.
- TJ Maxx Midway: Property damage, small fire.
- Sprint store Midway: Property damage, looting.
- Midway Tobacco Outlet Plus: Property damage
- NAPA Auto Parts University Avenue: Property damage, fire.
- T-Mobile on Arcade and York: Property damage, looting.
- LeeAnn Chinn Midway: Property damage, graffiti.
- America's Best Contacts & Eyeglasses Midway: Property damage, graffiti.
- Furniture Barn Midway: Property damage, graffiti, fire.
- BP on University Avenue: Property damage.
- Walgreens on Randolph and Snelling: Property damage, looting.
- Discount Tire Co. Midway: Property damage.
- O'Reilly Auto Parts Lexington: Property damage, fire.
- TCF Bank Lexington and University: Property damage.
- Lululemon Grand Avenue: Property damage, looting.
- Speedway University Ave: Property damage, fire.
- Ananya Dance Theater University Ave: Property damage.
- Springboard for the Arts University Ave: Property damage, fire.
- 7-Mile Sportwear University Ave: Property damage, looting.
- Fire n Ice Chicken: Property damage.
- Liquor Barrel on West 7th: Property damage, looting.
- Moellers Jewelry, Highland: Property damage.
- The Fixery, Highland: Property damage.
- Bole Ethiopian Restaurant: Fire.
- Enterprise University Avenue: Fire.

Just what was reported as of last night.

Target alone is closing down all stores in the cities, and will only reopen a couple. There's thousands of lost jobs for the people in the area right there, never mind how many small businesses will either relocate or more likely go under even if they do get any kind of insurance payout, due to the Covid-19 situation.
 
2020-05-29 3:17:38 PM  

bluejeansonfire: Damn right.

"B-b-b-but property damage"

It's insured. F*ck you. If people have been murdered consequence-free for decades, and my shop was damaged in the inevitable riots, I'd like think I'd have enough empathy and grasp of context to know that I'm not the important one in this scenario.

Good on this business owner. Please patronize their store in the future.


Bring a fire extinguisher.
 
2020-05-29 3:19:14 PM  

bluejeansonfire: Damn right.

"B-b-b-but property damage"

It's insured. F*ck you. If people have been murdered consequence-free for decades, and my shop was damaged in the inevitable riots, I'd like think I'd have enough empathy and grasp of context to know that I'm not the important one in this scenario.

Good on this business owner. Please patronize their store in the future.


What?

This guys source of income is gone for a long time because he did what?   If you agree with it so much go outside and set your car on fire in solidarity.
 
2020-05-29 3:19:15 PM  

GrendelMk1: No really, try imagining a Mountie doing this shiat.


Go ask the Canadian Native Indians how they feel about the Mounties.

No, really.
 
2020-05-29 3:29:38 PM  
I want civil justice, but I do not want my stuff burned.  Why can't we simply have civil justice and no riots?

I personally think the riots have less impact than the peaceful demonstrations, because the politicians know the later will vote.

Also if you do not want people to kneel during the anthem you need to have a country they are proud to stand up for
 
2020-05-29 3:32:34 PM  

Claude Ballse: crzybtch: BizarreMan: Saves him having to torch it himself for the insurance money.

His insurance company will probably try to deny him because of what he said.  "Well how do we know you didn't burn it yourself"....you know how they are.

Let's be real here. No matter what he would have said, the insurance company will try and deny him anyways.


What s/he said. You always call the lawyer and put him/her on speaker when you then call the insurance company.
 
2020-05-29 3:41:14 PM  
I get off on stupid cynicism, and this thread deee-livers
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No, don't stop I just got the right playlist going
 
2020-05-29 3:45:37 PM  

mikaloyd: GrendelMk1: I'm Canadian, and this shiat would never happen here.

No really, try imagining a Mountie doing this shiat.

Our city level cops wouldn't try it because they know, there'd be a 90 meter trail of blood to a cop pegged to a fir tree. And he got there because he violated the rules.

We're nice people until you piss us off. Then we become the people the Wehrmacht keeps an eye on, because the farking Canadians are angry, and you pissed of my really nice Eriterian neighbor by killing his family that stayed home.
Farking Americans. Fighting for freedom right up until the fighting part. Pussies.

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I actually made a come at me bro meme with that pic when the Nucks fans were destroying downtown Vancouver because they lost to Boston.
 
2020-05-29 3:55:11 PM  

winedrinkingman: I want civil justice, but I do not want my stuff burned.  Why can't we simply have civil justice and no riots?

I personally think the riots have less impact than the peaceful demonstrations, because the politicians know the later will vote.

Also if you do not want people to kneel during the anthem you need to have a country they are proud to stand up for


I am a strong believer in a protest needing to have consequences. If people aren't inconvenienced, why would they pay attention? I do not however, agree with all this violence. Barricade the town. Lock down all entry and exit roads to the town and to the various business districts. Exclude government entities from any and all purchases. Make people feel it without going all psycho on them.

You need them to feel you're going to do this again without people turning fully against you. Because in the next election you want people to remember that their vote can keep them from being annoyed, not that their vote can keep them from being scared. Because people who don't want to be scared might decide to fight rather hope that playing nice will work. You know, like the rioters are doing now.

Don't go wrecking random shiat.

No, not wrecking random shiat isn't the same as playing nice. I'm merely saying I understand why they do it. And I think they are assholes for doing it. I think a large part of why he isn't too angry is that he is in the same boat as the protesters.
 
2020-05-29 3:59:25 PM  

bthom37: Gandhi is just lulling you into a false sense of security.


I usually just quit the game if I see he's popped up as one of the other random factions.
 
2020-05-29 3:59:33 PM  

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