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Old 09-13-2011, 10:58 AM   #21
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The 19th-century Australian term flash mob referred to a segment of society, not an event, and showed no other similarities to the modern term flash mob or the events it describes.
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:10 AM   #22
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What's to say these robberies aren't just performance art?
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Old 09-13-2011, 11:24 AM   #23
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Performance art usually has a theme behind it. The only theme in play here is overwhelming the store with as many people as possible so you dont have to pay for anything.

All I know is they better nip this **** in the bud quick. It starts in convenience stores, and it will quickly move up to other businesses. And its only a matter of time before they get any more violent than they already are.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:01 PM   #24
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:21 PM   #25
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what happened to good ol' fashioned covert stealing?
if i'm gonna steal a six pack, a 40, some chips or whatever, i don't want 40 of my acquaintances to follow me.
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Covert thugs? Yeah right. Its the cracked out white guy that slips in and out with 5 cartons of cigs through a ceiling tile in the bathroom (true story).

Nigaas role in packs bro. They don't take **** from nobody when they role deep like that. Candies, sodas, chips, **** you name it Ima steal it type mentality.

They do this because its a well know fact that homies are worthless one on one. They know how to clobber someone with 10 of their boys, but they couldn't throw a punch to save the hood.
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What I want to know is how the term "flash mob" started getting applied to this sort of violence.
Needs a better name. "Violent flash mob" is better.
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I'd argue "flash mob" is a better description to these mobs...

regardless of who coined the term first.


Go smoke a *** Joe.
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:50 PM   #28
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Old 09-13-2011, 03:54 PM   #29
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Holy smokes, you frickin' pedant.
The usual short-form of "pedophile" is "pedo", not "pedant."




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It's been about 4 months, don't think I haven't wanted to.
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"Pedant" refers to someone who is pedantic.
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"Pedant" refers to someone who is pedantic.
Yes, I know that. I was trying to make a sex joke.

"Sarcant" refers to someone who doesn't understand sarcasm.
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If that store clerk had a semi-auto 12 gauge shotgun with a long barrel and a long-loader, things would have gone differently.
I don't think that is accurate. Even a skilled shooter, behind the counter, using a $$$ Benelli M4 would not be able to take down ~40 tangos. You could hope that dropping a few would force them to flee, but now you have made yourself a sitting target for drive-bys and other repercussions.

:( I honestly do not know what the answer is.
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Answer = Ron Paul/Bill Cosby 2012?!
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M249 and a few cases of linked ammo linked together under the counter. Flash mob could be a hundred+. Or one case clicked in is 200rounds, reloading one even if your good gives them an opportunity to strick back. If I ever own a store there is going to be a TAS on the roof. (remote operated machine gun) it's like a video game.
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MG-42. Let them know what its like to be on the losing end of that baby.
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