“Relatively Peaceful”

Updated on January 1, 2021 in General Stuff
6 on December 31, 2020

https://www.startribune.com/minneapolis-police-shoot-kill-man-during-traffic-stop/600005259/

“After Wednesday night’s shooting, a crowd of about 100 protesters congregated near the scene and at times grew tense, shouting expletives and throwing snowballs at police. Later in the evening, protesters remained relatively peaceful as they gathered at a bonfire built in the street.”

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One wonders if “relatively peaceful” is more, or less, peaceful than “mostly peaceful”.

 

 

 

 
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0 on December 31, 2020

I get it. Pearl Harbor was mostly peaceful. Hiroshima was relatively peaceful.

Has to do with the duration of the actual violence.

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0 on December 31, 2020

I guess you could say, in a “post-Hiroshima atom bomb attack” world, just about everything is “relatively peaceful”.

 

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0 on December 31, 2020

Better than NPR’s use of the adjective “spirited.”

Christmas caroling can be “spirited.” So can water polo.

Throwing ice balls at cops because they happened to smoke check one of the twin cities’ 375 carjackers who was in the process of shooting at them?

Not very spirited.

JMO.

 

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1 on December 31, 2020

I drank a 56oz soda around noon. Then I got stuck on a long phone call. When I eventually made it to the bathroom, the result was quite spirited.

on January 1, 2021

But did you smoke check any innocent bystanders?

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0 on December 31, 2020

Also, “smoke check” is now a permanent part of my lexicon.

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