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    Quote Originally Posted by ICUP View Post
    They know others are watching. I think media could be more fair.
    Media is unfair either way. I mean, it is that person's fault if they try to get media attention only to get put in prison.

    I mean, not all video taken of cops stopping a driver ends in some outrage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rail Tracer View Post
    Media is unfair either way. I mean, it is that person's fault if they try to get media attention only to get put in prison.

    I mean, not all video taken of cops stopping a driver ends in some outrage.
    Media is always slanted toward the protestors. Why is that? Because that's how people want to think it is? I'm afraid this country is turning into a big non-able shithole, full of people who believe the way to go is being provided for and not doing for themselves. It seems that the best results come from people who are competing, not people who have been provided for.

    I think that perhaps lately, I've put too much attention toward seeing the bad and not the good. Or maybe when I fortay into politics, it just stands out moreso. That's probably it, and I think it may be why I kept putting-off going there. I've been known to become depressed by social circumstances and mass insanity.


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    I went to Mardis Gras in Mobile, and the police used a wall of horses to clear the people out. In that case, all that was going on was indecent exposure by women and girls in exchange for plastic beads. The cops just lined the horses up all the way across, and rode down the street slowly.

    Of course, I got out of the way. When I was a child, a horse at Mardi Gras stepped on my toe, taking my toenail off my big toe. (Of course that was on the parade route, not the late night festivities.) I got out of the way of the horses because getting your toenail smooshed off is unpleasant and I didn't want to cry.

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    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/articl...MNH21LTC4D.DTL

    "The individuals who linked arms and actively resisted, that in itself is an act of violence," UC police Capt. Margo Bennett said. "I understand that many students may not think that, but linking arms in a human chain when ordered to step aside is not a nonviolent protest."
    This is simply insane. The protesters are now linking hands, which is extremely violent and subversive. What is the most alarming part of this movement? Many of these protesters are committing terrible acts of violence and DON'T EVEN REALIZE IT! They don't even know that linking hands is violent and it clearly is.

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    This must be a troll thread.

    Anyway..
    What the hell do people in the US have to protest against? Not having enough money to eat at McDonalds? Their cell phone plans are too expensive? Life in the US is awesome for the majority of people. They grow up in a society that is one of the more successful ones in history, one that is within it's prime, and all they are asked to do is to contribute to it in some way...and even if they choose not to, the society itself will take care of them under the guise of social welfare programs. The world is almost literally a playground for a lot of Americans..sure the game isn't easy..but at least they are in the game. Many people (the majority of people, actually) don't even have the opportunity to play in the first place.

    Do they not realize that some people in the world wish they had police to beat them?

    Also..lol at the chant of "Don't beat students". It's probably the exact opposite of what needs to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xisnotx View Post
    This must be a troll thread.

    Anyway..
    What the hell do people in the US have to protest against? Not having enough money to eat at McDonalds? Their cell phone plans are too expensive? Life in the US is awesome for the majority of people. They grow up in a society that is one of the more successful ones in history, one that is within it's prime, and all they are asked to do is to contribute to it in some way...and even if they choose not to, the society itself will take care of them under the guise of social welfare programs. The world is almost literally a playground for a lot of Americans..sure the game isn't easy..but at least they are in the game. Many people (the majority of people, actually) don't even have the opportunity to play in the first place.

    Do they not realize that some people in the world wish they had police to beat them?

    Also..lol at the chant of "Don't beat students". It's probably the exact opposite of what needs to happen.
    I am American, so I will elaborate on these vicious and violent protesters of ours.

    Essentially, they are communist, muslim, socialist, fascist troublemakers committing class warfare.

    Most Americans realize that America is, in fact, the greatest country on earth. This is fact, not opinion. Over 250 million Americans have health care coverage and less than 10% of Americans are unemployed. Despite these fantastic circumstances (or perhaps because of them), many Americans are confused by idealistic propositions such as progressive taxation, transparency in campaign financing, or health care as a right. These are actually socialist propositions and should be labeled as such.

    And I do agree that we should be thankful for these very necessary beatings. Pain is strength, money is freedom. So many Americans forsake freedom these days by choosing poverty. I cannot fathom why an American would choose to be poor. It is simply not a good long-term solution.

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    Communism, socialist and fascism are three completely different things (accusing someone of being a communist or a socialist, in my eyes, is like accusing someone of being happy. but that's beside the point), and neither describes the Ocuppy movement. They're there to protest against the corporate greed and the strangle hold it had on our lives and politics. There are people there from all walks of life and different political affiliations. Unfortunately, they've seemed to pick up a lot of wannabies who just want to wave signs around, shout, and raise hell, rather than make a difference. That's where the "violence" from the protestors is coming from.

    I, and many others, don't see a favorable future in the way this country is headed. You don't have to be a communist, socialist or fascist to realize that.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beargryllz View Post
    And I do agree that we should be thankful for these very necessary beatings. Pain is strength, money is freedom. So many Americans forsake freedom these days by choosing poverty. I cannot fathom why an American would choose to be poor. It is simply not a good long-term solution.
    CHOOSING poverty? You actually think that people CHOSE to be poor? Do you think all of the people on the street out there who are cold, hungry, and have lost the will to live, actually chose that path in life?

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    they evicted them today and cleared out all the tents and everything in the area. 30-something people got arrested. i wonder what's going to happen now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MsBleedingCrow View Post
    Communism, socialist and fascism are three completely different things (accusing someone of being a communist or a socialist, in my eyes, is like accusing someone of being happy. but that's beside the point), and neither describes the Ocuppy movement. They're there to protest against the corporate greed and the strangle hold it had on our lives and politics. There are people there from all walks of life and different political affiliations. Unfortunately, they've seemed to pick up a lot of wannabies who just want to wave signs around, shout, and raise hell, rather than make a difference. That's where the "violence" from the protestors is coming from.

    I, and many others, don't see a favorable future in the way this country is headed. You don't have to be a communist, socialist or fascist to realize that.



    CHOOSING poverty? You actually think that people CHOSE to be poor? Do you think all of the people on the street out there who are cold, hungry, and have lost the will to live, actually chose that path in life?
    some of them, yes. There's kids from my generation that give up comfortable lives on purpose. I don't understand why, but to each his own. at the same time their are homeless that haven't chosen that path
    In no likes experiment.

    that is all

    i dunno what else to say so

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    Quote Originally Posted by chana View Post
    they evicted them today and cleared out all the tents and everything in the area. 30-something people got arrested. i wonder what's going to happen now.
    Hopefully they'll wise up and find jobs, or leave the country.

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