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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Jmac - a believer that two wrongs make a right.
    Oh goody....Tell us, what is comparable to any of the Tea Party events, and this one?

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    I do exactly that already... Of course the story has to be truthful, but yes I am well aware hundreds if not thousands of tea party meetings and protests have occurred without arrests, violence, extremism, or any other kind of ridiculous shenanigans like blocking traffic and kudos to them. And I acknowledge that the incidents where tea parties have gotten out of control, been arrested, whatever don't speak for their entire movement.

    You act like you're trapping me in an argument but really I'm just honest, unbiased, and don't have double standards, its the best policy
    Ok, ok, I take you at your word on that....But can you show me the Tea Parties that got "out of control" that you speak of?

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Ok, ok, I take you at your word on that....But can you show me the Tea Parties that got "out of control" that you speak of?
    Not saying that they haven't but you are missing my point, its not my goal to show the Tea Party doing this or that or support these Wall Protesters, or to discredit the Tea Party, I have no interest political or otherwise in this matter. I'm just saying, whenever they do you can expect my condemnation, and you can expect my condemnation to be based upon their actions not their political opinion. If it was a group of Tea Partiers walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, who then blocked traffic and several hundred were arrested, and someone else was talking about all these Tea Partiers are violent or extreme or whatever, my response to them would be the same as my response to you.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Not that I'm talking sides in this mess, but do you really believe that quote, "700 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested for blocking traffic lanes and attempting an unauthorized march across the span" equates to "extremism and violence?"

    In other words do you believe in someone criticizes violence and extremism then they have no leg to stand on if they block traffic? And do you believe these 700 individuals are enough to paint the entire "liberal camp" in all its lose definition of membership as being the same in these regard?
    Personally I don't think the Tea Party is violent, little stupid yes but hardly violent or extreme, and frankly I think the same of these protesters from what I've seen of their spokesmen on TV and newspaper.
    What you need to understand is J-Mac politically speaking lives in the bizzaro universe where there are only two kinds of people, brave, selfless conservatives that make America a better place, and godless terrible liberals that are hell bent on destroying America and turning it into a communist nation.

    There is no inbetween.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

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    If they really were concerned with protestors blocking traffic they wouldn't have let them march up the bridge in the first place.
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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    The NYPD is acting like police thugs against these protesters and it is disgusting. They take a legal march and lead it down the wrong way and arrest them all for going the wrong way.. they pepper spray boxed in people (and the TV camera's filming it) and so on.
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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    If they are being ignored they would probably do things like block traffic to raise awareness(it seems the media is drawn to chaos). 700 is a pretty big number IMO and if that is say 10 percent of the total number then there must be at least 7000, I would guess. The more people show up the less(peaceful)room on the sidewalk there will be.

    In some people minds Congress is probably just Wall Streets sock puppet anyway.
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    There were, by most estimates, 500 Nazis in Charlottesville. One of them went homicidal. Not all Nazis are violent extremists. You are trying to rationalize your hatred and it's simply not rational.
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    as I noted, its better that 10 nutjobs get guns than one good person be wrongly disarmed.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Not saying that they haven't but you are missing my point, its not my goal to show the Tea Party doing this or that or support these Wall Protesters, or to discredit the Tea Party, I have no interest political or otherwise in this matter. I'm just saying, whenever they do you can expect my condemnation, and you can expect my condemnation to be based upon their actions not their political opinion. If it was a group of Tea Partiers walking across the Brooklyn Bridge, who then blocked traffic and several hundred were arrested, and someone else was talking about all these Tea Partiers are violent or extreme or whatever, my response to them would be the same as my response to you.
    Ok, fair enough.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    What you need to understand is J-Mac politically speaking lives in the bizzaro universe where there are only two kinds of people, brave, selfless conservatives that make America a better place, and godless terrible liberals that are hell bent on destroying America and turning it into a communist nation.

    There is no inbetween.
    Wow, imaagine that. We are on a political discussion board speaking politically....The horror!

    Yes, I am speaking about this through a political lens, but seriously are you trying to paint yourself as anything other Jet? That's a good one, right down to the attack you level here.

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    Re: More than 700 arrested in Wall Street protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
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    If they really were concerned with protestors blocking traffic they wouldn't have let them march up the bridge in the first place.
    Reports were that the Police told the protestors that if they marched up the bridge they would be arrested. They received chants of "take the bridge!" "take the bridge!"

    Sounds to me like the protestors were looking for this clash.

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