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    Re: Injured Iraq veteran is face of Occupy movement

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    He, of his own free will went to the protests and took part in them, so yes, he is a face of the movement, even if doesn't fit the stereotype that many here would like to portray. That alone makes it not an exploitation. Don't forget that there is more than one social group in this movement.

    Personally, I wish it had never happened, the last thing we need is a martyr inflaming the passions of people, but I lay the blame for this on the police department as they could have dispersed the crowd less forcibly, even if it is within the rules of engagement, rules of engagement and wise judgement are two different things and they displayed a lack of the latter.
    Big difference between "a face" and "the" face.

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    Re: Injured Iraq veteran is face of Occupy movement

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    Big difference between "a face" and "the" face.
    Perhaps, but since he was there of his own free will and supported OWS of his own free will, I fail to see how it is possible for this sort of thing to be an exploitation.

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    Re: Injured Iraq veteran is face of Occupy movement

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    [...] If someone had thrown a bottle, rock, and small explosives at me when I was in Iraq, they would have been killed. [...]
    And there is the face of the right wing movement. Comparing a sit-in with a war zone, primed to kill at the drop of a hat.
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    Re: Injured Iraq veteran is face of Occupy movement

    Most Republicans think that killing over 4,000 Americans lives is justifiable.

    These are some of the most inhumane creatures I have seen in my life. In fact, they lie about it. It is disgusting. And what do liberals do? They continue this atrocious policy. ****ing disgusting.

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    Re: Injured Iraq veteran is face of Occupy movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    Most Republicans think that killing over 4,000 Americans lives is justifiable.

    These are some of the most inhumane creatures I have seen in my life. In fact, they lie about it. It is disgusting. And what do liberals do? They continue this atrocious policy. ****ing disgusting.
    what are you talking about?

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    Re: Injured Iraq veteran is face of Occupy movement

    Quote Originally Posted by Karl View Post
    And there is the face of the right wing movement. Comparing a sit-in with a war zone, primed to kill at the drop of a hat.
    he didn't bring up a comparison, the OP did.

    try to be fair, if that's possible.

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    Re: Injured Iraq veteran is face of Occupy movement

    Amazing how the OWS folks keep needing tear gas, rubber bullets and the like. Funny how that works out.
    Climate, changes. It takes a particularly uneducated population to buy into the idea that it's their fault climate is changing and further political solutions can fix it.



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    Re: Injured Iraq veteran is face of Occupy movement

    There are many faces of this movement. Here's one of them:



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    Re: Injured Iraq veteran is face of Occupy movement

    Here's another face of the movement:



    This man and the above man have two completely different viewpoints. This isn't a cohesive group - it's a mish mash of several different ideas. There is no one face.


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    Re: Injured Iraq veteran is face of Occupy movement

    Quote Originally Posted by nota bene View Post
    The problem with trying to make this vet the "face" of the movement is that he's not. I think it's exploitive too.
    When cops are getting paid to silence average citizenry (and even war veterans) with blood on the pavement, then ya... someone, somewhere is exploiting something alright.
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