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    Re: Pepper spray: US campus police suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    Do you always vote for 3rd party candidates?
    I'd vote for Hillary. Id vote to change the constitution and bring back Bill. I vote third party and independents. I guarantee you I couldnt bring myself to vote for someone that was taking bribes when I spent so much effort pretending to give a **** about it.

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    Re: Pepper spray: US campus police suspended

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    The Tea Party ousted establishment republicans. How many times do we hear Obama and democrats bemoaning the change in congress caused by the Tea Party? Make up your mind for Gods sake.
    They ousted them for people even worse - people willing to hold our nation's integrity hostage to get their way.

    Anti-masturbation witches, Bachmann, people like Fincher who want to end government for everyone except himself (again, the guy who gets $250,000 a year in farm subsidies).

    There is nothing legitimate that the Tea Party did in its transition from angry movement into government other than **** things up.

    Worst idea in the post-WW2 era.

    Not saying OWS is going to be better, it will likely be a left-leaning version of the same thing. But I live in Tennessee, for God's sake. I see what the worst of this movement has wrought. People like Blackburn, Desjarlais, and Fincher: people who throw minorities under the bus, take from government freely while bitching about government spending, and abuse their wives and threaten police and can't pay their own bills.

    This isn't better. And I'm sick of people thinking that it is. Yeh. Our politicians are bought off, but how is electing derelict, racist, mentally unbalanced people an improvement over people like Dick Lugar or Bob Bennett? How is electing someone like Rand Paul who bitches about the "elite" from a country club an actual improvement?

    It's all bull****. We just root for the people whose bull**** we think might make the nation a little better. I've seen nothing in the past two years that says the current Republican trends are going to make this country better.

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    Re: Pepper spray: US campus police suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    They ousted them for people even worse - people willing to hold our nation's integrity hostage to get their way.

    Anti-masturbation witches, Bachmann, people like Fincher who want to end government for everyone except himself (again, the guy who gets $250,000 a year in farm subsidies).

    There is nothing legitimate that the Tea Party did in its transition from angry movement into government other than **** things up.

    Worst idea in the post-WW2 era.

    Not saying OWS is going to be better, it will likely be a left-leaning version of the same thing. But I live in Tennessee, for God's sake. I see what the worst of this movement has wrought. People like Blackburn, Desjarlais, and Fincher: people who throw minorities under the bus, take from government freely while bitching about government spending, and abuse their wives and threaten police and can't pay their own bills.

    This isn't better. And I'm sick of people thinking that it is. Yeh. Our politicians are bought off, but how is electing derelict, racist, mentally unbalanced people an improvement over people like Dick Lugar or Bob Bennett? How is electing someone like Rand Paul who bitches about the "elite" from a country club an actual improvement?

    It's all bull****. We just root for the people whose bull**** we think might make the nation a little better. I've seen nothing in the past two years that says the current Republican trends are going to make this country better.
    Like I said...the whole "we hate bribes and political influence" argument is bull****-you love them, vote for them and will do it again. If you had just admitted it we would have been done two hours ago.

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    Re: Pepper spray: US campus police suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Like I said...the whole "we hate bribes and political influence" argument is bull****-you love them, vote for them and will do it again. If you had just admitted it we would have been done two hours ago.

    I hate bribes and corporate political influence!!


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    Re: Pepper spray: US campus police suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Like I said...the whole "we hate bribes and political influence" argument is bull****-you love them, vote for them and will do it again. If you had just admitted it we would have been done two hours ago.
    Bull****, I've said (and you can do the search) that I'd vote for a solid third party that was centrist in nature if such a thing could exist in a HEARTBEAT. I'm so ****ing sick and tired of the corrupt two party system that I want to bust heads; but I won't do it while the Tea Party runs the right - especially now that we know that the Tea Party is largely just a re-branding of the religious right wing of the Republican Party. That's the one group I will vote to negate and I don't care who I vote for - as long as it negates the votes of those who want to suppress individual freedoms.

    Honestly, it sounds like there might even be candidates you and I could agree upon were it possible in the current system; but sadly, the two party system appears to be pushing us further apart.

    If you can find someone to vote for that we can agree upon, I'd do it. If Hillary ran as an independent, I'd do it. IN A SECOND. But that's not going to happen. So now what?

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    Re: Pepper spray: US campus police suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Bull****, I've said (and you can do the search) that I'd vote for a solid third party that was centrist in nature if such a thing could exist in a HEARTBEAT. I'm so ****ing sick and tired of the corrupt two party system that I want to bust heads; but I won't do it while the Tea Party runs the right - especially now that we know that the Tea Party is largely just a re-branding of the religious right wing of the Republican Party. That's the one group I will vote to negate and I don't care who I vote for - as long as it negates the votes of those who want to suppress individual freedoms.

    Honestly, it sounds like there might even be candidates you and I could agree upon were it possible in the current system; but sadly, the two party system appears to be pushing us further apart.

    If you can find someone to vote for that we can agree upon, I'd do it. If Hillary ran as an independent, I'd do it. IN A SECOND. But that's not going to happen. So now what?
    Find one, write one in, or be a hypocrite. Your world. As long as people continue to 'settle' in resignation, the two party system thrives.

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    Re: UC Berkley: Police use excessive force

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Not a good analogy at all. The civil rights movement was truly a peaceful movement. This one is not.


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    Selective memory? The protesters were peaceful. What they got in return was unmitigated violence from law enforcement officers.
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    The systems that ensure freedom and liberty are breaking down and fundamentalism is growing. Nobody is righteous anymore.


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    Re: Pepper spray: US campus police suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by whysoserious View Post
    That still does not explain your ability to focus the blame on one party and one group.
    Then you totally miss the point of the entire conversation. I am not saying one party, or group have sole ownership of this mess. Unless you want to label "Progressive" attitudes in that, and they cross the party lines.

    The actual cause is being overlooked purposely IMHO, largely because so many would be drummed out of their cushy positions in DC for this criminal ****.

    No one is disputing that some democrats made mistakes and some people took out loans they couldn't afford.
    Made mistakes? Are you joking here? Look, you have thousands of young people being led by the unions, hacks, and agent provocateur anarchists at Wall St., and across the country railing against the banks for gaming a system that they couldn't for decades due to regulation in place that was enforced. Then as the video showed Frank and other demo's dressing down a regulator for going after Franklin Raines for gaming that very system and shuffling off with not just a couple million, but over $90 Million dollars in golden parachute, when he should be in jail for this ****!

    OWS is railing against the wrong people if they really want the crux of the matter. Banks could not have done what they did unless those in congress that wanted to buy votes with houses didn't turn a blind eye to putting a stop to it, in fact they encouraged it, and possibly forced it.

    Why is that the only thing you care about?
    Because they are still doing it for God's sake...tink, tink, tink....HELLO!

    (And why are we talking about it on this thread?)
    Because the conversation branched into what the OWS people are even doing out there, and some misinformation was put out there by the liberals, and quasi non liberal, liberals out here, and so to understand why, who, how, and how deep this spectacle is you have to understand what was the start of this crap.

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    Re: Pepper spray: US campus police suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by Antiderivative View Post
    Lundberg v. County of Humboldt (2005): Pepper spraying non violent protesters violates the 4th.


    No Pepper Spray on Nonviolent Protestershttp://www.nopepperspray.org/opposit...certiorari.pdf
    Really. Do you think it's the same thing? These officers applied pepper spray with Q-tips to the protesters' eyelids. -- Hardly the same scenerio.
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    Re: Pepper spray: US campus police suspended

    Quote Originally Posted by FilmFestGuy View Post
    Honestly, it sounds like there might even be candidates you and I could agree upon were it possible in the current system; but sadly, the two party system appears to be pushing us further apart.
    I got a hint for ya, it isn't the parties that are driving people apart in this country, it is the guy at the top that promised a less divisive America, when in fact all he has done from the start is jab everyone in the ribs, and say 'you gonna take that?'


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