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    This makes me sad. I simply can't support them in this...I WANT to support a movement that is about removing, or at least, reducing corporate influence and control of american politics, and at ONE point, THIS was the vehicle...


    But no more, it seems. Now it is truly just a mob.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Oakland police arresting about 100 protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    This makes me sad. I simply can't support them in this...I WANT to support a movement that is about removing, or at least, reducing corporate influence and control of american politics, and at ONE point, THIS was the vehicle...


    But no more, it seems. Now it is truly just a mob.
    Heres a tip...stop voting for the recipients of those corporate bribes...

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    Re: Oakland police arresting about 100 protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    This makes me sad. I simply can't support them in this...I WANT to support a movement that is about removing, or at least, reducing corporate influence and control of american politics, and at ONE point, THIS was the vehicle...


    But no more, it seems. Now it is truly just a mob.
    It was rarely more than just an unruly mob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    Heres a tip...stop voting for the recipients of those corporate bribes...
    I'm not concerned with MY voice. I do a LOT of homework before deciding who to toss my vote behind, both on federal and state/local elections. But I am, I can't help but feel, largely alone. So, some vehicle, some force of change, that would make it at least HARDER to vote for frauds and sell outs...by removing them as an option...would have been very nice to get behind.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    It was rarely more than just an unruly mob.
    I would challenge that. 5 months ago, they were not what I would consider unruly. Where they making headline news for infractions? Yes. There numbers were projected in the low millions, though...sporadically across the country, and even over seas. Obviously, with numbers like that, incedents are going to happen. I mean, I can take the front page news, apply to the whole of the US, and then infer that the US is an unruly mob of murderers, thieves, and adulturers. Which would be a pretty unfair assessment for most of us, wouldn't you say?
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Re: Oakland police arresting about 100 protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I'm not concerned with MY voice. I do a LOT of homework before deciding who to toss my vote behind, both on federal and state/local elections. But I am, I can't help but feel, largely alone. So, some vehicle, some force of change, that would make it at least HARDER to vote for frauds and sell outs...by removing them as an option...would have been very nice to get behind.
    If those '99%' ers had all en masse dumped their voter registration cards and switched to...say...the green party...can you imagine the apoplectic shock that would have caused on BOTH major parties? As it is...they talk bull**** about being opposed to the influence of banks and corporations on politicians, but they VOTED for them...and they will do it again.

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    Re: Oakland police arresting about 100 protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Violence, and images of violence, destruction of private and public property, disregard for lawful order, rape, theft, cultural Marxism is what OWS has come to stand for. In Oakland anarchists, and unemployed pissed off younger people are led by this astro turf movement started up and funded by George Soros and Ad Busters want...They are 'useful idiots'... the call now is for them all to converge on Chicago in a redux of '68... I hope that they occupy Obama's house.


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    Re: Oakland police arresting about 100 protesters

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    I would challenge that. 5 months ago, they were not what I would consider unruly. Where they making headline news for infractions? Yes. There numbers were projected in the low millions, though...sporadically across the country, and even over seas. Obviously, with numbers like that, incedents are going to happen. I mean, I can take the front page news, apply to the whole of the US, and then infer that the US is an unruly mob of murderers, thieves, and adulturers. Which would be a pretty unfair assessment for most of us, wouldn't you say?
    The occupy movement did not start on its own organically. There were leaders despite the claim that there wasnt any leaders. The masses have gone back to work and left the leaders to themselves. And those leaders are now using violence as their method of choice to try and get the masses back. Oakland was nothing more than a photo op. The designed something that would fit into their propaganda that portrays America as an hidden dictatorship. They are hoping that the sort of supporters will comeback so they can again claim numbers. But the more that those sort of supporters step back and watch what really is going on the farther away they will position themselves from the occupy movement.


    But what they have achieved though is that most people on the Right view any anti wall street or by inference anti corruption effort as an Leftist attempt at revolution. If I was one of those conspiracy nuts this would make me think of some wild stupid theories. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    If those '99%' ers had all en masse dumped their voter registration cards and switched to...say...the green party...can you imagine the apoplectic shock that would have caused on BOTH major parties? As it is...they talk bull**** about being opposed to the influence of banks and corporations on politicians, but they VOTED for them...and they will do it again.
    Eh, after going to two of them, one in New Haven, and one BIG one in NYC, I can say that there are about....3% there who put in some effort before voting, in order to prevent the accent of the same old garbage.
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    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FreedomFromAll View Post
    The occupy movement did not start on its own organically. There were leaders despite the claim that there wasnt any leaders. The masses have gone back to work and left the leaders to themselves. And those leaders are now using violence as their method of choice to try and get the masses back. Oakland was nothing more than a photo op. The designed something that would fit into their propaganda that portrays America as an hidden dictatorship. They are hoping that the sort of supporters will comeback so they can again claim numbers. But the more that those sort of supporters step back and watch what really is going on the farther away they will position themselves from the occupy movement.


    But what they have achieved though is that most people on the Right view any anti wall street or by inference anti corruption effort as an Leftist attempt at revolution. If I was one of those conspiracy nuts this would make me think of some wild stupid theories. lol
    It's too cold to protest right now....they should wait, and recruit again in the summer. Proper protesting is a summer time sport.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Reports indicate that everyone knew he was hauling a bunch of guns up there. But, since you brought it up, there's something which should be illegal: guns that breakdown.

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