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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    I wonder how much violence will be tolerated before it becomes enough.

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Americans.
    Really? And what was the name of the book? Was the author that noted Community Organizer, Saul Alinsky?

    The base anger is against the Corporate State.
    You mean where big government and big business have joined forces (GM, Solyndra, GE, etc) to create big power? Then they should specify this and get greater public support.

    I guess the majority of them will be voting for Romney in November if they want this cronyism to stop, right?

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Really? And what was the name of the book?
    Guerrilla Warfare. How a lesser armed, indigenous people can beat a superior invasion force. We're the original.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    You mean where big government and big business have joined forces (GM, Solyndra, GE, etc) to create big power? Then they should specify this and get greater public support.

    I guess the majority of them will be voting for Romney in November if they want this cronyism to stop, right?
    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA. Romney stop cronyism. Whew, that was rich. No, neither Obama nor Romney will stop this.
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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    I wonder how much violence will be tolerated before it becomes enough.
    Probably just enough for the first non-protester to become a victim of physical violence. At that point, it's pretty hard to predict just how far things will go.
    "God is the name by which I designate all things which cross my path violently and recklessly, all things which alter my plans and intentions, and change the course of my life, for better or for worse."
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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    OWS has a few legitimate ideas. Where I depart from their ideas is when they start destroying private property of individuals who are just working for a living [...]
    But they're not doing that, so you're simply making stuff up. Or very confused. I'm going to go with the former.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    and making demands which necessarily require redistribution of wealth.
    Redistribution of wealth, to some extent, is a natural function of a civlized society. It is also something that was championed by the founding fathers.

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I'm all for freedom, and I'm all for one taking responsibility for his own life and livelihood.
    That's fine.... but I'd suggest moving to a remote island or an unihabited mountain top and living completely off the grid. Please avoid travelling on any paved roads as well. Otherwise, as a member of a society, you are going to be benefitting from redistribution of wealth. It is simply unavoidable.

    But I think we all know what the hard core right means when they get on the redistribution of wealth bandwagon... they are championing social Darwinism, in which those who cannot provide for themselves are simply left to rot and die.

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Not really. Earlier in the thread i believe Top Cat posted an apology... .
    I did? For what?

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    More stupidity.

    Rocks thrown through windows of Mayor Mike McGinn’s home | Seattle Times Newspaper

    Rocks thrown through windows of Mayor Mike McGinn’s home

    I hope they catch these knuckleheads.
    At the end of the day, in these types of situations, you never know who the knuckleheads might turn out to be. It's not outside the realm of possibility that in addition to carrying rocks, they could be found to be carrying badges.

    Yet the local vigilantes are primed to take head shots at any OWS person in the vicinity without any knowledge or proof of who did what, with full knowledge that the OWS is opposed to violence (despite their right wing propaganda trying to link them to it). The hard core right in the country is desperate to rain horrible physical violence down upon those who disagree with them. . . . and this thread is a perfect example of that. It is a reasonable bet that the U.S. is doomed to follow the path of other totalitarian states such as the Soviet Union under Stalin, Germany under Hitler, and Cambodia under Pol Pot (especially the latter, given the right wing hatred of intellectuals). With the Patriot Act, and the para-militarization and pseudo-federalization of the police, all the parts are being laid into place.

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    It's only the very first thing you see when the page opens.


    All I see are puppies, kittens, sunsets and pastel colors guys.... where's the fire and violence? [/sarc]

    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Eighty Deuce View Post
    The apologies from the left with this crap is pathetic. In the opinion of many, OWS does enable and foment the direct violent acts as happened in Seattle. [...]
    In the opinion of those who would like to murder them. You'll pardon those of us who do not value the opinion of those who want to murder someone for protesting.

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    Re: May Day protests turn violent in downtown Seattle

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    If violence and destruction is not a problems for the OWSers then that is what they are personally going to get. Perhaps you can explain your rationalization to them when it happens.
    I'm having a little trouble with your intent; do you mean that if OWS does not disavow violence and destruction then they should be killed?

    Or only if OWS participates in violence and destruction they should be killed? (destruction, let's say, includes the capital act of throwing a rock thru a window).

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