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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    it is evdently worth your time to support them.
    I don't necessarily support them. I just think that, in general, assembly and protest must be upheld to their fullest.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    That's why I said if they did cause property damage, then they are liable for it. Was that not clear? Befuddled somehow? I apologize if so.
    So do you think that a protestor who causes damage should be arrested for their actions or just pay reparations?? When you make a comment that only addresses part of the equation of justice, most folks will assume that you are ignoring the rest of it. Protesting does not grant anyone the right to harm anyone or anything and doing so is grounds for criminal prosecution, a result that you never mentioned. So how about it, should a protestor who causes material damage/harm be charged and, if found guilty, convicted of the crime or do you think that the 1st Amendment protects them?
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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I don't necessarily support them. I just think that, in general, assembly and protest must be upheld to their fullest.
    Of course - WBC is the poster child for such rights.
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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    I don't necessarily support them. I just think that, in general, assembly and protest must be upheld to their fullest.
    And if an angry mob showed up at my house with literature publishing my address, you can bet your ass I'll call the cops. Your right to protest be damned. I'm not placing my safety (or my family's safety) in the hands of a horde of angry barbarians.
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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    There is no shortage of instances where right leaning people found plenty of ways to protest certain people moving into their towns and neighborhoods.
    I've never seen or read anything like that my entire life.

    As a matter of fact the only people who protested others moving into their towns/communities were the southern democrats who sympathized and supported the KKK.

    Democrats have always been hatemongers, and as far as I'm concerned nothing has changed - now instead of democrats hating blacks and other minorities they now hate capitalists, white people and anyone that doesn't share their hate filled politics.

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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    Of course - WBC is the poster child for such rights.
    Are you talking about the WBBC?

    Seriously? they have like 50 members and they're all from the same family. Furthermore not even conservatives agree with them.

    I love how progressives attempt to portray the WBBC as some sort of normal conservative behavior and politics.

    Furthermore I have no idea what political affiliation the WBBC holds (if any) - I highly doubt they even vote.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Nick View Post
    Are you talking about the WBBC?

    Seriously? they have like 50 members and they're all from the same family. Furthermore not even conservatives agree with them.

    I love how progressives attempt to portray the WBBC as some sort of normal conservative behavior and politics.

    Furthermore I have no idea what political affiliation the WBBC holds (if any) - I highly doubt they even vote.
    Do you seriously not understand the impact that they have had on 1A rights?

    You are quite clueless, it seems.
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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Obama and demo's projected that they wanted to use "income inequality" as an electoral theme, and right on que the OWS stooges run with it, and start attacking people of means. And you think they're Republicans? Now that's amusing.
    In the Bay Area this issue goes back to well before Obama. It was a big issue during the previous dot com boom (circa 1997-2001) and gentrification has been an issue since at least the mid-eighties. During the dot com booms the price of housing and other real estate has shot through the roof and has displaced many lower-mid income people as well as many of the artists, musicians etc. who make San Francisco an interesting place to live and visit and attract tourists and visitors from the region. (San Jose is a larger city than San Francisco but it is not a destination for tourists or people seeking entertainment.) There are also major cultural/political differences between the locals and the recently arrived tech workers. The result is that many of the low income people who used to live in SF had to move to the outer 'burbs and now have to commute for 1-3 hours per week and the creative community has relocated to Oakland.

    Even Kevin Rose wrote; "that said, I did agree w/ them that we need to solve rising rents, keep the SF culture, and crack down on landlords booting folks out."

    Some of the protesters are extremist, off-target and sometimes harm their cause, but it is an issue that has many people concerned, including most political leaders and even many of the tech workers. The issue was being ignored by most politicians until the protests began.
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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by ludin View Post
    fact is as more people move into an area and the more income that comes into the area prices generally go up. just look at ND. the energy boom there has driven housing prices through the roof but their unemployment rate of 2.8% counters that as people are getting paid well enough to afford it.

    i never said everyone could be a billionaire, but you can't really do better for yourself standing outside someone's housing carrying a protest sign.
    that isn't going to accomplish anything. creating your own idea and or job skills will make it better for yourself.
    Ludin, there's a difference between oil workers making enough to afford their housing and locals who are not in those jobs being able to keep their living arrangements.
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    Re: Anti-Tech Protesters Target VC With Vulgar Flyer

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Ludin, there's a difference between oil workers making enough to afford their housing and locals who are not in those jobs being able to keep their living arrangements.
    The stress is the same.

    locals need to improve their job.
    the price of having high paying jobs in the area is that housing prices go up as more people move into the area. supply vs demand.
    you can't have it both ways.

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