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    Re: Violent protests in the U.K. over budget cuts?

    Quote Originally Posted by cpgrad08 View Post
    Protests Turn Violent in London Over Budget Cuts - FoxNews.com
    Demonstrators swarm central London to protest spending cuts - CNN.com
    London protesters clash with police - World news - Europe - msnbc.com

    Protest in the U.K. turn violent during protest over the government trying to cut 100,000,000,000 dollars from the budget. Is this normal style European protest or this an example of when people become too dependent on the Government and feel entitled to all government programs?
    You think we'd be any different? The difference here is that their government was actually trying to cut tons of spending to get things under control. Our government offers deflections like NPR/PBS instead of real solutions. But if they tried, seriously tried, to cut the same amount don't doubt for a minute that we wouldn't do the same. We're suckling from the government teat as well. We're hooked, we're losing the ability to do anything for ourselves anymore. Don't think this would be unique to Europe, the only real difference here is that their government was seriously trying to cut spending. Our government will only talk about it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Violent protests in the U.K. over budget cuts?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Any country that can ban so-called hate can easily ban protests against the government as a form of hate speech.
    Don't we have "hate crime" laws? Our government would merely call protests against the government as a form of terrorism.
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    Re: Violent protests in the U.K. over budget cuts?

    today: "s&p downgrades portugal and greece again"

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/30/bu..._r=1&src=busln

    portugal: "one notch above junk"

    "the greek rating, which had already been cut to junk, was lowered"

    from greece to sacto, there's just no stopping what's coming

    sorry, stay up

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    Re: Violent protests in the U.K. over budget cuts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Don't we have "hate crime" laws? Our government would merely call protests against the government as a form of terrorism.
    Exactly!

    We have them in Canada and it has not only proved to be a menace against free speech but, of course, are being used very selectively. "Hate crime" laws are a disgrace in any democracy and should be strongly resisted. Sooner or later, sooner more likely, they will be used against political rivals.

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    Re: Violent protests in the U.K. over budget cuts?

    today: Oil prices hit all time high in Britain: Bad news for motorists and homeowners

    ouch!

    that's sure gonna add some fuel to those fires, huh?

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    Re: Violent protests in the U.K. over budget cuts?

    I'm repeating myself, but... it's sad that public budgets are cut while corporations and banks who caused the economic meltdown in the first place get bail outs.

    Western democracy is on the decline.

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    Re: Violent protests in the U.K. over budget cuts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    I'm repeating myself, but... it's sad that public budgets are cut while corporations and banks who caused the economic meltdown in the first place get bail outs.

    Western democracy is on the decline.
    It's people who are in decline if they depend on corporations, or governments, to look after them. And if they do become dependent, of course they'll die out.

    Are you not familiar with Darwin? There are some laws that cannot be delayed or denied.

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    Re: Violent protests in the U.K. over budget cuts?

    Captain Ska wasn't wrong.

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