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Thread: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Well, I thought the suggestion of violence was crazy, but today we have this tragic story from Kentucky:



    Census worker hanged with the word ‘fed’ scrawled on his body.


    The AP is reporting that Bill Sparkman, a 51-year-old part-time Census field worker and occasional teacher, was found hung to death in Kentucky with the word “fed” was scrawled on the dead man’s chest. Investigators are still trying to determine the motive, but “law enforcement officers have told the agency the matter is ‘an apparent homicide.’” “Our job is to determine if there was foul play involved — and that’s part of the investigation — and if there was foul play involved, whether that is related to his employment as a census worker,” said FBI spokesman David Beyer.

    Think Progress Census worker hanged with the word ?fed? scrawled on his body.


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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Libman View Post



    There is no substantive difference between the "left" / "liberal" statists and "right" / "conservative" statists, there's just the question of degree to which individual rights (including parents' rights, the natural right to homestead and defend property, etc) are violated. By that definition, all acts of violence originate with the statists, no matter if it's just one petty shoplifter, a bunch of armed anti-abortion nuts, or an organized political elite.

    The OKC bombing (assuming it really was masterminded by McVeigh and Nichols alone) was intended as an act of self-defense, and I can agree with that logic to a degree, but not completely. Adults who choose to work for a violent institution may be fair game, but how hard would it be to check if there's a day-care center in that building! There were much better targets for them to choose from...
    Yikes. You are supporting terrorism? As Redress said, now back to reality....
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Libman View Post
    There's no profit in killing your slaves (unless they disobey of course).
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Wilson is a hero to some because he called the President on the lies he was telling.

    Wilson is a villon to some because he called the President on the lies he was telling.

    If Obama would just learn to tell the truth, no one would call him a liar.

    If Obama would learn that most people in this country aren't as stupid as he thinks they are, he wouldn't lie so much.

    Too bad the president WASN'T telling lies. That's the crux of the issue dude. Those who back such a claim ARE the ignorant ones.
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    Kind of racist, aren't you.
    FTW?!
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Crunch View Post
    I've been to two Tea Party events... the first one there was no one with racist signs nor was there any one screaming anything.... nor was there any violence nor threat of violence.

    The second event was different from the first in only one instance. A man drove his van into a crowd of protesters, injuring 4 right in front of me.... I grabbed 2 other people and jumped out of his way. He was drunk and tried to pick a fight with all that were there, then he went up and took the microphone from the speaker and told us how good for us Government healthcare would be.

    No one would fight with him, no one did anything to him until the cops came and took him away..... I think he was probably a Democrat, but I can't be sure.
    In other words, you put your head in the sand and ignore images from other protests that are obviously racially motivated. Are all of them racists? Hell no. Are there racists involved in the movement? Hell yeah.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Well, I thought the suggestion of violence was crazy, but today we have this tragic story from Kentucky:




    Yikes. Let's hope this is an isolated case, but it's obviously motivated by what people are denying in this thread.
    It's time for a revolution in our country. Not a revolution forged with guns and bombs but a revolution forged of compassion and altruism. A revolution that extends a hand to those who don't have and who cannot. A revolution that makes Health Care available to all those in the US.

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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Yikes. Let's hope this is an isolated case, but it's obviously motivated by what people are denying in this thread.
    I really hope I'm wrong here.
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by formerroadie View Post
    Yikes. Let's hope this is an isolated case, but it's obviously motivated by what people are denying in this thread.
    Obviously motivated? I'm glad you know more than the police do. Perhaps you should put your psychic powers to use and go down there and help the police in their investigation.

    Seriously, it is possible the killing was politically motivated. If it was done by some fringe right wing whacko, that doesn't mean its a precursor to some historic rise in politically motivated violence. Just like the violence here isn't proof of some historic rise in mob violence by fringe left wing nuts. Both sides have their share of fringe idiots who occasssionally act out in violent ways. Trying to discredit an entire movement or ideology on the actions of a few isolated nutjobs isn't going to fly with anyone with an ounce of common sense.

    It's also possible the killing wasn't the act of some derranged ring winger. One credible possibility was that it was done by marijuana growers or meth lab operators who are known to operate in that area.
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    Re: If Health Care Reform Passes, Will Things Get Violent?

    Quote Originally Posted by Psychoclown View Post
    Obviously motivated? I'm glad you know more than the police do. Perhaps you should put your psychic powers to use and go down there and help the police in their investigation.

    Seriously, it is possible the killing was politically motivated. If it was done by some fringe right wing whacko, that doesn't mean its a precursor to some historic rise in politically motivated violence. Just like the violence here isn't proof of some historic rise in mob violence by fringe left wing nuts. Both sides have their share of fringe idiots who occasssionally act out in violent ways. Trying to discredit an entire movement or ideology on the actions of a few isolated nutjobs isn't going to fly with anyone with an ounce of common sense.

    It's also possible the killing wasn't the act of some derranged ring winger. One credible possibility was that it was done by marijuana growers or meth lab operators who are known to operate in that area.
    This by itself doesn't mean anything, but when you look at it with all of the other things going on, it's definitely something to worry about.
    The Makeout Hobo is real, and does indeed travel around the country in his van and make out with ladies... If you meet the Makeout Hobo, it is customary to greet him with a shot of whiskey and a high five (if you are a dude) or passionate makeouts (if you are a lady).

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