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Operation American Spring falls flat: ‘This is very disappointing,’ Texan says

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posted on May, 16 2014 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

I'd guesstimate that the PTB will look at that and escalate things accordingly . . .

sigh.

Sad.




posted on May, 16 2014 @ 05:34 PM
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I would go if i lived closer to DC and didnt work all day Fridays. I am pissed off and fed up with the Government as much as most but I still have a duty to keep a roof over my familys head and put food on the table.

Protesting does not pay the bills.

I will agree that America is a powder keg ready to ignite. Most are to obsessed with FB and smartphones but when push comes to shove you will be suprised how many revolutionaries there are here in America.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 05:46 PM
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Well obviously the bulk of American people have spoken.

They want a continued poor economy, high unemployment, high taxes, more government control and intrusion, and a further erosion of their freedoms.

/sarc



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 05:56 PM
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What happens when you try and stage a coup and nobody turns up?



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 06:19 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen


I think there will be 60 or 80 million at rallies this November however.


So you believe that approximately 25% of the U.S. population is going to turn up at Tea Party rallies even though that's more than the total number of people who identify as tea party supporters by tens of millions?

Maybe you're making the same mistake as this self-appointed revolutionary — overestimating the popularity of your opinion?

According to the estimates cited on Wikipedia, the largest day of TP protests was less than half a million people and that's combining all protests around the country.


April 15, 2009, was the date with the largest number of tea parties, demonstrations reported to be occurring in more than 750 cities.[82] Estimates of numbers of protesters varied by location and source. The Christian Science Monitor reported on the difficulties of calculating a cumulative turnout and said some estimates state that over half a million Americans participated in the protests, noting, "experts say the counting itself often becomes politicized as authorities, organizers, and attendees often come up with dramatically different counts."[83][83][84] Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform, estimated that at least 268,000 attended in over 200 cities.[85] Statistician Nate Silver, manager of FiveThirtyEight.com, has stated that the largest protests were in capitals and large cities while many others had little or no reliable media coverage and were thus not included in his estimate. He reported a cumulative crowd size estimate from credible sources of 311,460 for 346 cities, which accounted for all capitols and major cities.[86] The largest event, in Atlanta, Georgia, drew between an estimated 7,000 to 15,000 protestors.[86][87][88] Some of the gatherings drew only dozens.[83]


I don't think the Koch brothers parasite has infected as many minds as you're hoping.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 07:06 PM
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Didn't they pass a law in the last few years making it a felonyto protest outside a Federal building? I used to go to rallies in DC, last one in '08 - in the time before "kettling" and all the abuses heaped on OWS members.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 07:11 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

I think there will be 60 or 80 million at rallies this November however.



a reply to: theantediluvian


So you believe that approximately 25% of the U.S. population is going to turn up at Tea Party rallies even though that's more than the total number of people who identify as tea party supporters by tens of millions?


My Gawd !!!
Something else is happening in November.
Can you guess what that might be?
It's something big. Very *BIG* !








posted on May, 16 2014 @ 07:16 PM
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This doesn't bode well for the conservative movement in the coming midterms in Nov.

We have better turn outs for Tparty functions in Albuquerque and we're a solid blue state.
edit on 16-5-2014 by olaru12 because: oxo



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 07:55 PM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian

Mars turns direct on Tuesday. It's possible this could be a slow build/burn situation, similar to Occupy Wall Street. I suspect that Operation American Spring (OAS) may take a little longer to build momentum, but I don't think it's going away for many reasons.
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posted on May, 16 2014 @ 08:46 PM
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originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Didn't they pass a law in the last few years making it a felonyto protest outside a Federal building? I used to go to rallies in DC, last one in '08 - in the time before "kettling" and all the abuses heaped on OWS members.


I don't think they have enough people to be categorized as a protest. Street preaching or disturbing the peace is more accurate.



posted on May, 16 2014 @ 11:39 PM
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originally posted by: MrSpad
People barely turn out to vote, of course they are not going to turn out to support a coup by some random guy who thinks he knows what is good for the country.

In my book, you nailed it...
Why trade a lemon that you know very well...for a fruit you know nothing about (except that their rhetoric and event-planning skills, are dismal, at best)?



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 08:22 AM
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a reply to: Southern Guardian
I heard the turnout was around 300...a bit less than hoped! After the Bundy ranch debacle,I wonder if anyone wanted to go.Have you seen the "patriots" at Bundy's have turned up on some website asking for donations,as they lost they're jobs? Do you really think a protest will start a revolution here? Imagine if Obama walked out and resigned...they'd all cheer that they did they're job,and then what? Sarah Palin is the new pres?



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 08:30 AM
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They can always look on the bright side. They got more people to show up from further away than Mom's Demand Action can get to show up from right in town.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 08:46 AM
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heres the problem:
unlike so many successful coups and color revolutions around the world lately
NATO the american government isn't backing this coup

the peasents are revolting!
I'll say,maybe we should put a soap hose on the water cannons



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 10:10 AM
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a reply to: CaticusMaximus

I agree with what you're saying, I do, but not everyone here falls into the category, or generalization that you've laid out. Others will fall in line once the movement starts--a bunch of 'Johnny-come-latelys'. It will be an avalanche effect.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 11:11 AM
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This is amusing and on topic.....



www.youtube.com...



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 02:18 PM
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I have to wonder if the organizers are reevaluating there outlook on there ideology? - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...



I doubt it, but you must understand that there was Soros money behind the popular Occupy movement. After all, the socialist movement to end Capitalism has had a number of decades ahead of the Liberty movement to do their damage. They have the advantage of having already destroyed the education of generations of kids with brainwashing and indoctrination.



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 02:22 PM
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Maybe folks didn't think getting pepper sprayed in the face, beat down with clubs and thrown in jail overnight was as much fun as staying home. I don't blame them. No real change is gonna happen regardless of how many people march up Pennsylvania avenue with signs. - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...



I totally agree with you here, but then they didn't have the Adbusters and the Ruckus Society as well as numerous shadow organizations and dark money supporting them.
Also, many people just cannot afford to take time off their minimum wage multiple part time jobs to fly to DC and join the fun. Maybe we should see if some of the homeless who showed up at Occupy would be willing to attend.
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posted on May, 17 2014 @ 02:58 PM
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originally posted by: ThirdEyeofHorus
a reply to: LDragonFire




I have to wonder if the organizers are reevaluating there outlook on there ideology? - See more at: www.abovetopsecret.com...



I doubt it, but you must understand that there was Soros money behind the popular Occupy movement. After all, the socialist movement to end Capitalism has had a number of decades ahead of the Liberty movement to do their damage. They have the advantage of having already destroyed the education of generations of kids with brainwashing and indoctrination.


I'm on the OWS side and watched as this movement was crushed by the authorities. Where were you? As for the socialist movement destroying the education of kids, since Nixon 1970 republicans have held the white house for 28 years compared to the democrats 17 years so who destroyed what?



posted on May, 17 2014 @ 03:06 PM
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originally posted by: brandiwine14
Or perhaps it is just laziness after all.

Yep, clicking 'like' or 'share' is as far as most people want to go.
Apologies if it upsets anyone, but I actually laughed out loud when I first read the OP, no surprise nothing really happened. Facebook/Twitter world people generally don't do much more than type their grievances or give a credit/debit card number to donate.
*Edit, I have attended demonstrations and protests, and I don't use Fakebook.
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