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Originally posted by Kryties
Oh and by the way, picking the bankers side on this makes you just as bad as them. I guess you support the idea of millions of jobless and homeless people do you? I guess you support the idea of enslavement of the human race to the intellectual elite do you?
Originally posted by guinnessford
reply to post by tsloan
And hurt like hell too, especially if anyones wearing N.V.G's at night!
Haha! I love it, another 2 dollar toy defeating millions of $$$$ worth of crowd control equipment!
Score one for the semi-good guys!
Originally posted by blueorder
"Instead they should start (as, in fairness, many modern Labour people do, with James Purnell giving a particularly fine lecture last week) with an acceptance that in the long violent saga of mankind we have rarely done anything as benign as going shopping, rarely devised anything as socially advantageous as property rights and the rule of law, rarely enriched the poor or enhanced lives as we did by creating capitalism.
Nobody serious believes that this capitalism should be unregulated. Nobody serious believes in complete laissez faire. But nobody serious can really believe any more that there is some brilliant alternative we haven't thought of. Can they? "
Obama managed to offend thousands of people at the G20 Summit by attempting a joke that didn't go over well. Thousands of protesters have been detained and Obama himself was physically attacked.
The riots broke out after Obama made a comment during his speech about the Queen and tried to give her an iPod, but no one seemed to laugh. While some people in the room were genuinely offended, others took advantage of the mood to jump on Obama in the name of the Queen.
Once hands were laid on Obama, others began defending the president, and the roughly 40,000 protesters outside of the G20 Summit began getting violent. Troops were called in to calm the crowd and were forced to zip-tie thousands of protesters. Tanks eventually hit the streets, but it didn't phase protesters who weren't planning on moving any time soon.