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posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 03:54 PM
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These people are so patriotical Bald Eagles hover over them and watch the flanks.


Lol. Funny!

I didn't get to watch any of the coverage on the event today as I had to go to my wife's company picnic...yay


I'm really curious as too how many people showed up there and I"m glad that the whole thing has been peaceful for the most part...which is very good.

I don't like the fact that all of this really started with Ron Paul and his campaign and that the whole message has been muddled.

I didn't see any anti-war protesters in any of those pictures...and a TRUE conservative would be yelling loudly against it.

It's nice that the end the fed movement is still pushing forward.

Also...I've always wanted to visit Washington D.C.....and just get a taste of all of the history this country has. To be part of something like this...with thousands of people protesting peacefully at the very city that is supposed to lead the free world....

It would be awesome.

S/F for the thread btw SDOG! Thanks for sharing...good work!

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posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 03:56 PM
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Great Job Sdog. Is it just me or was that a bunch of white people.
What was your take on the participation of minorities?


Why is the race of the majority of participants such an issue for people when it comes to these protests? I never heard any concern that the may day protests were mostly Hispanics, or that the million man march was mostly blacks.

Why has "white people" become such a bad thing to be? You act as if White people being there some how discredits it.

EDIT: By the way, just glancing at those pictures I saw quite a few Hispanics and Asians. Its not like black people don't agree with this movement though. I have several black friends, guys you would never suspect, that cant stand Obama.

So, enough with this racist bull. Enough demonizing white people. Its bigoted and its racist.





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posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 04:00 PM
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..Right wings being Right wings...not cool...

America is not socialist..but it SHOULD BE!!!


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posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 04:01 PM
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Originally posted by Next_Heap_With
..Right wings being Right wings...not cool...

America is not socialist..but it SHOULD BE!!!


You aren't willing to fight for it. We're willing to fight against it. So, you might as well just move to Venezuela.



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 04:03 PM
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nah..i still have hope the right wings will not have any say on the decisions being made in the whole world..



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 04:05 PM
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Erm guys ... this isn't really the thread for political bickering ...

Folks have the right to organize and to come down to DC to have their voices heard ...

No matter if one agrees with their cause or not.

No need to insult them for it.

Especially when as was the case today, they do it with purpose and civility.



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 04:13 PM
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Originally posted by Wimbly

Originally posted by Next_Heap_With
America is not socialist..but it SHOULD BE!!!


You aren't willing to fight for it. We're willing to fight against it. So, you might as well just move to Venezuela.

Man you have to make it louder. We are not just willing to fight for our freedoms, we are willing to also die for those freedoms! No socialistic crap!


Originally posted by Wimbly
reply to post by whaaa
 



Great Job Sdog. Is it just me or was that a bunch of white people.
What was your take on the participation of minorities?


Why is the race of the majority of participants such an issue for people wen it comes to these protests? I never heard any concern tat the may day protests were mostly Hispanics, or that the million man march was mostly blacks.

Why has "white people" become such a bad thing to be? You act as if White people being there some how discredits it.

EDIT: By the way, just glancing at those pictures I saw quite a few Hispanics and Asians. Its not like black people don't agree with this movement though. I have several black friends, guys you would never suspect, that cant stand Obama.

So, enough with this racist bull. Enough demonizing white people. Its bigoted and its racist.
[edit on 12-9-2009 by Wimbly]

Agreed


Some people have to wake up, or the march for freedom is going to walk all over them. It doesn't mater what your ethnic background is - It doesn't matter what your party affiliation is - What maters is that this is "The March of Freedom". You are either for freedom or you are against freedom. We need this to grow into larger protests. About damn time we all stood up and yelled with one voice.

"No More Spending"
"No More Large Government"
"No Mandated Laws That Put The Government in Control of Our Lives"

Obama, Pelosi, McCain, Steele, etc... I hope you all are listening. We are going to kick your buts out of office soon. If Obama doesn't start listening up, there is a good chance we can impeach him after 2010.

"No More Use of Division by any Politician to Pass Policy"
"No More Suppression of Free Speech by Labelers"

"Let freedom ring... Let freedom ring!"

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posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 04:20 PM
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Originally posted by antar
Excellent job well done SDog, could there have been a more descent crowd present?


Again, I don't know what the organizers were expecting, but I can't imagine they were disappointed with the turnout. It was a big event.


Question: How did the Police act with the crowds? Were there bathrooms set up? Vendors selling food and beverages?


The police from what I could see were great. Like I said a little earlier, they're pretty used to this sort of thing around here. One of my concerns given some of the demonstrations during some Obama speeches was to see if people were going to be unadvisedly attempting to carry weapons into the district. That is something that is taken very seriously around here by the police. But it seems, again so far as I could tell, that the organizers managed to convince people not to push that issue. In fact on the front page of the organizing website they had this:


DO NOT BRING WATER PISTOLS OR ANYTHING LIKE IT (remember where you are)


That issue being averted to my knowledge, and to answer your question, the DC metro police and Capitol police were great. The rest of the 10 or so local law enforcement agencies were hiding behind the hedge talking to their wrists.



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posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 04:44 PM
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Thanks for posting these awesome pictures for us who could'nt make it

there ourselves! I was there in spirit though, glad to see it was an

orderly gathering, people just expressing their rights!! gives you an

awesome feeling!!!

S&F for you sir!



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 05:06 PM
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Here is a time lapse of the protest. It looks to me like they had a pretty amazing turn out. It will be interesting to watch the MSM down play it.




posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 05:08 PM
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Originally posted by Wimbly
Here is a time lapse of the protest. It looks to me like they had a pretty amazing turn out. It will be interesting to watch the MSM down play it.


again..where were you when Fox did the same to Left Wing protests..???

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posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 05:20 PM
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I just love the fact that people are coming together and standing up for what they see as their truth and what they feel is justice.

It doesn't matter WHAT it is that they are coming together for -
Whether it is rightwing or leftwing or centerwing- is irrelevant.

It's the fact that they have come together for a common cause in response to something that does not resonate with them -they have come without weapons - with only their wit, spirit and a few signs.

This is major.
This is who we are.
This is who we need to be - if we are going to choose our own path.





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posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 05:28 PM
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Thanks for going down there!!! I watched some of it on tv. I would have loved to have been there. This truely makes me proud!!!



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 05:36 PM
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Thanks for the independent media coverage. MSM is already reportedly grossly under-reporting the number of attendees. It looked like lots of folks to me. "tens of thousands' is still a HUGE number, but I seriously feel they were undercutting the figures for a reason. I wonder how much longer they can continue to play it off as a 'few disgruntled right-wing nut jobs.'

Great job!!!




posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 05:46 PM
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Pigpen, my experience has been that the MSM gets its crowd numbers from the Park Service estimates.

Depending on the venue in the city, they are pretty good at it. Had lots of practice. They use a grid system, at least on the Mall, from what I've read. Can't explain it more accurately, might be on a website somewhere....



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 05:51 PM
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I had to go downtown earlier today, and stopped by the rally. I noticed a distinct difference between the crowd today, and the usual suspects who protest in DC. I didn't see any anarchists- although it would have nice if the CNN bus had been tipped over. I didn't see any Obama effigies, as was the norm during anti-Bush rallies. In fact, most of the signs weren't anti-Obama, they were anti-big government/socialism. Not much in the way of screaming. No freaks that I saw. I didn't see MSNBC either- I guess they are still in denial. It was very civilized, unlike large leftist gatherings. I did see some anti-tea party hippies shouting at people, but they were largely ignored. I was hoping G. Beck would have made an appearance, but I didn't see him anywhere, although I was only there for about an hour.
Didn't take any pictures, as I was wearing a suit, and didn't want anyone thinking I was with the Administration. I did see a couple of suspicious types with long lenses scanning the crowd, but they may have been journalists or bloggers of some sort.



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by Next_Heap_With

Originally posted by Wimbly
Here is a time lapse of the protest. It looks to me like they had a pretty amazing turn out. It will be interesting to watch the MSM down play it.


again..where were you when Fox did the same to Left Wing protests..???

[edit on 12-9-2009 by Next_Heap_With]


Can you cite some examples?



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 05:52 PM
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Good job, SD! S&F.

The crowd seemed well-behaved. Anyone know if there are plans to carry this over to tomorrow?



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 06:20 PM
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I don't think there's anything planned for tomorrow ... nothing official that I am aware of.

Also there's a Triathlon planned in the same area tomorrow near the Washington Monument.



posted on Sep, 12 2009 @ 06:23 PM
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As Bill Maher said, "It's the million moron march.":
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