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Hippies lying down in front of cars getting run over.

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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 03:43 PM

Originally posted by dubiousone

Originally posted by brindle

Originally posted by dubiousone
If you intentionally, knowingly, recklessly or negligently run into or over a person with your car you are a criminal and you deserve to be prosecuted and jailed for a considerable period of time. It doesn't matter who you are, where you are going, whether you're in a hurry, or whether you disagree with the reason why the other person is in your way. It's really just that simple. If someone stands or lays down in front of your car and blocks your way you do not have the right to injure them. If you do, you're a criminal. If you encourage someone to injure them, you're a criminal. That you condone injuring them makes you a psychopath.
edit on 6/7/2011 by dubiousone because: Spelling correction.
If you lay down in front of somebodys car,you are as sick as they come.

Do you really believe that? It may not be a healthy chocie if you don't know whether the driver is a psychopath who cares more about saving ten minutes on his way to Walmart than whether he is prosecuted and jailed for felony assault.

And why would you condone injuring a person who is "as sick as they come"? Do you believe that all sick people should be murdered?
edit on 6/7/2011 by dubiousone because: Punctuation.
I never condoned anything or said I believe anything.Dont twist things and make up lies.I said if you lay down under somebodies car,you are as sick as they come.I stand by this.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 03:48 PM
And furthermore,this whole group of protestors is sick,and everyone who supports them is sick.By stopping somebodys car,you are impeding free will.This country was built on free will.The united states is so great because you can come and go as you please.These kidnappers not letting cars go by,and detaining them against their will are evil.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 03:52 PM
reply to post by syrinx2112

When governments no longer listen to the people but do the bidding of the corporations that contribute big campaign money (bribe them).

When e-mailing, writing and going to your state rep in person no longer works, they do as the large corporations tell them too...............than there is no further recourse.

Several books you might want to read are:

*Pigs At The Trough by Arianna Huffington
*Third World America: How Our Politicians Are Abandoning the Middle Class and Betraying the American Dream by Arianna Huffington
*Political Ponerology by Andrew M. Lobaczewski
*Corporatism The Secret Government of the New World Order by Jeffrey Grupp
*The Best Democracy Money Can Buy by Greg Palast
*The Trillion Dollar Conspiracy by Jim Marrs
*Babylon's Banksters: The Alchemy of Deep Physics, High Finance and Ancient Religion by Joseph P. Farrell.

These books will give you a good idea of who is profitting from war and who is running the planet.

Hint: (Your vote doesn't count worth squat).
edit on 7-6-2011 by ofhumandescent because: grammar and added Jim Marrs book

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 03:58 PM
reply to post by syrinx2112

Their motivation: to try and drive home that making war must stop if we are to survive as a species and go onto a Class I civilization

What recourse do we have when our votes no longer count and our government no longer listens to the common man?

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:12 PM
reply to post by ofhumandescent

It's sad, American "votes" are a thing of legend.

Remember how there are only 2 parties? What a retarded excuse for democracy, absolute nonsense.

Clearly a bi-dictatorship -- sorry to be semantically correct, reality.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:14 PM
reply to post by j-man

Agreed, though does the method skew the message?
Because then when the media gets involved its all about the person getting hit not what the message is about.
I guess it would display some sort of dedication.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:14 PM
reply to post by Buzzzzz

Sorry to see you leave a place where your input is so needed.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:16 PM
reply to post by Somehumanbeing

Goodness the second video... you could hear the bone crushing

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:21 PM

Originally posted by balon0
reply to post by Somehumanbeing

Goodness the second video... you could hear the bone crushing

Note the police officer bumbling around doing nothing.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:26 PM
reply to post by TheOrangeBrood

Well you got a star for me, at least you see reality.

A slave that doesn't know they are enslaved won't rebel.

A prisoner that doesn't realize he/she is imprisoned won't try to escape.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:28 PM

Originally posted by ShaunHatfield
reply to post by OmegaLogos

How about the tree hugging hippies GET OUT OF THEIR WAY!!!! Lay down in front of a car? For what? To prove that your parents didn't have ANY kids without some sort of retardation?

Why should my day/week/year be affected by some over emotional little twits???? I revel in the fact that these little emotionally distressed humans weren't killed...... But I am happy as a pig in mudd that the drivers ran their arses over!!!!!

Drivers 8 Protesters 0
edit on 6/7/2011 by ShaunHatfield because: (no reason given)

Studies indicate that roughly 4% of Americans are sociopaths, psychopaths, or suffer from (and in some cases revel in) the condition known as APD (anti-social personality disorder). One of their distinctive traits is their lack of empathy when harm is done to others. Sometimes they even proudly call themselves out on public forums like ATS.


DRIVERS: 20 years each with possible early release for good behavior, the maximum fine, and civil lawsuits for damages, levy and attachment of all their assets, and cancellation of their motor vehicle insurance policies.

PROTESTERS: A hard lesson learned about the widespread moral corruption of their fellow Americans.
edit on 6/7/2011 by dubiousone because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:30 PM
Well sitting down in front of cars during rush hour or throwing yourself under the wheel of a moving vehicle is pretty darned dumb.

I feel sorry for what the people who run over and kill one of them have to go through, even knowing it was not their fault. Personally I could not even think of running over someone like that, regardless of how stupid they are, but I would not give a second thought to removing them from in front of my car. Personally, if you are dumb enough to do something like this, you should have someone knock some sense into you.

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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:39 PM
The actions of these 'hippies' put me in mind of Reclaim the Streets and Critical Mass;

Reclaim the Streets was an anti-car direct action movement which used street parties as political protest. The aim was to seize roads, and in this way to prevent cars from being able to access them. The street parties halted the normal flow of things so spectacularly, that passers by would be made to stop and question the reasons for the disruption. The first actions took place in London in 1995, closing Camden High Street on 14 May and Upper Street in Islington on 23 July. A year later, the largest street party of several thousand protesters closed an elevated section of the M41 motorway in Shepherds Bush on 13 July 1996.

The Criminal Justice Act strengthened links that already existed between ravers and protesters by criminalising them with the same definitions of 'nuisance' and 'trespass'. Finding themselves criminalised, ravers became politicised, and 'raving' became a defiant act.

Reclaim the Streets called itself a disorganisation; a loose collection of environmentalists, anarchists and anti-captialists with no formal structure, leaders or spokespeople and no distinct political agenda.

A similar position is claimed by Critical Mass which is often defined as an 'organised coincidence'. A Critical Mass is a disruptive direct action which takes place only when enough cyclists turn up at a known place and time (in London typically on the last Friday of the month under Waterloo Bridge) to ride together creating as they do a mass large enough to exclude cars from a piece of road.

Critical Mass is a global phenomenon which communicates via an informal network of local websites. There are no permanent organisers or members. Routes are decided spontaneously by the cyclists at the front of the mass or by anyone that decides to distribute a route to other cyclists at the start of the ride. When a Critical Mass causes disruption, it demonstrates by reversing the usual situation, the dominance of car traffic over cyclists.

In 2006 a cyclist challenged Police attempts to restrict Critical Mass rides in London. The police claimed that the organisers were required to give 6 days advance notice of the ride and its route. The cyclist argued that prior notice was not possible because routes were customary, not set in advance, and had no formal organiser. The court found in the cyclist's favour on 27 June 2006.

In the late 1990s global capitalism, rather than the car, became the primary focus of Reclaim the Streets protests.

I do not know what laws exist in America to prevent or criminalise this type of protest but if any of the 'hippies' are reading or participating in this Thread, God bless you for having the courage of your convictions.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:41 PM
By preventing people from coming or going,this falls under the kidnapping category.Anybody who is being kidnapped feels terrorized,and the need to escape from your captors.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:42 PM
Why? If you feel that strongly about something, why not put your life at risk? Not that I agree with them- nor the newer hippies....Lol. They prolly need to think it through more, but any attention is good attention. Its always worth a look, especially if the cause is a good one. Maybe somebody needs to wake up our bargain shopping, 3 stomach consumer. Throw a "hippie" underneath that SUV....

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:44 PM
It is a sad comment on our society when people consider there cars or trucks as a weapon. It happens every day, all over the world; sitting protesters or not.

But a person behind the wheel, should consider himself at risk, if that said person should willingly decide too run over some pedestrians out in the street. Because that said person, might find his arms pulled out of his sockets by an angry crowd.

The main form of peaceful protests on our world, is the fact that you have to make an example of yourself, by taking to the streets with a mass of people, and displaying with verbal shouts, protest songs, paper mache dummys of your foe's, sit downs and a form of free expression that say's were not going to take your doo-doo anymore.

I was a college student during the early 70's, & 80's that participated in protest's: Civil rights march in Greensboro, N.C., anti-war protests mainly against the Vietnam War, in Baltimore and Washington D.C. but also against the illegal contra war run by President Reagan's stooges.

I particpated in a sitdown, on a road, in front of our college, with about a 100 fellow protester's, after some National Guard goon's mowed down and killed 4 Kent State College students, with rifle fire; that were protesting the Vietnam War.

Sometimes, you have to stand up for your ideals, and take a stand; if you think that your government is in the wrong.

Or, on the other hand, you can act like a sheep, that will forever allow tyrannical leader's to stay in power.
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posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:44 PM

Originally posted by Jean Paul Zodeaux
Protest has its place, but in the end is really just a limp wristed way of admitting that you are powerless to anything about the problem you are protesting. It follows that such an admission would lead to such stupidity.

I wonder which is more "limp wristed", placing your physical body in harms way over a cause one believes in, or arm chair quarterbacking from a position of safety armed with nothing but a keyboard and mouse..?

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:49 PM
reply to post by Somehumanbeing

Interesting response, OP. Especially considering the majority of people on ATS have no problem whatsoever with people blocking the cars of Westboro members so they cannot protest. Guess it's okay to do it if you disagree with the reason for the protest.

You can mock their reasons for protesting, but just because you don't agree with it doesn't make it okay to purposefully run someone over with your vehicle. That can kill a person.

It's one thing if the car is moving and the person lays down in front of it and the cars doesn't have time to react and stop. It's completely another when the person driving the vehicle simply doesn't care that a human being is laying underneath his or her wheels and has something better to do than worry about killing another person.

ETA: I think it is wrong for the protesters to block traffic in such a blatant way, just like I think it is wrong for people to physically prevent the Westboro protesters from attending funerals and whatnot. That is violating a person's right to freely move about. But it is not right to intentionally cause harm to another person just because you either disagree with their stance or have someone you have to be and there's some idiot lying in front of your car so you rectify it by running them over and causing them serious bodily injury. Two wrongs don't make a right.
edit on 7-6-2011 by nunya13 because: (no reason given)

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:56 PM
I am apalled at the nature of the majority of people in this thread. I don't know how anyone can could sit there and call these PEOPLE retarded or idiots or stupid. The fact that they are out standing up against massive conglomerates against things they believe in, but they are also being ILLEGALLY run over. As if that isn't bad enough, most of you inhuman punks on here are laughing about it. It really does make me sick, if this is the way you respect the people who are actually DOING SOMETHING about the state of this country, then it is no wonder we are in the current state we are in.

I really can not stand it when someone has the audacity to sit there and call someone else stupid, when they, themselves, refuse to voice their opinion on any matter. People who claim nothing matters anyway so why waste the time and energy? THOSE individuals deserve to be shipped off to a labour camp to be stripped of all their rights and freedoms.

You want to call someone else an idiot for doing whatever they felt nessicary to do for the better of their own, while you sitr there in your damned lazy boy drinking your beverages acting as if your crap doesn't stink. You need to stop being so childish and seeing the small stuff. People here claim to open each others eyes and help one another see truth, how the HELL could that possibly be going on, if the same people who are supposed to be helping one another are laughing at innocent people being run down?

How any human being could sit there and laugh at the misfortune of any other human being and then call THEM retarded is beyond me. Those type of people are below people in my book, sub-human. These are the people that are standing up for the stuff you're too scared to go out and protest about. None of you have any right to call any of them retarded, and you should be ashamed of yourselves for it.

posted on Jun, 7 2011 @ 04:59 PM
reply to post by NewAgeMan

I wonder which is more "limp wristed", placing your physical body in harms way over a cause one believes in, or arm chair quarterbacking from a position of safety armed with nothing but a keyboard and mouse..?

Thomas Paine, sitting in the comfort of his own home, wrote Common Sense and inspired a population to revolution. Thomas Jefferson, who never fought in that American Revolution, wrote the Declaration of Independence in defense of this revolution. What Paine, Jefferson did, and I am now doing is praising causative actions that actually fix problems. Sitting in front of traffic is not cause, it is foolish effect, and is most assuredly limp wristed.

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