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Originally posted by Skewed
Originally posted by TDawgRex
reply to post by Skewed
Maybe Seventytwo has ran with your idea. Of course, he ran into a wall.
If what you propose were to happen though...
These interesting times would get a whole lot more, um, interesting.
Remember, that is a old Chinese curse. "May you live in interesting times."
I am willing to take that path.
I'm not to sure I am.
My life is getting better slowly but surely. But that's just me. I'm used to struggling.
The path we are currently on is not going anywhere.
(Reuters) - Police reopened the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday evening after more than 500 anti-Wall Street protesters were arrested for blocking traffic lanes and attempting an unauthorized march across the span.
Originally posted by pause4thought
reply to post by DJDigitalGem
Pity you can't watch / listen. Moments ago the crowd were chanting "We're not the criminals!"...
"You belong with us! We're fighting for YOUR pension!"
edit on 1/10/11 by pause4thought because: (no reason given)
"The courageous and honorable protests underway in Wall Street should serve to bring this calamity to public attention, and to lead to dedicated efforts to overcome it and set the society on a more healthy course."
The Paris Commune (French: La Commune de Paris, IPA: [la kɔmyn də paʁi]) was a government that briefly ruled Paris from March 18 (more formally, from March 28) to May 28, 1871. It existed before the split between anarchists and Marxists had taken place, and it is hailed by both groups as the first assumption of power by the working class during the Industrial Revolution. Debates over the policies and outcome of the Commune contributed to the break between those two political groups.
Reprisals now began in earnest. Having supported the Commune in any way was a political crime, of which thousands could be, and were, accused. Some of the Communards were shot against what is now known as the Communards' Wall in the Père Lachaise Cemetery while thousands of others were tried by summary courts martial of doubtful legality, and thousands shot. Notorious sites of slaughter were the Luxembourg Gardens and the Lobau Barracks, behind the Hôtel de Ville. Nearly 40,000 others were marched to Versailles for trials. For many days endless columns of men, women and children made a painful way under military escort to temporary prison quarters in Versailles. Later 12,500 were tried, and about 10,000 were found guilty: 23 men were executed; many were condemned to prison; 4,000 were deported for life to New Caledonia. The number killed during La Semaine Sanglante can never be established for certain, and estimates vary from about 10,000 to 50,000. According to Benedict Anderson, "7,500 were jailed or deported" and "roughly 20,000 executed".
After the slaughter, Thiers said, "The ground is strewn with their corpses. May this terrible sight serve as a lesson." According to Alfred Cobban, 30,000 were killed, perhaps as many as 50,000 later executed or imprisoned and 7,000 were exiled to New Caledonia. Thousands more, including most of the Commune leaders, succeeded in escaping to Belgium, Britain (a safe haven for 3,000-4,000 refugees), Italy, Spain and the United States. The final exiles and transportees were amnestied in 1880. Some became prominent in later politics, as Paris councillors, deputies or senators. In 1872, "stringent laws were passed that ruled out all possibilities of organizing on the left." For the imprisoned there was a general amnesty in 1880, except for those convicted of assassination or arson. Paris remained under martial law for five years.
J.P Morgan has just gifted some money to NYPD.
Originally posted by pause4thought
reply to post by Chance321
Their pensions have been dropping for months, with a number of Wall Street institutions reaping the benefits of having betted against a strong economy. While they rub their hands in glee many have been asking questions about who the system benefits. And whether everything is above board. (I know this sounds like I'm talking to a child...)
It's not a laughing matter. Are you asleep? Or a shill?
These protesters don't even know there being used by obama to deflect attention away from him and his failed administration, funny how these protests are showing up before elections.