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Originally posted by Kali74
reply to post by gentledissident
Why isn't there an arrest? What are the police trying to do?
Cops don't arrest other cops.
Exhibit A: This article in the Guardian describing the "relevance" of OWS goes on for more than 1,000 words without once mentioning any numbers as far as protestors in New York, Seattle, Oakland, and San Francisco.
Exhibit B: No mention of OWS May Day protests on front page of New York Times site today. They may have had something yesterday but if it had been impactful, they would have run front page stories for days.
Why? Suppose they began a revolution and no one showed up? If I was a left wing rag, I wouldn't have mentioned numbers either.
The Huffpo blog on the San Francisco-Oakland OWS May Day event begins, "Hundreds of protesters flooded the streets of San Francisco and Oakland on Tuesday as part of the nationwide May Day general strike organized largely by Occupy Wall Street."
"Flooded?" Who is the writer trying to kid? You don't "flood" the streets with only "hundreds" of protesters. Thousands or tens of thousands of protestors are needed to "flood" the streets. The fact that only 25 protestors were arrested the entire day tells the real story of participation in the May Day OWS relaunch.
Originally posted by 00nunya00
reply to post by seabag
Okay, now you're just being an obvious troll.
Go back to TAoT and report to your giggling 4channers. The end.
Originally posted by thehoneycomb
reply to post by Todensangst
That looks like they had one hell of a paintball fight. LOL
Just because it shoots paintballs, doesn’t mean a paintball marker isn’t a serious weapon in the eyes of the law. Not only is it dangerous and stupid to use your paintball equipment outside of official game play, but it’s a great way to get yourself thrown in jail.
There’s an on-going battle in the courts right now on whether or not to start treating the ownership of paintball guns like a real gun. This is mainly due to the newer gun models getting more and more sophisticated. Some are capable of very high pressures and can shoot over 30 balls per second. In addition, newer laws are being prepared for those who do use paintball guns in assaults.
Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by Kali74
No it's your failure in your acceptance of it.
One-liners are against T&C…especially for SILVER contributors!
I accept OWS…I REJECT their/your ability to recognize that you’re playing TPTB's song!
Look, I can’t expect more from this group…really…OWS is OWS…I’m merely appealing to critical thinkers who are unaware of the BIG picture.
Originally posted by THE_PROFESSIONAL
Everyone should leave their IDs at home and wear masks. It is not against the law to be walking around without ID
Originally posted by seabag
I haven’t derailed the discussion. Having an opinion that you don’t like isn’t trolling. 300 people showed up to the OWS protests...it was an epic failure....deal with it.
In considering how dissensions and poltical revolutions arise, we must first of all ascertain the beginnings and causes of them which affect constitutions generally. They may be said to be three in number; and we have now to give an outline of each. We want to know (1) what is the feeling? (2) what are the motives of those who make them? (3) whence arise political disturbances and quarrels? The universal and chief cause of this revolutionary feeling has been already mentioned; viz., the desire of equality, when men think that they are equal to others who have more than themselves; or, again, the desire of inequality and superiority, when conceiving themselves to be superior they think that they have not more but the same or less than their inferiors; pretensions which may and may not be just. Inferiors revolt in order that they may be equal, and equals that they may be superior. Such is the state of mind which creates revolutions. The motives for making them are the desire of gain and honor, or the fear of dishonor and loss; the authors of them want to divert punishment or dishonor from themselves or their friends. The causes and reasons of revolutions, whereby men are themselves affected in the way described, and about the things which I have mentioned, viewed in one way may be regarded as seven, and in another as more than seven. Two of them have been already noticed; but they act in a different manner, for men are excited against one another by the love of gain and honor- not, as in the case which I have just supposed, in order to obtain them for themselves, but at seeing others, justly or unjustly, engrossing them. Other causes are insolence, fear, excessive predominance, contempt, disproportionate increase in some part of the state; causes of another sort are election intrigues, carelessness, neglect about trifles, dissimilarity of elements.
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Exhibit A. "You disagree so you're calling me a troll." I quite clearly explained my beef. It had nothing to do with disagreeing. You refuse to acknowledge the reality that we have all agreed that violence is wrong, and that it should stop. You repeat yourself regardless. Trolling.
Exhibit B: using ridiculous hyperbole like "300 people showed up...it was an epic failure." Any moron with a 4th grade reading level knows this is outrageously false. Trolling.
Nice try, though. I have to say, you got quite a few pages out of it. Well done.
Show me a location that had more than a few hundred people this week.
You keep repeating that the violence displayed by OWS is wrong and should stop but has it stopped? I've clearly shown it has not. You can't just denounce it and make it disappear...it's still there! It will always be there because these are the type of people who comprise OWS.
I did in this post just a few posts up.
It's not Occupy, it's blackbloc and they aren't wanted. If only the police would do something about them instead of harassing and illegally arresting peaceful protesters.
He really isn't interested in listening to you, he's just trolling. Let the thread die and he will starve with no attention. Teenagers are like that.
Originally posted by redneck13
Attack police officers- fellow citizens trying to do their job
Attack corporations- the very thing that employs people.
Destroy the most successful nation on the planet.
I can see this movement really making some positive change
Chanting mindless zombies