It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Did Las Vegas protest signs go too far?

page: 2
13
<< 1   >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 10:59 AM
link   
I think the sentiment is pretty valid in the mind of the general public. I bet of the thousands that see these billboards (discounting the ones that called 911
) simply nod their head as they think to themselves "that about sums it up".
edit on 11-8-2012 by ValidInquiry because: (no reason given)




posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:13 AM
link   

Originally posted by davidmann
Looks like a deflection. Obama cut the legs off of gambling, remember. Seemed like yesterday.

Not that that's bad. One of the few statements that I agree with, from the world citizen.

What do you mean Obama cut the legs off of gambling? I do not know what you are referring to.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 11:26 AM
link   

Originally posted by FortAnthem
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
 


The traffic problem is one thing, I was also thinking that some poor depressed guy might want to recreate one of those signs FOR REAL!

They have copycat killers, might these signs inspire copycat dyers as well?


People have been killing themselves long before these dummies were strung up there. We see it in the news every few days when it happens. I don't like it. I know we as a nation can do better but we do not. Our government has turned their backs on the people. The system has been corrupted that the people are a second thought while the corporations and the ultra wealthy have bought our government!

Come January it will not matter if Obama or Romney have been elected. The economy is falling right out from under the people. In fact I see that Obama's re-election will destroy the democratic party similar to what GW Bush did to the republican brand.

After that is when you will the rise of fascism (police state) openly here in the USA.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 12:51 PM
link   
I'd say definately way too far.

But sometimes you have to go really way too far in order to be heard, especially when people aren't listening.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 01:32 PM
link   
Bad taste? Nah, they perfectly sum up this gods forsaken town. It's too bad those weren't real bankers a hanging from those signs.

I don't even bother trying to get a job anymore. It's not worth wasting my time. Casinos have jobs but they won't hire me for a number of reasons and I wouldn't last anyway, being the anti-PC type of guy I am. I vowed back in the eighties I would never work again for a casino anyway and I'm sticking to it.

Others might have luck in this town, not me. I've never had good luck, heck, even good times in over thirty years I've lived in this town. I hate Las Vegas and it hates me back. I wish I had never come back but I needed a roof over my head and this was the only place I could go.

I don't have even one reason to get out of bed nowadays. Why try, it only brings me down, all the abuse I take just in trying to apply for jobs. Now that I am going to be forced to live here for another couple of years because of non-violent, victimless "crimes" I have "committed", I hate it even more. All I want is to leave yet I can't. I cannot get enough money to leave, because I cannot get hired anywhere.

I'm just waiting to die now, I guess. There's no reason to try and live my life. It's over now, and all I do is try and sleep through my days so I don't have to think about how bad things are.

No, these signs didn't go too far. They didn't go far enough, IMO.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 01:35 PM
link   

Originally posted by karen61057

Originally posted by davidmann
Looks like a deflection. Obama cut the legs off of gambling, remember. Seemed like yesterday.

Not that that's bad. One of the few statements that I agree with, from the world citizen.

What do you mean Obama cut the legs off of gambling? I do not know what you are referring to.


www.boston.com...



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 01:40 PM
link   
reply to post by TheLoony
 

I feel real odd starring your post because I don't read bravado or false outrage and bluff into your words. You strike me as sincere and that both scares me a little...and makes me heartsick. I cannot say Missouri is a fair bit better than where you are. The honest fact of the matter is, we aren't much better and where we are, it's only by the difference of economic focus between my state and yours. I shouldn't say even that much now though. The drought has become the great equalizer for even that and the last things which made our economy strong are now, literally, dying for all to see.

Your words scare me a bit because they are words I've heard others speak now and I fear for how many would say similar or identical things if given the forum to speak in. It may be far more than we'd like to imagine or even consider. I believe more and more that would be the case.

Your words make me heartsick because I love my nation I love it deeply and to my very core. I'm defined by it and I embrace that. At the same time, those running the nation I love to much have destroyed so many aspects, as you seem to be on the worst side of. They've made roadkill where once there stood proud armies of Americans, rising to work each morning and insure their children had better lives.

I hope you eventually find a way through and out of this. I hope we all do. Honestly, I'm not sure I see a path anymore, either.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 01:51 PM
link   
reply to post by TheLoony
 


Don't you wish that you gambled just once? A one shot, nearly all you have deal, red or black, and no more after that? The alternative, of course, is be ground down daily by the 5% house edge wheel. This also takes time, another loss, not to mention the coked out connections that take root in the brain. Then, talk about Jesus all the time, to help overcome the feelings of stupidity in thinking you would beat those odds. Yeah, vegas. Temple of the moneychangers.
edit on 11-8-2012 by davidmann because: (no reason given)



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 02:12 PM
link   
reply to post by davidmann
 


ok, i read your link...

so what???
telling companies that accepted bailout money not to waste the money at casinos is common sense... if you are saving up for college, why let the casino take it from you? these are logical points.

some people will just find any reason they can come up with to hate obama.
he DID nothing, he made TWO comments... BIG DEAL...

it just made me like obama even more...



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 03:14 PM
link   
reply to post by baphomet420
 

I couldn't care less about it. But vegas does.

Yeah, obama's great. I love cass sunstein. I love having 'czars', pompous asshats telling me what to do, on a micro management level. I love rahm emanuel assimilating the bloody bride of zion into the fabric of our flag, until I don't recognize it anymore.

Like obama all you want. At least you admit you have a problem. And please, don't assume I like the 'change' candidate either. I don't like anything that comes forth from zion.

vegas is pissed at barry, not me. Do you think there's a reason vegas is pissed at him, and not saying anything about it on the billboards? Enjoy the (s)election process. You earned it.



posted on Aug, 11 2012 @ 03:27 PM
link   
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
 


Thanks.

It's hard, facing the crap I am facing when I know I did nothing wrong and there is no victim(where's the crime without a victim?) but that could happen anywhere. I'll have to conform and do what the state says or I will end up in jail/prison. Even with a lawyer "helping" me with it I am still screwed. Now that could happen anywhere, as the laws are screwy everywhere, but it still pisses me off that I not only have to jump through their hoops and pay them a boatload of money(that I don't have).

Now, I cannot leave, even if I had the money.

So, I'm stuck here, where I get yelled at just for trying to apply for jobs, I can't even get a interview for a $7/hr. job, the jobs that are available I'm not eligible for and I go outside nowadays in total fear of the frakking pigs, after what happened to me. I get one near me on the road and my heart rate goes through the roof(try and pass a roadside sobriety test when the guy giving it to you hates you and will willingly shoot you, well, it's not going to happen).

I've given up. My country hates me, my state hates me and even my local pigs hate me. They would rather have me dead or in jail/prison. I'm barely able to think for myself and I surely am not allowed to say what I think publicly or I'll get lynched for making sense. I truly don't know what I can do to fit in, conform, obey, just so I can get a few bucks a hour job that does me almost nothing. I can't take a job that's morally reprehensible, I can't get jobs in my areas of expertise. I'm not eligible for the jobs posted on Craigslist and the likes, so why should I even try?

I took a walk the other day. In the garbage in front of the local pub were about twenty half-finished beer cans. I may just go around collecting those and make what little I can from that.

People say it's because I won't conform, do what they say and all that. I say they have sold their sold for their jobs. I refuse to do that. I'm keeping what little of my soul I have left. The corporation never did anything for me, why should I make them money and get a pittance in return, not even a living wage?



posted on Aug, 15 2012 @ 07:52 PM
link   
Can't live without the system? Then too bad.




top topics



 
13
<< 1   >>

log in

join