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06-28-2010 02:06 PM

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Anyone know why a protest turns to a war? they look more like criminals.


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#1 posted 06-28-2010 02:52 PM

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#2 posted 06-28-2010 03:04 PM

I watched this live and from what I saw, there was several peaceful groups protesting this or that. There was a group that was set from the beginning called ‘The Black Bloc’ that dressed in black and helmets. They really are what started it. Apparently this is a group of anarchists with the idea that the collapse of gov’t and society will result in a new paradise. Apparently they used the sewars to get close to the security zones and have experience doing this from travelling the world to cause their havoc. Okay, sounds melodramatic, but using the sewars part is true.

While this was started by a few (relative to the over 10,000 other protesters), mob mentality is contageous and only a few did anything about it. They would point out to police those that were doing the damage, sharing pictures with police etc.

A sad weekend for society in my mind.

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#3 posted 06-28-2010 03:16 PM

Takes all kinds.

As for me, I prefer muddling through a box project.

Or, a good Scotch and cigar.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#4 posted 06-28-2010 04:13 PM

Gandhi. had the right approach to protesting. The destructive mob protesting only deters any support their cause may have.
Yes, a sad week for society. When will they learn?

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#5 posted 06-28-2010 04:18 PM

Crazy thing is, they don’t care about support and sympathy. They’re anarchists.

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#6 posted 06-28-2010 04:23 PM

Hell, I can’t figure out why they are so mad about a conference. Rioting and tearing stuff up seems pretty useless to me.

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#7 posted 06-28-2010 04:30 PM

Right on, abbott.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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#8 posted 06-28-2010 04:40 PM

You don’t have to open the thread if it bothers you ~rolleyes~ Instead of trying to squelch others just “Don’t click it”.

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#9 posted 06-28-2010 07:39 PM

PrairieFire If you don’t like i don’t look this is not a movie that is real life here

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#10 posted 06-29-2010 01:47 AM

http://lumberjocks.com/topics/17828
I could say more but in most circles this should suffice.

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#11 posted 06-29-2010 02:07 AM

I know what you mean Bob and I hope it stops soon.

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#12 posted 06-29-2010 02:39 AM

What, are we out of coffee again?

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#13 posted 06-29-2010 06:21 AM

FIRST: I live 20 Minutes North of where this was all happening. I watched it on a REPUTABLE TV Station and found it to be very Interesting. The “Black Bloc” are a bunch of Shit Disturbors who come from all over the World just to pull Crap like this. “Anarchists” is a Good description Mike. In my opinion it all ended without any serious Consequences. The 3 or 4 Police Forces that were there handled themselves and the Situation Very Well! That’s it for that part.

SECOND: How many times do Members of LJ’s as above have to tell someone “If you don’t want to read it don’t click on it.” & ONCE AGAIN it’s in the COFFEE LOUNGE!!!!!

ALSO: I got a PM from a UK member here who said HE found it Very Insulting to “HIM & OTHER UK” Members that I posted (COFFEE SHOP!!) the 2 Guys who were APPARENTLY trapped by the work they had done erecting the Bollards. GEEEEZ !!! He Speaks for OTHER Members as well as Himself??? I’m still getting FUNNY Replies to that Post and I followed them up by saying how GREAT it was that WE were ALL having a LAUGH together. I told him to find a SHORT Pier and talke a LONG walk off the end of it! Then I Blocked him!

Even if it’s NOT the Coffee Lounge! Newbies perhaps, need some of the sort OF APPARENTLY Exiting Confusion cleared up now and then but the “Veterans”?? Bob. You’re Right it SHOULD Suffice but it wont.

THEN the original Post ends up being anything but what it started out as!! Just like I’m doing now. Sorry GMman.

Why is it so hard to understand that….
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#14 posted 06-29-2010 07:34 AM

Isn’t a group of organized anarchists an oxymoron?

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#15 posted 06-29-2010 07:36 AM

Rick:
You have got to be kidding me, you really got a PM from a bruvver in Blighty, it must have been an immigrant cos no real Brits whinge about taking the Mickey or winding up people for a good larf and throwing in the odd insult for good measure.
I’m sure it wasn’t HM the Queen who PM’d you it must have been some other queen. I feel I must apologize to you for an odd ball in my country of birth, I can assure that true Brits are the best mates you can have, and they’ll make you laugh until your sides ache.
I’m half and half now, US citizen and UK citizen by birth right, and I treasure both countries because we are very much the same.
See my tag line below? I use it a lot.

-- Roger-R, Republic of Texas. "Always look on the Bright Side of Life" - An eyeball to eyeball confrontation with a blind person is as complete waste of Time.

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