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  •  It wasn't OccupyDC's event (4+ / 0-)

    It was Stop the Machine. Aren't they operating from a different location?

    from a bright young conservative: “I’m watching my first GOP debate…and WE SOUND LIKE CRAZY PEOPLE!!!!”

    by Catte Nappe on Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 12:59:07 PM PDT

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    •  Stop the Machine is at Freedom Plaza, I believe... (0+ / 0-)

      ...and #OccupyDC is up at McPherson Square.

      14th and G is only a couple blocks north of Freedom Plaza (at 14th and E); it also seems to me the STM types are more into direct action (they were the ones involved in the Air & Space incident a few weeks back) so it makes sense that it would be them.

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 01:41:41 PM PDT

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      •  exactly. (0+ / 0-)

        This branch is closest to Freedom Plaza.

        Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

        by a gilas girl on Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 01:58:52 PM PDT

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      •  Air and Space Museum protest (1+ / 0-)
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        I loved those people so much for going there.  People around the world now know for a fact that a lot of us hate that drone shit.  It's shameful and disgusting, and I'm glad that statement got made.

        •  I wasn't a fan of "let's rush security." (0+ / 0-)

          That seems to me to be crossing the line of nonviolent direct action, veering into the territory of direct action in which people can be harmed. The Air & Space security guard didn't deserve to be shoved or rushed for enforcing the museum's rules.

          If the protesters had found a way to get in there and hang their banner without rushing security, or if their response to being kept out was to occupy the Mall in front of the museum and protest the drone display there, I'd have found it much more palatable.

          "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

          by JamesGG on Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 02:34:20 PM PDT

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          •  You do know, don't you (3+ / 0-)
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            that the leading cause of the "unpalatability" at Air and Space was an ultra conservative American Spectator editor who slimed in among the protestors to spark violence and then barged through security into the museum in hopes protestors would follow, don't you?

            He then romped off to post about his thrilling role as an agent provocateur who had so bravely wrecked the dirty fucking hippies' stupid protest.  Weekly Standard readers posted many Huzzahs! in response and asked if he'd had sex with hippy sluts since that's the only reason anybody goes to dirty fucking hippy protests.  Readers also enthused over the possibility of using planted provocateurs to spark a race war among the stupid libs.  That's Real American Patriots for you - and Good Christians, too, no doubt.

            Details here, here, and here.

            "Injustice wears ever the same harsh face wherever it shows itself." - Ralph Ellison

            by KateCrashes on Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 03:20:20 PM PDT

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