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  •  And how can the Dem Occupy opponents attack that? (3+ / 0-)
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    jpmassar, Damnit Janet, Woody

    Prisons are state-sanctioned rape asylums.

    While I do believe there is a place for prisons for some crimes, the law enforcement and justice system that fills the ones we have today, and the prison conditions we premit today, ought to shock and afflict the conscience of each and everyone of us. That it does not is one of the few most compelling, shameful examples of American cultural, societal immorality we endure today.

    This, too, shall pass. Just like the last global ecological cataclysm. C'est la vie, dude. Take a chill pill, recite the serenity prayer, go with the flow and the moderates into that "goodnight".

    by Words In Action on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 11:04:50 AM PST

    •  They can attack it because a couple people (4+ / 0-)

      threw a couple of bottles at police after being tear-gassed.

      •  Outrageous! (1+ / 0-)
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        jpmassar

        See, now that's what you get when you indulge people's sense of entitlement to free speech. At the very least, they should have to pay for it.

        This, too, shall pass. Just like the last global ecological cataclysm. C'est la vie, dude. Take a chill pill, recite the serenity prayer, go with the flow and the moderates into that "goodnight".

        by Words In Action on Sat Feb 18, 2012 at 11:09:57 AM PST

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        •  Here's a great snarky spoof. (4+ / 0-)
          For too long, the streets of downtown Oakland have been terrorized and vandalized by violent protesters seeking to bring their own brand of violent chaos under the flag of Occupy Oakland. We, an autonomous group of concerned citizens, the Oakland Chamber of Commerce Director, a repeat city-council candidate, and one congressional candidate (vote Marilyn Singleton, district 13) have decided to take a stand against the oppression and terrorism of the "Oakland Commune."

          Simply stated: while we agree with the original message of the occupy movement - a populist backlash to Obama's failed socialist experiments - we disagree with what Oakland's "commune" has devolved into. In its current form, it serves as nothing more than a veritable orgy of anarchists, communists, socialists, maoists, terrorists, Palestine sympathizers, extremists, and drug peddlers.

          We have one simple message to the terrorists of the "Oakland Commune": wake up and get a job. Things really aren't that bad, as long as you're willing to apply yourself within the system. Instead, bent on exercising some fantastically perverted idea of the rights granted by the first amendment, you've stretched our police force thin, forced them to ignore murders, robberies, and rapes in order to line the streets of our fair city, chasing you down for attempting to set up an all-volunteer community center.

          Enough. Is. Enough.

          The meaningless violence of your movement has to stop. It is unwarranted and really stresses out the Oakland Police Department. The simple fact is that America is great as it is. Real solutions should focus not on re-working or abolishing capitalism, but adapting it: freeing it to meet the challenges of the 21st century. We have to understand that, for those less successful, wages in the US must re-balance to "catch down" to those of emerging economies. We have to understand that not everyone SHOULD own a home in the US. Many of us at Stand For Oakland own property that we allow those less fortunate than us to, yes, "Occupy" for a reasonable monthly rate. Where would we be if those suburban and urban "occupiers" actually had a home of their own? Housing is clearly a service, not a right.

          To Close, we leave you with a chant that we hope to use at future rallies: "Whose Streets? Those That Pay For Them!"

          http://standforoakland.com/

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