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  •  anyway i am happy the FBI investigated Occupy (0+ / 0-)

    anytime people use violent symbols during a protest it's just plain prudent to find out what is going with the group

    i suggest that the next time we have a social movement that violent symbols are left out of it

    those guy fawkes masks were scary to a lot of people.  i was in the crowds at local rallies and i watched how people responded to the masks.  i saw people who were a part of the rally avoiding walking near people in the masks.  and i saw kids looking particularly nervous around the masks.  

    so long and thanks for all the fish

    by Anton Bursch on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 01:56:27 PM PST

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    •  How do you manage to get through breakfast? (10+ / 0-)

      Do you have to cover up the pictures of Cap'n Crunch and Frankenberry on your cereal boxes?

      •  There's a group of people in the US who think (8+ / 0-)

        everyone wearing a Guy Fawkes mask is a dangerous cyber-terrorist in the employ of demonic Psychiatrists.

        They only number 10 to 15 thousand, but some of them are pretty famous.

        "Furthermore, if you think this would be the very very last cut ever if we let it happen, you are a very confused little rabbit." cai

        by JesseCW on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 02:37:14 PM PST

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      •  are you asking if i am afraid of masked geeks? (0+ / 0-)

        which is what the boys wearing masks at occupy wallstreet turned out to be.  no.  i am not afraid of a bunch of white middle class white boys wearing masks while camping in the park.  but in the early days of occupy wall street it wasn't clear who was behind the masks.

        look, when you put together a group of people to protest economic injustice and you show up wearing masks that symbolize violent protest then people are going to wonder if the group is a mere peaceful protest of the beginnings of a pitch forks and torches mob.

        you know, we all had just spent a couple years holding our breath that nothing violent was going to happen at the tea party rallies where people showed up with Obama is hitler signs.  don't act like there was no context for being concerned about occupy wallstreet at the beginning.  

        bankers working on wall street were reported to have been asking their bosses if they should be concerned about coming to work because their lives were in danger.  and we've all seen that even the biggest losers can show up in public with a gun and shoot people.

        and in any case, it's the goddamn job of protestors to WIN OVER people.  not to make people worry about whether they need to be concerned about the protestors.

        so long and thanks for all the fish

        by Anton Bursch on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 09:32:47 PM PST

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    •  Are you also happy about the undercover (10+ / 0-)

      agents who infiltrated Occupy for the sole purpose of committing vandalism and other acts of violence?

      You have watched Faux News, now lose 2d10 SAN.

      by Throw The Bums Out on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 02:37:48 PM PST

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      •  i don't know anything about that (0+ / 0-)

        so long and thanks for all the fish

        by Anton Bursch on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 09:34:27 PM PST

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        •  Check out what happened at Oakland. (0+ / 0-)

          There's no such thing as an American wing of "Black Bloc." That's rightie provo action, wearing a disguise last seen with the Baader-Meinhof Gang in Germany decades ago.

          And the Air & Space Museum provo action October 2011 in Washington D.C. Confessed as a provo action online by Patrick Howley, an employee of American Spectator, a notorious racist political rag.

          Provos are a continuing problem. Not likely to go away.

          "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012

          by bontemps2012 on Mon Dec 24, 2012 at 07:22:34 AM PST

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