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  •  How about the rights of people not to be (4+ / 0-)

    robbed blind by the plutocracy and its collaborators?

    Freedom!

    Give me a break. They are protesting a far greater inconvenience to society. You should stop your car get out clap and shake each and every hand. Offer to buy them food and drink. Take pictures and send out tweets.

    Where's the sense of perspective?

    Are you aware of the grievances?

    Are you really so obtuse as to stand on petty legalities, the very legalities that are being used constantly to prevent justice from occurring.

    Jesus H. Christ.

    Re: "...will the American people notice, or are they dumb as sticks to quote the social historian Morris Berman who blames the culture for our problems." - don midwest. don, I'd like you to meet Woody and Twiggy. ☮ ♥ ☺

    by Words In Action on Tue May 21, 2013 at 11:04:25 AM PDT

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    •  They absolutely have a right to protest (3+ / 0-)
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      and the government can have content neutral time, place, and manner restrictions so that their right to protest doesn't interfere with the rights of others.  

      That means that laws saying you can't block streets without a permit have to apply equally to this group and to the Westboro Baptist Church.  That is the very heart of the First Amendment.

      Would you be saying the same thing if this group protesting were the Westboro Baptist Church?  

      •  Those rules are set to contain and squelch (4+ / 0-)
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        dissent, to hide it and kill it.

        They may appreciate your compliance and allegiance, but they will still roll you the first chance they get.

        I'm glad to see you are so vociferous about the laws broken by Wall St. and the administration.

        Re: "...will the American people notice, or are they dumb as sticks to quote the social historian Morris Berman who blames the culture for our problems." - don midwest. don, I'd like you to meet Woody and Twiggy. ☮ ♥ ☺

        by Words In Action on Tue May 21, 2013 at 11:24:35 AM PDT

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      •  here's the thing. (1+ / 0-)
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        deep info

        You're acting as if the rule of law still exists. It clearly doesn't,  if it ever did. Bankers go free and protesters get tased if the don't move quickly enough. And the cops never go to jail.

        Unless there's a riot, then maybe they go to jail.

        If debt were a moral issue then, lacking morals, corporations could never be in debt.

        by AoT on Tue May 21, 2013 at 06:35:57 PM PDT

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