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  •  And the small town of Ferguson, MO is Ground Zero (13+ / 0-)

    Every day this looks more like the beginning of a real American Spring.

    The armed to the teeth militias at Bundy ranch were trying to foment this kind of confrontation that the people Ferguson don't want at all.

    The weekend militias paranoid fears are reality for the residents of Ferguson.

    The right to free speech is being met with tear gas and rubber bullets on American soil, but neither the Bundyites or the media see it that way because they don't see the residents of Ferguson as being part of real America.

    "I am not interested in picking up crumbs of compassion thrown from the table of someone who considers himself my master. I want the full menu of rights." (From "You Said a Mouthful" by Bishop Desmond Tutu - South African bishop & activist, b.1931)

    by FiredUpInCA on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 01:03:14 AM PDT

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    •  Where is the Bundy militia now? (1+ / 0-)
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      That's my question. If these violent protesters aren't local, where are they from?

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      by Mopshell on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 02:43:22 AM PDT

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      •  Well, you have the type of anarchists who are (5+ / 0-)

        always cruising for a good fight.

        You have locals or nearby's who are looking to loot because they haven't got anything of their own.

        You have the anti-government types.

        You have the people that think utter chaos has to occur to foment any permanent change.

        Choose some.

        "Privatize to Profitize" explains every single Republican economic, social and governing philosophy. Take every taxpayer dollar from defense, education, health care, public lands, retirement - privatize it, and profit from it.

        by mumtaznepal on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 02:54:14 AM PDT

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        •  It may well be a pick n' mix of all of them (0+ / 0-)

          Please note that lamps in the Magic Lamp Emporium are on a genie time-share program so there may be a slight delay in wish fulfillment. (◕‿◕)

          by Mopshell on Mon Aug 18, 2014 at 10:20:13 AM PDT

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