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0patience0patience Oregon CoastPosts: 9,651 ✭✭✭✭✭
So all these people protesting.
None of them can actually come up with any REAL reason to protest, that I've been able to find.
So they hate Trump and want to protest. Ok, I get that. 

And those ones who are burning flags and things, destroying stores, public property and smashing car windows, what does that accomplish and what is their message behind it?
That they have no respect for anything? That they hate the US?

Maybe those caught destroying things, we should be able to go to their house and destroy their house and cars? Or maybe they have no house and car, that's why their pissed?

And if you are "peacefully" protesting, why do you need to wear a mask?

I'm so totally lost and their motivation and what they are trying to accomplish.
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  • Diver43Diver43 South FloridaPosts: 1,672 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I am with you, makes no sense to me at all.
    I don't like the guy that was elected by the law of our REPUBLIC, so I think I will throw bricks at the police, break windows and set a limo on fire.
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  • variant2variant2 <---- Don't Believe Him!Posts: 856 ✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    They're living examples of oxymorons. 

    They play the victim, yet have no problem turning innocent people into victims by hurting them and/or destroying their property.

    Most of these self proclaimed protesters are just a bunch of spineless lemmings that want to be a part of something stupid that gets tweeted out under the false premise that their violent actions are somehow protected by the first Amendment. 

    Man, times have changed. If I ever got caught doing half the shít these àsshòles do, there would have been a line of people waiting for me back home to kick my äss for being a doùche nozzle. 

    Actions have consequences and one day, some of these fùckers will learn that covering their faces in a crowd will not offer the protection they hoped when a bítch called Karma pays them a visit.

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  • Jay6Jay6 MainePosts: 755 ✭✭✭✭✭

    At least in Maine we have a provision for restitution. You smash a window you get charged with criminal mischief. Upon your conviction the replacement cost of the property is added to your fine and paid off first. Here comes the problem though.....most people that we deal with don't have jobs or just refuse to pay their fines. Then they get a warrant for unpaid fines, they get arrested and a judge makes a new fine arrangement with them that they will ultimately refuse to pay. This cycle with continue, and the fine totals will gradually increase as additional criminal behavior is discovered.

    I find the threat of revoked benefits very interesting, and probably something that might curtail this behavior.

  • webmostwebmost Dull-AwarePosts: 6,562 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    Leftist behavior is historically violent, intolerant, anarchistic and irrational. From Mussolini's Brownshirts to Che to the Bolsheviks... they achieve power by angry acts, not peaceful persuasion. Some succeed like the National Socialists, some fail like the Weathermen. Success or failure depends on the extent of violence. 

     It starts by trading reason for angry epithets. Capitalist, bourgiosie, kulak -- these are not reasoned arguments but triggers to hate, the same as hollering racist, homophobe, mysogynist. Epithets justify bad behavior. You are righteous, anyone else is wicked, this justifies your acting wickedly. Reason, evidence, or proof are not required. Just angry epithets.

    Ironically, the most horrible catastrophes of history ensue when selfless motives come to power. When saints convince themselves they must do evil to achieve good, that's when they do the devil's work. Greed feeds quietly. Idealism makes a racket.

    What we are watching is the rise of statism. That's your explanation.

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  • CharlieHeisCharlieHeis South DakotaPosts: 6,304 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I blame it on global warming. 
  • Amos_UmwhatAmos_Umwhat West TNPosts: 5,595 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Hate is infectious.  Perfect examples of Right wing extremist hate can be found in my "Respect for Barack" thread.  No logic, few facts, just sound bytes and sarcasm. 

    The Left has been moving ever forward in the direction of hate since the end of the 1960's. 

    Examples that don't fall neatly into those categories abound.  Just look at PETA.  I saw a TV show, the one where they film what goes on while the restaurant owner is away, and there's this stupid chickie screaming "Milk is Murder" at some guy who asked for real cheese instead of soy-cheese.

    Milk is murder?  Give me a break!  How about all the animals that were killed and had their homes destroyed, year after year, to produce all that soy?

    Her payoff, and for the protestors, and for those who, as mentioned above, just have to hate, is that they get to sarcastically sneer and talk down to their chosen object of hate, as if they themselves were actually superior.

    They're not. 

    And they just proved it, whether they're smart enough to know it, or not.
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  • silvermousesilvermouse Cape CodPosts: 9,836 ✭✭✭✭✭

    "Empathy, respect for one another critical to ease political polarization, sociologist says" January 20, 2017 https://phys.org/news/2017-01-empathy-respect-critical-ease-political.html
  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 8,611 ✭✭✭✭✭
    There was a dozen cities where an organization was recruiting paid protesters. These people are paid $50 an hour to go destroy ****. Soros the big leftist financial supporter has numerous groups that does this. The people that are destroying property are just criminals hired by the rich to do there bidding.
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  • Devildog1Devildog1 St. Louis MOPosts: 935 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Usaf06 said:
    There was a dozen cities where an organization was recruiting paid protesters. These people are paid $50 an hour to go destroy ****. Soros the big leftist financial supporter has numerous groups that does this. The people that are destroying property are just criminals hired by the rich to do there bidding.
    When someone is paid more an hour to destroy something than the fine outstanding members of the law enforcement community.  Whom are there to protect life and property from harm is something I cannot completely wrap my head around.  
    It seems a part of the elites want nothing but demise for people they consider to be beneath them. 

    Thank you for what you do Nick. 
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  • WylaffWylaff Reno, NVPosts: 4,862 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I love how the car say "we are the 1%" on it.... They don't even know why they're rioting. I bet the other side says occupy everything...
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  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 5,948 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Makes me think of the movie PCU, when they start chanting "We're not going to protest".
  • jd50aejd50ae West Gnawed Pencil, TNPosts: 7,934 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    Out of town (out of country?) protesters that disappear into the woodwork, masked and unidentifiable. Paid protesters that are clueless and have no real complaint. Interviewed protesters that don't have any cognizant answers. Used up old hags like madonna that just want to be in the news and make statements that should have them arrested. Foul mouths so bad they can't be put on TV, seems to be a growing problem. Clown news networks stoking the flames with BS reports. The destruction of private and public property, (should have been arrested)I really liked the guy that beat up the trash can, a real badaxs. Protesters not even old enough to vote. And on and on......

    And none of them understand Trump is president and the buttercups can't do a thing about it. For pity's sake give the man a chance before you go crazy, like everyone gave obama after his first election. 

  • Jay6Jay6 MainePosts: 755 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited January 2017
    deadman said:
    Makes me think of the movie PCU, when they start chanting "We're not going to protest".

    "This pen!s parties got to go..hey hey.....ho ho!"
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