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My Blood is Boiling

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by BlaqReaper, Oct 27, 2011.

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  1. BlaqReaper

    BlaqReaper Junior Member

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    I know I'm new here and so this will probably go unnoticed, but have you guys heard about Scott Olsen? If you don't, he's a two-tour veteran from Iraq who has been put in the hospital when he was peacefully protesting in Oakland's Occupy Wall Street.

    youtube_com/watch?v=h_hFJktvxVQ

    This is a marine who joined the forces because he didn't have money for school and couldn't find a job. He comes back after serving two tours to find the veteran programs cut and now while still jobless, protests. The very people he risked his life to protect have put him in critical condition.
     
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    BlaqReaper Junior Member

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    Sorry, but can't seem to update my first post:

    This is a marine who joined the forces because he didn't have money for school and couldn't find a job. He comes back after serving two tours to find the veteran programs cut and now while still jobless, protests. The very people he risked his life to protect have put him in critical condition.
     
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    I do have sympathy for his situation, don't get me wrong. The economy sucks, government policy sucks, and people are hurting.

    But he did, of his own accord, put himself in a situation to get himself injured.

    The protesters in Oakland were given a lawful order by the police to disburse, and they refused. What did they think the police were going to do next, say "Ok, you don't want to leave, so stay put and be happy"?

    It should tell you something, when probably the most liberal-minded area in the entire United States has had enough of this protesting business, and has decided that enough is enough.
     
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    Don't get me wrong. I'm do not support rioters and violent protesters, and respect the law enforcement (well to some degree). The issue is the protest was peaceful and I don't feel it was against the law in any way (right to assembly). The mayor had given some excuse like the grass was not safe for the protesters because of chemicals they used or something, but after this incident she is okay with allowing the protests.

    My main area of concern is that the police aren't supposed to hurt civilians. Their job is to serve and protect us. Sure some of us aren't really in the 99% or at least are living very comfortably. But at the same time it unnerves and upsets me the way we are treated when we are raise up issues and protest. In my opinion governments works for the people, not the other way around. There's a good chance one day some issue will arrive, that will strongly affect me, and I will go out and voice my opinions too. Hopefully by then the law enforcers decide to help and support the general public, and not the small percentage that pays them.
     
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    plycrmla Registered Member

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    Seems to me that America is a bloodbath waiting to happen.
     
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    makingfastcash22 Senior Member

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    I thought Americans had a right to gather and protest, GUESS NOT.

    Said that you can't voice your opinion unless you control the media.
     
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    I think it's difficult for the west to go into Libya on the basis of the manner in which protesters were treated and then use violence to deal with it's own protests. I'm not saying that America has acted on a level anything like Gadaffi did, but the Government really needs to be whiter than white in these kind of issues.
     
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    i have issues with some things going on with politics and shit , but ill hustle and make more money , im not taking to the streets to get my ass kicked lol,, plus wall street aint the problem anyways, people dont even know where to even direct there anger there so brainwashed.
     
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