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Roy Batty 20.03.2012 07:59
Mr. Obama, I'm Out
"Look," I said, "I donated to Obama's campaign because I thought he was almost as liberal as Richard Nixon, now I'm not so sure." The campaign worker started to cackle. "Mr. Batty, wait a minute, I want you to say that again. I'm going to put you on speaker."

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Firetruck 18.03.2012 18:26
Conservative hypocrites
What's wrong with the conservatives.

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Because We Must 16.03.2012 23:57
(VIDEO) Workshop: Capacity Building for the Long Haul
Jenna Peters-Golden of Philly Stands Up and AORTA (Anti-Oppression Resource and Training Alliance) Collective presents a workshop on capacity building for radical organizations.

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Daniel Borgström 15.03.2012 22:34
High Noon, & Occupy at the West Coast Docks
"We can expect cold weather and cops"

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William Holmes 15.03.2012 14:21
Canadian Single Payer Health Insurance Is Great
Nobody in Canada wants to give up their government run health insurance but plenty of Americans in the U.S. want a government run health insurance.

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Systemic Disorder 14.03.2012 14:14
The market is a god that has failed
If the "market" keeps deciding more people should be unemployed, more education should be wasted, more people should not have a decent retirement, more public services should be eliminated, more wages cut while prices rise, and more money should be concentrated in fewer hands at the expense of everybody else, then why should the "market" be a holy sacrament that cannot be questioned?

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Gabriel Sawma, Esq. 14.03.2012 12:08
Recognition of UAE divorce in the United States
In 2005, the UAE enacted Federal Law No. 28 to govern matrimonial issues. The provisions of the Law apply to all emirates and cover rules over marriage, divorce, guardianship, maintenance and inheritance. This article addresses recognition by U.S Court of divorce decrees obtained in the UAE.

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Maria quet 13.03.2012 10:21
Vamonos a Francia
maria protegen criminales

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Dana Gabriel 13.03.2012 10:02
A Perimeter Approach to Security and the Transformation of the U.S.-Canada Border
U.S.-Canada bilateral dialogue on strategic issues concerning the Beyond the Border deal continues as the action plan lays out deadlines where initiatives will be incrementally implemented over the next several years. The proposed changes promise to bring about a radical transformation of the northern border. This will further bring Canadian security practices in line with American ones and under the reach of the Department of Homeland Security.

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Warren Davis 12.03.2012 20:37
What Have Democrats Done for Workers Lately?
It's a strange disconnect: what union leaders expect from their political allies and what they actually get. The latest example comes from the largest federal workers union and arguably the one that relies most on congressional lobbying: the American Federation of Government Employees.

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blues 12.03.2012 19:11
Kony 2012! — A Great New Campaign For Oil, Resources, And More War
The Kony 2012 thing is getting stranger, not clearer. They have an unbelievable lineup of characters on their website!

Just open it and scroll down to see their supporters, including George W. Bush, Condoleezza Rice, Mitt Romney, Oprah Winfrey, Bill O'Reilly, Bill Gates, Lady Gaga, Ellen Degeneres, Stephen Colbert, and on and on! Now Joseph Kony is the new Bin Laden! So we need to send in more troops to save the little children from this monster! It's at:

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auntie racist 12.03.2012 13:18
How to be a Great Nation
And how not to do it backwards.

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Roy Batty 10.03.2012 19:58
Why Blade Runner? Your Thoughts and Memories Are Not Your Own
While we may not have been directly implanted with Eldon Tyrell's niece's memories, our DNA reeks of Horatio Alger and our own bootstraps.

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Yvette Maranowski 10.03.2012 16:59
MOTHER = LIFE
Moms are so invisible politically, we are like the ground or the air. When the frick will humanity start recognizing that everyone's proper and eminent good wishes for the planet are more directly dependent upon the well-being/POWER of our own moms, to continue, WITHOUT IMPINGEMENT, making societies which support life..........than it is to any other force? When, when will we decide this?

When we decide we want to live.

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wwwlobby4poorus 08.03.2012 19:50
WHY IS BILL GATES CALLING AMERICA HOME WHEN HE CENSORS WWW POLITICAL SPEECH ON BING ?
bill gates & warren buffett have been taking a beating of free political speech from us on twitter concerning their tax~free foundational billions leaving u.s. 4 others they deem more important then needy americans !

obviously by censoring our wwwlobby4poorus twitter blog from bing & yahoo,bill gates has effectively stopped 30% of www searches from ever even being able 2 see our twitter commentary !

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Den Mark, Vancouver WA 07.03.2012 17:45
Which Northwest Senator Co-Sponsors SR 380?
Senate Resolution 380, according to all progressive analyses, lowers the threshold for attacking Iran.

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Systemic Disorder 07.03.2012 10:47
It's not the Federal Reserve, it's the system it serves
If the Fed were eliminated, the exact same powerful capitalist interests would be continue to bend government policy to their preferred outcome and would continue to exercise the same dominance over government, social institutions and the mass media.

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Autonomous Workers' Group 06.03.2012 15:52
A Party in the Streets - A Commentary and Reportback on the Feb. 29 Demonstration
repost 05.03.2012 15:03
Outlawing the Occupy Movement: H.R. 347 Makes Free Speech A Felony
Once signed, HR 347 will empower federal agents to arrest and bring felony criminal charges against citizens engaged in political protests anywhere in the USA.

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Den Mark, Vancouver WA 05.03.2012 10:22
"Love Me, I'm A Liberal"
We need Phil Ochs, right now. If Jesus won't come back, maybe Phil will.

You can hear Phil sing this on youtube:

 http://www.youtube.com .

Just search the title.

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PIMC (via Opednews) 03.03.2012 09:45
It's not Greece. It's Capitalism, stupid!
The crisis in Greece - a systemic crisis of Capitalism - provides the best evidence that the Capitalist model of governance has utterly failed and must be overthrown.

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Den Mark, Vancouver 02.03.2012 10:26
Lunatic limbaugh Heard HERE?
Is limbaugh's vileness broadcast in this metro market?

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Puzzled with innefective alternative solutions. 02.03.2012 08:24
If you have the occupier minset. How come you have not read this book yet or have you?
The whole thing is a mess. It has no head or tails. Just complain on one side and keep on being an integral part of what you are fighting for. You can't have it both ways. You truly are what you are fighting for because you do not withdraw.

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(A) 02.03.2012 07:44
You Are Not The Target Audience
So there was a demonstration and some people got a little militant and maybe broke some windows. Chances are the demonstration wasn't a rally against the existence of windows so this may not look like the smartest of moves to you. In fact, it probably seems pretty asinine. A broken shop window doesn't really hurt those in power yet it probably rose more than a few folks' hackles. Vandalism and a few street scuffles with the cops obviously aren't potent enough to directly overcome the state by force so why bother if it's going to turn a lot of people against you?

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GW (repost) 01.03.2012 12:49
Iran’s Head Religious Leader: Threatened Use of Nuclear Weapons Is a “Great Sin”
More evidence we're being suckered into a totally uncalled for "preemptive strive" on a peaceful nation

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Lloyd Hart 01.03.2012 07:26
Can We All Agree Occupy Was A Tactic?
Occupy was a public relations tactic in the purest sense

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Den Mark, Vancouver WA 29.02.2012 16:30
Boycott ALEC Member Diageo
One ALEC member i did not recognize is Diageo, a huge & aggressive British company which owns many alcoholic beverage brands, all of which should be boycotted:

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Den Mark, Vancouver WA 29.02.2012 12:37
ALEC
Systemic Disorder 29.02.2012 10:57
Chinese exploitation and multi-national corporate profits
Multi-national corporations encourage China's low wages

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Sudhama Ranganathan 29.02.2012 06:57
Why Didn't They Go There?
Gandalf 28.02.2012 19:16
9/11 — The Scientology Connection
9/11 — The Scientology Connection

Secret "society". False flag. Deep resonance!

They could do it, if anyone could.

They hate psychiatrists? So do we all.

But we do not all do 9/11 false flag massacres.

Secret "societies" do those!

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Odette Bazil 28.02.2012 17:18
Open Letter to Suzanne Khardalian, Filmmaker of “Grandma’s Tattoos”
Photo caption: Grandma Khanum, the subject of the documentary film, The whole world, not just Armenians, is asking Turkey, "Why?"

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repost with commentary 28.02.2012 09:33
Pentagon: Despite Riots, Afghan Occupation Strategy ‘Remains Sound’
Does that "reassuring" headline make sense to *you?*

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Roy Batty 26.02.2012 14:11
Corporate Tax Rate Reduction Proposals–Are Some “Persons” Better Than Others?
If history holds true, corporations will continue to get their tax reductions and their write-offs. And "close the loopholes" hoopla can be saved for the next election.

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blues 26.02.2012 13:23
Is This What The War Demands Over Syria Are Really About?
(Cookie glitch?) When the web of lies for the propaganda platform of pubic support for the invasion of Iraq was being spun, I was out protesting that impending fiasco. At one point, I attended a small lecture by former chief U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter, who campaigned tirelessly against the oncoming attack. (Former US Marine Intelligence officer Ritter has since been convicted of soliciting sex with a female police officer who pretended to be 15 years old; but the case looks dubious on close inspection.) I asked him directly "Why are we doing this?" He instantly replied that the impending war was simply a distraction to cover up unpopular changes in domestic policy. Period. I have been turning this over in my mental compost bin for years.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq obviously served that purpose extremely well. But after about a decade, these distractions have gone completely stale, so we are withdrawing from those adventures with almost nothing, in many ways, far less than nothing, to show for our efforts, other than the cover they provided for the extremely unpopular domestic changes. So here is my theory:

These wars were never intended to be won. Ever before the selection of George W. Bush, the power elite understood that the U.S., and the rest of the Western Empire, was about to experience a series of devastating economic crashes that would not ordinarily be tolerated by the 99%, so powerful distractions were urgently needed, and these are what the wars provided very effectively.

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blues 26.02.2012 12:24
Is This What The War Demands Over Syria Are Really About?
When the web of lies for the propaganda platform of pubic support for the invasion of Iraq was being spun, I was out protesting that impending fiasco. At one point, I attended a small lecture by former chief U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter, who campaigned tirelessly against the oncoming attack. (Former US Marine Intelligence officer Ritter has since been convicted of soliciting sex with a female police officer who pretended to be 15 years old; but the case looks dubious on close inspection.) I asked him directly "Why are we doing this?" He instantly replied that the impending war was simply a distraction to cover up unpopular changes in domestic policy. Period. I have been turning this over in my mental compost bin for years.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq obviously served that purpose extremely well. But after about a decade, these distractions have gone completely stale, so we are withdrawing from those adventures with almost nothing, in many ways, far less than nothing, to show for our efforts, other than the cover they provided for the extremely unpopular domestic changes. So here is my theory:

These wars were never intended to be won. Ever before the selection of George W. Bush, the power elite understood that the U.S., and the rest of the Western Empire, was about to experience a series of devastating economic crashes that would not ordinarily be tolerated by the 99%, so powerful distractions were urgently needed, and these are what the wars provided very effectively.

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blues 25.02.2012 11:40
Wars Never Intended To Be Won. New Ones In The Works
When the web of lies for the propaganda platform of pubic support for the invasion of Iraq was being spun, I was out protesting that impending fiasco. At one point, I attended a small lecture by former chief U.N. weapons inspector Scott Ritter, who campaigned tirelessly against the oncoming attack. (Former US Marine Intelligence officer Ritter has since been convicted of soliciting sex with a female police officer who pretended to be 15 years old; but the case looks dubious on close inspection.) I asked him directly "Why are we doing this?" He instantly replied that the impending war was simply a distraction to cover up unpopular changes in domestic policy. Period. I have been turning this over in my mental compost bin for years.

The wars in Afghanistan and Iraq obviously served that purpose extremely well. But after about a decade, these distractions have gone completely stale, so we are withdrawing from those adventures with almost nothing, in many ways, far less than nothing, to show for our efforts, other than the cover they provided for the extremely unpopular domestic changes. So here is my theory:

These wars were never intended to be won. Ever before the selection of George W. Bush, the power elite understood that the U.S., and the rest of the Western Empire, was about to experience a series of devastating economic crashes that would not ordinarily be tolerated by the 99%, so powerful distractions were urgently needed, and these are what these wars provided very effectively.

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Johny Boy 25.02.2012 10:09
A Point to Be Had
A short retort to Joey Anderson with bad grammar and syntax (Im using a German keyboard dammit)

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Repost 24.02.2012 17:45
Why Did Single-Payer Health Care Fail in California?
Though it's passed the legislature twice before, a bill to establish a single-payer universal health insurance system in California failed in the state senate in January.

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Maria Dominguez 23.02.2012 07:29
La vida no vale nada en Mexico
asesinos de la ruta 76 No hay servicio medico de emergencia

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Systemic Disorder 22.02.2012 11:09
European monetary fables tell a story, but for whom?
It's German wage cuts, not "lazy" Greeks

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Dana Gabriel 22.02.2012 06:06
Counter-Terrorism and Northern Border Drug Strategy Tied to Perimeter Security Deal
The never ending war on drugs and war on terrorism are being used to justify the huge police state security apparatus being assembled. This includes the militarization of the northern border and plans for a North American security perimeter. In the name of national security, there has been a steady erosion of civil liberties and privacy rights in both the U.S. and Canada.

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Roy Batty 20.02.2012 14:24
Tweet This At Your Own Risk
If you're emailing your mom about a freak (and don't spell it phreak, because that's on the list too) ice storm in San Diego that dropped a foot of snow, you'll be on some list somewhere.

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blues 20.02.2012 12:57
Distracting With Class, And Clash, And Confusing The 99%
The article:

Occupied with Class: The Middle Class in the Occupy Movement
 http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2012/02/413983.shtml?discuss

....gives perhaps the best characterization of what the middle class is about, but I think that after all its extended analysis, it somehow fails to grasp. The 99% vs. the 1% will become the central theme. The occupy tactic will only get us so far, since by definition, if we occupy, they have us surrounded. The General Assembly tactic makes for good showmanship, but those who attend soon discover that the big decisions will never be made at such events.

The entire uprising can only be summarized as the inevitable conflict between the 99% and the 1%. Most importantly, this 99% vs. 1% perspective is very metaphorical. It has its roots in our obscene wealth disparity, but money is not the sole factor that defines the true power elite, which for example, includes military commanders. The metaphorical "1%" is probably more like 0.1%. But that doesn't matter, since we are speaking metaphorically, not statistically. The 1% are the big bosses, the power elite, who hand down commands to the police and the middle class.

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Joseph Anderson, Berkeley, CA 19.02.2012 09:42
"The Activism Entry Point: Critiquing The Cancer in Occupy Debate" — by Joseph Anderson
Longtime Berkeley activist Joseph Anderson weighs in on the ongoing debate around Occupy Oakland on the issue of diversity of tactics and the use of BlackBloc style tactics. He weighs in on the recent debate between Chris Hedges and Occupy Oakland organizer Kristof Lopaur.

The Occupy movement, Anderson says, cannot have both a diversity of people and a "diversity of tactics" at this time - and the movement can't shortcut the process of attaining, and retaining, the first by jumping to the second.

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Phoenix Insurgent 19.02.2012 07:19
Occupied with Class: The Middle Class in the Occupy Movement
This article appears in LBC Books new collection of essays on the Occupy Movement, "Occupy Everything: Anarchists in the Occupy Movement 2009-2011".

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Lloyd Hart 19.02.2012 06:45
Organized Non-violent Civil Disobedience vs. OWS
I'm all for organized non-violent civil disobedience but that is not what Occupy Wall St.

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Mark Vorpahl 17.02.2012 23:29
The Struggle for Leadership Within “Leaderless” Occupy
The current debate that has erupted within Occupy circles was built into this movement's foundation. It has been sparked by much needed soul searching in the wake of a series of confrontations with the police, most notably in Oakland, that ended disastrously.

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Jody Paulson 16.02.2012 13:33
America is an over-extended empire
... and like all over-extended empires, it's about to crumble.

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Jean-Guy Allard posted by Cort Greene 16.02.2012 05:54
Venezuela: The MUD candidate for President-thug & terrorist
opposition MUD candidate and US backed

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D. Grant Haynes 16.02.2012 03:19
Big Coal has big plans for the Pacific Northwest
Each loaded coal car would lose up to 500 pounds of coal dust across Washington Seeing a waning domestic market for their poisonous product, Big Coal has set its sights on the Asian market, with Washington and Oregon set to be the transfer and staging areas for this environmentally disastrous scheme. Environmentalists should do whatever must be done to thwart vast coal exports from being moved across Washington to the tune of (12) mile-long trains a day before being put on ships docked on the lower reaches of the scenic Columbia River for its trip to Asia. Coal export from Washington and Oregon, two of the cleanest states in the nation, should never be permitted.

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BWM 14.02.2012 22:47
Hypochondria in Occupy
As many of you know, journalist Chris Hedges recently posted his critique of the Black Bloc and Anarchist involvement in the Occupy Wall Street movement in his article titled "The Cancer In Occupy". Using the examples of Derrick Jensen and John Zerzan as intellectual leaders, Hedges attempts to degrade Anarchists to common stereotypes of violent, unorganized, hyper-masculine criminals, seeking senseless destruction over social change. Hedges goes on to describe how Black Bloc Anarchists are a 'cancer' in the OWS movement and how they should no longer have involvement within it.

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indyradio.nu 14.02.2012 07:27
Portland Protests War on Iran
NO WAR ON IRAN - wind resistant banner It is clear that last week's Executive Order brings us closer to war. The people of Portland are smart enough to understand, thus the magnificent protest yesterday. This is a tactic that helped Bush get elected - a military emergency. Obama references the recent NDAA in support of his action, and this does indeed mean war.

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reposting from a list 13.02.2012 07:28
Canada: Stop the planned tar sands wolf killings
If Alberta Canada's tar sands oil fields are fully developed, an area of boreal rainforest the size of Florida will be eviscerated, leaving in its wake only giant ponds of toxic wastewater.

To make up for the fact that extracting tar sands oil is threatening caribou herds by destroying vast swaths of rainforest habitat in Alberta, the Canadian government has called for strychnine poisoning and aerial shooting of thousands of wolves in areas of tar sands mining.

This plan is both cruel and deeply misguided.

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blues 12.02.2012 04:41
Occupy Was A Set Of Tactics That Worked Amazingly Well, But...
The occupy movement surprised me by becoming a great success, even though I initially had no expectation of that. I thought it was insane to pitch tents in big cities, and to conduct "General Assemblies" to make decisions by consensus, with goofy "twinkling," etc. I think I was right about it being insane, but nevertheless it was extremely effective. On the other hand, I doubt that these tactics will again be used often, simply because they are far too labor intensive. Even if the "bang for the buck" is worth the effort, there simply are practical limits on the amount of effort people can afford to invest.

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Sendero Rojo 10.02.2012 01:08
As They Lay Dieing, Lastly on the Okkupy Movement
On another day that will see 22,000 children in the third-world die of treatable conditions, let it be noted well that the diehard liberal fascists and pre-fascists of the okkupy movement are still infuriated that the top 20% of the world doesn't have more than they already do.

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Anon Anarchist - Syndicalist 09.02.2012 08:06
Communique on Monday's Anti - Police Demo - From the Organizer
Reflections and Lessons from the organizer

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Lloyd Hart 09.02.2012 07:53
Chris Hedges Is The Defacto Government Agent Here.
But it's ok, we don't need Chris Hedges' permission to revolt

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(A)-Team 08.02.2012 03:15
Things Were Smashed, and Rightfully So!
What makes something worthy of being vandalized? Why do occupiers insist on inflicting acts of personal violence and assault in order to protect private property much like the police themselves?

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Jenny Westberg, of the Mental Health Association of Portland 07.02.2012 09:16
The MHAP response to The Oregonian's 2/1 editorial, 'Suicide by cop is a no-win situation'
The Oregonian has, so far, declined to publish this community response from the Mental Health Association of Portland to their unsigned editorial, 'Suicide by cop is a no-win situation for police,' published on February 1, 2012.

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