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  1. patsfan13

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    This from Mother Jones and the left oriented SF Chronicle.


    Divisions in the #OccupyOakland Protest Seed Unrest | Mother Jones





    So much for cops assaulting peaceful protesters.
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    If you're going to cut and paste (ie, cherry pick), you should make it clear you're doing so -- unless you're intentionally trying to mislead people. Right after the first part you quoted comes this: "... Protesters had balked at what they saw as disproportionate policing: They'd been teargassed once already. But how to respond was a matter of intense debate in the crowd of about 1,000..."

    That means the title of your thread is false.


    and so much for the violent protestors representing all of OWS

    "..."You don't need to be splitting this ******* movement!" one man yelled at a guy holding a bullhorn who had been trying to reassure police of the group's peaceful motives. He was angry that the man with the megaphone had characterized a group of demonstrators as violent. "You don't have to be doing their ******* work for them!" he yelled.

    No one appeared in control and the group was divided into two groups: the largely peaceful, and a small, visible, determined group of agitators..."
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    The mixture hit his face.... when it was thrown at him.
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    Really enjoy when the right picks a progressive source to lie about what happened..

    Proof??? Interesting the threshold they will stoop to, to make a point.

    This is thread #206 on this subject.. 98% have proven to be epic fail, keep googling though.
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    Why are yopu ignoring Chico's post?

    Here's the thing. Protesters vs. police is never a good thing. They are protesting the Establishment. When the Establishment shows up to confront them with weapons of bodily destruction, the protesters will frequently react. That's what happens. In fascist states, the protesters are murdered en masse. Then their families are sent to prison or killed. In the US (at least recently), the worst that happens is what we saw in Oak. Most of the time, the police are disciplined enough to protect the demonstrators. In this case, the police escalated and reacted with too much force, IMO.

    Your unwavering and silly defense of the police lets everyone know that you're a pro-Establishment, status quo guy who feels safe in a police state compared with others who see the demonstrators as representative of the majority of Americans who feel that the Establishment is criminal and abusive of their status and responsibility.

    Have at it and keep digging, cherry-picking and rationalizing your bankrupt point of view.
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    We are limited to 4 sentences by forum rules, so one has to edit the post to fit within the rules. This is why a link to the complete article was provided.

    BTW the articles cite a group of 50 that started trouble previously at a different location, neither reporter witnessed what transpired directly.

    Love the personal attack on me as usual from you.
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    and that's why you left out the very next sentence, which directly contradicts your thread title, huh? and why you didn't in any way indicated that you had left it out...

    "...They'd been teargassed once already..."


    Where is there a "personal attack" on you, 13?

    And even if there were one - which there wasn't -- given your personal attacks on me and others here, so what?
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    How does he know what urine tastes like??

    Is it a personal preference??
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    Most people have no idea what urine tastes like, 13. Most cops in a potential riot situation are wearing face shields.
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    Ok....so I'll give you the paint throwing - but, if you have an ounce of fairness in you, 13, you have to admit no one "tasted" urine because they all had face shields or gas masks in place.

    And the fact that the cops were wearing gas masks surely gives lie to the Oakland police chief saying they never used tear gas.

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    What a falsification of what was actually said in the article cited. Even the police agreed that it was a small rogue element - not part of OWS which was agitating for trouble.

    The police actually confirm the exact opposite of what your title here says, 13.

    Have you no shame at all???

    ]"Occupy Oakland is no longer playing a part in this protest," one officer told me—rogue actors, he suggested, had taken control. And indeed by midnight, the earlier calls for peace had fallen away to catcalls and heckling.
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    Sorry...really big picture there and no way to find the "edit" button so I'll offer correction here.

    I mistakenly said that the Oakland police chief had denied the use of tear gas but upon rechecking discovered that he denied using flash bangs and rubber bullets - his remark about a tear gas cannister hitting an Iraq War Veteran was that he didn't know if it was true or not and he'd have to check with the other agencies there that night to see if it was possible.

    Bad memory - apologies.
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    Boo Hoo, Bad Cops
    whaaaaaaaaaaa I want my Mommy.

    Stay away from those stupid friggin flea partys, people that bring kids to them should have their children consficated and for god sake don't go in one of those filthy tents.

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    God Damn Bush
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    holy fail, pf13. Another embarrassing attempt at demonizing the 99% as a whole. The forum is raking you over the coals for it, as they should be.

    I sense thread bannings any hour now as a result of your increasingly untenable position. We've seen it a few times before, haven't we?

    What's most telling is that you punted to victimhood:

    Where was his personal attack, exactly?

    Please explain, as I will continue to ask you about it. If you have some bizarre understanding of the stated rules of this forum, we'd all like to hear it so we don't keep making the same "mistake."

    What about what that poster said was a "personal attack?" Everyone is anxious to read your explanation, including your 4 or 5 allies here, I'd presume.
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    ^ this ^

    post of the week
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    again... where was the personal attack in chico's first post, 13?
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    13? ... Still need to know the 411 here so that none of us make the same mistake that chico allegedly did. It's very important, and could go a long way towards erasing perpetual forum confusion on the way you govern (and ban, by extension).

    A moderator asserting that a poster has issued a personal attack is a serious allegation, and shouldn't be bandied about loosely, as I'm sure your mod partner would agree.

    Now, in claiming that chico personally attacked you somehow, one would assume you read chico's post. .... Thus, actually reading the post you're referring to (above), the only thing one can logically deduce from it is that you feel he is:

    1) claiming that you are cherry picking
    2) insinuating the possibility exists that you are lying

    Otherwise, there's nothing in his post that remotely resembles a personal attack. ... So then the question is obvious: Just so that we all understand going forward, is it now (or has it always been?) your belief that suggesting someone 1) is cherry-picking quotes or 2) insinuating that someone else is "intentionally trying to mislead people" is a violation of the forum rules?

    If so, that is a truly amazing interpretation of the stated ToS of our community sub-forum here that you rule. It also provides a stunning moment of clarity in reflecting upon the disciplinary actions you have perpetrated in the past.

    Reflex says hi. He was banned for a similar offense: Doing nothing more than holding a mirror up to your own prose.
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    [[crickets]]

    nothing.

    Very well, 13. I'll let you off the hook, because your silence already is your answer. chicowalker did not commit what constitutes as a "personal attack" by any rational, honest assessment.

    To me, part of being liberal means that empathy and mercy are a given. So I won't carry this any further. ... sad as it's become.

    All we ever ask is that you stop banning people from the forum, and kicking them from threads, just because they question your honesty and back up their position as to why. You've done this before, and it's becoming a real problem for honest and thorough debate here.

    Please moderate better. And think long and hard before creating threads that could easily collapse on you like this one did.
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