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  1. reflexblue

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    I read yesterday that the military was firing on the protesters from helcopters. Now their using mortors and machine-guns.

    BBC News - Libya protests: Reports of intense Benghazi violence

    Witnesses described scenes of chaos as snipers opened fire. Some reports spoke of machine-guns and mortar bombs being fired.

    At least 84 people have died, rights groups say, but reports have been hard to verify amid tight controls.

    US-based group Human Rights Watch said the 84 had died in Benghazi as well as in a number of other cities in eastern Libya.
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    Where are those "human rights groups" when the beheadings, stonings and lashings are going on.
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    Wisconsin is one which I really hope the gov't wins in a crushing blow.

    Tell you what Patters....why don't we just let TAXPAYERS vote on public union issues?

    How's that sound? Pretty fair in my opinion since they ALL work for us.

    Look forward to your reply.
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    Wisconsin? Bahrain?

    [​IMG]

    Really?



    REALLY?

    Jeezus...
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    Yeah, I know. It seems that someone got all fired up and activist this evening. Somewhat out of character for him.
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    Not really. People are fighting for basic rights around the world. Collective bargaining is seen by some as a basic human right. To their credit, during the 1960s and 1970s, liberals began to put into place strong laws protecting the right to assemble and protest, rights that people in other countries don't have.
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    The Govenor isn't having the protesters in Madison machine gunned, at least not yet.
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    Patters, you are off your game tonight. This tradgedy in Lybia thread is turning into a multiple hijack. Not your normal form, sir. But thanks to the liberals for giving us this wonderful right of peaceful assembly and free speech.

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

    Funny I thought it was the original "teabaggers" that thought of this. My bad.
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    Actually, it just struck me as interesting that all those protests are occurring around the same time, a phenomenon that has happened in the past. I suspect you know that in the 1920s, governors would often call out the National Guard to shoot to kill striking workers and that in the 1950s and 1960s, National Guardsmen were called out to stop protesting blacks. It took a liberal Supreme Court and a liberal Congress to enforce the Constitutional rights you talk of.

    But, back to Libya. I have a Moroccan friend, a housepainter, who told me that when he lived in Morocco he went to Libya once for a job. He said it was so creepy, with police and guards everywhere, that he spent only a couple of ours there before boarding a train and returning to Morocco. Qadafi is certainly one of the world's madmen, and those who stand up to him are perhaps the bravest of all in these struggles for human rights.
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    I have my own theories why these demonstrations are all occurring at once too. As we have read here, some have been planned at least as early as 2008 and with the help of some in our government. Huh.

    Qadafi is an animal and the demonstrators in his country are doomed without help. No help will be forthcoming to them, or to the demonstrators in Iran.
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    Agreed. A friend of mine with a lot of experience in Libya labeled the government there "ghoulish". That's a perfect description.
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    Seriously.
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    Now that is an instant save into my notepad file. The Godzilla Facepalm. Sweet find Icy!
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    It's just a matter of time before some liberal in here compares them to the Wisconsin state legislature.

    EDIT: Wow. I responded to your post before reading any of the others in this thread. I was only being half serious. But it turns out that my prophecy was fulfilled even before I wrote it.
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