#1 May Day Eve Quickly Turns Ugly In San Francisco05-01-2012, 11:17 AM
Looks like the scum couldn't wait till today...
A day that is expected to be filled with anti-establishment protests all around the globe began early last night with a roving band of "anarchists" smashing car windows and store fronts in San Francisco's Mission District. The mini-riot (which was technically on April 30, but still) may have started as a "ruckus street party" organized by Occupy Oakland protesters who invaded their sister city last night, but whoever was responsible appeared to show little regard for the property of either the 1% or the other 99.
Various witness accounts say a group of between 50 and 100 people moved down Valencia St. smashing windows, throwing paint balls, and even attacking an unsuspecting police station. The cops were apparently not prepared to make mass arrests and were slow to respond to the chaos, though it quickly broke up. The blog, Mission Local, has a good round up of the scene from last night.
Many in the Occupy movement are blaming outsiders and "Black Bloc" anarchists who have a habit of hijacking peaceful protests for the own purposes. Unfortunately, most regular citizens won't know or care to make the distinction — particularly if they wake to find their automobiles destroyed. Every thing that happens during today's highly anticipated general strike, the good and the bad, will likely be conflated with larger Occupy Wall Street movement and destroying local business and poverty will win the cause few new friends.May the FORCE be with you!
05-01-2012, 11:26 AM
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I think we need to have a national campaign to energize and empower average people to combat political vandalism. We can call it SPV - Stop Political Vandalism.
Average people with baseball bats out there making sure that political "activists" don't get to damage the property of others and walk away with two functioning knees.
05-01-2012, 11:30 AMMay the FORCE be with you!
05-01-2012, 11:57 AM
Those damned Tea Partiers....oh, wait.The Obama Administration: Deny. Deflect. Blame.
05-01-2012, 12:02 PM
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- Locked in a Dungeon, being tortured and LOVING IT!
Peaceful Protest? My ass. This was on their websites
Rest In Peace America
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05-01-2012, 12:15 PM
" To the world you are just one more person, but to a rescued pet, you are the world."
"A Nation of Sheep Breeds a Government of Wolves!"
Crocodiles are easy. They try to kill & eat you. People are harder. Sometimes they pretend to be your friend first.” Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter
05-01-2012, 01:20 PM
"Smashing car windows and store fronts". Oh yeah, that will cause about 97% of the corporations to fail today.
I just looked...the Dow is up 113. LMAO. Replacement glass makers are probably leading the way.Be Not Afraid.
05-01-2012, 02:41 PM
Sic Hacer Pace, Para Bellum.
Before you can do things for people, you must be the kind of man who can get things done. But to get things done, you must love the doing, not the people!
05-01-2012, 02:53 PM
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And I look at her in anger, as angry as one can be with an oxygenarian (82 year old on oxygen) because we are refugees from three neighborhoods which went into decline as decent people moved away rather than standing their ground.
05-01-2012, 02:54 PM“Progress is Providence without God. That is, it is a theory that everything has always
perpetually gone right by accident. It is a sort of atheistic optimism, based on an
everlasting coincidence far more miraculous than a miracle.”
G. K. Chesterton
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