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Live Coverage Of London Protests

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Watch live video of the London protests via SkyNews.

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Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:38 | 716337 Apostle of Unknown
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Why don't they keelhaul Brown and throw him down the abyss? Because they're retards. All of them.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:45 | 716375 gwar5
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Cameron is the PM now. Brown didn't have the balls to make the austerity cuts so he was voted out.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:05 | 716473 tmosley
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That doesn't mean he shouldn't be executed in the street.  He robbed England of it's gold reserves, for Christ's sake!

He SHOULD be hanged, drawn, and quartered, with the leftover bits of him sent to all the Western Central banks (including Japan) a warning.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:16 | 716529 Apostle of Unknown
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These kids understand it's going the wrong way but what "it" is exactly and how it got to be this way... that's a bit much for their feeble brains. One thing they're sure of though: we need more government to correct "it". Because you see, government is the opposite of fat cats in ties. You'll start seeing these clowns all over Europe now, shouting "fuck" followed by all kinds of big words.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:24 | 716567 Ripped Chunk
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Tuitions are going up all over the US and what do you see??? No protesting.

What you see is a bunch of cell phone calls and texts to mommy & daddy.  Well mommy and daddy are tapped out sonny so get 2 jobs and hit the flea markets.


Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:27 | 716580 kathy.chamberli...'s picture

you know here in colorado ripped, mommy and daddy are getting the second jobs and hitting the flea markets. cause it is like the trophy house and trophy wife, trophy kids.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 13:00 | 716715 Ripped Chunk
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I M hip Kathy. I live in CO too. CU and CSU both announced double digit increases in tuitions and fees. I still have 2 in HS.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:32 | 716604 Apostle of Unknown
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Same with college kids in Europe. Except apparently they don't even have the decency to face the higher costs on their own parent's money. Rather, they go out and play-act revolutionary. Because you see, we really need all those anthropologists and post-structuralist philosophers. And besides, it's not like they really can't afford it. If that were the case, they would actually be at home studying and doing jobs on the side. It's all about getting drunk and skipping classes and doing something for The Cause. Just like mom and dad did in the sixties.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 13:09 | 716743 Bananamerican
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yea, they should be more passive like our kids!


"we will not tolerate the previous generation passing on its debts to the next, nor will we pick up the bill to access a college and university education that was funded for them," he said

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 14:38 | 717068 goldfish1
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That'd be a fine argument if the fukkers weren't obscenely stealing the wealth of the people.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:23 | 716563 SGTbull07
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when you say "didn't have the balls to make the austerity cuts" you of course realize you refer to the enforcement of austerity in service of the elite banking oligarchy which benefits from said "cuts", while humanity is tossed into the abyss of insurmountable fiat debt, correct?  

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 14:07 | 716961 faustian bargain
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It's either that, or profligacy in service of the elite banking oligarchy which benefits from said 'largesse', while humanity is tossed into the abyss of insurmountable fiat debt. Hm, which to choose, frying pan or fire?

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:47 | 716383 BeeTee
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Please keep up.  Brown lost the election and fiscally responsible Cameron in the new PM.

So I'm afraid the only retard here is you...and that's a slur to others who are less mentally abled.


Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:03 | 716463 Apostle of Unknown
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so why are they storming tory HQ? Because they don't want fiscal responsibility. Look, it's your brain falling out.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:39 | 716345 mule65
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"We are taking to the streets in unprecedented numbers to tell politicians that enough is enough," NUS president Aaron Porter said in a statement before the demonstration.


"We will not tolerate the previous generation passing on its debts to the next, nor will we pick up the bill to access a college and university education that was funded for them," he said.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:03 | 716462 TBT or not TBT
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He didn't also say "Anyway, we all know the government has a forest of money trees, guarded by unicorns and flying pigs"

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:38 | 716628 goldsaver
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Nope. That is the Obama Stash! Keep your filthy British hands off it. You are too white to get any.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:06 | 716475 Cognitive Dissonance
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On the live feed just now, several students asked the reporter why there was no security around the buildings that were damaged. The reporter agreed, saying that was a very good question.

Of course we already know the answer. The government needs an excuse to justify the current and future heavy police (and soon military) presence. All they need to do is point to those nasty and violent protesters who damaged all those buildings on 11-10-2010.


I wonder how many of those (in the minority) "violent" students were actually agent provocateurs?


Wed, 11/10/2010 - 15:05 | 717167 philgramm
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That ole' trick, heh?  Take 50,000 protesters.  Throw in a couple of "violent" protesters. Invite news crews to film the small band of "violent" protesters.  Show the people at home what could happen if the police state isn't implemented ( for god's sake a small band of skinny Macintosh loving, hipster clothing wearing, pot smoking kids could wreak havoc).  There you have it--the outline of how to slow down a movement and enforce more control.  

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:11 | 716503 HarryWanger
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Actually what they're saying is, "why the fuck are we stuck with austerity when the dudes who got us in this are retiring."

Has nothing to do with "future" generations and everything to do with kids who grew up entitled and now don't like it.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 15:08 | 717185 Batty Koda
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You don't know fuck all about Britain, London is NOTHING like the rest of britain. If you think these kids are living in the lap of luxury why don't you take a little holiday to Bradford? Rent out a council house for the weekend, they are like palaces aren't they?

The average youth in Britain has it worse nowadays then any time since the 19th century. No jobs, no community, no leisure centers, no parks (without drug dealers), broken families and debt worries eating away at their parents.

But their parents are entitled to £66 unemployment benefits a week you say? fantastic.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 15:12 | 717215 philgramm
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So you blame these kids for being entitled?? I don't know if you are aware the welfare state.  It exists in almost every western country and it is getting larger in each of these countries.  Is it these kids' fault that they are entitled or is it their society and their gov't's fault for creating such as state.  Ironically, these kids look to gov't to fix a problem the gov't itself created.  Begging to your masters to save you from your masters.


Practical Anarchy, bitches!!!!..................and gold bitches!!!!!

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:12 | 716512 goldsaver
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... nor will we pick up the bill to access a college and university education that was funded for them...

Translation: Fuck this, they got theirs, we want ours! 

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:15 | 716513 HarryWanger
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Exactly! And the same will happen here at some point. But the difference is here, when this generation gets out of college and can't find jobs, they'll create more bubbles. They want their way of life so they'll make it out of nothing. And so will the next, until one day, way down the road, it collapses.

Until then, "I gots mine".

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 13:12 | 716764 Bananamerican
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are you suggesting the collapse will take 3 generations??

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:31 | 716595 Hearst
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Austerity in Europe will not last.  Not when QE is the lesser of two evils.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:41 | 716359 the not so migh...
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Wow, British Socialist chicks are hot

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 13:07 | 716752 Cpl Hicks
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Dude, if you gotta go there remember to breath through your mouth. And tell her to keep her arms down.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:43 | 716361 Oh regional Indian
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Agent provocateurs will show up sooner or later as the catalysts.

Students do not just flashmob like this, placards and all.

Someone is raising the heat.


Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:53 | 716419 Wynn
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groups are forming, choose wisely

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:08 | 716493 Oh regional Indian
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Fractally, in the big picture I agree completely.

When you (we/us) finally come right up against the fork in the road (now), we will make individual and collective choices that will guide outcomes.

Choose wisely indeed. It's like that time, when you blew the semester in parties and binges and trips and with finals a week away, you find religion.

Such a fascinating turn in history....and to bear witness...



Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:31 | 716601 goldsaver
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Is interesting that Hayek got it right, just on the wrong timeline. In "The Road to Serfdom" he describes the conditions that led to Nazi Germany. Post WWI and after the collapse of Weinmar, the government power was centered on government workers and labor unions. If you didn't belong to one of those groups you starved. So natural alliances formed, not to change the system, but to reshuffle the deck chairs in favor of those not in power. The National Socialists were a coalition of those who were out of power trying to claw their way to the benefits of those in power positions. They used violence to take over power of the same system that had enslaved them. Not to be free, bu to be the slave owners.

Hayek warned that the British socialist would drive Britain to the same tipping point and advocated the elimination of the welfare socialist state for a meritocracy system based on individual sovereignty. Sad, he never got his wish.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:44 | 716365 bugs_
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Coming to a "blue" state near you.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:46 | 716376 Spalding_Smailes
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Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:48 | 716397 RockyRacoon
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You expect students in any U. S. city with bleary eyes glued to some iCrap device to riot?


Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:04 | 716467 TBT or not TBT
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If the rest of the U.S. doesn't bail out California, we'll see it in California.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 14:10 | 716970 faustian bargain
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And if the rest of the US does bail out California, we'll see it in the rest of the US.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 17:25 | 717720 RockyRacoon
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You got that right, monkey face.   I'll do my part.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:33 | 716609 goldsaver
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Nope, they will just hold on line virtual protests.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 13:16 | 716781 Bananamerican
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dude, zerohedge is an online virtual protest....

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:48 | 716390 CrazyCooter
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I think its worse in the US to be honest ...



Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:51 | 716409 RockyRacoon
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This debt could engender an underground economy reminiscent of the Greeks.  Too much debt, don't do any reportable work.  If the IRS can find it, come and get it.  The currently graduating generation may be known as the Phantom Generation.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:48 | 716396 Jason T
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these guys are pumped!  


hooligans bitchez

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:49 | 716401 gwar5
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Well, they finally ran out of other poeple's money to redistribute.

Commies will try to take advantage

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:50 | 716407 BurningFuld
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British Government: "Sorry we must triple your tuition as we have given all of our money to the Bankers. What you do mind?"

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:23 | 716564 Bob
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Exactly.  BTW, folks, this is about tripling tuition. 

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 13:14 | 716778 Cpl Hicks
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We (or I, to be exact) don't know what the basis of that supposed tripling is. If it's a small amount, which I expect it is, is may be chumpish change.

Who knows? Let the knowledgable Perfidious Albioners (brits) amongst us speak up!

I suspect it's a nice day over there, the twitter network says 'we is risng up anggry today!!!!!!!'

And there you go. Network feeds around the world.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:51 | 716410 Nat Turner
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To the streets, bitchez!

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:51 | 716412 goldmiddelfinger
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They thinking there's a soccer game on?

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:54 | 716426 Jason T
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it's terrific that they are allowing those students to debate like that. 

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 11:54 | 716428 Clint Liquor
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When evaluating a spontaneous 'taking to the streets' protest it is instructive to pay close attention to the signs. Are they handmade or did they come from a print shop? The obvious conclusion is a print shop protest is planned and sponsored.

It is interesting that the European protests have been print shop signs trying to force the Government to spend. American Tea Party protests were handmade signs trying to force the Government to stop spending.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:01 | 716453 Turd Ferguson
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Good points.

And what a strange coincidence it is. The Fed announces $900B QE2...the EUR breaks out to new highs near 1.42. Protests and fears breakout in Europe and EUR collapses back to 1.37. Coincidence, my arse.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:06 | 716479 TBT or not TBT
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Ireland debt at 600pips premium over Bunds may be a factor too.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:14 | 716520 Turd Ferguson
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Right but my point is that the Ireland situation is fundamentally no worse today than it was a week ago. Everything on the continent and the isles seems manipulated simply to draw the Euro back lower.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:21 | 716550 THE DORK OF CORK
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In this monetory system you have to spend - if you accept it the debate is merely what you spend it on.

Before you can stop spending you have to change its ability to save capital.

As regards organisation - no organisation whatever its agenda has ever taken power by being disorganised.

What are you trying to say - are you suggesting that all resistance must be disorganized - what will that achieve?

Indeed what the hell is your point - at least those guys have the guts to get out their and fight while we jack off and pontificate.

The banks are using the organs of state to take everything - I salute students willingness to take risks to take on those bastards.

At least they are living history and engaging with it.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:26 | 716576 Bob
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Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:00 | 716449 Spalding_Smailes
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FIRE !!!

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:01 | 716456 Cheater5
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Did someone just fart live on CNBC?

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:05 | 716469 RacerX
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Project Mayhem, UK style.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:11 | 716507 web bot
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Reentry into reality is starting to get rough.

The PM ride is going to get interesting...

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:18 | 716542 Bagbalm
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Yawn. I'll believe they are serious when I see some politicians kicking at the end of a rope. Until then it is theature. And not very good theature either.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 12:22 | 716554 Gimp
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The UK is a police state, they won't let this go on for very long.


Wed, 11/10/2010 - 13:26 | 716819 Bananamerican
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funny thing about police states...they don't always get to make that call...

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 13:03 | 716732 Azwethinkweiz
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The University of California is considering a dramatic tuition increase.

When does it start here in the US?

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 14:31 | 717039 goldfish1
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MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan invites guest to advocate violent revolution

It's not often that you see liberals calling for violence but that is exactly what appears to have happened Monday on a left-leaning cable network.

MSNBC's Dylan Ratigan drew the ire of conservatives after he asked political cartoonist Ted Rall to explain why a violent revolution is necessary.

While Ratigan didn't go so far as to call for violence himself, he opened the segment by putting the idea in the minds of his viewers. "Are things in our country so bad that it might actually be time for a revolution?" Ratigan asked. "The answer obviously is yes. The only question is how to do it?"

Rall joined Ratigan to discuss his new book The Anti-American Manifesto which makes the case for revolution.

"We are here because the US is going to end soon," Rall wrote in his book. "There's going to be an intense, violent, probably haphazard struggle for control. It's going to come down to us versus them. The question is: What are you going to do about it?"

"A war is coming. At stake: our lives, the planet, freedom, living. The government, the corporations, and the extreme right are prepared to coalesce into an Axis of Evil. Are you going to fight back? Will you do whatever it takes, including taking up arms?"

"I argue that violence is the last case scenario," Rall told Ratigan. "Nobody wants it. It's easier to go other routes. Going through the political system is best."

"But we've seen since the economy melted down, that neither the Democrats nor Republicans nor any third party is poised to step in," he added. "In terms of passive resistance, the American left has been very peaceful since the early 70s, since the Kent State shootings and where has it gotten us?"

"Millions of people marched against the war in Iraq. What did it do? The tanks rolled in just the same."

"We don't really have time to wait. We've got a real unemployment rate of almost 20 percent. The economy is in deep trouble. People are getting thrown of their homes, over 10 million of them. The planet's in trouble. This is unsustainable. The system is really in deep trouble," Rall continued.

"We know that the unemployment rate is going to keep going up. Not one attempt at a jobs program from this president, so what are we going to do? It's up to the people. John Locke said the people have an obligation to revolt when their governments fail."

"Do you believe that is even in the DNA of Americans?" Ratigan wondered.

"I think it's going to be in the DNA," Rall replied "Nothing will radicalize an American citizen more than getting thrown of their home by a bank that just paid a CEO a bigger raise this year than the year before, not being able to feed your kids and knowing that one percent of the country has all the money tied up in it."

Conservative blogs immediately called out MSNBC for allowing Rall on the air.

"He’s not kidding," noted John at Verum Serum. "He wants a war. He even uses al Qaeda sleeper cells as an example. And of course where would one go to promote a book about the violent tearing down of America?"

"Because he's considered an artiste -- and most especially a left-wing artiste -- irresponsible networks such as NBC and irresponsible newspapers like those listed above help to mainstream the same radical views that if they were held on the right would probably (and rightly) result in a visit from Homeland Security," complained Big Hollywood's John Nolte.

"Ignore the details of Ted Rall for the purposes of this discussion: he’s a bitter, failed cartoonist that can only achieve his Special Time by contemplating the sexual degradation of prominent Republicans," wrote Moe Lane at RedState. "What’s important here is Ratigan had [Rall] on the air - and did not verbally shred [him] on the spot."

"The network SHOULD KNOW BETTER; it should not need to have me, or anybody else on the Right, point out that giving seditionist lunatics like Rall access to the even the marginal soapbox represented by MSNBC is a Bad Idea," Lane said.

This video (at link) is from MSNBC's The Dylan Ratigan Show, broadcast Nov. 8, 2010.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 16:10 | 717454 Batty Koda
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I'd like to know more about this Ratigan you speak of, he seems to be on our side. I saw a youtube clip of him interviewing the man who put together the film Inside Job, he was seriously riled up about Wall Street stealing our money. It's probably just a matter of time before he's removed from the hypnobox.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 16:26 | 717504 kathy.chamberli...'s picture

he is on at 4PM EST the dylan ratigan show. he is friend of ZH. probably get himself fired too.

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 17:29 | 717729 RockyRacoon
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Videos for dylan ratigan youtube

Google is a wonderful thing....

Wed, 11/10/2010 - 17:31 | 717737 philgramm
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The Guardian website ---  Speaking outside New Scotland Yard, the Metropolitan police commissioner, Sir Paul Stephenson, said the force should have anticipated the level of violence "better", adding: "It is not acceptable. "It's an embarrassment for London and for us."


He said his officers would go through a "thorough operation to get full control of the building", and there would be full investigations.

The message to the protesters was that they could not get away with "that kind of behaviour in daylight on the streets of London", he said.


This is the classic abuser/abuse relationship.  The noose of gov't control being tied tighter.  The police state is here.  Anyone blaming these kids is not recognizing the generations of abuse suffered by citizens at the hands of their state.  This is what abused people do.  They lash out but they still look to the abused to bring about change.  Change cannot occur within confines of the system.  It's like asking your abusive father to solve this problem of an abusive father.


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