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London Rioters Attack Ritz Hotel, Fail To Dent Reinforced Glass

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Just your typical London protest. The Telegraph has recorded the attempted break and entry into a bank, which however proves too much for scattered "anarchists" courtesy of reinforced glass. The same can not be said for the Ritz hotel unfortunately.

And the latest timeline from The Telegraph:

19.15 Scotland Yard says: "Although the TUC march has passed
peacefully there remain pockets of disruption by breakaway groups in the
West End."

19.00 A Large bonfire lit by protesters in the eastern end of Jermyn
Street appears to be getting out of control, says reporter David Barrett,
with buildings now looking at risk.

18.55 Projectiles known as "Thunderflashes" - fireworks
containing coins - are understood to have been thrown at police in
Piccadilly Circus. Some riot police appear to be removing reflective bibs,
to reduce the risk of being set alight.

18.30 Amid clashes between police and protestors, a police
officer appears badly hurt, reports Michael Howie from Piccadilly. Half a
dozen police medics treat him before he is dispatched to an ambulance,
wearing a neck brace.

Meanwhile, protesters are being allowed out of the kettle, but those who do
not want to move on are involved in clashes near Piccadilly Circus.

17:59 Daniel Hannan, Telegraph blogger and MEP, questions the
negativity of the protest, in the post: 'March
for the Alternative'? WHAT alternative?

17.35 Lloyds TSB bank on Piccadilly is under attack from protesters, at
least one large plate glass window has been smashed, with banner poles now
being used as weapons, while red paint bombs have been thrown. Nearby a
protester is being treated for a head wound by police medics.

17.30 Reporter Michael Howie is among a crowd of thousands of people
contained within the police kettle surrounding Fortnum & Mason. He sends
this report:

"Skirmishes have broken out as police block off the exits to
Piccadilly, with protesters charging either end. Shop windows have been
smashed as terrified demonstrators and shoppers got caught up in the

One father sheltered her distraught little girl in a doorway as missiles
were flung at riot police who hit back, striking some with their shield.

Peter and Elizabeth Davies, both 73, from Guernsey, were desperate to
escape the clashes.

'I came here to see my mother in a nursing home and we just wanted to find
a nice place to eat," said Mr Davies, taking refuge with his wife in a

'It's terrifying,' said Mrs Davies. 'I've never seen anything like it


attack Topshop in Oxford Street

17.10 In Oxford Circus, many shops are now closed, though shoppers
continue to stroll among activists, with the main troublemakers dressed in
black, says reporter Ben Leach:

"Many of the shops around Oxford Circus are now closed as hundreds of
activists continue to protest outside Topshop. Dozens of police officers are
lining the entrance and seven riot vans are parked nearby.

Banners reading 'Keep warm, burn out the rich' are draped from traffic
lights, and flags depicting Che Guevara are being carried by the remaining
hardcore of protesters.

Shoppers continue to stroll through the area, which is filled mainly with
activists, most of whom seem to be either teenagers or in their twenties or
early thirties. The main trouble makers are dressed head to toe in black,
some wearing face masks, scarves to cover their faces and helmets."



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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 15:21 | 1103406 High Plains Drifter
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sounds like the agent provocateurs are busy today in London.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 15:35 | 1103444 Careless Whisper
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indeed. those abercrombie & fitch "anarchists" were planted to make the peaceful protestors look bad.


Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:10 | 1103540 Sudden Debt
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why do their need to always be "peacefull" protestors?

Peacefull never cut it.

Blow and burn a few places to the ground and let some blood flow in the streets. That's how points are made.

Only sheep walk "peacefull" to the slaughterhouse.

The banks ruined it all and politicians topped it off.

The real points will only be made if some of those bankers and politicians are shot or murdered.




Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:13 | 1103558 falak pema
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listen you eater of 'moules frites' the word ...'peaceful' only has ONE 'L' at the end...Capito? I know you have no government right now...But it is no reason to be a semi-frog in a dining room of the Ritz.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:29 | 1103605 AG BCN
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very funny:) however SD does have a point.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:35 | 1103629 falak pema
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he loves dining in the Ritz with his PITCHFORK!

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:00 | 1103693 Thomas
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Tony Blankley may have foreshadowed this in "The West's Last Chance".

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 18:19 | 1103823 New_Meat
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Melanie Phillips foresaw this in "Londinistan."

- Ned

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 19:32 | 1103942 MrPook
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She is a mad cunt though

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:54 | 1104696 YHC-FTSE
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Yes she is. That's the highest score I've given anyone. She is a two-faced, zionista mad cunt brimming with hate for anything decent, good, or fragrant.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 23:56 | 1104591 Freddie
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Some tard here will say they just want their rights like the union goons in Wisc.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:50 | 1104689 YHC-FTSE
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Mate, if you can't see that Melanie Philips is a mad cunt, then there's no hope for you. 

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:28 | 1103607 Arkadaba
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Mmmm almost time for dinner - moules frites - sounds great as long as the moules don't come from anywhere near Japan:

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:42 | 1103637 Sudden Debt
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Weaklings like your sort need to switch to racial insults and grammar corrections to be noticed.

The day you are able to communicate in my language or any language that's not your own and do it without making any mistakes you may speak. Otherwise you should keep a lid on it.


Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:58 | 1103680 Arkadaba
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Parle-tu francais? Pas de tout(e?s?) Zerohedgers sont ___________

Fill in the blank.

And no I'm not going to do accents - pain in the ass on an english keyboard. 

Edit: Crap - Zerohedgers should be plural

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:44 | 1103764 snowball777
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Les ZH-iers sonnons le donc.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 18:17 | 1103818 WaterWings
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ZHers ne sont pas typiques.

"Non-violence" protects the State.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 19:55 | 1103981 Arkadaba
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ha ha

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:14 | 1103713 falak pema
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I love to pick up the gauntlet of a man so sure of his baboonishness that he waggles his rosy, pink butt like it was the quintessential ornament, the inimitable perfection, the one and only queen's necklace...Marie Antionette would swoon from envy.

What be your of such profound disdain..that the ground trembles at each step you take?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:54 | 1104337 joshbot
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falak pema just touchéd Sudden Debt's ass! (As in countered not felt, get your minds out of the gutters people!)


Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:03 | 1104368 scratch_and_sniff
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eh? Take the marbles out of your mouth mate, this is 2011...unless you have mental problems, in which case accept my appologies.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 03:01 | 1104866 Non Passaran
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Excellent stuff, FP.
I had few words for Sudden Debt, but you put it so nicely, there's nothing left to say.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 06:06 | 1104953 Voluntary Exchange
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@Sudden Debt:

You are leaving the realm of "man" wherein you have unalienable rights, and plunging into the realm of beast, where other beasts will do battle with you. Enjoy your choice.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:29 | 1103604 Antarctico
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Oh my, such talk!  Too much of this and sir might find himself being detained indefinitely at a FEMA camp.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:50 | 1103669 overqualified
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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:16 | 1103712 mogul rider
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Oh fuck another dope thinking a fucking ditch digger should make 80K pounds a year.

I can't fucking wait for the cops to shoot these fucking maggots and get the party started.

As a private taxpayer I have fucking had it with civil serpents and their never ending list of bitches as we die.

Fuck'em shoot the scum and let's get on with rebuilding a society based on work for pay not some fiucking distortion whereby a dick with grade 4 education makes 80K a year.



Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:41 | 1103756 SuperRay
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wow, what a really think that these people have fourth grade educations and dig ditches for 80k a year? can you actually comprehend anything more complex than skiing down a mountain and getting laid or drunk afterwards? what a douche you are

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 18:25 | 1103836 rich_wicks
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You don't seem to get it.

Guess what people in the private get paid?  AS LOW as the private sector can pay them, before people from the private sector refuse to work at those rates.

Guess what the people in the public sector get paid?  As much as their unions demand.

Public sector salaries have to be cut until you have JUST ENOUGH people willing to work for that level.  Public servants are ludicrously overpaid.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 19:39 | 1103945 GoinFawr
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No dick-wich, you  don't seem to get it.

If you are honestly trying to tell us that 'austerity' for the middle classes is going to result in any sort of permanent reduction in their tax burden, you are either a complicit elitist or an unwitting dupe. If it's the former: fuck you and all your actually 'ludicrously overpaid' ilk.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:38 | 1104666 tmosley
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These people aren't members of the middle class.  They are members of the government class.  They deserve NOTHING.  Sadly, they won't get it until they push for "everything" too hard.

Mon, 03/28/2011 - 18:14 | 1107472 GoinFawr
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Yah yah yah, your type always says that until they find themselves in a situation where they need some real help. MY OH MY how quicklly the tune changes at that point...

Just so I can be certain we're on the same page, would you mind elaborating on what exactly you mean by "these people"? You know the one's who, unlike glorious self righteous you, "deserve NOTHING."

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:13 | 1104027 Dr. Porkchop
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I'm not sure.. are you cheering for a world where everyone is paid as little as possible?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:42 | 1104672 tmosley
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Yes, that is economics.  You want some people to just be able to get as much money as they claim they should while others get market wages?  That is redistribution of wealth on a massive scale, and leads directly to economic collapse, and then EVERYONE starves.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 08:57 | 1105090 goldfish1
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Way back when some hunters morphed into farmers and the division of labor seemed a good way to set up a nice little deal with water, food and shelter…money became an instrument. If I remember, the guy who managed the water was king dude. Now it’s mega-freaking-rich-I-own-the-world against you- got-shit-and-you-better-like-it. How to remedy this imbalance?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 10:45 | 1105229 Harlequin001
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Dr Porkchop that is precisely how market based economies should work.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 01:32 | 1104756 sullymandias
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You gonna fucking tell me that union workers caused this financial mess? That they are the ones that fucked us over into debt? WTF, get a fucking clue. It's the elite that fucked us, no questions asked. If you have a problem with a union worker, that's your fuckin' problem. Either you are with the rest of us against the man, or you are pond scum, not worth a fuckin three-sentence post.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 03:23 | 1104879 Non Passaran
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Well, public sector unions are as guilty as everyone else, if not more. Do they negatively contribute to budget deficit? Yes. Did they (like the average Joe) take out ridiculous mortgages? Yes. Do they (union workers working for the gov't) remain largely unaffected by the crisis while the private sector is getting screwed? Yes. The corrupt government and large business are culprit #1, but public sector unions are close to he top of that list.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:14 | 1105107 Arkadaba
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I work in the private sector and do ok. I make more than my sister who works for the gov. She definitely has more benefits and job security. Trade-off: She hates her job and I love what I do. 

In the US there is such a knee-jerk reaction to unions. The only thing that makes sense to me is that you been trained

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:18 | 1105118 overmedicatedun...
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ark, what ?? unions are run by an elite overcompensated thugs..the system of extracting dues by law would remind one of taxation if one could connect the dots..and who is supported by funds from those a clue?

a one eyed man in the land of the blind.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:39 | 1105132 YHC-FTSE
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+1 @Arkadaba

My thoughts exactly. 

Although we have very different histories in this aspect. The worst parts of unions in Britain can be summed up by Peter Sellers' Fred Kite. But according to their msm, the American unions are always associated with gangsters and political corruption. 

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 11:40 | 1105339 ElvisDog
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I'm a government contractor and not a day goes by when I don't think what a lucky bastard I am. However, if a budget cut comes along and I am laid off I will not be out there waving a sign at the injustice or claiming I'm doing it "for the children". I will head into unemployment knowing that I was a lucky bastard all these years.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 15:52 | 1106334 Milestones
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Not necessarily disagreeing with you but,. maybe you ought to a have a little chat with your city mayor, city council, city atty. and city mgr. as to where in the hell were they when these "hugh" sums were granted to these dumb grunts?  Ya know even a slice of bread has two sides to it; why not demand their versions of events. Might get interesting.    Milestones

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:52 | 1105135 Bobbyrib
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From all your junks, I do believe this country is not smart enough to have a middle class. The Conservative first class, corporatist, bootlickers will learn when it is too late to save them.

Everything is so stacked against the middle class in this country it is not even funny. Life as an agrarian is looking better and better. Farm land in Montana is still pretty cheap. If only I knew how to farm...

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 10:52 | 1105233 maximin thrax
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And yet, it does have a middle class. There must be something you've missed.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 15:21 | 1106244 Bobbyrib
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Eventually it will not. We're heading back towards the days of 19th century America. How glorious for the non-rich it will be!

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 17:39 | 1106383 maximin thrax
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My ancestors were perfectly happy in 19th Century America, reconstruction notwithstanding. Throw in flat screens and internet and we'll have it better. Maybe the middle class should scale back its expectations?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:52 | 1106825 Bobbyrib
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I imagine some people were perfectly happy in the 19th century. That is not to say times were good during the time period. Whenever I read about 19th century America it doesn't sound like a place I would want to live and work in. Is "socialist" Canada taking Americans yet?

You can brag about our healthcare over every other country how ever much you want, but much like your ancestors in the 19th century most Americans will not be able to afford healthcare (Obamacare or not). When your country's economy collapses it leaves a larger pool of applicants for corporations to hire, run into the ground, and replace. If there are so many people desperate for work, why provide healthcare when companies and executives could just keep more and more?


Sun, 03/27/2011 - 08:53 | 1105084 scratch_and_sniff
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I'll give a guy 80k to dig a ditch...if he throws you in it.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 18:21 | 1103827 moonblue
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totally agree

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 18:41 | 1103861 VyseLegendaire
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You better edit your post before the Ministry of Truth catches on.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 18:52 | 1103878 ciscokid
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Enough is enough,fuck the Bankers and the system that supports them.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 08:48 | 1105076 Zero Govt
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Yes that means Fuk Govt

Govt is entirely responsible for propping up bankrupt bankers. And it is entirely responsible for growing its empire of useless over-paid public sector crones (which adds no value whatsoever to society). Govt is the problem, not the solution, the solution being putting Govt and all its parasites into the sewer of human history where it belongs

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 19:19 | 1103926 Ironmaan
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I agree that peaceful protests will get you nowhere, but these idiots are protesting the possibility of their services being cut not the banks or politicians. Yea the banks and politicians screwed everything up but thats a different issue. As far as I am concerned these "protestors" arent entitled to anyones tax dollars to finance their lives, and they can stick their entitled mentality up their arses.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:32 | 1104658 Freddie
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I love the "civil serpents" line. Too damn true. 

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 01:33 | 1104763 sullymandias
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Wake up, do you think they would have to worry about their "services being cut" if it weren't for the power elite robbing the lot of us fucking blind?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:55 | 1105166 Bobbyrib
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Are you suggesting that GE pay its taxes? Are you some kind of socialist?

Don't worry about GE getting government contracts, they deserve our tax dollars. Halliburton too. (sarcasm).

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 10:58 | 1105239 maximin thrax
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Their alternative seems to be for their union representatives and contributions to continue to guarantee wealth transfer from the middle class through taxing that the "power elite" enjoy. That demand falls on unsympathetic ears when heard by middle class non-union workers who have to foot the bill for all the piggies at the public trough. Public unions are too much a part of the system to see that they're part of the problem. They're trying to compete with the "power elite" for largess, not defeat them.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 15:25 | 1106258 Bobbyrib
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While I do agree public unions have gone too far with compensation, stripping public unions of their collective bargaining rights is going a little too far. Eventually if Wisconsin succeeds we will see only the dumbest of the dumb working for their state government. It will be all they can get. May as well completely strip government services after that. I know if I worked for the Wisconsin state government, I would be in the midst of a career transition elsewhere.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 16:25 | 1106401 maximin thrax
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OK, I'll say it, just because it must be said...


Eventually... only the dumbest of the dumb working for their state government.


My wife works for state government precisely because the pressure is much less than in the private sector and the security much greater, and the stories she tells me of wasted time and effort and lousy management make me cringe.

Besides, if the "dumbest of the dumb" are the worst 5% of the workforce  then the size and scope of a government employing only the "dumbest of the dumb" would be a fraction of what it is today.

Looked at another way, what does society gain when government siphens off the best and the brightest from the private sector? Maybe giving the best and brightest a comfy and secure job ultimately provides the path of least resisitance.

Honestly, I'm beginning to think that with so many government jobs requiring a degree of some sort it's all a scheme to sop up the college graduates so student debt doesn't go unpaid.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 18:59 | 1106839 Bobbyrib
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Imagine state imagine people even dumber replacing them. I don't know how your wife works with the state government. The company I work for is becoming a giant bureaucracy where you can't get anything done. It's extremely stressful.

The best and the brightest most likely do not work for the state government. Some may start to, because the job market in the private sector is going to be crappy for quite a few years until a real recovery takes place.

Yesterday I spoke with a government employee with no degree, it was quite an experience. I look forward to more interactions like this in the future.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:55 | 1103949 Golden monkey
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Experience showed me that one can use an SUV

to make it in reinforced glass

The toyota fourrunner is the best; you can turn inside the bank for the getaway. Ford expedition is too large, unless you're a very fat rioter.

Once in the bank, we recommend emptying 2 bear spray cans even before you step out; the bankster is out of business for at least 24 hours. You will need a gas mask.

Finally, feel free to  a bankster or two.

For this purpose, we recommend the military baton SWBAT26H. Technique is everything. You can beat 3 at a time with little practice.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:02 | 1103994 Abitdodgie
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Peaceful does not work ,home made IED and incendiary devices, if they fail open fire full auto

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:04 | 1104003 Lets_Eat_Ben
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Violent protest allows for violent "peacekeeping". This plays right into "their" hands. At least at this stage of the game, "they" want to appear to be civil and just in their quelling efforts, so let us be civil in our efforts of resistance. The best strategy is to fight "civility" with civility. Let us monitor them as closely as they do us. Revolutions can, and have been brought about in the past, by peaceful means. All it takes is enough committed people to change the world. Saying words like "murder" and "blood" is ONLY useful to them for the prosecution of you as a "domestic terrorist". Feel free to Jihad if you must, but the best course of action is non-violence. 

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 06:23 | 1104960 Voluntary Exchange
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He who initiates violence, reaps the whirlwind.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:00 | 1105091 Zero Govt
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the parasites (politicians) call for "peaceful protests" for one reason only, to save their skins. Peaceful is easily ignored by this scum with a line of State Police. They sit in their public offices and can ignore hoping it will blow over and be forgotten in a few months.

Violent protests storming parliaments rather than standing outside with posters is what really changes the game. 

This is why the British Labour Party enquired of the army wether they'd shoot on the public (i believe the answer was 'no')

Note how throughout history parasites (Royalty, Govts etc) let their armies fight to the death but have an agreement not to kill each other (Napolien sent to exile etc). What should be happening is the armies say to the 2 waring parasites you fight to the death and we'll watch while you both have it out

Britian (its people) have no fight with Iraqis, Afghans or Libyans ... Blair, Brown and Cameron want to invade, you fukers put your miserable bloody lives on the line

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 11:48 | 1105381 ElvisDog
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That is an interesting insight. From what I've read, Napoleon was ultimately defeated because he wanted to become part of the king/emperor club. He kept defeating the Austrians, Prussians, or whoever in battle, would sign some treaty with them and then went home. That's how the game worked in those days. What he should have done was to take over Austria and Prussia entirely and shoot the royal families in those countries. But he wanted to be part of the club. Problem was the kings and emperors saw him as some ridiculous Corsican bumpkin. They had no intention of ever letting him into the club.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:24 | 1105123 Raynja
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you speak as if beating a protester to the ground and detaining them for 'not moving along' does not initiate the cycle

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:48 | 1105157 Zero Govt
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like a State police officer beating a non-protestor (passer by) to the ground who dies later that day in hospital ...nobody was held to account, despite a video showing the policeman, and the Public Prosecutor saying "there was insufficient evidence to prosecute"

Rather makes a nonsense of all those cameras in the biggest video survellence (spyed upon) country in the world doesn't it?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:42 | 1104103 ebworthen
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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:39 | 1104436 Popo
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Completely agree SD. The establishment is completely unafraid of "peaceful protests", which is why they are so eager to encourage the idea.

If the Oligarchy robs you of your wealth, rights, career, home and health: they encorage you to beat a drum and play hackey sack in the local square.

Furthermore, disorganized violent protests are simply referred to as "violence". And organized violent protest is labeled "terrorism".

Non-violent protests have shown zero effect. Their day is closing. What comes next is a trend that historically has shown extreme effectiveness: the methodical application of violence against a ruling elite who has grossly, foolishly and dangerously overstepped their bounds.

I'll be avoiding Europe (and America) for a while...

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 03:28 | 1104888 Non Passaran
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How exactly did they rob you of your "rights" and home?

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 06:29 | 1104965 Voluntary Exchange
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You will not like the fruit that grows from the seed you plant.  It is the heart the prevails, the beast is from a prior age.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 08:15 | 1105047 Voluntary Exchange
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Don't be a sheep, and don't be a beast.  Think like a man, and be a man. You have neighbors.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 08:25 | 1105058 overmedicatedun...
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the brilliance of the British government in taking guns from the public the british public is reduced to inept attempts to break the windows of the elite..who sit safe, smug and amused at the common rabble.

In america the elites main weapon is demonizing that PC woman and PC man dribble in their pants at the sight of a hand gun on one's hip.

those that have helped the elites in this neutering of the people's rights and power still do not see the harm and the evil that they empower..

a one eyed man in the land of the blind

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:03 | 1105097 Zero Govt
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no guns?  . . . . no worries, pitchforks are more than effective for the task at hand

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:14 | 1105112 overmedicatedun...
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"no guns?  . . . . no worries, pitchforks are more than effective for the task at hand"

LOL, syria and libya and the whole ME those without guns get NADA. those with guns well they seem to do ok.

the will to use guns is the prime problem ..remove that will and elites eat high on the hog and rule with out fear..

one eyed man in the land of the blind.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:56 | 1105163 Zero Govt
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it's relative country by country

with a violent despot like Gaddafi you need guns, he won't go with peaceful protest.

in a 'democratic' State you merely need to rush the parliament or even better, simply refuse to pay tax

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 08:49 | 1105081 Harlequin001
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Sudden Debt: Now that's what I call passing the buck.

'The banks ruined it all and politicians topped it off.'

Fact is if you are a voter you are as responsible for this as anyone else who ever voted for more welfare be it medicare, medicaid, the national health service, state pensions, unemployment benefits and anything else we can't and could never afford without creative accounting and debt. Voters are responsible for this because they create the demand.

Politicians elected on the back of unsustainable free lunch promises funded by debt are responsible for this. Like it or not the banks merely facilitated what you and others voted for. Fact is that it's gone on for so long now, is so embedded in our expectations that we have riots when the free lunch is no longer available. The banks merely facilitated it, and when the system failed they informed government that without a bailout they would fail. It is government that gave them the money so that government could maintain their unworkable and unaffordable promises because the alternative was too terrible to contemplate, and is now inevitable, and 3 years later is now much worse.

How many politicians in the last US election stood on a mandate of balanced budgets? None.

Every politician of every nationality since Nixon is responsible, and I could go further back, but the time to shoot them is now long past. The damage has been done.

Anger? You bet. Every decent law abiding citizen who ever paid into any of the government ponzi's in the belief that they could retire at some point with a decent standard of living is about to find out they've been ripped off. One can only hope you have put in place your own financial plan because if you haven't you don't have one, and when those close to retirement discover that they'll riot like you never believed, and that's not a good thing.

Enjoy the opening salvo because that's what this is.

Me, I never found a politician that was worth my vote...

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:07 | 1105100 Zero Govt
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Herlequin  -  point of order. Every Govt elected gets usually around 26% of the vote. Nearly half of people do not vote because, "it doesn't change anything". They are the sane voters. The insane ones vote thinking it makes a difference. 

So let's recap. Govt is elected by an insane 26% minority of the populace. Fact

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 10:31 | 1105212 Harlequin001
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Zero: Absolutely. It's why I started with the words 'if you are a voter'.

I know many don't, most because they can't be bothered or are away for some reason. I am also aware that there are many who choose not to in protest to say 'none of you are fit for the job'.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:07 | 1105101 goldfish1
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Fact is if you are a voter

Diebold votes for you. 3/17/2009 Diebold Admits Audit Logs in ALL Versions of Their Software Fail to Record Ballot Deletions Startling admission made during public hearing in CA to consider decertification of the company's voting and tabulation software...

Even the audit log system on current versions of Premier Election Solutions' (formerly Diebold's) electronic voting and tabulating systems --- used in some 34 states across the nation --- fail to record the wholesale deletion of ballots. Even when ballots are deleted on the same day as an election. That's the shocking admission heard today from Justin Bales, Premier's Western Region manager, at a State of California public hearing on the possible decertification of Diebold/Premier's tabulator system, GEMS v. 1.18.19.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 11:10 | 1105263 maximin thrax
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Very interesting. Thanks.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 19:58 | 1103984 Bicycle Repairman
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The violent ones always wear hoods.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 16:31 | 1106442 maximin thrax
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And seek to define the "movement" in the public's eye. That is, they make people fear instead of listen. Note the folks trying to break the window in the video are acting it all out in front of cameras. Would any of that have transpired if the cameras weren't there?

The media is out looking for a story and the hoods are there to provide it. I would not be suprised if they get together for a drink later on and discuss the next day's strategy.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:08 | 1104009 Lets_Eat_Ben
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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 15:49 | 1103486 Oligarchs Gone Wild
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I thought agent provocateur was a high end lingerie store? Where's robotrader?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:32 | 1103617 Arkadaba
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If it isn't a high-end lingerie shop - it should be.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:26 | 1103735 equity_momo
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Robot , do yourself a favor and be useful for once. Its the weekend. Theres a protest thats made reasonable popcorn viewing and the natives in the cheap seats want to see skank.  Post away. No charts though.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:04 | 1103701 T-NUTZ
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enjoy the sounds of corrupt government being toppled, BITCHEZ!!

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:45 | 1103771 chumbawamba
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Here's a decent soundtrack for civil discontent marches:

Here's a clean version (from the band's website):

No nos moveran!

Yo soy Chumbawamba.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 18:09 | 1103809 WaterWings
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I like this one as well:


Sat, 03/26/2011 - 19:29 | 1103937 chumbawamba
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Sweet poetry.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 19:42 | 1103961 tmosley
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Somehow this one seems more appropriate, given what they are demanding.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 21:39 | 1104289 palmereldritch
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This one works as well...especially considering the name of the album (@ 0:57)


Sat, 03/26/2011 - 18:14 | 1103816 Oligarchs Gone Wild
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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:25 | 1104056 Lets_Eat_Ben
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I fell for it...hahaha

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:07 | 1104017 Lets_Eat_Ben
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Violent protest allows for violent "peacekeeping". This plays right into "their" hands. At least at this stage of the game, "they" want to appear to be civil and just in their quelling efforts, so let us be civil in our efforts of resistance. The best strategy is to fight "civility" with civility. Let us monitor them as closely as they do us. Revolutions can, and have been brought about in the past, by peaceful means. All it takes is enough committed people to change the world. Saying words like "murder" and "blood" is ONLY useful to them for the prosecution of you as a "domestic terrorist". Feel free to Jihad if you must, but the best course of action is non-violence. 

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:02 | 1104096 Golden monkey
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Riot in Occident has nothing to do with "Jihad", even if you record the guy kidding in an Arabic driven gas station.

Many sick pigs like you see Jihad in their soup. And at the minute that happen to a pig, you can be sure of one thing : the wife's butt is more inflate than the US stock market now.

Between dream, prosecution and conviction, years could be spend. Just look at me : 30k a week surveillance for 8 years and the prosecution will begin only in July 2012....

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 11:35 | 1105327 maximin thrax
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Does it make any difference if one whimpers or throws a tantrum over spilled milk? No. No matter how these "protestors" leverage their threats of violence and anarchy, and no matter the sympathy that lies within the public at large, there's nothing left for the politicains to give them.

Politicans are largely a group that protects the wealth and priviledge of their own family or friends. The average person understands there's a problem but sees no way to solve it through running for office, and those average people who do achieve office rarely make the needed changes. But protecting wealthy family and friends can always be achieved to some degree, so there's no shortage of money spent to elect such politicians. For the rest, who would serve unselfishly, there is little to attract one to public office but one crisis after another, and an endless debt spiral.

Unless people really want to run their government, debts and all, there's no real fear of revolution. The elite have managed to mess things up so thoroughly that they are the only ones willing to take the crap and endure the failure.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:57 | 1104484 hayesy316
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Perhaps they should've been bench-pressing those Barnes & Noble copies of Das Kapital instead of reading them.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 05:16 | 1104929 Fíréan
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The arrested persons were from the group Uk Uncut. Not connected to the Unions.


quote from a more balanced [erspective of the days events.

The TUC estimated that about 400,000 people participated in the march, which passed off largely peacefully. The Metropolitan police declined to give any numbers.

But scores of anarchists ran amok in the West End, initially away from the official march and then on Piccadilly. About three dozen injuries were reported and more than 100 people, many from the group UK UNcut, were arrested.

Only a couple of hours earlier the scene had been more akin to a carnival as the throngs of protesters passed, blowing horns and rattling hand-shaped clackers, or carrying the colourful banners of unions such as Unite and Unison. Among the protesters were many families with younger children in prams."

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 05:17 | 1104932 Motorhead
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And just imagine if England had lost to Wales yesterday:


Sat, 03/26/2011 - 15:26 | 1103415 jkruffin
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White folks don't know how to riot, that is the problem with this world.....If you are going to protest and riot, then do it right, do we need to get the LA gangs involved? 

Also, when you protest, don't tear up the hotel and stores dumbasses, go tear up government buildings and remove the political idiots.  Geeez..

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 15:31 | 1103429 malikai
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Did you miss the last round of protests, where they stormed the Torry HQ? Completely ineffective, but hey, they tried.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 15:46 | 1103474 EscapeKey
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Yeah, that was particularly brilliant of them, considering it was Labour who bailed out the banks, Labour who created the fiscal disaster we're currently in, Labour who got us into multiple wars, hey, it was even Labour who decided to practically give away our gold for free.

OBVIOUSLY that means it's all the fault of the Tories.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:00 | 1103526 It is a bargin ...
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You are a tit of the highest order...can you not see past politics you small man

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:06 | 1103534 EscapeKey
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Oh, absolutely I can. The banks should have been allowed to collapse. Would you have liked that solution?

Or perhaps you can explain exactly what Labour did mingling with the protesters again? What justification was there for this, if this was a "looking past politics" kind of event?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:16 | 1103569 It is a bargin ...
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Soooo, the Tories would have allowed the banks to collapse?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:19 | 1103573 EscapeKey
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Answer my question. I asked you a point blank question, and you dodged it. Why were Labour there, if this was "a non-political event"?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:30 | 1103610 It is a bargin ...
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Who said it was a "non political event" other than you.

The unions are Labours paymasters the same as big business are the been asleep for a while?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:33 | 1103618 EscapeKey
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can you not see past politics you small man

Evidently, Labour couldn't.

Cuts in public sector spending goes to almost the very core of the differing idiologies, so for you to claim it's a "see past politics" kind of event frankly requires a naivity rarely found in this day and age.

Well done.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:34 | 1103623 It is a bargin ...
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Your teas ready your mum fuck off

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:42 | 1103634 EscapeKey
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Your arguments suck. Your insults suck.

Shouldn't you be out on your "past politics" (sponsored by Labour and the unions) march?

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:44 | 1103646 It is a bargin ...
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Its spaghetti hoops and soldiers the way you like them tonight...enjoy

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:46 | 1103652 EscapeKey
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What are you, five years old? The insults seem to suggest so.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:03 | 1103698 Rodent Freikorps
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He's out of ammo, so he's going for vague bullshit, hoping people take it as some kind of hip wisdom.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:13 | 1103710 EscapeKey
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Well, among his protester friends, his response will probably be considered as such.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:37 | 1103750 dark pools of soros
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a lot of people need to die.  period.


Sat, 03/26/2011 - 18:43 | 1103865 claycalhoun
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thought I would put in my 2 pennyworth here and remind you of what is happening:

1/ the libdems are scared, if they lose the av vote it looks like they will try and replace Clegg and swing to the left.

2/ the question is will the party then split in 2 ?

3/ If they do the 'right' of the libdems (clegg, alexander, laws et al ) will try and keep enough members to keep the coalition together. ie. a minimum of around 30 seats.

4/ In other words we could have an election this year

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 09:04 | 1105089 Harlequin001
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Wasting your time here Escapekey...

With regard to this 'considering it was Labour who bailed out the banks, Labour who created the fiscal disaster we're currently in, Labour who got us into multiple wars, hey, it was even Labour who decided to practically give away our gold for free'

It happened on labour's watch, but they are no more and no less responsible for this than any other political party. It was Thatcher who took power in 1979 just after the Washington Agreement was signed in '78, which if i remember correctly was under Michael Foot, which means it was the Tories who embarked recklessly on this route to outright fiat, but the policies were already in place a long time before then...

All politicians are guilty.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:11 | 1104023 Abitdodgie
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Why the f$%k are you two arguing about which party did what ,they are both the same , nothing changes in England same shit different day

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:57 | 1104162 Vampyroteuthis ...
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I am not feeling the love all of suddenly.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 18:25 | 1103841 rich_wicks
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Oh, absolutely I can. The banks should have been allowed to collapse. Would you have liked that solution?

I can say I would have!

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:44 | 1104675 Freddie
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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 15:32 | 1103437 Tater Salad
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Problem is, the LA gangs would all kill each other off.  The police wouldn't have much to do at that point.


I do like the idea though.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:16 | 1103572 nkktwotwozero
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Ya see when niggas get together they get mad cuz they can't fade us

Like my niggas from South Central, Los Angeles

They find that they couldn't handle us

Bloods, Crips on the same squad

with the Ese's thumpin, nigga it's time ta rob and mob

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:40 | 1103758 Cognitive Dissonance
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Thank you for playing the home version of Zero Hedge the game. Unfortunately you have failed to qualify after only one week of trying and you never even got to the first round. Please exit the way you came in and have a wonderful day.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 18:32 | 1103847 New_Meat
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... er ..., Sir, please, really, come this way.

- Ned

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 19:24 | 1103930 Yen Cross
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Nice work on that tool earlier. RE; the last time it posted and the number of times posted since Fuckishima. Good work keep it up!!!

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 15:39 | 1103461 Irelevant
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It wasn`t a Move & Pick. Personally I say torch the banks! Athens style.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 15:47 | 1103477 bob_dabolina
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jkruffin -

WTF are you talking about?

Blacks don't really riot they just want free T.Vs. and diapers.


Sat, 03/26/2011 - 15:59 | 1103525 bob_dabolina
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The guy in that second link has been spotted before

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:47 | 1103662 Pseudo Anonym
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good one

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:04 | 1103532 jkruffin
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HAHA,  look at all those people on the steps, and they run away from one police spraying "what probably amounts to water", on them.  Look at how many people are there, and how many cops? They could easily crush them, and yet they run like cowards.  Typical white folks. And yes, I am white and ashamed of it when I see things like this.

Grow a f**king pair of balls, and if you are going to gather to protest, and TPTB don't want to budge, then you budge them as a group.  What ya running for? Are you afraid to die? If our forefathers were afraid and the people who joined them for our freedom were afraid, we would be working for the King still.  The reasons governments get away with what they do, because people don't stick together and force them out, and the government knows it.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:06 | 1103539 bob_dabolina
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and the people who joined them for our freedom were afraid, we would be working for the King still

Wrong. You'd be working for Hitler.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 16:56 | 1103682 Holodomor2012
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Isn't White guilt the most ingenious social engineering ploy ever devised by our overlords?

The one racial group that had the wherewithal to overthrow the usurers has been thoroughly neutered.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 17:42 | 1103754 bob_dabolina
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I'm white and have no guilt whatsover.

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:10 | 1104019 Mark McGoldrick
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That's because you're a libertarian pig, and have repeatedly demonstrated your affinity for the lower rungs of the evolutionary ladder - both in terms of intelligence and humanity.  

Many libertarians are devoid of a full range of emotions, particularly compassion and empathy. Instead, they're overloaded with paranoia, hatred and goofiness.  You perfectly exemplify this imbalance.  




Sat, 03/26/2011 - 20:16 | 1104031 Abitdodgie
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She is still a human being 

Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:08 | 1104380 bob_dabolina
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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:15 | 1104399 BigJim
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He's back - the troll we regularly humiliate on the subject of gold, governance, freedom, you name it. How much do you get paid to be constantly rebutted in public?

I think you'll find the thugs in the video were not libertarians, by the way, but hired statists like you.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:46 | 1104682 Freddie
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Sat, 03/26/2011 - 22:18 | 1104407 WaterWings
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You got all that from a one-liner? Obvious troll is obvious.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 00:48 | 1104685 tmosley
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Dehumanization is the first step towards genocide.  You willing to pull the trigger, big boy?  You willing to strike down your fellow man who wanted nothing more than freedom from people like you directing boys with guns to enforce your kleptomaniacal will upon them?

You don't see the road to hell that you are paving?  I guess it doesn't matter.  EIther way, you deserve what is coming.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 03:35 | 1104892 AnAnonymous
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Dehumanization is the first step towards genocide.  


The US invented dehumanization.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 07:57 | 1105028 NidStyles
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Malthus was British.

Sun, 03/27/2011 - 08:04 | 1105036 Arthor Bearing
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That is a retarded thing to say. Hitler invented guns

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