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Video Highlights Of Today's Unreported Iranian Protest

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As the Russell 2000 index, better known to the Chairsatan as the US economy, surges on no news, except of course for the huge, massive 0.5% drop in the WTI, demonstrations in Iran are once again front and center, except in the US media, which deems it irrelevant to report on what is happening away from the NYSE Borse. From JPost: "Heavy police presence reported in Tehran; dozens of women rounded up, beaten in Khartoum while attempting to stage anti-rape protest." Being that it is international women's day, one can see why even Iranian women believe that something like rape may be a little anachronistic. Alas, the Tehran police did not take too kindly to these ridiculous demands for equal treatment, as the clip below shows.

More from JPost:

A heavy police presence was reported in north-west Tehran on Tuesday and a video uploaded on YouTube showed Iranian security forces beating protesters in what was apparently a demonstration for International Women's Day.

Women's rights activists have called for demonstrations to advocate and defend the rights of both men and women in Iran, as well as more general democratic principles, BBC Farsi reported.

The BBC also reported a heavy police presence in various parts of Tehran.

Also on Tuesday, Sudanese riot police in Khartoum arrested more than 40 women minutes after they started a protest against rape and rights abuses, witnesses said in the latest sign of a crackdown on dissent.

Sudanese women's groups organized the protest against discriminatory laws on Tuesday -- marked as International Women's Day across the world.

Before the rally, organizers said they were enraged by reports of the arrest and rape of Safiya Eshaq, a supporter of anti-government activist group Girifna, in Khartoum last month.

Up to 60 women, waving banners and shouting slogans, gathered in the middle of one the busiest streets in the Khartoum suburb Omdurman just before 4 p.m. (1300 GMT), and were watched by more than 250 police and security officers said a Reuters witness.

Within 10 minutes officers bundled 30 of the women into the back of a truck. When the women continued to protest inside the vehicle, officers entered and beat some of them with batons, said the witness.

Police later rounded up around 12 women in the streets around the scene and drove them to a police station, said the witness.

"It is a demonstration against women's discrimination. It is not a political organization," protest organizer Rasha Awad told Reuters before the event.

However, since the Bernanke Put will make everything ok in Tehran in a few hours, and central planning's motto of pray for the best continues to work without reproach, today's manic buying spree makes all the sense in the bizarro banana world.


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Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:44 | 1030339 InconvenientCou...
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I admire the guy who was filming. RIP.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:55 | 1030387 Dr. Richard Head
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Baton weilding officer thug about to bring a beat down.  No kidding.

"The camera is the new gun." - Judge Napalitano

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 17:52 | 1030904 Things that go bump
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I think it is the equivalent of the pen that was mighter than the sword.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:15 | 1030445 iDealMeat
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The fact that the video clip made it to the net means they got away.

Good work Iranian dudes.. play smart, and keep a wingman..

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:17 | 1030461 DoChenRollingBearing
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Tue, 03/08/2011 - 17:16 | 1030798 quintago
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how do you know this was today? Because it was uploaded today? Because it says 8/3 on the video feed? This might as very well be today, but just saying...

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 20:53 | 1031609 Lord Blankcheck
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You're not from Europe,eh?

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:45 | 1030342 slow_roast
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Celebration of women bitchez!

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:59 | 1030407 MayIMommaDogFac...
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Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:05 | 1030432 Motorhead
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Celebration of bitchez, women!  LOL

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:26 | 1030634 Jasper M
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Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:47 | 1030352 Id fight Gandhi
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I hate the msm never covers shit.

Shitbc saying the huge drop, yes huge drop in oil is the reason stocks are up and the hopes of bank stocks paying dividend again.

Fuck em,

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:47 | 1030353 Id fight Gandhi
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I hate the msm never covers shit.

Shitbc saying the huge drop, yes huge drop in oil is the reason stocks are up and the hopes of bank stocks paying dividend again.

Fuck em,

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:54 | 1030389 TooBearish
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harlie Sheen is news not the MENA situation , thats a distraction

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:09 | 1030440 BorisTheBlade
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'Wag the dog', masses are passive as long as are fed and entertained, rivers of soma flowing uninterruptedly.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:08 | 1030437 docj
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Can't be letting actual reality interrupt American Idol, Big Brother 17 (or whatever they're up to) and other so-called "Reality TV" programs now, can we?

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:29 | 1030495 Oh regional Indian
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docj, actually this women's movement thing is just a sham, a western sponsored sham.

Not saying abuse does not happen, but my years int he US and elsewhere (oz, especially Oz) shows me that a different kind of abuse is prevelant everywhere. 

What the social engineers really want is islamic women to be free (read naked). They will incite a burn the burka movement, akin to burn the bra that led to feminism.

That, is the truth.


Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:45 | 1030536 BorisTheBlade
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'Liberating' women leads to many unpleasant things for men, like taking their opinion into account or looking at women with a lot of make of make-up on their faces, better to cover them with abayas from head to toe and not bother about all those things. Yes, and if one thought it was bad in Iran:

Sheikh Muhammad al-Habadan said showing both eyes encouraged women to use eye make-up to look seductive.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:00 | 1030579 Oh regional Indian
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Boris, while you quote an article which is an abstraction, I'm seeing it every day here in india. It is so bad as to make your eyes bleed. You only need to look around you to see it has not done western societies much good at all.

All the suffering was just pushed inside. And the effort was pushed to the skin.

Go deeper. This time is really not for glibness or brutish attachment to old ideas, most fed through a corrupting, biased translation.


Tue, 03/08/2011 - 17:02 | 1030756 BorisTheBlade
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Actually if you think about it, liberating women and giving them the same rights and access to education is one of the better ways to control the birth rate. Since western societies are mentioned, their birth rates started falling along with rising standard of living and better access to education. When women are educated better, they find other ways of utilizing their capabilities other than just sitting at home and be a breeding factory for babies.

Saudi example is not at all random, look at the demographics there, couple it with the women treatment - they bloody don't even have the right to drive a car. Sure, patriarchal values are good when society needs a high birth rate to be sustained, but there are already over 6 bln on this planet and we are about to experience some severe disruptions in terms of food and fuel supplies, Middle East with its youth bulge and revolutions all the way is a perfect example.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:47 | 1030545 Lord Koos
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Or! maybe you should switch to decaf.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:57 | 1030564 Oh regional Indian
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LK, no stimulants for me, I'm high on insights. 


Tue, 03/08/2011 - 17:24 | 1030828 Arkadaba
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like you ori - but no.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:33 | 1030658 gaoptimize
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So you or your state want to be in charge of when women are naked, or free to exercise any other freedom?  Know this: I am ennobled and my life is adorned by the goddesses around me, liberated from your kind of primative thinking.  I'm sorry for you.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 21:55 | 1031809 greenbear
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Yes, one side mutilates a woman's genitals, denies protection from domestic violence, and strips all rights from women.  They can be abandoned under sharia law for no reason.  The other side destroys the woman's God-given role, strips all rights from men destroying their God-given role, destroying the family unit. These things are not a result of "coincidence".  These things are the result of multi-generational social engineering.  

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 22:44 | 1031925 Oh regional Indian
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Good points greenb.


Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:17 | 1030610 trollin4sukrz
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MSM is so lame I cant bring myself to watch it. Is it me or does anyone else here feel like they are programing for a 10 year old?

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:48 | 1030355 unionbroker
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how come the iranian police have the english word police on their shields?

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:54 | 1030380 Jason T
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good looking out sherlock.  yeah, how come? 

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:56 | 1030391 Dr. Richard Head
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The land of the "free" is the number one manufacturer of riot control gear? 

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:59 | 1030401 unionbroker
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 just wondering

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:21 | 1030477 pointer
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it's what Morpheus refers to as "The Matrix" - a world pulled over your eyes to keep you from seeing the real truth.  TV is crap.  Made solely for the promotion of propaganda.

Most of the muslim hate messages show on mainstream media after 9/11 were all written in the same handwriting - support for the war was at an extremely high percentage of the population - go figure.

Bullshit is all around you.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:04 | 1030583 samsara
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Most of the muslim hate messages show on mainstream media after 9/11 were all written in the same handwriting

I bet it also goes for the "handwritten" note that came with the Anthrax letters too...

Jus sayin...  

(that's right, that event has been conveniently culturally forgotten).


Wed, 03/09/2011 - 00:48 | 1032149 floydian slip
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Im thinking of opening up an American flag shop in the middle east.  Free matches with each flag.



Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:01 | 1030414 gorillaonyourback
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good point, is this propaganda bullshit of some other country?

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:07 | 1030438 Agent P
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Because the shields are made in China.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:15 | 1030457 Almost Solvent
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Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:21 | 1030454 OliverTwist
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Check this out ...

The best part is ....

the Persian Academy—an institution established in 1935 to preserve the language, much like its French counterpart—noted that the English word airplane was creeping into the Iranian language. The academy's linguists successfully replaced it with the Persian word havapeyma. They have had less luck with helicopter

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:48 | 1030358 HoofHearted
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Come on, they all had equal get their asses kicked by the people who deem themselves the "authority." It's the same everywhere, whether it is blatant like in this clip or more subtle, like what the Bernank is doing to us.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:51 | 1030371 gwar5
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Iran is one country where I'd love to see the mullahs overthrown.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:43 | 1030531 NOTW777
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apparently one of the mullahs junked you, and monitors ZH

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:52 | 1030375 RobotTrader
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Transports and Russell 2000 staging huge reversals.

Mid-day yesterday, I was certain we were going a lot lower.

But the PigMen stepped in and started buying hand over fist.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:20 | 1030472 limcagoldspot
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The pump started again at around 10 this morning.. I was so "fed" up with this market that I just liquidated my mostly short positions.  I will be back in the market July 1.  See you later guys

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:22 | 1030478 Internet Tough Guy
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SPY on the cusp of a massive sell signal
RobotTrader - Mon, Mar 7, 2011 - 11:22 AM

Once the 11-day and 22-day cross, its "Lights Out" for the bulls

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:26 | 1030489 Sudden Debt
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But they are running on thin air by now.

I bet there are a lot of discussions right now on what to do next.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:54 | 1030558 Sophist Economicus
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Today's rally makes sense.  Lots of weak shorts, still in contracting triangle.    If there is a breakout about 1329ish, Bulls get a chance for new high.   If it bounces off of 1329, we go for one more bounce off the walls of the triangle -- whee

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:53 | 1030381 financeguru500
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Can someone please explain to me how Oil prices are dropping when supply is precariously teetering on the cliff. Were currently looking at 2mbpd oil shortfall with libya, but if Saud production falls then were looking at an additional 8mbpd or 10mbpd total.

How are prices dropping right now?

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:13 | 1030453 malikai
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They're dropping because we're experiencing the pre-slaughter fleecing. You are now being taught to go short. When the time is right, the paper will stop being sold and the price will surge, just after you decide to short.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:36 | 1030669 Jasper M
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Dropping because there are a huge net longs right now. Way more than Cushing can hold, for example. Only an idiot would hold ALL of that until "the end". Remember, "Bears get fed, and Bulls get fed, but pigs get slaughtered". 

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:54 | 1030382 Mr Lennon Hendrix
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"Federal" governments?  Let them all fail.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:55 | 1030392 Dr. Richard Head
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Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:27 | 1030638 trollin4sukrz
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why stop at federal, kill the states too! let them all die from obesity!

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:54 | 1030384 99er
Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:56 | 1030395 Mike2756
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.10 drop in crude = 2 spx points.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:23 | 1030482 Id fight Gandhi
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Wti was just moving positive on the day. So isn't the spx gonna move down now?

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:58 | 1030400 Mae Kadoodie
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I think that Iranian cop was about to validate the cameraman's parking ticket.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 14:59 | 1030402 Dr. Richard Head
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I like the fleeting leg kicks by the officers.  How can these thugs live with themselves while they beat anything that moves?  Same reason the police here in Amerika are able to - delusions of being the good guys.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:53 | 1030553 Lord Koos
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No, I think it's more likely the ability to pick up a decent paycheck while at the same time being able to violently release your repressed rage on whoever, without fear of accountability.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:26 | 1030632 Dr. Richard Head
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True for some indeed.  In Zimbabwee, the first "public-servants" to have a pay raise to try and keep up with the inflation was........police.  Go figure.  Can't have the protectors rioting now can we?

However, there are some police, I know as I have some in my family and neighbors, that actually believe they are helping out. 

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 23:18 | 1031992 BrosMacManus
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Talking about releasing some repressed rage, this motherfucker...he's lucky he's only going to have to do hard time.


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Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:02 | 1030415 Slartebartfast
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This is wag the dog CIA staged bullshit.  Does anyone really believe that in Tehran the police have "POLICE" written on their shields in ENGLISH!!!  Wake up and stop being manipulated by these hollywood produced YouTubes of middle east rioting - where all the signs are in ENGLISH!!!!

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:57 | 1030571 samsara
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read UnionBroker's response.  It's the same word in Farsi.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:05 | 1030426 ziggy59
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i found it interesting the police shields said "police" in english and not Farsi...just an observation



slarter..sorry..i was posting same time as you.  same observation..

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:14 | 1030456 cxl9
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Well, there's rape and then there's rape. Are we talking stranger-on-stranger forcible rape here? Or date rape, statutory rape, incest rape, or all-in-good-fun fraternity house type rape? Clarify your terminology.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:15 | 1030459 astartes09
Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:29 | 1030494 PeterSchump
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I don't TD feels good about being on the same list as Business Insider (at # 1 nonetheless).

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:18 | 1030464 CrashisOptimistic
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All things in the Middle East are about oil, and today a HUGE dump of info occurred:

Buried in that article is this:

Goldman Sachs raised its outlook for both Brent and WTI crude by $4.50 a barrel on estimates that spare capacity in OPEC has dropped below 2 million barrels a day, according to a report dated March 7.

What!  What?  KSA alone is supposed to have 4 mbpd of spare capacity.  The Shit Has Hit The Fan.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:44 | 1030530 samsara
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estimates that spare capacity in OPEC has dropped below 2 million barrels a day

Welcome to Peak Oil kids.

Regardless of what the "Drill Here, Drill Now,  Drill Me.  folks say. 

Physical Reality will trump all sugarplum dreams of the Bakkins and shale oil.

The ME is ONLY about oil to the folks who don't live there(ie Everybody else). 

Mother Nature Bats Last. 

And whether you want to believe it or not.  The 1st,2nd and 3rd laws of Thermodynamics really really doesn't give a shit that you have an MBA or BMW.


Tue, 03/08/2011 - 17:28 | 1030841 JW n FL
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You can "Frack" a trillion bbl's out of Travis's backyard right now.. he thinks he smart hiding the oil back there.. but I know where the stash is.. and I am here to tell the World!!!

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:23 | 1030479 unionbroker
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the Persian word for police is the same: polise. (Persian, or Farsi, is an Indo-European language that uses an Arabic script, but people will often use Latin lettering, also known as Penglish or Fingilish, especially when typing or texting.) It's also the same word in French (police), German (polizei), Italian (polizia), Czech (policie), and many other languages. Iranian students are required to take English classes in high school. So using the English word for police actually maximizes the number of people who will understand it.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:40 | 1030517 Slartebartfast
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Really?  They don't use our alphabet too, do they?  C'mon.  Stop trying so hard.  This thing could easily have been filmed on any side street off of Hollywood or Sunset.  Probably was.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:03 | 1030586 PhD
Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:32 | 1030501 cpgone
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Irainian camera person has nads/ovaries of heat treated titanium.

I stand and salute him/her.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:42 | 1030520 NOTW777
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iranian regime brutality

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:48 | 1030547 eurusdog
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Que the next downturn! These all add up to the beginning of the next plummet.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 15:58 | 1030576 lsbumblebee
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Whoa. Police brutality. Okay I see one cop doing his Pele imitation.

Not exactly Ludlow, Colorado. Or Watts. Or Kent State. Not even Seattle.


Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:15 | 1030604 Weimar Ben Bernanke
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The opposition has to realise that non violence does not work against tyrannical regimes. For those who keep quoting Gandhi,or MLK non violence only works if the state is not willing to shoot protestors. In other words imagine Gandhi was protesting non violently in Nazi Germany,USSR,or Communist China? He would be killed and all his supporters would be sent to concentration camps and be gased. People in Iran would have to take arms against a regime who have no qualms in killing you when you protest. It applies to Saudi Arabia,China,Venezuela,Syria,Yemen,Bahrain. When you face a tyrant you must deal force with force because that is all they know. So they must realise now that taking up arms is the only option.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:33 | 1030656 trollin4sukrz
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the global banksters are going to start killing folks wholesale again soon enough. They know we know that they are the problem so it will revert back to days of the past. Kill all who disagree.

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:29 | 1030644 CitizenPete
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Tue, 03/08/2011 - 16:44 | 1030702 RacerX
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Tue, 03/08/2011 - 17:18 | 1030807 JW n FL
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we should air drop some m-16's into Iran... and Libya... anywhere they want to be free.. give them a fighting chance!


unless it messes with the US sweet lite crude supply... then fuck that, let them suffer! we believe in freedom just not that much..

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 17:33 | 1030840 Arkadaba
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Know I will be junked til the cows come home for this one - ;)

Tue, 03/08/2011 - 18:39 | 1031062 velobabe
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i didn't know it was international

P U S S Y day.

ok i will just celebrate at home and read and sword fight naked. hell, that is where nakedness should occur anyway, in the comfort of one's own residence.

PUSSY is still ruling the world, right, tyler?

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