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  •  Not at all (4+ / 0-)

    Just spied upon, heavily manipulated by our own government and media, and genuinely frightened of our own law enforcement/domestic military.   We saw what happened during the Occupy movement.

    US protestors know there's a large, federally controlled, taxpayer funded  system that is ready and willing to work with local law enforcement and governments to bring as much force as possible to bear against protestors.

    Fusion centers.

    "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being in DC."

    by Betty Pinson on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 08:55:55 AM PDT

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    •  Home of the Brave (1+ / 0-)
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      n/t

      I didn't abandon the fight, I abandoned the Party that abandoned the fight...

      by Jazzenterprises on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 09:52:54 AM PDT

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      •  Fine, be sarcastic. But it's not only fear (0+ / 0-)

        that Americans are fighting. It's also the very real fact that the government doesn't give a shit when we protest, the media doesn't report it, and it usually dies on the vine as if it hadn't happened. That combined with the bad personal repercussions are enough to keep a lot of people out of the street.

        That said, I do refer you to Occupy, many of whose protesters looked pretty damned "brave" to me.

        Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 03:00:26 PM PDT

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