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  •  Just explain why Obama squelches protest in the US (1+ / 0-)
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    SouthernLiberalinMD

    Just explain why US citizens don't have the same freedom to exercise their first and fourth amendment rights as people in other countries do.

    See if you can do it without the "terrorism" red herring.

    "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 09:37:59 AM PDT

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    •  Again, I'm not playing. (3+ / 0-)
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      Quicklund, Aquarius40, emelyn

      You seem to be quite eager to make this into an "Obama rox/Obama sux" piefight, rather than discussing the subject at hand in this thread, which is comparing the Brazil protests and the Occupy protests.

      I will ignore any further replies from you that continue along the "rox/sux" theme, rather than addressing what I actually wrote.

      "When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why the poor have no food, they call me a communist." --Dom Helder Camara, archbishop of Recife

      by JamesGG on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 09:44:31 AM PDT

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      •  Well--I don't know Obama's position on this (1+ / 0-)
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        but the DoD has decided to use PRISM to particularly track environmental activists, whom it designates as "domestic extremists" and sometimes as "eco-terrorists."

        If Obama isn't in favor of this, it seems to be an extreme enough policy that he needs to come out firmly against it, yes? And put a stop to it. He is the C-i-C, after all.

        It seems to me that Betty is quite correct in that our 1st and 4th amendment rights are essentially in the trash can. I don't know what it's going to take for people to consider this important. Is it going to take Kossacks being thrown into indefinite detention for being environmental activists?
        How bad does it have to get before people admit something's happening?

        Ou sont les neigedens d'antan?

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 02:33:44 PM PDT

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    •  He's not playing, Betty, because there is no good (1+ / 0-)
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      answer as to why Obama was mute on Occupy.  You know it, I know it, and Obama knows it.

      If the plutocrats begin the program, we will end it. -- Eugene Debs.

      by livjack on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 11:38:21 AM PDT

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