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Old 11-18-2011, 04:01 AM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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From Terrorism | Define Terrorism at Dictionary.com:

ter·ror·ism

   /ˈtɛrəˌrɪzəm/ Show Spelled[ter-uh-riz-uhm] Show IPA
noun 1. the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, especially for political purposes.
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Yes. Threatening to disrupt the lives of innocent people, actions that the "protesters" know (and count on..) could very well lead to violence (and has in some cases), yes, I consider that terrorism.
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I guess we have different ideas of what terrorism is. You consider blocking streets terrorism, I consider 9/11 terrorism.
I guess grandma standing there, all 4'10" of her, was too much.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:53 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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I guess grandma standing there, all 4'10" of her, was too much.

The police pepper sprayed people who were assembled unlawfully and refused to disperse. I could only imagine the reactions if they physically moved this woman instead of pepper spraying her. What are the police supposed to do in these situations when people are breaking the law? The cops couldn't win either way. Should people be allowed to break the law because they are old? It's hilarious watching the usual liberal sheeple hoot and holler as they buy into this asinine tactic employed by the occupeeons of putting old people in the front line.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:33 AM
 
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So instead of questioning the constitutionality of requiring a permit to assemble in a public space, the OP and other like minded individual are calling this woman and other protesters "terrorists."

I can't decide if this makes me angry, frightened, or sad, that we've gotten to this point as a country.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:49 AM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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So instead of questioning the constitutionality of requiring a permit to assemble in a public space, the OP and other like minded individual are calling this woman and other protesters "terrorists."

I can't decide if this makes me angry, frightened, or sad, that we've gotten to this point as a country.

Is it constitutional to violate the law to serve your own purposes?
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Old 11-18-2011, 09:08 AM
 
Location: Gone
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Why did Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn apologize to this law-breaker ? He should be ashamed of himself. I don't care what your age is, when you start engaging in terrorist tactics like blocking streets and trying to shut down whole neighborhoods, you deserve what you get!! I say: Pepper-spray all those idiot Occupiers!! With no discriminating!!

And as a side note: Keith Olbermann is an idiot!! (But I already knew that)...a terrorist is his hero!!:

Local News | Pepper-sprayed woman gets mayor's apology | Seattle Times Newspaper

Excerpts: "...The confrontations began Tuesday afternoon after demonstrators blocked downtown intersections, delaying commuters. As far back as Oct. 8, police have followed a policy of keeping streets clear, by arrest if necessary...

"...Police said they used pepper spray to disperse a crowd in Belltown, while arresting a 17-year-old girl who swung a stick at officers. Protesters regrouped on Fifth Avenue at Pine Street. "Pepper spray was deployed only against subjects who were either refusing a lawful order to disperse or engaging in assaultive behavior toward officers," said the department's online statement.

"....Wednesday night, Rainey appeared on "Countdown with Keith Olbermann."

"....At the end of the nearly 10-minute interview, Olbermann chuckled and said, "You're one of my heroes now."

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She shouldn't have been there!!
According to you she is a terrorist, wow, talking about being confused
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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I guess we have different ideas of what terrorism is. You consider blocking streets terrorism, I consider 9/11 terrorism.
Both are terrorism.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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According to you she is a terrorist, wow, talking about being confused
Explain then.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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Originally Posted by Mr. Mon View Post
So instead of questioning the constitutionality of requiring a permit to assemble in a public space, the OP and other like minded individual are calling this woman and other protesters "terrorists."

I can't decide if this makes me angry, frightened, or sad, that we've gotten to this point as a country.
That was questioned was already settled. Assemblying in a public space doesn't mean you can terrorize people by disrupting their lives and trying to provoke the police to advance your agenda. Yes, that is terrorism.
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Old 11-18-2011, 07:52 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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The police pepper sprayed people who were assembled unlawfully and refused to disperse. I could only imagine the reactions if they physically moved this woman instead of pepper spraying her. What are the police supposed to do in these situations when people are breaking the law? The cops couldn't win either way. Should people be allowed to break the law because they are old? It's hilarious watching the usual liberal sheeple hoot and holler as they buy into this asinine tactic employed by the occupeeons of putting old people in the front line.
She was there legally.
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Old 11-18-2011, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Southern California
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She was there legally.
You didn't read the article, did you? They were blocking streets without a permit and some turned violent, so the police ordered them to disperse. Blocking streets without a permit is illegal. Disobeying the commands of a police officer is illegal. So no, she was not there legally.

I suspect this is a set up, though, by the Occupooers to have yet another martyr and poster boy (or in this case, poster-grandmother) for their cause. Why didn't she disperse when the police ordered her to and warned them ahead of time that pepper spray would be used? This is a scam.
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