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    Left work on my usual way past the state building to get on the freeway to go home. Frickin traffic jam! The cops were diverting traffic around a bunch of SB1070 protesters who were all standing in the middle of the street. Cops didn't do squat to move their sorry asses out of the street. They just stood there and watched them??
    What happened to the good old days of dispersing a crowd and restoring order?

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    Waiting for Joe to get more tents up would be my guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie View Post
    Left work on my usual way past the state building to get on the freeway to go home. Frickin traffic jam! The cops were diverting traffic around a bunch of SB1070 protesters who were all standing in the middle of the street. Cops didn't do squat to move their sorry asses out of the street. They just stood there and watched them??
    What happened to the good old days of dispersing a crowd and restoring order?
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    Quote Originally Posted by zombie View Post
    Left work on my usual way past the state building to get on the freeway to go home. Frickin traffic jam! The cops were diverting traffic around a bunch of SB1070 protesters who were all standing in the middle of the street. Cops didn't do squat to move their sorry asses out of the street. They just stood there and watched them??
    What happened to the good old days of dispersing a crowd and restoring order?
    I know right? What gives American citizens the right to protest laws made by the people they elected?

    Americans ought to be muzzled, legal gag orders preventing them from protesting or speaking out against the government.

    What do these people think they are, FREE?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uminchu View Post
    I know right? What gives American citizens the right to protest laws made by the people they elected?

    Americans ought to be muzzled, legal gag orders preventing them from protesting or speaking out against the government.

    What do these people think they are, FREE?
    I wonder what percentage of them are registered voters? Or even legal citizens?

    I remember watching the protests in '94 over Prop 187, and I remember telling my MIL at the time: "Do you know what I don't see? Not one registered voter...".
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    I wonder what percentage of them are registered voters? Or even legal citizens?

    I remember watching the protests in '94 over Prop 187, and I remember telling my MIL at the time: "Do you know what I don't see? Not one registered voter...".
    Probably the same percentage as the TEA members. Roughly 60%.

    My wife's Father, (not American and from the other side of the planet) told me that he was so envious of Americans because we could vote. This dude knew more about US Civics than any lawyer. But he was really envious, and excited when we were doing the primaries. Had a lot of good to say about us being able to vote.

    I think protests are great. They need to be peaceful, organized, and done correctly. In DC, they have carefully cordoned off areas to protest. Areas controlled by the cops who don't always allow the media in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uminchu View Post
    Probably the same percentage as the TEA members. Roughly 60%.

    My wife's Father, (not American and from the other side of the planet) told me that he was so envious of Americans because we could vote. This dude knew more about US Civics than any lawyer. But he was really envious, and excited when we were doing the primaries. Had a lot of good to say about us being able to vote.

    I think protests are great. They need to be peaceful, organized, and done correctly. In DC, they have carefully cordoned off areas to protest. Areas controlled by the cops who don't always allow the media in.
    I would guess much lower, given the agenda.
    I do not disagree with you on our right to protest, I just lend no credence to protesters who, for the most part, are not a part of the election process or legal process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thatguy View Post
    I would guess much lower, given the agenda.
    I do not disagree with you on our right to protest, I just lend no credence to protesters who, for the most part, are not a part of the election process or legal process.
    They are the same ages as the kids who protested Vietnam. They have a voice, they are Americans and they vote.

    They are also holding protests in this state. I was not aware that this law had so many opponets. Now I might have to change my stance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uminchu View Post
    They are the same ages as the kids who protested Vietnam. They have a voice, they are Americans and they vote.

    They are also holding protests in this state. I was not aware that this law had so many opponets. Now I might have to change my stance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uminchu View Post
    I know right? What gives American citizens the right to protest laws made by the people they elected?

    Americans ought to be muzzled, legal gag orders preventing them from protesting or speaking out against the government.

    What do these people think they are, FREE?

    They were in the middle of the street. That's obstructing traffic. Start issuing tickets or ask them to move onto the sidewalks.

    Otherwise, I agree with your sarcastic point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uminchu View Post
    I know right? What gives American citizens the right to protest laws made by the people they elected?

    Americans ought to be muzzled, legal gag orders preventing them from protesting or speaking out against the government.

    What do these people think they are, FREE?
    Speak your mind...protest all you want...put up your picket signs...just don't cause a traffic jam by "jay-walking" or whatever ILLEGAL act it is to impede traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STV_Keith View Post
    Speak your mind...protest all you want...put up your picket signs...just don't cause a traffic jam by "jay-walking" or whatever ILLEGAL act it is to impede traffic.
    I agree. The protesters are calling it civil disobedience. They should be prepared to go to jail if they are breaking the law. (Obstructing traffic)

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    They were in the middle of the street. That's obstructing traffic. Start issuing tickets or ask them to move onto the sidewalks.

    Otherwise, I agree with your sarcastic point.
    No doubt about it. My point wasn't sarcastic however with regard to our rights to speak out. What was sarcastic was the fact that the Whitehouse has removed the lawful area for protests to a place where it in nearly invisible to all who are not present.

    Edit: Dr. Tex, you must know by now that I don't give a flying f ck what way the wind blows.

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    Got your finger in the air huh? Which direction we bloiwn' today folks? Maybe you should try politics..... Flippin' and floppin' the days away.
    Just now, as I was outside getting ready to smoke some jalepenos, (I get more stoned off of them than oregano) I knew you would make this point. I even went so far as to contemplate recommending a change of nom-de-plume for you to "Dr. Texan."

    When we humans lose the desire to examine issues with an open mind, or become fearful of changing our minds, we run the risk of stagnating, or worse, allowing things to happen for fear of "change."

    As a fellow psychologist, certainly you can understand how ugly the Emporer looks with his new clothes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Uminchu View Post
    They are the same ages as the kids who protested Vietnam. They have a voice, they are Americans and they vote.

    They are also holding protests in this state. I was not aware that this law had so many opponets. Now I might have to change my stance.
    They have a voice but their bodies are blocking the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uminchu View Post
    Edit: Dr. Tex, you must know by now that I don't give a flying f ck what way the wind blows.



    Just now, as I was outside getting ready to smoke some jalepenos, (I get more stoned off of them than oregano) I knew you would make this point. I even went so far as to contemplate recommending a change of nom-de-plume for you to "Dr. Texan."

    When we humans lose the desire to examine issues with an open mind, or become fearful of changing our minds, we run the risk of stagnating, or worse, allowing things to happen for fear of "change."

    As a fellow psychologist, certainly you can understand how ugly the Emporer looks with his new clothes?
    Additional information will often change the answer to any situation, it's more a matter of holding together on the core value of the original question in order to maintain the integrity of that final answer rather than to be influenced by tainted infromation.

    My comment was in regard to you changing your stance based on the actions of a group of "kids" of unknown content. Young folks from where, whose principles are based on what? You claim to be the one making your own decisions but your comment read like you were thinking of following the "new" herd bussed into town just because of their numbers.
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