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69 Responses to Cop Throws Wall St. Protester to the Ground

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    SaintPatty Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 2:20 pm
    Link: Cop Throws Wall St. Protester to the Ground - And from the looks of it, for no reason at all. This protest is happening today at Union Square, New York. See ya there.
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    Dont know why but i had to do it
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    Aedran Female 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 2:34 pm
    What are they protesting?
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    uscbadfish Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    You mean an officer detained a jackass that was getting too close to them while they were detaining another suspect?
    Yeah, I saw that, too.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    As retarded as the guy in the orange is, the officer didn`t seem to be in his right to throw the guy on the ground and handcuff him for walking up and trying to talk to the officer. Though the video is a bit short and we don`t see any of the other factors that could be involved in his decision.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 24, 2011 at 3:00 pm

    Careful editing makes the cop look bad.
    How long had he been herassing the cop?
    How many times had the cop told him to get back?

    I lack information to form an opinion but in my experience,
    when someone edits like this, it`s to mislead to a conclusion
    not supported by the whole video.
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    NOCASH Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 3:33 pm
    I agree with gerry, 23 seconds of sloppy video is not enough to conclude from.
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    jsatan Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    Say it with me: UUUUU SSSS AAAAA, UUUU SSSS AAAA, and yes I`ve seen the full unedited version of these recording from starts to finish, lol.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2011 at 4:26 pm
    If you watch it closely the guy in the orange shirt, Sam, yells something at the policeman in the white shirt and pokes the officer with his finger, then the officer shoves `orange shirt Sam` back and tells him to get back. Orange shirt refuses to get back and continues with his protest and then gets put on the ground.

    Rewind it a few times and just watch for the orange shirt on the left side.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm
    Clue: Do not approach, harrass or raise your hands to an officer during a tense situation.
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    DJHeight5 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm
    Only a matter of time before this gets turned into an argument. They`re protesting the growing wealth inequality. The GOP at the moment is doing everything it can to lower taxes on the rich and remove aid from the poor. They hide behind "class warfare" (because it`s apparently not class warfare when it`s directed towards the poor), and calling the rich they give breaks to "job creators." Before any of you try to defend that, let me inform you that under the requirements needed to get the `job creator` tax breaks, The Situation from Jersey Shore qualifies.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    DJHeight: Do you remember that corporate jet tax break that Obama bitched about ? Well he`s the one that initially signed it into law during the last budget. And just take a guess what Obama submitted to continue in his latest budget ? That very same corporate jet tax break.
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2011 at 5:40 pm
    I love how this starts in the middle of a situation. Nice editing there, chief.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm
    Well he`s the one that initially signed it into law during the last budget.
    ----------------
    So are you suggesting the president should have a line item veto? No I didn`t think you were. You were just bitching because Obama was involved.
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    Locke357 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    New York`s "finest"
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    September 24, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    CrakrJak - Yeah, Obama signed a lot into law. Budgets have a lot of crap attached to them and you can`t veto the whole thing just because Repubs stuck a Jet Tax Break in. Of course, if Obama were a decent leader he`d have gotten a better overall budget passed instead of that lame piece of butt-wipe they did pass.
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    DJHeight5 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 6:48 pm
    @CrakrJak

    I`m by no means a complete supporter of Obama either. But I`m even less of a supporter of Bachman, Romney, or Perry because they don`t represent my or any of the middle or lower classes interests. I could go on, but it`s nothing the few intelligent people that read this shouldn`t be able to look up and figure out for themselves.
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    lifeavoidit Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2011 at 7:00 pm
    Can i just say what a load of pish as we did not get to hear what was said up to that point. The guy could have been a complete non-nice individual.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2011 at 7:06 pm
    DJHeight5-"protesting the growing wealth inequality."

    Translation: `I ain`t getting enough free poo.`

    Want more wealth, go out and EARN it. There is no `law` or `right` that says you deserve an equal amount of the wealth just for being born.

    DJHeight5-"lower taxes on the rich"

    i.e. lower taxes on the people who pay the taxes.

    DJHeight5-"class warfare"

    Because that`s exactly what Obama is engaging in. The bullpoo `Buffet Tax` is just that. The FACTS are that the richer you are, the higher percent you pay in taxes. According to the IRS, households with the following incomes will pay the amount in parentasis in taxes.
    Househould income (%in taxes)
    > $1 million (29.1%)
    $50K - $75K (15%)
    $20K - $30K (5.7%)

    (STILL want `The Rich` to pay the same amount as `The Middle Class`?)
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2011 at 7:44 pm
    if this is about "growing wealth inequality" why do they spend their time harassing police officers? from what i understnad the nypd doesn`t make all that much money.
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    arimus Male 13-17
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    September 24, 2011 at 7:45 pm
    MeGrendel- "DJHeight5-`lower taxes on the rich`

    i.e. lower taxes on the people who pay the taxes."

    Well, considering most wealthy people pay less taxes then their secretaries, I think the the major burden is on the lower-middle class.

    "DJHeight5-"class warfare"

    Because that`s exactly what Obama is engaging in. The bullpoo `Buffet Tax` is just that. The FACTS are that the richer you are, the higher percent you pay in taxes. According to the IRS, households with the following incomes will pay the amount in parentasis in taxes.
    Househould income (%in taxes)
    > $1 million (29.1%)
    $50K - $75K (15%)
    $20K - $30K (5.7%)

    (STILL want `The Rich` to pay the same amount as `The Middle Class`?)"

    But you forget that these only compare income, because there is multiple loophole the rich take, such as over sea banks, and they are not taxed on capital gains, which, what do you know, is the majori
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    arimus Male 13-17
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    September 24, 2011 at 7:50 pm
    BlankTom - the reason they are harrassing the police is because they blocked their entry into wall street, which is a public building. And last year the NYPD received 6 billion in funding. So they have a fairly large income,
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    jaronr84 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 7:51 pm
    Pretty obvious why captain dipshyt was thrown to the ground. He was told to back up not once, but twice. He kept stepping to the officer giving him commands and got the natural consequence.
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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2011 at 8:03 pm
    arimus, are you talking about the NYSE? Cause, i don`t believe that`s open to the public?
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 8:10 pm
    Most of you don`t even know what their protesting. All the want is for Obama to set up a committee to look into the down fall of the banks. Theirs a reason we aren`t seeing this protest on the t.v. The same people who own the banks, own the news papers and the media. On YAHOO, any email sent with the words Occupy and Wall Street were banned. The American mainstream media is an anti-American propaganda run by corporations to make the American people dumb in order to not have critical thinking.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 8:11 pm
    I thought of it too FatNinja

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    BlankTom Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2011 at 8:28 pm
    scapegoat, how many of the protesters do you think would say that`s what they are protesting?
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 8:39 pm
    Well there`s plenty to pissed abt. In 2010 the average worker saw a 2.6% increase in salary but a 3.6% increase in the Consumer Price Index. Meanwhile median CEO pay increased by 27%. The amount of green in corporations is really sickening. But it is also everyone`s fault for letting it get there, we all have a tiny bit of control but give up our side in exchange for short term comfort. It`s the crap we all buy and the lazy choices we take everyday that contribute to this system that is bent on destroying the world it is in.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2011 at 8:50 pm
    madest: So are you suggesting the president should have a line item veto?

    Why not ? Many states` governors have that power and it seems to work rather well at getting rid of the pork barrel spending. It also makes sure that a bill is actually read and understood instead of hearing the words, "We have to pass the bill before we find out what`s in it" sort of crap.
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 8:58 pm
    I`ve said it before, The greatest danger Americans face... is if the super-rich and the powerful get into a situation where they`re so rich- and control the media so much- that the gap between rich and poor will be widened to the point there`s no fixing it (You could argue we`re already their). People of America, you stand on the edge of disaster, and for no reason other then your own unscrupulous politicians. To save yourselves, you need only decide to vote for decent politicians, and not the snakes that you seem to like electing. RON PAUL 2012
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2011 at 9:03 pm
    DJHeight: Gov. Perry at least has a much lower unemployment rate in his state and knows how to create jobs. Obama has no idea how to grow jobs because he`s never ran a business, never been a governor, never even been in the military to know what discipline what leadership really are. Our community organizer in chief only knows how to waste money on useless crap and promoting socialism.
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    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    September 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    That protestor `appears` to be showboating and bad mouthing the cop..in which case badge or not id be serving a knuckle sandwich. On a side note I fully support these protestors for actually taking the time to know how poo rolls. If there was such a thing as `economic communism` than it would fit the US` "be a sheep and dont ask why" policy.
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 9:08 pm
    Perry is a puppet, he`s part of the problem.
    http://tinyurl.com/3sp6kwl
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 9:10 pm
    Meh. Eventually there will be a revolution. Not like the American revolution but more like the french. At first there will be a lot of losses among the poor, because the rich will have machine guns and mercs they hired as "Security Guards". But soldiers of fortune won`t fight a war they can`t win. Eventually they will turn around and walk away. America`s relevance in the world is over. It`s done. But it will be a bloody ending. And frankly the rich deserve whats coming to them.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2011 at 9:24 pm
    scapegoat: So that`s your unequivocal evidence against Gov. Perry ? A banker said the words, "we`ll help you out" to him at some dinner, wow you really have a smoking gun right there. What If I shook Obama`s hand and said something like, "The Illuminati loves you", would that really be incriminating ?
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    monsterzero Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2011 at 9:26 pm
    There is no gap between the rich and the poor, especially when it come to these retards. These are college kids who have been brainwashed by the progressive , socialist, communists. Screw these bit*ches because they don`t know what fu.ck.ing poor really is. You can afford an I-phone an I-pad and a macbook... STFU! you ain`t poor, your fu.ck.ing brainwashed!
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 10:24 pm
    Crakr- Considering the banks just raped us raw, i hate anyone they support.
    -Rick Perry is "big government"- in 2000 total spending by Texas gov. was $49 billion, ten years later its $90 bil.
    -Total debt of texas has doubled since perry.
    -He claims he has a track record of not raising taxes, but has repeatedly done so.
    -Even with the oil boom in Texas, 23 states have a lower unemployment rate.
    -He switches views on issues when it suits him.
    -Texas has one of the worst education systems. 36th in high school graduations rates, 49th in verbal SATS, 47th in literacy and 46th in math. they rank 33rd in teacher salaries.
    -Texas has the highest percentage of workers making min. wage. In 07` there were 221,000 people making min. wage, in 10` that number had risen to 550,000.
    -Doesn`t give a damn abt the border.
    -In 2007 perry issued an executive order that would have every girl receive a vaccine b4 entering 6th grade.
    should i go on....
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 10:27 pm
    MonsterZero- The top 10% rich in the country own 72% of the wealth, quite a gap. The bottom own 28% of the wealth. But the top 1% own 32% of the wealth (more then the whole bottom 90%).
    Still don`t see the gap...
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    chrn368 Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 10:35 pm
    Monsterzero looks to me you`re just as "brainwashed" as the people you`re spewing crap at are. Judging by all the stereotypical watch words you`re throwing around.

    @deadkittens, if the protestor wants to talk smack to the cop, he has every right to do so. A police officer is a citizen who enforces the law, there`s nothing in the law that says he can`t say anything he wants to the cop as long as he doesn`t physically touch the cop or anyone else. It`s called freedom of speech. Mr. cops department is going to have a police brutality lawsuit very soon and will be suspended or fired for what he did.
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    I-IS-BORED Male 18-29
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    September 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm
    "Get back"
    "Nope"
    *on the ground*

    Wannabe protesters need to learn that real life isn`t school, you aren`t going to be held by the hand all the way through, and it isn`t the internet, your actions will have consequences.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    September 24, 2011 at 11:10 pm
    These youngsters lack traditional values. It`s not a proper protest without firebombs, cobblestones and scaffolding poles.
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    Oldfrt Male 50-59
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    September 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm
    I love this thread. Holier-than-thou rants filled with bad grammar. You`d think that by now, IAB commenters would have learned the difference between then/than, your/you`re, there/their. It`s as if their brilliance will melt away unless they type their rant as fast as possible, and to heck with the English language.

    An excellent example of poor communications in the USA. It`s more important to vent than to get people to understand your point.
    /holier-than-thou rant.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    September 25, 2011 at 12:34 am
    @OLDFART:

    That`s clever, when you have nothing to add, just attack the way someone is "speaking/typing". I`m glad that IAB`ers are getting upset and actually have an opinion about these types of topics. Let`s sum it up, if you really have nothing of substance to add, move on to the next post. You`re old enough to know better.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 25, 2011 at 12:45 am
    scapegoat: Obama`s biggest campaign contributors were banks and brokerages, his treasury secretary was the one responsible for the bank payouts, Rahm Emanuel, who himself was a board member of Freddie Mac. The Obama Administration rejected a request under the Freedom of Information Act to review Freddie Mac board minutes and correspondence during Emanuel`s time as a director.

    All your crap about Gov. Perry is just that crap.
    Perry opposed creating a Texas state income tax and increasing sales tax rates and balanced the state budget as required by state law. He did raise taxes, on strip clubs and franchises, so what ? And if your criticizing him for the HPV vaccine, that prevents cancer and saves health care costs in the long run, you are barking up the wrong tree. Kids are required in most every state to be vaccinated for many diseases and that`s only sensible that they should be.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    September 25, 2011 at 12:55 am
    Perry also vowed not to approve an education budget that shortchanges teacher salary increases, textbooks, education technology, and education reforms. He`s also for school vouchers, that doesn`t sound like he`s anti-education to me.

    It`s hard for teachers in a state, that has a large hispanic population, to teach bilingually and none of those states, with that problem, rank very high on the education stats list. Normally immigrant`s children and grandchildren learn the english language, unfortunately hispanics are not integrating culturally like every other immigrant class before it has. That`s not Gov. Perry`s fault for that.
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    skullgrin Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 12:55 am
    "It`s more important to vent than to get people to understand your point"

    and yet you understood everything they meant perfectly, didnt you?
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 1:00 am
    @oldfrt & other elderly IAB followers, I apologize for ranting, especially if u felt i think/feel I`m smarter, better or holier then u. I do not. I`ve been coming to IAB for the last two years or so but don`t really say much. Its just that these are the topics i get riled up abt. So don`t take it personal, I like most IAB followers. Even if i don`t agree with most of their views (crakr).
    @lostinkorea- Appreciate it, tanx.

    Oh, and my grammar isn`t the best.
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 1:22 am
    Anybody here from Texas? How do you guy`s like Perry? Well personally I`m a huge Ron Paul fan. He`s never changed his views (over three decades), always sticks to the constitution, for smaller gov. and he`s way smarter and way over qualified for the job. And the weird thing is i don`t even agree w/ everything 100%. Im pro-choice, its the woman`s body.
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    xmastree_ph Male 40-49
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    September 25, 2011 at 4:39 am
    Throw him to the floor
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 5:11 am
    Police brutality in the US? I don`t belive it!...
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    kairobert Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 5:57 am
    ""Get back"
    "Nope"
    *on the ground*

    Wannabe protesters need to learn that real life isn`t school, you aren`t going to be held by the hand all the way through, and it isn`t the internet, your actions will have consequences."

    So children will have to learn not to do something because someone else has power to stop them?

    In other words, might is right, deal with it?
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    September 25, 2011 at 8:11 am
    "So children will have to learn not to do something because someone else has power to stop them?"

    No, children will have to learn not to do something just because they`re not supposed to do it.

    So many kids have never had consequences in their lives. Mommy and Daddy bail them out. Mommy and Daddy make excuses for their bad behavior in school and at home.

    Now they`re not dealing with Mommy and Daddy anymore and unfortunately they didn`t learn ahead of time that the real world isn`t as forgiving as Mommy and Daddy.
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    DJHeight5 Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 9:59 am
    Way to act like you`re a superior person, MeGrendel. I`m complaining I`m not getting enough free stuff? My mother was laid off and we don`t qualify for any government assistance, while some one we know that makes $380 a week is using a loop hole to recieve over $1000 a month in govt aid. Don`t tell me I`m complaining about not getting enough free stuff. I`m complaining that the system doesn`t work for who it was created for. You haven`t factored in the loopholes the rich take and the breaks they get for making a certain amount of money. The Situation`s taxes are lower than yours and mine because he`s considered a "job creator". Not because he actually created any jobs, but just because he has a certain amount of money. You can make anyone look bad when you dodge the argument, but you only look dumb when they come back with the facts.
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    Isafan Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 10:09 am
    The police are there to protect citizens. Come on guys, think "outside" the box. Just because you`re upset about your lifestyle, the rich are citizens as well. Riots can turn into mobs with little to no effort (think of canada riots after they won the hockey season last year... and that was in celebration).

    So, the police have to say this - "We`re out here in force. drat with us and we`ll take you down." Think of them as the bad guys and fear them, but at least they`re not letting that riot get out of control. Read The Prince from Machiavelli and you`ll understand. People don`t react to a slap on the hand. They just get angry by it. But if you make them fear you, then they`ll listen. Fear or love is the only way for the police to stop that crowd from going into the buildings.. and the police can`t be loved. It`s not part of their job.

    Now think on what would happen if the crowd got into the buildings? That many people... dear lord it`
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    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 11:40 am
    Before you start defending cops actions look at more videos this was a fairly tame one compared to the others I`ve just watched, Like pulling a women to the ground and dragging her 10 feet by the hair just for asking a question.
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    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 11:40 am
    OMG a cop did his job when someone got in his face and someone filmed a one sided video... drat the police, to hell with the establishment maaaaaaan, he threw him on the ground!
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    monsterzero Male 40-49
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    September 25, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    @Scapegoat: Those are cold numerical statistics used to incite dissension upon the classes.
    These "poor" people who are protesting do not know what it`s like to starve, they`re just reacting to a certain ideology.
    This protest would have much more merit if it were conducted by truly poor people who haven`t eaten in a week and have no shelter because they can`t afford it. But instead it`s a bunch of upper middle class hipsters who have been taught the world owes them without them having to work for it.
    @Chrn368: Your response is the equivalent of "I know you are but what am I?" in the schoolyard. Also freedom of speech does not mean you can say anything you want to anyone. If what the person said to the cop was a verbal assault on him personally then he deserved what he got.Unless it`s a political statement, freedom of speech really doesn`t apply.
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    semisweet72 Female 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 1:17 pm
    If only the truly poor and hungry were justified in protesting our country wouldn`t exist. The foundation was built on the backs of a few idealistic guys with balls and intellect.
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 2:49 pm
    monsterzero- America has the biggest gap between rich and poor compared to ALL other westernized countries.While most American`s sit around waiting for the U.S. economy to return to normal, there is a never ending parade of jobs, businesses, and wealth heading out of the United States. The jobs and businesses leaving are gone for good and will not be coming back. This has caused unemployment to go through the roof and government debt to skyrocket. If you grow an economy or any system up against its limits, it then stops growing and either changes form or breaks down. The American economic system has reached its limit. Corporate greed has pushed many good jobs over seas and the central banks have done nothing but crush the value of the dollar to the point of no return. The Wall street geniuses that crushed the mortgage markets have somehow escaped the hand of the law and the American people have been left with a rotting infrastructure and an insurmountable amount of debt.
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    scapegoat7 Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 3:02 pm
    cont.- All the while our politicians have done nothing about it. That`s the reason they are protesting. Our current financial system has taught us to be individualist and to only worry about our own prosperity. Screw everyone else as long as a profit is made for myself. When the system fails I think it will be important to realize that we are part of a collective, and that the real power will come from working together.
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    Solvent Male 18-29
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    September 25, 2011 at 3:05 pm
    Silly protesters have no reason to protest.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 25, 2011 at 4:22 pm
    DJHeight5-"$380 a week is using a loop hole to recieve over $1000 a month in govt aid"

    And I know people that make $1K a week and get food stamps. It`s called FRAUD!! And it`s not perpetuated by `The Rich`.

    DJHeight5-"system doesn`t work for who it was created for. "

    I know plenty of systems that don`t work for who it was created for, and it`s all because of fraud and the fact that the government is running them.

    DJHeight5-"The Situation`s taxes"

    Am I supposed to know who the [email protected] `The Situation` is?

    DJHeight5-"when they come back with the facts."

    Feel free to present some facts, then. As of yet you have not.

    The higher your income, the higher your income tax. Buffet was not comparing his income taxes to his secretary`s. He was comparing apples to oranges.
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    Student_Law Male 30-39
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    September 25, 2011 at 5:14 pm
    This is serious buisness. The riots in England has been explained in several ways. I was at a lecture by a British professor at the university who i think explained the riots in his home in the best manner:

    "you may want to blame the riots on immigration, education or as some have - just the same old bad manners with young people. Thruth is, there is no ethical or moral difference between bank bailouts and breaking a shop window and steeling a TV set. Politicians and bankers are role models. What we gave them, they give us."

    As financial problems and job losses increase, and the thieves at the wall streets around EU and US keep getting "away with murder" this is only going to get a lot worse. Remember, the french didn`t have TV or internet in the late 1700`s. Still, they managed to find both the Batille and the king.

    Truth is, the banks took peoples bread and butter. With the governments blessing.
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    Mister_C Male 18-29
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    September 26, 2011 at 3:38 am
    We don`t know what he said though.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 7:18 am
    Best protest ever. NSFW (see it while it lasts).
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
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    September 26, 2011 at 8:42 am
    @ madest:
    Did you provide the link so we could see bewbs or do you agree that capitalism does not work and we should find an alternative. If so, what alternative would you suggest? Socialism? Communism?

    In response to the video posted, there is not enough to make a judgement here. IF the guy was breaking the law na dresisting just before the camera started, he deserved it. If he was peacfully protesting in accordance with the law then this was an attack and the police should be imprisoned for abusing their authority.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 9:17 am
    madest-"Best protest ever."

    Don`t care how many bewbs are in the video (and they`re not that impressive), their message is still that of ignorance.

    A job is not a `right`.

    Ya gotta work for it.
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    madest Male 40-49
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    September 26, 2011 at 10:03 am
    Did you provide the link so we could see bewbs or do you agree that capitalism does not work and we should find an alternative. If so, what alternative would you suggest? Socialism? Communism?
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    I posted the link because there are boobs in it. They may not be that impressive but it`s a nice break from the normal censorship that YouTube typically enforces. As far as our financial system goes, there is no pain for Wall St. Only the working man gets hurt. So yeah I`m all about capitalism but we need to enforce the rule of law. There should be more than a 1,000 bankers, money managers, insurance and ratings agents behind bars serving hard time for robbing people of their retirement funds.
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
    796 posts
    September 26, 2011 at 10:31 am
    I fully support bewbs. As for the economy, I support equal oppurtunity and enforcement of the law. This does not mean equal results. A [email protected]$ and a genius can have the same opportunity, but the genius will usually do better in the long run.

    Yeah for bewbies!

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