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Forum Post: learn anything yet? I did. don't spill coffee on your laptop.

Posted 11 years ago on Aug. 29, 2012, 11:11 p.m. EST by richardkentgates (3269)
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War in the middle east is picking up and the potential for more war is picking up and the flash point for WW3 is looming larger than anyone is willing to talk about. Which considering the awesomeness of what that means, makes it impossible to believe that it doesn't matter to people so I will assume for now that everyone thinks I'm being dramatic. Thats cool, I was being dramatic about the recovery too. Oh, and they are beating the war drums at the RNC too.

Then there is south america, where we are still providing cash and weapons to militias that kill entire villages at a time, and our DEA is burning crops that are legal in the sovereign countries that we are terrorizing.

The Hague, the EU, and the UN will begin working on the investigations into CIA torture camps, the dozen or so they know about, and I look forward to some accountability on that front.

Then there is the economy, which it turns out that I was right and there was still a lot of fraud going on, thats been uncovered and the true nature of the recovery is rearing it's ugly face. Speaking of the economy, it's doing so well that the fed is about to give Wall Street several hundred billion dollars again in the coming weeks or months. Now thats what I call recovery.

The war on poverty was started over 47 years ago. Take a second. What is the theme of this movement? What is inequality?

Please, continue with the partisan BS. The media couldn't make a dime without you. And while you squabble over nothing, journalists, real journalists, are being detained and intimidated by DHS. Citizens of sovereign countries are being scooped up by US security agencies. The fucking Hague! Do any of you have a clue what that is. Do you know what kind of cases they take on? WAKE THE FUCK UP. The left will support your right to state socialism once the republicans leave your wages to be decided completely by the free markets. And like the self absorbed culture that allowed a madman to destroy civilization, you too can pretend it all away, until you can't pretend it away.

The petty squabbles on this forum are more pathetic than it would be for any other forum. Why? Because most of you work for the system. Some of you are cops, some are politically affiliated, ect. And here you sit, the professionals of our day, hammering it out like high school clowns in a debate class. Let the poor protest. If you are not poor, get off this forum and go fix it, you have no excuse not to, professional.



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[-] 2 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 11 years ago

The US Government,the corporations and the wealthy 1% have combined together all of their power and money.They are the most powerful force on the planet.The American People actually are aware that they no longer have even the slightest influence over what goes on in this country.Everybody seems to continue on & on in denial about what is getting ready to happen.Looking at history will provide the answers to the question of what always has happened in the past when power and wealth becomes concentrated in the hands of the 1%-DEATH on a massive scale for humans and other living things of all kinds.The political scientist R.J Rummel stated:"Concentrated political power is the most dangerous thing on earth;the more power a regime has,the more likely people will be killed.This is a major reason for promoting freedom."

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

Less than enlightening, I must say. How many user names do you need to reply to one thread?

[-] 2 points by trashyharry (3084) from Waterville, NY 11 years ago

I don't have any other user names-here or in any other place on the Internets.I have had a sympathetic feeling towards you on account of my own situation-severe poverty that has been very painful,and which I have struggled with all my strength for many years to overcome.I cannot overcome it,and at my age I must face the fact that I never will.I only hope that something I can do will help someone,somewhere to not suffer as I have done,but instead be able to have a dignified life that includes some reasonable hope for future prosperity.So I'm working on that,and I will be sure to skip your remarks in the future,as my remarks are of no interest to you.

[-] 0 points by Builder (4202) 11 years ago

Hey, I'm getting over food poisoning.

Can I just sit and read for a while?

[-] 0 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago


[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 11 years ago

Might be a virus. Sure felt like food poisoning.

Only one cup of java a day for me.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

lol, Hate Java, hate it hate it.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 11 years ago

It gets four stars in review. www.productreview.com.au/p/vittoria-espresso.html

Still tastes like muddy water, though a bit of cream and honey helps.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

lol. My bad. Love coffee. I thought you were making a pun about Java the programming language.

Might be a virus. Sure felt like food poisoning.

Virus, get it ?:/

Really feel'n my inner and outer nerd now.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 11 years ago

Yah, I get ya. LOL.

Just had the Funmoods browser hijacker to deal with. Now that was fun. NOT. New one from Israel, apparently, and Norton 360 was useless.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

Fuck Norton, McAfee is the way to go for windows machines. check out http://www.ubuntu.com User friendly linux. Most viruses are like any other software on the market, they don't work with linux.

[-] 1 points by Builder (4202) 11 years ago

Yeah, norton is getting a bit costly, and somehow they figured out through my paypal how to direct deduct.

Wouldn't be so bad if their shit actually worked.

[-] -1 points by neutron (-2) 11 years ago

I agree with you Richard.

The problem with partisan politics is that it undermines the purpose of OWS. We already have moveon.org, we don't need OWS to emulate it. OWS was unique in that it was the only anarchic protest creating tensions from outside the system by attack the system as a whole, not just the republicans. It's sad we lost that uniqueness and that is has just become another group to push for the democrats.

I always viewed OWS as the perfect protest engine, never making demands, not having a leader, being ANARCHIC. I never for one second believed their model was the solution to replacing the government, but it is the best model for protesting.

Now, it has adopted the moveon.org model, which is far from being the best for a protest. It was better when we had both organizations working separately, having each their useful purpose.

Hopefully, one day, there will be another anarchic protest in US. I just hope that when that happens it doesn't try to please anyone and everyone at the detriment of losing its identity.

It's a real shame Occupy got co-opted by moveon. A real shame.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

If you actually understood me, you wouldn't be replying to this under yet another user with 0 votes. Ok, you don't believe in what you're doing enough to stand behind it with your name, cool, I can dig it. But you can't even stick to the same user name. I don't think you feel me at all, dog.

[-] -1 points by neutron (-2) 11 years ago

If I could stick to one username I would. But, as you very well know fredastaire, and a zillion others, the moderators here love censorship. You should care about my ideas and arguments, not who I am, or what ill conceived motive you think I might have. Those are logical fallacies. The only thing that matters are ideas.

You'll also note that I'm not hiding. I use usernames that are related. Electron, now neutron. I do this so that you know who I am.

Remember, this ain't no Donkey Kong. Points are not important. They are not what supports the ideas up high, those are the arguments.

[-] 1 points by richardkentgates (3269) 11 years ago

Look at what I write. I cuss, I argue with everyone, I have no blind love for Obama or Romney, I am always riding asses for partisan bickering, or even using the party names in a derogatory manner. I have been banned for chasing you with the same link for dozens of comments (at least I think it was you) and the other time was the first month and I think thats because the Mods thought I was trying to profit from the movement (still haven't made back the $200 I put in it). I'm still here. House numbers and map to my house posted on this forum and some crazy shit call'n my house, still using my name.

Not try'n to hear it dude.


[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago


[-] 0 points by neutron (-2) 11 years ago

No, believe it or not, RustyButtHeadBrucie is not the only one to understand that undermining OWS with partisan politics is a grave mistake.

Writing letters to the president, pushing for the democrats, etc... These things you and VQkag2 do as well as your other friends has a place, but it's not with Occupy. You should be doing this in the cadre of moveon, or some other politically inclined group. Occupy was the only anarchic protest, and undermining it in this way is quite sad. We need a protest engine that fights the system as a whole, the democrats as much as the republicans, the whole system.

We already have a moveon, why create a second one at the expense of Occupy's uniqueness?

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

Will your next return be proton?

[-] 0 points by neutron (-2) 11 years ago

Probably since I don't like to hide. I use related usernames so that you know who I am.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

So U were Shit Head electron.

[-] 0 points by neutron (-2) 11 years ago

Of course, but I'm not Bruce. I'm Thrasymaque.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago

Don't really matter - your both worthless.

[-] 0 points by hchc (3297) from Tampa, FL 11 years ago

And both are more in line with OWS thinking than you.

[-] 0 points by gnomunny (6819) from St Louis, MO 11 years ago

Yeah, you gotta give Thrash that. He does understand the spirit of the movement rather well. He's pretty much dead-on in his assessment of what's gone wrong with this forum.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33802) from Coon Rapids, MN 11 years ago