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NYT's Paul Krugman: U.S. Students 'Could Learn A Little Bit' From Violent Protests in UK, France
News Busters ^ | 28 feb 2011 | Clay Waters

Posted on 02/28/2011 10:27:43 AM PST by mandaladon

It’s not quite leftist academic Frances Fox Piven calling for violent Greece-style riots in America. But in an interview with the University of Oklahoma’s student newspaper (he was in town February 22 for a talk), Paul Krugman, respected economist turned partisan liberal New York Times columnist, suggested American college students should pick up some tips from students in London and Paris about fighting public spending cuts.

The Daily: You mentioned how children and students suffer from cuts to public agencies. What advice would you give students to impact the political scene?

Krugman: “Well, you know, maybe we could learn a little bit from British students or French students who actually demonstrated against these cuts. What happens, we’ve got actually in America, the seniors are very noisy. Everybody knows you don’t dare cut programs for the elderly, so let’s cut programs for the youth. If we can change that, then we’d do a little better.”

And what exactly would we learn from British and French students? Violent protest tactics, for one.

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: bloat; cw2; protests; uniions; whatgoesaround; willcomearound
I thought the Tea Party members were the ones advocating violence.
1 posted on 02/28/2011 10:27:45 AM PST by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Nobody suffers more from gov’t spending than the children of taxpayers.


2 posted on 02/28/2011 10:29:36 AM PST by Paladin2
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To: mandaladon

Sure Paul, You lead the charge!


3 posted on 02/28/2011 10:31:54 AM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: mandaladon

You have NO right to other peoples money.

That should be plain and simple.


4 posted on 02/28/2011 10:34:47 AM PST by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: mandaladon

I would like to visit some pain on this a$$hole.

LLS


5 posted on 02/28/2011 10:34:56 AM PST by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!!!)
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To: mandaladon

Wouldn’t work here. The people who pay the bills in France and the UK are unarmed. Not so here.


6 posted on 02/28/2011 10:35:24 AM PST by gusty
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To: gusty

Almost impossible to own a gun in D.C. isn’t it?


7 posted on 02/28/2011 10:37:16 AM PST by sinsofsolarempirefan
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To: mandaladon
As we all know, the “civil”, “tolerant” and “peaceful” has long been pinning for a return of the ‘60’s glory days. They have long lusted after the UW campus style bombings, the Fr. Groppi type riots, the Kent state backlash. They have done all they can to advocate such action while maintaining deniability.

Make no mistake, Krugman and the leftists WANT this type of rioting. As long as this is done by leftists the MSM will totally justify it. If it is done by conservative then they will go berzerk and blame Palin, the Tea Party, Timothy McVeigh or any conservative they can smear, whether justified or not.

8 posted on 02/28/2011 10:41:55 AM PST by Obadiah (If you were going to shoot a mime, would you use a silencer?)
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To: sinsofsolarempirefan
Almost impossible to own a gun in D.C. isn’t it?

Nah, the criminals, elites and politicians own oodles of 'em.

Oh, wait, I'm being doubly redundant in my description, aren't I?

9 posted on 02/28/2011 10:44:02 AM PST by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: GeronL

BTTT


10 posted on 02/28/2011 10:50:51 AM PST by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: mandaladon

Ah for the Good Old Days of university riots, waving the VC flag and getting tear gassed, or even beaten!

Take over the University Admin building! Throw your medals on the WH lawn! Listen to rants from battery-powered bullhorns!

Kent State, Sterling Hall, smoke, flame, AGITATION!

Now that most of the founders of SDS and Weather Underground are retiring, they get nostalgic for a little action. Seeing it overseas brings back pleasant memories.


11 posted on 02/28/2011 10:50:53 AM PST by DBrow
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To: mandaladon

This is precisely why Gov. Walker can NOT back down in Wisconsin.

The Left is prepared to unleash these tactics nationwide. If the Wisconsin GOP folds and the tactics are deemed to have been successful, we are in for one long, hot, French-Greek summer I fear.

Everytime a state legislature wants to trim a budget you’ll have riots in the streets.


12 posted on 02/28/2011 10:54:40 AM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Cheetahcat
Sure Paul, You lead the charge!

Indeed, Krugman and the ruling elites are looking for young useful idiots to do their dirty work.

13 posted on 02/28/2011 10:56:24 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: mandaladon
Krugman: “Well, you know, maybe we could learn a little bit from British students or French students who actually demonstrated against these cuts.

This little fag couldn't whip Charles Krauthammer unless he pushed his wheelchair down the steps and he wants someone else to do violence.

14 posted on 02/28/2011 10:57:48 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke the terrorist savages, in honor of Standing Wolf.)
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To: DTogo

what is this idiot thinking.


15 posted on 02/28/2011 10:58:00 AM PST by scooby321
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To: mandaladon

Did you forget to mention, Paul, that they’ll also be taxpayers one day?

I bet it was just an oversight


16 posted on 02/28/2011 11:00:58 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Ball of Confusion: That's what the world is today . . Hey Hey")
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To: DTogo

“Indeed, Krugman and the ruling elites are looking for young useful idiots to do their dirty work.”

Cowards nothing more!


17 posted on 02/28/2011 11:03:52 AM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: mandaladon

What Paul doesn’t grasp is that if we descend into French Revolution style chaos, the high profile people like him will be the first killed by the masses. Paul is an idiot. Period...


18 posted on 02/28/2011 11:16:59 AM PST by April Lexington (Study the Constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: mandaladon
Back in 1984 Bloom County had a week's worth of cartoons dealing with radical students taking over a college campus. The author, Berke Breathed, is a lefty but this string of comic strips were brutally funny.

http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1984/10/11
http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1984/10/12
http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1984/10/13
http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1984/10/15
http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1984/10/16
http://www.gocomics.com/bloomcounty/1984/10/17

19 posted on 02/28/2011 11:20:25 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Washington is finally rid of the Kennedies. Free at last, thank God almighty we are free at last.)
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To: mandaladon

And Paul Krugman could learn a lot from reading Thomas Sowell.


20 posted on 02/28/2011 11:21:06 AM PST by Right Cal Gal (Ronald Reagan: "our liberal friends....know so much that isn't so...")
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To: mandaladon

Yes, Paul....

When your ideas fail to sell at the ballot box, you can always try stirring up mobs with bumper sticker lies.


21 posted on 02/28/2011 11:22:05 AM PST by G Larry
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To: mandaladon

Um, isn’t inciting violence/riot a crime?

Oh, that’s right, this jackwipe is a lib/dem, so he’s above the law. I forgot, how silly of me.

/only partial sarc these days


22 posted on 02/28/2011 11:45:38 AM PST by piytar (Obastard is a use of the term "bastard" in the literal sense -- Obama is hiding his daddy's identity)
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To: Cheetahcat

Krugman did not absorb the lesson of Kent State. The left thought that after the four students were killed that the nation would finally support them. The shock was that the people of this country were sick to death of the students and their constant demonstrations and violence. When the students were killed the country said in essence it’s about time. Yeah, Krugman, students did violent things in the 60’s and 70’s. And some of them lost their lives for a disgusting pathological philosophy. And you want more? Like cheetahcat posted - you go first.


23 posted on 02/28/2011 12:18:09 PM PST by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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To: mandaladon

Oh cool! Now we’ll get burning cars and entire cities shut down. Is Krugman now shilling for the white house?


24 posted on 02/28/2011 12:29:28 PM PST by GVnana
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To: mandaladon

Paul has an element of truth in what he says but he never makes the real point. Students should protest over entitlement spending since they are the ones who will suffer for it over the long term in the form of higher taxes and less return on their tax dollars.


25 posted on 02/28/2011 12:31:41 PM PST by misterrob (Thug Life....now showing at a White House near you....)
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To: scooby321

The idiot is thinking that the riots won’t affect him. Lib media types are all acting like they will be spectators when the poop hits the fan.
I guess they didn’t see what happened in Egypt.


26 posted on 02/28/2011 12:33:10 PM PST by Texas resident (Hunkered Down)
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To: Enterprise

“Krugman did not absorb the lesson of Kent State. The left thought that after the four students were killed that the nation would finally support them. The shock was that the people of this country were sick to death of the students and their constant demonstrations and violence. When the students were killed the country said in essence it’s about time. Yeah, Krugman, students did violent things in the 60’s and 70’s. And some of them lost their lives for a disgusting pathological philosophy. And you want more? Like cheetahcat posted - you go first.”

These Protests have turned into nothing but wanton destruction and looting of any business in their path,They tried that crap in Miami and got their Azz handed to them,LMAO even the Puke lefty Lawyer caught a rubber bullet to the face,funny as hell it stuck out like a beak!

The were threatening to roll marbles under the police horses,Bad Move the cops were Pissed and considered that as a deadly attack if the horse and rider went down.


27 posted on 02/28/2011 5:26:49 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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