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Time Person of the Year: The Protester
Time Magazine ^ | December 14, 2011 | Time Magazine

Posted on 12/14/2011 5:15:54 AM PST by John W

No one could have known that when a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire in a public square, it would incite protests that would topple dictators and start a global wave of dissent. In 2011, protesters didn’t just voice their complaints; they changed the world.

(Excerpt) Read more at time.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2011review; manoftheyear; occutard; ows; protester; teaparty; timemag
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1 posted on 12/14/2011 5:15:57 AM PST by John W
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To: John W
2008: Hope and Change
2011: Global Wave of Dissent
2 posted on 12/14/2011 5:18:21 AM PST by Steely Tom (Obama goes on long after the thrill of Obama is gone)
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To: John W

To include OWS protesters is absurd. They haven’t changed anything, nor will they.


3 posted on 12/14/2011 5:18:49 AM PST by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: John W

In 2011, protesters didn’t just voice their complaints; they changed the world.

The world changes every year protesters or no protesters


4 posted on 12/14/2011 5:20:30 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Steely Tom

Which will lead to:

2012: Year of the Muslim Brotherhood


5 posted on 12/14/2011 5:21:18 AM PST by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: John W
This is stupid. I'm sick of stupid things in this country.

The OWSers are disgusting freeloaders and that's what this idiot magazine honors? As brilliant as giving Biggie O a Nobel prize for thinking!

6 posted on 12/14/2011 5:22:18 AM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: SECURE AMERICA
The world changes every year, protesters or no protesters.

Shhhhh, you'll damage their little self-esteems.

7 posted on 12/14/2011 5:22:27 AM PST by Tax-chick (Just let the people vote.)
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To: John W

Time continues its long and steep slide into irrelevance. I must have missed them making Tea Partiers “People of the Year” for causing REAL change in the dynamics of American government in 2010.


8 posted on 12/14/2011 5:23:35 AM PST by Colonel_Flagg (Why, yes. I AM in a bad mood.)
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To: John W
All hail The Protestor!

...unless it's the racist, bigoted, xenophobic, homophobic Tea Party.

9 posted on 12/14/2011 5:24:08 AM PST by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: John W

The MSM and Baba Wawa have CONvinced regular don’t pay attention sheeple that the occupiers are good people how sad.


10 posted on 12/14/2011 5:25:32 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!
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To: SECURE AMERICA
SEIU-organized protests overthrew America-friendly dictators.

There, fixed it for the anti-American media machine.
11 posted on 12/14/2011 5:25:37 AM PST by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
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To: CAluvdubya
This is stupid.

It's beyond stupid. I wonder how many meetings and discussions Time Mag had to come up with such a profound statement. /sarc
What a waste of paper.
12 posted on 12/14/2011 5:26:23 AM PST by Shannon
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To: John W

TIME magazine needs to disappear along with the rest of the irrevelant media that thinks so highly of its “liberated” self.


13 posted on 12/14/2011 5:27:30 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: John W

2011: the Year of the Protester.

2012: The Year of Unintended Consequences.


14 posted on 12/14/2011 5:27:41 AM PST by Pan_Yan
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To: John W

Yet another cop out by Time Magazine. Almost as bad as the time they names “you” Man of the Year. I’m still waiting for some prize money or something for the first one. I protested (tea party) last year, but I won’t wait for Time to recognize me after that last disappointment.


15 posted on 12/14/2011 5:29:02 AM PST by MichaelNewton
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To: John W

Can’t wait for someone to photoshop the Time cover to feature “The Protester at the Police Car”.

Not that Time isn’t a piece of crap all on its own, mind you.


16 posted on 12/14/2011 5:29:08 AM PST by Stosh
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To: Colonel_Flagg; DTogo

Looking back to the 2010 page it was Mark Zuckerberg with runners up Julian Assange, Hamid Karzai and The Chilean Miners. Didn’t see a mention of The Tea Party on the page.


17 posted on 12/14/2011 5:29:15 AM PST by John W (Natural-born US citizen since 1955)
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To: John W

Time Person of the Year: Idiot


18 posted on 12/14/2011 5:30:58 AM PST by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. (Modified Decartes))
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To: John W
This is just the MSM's transparent salute to

Obama's Army


19 posted on 12/14/2011 5:32:56 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: nuconvert

They changed the way a lot of folks got to work just because of the smell.


20 posted on 12/14/2011 5:33:57 AM PST by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote.)
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To: John W

21 posted on 12/14/2011 5:34:48 AM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas gerit)
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To: Shannon
On Monday, some 2nd graders at out school went on a field trip to the Midway Museum down on the water. One of the little ones told me yesterday that there were people out there with signs trying to get in their way from getting on the ship for the tour.

It was the stupid OWSers trying to "help" the longshoremen. (too funny how that little thing backfired!)

Time goes against the union to honor these morons.

22 posted on 12/14/2011 5:36:29 AM PST by CAluvdubya
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To: Steely Tom
2008: Hope and Change

2011: Global Wave of Dissent

2009 Global Warming Experts

23 posted on 12/14/2011 5:38:11 AM PST by alrea
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To: John W

Even the libs hate what’s going on.

Just another day in Obamaland. :(


24 posted on 12/14/2011 5:38:24 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: John W

If only the Tea Party had raped and sexually abused people at their protests would they be respected like the OWS and arab springers.


25 posted on 12/14/2011 5:39:36 AM PST by icwhatudo ("laws requiring compulsory abortion could be sustained under the constitution"-Obama official)
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To: John W
Hmmm...set myself on fire or poop on a cop car. I think I'll...


26 posted on 12/14/2011 5:39:46 AM PST by ILS21R (Never give up.)
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To: John W

Fair TIME person of the year: like Time — pathetic loser filled with sh**.


27 posted on 12/14/2011 5:39:47 AM PST by Yaelle (Excuse the mobile device errors please.)
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To: John W

Is this the same rag that didn’t even mention the Tea Parties?


28 posted on 12/14/2011 5:39:55 AM PST by Tzimisce (Never forget that the American Revolution began when the British tried to disarm the colonists.)
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To: John W
Related article

Two Years After Tea Party, Time Calls 'The Protester' Their Person of the Year

29 posted on 12/14/2011 5:43:11 AM PST by opentalk
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To: DTogo

30 posted on 12/14/2011 5:44:05 AM PST by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: John W

Time, you're not supposta make profit off me!

31 posted on 12/14/2011 5:44:05 AM PST by theDentist (fybo; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: John W

Pick any gray head from a Tea Party rally and I will show you the real person of the year, maybe of the decade


32 posted on 12/14/2011 5:45:37 AM PST by silverleaf (common sense is not so common- voltaire)
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To: nuconvert

Not even if they set themselves on fire?


33 posted on 12/14/2011 5:49:24 AM PST by palmer (Before reading this post, please send me $2.50)
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To: John W
The Tea Party Protesters made it - one sentence on the final page 8.
34 posted on 12/14/2011 5:50:16 AM PST by shove_it (just undo it)
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To: John W

Time is still in business?

They should be nominated for liberal dinosaur waste of trees, of the year.


35 posted on 12/14/2011 5:51:32 AM PST by Cringing Negativism Network ("FREE TRADERS": Self-loathing Americans)
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To: John W

This is really a worthless rag...not fit enough to cloud FR.


36 posted on 12/14/2011 5:56:32 AM PST by richardtavor
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To: John W
TIME Magazine???
37 posted on 12/14/2011 5:56:55 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

The FR person of the year should be the millions of people who walk by the newsstand and ignore Time magazine.

I’ve got the YouTube on the BluRay, and did a search on “syrian army defector”, put it on continuous play, and it’s still going on while I’m in here. The defectors make videos y’know, showing their faces and their military IDs, stating their names, and denouncing the Assad regime. Unlike Libya, the Syrian people are on their own, with very little of anything coming from outside — certainly nothing from NATO et al.

It’s more clear than ever that that NATO chose Libya first to queer the deal on Syria when the time came. Neither Russia nor China will support anything substantial. It leaves the Arab League, plus freelance work by Turkey. Israel should condemn the Arab League for doing nothing (without threatening to intervene), really humiliate those sorry drag-ass no-account do-nothing effs.

Thanks John W.


38 posted on 12/14/2011 5:58:24 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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"...they changed the world."

Indeed. Against very long odds, Time magazine has become even more irrelevant this year than it was last.

39 posted on 12/14/2011 5:59:53 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: John W

When they pick protestors over this runner up you know Time is a sick joke...

William McRaven: The Admiral
http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2101745_2102133_2102330-3,00.html


40 posted on 12/14/2011 6:02:05 AM PST by TSgt (Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: John W

Protesters NOT considered by Time:

1) Pro Life Protesters

2) PRO 2nd Amendment Protesters

3) Inner City Protesters of DC protesting the removal of the school vouchers program

4) Supporters of the Fair Tax

5) Those protesting against a mosque near the former twin towers

6) Anyone protesting outside the EPA

7) Christians protesting against gay marriage

8) ANYONE praying on the US Capitol grounds

9) Those protesting against the IRS

10) ANYONE protesting against Obama

All protesters are equal although some are more equal than others.


41 posted on 12/14/2011 6:02:05 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: John W

I wonder did TIME realize that the seeds of the current protest movement started with start of the Tea Party movement in March 2009?


42 posted on 12/14/2011 6:12:48 AM PST by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Le Chien Rouge

They demand entitlement to their double standards! How do you go about doing business with that other than to destroy it?


43 posted on 12/14/2011 6:16:37 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: John W
LOL ! Here is something I posted in jest a week ago...

Time magazine names Occupy Wall Street the No. 1 U.S. news story of 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011 4:06:12 PM · 21 of 60 apillar to SeekAndFind

Time magazine names Occupy Wall Street the No. 1 U.S. news story of 2011.

In the category of comedy, perhaps!

But seriously, I wonder who the "Person of the year will be"? Some stinkin' OWS hippy?

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Wow! I might be the next Nostradamus! Maybe I should buy a lottery ticket

44 posted on 12/14/2011 6:17:52 AM PST by apillar
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To: Stosh
Can’t wait for someone to photoshop the Time cover to feature “The Protester at the Police Car”.

Or just put that picture onto their cover for "Protester of the Year" replacing whatever is there now. That's the first copy of TIME I would buy, then I'd frame it and put it in my office.

45 posted on 12/14/2011 6:18:51 AM PST by ThePatriotsFlag
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To: Le Chien Rouge

You forgot the protest against obamacare.


46 posted on 12/14/2011 6:21:19 AM PST by killermosquito (Buffalo, Detroit (and eventually France) is what you get when liberalism runs its course.)
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To: John W

I won’t read Time’s propaganda, but for those who have, can you let me know if Tea Party protesters are mentioned?


47 posted on 12/14/2011 6:23:19 AM PST by Lazamataz (That's all.)
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To: John W

Scanned through the Time article. Only saw one reference to Tea Party Protesters that said they stopped after the 2010 Republican takeover of the House. I guess in Time’s opinion they aren’t really as “valid” as OWS.


48 posted on 12/14/2011 6:25:04 AM PST by 3catsanadog (If healthcare reform is passed, 41 years old will be the new 65 YO.)
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To: John W

Shows how very important M/PoTY is. No one remembers just last year.


49 posted on 12/14/2011 6:25:24 AM PST by EDINVA
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To: John W

The actually mentioned the Tea Party this morning on the news as being instrumental in kicking the whole thing off.


50 posted on 12/14/2011 6:26:19 AM PST by SouthTexas (You cannot bargain with the devil, shut the government down.)
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