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Socialists (at Portland State) shut down meeting rather than have the discussion recorded
AgainstCronyCapitalism.org ^ | 6-17-2014 | Nick Sorrentino

Posted on 06/18/2014 4:55:15 PM PDT by Renfield

These are the sorts of folks I’m talking about when I say that the “hipster fascists” are the enemy of an open sourced society. Of course it is probably fair to say that not one person in this meeting room would identify themselves as a “fascist.” In fact as this was a gathering of American socialists they would likely jump up and down swearing that they weren’t fascists and that in fact they fought fascism and everything fascism stands for. — Well clearly, just watch their open minds at work in the video.

It has been my experience that many folks who fear a free press, who fear being recorded, fear it for a reason. If a meeting is public, in a public space, it is fair game. If a meeting is in someone’s living room it is not. This meeting happened in a public space.

But instead of carrying on, as one would do in a free society, these folks feared that what they had to say might get out. As such they shut down the whole meeting. Seems an odd disposition for people who presumably believe in grass roots “worker” solidarity. Just imagine how fun they’d be if they actually ran anything.

Cameras have limits. There are places where cameras should not go. But thank God cameras are as ubiquitous as they are. They do have the tendency to keep people honest. Looks like that was the case here.

Works with cops too.


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; US: Oregon
KEYWORDS: communists; fascists; hatersgonnahate; portlandstate; socialists
The video (a youtube video) is embedded at the original site.

Direct link for those of you who don't want to visit the site:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxHGMvrwa7U

This is actually rather funny, in that those Socialists take themselves seriously. Some of you will laugh yourselves silly at the ending of this video.

1 posted on 06/18/2014 4:55:15 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: Renfield

” But thank God cameras are as ubiquitous as they are. They do have the tendency to keep people honest.”

I might agree, if there weren’t so many ways to lie with video. The most common being selective editing.


2 posted on 06/18/2014 4:58:45 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Renfield

When I grew up, “Socialist” = “Communist” and that meant mass murder, concentration camps, police state, no democracy, no freedom, death and poverty for all....except the murderous Apparatchiks at the top.

What’s different? Not them. They are all still the same.

What changed is we now don’t associate the same evil with them that the word “Nazi” used to evoke.

But they are still evil, and nothing about them has changed.


3 posted on 06/18/2014 5:00:10 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA

The same could be said about audio and even more so with print. The beauty with video, you can tell when it is edited and there is no shortage of professionals to validate. Its much more easy with audio and print... Well... Print is hearsay.


4 posted on 06/18/2014 5:03:32 PM PDT by drunknsage
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To: Renfield

Liberals are like the idiots at Jonestown. They’ll follow any democrat anywhere they’re led.


5 posted on 06/18/2014 5:07:24 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: Regulator

I remember back in the 90s when some of us were fond of warning people about the Democratic Socialists of America and their domination of the Democrat party.

I also being called a Bircher loon.

My...how times change.


6 posted on 06/18/2014 5:11:08 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: VerySadAmerican

Sort of like having to vote Republicans “no matter what”

Hmmm...almost like it was promoted by libs themselves.


7 posted on 06/18/2014 5:12:31 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Renfield
Has the youtube video been pulled, or am I just computer challenged? I can't get it with either your direct link, or by going to the site. I just get one of those http404 web page not found messages.
8 posted on 06/18/2014 5:17:02 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Both links played the video for me.


9 posted on 06/18/2014 5:18:57 PM PDT by deks (Sent from my BlackBerry Q10)
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To: Regulator
a letter to the editor in our local rag a few weeks ago pleaded with the newspaper NOT to print any more global warming deniers opinions anymore, since its all moot because TPTB have decreed that it is true...

look for more of the same...these people don't want liberty and openess and freedome and diversity....they want their opinions to reign over everyone else's...

10 posted on 06/18/2014 5:19:19 PM PDT by cherry
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To: deoetdoctrinae

Works fine for me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxHGMvrwa7U


11 posted on 06/18/2014 5:21:47 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Renfield

Socialist governments are inevitably fascistic in their means and methods of governance — it’s just the nature of the beast.


12 posted on 06/18/2014 5:22:03 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Renfield

One disgusting bunch of vermin!


13 posted on 06/18/2014 5:22:23 PM PDT by SgtHooper (This is not my tag!)
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To: Norm Lenhart
I also being called a Bircher loon

In 1965, I was at a Birch Society meeting when someone asked what the assessment of MLK was by the Society.

The guy very carefully said that it appeared he was not an out and out Communist, but "pink".

This was Heresy at the time if you recall. MLK was on his way to Sainthood. Calling him a pinko could get you a bad label.

But it turns out that was Dead On. Among other major faults of the guy.

I never forgot that. I was a kid, my parents had taken me, over time I never had any exposure after about 1968.

But they were right. And they said the same thing about the supposedly touchy-feely friendly "Socialists". Just the same hard line, frozen faced Bolshevik Thugs, hiding behind a happy mask.

Never Forget that.

14 posted on 06/18/2014 5:24:47 PM PDT by Regulator
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To: deoetdoctrinae
Has the youtube video been pulled, or am I just computer challenged? I can't get it with either your direct link, or by going to the site. I just get one of those http404 web page not found messages.

Are you sure you're logged in to FR?

15 posted on 06/18/2014 5:25:24 PM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
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To: jjotto; deks
It must be on my end. I just tried again and got...

The webpage cannot be found HTTP 404 Most likely causes: •There might be a typing error in the address. •If you clicked on a link, it may be out of date. What you can try: Retype the address. Go back to the previous page.

Also, when I opened another window and tried to go directly to youtube, I got the same message. My provider is probably being a little hinky at the moment. ☺

16 posted on 06/18/2014 5:28:09 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Regulator

Oh I don’t forget. The Birchers got a lot, though not all, right. I don’t think they were nuts. But many did and thus used it against me.


17 posted on 06/18/2014 5:29:58 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart (How's that 'lesser evil' workin' out for ya?)
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To: Veggie Todd
Are you sure you're logged in to FR?

That's a big 10-4 good buddy. I've stopped blaming stuff like this on solar flares. I've moved on to lunar flares, lol.

18 posted on 06/18/2014 5:30:36 PM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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To: Renfield

Wow. That is... Scary. Nothing I couldn’t handle though. Fat boy would drop like a sack of taters.


19 posted on 06/18/2014 5:32:39 PM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: Renfield
“At the core of liberalism is the spoiled child -
miserable, as all spoiled children are, unsatisfied, demanding, ill disciplined, despotic, and useless.

Liberalism is the philosophy of sniveling brats.”

-- P.J. O’Rourke


20 posted on 06/18/2014 5:33:20 PM PDT by Iron Munro (The Obamas' Black skin has morphed into Teflon thanks to the Obama Media)
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To: Renfield

Bump


21 posted on 06/18/2014 5:44:02 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: BenLurkin

fascism is just a train stop on the way to full-blown socialism. it just depends when people want to stop hiding what they’re really doing.


22 posted on 06/18/2014 5:56:06 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: VerySadAmerican
Liberals are like the idiots at Jonestown

I closed my eyes at that thought and became unusually serene...

23 posted on 06/18/2014 6:00:03 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: Renfield

Video journalism at its best! I love young people with courage. And brains.


24 posted on 06/18/2014 6:01:22 PM PDT by jobim (.)
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To: Renfield
If a meeting is public, in a public space, it is fair game. If a meeting is in someone’s living room it is not.

In California (believe it or not) we have what is known as the Brown Act, and meeting in someone's living room is most definitely a criminal act.
Definitely not OK.

As for public meetings, unless it is an executive session discussing public employee bargaining, or pending suits, etc., it must be a public meeting.
I would record a public meeting no problem. Miniature sensitive recorders are widely available, now.

California Brown Act

25 posted on 06/18/2014 6:02:14 PM PDT by publius911 ( Politicians come and go... but the (union) bureaucracy lives and grows forever.)
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To: Renfield; Norm Lenhart
That Vid was Great!

True Colors!

Kudos to the Filmmaker!


26 posted on 06/18/2014 6:59:58 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.- Sarah Palin)
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To: Renfield

We shouldn’t laugh. Each one of these people would put you in an oven without any remorse or hesitation.


27 posted on 06/19/2014 6:58:07 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: 1010RD; Noumenon
Each one of these people would put you in an oven without any remorse or hesitation.

Yep. I'm pinging the fellow who convinced me of that at an FR meet some years ago.

28 posted on 06/19/2014 7:00:05 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill; Noumenon

He’s right. I live in Cook County and every time I cut spending or reduce taxes or pay off bonds there’s a group that would like to put me in an oven. I’m not kidding. They’re true believers and would do anything for the cause.


29 posted on 06/19/2014 7:14:19 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: publius911

That’s for governmental entities. This is not a governmental entity, it’s a club at a university. They chose to make it a public event when they decided to use the university’s space and announcements to publicize it, but they could have held a meeting at a private location, not being a governmental entity.


30 posted on 06/19/2014 7:22:30 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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