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Protesters march through downtown Portland, express anger at police
The Oregonian ^ | March 29, 2010 | Bryan Denson

Posted on 03/29/2010 6:12:50 PM PDT by Inspectorette

Police and protesters engage with one another in downtown Portland this afternoon.A group of protestors marched through downtown Portland this evening, expressing anger at Portland police in connection with a pair of police shootings over the last couple of months.

The group first gathered in the South Park Blocks, near Southwest Salmon Street and Park Avenue, and then began marching toward the Willamette River.

About 150 people took part, many of them wearing masks, calling out chants and carrying signs.

One of the most common chants was "Cops, pigs, murderers" while another was "When cops attack, stand up, fight back."

Police accompanied the group, using pressure to keep marchers on sidewalks as they walked through the city, past the Hatfield Federal Courthouse and then turned south on Third Avenue.

The protest was just the lastest of several that have happened in Portland recently in connection with two police shootings. One happened Jan. 29, when police shot and killed Aaron Campbell in Northeast Portland in a situation that started out as a welfare check.

The second took place earlier this month when an officer shot a homeless man in Hoyt Arboretum when the man advanced toward him with a knife.


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This is going on right now - it's going to get really ugly. These are hard-core anarchists, bent on goading the police. They're breaking up into smaller groups, running through the streets.
1 posted on 03/29/2010 6:12:50 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette

Oh - and to make it even more interesting, the Rev’rund Jackson was here today, for the second time in two weeks. Had a meeting with the police chief - shakedown time again.


2 posted on 03/29/2010 6:14:39 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette

Damn teabaggers...


3 posted on 03/29/2010 6:15:18 PM PDT by genetic homophobe
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To: genetic homophobe

was just going to say something like that....


4 posted on 03/29/2010 6:16:32 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: Inspectorette

Yep... These people rightly belong more to the left ironically, but Obama’s behavior is egging them on as well. Wait till the Tea Party in general is associated in the media with these groups as well as the “Christian Terrorists”. Don’t dare let that stop you from speaking up though — they will come for the rest of us eventually anyway...


5 posted on 03/29/2010 6:17:33 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: Inspectorette

I guess there is no chance of these guys getting arrested like that bunch in Michigan, is there?


6 posted on 03/29/2010 6:18:12 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Help! I've been Alinskyed by the Obamanoids and I can't get up!)
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To: Inspectorette

They will leave that connection out of the reporting as it would expose who is on what side too clearly...


7 posted on 03/29/2010 6:18:36 PM PDT by LibertyRocks (http://libertyrocks.wordpress.com ~ Anti-Obama Gear: http://cafepress.com/NO_ObamaBiden08)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
The Portland police are in a real tough spot right now, due to the shootings in recent months.

The anarchists are well-schooled in provocation, so that any action the police take they will be accused of over-reacting, police brutality, etc.

If they don't make any arrests, then the citizenry will be outraged.

8 posted on 03/29/2010 6:22:14 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette

Losers, all of ‘em.

PDX Cops are alright in my book.


9 posted on 03/29/2010 6:30:14 PM PDT by enraged
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To: Candor7; Eye of Unk; little jeremiah; cripplecreek

I wonder how these anarchists will be portrayed by the MSM???


10 posted on 03/29/2010 6:31:52 PM PDT by hennie pennie
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To: Inspectorette
This is going on right now - it's going to get really ugly. These are hard-core anarchists, bent on goading the police. They're breaking up into smaller groups, running through the streets.

One thing about most "anarchists" is that they don't understand the very rules of being an "anarchist." I think if there were true anarchy, these little minds would be at home pissing themselves.

11 posted on 03/29/2010 6:32:50 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (The townhalls were going great until the oPods showed up.)
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To: enraged
There's a lot of animosity against the police right now about the shootings. The shooting "victims" were all lowlife scum, but were unarmed, except for the one crazy guy last week who had slashed himself with a box cutter, and lunged at the officer who shot him.

Also, some of them over the past couple of years were of the minority persuasion, which has stirred up the "community", hence the keen interest by the Rev'rund Jackson.

12 posted on 03/29/2010 6:33:58 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: IYAS9YAS

It may be the same group from Eugene who spawned the violent protests in Seattle a few years ago. They are well-trained professional agitators.


13 posted on 03/29/2010 6:35:55 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette
The group first gathered in the South Park Blocks, near Southwest Salmon Street and Park Avenue, and then began marching toward the Willamette River.

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14 posted on 03/29/2010 6:37:50 PM PDT by mkjessup (0bamaCare Good News: the guy behind you pays your bill. Bad News: you pay for the guy ahead of you.)
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To: hennie pennie
They spit.

They are racists.

They are ignorant yahoos who did not attend college for leftist brainwashing.

( sarc.)

15 posted on 03/29/2010 6:39:28 PM PDT by Candor7 (Now's the time to ante upagainst the Obama Fascist Junta ( member NRA))
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To: mkjessup

LOL!


16 posted on 03/29/2010 6:40:59 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: Inspectorette

How come these people aren’t treated as a threat? They threaten to kill policemen - isn’t that the same charge leveled at those militia members? Look, are we going to have selective law enforcement in this country? The leftists in this society are pushing too far. Either enforce the law or get out, and let somebody who can do the job do it.

By the way, some liar in the Federal government told CAIR that those militia nuts were targeting Muslims - a charge I haven’t seen corroborated anywhere.


17 posted on 03/29/2010 6:46:25 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'm so old, I remember when free enterprise was praised, and communism was shunned.)
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To: Inspectorette

Latest postings to portland independent media about the march;
6:33PM: appears cops want to keep people on psu campus. horse cops blocking north passage. bike cops blocking west passage. east and south are psu buildings
6:30PM: marchers are joining back up, bike cops have one south passage blocked. march on broadway and montgomery. east is blocked. riot cops with batons on foot are back, closing in. north passage also blocked by riot cops marchers pretty much penned in
6:27PM: march heading east between smith center and kramer hall horse cops are standing back now
6:25PM: people have come through bldg. between newburger hall and another building on psu. marchers heading back into park blocks
6:24PM: marcher between smith center and cramer hall heading east. marchers filing into building. horse cops being circumnavigated
6:19PM: entered into the psu portion of south park blocks horse cops following onto psu property
6:15PM: marcher arrested reportedly was asking for a sargent, holding his face. perhaps was the marcher who was assaulting in the face repeatedly by officer’s bike tire
6:12PM: bike cops rounded corner, again slamming bikes into people. cops deliberately delinka.. attacked 3 people with his bike and billard assaulting people officer delinka hit a man in the face with his bike tire!
6:05PM: riot cops arriving, commanding official cop just threw a newspaper box himself ??? pepper spray not out yet. batons out.
6:03PM: cops closing sidewalk on 5th and main, police blocking street and sidewalk. marchers being ordered to go west. cops overheard saying they want to split everyone up on to two sidewalks. couple of newspaper boxes used to block cops, no damage
6:00PM PDT: on 5th heading north. hearing lots of cheering. bank of america may have just seen some damage. penned in again by horses. bike cops on back perimeter... one possible area of retreat
5:58PM PDT: penned in, surrounded at 6th and main. some superior officer giving orders Protest running, got around the blockage!
5:55PM PDT: bike cops beginning to catch up, banner is blocking some cops way. cops again slamming bikes into people to push them out of the road. we need solidarity chanting...who’s streets? our streets! on columbia and 6th heading north
5:52PM PDT: bike cops beginning to catch up, banner is blocking some cops way. cops again slamming bikes into people to push them out of the road
5:52PM PDT: moving away from back-up destination. marchers very angry. heading up columbia running, broken free from police line. YEAH
5:50PM PDT: on 3rd and salmon heading to main police presence ridiculously overwhelming, bike cops, horse cops, motorcycle cops.
5:50PM PDT: marchers not being allowed to approach justice center destination, cops blocking that area. back-up area may be used
5:49PM PDT: almost to destination, people attempting to cross the street are being slammed by police’s bicycles over and over again
5:45PM PDT: police slamming bikes into peoples bodies, even though they are on the sidewalk they aren’t riding, but holding these bikes no provocation by protesters, no property destruction, police acting pre-emptively
5:42PM PDT: march taking off, cops already getting agressive, pushing people back onto sidewalk with their bikes... forcing people onto sidewalk
5:25PM PDT: Jail support numbers are (503)246-4270 & (503)493-6050
5:13PM PDT: currently about 100 people gathered at the park blocks between SW Salmon and Main. lots of corporate media. LOTs of cops.


18 posted on 03/29/2010 6:46:45 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: hennie pennie

MSM: What anarchists? We didn’t see any anarchists.


19 posted on 03/29/2010 6:47:48 PM PDT by popdonnelly (I'm so old, I remember when free enterprise was praised, and communism was shunned.)
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I wonder how these anarchists will be portrayed by the MSM???

Crickets.
20 posted on 03/29/2010 6:52:04 PM PDT by Red in Blue PA (Thinking of using 911 for protection? Google "Brittany Zimmerman")
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To: Inspectorette
Can a normal person still own a gun in Portland? If so one of these comes on their property with masks on I would be scared and thing they were going to kill me so I had no other option but to defend myself with my gun.
21 posted on 03/29/2010 6:52:55 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Inspectorette
The cops are helpless, the media has not identified these youts as “right wing Christian militia”.
22 posted on 03/29/2010 6:54:26 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: mkjessup
South Park has an excellent episode where Cartman saves the town from an infestation of hippies so large it can be seen from orbit.
23 posted on 03/29/2010 7:00:15 PM PDT by Navy Patriot (Sarah and the Conservatives will rock your world.)
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To: mkjessup

Oh god, I’m never going to think of it the same way again!


24 posted on 03/29/2010 7:02:55 PM PDT by Hexenhammer (sic semper tyrannis)
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“How come these people aren’t treated as a threat? They threaten to kill policemen - isn’t that the same charge leveled at those militia members?”

The Chinese have gunned down people for less.


25 posted on 03/29/2010 7:05:14 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: guitarplayer1953

Remember to use a silencer.


26 posted on 03/29/2010 7:05:47 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: ValerieTexas; AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; ...
One of the most common chants was "Cops, pigs, murderers" while another was "When cops attack, stand up, fight back." ...Jan. 29, when police shot and killed Aaron Campbell in Northeast Portland in a situation that started out as a welfare check. The second took place earlier this month when an officer shot a homeless man in Hoyt Arboretum when the man advanced toward him with a knife.
Sounds like some perps already tried the "fight back" maneuver.
27 posted on 03/29/2010 7:06:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: Inspectorette

One day, just one day, the police will just all quit and let the idiots fend for themselves.


28 posted on 03/29/2010 7:06:14 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: Inspectorette

The protest was just the lastest of several that have happened in Portland recently in connection with two police shootings. One happened Jan. 29, when police shot and killed Aaron Campbell in Northeast Portland in a situation that started out as a welfare check.


Oh, here we go. Portland and Longview are known to be cities whose gov is run by drug money and prostitutes on welfare. Basically it’s like the anarchists are the drug dealing hyppie union angry at their cop boss.

Bubye America.


29 posted on 03/29/2010 7:06:54 PM PDT by JudgemAll (control freaks, their world & their problem with my gun and my protecting my private party)
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To: Niuhuru

Can do easy to make.


30 posted on 03/29/2010 7:07:52 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Inspectorette

If you hate cops, next time you’re in trouble call the anarchists.


31 posted on 03/29/2010 7:13:50 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: JudgemAll

I wish I could find it, but Mad magazine had a satire about anarchists and hippies complaining about “the system”, and on the next panel it had them lining up for their welfare checks.


32 posted on 03/29/2010 7:14:01 PM PDT by boop (Democracy is the theory that the people get the government they deserve, good and hard.)
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To: Niuhuru
One day, just one day, the police will just all quit and let the idiots fend for themselves.

Fabulous!

Let's start with traffic, move on to the war on some drugs, and finish with the EPA and Obamacare.

The IRS will get wrapped up and go away in the process.

33 posted on 03/29/2010 7:21:51 PM PDT by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: elkfersupper

Yep. And then when they BEG, people will refuse saying “you wanted it so badly, now you have it!” The old fashioned “you made your bed so lay in it!” saying comes to mind.


34 posted on 03/29/2010 7:23:11 PM PDT by Niuhuru (The Internet is the digital AIDS; adapting and successfully destroying the MSM host.)
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To: JudgemAll
Such a shame. Portland is such a beautiful city. But what can you say about a city that has a its motto "Keep Portland Weird".

Longview, WA used to be a picturesque, peaceful little town. Same with a lot of small cities in the PNW these days. The meth epidemic has wreaked havoc up here.

35 posted on 03/29/2010 7:25:49 PM PDT by Inspectorette
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To: LibertyRocks

What does the tea party have to do with this?


36 posted on 03/29/2010 7:26:04 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: guitarplayer1953
Here are a bunch of the scumbags I saw at the Gathering of Eagles back in 2007 when we were occupying the rotary just outside Arlington National Cemetery. I'll tell you, I so wanted to go up to one of those sniveling cowardly pussy punks and rip the cloth from over their filthy mouths. Scum, all.


37 posted on 03/29/2010 7:33:06 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: LibertyRocks

This COMMUNIST SON OF A WHORE has a cousin named FIDEL CASTRO ODINGA and went to Kenya in 2006 to campaign for his commie cousin Rail Odinga (FIDELS DADDY)who lost the election but set his supporters to murder the winners to the point that they agreed to share power.

THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES AND HIS PARTY ARE COMMUNIST MONSTERS.

Prepare accordingly.

A supporter of the presidential challenger Raila Odinga (OBAMAS FIRST COUSIN WHO HE CAMPAIGNED FOR) in Kibera, a sprawling slum near the capital, Nairobi.

38 posted on 03/29/2010 7:38:26 PM PDT by Rome2000 (OBAMA IS A COMMUNIST CRYPTO-MUSLIM)
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To: Inspectorette; STARWISE; SE Mom; maggief; onyx

In other news that is being ‘downplayed’ in the region:

‘Portland police say pipe bomb caused big boom’

http://www.oregonlive.com/portland/index.ssf/2010/03/portland_police_discover_pipe.html

That’s all folks...move along..nothing but a ‘big boom’ heard from miles away:
‘The explosion was so loud, it was heard as far north as Vancouver and as far east as Boring’. And this is the second time this month that this has happened.

But move along folks....it was only a ‘loud boom’.

According to the fire bureau spokesman:

“They probably think they know what they’re doing,” Oswalt said. “But we could end up with a fatality or some very serious injuries if they keep it up.”

Oh..ok...We should feel better now that we are told they probably know what they are doing.

Move along...there are some right winged ‘teabaggers’ running around protesting high taxation and a growing socialist government...(eye roll)

*sigh*


39 posted on 03/29/2010 7:43:52 PM PDT by penelopesire ("The only CHANGE you will get with the Democrats is the CHANGE left in your pocket")
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To: Inspectorette; All

One of the most common chants was “Cops, pigs, murderers”
while another was “When cops attack, stand up, fight back.”

YO — Eric Holder.

Please send your minions over to Portland to squelch this “seditious conspiracy”!

Get to it, Mr. Holder — dispense your fair-handed, color-blind Justice like only YOU know how.

We'll make it easy for you — you can find them RIGHT here on the map:

Photobucket


We expect indictments for the whole lot — all 150 terrorists — by week's end! < /sarc>


40 posted on 03/29/2010 7:50:01 PM PDT by BP2 (I think, therefore I'm a conservative)
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My solution for that mob would have been a thorough, continuous dousing with ICE COLD water from a fire hose...
(presuming the weather to have been as cold as the gloves, parkas, and flags flapping in the wind would indicate)

Sure it’s a “low-tech” approach, but they would have soon had trouble raising wet flags, their soaked, tattered signs, and on top of that, chanting is pretty challenging through chattering teeth!

I spare no mercy for those kind of punks - I’m from Portland, and I have had several run-ins with them while leading counter-protest operations against their protests. They are all a bunch of cheap, lying, thuggish, punks with little or no individual courage. The whole lot of them could die of tuberculosis for all I care!

A.A.C.


41 posted on 03/29/2010 8:11:20 PM PDT by AmericanArchConservative (Armour on, Lances high, Swords out, Bows drawn, Shields front ... Eagles UP!)
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To: rlmorel
Where are these pucks now that we are still in Iraq and have BO in office?
42 posted on 03/29/2010 8:11:25 PM PDT by guitarplayer1953 (Rebellion to Tyrants is Obedience to GOD! Thomas Jefferson)
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To: Inspectorette

I wonder where the FBI is on this?


43 posted on 03/29/2010 8:16:46 PM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: guitarplayer1953
"...Where are these pucks now..."

Living in their mother's basement...

44 posted on 03/29/2010 8:25:13 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: AmericanArchConservative
I apologize in advance if this picture offends anyone's sensibilities, but I have to admit, this one picture crystallized for me the absolute disgust and distaste I have for the protestors from the Left. This particular image I was told was actually taken during a protest in Eugene, Oregon sometime between 2003 and 2007. It made my blood boil.

They have these anarchist pieces of crap in the background, but what is more appalling is that they bring a child to this and are having an uproarious laugh at this.

45 posted on 03/29/2010 8:33:19 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: rlmorel

Outrageous, but needs to be seen, IMO.


46 posted on 03/29/2010 8:37:42 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Inspectorette

Based on what I know of the Portland Police, they cannot be trusted.

The Kendra James case was a perfect example of the cops murdering a woman and getting away with it.


47 posted on 03/29/2010 8:40:46 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: rlmorel

Why bother posting that picture when it is not related to this story.


48 posted on 03/29/2010 8:41:37 PM PDT by SeaHawkFan
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To: who knows what evil?

Agreed. Too many of us, myself included, have been pretty non-confrontational about this over the years.

But the Left seems intent on backing us into a corner. Most sensible people know that one shouldn’t back anything or anyone into a corner unless you are prepared for a fight, and this seems to be exactly what the Left wants.

They WANT violence, discontent and unrest, I believe that with each passing day.


49 posted on 03/29/2010 8:43:57 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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To: SeaHawkFan

Anarchists protesting in large cities in Oregon is related, in my opinion.


50 posted on 03/29/2010 8:44:55 PM PDT by rlmorel (We are traveling "The Road to Serfdom".)
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