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England: The Next Middle Eastern Country to Fall?
Rational Public Radio ^ | 3/26/11 | Scott Connery

Posted on 03/26/2011 3:14:34 PM PDT by Scottmkiv

The nation of England has been rocked by protests earlier today. The attendance at the 3/26 "March for the Alternative" protest wildly exceeded expectations, and estimates range from 400,000-500,000 attendees.

While the march was short on exactly what the problem was, and what the solution was, they were united behind one central tenet. No more cuts! We want handouts!

They offered no mathematical explanation about how the fiscally troubled nation is supposed to deliver on that demand.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: debt; england; protest; socialism

1 posted on 03/26/2011 3:14:42 PM PDT by Scottmkiv
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To: Scottmkiv

Are you sure they aren’t Latino?


2 posted on 03/26/2011 3:16:39 PM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Scottmkiv

Now that’s a great title!!!


3 posted on 03/26/2011 3:18:09 PM PDT by Starboard
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To: Starboard

Now that the idiots sent their backup to secure the oil . expect lots of fun in jolly old England . If the Brits and the Cheese eaters think they walk away without the stink they are dumber than they look.


4 posted on 03/26/2011 3:23:28 PM PDT by fantom (,)
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To: Scottmkiv

Devilish Marx knew that the revolution would break out in industrialized countries first. Somehow what he got wrong was that effete guilt ridden bourgeois admirers in the UK US German et al of Kropotkin Lenin mustafa kemal ad nauseum would ally themselves with hard core Marxists/nationalists/ to bring it to largely peasant societies first.

But a variation of his satanic ideology is playing itself out and has been for many years: Luxembourgism.

Brave New World redux.


5 posted on 03/26/2011 3:27:02 PM PDT by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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To: Scottmkiv

They are marching because the gubmint ran out of other people’s money. The entrepreneuial spirit was crushed in Western Europe decades ago with the introduction of socialism.I saw a poll a few weeks ago that only 29% of Western Europeans polled thought that entrepreneuralism was an honorable activity while 51% of the US polled thought it was. The other 49% were Democrats
Although there are some conservative individualists over there, the masses are collectivist drones who will show up marching in the streets at the drop of a hat.With the exception of Germany, economic extinction for them is a generation or two down the road. And Obama, of course, wants to put the US on the same path


6 posted on 03/26/2011 3:28:05 PM PDT by chuckee
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To: Scottmkiv
Give me some money and nobody gets hurt.


7 posted on 03/26/2011 3:31:28 PM PDT by OCC
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To: Scottmkiv
Today the UK next us. The communists conspiracy has consumed most of the power areas in America. We may never survive because praying will not cure the cancer.
8 posted on 03/26/2011 3:43:07 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Logical me

“Today the UK next us. “

Nope!

The BIG difference between the UK and us, is we have guns.


9 posted on 03/26/2011 3:45:48 PM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Logical me

Folks all I can say is, “turn out the lights. The party’s over”.


10 posted on 03/26/2011 3:45:50 PM PDT by animal172 (Does anyone even remember the USA of old?)
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To: Scottmkiv

“they were united behind one central tenet. No more cuts! We want handouts! They offered no mathematical explanation about how the fiscally troubled nation is supposed to deliver on that demand...They just want more money. How? That isn’t their concern. Like a mafia protection racket, they suggest you make your “monthly donation” or you just might find that your house burns down. Accidentally. Mysteriously...They hurled smoke bombs and light bulbs filled with ammonia at the unarmed police trying to contain them.”

There is only one way to deal with such animals...


11 posted on 03/26/2011 3:49:11 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Scottmkiv

I do think it’s time for REGIME CHANGE in England.

If half a million people turn out to protest, the existing regime has NO LEGITIMACY and NO RIGHT to hold on to power.

While I would prefer a peaceful transition, we must assure that a transition takes place, regardless.

(Libya approach to England)


12 posted on 03/26/2011 3:52:45 PM PDT by BobL (PLEASE READ: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2657811/posts)
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To: Scottmkiv

haha great headline but in reality the violent ones are an extreme minority, and dare I say euro anarchists that have latched on to every protest in the UK over the past few years to cause trouble.

We have seen worse before and will do in the future, but there is no threat to Britain I assure you...


13 posted on 03/26/2011 3:58:36 PM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Scottmkiv

14 posted on 03/26/2011 4:22:04 PM PDT by Bean Counter (Stout Hearts!I)
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To: Scottmkiv

This is like feeding wild animals, you take away their natural instincts. They seem helpless and hungry and we think we can help them, by feeding. At first you feel good about “helping” that bear. Then, the bear has cubs, so you feed them. Then other bears figure they can get a free meal too. Before you know it, you have too many bears to feed. When you try to stop they kill you and eat you.


15 posted on 03/26/2011 4:50:51 PM PDT by panthermom
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To: Scottmkiv
From the news reports I would be very tempted to declare a "free fire zone" on every hooded YOB engaging in active vandalism. The fact is that they feel empowered by police restraint.

It needs a fear of retribution to make the point that anarchy is anathema to a constitutional society! George Washington was sympathetic but unalterably opposed to the "Whisky Rebellion" when they adopted "Leveler" concepts against the new Constitution!

16 posted on 03/26/2011 5:24:39 PM PDT by SES1066 (Michael Moore - What's yours is mine, what's mine is mine and now you must pay me!)
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To: SES1066

Gimme...gimme...gimme!

Liberals everywhere have the same dilemma.


17 posted on 03/26/2011 6:03:42 PM PDT by hal ogen (1st amendment or reeducation camp?)
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To: SES1066
I would agree. The police in the US would not do what was necessary, but an armed citizenry could and should.

And if the police were stupid enough to intervene against the citizens exerting crowd control, then I think things would get really ugly.

18 posted on 03/26/2011 6:36:44 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: Scottmkiv
In all seriousness, I have been predicting since Thanksgiving that an EU government is going to get overthrown this year.

I think Portugal, Ireland, Greece, and Belgium* are the most likely candidates.

(*Belgium has a serious chance of dissolving into two parts.)

19 posted on 03/26/2011 9:00:14 PM PDT by Lysandru
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To: Scottmkiv
As far as I understand it, the argument runs like this. The country needs public services in and of themselves, but in addition the millions of public sector workers are also vital to the economy because they spend their wages on goods and services which in turn keep the economy moving and provide more tax income to the government, which they can then use to close the balance of payments deficit.

What I've never heard anyone point out to these brain-surgeons is that all of the wages that public sector workers spend are coming from the public purse i.e. from taxation, so in effect what they are proposing is that the country picks itself up by its own bootlaces.

Everyone is clear on what the problem is, but the unions and the public sector workers don't want the solution to involve any sacrifice on their part. They are putting all their trust in "growth", but again, what no one ever points out to them is that to fill the deficit would require astronomical growth rates that British manufacturing and service companies (you know, the people who actually make REAL money) are just not capable of doing any more.

20 posted on 03/27/2011 1:17:53 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: eleni121
"England? That damn country will never have a revolution!"

- Karl Marx

21 posted on 03/27/2011 1:32:20 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Bigh4u2
Great. Then your marchers and protestors will be using machine guns on the police rather than ammonia filled light bulbs. I'm sure that's going to make all the difference.

The problem with having the right to bear arms is that EVERYONE has that right, including the people who want to see the country taken apart.

22 posted on 03/27/2011 1:36:56 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: UKrepublican; Scottmkiv

Right...even the Union claimed no more than 250,000 for the march, and the police quite candidly admitted it was well organised and trouble free. The problems were caused by a few dozen anarchists and anti-globalists, who - granted - are total scum who should be locked up and the keys thrown away.


23 posted on 03/27/2011 1:39:58 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

Just a few dozen, eh?

24 posted on 03/27/2011 2:49:10 AM PDT by UncleHambone ("Laughter is America's most important export." - Walt Disney)
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To: Vanders9

I guess you’re not understanding what I meant.

Not the police. The protestors!

The difference between the UK and the US is we have the ability to fight back against the Communists and the Islamist movement because we are armed!

If a movement like theirs ever happens over here, they aren’t going to be satisfied with just protesting.

It will turn into a full blown riot because of the greater size of the population here. And they wont’ just stop at trashing DC. They will begin to trash everything.

The guns are to protect YOU from them. Not the police from them.


25 posted on 03/27/2011 7:44:38 AM PDT by Bigh4u2 (Denial is the first requirement to be a liberal)
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To: Bigh4u2
I guess you're not understanding what I meant.

I know exactly what you are saying. My point is that yes, you may very well have guns to fight them, but by the same token, because of your constitution THEY have guns too! If anything like this kicked off in the US, it would turn into a full blown riot, but not because of the greater size of the population (I don't understand how that changes anything) but because the stakes are so much higher for everyone.

26 posted on 03/27/2011 3:30:36 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: UncleHambone
Stop believing their propoganda and stoking them up to be more than they are. Leftist groups are ultimately very selfish - every one of them like to think of themselves as "special" and worthy of their very own "radical" organisation - and they are usually at daggers drawn. Remember the sketch about the "Judean People's Front" from "Life of Brian"? Like the best humor, that works because it cleverly observes that which is fundamentally true.

Conservative organisations have got more posters than these groups have members. They are elitist, lazy, professional troublemaking layabouts who are on the sweet, sweet ride of taking on "the man". They oppose everything. They hate with all the intensity of close-minded eight year olds. They have no new ideas, they have no practical solutions, they claim to speak for "the working class" but most of them wouldnt know what a workbench was if it hit them in the face. Personally, I'm glad this all kicked off in London - it shows them up for exactly what they are - a bunch of selfish, self-centred troublemakers with no give, no sense of compromise, who are taking out their anger on anyone who has the temerity not to agree with them.

And incidentally, half the people in that picture are journalists taking pictures of what is going on.

27 posted on 03/27/2011 3:41:21 PM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Bigh4u2

We have guns, but we also have a population that overwhelmingly views entitlement spending as moral. I can’t imagine even a tiny fraction of the country shooting people that wanted to collect social security checks.

I think we will spend ourselves into oblivion, and I don’t think the guns will alter the equation.

Now, after said spending into oblivion, the guns may change things.


28 posted on 03/27/2011 8:15:36 PM PDT by Scottmkiv
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To: UKrepublican

I don’t think there is any imminent threat. I’m not worried these rioters are going to start dragging government officials out of their offices and hanging them from lamp posts.

The threat is longer term. What happens when the checks stop flowing? Or if they keep flowing, but inflation makes them just worthless pieces of paper?


29 posted on 03/27/2011 8:17:26 PM PDT by Scottmkiv
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To: Scottmkiv

The first thing the writer needs to understand is the difference between England and Great Britain.


30 posted on 03/27/2011 8:19:04 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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To: Scottmkiv

This wasn’t about any cheques so to speak unless you mean in terms of pay cheques.....this was mainly public sector workers....and the cuts have been going on for a while now with thousands of jobs being lost.

But you are right, there are longer term considerations here, but I think we’re doing the right thing and hopefully we’ll be in a better position long term for it.


31 posted on 03/28/2011 2:24:17 AM PDT by UKrepublican
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To: Bellflower

ping


32 posted on 03/28/2011 2:29:24 AM PDT by Bellflower (Isa 32:5 The vile person shall be no more called liberal, nor the churl said [to be] bountiful.)
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To: Scottmkiv

‘Rational Public Radio’—ha ha!


33 posted on 03/28/2011 4:36:47 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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