Thirty people arrested in Minneapolis following Rage Against th...

Roughly 30 people were arrested in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday evening as they marched through the streets after a much-anticipated Rage Against the Machine concert. Read more
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Monk

Manitowoc, WI

#200 Sep 9, 2008
Terry wrote:
<quoted text>If pointing out the facts is maligning to your state then that is me I guess.
I see so I am the problem even though I am not the state that actually went through with all these illegal activities.
And I can see now why you have such a closed view of things. That is definitely understandable.
"You need to study history more closely, this is not Germany during the 1920's and your comparison is a poor one."
And why is it a poor one?
Terry-If you mean I have a closed view because my Uncle died fighting Nazi's, just the opposite. 60 million people died because of Nazis and other Fascists like Italy/Japan. That political insanity will never gain real ground in the US because of our system of government. The Great Depression was the closest we ever came to listening to despots like
Hughey Long.
If I posted this before, give me some space. It sums up what happened here last week-

Here's a story from KARE11TV-

"During a peaceful standoff on Thursday night at the intersection of John Ireland Boulevard and Rice Street near the Capitol, one man agitated the crowd by roaming through the protesters and swearing at them. After about an hour, police suddenly moved to arrest him. Then one officer used a bullhorn to tell protesters not to worry, that they were only arresting the man causing trouble."

"Continue to speak your minds," the officer told the crowd.

"Protesters cheered and clapped."
KARE 11 News 9/5

No media blackout, no suppression of civil rights, just good old Minnesota Nice. The courts will decide any wrong-doing and punish
the offenders.
Terry

Fresno, CA

#201 Sep 9, 2008
Pragmatist wrote:
<quoted text>1920's Germany had been hamstrung after WWI, inflation was rampant(it cost 1 billion marks for a loaf of bread), the people were starving. That is just a start on why your comparison is invalid, as are most of your arguments.
People like you are the perfect little sheep - scary.

1. Germany had been hamstrung after WWI -

The american common folks are hamstrung after 8 years of conservatives corruption - no jobs, no local economies, no healthcare, no bankruptcy protection, etc.

2. Inflation was rampant

You do know we are in a recession, right?
Record trade deficit $407 billion dollars.
Conservatives have doubled our national debt in ONLY 8 YEARS! From $6 trillion to $12 trillion
Conservatives are printing US dollars and just sticking them into circulation - weakening our currency ON PURPOSE!

3. the people were starving

You do know that millions of Americans go hungry in this bush/mccain economy everyday, right?

But you are right folks - there is NO SIMILARITY between our country and pre-hitler germany.

NONE AT ALL!
Terry

Fresno, CA

#202 Sep 9, 2008
Monk wrote:
<quoted text>
Terry-If you mean I have a closed view because my Uncle died fighting Nazi's, just the opposite. 60 million people died because of Nazis and other Fascists like Italy/Japan. That political insanity will never gain real ground in the US because of our system of government. The Great Depression was the closest we ever came to listening to despots like
Hughey Long.
If I posted this before, give me some space. It sums up what happened here last week-
Here's a story from KARE11TV-
"During a peaceful standoff on Thursday night at the intersection of John Ireland Boulevard and Rice Street near the Capitol, one man agitated the crowd by roaming through the protesters and swearing at them. After about an hour, police suddenly moved to arrest him. Then one officer used a bullhorn to tell protesters not to worry, that they were only arresting the man causing trouble."
"Continue to speak your minds," the officer told the crowd.
"Protesters cheered and clapped."
KARE 11 News 9/5
No media blackout, no suppression of civil rights, just good old Minnesota Nice. The courts will decide any wrong-doing and punish
the offenders.
Folks 800 US citizens arrested!

That is a lot of people! Media blackout - jeez folks - I guess this is what prehitler germany looked like.

And you still have not explained this one where the media was arrested for no reason.

http://ca.youtube.com/watch...

Care to explain?

Since: Sep 08

Minneapolis, MN

#203 Sep 9, 2008
Sure Terry I would LOVE to explain. Not that it matters to you. Amy Goodman left the convention after "hearing" 2 of her producers had been arrested. She approached STREET COPS and was demanding to speak with their suprevisor because she wanted to know what happened to her producers. The police TOLD her to leave the area and she refused. You can clearly see the officers pushing her away and she didnt do it. She was told to leave an area where she didnt belong, she resisted those orders and she was arrested accordingly. Seems pretty clear to me.
Monk

Manitowoc, WI

#204 Sep 9, 2008
Terry wrote:
<quoted text>Folks 800 US citizens arrested!
That is a lot of people! Media blackout - jeez folks - I guess this is what prehitler germany looked like.
And you still have not explained this one where the media was arrested for no reason.
http://ca.youtube.com/watch...
Care to explain?
No use trying to explain folks. Terry doesn't want to listen or learn, he just wants folks to know that he knows more than everyone else. Folks, what he writes isn't based in fact- what we saw happening here where we live. And folks he doesn't understand history and he doesn't want to know anything beyond his very limited knowledge. So folks, all I can say is- that's all folks.
Pragmatist

Lakeville, MN

#205 Sep 9, 2008
Terry wrote:
<quoted text>People like you are the perfect little sheep - scary.
1. Germany had been hamstrung after WWI -
The american common folks are hamstrung after 8 years of conservatives corruption - no jobs, no local economies, no healthcare, no bankruptcy protection, etc.
2. Inflation was rampant
You do know we are in a recession, right?
Record trade deficit $407 billion dollars.
Conservatives have doubled our national debt in ONLY 8 YEARS! From $6 trillion to $12 trillion
Conservatives are printing US dollars and just sticking them into circulation - weakening our currency ON PURPOSE!
3. the people were starving
You do know that millions of Americans go hungry in this bush/mccain economy everyday, right?
But you are right folks - there is NO SIMILARITY between our country and pre-hitler germany.
NONE AT ALL!
Let's see, you are under 28, some kind of liberal arts major, unable to use logical thought or apply statistical methods to your arguments, now I know why you are so angry..........present/future french fry cook at McDonald's.
Retired Soldier

Saint Paul, MN

#206 Sep 10, 2008
Jesse wrote:
<quoted text>
Woah... did it take you 3 days to think up this awesome reply? Next time don't think so hard. By the time I got this great witty reply I forgot what I had written LAST FRIDAY... Epic Fail... Congrats
Some of us have jobs that dont let us sit at computers all day and post crap like you do. Sorry you had to wait.
Terry

Fresno, CA

#207 Sep 12, 2008
olks US citizens have been sentenced up to 7 years for simply organizing at the RNC.

$15 million per dnc and rnc.

They took out million dollar insurance policies for lawsuits so they could go gang wild.

800 US citizens arrested, homes raided, people targeted months in advance, etc.

If at some point enough Americans finally realize that facism has come to America then we can all point to St Paul and Denver as a sad but probable starting point.
Small Business owner

Minneapolis, MN

#208 Sep 12, 2008
Terry wrote:
olks US citizens have been sentenced up to 7 years for simply organizing at the RNC.
$15 million per dnc and rnc.
They took out million dollar insurance policies for lawsuits so they could go gang wild.
800 US citizens arrested, homes raided, people targeted months in advance, etc.
If at some point enough Americans finally realize that facism has come to America then we can all point to St Paul and Denver as a sad but probable starting point.
Tell us the names, what they were sentenced to 7 years for, and let us be the judge if it was for "simply organizing". Truth is in the eye of the beholder.
Monk

Manitowoc, WI

#209 Sep 12, 2008
Small Business owner wrote:
<quoted text>Tell us the names, what they were sentenced to 7 years for, and let us be the judge if it was for "simply organizing". Truth is in the eye of the beholder.
Don't bother trying to explain anything to Terry; he doesn't listen or learn. He just keeps saying the same thing over and over- folks, 800 US citizens arrested; folks, St Paul is pre-Nazi Germany; folks, sad to say, America is doomed.
PeaceMonger

United States

#210 Sep 12, 2008
seriously. all of you. shut up. whether you support obama, mccain, nader, or satan, it doesn't really matter. we don't need a public figurehead we can rally around. we don't need an organization to tell us what to do. the only way to get our country back on its feet is to help out every man out there. there is absolutely NOTHING that makes you different from anyone else in the world. we all came into the world screaming and crying. when we die, we all rot in the ground. so instead of fighting with people you probably don't know, and focusing on how different their beliefs are from yours, take that time and help your fellow man out. if someone's screwed up their life, take it upon yourself to help them on their feet. use what you have. the talents you were born with. and, if you actually still manage to have money, help someone out. it's only by watching out for everyone else that the world can finally see peace.
Common Sense

Saint Paul, MN

#211 Sep 15, 2008
PeaceMonger wrote:
seriously. all of you. shut up. whether you support obama, mccain, nader, or satan, it doesn't really matter. we don't need a public figurehead we can rally around. we don't need an organization to tell us what to do. the only way to get our country back on its feet is to help out every man out there. there is absolutely NOTHING that makes you different from anyone else in the world. we all came into the world screaming and crying. when we die, we all rot in the ground. so instead of fighting with people you probably don't know, and focusing on how different their beliefs are from yours, take that time and help your fellow man out. if someone's screwed up their life, take it upon yourself to help them on their feet. use what you have. the talents you were born with. and, if you actually still manage to have money, help someone out. it's only by watching out for everyone else that the world can finally see peace.
You tell everyone else to shut up, and then spew that bunch of crap?
Gimme a Hug

Minneapolis, MN

#212 Sep 15, 2008
I overheard a conversation last week. A girl, who is an Afghan vet, was telling a guy, "Yeah, we just forced everyone up onto the bridge and then arrested them all, it was sweet." His reply, "Yeah, that would have been fun to beat up some hippies."

She is not a cop. But they hired her to act like one for the night because she is in the Army.

"I got paid like $600 for the day, it was sweet!"

You can't judge a group of people, whether it be Police or Protesters. But there is obviously something wrong about someone with her mentality being put in such power.

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