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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:19 PM
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Must -see: Occupy Melbourne Tent Monsters (they came to tear down the tents...but...)
Edited on Sun Dec-04-11 08:25 PM by Fire Walk With Me
 
Run time: 04:06
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zKMwigI3mdM
 
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Posted on DU: December 05, 2011
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Clothing isn't tents.

How to speak Australian: #Occupy! :)
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Huey P. Long Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:22 PM
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1. Watch this. very creative, very occupy. -eom
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boston bean Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:23 PM
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2. Love it!!!
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:30 PM
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3. Well Done, Occupy Melbourne!!!
That was great and also entertaining.

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

K&R
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T S Justly Donating Member (133 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:32 PM
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4. Clearly, Occupy is trying to incite a riot...
...a laugh riot! :rofl:
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wundermaus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:32 PM
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5. brilliant!
Thank goodness the police there had a sense of humor...
or did they?
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 01:01 PM
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46. or did they?
It did emphasize the fool's errand they're being sent on.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:38 PM
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6. That is so funny!
I love that Aussie sense of humor!

:D
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me b zola Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:47 PM
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7. "spin this ya prick"
:rofl:

loved this video! Beautiful Melbourne :grouphug:
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:08 AM
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20. I loved that, too!
I wonder if they tried to spin it.
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Bennyboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:51 PM
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8. HA HA HA...
The best.
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 08:58 PM
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9. LOL!!111
:thumbsup:

:rofl:
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 09:09 PM
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10. LOL :) n/t
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G_j Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 09:46 PM
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11. knr
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SaveOurDemocracy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:21 PM
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12. Sung at the very end, "All we are saying is give tents a chance"

KnR!
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:38 PM
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13. K&R What a laugh the guy has! LOL
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PurgedVoter Donating Member (753 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:48 PM
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14. Brilliant!
Safe till the fashion police show up!
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rhett o rick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 03:10 PM
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51. Not so sure they would object based on some of the fashions I've seen. Just sayin. nm
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 10:56 PM
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15. Wonderful -- !! Adorable -- !! Love it -- !!!
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:17 PM
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16. Clever.
Laughter can be a great tool. They either laugh with you or look like humorless assholes.
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DeSwiss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:41 PM
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17. When the authoritarian programming.....
...is confused in this manner as you saw, the policebots stood idle while their base programming searched for the appropriate response program that doesn't exist, being too complex for such rudimentary intelligence. In the end it was the "Return To Base" program that overrode their previously planned program of ""Search And Destroy Tents and Hippies.'' I wouldn't want to be the next person arrested by one of these monkeys. Nor their spouse.

- With that kind of unresolved and unexpressed aggression bottled-up inside of them, you can bet it won't be pretty......

K&R
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Xtraneous Donating Member (68 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:56 PM
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18. So true... most of it was just silly... but the best part was their confusion.
it reminded me of something in a Woody Allen or Monty Python movie. As soon as the tents started walking they became instantly perplexed. Classic.
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saras Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 11:55 PM
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63. True, unfortunately, and widely ignored by the left. The technique is a well-used tool of the right.
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-04-11 11:58 PM
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19. Australian people. very nice folk but those women..
kicked Abby Winters out of the country because of some silly tabloid run by Rupert Murdoch that everyone believed at the time. Never piss off Australian women. unwise mate. :) very very liberal they are. Very free spirited. Leg hair and all. :P (probably why most of them were wearing beards up in New Zealand for the Horse Riders in LOTR :) ahem MOST OF THE HORSE RIDERS WERE WOMEN WEARING RED BEARDS. Very good horse riders... :)



ya sure. you can prick your finger but don't finger your prick oh no.--- George Carlin :P
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MrMickeysMom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:09 AM
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21. FANTASTIC!
I loved the orchestrated tent monster fleeing!
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unionworks Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:11 AM
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22. The Tents Are Running Away!!!
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl: Now I know why I love AC/DC. It's a good thing I never saw anything like that after drinking Cane Toad tea... Those tents should be standard issue for all occupiers! And I want mine to come with the red headed Sheila...
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ChazInAz Donating Member (119 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:20 AM
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23. Crivens...
Only in Australia.
God, I love those people.
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unionworks Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:41 AM
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24. Too bad Boston
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 12:43 AM by unionworks
...couldn't train its sink to run like that! :rofl: I guess it was feeling too "drained" to run...
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ooglymoogly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 01:46 AM
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25. Now this is what OWS is all about. Finding the way.
I can see how this could work for all OWS protesters....to protect them all from the weather and keep it light with gloves for the hands and hoods for the head with umbrella like collapse and bunny like feet all water tight with just one zipper. Well insulated from the cold... They could hole up for the night far more comfortable than being totally exposed to the weather. A few volunteer minivans for kitchens and getting whoever needs it out of the weather. These tents would have to be a little bigger for the most protection possible. I think these folks are brilliant and hopefully have started something.

The confusion on those cops faces...priceless.

Maybe they have started a new fashion like the balloon dress.

Get Ru Paul to model it and give it a sendoff.

This would be an easy design project and volunteers could run them off like an assembly line.

Seriously though, we have to find a way to get these folks through the winter without freezing to death.
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GaYellowDawg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 03:16 AM
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26. American cops would have pepper sprayed them
Edited on Mon Dec-05-11 03:16 AM by GaYellowDawg
and then beaten the shit out of them. And I really, really hate saying that.
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unionworks Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:01 AM
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30. sadly you are correct n/t
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Dutchmaster Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 08:29 AM
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33. That's what I was thinking . . .
. . . that if any tent person got anywhere near an American cop while running around like that they would have been tazed, or at the very least shoved violently to the ground. Some of these cops seemed to be laughing, or at least smiling.
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1monster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 09:06 AM
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36. And stripped the tents off of them, before cuffing them naked and charging them with
public indecency...
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BlancheSplanchnik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 06:27 PM
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60. hate to say it, but it's true.
Wonderful to see the humor here. Wow, a civilized country.
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UnrepentantLiberal Donating Member (747 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:25 AM
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27. Well done.
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Lunabelle Donating Member (344 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:36 AM
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28. I laughed my effing ass off.
Very good, Australia.
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FunMe Donating Member (184 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 05:06 AM
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29. That is hilarious!
I had to share with Occupy LA as they are a bit down after the LAPD kept many of the protesters arrested in jail for over 2 days. Hope they get a laugh and maybe even take up this GREAT idea!
:-)
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:22 AM
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31. LOL !!! - K & R !!!
:evilgrin:

:hi:

:kick:
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Diclotican Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:59 AM
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32. Fire Walk With Me
Fire Walk With Me

What can the police do - when the tents are running away from them, or running around them.. And the whole affair is looking more and more silly.. The best is to get along, be in good spirit, and just tell politely that they wanted the tents removed. Withouth violence and force.. Most police officers are in fact polite, when you are polite to them - at least outside the US.

Diclotican
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dotymed Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 08:43 AM
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34. Thank you Fire Walk. This proves how violent
Occupy protesters really are.
:toast:
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pmorlan1 Donating Member (763 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 08:44 AM
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35. Too funny
I love it!
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Lars77 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:19 AM
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37. Oakland coppers would still crack their heads open :(
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wxgeek7 Donating Member (189 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:43 AM
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38. Yeah, or tackled and pepper sprayed
It's a true shame.

On a side nite, that video's funny, LOL! Pretty fashionable attire, hehe.

As the saying goes, necessity is the mother of invention.
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robinlynne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:43 AM
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39. !!!
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L. Coyote Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 10:51 AM
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40. Are the police using hand signals to communicate orders?
Sure looks like they may have a system of hand signals.
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byronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 11:29 AM
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41. Brilliant. Beautiful.
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watajob Donating Member (253 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 11:47 AM
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42. Nice, mate!
n/t
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:16 PM
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43. Truly marvelous!
Hats...er Tents off to these fine occupiers!
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 12:22 PM
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44. I wonder why the poster of that video changed the sound track?
Originally it was the original recorded sound; laughter and people singing "All we are saying, is give tents a chance". Now it's just classical music.
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Lasher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:11 PM
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53. I was wondering the same thing.
The audio was real funny. They pretty much ruined it by replacing the original sound track with this music.
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AlbertCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 01:00 PM
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45. Hahahaha!
I think Haydn would have love it too. (he provided the music, y'know)
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 01:02 PM
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47. That's great!
Do you think if this was say in Oakland or New York that when these tent monsters rushed the cops they would have been mowed down like those students at Kent State?

Just saying.
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librechik Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 01:07 PM
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48. totally hilarious and effective at undoing authority!
more like this!
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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 01:32 PM
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49. K & R - Great...love it!!! n/t
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Tanelorn Donating Member (162 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 02:45 PM
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50. My fellow Australians I salute you. Monsters turn away Police LOL
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Lost-in-FL Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 03:43 PM
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52. This is the cutest thing I have seen! nt
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Uncle Joe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:32 PM
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54. Now that's creative.
:)

Thanks for the thread, Fire Walk With Me. :thumbsup:
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Bucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 04:51 PM
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55. Funny, but if OWSers pull this in America, our cops'll break out the tasers.
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tclambert Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 05:38 PM
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56. Did you see how those tent monsters threatened the police?
Running around the cops and waving their arms in a menacing manner? I surprised they weren't pepper sprayed!
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Ken Burch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 05:54 PM
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57. The ad for "Walk(ing) in Jesus' Footsteps" that runs below the clip
brings an interesting second level of meaning to this.

Jesus would have LOVED the tent monsters, IMHO.
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SteveM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 06:17 PM
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58. Oh, that's rich! Another trip to the bathroom...
:rofl: :spray: :silly: :smoke:
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malthaussen Donating Member (413 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 06:17 PM
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59. What wimpy cops
Long hair, no clubs... real police would have shaved heads, be armored head-to-toe, have nightsticks the size of a baseball bat and a utility belt that would make Batman blush.

-- Mal
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Prana69 Donating Member (204 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:24 PM
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61. Wow, that performance was really "in tents". Get it? Intense. LOL @ myself. Not funny. Move along.
n/t
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swilton Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Dec-05-11 07:37 PM
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62. Fabulous!
:applause:
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drm604 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-06-11 12:10 AM
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64. Except...
This is what came later...

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=385x640730

The police forcefully stripped the tent off a woman and left her cringing in the grass in her underwear. :grr:
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