Page 1 of 2
#1
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/22/20100720/tuk-uk-britain-protesters-eviction-fa6b408.html

Bailiffs evicted dozens of peace campaigners from a makeshift camp in Parliament Square in central London in the early hours of Tuesday, though some demonstrators vowed to return.
Last week the group, who set up camp in May, lost a legal battle to stay put. They had been protesting about several issues including the war in Afghanistan.
Police said there were minor scuffles as up to 100 bailiffs wearing orange vests and police officers fanned out across the sprawling campsite, dubbed Democracy Village, shortly after 1 a.m. It took a few hours to clear the site.



so does anyone else think this is a sad day for democracy when we can no longer protest in parliament square?
btw this was done by the mayor of London, still can't believe people like that arsehole.
thoughts?
#2
Wasn't really done by the Mayor, was it. Though that would have been a glorious sight.

"Alright, chaps, time to go home!"


OT though, yeah. Utter bollocks.
#3
Looks like a complete eyesore, and surely those people have jobs to go to.
UG BLS Chapter.
SDMF#UG001
SDMF#UG002-faqu
SDMF#UG003-pantera-nat124
#4
Quote by Mr_Zakk_Wylde
Looks like a complete eyesore, and surely those people have jobs to go to.


So does David Cameron, no-one's arrested him yet.
#6
Quote by Mr_Zakk_Wylde
Looks like a complete eyesore, and surely those people have jobs to go to.



so protests can be stopped because they make the place look messy?
ridiculous.
#7
Quote by gabcd86
So does David Cameron, no-one's arrested him yet.


WIN
Quote by red157
Getting killed is an occupational hazard when you're an armed robber.

Quote by Random88
Drunk birds falling over? Sounds like Glasgow

'The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar.'

- Jimi Hendrix
#9
Quote by Mr_Zakk_Wylde
Looks like a complete eyesore, and surely those people have jobs to go to.

This
#10
Why is this a bad day for democracy?

It's just a bad day for tramps who got lost on the way to their proper shitty campsite.
#11
He continued: "It's become too much. It's doing serious damage to a world heritage site."


I know, all that poor grass.
#12
Democracy is a horrible system. 51% of any group imposing their will on the other 49%? If you really thinkabout it,who would want to live that way? Libertarianism is the way to go. So long as you tread upon no others rights,your own rights are guaranteed.
#13
Quote by gabcd86
Wasn't really done by the Mayor, was it. Though that would have been a glorious sight.

"Alright, chaps, time to go home!"


OT though, yeah. Utter bollocks.

More like, "Come on you oiks! Clear off! Bloody riff raff!"

Seems a bit of a dick move doing it at 1am. Why couldn't they have waited until day?
#14
Quote by imthehitcher
so protests can be stopped because they make the place look messy?
ridiculous.


I dont really think a bunch of unwashed, unjobbed social retards sitting in some ramshackle tents with "witty" slogans scrawled on their mothers bedsheets is a very viable protest.
UG BLS Chapter.
SDMF#UG001
SDMF#UG002-faqu
SDMF#UG003-pantera-nat124
#15
Quote by hazydavy
Democracy is a horrible system. 51% of any group imposing their will on the other 49%? If you really thinkabout it,who would want to live that way? Libertarianism is the way to go. So long as you tread upon no others rights,your own rights are guaranteed.


Libertarianism Village? Would that look a bit like Colorado Springs?
#16
Quote by Mr_Zakk_Wylde
I dont really think a bunch of unwashed, unjobbed social retards sitting in some ramshackle tents with "witty" slogans scrawled on their mothers bedsheets is a very viable protest.


so if it were up to you there would be criteria for those allowed to protest
also you are making some pretty big assumtpions

as for 'unjobbed'. the idea of being 'economically inactive' rubs alot of morons the wrong way, for no real reason. these people are clearly too middle class to be on benefits, so it doesn't effect you.

as for those who fail to realise the implications;
firstly, hunreds and thousands died for the very right to tell the government what they think of them, for the right to organize and demonstrate. taking this away is one of the worst crimes.
secondly, what if some very serious issue arises that affects YOUR SELFISH ARSE and you find you can no long do anything about it.

Libertarianism Village? Would that look a bit like Colorado Springs?


living the libertarian dream, just like those Somalians
Last edited by imthehitcher at Jul 20, 2010,
#17
I think you should be allowed to protest there but setting up camp there for years is going a bit far. I can understand why Boris wanted them out. These protesters had had ample opportunity to make their point. It's time for them to go back to their homes.
#19
Quote by Mr_Zakk_Wylde
I dont really think a bunch of unwashed, unjobbed social retards sitting in some ramshackle tents with "witty" slogans scrawled on their mothers bedsheets is a very viable protest.


You mean like the one who is a professor of anthropology with a history of political activism? Probably makes you look like an unwashed, unjobbed social retard to be quite honest.
#20
Quote by webbtje
You mean like the one who is a professor of anthropology with a history of political activism? Probably makes you look like an unwashed, unjobbed social retard to be quite honest.


anyone posting under the name zakk wylde is bound to have some arse length unwashed hair

I think you should be allowed to protest there but setting up camp there for years is going a bit far. I can understand why Boris wanted them out. These protesters had had ample opportunity to make their point. It's time for them to go back to their homes.


personally, i think it is a waste of time. i wouldn't camp for a year.
but it's not about that, it's about their right to do it.
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"
this, for me applies to anyone even the EDL
Last edited by imthehitcher at Jul 20, 2010,
#21
Quote by webbtje
You mean like the one who is a professor of anthropology with a history of political activism? Probably makes you look like an unwashed, unjobbed social retard to be quite honest.


I wonder if this is the professor;
#22
Quote by webbtje
Libertarianism Village? Would that look a bit like Colorado Springs?

Sure. Why not. We live in a society that taxes the hell out of it's citizens (those that actually work and pay taxes),and gives a ridiculous number of benefits to civil servants who do little to earn their pay. They move slowly,inefficiently and generally without real purpose. I work in a store. When I see a line of people...I want them gone in the timeliest fashion. You make more money that way and people wait less.
All these people who stand about protesting for "democracy" are contributing little to society.
#23
Quote by hazydavy
Sure. Why not. We live in a society that taxes the hell out of it's citizens (those that actually work and pay taxes),and gives a ridiculous number of benefits to civil servants who do little to earn their pay. They move slowly,inefficiently and generally without real purpose. I work in a store. When I see a line of people...I want them gone in the timeliest fashion. You make more money that way and people wait less. All these people who stand about protesting for "democracy" are contributing little to society.


Water cutbacks mean most parks will be dead, brown turf by July; the flower and fertilizer budget is zero.

City recreation centers, indoor and outdoor pools, and a handful of museums will close for good March 31 unless they find private funding to stay open. Buses no longer run on evenings and weekends. The city won't pay for any street paving, relying instead on a regional authority that can meet only about 10 percent of the need.


Turning out the lights, literally, is one of the high-profile trims aggravating some residents. The city-run Colorado Springs Utilities will shut down 8,000 to 10,000 of more than 24,000 streetlights, to save $1.2 million in energy and bulb replacement.



Yeah man, live the dream!
Last edited by webbtje at Jul 20, 2010,
#24
Quote by hazydavy
Democracy is a horrible system. 51% of any group imposing their will on the other 49%? If you really thinkabout it,who would want to live that way? Libertarianism is the way to go. So long as you tread upon no others rights,your own rights are guaranteed.

Now just to find a system that guarantees noone treads on me... maybe something where the general public elects people to establish said system and keep people in check? Yeah, that sounds good.


Libertarians are the intellectual equivalent of 14 year old "OMG IM SOOO PUNK" kids yelling about anarchy. The difference is in a couple years of age and a less retarded hair cut.
#25
Quote by webbtje
Yeah man, live the dream!

The dream is over.There are far too many in this country who take advantage of the system. They ruin it for everyone. I see it everyday. People buying candy and soft drinks with food stamps in a convenience store yet they have cash for weed and beer. It goes round and round. People don't contribute and you lose services. You lose services and values drop. No value-no tax base. The only thing you have then are a bunch of people with their hands out and they were the same ones wh had their hands out all along. The only difference is that those that they hid behind have moved on to a better place for their families. It sucks about the parks,but I do my share. I work everyday.
#26
Quote by hazydavy
The dream is over.There are far too many in this country who take advantage of the system. They ruin it for everyone. I see it everyday. People buying candy and soft drinks with food stamps in a convenience store yet they have cash for weed and beer. It goes round and round. People don't contribute and you lose services. You lose services and values drop. No value-no tax base. The only thing you have then are a bunch of people with their hands out and they were the same ones wh had their hands out all along. The only difference is that those that they hid behind have moved on to a better place for their families. It sucks about the parks,but I do my share. I work everyday.



It sucks about the parks, and the closure of museums and community centres, and the inoperative street lights, and the fact the police have been forced to sell their helicopters on the internet... I could go on. What's good about this, exactly?
#27
Quote by TheQuailman
Now just to find a system that guarantees noone treads on me... maybe something where the general public elects people to establish said system and keep people in check? Yeah, that sounds good.


Libertarians are the intellectual equivalent of 14 year old "OMG IM SOOO PUNK" kids yelling about anarchy. The difference is in a couple years of age and a less retarded hair cut.

I'm 40 not 14. Anarchy has nothing to do with this. The constitution is the rule of law in this nation. The guideline. I still believe in the things that brought people to this country.
Keep people in check? Oh yeah...the liberals do that.
#28
Quote by hazydavy
Keep people in check? Oh yeah...the liberals do that.


Ja, Conservatives never claim to have the moral high ground. Also, fab, the snarl-words appear.
#29
Dictatorships are just about the best political system if they work right.

Unfortunately you rarely have them where the dictator isn't completely mental.
#30
Quote by imthehitcher
so if it were up to you there would be criteria for those allowed to protest
also you are making some pretty big assumtpions

It's not up to me, it's not up to you, so quit sooking about it

Quote by imthehitcher
as for 'unjobbed'. the idea of being 'economically inactive' rubs alot of morons the wrong way, for no real reason. these people are clearly too middle class to be on benefits, so it doesn't effect you.
I dont live in that country, so doesnt effect me either way, i just stand at a distance and laugh.

Quote by imthehitcher
as for those who fail to realise the implications;
firstly, hunreds and thousands died for the very right to tell the government what they think of them, for the right to organize and demonstrate. taking this away is one of the worst crimes.
secondly, what if some very serious issue arises that affects YOUR SELFISH ARSE and you find you can no long do anything about it.



They're not stopping protest, they've moving a bunch of people on due to whatever reason, i've got better things to do than read the entire article, or look up on the particular issue, it's just entertaining coming in here to troll because you seemed so passionate in your first post.

UG BLS Chapter.
SDMF#UG001
SDMF#UG002-faqu
SDMF#UG003-pantera-nat124
#31
Quote by hazydavy
I'm 40 not 14.

That's what I said. A couple years of age is the only difference.

Quote by hazydavy
Anarchy has nothing to do with this. The constitution is the rule of law in this nation. The guideline. I still believe in the things that brought people to this country.
Keep people in check? Oh yeah...the liberals do that.

Look into anarchy beyond the stereotypical nonsense some teenagers ramble about and you'll find a lot of similiraties.

And thanks for this post. I like 'em without content. Fewer calories, aye?
#32
Quote by webbtje
It sucks about the parks, and the closure of museums and community centres, and the inoperative street lights, and the fact the police have been forced to sell their helicopters on the internet... I could go on. What's good about this, exactly?


Try to cut sports in Florida schools...education gets cut before that.I believe in the arts...but in this state an illiterate halfback has more value than a potential Nobel winner. That artist though,will try harder down more avenues. If you look at this from different points you'll see that this country is going in the toilet. People look to the Gov't when they should be looking at their community first. We elect the same assholes who spend their lives spinning and twisting words and deeds.
#33
Quote by webbtje
You mean like the one who is a professor of anthropology with a history of political activism? Probably makes you look like an unwashed, unjobbed social retard to be quite honest.

Oh, a professor. So he spends time around Universities i suppose. The perfect hideout for social retards who cant cope with the real world.
UG BLS Chapter.
SDMF#UG001
SDMF#UG002-faqu
SDMF#UG003-pantera-nat124
#34
Quote by hazydavy
Try to cut sports in Florida schools...education gets cut before that.I believe in the arts...but in this state an illiterate halfback has more value than a potential Nobel winner. That artist though,will try harder down more avenues. If you look at this from different points you'll see that this country is going in the toilet. People look to the Gov't when they should be looking at their community first. We elect the same assholes who spend their lives spinning and twisting words and deeds.


I would love to spend time decrypting what on earth you're talking about, but I promised my friends I'd go and staple my bollocks to the outside of a bus. Bye.

Quote by Mr_Zakk_Wylde
Oh, a professor. So he spends time around Universities i suppose. The perfect hideout for social retards who cant cope with the real world.


Educated chappie, are you?
#35
Peace activist Brian Haw remains on the square. He has lived there since mid 2001 protesting against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and is not covered by the eviction order secured by Johnson.

How long!?
#36
Quote by webbtje
Ja, Conservatives never claim to have the moral high ground. Also, fab, the snarl-words appear.

Dude, the liburels hate America and want the terrorists to win. It's because they're being brainwashed by their freedom-hating college professors.


Quote by Mr_Zakk_Wylde
Oh, a professor. So he spends time around Universities i suppose. The perfect hideout for social retards who cant cope with the real world.

As I said, they all hate freedum. All this education makes people stupid.
Last edited by TheQuailman at Jul 20, 2010,
#37
I read somewhere they were using hay bales for latrines.
When you start causing health hazards in a public place then its time to go. I think it's only fair they got kicked out. All those years of protesting and they've changed nothing.
Quote by Renka
OddOneOut is an Essex S&M mistress and not a pirate or a computer program.

#38
Quote by TheQuailman
That's what I said. A couple years of age is the only difference.

A couple is generally 2 or 3. I was confused.
hello
#39
Quote by webbtje

Educated chappie, are you?


A professor of Anthropology. In my mind, i see a mix of personality somewhere between John Nash and Raymond Babbitt.
UG BLS Chapter.
SDMF#UG001
SDMF#UG002-faqu
SDMF#UG003-pantera-nat124
#40
Quote by TheQuailman
That's what I said. A couple years of age is the only difference.


Look into anarchy beyond the stereotypical nonsense some teenagers ramble about and you'll find a lot of similiraties.

And thanks for this post. I like 'em without content. Fewer calories, aye?


Without content? I can't spend my entire life laying out and defending what I believe. Like this...I used one word (libertarian) to define something and you're defining me. How about this...My son is handicapped and the gov't makes me jump through hoops to get aid. We must continuously prove that he still has Down Syndrome. We work for a living. We don't live off of the system. We don't have hours of idle time to sit around at offices full of incompetents to answer questions relating to this. We have to work and contribute so that we may get health coverage for our son. In order for him to get health he has to get social security,which means them giving us a check that we don't want because it limits our ability to earn more. If you don't speak spanish (in America mind you) you are treated like a pariah.
Now you may define me.
Page 1 of 2