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Aug 18 herm commented on Police Misconduct Is Out of Control.
#17

Now what agenda is that exactly? I'm sure there are some white papers you can point the curious towards.

And where are these huge swaths of formerly middle-class areas that are now gang-infested no man's lands? There must be giant chunks of neighborhood in every city and town in the nation to justify all this police militarization, I'd like to hear where they are. Let's start with Seattle, care to list some names?
Aug 18 herm commented on Police Misconduct Is Out of Control.
#6

Surprised? No, but that doesn't mean I should not still be outraged. It also doesn't mean I don't think reform is required. As a matter of fact, I'm not sure anyone's level of surprise on this issue means much of anything really.

#7

If the job of policing is too tough for a cop then they shouldn't be one, full stop. And that means yes, they should be personally responsible when they go too far.

I have my doubts that policing is so hard that cops can't help but overreact. I think a good part of the problem are the type of people who go into policing in this day and age. Instead of being motivated to keep the peace in their communities, many cops seek the job just for the excitement, and the actual work of keeping the peace is boring to them. I have met more than one cop on a personal level that fit that description, and I don't think those kinds of people should be cops at all.
Jul 3 herm commented on Union Activists Call Bullshit On Forward Seattle's Anti-$15 Minimum Wage Signatures.
@2 Who cares? So anyone who runs a fraudulent campaign should be rewarded eh? So why do we have laws? Why should elections be open and honest? Is there no reason? Or is it that the law should only apply when it benefits you? Inquiring minds want to know, I'll expect your answer promptly.
May 16 herm commented on Hillary Clinton: "A Fucking Hawk And a Neocon".
@51 So when people don't like the Democratic candidate it is their responsibility to get a better candidate? No, you have it hilariously ass-backwards. Let me tell you about a place called the real world. And out in the real world, when a voter doesn't like a candidate they don't vote for them. They don't kvetch and say "I gotta leave my life and run off to the world of politics so I can vote for better politicians!" They just don't pull the lever for your candidate and go back to their life.

You see, that's how it actually works, that simple. Nobody is going to make any bones about it, no matter how much the Dems whine about it and blame the voters. You put up a candidate voters won't pick, that's your fault.
May 16 herm commented on Hillary Clinton: "A Fucking Hawk And a Neocon".
Hilary Clinton is a fucking hawk and a neocon. The problem is that Democrats have become the party that gets so whipped up over the fucking obvious. Grow up and stop acting like a bunch of bawling children. She's going to lose votes for being awful, that's the all-holy political reality. Get over it you wimps. Always putting up the lesser of two evils is actually a fucking liability you morons. Or get better people to run for office. Your choice Democrats, but don't whine about how all those meanie voters are too stupid for not realizing how awesome the Democrats are when your candidate can't get enough votes to win. Your fault.
Feb 25 herm commented on What Demonstrators Were Getting at with the Amazon/CIA Protest.
@43 Don't be silly. I implied no such thing as being stuck in the streetcar, you can read any ridiculous thing you want into what I wrote but that doesn't mean it's true.

But it is true, inconveniencing me did not, in fact, make me care any more than I did before the protesters blocked the line. And it is in that truth I think there is a valuable lesson, one that I have said over and over on this thread but you and yours seem to be incapable of reading (and instead reading things I didn't actually say): inconveniencing people is not going to make them join your cause. That is a simple fact of human nature and I find it mind boggling you don't understand it. Not me, and not anyone else.

Now go ahead and keep blocking traffic to spread your message, and watch as each time you do so people listen to you less and less. You are your own worst enemy here, and in the face of your own self-righteousness, are clearly clueless as to how to bring any sympathy to your cause. Too bad for you, but you can't say nobody warned you.
Feb 12 herm commented on What Demonstrators Were Getting at with the Amazon/CIA Protest.
@33 I think you're on to something. The very best way to get people behind your cause is to inconvenience them! In fact, the more horribly you treat them, the more they are likely to jump on our bandwagon! It's pure genius!

And hell, if they question your tactics you can just treat them like they are basically siding with your enemy and bam! Even more support! With all these people falling over themselves to join your protest, validating your organizing strategy as simply the best evah, you'll have the CIA booted out of Amazon in no time.

And to imagine how much you will accomplish, just by stopping a streetcar for 10 minutes. Solidarity through inconvenience! Look out world!
Feb 12 herm commented on What Demonstrators Were Getting at with the Amazon/CIA Protest.
@28 the "emergency door release"? I think you've been watching too many train movies. No, the streetcar was stopped, and the driver opened the doors and let everyone out.
Feb 11 herm commented on What Demonstrators Were Getting at with the Amazon/CIA Protest.
@1, that's okay, nobody is forcing you to buy the facts. You can believe anything you want, real or imagined.
 
 

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