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Old January 1 2013, 07:14 PM   #151
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Re: Frank Miller completely loses the plot

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...in order to truly discuss Miller's post, one must be able to discuss the OWS movement itself: it's goals, its tactics, its membership....
Miller claimed that the Occupy Movement was, in essence, a bunch of criminals. The arrest records would seem to bear this out. There have been many, many, more arrests than one saw at a Tea Party rally, more than three hundred, in fact.

And that doesn't include the guy who shot at the White House and the protester who was found with a handgun in NYC this weekend.

All of which tends to make Miller look at least a bit less crazy than some have alleged.

I suppose one can say "yeah, but...you can't judge an entire movement by 300+ members."

However, the Occupy Movement wants us to think of them as some sort of unified force (hence, the "we are the 99%" rhetoric).

There is also the fact that there weren't 300 arrests of tea partiers.

Finally, it comes back to hypocrisy. There were far too many people, including celebrities and comic book professionals, who wanted to smear the entire "tea party" movement for things that had nothing to do with them (see, eg, the Giffords shooting). But when the "Occupy" clowns are found to have hundreds of thugs in their midst, many on the left suddenly says "oh, no, we can't have anyone generalize them. That wouldn't be civil."

Based on the arrests so far, Miller seems to be more accurate than, say, Janeane Garofalo.
Greenwich Village couple busted with cache of weapons, bombmaking explosives: The privileged daughter of a prominent city doctor, and her boyfriend — a Harvard grad and Occupy Wall Street activist — have been busted for allegedly having a cache of weapons and a bombmaking explosive in their Greenwich Village apartment.
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Old January 1 2013, 07:39 PM   #152
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Re: Frank Miller completely loses the plot

^Cuts both ways though:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisf...ackdown-occupy

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/340232

http://www.greenisthenewred.com/blog...fbi-plot/6361/
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Old January 1 2013, 07:47 PM   #153
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Re: Frank Miller completely loses the plot

You bumped a year old thread to quote a post quoting yourself?
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Old January 1 2013, 07:51 PM   #154
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^You mean The G-Man rather than me, right?!
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Old January 1 2013, 08:20 PM   #155
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Yeah, the guy who bumped the thread. When it's two posts above, I don't usually see it as necessary to explicitly refer to someone because it should be clear from the context.
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Old January 1 2013, 08:57 PM   #156
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It's kinda sad to bump a thread a year later to try and win an internet argument.
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Old January 1 2013, 09:55 PM   #157
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Re: Frank Miller completely loses the plot

This is a thread necro of impressive proportions and what's more has nothing to do with TV/M anymore. Occupy Wall Street is for TNZ. Closed.
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