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Kajagogo
06/23/22 8:41:41 AM
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Where the drivers actions justified?


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scamatoru
06/23/22 8:48:52 AM
#2:


of fuckin course
just throw the college soyboyz over the fence

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gunplagirl
06/23/22 8:54:15 AM
#3:


Assault isn't fucking cool

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RiKuToTheMiGhtY
06/23/22 8:56:06 AM
#4:


These people were much nicer then I would have been getting these dead beat losers out of the way. They are lucky no driver said fuck it and ran them over, this is how people get into accidents as well.

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Kajagogo
06/23/22 9:00:46 AM
#5:


gunplagirl posted...
Assault isn't fucking cool

Neither is kidnapping. One of those cars was transporting important medicine to a hospital, that a patient was waiting on.

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Funkydog
06/23/22 9:01:37 AM
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RiKuToTheMiGhtY posted...
These people were much nicer then I would have been getting these dead beat losers out of the way. They are lucky no driver said fuck it and ran them over, this is how people get into accidents as well.
What one person did in the UK and then deservedly lost her license for it (for a year) when she tried to nudge the Insulate Britain protestors out of the road with her range rover.

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TentacleDemon
06/23/22 9:01:58 AM
#7:


Yes. Fuck them. I have places that I need to be. Protest somewhere else. Stay out of the roads with this shit.

Running them over, as some have done, is absolutely not acceptable. But dragging their asses out of the road is fine.

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gunplagirl
06/23/22 9:02:21 AM
#8:


Kajagogo posted...
Neither is kidnapping. One of those cars was transporting important medicine to a hospital, that a patient was waiting on.
I'm sorry, I'm from America and don't see any way how that could be considered kidnapping.

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lderivedx
06/23/22 9:03:07 AM
#9:


No. Being inconvenienced doesn't justify assault regardless of how entitled you feel.

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cuttin_in_farm
06/23/22 9:04:02 AM
#10:


gunplagirl posted...
I'm sorry, I'm from America and don't see any way how that could be considered kidnapping.

I think the concept of keeping people in one spot against their will is the idea.

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Kajagogo
06/23/22 9:05:46 AM
#11:


gunplagirl posted...
I'm sorry, I'm from America and don't see any way how that could be considered kidnapping.

Kidnapping/preventing people from leaving...po-tay-to, po-tah-to

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Captain_Qwark
06/23/22 9:06:07 AM
#12:


Yeah


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Sufferedphoneix
06/23/22 9:08:12 AM
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I'm all for freedom of protest but outside rioting this is one of the shittiest ways to do it. They are probably and most likely inconviencing people that agree with them. Then we got dumb people in the world too. Someone who didn't really have an opinion on the matter now hates that side cause they got inconvenienced

In other words I think this form of protest does more harm than good

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FaultyCircuitry
06/23/22 9:09:17 AM
#14:


Protest causing inconvenience is kind of, at least partially, the point.

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gunplagirl
06/23/22 9:10:43 AM
#15:


Kajagogo posted...
Kidnapping/preventing people from leaving...po-tay-to, po-tah-to
It's really not though and the comparison is so abjectly off base that between this and people justifying assault it's obvious which side is unable to control their emotions and be logical about things.

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Sufferedphoneix
06/23/22 9:11:18 AM
#16:


FaultyCircuitry posted...
Protest causing inconvenience is kind of, at least partially, the point.

People got mouths to feed. Aka go to work. Don't expect sympathy when you start to fuck with that.

If it's like blocking off a popular theatre or something whatever

Like I said you can easily turn people against your cause just as easily as you get people on your side

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gunplagirl
06/23/22 9:13:00 AM
#17:


Sufferedphoneix posted...
People got mouths to feed. Aka go to work. Don't expect sympathy when you start to fuck with that.
I'd reckon that the threat of going without food as a result of not working is more related to capitalism being a shitty and cruel system but then, that's literally just a basic well documented fact.

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emblem boy
06/23/22 9:13:57 AM
#18:


Sufferedphoneix posted...
I'm all for freedom of protest but outside rioting this is one of the shittiest ways to do it. They are probably and most likely inconviencing people that agree with them. Then we got dumb people in the world too. Someone who didn't really have an opinion on the matter now hates that side cause they got inconvenienced

In other words I think this form of protest does more harm than good

Someone somewhere is always going to find some sort of protest to be inconvenient for them.

If not the drivers on the highway, it will be the drivers on the road stuck in traffic. Or the pedestrians on the road that have to take a detour.

Honestly, at some level people should just admit that they don't like protests nearly as much as they claim to

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Sufferedphoneix
06/23/22 9:15:08 AM
#19:


gunplagirl posted...
I'd reckon that the threat of going without food as a result of not working is more related to capitalism being a shitty and cruel system but then, that's literally just a basic well documented fact.

There isn't a damn thing wrong with working for a living. Nothing is free in this world. In the old days people had to farm or hunt for food that was a hell of a lot more work than what I do for my food.

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Funkydog
06/23/22 9:16:45 AM
#20:


emblem boy posted...
Someone somewhere is always going to find some sort of protest to be inconvenient for them.

If not the drivers on the highway, it will be the drivers on the road stuck in traffic. Or the pedestrians on the road that have to take a detour.

Honestly, at some level people should just admit that they don't like protests nearly as much as they claim to
Look. Just protest over there where it can be ignored. Not too loud to distract, not too busy to inconvenience anyone. Let people find out on their own.

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gunplagirl
06/23/22 9:17:50 AM
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Sufferedphoneix posted...
There isn't a damn thing wrong with working for a living. Nothing is free in this world. In the old days people had to farm or hunt for food that was a hell of a lot more work than what I do for my food.
That's not what I said at all, and now you're just getting super emotional because you couldn't read what I said properly and had to bring up unrelated things entirely (that aren't even true of their experiences year-round considering the point of many harvests were to stockpile food for the winter so they'd not have to work every day to eat during that time).

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cuttin_in_farm
06/23/22 9:20:47 AM
#22:


Sufferedphoneix posted...
I'm all for freedom of protest but outside rioting this is one of the shittiest ways to do it. They are probably and most likely inconviencing people that agree with them.

This is important to note.

Its silly to just blindly protest somewhere. At least protest where your theoretical opposition would be at.

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orangefire25
06/23/22 9:21:18 AM
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emblem boy posted...
Someone somewhere is always going to find some sort of protest to be inconvenient for them.

If not the drivers on the highway, it will be the drivers on the road stuck in traffic. Or the pedestrians on the road that have to take a detour.

Honestly, at some level people should just admit that they don't like protests nearly as much as they claim to



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gunplagirl
06/23/22 9:23:13 AM
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cuttin_in_farm posted...
This is important to note.

Its silly to just blindly protest somewhere. At least protest where your theoretical opposition would be at.
The inaction of society to curb our contributions to global climate change is making the world uninhabitable by humans. Which is to say, society as a collective would be the opposition. These were environmental protesters.

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SSJ5_Goku
06/23/22 9:24:17 AM
#25:


gunplagirl posted...
Assault isn't fucking cool

Maybe don't sit on a highway while people with real jobs need to get to work. I'm not going to get fired because some soy fuck wants to act like a child in the middle of the highway.

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LinkPizza
06/23/22 9:25:43 AM
#26:


lderivedx posted...
No. Being inconvenienced doesn't justify assault regardless of how entitled you feel.

Depending on where they were going, it might not just be inconvenienced. This could cause people to lose their jobs, for instance. Why should I let someone cause me my job, which could cost me something like my house, or safety for my family Someone else mentioned how one of the vehicles was transporting medicine someone else needed. Why should my hat person have to die? While this may only be an inconvenience to some, it could be much more to other people Assault in this case is justified At least, the assault of dragging them out of the middle of the road

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gunplagirl
06/23/22 9:27:18 AM
#27:


SSJ5_Goku posted...
Maybe don't sit on a highway while people with real jobs need to get to work. I'm not going to get fired because some soy fuck wants to act like a child in the middle of the highway.
You're more likely to get fired for missing work for assault and the resulting court dates and sentencing and so on.

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FaultyCircuitry
06/23/22 9:30:04 AM
#28:


SSJ5_Goku posted...
Maybe don't sit on a highway while people with real jobs need to get to work. I'm not going to get fired because some soy fuck wants to act like a child in the middle of the highway.

Alt right isn't a good look, get out while you still can.

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lderivedx
06/23/22 9:30:10 AM
#29:


That's entirely after-the-fact justification.
LinkPizza posted...
Depending on where they were going, it might not just be inconvenienced. This could cause people to lose their jobs, for instance. Why should I let someone cause me my job, which could cost me something like my house, or safety for my family Someone else mentioned how one of the vehicles was transporting medicine someone else needed. Why should my hat person have to die? While this may only be an inconvenience to some, it could be much more to other people Assault in this case is justified At least, the assault of dragging them out of the middle of the road

That's entirely after-the-fact justification for people doing something because they're mad at being inconvenienced. People in their cars don't clean up the highway after a wreck because they might be late to work, so it's weird that the "I might lose my job" only applies here.

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gunplagirl
06/23/22 9:31:56 AM
#30:


lderivedx posted...
That's entirely after-the-fact justification.

That's entirely after-the-fact justification for people doing something because they're mad at being inconvenienced. People in their cars don't clean up the highway after a wreck because they might be late to work, so it's weird that the "I might lose my job" only applies here.
Finally, a good point I hadn't even considered.

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NatsuSama
06/23/22 9:32:42 AM
#31:


gunplagirl posted...
It's really not though and the comparison is so abjectly off base that between this and people justifying assault it's obvious which side is unable to control their emotions and be logical about things.
The comparison is definitely not off.

Blocking a highway or road with no way to exit said road forces a person to be stuck there.

Obviously assault is wrong, but you say be logical about things and don't see how it's illogical to defend blocking a highway?

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Cocytus
06/23/22 9:33:43 AM
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Oops, I meant yes.
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FaultyCircuitry
06/23/22 9:33:55 AM
#33:


People only want protests they don't even know are happening. If you aren't aware or can't see them, you can just ignore the grim reality the protesters are calling attention to.

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rexcrk
06/23/22 9:34:32 AM
#34:




Yeah can we please not block roads while protesting?

Last thing I need to deal with after a long day of work dealing stupid idiots all day is more stupid idiots blocking the road.


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SSJ5_Goku
06/23/22 9:35:16 AM
#35:


FaultyCircuitry posted...
Alt right isn't a good look, get out while you still can.

Not even barely on the right. Protest all you want but blocking highways and roads when emergency vehicles are involved is where I draw the line.

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FaultyCircuitry
06/23/22 9:35:22 AM
#36:


rexcrk posted...
Yeah can we please not block roads while protesting?

Last thing I need to deal with after a long day of work dealing stupid idiots all day is more stupid idiots blocking the road.

People like you are reason enough to block more roads.

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DyingPancake
06/23/22 9:35:45 AM
#37:


Fuck these protesters and anyone who thinks what theyre doing is ok

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FaultyCircuitry
06/23/22 9:36:19 AM
#38:


SSJ5_Goku posted...
Not even barely on the right. Protest all you want but blocking highways and roads when emergency vehicles are involved is where I draw the line.

SSJ5_Goku posted...
Maybe don't sit on a highway while people with real jobs need to get to work. I'm not going to get fired because some soy fuck wants to act like a child in the middle of the highway.

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SSJ5_Goku
06/23/22 9:36:24 AM
#39:


gunplagirl posted...
You're more likely to get fired for missing work for assault and the resulting court dates and sentencing and so on.
Not in my state.

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rexcrk
06/23/22 9:36:29 AM
#40:


FaultyCircuitry posted...
People like you are reason enough to block more roads.


Elaborate.


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lderivedx
06/23/22 9:36:45 AM
#41:


SSJ5_Goku posted...
Not even barely on the right. Protest all you want but blocking highways and roads when emergency vehicles are involved is where I draw the line.

Weird that the cars let the emergency vehicle through but the protestors still didn't move. I can't seem to find any pictures of that, though.

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SSJ5_Goku
06/23/22 9:37:52 AM
#42:


FaultyCircuitry posted...
jenniferlawrence.gif

>having and wanting to maintain a career makes you alt right.

And you wonder why the far left pushes centrists to the right

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FaultyCircuitry
06/23/22 9:38:41 AM
#43:


SSJ5_Goku posted...
>having and wanting to maintain a career makes you alt right.

And you wonder why the far left pushes centrists to the right

Centrists are already right wingers.

Using terms like "real job" makes you an enemy of the working class.

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emblem boy
06/23/22 9:39:02 AM
#44:


rexcrk posted...
Yeah can we please not block roads while protesting?

Last thing I need to deal with after a long day of work dealing stupid idiots all day is more stupid idiots blocking the road.

Can we also not block sidewalks, parks, and building entrances during protests? Last thing I want to deal with after a long day is people blocking my path to where I'm going

/s


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FaultyCircuitry
06/23/22 9:39:45 AM
#45:


But please, tell me what a good centrist you are. You're not right wing at all. Not even a slight bit.

Those right wing talking points? What? I didn't hear that at all. You're totally a centrist.

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NatsuSama
06/23/22 9:40:24 AM
#46:


FaultyCircuitry posted...
Centrists are already right wingers.

Using terms like "real job" makes you an enemy of the working class.
Rhetoric like this doesn't help and the world isn't a binary place.

Ignoring context to spin something to be right wing is a problem.

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FaultyCircuitry
06/23/22 9:41:32 AM
#47:


It's sad that people are more okay with the pending collapse of human civilization because we refuse to address climate change than they are with being a widdle bwit wate to their jowb that they probably hate anyways.

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SSJ5_Goku
06/23/22 9:42:05 AM
#48:


FaultyCircuitry posted...
Centrists are already right wingers.

Using terms like "real job" makes you an enemy of the working class.

Yeah sure.

Anyway, I 1000% support everyone's right to protest. I particuarly enjoy counter-protests at back the blue and maga rallies but blocking roads is absolutely moronic. Pissing people off isn't going to get them to support your cause, no matter how noble it might be.

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emblem boy
06/23/22 9:42:16 AM
#49:


I should be a bit more serious.

Like I said, I obviously think people are actually very anti-protest regardless of how much they claim to support it in some hypothetical environment. But I also know that...that's just how people work. People will irrationally not support a good cause because they felt that done supporters of that cause annoyed them.
It's a very childish and stupid reactionary backlash, but it's a very human thing.

So yes, protestors should keep in mind that people are...well stupid. And they should design their activism with that notion in mind.

It's just how it is sadly.

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rexcrk
06/23/22 9:42:45 AM
#50:


emblem boy posted...
Can we also not block sidewalks, parks, and building entrances during protests? Last thing I want to deal with after a long day is people blocking my path to where I'm going

/s


Not quite the same thing, but nice try, kid.


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