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#7881 Mike K.

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:11 PM

I don’t think the protestors are concerned about sympathy.

This has more to do with wielding power over people. It’s a message, not a plea for support.
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Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:20 PM

I don’t think the protestors are concerned about sympathy.
This has more to do with wielding power over people. It’s a message, not a plea for support.


The British Empire has been very successful at this

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:24 PM

...This has more to do with wielding power over people. It’s a message, not a plea for support.

The protestors only appear to have power because of cowardly law enforcement.


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:26 PM

I agree that every person has a right to protest, but when it interferes with somebody else's rights it needs to be stopped. Your rights don't trump my rights.


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Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:31 PM

They're causing disruption because (a): they take some perverse pleasure in it and can do it without fear of retribution and (b) they've obviously got nothing better to do.

an·ar·chy

/ˈanərkē/

noun

a state of disorder due to absence or nonrecognition of authority.

Similar: lawlessness
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#7886 todd

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 07:49 PM

The protestors only appear to have power because of cowardly law enforcement.


Did they lift up the bridge or how did they get them off?

https://youtu.be/fhi_sNlCk_U

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#7887 Rob Randall

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 09:36 PM

In no way is the blocking of main transportation systems like the Clayoquot protests.

 

Why? Show your work, there will be a test.


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#7888 todd

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 09:48 PM

Why? Show your work, there will be a test.


Why?

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 11:01 PM

Why?

 

Because this whole business has people feeling testy.



#7890 todd

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 11:07 PM

Because this whole business has people feeling testy.


Not me I didn’t have to go across the bridge today.

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Posted 10 February 2020 - 11:35 PM

:banana:


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#7892 Mike K.

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 05:46 AM

Todd, what was that about? Someone (that being sparky) had to go through and clean up the two dozen joke posts you made.
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Posted 11 February 2020 - 06:31 AM

I'm just saying that these protests remind me a lot of Clayoquot and we know how that turned out so this may be more than merely a case of restoring law and order. 


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“I mean I just don’t understand the big Texas part, like maybe he’s from Texas? I want to know the back story.”


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Posted 11 February 2020 - 07:15 AM

I'm just saying that these protests remind me a lot of Clayoquot and we know how that turned out so this may be more than merely a case of restoring law and order. 

I am sure all parties will have elbows on the table soon.  This really is the best route forward and beyond me why, after the experience with Clayoquot, this wasn't the first order of business.  



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:35 AM

Todd, what was that about? Someone (that being sparky) had to go through and clean up the two dozen joke posts you made.


How dare you cross my banana line
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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:47 AM

I am sure all parties will have elbows on the table soon.  This really is the best route forward and beyond me why, after the experience with Clayoquot, this wasn't the first order of business.  

Why do you think all the parties will come to the table?   Ask yourself what the agenda of the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs is?   Why are they going against the will of the majority of the Wet'suwet'en and the councils elected by the members to govern and make decisions?


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#7897 Mike K.

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 08:48 AM

Are we sure it’s “they?” It would appear that one of the six are against the elected chiefs. The rest are in favour

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 09:06 AM

Here is a good piece that does some explaining.

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...eline-1.5448363



#7899 Nparker

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Posted 11 February 2020 - 09:49 AM

Maybe it's time to have a thread dedicated to the protests, since the matter really has nothing to do with "replacement-general-technical-design-and-naming" of the JSB



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Posted 11 February 2020 - 10:27 AM

Maybe it's time to have a thread dedicated to the protests, since the matter really has nothing to do with "replacement-general-technical-design-and-naming" of the JSB

Can it be a "protest-issue-of-the-week/month" thread?  This will probably be dead by the end of next week, and a couple of days after, the next issue will develop for the Helen Lovejoys of Greater Victoria to jump on the bandwagon of.


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