Are you surprised to see Democrats protesting to keep their Unions?
Police officers are looking for Democratic Wisconsin lawmakers who were ordered to attend a vote on a bill that would strip public employees of collective bargaining rights. No Democrats showed up for Thursday's Senate session, meaning a vote cannot be taken. Republicans need one Democratic senator to be present. Calls to Democratic leaders were not immediately returned. Republicans are pushing the anti-union bill proposed by GOP Gov. Scott Walker. Thousands of people clogged the halls of the Statehouse for a third straight day in opposition. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says law enforcement officers were searching for Democrats after they were ordered to attend the Senate session. http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110217/ap_o...
Fascism definition is a governmental system led by a dictator having complete power, forcibly suppressing opposition and criticism, regimenting all industry, commerce, etc., and emphasizing an aggressive nationalism and often racism.Based on that, the protests are against fascism. I did not go to MU but I have lived in Missouri all my life and my ancestors have been here since the 1840s. Unfortunately Missouri was a Southern state and a slave state. Therefore racism had been long a part of the character of the state. North of the Missouri river there was almost no slave owning. You would think that would make it less racist. However in most of the small communities there have never been any residents who were persons of color. So the schools, businesses, and housing were not integrated. In the oldest settled areas of the state (along the Missouri and Mississippi Rivers) southern culture was in full force. Only in the large cities of St. Louis and Kansas City did the Civil Rights movement have an effect on the culture. All that is to explain that most students of color at MU come from the cities. While the white students come from all over the state. Obviously from the troubles in the St. Louis area, black students know what racism is and how awful it is. Some of the white students are full blown racists, others are ignorant of how disgusting it is and haven't had the benefit of going to integrated schools and getting a chance to learn that people are people no matter what color they are and they deserve to be treated with respect and caring.As too why the administration ignored the conflict until it was going to cost them money, I also cannot begin to guess. Perhaps they were too ignorant about how serious racism is.
10/2: I don't think that the protests that block traffic are going to last for much longer. There is a furious amount of negotiations right now going back and forth, and it's possible that traffic will be unblocked this weekend. If not, I can't see that the protests will block traffic for more than a week.The HK government has offered to give the protesters a "semi-permanent" protest site in Mong Kok.However, having the active protests end is not the end of the process but the beginning. There is going to be a massive set of negotiations over the next few months over who HK is to be governed, and the entire political landscape has changed forever. The protesters now know that protests can work and how to protest so if any of the negotiation deadlock, people will be back in the streets.
I keep protesting Obama care for free, can anyone help me get paid for this?
A National Health Service as we have here in the U.K.where every Citizen has access to all health care free at the point of delivery is not given free.It has been paid for by the contributions of every person deducted from their earnings during their working life.This money is managed and invested by the Government so that all who are unable to work for any reason can benefit from this service.Care for all not for the few.A broken finger mended to brain surgery all available when needed.
How long will Americans allow the gas prices to keep going up before some protesting happens?
I agree with you 100% and I've felt the same way for a long time. I've also been shocked by the lack of action that anyone has taken. I'm especially fed up with hearing from pundits who insist that its all about supply and demand, while the oil companies are taking in record profits. The strain that this is putting on our economy is unbelievable and, as you note, it's affecting everything, from the price of food to the cost of clothing. And forget about ever taking a vacation to anywhere that is further then your own backyard, the airline indiustry is in a state of crisis over fuel prices and analysts are now saying that airfare will soon be a mode of transport reserved for the rich only. That means, no more vacations to Walt Disney World for the average, middle-class family, no more weekend get aways to Las Vegas for couples, no more trips to Cancun for the college crowd. I echo your sentiments, Where is the public outrage???? Instead, people are just like...oh darned the price of gas is going up again...oh well. That's okay though because my sole reason for being is to give all my money to greedy oil barrons.
How long do i have to keep my prenatel vitamins down so they go into my system?
Have you tried the prenatal by Twin Labs???? It was the only one I could tolerate. It is a capsule of loose ingredients that metabolize easier than a pill with all the fillers holding them together. You could also try the liquid prenatal...I hear that stuff is wonderful... I bought my vitamins at a health food store and both products were offered there. If yours doesn't have them ask them to get them...or check out these websites. I would talk to your doc about not keeping them down...do you actually see the pills come back up...are they in the toilet? You can puke without loosing them.
“I’m a gullible dummy who believes any sob story on the news.”
One of the Alinsky Rules for Radicals is RULE 7: “A tactic that drags on too long becomes a drag.” Don’t become old news. (Even radical activists get bored. So to keep them excited and involved, organizers are constantly coming up with new tactics.) Saul Alinsky's 12 Rules for RadicalsFor example, Occupy Wall Street went on about 2 months too long, and lost because it did not have a political goal, just an emotional point. It was naked emotion without content. It never had a second act, never had effective political goals, no organizing worth repeating. So it's dead.The demonstrations for Not My President have no point. They are naked emotion. They cannot accomplish anything because we are a nation of laws, and are purely for he purpose of venting. It's a tantrum, not a movement.One month is the effective limit for tantrums; after that, it will be counterproductive and actually hurt the Democrats in the polls in 2018. Or when the first person is hurt, raped or killed, as when that happened with OWS, it was the beginning of the end. It's wise to shut this down before that.Moral: you cannot have violence or property damage and be taken seriously as a protected First Amendment event. You lose any moral authority.
Good grief. It can take *decades* or *centuries* to come up with workable political system.The students and the government are talking with each other, and this process is likely to take several months.