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    Uh. Just to clarify, there's a link in that underline, I'm not just being a cock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    Uh. Just to clarify, there's a link in that underline, I'm not just being a cock.
    BREAKING: MP admits to being a cock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    * And it would be like your neighbors are stupid idiots and not a single one of them thought "maybe I'll rent the DVD we want to watch just in case we can't access the free internet service from our neighbor. You know, as a backup plan."
    very good extension.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    BREAKING: MP admits to being a cock.
    I should run for parliament.

    EDIT: Oh no, I just remembered all the photos with all the guns and shit, that won't work at all.

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    That Al Jazeera article has the clearest and most accurate explanation (in terms of what was actually done and how that differs from jamming), that I've read so far in news articles.

    It is a shame that attention is being directed to the way in which the protest was thwarted and less attention is being paid to the actual issue that was being protested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    It is a shame that attention is being directed to the way in which the protest was thwarted and less attention is being paid to the actual issue that was being protested.
    don't make me pull a suprefan.

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    ? What would be a suprefan move in this situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    I should run for parliament.

    EDIT: Oh no, I just remembered all the photos with all the guns and shit, that won't work at all.
    Those pictures would practically win an election for you in most US States.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    ? What would be a suprefan move in this situation?
    LOOK AT MY POST ONE PAGE BACK DON'T YOU READ SEARCH BUTTON WANK.

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    Those pictures would practically win an election for you in most US States.
    I can just see it now - Gemma the governor of South Carolina.

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    I'm not sure that this photo in particular would play well in the Red states*. I'm also pretty sure I might die of sunburn.

    *Ironically.

    In the wireless network analogy, it would be more like you and your neighbour made an agreement to share the connection so you didn't bother getting your own, and then after for four years of this they cut you off without warning one night because they could hear you playing your Bon Jovi youtubes. I mean, it is technically their connection, but it's still a dick move.

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    Oh, I know you said it. I was agreeing with you. Guess it didn't come across that way. I was trying to clarify that my stance wasn't that the shooting shouldn't have been protested. I just get aggravated when people say something like this was "against the constitution."

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    In the wireless network analogy, it would be more like you and your neighbour made an agreement to share the connection so you didn't bother getting your own, and then after for four years of this they cut you off without warning one night because they could hear you playing your Bon Jovi youtubes. I mean, it is technically their connection, but it's still a dick move.
    true. but, dick move vs infringement of rights. big difference.

    also, having to hear Bon Jovi would be a just reason for that dick move.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    Oh, I know you said it. I was agreeing with you. Guess it didn't come across that way. I was trying to clarify that my stance wasn't that the shooting shouldn't have been protested. I just get aggravated when people say something like this was "against the constitution."
    I realized that. your stance was clear. I am messing around now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MissingPerson View Post
    Red states
    The rest of the world knows way more about our inner workings than we do theirs.
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    Thanks for giving us the opportunity to not give a fuck again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shakermaker113 View Post
    talk of the repeaters and freedom of speech have now totally eclipsed the cause of the protests.
    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    It is a shame that attention is being directed to the way in which the protest was thwarted and less attention is being paid to the actual issue that was being protested.
    This was my point from the git-go (not in this thread, maybe). My enmity towards BART for pulling the repeater shit was merely to punctuate just how fucked up that institution is. What a mess. How many people are they going to kill before something is done?

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    http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2011/0...lynette-sweet/

    I was on a BART train yesterday that did not stop at Civic Center because of the protest. It doesn't impact me in any way because I don't get off at that stop, but the size of the protest itself was kind of laughable. Maybe it got bigger, because by the time I was in Oakland there was news that Powell was shut down, too. I'm still waiting to be convinced on the effectiveness of protesting in this particular way about this specific problem.

    Edit: These two reports also speak to the fact that there couldn't have been more than 150 protestors.
    http://motherjones.com/mojo/2011/08/bart-cell-phone
    http://motherjones.com/contributor/2...ered-commuters
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    Nice find Cara. In the KQED article, the ACLU raises some interesting points, but I have to agree with the UCLA professor regarding the apparent legality of shutting down the repeaters. In addition, I also agree that the type of disruptive protest planned and previously executed was illegal in nature as well. Not only did this type of protest put at risk the lives of BART personnel, commuters, protestors, Police and potential EMS personnel, it muddied the waters regarding the actual issue at hand, which is still under investigation. The fact that the protestors quickly resorted to guerrilla tactics is not only a testament to how few supporters they actual have, but says something about their willingness to endanger the very lives they are supposed to be protecting via their protests.
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    I was on vacation and missed this last week but I was inconvenienced by having to skip the closed Civic Center yesterday. When they announced on the train that they closed the station due to a protest I thought "well shit that sucks, no I have to fucking walk back up from fucking Van Ness to get my #17 from Tu Lan." I didn't think, "holy shit my civil rights are being trod upon, how dare they violate my right to use the Civic Center platform." And loss of use of the cell phone repeaters are even less of an issue then them restricting you from exiting a train IMO.

    I wasn't impressed by the ACLU guy in that article. His analogy of shutting down a park to stop a protest doesn't really follow the argument about cell phone repeaters. Nobody prevented them from assembling.

    When a flight attendant orders you to turn off your cell phone on the tarmac, is she violating your constitutional rights? If the in-flight wifi doesn't work, can you sue them?

    I agree with fikus. As the ACLU guy admitted, you don't have a 1st amendment right to endanger other people's lives. They said they did it to protect safety, which makes a lot of sense and it's kind of ridiculous to call them liars out of hand.

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    It mostly looks kid oriented but I like this!

    Science Pub Crawl – Friday 11/4 6-9 PM
    Some of the greatest scientific discoveries and discussions originated in local bars and cafes. The Bay Area Science Festival takes the conversation into our bars and cafes with an epic evening of scientific merriment. Enjoy the lighter side of science, from nerd speed dating to cocktail science.

    Also your post made me think "SCIENCE!" a la Dolby.

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    BART has spent $300,000 on the protests this summer. Cool.

    No Justice No BART is planning another protest for Thursday — but with a new twist. The plan, according to Cantor, is to block the fare gates at the Powell Street station, forcing BART to open the emergency exits and let passengers in for free. It’s an attempt to win back support from riders who’ve become irate at having their commutes repeatedly disrupted.

    Source: The Bay Citizen (http://s.tt/13cLz)

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    By disrupting their commute further. Makes sense.

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    Yeah but the next time a BART police doesn't shoot a crazy homeless person in the face, then it will all have been worth it.

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    I thought it was in the abdomen...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    It mostly looks kid oriented but I like this!

    Science Pub Crawl Friday 11/4 6-9 PM
    Some of the greatest scientific discoveries and discussions originated in local bars and cafes. The Bay Area Science Festival takes the conversation into our bars and cafes with an epic evening of scientific merriment. Enjoy the lighter side of science, from nerd speed dating to cocktail science.

    Also your post made me think "SCIENCE!" a la Dolby.
    Oh my god. This city.
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    PLURcenta

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    Quote Originally Posted by guedita View Post
    Yeah but the next time a BART police doesn't shoot a crazy homeless person in the face, then it will all have been worth it.
    Totally worth it. I hear literally tens of insane hobos survived the BART platform since just yesterday.


    But don't these ragtag retarded Robin Hoods get how BART works?
    All these people who get on without pushing their ticket have to get off somewhere and eventually push a ticket through a gate at another station. Are they assuming BART is going to have to shut down their entire systemwide gate system and just let everyone on for free no matter where they are just in case they got on or will get off at Powell?

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    Well duh!!

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    They're just going to end up closing down that station again, and it's going to be really fucking annoying. This manner of protest starts to make me more pissed off at the protesters than at BART police.

    I also feel like blocking off entrances/exits is a relatively unsafe means of protesting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiapet View Post
    They're just going to end up closing down that station again, and it's going to be really fucking annoying. This manner of protest starts to make me more pissed off at the protesters than at BART police.

    I also feel like blocking off entrances/exits is a relatively unsafe means of protesting.
    exactly. BART's not going to risk safey and forfeit all fares when they can just send a car another two blocks in either direction. These people are fucking morons.

    The people whose safety they're protecting the most at this point are the protesters themselves. I've seen these guys march down Mission St twice since this crap has started. One guy who was stopped in a car at the Duboce exit would have beaten a couple of them bloody without their police escort.

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    Perhaps they will bring baked goods to win the hearts and minds of the commuters like myself who hate their fucking guts.

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