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banyon
06-22-2006, 03:54 PM
So I was walking around in downtown Lawrence yesterday on my way from lunch, and I run inot this group of Anarchists on the corner where the U.S. Bank Building is. They were mostly unwashed, and had their unwashed dogs with them. They had set up a picnic table with a sign on it that said "Food not Banks". There was a giant salad bowl on top of it with what had to be the most disgusting looking salad I have ever seen. There were children around and some were eating out of the bowl with their hands. But there they were, black and orange flag and all.

I did not stop to ask them WTF "Food not Banks" meant, as the stench was overpowering. I just nodded and went on my way. Anyway, I got down the street and saw a cop. I asked him if he knew anything about it and he said that they had a permit.

:spock:

What kind of F***ING anarchists get a permit from the city? Isn't that really the whole f***ing point?

Does anybody esle when they see these "real" anarchists feel like hitting them in the head with a brick and shouting at them "YEEEAH! ANARCHY MOTHERF****R! HOW YOU LIKE IT NOW?"

Saulbadguy
06-22-2006, 03:58 PM
Lawrence is really odd sometimes.

Baby Lee
06-22-2006, 03:59 PM
Say what you will about the tents of national socialism. At least it's an ethos.

Fish
06-22-2006, 04:08 PM
There's a story behind it.....

I guess that bank has had several "open house" type activities where they have free food and drinks for people interested in opening an account, getting a loan, etc....

Well the bank started calling the cops on a few homeless dudes that were wandering in and helping themselves to some food..... and they made a big deal about the bank only allowing rich people inside and some such crap....

Ever since, that group... (I didn't know they were anarchists)... has been organizing small meals and stuff for the homeless right outside that bank in protest....


I happened to ask them one day when I saw them all out there....

BucEyedPea
06-22-2006, 04:10 PM
Did you see Hamas there?

Bob Dole
06-22-2006, 04:12 PM
http://www.infoshop.org/inews/article.php?story=20060205112557259

Mr. Kotter
06-22-2006, 04:13 PM
Some handguns and pit bulls would have come in handy there, BD....eh? ;)

Hamas, Krankie, and mememe....all in one. heh.

chagrin
06-22-2006, 04:14 PM
Did you see Hamas there?

ROFL
LMAO!

Moooo
06-22-2006, 04:26 PM
What kind of F***ING anarchists get a permit from the city? Isn't that really the whole f***ing point?

I guess they realize its better to paddle with the current than against it.

You gotta love our country. I actually look at people like this and thank them, cause they make sure that our country's freedom of speech doesn't slowly erode away.

Moooo

Demonpenz
06-22-2006, 04:27 PM
fing posters

Mr. Kotter
06-22-2006, 04:29 PM
Lawrence is really odd sometimes.

Yeah, times like these are one of the few times Lawrence wishes it were more like, say.....Manhattan. Heh. ;)

banyon
06-22-2006, 04:32 PM
I guess they realize its better to paddle with the current than against it.

You gotta love our country. I actually look at people like this and thank them, cause they make sure that our country's freedom of speech doesn't slowly erode away.

Moooo

How do anarchists protect freedom of speech? I agree with allowing them to protest, but their stated goal is to do away with the government that guarantees those freedoms.

Moooo
06-22-2006, 04:34 PM
How do anarchists protect freedom of speech? I agree with allowing them to protest, but their stated goal is to do away with the government that guarantees those freedoms.

Their goal is irrelevant, their actions are all I care about. Anarchists don't, protesters of a radical persuasion do.

Moooo

Jilly
06-22-2006, 04:40 PM
how are they anarchists, because they were protesting?

JBucc
06-22-2006, 04:41 PM
bunch a crazies

Bob Dole
06-22-2006, 04:43 PM
how are they anarchists, because they were protesting?
But there they were, black and orange flag and all.

Jilly
06-22-2006, 04:44 PM
hmmm, I missed that. Sorry.

ChiefaRoo
06-22-2006, 04:51 PM
Antichrist's in Lawrence? So it has begun just as Fred Phelp's said it would.

HC_Chief
06-22-2006, 05:00 PM
Anarchists are idiots.... pseudo-intellectual hippies w/ a bad attitude. F$^# them and everything they stand for :D

KCChiefsMan
06-22-2006, 05:20 PM
I hate these wannabe hippies that think they are so passoniate about every little subject....in all of the protests I bet that only 1 or 2 people actually care about the subject and all of the other hippies hear about it....I bet this is how it goes:

Protester: "Hey we're protesting the Gap! they make clothing overseas for really cheap"
"Hippie 1: "What's the gap?"
Hippie 2: "Who gives a crap, IT'S A PROTEST..WOO HOOO WE'RE SO LIBERAL or whatever the hell we are!"

Jilly
06-22-2006, 05:26 PM
I'm not sure why you think it's so offensive to feed the homeless? It's not your food they are taking to do it...just seems like a nice gesture.

jlscorpio
06-22-2006, 05:46 PM
this thread is useless without pics...

Baby Lee
06-22-2006, 09:06 PM
I'm not sure why you think it's so offensive to feed the homeless?
And I'm not sure who you're talking to.

:shrug:

Somebody offended by feeding the homeless who is posting invisibly?

nychief
06-22-2006, 09:11 PM
WAIT A SECOND!!!!


Lawrence has a DOWNTOWN???????

WilliamTheIrish
06-22-2006, 09:25 PM
There are so many friggin idiots in that town. Hard to distinguish them from the students. ;)

Moooo
06-22-2006, 09:27 PM
I hate these wannabe hippies that think they are so passoniate about every little subject....in all of the protests I bet that only 1 or 2 people actually care about the subject and all of the other hippies hear about it....I bet this is how it goes:

Protester: "Hey we're protesting the Gap! they make clothing overseas for really cheap"
"Hippie 1: "What's the gap?"
Hippie 2: "Who gives a crap, IT'S A PROTEST..WOO HOOO WE'RE SO LIBERAL or whatever the hell we are!"

This is true about all of society. Only about 1 out of 10 people actually exercise the ability to question their life around them. The other 9 think it sounds good and go along with those other's ideas.

Labeling yourself as a Republican or Democrat is a prime example. You may vote exclusively one or the other cause its the best way, but yet so many share a few things in common with one party or another, and then hide behind it.

Moooo

nychief
06-22-2006, 09:30 PM
http://members.tripod.com/~gregsolon/cartman.jpg

SCREW YOU HIPPIES

Jilly
06-23-2006, 09:26 AM
And I'm not sure who you're talking to.

:shrug:

Somebody offended by feeding the homeless who is posting invisibly?

I'm speaking generally to the tone of the thread..... not sure why there are responses like..."I hate hippies..." or "Damn anarchists"; seems like just a group of folks who are trying to prove that homeless people deserve to be treated like human beings... Or maybe I'm overreacting? It's been done...

Moooo
06-23-2006, 09:32 AM
I'm speaking generally to the tone of the thread..... not sure why there are responses like..."I hate hippies..." or "Damn anarchists"; seems like just a group of folks who are trying to prove that homeless people deserve to be treated like human beings... Or maybe I'm overreacting? It's been done...

Most of the time homless people are far from anarchists cause the homeless need some assistance (whether to get back on their feet or to live off the fat of the land is irrelevant).

I think the poster thought these anarchists may have been some college kids or something. I totally agree with what you're saying, but its been my experience the people who label theirselves as anarchists 9 times out of 10 are drug-using children who don't like how the cops and whoever bust their chops for doing them. Although I was never an anarchist, I knew a few of these kids who pretended to be.

The comedy behind being an anarchist is that to be one you're showing that you have no comprehension of how government works. Its like to admit you are one is to say you don't know what you're talking about...

Moooo

banyon
06-23-2006, 09:44 AM
I'm speaking generally to the tone of the thread..... not sure why there are responses like..."I hate hippies..." or "Damn anarchists"; seems like just a group of folks who are trying to prove that homeless people deserve to be treated like human beings... Or maybe I'm overreacting? It's been done...

Only speaking for myself, but I've probably been called a hippie on this site about 100 times, so it's not hippies that I have a problem with.

It's mostly just the anarchists and the patent absurdity of their position and actions. I mean, so they are protesting that a bank hands out food to potential wealthy clients? Do they want a government to create some sort of entity that would feed everyone? Um...well that won't work since they don't like or want government? It's just completely incoherent.

BTW the salad was pretty natty. I didn't see any homeless eating it, they knew they could get a better meal down at the Salvation Army that probably wouldn't kill them.

Cochise
06-23-2006, 09:48 AM
Anarchists are what antisocial high school students call themselves until they find out what it means.

Mr. Kotter
06-23-2006, 09:57 AM
Anarchists are what antisocial high school students call themselves until they find out what it means.

As a HS teacher, I'd say you are 100% correct.

RockChalk
06-23-2006, 10:00 AM
Lawrence is really odd sometimes.

I live in Lawrence. Lawrence is really odd all the time. Especially on Mass.

Those are my facts of the day.

Jilly
06-23-2006, 10:02 AM
Only speaking for myself, but I've probably been called a hippie on this site about 100 times, so it's not hippies that I have a problem with.

It's mostly just the anarchists and the patent absurdity of their position and actions. I mean, so they are protesting that a bank hands out food to potential wealthy clients? Do they want a government to create some sort of entity that would feed everyone? Um...well that won't work since they don't like or want government? It's just completely incoherent.

BTW the salad was pretty natty. I didn't see any homeless eating it, they knew they could get a better meal down at the Salvation Army that probably wouldn't kill them.

totally understandable, thanks for clarifying. I get upset, a little jumpy, I suppose, when the word "hate" is being thrown around. It's a sensitivity issue, I guess....

But I do have to point out that apparently, although a stupid protest, it did catch some attention and made some people think - either negative or positive, it raised attention to the issue....

Cartman
06-23-2006, 10:05 AM
Hippies suck eggs.

jcroft
06-23-2006, 10:09 AM
Those guys are at that USBank all the time. I walk by them for lunch almost weekly. They're friendly and peaceful. Agree with their politics or not, but they're not doing anything wrong. They're just gathering. If that scares you, then grow some balls.

Moooo
06-23-2006, 10:10 AM
Hippies suck eggs.

This is your first post? Niice...

Moooo

Cartman
06-23-2006, 10:11 AM
This is your first post? Niice...

Moooo

Thanks, man.

Bwana
06-23-2006, 10:15 AM
Did you see Hamas there?
ROFL

Yeah no doubt waiving a sign that said,

"Impose an $8000 tax on all suv and large truck owners NOW!"

banyon
06-23-2006, 10:56 AM
Those guys are at that USBank all the time. I walk by them for lunch almost weekly. They're friendly and peaceful. Agree with their politics or not, but they're not doing anything wrong. They're just gathering. If that scares you, then grow some balls.

Who said they were scared?

jcroft
06-23-2006, 11:07 AM
"Does anybody esle when they see these "real" anarchists feel like hitting them in the head with a brick and shouting at them..."

So you're advocating throwing bricks at someone who isn't threatening you? I assumed that if you were so upset that you wanted to hit someone with a potentially deadly weapon, it was because you were scared. If you're just an asshole, that's another problem entirely.

banyon
06-23-2006, 11:09 AM
"Does anybody esle when they see these "real" anarchists feel like hitting them in the head with a brick and shouting at them..."

So you're advocating throwing bricks at someone who isn't threatening you? I assumed that if you were so upset that you wanted to hit someone with a potentially deadly weapon, it was because you were scared. If you're just an asshole, that's another problem entirely.

It's to illustrate a point. If they really want anarchy, then they should appreciate being hit in the head with a brick, since there are no rules.

jcroft
06-23-2006, 11:12 AM
It's to illustrate a point. If they really want anarchy, then they should appreciate being hit in the head with a brick, since there are no rules.

Ahh, so you want to hit them in the head with a brick because they want you to. I get it.

Like I said, you don't have to agree with their politics (I certainly don't). But the politics you DO agree with (like the Constitution of the United States) gives them a right to gather peacefully. My point is that they aren't doing anything illegal or violent -- but you suggest that we should throw bricks at them, which is both illegal and violent.

They don't want laws. You want laws, but you want to break them at your leisure.

I get it.

Cochise
06-23-2006, 11:15 AM
Ahh, so you want to hit them in the head with a brick because they want you to. I get it.

Like I said, you don't have to agree with their politics (I certainly don't). But the politics you DO agree with (like the Constitution of the United States) gives them a right to gather peacefully. My point is that they aren't doing anything illegal or violent -- but you suggest that we should throw bricks at them, which is both illegal and violent.

They don't want laws. You want laws, but you want to break them at your leisure.

I get it.

Thank God we have cyberspace policeman here to slap the virtual cuffs on him for an obviously TIC post.

jcroft
06-23-2006, 11:19 AM
Thank God we have cyberspace policeman here to slap the virtual cuffs on him for an obviously TIC post.

If it was tongue in cheek, I apologize. It didn't sound that way to me. Likes like these made him sound deadly serious, in my opinion:

"What kind of F***ING anarchists get a permit from the city? Isn't that really the whole f***ing point?"

"Anyway, I got down the street and saw a cop. I asked him if he knew anything about it and he said that they had a permit."

If you're bothered by it enough to go talk to the cop, I figure you're serious. Maybe I was wrong.

sedated
06-23-2006, 11:23 AM
If it was tongue in cheek, I apologize. It didn't sound that way to me.

sarcasm is tough to pick up in writing.

if you're hearing voices, they are the ones in your head

jcroft
06-23-2006, 11:26 AM
sarcasm is tough to pick up in writing.


Indeed.

sedated
06-23-2006, 11:27 AM
f*cking Nazis

StcChief
06-23-2006, 12:14 PM
college campus towns...breeding ground for anarchy.

Mr. Laz
06-23-2006, 12:17 PM
Some handguns and pit bulls would have come in handy there, BD....eh? ;)

Hamas, Krankie, and mememe....all in one. heh.
you are sooooooo bad


:p

jcroft
06-23-2006, 12:18 PM
college campus towns...breeding ground for anarchy.

It's an important role they play in our society. It's a bit like apex predators. You might think sharks are pure evil and the work of the devil, but they play a major role in their ecosystem and if they weren't there, the whole system would break down.

Same for extremists (both liberal and conservative). You might not like them, but they push society forward.

Remember this?

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

http://old.jeffcroft.com/video/Think-Different.mov

StcChief
06-23-2006, 12:32 PM
It's an important role they play in our society. It's a bit like apex predators. You might think sharks are pure evil and the work of the devil, but they play a major role in their ecosystem and if they weren't there, the whole system would break down.

Same for extremists (both liberal and conservative). You might not like them, but they push society forward.

Remember this?

"Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can praise them, disagree with them, quote them, disbelieve them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. While some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

http://old.jeffcroft.com/video/Think-Different.mov

The provide something, I just don't want to live around them....

I was a young rebel once, voted for Carter 1976, Anderson 1980...

Fight the man, all that BS.....
:p

Let's see where you are in 25 years.

Cochise
06-23-2006, 12:34 PM
It's an important role they play in our society.

Yes, I believe that some people only exist to be a warning to others.

jcroft
06-23-2006, 12:48 PM
The provide something, I just don't want to live around them....

I was a young rebel once, voted for Carter 1976, Anderson 1980...

Fight the man, all that BS.....
:p

Let's see where you are in 25 years.

Hey, I never said *I* was a young rebel (how old do you think i am, anyway?! With my lifestyle, I don't expect to be alive in 25 years!). I'm just sayin' -- they have a place. :)

listopencil
06-23-2006, 01:38 PM
So you're advocating throwing bricks at someone who isn't threatening you?


No one was advocating anything. He was expressing how he felt and wondering if anyone else felt the same way. The anarchists would appreciate that.

jcroft
06-23-2006, 01:46 PM
Okay, but that still doesn't address my point. He said he wasn't scared of them. That's cool. So on what level is he (or anyone else) bothered by their gathering? If it's not fear, what is it?

listopencil
06-23-2006, 01:51 PM
Okay, but that still doesn't address my point. He said he wasn't scared of them. That's cool. So on what level is he (or anyone else) bothered by their gathering? If it's not fear, what is it?


I can only answer for myself but ignorance just really pisses me off. When I see someone doing something (especially something that requires a little effort) that is born from ignorance, I find it incredibly annoying. It makes me want to argue with them but I know that an argument is probably a waste of time so I just stifle my annoyance/anger and walk on by for the most part.

jcroft
06-23-2006, 01:53 PM
I can only answer for myself but ignorance just really pisses me off. When I see someone doing something (especially something that requires a little effort) that is born from ignorance, I find it incredibly annoying. It makes me want to argue with them but I know that an argument is probably a waste of time so I just stifle my annoyance/anger and walk on by for the most part.

Maybe you need to lighten up a bit. :)

listopencil
06-23-2006, 01:54 PM
Maybe you need to lighten up a bit. :)


Yeah, maybe. I have consumed about 500 mgs of caffeine today...

StcChief
06-23-2006, 02:12 PM
Yeah, maybe. I have consumed about 500 mgs of caffeine today...
500mg - wimp

Rain Man
06-23-2006, 02:19 PM
I'd like to join the anarchists, but they never seem to hold any meetings.

listopencil
06-23-2006, 02:31 PM
500mg - wimp

I only worked half a shift today.

banyon
06-23-2006, 02:53 PM
I can only answer for myself but ignorance just really pisses me off. When I see someone doing something (especially something that requires a little effort) that is born from ignorance, I find it incredibly annoying. It makes me want to argue with them but I know that an argument is probably a waste of time so I just stifle my annoyance/anger and walk on by for the most part.

This pretty much sums up my view. Im probably 15% less angry than listo though. :)