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Lawmaker Proposes Bill to Define Protests as a Form of "Terrorism"


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#1 Alder Logs

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 04:14 PM

Looks like my state has a senator who wants selected protesters locked up.

 

 

Kali Holloway, AlterNet:

 

Washington State Sen. Doug Ericksen says he is drafting a bill that would allow for felony prosecution of protesters who "intentionally break the law ... by obstructing economic activity." Considering that almost all protest could be defined as getting in the way of business interests, Ericksen's bill is an obvious attack on First Amendment rights.

 

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Posted 18 November 2016 - 05:01 PM

I hope it goes nowhere and he loses his next election.

I think if stopping protests based on obstructing economic interests were legal they would of all ready been stopped using
Interstate Commerce laws at a Federal level.


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 09:09 AM

Henry Ford was one of the first people (historically) that I can recall wishing for this type of legislation:

https://en.wikipedia...rd_Hunger_March

 

If you read the article carefully, it looks like the protesters back then had the same beefs that modern crowds express. 

Nothing new under the sun my friends. Nothing new. 

 

We can manage to punish crowds of protesters - no matter how many there are.

We can never manage to hold accountable any 'corporation' - no matter how obvious the core leadership and decision makers. 

The bodies of the people can be starved and broken. The non-bodies of corporate entities are eternal and (conveniently) non-corporal (thereby avoiding any real punishment). 

 

In regards to the douche who pushes this legislation - take away his job. 

If he protests in any way, chuck him under the jail without a trial


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 09:29 AM

 

“We are not just going after the people who commit these acts of terrorism. We are going after the people who fund them. Wealthy donors should not feel safe in disrupting middle-class jobs.”

 

I see that he is talking about "professional" protestors.  Trump has made the claim and so has Marco Rubio (http://www.breitbart...ump-protestors/) that the election protests are being bought by the Democrats.  While I think it's at least possible that there are professional muck-rackers out there I haven't seen any evidence of it other than their own statements.  I would be very interested if anyone finds some.


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Posted 19 November 2016 - 12:28 PM

 

 
“We are not just going after the people who commit these acts of terrorism. We are going after the people who fund them. Wealthy donors should not feel safe in disrupting middle-class jobs.”

 
I see that he is talking about "professional" protestors.  Trump has made the claim and so has Marco Rubio (http://www.breitbart...ump-protestors/) that the election protests are being bought by the Democrats.  While I think it's at least possible that there are professional muck-rackers out there I haven't seen any evidence of it other than their own statements.  I would be very interested if anyone finds some.

Almost always attributed to Soros-funded groups.

FWIW: http://thefreethough...ump-protesters/ (I'm not fixing the paste job. Sorry)

 

 

 

BREAKING: Soros Caught Red-Handed Funding Anti-Trump Protests, Paying Protesters $15/hr

Claire Bernish November 16, 2016

 

Rumors have circulated since protests and riots broke out following the election of Donald Trump last week claiming billionaire globalist and notorious meddler George Soros is backing the anti-Trump movement in an attempt to further destabilize the nation.

Although the links thus far have, indeed, circumstantially indicated Soros’ involvement, the connections haven’t been entirely clear — until now.

While it’s certainly true Soros hasn’t forked over a personal check to any participants in these events — frankly, even suggesting that would be the case ignorantly ignores the larger issues at play — the association of organizations and groups his Open Society Foundations funding is not only evident, it should not be dismissed.

When Soros-backed groups are entangled in the affairs of any nation, massive upheaval tends to follow — and not necessarily for the better. Whether or not you support the growing anti-Trump movement, a bit of background concerning this fact shows the need for apprehension — this isn’t a simple matter of influencing policies to fit a liberal ideology.

Apart from involvement in Albania, Liberia, and many other nations, his tampering in the affairs of Ukraine not only remodeled its politics and economics, it ultimately fueled tensions with Russia, which recently reached a fever pitch.

A thorough report in New Eastern Outlook on several hacked documents show “Soros is effectively the puppet-master pulling most of the strings in Kiev. Soros Foundation’s Ukraine branch, International Renaissance Foundation (IRF) has been involved in Ukraine since 1989. His IRF doled out more than $100 million to Ukrainian NGOs two years before the fall of the Soviet Union, creating the preconditions for Ukraine’s independence from Russia in 1991. Soros also admitted to financing the 2013-2014 Maidan Square protests that brought the current government into power.

“Soros’ foundations were also deeply involved in the 2004 Orange Revolution that brought the corrupt but pro-NATO Viktor Yushchenko into power with his American wife who had been in the US State Department.”

Further, Michael McFaul, “a specialist in organizing color revolutions, who later became US Ambassador to Russia,” wrote in an editorial for the Washington Post:

“Did Americans meddle in the internal affairs of Ukraine? Yes. The American agents of influence would prefer different language to describe their activities — democratic assistance, democracy promotion, civil society support, etc. — but their work, however labeled, seeks to influence political change in Ukraine.”

 

Ukraine, of course, has not stabilized — for one, the country has quite the neo-Nazi problem thanks to the United States and Soros — and civilians have criticized U.S. involvement.

Make no mistake, Soros’ fingerprints in a revolution or dramatic political shift aren’t a philanthropic gesture. Sure, it could be argued those sharing his particular ideologies might benefit — but the globalist inserts himself anywhere he can opportune profit and influence. What loses is any weight or autonomous will of the people of those nations — in the United States, with the case of rebellion against an elected leader, that loser is the thin vestiges of the democratic process.

With that in mind, Soros-backed groups are, indeed, shaping the anti-Trump, “Not My President” protests. Although it would be utterly irresponsible to say a large faction of demonstrators weren’t self-motivated, it would be equally capricious to imagine an organic movement would remain as organized as it has without outside, professional involvement — of which evidence abounds with a little research.

In a November 9 article in Business Insider discussing the emergence of protests around the nation, a featured photograph by the Associated Press shows students marching in the streets holding banners. One reads, “Trump = Always Racist” — but along the bottom of that banner is a curious suggestion to “Text NeverTrump to 877-877.”

 

image: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/AP-photo.jpg

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When you do just that, you will receive an automatically-generated reply text with the opening line, “Welcome to UWD – let’s stop Trump together” with the option to reply “Help” for more information. Doing so reveals UWD is “United We Dream” — an immigrant advocacy organization receiving funding from none other than George Soros’ Open Society Foundations.

 

image: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/UWD.jpg

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Additional associations can be found dotting CraigsList ads all around the country.

On the day after the election, one such ad in the Seattle area CraigsList job postings, titled, “Fight the Trump Agenda! We’re hiring Full-Time Organizers 15/hr!” asks for “motivated individuals” for various positions which are not detailed for the “state’s oldest and largest Grassroots Non-Profit” — “Washington CAN!” — another Open Society Foundations-funded group.

Although the phone number listed originally has changed, it can still be traced to Washington CAN, and the contact provided in the ad, Sol, is Sol Bey, listed on the organization’s now-removed staff list.

 

image: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/staff.jpg

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A second job listing by Washington CAN, posted on November 11, has a curiously suggestive heading: “Organize to stop Trump Agenda! Be Civil, but Don’t Back Down. $15/hr!

 

image: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/CL.jpg

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In a November 11 Washington, D.C., CraigsList job posting, “Help Protect the Planet from Trump! $13-15/hr,” a “non-profit, environmental advocacy organization” asks for “motivated, energetic, environmentally and politically-minded individuals to fill open positions with our full and part time field organizing teams.”

 

image: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/DC.jpg

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Below are multiple other ads in large cities from across the United States in which anti-Trump protesters are being sought out.

 

 

image: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/philadephia.png

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image: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/pittsburgh.png

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image: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/New-york.png

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image: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/chicago.png

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That organization, Clean Water Action, received funding from America Votes, another Soros organization — as highlighted in the cache of Hillary Clinton campaign chair John Podesta’s leaked emails. In an IRS Form 990, Clean Water Action states it received tens of thousands in grant money directly from America Votes.

 

image: http://thefreethoughtproject.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/990.jpg

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None of this information seeks to editorialize on the merits or detriments of ongoing protests — indeed, this journalist has even written on potential perils a Trump presidency could bring to fruition.

However, as mentioned, this heightened response to the results of an election seem oddly disproportionate to smaller-sized demonstrations occurring when Hillary Clinton supplanted the left’s obviously preferred candidate, Bernie Sanders.

Nevertheless, keeping vigilant about the hidden hands pulling the strings behind the scenes is imperative to ensure the organic portion of such a movement isn’t usurped for the interests of personally-motivated heavy influencers who don’t consider the full weight of consequences for those who disagree with their goals.

Donald Trump certainly capitalized on previously-latent racism in a vocal but smaller faction of his support base to win the White House — but that in no way dictates all of his supporters, anyone who voted for him, are racists and bigots. Indeed, the majority of Trump voters had simply grown weary of the corruption, collusion, and heavy-handed tactics of Democrats and the liberal left — an apt characterization of George Soros.

If you don’t support the incoming Trump administration, so be it — but be wary the agendas of those who opportune such moments to insert a new framework which could easily be even less appealing overall.

 

 


Edited by August West, 19 November 2016 - 12:37 PM.

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Posted 19 November 2016 - 01:30 PM

I get the feeling that some people attend protests to incite violence a riot. Then protestors look like criminals.


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Posted 20 November 2016 - 10:31 AM

 

I get the feeling that some people attend protests to incite violence a riot. Then protestors look like criminals.

 

That would be very COINTELPRO...  I thought the "Rape Melania" sign was suspicious. 

 

It's not bold to say that there are people trying to manipulate the public opinion at all times.  I would be totally unsurprised to see incontrovertible proof of manipulation at these protests.  But I think they're going a long way toward discrediting the left now, either way.  Thanks for the tip about Soros, August.  He sounds like someone worth reading more about.

 

Good article.  I like how you can follow along easily to check their work. 

 

I did find one odd thing: that last ad, they claimed to be from Clean Water Action.  The "Change Starts with You" pic.  I didn't see how Clean Water Action was involved.  If you look at the text following that picture on Craigslist, it is not claimed by CWA but by an organization called Fund For the Public Interest: https://newyork.crai...78132849.html. The difference between the actual ad and the claim in the story is odd to me, because it says who the company is right in the ad in big letters.

 

A quick check didn't turn up any connection between CWA and Fund for the Public Interest.

 

 



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Posted 20 November 2016 - 11:57 AM

 

Thanks for the tip about Soros, August.  He sounds like someone worth reading more about.

 

Soros is definitely worth researching imo. You'll find he is blamed for just about every NWO/Globalist plot to destroy the galaxy.

 

There is some strong evidence of his fuckery in fomenting "color revolutions". Most recently in Ukraine.

 

Here is a 60 Minutes interview that was apparently 'lost' that has just been thrown up on youtube. I find it to be a little disturbing on first viewing.

 

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