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Tired of feeling oppressed by yellow ribbon magnets, direct action contest alert
by D-ASS-E-OM
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 11:10 AM
Contest call, do public service, remind the passive patriots that we mainly just tolerate them here, take direct action to win prizes, undermine patriotism at all costs.
Keep Ameica Beautiful, get this shit off the road!
Sponsored by
Direct Action to Stop Stupid Comercial Exploitation of Occupation and Murder or D-ASS-E-OM

History....
During the first Gulf War, me and my friends tooled around our local community collecting yellow ribbons and american flags. It made us all feel alot better and hopefully reminded the fair weather patriots that folks still don't all agree with them. One person found a giant american flag by an auto dealership that was just laying on the ground and we took it and had a party on it in a park and took pictures, of our proper respect for the flag. Those colors don't run but brown and yellow does, gross.
Present...
The current crop of nationalism/love for the troops is not wrapped around an old oak tree, but is in fact worn on cars. The irony is so thick it feels like we are drowning in it, with the blood for oil exchange.
The Game...
Collect as many ribbon magnets as you can. It is easy, they are just falling off cars right and left. Some people have already started collecting, so if you are getting on game late...you might need to take a trip to the fancy neighborhood some night during the week. At the end of the next two weeks, during anarchy weekend have a friend bring your collection to the anarchist bookfair and a prize of symbolic value will be awarded to the person that has the most points. (Judging will happen at the old oak (not really oak) tree in front of the fair on the right, at 5pm).

The Rules...
Rules (just to keep it all fair)
1. Don't buy the magnets.
2. Don't get caught, stay sharp
Point system...
small magnets = 1 point
large sun faded magnets = 2 points
bright yellow large magnets = 3 points
"god bless amerika" flag magnets = 5 points
bonus points for christian fishes or other stuupid magnets = 1 point

Get out and make a difference to your community. Patriotism belongs in the garbage.



by Righto
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 11:45 AM
You go ahead and do that. We're busy ripping down all the ANSWER vandalism stickers.
by D-ASS-E-OM
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 12:13 PM
Tearing off stickers could be fun, are you providing a prize? From what we understand about stickers from graph writers, stickers are a toatlly legitimate form of engaging with public space, just like advertising except there is no corporation behind it. If Answer is stickering your hummer or personal car/bike/boat, then getting those stickers off is totally legal. But if the sticker is on a public post, sidewalk, or building, then by removing that sticker, you my friend could be engaging in property destruction. Next thing you know, if you continue these types of behavior you will be smashy windows just to rip ads down cause they drain from public space as much as some crumby sectarian sticker does. That would be a great contest, ridding public space of all advertising, the prize would be peace of mind and public space for public good. Get those ribbons first though.
by John Q Public
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 1:24 PM
Just make sure you have never been convicted of theft before, otherwise, removing the magnets from a vehicle would be a felony. I would have no problem arresting someone for possession of stolen property (felony) if I caught them with numerous magnets in their bag. Thanks for the article, I will print it and refer to it in the arrest report...LOL.....LOL...ROLF
by what an idiot
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 1:46 PM
How long until someone sets this fool up? it would be soooooooooo easy. All you'd have to do would be to purchace a bag of magnets and leave the reciept in your lawyer's safe. Then you could go out and *appear* to steal a magnet in front of JQP, let him arrest you, beat the case in court, sue the city, and donate the money you make on the lawsuit to a worthy cause, like for instance, Copwatch.

by D-ASS-E-OM
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 2:12 PM
"Just make sure you have never been convicted of theft before, otherwise, removing the magnets from a vehicle would be a felony. I would have no problem arresting someone for possession of stolen property (felony) if I caught them with numerous magnets in their bag."

What are you tripping on? these magnets fall to the ground all over the place, picking them up is a public service not theft as you call it. You would basically have to be able to prove that they are "removed or stolen" from a vehicle, which would require the victims of this victimless crime to report such "theft". Which from my understanding of police budget situations, they don't have the money to follow up on stolen cars or house break ins, it is really hard to see any police agency wanting to spend tax payers dollars going after (misdemeanor) "criminal" !beharvior!
If John Q stick up his butt is too intimidating just bring a polaroid of said items or even just a cumulative score, there is prizes for all - cause we all win in the battle against psuedo patriotism.
by I WILL DO IT
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 2:43 PM
Or you can come and get mine and get your ass stomped.
by John Q Public
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 3:22 PM
LOL, you guys should really learn more about the law before you try and talk about it.
"Idiot" - look up "probable cause" and police officer "immunity"
"D-ASS-E-OM" - are you really that stupid? If you think theft is a victimless crime, please give me you address so I can come "borrow" some of your property. While you are at it, you might wanna look up "petty theft with a prior" (felony). Then look up what "Idiot" is working on. Officers do not have to "prove" anything at the time of arrest. Works like this, get arrested Fri night (with sufficient cause), see the Judge Mon moring. Judge believes not enough to procede with prosecution, case dismissed. Hmmm...Officer had great weekend, you spent the weekend in jail......works4me
by translater
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 3:48 PM
He is saying, don't do it on a Friday or Saturday night.
by dds
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 4:38 PM
What are you two doing stateside? The national gaurd needs your help and if for some reason you are exempt (ie low test scores or stds), they are always looking for gung ho "contractors" mercenaries.
Since we are talking about the law with a self identified "kop", get back to work. You are a public servant. If you are a kop for real, you would know that you need probable cause or proof of some other infraction to search people. You would know that it is true about what kind of crimes police have the money and energy to spend time on. You would also know that it is one thing to find a magnet on the street and quite another to break into someones car/home and steal their property.
I personally recomend people super gluing their magnets on their cars, it would definately prevent theft or falling off. Or rigging up a car alarm that shoots flames out from under the car, like in south africa.
by bella garbanzo
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 5:25 PM
http://www.visitordesign.com/support_subversion/
by history buff
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 7:36 PM
Here's what they look like when fires somehow get started in bunches of newspapers that were first crumpled up and shoved under the gas tanks of parked police cars:

http://movies06.archive.org/3/movies/ssfWhitent1/ssfWhitent1.avi

* * *

See also:

http://www.shapingsf.org/ezine/gay/files/riot79.htm

(snip)

Within a day or two . . . flyers appeared throughout the Castro and Haight-Ashbury neighborhoods advising everyone to keep quiet. The text of this warning flyer follows:

(snip)
by John Q Public
Monday Mar 14th, 2005 11:54 PM
That was quite a night History Buff, but thats exactly what it was "history". Two reasons it will never happen again. One- the people of this city no longer have the balls, and two- the police department would never tolerate it. They no longer have the "hands off" policies of yester-year.
by John Q Public
Tuesday Mar 15th, 2005 12:06 AM
To DDS,
Do you actually read these threads before you post? Like I told the other people, please at least do a little research before you start sounding supid. Just so ya know, probable cause and proof are not the same thing, nor are they even close. Secondly, no infraction is needed to search someone. There are numerouse reasons the police are able to search people, far too many to list here.
I have never been in the service, never even tested. Although I do believe the draft may benefit this Country. As far as time and money, I have ten hours a day to investigate whatever I would like. I guess because I am good at what I do and take pride in my work, that makes me a "gung ho "contractors" mercenaries." Call it whatever you want, word and names don't bother me. Whem you grow up you may realize this too.
by history buff
Tuesday Mar 15th, 2005 3:48 AM
The police department would didn't "tolerate" it that night, either. It fought back as hard as it could. It wasn't effective because it was overwhelmingly outnumbered. So they had to run for it, hide and then plead for help from every PD in the region.

It must have been pretty embarrassing to have to call up all the Barney Fifes out in Walnut Creek and Modesto, to plead to be rescued from a “bunch of goddamn faggots.” They’ll never live it down. Other cops will always laugh at them behind their backs. After all, they had to be *rescued* from a “bunch of goddamn faggots.”

Rescued!

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

“Balls”!?! Gimme a break. It takes three of these clowns to steal one bag of fajitas from a goddamn drunk.

Oh, and by the way, the cops are *still* overwhelmingly outnumbered. They know it. We know it. Everyone who knows how to count knows it. They also know that there is a limit to how far they can push people before people push back. And they really, really, really don’t want to have to plead for help again. And so, on the whole, they behave. And as long as they do, there wont be any real trouble around here. But if they cross the line, they’re going to get chased down the street again, yelling for help. Yeah, this town can do that. And it’s not the only town, either.
by John Q Public
Tuesday Mar 15th, 2005 1:03 PM
While your explaination may sound beleivable to a naive person, it is simply untrue. Control was lost that night because of certain command decisions, not because of the front line officers. And no, I'm no embarressed at all.

Do you really think outnumbered = overpowered? You must be high. Police are outnumbered at almost every protest, demonstration, or rally. If you were correct then we would have riots every night. Obvioulsy you are not.

The main reason this has not happened again is because the police have learned from their mistakes and most peopele are all talk, basically no balls. It's really funny to see a hundred people run as soon as the batons come out.
As long as the peopel do not cross the line it is simply easy overtime. So you tell me, the police are always outnumbered, why hasn't this happened again?
by deanosor
(deanosor [at] comcast.net) Tuesday Mar 15th, 2005 1:58 PM
The policed are out-numbered at e=most demonstrations. The reasons more riots have not occurred is that people have decided not to do so. There is a tiem and place for eveything. People will at different times "have the balls" (and ovaries--Women do riot) to defeat the cops....when they're not expecting it, let's hope.
by alpha13
Thursday Mar 17th, 2005 4:13 PM
I think it is going to be great when all of us over in the sandbox come home and kick your ass because you stole a ribbon off our parent's car. talk about stress relief!! can't you think of anything better to do with your time? go out, party, have fun. but leave the people who accually care about something in this world alone. as for insulting the cops, who are you going to go crying to when your shit gets ripped off, or when you get beat up, raped or shot?
by heard it before
Thursday Mar 17th, 2005 4:28 PM
If you call the cops, by the time they get there, it's too late.

There's a name for people who rely on the police to protect them.

They're called "victims."

by PW
Thursday Mar 17th, 2005 4:45 PM
The Protest Warriors were brainstorming songs to sing at antiwar protesters on the 19th. here is one example:

Let's roll...
I'm working on a song to honor the occassion. Rough draft is at:

http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?PID=509833&T=8418

LET'S ROLL!!!

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JasonSager Posted: 11 Mar 2005 16:28

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I love it. Be sure to let me now when it's done and I will put it in the video I will be making for this operation!

Great Job!

Jason
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spiritoftruth Posted: 12 Mar 2005 04:11
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Lyrics
Thanks man!

I'm working on the lyrics now and I welcome any suggestions. Here's what i got so far:

In a distant far off land
Ruled a brutal, evil man
Who forced his people into blood, death and pain
But now he knows
That his crimes were all in vain

It seemed the world had turned it's back
On the people of Iraq
But one fateful day of bloodshed and tears
Stirred the fire
Of the eagles fearsome wrath.

Now Iraq is free
Like America
Now Iraq is free
Like America

March 19th 2003
The war began to set 'em free
From the grip of Saddam's evil regime
The world did see
The strength that comes from liberty.

Now Iraq is free
Like America
Now Iraq is free
Like America

The world now sees what can not be
A thriving new democracy
In a place that only knew tyranny
But don't you know
Everyone yearns to be free

Now Iraq is free
Like America
Now Iraq is free
Like America

Free
Like America
Now Iraq is free
Like America

Free
Like America
Now Iraq is free
Like America

Free
Like America
Now Iraq is free
Like America
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My song is complete, thought the vocals are rough.

Check it out:

http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?PID=509833&T=8418
I am totally digging this songs potential. I want to work it into the March 19th video.

You let me know whaen it's done and I will make you PW famous. You will be included in the credits. I am going to put a video together like PW has never seen. It's going to be totally fin and entertaining. I'm looking forward to it.
Good luck in NYC, Jason. I can't wait to see the Freedom Shield and hear about your tactics.

Here in Minneapolis, we don't have many signed up at our counter-protest, but a local radio show will be there in support and doing a live broadcast. Area Freepers and College Republicans are joining us, too.

Here's to a safe and productive counter-protest!