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Protests, fine. It's the right thing to do. But I fucking hate rioters.

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by Starvid on Thu Feb 16th, 2012 at 08:40:50 PM EST
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"Protest" means the police beat the protesters.

"Riot" means the protesters are fighting back.

- Jake

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by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Fri Feb 17th, 2012 at 02:57:58 AM EST
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The riots have the same net effect as the words of the Greek President (normally a mild-mannered octogenarian). They are a threat that better laid plans are about to combust into a bonfire.

After Papoulias went ballistic the other day, suddenly everyone calmed down.

He essentially said, "Burn it, burn it all to the ground."

People don't have the voice he does, but the net impact is the same.

Fire tends to clarify.

I wonder why we saw no one firing back at Papoulias? Could it be because the stock market tanked? And the stock markets did not understand the relevance of 100 burning buildings? Because it wasn't on TV?

by Upstate NY on Fri Feb 17th, 2012 at 11:08:15 AM EST
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