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#288 - wooyoungkim (06/02/2013) [-]
I used to be in the South Korean riot police. Although it is truly horrific what is happening and I see police brutality (like trapping people in metro and tear gassing them). I don't think all protesters were peaceful ALL the time. There had to be something to trigger this violent incident. For example, one of my buddy lost an eye due to some freak with a nailgun yet we were framed for police brutality when we were given orders to break formation and arrest the protesters after the protest started getting violent (molotov cocktails and nail guns were involved).
User avatar #488 to #288 - syntheticdoll ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
I can understand you reasoning, but it was still not right to hurt many innoncents (maybe even passerbies) because some ******** couldn't control themself and wented violence. But well.... this is what happens 90% of the time.
User avatar #613 to #488 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
you realize they dont hurt the innocents right? they always warn this **** in advance, go home or leave now, break up etc, they got warned and you have to arrest those retards with nailguns and molotovs, people act real ******* stupid in crowds
User avatar #640 to #488 - wooyoungkim (06/02/2013) [-]
What did you want us to do? Stand still while we got molotovs and rocks rained upon us?
User avatar #641 to #640 - syntheticdoll ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
Nonono, I didn't mean that, I'm just saying that only the ones who did it should be punished, not the whole crowd.
#146 - cupotruth (06/02/2013) [-]
It's hilarious people on this site go "Oh I hate this new generation! It's all a bunch of whores and swag fags!"

But when an opportunity comes along to actually be an active and participating individual in society people just think it's funnier to sit down and not care.

What a lovely world we live in where the lazy insult the dumb, the dumb insult the weak, the weak look to the strong, and the strong try to get the lazy to help because the strong can't hold out forever.

#163 to #146 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
Maybe it's because we don't know enough about Turkey, how the society is structured, and the other side of the story to take a stance. Also, I have seen it on the news station I watch and it seems as though the government has Islamic ties, which would automatically make me critical of the government, but I rather not judge in haste. I do care about how this turns out, but I doubt that my interests would be represented if the government is overthrown, ass it could turn out like the Arab Spring in Egypt where there would still an Islamic government in power.
User avatar #618 to #146 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
probably cause revolution is retarded, always works out bad, every damn time
#199 to #146 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
Are you quoting that from something? The part saying, "the lazy insult the dumb, the dumb insult the weak, the weak look to the strong, and the strong try to get the lazy to help because the strong can't hold out forever", that is.
In any case, please tell me where it originated so that I can find more insight like that!
User avatar #631 to #199 - cupotruth (06/02/2013) [-]

Just made it up and thought it sounded nice.
#419 to #146 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
I feel this quote is related.

"The world is a dangerous place to live; not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it." - Albert Einstein
User avatar #528 - attifyon (06/02/2013) [-]
I live in Istanbul, and I'd like to clarify something.
There is NOTHING peaceful or sane about the stuff going on in Taksim.
Both the protestants and the police are using excessive force. The media is in shutdown; Facebook and Twitter can't be accessed through internet in entire Turkey right now and a single TV channel actually shows what the **** is going on.
On the other side; more than half of the protestants actually give a **** about the government or the park. They're just there to cause more mayhem. Hell, I'm pretty sure that should they make a mall, it'd be very successful.
**** literally hit the fan, and only logical thing to do right now is to hide from the storm rather than trying to turn off the fan.
User avatar #549 to #528 - arrogant (06/02/2013) [-]
**** literally hit the fan? Literally? What the **** is happening in your country?
User avatar #559 to #549 - attifyon (06/02/2013) [-]
I don't know either. I don't think anyone does. A mall project that randomly started at 5 AM turned into a bloody revolution. Go figure.
#301 - dayasalion (06/02/2013) [-]
this is what istanbul looks like right now.
#8 - toastableduckling (06/01/2013) [-]
Wait but why did the cops randomly turn violent? There has to be a different side to this than "The cops just randomly turned violent against a peaceful protest".
#201 to #8 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
He's looking to deep, take him down.
#359 to #8 - weirdsauce (06/02/2013) [-]
happens all the time in greece, police randomly throwing tear gas at protests without provocation
User avatar #612 to #359 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
probably cause the protesters are retarded ******* nazis who provoke it to hell
#657 to #612 - weirdsauce (06/02/2013) [-]
oh boy, generilizations sure are convenient
User avatar #660 to #657 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
greece seriously voted for their nazi party, and they ****** up their own economy like ******* crazy, they lied about it to eu aswell
User avatar #46 to #8 - houseofbrick (06/01/2013) [-]
You apparently haven't seen images from Civil Rights Protests in the 60's in America.
User avatar #569 to #46 - wishingwell (06/02/2013) [-]
... or the rest of the world for that matter
User avatar #609 to #46 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
lol, you realize that theres almost always retarded protesters who start that **** , i mean, in the occupy wall street stuff, we see OMG THEY PEPPERSPRAYED THEM FOR NO REASON, they were trespassing on the campus grounds illegally and they were warned for about 15 minutes before the cops were forced to drag them away, im not gonna judge a protest riot until ive seen both sides
#237 to #8 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
I have not read replies, but I have yet to hear anything but the same drone's response.
"Body language was aggressive.", "The [Other word for person I ****** up] was being belligerent and I had felt the need to protect myself." Or a hybridization of the two.

In short, I do not trust anything that is given power above and beyond standard justice, and still does not take action against things that so deserve justice.

Examples? Use your imagination; I think you can guess a few.
#577 to #8 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
They're turks. They're violent apes.
#597 to #8 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
i guess you come from a more western part of the world, in other areas of the world, where i live especially you dont have to do much to give the police and excuse to beat you and fire tear gas at you, the police is a different sort of body when you go further east, its not your stereotypical american cop for justice.
User avatar #69 to #8 - morishige (06/02/2013) [-]
Well, have you heard of the kent state massacre? I don't know what has happened it Turkey, but the description sounded familiar.
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#156 to #92 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
You're a *******
#18 to #8 - anon (06/01/2013) [-]
Welcome to Turkey...
User avatar #43 to #8 - TheOriginalNerd (06/01/2013) [-]
the government is pretty much authoritarian

they made the cops do it
User avatar #40 to #8 - Onemanretardpack (06/01/2013) [-]
It happens all the time. Tensions rise, some asshole fires, and then everyone opens fire, fearing for their lives. Funny how it usually only happens in places with highly militarized police... You know, seeing how they're supposed to dissolve this **** , not start it. Almost every time riots like this start, is because of a heavyhanded and overbearing police presence
User avatar #57 to #8 - heartlessrobot (06/02/2013) [-]
They were probably ordered to. Notice the "oppressive government" part.
#121 to #8 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
We'll put a mall here so people can buy things. They just don't know they want a mall to buy things at here, they'll surely want a mall once we turn all violent on them.
#20 to #8 - isolotop (06/01/2013) [-]
I don't like Turkey, they took over half of my parent's and grandparents country and bombed the street my mother lived on as a child.
User avatar #58 to #20 - heartlessrobot (06/02/2013) [-]
Wow, your Thanksgiving sounds awful.
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User avatar #546 to #20 - howuncreativeofme (06/02/2013) [-]
and which country is that?
#669 to #546 - isolotop (06/03/2013) [-]
User avatar #542 to #20 - drastronomy ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
are your grandparents from germany?

most likely....
#670 to #542 - isolotop (06/03/2013) [-]
nope, Cyprus
User avatar #387 to #8 - missrainbowdash (06/02/2013) [-]
nice spin, cops turning violent isn't a new thing in ****** countries.
#683 to #8 - allahrules (06/13/2013) [-]
I really appreciate this comment you know. Those peaceful protesters have caused so much ******** property damage (to both prıvate and publıc property) thse people arent standıng up for shıt, the plans of the mall do not wreck the green space, they keep ıt and buıld a complex of stores around ıt. and btw that park ıs a breedıng grounds for druggies and prostitutes so good riddance my firemds
#596 to #8 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
So ignorant.
User avatar #548 to #8 - grogovic (06/02/2013) [-]
I'm a Turk, and they ******* do it all the time. They keep beating people around here and their most beloved weapon is gas grenades.
User avatar #550 to #548 - grogovic (06/02/2013) [-]
gas grenade.* Apologizes for my English, probably because I'm typing with so much anger.
#568 to #8 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
special branches in the police, blending in with the crowd. then they suddenly throw rocks at the police or just destroy police fences amd acting violent, giving the police a reason to say

"they started it,we just reacted"

what happened in my country,when a protest against voting protocols called hundreds of thousands to the street.
User avatar #611 to #568 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
*cough* ******** *cough*
User avatar #450 to #8 - trollwoopnazi (06/02/2013) [-]
What people like to leave out is that protestors were uprooting trees, shouting abuse at police officers and some even attacked officers. Im not saying that justifies the polices actions but it atleast makes more sense than 'peaceful protest'
#203 to #8 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
He's looking too deep,take him out
#373 to #8 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
Ever hear of Tienaman Square?
User avatar #9 to #8 - numbersixtyseven **User deleted account** (06/01/2013) [-]
Erdogan's government is a rather authoritarian one. They only know how to keep order by force. When they couldn't get people to move just by showing their muscle... Well, I'm guessing they showed their teeth. And from there it escalated.

And why? Because they wanted to build a mall on a ******* park, and the people didn't like that.
User avatar #396 to #9 - jmastermafia (06/02/2013) [-]
Actually, the mall was just one thing, the national television from my country sent reporters there and apparently, Erdogan wanted to completely ban alcohol in the country, and since not everyone is a Muslim in Turkey, they took it as an act against human rights.
#529 to #396 - meinneger (06/02/2013) [-]
And let's not forget that the park is built on top of and as a memorial to the Armenian Genocide.

If you are a fan of System Of A Down, you should know and respect that struggle and should absolutely support this protest.
#588 to #529 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
In the media in my country they said that the park was a memorial for the establishment of the Turkish republic.
#554 to #396 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
That doesn't make sense, considering their Constitution allows Freedom of Religion.
#11 to #9 - anon (06/01/2013) [-]
Yeah, forget the ******* mall!
Let's jsut build another fast food restaurant, that's what we need.
Really, another ******* mall over a ******* park?
Are you serious?
We need to stop childhood obesity, not destroy it.
Parks incourage kids to get active..
Malls incourage buy new clothes and eat oru fast food.
User avatar #41 to #11 - Onemanretardpack (06/01/2013) [-]
This isn't even in America, middle eastern countries are usually pretty good with obesity
User avatar #51 to #41 - fistoftheaxis (06/02/2013) [-]
I believe he used "we" in the broader sense of "humans", than people of his country.
User avatar #196 to #9 - cudlefish (06/02/2013) [-]
#658 to #196 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
Eat **** ****** .
#16 - anon (06/01/2013) [-]
I wish the USA could have a riot sometime soon. Its so boring just sitting around, not rioting.
User avatar #133 to #16 - kabizus (06/02/2013) [-]
User avatar #230 to #16 - thunderkrux (06/02/2013) [-]
Yeah let's bring back the Occupy movement.
User avatar #541 to #16 - AdmiralSuperman (06/02/2013) [-]
I know what you mean. Three years ago we had a political coup in Australia. A full change of governmental leader. And what did Australia do? ******* nothing.
#19 to #16 - qwertyninja (06/01/2013) [-]
London riots 2011 was an interesting one

My dad saw a kid who had a trolley full pf 60'' TV's that he was selling for £20 each saying he didn't want to get caught, but my dad didn't buy one cause he didn't have any money on him and they were stolen
#37 to #19 - okiwill (06/01/2013) [-]
seems legit
seems legit
#215 to #16 - bahgawd (06/02/2013) [-]
I hear people steal **** during riots.

I want a wii u.

I wish a riot would start so I can go to best buy and steal a wii u.
User avatar #59 to #16 - basicargentinian (06/02/2013) [-]
for riots to happen things have to be pretty ****** , you don't want to be living in a place were things are ****** enough as for people to riot.

Also, riots can be ******* dangerous.
User avatar #73 to #59 - pwnagraphy (06/02/2013) [-]
Look at this country.
Things are complete ****

Congress can't get **** done, ******* porch monkeys and illegal Mexicans are getting welfare, not paying taxes, go to college ENTIRELY FOR FREE, and if I speak out I'm a racist. People want the ******* world to revolve around them, don't get a job, and spend my taxpayer money on weed and booze

I got ******* fired from my job yesterday because barely any of the women who work there speak english. They get there pay under the table in cash, and it's more than I make, AND they work less. I needed them to get something done instead of sitting around, and they tell me to speak spanish while calling me Gringo
My boos comes around asking where something is, and I tell him the higher ups gave me a job to do, so I gave to one of the others. She REFUSES to learn English and doesn't do her job. He tells me "Well maybe you should learn Spanish and I wouldn't have to DOCK YOUR PAY" I told the ****** that if they come to my country they should learn to speak my language instead of having 9 ******* anchor children to get out of taxes.
The thing that ruins this country is the fact that people who work get ****** over, while those who sit around reap all the benefits

TL;DR **** the USA
#257 to #73 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
Hey, maybe you outta move to Turkey. Haha, Yeah, there's a lot wrong with our country, and if there's not something going on you're mad about, you aren't opening your eyes. I agree with you 100%. But hey, I gotta say, I'm glad to be here instead of Afghanistan, or Iraq, or Korea.

The thing about life is that it's always going to be unfair, and there are always going to be better ways to do things. And most of the time things don't change for the better because people are afraid of change. There's no perfect place, bad things happen to good people, good things happen to bad people, bad things happen to bad people, good thing happens to good people...

But the bottom line is that we'll never live the way everyone says we should be living. We live in a world of reality, not ideals. It's not the country that's ****** , it's the people exploiting it that make it ****** , and people are exploiting all they can all over the world
User avatar #417 to #73 - blacknbluebrony (06/02/2013) [-]
People seem to realize that no country is perfect. Live your entire life in the U.S. or any other 1st world country, and of course it's going to seem ****** . But people tend to forget that they are far better than the majority of other countries out there.
#532 to #73 - meinneger (06/02/2013) [-]
But, in comparison to the rest of the world, you're well off.
#563 to #73 - thenewneone (06/02/2013) [-]
Idiot, move to korea where there are no mexicans. All your problems will be sloved.
User avatar #76 to #73 - Sockopolis (06/02/2013) [-]
To counter one of your many very valid points (seriously, no sarcasm here,) the USA doesn't have English as its national language.
I could be making that up, but I believe that's what I heard last time I said "Theyre coming here, they should learn English."
User avatar #79 to #76 - pwnagraphy (06/02/2013) [-]
I do believe that is false, actually. I learned in high school and middle school that English is the first language of the USA (first language meaning official/necessary, just in case anyone was wondering)
User avatar #80 to #79 - Sockopolis (06/02/2013) [-]
Thats another thing you can add to the list then.
We're supposed to be the land of the free, where you can come no matter who you are and make a new life, as long as you completely change the language you have been speaking your entire life.
User avatar #408 to #80 - megusters (06/02/2013) [-]
When writing the constitution, "all men are created equal" to the forefathers meant free adult white males. Ironic.
User avatar #83 to #80 - pwnagraphy (06/02/2013) [-]
Well it makes sense. If you go to Germany, do you think they are going to re-structure their entire system around the fact you speak english? **** no! You need to learn their language or GTFO
User avatar #88 to #83 - Sockopolis (06/02/2013) [-]
Somewhat different situation. Germany didnt, and still doesnt base their country around basically being able to go there and start anew, if you ****** up elsewhere.
User avatar #91 to #88 - pwnagraphy (06/02/2013) [-]
But you still have to learn the language. Just like everywhere else. Speaking with other natives? I don't care what the hell you speak. Knock yourself out. If you come here legally, pay taxes, and act like a normal citizen and make some attempt to learn english, I don't have any problem with you. If you come here illegally, have 12 kids for welfare and so that you won't be deported, take my job, don't pay taxes, and go to school for free, AND don't do **** at your job, and make no attempt to learn my language, instead trying to force yours down my throat, then you don't deserve to start over in my country
User avatar #190 to #91 - Sockopolis (06/02/2013) [-]
Brought a tear to my eye.
User avatar #351 to #91 - lisreal (06/02/2013) [-]
It's the fact that conservative views are getting thrown right out of the window and anyone who is a whiff of conservative is automatically labelled a racist/ homophobe/ etc.

It's all about pleasing the majority, which is low class/immigrants. We have to lower our standards of living just because some people live off of the system and want THEIR rights to come first (I'm not making generalizations, I know some people legitimately need help.)

I agree that we shouldn't have to learn Spanish, or any other language for that matter. Even if I was going on vacation to a foreign country, I would at least try to learn a language or bring a translator so I wouldn't waste a person with a native tongue's waste of ******* time.

Oh well, we are becoming Socialist/Communist. Capitalism means nothing to the U.S. anymore, and neither do Conservative beliefs.
#168 to #79 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
you learned incorrectly dude
#427 to #79 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
the US has no official language.
#317 to #73 - theflamingfire (06/02/2013) [-]
Finally someone that thinks the same way as me when I say it they bitch about that I'm being racist and wines then talks over me and yells like a 			*******		 5 year old and can't take the truth I 			*******		 hate living in ohio.
Finally someone that thinks the same way as me when I say it they bitch about that I'm being racist and wines then talks over me and yells like a ******* 5 year old and can't take the truth I ******* hate living in ohio.
#360 to #73 - mogex (06/02/2013) [-]
This is too true.

America's Government seems to have forgotten that hard work brings the greatest fruition, not feeling sorry for some immigrants who refuse to learn english and for people who decide to do drugs their entire life and live off of welfare until they die.
User avatar #399 to #360 - megusters (06/02/2013) [-]
This was the whole vision of the republican party, but then they ****** us over. I don't know how.
User avatar #680 to #73 - basicargentinian (06/03/2013) [-]
a) Yes, people who move to a country should have to learn the language, I ******* hate the chinks at the corner store from my house who somehow run a buisness without speaking a word of spanish. I can't even get an answer to "where's the cheddar?".

b) Inmigrants get the ****** jobs, try and get a better job, in an enviroment where you work with people from the US.

c) You still don't have it as bad as you think, move to Southamerica or Asia, see what it's like in real ***** countries.
#449 to #59 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
America is ****
But the vast majority of people don't know it.

Americans, from what I have seen think their country is one of the nicest and "fairest" in the world. Americans think they are free and that their government gives two ***** about them when in reality they don't. For there to be a revolution people need to wake up and realize that their government is **** . In Turkey's case it was the mall incidence that sparked this cataclysmic chain of events that are leading to a full on revolution.
#477 to #449 - jamesjc (06/02/2013) [-]
Dude, I invite you to come chill with me in the U.S. for awhile because what you just said has never been witnessed by my eyes or heard by my ears. I've never heard a single person in this country call it the "best" or "nicest" country in the world. Everyone here is bitching about the government and its politicians. Things are bad, but not bad enough that people want to riot through the streets, and hang a politician out to dry. Whether you realize it or not, there are actually people here who are actively trying to change the way our country works.

I'm not trying to be a dick, I'm just saying that whilst my country is bad right now, it certainly isn't **** . In relation to MANY other countries, we're doing okay. Things could be better, and people know that.

#536 - beerterror (06/02/2013) [-]
Problem with Turkey as far as I know:   
the government is pretty much a militaristic junta, but the moment it falls, Turkey becomes a sharia 			********		, pretty much like Egypt or Libia are becoming.
Problem with Turkey as far as I know:
the government is pretty much a militaristic junta, but the moment it falls, Turkey becomes a sharia ******** , pretty much like Egypt or Libia are becoming.
#272 - I Am Monkey (06/02/2013) [-]
Let's weigh our options America:   
-Directly intervene. Depose government. Spend next decade cleaning up while being called the bad guys.    
-Aid the revolution. Rebels form new government. Be forever held responsible for all country's problems.    
-Do nothing. "Huehue, see the US doesn't really care about democracy"   
America's FW
Let's weigh our options America:
-Directly intervene. Depose government. Spend next decade cleaning up while being called the bad guys.
-Aid the revolution. Rebels form new government. Be forever held responsible for all country's problems.
-Do nothing. "Huehue, see the US doesn't really care about democracy"

America's FW
#389 to #272 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
-Stay out of it, let the entire UN deal with it.

Who am I kidding, that would be too difficult for you
User avatar #564 to #389 - deadrifler (06/02/2013) [-]
Because the UN has a fantastic track record at handling riots and regime changes.
#406 to #389 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
The UN comprised mainly of US troops, so pretty much "let the US deal with it."
User avatar #444 to #406 - shrinkzz (06/02/2013) [-]
That does not mean the US makes UN desicions.

So no.
#430 to #389 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
the UN is actually run by the United States.

there's a reason the UN building is in the US.
User avatar #442 to #430 - shrinkzz (06/02/2013) [-]
Anon has brain cancer
#599 to #272 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
as usual, the Americans think this about them... No one wants you to intervene, no one wants you to "aid the rebels".. You guys should try listening to someone outside your country... Pretty much the entire world is fed up with America having a military pressence EVERYWHERE.. Stay the **** out of Turkey please, and please stay the **** out of the rest of the world to, and let people sort their **** out themselves. You wanna help? Fine, then help humanitarian organisations, they help way more every single day than any military pressence ever did...
#552 to #272 - camarors (06/02/2013) [-]
Since I'm enlisted.. I'd say go stick our dick in it.. **** , we have nothing else to ******* do other than clean perfectly clean weapons..

#275 to #272 - AlanbalMIT (06/02/2013) [-]
I mean, even if they are having their own revolution 'Murica has always to get in?   
Just to point out, turkish people are fighting againts their goverment, not any other country.
I mean, even if they are having their own revolution 'Murica has always to get in?
Just to point out, turkish people are fighting againts their goverment, not any other country.
User avatar #280 to #275 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
I would like to say that America, as the supposed land of the free, is a natural safeguard and go-to place for freedom and liberty. If the Turkish rebels ask for our help, we should give it.
#334 to #280 - insertwithere (06/02/2013) [-]
Washington told America to stay out of other's affairs. There's nothing we can do for them that someone else can't, and no matter what we do we **** something up. Live and let live. The world is too big to fix other people's problems. It's not right by any definition of the word, but sometimes it's easier, and much safer, to allow things to progress without interfering.
User avatar #362 to #334 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
As good as it would be, that is how Hitler came to power and ignited World War II. Sometimes we HAVE to step in, and I for one do not like seeing those pictures and knowing that no one is trying to help them.
#638 to #334 - AlanbalMIT (06/02/2013) [-]
That was my point
#363 to #272 - bitey (06/02/2013) [-]
Why the **** does America always have to go and help other countries? America's almost always the one to step in and do something when **** hits the fan it seems, yet almost every in the world hates us.
#481 to #363 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
Also known as biting the hand that feeds
User avatar #277 to #272 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
Since this ****** regime is hellbent on removing rights from the people of America, it'd be good to see if the political hellhole we call Congress is still willing to sacrifice for the civil liberties and freedoms of an oppressed people.

Oh, I'm sorry. I must be dreaming. Politicians have their heads shoved too far up their asses to care about us anymore. I'm stuck in Washington's times.
User avatar #309 to #277 - garymotherfingoak (06/02/2013) [-]
why are you getting red thumbs, you have a point.
User avatar #311 to #309 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
The truth hurts, and people don't like it.
User avatar #312 to #311 - garymotherfingoak (06/02/2013) [-]
well its not exactly truth, more like your opinion is too broad.
User avatar #314 to #312 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
After what happened in Congress following the Boston bombing, I am now very suspicious of them all. And Obama's apparently wrapped up in scandals worse than Nixon's now that the IRS stuff is out in the open.

A small, honest government wouldn't have to deal with this, and that's what I want to get across.
User avatar #316 to #314 - garymotherfingoak (06/02/2013) [-]
what did happen in congress?

***** , you don't know what scandal even means until you learn about the repeated diarrhea dumps Ronald Reagan took on the middle class and the economy as a whole, which we will never recover from.
User avatar #325 to #316 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
Oh, the kicker is that this happened almost immediately after the Boston bombing, hence my suspicion. I want to believe there wasn't a connection, but anything's possible with those 536 ******* crazy people now that they want to monitor people with drones.
User avatar #321 to #316 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
They tried (and failed, thank God) to pass another gun-banning law that good citizens don't deserve.
User avatar #326 to #321 - garymotherfingoak (06/02/2013) [-]
bleh, it was just SOPA all over again, it doesnt go anywhere
User avatar #616 to #321 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
>implying a good citizen needs guns
User avatar #635 to #616 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
The massive police state that Boston became did not immobilize the bombing suspect. It was a civilian with - not a spoon - a ******* gun. YES, good citizens need guns because the bad citizens can have guns too, and they aren't responsible.
User avatar #636 to #635 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
>implying that more gunfire is the solution
User avatar #651 to #636 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
Guns kill bad people.
User avatar #652 to #651 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
guns kill good people. and good people dont always know what is up, and innocents will get killed by the stupid paranoid ones who just think theyre going for them
User avatar #656 to #652 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
So we should rely instead upon an almost bureaucratic agency to help us when it arrives a half hour after everything went down? I prefer to fix my problems as soon as they become problems.
User avatar #659 to #656 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
they prevent it cause they will always find who did it, so anyone with half a mind wont commit the crimes cause theyre gonna get caught
User avatar #661 to #659 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
As I type this, there are two girls in my county who were kidnapped and are still missing. Their kidnappers remain anonymous, and the police have turned up nothing and have no interest in furthering the case.

The criminals who don't get caught are the ones who back off when their target pulls out a gun and tells them to walk away. You're not changing my stance on this, I'm not changing yours, so let's be happy Americans can legally own firearms because our Bill of Rights demands it.
User avatar #662 to #661 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
>implying that those two girls wouldve changed anything with guns
then all we wouldve had was some dead guys who hadnt commited the crime yet
User avatar #663 to #662 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
That was an argument against the supposed efficiency of the police. It had nothing directly to do with guns.
User avatar #664 to #663 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
besides, if you scream there ought to be someone close by
#323 to #312 - insertwithere (06/02/2013) [-]
Name one politician who isn't rich and continuing to get richer. Name one politician whose job isn't to represent thousands of poor people continuing to get poorer. It is a broad is also the correct opinion. The difference between good politicians and bad politicians is essentially getting butt ****** with lube or without it. It's their job to screw us over, and they're very good at what they do.
User avatar #328 to #323 - garymotherfingoak (06/02/2013) [-]
Your opinion is very emotionally charged, and this being a political debate, i feel no need to reply.
#335 to #328 - insertwithere (06/02/2013) [-]
Emotionally charged or not, the facts can't be disputed. And I'll have you know that I am coming down from an amazing high and I am as docile as a sea cucumber.
User avatar #349 to #335 - garymotherfingoak (06/02/2013) [-]
drugs are bad, m'kay?
#672 to #349 - insertwithere (06/03/2013) [-]
I agree, which is why I smoke weed. Weed is no more a drug than a sea cucumber is.
User avatar #336 to #323 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
It's our fault (or theirs, actually) for letting the position of Congressional politician become a career instead of a civil service necessity.

Term limits for Congress is looking very, very sexy right now.
#340 to #336 - insertwithere (06/02/2013) [-]
Indeed. It's pretty easy for people to figure out how to prevent these kinds of **** ups from happening though. All they have to do is look back in their highschool history textbooks and read about all those rich French dudes who were pulled out of their cozy mansions and shoved into a guillotine to think about what they'd done. All these asshole politicians need is a quick time out....I'm thinking Gitmo maybe?
User avatar #345 to #340 - keiishiyama (06/02/2013) [-]
Gitmo, death, simple ousting by the voting public...I'm indifferent to the method (although the less blood, the better) as long as we get new people in who do what we want and need.

Maybe the two-party system will end in my lifetime. It's breaking apart for libertarianism as I see it from many of my friends.
#671 to #345 - insertwithere (06/03/2013) [-]
Old habits die hard. The only good way, that I can think of anyway, is to kill some of the basturds to put the rest in their place. But I'm an angry 19 stoner, probably not the best adviser in this situation.
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#653 to #158 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
you know that guy died right? how dare you make a joke of him.
User avatar #655 to #653 - Cleavland Steamer (06/02/2013) [-]
cry harder
#576 to #158 - debramster (06/02/2013) [-]
Oh my 			****		 nuggets
Oh my **** nuggets
User avatar #415 to #158 - funnaycraptwo ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
Okay, this is definitely one of those things that make you feel really bad yet is hilarious.
User avatar #261 - seniorawesomesauce (06/02/2013) [-]
>Getting news from social media and eye witness accounts
>presumably the photos are from these outlets

any chance that there's bias in this info?
User avatar #265 to #261 - yusay (06/02/2013) [-]
Of course, why are you even asking?
#262 - TeLeKiiNeTiC (06/02/2013) [-]
You know, I big portion of my family comes from Turkey. My dad was born there and he's always tried to get me to go, but I haven't yet. I can't help but to feel a little ashamed for not being well informed on the country's current events. Feels bad man, feels real bad...

(Assassins Creed, somewhat relevant)
#502 to #305 - syntheticdoll ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
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#75 - willcutting (06/02/2013) [-]
Sometimes it makes me sad to see how people on the Internet could be such big morons. No seriously guys no one told you about compassion ? I mean if you don't give a **** , just don't give a **** and shut the **** up instead of just saying mean ******** .

Sometimes I hope people in here will have very bad things to happen in their lifes, and I hope someone would tell them "Oh you know, I don't give a **** "

Inb4 ********* of red thumbs. I'm ready.
#619 to #75 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
Maybe Europe should do something about it for once.
User avatar #144 to #75 - osimonmagus (06/02/2013) [-]
Bleed your heart out somewhere else. If you care so damn much go over there and suck that Turkish dick and make them all happy. If not then shut the **** up. You don't care, you're not going to do anything, you're a ******* tool preaching like a politician.
User avatar #193 to #75 - sockprague (06/02/2013) [-]
Yeah, well adding more misery into this world won't solve anything.
#78 to #75 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
Talking about having compassion, then hoping some people will have very bad things happen to them just because they dont care about something in Turkey that they cant do **** about anyway?
User avatar #82 to #78 - willcutting (06/02/2013) [-]
I'm not saying that they should do something, but talking about real world, and **** that happens when everybody loses their mind when 2 people got killed in Boston for exemple I found this funny. People got scared when something happen to them and want the world to know but don't give a **** when it comes to someone else.

BTW hoping that bad things will happen is just to show them what those people could feel right know, reading that no one cares because they are sand ******* . Sorry anon but it sounds bad to me.
#81 to #75 - xern (06/02/2013) [-]
nice one
nice one
#49 - kolokainte (06/02/2013) [-]
All of that for a ******* mall?
#566 to #49 - eeaglee (06/02/2013) [-]
it's not about the mall
it's about sending a message
User avatar #173 to #49 - rhetoricalfunny (06/02/2013) [-]
If you don't stand for something, you'll fall for anything...
User avatar #134 to #49 - AdamAcev (06/02/2013) [-]
for the last green turf in istanbul actually
#109 to #49 - abcdxyz (06/02/2013) [-]
I think it's the straw that broke the camel's back sort of thing
User avatar #480 - Rvalldrgg (06/02/2013) [-]
LiveLeak has quite a few videos already of this event.

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User avatar #421 - falloutfanatic (06/02/2013) [-]
And so another rock and hard place situation for the US arises. Why does everybody expect the US to do something about this? This is the people of turkeys affair, and they need to take the proper recourse against this injustice, not flock to the internet and cry for a hand out. And even if the US did intervene on some level you'd have that other group that's always spouting non-sense about how the US is just trying to police the world. Christ why can't China just be #1 already so they can deal with this **** .
User avatar #429 to #421 - krasnogvardiech (06/02/2013) [-]
It's the curse of being a superpower.
User avatar #434 to #429 - falloutfanatic (06/02/2013) [-]
Its not even that anymore, we're a superpower still cause we were 20 years ago but we're in sharp decline. Educations on the down turn, debts are rising, infrastructural decay is rampant, and we're only a few steps away from social upheaval. We are in no shape to tell the world what to do but they all demand we help in their issues... and when we do they get pissed. Like i said, rock and hard place.
User avatar #446 to #434 - krasnogvardiech (06/02/2013) [-]
Don't worry yourself, bro. Just stay with the assumption that the US is totally and utterly ****** . Because hey, you're either right or you're pleasantly surprised.
User avatar #448 to #446 - falloutfanatic (06/02/2013) [-]
Yea lol... always expect the worse and you always come out on top.
User avatar #432 to #421 - kynrayn (06/02/2013) [-]
The U.S. government has a air base in turkey. It's a common refueling stop for the middle east when Kuwait is overburdened. Also, it's a missile site. The U.S. gov't is going to want some stability.
User avatar #439 to #432 - falloutfanatic (06/02/2013) [-]
That's a fair enough point, and Turkey is one of our major allies in the middle east, but those assets can be moved or liquidated quickly. I'm just sick of everybody in the world getting pissed whenever the US is forced into helping other countries, and claiming we're nothing but imperialist or bloodthirsty warmongers... or getting pissed when we don't help other countries and claiming we're isolationist and self-centered.
User avatar #475 to #439 - syntheticdoll ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
Also, if you think about which side would the U.S.A. governement take, maybe it's better for the protesters if they have to solve it on their own.
User avatar #650 to #475 - falloutfanatic (06/02/2013) [-]
Exactly. The US has invested a lot into the current regime in Turkey, and they would totally support it in the event of civil war. And it is actually incredibly funny when you think about it. The US supports the rebels against the Assad regime and denounces the Russians for supporting it, but it would support the turkish government if something similar started and denounce the rebels.
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#443 to #179 - pervertodores (06/02/2013) [-]
100thousands killed by christian country, how shocking.
User avatar #553 to #443 - potrsr (06/02/2013) [-]
oh sure, red thumbs for bringing the past. God forbid to take foul againts him and his ''people''
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#248 to #179 - lamarisagoodname (06/02/2013) [-]
Non-american citizens being brave enough to stand up against their government? How shocking
#579 - magusto (06/02/2013) [-]
I find it personally funny since it is only displayed one side of the protest... the protesters also threw rocks and all kind of 			****		, in this post the protester are displayed as mahatma gandhis followers doing nothing. sure the police started without a reason "torturing and killing" the protester..    
way to go bud   
way to go and lie to get people on your side
I find it personally funny since it is only displayed one side of the protest... the protesters also threw rocks and all kind of **** , in this post the protester are displayed as mahatma gandhis followers doing nothing. sure the police started without a reason "torturing and killing" the protester..

way to go bud
way to go and lie to get people on your side
#602 to #579 - maybetroll (06/02/2013) [-]
Well... so you want the governments side of view? Go to the turkish governments webside and look at all the "truth" you find.

go on... look it up. Come back with what you find. I'll read it. Promise.

#632 to #602 - magusto (06/02/2013) [-]
i don't really need to look at it... it's all in all a big fuss about nothing... bitching about some trees getting rooted out.. yeah sure, people go 			*******		 by only that but if it's happening somewhere else nobody gives a 			****		..and i don't like this kind of thing.    
making a "protest" without a proper reason
i don't really need to look at it... it's all in all a big fuss about nothing... bitching about some trees getting rooted out.. yeah sure, people go ******* by only that but if it's happening somewhere else nobody gives a **** ..and i don't like this kind of thing.

making a "protest" without a proper reason
#634 to #632 - maybetroll (06/02/2013) [-]
well... proceed, close your eyes for what is important to other people in their daily life, and I'm sure you'll be going places. Politician somewhere for. ex.
#639 to #634 - magusto (06/02/2013) [-]
keep on being delusional buddy..I'll see you as an corrupt politician
#645 to #639 - maybetroll (06/02/2013) [-]
desilusional about what? About being against the police murdering it's own country's population when using their right to gather in public spaces without getting teargassed? Please tell me how flawless the political system in turkey is. Please. I'm so 'delusional'.
#675 to #645 - magusto (06/03/2013) [-]
open your goddamn eyes... see who is really the enemy.... im out, take care bud
open your goddamn eyes... see who is really the enemy.... im out, take care bud
#468 - acehades (06/02/2013) [-]
******* unnecessary censorship and police brutality
#119 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
This is what happens when you live in a country that denies the Armenian Genocide and the Holocaust.
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#352 to #119 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
Turkey doesn't deny the Holocaust, only the Armenian Genocide
User avatar #404 to #119 - jmastermafia (06/02/2013) [-]
I'm not sure the Holocaust is denied, just the Armenian Genocide, but, the goverment denies that, not the people, and thats a big difference.
#547 - anon (06/02/2013) [-]
I love how people in the comments think it's so unlikely that police would attack peaceful protesters. Cause that's totally never happened before.
User avatar #622 to #547 - admiralen ONLINE (06/02/2013) [-]
no such thing as peaceful protesters
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