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7 years 11 months ago #35933 by Envy
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black_magnolia wrote:

I heard about Gadafi too, but it wasn't very featured in the news in my opinion. Mostly they just announced that he was killed, showed a photo of his dead body and said a couple of sentences how the people in Lybia are celebrating. Not really big news as you would expect.


Oh that's surprising..

It's on the front cover of every paper here, but no one seems to care that much. Maybe it's just because I'm surrounded by students.

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7 years 11 months ago - 7 years 11 months ago #35943 by firensia
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It's all over the news here. They spoke of the effects in Libya and the effects here (still not sure what those are). Power truly does corrupt people. If he had just surrendered when people started rebelling, he might have survived but these dictators all think they're untouchable.

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7 years 11 months ago #35968 by notice_the_blinking
firensia wrote:

Power truly does corrupt people. ... these dictators all think they're untouchable.


Amen, tell me about it man!

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The magician longs to see.
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7 years 11 months ago #36110 by Morgana
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Has anyone been following the Occupy Wall Street protests? They've spread to several cities now, as you may know, including Halifax.

The problem with the one in Halifax, is that they're occuping the Grand Parade downtown, which is where the city's main cenotaph is, and Remembrance Day ceremonies are held. City officials here have been quite supportive of them so far, at least as far as I know. However, our mayor sent a very nice letter to the group, telling them to vacate by this weekend so that preparations can be made for November 11. He also said that they're more than welcome to move to the Commons, which is a large, grassy open area not too far from where they are now.

The problem (and yes I do think it's a problem!) is that they say they won't go. What they don't seem to realize, or care about, is that Remembrance Day is to honour those who gave their lives, or worse, so that people would have the freedom to organize groups and protests like this. Hopefully they'll have enough decency and respect to clear out in time for the veterans to have their day...

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7 years 11 months ago #36115 by black_magnolia
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Morgana wrote:

Has anyone been following the Occupy Wall Street protests? They've spread to several cities now, as you may know, including Halifax.

The problem with the one in Halifax, is that they're occuping the Grand Parade downtown, which is where the city's main cenotaph is, and Remembrance Day ceremonies are held. City officials here have been quite supportive of them so far, at least as far as I know. However, our mayor sent a very nice letter to the group, telling them to vacate by this weekend so that preparations can be made for November 11. He also said that they're more than welcome to move to the Commons, which is a large, grassy open area not too far from where they are now.

The problem (and yes I do think it's a problem!) is that they say they won't go. What they don't seem to realize, or care about, is that Remembrance Day is to honour those who gave their lives, or worse, so that people would have the freedom to organize groups and protests like this. Hopefully they'll have enough decency and respect to clear out in time for the veterans to have their day...


Ah... We had such protests too. The majority of these people don't have any clue why they are protesting. In essence they are protesting just to protest, which is stupid in my opinion. :pinch:

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7 years 11 months ago #36125 by firensia
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Yes, we have them here too. They're living in these \"Tent Cities\". I think most people are just using it as an excuse to camp out. Pity, because it takes money to police the area. And no, no one knows what they are protesting.

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