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(Boston Herald)   A new method of protest: The "die-in," during which you collapse on the sidewalk and pretend to be dead. In Boston, you just might get stepped on for doing this during rush hour   (news.bostonherald.com ) divider line
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2006-08-02 12:30:34 PM  
There's nothing new about that; I was stepping around folks doing that 20-odd years ago.

/had to chase them off my lawn, too.
 
2006-08-02 12:33:13 PM  
Die-in protesters = speed bumps.
 
2006-08-02 12:33:24 PM  
Nobody's going to *really* pay attention until you get REAL die-ins. Suicide flash mobs, anyone?
 
2006-08-02 12:35:01 PM  
DIAP?
 
2006-08-02 12:40:12 PM  
If someone did that, I'd make sure to step on them.
 
2006-08-02 12:49:13 PM  
Steal their wallet.
 
2006-08-02 01:14:32 PM  
I'm thinking a counter protest involving vomitus might dissuade these folks.
 
2006-08-02 01:22:58 PM  
Thinking Submitter = Ric Romero.
 
2006-08-02 01:23:11 PM  
Drama queens
 
2006-08-02 01:23:31 PM  
New?
 
2006-08-02 01:23:56 PM  
Pick up their signs, ticket them for littering, step on 'em, and move on.

Bomb HA.
 
2006-08-02 01:25:22 PM  
Farking wannabe hippies with too much money and time would rather impede other people who have to actually work for a living than stop living off their parents. Get a farking job you lazy bastards and stop bothering the adults around you.

Whiny little bastards. Get a myspace page and leave me alone.
 
2006-08-02 01:25:41 PM  
I have my own form of counter protest, the kick-the-prostrate-protestor-in-the kidneys-in.
 
2006-08-02 01:27:33 PM  
I was just reading about the Texas tower shootings in 1966... For a while rednecks were yelling abuse at the people that were shot and dying on the concrete becasue they thought it was some kind of protest or street theater.
 
2006-08-02 01:27:57 PM  
I was wondering what the hell that was all about.
 
2006-08-02 01:29:36 PM  
Because it bears repeating:

Scooby's'pawn

Farking wannabe hippies with too much money and time would rather impede other people who have to actually work for a living than stop living off their parents. Get a farking job you lazy bastards and stop bothering the adults around you.

Whiny little bastards. Get a myspace page and leave me alone.


Bravo!
 
2006-08-02 01:29:41 PM  
i believe radiohead invented this with their video for "just."
i still don't know what that guy was saying, though.
 
2006-08-02 01:29:47 PM  
jjorsett:

I always misread "prostrate" as "prostate". It makes little sentences like yours more interesting.
 
2006-08-02 01:30:16 PM  
I think I probably would have kicked a couple and maybe stepped on one. Anyone laying on a public walkway needs a good kicking.
 
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2006-08-02 01:30:49 PM  
I, in fact, did step over them on my way from Downtown Crossing across the summer street bridge. They were all college kids with too much free time and a poorly-organized message. Yes, violence is wrong, yes, the conflict in the middle east sucks, and yes, people should be raising awareness about it. I can't really give a right way about it, but having these idiots cause a huge ruckus right in the middle of my commute isn't going to make me care any more.
 
2006-08-02 01:31:07 PM  
Damn...I coulda gone and hooked up with some liberal Jewish babes. The best kind, not Zionist coonts.
 
2006-08-02 01:32:52 PM  
Their signs actually said "Not all Jews Support Israel's Actions" (makes a difference).

Say what you want, they certainly got the attention they were looking for.
 
2006-08-02 01:33:42 PM  
This is where a steel toe comes in handy.
 
2006-08-02 01:34:22 PM  
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Unavailable for comment?
 
2006-08-02 01:38:31 PM  
Did this at the "500 dead" mark in Portland here. A die in was staged (and I participated in) in the Park Blocks downtown.

Good stuff. Peaceful.. felt odd seeing that many people..

Now that number is nearly sixfold for us troops.
 
2006-08-02 01:38:56 PM  
Lerxst2k This is where a steel toe comes in handy.

I'm going to go with cleats.
 
2006-08-02 01:41:32 PM  
Kudos to xRyanx. EXACTLY what I was thinking. "Most powerful way to get our message across", my black ass.
 
2006-08-02 01:41:34 PM  
Makes me wish I were driving a bull-dozer...
 
2006-08-02 01:41:46 PM  
I want to see them do that in the street.
 
2006-08-02 01:43:17 PM  
Here's an interesting idea: Get some special effects equipment and outfit your protesters with exploding blood packets, like they use in Hollywood movies during gunfights and such...

Then at a predetermined time, have the suckers go off, like some sort of shooting incident, and everyone drop to the sidewalk.

Now THAT would get some attention. Add a little drama to your die-in.

Of course the folks would probably get charged with public mischief or some security whatsit charge.

Still, it would get you in the news for sure.

It appeals to me in a grand prank/social experiment sort of way. But I don't think I'd want to be arrested just to see how it would play out.
 
2006-08-02 01:43:25 PM  
A Houston Chronicler

I was going to post about that Radiohead video too.

Don't get my sympathy
Hanging out the 15th floor
You've changed the locks three times
He still comes reeling through the door
One day I'll get to you
And teach you how to get to purest hell

You do it to yourself, you do
and that's what really hurts
You do it to yourself, just you
You and no one else
You do it to yourself
 
2006-08-02 01:44:28 PM  
Indeed, xRyanx.


But this is the age of the "rotating, fast for peace" where you "fast" for peace ... but only from 9:00 to 12:00, then again at 1:00 to 5:00 and then again at 6:00 to 9:00 .... and when you are not "fasting?" ah yes, then thats the time you're having a Jamba Juice, or a roasted chicken sandwich or the like ...
 
2006-08-02 01:53:25 PM  
1982 called and wants their form of protest back...

A neat form of protest is to not give your money to farking Bush fellating, right wing PAC contributing mother disembowelers and mother's intestine rapers, such as the great Satan, Bellsouth.
 
2006-08-02 01:53:49 PM  
Not new. The anti-nuke folks have been doing this for years. When those hippys came to Georgia Tech in 1985 for a die in, the nuclear engineering majors showed up with giant paper mache "bombs" complete with radiation stickers and tossed them on the protesters.

Good times. Good times.
 
2006-08-02 01:54:48 PM  
fark those GA TEch wanks. Thanks to us, they lost the SDI contract to Auburn. heh.
 
2006-08-02 01:55:26 PM  
Actually, it was 1987...
 
2006-08-02 01:55:43 PM  
I was just reading about the Texas tower shootings in 1966... For a while rednecks were yelling abuse at the people that were shot and dying on the concrete becasue they thought it was some kind of protest or street theater.

It seems like we're getting a little of that good ol' fashioned knownothingism in this thread today. America is free, goddamit, and if you don't agree with me I'll have a psychotic reaction! Smooth.
 
2006-08-02 01:56:01 PM  
I mean, fall of '86...
 
2006-08-02 01:57:38 PM  
If you don't get stepped on, then you'll definitely get kicked.
 
2006-08-02 01:58:28 PM  
tinypic.com
 
2006-08-02 01:58:29 PM  

this article is great:



Israel attacked the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah in June in retaliation for the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers, the murders of three others, and missile attacks on Israeli cities.



I thought the Hebollah missle attacks came after the Israeli invasion? So Israel was retaliating for something that hadn't happened yet? Perhaps I'm wrong.

 
2006-08-02 02:01:37 PM  
20 whole whopping people! 20 people! And this is news???? You can feel the liberal media imploding when 20 people is a news story. i went to a pro-israel rally in DC where two senators (brownback and wexler) and oh, about 500-1500 people showed and the washington post didn't run a story.

but TWENTY PEOPLE, TWO-ZERO, and the Herald is RUN IT, RUN IT, RUN IT, RUN IT, RUN IT, RUN IT, RUN IT

no liberal bias here . . .
 
2006-08-02 02:01:41 PM  
Lerxst2k


This is where a steel toe comes in handy.

I'm going with the metal golf spikes myself...
 
2006-08-02 02:04:13 PM  
I'm against picketing, but I don't know how to show it.
 
2006-08-02 02:05:06 PM  
Israel attacked the Lebanese terrorist group Hezbollah in June in retaliation for the kidnapping of two Israeli soldiers, the murders of three others, and missile attacks on Israeli cities.

Okay, I'm not normally too picky about minor flaws in a story, but this conflict has been covered non-stop since it began on July 12 . Oh, and these lame "die-ins" have been going on forever, I agree... if they were really hip they'd light themselves on fire ala the Buddhist monks in Vietnam. But then most of the guys just do it for the women and most women (that I know, at least) don't dig scar tissue.
 
2006-08-02 02:05:09 PM  
mefloquine

hezbollah and palestinians have been lobbing missiles into israel since, oh, they first got their hands on that technology, and nearly weekly for the past 2-3 years. it just goes unreported. they also have horrible aim. i am sure you remember the constant terrorist attacks on israel every couple weeks or so that are successful? and unprovoked. and not retaliated against . . . until recently.
 
2006-08-02 02:06:13 PM  
and people caught with bomb-belts trying to enter israeli territory near constantly.
 
2006-08-02 02:07:03 PM  
LIBERAL MEDIA apply directly to forehead!
LIBERAL MEDIA apply directly to forehead!
LIBERAL MEDIA apply directly to forehead!
LIBERAL MEDIA apply directly to forehead!

no liberal bias here . . .


Shows how much you know about the Boston Herald.
 
2006-08-02 02:09:15 PM  
Dang! I go through South Station every day. I would have cheerfully stepped on the little farkers.

This bears out a point I've made in the past. All over the world there are people, gentile and Jewish, who support Israel, and who stage demonstrations to prove it. All over the world there are people, gentile and Jewish, who do not support Israel, and who stage demonstrations to prove it. It's a free country, you're entitled to your opinion. Once, just once, I'd like to see a demonstration in a Muslim country with people holding signs saying "We Support Israel's Right to Exist." Is there anybody in the Muslim world that has the slightest bit of doubt about the justice of the Palestinian cause? Are they just afraid of being beheaded or is Muslim opinion really that monolithic?
 
2006-08-02 02:09:32 PM  
"Just" really is a fantastic video.
 
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