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(The Raw Story)   Anonymous stages a protest of new draconian copyright laws by c) cleaning up litter. This is considered normal in Japan. And people say nuclear contamination is bad   (rawstory.com) divider line 84
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2012-07-08 06:53:07 PM
Thank you.
 
2012-07-08 06:53:46 PM
Gotta love Japan
 
2012-07-08 06:54:18 PM
I love this place.
 
2012-07-08 06:54:23 PM
The Japanese, as a society and culture, are overly obcessed with social order, and respect of their elders.

Anyone doing anything destructive, like rioting, to affect that culture is seen as abhorrant and unthinkable.
 
2012-07-08 06:56:36 PM
Not a bad strategy, really: "We stand for this thing. See what good people we are? Therefore you can be a good person too if you stand for this thing."

Much more effective, at least in a tightly knit society like Japan, than saying "We stand for this thing and we like destroying stuff."
 
2012-07-08 06:57:28 PM

BronyMedic: The Japanese, as a society and culture, are overly obcessed with social order, and respect of their elders.

Anyone doing anything destructive, like rioting, to affect that culture is seen as abhorrant and unthinkable.



Maybe we could use a little bit of that constructive respect in some parts of the rest of the world. just sayin
 
2012-07-08 06:58:15 PM
They probably asked for permission first. And apologized a lot while cleaning up.

Rioting: bad. Vomiting all over yourself on the last train: perfectly acceptable.
 
2012-07-08 06:58:54 PM
They could come here to the Pacific NW, we're gonna have a shiatload of Japanese garbage on our beaches any day now.
 
2012-07-08 06:59:54 PM
This is kinda cool. It's much classier than blowing stuff up, not as fun though.
 
2012-07-08 07:00:09 PM
Tea Parties have been cleaning up after their gatherings since the movement started. This is nothing new. Now if only Occupy would do the same.
 
2012-07-08 07:01:40 PM

taurusowner: Tea Parties have been cleaning up after their gatherings since the movement started. This is nothing new. Now if only Occupy would do the same.


The Occupy people were typically too poor to hire illegals to clean up after them.
 
2012-07-08 07:02:16 PM
taurusowner: Tea Parties have been cleaning up after their gatherings since the movement started.

That's easy for them, though. You can't exactly throw used adult diapers and catheter bags onto the ground out there, and those Rascal Scooters have baskets to keep those kind of things in.
 
2012-07-08 07:02:16 PM
Now contrast with hooded self-proclaimed protestors smashing Starbucks windows (not that I'm whiteknighting Starbucks), and we can see why political discourse in the US is the way it is.
 
2012-07-08 07:02:40 PM

BronyMedic: The Japanese, as a society and culture, are overly obcessed with social order, and respect of their elders.

Anyone doing anything destructive, like rioting, to affect that culture is seen as abhorrant and unthinkable.



Exactly. I read the article and the following quote made perfect sense to me:

'We prefer constructive and productive solutions,' the group said in a statement. 'We want to make our fellow citizens aware of the problem with a productive message.'

'In IRC (Internet relay chat), somebody proposed cleaning as a means of protest as we didn't want to follow the style of mass anti-nuclear rallies which are getting too much,' said a spokesman for the assembly."
 
2012-07-08 07:02:42 PM

BronyMedic: The Japanese, as a society and culture, are overly obcessed with social order, and respect of their elders.

Anyone doing anything destructive, like rioting, to affect that culture is seen as abhorrant and unthinkable.


As opposed to the South Koreans, who throw the best riots in the world, bar none.
 
2012-07-08 07:03:53 PM
What a weird propaganda outlet.
 
2012-07-08 07:05:11 PM

rebelyell2006: The Occupy people were typically too poor to hire illegals to clean up after them.


ouch. I lol'd.
 
2012-07-08 07:06:37 PM

super_grass: Now contrast with hooded self-proclaimed protestors smashing Starbucks windows (not that I'm whiteknighting Starbucks), and we can see why political discourse in the US is the way it is.


Oh, yeah, the discourse started with hoodies...

Grow up, man, please.

Thank you.
 
2012-07-08 07:07:52 PM

taurusowner: Tea Parties have been cleaning up after their gatherings since the movement started.


Of course. That's what grandmothers do.
 
2012-07-08 07:09:47 PM

WeenerGord: BronyMedic: The Japanese, as a society and culture, are overly obcessed with social order, and respect of their elders.

Anyone doing anything destructive, like rioting, to affect that culture is seen as abhorrant and unthinkable.


Maybe we could use a little bit of that constructive respect in some parts of the rest of the world. just sayin


You're talking to an audience who believe HOA's are a threat to America's freedom.
 
2012-07-08 07:13:09 PM

taurusowner: Tea Parties have been cleaning up after their gatherings since the movement started. This is nothing new. Now if only Occupy would do the same.


images.crystalscomments.com
 
2012-07-08 07:15:16 PM

clowncar on fire: You're talking to an audience who believe HOA's are a threat to America's freedom.


Well, they are.
 
2012-07-08 07:16:36 PM
In the U.S the riot police would have been called in and they would have been mased and had flash bangs thrown at them because they were wearing mask.
 
2012-07-08 07:21:13 PM
ongbok: In the U.S the riot police would have been called in and they would have been mased and had flash bangs thrown at them because they were wearing mask.

To be fair, in the US they also would have flipped several cars and set them on fire, and smashed open the electronics stores to get a sweet new flat screen
 
2012-07-08 07:22:51 PM

Indubitably: super_grass: Now contrast with hooded self-proclaimed protestors smashing Starbucks windows (not that I'm whiteknighting Starbucks), and we can see why political discourse in the US is the way it is.

Oh, yeah, the discourse started with hoodies...

Grow up, man, please.

Thank you.


Much like your knee jerk reaction, the hooded vandals are syndrome of the derp, not the cause.
 
2012-07-08 07:23:16 PM

BronyMedic: flipped several cars and set them on fire, and smashed open the electronics stores to get a sweet new flat screen


You might be thinking of London or Paris?
 
2012-07-08 07:23:20 PM
HOA's aren't for everyone... but neither is living next door to the local dirtbag with his kids' bright plastic playset and his '74 unresolved fantasy on cinder blocks slowly sinking into the street
 
2012-07-08 07:28:02 PM

super_grass: Indubitably: super_grass: Now contrast with hooded self-proclaimed protestors smashing Starbucks windows (not that I'm whiteknighting Starbucks), and we can see why political discourse in the US is the way it is.

Oh, yeah, the discourse started with hoodies...

Grow up, man, please.

Thank you.

Much like your knee jerk reaction, the hooded vandals are syndrome of the derp, not the cause.


Please see my summation in another thread.

P.S. *pounce*
 
2012-07-08 07:30:09 PM
Japan:
i.imgur.com

USA! USA!:
i.imgur.com

Any questions?
 
2012-07-08 07:39:05 PM
clowncar on fire
HOA's aren't for everyone... but neither is living next door to the local dirtbag with his kids' bright plastic playset and his '74 unresolved fantasy on cinder blocks slowly sinking into the street


Simplifying anything that isn't an HOA into a redneck heaven is not fair, but neither is calling all HOA's organizations that require desert sage mailboxes vs desert sienna mailboxes.

If you are happy with uncontrolled environments and ten year old cars then relatively unregulated neighborhoods are OK. If you have to have a newer Buick crossover and a well-maintained lawn next door then go with the HOA.

/Just don't biatch when you get the shade of beige wrong for the new door or the HOA has to start pulling cash grabs when their investments don't work out.
 
2012-07-08 07:39:51 PM

WeenerGord: BronyMedic: flipped several cars and set them on fire, and smashed open the electronics stores to get a sweet new flat screen

You might be thinking of London or Paris?


No, Los Angeles, where rioters drove their minivans to the looting so as to get more stuff.
 
2012-07-08 07:43:47 PM

taurusowner: Tea Parties have been cleaning up after their gatherings since the movement started.


Since they're the trash, cleaning up simply means going back inside for them.
 
2012-07-08 07:45:42 PM
Lead by example.
 
2012-07-08 07:48:34 PM

Gyrfalcon: WeenerGord: BronyMedic: flipped several cars and set them on fire, and smashed open the electronics stores to get a sweet new flat screen

You might be thinking of London or Paris?

No, Los Angeles, where rioters drove their minivans to the looting so as to get more stuff.


You sure those were Americans?
 
2012-07-08 08:03:53 PM
The irony of disclaiming the original "Anonymous" troublemakers is lost on these guys.
 
2012-07-08 08:10:46 PM

BronyMedic: The Japanese, as a society and culture, are overly obcessed with social order, and respect of their elders.

Anyone doing anything destructive, like rioting, to affect that culture is seen as abhorrant and unthinkable.


You don't know Japan very well.

Truth of the matter is that the Japanese police maintain very highly trained riot divisions, who are deployed throughout major cities.

This is accompanied by the fact that you can be held on suspicion for up to 23 days before you are formally charged with a crime.

In spite of these there have been riots here, even as recently as 2008 in Osaka, and there are currently repeated mass protests over the nuclear incidents that are becoming increasingly angry and are threatening to turn riotous.
 
2012-07-08 08:17:29 PM

Gleeman: Japan:


USA! USA!:


Any questions?


Yeah. Is that a japanese guy runnin off with the loots in the US picture?
 
2012-07-08 08:19:29 PM
WeenerGord: You sure those were Americans?

Americans, or Real 'muricans?
 
2012-07-08 08:37:07 PM
Hey anonymous, you SUCK!
/my car needs washed if you want revenge

clowncar on fire: HOA's aren't for everyone... but neither is living next door to the local dirtbag with his kids' bright plastic playset and his '74 unresolved fantasy on cinder blocks slowly sinking into the street


Most cities already have laws against junk in the yard, and it should be a city law (or not), not some organization with no actual legal authority other than the contract you foolishly signed.
 
2012-07-08 08:38:15 PM
that's upposed to be 2 posts, drank to much damn
 
2012-07-08 08:41:39 PM
If they tried that here, SEIU would sue the the crap out of them for cleaning up trash union members are getting paid to not clean up.
 
2012-07-08 08:42:22 PM

Begoggle: Hey anonymous, you SUCK!


Begoggle: drank to much damn


'Nuff said.
 
2012-07-08 08:52:31 PM

sasori: BronyMedic: The Japanese, as a society and culture, are overly obcessed with social order, and respect of their elders.

Anyone doing anything destructive, like rioting, to affect that culture is seen as abhorrant and unthinkable.

You don't know Japan very well.

Truth of the matter is that the Japanese police maintain very highly trained riot divisions, who are deployed throughout major cities.

This is accompanied by the fact that you can be held on suspicion for up to 23 days before you are formally charged with a crime.

In spite of these there have been riots here, even as recently as 2008 in Osaka, and there are currently repeated mass protests over the nuclear incidents that are becoming increasingly angry and are threatening to turn riotous.


Does it count as reported if you live here? They happen in Shinjuku.

Japanese decorum is less a marble statue and more one of those ultra hard glass drops that can't be scratched with a knife blade, but explodes into pieces the instant you crack the delicate tail. Once a riot happens, it is not pretty.
 
2012-07-08 08:56:10 PM

BronyMedic: WeenerGord: You sure those were Americans?

Americans, or Real 'muricans?


Fark Yeah!
 
2012-07-08 08:56:31 PM
Link

Meanwhile, in Canada...
 
2012-07-08 08:59:01 PM
davidphogan: Meanwhile, in Canada...

That has to be photoshopped propaganda. Everyone knows that Canadians look like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O_l4ZP8dyQ
 
2012-07-08 09:00:52 PM

Gleeman: Japan:
[i.imgur.com image 640x418]

USA! USA!:
[i.imgur.com image 350x272]

Any questions?


I'm not hipster enough to understand the headline or your flood. And I am too lazy to RFTA
 
2012-07-08 09:05:49 PM
They trashed Lownsdale Park in Portland, Oregon. If they'd been picking up trash I would have joined them.
farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-08 09:10:01 PM
Leave it to them Godforsaken heathen lunatics to do something stupid!
 
2012-07-08 09:13:17 PM

BronyMedic: davidphogan: Meanwhile, in Canada...

That has to be photoshopped propaganda. Everyone knows that Canadians look like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-O_l4ZP8dyQ


Those flappy headed bastards.
 
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