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"Occupy," Tea Party, and Pepper Spray

Original post made by Paul Losch, a resident of Palo Alto, on Nov 30, 2011

I attended college at UC Davis during the Viet Nam era. Plenty of anti-war rallies and demonstrations. Never a damaged bookstore like Stanford experienced, let alone some of the more extreme goings on that took place at Berkeley. Davis did not and does not have that sort of "personality."

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Posted by Tea Partier
a resident of Adobe-Meadow
on Nov 30, 2011 at 2:04 pm

What's the big deal with pepper spray? I heard on Fox News that pepper spray is a food product, not a weapon.


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Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Nov 30, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Yeah, I agree - it's a food product. School are now topping pizzas w/it; hence, pizza can have TWO veggies - tomato sauce & pepper spray. The cops were just trying to make sure that the students got enough veggies.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Nov 30, 2011 at 5:13 pm

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Had I been Chancellor, I would have closed Davis until spring. I would then reopen, admitting only students who would pledge to obey the law.
The 33rd word is peaceably.


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Posted by Disgusted
a resident of Stanford
on Nov 30, 2011 at 6:46 pm

But you are not chancellor, not are you qualified to be in charge of anything, let alone a university. Leave it to walter to only support his version of or basic freedoms.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 1, 2011 at 5:36 am

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Freedom to disobey the law?


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Posted by curmudgeon
a resident of Downtown North
on Dec 1, 2011 at 12:23 pm

"Freedom to disobey the law?"

Like, for instance, the Stamp Act?


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 2, 2011 at 8:56 am

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More like the Whiskey Rebellion.


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Posted by hand
a resident of Barron Park
on Dec 3, 2011 at 3:03 pm

Walter would have supported King George.


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Posted by Walter_E_Wallis
a resident of Midtown
on Dec 3, 2011 at 8:30 pm

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No, King Kong.


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Posted by Edgarpoet
a resident of Mountain View
on Dec 13, 2011 at 3:18 pm

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Is something wrong with protesting? Wasn't this country founded
by people that would rather "protest" than forget about all their
ideologies and accept human oppression?
For you intelligent Palo Alto readers: We have some written documents called amendments to our constitution, one of these called the 14th amendment states that we have the right to free speach,
the right to assemble ( in a peacefull manor). Now that that is clear: which right do you want me NOT TO HAVE?
Why not just write an amendment banishing all our rights? Then we
can bring back the bush family circus and finish off America into
total doom! Would this be ok with you intelligent Palo Alto Elites?