Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 23rd Apr 2012 22:40 UTC
In the News "The increase is a sign that the search engine can no longer afford to operate in a Silicon Valley vacuum. For years, Google had a reputation for indifference inside the Beltway. It took Google until May 2005 to set up a presence in Washington and even then, its headquarters consisted of a one-man lobbying shop in suburban Maryland." Do the Americans among you just accept this? Is this normal? Why aren't you guys turning to the streets when your country is quite clearly being bought left and right? I mean, I'm sure this happens everywhere, but on this scale? Gives me the creeps.
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OWS tried, and failed
by ozonehole on Tue 24th Apr 2012 02:25 UTC
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Thom asked: Do the Americans among you just accept this? Is this normal? Why aren't you guys turning to the streets when your country is quite clearly being bought left and right?

That in large part is what the #OccupyWallStreet movement was all about. That is to say, people are very disgusted by the way the wealthy 1% has bought the government.

So how did the 1% respond to the protests? With nightsticks, tear gas and mass arrests. And America's mainstream media bent over backwards to paint the #OWS folks as crazy commies who deserved to be beaten, tear-gassed and imprisoned.

So why do most Americans not protest? I think it's pretty self-evident - it doesn't work. As for solutions, I don't have any in my back pocket. Maybe when the USA finally collapses, the public will at least come to understand why, though I wouldn't count on that either.

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