The NATO Protests in Chicago


By random chance I happened to be around to see the NATO protests today in Chicago.  The protests were an interesting amalgam of groups to say the least.  The central tenet of the protest is that the government spends too much money on war and not enough on jobs.  There were many anti free market signs in evidence as well.  Not sure how jobs are created without the free market, but that is just my opinion.  Enjoy the pictures.

The Inconvenient Skeptic

The Inconvenient Skeptic

The best climate sign that I saw

The Inconvenient Skeptic

The Inconvenient Skeptic

The Inconvenient Skeptic

Does this mean they are voting for Romney?

I will put more up after I have more time to look through them all.

Posted in General and Politics by inconvenientskeptic on May 20th, 2012 at 3:24 pm.

4 comments

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  1. The anti-market foks believe that gov.’t can actually create jobs. As-in climate research, the failure to comprehend all the dynamics lead to this short-sighted thinking.

  2. Actually, government can create jobs. That’s why we have so many government employees. Government cannot create wealth. Government just rearranges the money, taking from some and giving to others.

    I love pictures! How do these people get time to protest? There seems to be a variety of views!

  3. Here is some more activism – did anyone see this article about the kid suing the US government for failure to act on climate change?

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/may/05/sueing-us-government-climate

  4. Proof positive the US needs to reduce the number of lawyers in order to protect future generations. Forget climate change–lawsuits will get us long before that. We can’t really blame the kid–his parents and/or school did this.
    Personally, I am for demonstrating what happens if we try to “fix” the radical global warming that kids are taught exists. So, for one week per month, we will cut out all electricity made from coal. The next week, we put coal back in and cut natural gas. Then nuclear. Then biofuels and renewables. The last week of the month is going to be tricky–cutting 95% of electric output. My bet is we only need one month of this and the point will be made. I also think people need to stand up to these kids and activists, refusing to allow them to own cars, stay in hotels, have electricity from the grid, etc. If they want us all to live in the 19th century, they should be setting an example. Helping people violate their own beliefs by using electricity made from coal or gas is not right. We are just enabling them to continue in their damaging ways.

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