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These protesters are always talking about their democratic right to protest, yet they never show any respect for the rights of others. They don't care that they may spoil a person's life time dream to carry the torch. In truth they don't believe in democracy only their own selfish ends. Most are just a bunch of thoughtless, ecotistic, erogant losers who have never and may never contribute anything positive to society. They are too busy crying about how hard off they are, expecting to live off those of us that are working and contributing to society.

Does this mean I don't care about all homeless people. Absolutely not. There are many people who legitimately need our help to get back on their feet. I support charities like Covenant House and the Greater Vancouver Foodbank. There are many young people who are trying their best make something of themselves. I do want to help these people if only in a small way.

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^ iunno. The protesters appear in the broadcast about 5-mins in, but then it appears that the anchors moved to another spot in the set and/or someone got rid of them.

Go to ctvbc.ctv.ca and click the video titled "CTV News at Six for Thursday, Feb. 11".

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And all this money it's gonna cost them to come and stay, wouldn't be better to give it to charity? <_<

I hope they're not coming by plane or car. Think about the carbon footprint...

They can WALK from where they live. These people are mostly home-grown in the Commercial Drive area.

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great post:

OK, FIRSTLY, DON'T AND I MEAN DO FRICKIN' NOT EVER, IN YOUR LIFE, COMPARE THE LOW LIFE SCUM I MENTIONED IN THIS THREAD WITH CIVIL RIGHTS MARCHERS IN THE 60'S!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you believe Canada has Jim Crow laws, and you have to go to the Supreme Courty for different races to attend the same public school, you are pretty stupid.

These protesters have two slogans:

1) "Take Back Our City" which is on all the posters around town. Hello, earth to hippies? Didn't "our city" have a plebiscite? And didn't "our city" vote overwhelmingly in favour of the games? And if they are taking back "our city" why are there over a thousand protesters coming here from other cities? They don't want to "take back" the city, they want to take over it. Its almost sad that the local protests groups, active in anti-olympic activities for over 8 years had to resort to bringing in professional protesters from other cities, who will simply make Vancouver another stop on their routine circuit. I'm sure they won't even unpack before they head to the net "summit" of world leaders.

2) "No Olympics on Stolen Native Land." Ok, so the land is stolen...then why not protest the CFL and NHL who hold way more sporting events than VANOC ever does on "Stolen Native Land." Why not protest immigrants who come here from other countries and settle their families on "stolen" property? Its a good slogan, I get it. And when you say it rythmically while beating your protest bongo drums, its kind of catchy and almost fun to dance to. But is it worth marching en masse with a bunch of out of towners who couldn't care less about the well being of our city and frightening families who want to witness an historic event, or the granparents from Norway who are here to see their grandson compete in his first Olympics?

This isn't about these attention-seeking alarmists. This isn't even about the IOC, VANOC, or corporate sponsors. The Olympics are about the billions watching around the world, united and focused on sport, not on the myriad things that divide us everyday. Its about the middle class father of two from Abbotsford who worked overtime to score a few of tickets to curling off of his buddy so that his kids could witness a world class event. Its about the little girl from Winnipeg who will watch Cindy Klassen come back from injury to compete, and be inspired. Its about the mothers who don't normally get the chance to sit down and enjoy sporting events, who will spend a couple of hours one evening mesmerized by the grace of the figure skaters. Its about Clara Hughes carrying the flag after overcoming a troubled, drug-filled adolescence. Its about Terry Fox's father running with the torch, and Rick Hansen lighting the cauldron in Richmond to a multicultural crowd of thousands. Its about the Native performers, as aboriginal as any of the special-interest groups protesting, who will show their great culture off to television audiences the world over. Its about the smiling families and children who have filled town squares and playing fields across this great country to cheer on the olympic flame, who are proud of what it represents and thrilled to be part of something greater than themselves.

And i'll be damned, if a bunch of people with grievances want to ruin all that. We all have grievances. We choose to air them in voting booths, at city council and school board meetings, and in letters to editors. We don't try to impede a wonderful experience for millions by calling in a thousand of our friends who have nothing better to do on a Friday night.

That's why I will be at the pro-olympic protest tomorrow. That's why I will be louder than any anti-olympic protester from Seattle, Edmonton, or anywhere else.

And may God help them all if any of them get in my way.

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At David Lam Park (and all over downtown Vancouver) there were swarms and swarms and swarms of Olympic fans. Even some that are not fans are getting into the spirit. The city is just buzzing with more energy than I've ever seen in my entire time living here. The Olympic spirit is alive. So...here's my point. With thousands up on thousands of Olympic supporters lining every street in Vancouver, what impact are those using the Games as a stage for their own purposes going to have? The fans didn't come to Vancouver to bemoan the world. They came to celebrate.

My fear, of course, is that the protestors will see they are out numbered and out spirited and will resort to nasty tricks to get the media and public's attention. Well, they'll always get the media's attention...negativity just sells. But the vast majority who want to enjoy the Games? Well, they'll probably not be interested.

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Well, from the sound of the spirit on the streets of Vancouver today, it sounds like the pro-protesters have had the sweetest come-uppance of all - instead of being the centre of attention in their own little world-view, they've been cast into total irrelevance! LOL!

I guess that might make them even snarlier, though.

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I would expect considering the tragedy at the Whistler Sliding Centre the anti-games protesters will have their demonstration swamped in the news, and if they try to exploit the event they'll be seen as heartless bastards. Here's hoping they say what they want to say in a dignified manner then remain an irrelevance for the rest of the games.

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Man it pisses me off that the media is paying attention to them, its sort of ruining my Olympic experience :angry:

Just got back from the Pro-Olympic "protest"...

I totally forgot about the event but caught them while I was walking down Robson, we eventually walked towards the front lawn. The anti-olympic protesters definitely lost the media/publics attention as soon as we showed up on the front-lawn.

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i read that this protesters went to BC Place and even went as far as hurling bottles and stuffs of the police officers. they should be ashamed of themselves. its the rule of the law not mob rule that will prevail.

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