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Thieves

The wealthy, ignorant thugs who make up the core of the ‘anti-globalization’ movement are not, it seems, content to confine themselves to robbing the rest of the world of its hopes of a prosperous future. They like a little theft in the here and now.

From the Independent:

“Italian anti-globalisation activists helped themselves to a gourmet meal, leaving nothing but a thank you note telling the restaurant owner he was the victim of “collateral damage” in their fight against war and poverty.”

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