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Got milk? Farmers face lactose intolerance…

Blog Guy, I heard milk farmers staged a big protest today. Boy, it's violence everywhere, isn't it? What was it this time? Guns, firebombs...

Milk. Dairy farmers directed milk straight from the cows, spraying it at the police.

That sounds pretty tame to me.

I'd call it udder disregard for police safety.

Now just a minute. You're not implying that any cops were injured!

Yes. There were some brain injuries among cops who got big doses in the face.

I don't believe that. Brain injuries?

Sure. Milk can be very dangerous once it gets past your eyes...

Pasteurized? You're an imbecile!

Did you even read the coverage of the milk protest?

I skimmed it.

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Milk farmers spray fresh milk on riot police during a demonstration outside the European Council headquarters in Brussels October 5, 2009. REUTERS/Yves Herman

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The worst thing about protest? Take your pick!

Okay young man, thanks for volunteering, but do you think you have what it takes to be a pro-democracy protester here in Hong Kong?

You BET I do. I have fire in my heart!

That's the spirit. Because sometimes you may get tear-gassed by police, or maybe even punched and kicked.

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from FaithWorld:

Malaysian Muslims charged for cow-head protest against Hindus

cow-head-protestSix Malaysian Muslims have been charged with sedition after they marched with a cow's head to protest the construction of a Hindu temple in a case that has stirred racial tensions in the country. The men were from a group of about 50 who had marched on Aug. 28 with the head of a cow, which is sacred to Hindus, to protest a plan to build a Hindu temple in their mainly Muslim neighbourhood. (Photo: Protesters stomp on cow's head, 28 Aug 2009/Samsul Said)

The incident has angered Malaysia's mainly Hindu Indians who make up 9 percent of this mostly Muslim country of 27 million people.

from Our Take on Your Take:

Drama in the details

Sometimes pictures need to be seen big. This week's picture of soccer fans clashing with police in the Czech Republic is one of those pictures. Click here to see the full size image.

The more you look at this picture the more the details of the scene become visible - from the look of horror on the woman's face to the overturned potted plant. The soccer fan's eyes are what draw you into the frame but it is the details that keep you looking at it.

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Exploding wieners, run for cover!

Blog Guy, I'm afraid this suicide bomb trend is spreading, and it scares me.

Me too. There are way too many kinds of explosive gadgets. I saw this photo of a woman wearing a device made of an alarm clock and sausages.

Sausages? They don't even explode, do they?

Sure. In many parts of the world they're also called bangers.

But if you look at the real caption, you'll see she's actually protesting on the right side of an issue.

from UK News:

March highlights BNP controversy

I went to the anti-fascist protest against the far-right British National Party's annual summer "festival" on Saturday fearing trouble.

Tensions between anti-fascist and far-right groups were running high after street fights in Birmingham the previous weekend between football-linked groups protesting against Islamic fundamentalism and young Asian men.

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