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Raksha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 04:05 PM
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74. That's how I see it too.
Edited on Sat Oct-22-11 04:06 PM by Raksha
Re "The longer this goes on, the more a militia will be necessary. This could be the start of that type of militia."

Hopefully, though, just the identifiable presence of our militia at demonstrations would be enough to prevent police brutality in 9 cases out of 10, or even 10 cases out of 10. They wouldn't even have to be armed. The knowledge that the members of our militia are veterans of the U.S. armed forces and on the side of #OWS should be enough to make anyone planning a major act of intimidation like Chicago 1968 or RNC 2008 think twice about it.
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  -#OCCUPYMARINES Are Preparing To Occupy America NATIONWIDE Segami  Oct-21-11 10:36 PM   #0 
  - The OWS dynamics are about to change.  Segami   Oct-21-11 10:46 PM   #1 
  - Occupymarines.org, sadly, appears to be an unused website.  kestrel91316   Oct-21-11 10:54 PM   #2 
  - Google cache has lots of stuff, but the site is empty now  MannyGoldstein   Oct-21-11 10:58 PM   #5 
  - Here's the video --  gateley   Oct-21-11 11:00 PM   #6 
  - Amazingly, gateley, I saw that video go from a hundred or so viewings to almost 2 million.  pacalo   Oct-22-11 03:46 AM   #10 
  - I was on the edge of my seat -- he was so passionate and  gateley   Oct-22-11 10:34 AM   #25 
  - Rosie O'Donnell interviewed him this week as well  LittleGirl   Oct-22-11 11:21 AM   #31 
     - I have to remember to watch Rosie's new show on OWN.  pacalo   Oct-22-11 02:50 PM   #63 
        - I saw her on "RT" and she was really good listen...and, I was skeptical of her  KoKo   Oct-22-11 05:27 PM   #80 
           - I remember her being a huge advocate for the middle class, too, on her last talk show.  pacalo   Oct-22-11 08:08 PM   #94 
  - He speaks to them about honor and they look utterly blindsided  themadstork   Oct-22-11 03:57 AM   #12 
  - I would LIKE to think some of them looked a bit ashamed.  gateley   Oct-22-11 10:35 AM   #26 
  - OMG...Over 2 Million Views of this Video...and, for sure, it was Incredible Watch!  KoKo   Oct-22-11 05:46 PM   #83 
  - It worked for me nt  Courtesy Flush   Oct-22-11 10:07 AM   #21 
  - Was just there  evilhime   Oct-22-11 11:37 AM   #34 
  - Nope. It's up and running. I just came from there...  BlueCaliDem   Oct-22-11 02:20 PM   #61 
  - I just clicked it and it Worked for Me..... I'll check the video in the post, also.  KoKo   Oct-22-11 05:24 PM   #79 
  - This is brilliant, fantastic!  MannyGoldstein   Oct-21-11 10:54 PM   #3 
  - And very credible. U.S.M.C. Sgt Shamar Thomas comes from a LONG line of  BlueCaliDem   Oct-22-11 02:19 PM   #60 
  - Wow. nt  gateley   Oct-21-11 10:54 PM   #4 
  - It's a great start. I've told a number people including Marines. Gave them the URL, etc. n/t  RKP5637   Oct-21-11 11:10 PM   #7 
  - Occupying Campe Pendleton  mwrguy   Oct-22-11 02:36 AM   #8 
  - OMG, I've become so cynical about the vulnerable being bullied that I thought this was going to be  pacalo   Oct-22-11 03:31 AM   #9 
  - I saw the headline for this in a cynical light also.  truedelphi   Oct-22-11 03:10 PM   #67 
  - U.S. Marines would never brutalize Americans to protect Wall Street billionaires.  Raksha   Oct-22-11 03:32 PM   #70 
     - The NYC police gave individual oaths "to serve & protect" its citizenry, too.  pacalo   Oct-22-11 05:08 PM   #78 
  - There were technical difficulties at the OccupyMarines.org site. It's back on again.  pacalo   Oct-22-11 03:51 AM   #11 
  - Thanks for the site status update. Their effort now needs to go viral.  Segami   Oct-22-11 08:17 AM   #13 
  - Recommended.  H2O Man   Oct-22-11 09:31 AM   #14 
  - I'm sure all of us have at least a few Marine vets as friends.  Raksha   Oct-22-11 01:57 PM   #57 
  - K&R nt  abelenkpe   Oct-22-11 09:34 AM   #15 
  - Wow. The Vietnam protests were certainly NOTHING like OWS  flamingdem   Oct-22-11 09:41 AM   #16 
  - As one who was there - much of that was our fault. We had not yet  jwirr   Oct-22-11 11:53 AM   #36 
  - I agree it was an error  flamingdem   Oct-22-11 12:52 PM   #45 
     - Not all of them did. VVAW were some of the first anti-war demonstrators I remember.  Raksha   Oct-22-11 03:45 PM   #72 
     - .  flamingdem   Oct-22-11 08:21 PM   #95 
  - you forget that the VIetnam protests worked, after the soldiers coming home from Vietnam joined us!  robinlynne   Oct-22-11 12:47 PM   #42 
  - When was that? In the 70s or earlier?  flamingdem   Oct-22-11 12:51 PM   #44 
  - I remember watching protesters meeting soldiers as they came home.  jwirr   Oct-22-11 01:38 PM   #49 
  - I remember soldiers at the microhones speaking at the protests.  robinlynne   Oct-22-11 01:39 PM   #51 
  - So do I but that does not mean that I am wrong about what happened  jwirr   Oct-22-11 01:57 PM   #56 
     - I never saw what you saw. (people treating soldiers poorly.)  robinlynne   Oct-22-11 09:36 PM   #100 
  - That might have happened where you were, but  socialist_n_TN   Oct-22-11 01:42 PM   #52 
  - And I understand that. Look my sil's ex-husband came home and was  jwirr   Oct-22-11 02:01 PM   #58 
     - Well, they were sympatico to us and there weren't  socialist_n_TN   Oct-22-11 05:41 PM   #82 
        - Yes, I think that is what it came down to. What really counts though is  jwirr   Oct-22-11 09:13 PM   #98 
  - I got out of the Army in Jan '69 & got involved with the antiwar  Jackpine Radical   Oct-22-11 05:32 PM   #81 
  - I don't find the "jeering" anecdotes credible.  WinkyDink   Oct-22-11 06:22 PM   #88 
  - As troops started to come home, veterans against the war grew and grew.  robinlynne   Oct-22-11 01:39 PM   #50 
     - That is a good point and it also helped about how people felt about  jwirr   Oct-22-11 02:03 PM   #59 
     - And absolutely nobody had more street cred in that area than John Kerry.  Raksha   Oct-22-11 06:41 PM   #90 
  - No I did not forget that but there were many who did not and they  jwirr   Oct-22-11 01:33 PM   #48 
  - YES, the Vietnam protests worked, and the goon  crunch60   Oct-22-11 07:29 PM   #91 
  - Not really....from what I remember, the focus of contempt was the military industrial complex.  Old and In the Way   Oct-22-11 08:52 PM   #97 
  - Partly. However, many serious activists were first informed about Vietnam  eridani   Oct-22-11 09:41 PM   #101 
     - Good article for dates on what happened when -excerpt  flamingdem   Oct-23-11 11:46 AM   #104 
  - I just dare Eric Cantor to fuck with the Marines.  Chipper Chat   Oct-22-11 09:42 AM   #17 
  - And now that our gov't wants  femrap   Oct-22-11 10:02 AM   #18 
  - SEMPER FI Indeed !  cyberpj   Oct-22-11 10:04 AM   #19 
  - the Movement just became Permanent  fascisthunter   Oct-22-11 10:05 AM   #20 
  - OK, now let's put together some real soldier "soviets"  socialist_n_TN   Oct-22-11 10:10 AM   #22 
  - So, What's the Plan?  liberalmike27   Oct-22-11 11:24 AM   #33 
     - The "plan" mike is what's worked in the past  socialist_n_TN   Oct-22-11 11:49 AM   #35 
        - Saw an expert in credit through the ages  liberalmike27   Oct-22-11 12:13 PM   #38 
           - You won't find me as one who think they are scared......  socialist_n_TN   Oct-22-11 01:50 PM   #54 
           - It wasn't just in Egypt. In ancient Israel the Jubilee year worked the same way.  Raksha   Oct-22-11 04:18 PM   #75 
  - I worry about having an organized military presence at OWS.  dotymed   Oct-22-11 10:13 AM   #23 
  - Considering the political climate, I have no problems  socialist_n_TN   Oct-22-11 10:19 AM   #24 
  - I completely understand this. One of their mission statements  dotymed   Oct-22-11 02:49 PM   #62 
  - Well it really depends on what kind of "leadership" they're  socialist_n_TN   Oct-22-11 06:00 PM   #86 
  - That's how I see it too.  Raksha   Oct-22-11 04:05 PM   #74 
     - Oh of course Raksha. I was actually thinking just as much  socialist_n_TN   Oct-22-11 05:48 PM   #84 
  - I'd like to know a little more about who is behind the  ohheckyeah   Oct-22-11 12:49 PM   #43 
  - OWS is an eclectic gathering where all come to offer their skills.  styersc   Oct-22-11 07:54 PM   #92 
  - HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!  WillyT   Oct-22-11 10:51 AM   #27 
  - I just cannot believe the police  vssmith   Oct-22-11 11:08 AM   #28 
  - It is True  liberalmike27   Oct-22-11 12:17 PM   #39 
  - What about their Union 'Leaders' and why aren't THEY onboard?  Amonester   Oct-22-11 01:45 PM   #53 
     - They're part of the "labor aristocracy" and as such  socialist_n_TN   Oct-22-11 01:55 PM   #55 
  - K&R !!! n/t  RKP5637   Oct-22-11 11:09 AM   #29 
  - Go Marines!  UnrepentantLiberal   Oct-22-11 11:09 AM   #30 
  - I love that sound, the sound of heads exploding, it sounds like...  NCcoast   Oct-22-11 11:23 AM   #32 
  - The entire sergeant rank of the portuguese army went pro-protest  BelgianMadCow   Oct-22-11 11:53 AM   #37 
  - To have a U.S. Marine  disndat   Oct-22-11 12:30 PM   #40 
  - WOW!  robinlynne   Oct-22-11 12:46 PM   #41 
  - Hard to say if this will be good or bad in the long run...  yoyossarian   Oct-22-11 01:11 PM   #46 
  - The More The Merrier  colsohlibgal   Oct-22-11 01:12 PM   #47 
  - Good post  Grateful for Hope   Oct-22-11 04:28 PM   #76 
  - K&R n/t  AntiFascist   Oct-22-11 02:50 PM   #64 
  - K&R  varelse   Oct-22-11 02:54 PM   #65 
  - Awesome!!!  snot   Oct-22-11 03:07 PM   #66 
  - But...weren't the military supposed to overthrow that uppity n****r and install a Teahadist junta?  nxylas   Oct-22-11 03:11 PM   #68 
  - As I read it, this isn't the active military  socialist_n_TN   Oct-22-11 05:53 PM   #85 
  - K & R  Raksha   Oct-22-11 03:16 PM   #69 
  - VIDEO:  NYC_SKP   Oct-22-11 03:35 PM   #71 
  - Semper Fi, Marines.  Uncle Joe   Oct-22-11 03:49 PM   #73 
  - The ghost of Smedley D. Butler must surely be out there. . .  DinahMoeHum   Oct-22-11 05:07 PM   #77 
  - I have signed up for the Move On meeting in conjunction with Occupy  MasonJar   Oct-22-11 06:20 PM   #87 
  - THANK YOU, MARINES! nt  woo me with science   Oct-22-11 06:23 PM   #89 
  - OMG! Look what I found!  anamandujano   Oct-22-11 08:00 PM   #93 
  - This is not just a Marine Thing  swilton   Oct-22-11 08:25 PM   #96 
  - First To Donate  varelse   Oct-22-11 09:16 PM   #99 
  - K&R....The Few, the Proud, the OccupyMARINES....n/t  unkachuck   Oct-22-11 09:42 PM   #102 
  - ....1  KoKo   Oct-23-11 11:32 AM   #103 
  - Kick. (nt)  Kurovski   Oct-23-11 12:12 PM   #105 
 

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