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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:00 AM
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Secret Service probes Nazi flag-flyer
Source: UPI

LAS CRUCES, N.M., Sept. 16 (UPI) -- A New Mexico man known for flying a Nazi flag on his property is being investigated by the Secret Service for threats against the government, officials say.

Secret Service Special Agent and spokesman Rich Ferretti confirmed to Wednesday's Las Cruces (N.M.) Sun-News that Ken Triplett, 54, whose Nazi flag was noticed by neighbors and U.S. veterans last week, was visited by agents and his claims of military service were being investigated.

"We're still conducting a background investigation," Ferretti told the newspaper. "If we feel something's a criminal act, we present it to the U.S. Attorney. If we feel someone's a threat to our protectees, we monitor those individuals."

The Sun-News reported that neighbors alleged the roofing contractor told them "he was heavily armed and that if he had to, he would strap bombs to himself and go to Washington, D.C., to take care of the government."



Read more: http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/09/16/Secret-Service-p... /
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MichaelHarris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:09 AM
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1. I'm trying to think,
what would I love enough to strap a bomb to my body? Maybe a really good, buttery rice krispie treat. You know the one where you double the amount of butter in the recipe.
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Tempest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 01:23 AM
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2. Hate is his motivation

Hence the Nazi flag.
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bdamomma Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 08:01 AM
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8. Hate is their motivator, damn I despise these people
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Old Hob Donating Member (296 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:21 PM
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20. yeah, I hate people who hate other people too....
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:47 AM
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10. self-delete - postedin wrong place
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 11:47 AM by intheflow
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naaman fletcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:10 PM
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15. I'm not so sure..
That hate is the motivation. I tend to think that hate is the symptom, not the cause. The haters that I have known typically have all sorts of issues that they don't want to confront, so they channel their energies into one group or another that is supposedly the cause of all their problems.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:29 PM
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22. i have a RAVING right winger working for me...
he can go ballistic when one of my liberal guys jokingly calls him "Comrade". Anyway, I think it is a perceived weakness in themselves, be it personal or education. Instead of addressing that weakness, the blame others when they get promoted over. It is never their fault, it is someone else's. It festers, turns to fear, and then to hate.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:27 PM
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13. oh crap. I'm going to have to make some now. I make mine with
marshmellow cream. it is smoother and richer than melting marshmellows.
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:25 PM
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21. what would you do
for a klondike bar?
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jbnow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 02:21 AM
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3. I hope he told a lot of his neighbors about his plan because
he sounds a wee bit like he might seek revenge
He has a felony assault on a federal officer, threatened to suicide-bomb a U.S. Border Partrol checkpoint...
well maybe he doesn't read the paper.
Suicide-bombing would be a bad trend to start here
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fasttense Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:01 AM
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4. But of course this isn't about Racism.
The guy just likes the colors in the NAZI flag.

Just ask any corporate media whore, they'll tell you hating the government and using NAZI imagery has nothing to do with Racism.
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durablend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:09 AM
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18. Along with some people here
"But but but it's free speech! He's not threatening anyone! Even if he is, that's his right, so there!"
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Lagomorph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 05:00 AM
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5. Fucking Nazis...
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 06:26 AM
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6. Starting in 2009, the SS is not allowed to harass peace groups, so they have to do something
...with their time.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 04:04 PM
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14. They can investigate all the Hitler Jr's and Himmler Jr's and Goebbels Jr's they want.
They won't hear a word of complaint from me.

If people can't take the heat, they should stay out of the kitchen (by shutting the hell up).
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niceypoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 07:47 AM
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7. A Republican suicide bomber?
Nothing surprises me anymore
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 09:09 AM
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9. Yet another god-damn Nut job. n/t
Edited on Thu Sep-17-09 09:10 AM by orbitalman
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 11:48 AM
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11. But - but - but - I thought WE were supposed to be the Nazis!
Can the RW get its memes straight please? I'm so confused!!

/sarcasm
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 12:55 PM
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12. it's all very confusing isn't it
:hi:
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:31 PM
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23. you make a good point...
if I read my memes right, then this guy must be one of those socialist nazi I hear about
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 07:51 PM
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28. Which means he voted for Obama?
:shrug:





j/k, of course! :hi:
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Trocadero Donating Member (892 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Sep-17-09 10:54 PM
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16. he needs mental health treatment. Is that in his plan?
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kenichol Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:01 AM
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17. And he lied about his military service
"...Triplett also told the agents he was a Green Beret in the Special Forces - claims denied last week by spokesmen for both U.S. Army Special Forces Command and the JFK Special Warfare Center and School in Fort Bragg, N.C...."

http://www.lcsun-news.com/ci_13346193

If he has health insurance, I'm guessing his mental health instability is a pre-existing condition and they probably wouldn't pay for treatment!
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Xenotime Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 09:15 AM
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19. Really? This is the best use of tax-payer money?
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awoke_in_2003 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 01:33 PM
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24. Well, after this sentence, I would say it is a pretty good use
"The Sun-News reported that neighbors alleged the roofing contractor told them "he was heavily armed and that if he had to, he would strap bombs to himself and go to Washington, D.C., to take care of the government.""
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 03:01 PM
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25. No doubt motivated by Glenn Beck...

"politicians SHOULD fear us".
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 03:19 PM
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26. You can fly whatever flag you so choose on your property...
but ones motives for flying such a flag can be suspect.
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Vidar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-18-09 03:59 PM
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27. Prescott Bush has risen from the dead?
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