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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:54 PM
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Injured vet spent day at work, nights at protest
Source: AP-Excite

By TERRY COLLINS and JASON DEAREN

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - The Iraq War veteran injured during a clash between police and anti-Wall Street protesters this week wasn't taking part in the demonstrations out of economic need.

The 24-year-old Scott Olsen makes a good living as a network engineer and has a nice apartment overlooking San Francisco Bay. And yet, his friends say, he felt so strongly about economic inequality in the United States that he fought for overseas that he slept at a protest camp after work.

"He felt you shouldn't wait until something is affecting you to get out and do something about it," said friend and roommate Keith Shannon, who served with Olsen in Iraq.

It was that feeling that drew him to Oakland on Tuesday night, when the clashes broke out and Olsen's skull was fractured. Fellow veterans said Olsen was struck in the head by a projectile fired by police, although the exact object and who might have been responsible for the injury have not been definitively established.

Read more: http://apnews.excite.com/article/20111028/D9QL23100.htm...




Occupy Wall Street protesters help 24-year-old Iraq War veteran Scott Olsen as he lays on the ground bleeding from a head wound Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2011, in Oakland, Calif. Olsen was critically injured by an object that struck him in the head during the chaotic conflict. He suffered a fractured skull while marching with other protesters attempting to reestablish a presence in the area of the disbanded camp, said Dottie Guy, of the Iraq Veterans Against the War. (AP Photo/Darryl Bush)
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bullwinkle428 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:36 PM
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1. OOPS! So much for the fright-wing's "shiftless bum" argument.
Limpballs was most likely preparing this line of talking points for tomorrow's show. :mad: :mad: :mad:
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truthisfreedom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:38 PM
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2. This is the game changer. This is the beginning of the end for the cops using violence to clear the
streets. They've totally fucked up. It's over, over over.
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lunatica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:27 AM
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5. The tide has definitely turned
We couldn't put this genie back in the bottle even if we tried.
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dorksied Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:51 AM
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3. The names of the heroes of OWS will be spoken of in text books in a decade
But how will they be remembered? Never forget, history is written by the victor.

We cannot afford to lose.
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enough Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:19 AM
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4. k&r (nt)
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