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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:59 AM
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War vet hurt in Oakland occupy protest improving
(10-27) 07:14 PDT OAKLAND --

An Iraq war veteran who was injured during the raucous Occupy Oakland protest on Tuesday night has been upgraded this morning to fair condition at Highland Hospital in Oakland, a nursing supervisor said.

Scott Olsen, 24, of Daly City, a member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, was among the hundreds of protesters who filled the streets of downtown Oakland to protest the police dismantling of the encampment at Frank Ogawa Plaza outside City Hall.

Keith Shannon, Olsen's roommate who served in Iraq with him, said doctors told him Wednesday night that Olsen was unconscious and breathing with the help of a respirator.

The antiwar group said Olsen, a systems administrator at a San Francisco software firm, suffered a skull fracture when he was hit by a "blunt object."



Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/1...
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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:00 AM
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1. The dirtbag posters in the comments section are despicable n/t
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:06 AM
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4. I'm not sure it's possible to find a news organization whose comment section isn't a cross section..
..A cross section of scum, villainy and wretchedness.

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progressoid Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 12:21 PM
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6. At least they are mostly getting negative responses and
getting shot down by more reasonable posters.
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anamandujano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:02 AM
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2. That's good to hear.
May he keep on going in the right direction.
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1776Forever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:04 AM
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3. Thank you so much for posting this! I am sure he will have a story to tell if and when he can
recover enough to speak! Blessing to him and his family and friends! Please let us know if you see any more about his progress.

:hi:
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:06 AM
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5. K&R
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