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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:23 PM
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MARINES TO OAKLAND POLICE: 'You Did This To My Brother'



" Marines around the world are outraged by the injuries inflicted by police on Scott Olsen at Tuesday's Occupy Oakland protests.

Olsen is in a medically-induced coma after getting hit in the head by a police projectile.

http://www.businessinsider.com/this-veteran-could-be-th...


The following picture is taken from the Reddit thread "How I feel, as a United States Marine, about what occurred in Oakland."

http://www.reddit.com/r/occupywallstreet/comments/lqjx2... /



This man is not alone. In the five hours since the thread went up there have been over 600 comments.




http://www.businessinsider.com/marine-to-police-you-did...



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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:26 PM
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1. K&R
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SusanaMontana41 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:28 PM
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2. Thanks for the link. Sharing it now. nt
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cliffordu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:29 PM
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3. K&R.
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WildEyedLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:30 PM
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4. Don't fuck with the Marines
How many Marines come from families from the 1%? Hell, when was the last time you heard about any scion of a wealthy, privileged family joining the armed forces? I think the 1% just poked a sleeping giant.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:58 PM
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36. semper fi
shout out to Pvt. John Paxton, First Marine, veteran of Guadalcanal to Boughainville. My uncle, my hero.
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Stuart G Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:30 PM
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5. K and R
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Laelth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:34 PM
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6. k&r for justified outrage and the USMC. n/t
-Laelth
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hifiguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:38 PM
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7. Piss off the Marines.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 01:39 PM by hifiguy
REALLY piss off the Marines. Great PR move. :eyes:
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lady lib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:38 PM
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8. k & r
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:40 PM
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9. k&r
about to get real.

:kick:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:44 PM
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10. Who better to *literally* Occupy Oakland than angry Marine vets?
Semper Fi!
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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:46 PM
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11. The marines have been kicking the asses of thugs and pirates since the beginning.
And really what is Wall street but the grandkids of thugs and pirates?

"from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli..."
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:49 PM
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13. I just got a shiver
I never thought about the possibility of Iraq vets turning against TPTB for sending them on a war for lies and stealing the future of their generation. Holy s*it. I never thought about the possibility of veterans in the street en masse.
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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:24 PM
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24. ANd yet it is happening.
It happened before at the founding of the country.

And I got a shiver too. This may be the unifying moment that makes everyone realize that we ARE all the 99%.
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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:09 PM
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25. Marines ARE ALSO the 99%!
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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:03 PM
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83. Absolutely.
I never implied otherwise.
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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:15 PM
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84. I should have worded my comments differently MedicalAdmin.
I was only adding my commentary on to yours. I was not implying that you said otherwise. My apologies.


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MedicalAdmin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:24 AM
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97. And I shouldn't have assumed offense where none was offered.
We are all brothers and sisters in the 99.
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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:26 AM
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98. Agreed!
:thumbsup:
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kooljerk666 Donating Member (84 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:06 AM
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106. I think about it every few minutes..........
what worries me is the born again dominionists in the USAF, they are dying to use nukes & I don't think they care on whom.

Also, that cop (the 1 who shot him in the head & then threw the grenade)will never be safe, anywhere ever.

Dude when your name & address is posted you will be safer in jail.

Anthony Bologna is scared for his life now, what this guy did is worse by many orders of magnitude, If I was his family I would leave him
for my own safety.
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:52 PM
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34. I shared this post with my Dad (who was a Marine), and he cheered.
:toast:
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:47 PM
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12. oops. Of all the people you don't want cheesed off at you... n/t
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LadyHawkAZ Donating Member (800 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:49 PM
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14. Olsen served with my nephew in Iraq
Fuck Quan and her goon squad.
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USMCMustang Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:57 PM
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70. How Is He?
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unionworks Donating Member (967 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:45 AM
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86. last I heard
Scott is in medically induced coma.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:49 PM
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15. Inspiring to see them standing up for him.
Every time I see that photo it makes me cry, especially because of the dove of peace on his shirt. He is a real warrior who had the strength to stand up for peace. Those robo cops are cowards.

Thank you for the thread.
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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:39 PM
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27. I noticed the dove of peace graphic also. Makes one stop & ponder at what just transpired and how
did we arrive at this junction in our time on US soil.
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qb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:51 PM
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16. K&R This Army vet is proud of the Marines
:yourock:
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donquijoterocket Donating Member (357 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 09:18 AM
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102. I'll second
As another Army vet from a previous military misadventure. I'll second that expression of support.I suspect the last thing the administration and the cops in Oakland want to face is a bunch of Marines righteously indignant about the treatment of one of their own plus the treatment of the country they volunteered to protect any any enemy foreign or domestic.
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Wait Wut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:54 PM
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17. There will be a backlash.
Not sure how big, but big enough to probably make a difference. Whether a Marine is "right" or "left", they protect and stand for their own. I would imagine a lot of Marine vets will be taking to the streets for their brother. They'll be loud.

I just hope this young man comes through this okay. I can't imagine what it's doing to his family. Survives two tours in Iraq and gets beaned by a cop?

Semper Fi, to one of our own.
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:24 PM
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23. The size will be determined by if he recovers or if there's permanent
damage.
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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:55 PM
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35. This is farrrr from over.
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Amonester Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:55 PM
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18. k & r
The Whole World Is Still Watching, US1%PDs.

US1%PDs better "wake the F up" or they'll get scRewed 2.
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dtexdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:57 PM
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19. Will the politicians catch on now?
Will they trample each other to be the first to express their outrage over what they didn't care about until marines started stating their feelings?
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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:20 PM
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26. You mean they'll be trampling over themselves to get a soundbite video of themselves
expressing ' FAKE ' shock & outrage for this Marine?
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 01:59 PM
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20. Looks like the OPD kicked a can of WhoopAss open!
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Tatiana Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:05 PM
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21. The dynamics of this thing will change very quickly if vets show massive solidarity & support of OWS
Eerily, this reminds me of some South American pots and pans protests.

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rms013 Donating Member (105 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 02:10 PM
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22. I am not a Marine.
But I also say:"You did this to my brother"

It doesn't matter that I am a vet, what matters is I am an American.
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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:35 PM
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33. Well said.Thanks!
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:33 PM
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48. +111111 n/t
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ScottLand Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:59 PM
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55. Those were my sentiments. Thanks for verbalizing it.
I'm not a Marine, but I am a brother. We are all part of the 99%.
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:55 PM
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28. Recommended. nt
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 03:59 PM
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29. Sole Surviving Son of a United States Marine here, USMC extended family's Service Branch
Semper Fidelis Scott, also Semper Fidelis to all his brothers and sisters everywhere.

RECALL SCOTT WALKER!
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songbookz Donating Member (14 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:01 PM
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30. Air Force Vet
I spent 8 1/2 yrs in the USAF away from my family 2 defend America against all enemies foreign & domestic - who knew the enemy was the GOP?
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:06 PM
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32. I did.
Welcome home, and thank you for your service.

Now vote your interests. Blessings.
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Caretha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:45 PM
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66. Follow you conscience
and you will do no wrong.
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Douglas Carpenter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 04:05 PM
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31. kick and recommend
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girl_interrupted Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:04 PM
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37. K&R!
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MissDeeds Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:09 PM
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38. K&R
:patriot:
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mcgarry50 Donating Member (21 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:11 PM
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39. heartbroken
i am heart broken but not surprised that this happened. gob bless the marines and all those who served so that we can speak our minds. too bad the police are part of the corruption, even though as we speak the bankers and the brokers are stealing from their pension funds.
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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:19 PM
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41. The police's actions will come back to bite them in the ass.
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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:11 PM
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40. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!
:kick:
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democrank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:19 PM
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42. K & R
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Major Hogwash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:23 PM
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43. Kicked and recommended.
This is the worst thing that could have happened to Scott, go serve his country twice in a lie war, and then come back and have this happen.
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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:30 PM
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46. He was safer serving in Iraq or Afghanistan. To think he had to come back home on American soil
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 05:31 PM by Segami
only to be brutally attacked for exercising the very same freedoms he fought for in a foreign country.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:28 PM
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44. Retired AF here.
Right now I feel like a grandma whose grandbaby was hurt. I suspect there's a lot of vets and retirees who feel exactly the same way.

:nuke:
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:30 PM
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45. bad move by Oakland law enforcement
take note Mayors before you do this shit again.
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PatrynXX Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:32 PM
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47. one small difference between Kent State and Oakland..
they shot someone in the Marines. let alone whether he'll be the same again or lives they shot at a Marine. Now the people and the military can be as one against rogue cops :( why your not supposed to aim for the head. I believe after cutting my own head being an idiot when I was young thats the best way to lose alot of blood.
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:47 PM
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54. I suggest a new chant for Occupy marches
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 05:48 PM by MedleyMisty
borrowed from Egypt.

The people and the army are one hand.
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:36 PM
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49. This is going to get ugly real fast...nt
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DFW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:38 PM
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50. What I would like to see:
A group of Marines, in uniform, preferably armed (legally) to the teeth to the extent that the law allows,
showing up at the Oakland Police precinct that was responsible for this, and asking to have a private little
"chat" with the cop or cops that blasted Scott Olsen.

Do you think that maybe they'd get the hint?
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:39 PM
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51. Who were the police working for?
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Segami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:40 PM
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52. Those who approved their overtime pay. Money talks especially overtime pay.
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bobthedrummer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 10:49 AM
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103. Deprivation of Rights Under Color of Law USC Title 18 Sec. 242
RECALL SCOTT WALKER!
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Jack Rabbit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 05:44 PM
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53. "Brotherhood" is one of the most admirable traits of a Marine
The OPD and Mayor Quan haven't heard the last of this.
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 06:25 PM
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56. opps....they shot the wrong guy did`t they..
these guys can see what happened to the vietnam and the first gulf war vets. now they see what is happening to their brothers in arms.

the whole world is watching
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zentrum Donating Member (125 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:14 PM
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57. Sign petition for her resignation
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DLnyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 04:37 AM
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90. my note I sent on with the signature:
"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
And neither shall unelected reactionary elements of various police departments.

repeating your link:
http://signon.org/sign/demand-mayor-jean-quan.fb1?sourc ...
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Dutchmaster Donating Member (195 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:26 PM
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58. TPTB are making every possible fuck up in trying to quiet this movement down.
First Tony baloney, now the Oakland P.D. They are doing the hardest part of the movement, solidifying larger and larger groups of people, for us.
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Fuzz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:35 PM
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59. Interesting comment later in the thread from that guy
I have to admit that I'm slightly ashamed that it took this happening to a Marine to elicit this emotion from me, but I can't change the past. For me, personally, it's not his veteran status -- it's his Marine status. A lot of us, in this thread, have tried to describe the bond that Marines feel between each other, but that description seems to lack the proper words in the English language. Had this happened to a civilian I would have, no doubt, been outraged -- but I doubt I would've had the same exact reaction.

Keep in mind that the veterans, like myself, who have served in Iraq (or Afghanistan or any other war zone) aren't the same people that decided we should be deployed there. We have our feelings, and we have our mission(s). When I was overseas that's just where I was -- and I tried to make the best of it, and do the best I could, every day. I wasn't there because of my political opinions; I was there because of the people that stood beside me -- and that is the bond that we all share with this young man.
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deadinsider Donating Member (129 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:25 PM
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62. Dont' feel ashamed now that you have it.
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 08:40 PM by deadinsider
It takes different ways: sometimes rational, other times emotional.

It's the irony that purely encapsulates our time; that simplifies it for the unaware. It is absurd your brain tells you: I was trained against enemies, threats to 'our' way of life.

Then you find there are threats within...

I almost joined the Marines with a friend in the mid 90s. He went, I didn't.

Talking to him later, and being the pinko (communist) sympathizer that I am, I asked: when a revolution happens, would you shoot me if I was on the other side of the fence?

He said: "If I'm ordered to protect my country."

We didn't talk for a while. Talked a while back after he was deployed to Iraq.

Then fell out-of-touch again. I'm wondering what he feels about this shit.

Again: do not be ashamed that you only felt it now; in the end, we all get there somehow. With these fuckers, its inevitible.
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deadinsider Donating Member (129 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:43 PM
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60. The absurdity, via irony, is showing itself
Send em to war to fight em over there. Come back and find em over here anyway.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:13 PM
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61. As our military sees who is really for them, and who is against.
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Odin2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:30 PM
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63. Semper Fi!
:patriot:
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USMCMustang Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:39 PM
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64. How Many Of You
rich fuckers went down to Balboa Hospital to see the wounded who were missing limbs? Some of them were hostile thinking that we (Harley riding veterans) were there to feel sorry for them. What do you do when they vent on you? You suck it up and cry when you are alone. Children missing limbs? They are fucking kids. We, and only we, are allowed to fuck with Marines or former Marines in any way, shape, or form. You who have not survived Recruit Training or OCS/TBS or in my case both, do NOT fuck with one of us. Only we are allowed to fuck with each other. I will sit on the sidelines and hope for the best no more. I must get involved actively besides sending money. I have to be careful because my wife is an active duty Naval officer. Unfortunately for us, she is of to Afghanistan next year. The vets here are pissed about this shit and hold the repukes responsible. Fuck you, you fucking conservative/tea bagging mother fuckers.

I apologize for venting.
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Luminous Animal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:49 PM
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68. No problem on the venting. And good thoughts for your wife.
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Caretha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:06 PM
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73. Do Not Ever Apologize
We the American citizens, true citizens and patriots of our country do not want you to ever quit defending us. To stand up for what is real & right. We need you....we applaud you, we have your back. We also have your brother's back and as ordinary citizens we will forfeit our lives also if necesary.... now.....

It is time..

I learned how to type when I was sixteen years old by typing this...
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country

It is more real than ever. I, in almost 10 years of being a member of DU, and saying little, want you to know that the time has come.

That was my sig line here on DU from 2002 until 1 year ago. It is the message that I've been trying to send since our country was overtaken in the coup of 2001.

Whether you want to believe it or not

That is the reality of the situation.

Convince your brother's and sisters.

I wish you... long life, success and peace. Do what is right.

This will be my last message on DU until it is okay again.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:20 PM
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75. No apology necessary (sez this former AF brat).
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:21 PM
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76. Thank you
Thank you for your service, thank you for venting, and thank you for everything.

I am reminded of a chant from Egypt - from before Mubarak stepped down, so before the current troubles with SCAF.

"The people and the army are one hand."

I will keep you and your wife in my thoughts.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:28 AM
Response to Reply #64
92. Nothing to apologize for
Righteous wrath is called for.

Vibes and good thoughts for your wife.
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WinkyDink Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:16 AM
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96. Not quite sure why the use of the direct address of "you" there.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:42 PM
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65. When do we get the name of the coward dressed as a cop
who blasted a US Marine in the head with a tear-gas canister?
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:46 PM
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67. Flippant comment below....
So if we have a out and out violent type revolution...the Marines will be on our side?
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USMCMustang Donating Member (38 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 08:56 PM
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69. Not With General Amos
He is the current Commandant and is a politician. He is the first aviator CMC. Usually the CMC is a grunt. We had little respect for him as a LtCol squadron commander.
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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:03 PM
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71. Fake tough guys shouldn't fuck with real tough guys. nt
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bertman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:04 PM
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72. REC by an old vet. nt
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NYC_SKP Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:08 PM
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74. 200 recs...
...and a :kick:
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cui bono Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:34 PM
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77. Oh...
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 09:50 PM by cui bono
SNAP!!!


This caught my eye in the comments on reddit:

RED LEADER, STANDING BY.

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<>PunksIsHipsters 38 points 19 hours ago

Big red, standing by

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<>sangriadvx 38 points 19 hours ago

Red Sangria, standing by.

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<>aircavrocker 109 points 19 hours ago

Red October, shtanding by

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<>Etstral 35 points 19 hours ago

Red Fox, standin' by.

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<>LovingJudas 28 points 16 hours ago

Red Dawn, standing by..






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krispos42 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:34 PM
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78. I would LOVE for the Sergeant Major of the Corps to go to Oakland...
...and have a public chat with the mayor.

Here's the guy, and a closeup of his fruit salad. Would the cops proceed to beat him senseless???







I make out, with my civilian eye and some help from Wikipedia:

Legion of Merit
Bronze Star (with gold star indicating 2nd award and "V" indicating it was for combat heroism)
Defense Meritorious Service Medal, x2
Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal, x4, with "V"
Navy & Marine Corps Achievement Medal, x3
Navy & Marine Corps Combat Action Ribbon, x2
Joint Meritorious Unit Award, x2 (I think x2)
Navy Unit Commendation, x3
Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, x2
Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal, x9(!!!!)
National Defense Service Medal, x2
Southwest Asia Service Medal, x3
Iraq Campaign Medal, x3
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, x3

Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korea Defense Service Medal,
Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, x9(!!!!)
Marine Corps Recruiting Ribbon,
Marine Corps Drill Instructor Ribbon,
United Nations Medal,
Kuwait Liberation Medal (awarded by Saudi Arabia)
Kuwait Liberation Medal (awarded by Kuwait)
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:07 AM
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94. Ah yeah. Don't make him angry n/t
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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:49 PM
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79. kick rec and shared
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burrowowl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 09:54 PM
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80. I've been in some dangerous places
but the only place I've been shot at with live ammo is the UNM campus in 1968 Albuquerque, NM USA.

America is a Dangerous place.
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blue_roses_lib Donating Member (378 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:35 PM
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81. K+R
:kick:
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guitar man Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:54 PM
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82. Uh oh
They might have really screwed the pooch on this one. I don't think his brothers are going to want to hear lame excuses as to why the cops that did this aren't punished.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 11:36 PM
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85. kr
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 01:51 AM
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87. Something isn't right. A Marine with an earring and apparent lip piercing?
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Daphne08 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 03:14 AM
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89. I find your words a bit superficial. Why not take a moment
Edited on Fri Oct-28-11 03:16 AM by Daphne08
and listen to this Marine* Sergeant?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...



*Once a Marine, always a Marine as my father was
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:05 AM
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104. I stand corrected
This was the first I knew of the interview.

Given the fake anti-OWS photos that were posted, this looked like anti-OWS activity.

My apologies to Sgt. Gentile.
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:23 AM
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91. If he's not on duty (active or otherwise), then he can wear all the bling he wants
Once a Marine, always a Marine

Sempre Fi
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newspeak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:25 AM
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107. yeah, I knew a man in moab
highly decorated marine. He used to wear his purple heart as an earring. He was an older man, I knew he was down in central america and saw action in other places. Moab has a very diverse culture, with young and old back to nature hippies. He actually fit in quite well.
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backwoodsbob Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 02:32 AM
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88. wow..that guy looks
seriously fucking pissed off
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sandyj999 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:42 AM
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93. K&R
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orbitalman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 07:14 AM
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95. Police brutality can only stop when they are threatened....
I hadn't thot of the Marines vs domestic police. We don't have the "guns."
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EnviroBat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 08:16 AM
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99. I am not a Marine.
But if the Marines took up arms against a fascist, corporate-owned, morally corrupt police force, I'd gladly fight right along side of them.
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obietiger Donating Member (438 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 08:33 AM
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100. Thanks for the links
and may Scott recover.
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 08:38 AM
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101. !
K & R!
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:05 AM
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105. Don't fuck with the marines.
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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:32 AM
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108. K & R
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 11:37 AM
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109. I sure am glad at least part of the military is on OUR side;
However, it'll be the power structure that will make the call if this movement has legs and is about to make real change.
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HCE SuiGeneris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:25 PM
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110. Recommended
:patriot:
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