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Cid_B Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:34 PM
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Scott Olsen is being used...
OWS and similar style groups continue to complain about the military and military personnel and everything they represent. However, they seem to be in a pretty goddamn big hurry to talk about "our vets" and "opening fire on American troops" when it suits their purpose. I see pictures that are framed to seem like they just came out of a war zone when they most certainly did not.

After the initial incident, I could literally hear the drool through the posts.

It's disgusting and disingenuous...
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Ignis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:36 PM
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1. When/where has OWS complained about military personnel?
Have you not noticed the rather large presence of Veterans for Peace and other veterans' groups at OWS protests?

:shrug:

Need a link or something?
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:38 PM
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+1
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Fumesucker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:36 PM
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2. I'm sure the Republicans and the Tea Party will treat them better..
Edited on Thu Oct-27-11 07:37 PM by Fumesucker
:eyes:

Edited for speling.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:37 PM
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3. Oh, something here is "disgusting and disingenuous", all right. But it's not OWS.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:38 PM
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6. took the words outta my mouth...
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Katashi_itto Donating Member (189 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:40 PM
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13. Agree
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stevedeshazer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:37 PM
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4. Bullshit.
Your first sentence is disgusting and disingenuous...


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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:38 PM
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8. The only thing missing is "OWS hates 'Merica"
:puke:
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arthritisR_US Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:40 PM
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11. thanks, you said it for me! n/t
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glowing Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:38 PM
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5. Are you kidding? Most of any anti-war issues are SUPPORT THE TROOPS,
but not supporting the wars. What do you think Veterans For Peace and Iraq Vets Against War are about? I don't think Olsen is being used. I'm sure he's proud to give a rallying effort in the Occupy movement.
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Bigmack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:38 PM
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7. Wrong... wrong.... wrong...
Most of us can tell the difference between the "military" and "military personnel".

The politicians and high ranking officers are the "fuck-ers", and the grunts - as always - are the "fuck-ees".

I'm outraged at those who injured my brother Marine Scott Olsen.
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Matariki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:39 PM
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9. Who's using you, I wonder. n/t
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rugger1869 Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:39 PM
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10. Ahem....
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Lint Head Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:40 PM
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12. Marines have joined the OWS protesters. Bush used soldiers to the point of having
them killed in an admitted war for oil.
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Pharaoh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:41 PM
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14. unrec
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:41 PM
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15. I'm not clear why everyone insists on identifying him as a Marine, twice deployed.
Would he be less a person, and would this incident be any less egregious, had he been an out of work garbage collector? Professional baseball player?

This vet agrees with you.
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NRaleighLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 07:41 PM
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16. Locking
Divisive and a call out (personal attack) - "I could literally hear the drool through the posts"
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