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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:20 PM
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AP Profiles Scott Olsen: Injured Vet Spent Day at Work, Nights at Protest
http://hosted2.ap.org/ARLID/a5050f4ad4f44dafab85bb41a15...

Oct. 27, 2011 10:38 PM ET
Injured vet spent day at work, nights at protest

JASON DEAREN, Associated Press
TERRY COLLINS, Associated Press

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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.

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Olsen had been helping to develop security applications for U.S. defense agencies, building on expertise gained while on active duty in Iraq, said Jeff Garon, the company's director of marketing.

Olsen was awarded seven medals while serving in the U.S. Marine Corps, which he left as a lance corporal in November 2009 after serving for four years. One of them was the Navy-Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

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frylock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:25 PM
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1. what an outstanding young man
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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:29 PM
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2. 7 medals....
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CoffeeCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:40 PM
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3. Congratulations to the Oakland Police...
Their disgusting actions have augmented OWS to a new level and strengthened it on many levels.

They've created a turning point, I think.

In the meantime, let's hope that Olsen fully recovers.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-27-11 10:41 PM
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4. so basically he's been a good boy all his life. what a good young man.
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woo me with science Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:15 AM
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5. K&R What a great person. People like this give hope for our future. nt
Edited on Fri Oct-28-11 12:16 AM by woo me with science
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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:20 AM
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6. K&R Good man I would like to see run for office
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dd2003 Donating Member (198 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 12:28 AM
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7. that loud sound is rethuglican heads bursting
They were just praying he was a hippie until to hear he is part of the American workforce and an engineer to boot
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DCKit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 05:43 AM
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8. At least he won't be carrying out more of his communist activities for a while.
:sarcasm: to the extreme.

Sounds as if this guy had a lot of friends in and out of the Marines, and he's got thousands more now... they really fucked up.
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MannyGoldstein Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-28-11 08:16 AM
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9. Scott Olsen, Shamar Thomas, and OWS: Time's People of the Year
A boy can dream, can't he?
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