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    Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    The right wing doesn't like the OWS protests very much.

    PORTLAND ó Occupy Maine protesters say Sunday morning's attack with a chemical explosive has left them with a mixture of anxiety and resolve.

    "We are more motivated to keep doing what we're doing," said Stephanie Wilburn, of Portland, who was sitting near where the chemical mixture in a Gatorade bottle was tossed at 4 a.m. Sunday. "They have heard us and we're making a difference."

    Wilburn said she was startled and briefly lost hearing in her left ear when the device exploded beneath a table about 10 feet away. Wilburn's hearing returned and police said no injuries were reported.

    Portland police Sgt. Glen McGary said the bomb was thrown into the campís kitchen, a tarped area where food is cooked and served. Protest organizers said the explosion lifted a large table about a foot off the ground.

    "There was no fire . . . We had a good 20 feet of thick smoke rolling out from under the table," Wilburn said. They could see the "G" on the 24-ounce bottle and its orange cap, as well as bits of silver metal, she said.

    Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram


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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The right wing doesn't like the OWS protests very much.

    PORTLAND — Occupy Maine protesters say Sunday morning's attack with a chemical explosive has left them with a mixture of anxiety and resolve.

    "We are more motivated to keep doing what we're doing," said Stephanie Wilburn, of Portland, who was sitting near where the chemical mixture in a Gatorade bottle was tossed at 4 a.m. Sunday. "They have heard us and we're making a difference."

    Wilburn said she was startled and briefly lost hearing in her left ear when the device exploded beneath a table about 10 feet away. Wilburn's hearing returned and police said no injuries were reported.

    Portland police Sgt. Glen McGary said the bomb was thrown into the camp’s kitchen, a tarped area where food is cooked and served. Protest organizers said the explosion lifted a large table about a foot off the ground.

    "There was no fire . . . We had a good 20 feet of thick smoke rolling out from under the table," Wilburn said. They could see the "G" on the 24-ounce bottle and its orange cap, as well as bits of silver metal, she said.

    Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
    how do you know it was anyone from the right wing?

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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by DarkWizard12 View Post
    how do you know it was anyone from the right wing?
    We don't. But the right wing better hope it isn't.
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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Wouldn't be surprised to find out it was a cops tear gas gernade and they arrest some sap with a gatoraid bottle.

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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    pbrauer,

    Thanks for posting this information, but until you know exactly who threw the homemade explosive device you can't blame Republicans for this. By all accounts this could easily just be some teenagers who thought they could get away with what they thought was a harmless prank. By all accounts, no one was injured (Thanks God), but such an act could simply be the result of young punks with no political affiliation out for kicks.

    Regardless of who is to blame, I hope the local police catch the sons-of-bi***.

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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    completely unacceptable behavior from whomever perpetrated this.

    here's to hoping law enforcement is on the ball and gets their man.. or woman.

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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    it said in the article that there was a car circling the block moments before it happened and that the people in it were shouting "Get a job." and calling them communists etc.

    So it was probably politiclaly motivated whoever did it.

    But they will catch those maniacs soon I hope.
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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Someone drops a bong...a minimeth lab goes bad, and all of a sudden people are freakin out...

    Say...this speculation thing is FUN!

    It was probably Obama or one of the dems trying to clear things out before their next $5k a plate fundraiser with the banks and brokers...

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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    The right wing doesn't like the OWS protests very much.

    PORTLAND — Occupy Maine protesters say Sunday morning's attack with a chemical explosive has left them with a mixture of anxiety and resolve.

    "We are more motivated to keep doing what we're doing," said Stephanie Wilburn, of Portland, who was sitting near where the chemical mixture in a Gatorade bottle was tossed at 4 a.m. Sunday. "They have heard us and we're making a difference."

    Wilburn said she was startled and briefly lost hearing in her left ear when the device exploded beneath a table about 10 feet away. Wilburn's hearing returned and police said no injuries were reported.

    Portland police Sgt. Glen McGary said the bomb was thrown into the camp’s kitchen, a tarped area where food is cooked and served. Protest organizers said the explosion lifted a large table about a foot off the ground.

    "There was no fire . . . We had a good 20 feet of thick smoke rolling out from under the table," Wilburn said. They could see the "G" on the 24-ounce bottle and its orange cap, as well as bits of silver metal, she said.

    Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment | The Portland Press Herald / Maine Sunday Telegram
    Silver metal? Probably aluminum. It's likely something like aluminum foil and Drain-O.

    That being said, it's pretty sad that people can't respect the right to assemble and protest. Likely it is politically motivated, but we'll have to wait to see if they can figure out who threw it.
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    Re: Chemical bomb tossed into Occupy Maine encampment

    Sorry, PB, but you damn well know one asshole committing a crime hardly represents 160 million Americans. Let's try to keep a little bit of honesty in the debate, shall we? Some idiot did a stupid, stupid thing. I hope they're caught and dealt with in accordance with the law. He does not represent me or (I'm guessing) most of those who think the OWS movement is a waste of time and a misdirection of energy (the premise is valid, the means in which they are trying to make changes?? kind of ineffective long term, and probably very, very costly to to govt, and working Americans by proxy).
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