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    Re: Nun, 84, sentenced to 35 months for nuclear break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    True, this group is more likely to reoffend. Thank you for noting that.

    At 84 she might not get another chance. However, if you read the article, she's committed to her cause. No pun intended.

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    Re: Nun, 84, sentenced to 35 months for nuclear break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I don't know what being an 84 year old nun has to do with it. They, including the others with her, did the crime. I also agree they did a favor in exposing the lax security. However that would've been the case had it been a gang of teenagers who wanted nothing more than to graffiti the place, ie had no activist agenda. I would imagine however that had it been a gang of teens and not an 84 year nun and a group of activists, even if the damage was exactly the same, the comments here would be very different. I'm on a kick lately of wanting to bring that up in these law and order conversations. Anyway, I think it's too much, but I'd think it was too much if an otherwise non-violent "gang" of teens did exactly the same thing just for ****s and giggles.
    Well, I suppose what it has to do with it is that it's so bizarre. I mean, if someone carjacked while wearing a live duck, it doesn't matter that they're wearing a live duck in terms of the crime, but it's weird enough to inspire comment simply in respect to human absurdity. As someone else mentioned, also probably a higher degree of commitment to repeating it, if permitted.

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    Re: Nun, 84, sentenced to 35 months for nuclear break-in

    I wish I had the guts to do what she did. I hope the sentence gets reduced.

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    Re: Nun, 84, sentenced to 35 months for nuclear break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by SmokeAndMirrors View Post
    Well, I suppose what it has to do with it is that it's so bizarre. I mean, if someone carjacked while wearing a live duck, it doesn't matter that they're wearing a live duck in terms of the crime, but it's weird enough to inspire comment simply in respect to human absurdity. As someone else mentioned, also probably a higher degree of commitment to repeating it, if permitted.
    Oh common on, don't be dense. You know as well as I that the 84 year old nun is being highlighted to elicit sympathy, not just to discuss something different.
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    Re: Nun, 84, sentenced to 35 months for nuclear break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Oh common on, don't be dense. You know as well as I that the 84 year old nun is being highlighted to elicit sympathy, not just to discuss something different.
    Be that as it may, hard not to admire the courage of her convictions (again, no pun intended) knowing that at her age she may well be spending the rest of her life in prison...

    In and of itself, THAT is worth the read IMO.

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    Re: Nun, 84, sentenced to 35 months for nuclear break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    Oh common on, don't be dense.
    Now that is priceless.

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    Re: Nun, 84, sentenced to 35 months for nuclear break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Be that as it may, hard not to admire the courage of her convictions (again, no pun intended) knowing that at her age she may well be spending the rest of her life in prison...

    In and of itself, THAT is worth the read IMO.
    Oh it's worth the read, don't get me wrong. And I appreciate her being part of showing up flaws in security. However her age in relation to being caught and convicted, or the fact that she's a nun, is only to garner sympathy that wouldn't likely be extended to teens with no agenda doing exactly the same thing.
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    Re: Nun, 84, sentenced to 35 months for nuclear break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    Now that is priceless.
    You're the one that keeps misreading my posts, not the other way around.
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    Re: Nun, 84, sentenced to 35 months for nuclear break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Chocolate View Post
    also... human blood? where in the world did they get a whole bunch of that? this is so strange...
    The nun in question is from one of the ubber progressive catholic groups. These groups have been orgainizing "smear blood on the bomb" type protests since the 1980s (or even 1970s).

    Though the symbol of "blood on the bomb" may seeem strange today, it was the rage amongst 1980s peace groups and the nun's group has never really never left the 1980s. If they had, I bet they could think of alot more effective symbolic protests than trespassing to smear blood on what ever.

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    Re: Nun, 84, sentenced to 35 months for nuclear break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    The nun in question is from one of the ubber progressive catholic groups. These groups have been orgainizing "blood on the bomb" type protests since the 1980s (or even 1970s).

    Though the symbol of "blood on the bomb" may seeem strange today, it was the rage amongst 1980s peace groups. The group the nun is a member of really never left the 1970s.
    Ah alright, I am not from the USA and i've never heard of this sort of thing thanks for the clarification

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