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    Re: OWS plan on blocking New York Bridges, Tunnels, and Ferries on May 1st.

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    "Retired Episcopal Bishop George Packard was arrested in Vietnam Veterans Memorial Plaza in New York City last Tuesday night as he participated in the May 1 Occupy demonstrations. He and 15 other military veterans were taken into custody after they linked arms to hold the plaza against a police attempt to clear it. There were protesters behind them who, perhaps because of confusion, perhaps because of miscommunication or perhaps they were unwilling to risk arrest, melted into the urban landscape. But those in the thin line from Veterans for Peace, of which the bishop is a member, stood their ground. They were handcuffed, herded into a paddy wagon and taken to jail."

    ‘‘Occupy,” he went on, ‘‘is a political movement. Let’s not be naive. But it also has a moral core. We are in the midst of a reawakening of a spiritual anthropology. All of the groups that have risen up, across the globe, have this reawakening. Those who took to the streets in the Middle East were not simply unsettled. They were called together because they had a connection with each other. Many, many people have reached a point where the only option left is to place their bodies, their beings, in a location where they can finally have some say and some control over their own lives. As Carne Ross points out in his book ‘The Leaderless Revolution,’ people have lost their agency; they have lost control of their lives. The only control many have left is the control of their physical being. They place themselves in locations where they can demonstrate that they no longer support current systems of power. If you don’t have any money in our political system you not only have no say, you don’t have any dignity. And the only way left to reclaim our dignity is to occupy, to reinhabit the environments that have been taken away from us.”

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    you gotta love how the left values the opinions of some veterans over others.... btw, why didn't the front group "Veterans for peace", list the other members arrested? Perhaps because they probably weren't vets?


    I also like how his naivety about the rise of the muslim brotherhood is somehow similar to #ows of dubious causes. And this Veteran should show more respect to the memorial of those who died in his economic protest. Just sayin.
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    Re: OWS plan on blocking New York Bridges, Tunnels, and Ferries on May 1st.

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    you gotta love how the left values the opinions of some veterans over others....
    I value the veterans most that still stand up for their fellow citizens. Bishop Packard is a good example.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I value the veterans most that still stand up for their fellow citizens. Bishop Packard is a good example.


    Yet you insult and besmirch troops and veterans whenver it suits you..... We know what the litmus test is for you.
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    Re: OWS plan on blocking New York Bridges, Tunnels, and Ferries on May 1st.

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    Yet you insult and besmirch troops and veterans whenver it suits you..... We know what the litmus test is for you.
    Only those who act without consideration of the safety of their fellow troops or their mission. Honorable conduct is required to receive honorable respect. That is my litmus test.
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    Re: OWS plan on blocking New York Bridges, Tunnels, and Ferries on May 1st.

    Yet you insult and besmirch troops and veterans whenver it suits you....
    "The troops" are people that get paid and volunteer to do what they do, so who cares? The myth surrounding "the troops" is a joke.
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    Re: 'Occupy' Promises 'Biggest Shut Down The City Of New York Has Ever Seen,' Blockad

    I can't tell if they are intentionally being assholes, or just pushing the limits on human stupidity. Probably both
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    Re: OWS plan on blocking New York Bridges, Tunnels, and Ferries on May 1st.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Only those who act without consideration of the safety of their fellow troops or their mission. Honorable conduct is required to receive honorable respect. That is my litmus test.


    Like you would know.
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    Re: OWS plan on blocking New York Bridges, Tunnels, and Ferries on May 1st.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I value the veterans most that still stand up for their fellow citizens. Bishop Packard is a good example.
    Well what do you think those veterans of WWII, the Korean War, Iraq War, etc. were doing?

    Certainly much more than locking arms in the safety of American Streets where they can gain some favorable sympathy from the sheeple.

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    Re: OWS plan on blocking New York Bridges, Tunnels, and Ferries on May 1st.

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    "The troops" are people that get paid and volunteer to do what they do, so who cares? The myth surrounding "the troops" is a joke.
    Perhaps you can elaborate on your experience with "the troops".

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    Re: OWS plan on blocking New York Bridges, Tunnels, and Ferries on May 1st.

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    you gotta love how the left values the opinions of some veterans over others.... btw, why didn't the front group "Veterans for peace", list the other members arrested? Perhaps because they probably weren't vets?
    I also like how his naivety about the rise of the muslim brotherhood is somehow similar to #ows of dubious causes. And this Veteran should show more respect to the memorial of those who died in his economic protest. Just sayin.
    Yes, to claim they share a "moral core" with the Muslim Brotherhood demonstrates an ignorance not seen since the anti American marches during the Cold War. These people are dangerously stupid, and the fact that they admit to not having any control over their own lives speaks directly to that issue.

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