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    83-year-old nun gets 20 year sentence for ‘symbolic’ nuclear facility break-in

    An 83-year-old nun who broke into a Tennessee depleted uranium storage facility in 2012 and splashed human blood on several surfaces, exposing a massive security hole at the nation’s only facility used to store radioactive conventional munitions, was convicted Wednesday and sentenced to a term of up to 20 years in prison.

    The only regret Sister Megan Rice shared with members of her jury on Wednesday was that she wished 70 years hadn’t passed before she took direct action, according to the BBC.

    The three activists are part of a group called “Transform Now Plowshares,” a reference to the book of Isaiah, which says, “They shall beat their swords into plowshares. They shall learn war no more.” All three face individual sentences of up to 20 years, along with a litany of fines.

    “The shortcomings in security at one of the most dangerous places on the planet have embarrassed a lot of people,” the activists’ attorney, Francis Lloyd, told members of the jury according to the BBC. “You’re looking at three scapegoats behind me.”
    Sister Rice has been arrested between 40 or 50 times committing acts of civil disobedience,according to The New York Times, including once in Nevada after she physically blocked a truck at a nuclear test site.

    Depleted uranium munitions like the kind stored at the facility Sister Rice targeted are blamed for some of the worst birth defects and soaring cancer rates seen in post-war Iraq, particularly in the city of Fallujah following the siege of 2004, in which U.S. soldiers killed thousands of civilians.


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    Whats her response? Basically should could give two ****s. 83 year old badass. I do however think the time in jail is a little too much..I mean she is 82.. And they also Pretty much they showed how ****ty the security seemed to be.


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    Re: 83-year-old nun gets 20 year sentence for ‘symbolic’ nuclear facility break-in

    Good thing Bush wasn't in office you'd be blaming him.

    I think the 20 year sentence is about as stupid and expelling kids for playing cops and robbers with the fingers and pencils.

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    Re: 83-year-old nun gets 20 year sentence for ‘symbolic’ nuclear facility break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Good thing Bush wasn't in office you'd be blaming him.

    Uhh i would?


    I think the 20 year sentence is about as stupid and expelling kids for playing cops and robbers with the fingers and pencils.
    Agreed.


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    Re: 83-year-old nun gets 20 year sentence for ‘symbolic’ nuclear facility break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by CalGun View Post
    Good thing Bush wasn't in office you'd be blaming him.

    I think the 20 year sentence is about as stupid and expelling kids for playing cops and robbers with the fingers and pencils.
    There goes the right-wingers again, always bringing up Bush.
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    Re: 83-year-old nun gets 20 year sentence for ‘symbolic’ nuclear facility break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
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    Whats her response? Basically should could give two ****s. 83 year old badass. I do however think the time in jail is a little too much..I mean she is 82.. And they also Pretty much they showed how ****ty the security seemed to be. [/FONT][/COLOR]
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    Re: 83-year-old nun gets 20 year sentence for ‘symbolic’ nuclear facility break-in

    While I think 20 years is a bit much, this lady does deserve to be taken off the streets because she has repeatedly shown that she has no respect for the law. I also wonder about her mental capacity. After being arrested 40-50 times, one would think she could figure out a way to get her point across without having to go to jail.
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    Re: 83-year-old nun gets 20 year sentence for ‘symbolic’ nuclear facility break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    While I think 20 years is a bit much, this lady does deserve to be taken off the streets because she has repeatedly shown that she has no respect for the law. I also wonder about her mental capacity. After being arrested 40-50 times, one would think she could figure out a way to get her point across without having to go to jail.
    Or she is just very committed to her cause..


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    Re: 83-year-old nun gets 20 year sentence for ‘symbolic’ nuclear facility break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Or she is just very committed to her cause..
    Yeah...I suppose. But then, a burglar is committed to his cause as well. But most burglars, I would think, try to figure out ways to avoid going to jail. This lady seemed to try to GET to jail. Just seems kind of dumb to me.
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    Re: 83-year-old nun gets 20 year sentence for ‘symbolic’ nuclear facility break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I'm sure FoxNews will be using this as ammo for their claims that there's a War on Christianity
    You can read their coverage of it yourself at Fox News

    20 years is a bit much, but I'd be surprised if they got that since the range they could get is 1 - 20. "up to 20 years in prison" does not mean 20 years in prison.

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    Re: 83-year-old nun gets 20 year sentence for ‘symbolic’ nuclear facility break-in

    Quote Originally Posted by Spadesof2 View Post
    You can read their coverage of it yourself at Fox News

    20 years is a bit much, but I'd be surprised if they got that since the range they could get is 1 - 20. "up to 20 years in prison" does not mean 20 years in prison.
    I wonder why Fox didn't link it to their claimed "War on Christianity"?
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