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Some things never change ("Occupy" hippies spit on servicemember)
American Thinker ^ | October 14, 2011 | Rick Moran

Posted on 10/14/2011 5:27:35 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

Like showing disrespect and contempt for Americans in uniform.

A femal member of the Coast Guard was harrassed and spit upon as she walked by the Occupy Boston demonstration.

Fox news (MyFoxBoston.com)

The Coast Guard in Boston confirmed that a woman in uniform was harassed and spat upon near Occupy Boston protesters.

The woman was walking to the train and said protesters spit on her twice, called her foul names and even threw a water bottle at her.

Now, the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid those protesters while in uniform.

Devon Pendleton, a spokesman for Occupy Boston, doesn't believe that those male protestors are actually part of the movement....

(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Military/Veterans; Miscellaneous; Politics
KEYWORDS: coastguard; massachusetts; military; occupy; occupyboston; occupywallstreet
I'm almost looking forward to the coming hostilities as a cleansing action. Almost.
1 posted on 10/14/2011 5:27:44 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Roger that.


2 posted on 10/14/2011 5:30:12 PM PDT by doc1019 (You do not need a parachute to skydive. You only need a parachute to skydive twice.)
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To: doc1019

Backed by Nancy Pelosi
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Need I say more?


3 posted on 10/14/2011 5:32:25 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

and the police?????

Thanks you jerk, Bloomberg!

guess we won’t see that in the NYT.


4 posted on 10/14/2011 5:44:20 PM PDT by Recovering Ex-hippie (Rick Perry 2012)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I had that happened to me while going home from Camp Pendleton, on leave in 1970.

The place was O’Hare.

The result: One Hippy turd arrested by Chicago Police for: Assault, Resisting Arrest, Disorderly Conduct, Possession of Marijuana and a couple of other charges that I have since forgotten.

This is AFTER the Chicago cops pulled me off of him. He was unconscious, had a broken jaw, and at least a couple of broken ribs (according to one of the cops).

I made my connecting flight with no further incident. One of the officers insisted that he carry my duffle bag to that gate.


5 posted on 10/14/2011 5:49:28 PM PDT by Howie66 (I can see November (2012) from my house.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Same behaviour Viet Nam vets and Viet Nam Era vets got...why should we be shocked. These are the same kinds of creeps of the 60s and 70s...
They are treating the “first responders” with the same kind of contempt.


6 posted on 10/14/2011 5:57:03 PM PDT by celtic gal
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Betcha this won’t make it on MSNBC — only fictitious expectorations from phantom Tea Party members.


7 posted on 10/14/2011 6:00:22 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughers of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

We should send R. Lee Ermey down in uniform just to see if some jackwagon wants to give this a try again...


8 posted on 10/14/2011 6:02:35 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: Howie66

Today, in almost every locality I can think of, you’d do serious time and he’d be free as a bird, with a very viable and lucrative lawsuit against you. That’s how much things have changed since 1970. I wish I had the resources to start looking at other countries.


9 posted on 10/14/2011 6:06:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Better to ask forgiveness than permission.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid those protesters while in uniform.

WTH???

10 posted on 10/14/2011 6:11:27 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: workerbee

REMEMBER WHO IS PRESIDENT and what he just allowed in the military!


11 posted on 10/14/2011 6:13:01 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Better to ask forgiveness than permission.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Devon Pendleton, a spokesman for Occupy Boston, doesn't believe that those male protestors are actually part of the movement

Yeah, right.

12 posted on 10/14/2011 6:14:06 PM PDT by lowbridge (Rep. Dingell: "Its taken a long time.....to control the people.")
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It's like telling Americans not to "antagonize" Muslim terrorists by, say, being American.
13 posted on 10/14/2011 6:24:20 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: Howie66

I am glad you were able to give that hippie what he had coming.

Nowadays like a another post here has pointed out, even laying a finger on a miscreant would be unthinkable as much as it would be hard not to do.


14 posted on 10/14/2011 6:25:43 PM PDT by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The military just trying to protect its members...I remember when my recruiters couldn’t wear their uniforms onto some university campuses due to picketing during Operation Desert Storm. And, I remember other recruiters’ offices being shot at in Detroit and burned out in LA...trust me, we would have all rather been doing our regular jobs in the military even if we were doing them in a warzone—having to avoid confrontation with our own American citizens (even if those citizens were very anti-military, anti-establishment, and probably pro-communist/Marxist/socialist/anarchy) was very demoralizing, frustrating, and mostly infuriating!


15 posted on 10/14/2011 6:33:24 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: sassy steel magnolia

I feel nothing but shame from your comments.

America’s heart is proud and free. Our military have that heart and go willingly to defend us from our enemies.

Yet, we citizens, are weak. Our own service members must hide their identity from so called ‘citizens’ here because true American will not defend them nor will we prosecute or shun the social engineers who make our own military hide from our own citizens on our own soil.

Do you see how wrong this is? They are too busy on their own assignments to deal with the citizens and inhabitants of this country so they don’t wear their uniforms proudly on their own soil.

Its shameful.

We are to blame.


16 posted on 10/14/2011 6:42:28 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now, the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid those protesters while in uniform.

What? They should start walking in pairs, in uniform, right past the protesters! Have a couple of beefy friends NOT in uniform behind them so that if trouble starts, THEY can be out of it, since they're in uniform, but the perps will get what's coming to them.

17 posted on 10/14/2011 6:46:32 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: SuziQ

The republican party should have its members escort the uniformed service people past the ‘demonstrators’. And I am serious when I say this.


18 posted on 10/14/2011 7:11:36 PM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Now, the Coast Guard is warning all staff working on Atlantic Avenue to avoid those protesters while in uniform.

Yeah, by all means, don't confront your adversaries. That might show backbone!

19 posted on 10/14/2011 7:19:35 PM PDT by meyer (We will not sit down and shut up.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

At least now military vets who’ve proudly served aren’t treated as rudely as those of the Vietnam and Korea eras were...I remember being told by my mom to NOT tell people where my dad was (Vietnam) and be “low key” about us being a military family...thank goodness things have changed!

And, in spite of those hate-filled folks who treated me and my recruiters badly, there were even more good, patriotic Americans who easily wanted to shake our hands, tell us their stories, buy us a meal or coffee or a soda. I am sure those good people way, way outnumber the types who are using up their 15 minutes of fame with the OWS junk.


20 posted on 10/14/2011 7:29:28 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: sassy steel magnolia

I don’t ever recall Korean War vets being disrespected.


21 posted on 10/14/2011 7:30:33 PM PDT by Mears
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To: Mears

“I don’t ever recall Korean War vets being disrespected.”

A lot changed from the early 1950’s until the 1960’s, the people still respected the military in the early 50’s then the liberals started their revolution during the Viet Nam war. I was in the Navy from 1968-1972 and thank goodness no one ever showed any disrespect towards me.


22 posted on 10/14/2011 8:08:37 PM PDT by longhorn too
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To: hedgetrimmer

Or burly guys from the Tea Party and Rolling Thunder.


23 posted on 10/14/2011 8:59:11 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (Better to ask forgiveness than permission.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
It even happens in the military...When my grandson was in basic another recruit spit on him (he's one of those quiet guys you never want to mess with). The spitter ended up in the hospital after just getting hit 3 times...After the military investigated the situation, grandson was set back 1 week in basic training. Don't know what happened to the other kid but I'll bet he doesn't spit on any one again..If the investigation had gone against him, he would have been kicked out of the service....Some guys you just don't mess with and some people cannot tell the difference, they think quiet means a pushover...

When I worked as a waitress in a bowling alley-restaurant-bar you'd see young punks come in all the time and mouth off to some old guy that has been sitting in the bar for 30 years and they just thought he was old....leaving the bar the kids usually got the sheet kicked out of them...(this was when Michigan had changed the drinking age to 18) big mistake that was changed a few years later..

24 posted on 10/14/2011 10:08:01 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: sassy steel magnolia

Viet Nam vets were treated shamfully, but my brother was in the army during Korea, there weren’t any problems then, it was in the early 50’s. People respected our military and the hippy lefty’s were not invented yet...


25 posted on 10/14/2011 10:12:31 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

I think a lot of the Rolling Thunder guys are Nam vets...don’t screw with them...:O) OOPS Dune just started on BBC guess I’ll have to sign off and watch...


26 posted on 10/14/2011 10:15:03 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: nutmeg

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27 posted on 10/14/2011 10:15:10 PM PDT by nutmeg (Yes We CAIN !! Herman Cain 2012)
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To: goat granny

yes, you’re right they did. What I probably should have said was there weren’t the parades and big welcomes that a lot of the WWII folks got.

Sadly, Korea was the first “armed conflict” (instead of the term “war”) that we got into in the last century, and that unfortunate naming trend for military engagements will probably continue because of the fear factor associated with the word “war.”

We live in a politically correct world where calling something what it really is seems to be very unpopular...


28 posted on 10/21/2011 2:16:00 PM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: sassy steel magnolia
Many called Korea a “police action” there were some politically correct saying back then. That's one way to camouflage war.. GG
29 posted on 10/21/2011 3:09:54 PM PDT by goat granny
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