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Hitchhiker Writing 'Kindness' Book Shot in Montana
Associated Press ^ | June 11, 2012 | MATTHEW BROWN

Posted on 06/11/2012 9:58:20 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

A man hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir called "The Kindness of America" was injured in a random drive-by shooting along a rural highway near northeastern Montana's booming Bakken oil patch, authorities said Monday.

Ray Dolin, 39, of West Virginia, was shot in the arm as he approached a pickup Saturday evening thinking the driver was offering him a ride, said Valley County Sheriff Glen Meier.

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KEYWORDS: irony; kindness; napl
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1 posted on 06/11/2012 9:58:24 AM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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We’d be much “kinder” if it wasn’t for our guns.

Right, domestic and international CommieMedia?


2 posted on 06/11/2012 10:01:17 AM PDT by EyeGuy (Armed, judgmental, fiscally responsible heterosexual.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’ll be renaming his book “Justice for Trayvon” if he knows what’s good for him.

Message delivered, cracker.


3 posted on 06/11/2012 10:02:42 AM PDT by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: EyeGuy

I feel terrible about it but I did burst out laughing, since it’s not even possible to make stuff up as ironic as that. Hope I didn’t earn a longer stint in purgatory for that...


4 posted on 06/11/2012 10:04:34 AM PDT by major-pelham
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Meanwhile in an alternative universe....

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5 posted on 06/11/2012 10:05:35 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well, that was a real shot in the arm.


6 posted on 06/11/2012 10:06:58 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Free ThinkerNY

OK, proof positive Rush lurks here. He just mentioned this article 2 min. ago.


7 posted on 06/11/2012 10:10:55 AM PDT by sueQ
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Did you see the article linked from the site about the Ukrainian girl who was raped and burned? Very tragic.


8 posted on 06/11/2012 10:13:13 AM PDT by <1/1,000,000th%
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow, this article is a classic! They manage to demonize gun rights AND Big Oil in one story!


9 posted on 06/11/2012 10:15:27 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
A 52-year-old Washington man, Lloyd Christopher Danielson III, was arrested about four hours later near Culbertson. Authorities say he was under the influence of drugs or alcohol and apparently headed to Williston, N.D., for work tied to the oil boom.

WTF? He's on his way to get a job and just thought he'd shoot some guy on the road to break the boredom of driving? Give him a short trial and take him out and shoot him.

10 posted on 06/11/2012 10:21:45 AM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I guess he can change the title to

“Momma told me not to Thumb”


11 posted on 06/11/2012 10:22:54 AM PDT by Boiler Plate ("Why be difficult, when with just a little more work, you can be impossible" Mom)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“The cornerstone of liberalism is naivete’.”

— Dennis Prager


12 posted on 06/11/2012 10:33:41 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Anyone who thinks we can sit home, then survive four more years of Obama, is a damned fool.)
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To: Sicon

I bet the gun was obtained via the “gun show loophole” , the bullets were “copkillers” and the gun was a evil “semiautomatic”.


13 posted on 06/11/2012 10:36:39 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
I think this can definitely be tied to George Bush!
14 posted on 06/11/2012 10:38:38 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Slings and Arrows

Irony can be pretty ironic ping!


15 posted on 06/11/2012 10:54:06 AM PDT by Clay Moore (The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of a fool to the left. Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: Sicon

I read the article and can’t find anything that sounds like it was demonised. What parts are you talking about?


16 posted on 06/11/2012 11:01:30 AM PDT by stuartcr ("When silence speaks, it speaks only to those that have already decided what they want to hear.")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

This reminds me of the “Human Kindness Day” celebration held in D.C. in 1974. I was downtown that day working a part-time job to get through school, and I remember seeing gangs of black youths chasing terrified white people down the street. By the end of the day, numerous people had very unkind things done to them, and one poor fellow was chased, caught, robbed, beaten, and had his eye stabbed out.


17 posted on 06/11/2012 11:01:30 AM PDT by PUGACHEV
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To: major-pelham

“I feel terrible about it but I did burst out laughing”

So did I. It’s just the irony. You can’t make some of this stuff up.


18 posted on 06/11/2012 11:01:48 AM PDT by No Socialist
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To: Clay Moore; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
New title: "The Kindness of America (Montana Can Kiss My ***)".


19 posted on 06/11/2012 11:08:47 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

A man hitchhiking across the country and writing a memoir called “The Kindness of America”

why?

did he not find “the kindness of America” closer to home, he had to go looking for it?


20 posted on 06/11/2012 11:09:20 AM PDT by Wuli
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To: PUGACHEV

Are you SERIOUS??? OMG!!!


21 posted on 06/11/2012 11:09:41 AM PDT by Ann Archy ( ABORTION...the HUMAN Sacrifice to the god of Convenience.)
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To: TurboZamboni

You’re right except that semiauto will end up decribed as an automatic pistol by the looney left.


22 posted on 06/11/2012 11:11:59 AM PDT by meatloaf (Support Senate S 1863 & House Bill 1380 to eliminate oil slavery.)
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To: EyeGuy

“We’d be much “kinder” if it wasn’t for our guns.”

Yep. That and oil. This did happen where oil is being harvested and causing a “boon” that is nothing but negative for the Bakken area. If it weren’t for that evil oil, then the area would be able to keep up with the infrastructure needs and better monitor the citizens.


23 posted on 06/11/2012 11:13:02 AM PDT by CSM (Keeper of the Dave Ramsey Ping list. FReepmail me if you want your beeber stuned.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
random drive-by shooting along a rural highway

Somehow I doubt if it was "random".

24 posted on 06/11/2012 11:13:02 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

http://www.amazon.com/Walk-Across-America-Peter-Jenkins/dp/006095955X

Not really such a “novel” idea.


25 posted on 06/11/2012 11:14:05 AM PDT by Winstons Julia (Hello OWS? We don't need a revolution like China's; China needs a revolution like OURS.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Maybe he should rename the book, “The Naivete of America.”


26 posted on 06/11/2012 11:17:10 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: sueQ
OK, proof positive Rush lurks here. He just mentioned this article 2 min. ago.

Or, more likely, he has a staffer monitoring FR (among other sites) for interesting material.

27 posted on 06/11/2012 11:17:23 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can't be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Probably right, Papa.


28 posted on 06/11/2012 11:29:22 AM PDT by sueQ
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To: PapaBear3625
When Rush mentioned this story, he asked how many people out there were laughing, and and to stop laughing if you were. I'm sorry Rush, but I was laughing in a sad, ironic way, and couldn't stop, especially when you told me to stop. Its not really “funny”, but it is funny in a sick way.
29 posted on 06/11/2012 11:37:41 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: TigersEye

It appears he got shot when he “approached the pickup.” Article doesn’t say if he tried to open the door as a hitchhiker normally would, but if some stranger walked up to my car and attempted to open the door, he’d probably be shot if he got it open. I try to keep my range time up to date, though, and I doubt it would be an arm I hit.


30 posted on 06/11/2012 11:43:26 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Montana is slipping. In the old days he’d have been stuffed, mounted and hanging on the lodge wall by now.


31 posted on 06/11/2012 11:56:48 AM PDT by MARTIAL MONK (I'm waiting for the POP!)
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To: Cyber Liberty
"(Dolin) was sitting down to have a little lunch and this guy drives up. He thought he was going to give him a ride and as he approached the vehicle, the guy pulls out his weapon and shoots him. It's as simple as that," Meier said.

Article says the vehicle pulled up to him. Anyone who does that and shoots the guy deserves to be drug behind the truck and have his gun shoved up his arse before he's shot.

32 posted on 06/11/2012 12:01:21 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

If all he did was walk up, then yes I agree with you. But hitchhikers typically open the car door, and if this hitchhiker thought he was getting a ride (as the officer suggests), then he may well have done that.

Still want to stick a gun up my arse?


33 posted on 06/11/2012 12:12:31 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I stand by what I said.


34 posted on 06/11/2012 12:13:49 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye

So do I. I refuse to get into a fight over an AP story because the reportage is not up to FR standards.


35 posted on 06/11/2012 12:28:17 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Let’s assume you’re driving thru the middle of nowhere.

Up ahead you see a guy sitting by the side of the road. You choose to pull off next to him.

Wouldn’t you consider that an implicit invitation that you want to talk to him and that it would be reasonable for him to open the door to do so?

A totally different situation from if you were sitting in a parking lot in a city and somebody walks up to your car and opens the door.


36 posted on 06/11/2012 12:31:13 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Cyber Liberty

Good for you.


37 posted on 06/11/2012 12:45:05 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Sherman Logan

I agree with you and the other poster, if that is in fact exactly the way it happened. I can’t tell because it’s an AP story, written with their usual eye for accuracy and completeness.


38 posted on 06/11/2012 12:47:48 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: TigersEye

You’re “The Other Poster.” I had a brain failure when I needed to ping you to my last comment.


39 posted on 06/11/2012 12:49:12 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I guess we can discuss the story that was presented or we can discuss the infinite possible alternatives that the imagination can come up with.


40 posted on 06/11/2012 12:55:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Cyber Liberty

I should also remind you that you were the first to premise your comments with “the article stated” and I simply replied by quoting more of what the “article stated.” Now you want to impeach the credibility of what “the article stated.” Fine debating tactic there with mobile goal posts constantly on the move.


41 posted on 06/11/2012 12:58:51 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Tomorrow's headlines today:

Book About Kindness Provokes a Pissing Match on Free Republic!


42 posted on 06/11/2012 1:02:49 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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43 posted on 06/11/2012 1:47:05 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Revolting cat!
Tomorrow's headlines today:

Book About Kindness Provokes a
Pissing Match on Free Republic!

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44 posted on 06/11/2012 3:19:27 PM PDT by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

did they arrest the gun?


45 posted on 06/11/2012 6:57:51 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: cripplecreek

LOL

THAT is pretty funny.


46 posted on 06/11/2012 7:02:25 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: Boiler Plate
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKaQzQAlNn4 .......................................................................................................................................................... FRegards
47 posted on 06/11/2012 8:37:36 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not to mention the shootee runs a business named “One Shot Impressions.”


48 posted on 06/12/2012 2:13:18 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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To: Titan Magroyne

He was not so much tempting fate as kicking dirt on its shoes while making unkind remarks about its mother.


49 posted on 06/12/2012 3:35:35 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: martin_fierro

LMAO!


50 posted on 06/12/2012 3:54:05 AM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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