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US nun, 84, jailed for nuke protest
The Belfest Telegraph / AP ^ | 19 February 2014 | AP

Posted on 02/19/2014 3:49:41 AM PST by fruser1

An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a US nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws.

Two other activists who broke into the facility with Megan Rice were sentenced to more than five years in prison yesterday, in part because they had much longer criminal histories of mostly non-violent civil disobedience...

...On July 28, 2012, the three activists cut through three fences before reaching a 548 million dollar (£328 million) storage bunker...

...They hung banners, strung crime-scene tape and hammered off a small chunk of the fortress-like Highly Enriched Uranium Materials Facility inside the most secure part of complex...

...When security finally arrived, guards found the three activists singing and offering to break bread with them. The protesters reportedly also offered to share a Bible, candles and white roses with the guards...

(Excerpt) Read more at belfasttelegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: alaskanprison4you; no; pardon; socialjusticecommies; unaccountable; unholycreeps

1 posted on 02/19/2014 3:49:41 AM PST by fruser1
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To: fruser1

Huh?!? Nuke protestors? The old gals must still think it’s 1984....


2 posted on 02/19/2014 3:56:50 AM PST by apillar
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To: apillar

A lot to suffer for a symbolic act, and they didn’t even have to break into the bunker to mount a protest if they felt there was still a danger.

Today the hottest head in a nuclear feud probably wouldn’t be Russia, or even China. It might sadly be in Washington.


3 posted on 02/19/2014 4:00:53 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I'm still trying to picture a little old lady wriggling through a hole cut in a fence with wire cutters ...

Gimmee a pull would'ya sisters ... ?

4 posted on 02/19/2014 4:05:34 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true .. I have no proof .. but they're true.)
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To: knarf

What they want you to picture is an elderly woman suffering under the boot of an oppressive government.

She’s the idiot who chose to play the role of martyr now she can live out the rest of her days in prison.


5 posted on 02/19/2014 4:09:03 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: fruser1

An activist 84 year-old nun, eh? Sounds kinda like a wolf in sheep’s clothing.


6 posted on 02/19/2014 4:14:32 AM PST by equaviator (There's nothing like the universe to bring you down to earth.)
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To: cripplecreek

That’s the same way I see it.


7 posted on 02/19/2014 4:16:49 AM PST by rlmorel ("A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral." A. Hamilton)
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To: cripplecreek

She can now lead a cloistered life in solitary.


8 posted on 02/19/2014 4:17:36 AM PST by MRadtke (Light a candle or curse the darkness?)
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To: MRadtke
She can now lead a cloistered life in solitary.

Singing "Kumbaya"...

9 posted on 02/19/2014 4:23:06 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: MRadtke

Like it will make a difference to her (actually, she’ll get to evangelize the others in a ladies’ jail).

Fault her for an unbalanced Christian goal, she does believe.


10 posted on 02/19/2014 4:23:58 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you. See my page.)
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To: fruser1

An 84 year old nun can break in and get to a bunker containing nuclear grade uranium.....WTF. Was somebody asleep at the wheel or has Obama hired TSA workers to guard the nuclear hen house?


11 posted on 02/19/2014 4:25:18 AM PST by ImNotLying (The Right To Bear Arms: Making good people helpless won't make bad people harmless!)
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To: ImNotLying

How about the sniper who took out a major link in the power grid in an hours long assault on transformers in CA last year, never to be apprehended? Our security systems are a joke.


12 posted on 02/19/2014 4:34:15 AM PST by txrefugee
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To: apillar


The 80s called. They want their anti-nuke protesters back.
13 posted on 02/19/2014 4:34:36 AM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: fruser1

She should be dead,
She was in a shoot on sight area

The place she broke into was
The weapons grade uranium storage facility

Profound mayhem could have occurred
If she had other intent than to spray paint the walls

The 2 guys she was with had long arrest records


14 posted on 02/19/2014 4:50:27 AM PST by HangnJudge
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To: fruser1
"The reason for the baby bottles was to represent that the blood of children is spilled by these weapons," Boertje-Obed, 58, said at the trial.

Probably supports abortion for any reason.
15 posted on 02/19/2014 4:56:22 AM PST by Dallas59 (Obama: The first "White Black" President.)
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To: ImNotLying

Even she was surprised that their little party of three protesters could get that close.

When I read the article I was amazed that it took 2 hours for security to arrive.

As Glenn Reynolds would say, “We are in the very best of hands.”

:)


16 posted on 02/19/2014 4:57:13 AM PST by Not gonna take it anymore (If Obama were twice as smart as he is, he would be a wit)
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To: Not gonna take it anymore
Even she was surprised that their little party of three protesters could get that close.

When I read the article I was amazed that it took 2 hours for security to arrive.

As Glenn Reynolds would say, “We are in the very best of hands.”

The place should have been guarded by TSA!


17 posted on 02/19/2014 5:00:02 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: Not gonna take it anymore

In the Michigan legislature.

Senate Bill 757: Allow deadly force to defend nuclear plants
Introduced by Sen. John Proos, IV (R) on February 11, 2014, to explicitly allow an officer providing security at a nuclear generating plant to use deadly force if he or she “honestly and reasonably believes (it) is necessary to prevent” a person from breaking in with the intent to inflict harm, engage in radiological sabotage or steal nuclear material.


18 posted on 02/19/2014 5:00:24 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: fruser1

Really upset the security let this happen,. She should have been shot the minute she crossed the fence.
You don’t allow intruders to do this.


19 posted on 02/19/2014 5:01:28 AM PST by HereInTheHeartland (Obama lied; our healthcare died.)
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To: fruser1
Ten bucks says that this Comrade is also pro abortion,anti death penalty and pro homosexual “marriage”.
20 posted on 02/19/2014 5:02:30 AM PST by Gay State Conservative (Obama: "I can do whatever I want")
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Where they were at the use of deadly force was authorized. Back before the dumbing down of D.O.E. security it could have very well been applied. Glad they all got prison time & it needed to be more. They have “AMPLE” room to protest at the gates of these facilities.


21 posted on 02/19/2014 5:07:13 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: knarf

They went through several fences actually.


22 posted on 02/19/2014 5:08:21 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: HangnJudge

That is all true. No sympathy for them from me. DOD/DOD security needs to get their at together at the plants. Fire the security contractors and put troops in charge of facility security. This is case where it is warranted to do so.


23 posted on 02/19/2014 5:13:33 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: cva66snipe

It’s troublesome that they weren’t even caught till down there. It might not be nuns the next time. Although one hopes it is robustly enough constructed that something like nuns with hammers cannot cause more than cosmetic damage.


24 posted on 02/19/2014 5:14:02 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you. See my page.)
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To: HangnJudge

That is all true. No sympathy for them from me. DOD/DOD security needs to get their at together at the plants. Fire the security contractors and put troops in charge of facility security. This is case where it is warranted to do so.


25 posted on 02/19/2014 5:14:15 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

Put troops in charge of security rather than low bid contractors.


26 posted on 02/19/2014 5:16:48 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: cva66snipe

When one thinks of the worst that someone might do down there... well I’d hate to mention it because why should I let some terrorist, or someone intentionally kookier than these nuns, use my brain.

I think the nuns probably did us a favor by proving this possible. Maybe a monastery for military monks could be erected on the site. Praise the Lord and pass the machine gun, brother.


27 posted on 02/19/2014 5:18:02 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you. See my page.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I live close down wind of that and all the other Oak Ridge facilities. They were associated with a group that's done similar stunts elsewhere. Someone would have had to have given them enough information to know where to cut the fences & enter at to get to where they did.

They in a sick way may have done us a favor in exposing the laxness but by using their supporters logic a bank robber should be rewarded for showing a banks security flaws. There is a migration several times a year of protesters at the plants {There are multiple plants}. Each year they push the envelope a little bit more. Each year their supporters Boo Hoo about their mistreatment which is usually an hour or two in Anderson County Jail if they keep pushing the issue. This time they pushed too far and a crack down is needed.

28 posted on 02/19/2014 5:37:30 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: fruser1
An 84-year-old nun was sentenced to nearly three years in prison for breaking into a US nuclear weapons complex and defacing a bunker holding bomb-grade uranium, a demonstration that exposed serious security flaws.

I remember when the Soviet Union was breaking apart and people were worried about securing their nuclear arsenal...

29 posted on 02/19/2014 5:50:36 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: cva66snipe

It sure didn’t look like the work of a scheming brilliant mastermind here. It was brute force (inasmuch as nuns with bolt cutters could be called force) and it worked.


30 posted on 02/19/2014 6:06:44 AM PST by HiTech RedNeck (Embrace the Lion of Judah and He will roar for you. See my page.)
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To: VanDeKoik

Is that commercial even on anymore? Seems to have disappeared already. But then, I don’t watch much live TV, and the recorded commercials get forwarded through....


31 posted on 02/19/2014 6:08:05 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
It sure didn’t look like the work of a scheming brilliant mastermind here. It was brute force (inasmuch as nuns with bolt cutters could be called force) and it worked.

I think you might want to do some more reading on the others involved and the association with I think it's called "Swords to plow shears". This was more than simply a Nun with bolt cutters. There isn't signs that say processing building here. Nor are the buildings involved visible to the public.

A good chunk of the city of Oak Ridge is DOD/DOE land with one road closed to the public after 9/11 running the length of the city itself. This was just one of several facilities involved in national security. The only visible facilities are a few administrative ones located in the non fenced areas like Warehouse road. The National Lab was also once partially visible on now closed to the public Bethel Valley Road but parts of it were open to the public at one time IIRC. These facilities are several miles apart from each other. Someone had to tell them which building was which.

32 posted on 02/19/2014 9:35:07 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: HiTech RedNeck

A little bit more info http://archive.wbir.com/news/article/239165/2/Y-12-demonstrators-release-photo-of-their-security-breach


33 posted on 02/19/2014 9:49:41 AM PST by cva66snipe ((Two Choices left for U.S. One Nation Under GOD or One Nation Under Judgment? Which one say ye?))
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To: fruser1

34 posted on 02/19/2014 10:34:29 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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