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G8 and Its Protesters- Loyal Opposition, or Anarchy?
various FR links | 05-22-04 | The Heavy Equipment Guy

Posted on 05/22/2004 7:36:36 AM PDT by backhoe

First, some background information on the area where G8 will be staged:
 
Glynn County, History, Lore, Brunswick, St. Simons Island, Georgia
... map of Brunswick, Georgia. Postcards of Yesteryear Logo, Postcards of Yesteryear
This series of twenty-two postcards gives us a glimpse into Glynn County's past ...
www.glynncounty.com/History_and_Lore/ - 39k - Cached - Similar pages
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Brunswick: www.brunswickga.org/
 
 
Glynn county in white:

 
This is a small area in terms of population, but large geographically:

 413

Census

Pop. 

2000

 67,568

1990

62,496

1980

 54,981

1970

50,528

1960

41,954

1950

29,046

1940

 21,920

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

City of Brunswick

  • 15,600 (2000)

Map of Glynn County and barrier islands:

Free Republic mentioned G8 here:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1120557/posts
Georgia Passes Laws Limiting Protests
AP ^ | Apr 18-04 | RUSS BYNUM
Some local color & commentary:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1120557/posts?page=26#26
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1120557/posts?page=38#38
 
 
Now for links to the opposition:
Atlanta Independent Media Center: home
... SOCL ACTION ALERT: Stop the Repression of the Protest against the G-8 in Georgia.
05/18 11:41 EST. G8: Island Residents May Suffer from G-8 Presence, but Sea ...
atlanta.indymedia.org/ - 54k - May 20, 2004 - Cached - Similar pages
 
 
G8 2004 in Georgia,Savannah,Brunswick,Sea Island,protests,free ...
*Savannah G8 2004 Actions Schedule. *News from the Free Speech Front. *Peoples
Political Summit (PPS) for Coastal Georgia. *Visit the Museum of the Aftermath. ...
freesavannah.com/g8/ - 10k - May 20, 2004 - Cached - Similar pages
Uh-Oh! Leftist BuzzWord Alert!
Click here for the Savannah Progressive Network
 
 
United for Peace and Justice: Protest the G8 Summit, June 8-10 ...
... Protest the G8 Summit, June 8-10, Georgia May 13th, 2004. RESIST
THE US EMPIRE! MOBILIZE FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE! ORGANIZE TO END THE
...
www.unitedforpeace.org/article.php?id=2384 - 58k - Cached - Similar pages
Uh-Oh! Leftist BuzzWord Alert!
RESIST THE US EMPIRE!
MOBILIZE FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE!
ORGANIZE TO END THE OCCUPATIONS OF IRAQ AND PALESTINE!
-More-
United for Peace and Justice
... Protest the G8 Summit June 8-10, Georgia President Bush is planning a secret meeting
on a small island off the coast of Georgia...From June 8 to 10, 2004, he ...
www.unitedforpeace.org/ - 68k - May 20, 2004 - Cached - Similar pages
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WELCOME to the Northeast Georgia
... We initially came together to protest the war with Iraq. Now our mission has broadened. ... Gainesville,
Georgia. 30503-3031. What is the 2004 G8 Summit? ...
www.peacecornergroup.org/ - 48k - May 21, 2004 - Cached - Similar pages
 
 
G8: Island Residents May Suffer from G-8 Presence, but Sea Island ...
... G8: Island Residents May Suffer from G-8 Presence ... the largest private employer in
Glynn County, Georgia, with over ... and money for venues to the protest organizers ...
indypgh.org/news/2004/05/14109.php - 17k - May 20, 2004 - Cached - Similar pages

 
A forum:
Bureaucrash - Forum
... From: Gainesville, FL, USA. Posts: 61. Re: G8 meeting in georgia. I'm down for a
G8 CounterProtest. ... although we call it a "CounterProtest," we do protest the same ...
 
 
Considering the source, not a bad overview:
The G8 in Georgia: Steering the Global Economy
... Island , a small resort town on the Georgia coast near ... the world will likely show
up for protest marches, street ... in which the leaders of the G8 countries have ...
www.accgreens.org/agjc/G8_2004_04_04.htm - 101k - Cached - Similar pages

 
Here is a link to the search string if you wish to read all the returns it fetched:
http://216.239.39.99/search?as_q=protest&num=50&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&btnG=Google+Search&as_epq=g8&as_oq=georgia&as_eq=&lr=&as_ft=i&as_filetype=&as_qdr=all&as_occt=any&as_dt=i&as_sitesearch=&safe=images


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Needless to say, the prospect of 100,000 people converging in a county of 67,000 is a little daunting, to say nothing of the alleged 10,000 protesters who will be shuffled off to the mainland- where they will be about as effective with their demonstrations as they would be in, say, Vidalia.
1 posted on 05/22/2004 7:36:36 AM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe

Break out the tents!


2 posted on 05/22/2004 12:33:04 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach (The terrorists and their supporters declared war on the United States - and war is what they got!!!!)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach
Break out the tents!

...and man the pumps! Batten down the hatches, maties!

Seriously, it's already getting congested- I had about 4 near wrecks this morning- strangers who didn't know where the "H" they were going suddenly darting across 3 or 4 lanes of traffic without signals.

I am going to try to fetch some better maps to illustrate how the mainland & barrier islands are laid out, how the causeways look, and why these annoying protesters have no earthly idea of what problems they face merely trying to get around, let alone get into secure areas.

3 posted on 05/22/2004 1:25:31 PM PDT by backhoe (--30--)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach; dansangel

OK, I can't link to a better map, but click here to see more details of the mainland, islands, and causeways:

http://mapserver.maptech.com/homepage/index.cfm?lat=31.1641&lon=-81.3843&scale=100000&zoom=50&type=1&latlontype=DMS&CFID=132049&CFTOKEN=59976988

See all that blue-white area with sprigs? That is salt marsh- you can't walk through it without bogging down. It accounts for much of the apparent land mass in the islands and mainland, and this means you just can't set out to go from point A to B without using a road or crossing watery areas. That's one impediment. And then...

St. Simons is separated from the mainland by two Intercoastal waterways- the Frederica and Back Rivers, and they are deep enough for pushboats ( wrongly called tugs ) and cruise ships. Plus there are many smaller rivers, creeks, and bog-holes 'twixt Brunswick and SSI. The Torras Causeway is the only way besides boats or aircraft- and these will be easily controlled.

Once you reach Saint Simons ( SSI ) there's one more causeway- the Sea Island Causeway- to cross before getting anywhere close to the G8 gathering.

There is one other little thing outsiders know nothing about- both Brunswick and SSI are so old that many, many streets change names, veer off in weird directions, and generally don't go where you thing they ought to- it really confuses non-natives. I grew up giving directions to lost & befuddled tourists.


4 posted on 05/22/2004 4:22:28 PM PDT by backhoe (--30--)
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To: All
To find how local papers are covering this:

-The Florida Times-Union--

-The Brunswick News--

-Waycross Journal-Herald --

-The Savannah Morning News --

5 posted on 05/23/2004 4:08:19 AM PDT by backhoe (--30--)
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http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/297434304805407.php
G-8's effect still vague
"I think you have to be realistic about what will be achieved," Bates said. "It may well help promote tourism, but if you're talking about manufacturing investment, it would be a tall order to expect one conference to have that kind of effect."
http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/305844632126297.php
Protest site in works
http://archive.thebrunswicknews.com/archive_detail.php?archiveFile=./pubfiles/tbn/archive/2004/April/24/Frontpage/35497.xml&start=0&numPer=20&keyword=g8&sectionSearch=Frontpage&begindate=1%2F1%2F2001&enddate=12%2F31%2F2005&authorSearch=&IncludeStories=1&pubsection=&page=&IncludePages=1&IncludeImages=1&mode=allwords&archive_pubname=The+Brunswick+News%0A%09%09%09
Residents seek G-8 answers


6 posted on 05/29/2004 1:01:46 AM PDT by backhoe (--30--)
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To: backhoe; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Tolik; Lando Lincoln

Hey guys, here is link you might find interesting regarding the protesters that will show up at the G8 summit.
It is written in a psudeo scientific vein with various pics from a proteat in DC around the end of April this year.

http://www.indcjournal.com/archives/000331.php

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


7 posted on 05/29/2004 1:42:31 AM PDT by alfa6 (When you hoist up that cold one this weekend, remember those that made it possible)
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To: alfa6
Thanks for the ping alfa6.!! I'll check it out. Hope all is well, FRiend.

Lando

8 posted on 05/29/2004 6:39:49 AM PDT by Lando Lincoln (GWB in 2004)
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To: alfa6; Ernest_at_the_Beach
I missed your flag earlier, so I followed the link...

I note with bemusement that many protesters seem to bear a grudge against "corpratism..." guess they never held an honest job in their fruitless lives. Wonder how they earn a living?

On a side note, my wife reports that a local TV report intoned seriously about "the secret nature of many military checkpoints" while filming said checkpoint with the Jekyll Island water tower rising in the background behind it...

9 posted on 05/30/2004 3:41:02 AM PDT by backhoe (--30--)
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To: backhoe

My wife is from Brunswick, I love going there to visit her folks. They've gone to New England to visit relatives this week. Smart move!


10 posted on 05/30/2004 3:53:46 AM PDT by 75thOVI (I need a sheep to keep me warm through the night!")
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To: 75thOVI
They've gone to New England to visit relatives this week. Smart move!

Believe me, I'd leave if I could. The scuttlebutt my wife hears at work says folks who need medicine or medical attention on Saint Simons should allow for a 3-hour delay in clearing all the roadblocks to the islands.

I plan on taking back roads to the store, and avoiding US 17 entirely.

[ seminar caller rant ]

I think it's Boosh's fault.
( and Rosh Limbo, too! )

[ /seminar caller rant ]

11 posted on 05/30/2004 4:07:45 AM PDT by backhoe (--30--)
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To: backhoe

I thought y'all could use a laugh, I showed it to my partner at work and He was almost on the floor laughing

I like the graphic :-)

Best Regards

alfa6 ;>}


12 posted on 05/30/2004 7:26:17 AM PDT by alfa6 (When you hoist up that cold one this weekend, remember those that made it possible)
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To: alfa6
I showed it to my partner at work and He was almost on the floor laughing

I noticed something a long, long time ago- our opponents on the Left simply hate not being taken seriously- or worse, being laughed at. Drives 'em nuttier than they already are...

13 posted on 05/30/2004 7:30:18 AM PDT by backhoe (--30--)
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http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/301143057935357.php
G-8 full of hidden costs
"We're hoping for the best, kind of planning for the worst ... I think there are some prudent things you can do without necessarily thinking the sky's falling."


14 posted on 06/01/2004 11:59:06 AM PDT by backhoe
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http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/311392436782977.php
Protesters eye college for G-8 site
Last week, Brunswick officials said Howard Coffin Park might be available for demonstrators. Mayor Brad Brown said that site was on hold while negotiations occur for the college campus.


15 posted on 06/01/2004 12:01:02 PM PDT by backhoe
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http://www.jacksonville.com/special/g8/
Visit our G-8 Summit site for more coverage
Welcoming guests is what Sea Island is all about
Posted: 6/1/04
SEA ISLAND -- Motorists approaching The Cloister on Sea Island now see nine flags stretched out in the sea breeze. One is the flag of the United States, one is of the European Community and the other seven represent the participating nations in the G-8 Summit.

On Sea Island, everyone dresses for a nightly game of bingo
Posted: 6/1/04
SEA ISLAND -- One of the oldest traditions on Sea Island is after-dinner bingo. Despite her searches into the archives, Sea Island archivist Mimi Rogers hasn't learned when it started, but the game continues much as it has through the decades.

Boston police to observe summit security
Posted: 5/30/04
ATLANTA -- While Southern hospitality will abound during the G-8 Summit on Georgia's Sea Island next month, there will also be a Yankee presence at the annual meeting of the world's industrial leaders.

Event security to be noted
Posted: 5/30/04
ATLANTA -- While Southern hospitality will abound during the G-8 Summit on Georgia's Sea Island next month, there will also be a Yankee presence at the annual meeting of the world's industrial leaders.

Perdue visit eases fears
Posted: 5/29/04
SEA ISLAND -- Gov. Sonny Perdue downplayed his declaration of a state of emergency for the G-8 Summit and said he is confident the community will be safe in spite of warnings of possible terrorist attacks this summer.

Daily march permits sought
Posted: 5/28/04
BRUNSWICK -- Activists are negotiating with officials to stage three marches along main city streets June 8-10 to coincide with the G-8 Summit on Sea Island.

New threat won't change G-8 security
Posted: 5/27/04
KINGSLAND -- A warning that terrorists are plotting an attack in the United States this summer will have little effect on the security strategy at next month's G-8 summit, officials said Wednesday.

State hopes summit can be sales tool
Posted: 5/26/04
ATLANTA -- Georgia officials are fretting every detail of next month's Group of Eight Summit so it won't tarnish the state's bid to become the headquarters of a huge trade area.

Military aircraft conducting maneuvers over coastal Georgia
Posted: 5/26/04
BRUNSWICK -- Military aircraft from the North American Aerospace Defense Command are conducting training exercises this week in the skies over the Georgia coast from Brunswick to Savannah.

County gives permit for park near G-8 Summit
Posted: 5/25/04
BRUNSWICK -- Glynn County has issued a permit for a two-day event that could draw thousands to Neptune Park on St. Simons Island, officials said.

G-8 Summit archive

16 posted on 06/01/2004 12:04:53 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe

These are professional "protestors" who have time on their hands and money to burn following G-8, hauling their papier-mache heads, pink cardboard tanks, & other paraphernalia all over the planet.


17 posted on 06/01/2004 12:05:14 PM PDT by Alouette (Dear Dad & Uncle Ira & all USA vets--Thank you for my Freedom.)
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To: Alouette
These are professional "protestors" who have time on their hands and money to burn...

Oh, absolutely!

I call then Professional Malcontents- if it weren't this, they'd be whining about some other vaporous "injustice."

Visit their sites and links and note well their hyperventilating over Israel, "corpratism," and other imagined evils in the world.

I note with annoyance that we are already in a state of emergency, starting this Monday, and my planned back-roads route to the store has portable signboards by the road, indicating that it, too, will be under enhanced scrutiny. Pests!

18 posted on 06/01/2004 12:16:34 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe

My question is, who pays for all this buffoonery?

Obviously none of these "people" have full time jobs or they would not be able to pick up and follow the G8 so easily, especially to a lot of the conference venues which are at expensive resorts.

But if they don't work where are they getting the money from?

Soros???


19 posted on 06/01/2004 12:34:06 PM PDT by Alouette (Dear Dad & Uncle Ira & all USA vets--Thank you for my Freedom.)
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To: Alouette
My question is, who pays for all this buffoonery?

That really is the $64 question- from the hostility evinced by their slogans, I'd guess few have ever worked for a living, and are sorts of parasites collecting grants, welfare, or other types of support.

If you could track the money, you would find who really lies behind this "anti" movement.

I can tell you this- they are no friends of America, Israel, business in general, or freedom.

20 posted on 06/01/2004 1:45:07 PM PDT by backhoe
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To: backhoe
I can tell you this- they are no friends of America, Israel, business in general, or freedom.

Add to this their puppets suck.

21 posted on 06/01/2004 1:47:00 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim (John Kerry - Not the Swiftest Boat in the Delta.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim
Add to this their puppets suck...

Dear God, I had forgotten all about their silly puppets and "street theatre." I feel seasick...

22 posted on 06/01/2004 4:35:16 PM PDT by backhoe
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1145785/posts
Italy Braced for Violence During Bush Visit
MyWay News ^


23 posted on 06/01/2004 4:55:40 PM PDT by backhoe (--30--)
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http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/291363952256058.php
Isles' life set to change
Checkpoints going up, bikes banned on causeway
 
 
http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/280652009475167.php
Protest talks heat up
Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering says police will talk first and use weapons later if they have to disperse crowds of protesters during the Group of 8 Sea Island Summit.
 
http://www.jacksonville.com/special/g8/
 News > G-8 Summit
Hail to the Chief
Posted: 6/3/04
SEA ISLAND, Ga. -- People get nervous when the boss comes over for dinner. Imagine feeding the bosses of the world's top industrialized nations next week at the Group of Eight Summit.

St. Simons Island coming under benevolent siege
Posted: 6/2/04
ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- It is possible for combat veterans on the barrier islands to have flashbacks without leaving home.

Artist adds Golden Isles touch to G-8 summit
Posted: 6/2/04
ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- G-8 Summit poster artist Steve Penley joined several other notable artists for a weekend reception that kicked off a month of special exhibits organized in honor of next week's gathering of world leaders on Sea Island.

Campus likely as festival site
Posted: 6/2/04
BRUNSWICK -- Activists coming to Glynn County for next week's G-8 Summit have been offered a portion of the campus of Coastal Georgia Community College as a venue for a festival and an alternative economic summit, officials said.
 

24 posted on 06/03/2004 3:37:50 AM PDT by backhoe (--30--)
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Summit Talk
Web posted Thursday, June 3, 2004


Group seeks legal observers to monitor protestors, law enforcement
Web posted Thursday, June 3, 2004
A national lawyers association is seeking volunteers to act as observers and legal workers to protect protesters' rights.

25 posted on 06/03/2004 4:03:58 AM PDT by backhoe (--30--)
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To: backhoe
ON the local front:

We are expecting up-wards to 20,000 troops over the weekend. The Governor declared a State of Emergency in late May. There are holding areas set up for "Detainees". There are at least 22 mobile SAM launchers setup on St Simons Island, Jekyll Island and other access points to Oceanside.

The scanner community is having a real ball (In God we trust; all the rest, we monitor).

Every alphabet soup government agency is represented in spades, and brought in their own communications system.

There are fly-overs from F-14s, helicopter gunships (spotted a group of 7 coming in - in formation yesterday morning).

I monitored a high altitude fly-over for video imaging downlink yesterday - from 60 miles out. Was able to monitor both the aircraft and the ground station. The lucky ones who can afford digital scanners with APC25 decoders are really getting a thrill monitoring certain coded transmissions. There are even deeper encryption devices that cannot be decoded.

We expect the "birdie" machines to go online sometime over the weekend. These will emit Radio Frequency "Birdies" that will cause most scanner devices to lock on to selected frequencies containing nothing but static. They can be programmed to disrupt most all the airwaves around the frequencies in use, in an attempt to thwart those who surveil the surveilers.

Cellphone conversations are being monitored and motorists stopped when their conversations are deemed questionable. Stopping by a bridge will get quick recognition from law enforcement. Taking pictures of bridges, electrical sub stations or other key structures will also merit a law enforcement acknowledgment (in person, and quickly). Extra Law Enforcement personnel have been brought in from all other the state; and beyond...

In terms of scanner listening, it is a target rich environment.

The circus officially starts Saturday morning, when the Sea Island Causeway will be checkpoint entry only; with proper identification. That is after you pass by the SAM sites where the causeway last crosses public access roads on St Simons Island. Sea Island residents can expect up to 3 checkpoint verifications when returning from the mainland or St Simons Island proper. Residents are advised to allot an extra hour of driving time for their commute on or off of Sea Island.

Marinas are being closed down. Waterways are being guarded. It is rumored that the maiden voyage of the new Nuclear Aircraft carrier from East Coast to West Coast will make it's current location coincide with the summit to offer an offshore launch platform for air support. With much of the nuclear sub fleet stationed out of St Marys, GA, additional resources are probably in the area in silent service.

Interesting times indeed...
26 posted on 06/03/2004 8:15:04 PM PDT by Dalite (... Comment to all)
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To: Dalite
Interesting times indeed...

Yep, like the Chinese curse...

I appreciate the further information- I will add what I can as conditions warrant, but plan on avoiding as much of this nonsense as possible.

I reiterate my previous comment-- the powers that be claim G-8 is going to make us all rich & famous, but I am still waiting for my share from the 1996 Olympics...

( BTW, see my tagline... )

27 posted on 06/04/2004 1:11:45 AM PDT by backhoe ("It's so easy to spend somebody else's money." [ My Dad, circa 1958 ])
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http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/302986788671083.php
G-8 excites residents

Brunswick's Hispanic population likely is also staying home next week, but for entirely different reasons.
"We've gone out door to door telling them if they don't have to go out, then don't," said Gail Hutchinson of Su Casa, a local Hispanic aid agency. "This is not because they're illegal, but because so many of them are here legally but are waiting to get all of their papers or don't carry their papers with them all the time. It's to avoid running into any problems.


28 posted on 06/04/2004 1:58:17 AM PDT by backhoe
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1147876/posts
Caption These (Rome protest/riot)
Yahoo! ^ | 6-04-04 | Yahoo

In the FWI department, local talk radio had these gems from callers:

"I passed the "March for World Peace & Justice" protesters as they crossed the county line... they claim 1000 protesters, I counted about 30..."

"I lunched with security yesterday... the way they put it?
5000 policmen-
5000 National Guardsmen-
163 protesters..."

Remember, protesters claim 10,000 will appear.


29 posted on 06/04/2004 11:43:39 PM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/280667301922964.php
Summit security on go
 
Do you think the area will be safe from terrorism during the G-8 Summit?
Yes No
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The Trees of Sea Island
Posted: 6/5/04
SEA ISLAND, Ga. -- Sea Island is a quiet place. Forbes Magazine once described it as one of the most exclusive enclaves in the United States, "conceived as a club where the very rich and their families could own homes and relax and enjoy themselves in private with others like them."

Protest groups trumpet their alternatives
Posted: 6/5/04
BRUNSWICK -- Protest groups criticized the world leaders meeting next week at the G-8 Summit on Sea Island and issued invitations to their own events that will offer alternatives to G-8 policies.

It'll be activists in Brunswick and 'Chicken' in Savannah
Posted: 6/5/04
SAVANNAH -- Head to Brunswick for activist demonstrations during the G-8 Sea Island Summit and you might hear Ward Morehouse of the Program on Corporations, Law and Democracy eexpound on the vagaries of global economics.

Kids enlist in thank-you campaign
Posted: 6/5/04
BRUNSWICK -- Laura Christine McKamey smiled with satisfaction Friday as she carefully placed a brightly colored, hand-made label on a bottle of spring water.

G-8 Summit moves in, residents move out
Posted: 6/4/04
ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- World leaders are coming to Sea Island, and more than a few residents are leaving.

Island businesses rethink plans to close
Posted: 6/4/04
ST. SIMONS ISLAND -- Not too long ago, restaurants and other businesses were talking about boarding up their windows and doors and shutting down for next week's G-8 Summit on Sea Island.

Churches open to offer prayers for tranquility
Posted: 6/4/04
At least five churches will host several gatherings beginning tonight to offer prayer for next week's G-8 Summit.

MPs train to back police if protests disorderly
Posted: 6/4/04
BRUNSWICK -- Covered head to toe in camouflage uniforms, a thick chest protector, helmet, face shield, guards for their shins, elbows and knees, a squad of Georgia National Guard military police officers were standing or lying in the shade sweating at the Brunswick-Golden Isles Airport.

30 posted on 06/05/2004 4:35:10 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: backhoe

31 posted on 06/05/2004 5:18:47 AM PDT by prairiebreeze (It's an honor to recognize those who've served in the United States military. We are grateful.)
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To: prairiebreeze

Thanks, prairiebreeze!


32 posted on 06/05/2004 5:59:31 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: Dalite; backhoe

This is fascinating, but I know it's a pain in the neck for those who live nearby.


33 posted on 06/05/2004 6:31:24 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: Peach
This is fascinating, but I know it's a pain in the neck for those who live nearby.

Yes, it is- my wife stayed over at work in Camden County ( neighboring county south ) a couple of days, and she called this morning to get an update on whether there were any roads to avoid coming home later. Far as I know, there aren't, and that's lucky since the only routes are I-95 or US 17, unless you take a bunch of winding, far-flung back roads that lead well into the interior of the state.

34 posted on 06/05/2004 6:48:48 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: backhoe

There's just no ideal place to hold these summits, I guess, but it's going to be very shocking for your area because you're in such a small area with a small population.

I will be reading this thread with interest once the summit actually starts.

Could you put me on your ping list if you have one?


35 posted on 06/05/2004 6:51:20 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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Could you put me on your ping list if you have one?

I would if I had any- got tired of all those "take me off yer !#$%^! ping list!" emails... but I'll try to remember to ping you if something unusual happens.

The biggest hazzard so far is careless drivers- I've nearly been hit more times than I can count by people suddenly crossing 3 or 4 lanes of traffic without warning.

36 posted on 06/05/2004 7:01:33 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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A friend of ours, living here from Ireland, says "the heat makes you stupid" and no where is there more evidence of that than drivers. Be careful!

I'll just do in forum reviews of your threads to keep track of what's going on. You have enough to remember.


37 posted on 06/05/2004 7:07:58 AM PDT by Peach (The Clintons pardoned more terrorists than they ever captured or killed.)
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To: backhoe

Thanks for keeping us up-to-date. Living just below Jax and we hear nothing. One would think you folks were in another world... or we were!

Used to fly into St Simons regularly, also had a good friend who built custom golf clubs at Sea Island. Lots of great memories.


38 posted on 06/05/2004 8:55:08 AM PDT by oldngray
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Living just below Jax and we hear nothing. One would think you folks were in another world... or we were!

The Times-Union ( jacksonville.com ) has pretty good coverage when they use their own reporters instead of the wire services. Local talk radio is full of colorful, and often very wry observations about G-8 as well.

39 posted on 06/05/2004 9:08:29 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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To: backhoe

I feel the same way about the T-Union. They had a pretty good spread this morning, some of the same pics you posted.

Thanks again, I'll keep this thread up if you are going to keep it for the length of the Summit.


40 posted on 06/05/2004 9:42:50 AM PDT by oldngray
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I plan on linking for the length of the summit, and if there is anything worth mentioning afterwords, I'll post it here. We just had a raft of law-enforcement cars zip by- my guess is they are going to Lanier field, which was being barracaded earlier, and is adjacent to the St. Simons causeway.


41 posted on 06/05/2004 9:56:54 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1148204/posts
Reagan's death may affect G8 Summit
AP ^ | 6.5.04


42 posted on 06/05/2004 4:05:44 PM PDT by backhoe (Sleep tight, Ronnie... you reminded me of my Dad so much...)
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Good training for the gang at the federal law enforcement training center.


43 posted on 06/05/2004 4:14:21 PM PDT by nunya bidness (Yorktown)
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Thanks for stopping by nunya! You're right, we have plenty of muscle locally, not to mention all the extra police and Guardmen.


44 posted on 06/05/2004 4:21:23 PM PDT by backhoe
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I've been trough there several times by boat and driven out to the island once. There's no way they're going to get to the island by road, so if they head in to the backwater they're going to get lost.

Then again, a guy in a skiff could make a couple of bucks dropping them off at the wrong island.

45 posted on 06/05/2004 4:37:18 PM PDT by nunya bidness (Yorktown)
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Then again, a guy in a skiff could make a couple of bucks dropping them off at the wrong island.

I love the deviousness behind that idea... if I were a little younger, I'd be sore tempted...

46 posted on 06/05/2004 4:39:54 PM PDT by backhoe
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1148309/posts
Bush not changing his schedule
UPI ^ | 6.5.04


47 posted on 06/06/2004 12:41:45 AM PDT by backhoe (Sleep tight, Ronnie... you reminded me of my Dad so much...)
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http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/280674151850631.php
G-8 units take places
Frontpage Picture

Concrete barriers are lifted into place Friday at the SunTrust Bank branch at Frederica and Sea Island roads, St. Simons Island, for a checkpoint for access to Sea Island. (Photo by Nancy R. Bartlett/The Brunswick News)
 
 
http://www.thebrunswicknews.com/front/292714668067151.php
Activists hold press conference
Robert Randall, a Brunswick activist...Brunswick pastor Isabelle Myles ...said they would lead programs dealing with environmental justice, debt cancellation in developing nations, the Palestinian struggle against Israeli occupation, AIDS and other health issues, the war in Iraq and rights in the United States.

48 posted on 06/06/2004 1:57:59 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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G-8 security affects traffic near islands
BRUNSWICK -- The Secret Service has begun implementing its security plan for the G-8 Summit on Sea Island, including restrictions on two roads.

49 posted on 06/06/2004 2:04:04 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1148454/posts
World leaders descend on Sea Island [G-8 Summit]
Macon Telegraph ^ | June 6, 2004 | Andy Peters and Wayne Crenshaw


50 posted on 06/06/2004 5:37:36 AM PDT by backhoe (-30-)
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