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Tally of War Deaths Shows Up Next Door to Recruiting Station [ pic }
Star Tribune ^ | 12.09.05 | Larry Oakes

Posted on 12/09/2005 6:04:22 AM PST by wallcrawlr

DULUTH - A large sign went up Monday in the storefront next to the U.S. Army recruiting station in downtown Duluth.

What it says and how its message was received by the "Be-All-You-Can-Be" folks next door may well make it a sign of the times.

"Iraq," it says. "Remember the Fallen Heroes." Below, in black numbers changed daily, is a tally of the dead and wounded U.S. soldiers and the number of days the conflict has gone on.

It took only one day for Staff Sgt. Gary Capan from the recruiting office to walk over and politely ask Scott Cameron to take the sign down.

Cameron is a volunteer on the Steve-Kelley-for-governor campaign, which opened its northern Minnesota office next to the recruiting station last week.

Although the sign was Cameron's idea, Kelley, a DFL state senator from Hopkins, approved of displaying it in the window.

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Cameron decided to keep the tally going in the window. In explaining why, he talked about Vietnam, which he said was another mistake. There a bullet tore through his spine and shredded his left lung. Forty-six surgeries later, he spends much of his time advocating for better benefits for veterans.

Way too many Americans are insulated from the horror of war, and even the numbers, he said, adding that his sign will help them remember.

He said he was carrying a plate of cookies when he walked into the recruiting office Wednesday to give Capan his decision.

"He was cordial but said that 'until you take your sign down, I can't accept them,' " Cameron said. "I'm not going to do that."

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


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The newly opened campaign office for gubernatorial candidate Steve Kelley in downtown Duluth displays the number of U.S. military members killed and wounded in Iraq.
1 posted on 12/09/2005 6:04:23 AM PST by wallcrawlr
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To: wallcrawlr
"Personally, I feel I am honoring our veterans with this sign," Cameron said.

http://www.duluthsuperior.com/mld/duluthsuperior/13356992.htm

2 posted on 12/09/2005 6:06:28 AM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: wallcrawlr

One of the most classless things I've heard of in a long time!!


3 posted on 12/09/2005 6:09:32 AM PST by blastdad51 (Proud father of an Enduring Freedom vet, and friend of a soldier lost in Afghanistan)
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To: wallcrawlr

I don't have a single arguement anymore that can't be shot to pieces by the Left.

Why do I bother staying here in Ramadi defending these people, they don't want me to...


4 posted on 12/09/2005 6:12:30 AM PST by Old Sarge (In a Hole in the Ground, there Lived a Fobbit...)
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To: wallcrawlr

I stopped in at this recruiter's office last fall when a bunch of leftist were outside protesting. The left in Duluth is very active and this place gets constant protests. Steve Kelly is also my Representative and he is a genuine weasel. It is no suprise that his office would back this effort.

He'll get a call today. Maybe some of you would like to tell him what you think of sedition...

District 44

Senator Steve Kelley

651.297.8065

sen.steve.kelley@senate.mn


5 posted on 12/09/2005 6:13:27 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

BTTT!


6 posted on 12/09/2005 6:14:17 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

BTTT!


7 posted on 12/09/2005 6:14:32 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Thanks for including that.


8 posted on 12/09/2005 6:14:49 AM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

BTTT!


9 posted on 12/09/2005 6:14:50 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: wallcrawlr

The Recruiting office needs to put up it's own sign with a running tally of how many people in the same age group are dying here at home from auto accidents,drive by shootings etc.

These days, the front line in the war on terror, may well be safer for the young, than the streets of America.


10 posted on 12/09/2005 6:15:11 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (Okay, bring our troops home. But don't feign surprise when the terrorists tag along.)
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To: Old Sarge

you aint defending those jackasses...youre protecting this world for my 5 year old and 9 month old.

thank you


11 posted on 12/09/2005 6:16:24 AM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: wallcrawlr

Not a problem. I know that every FReeper would love to discuss certain issues with this preening jackass, so I thought I'd help the American electorate connect with one of their public servants...


12 posted on 12/09/2005 6:16:57 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: wallcrawlr

"There a bullet tore through his spine and shredded his left lung. .... He said he was carrying a plate of cookies when he walked into the recruiting office ..."

Walking around after a bullet "tore through his spine"? I would like to get the name of his surgeon.


13 posted on 12/09/2005 6:17:38 AM PST by Airborne1986 (Well, you can do what you want to us. But we're not going to sit here while you badmouth the U.S.A.)
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To: blastdad51
One of the most classless things I've heard of in a long time!!

Duluthistan voted 67% for Kerry. They have no class, and no inkling of the meaning of the word.

Ditto the Red Star and Sickle. Their lefty bias oozes from this article. Traitors all!

14 posted on 12/09/2005 6:19:28 AM PST by mplsconservative
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To: WorkingClassFilth

What does your local rag have to say about this? Perhaps a nice Letter to the Editor is in order...


15 posted on 12/09/2005 6:20:58 AM PST by ErnBatavia (403-3)
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To: wallcrawlr

I think 2,000 dead in Iraq is miraculous.

How could we defeat a country with all those troops, tanks and arms and only lose 2,000 people.

The terrorists know they cannot defeat us so they use the pschyological tool of killing a couple of people a day to try to have the anti war people defeat us for them.

If you think the fact that only two or three US soldiers are killed per day is an accident you are a fool. This is a plan, and with Dimocrats , its working.


16 posted on 12/09/2005 6:24:34 AM PST by sgtbono2002
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To: Old Sarge

You have FReepmail...


17 posted on 12/09/2005 6:33:16 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

And reply...


18 posted on 12/09/2005 6:34:57 AM PST by Old Sarge (In a Hole in the Ground, there Lived a Fobbit...)
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To: sgtbono2002
I think 2,000 dead in Iraq is miraculous.

How could we defeat a country with all those troops, tanks and arms and only lose 2,000 people.

I agree. I wonder if anyone has done a per capita comparison to the number of troops dead in Iraq and the number that typically die in peacetime, at home or in bases around the world.

19 posted on 12/09/2005 6:38:56 AM PST by sportutegrl (People who say, "All I know is . . ." really mean, "All I want you to focus on is . . .")
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To: Old Sarge

I'm confused by your reply. Care to elaborate?


20 posted on 12/09/2005 6:40:50 AM PST by SW6906 (5 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, guns and ammunition.)
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To: ErnBatavia

This story is from our local rag - the Red Star. I don't subscribe so, thanks to wallcrawler, this is the first I've known of this sh!tty deed.


21 posted on 12/09/2005 6:45:27 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: SW6906

I'm here getting shot at and shelled, for what?

To see the majority of Americans do not care about what I do for them.

All we get here is CNN, Gannett and AP - a steady daily diet of defeat. If it weren't for FR, I'd have gone around the twist months ago.

We're getting tired over here.


22 posted on 12/09/2005 6:46:40 AM PST by Old Sarge (In a Hole in the Ground, there Lived a Fobbit...)
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To: Old Sarge

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23 posted on 12/09/2005 6:47:25 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: Old Sarge

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24 posted on 12/09/2005 6:47:40 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: Old Sarge

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25 posted on 12/09/2005 6:47:59 AM PST by WorkingClassFilth (The problem with being a 'big tent' Party is that the clowns are seated with the paying customers.)
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To: Old Sarge
Why do I bother staying here in Ramadi defending these people, they don't want me to...

I've got 3 good reasons (9 yrs old, 5 yrs old, 4 yrs old) and they pray for y'all each night. I'm sure you have good reasons also, don't you.

If I could punch these people in the jaw I would, for the very reason that it made you post that. I so dislike those people. Grrr.

26 posted on 12/09/2005 6:48:26 AM PST by eyespysomething (http://members.cox.net/transam57/lights.wmv)
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To: wallcrawlr
I'm sure this jerk is feverishly planning on opening up an office across from the local abortion clinic so he can put a sign in the window tracking the number of dead there.

What a classless moron.
27 posted on 12/09/2005 6:52:51 AM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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To: SW6906; Old Sarge; Coop

Old Sarge is participating in OIF. Stories like this steaming load are a little hard to bear when you're getting shot at. How's that for elaboration??


28 posted on 12/09/2005 6:52:51 AM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: StarCMC

I would hope some Minnesotans take action against this, but...


29 posted on 12/09/2005 6:54:52 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: SW6906

I smell troll dung, Sarge. Watch what you step in.


30 posted on 12/09/2005 6:54:53 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: All; Bahbah

I despise the left for this kind of BS. And they PRETEND that they are honoring troops with a plate of cookies. Disgusting.

Dort of reminds me of the moonbat who crossed the street "just to talk to us" at the Cindy FReep, huh bahbah??


31 posted on 12/09/2005 6:55:00 AM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: Coop; Mr. Silverback

Hey Mr. S -- do you think those in the Frozen Tundra of Minnesota might need a heads up about this??


32 posted on 12/09/2005 6:55:56 AM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: StarCMC

Can anyone get me the address of the recruiters office? I am having a brainstorm. I have to run an errand, but I'll be back in an hour or so!!


33 posted on 12/09/2005 6:58:10 AM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: wallcrawlr
Steve Kelley uses the blood of US soldiers for political purposes.


34 posted on 12/09/2005 7:04:13 AM PST by finnman69 (cum puella incedit minore medio corpore sub quo manifestu s globus, inflammare animos)
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To: Coop; wallcrawlr; Old Sarge; Diva Betsy Ross; All

Found the office, talked to a recruiter. I'm sending them a couple pizzas and I apologized that he has to put up with that crap. Anyone else who wants the phone number, Freepmail me and I'll give it to you. These guys need to hear from us. :o)


35 posted on 12/09/2005 7:04:53 AM PST by StarCMC (Old Sarge is my hero...doing it right in Iraq! Vaya con Dios, Sarge.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Email sent!


36 posted on 12/09/2005 7:10:55 AM PST by steel_resolve
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To: StarCMC

Great work, Star!


37 posted on 12/09/2005 7:16:14 AM PST by Coop (FR = a lotta talk, but little action)
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To: Old Sarge
OK, now I understand better. These kinds of people I believe still represent a minority of the populace. The Media and Democrats (I know, redundant) are trying their best to relive Vietnam, but thinking Americans don't agree with them.

Thanks for your service and keep the faith! There are a lot of us here that still support you tremendously!!!

38 posted on 12/09/2005 7:16:45 AM PST by SW6906 (5 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, guns and ammunition.)
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To: StarCMC

Just this past week the grandma brigade stormed in the U of M recruiting office and signed enlistment papers as a protest.

I think the recruiting offices in Duluth have also had to deal with people trying to block access.


39 posted on 12/09/2005 7:17:56 AM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: silverleaf

Troll dung?!!? Are you effing kidding me??!! Check my start date, newbie and rethink before you fire that gun.


40 posted on 12/09/2005 7:18:06 AM PST by SW6906 (5 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, guns and ammunition.)
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To: StarCMC

They are an angry and hateful bunch. Have you heard that John Kerry wants to keep our troops safe. I guess he doesn't understand that it is they who keep us safe. These people truly make me sick to my stomach.


41 posted on 12/09/2005 7:22:23 AM PST by Bahbah (Free Scooter; Tony Schaffer for the US Senate)
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To: SW6906

First, stand down.

I was referring to the poster who was goading you. Not you.
He/she/it writes no more like a troop in service than my pooch.

Second, no newbie here. Check my stats.

Dismissed.


42 posted on 12/09/2005 7:22:54 AM PST by silverleaf (Fasten your seat belts- it's going to be a BUMPY ride.)
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To: silverleaf
OK, but I'm not sure I agree with your analysis.........you saying Old Sarge is a troll?!!?

Am I just a little slow on the uptake this morning?

43 posted on 12/09/2005 7:35:09 AM PST by SW6906 (5 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Old Sarge

Jesus, Mary and Joseph.


44 posted on 12/09/2005 7:38:48 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-What fools they are who doubt the ability of liberty to triumph over despotism)
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To: 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub


45 posted on 12/09/2005 7:39:18 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-What fools they are who doubt the ability of liberty to triumph over despotism)
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To: SW6906; silverleaf

I'm confused too...but thats ok..lets drop it.


As for Old Sarge:

2004 Free Republic Military FReeper Of The Year!


46 posted on 12/09/2005 7:40:45 AM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: StarCMC

The office should put up the numbers of how many Iraqis are free now, or how many millions leftism has killed.


47 posted on 12/09/2005 7:41:52 AM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult
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To: WorkingClassFilth

done!


48 posted on 12/09/2005 7:42:01 AM PST by freema (Proud Marine Mom-What fools they are who doubt the ability of liberty to triumph over despotism)
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To: Old Sarge
You nedd to read this post: Why Democrats have no chance in 2008 Part II. It will raise your spirits.
49 posted on 12/09/2005 7:44:29 AM PST by SW6906 (5 things you can't have too much of: sex, money, firewood, guns and ammunition.)
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To: Old Sarge

changing tagline


50 posted on 12/09/2005 7:49:24 AM PST by wallcrawlr (Pray for the troops [all the troops here and abroad]: Success....and nothing less!!)
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