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WEEK 13 - Olney, MD., 03-25-06: Operation Infinite FReep, PICTURE HEAVY FROM A FREEPERS' VIEW
March 28,2006 | Trooprally

Posted on 03/28/2006 7:16:23 PM PST by trooprally

iMacMan did his wonders with his camera today by taking pictures of the passing cars from the FReepers point of view.

BELOW: The highlight of this is the car of young supporters who circled around 2 times to cheer us on.
TOP LEFT: First pass by;
TOP RIGHT: They turned around and came back - Trooprally waving to them;
MIDDLE: Close up of car;
BOTTOM: They turned around again before heading east on MD Rte. 108



BELOW: Moonbats (In back ground) not liking the flag waving youths. Pic by iMacMan

Four FReepers/Lurkers were in attendance: iMacMan, [Mrs] Trooprally, myself, and local Lurker Bill.

BELOW: iMacMan & Trooprally setting up banner. Pic by [Mrs] T.

BELOW: Trooprally & iMacMan with Lurker Bill just to left outside pic enjoying fruits of their set up labor. Pic by [Mrs] T.

BELOW: View of iMacMan & Trooprally from "grassy knoll". Pic by [Mrs] T.

BELOW: Local and Lurker Bill. Pic by [Mrs] T.

BELOW: [Mrs] & [Mr] Trooprally. Pic by iMacMAn

The moonbats had eleven for about a half hour, then 3 of them left. Ten minutes later another left. At 4:30 all but two left. Waveman and a lone moonbat on the southeast corner stayed til almost 5 PM.

BELOW: Early shows with Waveman (aka Swearman & Barkman) at left. Pic by [Mrs] T.

BELOW: Lots of moonbats. Pic by [Mrs] T.

BELOW: LEFT: Pic of simpleton, I mean singleton moonbat on SE corner. Pic by [Mrs] T. RIGHT Close up of singleton. Pic by iMacMan.

The teens from last week did not return. We had hoped they would. We did get the word to several drivers about our Saturday rally. They stopped for the red light, rolled down their windows and thanked us. That's when we told them about the FReep. We'll see if any of them come out.

Two cars flipped us the one finger salute and several shook their heads in disdain. But the honks from cars and waves from the Metro bus drivers always warm the heart. One bus passenger also waved to us.

The below pics are all by iMacMan from a FReeper's VIEW. Like them nice shiney cars? I personally like the waves and thumbs up. iMacMan spotted several that he would like to have.

BELOW: A TwoFer

BELOW: Another TwoFer

BELOW: Same car as above but now passenger has two thumbs up!!

BELOW: Call the company on the van - Tell them you saw them on FR and ask about a discount - Tell them Trooprally sent you. See how fast they hang up.

The red banner held up to the brisk breeze today. It bent, it flipped around, but the twine tie downs held. But the weather was warm enough that the breeze did not create a severe wind chill. Just hard to light my cigars.

Pic by iMacMan









REMEMBER

Next Saturday, same place, Georgia Avenue, MD Rte. 97 and MD Rte. 108 in Olney, MD

Same time, 3 PM to 4:30 PM


TOPICS: Activism/Chapters; Free Republic
KEYWORDS: codepink; freep; grumpies; infinite; mobilizingmothers; moonbats; opinfinitefreep; peaceactionmc; peaceniks; quakers
Thought everyone might need a good a laugh.

THE TRANSFORMATION HAS BEGUN!!


1 posted on 03/28/2006 7:16:28 PM PST by trooprally
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To: Landry Fan; BillF; Albion Wilde; maica; BufordP; Fraxinus; 3D-JOY; tgslTakoma; Angelwood; ...
Ping to the D.C. Chapter, et al

This is a late post and with an early get up time, I'm outta here. See you all in the AM.
2 posted on 03/28/2006 7:19:16 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

Great pics. Thanks to all of you for your activism.


3 posted on 03/28/2006 7:21:54 PM PST by PGalt
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To: trooprally

Thanks for all your hard work getting the AAR posted. Great pics by iMacMan! All honks warm the heart....


4 posted on 03/28/2006 7:33:36 PM PST by Apple Blossom (...around here, city hall is something of a between meals snack.)
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To: trooprally; iMacMan
Wonderful AAR.....very fancy! Great photos by Mrs. T and iMacMan. Thanks for being there!

Call the company on the van - Tell them you saw them on FR and ask about a discount - Tell them Trooprally sent you. See how fast they hang up.

LOL!!! Yer funny Mr. T. ;*)

5 posted on 03/28/2006 11:12:51 PM PST by Just A Nobody (NEVER AGAIN - Support our troops. I *LOVE* my attitude problem! Beware the Enemedia.)
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To: trooprally

That's gonna give me nightmares.


6 posted on 03/29/2006 12:00:34 AM PST by Just Lori (To everything, there is a season.........Ecclesiastes, 3:1-8)
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To: Apple Blossom
"Thanks for all your hard work getting the AAR posted"

I'm actually finding some short cuts to help. The one for this AAR concerning transferring pictures probably saved an hour.

iMacMan had to hold a sign in one hand while his other hand held the camera always at the ready. Towards the end of the FReep, [Mrs] T gave him a smaller sign because he was getting sore holding the larger sign. iMacMan took 150 pics that day just to get the ones that were posted.

7 posted on 03/29/2006 3:17:25 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally; iMacMan

Great report! And great pics too! Where'd all those floating green arrows come from? Can you pick those up at Walmart?


8 posted on 03/29/2006 3:45:29 AM PST by BufordP ("I am stuck on Al Franken 'cause Al Franken's stuck on me!" -- Stupid)
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To: trooprally

Great pics. In a couple of the pics, there is a moonbat holding up a sign that reads "2323." What is that suppose to mean?


9 posted on 03/29/2006 4:02:14 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: 7thson
In a couple of the pics, there is a moonbat holding up a sign that reads "2323." What is that suppose to mean?

It's a death count sign celebrating how many troops have died in the Iraqi war, part of their psych-ops plan to demoralize the American people and the troops. I have one myself showing that Marxist regimes killed 148 million people in the 20th century while war killed about 35 million - it sure demoralizes them!

For any one that knows history, their death count actually shows how skilled our troops have become since no other country can complete a military action like that and lose so few.

One moonbat was actually wearing a "2000 dead" sandwich sign (when it reached that number they were so happy for some reason) when I told her the commie/war comparison numbers. Deep in justification mode, she told me that the mathmatics of killing didn't matter but was shocked when I pointed to her sign and remarked that it seemed to matter to her since she was wearing a sign with numbers.
10 posted on 03/29/2006 4:26:26 AM PST by \/\/ayne (Give me Liberty or give me the ACLU)
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To: \/\/ayne

Thank you for the answer. They sure are a sick bunch!


11 posted on 03/29/2006 4:52:29 AM PST by 7thson (I've got a seat at the big conference table! I'm gonna paint my logo on it!)
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To: trooprally; 1 Olgoat; 103198; 10Ring; 11Bush; 1stbn27; 2ndClassCitizen; 2SterlingConservatives; ...

Olney Report ping.


12 posted on 03/29/2006 5:46:50 AM PST by tgslTakoma
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To: trooprally

That would scare little children.


13 posted on 03/29/2006 5:50:37 AM PST by bmwcyle (We got permits, yes we DO! We got permits, how 'bout YOU?;))
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To: tgslTakoma

Good job!


14 posted on 03/29/2006 5:54:47 AM PST by DCPatriot ("It aint what you don't know that kills you. It's what you know that aint so" Theodore Sturgeon)
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To: trooprally

Great FReep, Great shots!
And I LOVE the "HillBilly" pic!


15 posted on 03/29/2006 6:25:35 AM PST by Humidston (Democrats = Elitists who want to control everyone else's business.)
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To: trooprally
Thank you for the AAR and for ALL you and Mrs. T do to support the troops


I LOVE this sign!

16 posted on 03/29/2006 6:36:27 AM PST by jan in Colorado (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (If you wish for peace, prepare for war.))
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To: trooprally

Damn. I must be a girly man, cuz all those pics of the cars with all the thumbs up and waves got me all misty. Great job.


17 posted on 03/29/2006 6:40:51 AM PST by Huck
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To: trooprally
Bump for our Troops, and our "Brave Olney Troops/FReepers" too!


18 posted on 03/29/2006 7:37:40 AM PST by W04Man (Bush2004 Grassroots Campaign We Did It! NOW.... PLEASE STAY THE COURSE!)
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To: trooprally; BufordP; \/\/ayne; 7thson
Thanks for the thanks! I just got tired of taking pictures of the same old hippies on the opposite side. Maybe they could bring some new CUTE hippies…

Anyway, there were actually 208 pictures altogether! ALL were either honkers or wavers or yellers. It was just that most had their windows rolled up and the glare was just too harsh to see anything inside the cars. I’ll try this again sometime between cold winter and hot summer when the windows are more likely to be down.

Yes, BufordP, the arrows came from Walmart -- I have some red ones too!

I hope the following doesn’t constitute “hijacking” but it has to do with the 2323 sign.

I ran across a table of military deaths (with causes) for the years 1980 – 2004 on FR last week. Some of it may surprise you -- it did me.

Here's a link to the table's .pdf file:

Military Deaths Table

Here's who was President in the years listed

Carter - 1980 (the last year of his term)
Reagan - 1981 - 1988
George HW Bush - 1989 - 1992
Clinton - 1993 - 2000
George W Bush - 2001 - 2004

I converted the .pdf to a spreadsheet and analyzed it to derive the following:

The average number of deaths per year for that 25-year period is 1540. The average per year for GW Bush is 1297. What's more the fraction of these deaths that are ACCIDENTAL averaged over 50%! (56% to be precise) The average total military over these years was around 2,000,000 with an average death rate of 0.079% (deaths/man).

Here're the yearly averages for the total deaths and each sub-category over each President's years covered in the table listed in order of decreasing total deaths (needs to be in a fixed spacing font to line up properly):

............total...acc...host....hom....ill....pend.....self.infl.....terrorist...undet.
Carter......2392...1556....174....419....231.......1.........11
Reagan......2150...1332.....64....249....327.....128.........58...........20
GHW Bush....1556....872.....88....175....268.....121.........33
GW Bush.....1297....527....276.....45....215......47........156...........26..........21
Clinton......938....494.....47....160....153......71.........12...........14
A couple of observations:

Ranking them by accidental deaths would give the same result. GW Bush's average death rate of 276 due to hostile action is the highest, followed by Carter at 174 (just for the one year covered). Death by homicide for GW Bush is BY FAR the lowest of all of them. But the self-inflicted rate is by far the highest for him. I would like to know more about both of these numbers.

It'd also be interesting to know the accidental and illness death rates for similar-age civilian folks.

19 posted on 03/29/2006 7:55:35 AM PST by iMacMan
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To: 7thson

That's the number of soldiers killed in Iraq from ALL reasons. They bloated the figure to include ALL so that they can get to their magically numbers to through a big protest.

I believe that the actual killed in combat if 1800 - 1900. Someone may have the true number.

[Mr] T


20 posted on 03/29/2006 8:03:20 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: iMacMan

You should send those statistics to Hannity. Might be something he'd be interested in and sure to tout on his shows.


21 posted on 03/29/2006 8:14:19 AM PST by BufordP ("I am stuck on Al Franken 'cause Al Franken's stuck on me!" -- Stupid)
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To: trooprally
well, you IMPROVED her looks!

my favorite klintoonism is:

" i never had sex with that woman, HITLERY RODHAM CLINTON. NOT a single time". signed, wee willie klintoon.

free dixie,sw

22 posted on 03/29/2006 9:31:13 AM PST by stand watie ( Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. -----T.Jefferson)
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To: BufordP
You should send those statistics to Hannity.

Done!

23 posted on 03/29/2006 9:56:16 AM PST by iMacMan
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To: 7thson; \/\/ayne; iMacMan
Thanks for the great answers to "2323"

Next time I'll have to remember to "View Replies" before before I do reply.


[Mr] T
24 posted on 03/29/2006 10:20:05 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: BufordP; iMacMan; trooprally
I think the arrows came with the camera and are reusable. You'll have to check with iMacMan!! :-))

Such a maroooney! Don't you know anything!!

The pics did turn out great. Thank you iMacMan and [Mrs] T for making the thread look so good.

[Mr] T

25 posted on 03/29/2006 10:27:45 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: Spanaway Lori
No but maybe this will!!!!

[Mr] T

26 posted on 03/29/2006 10:32:18 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: stand watie

LOL - Thanks - one for the memory books!

[Mr] T


27 posted on 03/29/2006 10:34:25 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally
Lurkers George & Ethel

If your out there, Olney could use you this weekend.

[Mr] T

28 posted on 03/29/2006 10:41:00 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally

great job!


29 posted on 03/29/2006 11:09:59 AM PST by RaceBannon ((Prov 28:1 KJV) The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the righteous are bold as a lion.)
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To: RaceBannon
Thanks and Semper Fi! Didn't have time to get into your Iran site but Thank You from both of us for your service.

Trooprally

30 posted on 03/29/2006 11:20:45 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: trooprally
you're welcome!

free dixie,sw

31 posted on 03/29/2006 2:22:51 PM PST by stand watie ( Resistance to tyrants is OBEDIENCE to God. -----T.Jefferson)
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To: trooprally

Great post. Keep up the good work.


32 posted on 03/29/2006 7:02:26 PM PST by GVnana (Former Alias: GVgirl)
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To: GVnana
Thanks from [Mrs] T and myself - The post are getting easier.

The good work is done by the FReepers that give each other strength to keep going against the leftist and MSM.

[Mr] T
33 posted on 03/29/2006 7:10:55 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: jan in Colorado
You are welcome! Doing for the troops, of which our family has a lot.

Love your post also.

This banner and the blue one at Walter Reed were made by a regular FReeper at WR. She 'donated' this one Olney but it is also used at WR. She's very modest and doesn't want credit given to her anymore. She says that the are now the property of the D.C. Chapter. (Its was Albion Wilde)

[Mr] T

34 posted on 03/29/2006 7:36:58 PM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: gate2wire

Will we see you this week? Bmwcyle and I hope to be there, I'm negotiating now.

Not sure if you've been monitoring things, but the trooprally's will be out of town and Cindy (formerly Lurker Joan) who is also a local from Olney has been in Texas with her son. He was hit by a drunk driver and critically injured over Spring Break. The only one to be there for sure is Lurker Bill, so extra bodies are needed. A couple of weeks ago, some "teenagers" as Mr. T put it, showed up and said they would be back, but were a no-show last week. Hope to see you!


35 posted on 03/30/2006 6:29:05 AM PST by Apple Blossom (...around here, city hall is something of a between meals snack.)
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To: trooprally; iMacMan

Terrific AAR and great photos! I think you got the proportion of thumbs-up to vee-signs about right -- looks like what we see at Walter Reed! Go, team!


36 posted on 03/30/2006 6:38:05 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Total healing for Gavin IJN)
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To: jan in Colorado
I LOVE this sign!

D**n, Trooprally, someone ought to enlarge the sleeves on the ends of that sign so some sturdier poles can be used!

37 posted on 03/30/2006 6:41:23 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Total healing for Gavin IJN)
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To: iMacMan
But the self-inflicted rate is by far the highest for [W].

That would be all the moonbats who threatened to leave the country if he were elected. Some of them didn't have the money to travel to Canada, apparently.

38 posted on 03/30/2006 6:45:53 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Total healing for Gavin IJN)
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To: trooprally

Stop that.


39 posted on 03/30/2006 6:47:29 AM PST by Albion Wilde (Total healing for Gavin IJN)
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To: Albion Wilde
someone ought to enlarge the sleeves on the ends of that sign so some sturdier poles can be used!

Oh, I thought the poles were suppose to look that way!
Adds character ;o)

40 posted on 03/30/2006 6:47:43 AM PST by jan in Colorado (Si Vis Pacem, Para Bellum (If you wish for peace, prepare for war.))
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To: Apple Blossom

Yes, I am aware of the situation and trying to work it out. Hope to see you all Sat.


41 posted on 03/30/2006 6:52:48 AM PST by gate2wire
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To: Albion Wilde
:-))
42 posted on 03/30/2006 7:43:17 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: gate2wire; Apple Blossom; GunsareOK
Sounds good from this end. GunsareOK has agreed to do the AAR. Just no photographer yet. He'll be picking up the signs, flags and banner.

A OBone from Colonial Beach,VA requested directions.

If everyone does show, looks like 5-6 FReepers.

There is a leftist at Olney with a sign that has the number of killed in Iraq. Maybe someone can talk to her. :-)) If not I'll do it next week. Couldn't really do it before since the numbers were low and didn't want to leave our corner. Plus it looks like she's a regular now.

Thanks all for heeding the call.

See you at WR if you're there. We'll have to leave early though.

[Mr] T
43 posted on 03/30/2006 7:52:50 AM PST by trooprally (Never Give Up - Never Give In - Remember Our Troops)
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To: iMacMan

Am I understanding this correctly? Military deaths are actually lower under George W. Bush during wartime than they have been under all these other presidents, including during peacetime???!!!!


44 posted on 04/03/2006 6:29:47 AM PDT by Sisku Hanne (Happy 2006...The Year of the Black Conservative!)
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To: Sisku Hanne
Am I understanding this correctly? Military deaths are actually lower under George W. Bush during wartime than they have been under all these other presidents, including during peacetime???!!!!

I don’t want to mislead anyone. In the document I referenced, only one year of Carter is covered (his last), whereas 8 years each for Reagan and Clinton, and four years each for the two Bushes are covered. Note that 2005 was NOT included. The numbers I posted were the yearly averages for each President – just for the data in the document.

The result was that Clinton’s average for the total number of deaths was the lowest, while George W Bush’s was the next lowest (this number would go up if 2005 were included, but his “ranking” by average total deaths probably wouldn’t change). Carter’s last year was the highest.

Also, note in my previous post that George W. Bush’s average deaths due to hostile action is the highest.

CJ posted some more data of this type on his milblog:

http://www.soldiersperspective.us/index.php?paged=2

This is the average number of combat deaths for each major war in the past hundred years or so (his post includes the total number of months and deaths plus some marvelous perspectives). Draw your own conclusions…

War          Av. Deaths
             Per month

WWI            2816
WWII           6639
Korea           909
Vietnam         526
Gulf War I      148
Iraq             55

45 posted on 04/03/2006 10:45:39 AM PDT by iMacMan
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