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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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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