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Anarchists hijack the travellers' last stand: Fears of bloody confrontation
Daily Mail ^ | 8-31-11 | Andrew Levy

Posted on 08/31/2011 3:25:15 PM PDT by dynachrome

Hundreds of anarchists and student protesters are plotting to join the battle against the bulldozing of Europe’s largest illegal traveller camp. Police fear bloody confrontations with bailiffs and officers as outsiders attempt to turn the protest into a politically motivated riot. About 50 anarchists have already joined the 1,000 travellers at Dale Farm and Basildon District Council has spent ten years trying to remove around 500 travellers from Dale Farm after they settled beside dozens of legal plots. It ended up in the Court of Appeal last year when 80 families on 52 plots were ordered to leave. The council issued a 28-day notice to leave the camp which expired at midnight last night. It said it would be ‘checking compliance’ in the coming days. But police insiders fear that when council-appointed bailiffs arrive it will either trigger

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Full title: "Anarchists hijack the travellers' last stand: Fears of bloody confrontation as bailiffs get set to bulldoze Europe's largest illegal campsite"

Free land, no rules, squat where you want.

1 posted on 08/31/2011 3:25:24 PM PDT by dynachrome
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To: dynachrome

Free the Tinkers...


2 posted on 08/31/2011 3:27:44 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: dynachrome

So scumbags helping GYPSIES, is what I’m thinking...


3 posted on 08/31/2011 3:28:54 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: dynachrome

Fire a couple dozen cannisters of tear gas in ... nothing makes a libtard cry, like a little exposure to real life. Why risk having a working, and contributing member of society being injured.

Another plus side, is that the ‘Gypsies’ (Travelers ... gemmme a break) will likely never get the smell of tear gas our of their ‘caravan’ or campers (minus a toilet).

Hit’em where they live, literally. And yet another side benefit - the Gypsies will have the Anarchists to thank for the damage done to their ‘homes’. We can let the Gypsies thank the Anarchists for their help, in a manner that even a libtard can understand.


4 posted on 08/31/2011 3:29:56 PM PDT by Hodar ( Who needs laws; when this FEELS so right?)
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To: dynachrome

They love confrontation, these anarchists


5 posted on 08/31/2011 3:33:52 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: dynachrome

“Travelers”? Is that a euphemism for illegal Muslim aliens?


6 posted on 08/31/2011 3:35:15 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Hodar

The anarchists will intitiate a violent confrontation and flee, leaving the gypsies to bear the brunt.


7 posted on 08/31/2011 3:35:17 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Fiji Hill

Apparently Irish gypsies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Traveller


8 posted on 08/31/2011 3:36:33 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: Hodar
Another plus side, is that the ‘Gypsies’ (Travelers ... gemmme a break)

Oh, so "travelers" are Gypsies--and "Gypsy" must now be politically incorrect--that figures.

9 posted on 08/31/2011 3:39:27 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: Fiji Hill

Gypsies or Romany. Wandering “tribes”.


10 posted on 08/31/2011 3:42:56 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Hodar
This is UK, not Bulgaria or Romania. There's a substantial ethnic difference between UK Travelers and Romanian Gypsies.

The history is a tad convoluted but way back when the wealthy landowners in Britain turned to sheep and turned out the people from the land they'd been planting as tenants for centuries.

The action is considered one of the great crimes of history, and it's why you have so terribly many Americans who are still POd at nobles and England's landed gentry.

Fortunately for SOME, but not all, the folks who were literally tossed out of their cottages into the roads ran into several groups of REAL GYPSIES from Europe who'd just arrived.

The UK peasantry proved as clever as the Gypsies and adopted the complete Romnachal Culture, but they didn't adopt Romany ~ nor did they all become Catholics.

In later years the UK crowd began to think of it as tacky that some people should be allowed to live on the roads. They prevailed on the government to suppress this incessant wandering ~ take away their wagons, destroy their camps, force modern ways on these folks.

The luckiest Travelers got to America in early times. They proved invaluable in navigating the raw frontier and took hundreds of thousands of immigrants to new homes all over the continent. Obviously there were some Roma also involved ~ but they were better suited to more technologically advanced and wealthier neighborhoods ~ they came to dominant the repair of pots and pans (another poster noted "tinkers" who are more correctly itinerate repairmen ~ the pots and pans guys ~ Calderon ~ were also into inexpensive handmade jewelry.).

Except for a few modern Travelers finding America more welcoming, the old timers assimilated to the degree that their descendants have no idea what it was they were up to. Bill Clinton is such a person.

11 posted on 08/31/2011 3:43:07 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Fiji Hill

Romani, gypsies


12 posted on 08/31/2011 3:44:04 PM PDT by kalee (The offenses we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: Fiji Hill
Gypsies are mostly descendants of people who fled the Islamic invasions of India in the 1200-1400 period.

Travelers are ethnically identical to the Scots, Irish and English populations.

You can usually tell the difference by checking for a tan.

13 posted on 08/31/2011 3:45:20 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Hodar

Travelers or “Irish Travelers” are similar to Gypsies but different.


14 posted on 08/31/2011 3:45:20 PM PDT by NathanR
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To: Fiji Hill

No, gypsie thieves.


15 posted on 08/31/2011 3:46:50 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (Nothing to see here. Move along.)
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To: Hodar

Actually Travelers has a distinct meaning from Gypsies. Travelers are not of Romany stock, though they have adopted a similar life-style. I seem to recall that many, if not most, Travelers in the British Isles are ethnically Irish.


16 posted on 08/31/2011 3:46:59 PM PDT by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: The_Reader_David
I seem to recall that many, if not most, Travelers in the British Isles are ethnically Irish.

What are commonly referred to as simply Travelers in the UK today are really 2 distinct ethnic groups. The Romany Gypsies and the Irish Travelers (Tinkers).

17 posted on 08/31/2011 3:50:57 PM PDT by JrsyJack (a healthy dose of buckshot will probably get you the last word in any argument.)
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To: dynachrome
I see an opportunity for some Military weapons testing... better than cadavers.

LLS

18 posted on 08/31/2011 3:54:33 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Time to thin the herds.


19 posted on 08/31/2011 4:15:38 PM PDT by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: JrsyJack

Scots, English and Irish ~ probably even some Welsh Travelers.


20 posted on 08/31/2011 4:17:45 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: LibLieSlayer

Are you a Nazi? They have this thing about Gypsies ~ they like to murder them.


21 posted on 08/31/2011 4:18:57 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dynachrome
Of course it never occurred to the travelers to stop traveling and become property owners. No, that’d make it too easy for the cops to find the thieves.
22 posted on 08/31/2011 4:21:15 PM PDT by bgill (just getting tagline ready for 6 months after you vote in Perry - Tried to warn you he's a RINO.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks dynachrome.
About 50 anarchists have already joined the 1,000 travellers at Dale Farm and Basildon District Council has spent ten years trying to remove around 500 travellers from Dale Farm after they settled beside dozens of legal plots.
Just because there's a cradle to grave dole available doesn't mean these poor thieves are not oppressed by society. /s


23 posted on 08/31/2011 4:26:10 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Fiji Hill
I am pretty well informed on this, having published several stories about Travelers in the U.S. -- political correctness has ZERO to do with the term "Travelers."

No, the term "Travelers" for white gypsies, once known in the U.S. as "The Terrible Williamsons" (google it) until about the early 80s, and known in the U.K. as "Tinkers" for probably at least 150 years, goes way back BEFORE "political correctness" in the U.S. Gypsies are swarthy, dark-skinned "Roms" of colorful big-earring fortune-telling fame. Travelers -- a name they even use for themselves -- are gypsies in that they never stay put for more than six months (there are exceptions, such as the Irish traveler town in North Carolina, I think it is, and also a big clan of I think Scottish Travelers in Arizona somewhere). Their cons, unless they've changed, have been home improvement scams, all over the U.S., and they've been carrying on in the U.S. since at least the late 1800s.

There are basiclaly three kinds of Travellers. Irish travelers tend to live in trailer parks. Scottish travelers tend to live in very upscale luxury apartment complexes. I know very little about English Travelers, except that the few in law enforcement that know much about Travelers figure that the English are the least prosperous of Travelers. Travellers are ostentatiously "Christian," by the way, which rather fries THIS Christian's hide!! Just FYI.

24 posted on 08/31/2011 4:28:36 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Hodar

Travelers is actually an old term for Irish and Scottish itinerants that live like the Rom or Gypsies. We have some groups of them in this country centered in the Carolinas. St. Petersburg Florida used to get infestations of them every few years that got newspaper headlines of “The Terrible Williamsons Are Here” due to most of that particular group being of the Williamson clan. The Travelers do mostly fast scams like tarring driveways and renewing roofs with waste motor oil and such and don’t get into the “romantic” Gypsy stuff like Tarot so much. They steal everything they can pick up.


25 posted on 08/31/2011 4:29:39 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Fiji Hill

No. It is Celtic gypsy wannabes with a long history. The full term is Irish Travelers and it includes a lot of Scots, too. In England “Travelers” is not a euphemism. Everybody locks their doors when they hear the word and loaded their shotguns back when some people had shotguns.


26 posted on 08/31/2011 4:33:31 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Finny

There is a whole enclave of Irish Travellers in SC. They spend a good part of the year travelling all over scamming people on home repairs then they return to their posh homes for the rest of the year. They are totally bad news.


27 posted on 08/31/2011 4:36:25 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: muawiyah
Actually their are some anthropologists who claim the Irish Travelers are descendants of the original inhabitants of Ireland. The Celts came to the British Isles roughly 1000 BC, it's not likely it was empty! They expanded into and displaced somebody! The Celtic myths of fairies, leprechauns are supposedly a memory of the people they displaced. Minus the magic, small size etc. The Traveler’s have a language that has been described as a pidgin Irish/English, etc. Again these anthropologists claim their language is a remnant over their original tongue.
28 posted on 08/31/2011 4:36:42 PM PDT by Reily
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To: muawiyah; Fiji Hill; Hodar

http://articles.orlandosentinel.com/1993-11-22/news/9311220400_1_travelers-maitland-williamsons


29 posted on 08/31/2011 4:38:18 PM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: JrsyJack; muawiyah
Actually, there are three kinds of Tinkers, or Travelers: Irish, Scottish, and English. And far from assimiliating, they are VERY MUCH still operative in the U.S. today. Remember the million-dollar "rape" scam on Disney property way back in the '90s? That was propogated by an Irish traveler family. Irish travelers are thick in Orandlo during the winter and fall.

I had the great pleasure of spending an afternoon interviewing Wanda Mary Normile about Traveler lifestyles and her role in that scam, which was intended to be the greatest Traveler scam ever!! That is ... until they got caught! {^) I quite liked Wanda Mary and hope she's doing well; she had sincerely renounced her Traveler status (she was a "breed" in any case, as one of her parents was not actually a born Traveler).

As for Scottish travelers, hundreds of them lived in the same luxury apartment complex where I lived every spring and summer from 1990 to 1994 in Los Angeles. They are very bizarre people. Anyone who thinks they're too smart to be scammed, is a sitting duck for a genuine Traveler. They are born and bred to scam, and come from at least 15 generations of that tradition. They are experts.

30 posted on 08/31/2011 4:41:46 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: muawiyah

Why would you call me a socialist? What have I ever done to you? I was referring to the “Anarchists” in the “Headline” and not to the discussion of ethnicity. I should have made that point clear.

LLS


31 posted on 08/31/2011 4:42:04 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Yes, there was even a TV news show on that group (I forget what it was called). I am glad I wasn’t born a Traveler! What miserable life, especially for women.


32 posted on 08/31/2011 4:46:46 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Finny
The Williamson clan (as the cops like to call them) are located in different places than the Murphy town Murphies in South Carolina. They have a similar lifestyle ~ and ways of making a living.

They don't tan well.

Now, the McCaffreys and McCafferties ~ ever hear of them? Similar practice but you'll find them more engaged in interstate autotheft, or sometimes actually working for mafia families.

One interesting aspect of the few Travelers I've met (or is that few "hundred") is they all suffer from some serious dental dysplasia replete with spare teeth. That's genetic. Kid who rode to grade school with me (liked to sit by me every day on the way home) had some gold fillings in a couple of his spares.

33 posted on 08/31/2011 4:47:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: LibLieSlayer

Be very careful. I would imagine the Travelers are not all that happy with the Anarchists and all the cops they’re going to attract. It’s not enough that they have to put up with the bulldozer guys, now it’s cops ~ huge swarms of cops.


34 posted on 08/31/2011 4:48:39 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
It's been quite a few years since I did any research on Travelers -- couldn't sell the stories because editors flat out didn't believe them (as you can imagine! You're familiar enough with them to know how unbelievably bizarre they are!) and also wanted more than a few distant law enforcement officers for quotes, and as you no doubt know, Travelers are rarely caught not because LEOs aren't doing their job, but because Travelers are experts at escaping prosecution, so few LEOs will say anything of substance to reporters about them.

Yes, the name McCaffreys, McCafferties, Stuarts, and a whole bunch of other names crop up (I've kept all my research files). I wasn't aware of the auto theft, but I do know that for ALL travelers, LEOs who were serious about getting them understood that the only way they could nail Travelers to any decent effect was by going after them via RICO laws. Might as well try to glue down water as to try to nail a Traveler.

I know that Travelers are NOTHING if not survivors. If they have to adapt their scams to the moment, they will, so the group that was primarily doing home improvement scams in the 90s may well be doing something else now! In that particular Scottish group, I didn't see that dental anomaly you mention. They were fair skinned, but mostly brunettes -- a few redheads and blonds, but mostly brunettes, and not a lot of freckling, which seemed odd. Round moon-shaped faces, ruddy skin. And quite ostentatiously Christian. The women had clean fetishes to the point that they washed their linens DAILY. The proceeds fron the apartment complex's laundry rooms went through the roof.

35 posted on 08/31/2011 4:58:19 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Finny
Here's one deal they do ~ and unless you look like one of their lawyers ~ which apparently I do ~ you'll never see it happen.

There were some thunderstorms coming up so the Roma and the Travelers associated with, following or working with the several carnivals in the area all decided to hit the little shopping center where we go to the Giant Grocery. There's a Starbucks there so they dropped off the oldsters to just drink coffee and smoke.

THEY went to the grocery store.

BTW, this is across the street from a WalMart, so you know who parks overnight where.

I was in the grocery store and instantly became aware of their presence when a couple of young ladies came up to me and asked me if I was a Gypsy (in that cant of theirs ~ I hear it as Romnichal?)

I said "no" ~ so they figured if I understood what they said I must be one.

From that point on it was a regular freak show. One woman showed me how she swept a shelf clear of the caviar right into the back of her baby buggy. Another one snaked a couple of Virginia hams into her britches and you couldn't even tell they were there.

I'd already warned my wife to hang onto her purse because "THEY'RE BACK" and we both always know what that means.

BTW, these guys travel with black people these days ~ carrying on some scams that used to only work in the South (sell the slave cheap, then come back and get him at night ~ always a big money maker).

Anyway, I figured we'd gotten out of there OK without being pestered by much more than the displays of talent ~ they do like praise for clever artistry in stealing.

When we got home I discovered that my wallet had lost all it's threads ~ they'd been removed neatly. Then, there was a brand new $1 bill in there, neatly folded around my laundry ticket.

That's called "paying alms" ~ which I had thought was a Roma trick, but apparently the civil rights movement has brought them all into the 21st century ~ and now they swap traditions.

36 posted on 08/31/2011 4:59:11 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Finny
Sounds like the same crowd. They have begun sending the kids to college. In my youth there was one McCafferty who went but the others dropped out in their junior year and started driving stolen cars to Kentucky for re-registration.

The Lindners across the street were a tad different. They used to go to the Indy 500 and build viewing stands on the infield. Then one race they fell down and a bunch of people got hurt so they went into something else.

All winter long the kids would spend an hour or so in the evenings splitting $1 bills down the center between the two faces. The neighborhood kids (raises hand) got to help.

The adults would spend time splitting $20 bills the same way.

Come spring they'd use a little starch or something and iron on a $1 back to a $20 front until all the piles of $1s and $20s were gone. Then time to hit the carnivals and shows throughout the Midwest.

As far as I can tell Treasury dept has made the bill splitting deal obsolete.

37 posted on 08/31/2011 5:05:46 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: muawiyah
What a GREAT story!!

I swear, Travelers must be charmed somewhere. Even though you know how rotten they are, even though you see the aftermath of old folks who've been scammed out of very dime of their life's savings but worse, their dignity and self-respect, even though you see poor kids who never get beyond 6th grade (if that) because their parents pull them out of school, even though Traveler children never have their own rooms -- there's something about them that one can't help but romanticize and admire.

They truly are survivors, not only because of their ability to adapt quickly and well, but because of their ability to -- in spite of all their horrible deeds -- solicit a kind of grudging admiration. Like I said ... they're just unbelievable.

Thanks for sharing such a great story!

38 posted on 08/31/2011 5:09:24 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: dynachrome

Save for later.

There has been a series on TV recently named “My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding” that claims to document the UK Travellers’ wedding customs. Simply amazing. I’ve forgotten the chanel, and I don’t know if it is still on, but I watched open mouthed.

These folks (in the UK) are NOT poor, but they definitely are driscriminated against.


39 posted on 08/31/2011 5:11:13 PM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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To: dynachrome

Let me tell you all something about these travellers.
I live in a town just on the southern edge of the English city of Birmingham. At the start of the spring, there was a gypsie wedding in Birmingham. 700 travelling folk from all over the country were going to attend. With Birmingham being a big (formerly) industrial city, there’s not much space in the centre of town, so naturally in the weeks before the wedding, they started showing up on the outskirts of the city.

They rocked up on some public land (where kids, including myself, play football). They took over the whole of the field, and most of the adjacent public car-park too. The local community cinema (staffed by volunteers) had to close because traveller kids were hanging round outside, robbing cars and intimidating patrons. They were also systematically raiding the shop and stealing ice-cream, popcorn etc.

My local petrol station locked the doors and all interaction with staff had to be done through the hatch, because so much stuff was being nicked inside.

Lead piping was torn off several local church roofs (one of which dates back to 1300) because the scrappage value for it is high, and they think they can do what they like.

The stench of human waste was so bad it was vomit inducing. They didn’t bother putting stuff in bins, they just left it on the floor. After the wedding, they left and didn’t bother to tidy up. It looked like a twister had been through the makeshift camp.

Local kids were beaten up. Pubs closed early. My friend’s Dad is the caretaker of a school and they ripped the gate down in order to camp on school property. They then sold the gate for scrap!

Whatever your romantic notion of these people is, disregard it. They are absolute scum.


40 posted on 08/31/2011 5:13:50 PM PDT by Mitch86
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To: muawiyah

Another great story! Are you like me, in that you had to forcibly prevent yourself, resist the temptation, to romanticize them? Even most of the cops I talked with said they had that dilemma — they really got to like these CROOKS who would RUIN the lives of elderly. It took a special kind of cop to really stick to nailing Travelers, and they all seemed to have a soft spot for Travelers, even though they lived to put them in jail.


41 posted on 08/31/2011 5:14:15 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: afraidfortherepublic

That series was on Channel 4, and I imagine available on youtube


42 posted on 08/31/2011 5:16:31 PM PDT by Mitch86
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To: Mitch86; muawiyah
See Mitch's post. Yikes!

Mitch, all I can say is that the Travelers (Tinkers) here in the U.S. operate entirely differently, from what I've been able to determine. What do you say, Muawiyah?

And also, Mitch, thanks for the reminder -- it IS stupid to romanticize these folks. Hard to resist sometimes, but stupid just the same.

43 posted on 08/31/2011 5:18:11 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Finny

It seems to me that leading a nomadic lifestyle is entirely different in a vast country like the US, than it is in a country of 65million people roughly the same size as Oregon!


44 posted on 08/31/2011 5:24:27 PM PDT by Mitch86
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To: Mitch86

Hadn’t thought of it that way — excellent point, and well said!


45 posted on 08/31/2011 5:28:58 PM PDT by Finny ("Raise hell. Vote smart." -- Ted Nugent)
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To: Finny; Mitch86
We had a family of "cappers" over the way ~ they were "settled" Romany, and then the Lindners ~ and they had an uncle who was a midget as well as an elected county judge.

The McCafferty's, McCaffreys, the Williams' and the williamsons ~ 6 tribes of Indians (maybe more), and the local mafia numbers guy who also hauled whiskey on the weekends.

Over time even more of these folks came through the neighborhood,even a Skurlocke or two ~ and when you run into one of those guys they tend to be on the rough side.

Had to encourage the folks to leave the place.

This was pretty typical of the upper reaches of 46218 ~ and you can look that up if you want ~ back then we even had a few college graduates, artists, Vegas croupiers, CPAs and maybe a chemist or two. If I lived there today Carson would be my Congresscritter. He'd be drinking beer in my garage with the door closed ~ just to be neighborly of course.

I've watched these folks become assimilated, and then I've seen mob debt collectors come around and burn them to death in their trailers on the back of the lot. (Saw the aftermath BTW, if there are any questions about being a direct witness).

There's a lot of pressure on them to stay in the rackets and move around so they can take advantage of life with no fixed address. At the same time the ones who went to college wanted to be normal ~ and own that "camper" for "camping"!

Trying to think back and try to remember if I ever saw any inter-racial dating and I don't recall it at all. The Indians weren't even into intertribal dating ~ not even at church.

Now deceased Senator Stevens of Alaska grew up pretty much in the same area ~ so he'd have recalled when he was a kid having the Roma (Gypsies) come to Fall Creek and Sherman Drive and campout ~ by the thousands.

It'd been a Gypsy tradition to go to Indianapolis and have a meeting, and then go somewhere else for the summer. The Travelers did the same thing ~ but the cops in Indianapolis had the nation's largest collection of pictures and makes on every Traveler and Roma, so they didn't hang around Indiana.

More recently they've forgotten their own history and you'll see Gypsy and Traveler "beating the child" scams popping up in Indiana.

Those kids are tough so it doesn't hurt as much as you might imagine. That comes from playing outside all the time.

46 posted on 08/31/2011 5:41:17 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: dynachrome; muawiyah; kalee; TheThirdRuffian; Finny
Thanks for all the information.

The English evangelist Rodney "Gypsy" Smith, a sort of Billy Graham of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was proud of his Gypsy heritage. The UK could certainly use the likes of him today.

47 posted on 08/31/2011 5:55:08 PM PDT by Fiji Hill
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To: muawiyah
Anarchists are a world wide movement and they are friends to no one... I do not know anything else about this event... I have learned some by reading this thread... but I strictly posted about anarchists... and anarchists are the lowest form of life on the left.

LLS

48 posted on 08/31/2011 5:58:37 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Certified Al Palin Hobbit Terrorist)
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The Anarchists probably think Gypsies and Travelers are kindred souls. I hope they brought money with them. The Gypsies will need it.

I can hear them riffling through wallets as we speak. (Bwahahahahahaha).

49 posted on 08/31/2011 6:00:21 PM PDT by muawiyah
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Wow. Thanks for the history and the info.


50 posted on 08/31/2011 6:06:06 PM PDT by Oceander (The phrase "good enough for government work" is not meant as a compliment)
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