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4 charged after 2 U.S. flags burned at Occupy Charlotte site
The Charlotte Observer ^ | December 30, 2011 | By Elisabeth Arriero and Steve Lyttle

Posted on 12/31/2011 7:40:01 AM PST by Raebie

An Occupy Charlotte member who was jailed after helping burn two U.S. flags told other members late Friday that while he's sorry for the trouble it may have caused the movement, he's not sorry for what he did. "Those were actions taken on my own behalf," Alex Tyler said at a camp meeting. "I did it to display my utter contempt for American greed, not (the military)." Tyler, 19, of Fort Mill was among four Charlotte-area men charged Friday when police say they burned two U.S. flags at the organization's camp site in the uptown area. Two were members of the Occupy Charlotte group. Burning a U.S. flag is not against the law, but police said the four were charged with careless use of a fire because they didn't use a fire pit.

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


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: charlotte; idiots; occupy

1 posted on 12/31/2011 7:40:08 AM PST by Raebie
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To: Raebie

Idiot ~ he’d best beg them to keep him locked up ~


2 posted on 12/31/2011 7:43:21 AM PST by muawiyah
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To: Raebie

“trustafarian”—a new word I learned, which describes the typical Occuturd.


3 posted on 12/31/2011 7:43:33 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Raebie

If he wants to complain about American corporate greed he should go to a WalMart when the doors open for Christmas shopping and observe. Doesn’t even compare.


4 posted on 12/31/2011 7:44:28 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Raebie

Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.


5 posted on 12/31/2011 7:44:34 AM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: muawiyah

I would suggest they watch their backs. You never know when an “accident” may happen.


6 posted on 12/31/2011 7:45:38 AM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Raebie

Dear Tyler, 19, of Fort Mill,
I hear Cuba is nice this time of year. You should get a one way ticket. Please.. Don’t come back.

Signed

Me


7 posted on 12/31/2011 7:45:48 AM PST by cableguymn
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To: muawiyah

This is the Obma ,Pelosi army. Pelosi said “God bless them” and Obama stands with them. Bill Ayres respects the flag as the occupiers do. This upcoming Democrat convention in Charlotte will be interesting for sure.


8 posted on 12/31/2011 7:50:35 AM PST by oldironsides
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To: cableguymn

Try that crap in front of the NASCAR museum and see how many teeth you leave with boys.


9 posted on 12/31/2011 7:53:39 AM PST by Raebie (WS)
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To: Mamzelle

Trustafarians - great new word for ‘trust fund babies’... Thanks.

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Trustafarians: The unmotivated, slacking child of privilege, the mythical trustafarian combines a flush bank account with endless resentment, a sense of entitlement with middle-class shame, resulting in a final product that resembles a very well-funded vagrant.

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2010/08/14/the-trustafarian-are-coming/


10 posted on 12/31/2011 7:59:04 AM PST by GOPJ (Lets make “Corrupt Liberal Media” a household term. - - freeper Uncle Lonny)
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To: Raebie

And the ass-kicking he so well deserves would show my utter contempt for people like him.


11 posted on 12/31/2011 8:00:40 AM PST by bigbob
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Life in prison without possibility of parole seems insufficient.

Thanks Raebie.


12 posted on 12/31/2011 8:02:21 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: SkyDancer
Heh ... even Wallyworld may go the way of the post office, darlin'

The internet moved more items tax free this year than before.

I'm kind'a glad I'm an ol' fart ... not being very sharp these days, my speculations are just that ... but what I see ... doesn't look good without revolution and bloodshed of some kind.

I don't want to think it, but America is less than a year from salvation or destruction, and the destructive forces are large, armed with brass and law that a coup against America just might be pulled off.

13 posted on 12/31/2011 8:06:00 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Raebie

Wonder what it’s like to be young and still know everything?. /s


14 posted on 12/31/2011 8:09:03 AM PST by Vaduz
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To: Raebie
he's not sorry for what he did. "Those were actions taken on my own behalf," Alex Tyler said at a camp meeting. "I did it to display my utter contempt for American greed,

Dear Mr. & Mrs. Tyler,

I hope that this is just an example of a yute gone wild and not a product of your training.

Happy New Year, and good luck with Alex, because while he is legally an adult, he is still your son and you and he will need all the prayers that we can muster.

Alex sounds like a spoiled, arrogant little selfish prick, but since this is the last day of the year, and I'm feeling charitable, I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and just hope that he doesn't meet bubba in jail because it would be a hard way to start the new year.

15 posted on 12/31/2011 8:11:44 AM PST by USS Alaska (Nuke The Terrorist Savages)
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To: Raebie

It is time to take these pigs out and I mean out with busted heads.


16 posted on 12/31/2011 8:19:20 AM PST by Logical me
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To: Raebie

Boy these Occupy morons are going to get a wake-up call when they try this BS during the Democrat Convention....(I iamgine we will hear alot of “Don’t Taze me bro”


17 posted on 12/31/2011 8:22:34 AM PST by jakerobins
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To: knarf
Hi! You know, problem is that people think of the USA as one country. It's not. It's a federation of individual states. So it'd be real hard for the federal government to impose laws on states that the states (and its people) don't like. Maybe in Europe something like that could happen. Germany, France or even England are about the size of one of our western states like Montana or Texas.

Have a Great Year. R/Janey

18 posted on 12/31/2011 8:23:59 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: SkyDancer
If he wants to complain about American corporate greed he should go to a WalMart when the doors open for Christmas shopping and observe. Doesn’t even compare.

Better yet, he should go to his bank and withdraw all his money.

Then go to Walmart during Christmas shopping, stop at the front door and put ALL of his money into the Salvation Army kettle.

Then he can talk about American corporate greed.

19 posted on 12/31/2011 8:49:50 AM PST by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: knarf

I agree


20 posted on 12/31/2011 8:53:36 AM PST by Steve Newton
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To: Raebie

I have found the most effective way to deal with a tantruming child is to ignore it.

As for flag burners, all they’re doing is burning a piece of cloth. Kind of like knocking down the Trade Center towers. I wonder what the terrorist ragheads thought would happen when they did that. Here we are that many years later and America is still here. Under siege from 16th Century religious zealots and Marxist idiots, to be sure. But still here.


21 posted on 12/31/2011 8:54:22 AM PST by dools0007world
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To: BwanaNdege

It’s a do as I say not do as I do thing with people like that.


22 posted on 12/31/2011 9:01:39 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: SkyDancer

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/usa/states/area.shtml

http://www.indexmundi.com/map/?v=5

England (50,346 sq mi ) is larger than Mississippi (48,431 sq mi), smaller than Louisiana (51,840 sq m).

Germany is 357,022 sq km/137,847 sq mi.~ between New Mexico & Montana in area.

France is 643,801 sq km/248,573 sq mi, just about, 10,000 sq miles smaller than Texas.


23 posted on 12/31/2011 9:05:02 AM PST by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: BwanaNdege

Exactly. Then too, the whole of the European theater of war during WW2 encompassed an area from Maine to about Maryland. Another interesting fact was Germany at one time during the war held a line that stretched from New York City to Mexico City. (product of home schooling history)


24 posted on 12/31/2011 9:08:33 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: BwanaNdege

PS - interesting too is how they show the US and Europe on world maps almost the same size.


25 posted on 12/31/2011 9:10:17 AM PST by SkyDancer ("If You Want To Learn To Love Better, You Should Start With A Friend Who You Hate")
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To: Raebie
Tyler, 19, of Fort Mill was among four Charlotte-area men charged Friday when police say they burned two U.S. flags at the organization's camp site in the uptown area.

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Another gubmint school indoctrinated, badly under-educated, non-thinking useful idiot...

Just sayin'

26 posted on 12/31/2011 9:11:31 AM PST by Wings-n-Wind (The main things are the plain things!)
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To: Raebie
Saw a news segments this morning of a woman who threw an occupier out of her home. They were having a caucus and the occupiers attempted to attend it. She was pleasant to them but told them it was her house and they were to leave.
27 posted on 12/31/2011 9:14:28 AM PST by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: dools0007world

The Trade Center towers were 3000+ PEOPLE, far more than just a symbol.

Islamic jihad is 7th century genocide (”the deliberate and systematic extermination of a national, racial, political, or cultural grou.”, i.e. any non-Muslim or a Muslim of a different sect than mine or anyone against my particular imam has issued a fatwa, or my own flesh & blood if I decide that they have impugned my honor).

Islamic religious zeal is shouting “Allah hu Akbar”.

Shouting “Allah hu Akbar” while you machine gun innocents or detonate your “suicide” vest is demonic evil and insanity.


28 posted on 12/31/2011 9:16:20 AM PST by BwanaNdege (“Man has often lost his way, but modern man has lost his address” - Gilbert K. Chesterton)
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To: Raebie

I just returned from El Salvador. Let’s send him there for a while and see how he likes it. Many there live on $20 per DAY, and yet pay MORE for gas than we do.

A workers’ paradise.


29 posted on 12/31/2011 9:22:03 AM PST by EggsAckley ( There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply ! ! ..)
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To: EggsAckley
I just returned from El Salvador. Let’s send him there for a while and see how he likes it.
I've always said ending the draft was a bad thing. Time for a new one.
Should include women, require two years military service or Peace Corps like program, and should also require six months in a third world country.
Yeah, I know all about the "draft is slavery" and "army doesn't want draftees" arguments.
But bottom line - 90% of the last two generations don't have a clue how great this country truly is - and what a privilege it is to live here.
30 posted on 12/31/2011 9:42:34 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: SunkenCiv

Oh me thinks a 3 year stint in Afghanistan would be good training for this spoiled person.


31 posted on 12/31/2011 10:17:38 AM PST by maeng ( l)
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To: maeng

I was thinking maybe a grenade and a funnel.


32 posted on 12/31/2011 10:56:15 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: USS Alaska

I posted this in their comments section as a reminder:

” ‘I did it to display my utter contempt for American greed, not (the military).’
A lame excuse. Next time anybody wants to burn the US flag, check out some of the guys who gave rather than took, so that Tyler and crew could protest:

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB152/dn_sd_05_00616.jpg
http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB152/00041.jpg
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Raising_the_Flag_on_Iwo_Jima.png
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/pacificwar/2176.jpg (Free at last WWII)
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/pacificwar/2130.jpg (Bataan WWII)
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/pacificwar/2129.jpg (Corregidor WWII)
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/pacificwar/2139.jpg (under fire at Guam WWII)
http://www.historyplace.com/unitedstates/pacificwar/2192.jpg (good bye WWII)

I have to add “WWII” to some of these pictures as the schools these occupiers attended do not deem it necessary to remind people of the price for freedom of speech.”

There is the distant hope that some will click on the links.


33 posted on 12/31/2011 1:42:55 PM PST by Oatka (This is the USA, assimilate or evaporate.)
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To: BwanaNdege

You miss my point. It was not my intent to ignore the innocent people murdered that day. My point was that, despite the horrendous nature of the act, America is still here.

Toppling the towers and killing those people did not fundamentally change America. I will concede it did provide an opportunity for the politcal elite to demonstrate their inane lack of courage and vacuuousness-once again.

The intent of the terrorists was to strike at what they saw as a vital American symbol. They wanted to hurt America and make it fearful. The death of those people was a byproduct of that decision.


34 posted on 01/01/2012 6:48:54 AM PST by dools0007world
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