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Members of activist groups protest Great State of Maine Air Show (USAF Thunderbirds are evil)
WMTV News ^ | August 25, 2012

Posted on 08/26/2012 5:28:08 AM PDT by Zakeet

BRUNSWICK — A number of activist groups protested the Great State of Maine Air Show on Saturday.

Veterans for Peace was one of the groups that protested the air show of war planes at Brunswick Landing.

Along with the negative environmental effects, the group said events like these glorify war.

According to the group, Thunderbird airplanes drop bombs and kill people.

Group members said these planes should not be used to entertain.

Veterans for Peace member Bruce Gagnon said, "... We believe that these air shows basically are recruiting with gimmicks and recruit our children in to these endless wars that benefit corporations. They don't benefit the American people."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Maine
KEYWORDS: airshow; maine; military; protest
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If Congress would just pass a law, then the bad guys would leave us alone!

1 posted on 08/26/2012 5:28:15 AM PDT by Zakeet
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To: Zakeet

I guess grandma didn’t want to knit today?


2 posted on 08/26/2012 5:34:02 AM PDT by abercrombie_guy_38
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To: Zakeet
Group members said these planes should not be used to entertain.

They're not there to "entertain".

They're there to inspire.

Ya fricking hippie.

3 posted on 08/26/2012 5:35:51 AM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of No! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Zakeet
I've never seen the Thunderbirds. A couple years ago, I did have the privelege of watching the Blue Angels practice the day before an air show.

I s'pect the Thunderbirds shows are quite similar.

It says right here: It was impressive.

4 posted on 08/26/2012 5:40:35 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Zakeet

Those anti-warplane Maineiacs sure cried the blues when they closed Loring Air Force Base there, a SAC base with fighters, bombers, and nukes.

The Thunderbird’s planes are inert, most all of the weaponry has been removed.

Yes, the have a “recruiting” role, but, so what? We’re an all-volunteer force now...a force which guarantees these old codgers the right to protest.


5 posted on 08/26/2012 5:43:18 AM PDT by FrankR (They will become our ultimate masters the day we surrender the 2nd Amendment.)
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To: Zakeet
Jesus would never join the military.

At least we know he never did.

On one occasion, at least, Jesus thought a centurion lived an exemplary life...possibly worth emulating.

6 posted on 08/26/2012 5:44:36 AM PDT by stevem
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To: Zakeet
Their just enjoying the rights and privileges bought and paid for with the blood and courage of our ancestors. They've forgotten or were never taught about it. Until our Revolution there was no such thing as civil rights for the common person.
8 posted on 08/26/2012 5:49:17 AM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: Gay State Conservative

LOL


9 posted on 08/26/2012 5:49:47 AM PDT by ladyjane
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To: Zakeet

lol

That’s it—that sign convinced me! I’m now a committed pacifist.


10 posted on 08/26/2012 5:50:02 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (CrossFit.com)
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To: Zakeet
Gee, I don't know about Jesus not joining the military, kids:
11 Then I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse! He who sat upon it is called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he judges and makes war. 12 His eyes are like a flame of fire, and on his head are many diadems; and he has a name inscribed which no one knows but himself. 13 He is clad in a robe dipped in blood, and the name by which he is called is The Word of God. 14 And the armies of heaven, arrayed in fine linen, white and pure, followed him on white horses. 15 From his mouth issues a sharp sword with which to smite the nations, and he will rule them with a rod of iron; he will tread the wine press of the fury of the wrath of God the Almighty. 16 On his robe and on his thigh he has a name inscribed, King of kings and Lord of lords.
(Revelation 19:11–16)

11 posted on 08/26/2012 5:52:30 AM PDT by Dahoser (Separation of church and state? No, we need separation of media and state.)
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To: Zakeet

“Jesus would NEVER join the military.”

No, He will LEAD a Heavenly army against the forces of evil after the Tribulation. That is even better!

Guess they don’t call ‘em “mainiacs” for nuthin...


12 posted on 08/26/2012 5:53:47 AM PDT by sassy steel magnolia (USAF life and Navy wife...God Bless the USA!)
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To: Gay State Conservative

You would be asking to get hit with a restraining order doing that. The charges against MassResistance come to mind.
There’s caller ID, and Lefties are extremely thin skinned.


13 posted on 08/26/2012 5:54:44 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (The Democratic Party is the operational wing of CPUSA.)
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To: Zakeet

What hippies look like 40 plus years on...

I can picture these idiots in their you passed out in a field somewhere after a night of shrooms and Grateful Dead 8-tracks...

And Veterans for peace... The gear in the rear guys who signed up for college money not to fight..


14 posted on 08/26/2012 5:55:07 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Zakeet
What hippies look like 40 plus years on...

I can picture these idiots in their youth passed out in a field somewhere after a night of shrooms and Grateful Dead 8-tracks...

And Veterans for peace... The gear in the rear guys who signed up for college money not to fight..

15 posted on 08/26/2012 5:55:26 AM PDT by ejonesie22 (8/30/10, the day Truth won.)
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To: Zakeet

myopically sanctimonious pacifists might change their mind if they were a female westerner riding on a bus in Cairo. Folks, evil is a real thing, and it wants to eat you.


16 posted on 08/26/2012 5:55:54 AM PDT by Tom Bombadil
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To: All

these people have been stuck on stupid since the 60’s..


17 posted on 08/26/2012 5:57:47 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: Zakeet

All my years in the military I believed I was protecting the country as a SAC trained killer. Peace is Our Profession.


18 posted on 08/26/2012 5:58:36 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits will only save this country.)
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To: Zakeet

Won’t these people PLEASE kill themselves?


19 posted on 08/26/2012 6:04:09 AM PDT by Lockbar (I promise to move fire-wood twice a day.)
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To: stevem

Saw the T’BIRDS last week in Atlantic City.
Great crowds, Great show !
Almost in the Blue Angels class ;-)


20 posted on 08/26/2012 6:06:20 AM PDT by aumrl (let's keep it real Conservatives)
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To: Zakeet

And protesters glorify cowardice and a willingness to be used as political pawns.


21 posted on 08/26/2012 6:06:38 AM PDT by relictele
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To: Zakeet
Any time you get half a dozen idiots together, journalism school grads feel like it is their solemn duty to be there with their noses up the idiots butt's. And inflate their numbers.

I don't know how many times I have seen the liars act like one hand's worth is an innumerable multitude.

22 posted on 08/26/2012 6:11:07 AM PDT by hopespringseternal
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To: Zakeet

BOW TO NOBODY:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agUx79yG1Lo&feature=player_embedded


23 posted on 08/26/2012 6:14:50 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Zakeet
“Jesus would NEVER join the military.”

Yet it was a gentile soldier, a very bloody centurian, whom Jesus praised as having greater faith than anyone else in Israel.

24 posted on 08/26/2012 6:18:41 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Zakeet
Two ironies in that second photo. One, the military secured their right to say anything they want on their sign. And two, those pacifist are going to be REALLY surprised when Jesus returns.

5.56mm

25 posted on 08/26/2012 6:21:58 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Zakeet

This is pure and unadulterated idiocy.


26 posted on 08/26/2012 6:24:31 AM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: Zakeet

I guess there are still a few hippies left from the 60’s that didn’t OD.
Their brains are fried though.


27 posted on 08/26/2012 6:25:11 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: stevem

There is nothing like standing 300 feet from an F-15 with full afterburners blasting off....I guess if you could be that close to the Saturn V, but...


28 posted on 08/26/2012 6:26:18 AM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: Zakeet

Many colonists opposed the Revolution at the time. These folks would fit right in.


29 posted on 08/26/2012 6:31:30 AM PDT by windsorknot
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To: Zakeet; metmom; boatbums; caww; presently no screen name; smvoice; HarleyD; HossB86; wmfights; ...

Paradoxically, the next article in the “Latest Articles” list was, “NEW SEA-AIR BATTLE RAGING IN THE SOLOMONS; GERMANS SMASH HARDER AT STALINGRAD LINES (8/26/42)”

Yes, war results in horrendous realities, and usually begins as a result of lust, but until the Lord reigns - which will after a climatic war - then there will be wars that are necessary to preserve life with its God-given freedoms.

But the liberal mind refuses to accept that there are immutable moral laws, and that due to the Fall, and man’s innate proclivity to rebel and to sin, then restraints are necessary, and that in order to have beneficial liberty, there must be limits, the Bible ultimately providing them.

Instead, the ongoing revolution seeks to have a Garden of Eden without its God, and in which (in particular) there are no laws against sexual immorality, and no earning the right to privilege or pleasure and the responsibility that goes with them.

Instead, they want everything provided by the god called government at the expense of those who actually subscribe to the Biblical principles of earning and rewards, or by those who will be forced to support them, they being the “elites” who know what us best for us, and who climb up some other way to power, and deplore the idea that they should be debated and found worthy.

And which is not surprising, as the original “occupy” movement, of lust for power, was that of the devil seeking to occupy the throne of God, (Is. 14) and who thus sought to instil in Eve the idea that God ought to “share the wealth,” so that she would be like God, and was justified in her rebellion in order to attain what she now lusted for.

They promise a type of Woodstock, but which results in Haight-Ashbury, and then dictatorship by men who gain such by guile and or force. But like as in Communism which they esteem, the reality is far more oppressive and grievous than whatever valid abuses preceded them under a basic Biblical model.

While these modern day hippies invoke Jesus, they rebel against Him as Lord.

As for whether Jesus would join the military, while He would not raise up church armies and resort to the sword of men to deal with theological deviation (as in the Inquisitions, etc.) , the Spirit of Christ sanctioned the just use of the sword by the State for the punishment of evildoers, (Rm. 13:1-7; 1Pt. 2:13,14). However, when the military itself rejects Him and supports homosexuality and marries men with men, then they are fighting against the God whose help they need to implore.


30 posted on 08/26/2012 6:32:27 AM PDT by daniel1212 (Come to the Lord Jesus as a damned+destitute actual sinner, + trust Him to save you, then live 4 Him)
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To: Zakeet

They’re desperate to find nobility and honor in cowardice-it’s like yearning for water from the moon.


31 posted on 08/26/2012 6:39:09 AM PDT by Spok
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To: Zakeet

Anyone who does not appreciate the conversion of JP5 fuel to noise and visuals is not normal or human.


32 posted on 08/26/2012 6:41:26 AM PDT by soycd
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To: stevem

I used to live in California, and I attended alot of air shows.

I must have seen the Blue Angels performs about 25 times over the years, mostly at Pt. Mugu NAS (part of the Pacific Missile Test Center), but also at El Toro MCAS in Orange County and at Miramar NAS in San San Diego County. The last time I saw a Blue Angels Air Show was in late May of 2000 at the Bangor International Airport in Bangor, Maine.
It was the only time the Blue Angels ever performed in northern Maine since they were formed in 1946.

I saw the Thunderbirds just once.....on August 1, 1986 at Vandenberg Air Force Base in northern Santa Barbara County, California.

The Great State of Maine Air Show took place at what used to be Brunswick Naval Air Station in southern Maine. Before Brunswick NAS was closed during the latest round of base closings, the annual air show was free and always featured the Blue Angels. I heard Cindy Sheehan was going to show up and protest a few years ago, but the crazy never showed up.

These handful of protestors are not representative of the
majority of people in Maine. I’ve lived here twenty years and most people here are VERY pro-military.
Maine has had the highest per-capita number of National Guard members in Iraq and Afghanistan.

By the way, the Maine Air National Guard base at Bangor International Airport.....they call themselves the “Mainiacs.”


33 posted on 08/26/2012 6:44:20 AM PDT by july4thfreedomfoundation (If people don't have to show an ID to vote, why do they have to show one to purchase a firearm?.)
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To: windsorknot
"Many colonists opposed the Revolution at the time."

It is my understanding that only 3% or fewer actually bore arms against the British.

34 posted on 08/26/2012 6:46:51 AM PDT by Buffalo Head (Illigitimi non carborundum)
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To: july4thfreedomfoundation
The “Maniacs” were regulars at the Iowa Air Guard air show every summer in Des Moines. They were a fun bunch...
35 posted on 08/26/2012 6:48:37 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (I didn't post this. Someone else did.)
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To: Zakeet
Veterans for Peace member Bruce Gagnon said, "... We believe that these air shows basically are recruiting with gimmicks and recruit our children in to these endless wars that benefit corporations. They don't benefit the American people."

He's right about the recruiting part. My stepfather took me to see the Thunderbirds when I was 11, and I was so impressed that I decided right then that I wanted to grow up, become a veterinarian, and join the Army.

36 posted on 08/26/2012 7:00:52 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: Tom Bombadil
Worthy of repetition, with emphasis . . often !


Folks, evil is a real thing, and it wants to eat you !

37 posted on 08/26/2012 7:02:19 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Zakeet

And these same idiots would be protesting separation of church and state BS if Jesus did join .


38 posted on 08/26/2012 7:03:06 AM PDT by maddog55 (OBAMA: Why stupid people shouldn't vote!)
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To: Zakeet

Oh, how nice, old hippies, bless their heart.


39 posted on 08/26/2012 7:06:38 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Zakeet
Veterans for Peace walks side by side with Code Pink and the environmentalist whackos.

They also are funded by the Tides Foundation (Soros).

They're just another set of useful idiots.

40 posted on 08/26/2012 7:09:22 AM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: daniel1212
And which is not surprising, as the original “occupy” movement, of lust for power, was that of the devil seeking to occupy the throne of God, (Is. 14)

Bingo!! Nothing new under the sun! Same old tactic - what ever is of God, i.e. His Word satan is after it!

41 posted on 08/26/2012 7:37:39 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: boomop1
I was a SAC trained killer too! 42nd Bomb Wing, Loring AFB, Maine. These “activists” are misguided hippies (excuse the redundancy) who are starved for recognition.
I would not let them ruin a Thunderbird demonstration.
I saw the T’birds at Sun n’ Fun last Spring.

Maineiacs live too close to Vermont, the USSR of the USA, and have caught their disease.

42 posted on 08/26/2012 7:38:36 AM PDT by BatGuano (You don't think I'd go into combat with loose change in my pocket, do ya?)
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To: Zakeet
Jesus told his disciples to sell their cloaks and buy swords so he could “be numbered with the transgressors.”
43 posted on 08/26/2012 7:39:28 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: Shady

***There is nothing like standing 300 feet from an F-15 with full afterburners blasting off***

Unless you are 30 feet from a B-52 or KC-135 engine when they inject water during ground tests, and you don’t have hearing protection. The sound makes your whole body vibrate far worse than any rock concert.

Don’t yell at me! I can’t hear you anyway! HUH?


44 posted on 08/26/2012 7:43:57 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Tyrannies demand immense sacrifices of their people to produce trifles.-Marquis de Custine)
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To: Shady
"There is nothing like standing 300 feet from an F-15 with full afterburners blasting off..."

300 feet is for sissies. Try 10" or so and an F-14 in 5th stage on Cat 1. I'd pay money to be there again.

45 posted on 08/26/2012 7:48:41 AM PDT by moehoward
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To: Zakeet; SkyDancer
These people are stuck on stupid.

Jesus has legions of angels ready for the final battle with Satan.

If it weren't for the military these pathetic creatures would be speaking either Japanese or German, or would have perished long ago.

Years ago my family vacationed in Brunswick, and we loved to watch the sub chasers come into their Naval Air Base there. (can't remember the name at the moment...) One lady called to complain about the noise the aircraft were making, and the person answering the phone call replied, "Ma'am... that's the sound of freedom."

Amen!

46 posted on 08/26/2012 7:48:51 AM PDT by Northern Yankee (Where Liberty dwells, there is my Country. - Benjamin Franklin)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

OK, I pass, LOL! Cheers!


47 posted on 08/26/2012 7:49:54 AM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: Zakeet
Jesus would NEVER join the Army.

JESUS has His Own spiritual army - 'HIS' church! He tells us who the real enemy is. Satan uses those who do not serve 'GOD first' as his minions. So that couple is WRONG! They don't know Jesus/His Word! It's all about Good vs. Evil.

"No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and Money." Luke 16:13

"For our struggle is NOT against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the SPIRITUAL forces of wickedness in the heavenly places." Eph 6:12

48 posted on 08/26/2012 7:52:23 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Northern Yankee
These people are stuck on stupid.

EXACTLY!!

the person answering the phone call replied, "Ma'am... that's the sound of freedom."

PERFECT!!

49 posted on 08/26/2012 7:55:38 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Speaking of swords, God's Word is sharper than any two-edged sword used in spiritual warfare. So HE equipped us well for battle. The world is a battle ground - good vs. evil.

"For the Word of God is LIVING and ACTIVE. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart". Heb 4:12

50 posted on 08/26/2012 8:05:44 AM PDT by presently no screen name
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