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9/11 Memorial Uprooted in Midday Protest (Middlebury College, VT)
Middlebury Campus ^ | 09/11/2013 | Kyle Finck

Posted on 09/12/2013 2:47:32 PM PDT by Pyro7480

A 2,977 flag memorial was ripped out of the ground in front of Mead Memorial Chapel shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 by a group of five protestors claiming that the flags were on top of a sacred Abenaki burial site.

The flags — meant to commemorate each of the 2,977 lives taken in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks — have been posted in the grass between Mead Chapel and the Davis Family Library annually in a joint effort between the College Republicans and Democrats for nearly 10 years.

Ben Kinney ’15, president of the College Republicans, spent two hours putting the flags outside of Mead Chapel on Tuesday night, and happened to be walking up the hill towards the chapel when he saw four females and one male stuffing the miniature flags into black trash bags....

Kinney said the protestors told him they were "confiscating" the flags in protest of "America's imperialism."

..."There was no discussion. No compromise. We asked if we could put them somewhere else, but they wouldn't listen."

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Vermont
KEYWORDS: college; middlebury; vermont
Far left creeps...
1 posted on 09/12/2013 2:47:32 PM PDT by Pyro7480
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To: Pyro7480

It sounds like those “confiscating” the flags needed to be stuffed in their garbage flags. Useless moron ingrates.


2 posted on 09/12/2013 2:52:06 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: Pyro7480
...sounds like a "good ol' blanket party" time...

3 posted on 09/12/2013 2:53:03 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Pyro7480

Why aren’t people defending the Flag?

so they leave it up to just the military?

These kids cannot even think. They should not be allowing this. The dean of students should not allow it.

If I had my child there, I’d pull him out, I wouldn’t care about some hockey scholarship or all of his new 1%er friends.

I’d have him and the dean, whom I am paying, to explain to me why this is allowed to go one when we are paying 100s of Gs in tuition.

If I didn’t get a good answer, Phoenix on line, now. Empty your room I have a uhaul

The parents are to blame.

The parents on both sides.


4 posted on 09/12/2013 2:55:42 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Pyro7480

Sticks and stones break Leftist bones.

‘Nuff said.


5 posted on 09/12/2013 2:56:08 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Opinions are like orgasms: only mine count, and I couldn't care less if you have one...)
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To: Pyro7480

Stupid, liberal-brainwashed college kids acting out their training to hate America, the land that gave them their cushy life and freedom to ‘protest’ American ‘imperialism’, a word most of them likely can’t even define. That the college allows this kind of idiocy is outrageous and indicates that we are in for some tough times as this brainwashed generation matures and begins to have real power.


6 posted on 09/12/2013 3:02:59 PM PDT by Jim Scott
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

Thanks Pyro7480.
A 2,977 flag memorial was ripped out of the ground in front of Mead Memorial Chapel shortly before 3 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 11 by a group of five protestors claiming that the flags were on top of a sacred Abenaki burial site.
Room for five more?


7 posted on 09/12/2013 3:03:03 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's no coincidence that some "conservatives" echo the hard left.)
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To: Pyro7480

Maybe these two small town Texans could go up to snobby Middlebury and show them how it’s done.

It’s not as if, by the way, a majority of the Middlebury kids have not been personally affected by 9/11. I can name names.

Texas Teens Save Alleged Kidnap Victim Who Mouthed ‘Help Me’ From Car
http://abcnews.go.com ^ | september 5, 2013


8 posted on 09/12/2013 3:05:04 PM PDT by stanne
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To: Pyro7480

Why didn’t one of these little wussies just say “no” and stop them?


9 posted on 09/12/2013 3:05:12 PM PDT by LouD
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To: LouD

Obviously you’ve never been to Middlebury or you’d know the answer.


10 posted on 09/12/2013 3:28:26 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: Pyro7480

One day there are going to be some serious physical confrontations over this typr of thing. When it happens let’s hope the left will finally look at itself in the mirror and realize what they have sown.


11 posted on 09/12/2013 3:30:47 PM PDT by LRoggy (Peter's Son's Business)
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This would not have happened in my presence. No how, no way.


12 posted on 09/12/2013 3:41:19 PM PDT by Rodney Dangerfield (Ask the MSM about Christopher Newsom and Channon Christian. Observe the subsequent blank stares.)
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To: Pyro7480

...four females and one male stuffing the miniature flags into black trash bags....

***
That is not a protest; it is vandalism. And it should be dealt with as such.


13 posted on 09/12/2013 4:04:58 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Let me hear what God the LORD will speak. -Ps85)
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To: Bigg Red

But it won’t be...it’s Middlebury, Vermont, just a smaller version of San Francisco or Portland or Seattle!


14 posted on 09/12/2013 4:16:06 PM PDT by MomofMarine
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To: Bigg Red

These thieves should be charged with “theft” because no one gave them permission to take someone else’s private property off the site.

If the school has any balls, they should prosecute these creeps. But then again, it is a leftist shithole so there is no chance of that happening.

Now, if a couple of us Nam guys happened to see this taking place, I’m sure that we would have cleaned up the trash. Five thieves - five trash bags. Thats a fit!


15 posted on 09/12/2013 6:04:21 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: MomofMarine

Oh yes they will be charged, liberal town or not.


16 posted on 09/13/2013 3:03:27 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: SunkenCiv

What is a Abenaki?


17 posted on 09/13/2013 3:48:11 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: MomofMarine
But it won’t be...it’s Middlebury, Vermont, just a smaller version of San Francisco or Portland or Seattle!

Oh, Middlebury is worse than that...

18 posted on 09/13/2013 3:51:19 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: Yorlik803
What is a Abenaki?

Indians. These commies probably consider the entire state of Vermont a 'sacred burial ground'. I'm surprised they allow the U.S. flag to be flown anywhere in that state.

19 posted on 09/13/2013 3:57:44 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: who knows what evil?

going by their reasoning...you are right.
Dig deep enough anywhere in a small state and you could find bones.


20 posted on 09/13/2013 4:00:42 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: Pyro7480

Is there any way I can communicate with Mr. Kinney? I want to suggest bringing up charges against these scumbags.


21 posted on 09/13/2013 2:59:44 PM PDT by Jacob Kell
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To: Pyro7480

On another thread I commented on the magnificent display of lighted flags on a huge hill at Pepperdine University, on the Pacific Coast Highway, CA.
It may be up until Sunday - do not know for sure - they were still there last night.
In the most peaceful stillness you have ever seen.

R E M E M B E R
9-11


22 posted on 09/13/2013 3:04:44 PM PDT by USARightSide (S U P P O R T I N G OUR T R O O P S)
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