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Vandals Strike Lincolnís Tomb, Steal Copper Sword
CBS/AP ^ | Nov.12, 2011

Posted on 11/13/2011 12:10:24 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (CBS/AP) - Thieves have nabbed a 3-foot-long copper sword atop Lincoln’s Tomb in what is believed to be the first theft at the site in more than a century.

An employee noticed last week that the sword was cut from a statue of a Civil War artillery officer, the (Springfield) State Journal-Register reported Saturday. Officials think the sword was stolen sometime between September and early November.

(Excerpt) Read more at stlouis.cbslocal.com ...


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1 posted on 11/13/2011 12:10:26 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord:
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword:
His truth is marching on.


2 posted on 11/13/2011 12:13:04 PM PST by ClearCase_guy (I won't vote for Romney. I won't vote for Perry.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

sad commentary on the state of our nation


3 posted on 11/13/2011 12:15:05 PM PST by television is just wrong
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How ironic. History today repeated a special on how in the 19th century robbers tried to steal Lincoln’s body.


4 posted on 11/13/2011 12:15:44 PM PST by Perdogg
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To: central_va
You weren't in Illinois last week were ya?
5 posted on 11/13/2011 12:16:32 PM PST by MNJohnnie (Giving more money to DC to fix the Debt is like giving free drugs to addicts think it will cure them)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
When liberals congregate they always become uncivilized like this.

Real outstanding citizens.

6 posted on 11/13/2011 12:19:26 PM PST by capt. norm (Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves for they shall never run out of material. c)
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To: television is just wrong

In Russia they steal the manhole covers


7 posted on 11/13/2011 12:21:06 PM PST by molson209
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Looks like they need extra security now.


8 posted on 11/13/2011 12:22:35 PM PST by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Mine eyes have seen the horror of the coming of the Left:
They are trampling out the culture that once held at bay such theft;
They hath loosed the hateful slouching that could leave us all bereft:
Their poop is on cop cars.


9 posted on 11/13/2011 12:23:30 PM PST by Yardstick
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To: Dallas59

They buried Lincoln in concrete and rebar the 2nd time.


10 posted on 11/13/2011 12:24:17 PM PST by Rebelbase (Yes we Cain!)
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To: capt. norm

When libtards congregate, stupidity happens. Speaking of Lincoln, if he were alive today he would back the South judging from what happened to the nation.


11 posted on 11/13/2011 12:24:52 PM PST by max americana (CAIN 2012)
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To: molson209

“In Russia they steal the manhole covers”

Putin is doing it...says he needs them for his gym barbells...


12 posted on 11/13/2011 12:28:00 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: Rebelbase

“They buried Lincoln in concrete and rebar the 2nd time.”

Did they cross the rebars?


13 posted on 11/13/2011 12:29:43 PM PST by jessduntno ("They say the world has become too complex for simple answers... they are wrong." - RR)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Cemeteries are a favorite target of thieves these days.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib/20060819/news_1n19vases.html

14 posted on 11/13/2011 12:34:34 PM PST by South40 (To Tear Down Herman Cain is to aid Mitt Romney & the Marxist Kenyan)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
The Vandal tribe got the blame for stealing to copper from Rome's roofs. What if their own "Occupy Wattling Street" youths really did it? It certainly feels like a sign of decline and fall.
15 posted on 11/13/2011 12:36:51 PM PST by Vide
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To: Free ThinkerNY

September,??? I guess they don’t really keep an eye on it.


16 posted on 11/13/2011 12:37:40 PM PST by BallyBill (WARNING:Taking me serious could cause stress related illness.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Check the Oval Office.


17 posted on 11/13/2011 12:41:21 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: molson209
In Russia they steal the manhole covers

Russia? Hell, they do it in every village, town, city and major city in the USA.

Wherever there is a manhole cover, it is only a matter of time until it is lifted and sold for scrap.

18 posted on 11/13/2011 12:42:33 PM PST by elkfersupper (Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: molson209

In Los Angeles they steal man hole covers, and fire hydrant brass caps


19 posted on 11/13/2011 12:44:07 PM PST by grampabob
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ask any politician about this, Republican or Democrat (same thing really) and they will tell you, “what we really need right now is MORE ILLEGALS!


20 posted on 11/13/2011 12:45:03 PM PST by 240B (he is doing everything he said he wouldn't and not doing what he said he would)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Officials think the sword was stolen sometime between September and early November

This type of timeframe is really unacceptable. With all the internet picture sites out there, it can't be that hard to establish when the sword was stolen. I can establish that the sword was there on September 20th, 2011, but I only spent three minutes searching. Surely it couldn't be that hard to search the various photo sharing sites to find out the exact date at least?

21 posted on 11/13/2011 12:49:16 PM PST by kingu (Everything starts with slashing the size and scope of the federal government.)
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To: molson209
In Russia they steal the manhole covers

In Russia, manhole covers steal YOU.

(I'm sorry. I just couldn't help myself.)

22 posted on 11/13/2011 1:00:13 PM PST by SIDENET ("If that's your best, your best won't do." -Dee Snider)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m betting it was an illegal alien. They don’t respect our laws or our history. And are responsible for a great deal of the copper thefts.


23 posted on 11/13/2011 1:14:31 PM PST by ME-262 (We need Term Limits for the federal house and senate. We need new Bums up there.)
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To: kingu
This type of timeframe is really unacceptable. With all the internet picture sites out there, it can't be that hard to establish when the sword was stolen. I can establish that the sword was there on September 20th, 2011, but I only spent three minutes searching. Surely it couldn't be that hard to search the various photo sharing sites to find out the exact date at least?

These days there seems to be a decrease in the regard for anything having to do with America's history.

24 posted on 11/13/2011 1:15:57 PM PST by arasina (So there.)
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To: rockrr; Ditto
Who was it? Somebody who posted on the Civil War threads? standwatie?

But those guys wouldn't have stopped with stealing the sword.

25 posted on 11/13/2011 1:31:48 PM PST by x
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Undoubtedly a lib-thief. Nobody needs weapons anyway, even in a statue. I remember about 30 years ago some idiot anti-gun lib got in trouble when she modified a minute-man’s musket into a fishing pole on her state’s license plate.


26 posted on 11/13/2011 1:37:21 PM PST by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

How do we know it wasn’t the Visgoths that stole the sword?


27 posted on 11/13/2011 2:10:45 PM PST by MIchaelTArchangel
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To: x

None of these guys - I’ve found them to be all hat and no cattle. One of them boasted about urinating on Sherman’s grave, which I found a potentially impressive feat considering that they squat to pee.


28 posted on 11/13/2011 2:31:50 PM PST by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Since we are living in the Pax Obama, the sword may have been beaten into plowshares.


29 posted on 11/13/2011 3:33:12 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Have they fired all the park employees? Who takes care of the Tomb and surrounding areas?


30 posted on 11/13/2011 6:51:39 PM PST by jch10 (I stand with Herman Cain)
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