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  • Oakland Man Arrested In Hammer Attack On Berkeley Protester [fellow protester at police protests]

    09/25/2015 4:49:43 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 9 replies
    CBS San Francisco ^ | September 24, 2015
    BERKELEY (CBS SF) — Berkeley police Thursday said they have arrested an Oakland man in a hammer attack that occurred during a series of protests in December. The alleged assault occurred on Dec. 7, 2014, when the victim, a 55-year-old man, attempted to stop some protesters from damaging a Radio Shack store at Shattuck Avenue and Dwight Way, according to police. One of the people on the scene struck the victim with a hammer on the head, causing serious injuries. The victim was taken to a local hospital for treatment, police said. [SNIP] Police estimate damage to the Radio Shack...
  • Bosnian community in St. Louis outraged over fatal hammer attack in Bevo Mill neighborhood

    12/01/2014 7:18:42 AM PST · by WhiskeyX · 51 replies St. Louis Post Dispatch ^ | 3 hours ago | Joel Currier
    ST. LOUIS • St. Louis Bosnians outraged about a deadly hammer attack in the city’s Bevo Mill neighborhood spilled into the streets Sunday night to voice frustrations over violence touching their community. [....] Police said Begic was in his vehicle about 1:15 a.m. in the 4200 block of Itaska when several juveniles approached and began damaging his car. Police said Begic got out to confront the juveniles, who began yelling at him and hitting him with hammers. Begic, 32, who lived in the 4200 block of Miami Street, suffered injuries to his head, abdomen, face and mouth. He died at...
  • ‘Ferguson Protester Accidentally Burns Down Own House’ Just Satire; No Tyler Jackson Case

    11/27/2014 4:43:59 PM PST · by Jack Hydrazine · 37 replies ^ | NOV 26, 2014 | Staff Writer
    A protester in Ferguson, Missouri accidentally burned down his own house last night after mistaking the building for a convenience store. According to a report in the Ferguson Post-Gazette, 32-year-old Tyler Jackson threw a Molotov cocktail into a window not realizing he was setting ablaze his own residence. The home, which was empty at the time, subsequently burned to the ground. “It was dark. I got all turned around. I thought it was a 7-11 or something,” he told the newspaper. Witnesses describe Jackson shouting expletives after he realized what he had done. He then tried to put out the...
  • OAKLAND TEA PARTY PROTESTER Sings the Truth – Gets Her Mic Shut Off (Video)

    08/15/2013 11:01:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 8/13/13 | Jim Hoft
    Maybe it was something she sang? Oakland Tea Party protester Celeste Paradise used her one minute of public comment time to sing a protest song at a public meeting. That’s when the committee shut her mic off.
  • Union Protester Threatens to Kill Conservative Steven Crowder

    12/11/2012 1:07:31 PM PST · by Nachum · 67 replies
    town hall ^ | 12/11/12 | Katie Pavlich
    As reported earlier, conservative comedian Steven Crowder was physically assaulted by union protesters today in Lansing, Michigan. Video has surfaced of Crowder being punched repeatedly in the face and one man is heard yelling, "I'll kill a motherf*cker with a gun!"
  • From The Road on Tea Party Express: Englewood Jerk Protester

    09/16/2012 9:03:04 AM PDT · by Lloyd Marcus · 29 replies ^ | 9/16/2012 | Lloyd Marcus
    The patriots in Englewood Florida were excited and fired up when our Tea Party Express tour bus rolled into their town. Our rally was enthusiastic, upbeat and hopeful that real leadership needed to move America forward will be restored in November. Unlike the Democrats who have accused our troops of being rapists and murders, Tea Party Express celebrates and honors our military. Each of our rallies ends with a military tribute in which we feature Gold Star Mom, Debbie Lee. Debbie's decorated son, Marc Alan Lee, was the first U.S. Navy seal killed in Iraq. At our rally in Englewood...
  • Police food donation has protesters eating their words (Tampa)

    08/30/2012 11:06:36 AM PDT · by ruralvoter · 15 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 8/30/12 | Marissa Lang and Kim Wilmath
    It was a truce of sorts, delivered between two slices of bread. Food: from Tampa police officers to hungry protesters camping out at Romneyville, the unofficial headquarters of the many activists who gathered to protest the Republican National Convention this week. "I give them the most props of any police agency we've seen," said 28-year-old Brendan Hunt of Occupy Wall Street. The boxed lunches — sandwiches, fruit and ice cold bottled water — came after police heard that protesters were getting low on provisions. It didn't help that the big blue school bus-turned-kitchen that had been parked at Romneyville all...
  • VIDEO: Heckler Spits in Face of Grandmotherly Romney Supporter in WI (video at link)

    08/18/2012 8:29:28 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 19 replies
    Once again we see an Obama/abortion supporter who cannot keep to a civil debate. This time in Wisconsin where Appleton resident Mary Hogland, 83, tried to interrupt a small, private Romney event. When her outburst was vociferously opposed by the Romney supporters that were actually invited to the gathering, Hogland spat in the face of one of the elderly women present. This gathering was part of a "Wisconsin Women for Mitt" bus tour event featuring Wis. State Senator Alberta Darling and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch who recently beat a recall election mounted by the Badger State's government employee unions. Hogland...
  • Romney Protester: 'We Love Dead Republicans'

    08/13/2012 8:09:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/13/12 | staff
    A group of protesters organized by SEIU and Obama For America showed up in Wisconsin to greet Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan. Breitbart cameras were there.
  • Occupy Chicago May Day march pics you won’t see in the establishment media

    05/03/2012 8:28:29 AM PDT · by Lucky9teen · 40 replies
    courtesy of Marathon Pundit. After a slew of videos, I now turn to my photographic files from yesterday’s Occupy Chicago May Day march.Click on any image to make it larger. The flag of their nation. Union Park on Chicago’s West Side is where the march began. Yes, the banner reads, “Open the f*cking borders.” Keep it classy, leftists. His shirt declares, “Smash all borders with communist revolution.” Their signs contain a Karl Marx quote. Chicago school kids: Do you know where your unionized teacher is? This picture is priceless in terms of telling this story. The red flag contains a...
  • Time Person of the Year: The Protester

    12/14/2011 5:15:54 AM PST · by John W · 127 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | December 14, 2011 | Time Magazine
    No one could have known that when a Tunisian fruit vendor set himself on fire in a public square, it would incite protests that would topple dictators and start a global wave of dissent. In 2011, protesters didn’t just voice their complaints; they changed the world.
  • Time's Person of The Year

    12/14/2011 1:03:23 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 26 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 15 2011 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) — "The Protester" has been named Time's "Person of the Year" for 2011.
  • Piddler on the Roof

    12/06/2011 11:58:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | December 6, 2011 | Ken Blackwell
    Over the weekend, Metropolitan Police removed Occupy DC protesters from “a barn-like structure” a few blocks from the White House. More than thirty arrests were made, including one young man who was charged with indecent exposure for urinating from the roof. Occupy DC protesters have been squatting in McPherson Park, in the middle of one of Washington’s key commercial and government hubs, since October. And what have they achieved? They say they want to draw attention to income inequality. They have. We all now know that they claim to represent the 99% against the income gains of the 1%. They...
  • Official AFL-CIO #OccupyPortland Protester: ‘I Don’t Really Care About The Economy, I Couldn’t Care

    11/13/2011 2:15:05 PM PST · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/13/11 | staff
    <p>"I don't really care about the economy. I couldn't care two f*cks about what happens if, you know, we have another Great Depression."</p>
  • NY Protester Dangles From Rope Off Major NYC Commuter Bridge

    11/07/2011 10:20:11 AM PST · by Cowman · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 7, 2011 | Christopher Santarelli
    A man protesting a local New York county government has been spotted dangling from the Tappan Zee Bridge, a major NYC commuter bridge. The bridge hovers above the Hudson River connecting Rockland and Westchester County near New York City. The protester appears to hanging from the bridge over the river suspended by a rope ladder and holding a blue banner which appears to read “Rockland Executive Legislative Coverup Retaliation” and other messages that we are not able to determine at this time. The writes that the sign is possibly expressing anger toward County Executive C. Scott Vanderhoef. WABC-TV has...
  • Protester: Israel Doing To Palestinians What 'They Claim Germany Did To Them'

    11/03/2011 2:06:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | 11/3/11 | Joe Schoffstall
    It's probably a red flag when a protester begins her rant with, "I'm not saying I'm a suicide bomber or anything, but..." MRCTV took a trip to Zuccotti Park in New York City to see what exactly was going on at the 'Occupy Wall Street' protests. While there, we noticed some anti-Semitic signs and began asking protesters what they thought of Israel. First, we spoke to a man who believes the 'Jews' are behind everything from Wall Street all the way to the media. Then, we spoke to a lady who believes that Israel's actions towards the Palestinians are no
  • Occupiers, Tea Partiers, and the Tenth Commandment

    11/03/2011 5:26:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | November 3, 2011 | Jeff Jacoby
    At the Occupy Phoenix demonstrations, fliers encourage protesters to violently resist police officers, asserting that "you will usually have only two options: submit, or kill the cop." At Zuccotti Park in Manhattan, an Occupy Wall Street protester was sexually assaulted in her tent; according to the New York Post, a woman was raped at the same site a few weeks earlier. In Denver, "Occupy" activists turned on the police, screaming obscenities and knocking a motorcycle cop to the ground. Occupy Oakland grew even more violent, as police were pelted with bottles and rocks, and had M-80 firecrackers thrown at them. And in cities from Boston toBerkeley, Occupy encampments...
  • Occupy Wall Street Freedom of expression [protester claims Jews control Wall Street]

    10/12/2011 6:20:51 PM PDT · by Todd Kinsey · 27 replies
    Occupy Wall Street Protester claims Jews control Wall Street
  • Occupy Wall Street Protester Wants College Paid For Because That’s What He Wants

    Today Rush Limbaugh aired a brilliant clip of a clueless Occupy Wall Street protester who wants people to pay for his college tuition because “that’s what he wants.” Check out the video:
  • Caption the "Occupy Chicago" Protester

    10/11/2011 5:58:28 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 71 replies
    Drudge Report ^ | 10 Oct 2011 | None
    This photo is on Drudge's site today.
  • Occupy Wall Street” Protester Spews Vile Anti-Semitism: “The Jews Control Wall Street, F--- The Jews

    10/05/2011 2:23:23 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | 10/5/11 | redodostonage
    Challenge for the left: Find us one instance at a tea party that comes even close to this venom, and please, no far-left LaRouche supporters holding Hitler signs, they are not conservatives.
  • Leftist Protester Shouts ‘Sic Semper Tyrannis!’ At Wis. Governor Scott Walker

    08/04/2011 12:44:50 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Big Government ^ | 8/4/11 | Brett Healy
    Last year 876,020 people attended the Wisconsin State Fair to see children show the animals they care for, try various foods on a stick, play carnival games, enjoy music and celebrate the last few days of summer. This year five dozen protesters chose to disrupt the normally placid Wisconsin State Fair grand opening with chants; at least one of them shouted an epithet commonly associated with political assassination. The MacIver News Service’s cameras were there when a throng of about 60 protesters disrupted the opening ceremonies, shouting down Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker during his brief speech. Walker was one of...
  • Loveland art slasher pleads not guilty, headed to January trial.

    10/15/2010 2:08:49 PM PDT · by killermedic · 11 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 10/15/2010 10:46:04 AM MDT | Monte Whaley
    A Montana woman accused of destroying a piece of art some say depicted Jesus Christ committing a sex act pleaded not guilty this morning to a charge of criminal mischief, a Class 4 felony. Kathleen Folden waived her right to a preliminary hearing and is scheduled for a three-day trial in January. Folden's appearance was brief. In her arrest affidavit, Folden admitted to visiting the Loveland Museum/Gallery on Oct. 6 for the sole purpose of destroying the print of Enrique Chagoya's "The Misadventures of Romantic Cannibals."...
  • Sen. Levin Hit In Face With Pie

    08/16/2010 12:59:33 PM PDT · by CaroleL · 27 replies · 2+ views ^ | 08/16/10 | CaroleL
    Sen. Carl Levin was hit in the face with a pie this morning at a question-and-answer session on what should've been friendly ground in Big Rapids. The Democrat from Detroit was speaking to members of the Mecosta County Democratic Party when a young man -- who described himself as a student -- began chastising Levin for his work on the Senate Armed Services Committee, which helps direct military and war policy. After a few minutes of speaking at Pepper's Café and Deli, a woman who accompanied the student to the event walked up to Levin and hit him in the...
  • Sarah Palin Politely Confronts Protester; Lefties Go Nuts

    08/09/2010 4:12:32 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-09-10 | Curt
    This video of a protester's encounter with Sarah Palin is pretty good, although I'm not sure why it's that big of a deal. The protester has a sign in which is written "worst governor ever"...and when asked why, she says because Palin quit. Which means she wanted her as her governor. Makes sense? [VIDEO AT SITE] Huh? How friggin insane are these people? If you hate your governor and thought this person was terrible wouldn't you be cheering if they left office early? Of course there is nothing in the video that could be a gotcha moment so the left...
  • Woman dumps oil on herself to protest Gulf liability cap

    06/09/2010 12:18:04 PM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 57 replies · 172+ views
    CNN Political Ticker ^ | June 8, 2010
    Washington (CNN) - Public anguish over the growing oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico took center stage on Capitol Hill on Wednesday as a woman dumped oil on herself during a Senate hearing in order to push for legislation lifting oil companies' current liability cap. "We're tired of the bailouts and we're tired of being dumped on in the Gulf," protester Diane Wilson yelled during the start of a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing. Wilson, who was arrested, described herself as a fourth-generation shrimper from the Gulf. She interrupted opening remarks by Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, one...
  • Reporter asks black protester if he's "uncomfortable" as part of tea party

    04/17/2010 7:51:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 67 replies · 1,451+ views
    The Washington Examiner ^ | April 16, 2010 | J.P. Freire, Associate Commentary Editor
    NBC News reporter Kelly O'Donnell asked Darryl Postell, a black man at a tea party rally held Thursday in Washington: "There aren't a lot of African-Americans at these events. Have you ever felt... uncomfortable?" Postell replied, "No, no, these are my people, Americans." (VIDEO AT LINK) O'Donnell's question wasn't the only one addressing race at tea parties. Politico asked one white tea party protester about how she could spot an "infiltrator" -- a liberal posing as a tea party protester -- and she said that more "racially-oriented signs" were a giveaway. "This movement is not about race. My husband and...
  • The Big Lie & The Grand Distraction: How Democrats use Race Baiting Lies to Distract from No Jobs

    03/29/2010 4:01:23 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies · 477+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-29-10 | Mike's America
    Desperate Dems want to change the subject and don't mind lying or provoking violence to do so!Even before the corrupt vote on the government takeover of health care had taken place Dems were already laying down the story line they intended to use to deflect public attention from the outrage. You could see their plan in action in the video where Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. led a group of black congressman through a gauntlet of protesters as if taunting them to do something which would make them look bad. That didn't work out the way they planned (you never saw...
  • Obamabot at T-Party:You will not arrest me! Cop:Put hands behind back or I'll shoot you w/ a tazer

    08/31/2009 11:16:37 AM PDT · by Bill Dupray · 20 replies · 1,895+ views
    Patriot Room ^ | August 31, 2009 | Bill Dupray
    From FReeper RushIsMyTeddyBear in another thread, this one is awesome. I could post these all day. Just like the other one from earlier today, an Obot shows up by himself at a peaceful meeting, townhall or protest, and start yelling and screaming. This guy is such a moron you can picture all 6 of his brain cells rushing to get to the front to pull this off, and yet . . . epic fail.
  • Protesters Target Tinley Park (IL) Bank

    08/12/2009 7:26:34 PM PDT · by SERKIT · 11 replies · 1,081+ views
    Southtown Star ^ | 8-11-2009 | Becky Schlikerman
    (,081109TPbank.article) August 11, 2009 By Becky Schlikerman, Staff Writer A group of picketers outside a Tinley Park bank may become a common sight. The Chicago-based Dr. King Coalition Movement has been protesting outside First Midwest Bank, 17500 S. Oak Park Ave., since last week, alleging the bank has racist lending practices. The Itasca-based bank is not lending to black small business owners, said Richard Pitts Jr., president of the coalition. "We'll be back until this is resolved," Pitts said. But bank officials said the accusations are wrong, pointing to the bank's "outstanding" Community Reinvestment Act rating. The 1977 act requires...
  • Iran: After Withholding Information, Authorities say Youth Demonstrator Died of Gunshot Wounds

    07/13/2009 10:30:35 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 5 replies · 346+ views
    Payvand News ^ | 07/13/09 | None stated
    Original source: (12 July 2009) Iranian authorities have informed the family of Sohrab Aarabi, 19, that he died of gunshot wounds to his heart, 26 days after he disappeared during a demonstration on 15 June, the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran reported today. Aarabi's mother, Parvin Fahimi, a member of the Mothers for Peace organization, made numerous attempts to obtain information about his situation, taking his photograph to prisons, courts and other addresses. Finally, on 11 July, after the protests commemorating the "18 Tir" student demonstrations in 1999, the family was summoned by the Revolutionary Court and...
  • UNC probes Tancredo speech protest

    04/16/2009 1:51:56 PM PDT · by jmcenanly · 34 replies · 1,389+ views
    Washington Times Insider ^ | Thursday, April 16, 2009 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has launched an investigation into a rowdy student protest that prevented former Republican Rep. Tom Tancredo of Colorado, an outspoken opponent of illegal immigration, from delivering a speech Tuesday night on campus.University Chancellor Holden Thorp said the investigation by the school's Department of Public Safety could result in criminal charges. The Division of Student Affairs is also probing the incident, he said, and that students could face Honor Court proceedings as a result
  • State seizes business (Tax Protester)

    03/12/2009 2:48:28 PM PDT · by mnehring · 65 replies · 2,052+ views
    An outspoken critic of government and advocate of personal liberty was arrested Wednesday and his Nacogdoches business seized by the state comptroller's officer for failing to collect and pay sales tax.Five Nacogdoches police officers and several enforcement officers from the comptroller's office arrived at IT Freelancers on North Street Wednesday morning, announcing their intention to halt business there until $33,000 of unpaid taxes are remitted to the state. A local locksmith arrived to change the locks on the building, and a comptroller's employee posted a sign on the door warning everyone — including the business owner — to keep off...
  • Real Men of Genius - Mr I hate Israel Pro-Hamas Protester

    02/04/2009 7:36:35 PM PST · by BillyKess · 11 replies · 396+ views
    KessVideo ^ | Billy Kess
    i made another one lol
  • Strip-search law suspended

    10/21/2008 11:42:49 AM PDT · by BIOCHEMKY · 15 replies · 1,287+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | October 20, 2008 | © 2008 WorldNetDaily
    THE NAKED TRUTH: Strip-search law suspended The arrest of Angela Swagler and other pro-life protesters is the subject of a multiple-county civil rights lawsuit filed against police and other officials A county in Maryland has agreed to halt enforcement of a sign ordinance cited when members of a team of pro-life protesters were arrested, shackled and strip-searched while expressing their opposition to abortion. According to a statement from the Alliance Defense Fund, a consent agreement has been reached that will halt enforcement of the ordinance while its constitutionality is argued in federal court. "It is unconstitutional to require small groups...
  • Climate protester tries to glue himself to Brown

    07/22/2008 6:52:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 24 replies · 123+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 7/22/08 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) - A climate change protester unsuccessfully tried to superglue himself to Prime Minister Gordon Brown at an event in the leader's residence, a government spokesman said Tuesday. Dan Glass, a 24-year-old member of Plane Stupid, which campaigns against airport expansion, tried to attach himself to Brown's suit as he was about to shake hands with the premier at his Downing Street residence. --snip-- Brown can be heard laughing as Glass began his demonstration, in an audio recording of the protest. Glass assured the prime minister he was carrying out a "non-violent protest" and told Brown that "we cannot...
  • Soldier funeral protester arrested

    06/06/2007 9:26:52 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 38 replies · 1,259+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 6/6/07 | Eric Olson - ap
    OMAHA, Neb. - A member of the Kansas group that has drawn criticism for protesting at soldiers' funerals has been arrested for letting her 10-year-old son stomp on a U.S. flag during a demonstration. She promised Wednesday to challenge the state's flag desecration law in court. Shirley Phelps-Roper, 49, will be charged with flag mutilation, disturbing the peace and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, Sarpy County Attorney Lee Polikov said Wednesday. Phelps-Roper, a member of the Westboro Baptist Church, acknowledged that she allowed her son Jonah to stand on the flag Tuesday — something she says is protected...
  • Charges Against Dr. Wenyi Wang Will Be Dropped

    07/12/2006 8:25:06 AM PDT · by at bay · 1 replies · 150+ views
    The Epoch Times ^ | June 26, 2006 | Brian Marple & Du Won Kang
    Doctor who spoke out against China's organ-harvesting will not be prosecuted WASHINGTON — Dr. Wenyi Wang reached an agreement with prosecutors in which all charges against her will be dropped, she said on June 14. Dr. Wang protested at the White House during a visit by Hu Jintao, head of the Chinese communist regime, on April 20. Under the deal, charges against Dr. Wang will be postponed until April 2007. If she does not commit any crimes during that time period—including confronting foreign officials—the charges will then be dropped. On April 20, after Hu began speaking, Wang, 47, stood up...
  • Protester sought in kicking (She Kicked a Tucson Cop)

    05/13/2006 9:55:47 AM PDT · by SandRat · 76 replies · 1,886+ views
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | Alexis Huicochea
    The Tucson Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying a female protester who kicked an officer in the face during the April 10 pro-immigration rally. After closely reviewing video footage from the rally, police have been able to single out the female who they say intentionally kicked Officer Nathan A. Tullgren, 26, as he was on the ground making an arrest, said Tucson police Chief of Staff Capt. Brett Klein on Friday. Police say she could face a charge of aggravated assault on a peace officer. According to Klein, Tullgren had just pulled a male off of...
  • Priceless - caption this immigration protester

    05/02/2006 8:08:03 AM PDT · by memorandum1 · 69 replies · 5,294+ views
    US News ^ | 5/2/06
  • Rush to Clean Up After Dr. Wenyi Wang

    04/28/2006 12:18:47 PM PDT · by at bay · 9 replies · 647+ views
    Epoch Times ^ | 4-27-06 | Johnny-Clyde Diamond
    Chinese regime destroys facilities COURAGE: Dr. Wenyi Wang, left, faces six months in prison for outburst. "Annie" the anonomous ex-wife of surgeon who transplanted "living donor" organs of Falun Gong practitioners, tells of death threats. They sit under photos of dead Falun Gong practitioners who had their organs removed. (Lisa Fan/The Epoch Times)Dr. Wenyi Wang, the Epoch Times journalist who made headlines last week for interrupting a speech at the White House by Chinese leader Hu Jintao, defended her actions during a press conference Wednesday, saying that thousands of lives hang in the balance as the Chinese communist regime prepares...
  • Former war protester, cool under fire, earns combat promotion

    04/05/2006 4:50:01 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 588+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Gunnery Sgt. Mark Oliva
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (April 4, 2006) -- Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Andras T.S. Eder carried protest signs denouncing the Operation Desert Shield in 1991. Fifteen years later, he was promoted for his performance in combat. The 36-year-old Hungarian immigrant was promoted at the beginning of the month for his performance under fire while serving alongside his Marines from C Company, 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, Regimental Combat Team 5. It’s just one phase of a multi-faceted man who constantly reinvents himself, taking on the next great adventure in his life. “I try to be even-keeled,” Eder said. “It seems like...
  • Report: Pennsylvania 'patriot' tried to blow up oil pipelines

    02/13/2006 10:47:37 AM PST · by highlander_UW · 18 replies · 1,160+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | 2/12/06 | staff
    Report: Pennsylvania 'patriot' tried to blow up oil pipelines Federal agents think American sought to wreck U.S. economy with al-Qaida Posted: February 12, 2006 5:49 p.m. Eastern © 2006 Is he an American patriot, or a terrorist trying to kill the U.S. economy? That's the question surrounding Michael Curtis Reynolds, a 47-year-old unemployed resident of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., who federal agents say worked with al-Qaida in a plot to blow up the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, a Pennsylvania pipeline, and a New Jersey refinery. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, Reynolds is not publicly charged with terrorism, but a federal prosecutor said in...
  • Caption/photoshop this Danish protester (VANITY)

    02/05/2006 11:03:40 PM PST · by Number57 · 163 replies · 5,266+ views
    Original: What you get to work with:
  • Freep This Poll! re: Mother Sheehan's ejection from SOTU

    02/01/2006 1:09:23 PM PST · by pillut48 · 23 replies · 1,286+ views
    "Do you agree with the decision by Capitol Police to remove activist Cindy Sheehan from the gallery at the president's State of the Union speech because she was wearing a T-shirt with an antiwar slogan?" -------------------------------------------- Actually was alerted to this on Daily Chaos, where someone said "Freep this poll!" What's the old cliche? "Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"? ;-)
  • A veteran's sign upsets the recruiters next door

    12/27/2005 9:09:14 AM PST · by Renderofveils · 119 replies · 2,117+ views
    New York Times ^ | Monica Davey
    As those thinking of becoming soldiers arrive on the slushy doorstep of the U.S. Army recruiting station here, they cannot miss the message posted in bold black letters on the storefront right next door. "Remember the Fallen Heroes," the sign reads, and then it ticks off numbers: the number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq, the number wounded, the number of days gone by since the war began. The sign, put up by Scott Cameron, a former soldier, has stirred intense debate, though always polite, in this city along the western edge of Lake Superior. In a way, many of...
  • Sheehan headed back to Texas

    08/23/2005 9:28:36 PM PDT · by devane617 · 207 replies · 2,792+ views
    Waco Tribune-Herald ^ | 08/23/2005 | Thaddeus DeJesus
    Tuesday, August 23, 2005 Cindy Sheehan, the 48-year-old California mom whose anti-war protest has sparked international interest and plenty of controversy, will likely return to her post near President Bush's Central Texas ranch late Wednesday afternoon after a week-long absence. Michelle Mulkey, a spokeswoman for the peace movement that Sheehan triggered just outside the town of Crawford, said Tuesday afternoon that Sheehan was expected to be back at her makeshift campsite near the Bush ranch sometime after 5 p.m. Sheehan, whose son, Army Spc. Casey Sheehan, 24, died in the Iraq war in April 2004, began her protest on Aug....
  • LA Protesters Call for the Release of Iranian Political Prisoners

    08/15/2005 3:53:31 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 53 replies · 599+ views
    sfgate/AP ^ | August 14, 2005
    LA protesters call for the release of Iranian political prisoners - Sunday, August 14, 2005 Los Angeles (AP) -- Hundreds of demonstrators called for the release of student leaders held since 1999 by the Iranian government during a rally Sunday at the Federal Building in West Los Angeles. The protesters marched in support of Manoucher Mohammadi and Akbar Ganji, who were arrested in a crackdown on anti-government protests at Tehran University in July 1999 and who have recently embarked on a hunger strike. The government jailed about 1,200 people during the crackdown. Most were freed soon after, but Iranian authorities...
  • A Mother and the President

    08/15/2005 12:54:32 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 72 replies · 1,923+ views
    Time Magazine ^ | August 15, 2005 | Amanda Ripley
    A woman lost her son in Iraq and won't leave George W. Bush alone until he sees her. Who is she, and why is she stirring such emotion? Cindy Sheehan, 48, is not a natural-born revolutionary. She speaks in a high, almost childlike voice. She says like as often as any teenager, as in, "This whole thing was like so freaking spur of the moment." When her supporters gather to discuss strategy, Sheehan is not to be found in the circle of beach chairs; she is 50 yards up the road, doing yet another interview, hugging yet another stranger....
  • ProtestWarrior Kentucky to Demonstrate Saturday

    06/17/2005 8:53:32 AM PDT · by pwkentucky · 4 replies · 305+ views
    6/17/05 | PWKentucky
    ProtestWarrior Kentucky will demonstrate against a leftist fundraiser tomorrow, Saturday June 18, 2005, from approx 9 am to noon at the Louisville intersection of Douglas Blvd and Bardstown Rd. The Leftists of L-PAC (Louisville Peace Action Community) will be holding a fundraiser yard/bake sale in order to raise money for their stupid "Peace Takes Courage" media blitz. The whole point of their "Peace Takes Courage" program is to insinuate that peace takes courage and our soldiers don't have any. Bullshit, not in my town ladies. We will be there with signs supporting America, the President, our Troops, the War and...