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Students Allegedly Swiped Tickets for Dick Cheney Lecture to Lower Turnout
Copyright 2018, The Cornell Daily Sun ^ | 05/01/18 | By Yuichiro Kakutani

Posted on 05/01/2018 11:28:17 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Cornell Republicans are worried that students may have collected as many as 88 tickets to lower turnout for Tuesday’s Dick Cheney lecture in a move taken without seeking approval from the student organizations leading the protest against the former U.S. vice president.

Marco Antonio Peralta-Ochoa, freshmen representative-at-large for the Student Assembly, approached members of the Cornell Republicans and admitted to collecting dozens of tickets “countless times” in what Weston Barker, current C.R. freshmen representative and incoming treasurer, considered a serious, 45 minutes to 1 hour-long conversation in Amit Bhatia Libe Cafe last Wednesday.

Peralta-Ochoa declined to comment to The Sun and did not confirm nor deny Barker’s allegation.

Call Auditorium has a capacity of 600 people, so roughly one-sixth of seats will be empty if Barker’s allegations are true.

Omar Din, secretary for Islamic Alliance for Justice, a student organization leading the planned protest on Tuesday, denied that any other student organizations participating in the protest endorsed or are aware of the ticket swiping, to his knowledge.

However, Din did acknowledge that there were “rumors” that individual students may be operating without organizational approval to collect tickets out of their own initiative.

according to Austin McLaughlin, outgoing Cornell Republicans president:

“One of the most frustrating thing about people taking tickets is that, not only are people depriving other people of seeing the event, they are also creating a situation where you know, hurts us as we try to count up the number of people that attend the event,” he said. “It’s kind of really pernicious.”

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


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New York
KEYWORDS: cheney; cornell; islam; ithaca; lecture
Ithaca is the City of Evil.


1 posted on 05/01/2018 11:28:18 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Hieronymus; VampireStateNY; governsleastgovernsbest; gaspar; NativeNewYorker; drjimmy; Atticus; ...

City of Evil Bump


2 posted on 05/01/2018 11:28:43 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines (Their side circles the wagons. Our side revs up the bus.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Marco Antonio Peralta-Ochoa.............................


3 posted on 05/01/2018 11:33:26 AM PDT by Red Badger (Remember all the great work Obama did for the black community?.............. Me neither.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Is Dick Cheney giving the lecture today?
I’m glad that he’s healthy enough to do such.
I’m surprised the real story isn’t people going hysterical with protest drumbeats and shrieking threats.
It could be that the passage of time is helping Cheney.
The W. Administration was quite a long time in the past, ending ten years ago. Many of today’s students were children, not paying any attention back in 2007 and before.

If 88 empty seats is the most damage they can do today, that’s good. If Cheney were to appear at UC Berkeley, it would be a far different story. Those professors never forget the years they were out of direct power.


4 posted on 05/01/2018 11:35:32 AM PDT by lee martell
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Just practicing for how these Ivy Leaguers will lie and cheat when they get their government jobs upon graduation. There isn’t any honor among these thieves.


5 posted on 05/01/2018 11:36:22 AM PDT by txrefugee
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Leftist are fundamentally self justifying and, so, Evil. They have no problem doing this sort of thing...ever.


6 posted on 05/01/2018 11:40:49 AM PDT by TalBlack (It's hard to shoot people when they are shooting back at you...)
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Omar Din, secretary for Islamic Alliance for Justice, a student organization leading the planned protest on Tuesday,


Know Islam. No peace.


7 posted on 05/01/2018 11:43:45 AM PDT by conservative98
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Dick Cheney is Batman.


8 posted on 05/01/2018 12:45:00 PM PDT by armourenthusiast (Trumperific)
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P.S. Who the hell are all these foreigners and why are they trying to sabotage Batman?


9 posted on 05/01/2018 12:46:46 PM PDT by armourenthusiast (Trumperific)
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Bingo.


10 posted on 05/01/2018 1:01:51 PM PDT by Tax-chick (I have the easiest life in the history of the world.)
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“Din did acknowledge that there were “rumors” that individual students may be operating without organizational approval...”

Like communist Chinese “volunteers” helping in North Korea or Russian volunteers in Syria or Ukraine?

11 posted on 05/01/2018 1:22:41 PM PDT by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the 0zarks)
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RATS are just skeerd sh!tless of people hearing the truth
12 posted on 05/01/2018 3:10:48 PM PDT by Chode (You have all of the resources you are going to have. Abandon your illusions and plan accordingly.)
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To: armourenthusiast

Dick Cheney is baddass immortal, he will literally steal your organs to continue his crusade!


13 posted on 05/01/2018 3:17:27 PM PDT by right way right (May we remain sober over mere men, for God really is our only true hope.)
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To: armourenthusiast
I thought former VP Cheney was Darth Vader
14 posted on 05/02/2018 3:28:56 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush the Democrats; see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of the girly men.)
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Is that all there is?>
15 posted on 05/02/2018 3:33:00 AM PDT by Jimmy Valentine's brother (Crush the Democrats; see them driven before you and hear the lamentation of the girly men.)
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