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  •  I'm not glorifying their vandalism (6+ / 0-)

    The vandelism was done by one person who threw the bucket of paint.  Several high school students then began to draw peace signs in it on the window, and a few were arrested.

    What I am happy to report is that youth are concerned about the direction of their government and taking action about it. The anti-war movement in the Twin Cities is not just baby boomers -- it's alive and well.  

    Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for humanity. Horace Mann

    by Kayakbiker on Sat Apr 29, 2006 at 09:24:21 AM PDT

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    •  and you are a fine reporter (2+ / 0-)
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      the presentation of this news is balanced -- insofar as i personally don't give a crap how many pro-war demonstrators were in the mix. OTOH, if there were any, there would be real blood in the story.

      the drama critics on this thread might do well to consider that alternative.

      peaceful protest in this country, historically, is most "effective" when peaceful demonstrators are maimed, jailed, or killed.

      Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

      by MarketTrustee on Sat Apr 29, 2006 at 10:26:12 AM PDT

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    •  I'm sorry. (2+ / 0-)
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      I just can't get upset about a bucket of fucking paint.


      Oh, whatever will we tell the children! Give me a break. In general I prefer nonviolence--but I think red paint is fair game.

      I believe in supporting our service personnel, and I'm sorry the recruiters are placed in the position of lying. But as long as we're on this big "personal responsibility" kick with vandalism and all, let's call it for what it is. These recruiters are lying with impunity. I know there is tremendous pressure being applied, but they are still morally responsible (and reprehensible).

      I am 100% against all the things being done to our active-duty personnel and especially our veterans by this band of crooks. But unfortunately they volunteered and a majority of them voted republican. Our military today skews conservative AND southern. Let's not forget that the only two states with dedicated state military academies are Virginia (VMI) and South Carolina (Citadel).

      I think what the students did was measured and appropriate and I hope more people do the same. Go right up to the line of what is acceptable and maybe push the envelope a little. If recruiters get hassled a little like Santa Cruz and some other campuses, fine. No physical threats or intimidation, but get in their faces.

      We need to take our country back through every legal means, and that means getting uppity and acting up sometimes.  Personally I think it's long past time.

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