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InvisibleRandalFlagg
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Protesters chase away military recruiters
    #4117814 - 05/01/05 07:17 AM (12 years, 1 day ago)

http://www.gnn.tv/H01303


On January 20, 2005, several hundred students at Seattle Central Community College chased army recruiters from their spot in the Student center. On February 23, campus police arrested a woman student during a picket in front of the military?s recruitment table at a job fair at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A couple days before that, several dozen students chased military recruiters off campus at Southern Connecticut State University (SCSU). In September 2004, more than a hundred students protested the presence of military recruiters at the University of Pennsylvania. On February 22, 2005 several dozen students picketed recruiters at the University of Illinois campus in Chicago. At the USC Law School, recruiters were met with pickets and leafleters demanding that they leave, and at UC Berkeley, a couple dozen students protested the presence of a military recruiter table there. These are but a few of the dozens of protests that have taken place.


Nothing is wrong with protests....but chasing recruiters away? That is ridiculous in my opinion.

Most people would probably think that there are only two sides to this conflict (pro-war and anti-war) and I don't really fit into either. I disagree with the U.S. military's presence in Iraq, but at the same time I realize that the recruiters were doing their jobs and I don't think they should have been chased off. Could you imagine the uproar if the recruiters chased protesters away?

Why is higher education so infected with rampant and excessive Leftism?


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4117831 - 05/01/05 07:42 AM (12 years, 1 day ago)

because people in institutions of higher education are more intelligent and or harder working than average people of their age: hence they are liberal


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4117872 - 05/01/05 08:26 AM (12 years, 1 day ago)

I think that the military should pull a "kent state" and get back at those pussy liberals.


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: SoopaX]
    #4118239 - 05/01/05 12:01 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

You think that the Military should have its youngest soldiers shoot blindly into a crowd, miss and kill several of Americas' children that were simply coming to and from class and not involved in any protest?


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: YidakiMan]
    #4118249 - 05/01/05 12:08 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

I went to the University of MD, Baltimoer County (UMBC). The Campus was designed and built in the 60's to specifically contain a riot or protest... its kinda creepy :wink:

The army recruiters shudda just busted out the m16's and unloaded

"If you're young and republican you have no heart. If you're old and democrat you have no brain" :wink:


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: YidakiMan]
    #4118255 - 05/01/05 12:11 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

The more I hear it the better it sounds!


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4118446 - 05/01/05 01:26 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

As long as it didn't get violent, I'm cool with it.
Dealing with recruiters at school is the worst. On most campuses, these guys would have better luck coverting people to Zoroastrianism.
And for those people that have even the slightest bit of interest, there are more than enough ways to get information and sign up.


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RandalFlagg said:
Why is higher education so infected with rampant and excessive Leftism?




Well... come on, man, all the yoga, tofu and weed has expanded our minds. Dig it. :hippie:


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: question_for_joo]
    #4118456 - 05/01/05 01:29 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

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question_for_joo said:
because people in institutions of higher education are more intelligent and or harder working than average people of their age: hence they are liberal




HAHAHAHA that's a good joke.


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    #4118490 - 05/01/05 01:43 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4118890 - 05/01/05 03:57 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

Youth naturally fear constriction/oppression, as well as imposed morality... look to the idealogies supporting by what is deemed the "left" and the "right" and you have your answer.


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: question_for_joo]
    #4118919 - 05/01/05 04:06 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

Quote:

question_for_joo said:
because people in institutions of higher education are more intelligent and or harder working than average people of their age:  hence they are liberal




:lol:


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: wandrnshaman]
    #4118929 - 05/01/05 04:08 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

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That's a very interesting article. It's entitled 'Lies Military Recruiters Tell'.

It's chills me to see that recruiters can find support amoung the young members here at the Shroomery.




It's not necessarily support, but it is recognition that they should be able to do their jobs without being hassled, harassed, and threatened.


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    #4119057 - 05/01/05 04:38 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

STFU, TY!


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4119108 - 05/01/05 04:50 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

I ran a google search for any news reports pertaining to this supposed violent act of "chasing" - I could not find any mention of it other than the article you linked to (the article itself or variations were found on many different sites) and a small caption by the AP. Before denouncing something and getting all angry, make sure that this did in fact happen (or at least exactly how it happened - details).

I can see how picketing and a loud demonstration around a recruitment table would led such recruiters to pack up and walk away/be escorted out. I can see how this could be considered being "chased away."

I think if some giant mob action occurred where the recruiters where fleeing for their safety, there would be at least one media report - and you know the right-wing media outlets would have a field day with it. Can you find any article that describes anything remotely like that? I could not - this leads me to believe that whatever happened was innocuous and a description of "chased away" was just bad wording.

try not to hype things.


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: SoopaX]
    #4119114 - 05/01/05 04:51 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

Quote:

SoopaX said:
I think that the military should pull a "kent state" and get back at those pussy liberals.




:rolleyes:


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4119140 - 05/01/05 04:58 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)


Quote:

wandrnshaman said:
That's a very interesting article. It's entitled 'Lies Military Recruiters Tell'.






I went to a private school, attended college during HS and will be attending college almost free due to scholarships in fall. I am pro war so I guess your statement doesn't represent every person in higher education. Maybe I'm just an evil bastard who plays doom too much.


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: Vvellum]
    #4119145 - 05/01/05 04:59 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

Don't you just love the maturity in here?


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: Redstorm]
    #4119208 - 05/01/05 05:15 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

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Don't you just love the maturity in here?




Yea. It makes me hard.

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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: RandalFlagg]
    #4119342 - 05/01/05 06:02 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

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Why is higher education so infected with rampant and excessive Leftism?






Because they don't work and/or have cushy, high-paying tenured positions. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the underprivileged and minorities who are the driving force behind liberalism, it tends to be the manhattans and malibus of the country and the well-off college kids/professors.

People have been told otherwise for decades and thats why they are shocked that middle america votes republican and surprised to see liberal-bias on college campuses.


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Re: Protesters chase away military recruiters [Re: Vvellum]
    #4119381 - 05/01/05 06:14 PM (12 years, 1 day ago)

Quote:

bi0 said:
I ran a google search for any news reports pertaining to this supposed violent act of "chasing" - I could not find any mention of
it other than the article you linked to


I think if some giant mob action occurred where the recruiters where fleeing for their safety, there would be at least one media report - and you know the right-wing media outlets would have a field day with it.


Before denouncing something and getting all angry, make sure that this did in fact happen (or at least exactly how it happened - details).


try not to hype things.


Can you find any article that describes anything remotely like that? I could not - this leads me to believe that whatever happened was innocuous and a description of "chased away" was just bad wording.





Fist of all, let me say that I wasn't angry. I was just kind of shocked and at the same time not terribly surprised (if that is possible). I think extreme Leftism is rampant on most campuses in this country and I saw it firsthand when I went to college.

Secondly, you make a good point. I took the word of that site. When it says (almost with glee) that they were chased off, I believed them. It is possible that it is not true or that they worded it improperly.


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