College student protests war

As you may know, the U.S. Government has declared Sept. 11 Patriot Day. What you may not realize is a group of individuals have named Sept. 11 as World Strike Day. It has been declared so by individuals such as Norwalk resident Natalie Thurston, who feel the press and others are ignoring issues they feel are of worldwide importance.
Aaron Krause
Jul 25, 2010

 

As you may know, the U.S. Government has declared Sept. 11 Patriot Day. What you may not realize is a group of individuals have named Sept. 11 as World Strike Day.

It has been declared so by individuals such as Norwalk resident Natalie Thurston, who feel the press and others are ignoring issues they feel are of worldwide importance.

Various Web sites such as techrepublic.com mention the day as a time in which business should come to a screeching halt. "Every person in the world should stop working," the Web site reads. "Every U.S. military soldier should stop fighting. Every Iraqi soldier should stop fighting and agree to a cease fire. Every business, every service should stop working (with the exception of emergency and essential services.) Around the world everyone in the world should stop what they are doing and stay home or march in the streets to protest the evil Republican empire worldwide."

Why?

"Republicans in the U.S. have killed, enslaved and imprisoned and oppressed millions of people world wide."

Thurston expressed a similar sentiment on the back of her shirt, which reads "We are the terrorists."

"We're using depleted uranium in our artillery in Iraq," the Tiffin University student said.

According to the World Health Organization's Web site, "limited information from human studies" has linked depleted uranium to negative effects on kidney function, lung cancer and other health problems.

Thurston, who stood in front of the Huron County Courthouse this morning, said she also was protesting what she felt is the illegal detention of terror suspects by the U.S. government.

"In this country you're innocent until proven guilty," Thurston said.

She said people such as her were protesting today because issues that have arisen from the U.S. Patriot Act which was signed into law after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

And so, Thurston stood in front of the courthouse with signs such as "One Nation Under Control with Injustice and Lies for All," "Our Grief was Not a Call For War Crimes," "Blind Faith in Bad Leadership is not the American Way" and "We Are the Terrorists."

Thurston, who belongs to a number of peace organizations, arrived in front of the courthouse at 8 a.m. and planned to remain there until 4. She said a few people directed rude gestures at her and told her she's a traitor, and that people are dying for her rights. But, she said, she also received some encouragement.

Comments

will she do thi...

does anyone know if she is planning on doing this again?

if so, i'm going to stand next to her with a sign that says: "My Ancestors Fought & Died So That This NitWit Can Spit On Their Graves"

swiss family .....

i may not agree with , or like what se say's , but as an american , i will defend , to the death , her right to express it

wow (Anonymous)

Marine mom, I think you misunderstand my point. Why are we sending undertrained recruits into harm's way? That's no way to win a war. This enemy isn't even close to the formidable foes we faced in WWII but we continue to let the fighting drag on so that more profit can be made.
My comments about leaving the country were directed at others,not you. MY reading skills are just fine.

JEF (Anonymous)

" Get A Life wrote: "Republicans in the U.S. have killed, enslaved and imprisoned and oppressed millions of people world wide." So how many people world-wide have Democrats "...killed, enslaved and imprisoned and oppressed"? You've obviously forgotten that a few Dems in Congress originally voted for the invasion of Iraq.

Good Lord.... (...

I have read things all over the Reflector's blogs slamming the user "Swiss Family". Swiss Family is one of the only users on here that have their head planted on their shoulders firmly. Most of you have yours shoved up your rear. This girl (and Swiss Family) have the right to speak their minds. If you don't agree with it debate it, but quite getting personal. You sound like a bunch of Kindergartners fighting over what color is prettier and when it isn't totally agreed upon you start calling names. Poopyheads. This is begining to make me wonder if Huron County houses nothing but idiots.

To Chubby: (Ano...

Don't give her advice about COLLEGE, CAMPUS or her HIPS if you can't spell it. Numbnuts.

Maybe you should observe "World insert foot into idiot mouth day".

" Thank God people have given their lives so this chunky monkey can make an AZZ out of her self. Hey fatty, Maybe you should observe "World Dont Eat So Much Day"!!!!!!!! Do they have any classes like that on your safe collage campass? Join the military and save the world. Oh and lose those hipps!!!!!!!!!! "

? (Anonymous)

do any of you wonder if the article was sensation over substance? that perhaps, only what was controversial was put in? It is really easy to shade meanings of statements if the context is not quite right. Did any of you go up to her and ask her personally about her views? She has said those things, but do you know what questions were asked, what her full answers were, and what else did she talk to the reporter about?

Anti-Thurston (...

Republicans in the U.S. have killed, enslaved and imprisoned and oppressed millions of people worldwide.” Do they have to show their voter registration card before they can do any killing,enslaving,imprisoning or oppressing?

Re: Good Lord (...

Right on. Just because you don't agree with someone is no reason to get personal and say they have their head up their rear,call them poopyheads, and tell them they're all idiots.

Good Lord (Anon...

It's called sarcasm. Pointing out examples. But yeah, they are indeed idiots. Tit for tat.

Obviously... (A...

Swiss has taken quite a beating here, and is having a hard time trying to fit in, so she called her 'friend' who in turn, took that opportunity to the hilt to 'write' to us all to leave her alone and to quit saying things about her.! The best you can come up with is poopyheads? LOL! LOL! It's mind boggling that you slam us for calling you an idiot, but you keep insisting that you and Ms. Thurston have the right to free speach...I believe it goes both ways. As Hogget would say...That'll do pig, that'll do.

Oh, Lord... (An...

PLEASE make the price of gas come down,,,PLEEEEEEEASE!

Hey Chubster! (...

Apparently you never went to a 'collage campass'...you and swiss should hook up.

Kip (Anonymous)

Why do you love me? Why do you need me? Always and forever... We met in a chatroom, now our love can fully bloom... Sure the world wide web is great, but you, you make my salivate... I love technology, but not as much as you, you see... But I STILL love technology... Always and forever. Our love is like a flock of doves, flying up to heaven above... always and forever, always and forever... Why do you need me? Why do you love me? Always and forever...

Good Lord (Anon...

TO Obviously: Umm...re read what I wrote. I was being sarcastic and making it sound like a kindergartener arguing since this is what you all sound like. I have no freaking clue who Swiss is, but I sure think he/she sounds more intelligent than you. So do many others, they just don't have the balls to post it.

Gold Hat (Anonymous)

"Badges? We don't need no steeenking badges!"

Obviously... (A...

Yeah, riiiiiiiight. Whatever. Just seems funny how only one 'person' would come to her defense...and you've got a lot of nerve using the Lord's name to do so, if I must say so myself. By the way...balls. LOL! LOL!

Poopyhead (Anon...

LOL! LOL! LOL!

Ethel Thayer (A...

Listen to me, mister. You're my knight in shining armor. Don't you forget it. You're going to get back on that horse, and I'm going to be right behind you, holding on tight, and away we're gonna go, go, go!"

swiss family......

" but what about the Blankenships , or the Blairs or the Castles .. oh , that's right , they are all really just Brant's too !! with all of the inbreeding "

D'Oh! (Anonymous)

Norwalk resident Natalie Thurston said she holds the Republican administration and their foreign policies, not all Republican voters, responsible for the Iraq policy. Also, she is a former Tiffin University student, not a current one.

Correction (Ano...

Read the clarification the was published on wednesday. She went to college and she said the republican administration and their policies were responsible for Iraq. She never said the republicans caused all the wars and problems that this world ever had.

DUH! Correction...

It's posted right below your comment there, Einstein.

God. Jesus. (An...

Quote: Yeah, riiiiiiiight. Whatever. Just seems funny how only one 'person' would come to her defense...and you've got a lot of nerve using the Lord's name to do so, if I must say so myself. By the way...balls. LOL! LOL! "

Go read your bible. Good GOD. Don't preach to the choir when you could brush up on your reading.

Rock on Swiss (...

Brants are a product of their enviornment. Just look at the other people on here who are from the same enviornment. That explains it all.

????? (Anonymous)

what doe's LOL mean?

geez! (Anonymous)

I'm writing this to those of you who cannot make mature posts on here& thensome!When I first started coming on here, I would read but never send a post.I felt sometimes maybe some of these stories were well-a little long winded& some had to use to many complicated words.And I started to see a pattern of the same long-winded people,so I decided to mix it up a little bit.Purely good conversation.Sometimes I would get a response & sometimes not.Well, I noticed around a certain timeframe[which I won't mention] a LOT of these posts have gotten extremely naive & immature!I'm not for what this girl has done, but she has a right to her freedom of speech!I'm very proud of our men in uniform, I'm proud of them for wanting to protect the people in this country!But our government-well I want you to sit back & think what have they been doing for us?Really now!!There are just some things that I'm shocked about, not to mention how many people know about certain things, BUT----They do NOT want the people of this nation to know as a whole!Certain things that I have read about& been told about!Let's see..is there a natural sweetner that has NO carbs, NO calories,DOESN'T rot your teeth,no hypertension,etc.,etc.?what do I say?Give us a choice!Don't sweep it under the rug!For gods sake-it is safe & natural!What is better than that!Have you heard anything about a cure for cancer?Another all natural product!Well this guy say's he will not sell out to the FDA, let's hope not.And this has been around for a very long time too!Well,doe's gas have to be so high priced? I think not!Do hybrid cars have to be so expensive? I think not?What about the price of a battery in an electric car?When I was told about that,I was shocked!Why are the drug co. selling drugs that are being pulled?There's a trickledown effect in this tangled web of govmt. & I'm extremley discouraged in it.We the citizens of this nation deserve fair play!I'm sorry, I know this has gotten very long winded.So kudos to all the brave men out there protecting their country that they have faith in!Now it's time our country gave faith back to us!!!!!!!!!!!!

right on! (Anon...

right on! the manufacturing in this country has gone to the dogs too! i have to drive 30 min. to a job.thru a temp. service.at $8.00 hour, i rarely see 40 hr. weeks, my pay will not increase on this job either.this bites! how are we supposed to get ahead? heck- let alone break even?the price of gas being what it is!i know i have read the gov. wants us to be very dependant on credit cards!well that seems to be the only way many can stay afloat!i look when i'm at the grocery store,& i see most people are paying with credit cards.this nation is in another crisis!i want to have a sizeable amount of money in the bank, to stay there.but something always comes up.usaually auto repairs.over $2,000 recently. i can't afford a new car. or property taxes! ouch!! homeowners insurance, car insurance,car payment,life insurance,home eq. loan,utilities,basic cable, trash pickup,not to mention the dive my stocks took 2 weeks ago!how are some of us supposed to survive?i'm tired of being charged for extras & getting less!i have to have uninsured motorist ins., because some lazy welfare rat, or worse yet, maybe someone that might be on disability that possibly should not be on it doesn't have it, but they sure can afford a satelite t.v.,& a big screen t.v.,a computer.talk about unfair! the middle class has really gotten down to poverty level!do the math-everything bill wise up here on $8.00hr. can't be done!i know i can do without the basic cable.this is why people get depressed! i would have it better if i went on welfare!but i do have my pride!

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