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

Dear Geez... (A...

Talk about long winded! I made it through the 1st 6 words and stopped...wtf is is THAT all about? And to 'right on'...pleeeeeease! Don't your fingers tingle after typing so much? Where did you take your typing classes? At the Swiss Family Typing Academy 101? It's all gibberish! And finally to GOD. JESUS....whoever you THINK you are...BALLS!LOL! LOL! LOL! (that's Laughing Out Loud...????? was wondering what it meant.) Did I miss anybody?? Anybody else want to step up to the plate and go to bat for swiss!? Bring it! I'm waaaaaaaaiting!!!!

To the fellow b...

Listen to you trying to talk all tough. Bring it? Puhleeze puss. You made it through SIX words??? That is suprising. You must be so proud. Too bad you didn't get a gold star to hang on your fridge. Go lick some windows stupid. LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! LOL! That's laughing out loud in case you needed confirmation.

Bring it! I'm w...

hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

LOL! LOL! LOL! ...

To the fellow below me...hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!

Waaaaaaaaaaitin...

Had to pipe in. What in the heck are you waiting for? A life? Better grab a beer, it'll be a long one. You're probably one of the regulars at the bar that either A. Get thrown out because you think everyone wants to box or B. Get's their butt kicked after talking so darned tough.

Go play with your GI Joes, this forum is for adults.

My name is Barb...

And I kicked G.I. Joe to the curb...Ken and I are back together. And I'm not old enuf for Beeeeeeeeeeeeeer! 'got the life' is by Korn. Anything else you'd like cleared up?Love, Babs

My girl can't w...

but you ought to see her box!

Beth, Sandy, Rh...

well...??????????

RE:Dear Geez Co...

You know, I don't want to be rude to you because I don't know you-BUT GROW UP!If you do not know about the things that I wrote about, you should do your research.That is if your MATURE enough to handle the truth!!But then again you must not be since you stated that you only read to the first 6 words!What? Do you have a problem with my typing?To bad-I took 2 yrs. of typing in high school.How about you?Looks like none to me!Looks like you need all the help you can get!And furthermore-I did apolgize for it being longwinded, oh but that's right, your to ignorant to read past the 6th word!Also your shortcummings to swear on this sounding board [wtf] is in poor taste!And by the way I'm stepping up to the plate right now!Let's just see if you can even act like a mature human!Game On!If you cannot, your not worth wasting my time on-I will just ignore you.

re:my girl can'...

I saw it last night. Twice.

shortcummings (...

You know, I want to be rude to you because I know you, your MATURE enough to handle the truth!!you have a problem with my typing WTF I took 2 yrs. of typing in high school but i wasn't MATURE enough to handle high school.I did apolgize for it being longwinded. your MATURE enough to handle the truth.your MATURE enough to handle the truth.your MATURE enough to handle the truth.your MATURE enough to handle the truth.you can even act like a mature human.you can even act like a mature human.you can even act like a mature human.you can even act like a mature human.I'm stepping up to the plate right now!I'm stepping up to the plate right now!I'm stepping up to the plate right now!wasting my time on you. wasting my time on you.wasting my time on you.wasting my time on you.

re-shortcumming...

WHAT the heck are you doing?Are you in 3rd grade?Spit it out!If you know me- then what is my name?Game On!By the way why don't you turn on your t.v. on channel 10 & watch & listen to this program in Cleveland,Ohio on the rising cost of fuel, food,& etc.This has started at 10;00am.Get educated-please for all the right reasons!Some of these people that were named here in Cleveland-(ex.)Norm goe's to this church every Wed. to get free produce from Second Harvest.He tells the Father -well I'm here for my treats!The Father asked him-Norm,why do you call it your treats?Norm replies-Well Father, by the time I pay my rent,utilities,&medical bills,I have $19.00 left for the month so the produce are my treats, like sweets are to others!This is happening now, in this area also!I seen another man walking last week, holding a sign attached to his back*******WILL WORK FOR FREE!!!!!I cried!It doesn't matter if your a man or a woman, if this doesn't touch your heart, this could mean your coldhearted& inhuman!!!! Please for the sake of others in your life-GET EDUCATED!!!

My name is Barb...

This guy goes by a house that has a sign that says 'talking dog for sale.$10.00' So they guy stops, sees the owner out mowing, so he says 'you got a talking dog?' guy says 'yeah, he's out back if you want to see him.' So the guy walks out back, and sure enough, there sits this dog. The guy says 'you talk?' dog says 'yeah' guy says 'so what's your story?' the dog says 'well, after I was old enough to get around on my own, I found out I had a good sniffer, so I went to work for the gov't. sniffin' luggage, bustin dope dealers...then I got hired by the C.I.A. did some terrorist bomb sniffin' jobs with them for years...then I retired, had a mess of pups, and here I am today!' The guy stands there, totally amazed at what he's just witnessed. Then the owner walks out back and the guy says 'this dog is amazing! I've never seen anything like this! Why in the world would you sell him...for only $10.00??' The owner says ' because he's a LIAR...he never did any of that stuff!'

Great. (Anonymous)

Barbie's not old enough to drink which clears up the lack of intelligence in her posts. But now I am going to have nightmares about what kind of people will be running the world in the future. We think it's bad now...

Great! (Anonymous)

I think Barbie is kinda funny! Great story, Barbie! At least YOU have a good sense of humor-these others in here are such...poopyheads!

Uno Momento, po...

now just one minute here...you say...'Barbie's not old enough to drink which clears up the lack of intelligence in her posts.' Well, exactly what does THAT mean? Because someone doesn't drink, they are not intelligent?? You think drinking makes people intellegent? Might make them braver, but not smarter by any means. You're having nightmares?? I have nightmares about how you're getting home from your bar after a long night out, and you sit in here and say people who don't drink are stupid. Well, I think YOU'RE stupid. I'll bet you do your part everyday to make this world a better place. What, do you re-cycle your beer cans? Well, la-dee-FREAKIN'-da! DO something with YOUR life!

Your rank right...

First of all, I DO NOT drink. I haven't had an alcholic beverage in YEARS. So no need to worry sweetheart. I'm just saying Barbie is YOUNG, under 21 since she says she isn't old enough to drink...therefore I now understand her stupid posts much better now. I was concerned a grown adult was posting that nonsense. Now you on the other hand must not have heard the saying about ASSuming. Next time you post a reply to something read it through and make sure you know what you are talking about. Hmmm...actually a nice glass of wine sounds mighty good now. People like you drive people to drink. Hey, I do recycle :) I also make the world a better place in more ways than you know.

re;barbie (Anon...

first of all,the barbie post was extremely childish.she posts it after someone was trying to educate someone else for being immature & rude. it is important to know what is going on in the world around us.she should stick to myspace.that sight is full of trash!so recycle that!

poor Barbie (An...

she just wanted to lighten things up in here, and you guys slam her for being funny. Nice adults you turned out to be. Way to encourage our youngins. I gotta say, reading that was better than any post I've seen swiss family write, at least it was clean and not calling someone names. Go Barbie! Give us more!

'smee again... ...

In 1986, Mkele Mbembe was on holiday in Kenya after graduating from University.

On a hike through the bush, he came across a young bull elephant Standing with one leg raised in the air. The elephant seemed distressed, so Mbembe approached it very carefully.

He got down on one knee and inspected the elephant's foot and found a large piece of wood deeply embedded in it. As carefully and as gently as he could, Mbembe worked the wood out with his hunting knife, after which the elephant gingerly put down its foot.

The elephant turned to face the man, and with a rather curious look on its face, stared at him for several tense moments. Mbembe stood frozen, thinking of nothing else but being trampled.

Eventually the elephant trumpeted loudly, turned, and walked away. Mbembe never forgot that elephant or the events of that day.

Twenty years later, Mbembe was walking through the Chicago Zoo with his teenaged son. As they approached the elephant enclosure, one of the creatures turned and walked over to near where Mbembe and his son Tapu were standing.

The large bull elephant stared at Mbembe, lifted its front foot off the ground, then put it down. The elephant did that several times then trumpeted loudly, all the while staring at the man.

Remembering the encounter in 1986, Mbembe couldn't help wondering if this was the same elephant.

Mbembe summoned up his courage, climbed over the railing and made his way into the enclosure. He walked right up to the elephant and stared back in wonder.

The elephant trumpeted again, wrapped its trunk around one of Mbembe's legs and slammed him against the railing, killing him instantly.

Probably wasn't the same elephant.

New Twist on an...

Jesus and Satan were having an ongoing argument about who was better on
his computer. They had been going at it for days, and God was tired of
hearing all of the bickering.

Finally, God said, "Cool it. I am going to set up a test that will run
two hours, and I will judge who does the better job."

So Satan and Jesus sat down at the keyboards and typed away.

They moused.

They did spreadsheets.

They wrote reports.

They sent faxes.

They sent e-mail.

They sent e-mail with attachments.

They downloaded files.

They did some genealogy reports.

They created labels and cards.

They did every known job.

Jesus worked with heavenly efficiency, and Satan was faster than hell.

But ten minutes before their time was up, lightning suddenly flashed
across the sky, thunder rolled, rain poured, and-of course-the
electricity went off.

Satan stared at his blank screen and screamed every curse word known in
the Underworld. Jesus just sighed.

The electricity finally came back on, and each of them restarted their
computers.

Satan started searching frantically, screaming "It's gone! It's all
GONE! I lost everything when the power went out!"

Meanwhile, Jesus quietly started printing out all of his files from the
past two hours.

Satan observed this and became irate. "Wait! He cheated! How did he
do it?"

God shrugged and said, "Jesus saves."

A dumb blonde j...

One day a blonde buys two horses but she can't tell them apart so she calls up her friend and says," I got these two horses but I can't tell them apart. What should I do?" Her friend says try tying a ribbon in one of your horses tails." The next day the blonde calls back and says," It didn't work the ribbon came out. What now." So her friend says," Try spray painting one of your horses manes." The blonde calls back the next day and says,"The spray paint washed out." So her friend says,"I am all out of ideas." So the next day the blonde calls back and says,"I just figured out that the white horse is ten inches taller than the black horse!"

yeah (Anonymous)

Late last week, I was rushing around trying to get some last minute
shopping done. I was stressed out and not thinking very
fondly of the Christmas season right then. It was dark, cold,
and wet in the parking lot as I was loading my car up with
gifts that I felt obligated to buy. I noticed that I was
missing a receipt that I might need later. So mumbling under
my breath, I retraced my steps to the shopping mall entrance.

As I was searching the wet pavement for the lost receipt, I
heard a quiet sobbing. The crying was coming from a poorly
dressed boy of about 12 years old. He was short and thin.
He had no coat. He was just wearing a ragged flannel shirt
to protect him from the cold night's chill.

Oddly enough, he was holding a hundred dollar bill in his hand.
Thinking that he had gotten lost from his parents, I asked him
what was wrong. He told me his sad story. He said that he
came from a large family. He had three brothers and four
sisters. His father had died when he was nine years old. His
mother was poorly educated and worked two full time jobs. She
made very little to support her large family.

Nevertheless, she had managed to skimp and save two hundred
dollars to buy her children Christmas presents. The young
boy had been dropped off, by his mother, on the way to her
second job. He was to use the money to buy presents for all
his siblings and save just enough to take the bus home. He had
not even entered the mall, when an older boy grabbed one of
the hundred dollar bills and disappeared into the night.

Why didn't you scream for help?" I asked.

The boy said, "I did."

"And nobody came to help you?" I wondered.

The boy stared at the sidewalk and sadly shook his head.

"How loud did you scream?" I inquired.

The soft-spoken boy looked up and meekly whispered, "Help me..."

I realized then that absolutely no one could have heard that
poor boy cry for help. So I grabbed his other hundred and ran
to my car.

Check this out ...
amazed (Anonymous)

I'm amazed that you people find all this extra time to have comment wars online. It just blows my mind that you really get off doing this?

President Merki...

Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!

where? (Anonymous)

where are all the educated people that used to post on here?i miss you all!

gas$$$$ (Anonymous)

i went to medina&akron saturday, the average price of gas there had been $2.65 gal.i seen it from $2.62-$2.75.still cheaper than around norwalk!!!!!!!!!!!!

gas guzzler (An...

that's right , the price of gas is about 20 to 30 cents higher , per gallon in Norwalk , than it is in the surrounding area... shame on you Norwalk gas station owners , for taking advantage of your neighbors , your friends and all of the people that support your business.. how do you sleep at night ??

To Amazed and W...

Shut up. You found the time to click away at your keyboard. Hello pot...this is the kettle.

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