Vandals deface battlefield monument

Full story: The Indianapolis Star

On the 196th anniversary of the Battle of Tippecanoe, vandals spray-painted the Tippecanoe Battlefield monument that was erected as a memorial to the historic event.
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That is just ridiculous

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#175
Nov 9, 2007
 
Not too moved wrote:
Hmm - a monument to some people who helped slaughter indigenious people ... Color me not too sympathetic.
They weren't indigenious. They came from south america or from africa acrossing bering strait or up the south american south coast or in boats from europe ... before that from, probably from africa.

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#176
Nov 9, 2007
 
Buck Rogers wrote:
Clearly a P.U. frat or sorority prank.
More likely local meth heads out of stash and wound up. I don't see college kids doing something this UN-IMAGINATIVE quite frankly. Generally their pranks are more creative and less malicious.
wyoming

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#177
Nov 9, 2007
 
Greedy Genius wrote:
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I knew someone on this forum would say that. Just won a bet with my coworker. Go pleasure yourself while you watch Fox news...
Of course you knew someone would bring it up, thats what liberals do, and we all know that too.
Dave in Greenwood

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#178
Nov 9, 2007
 
Greedy Genius wrote:
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You are putting words in my mouth.
Is this what you say whenever someone calls you on the obvious inferences you're attempting to make?

From your other comments, you appear to be excusing Indian vs. Indian warfare, on the grounds that no single tribe ever got strong enough to take over the whole continent. My response is that no "white tribe" ever did either. What is the moral difference between taking a small piece of land and a larger one? This, taking land, has been going on since Day 1. What sort of angst should we carry for ALL of our ancestors having taken someone's land? What is your point?(Since I don't want to put words in your mouth.)
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#179
Nov 9, 2007
 
Betty Boop wrote:
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that this probably had less to do with European American / Native American relations and more to do the same swell people that protest the funerals of soldiers.
You are so far out on a limb, you're no longer on the tree.
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#180
Nov 9, 2007
 
I think you all should just let this go and not worry about it. All they did was break the law. Illegal Immigrants are doing that every day and nobody wants to enforce those laws, so why enforce this one?
Dave in Greenwood

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#181
Nov 9, 2007
 
Greedy Genius wrote:
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Again your assumptions are amazing. Just because I came from Germany does that mean that I am German? In case you haven't realized, I am testing all of you just to see what kind of idiotic responses I can get from you and all of the other liberal haters on here. It is quite amusing and my coworkers and I are having a blast. I hope you don't get too stressed out and having a coronary or anything. Do you think I really care about a piece of concrete that has some spray paint on it? Please, I'm looking forward to going out after work tonight...
This is rich. Where did I say you were German? Don't go all "blitzkrieg" on me, supposed genius. Leave that to the Germans. Whoo - genius is conducting experiments upon us dumb Americans!
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#182
Nov 9, 2007
 
wyoming wrote:
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Of course you knew someone would bring it up, thats what liberals do, and we all know that too.
Your generalizations are amazing. You really think that you can divide the world between conservative and liberal and world works that simply? While you are getting mad and disgusted on this forum, I am laughing at you. Also, when did I even state that I am a liberal? You made that up yourself.
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#183
Nov 9, 2007
 
Dave in Greenwood wrote:
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Is this what you say whenever someone calls you on the obvious inferences you're attempting to make?
From your other comments, you appear to be excusing Indian vs. Indian warfare, on the grounds that no single tribe ever got strong enough to take over the whole continent. My response is that no "white tribe" ever did either. What is the moral difference between taking a small piece of land and a larger one? This, taking land, has been going on since Day 1. What sort of angst should we carry for ALL of our ancestors having taken someone's land? What is your point?(Since I don't want to put words in your mouth.)
My point has been proven by the 100 and 70 some comments that have been left on this forum. I like irritating people and this Indy star article was what I selected today to make ridiculous comments on. My point is that people on here get mad about issues that really are irrelevant to serious social issues going on today. People argue all day long on here and it is very entertaining to me.
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#184
Nov 9, 2007
 
Tough luck, Tonto. Maybe the next time, your side will have gunpowder first.
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Pure disrespect huh? So killing Native Americans and taking over their land was not disrespectful? I want to see a big Marine get scalped by an even bigger Native American. Whites imperialists who invaded america and stole land are the biggest disgrace in history.
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#185
Nov 9, 2007
 
Greedy Genius wrote:
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Again your assumptions are amazing. Just because I came from Germany does that mean that I am German? In case you haven't realized, I am testing all of you just to see what kind of idiotic responses I can get from you and all of the other liberal haters on here. It is quite amusing and my coworkers and I are having a blast. I hope you don't get too stressed out and having a coronary or anything. Do you think I really care about a piece of concrete that has some spray paint on it? Please, I'm looking forward to going out after work tonight...
You must beep when you back up like that.
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#186
Nov 9, 2007
 
Greedy Genius wrote:
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Your generalizations are amazing. You really think that you can divide the world between conservative and liberal and world works that simply? While you are getting mad and disgusted on this forum, I am laughing at you. Also, when did I even state that I am a liberal? You made that up yourself.
LOL you will never convince me you aint liberal, i'd bet money on it.
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#187
Nov 9, 2007
 
So now I hope that Dave from Greenwood and Wyoming realize that they were arguing about nothing for hours and I made up everything that I put on this forum.

As far as this supposed experimentation goes, you are wrong. I did this purely for entertainment purposes and I have laughed all afternoon with my coworkers, who also enjoyed the ridiculous conservative/liberal rants on this forum.
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#188
Nov 9, 2007
 
Custer wrote:
Tough luck, Tonto. Maybe the next time, your side will have gunpowder first.
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"Custer"- before you get started in a ridiculous arguement, you better check out my comments I just posted.
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#189
Nov 9, 2007
 
Greedy Genius wrote:
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Weed the earth of all conservative imperialist whites and the world would be a perfect place. I am guessing that you would be included in this weeding.
Gee I wonder why we all think you are a Liberal???
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#190
Nov 9, 2007
 
wyoming wrote:
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LOL you will never convince me you aint liberal, i'd bet money on it.
Well, prepare to lose money because I am completely independent and believe that there is no difference between one rich white man and the next. You truly are a sad person who is stuck in a liberal/conservative polarity.
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#191
Nov 9, 2007
 
I make fun of people that use words like ain't, don't believe that I am backing up. I had this planned out when I first started reading the Indy Star article this morning. Do you guys have electricity yet in Wyoming?
Truly sad

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#192
Nov 9, 2007
 
One Old Vet wrote:
This is the same mindlessness as those who topple headstones in a cemetery.
Or spray paint headstones in a cemetery to win the affections of a girl.
http://www.stonerevival.net/YoungsCreek/
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#193
Nov 9, 2007
 
wyoming wrote:
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Gee I wonder why we all think you are a Liberal???
I put that on there because I knew that it would draw a great response, and guess what- it did. Also, calling myself Genius brings up some great reponses also. Playing with your mind is fun.
Dave in Greenwood

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#194
Nov 9, 2007
 
Greedy Genius wrote:
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Well, prepare to lose money because I am completely independent and believe that there is no difference between one rich white man and the next.
This guy is condemning oppression of a particular race? o - k.

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