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Woman Flips Off the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

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Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#1 Nov 20, 2012
BOSTON (CBS)– Two women have been placed on unpaid leave from their jobs after their photo at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia angered thousands of people on Facebook.

Lindsey Stone was visiting the Tomb of the Unknowns last month on a business trip when she posed for a picture next to a sign that reads “silence and respect.”

In the photo, Stone is pretending to yell and she’s showing her middle finger.

The photo, taken by co-worker Jamie Schuh, went viral and sparked thousands of angry comments.

Some of those comments were posted on the Facebook page of their employer, Living Independently Forever, Inc.,(LIFE) a non-profit organization in Hyannis that helps adults with disabilities on Cape Cod.
Facebook Photo Of Plymouth Woman At Tomb Of The Unknowns Sparks Outrage

The uproar forced the organization to post this statement Tuesday afternoon:

“On Nov. 19 at approximately 6 p.m., we became aware that one of our employees had posted an offensive, inappropriate photograph on her personal Facebook page. The photo was taken at a national historic site in October by a fellow employee during a trip to Washington, D.C. attended by 40 residents and eight staff. The photo has since been removed from Facebook, and both employees have been placed on unpaid leave pending the results of an internal investigation.

This photograph in no way reflects the opinions or values of the LIFE organization, which holds our nation’s veterans in the highest regard. We are proud to have veterans serving on our staff and board of trustees, and we value their service. The men and women who have selflessly fought and sacrificed their lives to protect the rights and lives of Americans deserve our utmost respect and gratitude. We are acutely aware that this photo has done a disservice to veterans and we are deeply saddened that it was taken and shared in a public medium.”

WBZ-TV has reached out to Stone and her Schuh for comment, but has not heard from them yet. When a WBZ reporter approached Schuh at her home Tuesday afternoon, she slammed the door on him.
http://boston.cbslocal.com/2012/11/20/faceboo...
Oliver

Blacklick, OH

#3 Nov 20, 2012
Isn't that 1st Amendment something?
Mini Nano Cleavon

Dublin, OH

#4 Nov 20, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
As Spook would say, "Get the gallows."
More dredging the sewers of news to find another way to get pissed off about the Post-Romney world.

Grow up little nano dude.

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#5 Nov 20, 2012
Reader???
Lib

Lawndale, NC

#6 Nov 20, 2012
Me liberal
Me champion people that spit on the face of American tradition and American institutions
Me and liberals ask you to be sure and always vote Democrat

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#7 Nov 20, 2012
Oliver wrote:
Isn't that 1st Amendment something?
Nobody said the government was sanctioning her. That's all the First Amendment covers. She was on a business trip for her employer, so they're perfectly justified in firing her.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#8 Nov 20, 2012
Mini Nano Cleavon wrote:
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More dredging the sewers of news to find another way to get pissed off about the Post-Romney world.
Grow up little nano dude.
CBS Boston is the "sewers of news"?
You just can't stand when your type is exposed as the sum they are.

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#9 Nov 20, 2012
Oliver wrote:
Isn't that 1st Amendment something?
I would say this does not fall into that catagory.What she did is like a slap in the face to every serviceman or woman that fought for our country.Not to mention the ones that died doing it.We will be hearing more about that woman thats for sure.And it wont be good news.
Lib

Lawndale, NC

#10 Nov 20, 2012
Me liberal
Me only talk about it from angle of 1st Amendment right
Me not talk about it being disrespectful
Me and fellow liberals like to tear down all traditions and institutions anyways

So me secretly agree with woman flipping off in front of Tomb of Unknown Soldier
george George GEORGE

Columbus, OH

#11 Nov 20, 2012
Rage on Brucie.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#12 Nov 20, 2012
george George GEORGE wrote:
Rage on Brucie.
Stalk on, troll.
Oliver

Blacklick, OH

#13 Nov 20, 2012
Catman Dave wrote:
<quoted text>I would say this does not fall into that catagory.What she did is like a slap in the face to every serviceman or woman that fought for our country.Not to mention the ones that died doing it.We will be hearing more about that woman thats for sure.And it wont be good news.
I suppose it will be for the courts to decide.
Oliver

Blacklick, OH

#14 Nov 20, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
<quoted text>Nobody said the government was sanctioning her. That's all the First Amendment covers. She was on a business trip for her employer, so they're perfectly justified in firing her.
I look forward for this going to court. Wrongful dismissal? Let a jury decide.

Cleavon Little

Since: Sep 12

Hilliard, OH

#15 Nov 20, 2012
Oliver wrote:
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I look forward for this going to court. Wrongful dismissal? Let a jury decide.
She's most likely toast because she did it on a business trip. Had she done it on vacation, the employer probably would have no grounds to dismiss her (although she'd have very little respect at work, if for no other reason than utter stupidity for posting it on Facebook.)
Oliver

Blacklick, OH

#16 Nov 20, 2012
An hour ago I didn't know Stone and Schuh existed and now I'm suddenly supposed to be outraged by their tasteless antics? pffft.

“Meh.”

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#17 Nov 21, 2012
I'm all for people getting real world repercussions for acting inappropriately online. If you say/do something offensive, the people around you can respond to that as they see fit. If you say/do something offensive on the internet, you're just widening the audience and thus the scope of responses.
I'm in love with
http://hellothereracists.tumblr.com/
for bringing real life work and academic consequences to people being horrid on the internet. More of all of this, please.
Spookstillhere f trolls

Toledo, OH

#18 Nov 21, 2012
Cleavon Little wrote:
As Spook would say, "Get the gallows."
You called? Have noose will travel
Telgin

Valley City, OH

#19 Nov 21, 2012
Spookstillhere f trolls wrote:
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You called? Have noose will travel
If you could incorporate, you would make Forbes top 500 for sure. You would have to work 365 days a year. You would be able to drop the unemployment numbers all by yourself due to the amount of workers you would need to hire in order to complete all the contracted work. And the best part is very low overhead since the gallows and ropes are reusable.
blah blah blah

Blacklick, OH

#20 Nov 21, 2012
Telgin wrote:
<quoted text>blah blah blah
blah... blah... blah...

You're just another e-diot.
Telgin

Valley City, OH

#21 Nov 21, 2012
blah blah blah wrote:
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You're just another e-diot.
Looks like we have a deserving volunteer to test your rope strength.

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