2 Warren Wilson college students arre...

2 Warren Wilson college students arrested at Duke Energy protest

There are 52 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Nov 15, 2007, titled 2 Warren Wilson college students arrested at Duke Energy protest. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

Two students were arrested during a protest at Duke Energy Corporation's headquarters in Charlotte.

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Hey Asheville

Quakertown, PA

#2 Nov 15, 2007
Keep your freaks up there to yourselves, mkay? We don't need anymore down here.
charlatans

Morganton, NC

#3 Nov 15, 2007
Hey Asheville wrote:
Keep your freaks up there to yourselves, mkay? We don't need anymore down here.
I 'spose you need more mercury
in the Charlotte air??
Blake

Bailey, NC

#4 Nov 15, 2007
Sure they weren't arrested for highly toxic foul order coming from there persons.

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#5 Nov 15, 2007
Back in the days that I was familiar with Warren Wilson students didn't have time for such idiocy. They were there to study and to work in order to study. They had little time for anything else.
jcreek

United States

#6 Nov 15, 2007
It's great to see young people getting involved in civil disobedience for the good of us all.

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#7 Nov 15, 2007
jcreek wrote:
It's great to see young people getting involved in civil disobedience for the good of us all.
Bet momma and daddy who are footing the bill by scraping and saving won't agree with that statement. They'd smack their azzzes and tell em to get back to class, learn to be smarter than they are and let idiots who have nothing better to do than waste rich mammy and pappy's money go on time wasting field trips.
consciousness

United States

#8 Nov 15, 2007
we love our "freaks" in asheville...especially when they are trying to protect our air and water from the charlotte greed...get conscious, please

“peace”

Since: Feb 07

28777

#9 Nov 15, 2007
With the criminal activities of our current administration being exposed every day ...and in seemingly every way ...BRAVE PATRIOTS WHO SPEAK OUT AGAINST IDIOCY ...and SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER ...are not only to be admired ...they should be called what they are ...PATRIOTS.

Warren Wilson College...and Western North Carolina should be proud of every student and citizen who stands up for THE ENVIRONMENT, THE TRUTH, THE FIRST AMENDMENT and FOR PEACE.

And ...as an aside on this evening of the Democrat's Presidential Debate from Nevada
...(now on CNN):

To all members of Congress....and to all 'sunshine patriots and summer soldiers'...your nation NEEDS YOUR VOICE to TAKE BACK OUR NATION'S GOOD NAME ...before the moneyed elite among W.'s cadre of buffoons leads our nation into further danger ...while the silent citizens among us acquiesce to a government ...lead by a few who are endangering the many....(US!)....and the entire globe.

Since: Feb 07

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#10 Nov 15, 2007
Ticker wrote:
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Bet momma and daddy who are footing the bill by scraping and saving won't agree with that statement. They'd smack their azzzes and tell em to get back to class, learn to be smarter than they are and let idiots who have nothing better to do than waste rich mammy and pappy's money go on time wasting field trips.
I hope for your kids sake you don't have any.:-))
Learn to be smarter than a dictatorial adult, especially when we are talking about kids that are old enough to go to war.

Parents who want to control the purse to the extent you to wish to are not parents a tall, they're jailers and any kid worth his salt would say bye bye poppa, I'm oughta here! Those kids are the inheritors of this country, of this earth and it is super fine to see some of them interested in something other than getting drunk!

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#11 Nov 15, 2007
Satyam wrote:
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I hope for your kids sake you don't have any.:-))
Learn to be smarter than a dictatorial adult, especially when we are talking about kids that are old enough to go to war.
Parents who want to control the purse to the extent you to wish to are not parents a tall, they're jailers and any kid worth his salt would say bye bye poppa, I'm oughta here! Those kids are the inheritors of this country, of this earth and it is super fine to see some of them interested in something other than getting drunk!
Got Five and all of them were smart enough to understand that going to school to learn was what they were there for. Most of them paid their own way so they didn't have time for stupidity as these few seem to have. Good bet the reason these went on the "field trip" was to get out of work and lay out of classes and to take in the party life in the big city. They turned stupid enough to get arrested and for what? They accomplished nothing except to get themselves an arrest record and probably a hangover from the partying they did. Chaining themselves to a door gets them a record of criminal trespass and dang sure does not fall into the category of civil disobedience. Too bad mommy and daddy will have to bail their dumb azzes out of jail. I'd have let mine stayed in jail just for being stupid.

They( mine) knew that taking part in useless protest was not to the way to win in any situation. They understood the way to win was to get an education and work the system from the inside out instead of trying to piss on a forest fire. None of them said bye bye to poppa because they knew that poppa understood what hard work and an education would get you. They also understood from poppa that running the risk in getting an arrest record would dang sure do them no good in the future. They understood that useless protest were only an attention getting thing for those who didn't get attention any other way.
In other word mine where a heck of a lot smarter than the nitwits taking part in the "field trip" to Charlotte.

Since: Feb 07

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#12 Nov 15, 2007
Ticker good for you but my opinion remains the same. I have two kids, 40 and 44 and they got where they are because they were respected as individuals not dictated to! Both of them have graduated with honors and made their own decisions not decisions made by an over bearing mom or pop.

Your attitude sucks, plain and simple. Lots of luck with your brood, sure as hell not how I raised mine.
iLoVeTheEarTh

Lynchburg, VA

#13 Nov 15, 2007
Just because you weren't able to go to college, doesn't mean you need to be getting on these students' case. They were doing you a favor in the long run. I happen to be a college student at an all women's college in Virginia, Sweet Briar, and I am proud to be a student who is going places, and doing something with my life, instead of being such a negative Nancy like yourself. If you can't say something nice... don't say it at all.

“"We have come too far, ”

Since: Apr 07

Corinth, Texas

#14 Nov 15, 2007
Satyam wrote:
Ticker good for you but my opinion remains the same. I have two kids, 40 and 44 and they got where they are because they were respected as individuals not dictated to! Both of them have graduated with honors and made their own decisions not decisions made by an over bearing mom or pop.
Your attitude sucks, plain and simple. Lots of luck with your brood, sure as hell not how I raised mine.
Well lets see oldest one is 44 youngest is 30.
Oldest one is head of HR for SW region of Target,
next one is in charge of RE Closings for a large legal firm in Atlanta, Next one is in graphic's and advertisement and handles the largest accounts for her firm in Atlanta, also served in the military and did a tour in Iraq as did her hubby who is still in the AF reserve. Our boy has his own consulting business after working for a number of years for the largest satelite TV production network around. He now can work about 6 months out of the year and enjoy his life the rest of the time. The youngest is director of a large private daycare facility in WNC. Her degree is in Early Childhood ed and psychology.
Not a dang one of them every wasted a minute in a useless protest but all of them have made a contribution to society and I dare say will continue to do so. I didn't have to tell any of them that they could or couldn't do anything. They were smart enough to know which battles to chose to fight and when to do so. None have or will have an arrest record like the twits in the article. To me that makes them pretty dang intelligent.

And so my attitude sucks. Why , just because you don't agree? Then look in the mirror dude and see where the stinking attitude resides.
thinking

Hickory, NC

#15 Nov 15, 2007
Ticker wrote:
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Well lets see oldest one is 44 youngest is 30.
Oldest one is head of HR for SW region of Target,
next one is in charge of RE Closings for a large legal firm in Atlanta, Next one is in graphic's and advertisement and handles the largest accounts for her firm in Atlanta, also served in the military and did a tour in Iraq as did her hubby who is still in the AF reserve. Our boy has his own consulting business after working for a number of years for the largest satelite TV production network around. He now can work about 6 months out of the year and enjoy his life the rest of the time. The youngest is director of a large private daycare facility in WNC. Her degree is in Early Childhood ed and psychology.
Not a dang one of them every wasted a minute in a useless protest but all of them have made a contribution to society and I dare say will continue to do so. I didn't have to tell any of them that they could or couldn't do anything. They were smart enough to know which battles to chose to fight and when to do so. None have or will have an arrest record like the twits in the article. To me that makes them pretty dang intelligent.
And so my attitude sucks. Why , just because you don't agree? Then look in the mirror dude and see where the stinking attitude resides.
It sounds like you are kids are a major part of the problem with all of their corporate jobs that negate responsibility to the environment and to those of us who dwell in the environment.

you're proud that your children make lots of money peddling cheap crap that ends up in landfills? you're proud that your children beleive all the lies that you and all the other men in power in their lives have taught them, and that they haven't take any risks for defending freedom (other than the military's concepts of "freedom") and life of people and living things on this planet?

well, you should be proud i guess. it sounds like you've raised kids to be just like you. part of the problem.

as for nina and meagan, i salute you for a job well done. these ninnies don't know you, don't know that you live life very simply, speak eloquently, and are smart as whips. thank you for taking the courage to bringing more attention to the bank-related funding of environmental devestation.

it's a good thing that you two are so nice, b/c it sounds like this dude is just dying of thirst for some of that super-toxic sludge that folks up in WV have coming through their sinks and showers. Sounds like he doesn't know what he's talking about. I wish he could see for himself, first hand, what many proud people, many who have fought for our country, have to endure in the coalfields. Maybe then he would change his hardened heart when he shook the hands of true patriots, not just Target execs.

Keep it up ladies.

Since: Feb 07

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#17 Nov 16, 2007
Ticker wrote:
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And so my attitude sucks. Why , just because you don't agree? Then look in the mirror dude and see where the stinking attitude resides.
I'll give you a clue. I hate authoritarians, the whole idea that my way is the only way. Great if your kids turned out well, I'm not going to judge them but then you also need not be judging the progeny of others who choose a different path. It's that snooty superiority that seems to be your hallmark.

Life is not about being a competitive machine cranking out the big pay checks, receiving awards and accolades. My two did exceedingly well in college because they chose to because they loved what they were doing there,not because they had to please the guy who was paying the bills. Guess in an academic sense you can do no better than summa cum laude and magna cum laude, earned out a passion for what they were doing. That's living life to the fullest.

“Fourth Estate = Fifth Column”

Since: Apr 07

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#18 Nov 16, 2007
Too bad they weren't returned in a box.
eddie

Boiling Springs, SC

#19 Nov 16, 2007
Warren Wilson provides the best education in our nation look at the wonderful results.

Isn't our GREATEST CITY COUNCILMAN from Warren Wilson Mr Newman.
Truckin

United States

#20 Nov 16, 2007
retiredlawman wrote:
Too bad they weren't returned in a box.
Thank you lawman.

“peace”

Since: Feb 07

28777

#21 Nov 16, 2007
Law...........EAT MY SHORTS.

“Man, 2 mo' years...Whew!”

Since: Feb 07

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#22 Nov 16, 2007
eddie wrote:
Warren Wilson provides the best education in our nation look at the wonderful results.
Isn't our GREATEST CITY COUNCILMAN from Warren Wilson Mr Newman.
From the college's paper "The Echo" :

"...On Aug. 21, the Princeton Review announced their annual college rankings of the best 361 colleges in the nation. Included in the press release was Warren Wilson, ranked number one in the category "Students Most Nostalgic for Bill Clinton" (or Most Liberal). Though not mentioned in the press release, Warren Wilson also received the number one ranking for a more dubious category, "Reefer Madness."

Soon after, the Asheville Citizen-Times ran an article entitled "Warren Wilson in top pot spot" on the top fold of the front cover, a spot reserved for the most important news stories of the day. Written by John Boyle, the article listed the five categories Warren Wilson appeared in: "Birkenstock-wearing, tree-hugging, clove-smoking vegetarians" (#3), "most beautiful campus" (#14), and "most politically active" (#15), as well as the pot and liberal categories..."

Sounds like too much fun here at home to be wearing out the Birkies over in Charlotte!

http://echonews.squarespace.com/news/2006/9/8...

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