Five arrested during protest at Y-12 ...

Five arrested during protest at Y-12 plant

There are 32 comments on the WBIR Knoxville story from Aug 4, 2007, titled Five arrested during protest at Y-12 plant. In it, WBIR Knoxville reports that:

Five protesters were arrested Saturday at the Y-12 nuclear weapons plant in Oak Ridge during an annual protest marking the anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan.

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Disgusted

Sevierville, TN

#1 Aug 5, 2007
They need to stay in Detroit, there is a very good book called Shockwave about the events leading up to Hiroshima and Nagasaki that show the reasons for dropping the atomic weapon. Would these same protesters be raising Cain for the estimated 500,000 dead and wounded if we had to invade Japan? Would they have wanted Russia to have a piece of Japan?
Stupid.
Melissa

Atlanta, GA

#2 Aug 5, 2007
I'm so glad someone fought for the rights of these people,so they could stand in the road.Who fought for that right?Oh yeah!Those guys in Pearl Harbor were some of them weren't they?I say some,because only some of them got the chance!Maybe these people would be happier living in Japan,I'm sure we can get them some tickets.
BigJohn-

United States

#3 Aug 5, 2007
Melissa wrote:
I'm so glad someone fought for the rights of these people,so they could stand in the road.Who fought for that right?Oh yeah!Those guys in Pearl Harbor were some of them weren't they?I say some,because only some of them got the chance!Maybe these people would be happier living in Japan,I'm sure we can get them some tickets.
I second the motion on the tickets !!!!!
Puddin

Peachtree City, GA

#4 Aug 5, 2007
I'm sorry, when did we lose the right to peaceful assembly?

I assume with the passage of the Patriot Act?

Why don't you guys respect that? And if you really want to pay homage to the real soldiers that give us these rights, help out the poor like this group does. That is where we get the soldiers that protect America.

Rich man's war, poor man's blood.
EXGOP

Knoxville, TN

#5 Aug 5, 2007
Puddin wrote:
I'm sorry, when did we lose the right to peaceful assembly?
I assume with the passage of the Patriot Act?
Why don't you guys respect that? And if you really want to pay homage to the real soldiers that give us these rights, help out the poor like this group does. That is where we get the soldiers that protect America.
Rich man's war, poor man's blood.
your an idiot, Its ok to peacefully protest. But these tin foil hat anti-American wing nuts were not peacefull. I just hope they smacked them around a little bit
Jermaine

Friendsville, TN

#6 Aug 5, 2007
dem people crazy. dat was a long time ago. dey need to leave the past in da past and forget it. or do something like chain demselves to a person dat works der car. not da fence.
Hippie Hater

United States

#7 Aug 5, 2007
F*ckin Hippies.

“Give peace a chance!”

Since: Mar 07

Maryville, TN

#8 Aug 5, 2007
EXGOP wrote:
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your an idiot, Its ok to peacefully protest. But these tin foil hat anti-American wing nuts were not peacefull. I just hope they smacked them around a little bit
How is being against violence and war anti-American? I was born in America I don't believe in war I stand for peace. I'm sure you think that this makes me anti-American. I love this country and am glad for the rights and freedoms we have (i.e. the right to demonstrate) but I don't have to agree with every thing.

Since: Feb 07

Knoxville, TN

#9 Aug 5, 2007
Puddin wrote:
I'm sorry, when did we lose the right to peaceful assembly?
I assume with the passage of the Patriot Act?
Why don't you guys respect that? And if you really want to pay homage to the real soldiers that give us these rights, help out the poor like this group does. That is where we get the soldiers that protect America.
Rich man's war, poor man's blood.
They have the right to protest; others have the right to dislike it.
Chuckie

New Market, TN

#10 Aug 5, 2007
Puddin wrote:
I'm sorry, when did we lose the right to peaceful assembly?
I assume with the passage of the Patriot Act?
Why don't you guys respect that? And if you really want to pay homage to the real soldiers that give us these rights, help out the poor like this group does. That is where we get the soldiers that protect America.
Rich man's war, poor man's blood.
They still have the righ to assemble, however they have never had the right to trespass. That is where the difference comes in. As long as they stay outside the boundary of the plant, they can camp out if they want. Once they cross the 229 line, they are trespassing on federal property. It's kind of hard to support these people in their beliefs when they chain themselves to barriers.

Second, everyone needs to understand what they are protesting about, and who they are. These people are not protesting against the WWII bombs, WWII, our veterans, pro-Japan, or anything else like this. They are against the continuance of America being a nuclear power. If they had their way, they would disarm the US of nuclear weapons (regardless of the status of our enemies). That is why they protest outside Y-12 on the anniversary of the dropping of the bomb on Hiroshima. Beleive it or not, these people are not from this area, and they are "professional" protesters. Yup, that is all they do. They travel from one location to another protesting specific things (like weapons), and they are paid by organizations supporting (or against) these causes. They don't necessarily agree with the views of people in this region who are affected or employed by these facilities. My personal opinion is that they need to go home and make a difference there.

Many of these people have been arrested several times in the past for the exact same thing. The judge should actually let them spend time in jail instead of letting them go with a slap on the hand. They intend to trespass every time they come to Y-12, because that is what makes news. If they didn't cross the line, the media would ingnore them. Personally, I'm tired of it....
jere

Old Hickory, TN

#11 Aug 5, 2007
“I believe nuclear weapons are evil. They are instruments of death and massive destruction. In my Christian baptism, I promised to renounce and resist evil.” said the arrested nun...
RMG9

Elizabethtown, KY

#12 Aug 5, 2007
Thank you Chuckie for shedding a light to those here that do not fully understand. You said it all in a nutshell. I am also tired of it...
Puddin

Peachtree City, GA

#13 Aug 5, 2007
EXGOP wrote:
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your an idiot, Its ok to peacefully protest. But these tin foil hat anti-American wing nuts were not peacefull. I just hope they smacked them around a little bit
Your an idiot? Please make sure that you can spell or use a dictionary. Maybe you can stop this ill-conceived war and actually buy a dictionary, moron.

Please educate yourself before you reply to someone.
Puddin

Peachtree City, GA

#14 Aug 5, 2007
Knox Sadie wrote:
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They have the right to protest; others have the right to dislike it.
To dislike it to the effect of arresting them? Is this martial law all of the sudden? Should we label them terrorists now?

They will eventually get hungry and leave, I say let them hang out there for a while and go home, no harm, no foul. Everyone is happy.
Puddin

Peachtree City, GA

#15 Aug 5, 2007
Future Teacher wrote:
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How is being against violence and war anti-American? I was born in America I don't believe in war I stand for peace. I'm sure you think that this makes me anti-American. I love this country and am glad for the rights and freedoms we have (i.e. the right to demonstrate) but I don't have to agree with every thing.
You will be a great educator one day, maybe first you will help EXGOP with his grammar.
Good Guy

Knoxville, TN

#16 Aug 5, 2007
Puddin wrote:
I'm sorry, when did we lose the right to peaceful assembly?
I assume with the passage of the Patriot Act?
Why don't you guys respect that? And if you really want to pay homage to the real soldiers that give us these rights, help out the poor like this group does. That is where we get the soldiers that protect America.
Rich man's war, poor man's blood.
They weren't arrested for a peaceful protest they were arrested for blocking a roadway. Besides if it weren't for the brave men and women in this war you wouldn't be here to spew your free speech. Are you implying the men and women who sacrificed in WW2 were not real soldiers? By the way we cater to the poor every day with welfare and government handouts, we even build them homes for very little cost to them, so don't preach about helping the poor when they, not all of them of course, live on government assistance generation after generation. By the way since you and that group want to help the poor so much help out these soldiers families, they fight for us overseas and their families are living in poverty.
Uncle Ned

Nashville, TN

#17 Aug 5, 2007
EXGOP wrote:
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your an idiot, Its ok to peacefully protest. But these tin foil hat anti-American wing nuts were not peacefull. I just hope they smacked them around a little bit
YOUR is incorrect as used...it's YOU'RE as in YOU'RE the idiot if you can't tell the difference between exercising one's rights and a military nationalism that often masquerades as patriotism...take the Third Reich approach - smack them around...right...YOU'RE NEXT!!!
Good Guy

Knoxville, TN

#18 Aug 5, 2007
jere wrote:
“I believe nuclear weapons are evil. They are instruments of death and massive destruction. In my Christian baptism, I promised to renounce and resist evil.” said the arrested nun...
Yes renounce evil, but you can't defeat evil by standing by and talking about it. You have to act. Socrates said "the only way for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." You cannot sit back and watch evil men and women do their thing, good men and women have to fight these evil people.

“Jesus is my Lord”

Since: Jan 07

Maryville

#19 Aug 5, 2007
Good Guy wrote:
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Yes renounce evil, but you can't defeat evil by standing by and talking about it. You have to act. Socrates said "the only way for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing." You cannot sit back and watch evil men and women do their thing, good men and women have to fight these evil people.
You are right "Good Guy".
EXGOP

Knoxville, TN

#20 Aug 5, 2007
Future Teacher wrote:
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How is being against violence and war anti-American? I was born in America I don't believe in war I stand for peace. I'm sure you think that this makes me anti-American. I love this country and am glad for the rights and freedoms we have (i.e. the right to demonstrate) but I don't have to agree with every thing.
Oh great another child abuser(your nick name future teacher) sorry dear I have no respect for commie loving anti American scumbag teachers. Your polly Anna view of the world might work well in your simple mind. The reality is that people on the other side of the world want to KILL you. They dont believe in getting along and playing well in the sandbbox.

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