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Westboro Baptist Church to protest at W. VA Mine disaster

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posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 06:29 AM
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Before they go to all that trouble they should check with several enviro-mental groups that have been making regular showings down around there. There may be timing and scheduling conflicts and what not.

Gods going to have to compete with the wrath of "mother earth" and Mountain Justice on this one.






[edit on 11-4-2010 by Logarock]




posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 06:35 AM
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less than a week ago, they were met by a bunch of virginia tech students when they came a visiting.....they were a peaceful bunch, but they did let their feeling be known to the fruitcakes.
and then, yesterday, there was some type of festival going on here in roanoke, lots of bikers in town....

hopefully, some of these guys will take the short trip over the mountain and form a shield around this community, and not let the nuts too close to the grieving families.

for those worrying about freedom of speech, well, these guys wouldn't be allowed within a mile probably of any prominent politicians funeral......
they shouldn't be allowed that close to the miner's families either....
and we should just consider it as protecting the wackos from themselves! like someone said..there's lots of mineshafts, and, well, accidents do often happen!



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 06:39 AM
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Originally posted by mishigas
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Now that was funny!




by CharlesMartel
It seems to me that the so-called Westboro Baptist Church does not believe Jesus Luke 13:1-5


I think they are pretty much Old Testament, fire and brimstone types, aren't they?



They are probably a front group for an anti war organization. If the truth be told.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 08:41 AM
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Originally posted by slank
The Massey-owned mine was cited for 458 safety violations last year,


I'd like to see a list of those violations. If it is anything like other lists that I have seen OSHA compile, some of those violations are things like the wrong color or width tape marking safety lanes. Handrails painted the wrong color yellow. Emergency lighting 29-13/16" from floor instead of 30".

I spoke to two miners yesterday. Both of them told me that if they had felt for one second that the mine wasn't safe they wouldn't have worked it.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 09:47 AM
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Great point. In addition to that list, I'd like to know how their safety law compliance compares with other mines, private and corporate. Is that fine system fairly enforced ? Is the enforcement system financed in any way by the fines they write?
But to remain topical, is there a way to fine WBC out of business for a lack of common decency?



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:05 AM
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Westboro Baptist Church is nothing but another Code Pink people. It's a funded organization to demonize protesters in general. They want you to get pissed off about it and demand that it stop.

It's all staged.

Peace



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:20 AM
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For those interested in learning more about this sordid little man:

Fred Phelps In All His Glory...

This isn't really up to date, but it'll get you started...

Con man. Thief. Disbarred Lawyer (thief). Failed Politician. Con man. He's all of that and more. The history of this familial cult is as twisted as his "religion"... Don't be fooled by his ability to quote, out of context, scripture... He's no more a man of god than I am...



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:22 AM
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That makes perfect sense.

Can I still despise them for being Bible wielding "agent provocateurs"?

Doing nasty work like that with such flare surely shows a real love for the job.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:28 AM
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TPTB always like to fund (or create) the organizations that push the most ideological buttons. It's about keeping the divisiveness.

Peace



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:34 AM
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The Westboro Baptist Church makes me understand how someone could turn to suicide bombing. I don't usually advocate violence but, in this case, I can completely understand why someone would kill them and I would consider them a hero for doing it.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:34 AM
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It is the perfect means to their end. Thanks. I'll be viewing them with an even more jaundiced eye.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 10:46 AM
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The occupations of the family alone was an eye-opener.

A pack of hypocrites suckling at the teat of the very beast they rail against.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:00 AM
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Originally posted by 23refugee
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The occupations of the family alone was an eye-opener.


They're lawyers because from day one, this group intended to be a "fringe" group, knowing that people would react strongly, and leave themselves open to lawsuits. That's why I've always cautioned people when dealing with these people, be aware that they are looking for any opportunity to sue...any at all. They flat don't care who they sue...as long as there is any possibility of getting money...any at all.


A pack of hypocrites suckling at the teat of the very beast they rail against.


In order to be a hypocrite, you have to believe one thing, and do another... These people don't believe a word they spew.... It's all a con. A facade, if you will... There is an underlying greed here, that fuels the con...



[edit on 4/11/2010 by seagull]

[edit on 4/11/2010 by seagull]



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:16 AM
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And I would caution them to be careful of who their dealing with in this situation.

Maybe someone should remind them of the Hatfields and McCoys before they visit? Maybe a short tutorial on "Bloody Mingo" and the origin of the term "redneck"? The "law" is not high on the priority list when dealing with an angry Hillbilly.

Such is life in a lawless land.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:19 AM
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OOps! whom they're dealing with?
See how forgetful of the rules we are when riled?



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:21 AM
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If they do come to WV and I am from WV.........they may very well get lost in the mine .........you know what I mean...??This is very very disrespectful at such a time as this and the good people of Montcoal are very religious. Being in the mines makes one so...........it is very dangerous. I cannot see a good outcome if this silly "church" comes there.....especially at a funeral.......there will be bloodshed and it won't be pretty. ANd no one will dare stop it..........this is utter foolishness out of this so called church.......they have NO right to be there and they are NOT wanted..........and they will be promptly escorted away or better be............mad coal miners have a history of killing........and this is NOT the time to rile them up any more......besides if they kill it would be seen as an insanity defense anyway........real stupid......



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:23 AM
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agree totally
second line



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:27 AM
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Same here.
It's a different world.



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:33 AM
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Here's the thing, though... These grifters are so into the con, if one of them was hurt, or killed, they'd be portrayed as a martyr to God... Makes the con that much better, don't you see? By being violent towards them, you're playing right into their hands... They want someone to be so overcome with raw emotion...so very angry, that they lose control. Thus giving Westboro Conmen the advantage.

The best way to deal with these conmen/women is to do...nothing. Ignore them. Ignore their professed hatred. Ignore the inflammatory rhetoric. Give them nothing. Not a reaction. Not a frown. Nothing.

Even this thread, as negative as it is, gives them reason enough to continue the con... Any press is good press.

[edit on 4/11/2010 by seagull]



posted on Apr, 11 2010 @ 11:37 AM
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Originally posted by seagull
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Here's the thing, though... These grifters are so into the con, if one of them was hurt, or killed, they'd be portrayed as a martyr to God... Makes the con that much better, don't you see? By being violent towards them, you're playing right into their hands...

The best way to deal with these conmen/women is to do...nothing. Ignore them. Ignore their professed hatred. Ignore the inflammatory rhetoric. Give them nothing. Not a reaction. Not a frown. Nothing.

Even this thread, as negative as it is, gives them reason enough to continue the con... Any press is good press.


I agree that violence is the wrong way to deal with them. On the other hand I could see nothing wrong with bringing security (Hell's Angels) to the funeral to form a wall. I also wouldn't see a problem giving the security group non lethal weapons such as baseball bats and chains. Either that or hire one of those godless stealthy ninja assassin. The world would not miss these lawyers in christian coating.



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