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http://www.snopes.com/politics/soapbox/jena.asp

I don't agree with this. Its an organized event. The organizers and participants should have taken care of this. Not the government calling in a state of emergency.

The business closing causing the problem is a bunch of BS. The organizers new they would have tens of thousands there in a town of 2000, the town could not support the protesters regardless.

Okay, thats my soap box. Carry on.
 

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That is a load of crap, the local businesses should have been supported, the organizers of the protest should have planned better, the state of LA. should have more control over the situation other than calling a state of emergency and calling in the troops.
 

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On the face of it it appears to be BS.I support the Red Cross, and if you look at it from their perspective, they were asked to assist by the State of Louisianna.Had they refused, which would have caused the larger uproar,their agreement to assist a small town with a huge event or their refusal to help out with a minority protest? Our friends Jesse and Big Al would have loved that one! Now for the test, the next time there is a fair tax rally or a pro war rally someone needs to request the Red Cross assist and see what happens.
 

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Who cares? The town closed because they were afraid of being overrun. There was potential for a problem and the people who went and organized the event are a bunch of idiots.



This isn't news and the RC is a private charity org. How dare anyone tell them where and when they can respond according to their charter and at the request of a governor. And how dare anyone disrespect the choice of the small business owners who chose to shutter their doors to avoid potential problems.



Heck the idiots who ran the show demanded nobody patronize the establishments. The point of protest isn't to bring money into town like an art fest so I just don't get the concern on the part of PFF members and thus, my who cares.



This is non-news only reacted to by people who are listening to others tell them how to think.
 

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nobody trying to tell anybody what to think. I thought it was very interesting and wanted to share. Red Cross is constantly asking people for money so the manner in which they spend thier money should be open as well.
 

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JUST ANOTHER WAY US WORKING ,TAX PAYING, DONATING, GIVING, PEOPLE CAN HELP!!!!! WE WOULD NOT WANT THOSE PROTESTERS WHO IM SURE TOOK VACATION TIME FROM JOBS TO GO PROTEST TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE WOULD WE.:sick:sick:sick:sick:blownaway:moon
 

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IAMHOOKED (10/3/2007)JUST ANOTHER WAY US WORKING ,TAX PAYING, DONATING, GIVING, PEOPLE CAN HELP!!!!! WE WOULD NOT WANT THOSE PROTESTERS WHO IM SURE TOOK VACATION TIME FROM JOBS TO GO PROTEST TO BE UNCOMFORTABLE WOULD WE.:sick:sick:sick:sick:blownaway:moon


No, we wouldn't. But more importantly, we wouldn't want a horde of 50k protesters getting thirsty and deciding since there was no water that they would stampede the local Circle K and we wouldn't want some 70 yr old protestor dying from heat stroke either.



This was simply a bad deal for the kids, a bad decision on the part of the town, the organizers and the protestors. The only ones who did the right thing here are the governor and the red cross - especially the red cross.
 

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I AGREE BAD DECISION ON KIDS BEHALF BUT THE TOWN SHUTTING DOWN I PERSONALLY FEEL WAS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. I WOULD HAVE MY DOORS CLOSED AND GUARDED BY MY 10 GUAGE! I AM A CONTRIBUTOR TO THE RED CROSS AND WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO BUT I DO NOT AGREE WITH MY DONATED DOLLARS HELPING OUT IN THIS SITUATION. THE PROTESTERS WERE THERE BY CHOICE AND SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT SUPPLIES AND MADE ARRANGEMENTS IF THEY WERE NEEDED. THEN AGAIN MOST OF THE PEOPLE PROTESTING ARE THE SAME ONES WHO SIT ON THE PORCH AND WAIT ON THE CHECK EACH MONTH SO I WOULD BE CRAZY TO THINK THEY MIGHT ACTUALLY KNOW HOW TO TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES!!!!!!!!!!!ONCE AGAIN THEY MAKE ME:sick:sick:sick
 
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