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Anti-war protesters begin July 4 fast

by Mark5019 / July 3, 2006 11:34 AM PDT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - About 150 protesters sat in front of the White House on Monday to savor their last meal before starting a hunger strike that some said will continue until American troops return from Iraq.

The demonstration marking the Independence Day holiday was organized by CodePink, a women's anti-war group that called on volunteers to abstain from eating for 24 hours from midnight on Monday.

Some protesters said their fast would continue beyond July 4th.

Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan, whose son was killed in Iraq, said she would drink only water throughout the summer, which she said she would spend outside President George W. Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas.

"This war is a crime," Sheehan told a crowd of clapping, cheering protesters. "We represent millions of Americans who withdraw their support from this government."

The demonstrators crouched in the muggy evening next to a piece of pink plastic, spread down the road as a table and table-cloth in one. It was covered with wilted pink sunflowers and plates of vegetarian curry, white rice, and beans.

The demonstration aimed at highlighting the costs of the war, in which more than 2,500 U.S. soldiers and thousands of Iraqis have died, said CodePink spokeswoman Meredith Dearborn.

"We have to put our own lives on the line, and I'm willing to do that," said activist Diane Wilson, who pledged to fast until the United States withdraws from Iraq.

Dearborn said 2,700 other activists nationwide, including actors Susan Sarandon and Sean Penn, would work as a relay team passing the fast daily from one to another.

wonder what the odds are in vegas? in how long these arses will last? will they last as long as there comrade saddam?


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(NT) (NT) Hope she loses some weight
by Evie / July 3, 2006 11:35 AM PDT
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enogh to blow
by Mark5019 / July 3, 2006 11:39 AM PDT

away like her mind/common sense and her self respect

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She's already blown that ...
by Evie / July 3, 2006 11:48 AM PDT
In reply to: enogh to blow
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I'm glad shes not a
by Mark5019 / July 3, 2006 11:51 AM PDT

rational person she works for us

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(NT) (NT) Good, more food for me !!
by duckman / July 3, 2006 12:11 PM PDT
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(NT) (NT) More food for Togo too!!!
by EdH / July 3, 2006 12:14 PM PDT
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Nothing new but
by Terry Browne / July 3, 2006 12:26 PM PDT

you continue to make accusations that you cannot back up sucha as "will they last as long as there comrade saddam?" Where does it say that they are comrades with Saddam?

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Start with the shared sentiment towards Israel
by Evie / July 3, 2006 12:29 PM PDT
In reply to: Nothing new but

Work from there.

Yep ... comrades.

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by there actions
by Mark5019 / July 3, 2006 12:35 PM PDT
In reply to: Nothing new but

speak lots

and why are you so fast to take umbrage are you a wanna be terrorist are just........a fool?

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by JP Bill / July 3, 2006 12:41 PM PDT
In reply to: by there actions

Author! Author!

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here jp
by Mark5019 / July 3, 2006 12:45 PM PDT
In reply to: umbrage

umbrage \UHM-brij\, noun:
1. Shade; shadow; hence, something that affords a shade, as a screen of trees or foliage.
2. a. A vague or indistinct indication or suggestion; a hint.
3. b. Reason for doubt; suspicion.
4. Suspicion of injury or wrong; offense; resentment.

incase you had a problem i doubt you did but terry may have a problem with some words:)

and heres the link incase some one doubts me:)


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I would have said there actions were
by WOODS-HICK / July 4, 2006 4:44 AM PDT
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floccinaucinihilipilification but I can't

(FLOK-si-NO-si-NY-HIL-i-PIL-i-fi-KAY-shuhn) noun

Estimating something as worthless.

[From Latin flocci, from floccus (tuft of wool) + nauci, from naucum
(a trifling thing) + nihili, from Latin nihil (nothing) + pili, from pilus
(a hair, trifle) + -fication (making).]

This word was coined by combining four Latin terms flocci, nauci, nihili,
pili, all meaning something of little or no value, which were listed in
the well-known "Eton Latin Grammar" of Eton College in the UK.

The Oxford English Dictionary shows the first use of the word by William
Shetstone in 1777: "I loved him for nothing so much as his
flocci-nauci-nihili-pili-fication of money."

The word seems to be popular in the US government. It has been heard from
the mouths of White House Press Secretary Mike McCurry, Senator Robert Byrd,
and Senator Jesse Helms among others. Maybe that tells us something about
the US Congress's interest in the floccinaucinihilipilification of taxpayers'

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Almost missed this ;-)
by Evie / July 4, 2006 9:45 AM PDT
About 150 protesters sat in front of the White House on Monday to savor their last meal before starting a hunger strike that some said will continue until American troops return from Iraq.

GO FOR IT!!!!!!!

Evie Happy
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alot of skinny a holes
by Mark5019 / July 4, 2006 11:57 AM PDT
In reply to: Almost missed this ;-)

does anybody need a translation:)

wonder how long they last:)

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Betcha they sneak
by Glenda / July 4, 2006 11:59 AM PDT
In reply to: alot of skinny a holes

cookies in the middle of the night Devil How long is it that you can go without food???

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well as thes people
by Mark5019 / July 4, 2006 12:03 PM PDT
In reply to: Betcha they sneak

have no shame/or honor i bet your right

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