Bearcat Opposition Spreads on Twitter

“We must be the change we want to see in the world”

The quote is often attributed to Mohandas Gandhi, though like another researcher, I have yet to track-down when that phrase was first written or spoken. Still, no matter who first stated it, the phrase makes sense, right? Rather than sitting by idly and complaining the surest way to bring-about the world you want to live in is to be proactive and create.

Yesterday Luke Rudkowski, one of the founders of a grassroots organization that took its name from the quote (WeAreChange.org) told his 7,000+ Twitter followers “thanks but no tank!”

The link took Twitter followers to this video: Thanks But No Tanks – Keene Residents Speak Up

Rudkowski, as is the case for most after becoming aware of attempts by Keene police department employee Ken Meola to bring military hardware to peaceful Keene, decided to stand on his principles and say Thanks but no tank!

Thanks to Rudkowski and everyone else working to keep Keene Bearcat-free for being led by logic and love rather than scare tactics and divisiveness.

For more on this issue:
FreeKeene.com/Bearcat
ThanksButNoTanks.com
Online petition: Keene Doesn’t Need a Tank

To learn a bit more about Gandhi, check out the essay Mahatma Gandhi and His Myths by Mark Shepard.

 

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16 Comments

  1. I sit here watching the news and all of the horrible things happening in Syria with children getting bombed, legitimate journalists being blown to bits and all you are consumed with in your precious milk fed life is a damn truck that won't ever bother you. Ridiculous.

  2. LENCO BEARCAT is COMING…

    Get ready, 'cause here it comes…

    LENCO BEARCAT,

    The one to call, when Homeland Security needs more names on that list…

    Thanks to all of you who oppose the BearCat…

    We've got a lovely little FEMA CAMP waiting for YOU!…

    .bring.it.on.

  3. Oh, "matt", you're such a party pooper…a real wet banket, ya know?

    These FReeWeenies don't care about the REALITY of Syria, no,

    they only care about the delusions in their heads…

    "FreeKeene" thinks the cops are bad NOW????….

    Oh, you just wait and see what happens if the cops don't get their new toy…

    It wouldn't surprise me if somebody got KILLED over this shit…

    maybe that's just hyperbole on my part…

    but maybe not…

  4. So, matt, if the folks of FreeKeene take on something big, you tell them that it's hopeless and a waste of time, because they just aren't big enough to influence policy at that level.

    And if they take on something small, like the BEARCAT, you're going to complain that they aren't taking on something like Syria, which is too big for them to have a major impact?

    Hypocritical, much, are ya?

  5. OMG! Not HYPOCRIT!…

    MAINESHARK called him a HYPOCRIT!

    THE HORROR!

    THE HORROR!

    THE HORROR!

    HYPOCRITS WILL KILL YOU!

    KILL THE HYPOCRITS!

    DIE, HYPOCRITS, DIE!

    DIE, HYPOCRITS, DIE!

    KILL ALL THE HYPOCRITS!

    Thank-you, MaineShark, for the

    ***HYPOCRIT***ALERT***

    I feel so much better now… πŸ™‚

  6. MaineShark – first – I have never complained about freekeene taking on something big, because they never have. Hats in court? Parking Tickets? A truck? LOL – STFU.

    If people donated energy and $ to actual people who are actually harmed in this world, versus legal fees for their bullshit stunts, then yes – they could have an impact on things such as Syria. You know, little things like food/medicine you assholes take for granted everyday that are a hop skip and a jump away. Besides which, most of these fools end up spending the legal fees on things OTHER than legal fees. Oh, hi Rich Paul. There is probably no less than twenty dumbass articles/blogs on here about this Bearcat. If Ian and crew hear a hobo in the bushes saying he doesn't like the Bearcat, they run to the computer – "Keene Resident Opposes Bearcat…Momentum Continues as Outraged Residents Continue to Speak Out".

    So….stupid much are ya? <—-Does that sound as idiotic as when you type that lame ass bit too? Where was your little hypocrite line earlier in the week when Jardis got his asshole in a twist over a youtube comment, yet he doesn't seem to care as a moderator on this blog when his pals make violent remarks towards KPD officers? I raised the question in a non asshole way – yet, the comments are still there – with inferences/desires that KPD drive a bearcat through ice and perish. Where were your little quips then about hypocrisy? You used to on occasion be able to formulate thoughtful and reasonable responses at times in the past that even made ME think…huh – that is something I didn't think of – but now, the only thing you seem to fucking focus on is "matt". No matter what I say – you pop a boner and begin the typing brigade without any thought at all.

  7. Anyonw thinking Maine shark is an idiot, just wait for him to open his mouth and remove all doubt!

  8. So if this BEARCAT is being "granted" by the Federal Government to municipalities, where did they get the money again if the USA is a debtor country? Oh that's right they borrowed it from China to um make sure we were "protected" from ourselves….now I get it.

    Hey Feds can I get a Pony with that BEARCAT? How much for a pony?

  9. You haven't shoveled enough horse shit, yet, to earn your pony, Bob…

    Look how long it took you to get through your head that the Gov't gave itself the money, from taxes, that it printed at the Treasury, and bought from the Federal Reserve, and, and, and, you ask too many questions, Bob…

    Sit down and STFU…

    stop asking questions…

    What, you want to get us all ON A LIST…???…

  10. Ponies are NOT ballistic engineered, armor reinforced, counter-attack trucks…

    But Lenco Bearcats don't leave piles of horse shit, so it averages out…

    πŸ™‚

  11. So, let's see, matt…

    You think FK is okay at taking on the whole government, to completely eliminate all coercive control over innocents? You wouldn't say that was too big for them? You wouldn't say that things like ending all taxation, or the drug war, or all aggressive policing, were too big for FK? Wow. You have a high opinion of their skill and influence, don't you?

    What "food/medicine" is anyone taking for granted? I've little to no use for most medicine, and I grow a good bit of my own food, so I certainly don't take that for granted. And how does that relate to Syria? A few hundred bucks are going to make a dent in the situation for almost 23 million individuals? Hey, if we got a quarter of a million dollars, we could give each Syrian a penny. I'm sure that would solve all their problems!

    Of course, the postage would be an imposition, so in order to actually get a penny to each Syrian, we'd need what, maybe $10M? Yeah, that would be a useful way to spend $10M…

    A few thousand dollars can have a major impact in NH. A few thousand dollars, tossed at Syria, would have no measurable impact. But don't let that distract you from your utter lack of connection with reality.

    And what's this about Jardis and ice? A quick web search yields one post on FK where some anonymous individual makes a comment about the KPD using the BEARCAT for ice rescues. Do you have any evidence that Jardis knows this individual? There's no comment by Jardis in reply to that blog entry, so there's no evidence that he even read it. And, of course, it isn't even a threat, by any definition; "I wish someone would shoot that guy" is different from "I wish that guy would do something so stupid that he would end up killing himself." And he didn't even mention death; just destruction of the vehicle, which would presumably they require /another/ rescue vehicle to show up to rescue the supposed rescue vehicle. The thing is so heavy that it would go through the ice before it even got out into a deep enough area to submerge it. It would be extremely hilarious if, after fighting tooth-and-nail to get this thing, the KPD promptly destroyed it. /Particular/ if the officers involved survived, so they could be subjected to public ridicule.

    And no, it's not all about you, matt. You just have been posting a lot, and posting particularly-foolish things, like your nonsensical rant about how Christians don't follow what Jesus is reported to have said, but letters written by others, not even claiming to be repeating Jesus' words. Or another recent comment disparaging someone relative to Mensa qualification, which is particularly silly, given how much more likely someone in Mensa is to support the liberty movement, than among the general population; there's a very strong correlation between IQ and libertarianism. If you actually went to a Mensa gathering in NH, you'd meet quite a number of the folks you disparage.

  12. Maine Shark, you wrote so much fucking shit I just had to skim it. What is the most alarming is you are actually sitting there at your home computer RESEARCHING my posts. You are trying WAY too hard at this. Once something on this page goes to the "next page" – it is history to me. I don't even know what the fuck you are talking about with most of it. Chrstians? Are you referring to my bit about Romans 13 and my calling you out early to prevent you from pretending to be Bart Ehrman? I couldn't be any more clear about Romans 13. Something tells me you're about to make it even MORE clear though. You're just itching to let loose on a Bible rant. Can't wait to skim through it later. WHOOP DEE DOO.

    Mensa? Obviously, you have no sense of sarcasm/humor if you didn't get that whenever I mention Mensa on here – it is tongue in cheek. If you are in some inner circle of friends within Mensa, I am surprised, because most SMART people wouldn't waste their precious time researching/arguing with a "troll". Furthermore, most smart people have a sense of humor. And I don't think I've been posting a lot at all actually, not that it is any of YOUR business. The only times I post "alot" is because assholes like you reply to whatever it is I write. How many times have I replied to some horseshit you write? How often does that happen….where you make a comment on a blog, and I respond to YOU out of nowhere. Not often. But you..?…..LOL – you do it – all – the- time. You're an online pseudo intellectual – hope that makes your carrots last longer in the toot cellar

  13. He's right about the "BearCat on Ice" thing…

    One stray comment about how the writer "hopes KPD uses it for ice rescues"…

    …something like that… It was a very vague, throw-away type comment…

    *BUT*, a certain troll just HAD*TO pick up the comment and run with it…

    Gee, I wonder who has mentioned that ONE*COMMENT, like, 3 or 4 times already! SHEESH! It wasn't that good a comment, and it certainly wasn't

    too provocative…It was silly, and stupid…

    I mean, if a guy had a gun out on the ice, KPD would just set up a perimeter and

    wait for ice-out, when it would be safe again…

    God DAMN, that LENCO*BEARCAT is FUCKING*MAGIC…

    It isn't even here yet, and it has done more brain-warping than MK ULTRA ever dreamed of…You listening, Mr. CIA…???…..

    Bart Ehrman = "barter, man" Ha Ha Ha ho hum…. *BORING*……

    *i support the imminent military coup* GIMME a LENCO * LIBERTY BearCat…

    yassuh!……………………………. πŸ™‚ ~tKoK.

  14. You make a post on this, and you don't even include a link to Twitter? WHAT?

  15. Whoever coined the phrase "Thanks but no tanks" is an moron. The bear cat isn't a tank, it's an armored car, or more specifically a truck. It's no surprise the sensationalist wrist flappers at free keene couldn't even craft the correct terminology for their ballyhoo catch phrase.

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