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  • scottie.hackleman
    • Mattlockhart

      Mattlockhart 6 years, 8 months ago

      Are you somehow under the impression we thought this was a real news story? I'm pretty sure it's made rather clear at the end of the article that this is a retelling of a historical event.

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      • JakeLonergan

        JakeLonergan 6 years, 8 months ago

        Yes, while the taxation and lack of representation were important factors it was the confiscation that provided the spark for the Revolutionary War. Not you, Matt. That was for Scottie.

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    • Chet_Manly

      Chet_Manly 6 years, 8 months ago

      Scottie, I appreciated the post, the unusual take on the event, and didn't want to skew the opinion of others following the link so I worded my initial comment carefully....vaguely. I thought it would be pretty obvious in the first sentence of the second paragraph...Massachusetts Gov. Thomas Gage.
      I never considered that someone would walk away thinking this was a current story.

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      • OmecD

        OmecD 6 years, 8 months ago

        Chet, Unfortunately history would have to be taught in school to remember the names posted in the article. Our country will find itself here one day in the future in such an article, and the rest of the population will wonder, How? Why?

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  • scottie.hackleman

    scottie.hackleman 6 years, 8 months ago

    My only concern is the amount of this material that get shared and taken seriously is alarming. I get it, however personally I'm not a fan of this kind of satire. I was just making sure others that saw the article and just read the headline knew it was satire.

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    • acasey4014 6 years, 8 months ago

      The real irony is there are several states where this satire could be tomorrows real headlines. Where I live government troops confiscating guns would, find themselves to have a very large problem, just as the ones in the satire.

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  • OmecD

    OmecD 6 years, 8 months ago

    Sorry I'm jumping in so late. Very Chilling. All of our fore fathers were pretty much considered criminals. Yet we saw fit to base a country off of their ideals. Ideals that will serve us well if we stick to them. Unfortunately we have put criminals in charge of this country who seem to think that they know better than our fore fathers. Our way of life is slowly changing and eroding. Every day and every generation we come closer to being the criminals that the British hunted down, unfortunately it will be our own government, "For the people, and by the people." that will be hunting us down.

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