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  •  So the flower in the gun barrel trick would (1+ / 0-)
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    not have gone the way the iconic picture went, huh.  

    "Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity." --M. L. King "You can't fix stupid" --Ron White -6.00, -5.18

    by zenbassoon on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 09:37:37 PM PDT

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      that flower would be a "foreign object" that the protester inserted into the barrel in an attempt to obstruct it. The guy on the other end then would have be justified in firing his weapon in the belief that his life and safety were in jeopardy. The result: dead protester, squashed protest, another "hero" lauded on Fox News.

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