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2002-02-18 01:06:06 AM  
quakers 3 arena
2002-02-18 01:06:59 AM  
Maturiaty lives!
2002-02-18 01:07:27 AM  
These guys are SOOO going to get capped!
2002-02-18 01:08:35 AM  
For some reason I keep thinking of Coolio and the Amish "Weird Al" squaring off...

2002-02-18 01:10:10 AM  
I'll be expecting a follow up article detailing this guys demise soon...
2002-02-18 01:10:35 AM  
Damn quakers!!!
2002-02-18 01:11:20 AM  
First, that's the first time I've seen actual flooding on a message board. Usually that's limited to chat rooms, isn't it?

I'm sorry. I'm tired. I should go to bed.
2002-02-18 01:12:53 AM  
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"'Cuz it's the right thing to do."
2002-02-18 01:18:13 AM  
Ok, something is farked up because that picture wasn't nearly that big where I found it.
2002-02-18 01:18:14 AM  
At least the druggies have a hobby.

The Quakers have their own hobby, taping the druggies.

Voyagers or voyeurs, who is worse, or, what's the harm?

File this one under [image from too old to be available]!
2002-02-18 01:18:32 AM  
That's nothin', wait 'til they hijack the thread and turn it political.

On a side note, a winter olympic gold metal in figure skating (they practically give those things away in ceral, now) to whoever knows what a "quaker" is.
2002-02-18 01:21:26 AM  
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Police could not confirm nor deny that this man appeared on the tape.
2002-02-18 01:21:32 AM  
Aren't Quakers like Unitarians, only with a "peace brutha" attitude?
2002-02-18 01:23:42 AM  
BTW, when I make my movie, Wilford Brimley plays the bad guy.
2002-02-18 01:27:46 AM  
ArmyOfFun: Yeah, most of them are very laid back, good people.
2002-02-18 01:28:42 AM  
Do not screw with the quakers. They are one bad ass group. I know because about ten years ago 20 of them jumped me and beat me silly.
2002-02-18 01:29:44 AM  
I got a new choice for one of my dead pool picks.
2002-02-18 01:30:30 AM  
I know some dude who used to work at a quaker retirement home and they didn't want any intelligent and beautiful african americans touching their food , ever
2002-02-18 01:41:55 AM  
Since when do quakers have video cameras anyway?
2002-02-18 02:03:09 AM  
TheChickenCow, you're thinking of Amish people. Quakers just want peace, they don't live without technology.
2002-02-18 02:12:15 AM  
If a few of them get whacked, then maybe I'll watch the videos. But only if it shows their brains getting blasted out all over the camera. I mean, who needs real life when I can see drugs/violence/blood on TV?
2002-02-18 02:16:15 AM  
Aren't oats hallucinogenic? I've been smoking them for years.
2002-02-18 02:35:03 AM  
The Quaker Religion
This is a religious group which came to America from England in the mid 1600's. They are referred to as Quakers because they believe that divine revelation does not come from an ordained ministry or the Church, but comes from "the Christian within." This inner divinity, also called the "inner light" was often accompanied by trembling, or quaking. They refer to themselves as the Society of Friends, and their congregation is called a meeting. Quakers became so prevalent in the late 1600s that a Yearly Meeting, a confederation of regional meetings, was established. They had hoped to find religious freedom in the colonies, but were ostracized by Puritan settlers. They left Plymouth and settled in the New Bedford area, which was called Dartmouth at the time.

Quakers were known for their very simple, plain attire and their outspoken rejection of slavery. They had a strong dedication to hard work and social advancement of the less fortunate. New Bedford Quakers included the very wealthy Benjamin Rotch, Samuel Rodman, William Rotch, Sr., and Andrew Robeson. Although each of these men had the means to produce opulent mansions, each opted instead for the very simple, although large, unadorned building as his home or place of business. The lifestyle of the Society of Friends translated into the unassuming, federal style of architecture.
2002-02-18 02:42:02 AM  
Mad props to the Society of Friends! They're still getting capped, though.
2002-02-18 02:49:13 AM  
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2002-02-18 02:51:05 AM  
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2002-02-18 03:05:31 AM  
*whew* that was scary. i read that before i realized it was in another state... saw the site and thought it was... umm.. wait.. i'm not worried about being videotaped buying drugs, what am i saying?
if a person is stupid enough to do their "deeds" in plain view of everything, they deserve to get taped. and caught for that matter.
not saying i partake in anything of the sort.
no, not me.
*incessant giggling*
tooopid peepel shoodnt breed.
2002-02-18 03:18:31 AM  
Silly Quakers, technology is for Puritans. Run along and build a tractor out of goat dung or something.
2002-02-18 03:21:39 AM  
this reminds me, i need to get some more weed
2002-02-18 03:46:15 AM  
Ok... so if Quakers "just want peace", then what in the hell do Puritans want? People different from them to have their flesh melted by Satan?

Why is it that the religious groups with the best intentions end up hurting/killing/ostracizing the most people!?! Funny thing is, you almost NEVER hear of Satanists or anarchists killing people or beating them unmercilessly then tying them to a fence so they bleed to death. I may have to write a trouble mking essay about this...
2002-02-18 03:59:15 AM  
This makes me feel incredibly guilty about being high... riiiiiigggghhhhht.
2002-02-18 04:08:07 AM  
why didn't they just shoot the dealers with their rawcket lawnchairs?
2002-02-18 05:53:43 AM  
Wouldn't matter if it were Quakers, police, or concerned neighbors doing the videotaping. If you do your dealing out in plain sight, you're just asking for trouble.

I used to be part of a neighborhood Watch. 90% of us were ex-military, so we fully understood what could happen and were fully willing to take the risk. I hope those Quakers know what they're getting into... but I have to commend them for having the nads to actually want to DO something.
Even if the police SHOULD be doing it. [sigh]
2002-02-18 05:55:03 AM  
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ever so slightly off topic but it IS Friday
2002-02-18 05:55:55 AM  
youre up late madameX
2002-02-18 06:14:20 AM  
um. friday? *rubs his eyes*
i know it's late, but umm... i think it's monday.
2002-02-18 06:25:12 AM  
1-8-7 with my dick in your mouth.. biatch
2002-02-18 06:45:45 AM  
friday - clearly
2002-02-18 07:20:28 AM  
Damn I never knew we had Quakers in Connecticut. There goes the neighborhood.
2002-02-18 07:31:29 AM  
Quakers seem like OK people to me,I just hope they're not total unarmed pacifists,drug dealers are bad,scary people,thank you very much prohibitionary drug laws.If things get hairy berries,I hope the Quakers have enough semse to pull out gats and say "Doth thou want a 9 in thy ass?".Ok,where are my meds?
2002-02-18 07:52:43 AM  
Quakers are the most discusting people on earth they dont shave their armpits. And by that I mean the Women dont. What possible advantage is there involved in not shaving your pits you fat amish wanna be biatches.
2002-02-18 08:43:24 AM  
Read the article people. It said that the group INCLUDED Quakers. The others are all packing .44's.
2002-02-18 10:25:32 AM  
I'm a Quaker. 90% of us are pacifists, but it's not a requirement. Many, like me, are not opposed to violence in self-defense, but's it's rare occasion when you see a Quaker fighting in a war.

I have to admit that there are a lot of aging hippy "granola" types in this religion, but there are also people like's a very diverse group.
2002-02-18 10:26:16 AM  
huh huh..."but's"
2002-02-18 10:51:47 AM  
Police: "Hey, we need some community support. The citizens in this community are uninvolved. Everyone needs to be part of the solution."
Cirizens: "Sure, we would be glad to help. Martha! Bring me my video camera!"
Police: "Uh, we were thinking about hiring some extra cops, like my brother who needs a job. We could also use some more guns. At least we should get some cush overtime out of this. We can't support citizen involvement like this."
2002-02-18 11:53:46 AM  
The point is a small group of quakers are not going to remove drugs from the streets. They will only worsen the situation and force the dealing deeper underground. You need the authority and knowledge, that is the police/detective job, backed up by our tangled and failed drug war. I doubt a quaker without doing any drugs in his life would know where the hottest drug corners are or how to distinguish suspicious activity from actual deals.

2002-02-18 01:32:09 PM  
It is the job of a peace officer to respond when a citizen makes a complaint. That ignorant cop needs a refresher course in Constitution 101. Private citizens have more business videotaping random people that they [cops] do.
2002-02-18 06:41:05 PM  
"BTW, when I make my movie, Wilford Brimley plays the bad guy."

In The Firm, Wilford Brimley was the director of security for the firm.

Seeing the Quaker Oats guy as a villain scarred me for several months afterwards.

2002-02-19 12:30:14 PM  
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sorry, just testin new webspace...
2002-02-19 12:32:18 PM  
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