Results 1 to 3 of 3
  1. Back To Top    #1
    Status
    Offline
    Crotch Grabber Zadeth's Avatar

    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Highgarden
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,397
    Threads
    55
    Mentioned
    155 Post(s)
    Points
    432
    Level
    20

    84 Year Old Nun Breaks Into Nuclear Storage





    A nun was sentenced today along with Greg Boertje-Obed and Michael Walli for their role in the nuke protest that occurred on July 28, 2012. The three anti nuclear weapons activists broke into the Y-12 National Security Complex in Oak Ridge, Tennessee and defaced some walls in one of the most secure parts of the compound.
    Sister Megan Rice, the nun who was sentenced, is 84 years-old, and a member of the Society of the Holy Child Jesus. She has been a nun since the age of 18 and travelled the world dedicated to various causes. Most recently, she and the two men sentenced were members of the protest organization Transform Now Plowshares.
    Their name is a reference to the Bible passage, Isaiah 2:4 which states:

    “He shall judge between the nations, and shall decide disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

    Rice, Boertje-Obed, and Walli broke into the facility with the hopes of raising awareness about the deaths caused by nukes. For two hours, they wandered in the dark across the compound in search of the bunker they were looking for.

    According to Greg Boertje-Obed:
    “We feel it was a miracle; we were led directly to where we wanted to go.”
    Upon finding the location, they began to tag the walls with spray paint, hang two banners, and splash human blood in baby bottles on the wall. “The reason for the baby bottles was to represent that the blood of children is spilled by these weapons,” said Boertje-Obed, 58, a house painter from Duluth, Minnesota. The nun was sentenced to 35 months in prison while the other two received five years each. Both men had prior records, which factored heavily into their sentencing. Their guilty verdict was handed down in May of last year, and it was a strange one for US District Judge Amul Thapar. While the trio was convicted of sabotage and damaging federal property, it was difficult to determine how much “damage” had actually been done. Many argue that the real damage was done to the U.S. government’s pride.

    Y-12 is considered the “Fort Knox of uranium”, and for an elderly nun and two men to simply break in is unheard of. Not to mention, they spent several hours wandering the premises before security finally caught up to them. And they had set off alarms.
    Before she was sentenced, the elderly nun told the judge:
    “Please have no leniency with me. To remain in prison for the rest of my life would be the greatest gift you could give me.”
    Source

  2. Back To Top    #2
    Status
    Offline
    One-Hand Villain 2pink's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    2,924
    Threads
    24
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Points
    3,945
    Level
    21
    Goood for her. I think by her age she knows the consequences and things she thinks important and still stands up for what she believes in

  3. Back To Top    #3
    Status
    Offline
    Samurai FN-2199 "Nines"'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2014
    Location
    Powhatan, VA
    Gender
    Male
    Posts
    1,890
    Threads
    146
    Mentioned
    22 Post(s)
    Points
    2,409
    Level
    21
    This is an older story. I saw this a while back. They are repeating the story. If I hadn't already known about the story, just reading your topic headline, I would've thought you were posting a joke. The way it's written, it looks like the beginning of a good one!

Related Topics

  1. Video: Webisodes Season 3: Cold Storage
    By King Grimes in forum General TWD Discussion
    Replies: 24
    Last Post: April 16th, 2014, 03:50 PM
  2. Article: Variety: How ‘The Walking Dead’ Breaks Every Rule We Know About TV Hits
    By Ripley in forum General TWD Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: February 11th, 2014, 03:06 AM
  3. Article: Frank Darabont Breaks His 'Walking Dead' Silence
    By Labpar in forum General TWD Discussion
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: December 5th, 2013, 09:56 AM
  4. Replies: 0
    Last Post: December 3rd, 2013, 04:45 AM

Spoil The Dead is the largest & number one fansite for AMC's The Walking Dead & Fear The Walking Dead, Image Comic's The Walking Dead, and the Telltale Games. Offering spoilers, games, and community to fans & zombie enthusiasts.