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Houston Ship Channel shut down after
11 Greenpeace activists dangled off
bridge ahead of 3rd Dem debate

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Posted By: Imright, 9/12/2019 5:27:30 PM

AUSTIN— Twenty-two Greenpeace USA activists created a blockade on the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas early Thursday ahead of the third Democratic primary debate in Houston. Eleven of those climbers are dangling over the side of the bridge, an activist said in a Facebook Live video. The climbers held colorful ribbons and streamers to block traffic under the bridge. The group aims to “shut down the largest oil export channel in the U.S.” for 24 hours. Law enforcement officials told the local NBC affiliate that Houston Ship Channel was temporarily closed down because the protesters threatened to lower themselves to stop ship traffic.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: LadyHen 9/12/2019 5:31:09 PM (No. 178257)
I got some really sharp tree limb trimmers that would fix this problem in a matter of minutes.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Folsomguy 9/12/2019 5:33:10 PM (No. 178260)
I'm with #1. I'll lend them my knife
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Northcross 9/12/2019 5:41:05 PM (No. 178263)
Why weren't they immediately cut down, arrested, charged, and imprisoned? How did local law enforcement cave to these idiots?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: obdurate 9/12/2019 5:47:43 PM (No. 178267)
I have a machete.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: stablemoney 9/12/2019 5:48:29 PM (No. 178268)
Let them hang, or figure out how to get out of the way.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: MickTurn 9/12/2019 5:51:36 PM (No. 178273)
Hope you can swim...cut...AAAAEEEEEE Splash!...Next!
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Collateral Justice 9/12/2019 5:54:06 PM (No. 178275)
This is were we hire paintball enthusiast to shoot these fools into the next country, if not all the way to North Korea. I hear tell they can pimp out those air guns to the point that welts will bleed through.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 9/12/2019 5:54:10 PM (No. 178277)
These are the votes that the Dems are trying to get.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: HammerDax56 9/12/2019 6:03:11 PM (No. 178283)
IF there were real journalists, the candidates on the stage TONIGHT should be asked if they denounce this anarchy. Show of hands candidates?
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Reply 10 - Posted by: GO3 9/12/2019 6:04:28 PM (No. 178284)
Say what you want about the French, but they knew how to handle Greenpeace whackos.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: red1066 9/12/2019 6:06:38 PM (No. 178287)
Target practice.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: snakeoil 9/12/2019 6:06:39 PM (No. 178288)
Please don't cut the wires until some chum is thrown into the water to attract sharks.
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Reply 13 - Posted by: CharlyG 9/12/2019 6:42:44 PM (No. 178309)
#12 I think you forgot the p at the end of chum...
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Reply 14 - Posted by: tom7 9/12/2019 6:43:45 PM (No. 178312)
I'm more than a little surprised. If the feds don't have any snipers in Houston, they could have deputized plenty of them from the local populace.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: DVC 9/12/2019 7:00:37 PM (No. 178326)
Really easy. Cut the ropes. They will NOT do it again.
6 people like this.

Reply 16 - Posted by: Nimby 9/12/2019 7:14:51 PM (No. 178336)
They were arrested
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Reply 17 - Posted by: rochow 9/12/2019 7:18:06 PM (No. 178341)
Too many Californians moving to Texas!! I say, let them dangle, and ships move right along! Who cares if they drown??? I assure you I shall not waste a single Kleenex!
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Reply 18 - Posted by: Terry_tr6 9/12/2019 7:33:11 PM (No. 178346)
if i remember my physics classes, hanging 11 160lb meat bags in front of an umpteen thousand ton ship doesn't have much of an effect on the ship. kind of like that tennis ball you hang in your garage to show when you have pulled in far enough.
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Reply 19 - Posted by: Bur Oak 9/12/2019 7:40:54 PM (No. 178352)
Put some rat barriers on the ropes so they can't climb back up and let them be.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: Anaverageguy 9/12/2019 7:44:26 PM (No. 178357)
Enough.... Let's hit them where it really matters.. in the wallet.. You stopped shipping traffic, tied up 20 police officers, EMT's & firefighters. Click, click,click of adding machines... $450,000 and there are 20 of you so that's $22,500 each. 30 days to pay or liens will be placed, wages garnished, tax returns withheld and no renewal of personal/professional licenses until your bill is paid.. Play stupid games ,win stupid prizes..
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Reply 21 - Posted by: Heraclitus 9/12/2019 8:13:59 PM (No. 178382)
Hoist 'em by their own petards.
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Reply 22 - Posted by: LoneVoice 9/12/2019 8:25:32 PM (No. 178385)
Quick, get a mariachi band, a bunch of ten year olds having a birthday, and let them have a human pinata party. Their heads are hollow. Bust em open. There's bound to be candy falling out.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: padiva 9/12/2019 9:10:00 PM (No. 178402)
What a bunch of dumb people! Let's play a game of waiting until the first one needs a restroom. Let them share a cell with Bubba for a month or two. Great ideas #20.
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Reply 24 - Posted by: Nevadadad46 9/12/2019 10:06:27 PM (No. 178415)
In the olden days, the pirates and other maritme hooligans (like these "Greenpeace activists" (cough)), were hung by the quay entering the harbor. They were hung there until dead from thrist and starvation and then their bodies were allowed to decay in trusses for many years after as a warning to others who might be thinking of a like adventure. It served the world well for centuries. Alass, those days are long over.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: watashiyo 9/13/2019 1:30:12 AM (No. 178476)
Pour water down the rope and electrocute them once every 10 min.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: Trigger2 9/13/2019 3:11:16 AM (No. 178498)
All 11 of Greenpeace's eco-terrorist organization should be charged with being terrorists and prosecuted accordingly.
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Reply 27 - Posted by: janjan 9/13/2019 7:46:32 AM (No. 178608)
They have zero impact on energy policy and just end up looking foolish and immature. I am embarrassed for them.
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