Berkeley council tells Marines to leave

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  1. carpro

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    http://www.contracostatimes.com/ci_8120433?source=rss&nclick_check=1

    Berkeley council tells Marines to leave

    By Doug Oakley
    STAFF WRITER

    Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Marines in Berkeley have got to go.

    That's the message from the Berkeley City Council, which voted 6-3 Tuesday night to tell the U.S. Marines that its Shattuck Avenue recruiting station "is not welcome in the city, and if recruiters choose to stay, they do so as uninvited and unwelcome intruders."
     
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    And the marines will fight and give their lives for their right to act like spoiled brats.
     
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    This almost makes me physically ill.

    It's hard to believe we have vermin like this in America.

    It's even harder to believe that they direct their attacks at the Marines that are charged with protecting them and their way of life. Such as it is.
     
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    Can we vote Berkley off the Island????
     
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    If the US Marines go, then so does all US federal aid to your city

    - Uncle Sam:godisgood:
     
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    Wow! I think that I'm experiencing a flash back and I have never used LSD.
    The men of the US Marine Corp are the cream of American society. I think that Berkeley needs to remove it's city charter to another country and let the Marines be.
     
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    I'm not sure exactly how close Berkley is to the Pacific, but is it close enough to bull dozer it into the ocean?

    I fear that one day they will regret their actions.
     
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    I couldn't get the link to work but based on what is in the origional post, I have to agree with you, including federal jobs.
     
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    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,327466,00.html

    U.S. Senator Wants to Revoke Funding From City of Berkeley, Calif., for Vote to Boot Marines
    Friday, February 01, 2008

    WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., says the City of Berkeley, Calif., no longer deserves federal money.

    DeMint was angered after learning that the Berkeley City Council voted this week to tell the U.S. Marine Corps to remove its recruiting station from the city's downtown.

    "This is a slap in the face to all brave service men and women and their families," DeMint said in a prepared statement. "The First Amendment gives the City of Berkeley the right to be idiotic, but from now on they should do it with their own money."
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    He's introducing legislation to take away federal funds.
     
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    I knew this wasn't over.

    The Berkeley City Council has decided to "reword" their resolution to make it less of an attack on the troops.


    This may be one of the reasons:

    Dear Mayor Bates,

    In that you and your city have chosen to gravely insult the brave men and women, who have indeed bought you that right with their blood, I am informing you that my company will no longer do business with any of our current suppliers loca ted in the Berkeley , California metro area.

    In that my company is in international resort real estate development, and do business with and am associa ted with, developers and investors worldwide, I am informing all of my contacts, associates and patrons that we will no longer do any business of any sort with anyone living in the Berkeley area.

    In that we/MDG Resorts are currently building a state of the art mega-yacht marina, all of the suppliers of Marina equipment, all owners of Yachts , all suppliers of Yacht materials & supplies, all yacht brokers and all tangential yacht business purveyors will likewise be informed that we will not do any business whatsoever with anyone from the Berkeley area.

    Likewise all suppliers of building materials, both interior and exterior, currently associa ted with any of our several resort developments (Brisamar 300+ villas and 200+ condos: Porto Hussong, http://www.portohussong.com 500+ condos, 180 slip mega-yacht marina) both of which I might add have international recognition by virtue of glowing reports in Robb Report, Wall Street Journal, Yacht World, Forbes.

    I will likewise inform all of our investors, most of whom are very wealthy yacht owners, casino owners, high net worth international businessmen, of our decision to essentially boycott all products and providers loca ted in, or associa ted with in any way whatsoever, Berkeley , Ca.

    Trust me when I say that having been in the real estate development business for over 35 years, our list of contacts and associates is long and very, very impressive. We, and I personally, are going to recomend that they ALL along with us boycott your city, its purveyors, suppliers, and businesses and CHARITIES of every kind.

    You have every right to choose to take the obnoxious anti-military stance you have taken, and as sta ted , that right was bought for you with the blood of better men than you.

    I too have every right to do all that I can to insure that your city suffers consequences arising from that obnoxious, sickening stance.

    Cordially,

    Brian G Dennard

    Principal
    Director
    Meridian Development Group, LLC
    619 807 2444
    http://www.mdgresorts.com
    http://www.portohussong.com
     

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