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    BOSTON NEWS:

    Scores Killed, Hundreds Injured as Para-Military Extremists Riot in Boston Area.

    National guard units seeking to confiscate a cache of recently banned assault weapons were ambushed on by elements of a para-military extremist faction. Military and law enforcement sources estimate that 72 were killed and more than 200 injured before government forces were compelled to withdraw.

    Speaking after the clash Massachusetts Governor Thomas Gage declared that the extremist faction, which was made up of local citizens, has links to the radical right-wing tax protest movement. Gage blamed the extremists for recent incidents of vandalism directed against internal revenue offices.The governor, who described the group's organizers as "criminals," issued an executive order authorizing the summary arrest of any individual who has interfered with the government's efforts to secure law and order.The military raid on the extremist arsenal followed widespread refusal by the local citizenry to turn over recently outlawed assault weapons. Gage issued a ban on military-style assault weapons and ammunition earlier in the week. This decision followed a meeting early this month between government and military leaders at which the governor authorized the forcible confiscation of illegal arms. One government official, speaking on condition of anonymity, pointed out "none of these people would have been killed had the extremists obeyed the law and turned over their weapons voluntarily."

    Government troops initially succeeded in confiscating a large supply of outlawed weapons and ammunition. However, troops attempting to seize arms and ammunition in Lexington met with resistance from heavily armed extremists who had been tipped off regarding the government's plans.

    During a tense standoff in Lexington's town park, National Guard Colonel Francis Smith, commander of the government operation, ordered the armed group to surrender and return to their homes.The impasse was broken by a single shot, which was reportedly fired by one of the right-wing extremists. Eight civilians were killed in the ensuing exchange. Ironically, the local citizenry blamed government forces rather than the extremists for the civilian deaths. Before order could be restored, armed citizens from surrounding areas had descended upon the guard units.

    Colonel Smith, finding his forces overmatched by the armed mob, ordered a retreat.

    Governor Gage has called upon citizens to support the state/national joint task force in its effort to restore law and order. The governor has also demanded the surrender of those responsible for planning and leading the attack against the government troops.

    Samuel Adams, Paul Revere, and John Hancock, who have been identified as "ringleaders" of the extremist faction, remain at large.

    April 19, 1775

    ~Author Unknown

    And this is how the American Revolution started...
    The only easy day was yesterday
    Dedicated to my brother in law who died
    doing what he loved being a Navy SEAL

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    And as they say, those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. How long before you read this story in your morning paper with only the names changed?

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    Dude! Your an asshat! I read your opening and got all excited! I thought, its on!
    Turned out to be a re-telling of the start of the Revolution!
    Sneaky way to get your thread read!


    Sent from behind enemy lines.

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    I knew what the date was gonna be on it when I started reading. But I went ahead and reposted it to see who paid attention anyway. :) Proud to be an *******.

  6. I know that this got me going but I think that the way things is going now it's not far from the reality.

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    That was round one.
    "Beware the fury of a patient man." --John Dryden,
    British poet, critic and playwright

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