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White trash picking up trash

Discussion in 'Open Discussion (Work-safe)' started by LoKyBuckeye, Feb 4, 2005.

  1. LoKyBuckeye

    LoKyBuckeye I give up. This board is too hard to understand.

    U.S. Nazis adopt a road, pick up litter, get a sign

    PORTLAND, Jan 28 (Reuters) - The American Nazi Party has volunteered to pick up trash along a quiet stretch of rural road in Oregon state, causing an uproar after getting a sign placed there crediting its work.

    The issue has flared up in the same week that world leaders and aging survivors gathered in the Polish town of Auschwitz to mark the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the infamous Nazi death camp.

    "American Nazi Party" reads the sign, which is part of the the "Adopt-A-Road" program, a widely promoted U.S. scheme encouraging local groups to clean up road litter in exchange for recognition on small signs.

    The sign, located on a quiet stretch of road near Salem, Oregon, also lists the initials "NSM," which stands for the National Socialists Movement, another white supremacists group.

    Marion County officials say there is nothing they can do about the Nazi litter pick up because barring the group from the program would violate its First Amendment free speech rights.

    "I myself have gotten at least 30 complaints," Dan Estes, the senior policy advisor to the Marion County Board of Commissioners said. "We knew there was going to be a great deal of public outcry."

    The Klu Klux Klan "adopted" a stretch of road in Missouri. After several legal battles, U.S. courts ruled that attempts to block the white supremacist group from the litter program was a violation of its free speech.

    Neither the American Nazi Party nor the National Socialists Movement immediately responded to attempts to reach them.

    The Oregon county put up the two signs at a cost to taxpayers of about $500, Estes said. If the signs are destroyed, the sponsoring organization must pay for replacements.

    Any group sponsoring a litter pick-up must clean the roads twice a year. They must be a recognized organization, but it is usually a Boy Scout troop or civic organization.

    01/28/05 15:25

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  2. HabaneroBuck

    HabaneroBuck Non-Nike Design

    I hate Illino....I mean, Oregon Nazis.
  3. jlb1705

    jlb1705 hipster doofus Bookie

    I would give their stretch of highway the white-glove inspection. Kick their asses out if the miss so much as a cigarette butt.

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