MIKE FERNER – As the macho, gun-toting, testosterone-addled cowboys who took over the wildlife refuge in Oregon call it quits, their pitiful whine can be heard all the way to Florida: â€œWaaahhhâ€¦but we donâ€™t wanna get arrestedâ€¦â€ So much for the rugged-individualists and badass proponents of personal responsibility. Letâ€™s see what happens as their armed insurrection winds down. How will the system treat the militant bullyboys?
VETERANS FOR PEACE – Once again nonviolent protesters of U.S. drone wars have been arrested at the gates of Hancock Air Field in New York State. Thursday morning, 19 people blocked the three gates to the base for a period of hours beginning at 8 a.m. Eventually, the front gate was opened after 11 people were arrested.