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Letter endorsing anti-fracking violence penned by author of ballot issue to hike oil-and-gas tax
Colorado Politics ^ | Apr. 25, 2017 | Dan Njegomir

Posted on 04/29/2017 2:56:29 PM PDT by george76

Boulder - Remember that unsuccessful attempt in the legislature to toughen penalties for vandalizing oil and gas equipment? Child’s play.

It turns out the author of a letter to the editor in Boulder’s Daily Camera that got a national media mention last week — for appearing to endorse outright violence against fracking operations — is the author of a pending statewide ballot issue to hike Colorado’s severance tax on oil and gas production.

Reached by phone today, Andrew O’Connor, of Lafayette, unapologetically reiterated his hardline stance ...

“I wouldn’t have a problem with a sniper shooting one of the workers” at a drilling site, O’Connor said, noting that he is not threatening violence himself or calling on anyone to engage in it.

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O’Connor also touted his severance tax ballot issue, whose title was approved by the state earlier this month. Its backers can begin petitioning for enough voters’ signatures to land the measure on the fall ballot.

The proposal doubles the state’s statutory 2 percent-to-5 percent tax rate on oil and gas production to up to 10 percent.

(Excerpt) Read more at coloradopolitics.com ...


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The anti-fracking activist from Boulder County who suggested blowing up wells and "eliminating" energy workers is now asking for protection.
1 posted on 04/29/2017 2:56:29 PM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Can you point that out? I seemed to have missed it.


2 posted on 04/29/2017 3:00:14 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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To: george76

There’s nothing that can be done for him.


3 posted on 04/29/2017 3:01:36 PM PDT by Dogbert41 (Jerusalem is the city of The Great King! Forgive my misspelling when on my tablet)
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To: Balding_Eagle; george76

http://www.9news.com/news/local/next/man-who-wrote-about-eliminating-fracking-employees-now-wants-his-own-protection/434459588


4 posted on 04/29/2017 3:02:28 PM PDT by ColdOne ((I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11~ Best Election Ever!)
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and a spring snowstorm in Colorado Saturday postponed a Man-made global warming / climate march in Colorado . The official low temperature was negative 10 degrees at the time, according to the National Weather Service.


5 posted on 04/29/2017 3:03:24 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: ColdOne

Gannett Publications have denied posting of excerpts.


6 posted on 04/29/2017 3:06:54 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Federal anti-terrorism agents should drag this filth out of his mom’s basement by the hair.


7 posted on 04/29/2017 3:12:01 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: george76

The ends justify the mean to these people.... Just like Lenin, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Castro, PolPot, etc etc......


8 posted on 04/29/2017 3:19:50 PM PDT by GraceG ("It's better to have all the Right Enemies, that it is to have all the Wrong Friends.")
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To: george76

Let me guess, he drives his fossil fueled vehicle home at night and thinks he is a hero for calling for the death of men who worked hard all day to fill his gas tank.

I feel sorry for God for having to explain to such idiots why they are going to Hell.


9 posted on 04/29/2017 3:43:58 PM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: george76

As a retired oil & gas worker, I would have no problem if the Feds dragged this POS off to jail. Or better yet, a sniper takes HIS azz out. I personally don’t condone “violence” or encourage others to do so; but IF someone should take him out, the first round of beer at the local pub is on me.


10 posted on 04/29/2017 3:47:00 PM PDT by lgjhn23 (It's easy to be liberal when you're dumber than a box of rocks.)
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To: george76

“I believe fracking is murder.”

But he apparently has no problem with actual murder.


11 posted on 04/29/2017 3:56:56 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: george76

There are a lot of abandoned mine shafts, caves and deep crevices between boulders
in the mountainous areas of Boulder county.

Sorry for the off topic post! ;-)


12 posted on 04/29/2017 4:02:34 PM PDT by TigersEye (Make up my mind, NBC,CBS,CNN,ABC. What are the "facts" today?)
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To: ColdOne

Thx


13 posted on 04/29/2017 4:12:08 PM PDT by Balding_Eagle ( The Great Wall of Trump ---- 100% sealing of the border. Coming soon.)
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“I wouldn’t have a problem with a sniper shooting one of the workers” at a drilling site, .....

I'm thinking people in glass houses.....

14 posted on 04/29/2017 4:21:19 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! (Oathkeeper))
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To: george76
The temperature was -10F. In the upside-down leftist world they will say the protest was cancelled by global warming.

About a foot of snow here today in the mountains west of Denver.

15 posted on 04/29/2017 4:45:54 PM PDT by MtnClimber (For photos of Colorado scenery and wildlife, click on my screen name for my FR home page.)
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To: Balding_Eagle

Post #2-
Read the fourth (4th) paragraph.... Right there inside quotation marks.


16 posted on 04/29/2017 5:04:19 PM PDT by ptsal
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To: george76

Is this the suspect?

http://www.thefullwiki.org/Andrew_J._O%27Connor

Arrest by the Secret Service
On February 13, 2003, Andrew J. O’Connor was arrested by the Secret Service and Santa Fe police at the St. John’s College library in Santa Fe, New Mexico for allegedly making threatening remarks about President George W. Bush. He was released after five hours and no charges were ever filed, but his arrest sparked widespread debate about the extent of the Patriot Act.[1][2][3][4]
On July 25, 2006, Mr. O’Connor filed a lawsuit under 42 USC §1983 in the District Court of New Mexico against St. John’s College and other defendants claiming deprivations of his civil liberties because of a conspiracy between defendants for warrantless and surreptitious surveillance of his private email communications under the Patriot Act in violation of the Fourth Amendment.[5] The case was dismissed on August 9, 2007. Mr. O’Connor appealed to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals where the appeal was denied on August 18, 2008 on the grounds that it was time-barred. [6] He then appealed the case to the U.S Supreme Court, but the petition for a writ of certiorari was denied on March 9, 2009.[7]
Problems with the Florida Bar and Santa Fe Public Defender’s Office
Andrew O’Connor was admitted to the Florida Bar on November 11, 1990.[11] He was involved in an automobile accident on April 30, 1992 which incapacitated him both mentally and physically, and he was placed on the inactive list.[11]
He was hired at the Santa Fe Public Defender’s Office in July 2002. In January 2003, he filed an application for a limited law license with the Supreme Court of New Mexico representing that he was in good standing with the Florida Bar and attaching a copy of his Florida Bar card which showed his status as “inactive”. The Supreme Court of New Mexico initially issued him a limited license, but they revoked it when the discrepancy was discovered and they contacted the Florida Bar, which instituted proceedings against O’Connor. Mr. O’Connor was fired by the Santa Fe Public Defender’s Office in January 2003 after the issue came to light.[12][13]
Mr. O’Connor brought a 42 USC §1983 suit against the Florida Bar in the District Court of New Mexico, but the suit was dismissed for lack of subject-matter jurisdiction. He appealed, and the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, in a decision dated September 1, 2006, upheld the dismissal based on Eleventh Amendment immunity, because the Florida Bar is an arm of the Supreme Court of Florida.[14] The Supreme Court of Florida, in a decision dated October 19, 2006, decided not to disbar him, but imposed a one-year period of disqualification on his petition for reinstatement.[15].
Vasquez lawsuit
Andrew J. O’Connor is currently working as a law clerk and is part of the legal team that brought suit for US$1.3 million against the City of Denver on behalf of Juan Vasquez, a Hispanic teenager who was injured by Denver police officers.[16][17]. O’Connor was quoted as saying: “If this was a white kid in Boulder, it wouldn’t have gone down the way it went down”.[17] Mr. O’Connor was interviewed about the case by Denver CBS 4 reporter Jodi Brooks on May 16, 2008.[18] When the City of Denver in its response to the lawsuit stated that the police officer’s actions were “reasonable force”, Mr. O’Connor asked: “How is it self-defense when a kid is on the ground getting stomped on? And how does a kid lose a kidney with reasonable force?”[19] In October 2008, the case was settled for $885,000.[20]


17 posted on 04/29/2017 5:45:40 PM PDT by DUMBGRUNT (Go Trump!)
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Good work! Looks like you’ve detailed the history of yet another liberal mental case.


18 posted on 04/29/2017 7:34:36 PM PDT by TigersEye (Make up my mind, NBC,CBS,CNN,ABC. What are the "facts" today?)
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To: ColdOne

And another TV story on the guy:

http://www.9news.com/news/local/next/what-has-colorado-s-fracking-debate-come-to-/434116633


19 posted on 04/30/2017 5:12:47 PM PDT by CedarDave (Proud member of Hillary's Deplorables class of 2016.)
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Yes, it's him. The TV story includes the middle initial. Apparently he was "radicalized" before moving to Santa Fe, but after his falsely claiming he was an active member of the Florida bar, he was fired by the Santa Fe Public Defender's Office in January 2003 after the issue came to light.

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20 posted on 04/30/2017 5:25:01 PM PDT by CedarDave (Proud member of Hillary's Deplorables class of 2016.)
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