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Faith
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posted August 06, 2012 07:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Faith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
One of the defining characteristics of the modern American political climate is radical bigotry against Muslims...and Sikhs, who are mistaken for Muslims.

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Since 9/11, Sikh groups in the United States have reported a rise in bias attacks. There have been more than 700 reports of hate-related incidents against Sikhs since the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, according to the Associated Press. "Sikhs don't practice the same religion as Muslims," the AP noted, "but their long beards and turbans often cause them to be mistaken for Muslims, advocates say."

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/sikh-temple-shooting-175002467.html

I find it odd that details about the shooter(s) haven't been released yet. At least one congregant is saying there were actually four shooters:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hRBuhXeXels&feature=youtu.be


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Delilah
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posted August 06, 2012 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Delilah     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Well, it's the same as this arrogant attitude that because we're American nothing else matters. We don't need to know anything about other cultures. We should be proud of our ignorance and hatred.

So much hatred and for what? Because Mukesh or Muhammad aren't white and don't call the invisible man by the same name?

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juniperb
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posted August 07, 2012 09:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for juniperb     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
An extremely sad for America

I understand they are looking for other white supremacists who knew about the pending attack.

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Ami Anne
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posted August 07, 2012 10:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ami Anne     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Very sad.
Sikhs are very peaceful people.
Senseless violence.

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Faith
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posted August 07, 2012 10:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Faith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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AcousticGod
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posted August 21, 2012 01:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AcousticGod     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Faith,

Thought you might like this: http://shannynmoore.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/john-cusack-jonathan-turley-on-obamas-constitution/

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katatonic
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posted August 21, 2012 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for katatonic     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
yes this is where obama falls down, bigtime...funnily in the very place conservatives give him a pass more often than not...

but anyone who thought he was going to be "anti-war" was not listening when he was running...he laid out his plans to kill bin laden...albeit he stuttered saying it...and pull down the iraq action while concentrating on afghanistan,

i was under the impression at the time and still am, mostly, that his "minders" insisted on this. whether that is true or fairy tale, hard to say, but from his remarks to medyedev and others it is apparent that he understands a second term relies on his keeping those minders happy through the first.

what this means to the future obama is open to much speculation! but he is so far hardly the pussy that conservatives make him out to be in reg to the military.

as to the NDAA, i still think it is a load of treasonous garbage, passed by almost everyone in congress though a few held out for amendment of the passages applying to american citizens. had he vetoed it it would have been a purely symbolic gesture under the circumstances, but like randall, i think he should have done so anyway!

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Faith
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posted August 22, 2012 10:01 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Faith     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
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Originally posted by AcousticGod:
Faith,

Thought you might like this: http://shannynmoore.wordpress.com/2012/08/20/john-cusack-jonathan-turley-on-ob amas-constitution/


Awesome, thank you. I've been following Turley for years, and it's great to see Cusack on the ball.

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Cusack:

And if he takes an oath before God to uphold the Constitution, and yet he decides its not politically expedient for him to deal with due process or spying on citizens and has his Attorney General justify murdering U.S. citizens and then adds a signing statement saying, Well, Im not going to do anything with this stuff because Im a good guy. one would think we would have to define this as a much graver threat than good or bad policy choices- correct?


'Will read the rest when I get time.

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