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The Rat
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Posted - 09/11/2011 :  08:10:44  Show Profile  Visit The Rat's Homepage Send The Rat a Private Message  Reply with Quote
He thinks that remembering 9/11 allows us to appreciate that GWB kept America safe.

W?T?F? Ignoring intelligence reports before 9/11 kept America safe? Letting ObL escape at Tora Bora kept America safe? Starting a second war based on lies, which killed more American service personnel than died in Afghanistan, kept America safe? Mismanaging both wars kept America safe? Giving up the hunt for ObL kept America safe? As a Canadian I have every right to be grossly insulted. Canadian troops died in Afghanistan because the Bush/Cheney crime syndicate buggered off out of there and left us to handle it. Frank Luntz deserves a good swift kick in the ass. And if he ever visits Canada I'll do my utmost to give him one! A threat of physical assault from me? FUCKING RIGHT IT IS!!!

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You fiend! Never have I encountered such corrupt and foul-minded perversity! Have you ever considered a career in the Church? - The Bishop of Bath and Wells, Blackadder II

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sailingsoul
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Posted - 09/11/2011 :  12:34:51   [Permalink]  Show Profile Send sailingsoul a Private Message  Reply with Quote
As P.T Barnum said "There is a sucker born every minute". It seems today more often. I agree it boggles the mind what people chose to believe that supports their view of reality. It's concentrated "conformation bias" in action. SS

There are only two types of religious people, the deceivers and the deceived. SS
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marfknox
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Posted - 09/11/2011 :  21:57:56   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit marfknox's Homepage  Send marfknox an AOL message Send marfknox a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I happily ignored most coverage of all the 9-11 anniversary hubbub. I didn't personally lose anyone nor was a personally harmed in any direct way by the attacks, and so I don't feel any more emotionally engaged with it than I feel emotionally engaged in atrocities being committed all the time in places all over the world. Most of my feelings about 9-11 are that of anger and frustration over how the tragedy has been used by people for political gain.

I did listen to two things on NPR, both of which just flew me into a rage, so I deliberately ignored any other 9-11 anniversary coverage. The first was an interview with a Morrocan Muslim who worked in a restaurant in the twin towers. He lost over 70 friends and co-workers in the attacks (it was his day off) and then had to deal with direct confrontation, blame, and discrimination in the aftermath from ignorant, anti-Muslim bigots. The second thing I heard that pissed me off was coverage of the mourning of 9-11 in Texas. Bunch of mindless, nationalist rhetoric which led into the whole debacle over people trying to stop a Muslim community center from being built. The voice of one of the Muslim leaders came on in a confused and frustrated tone of voice saying, "We didn't do anything!"

I'm glad the fucking anniversary is over. Now I can stop dread being reminded of not only the thousands of people killed in the attacks, but all the hatred and ignorance and lies and idiocy that it inspired from my own country's leaders and citizens.

"Too much certainty and clarity could lead to cruel intolerance" -Karen Armstrong

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