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The Magistrate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jul-30-05 04:29 AM
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22. The Relevance Of That Old Wood-Cut, Sir, Escapes Me
Edited on Sat Jul-30-05 04:31 AM by The Magistrate
Several men have been arrested in England, and one in Italy, whom the authorities claim to have carried out an illegal act. What relevance this has to Minutemen on the border with Mexico, or how it makes "all people of color" suspect and subject to torture, remains unclear. It certainly does not effect my view of the various Middle Eastern, Central Asian, and African persons encountered in the normal routine of my days in the city.

Your proposition that "someone" has resolved to re-create conditions of an earlier time would seem, on the face of events, to rather confuse the responsibilities here. The English authorities had no control over who might have chosen to carry out a criminal act and be arrested for it, apparently on reasonable suspicion. Those who did the act are responsible for any consequences that flow from it. Are you, therefore, saying that jihadis are trying to recreate this past history? Or are you seeking to imply these men had nothing to do with what they were arrested for, but were simply singled out for the purpose you suggest? Or perhaps that they were put up to it by the authorities to give them a chance to do so? If so, it might be better for you to state it clearly.

Of course, if you would prefer to discuss antebellum matters in the United States, we could doubtless pass some enjoyable time at that. It is not one of my major fields, but has engaged my interest somewhat at various periods of my life....

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And every true American for Millard Fillmore sings!"
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  -The London Bombing makes "progress" Must_B_Free  Jul-30-05 01:54 AM   #0 
  - Let Us Be Clear, Sir  The Magistrate   Jul-30-05 01:57 AM   #1 
  - Your desire to be contentious has you shadow boxing, Mr. Twain  Must_B_Free   Jul-30-05 02:00 AM   #2 
     - He's asking a pretty straight-forward question.  Selatius   Jul-30-05 02:04 AM   #3 
     - Do You Think So, Sir?  The Magistrate   Jul-30-05 02:07 AM   #5 
        - I think what I said was clear.  Must_B_Free   Jul-30-05 02:58 AM   #10 
           - You admit you know nothing about the arrests yet you believe you're  beam me up scottie   Jul-30-05 03:11 AM   #13 
           - i never characterized the arrests as the result of racial profiling  Must_B_Free   Jul-30-05 03:25 AM   #16 
              - A "signal to the public" ? "expansion of the "Struggle"" ?  beam me up scottie   Jul-30-05 03:43 AM   #18 
              - You heard it here folks  Must_B_Free   Jul-30-05 12:59 PM   #23 
              - Rule #4.  beam me up scottie   Jul-30-05 03:49 AM   #20 
                 - where are you getting these rules from?  Must_B_Free   Jul-30-05 01:01 PM   #24 
                    - It Is, Sir  The Magistrate   Jul-30-05 02:50 PM   #29 
           - The Relevance Of That Old Wood-Cut, Sir, Escapes Me  The Magistrate   Jul-30-05 04:29 AM   #22 
              - I'll explain it to you  Must_B_Free   Jul-30-05 01:48 PM   #26 
                 - Well, Sir  The Magistrate   Jul-30-05 02:41 PM   #28 
                    - excuse me,  Must_B_Free   Jul-30-05 07:03 PM   #30 
                    - "Texas Minutemen head quits, cites racism in group"  Must_B_Free   Jul-31-05 12:31 PM   #31 
  - What you're suggesting is that this was all part of a plan  beam me up scottie   Jul-30-05 02:04 AM   #4 
  - I don't know others' feelings, but...  madeline_con   Jul-30-05 02:08 AM   #6 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-30-05 02:12 AM   #7 
     - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-30-05 02:46 AM   #9 
        - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-30-05 03:02 AM   #11 
           - Yeah, Maddie  Must_B_Free   Jul-30-05 03:06 AM   #12 
              - Nope, just trying to decipher your  beam me up scottie   Jul-30-05 03:18 AM   #14 
                 - Deleted message  Name removed   Jul-30-05 03:35 AM   #17 
                    - Yes, I can't receive the "signal to the public" because  beam me up scottie   Jul-30-05 03:47 AM   #19 
                       - i'll explain them to you  Must_B_Free   Jul-30-05 01:24 PM   #25 
  - On racial profiling...  Selatius   Jul-30-05 02:15 AM   #8 
  - Profiles of the five men in custody  tocqueville   Jul-30-05 03:20 AM   #15 
  - How conveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeenient.  beam me up scottie   Jul-30-05 03:52 AM   #21 
     - Another thread for you to debunk  Must_B_Free   Jul-30-05 01:58 PM   #27 

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