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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:21 PM
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Sept. 11 family group disbands after passage of intelligence bill
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/news/ar...

A group of activist Sept. 11 families, whose members walked the halls of Congress for months pressing for passage of a law to overhaul the government's intelligence apparatus, said Tuesday it is disbanding.

The Family Steering Committee for the 9/11 Commission said it is breaking up now that the law has been passed. Some members will continue to push lawmakers for further changes, it said.

"It didn't make a lot of sense to just keep it hanging there," said Carie Lemack of Boston, whose mother died aboard American Airlines flight 11. "It's hard and I think some people are probably more upset than others, but I think we're all still working toward the same goal of making the country safer."

The 12-member group, formed nearly three years ago, pressed for the creation of an independent commission to investigate intelligence failures preceding the 2001 terror attacks.

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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 06:31 PM
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1. This definitely isn't the "stronger" group which will remain active.
Watch! *LOL*
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Quakerfriend Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:15 PM
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2. I'm sure you are right
The few times I happened to see them together on the news I could tell that some were not AT ALL satisfied with how things have been handled. What strength and courage they must have to fight the good fight against this government!
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:30 PM
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3. Hey, are you with the Friends Committee on National Legislation?
I :loveya: FCNL!!!
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:44 PM
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4. May I assume that this group does not count the "Jersey Girls" as members?
Thank God for the "Jersey Girls." Strong women with strong minds and strong convictions.

Three thousand people were murdered on George Bush's watch.

Kristin Breitweiser, "Jersey Girl"


From right, Kristen Breitweiser, Mindy Kleinberg, Lorie Van Auken and Patty Casazza, who have dogged the Sept. 11 inquiry. "We simply wanted to know why our husbands were killed," Ms. Breitweiser said. (NYT Photo/Suchat Pederson)
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Just Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:47 PM
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5. They were amazing, determined women from the get-go!!!
And I SERIOUSLY doubt that they will EVER "disband"!!!
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ally_sc Donating Member (238 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 07:53 PM
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6. somebody hould send them some money to keep fighting,,,
they deserve answers, the american people deserve answers...
personally i think george is a murderer...
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DemoTex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 08:04 PM
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7. Let's rephrase that fellow SC traveler ...
"Send them some money" sounds exactly like what the Bu$h regime would do. I would guess that there might be a foundation that keeps the money beyond individual reach, for them to do their good work. That is NOT a Republican concept. I'll research it when I have time and post. Maybe someone else can too .. eh?
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