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skip fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:06 PM
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What to do with Pastor Jones??? . . . Nothing. . . . Including no protection.
Is this right? I don't think so, but it might solve the matter.

He says he knows what he is doing and he will persist in it no matter what.

Is it wrong not to protect a citizen who willfully incites violence upon others and himself?

Well, that's an issue. As a libreral and progressive, I'd protect him, but I can surely understand no doing so.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:10 PM
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1. comments?
Mailing Address:
5200 NW 43rd St
Ste. 102 #188
Gainesville, FL 32606-4486
Phone:
352-371-2487
Fax:
352-371-6511
Email:
info@doveworld.org

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skip fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:15 PM
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2. I'd not post addresses, but the phone numbers are legit.
We're not trying to incite violence against him, after all.

Unlike him, I'd feel terrible to have any part in others' misfortune.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:17 PM
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4. it's from HIS website. He says "get involved"
http://www.doveworld.org/contact


Get Involved

Home Contact
Contact


Google's the one that puts maps up online
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skip fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:19 PM
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5. Yes, I understand. But knowing there's a price on his head, makes
publication morally problematic.
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:23 PM
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6. a price on his head? Hope they dont have Google Maps. Hope they dont take Main St.
there are some nasty potholes and rush hour's a bitch
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benld74 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:15 PM
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3. No Protection - It's why he's here in the first place!!!
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skip fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:30 PM
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8. Geez. It took me a long time to get this! . . . Beautiful!
Terry Jones is what happens when brothers and sisters don't practice safe sex!!!
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skip fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:28 PM
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7. The real answer? Communication. Beginning with the President and Sectretary of State
to the effect that Terry Jones does not represent the feeling of the vast majority of Americans toward Islam.

Perhaps a resolution by the House to show the message is bi-partisan.

Public statements explaining he is disturbed, a fringe minority, confused, the leader of but few, etc.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:42 PM
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11. Think the GOP Tea Party nuts will sign on to the resolution???
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skip fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:12 PM
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12. If they don't they'll take a political hit.
and/or polarize the country even more.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:16 PM
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13. They are too busy running investigation of radical Islam right here in the US.
The last thing they will do is chastise some one for burning a Koran. Cheer him sure, chastise him, never.
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skip fox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:45 PM
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15. Then the rest of us, including independents, will know them.
I say try to pass a resolution condemning the wanton destruction of religious items, to the effect that the United States not only does not condone but condemns such destruction.

If they won't sign off on that, then the extend of their non-American feelings will turn many Americans off.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 02:19 PM
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14. It would not pass the House. Right wing republican fundamentalists and teabaggers woud vote it down.
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SkyDaddy7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:32 PM
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9. Have you heard the insane amount of money they
have already spent protecting this guy? I heard it this morning & nearly died! I forget the amount but it was absurd! I will try to find link...
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Travelman Donating Member (326 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 01:39 PM
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10. EQUAL protection
Give him the same amount of protection (in the form of police patrols, etc.) as everyone else in Gainesville.

No special patrols. No parking a cruiser outside of his church and home 'round the clock. Just the same amount of protection that Joe Sixpack gets even though Joe's not a moron who intentionally incites riots halfway around the world.

I think that's plenty fair. Jones takes his chances just like anyone else. What he chooses to bring upon himself, well, that's his problem. Hire out some guys from Xe, Terry, if you want more protection than the neighbors get.
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JoePhilly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:10 PM
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16. Send him on a Christian Mission to Afganistan to spread Jesus' love!!!
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PADemD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:58 PM
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19. I was going to suggest that he personally go to Afghanistan for the next book burning.
I'd donate to his airfare.
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slackmaster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 04:36 PM
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17. I believe giving a person no protection would violate his or her right to equal protection
:dunce:
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JustABozoOnThisBus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 05:23 PM
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18. Why? How much protection do you or I have?
I got a police force who would do a professional job of drawing a chalk mark around my corpse.

If Terry Jones wants to come to Dearborn, MI, to put Mohammed on trial, let him. The police have doughnut shops to patrol.

Mr Jones would be in no danger, even without protection. There'll be so many news crews surrounding him that any potential assassin would be shuffled over to the snack table.
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