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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:14 PM
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Please exercise caution this week during the 9/11 anniversary
Edited on Sun Sep-04-11 10:19 PM by NightWatcher
No, I'm not advocating you be careful of brown men in turbans, but I ask you be careful when consuming the "news" and all of their jingoistic "let's roll" attitude.

Think what you will of what exactly happened ten years ago, but be careful if what is being sold this week to you in the name of "remembrance" and make sure it's not a rewrite of what happened.

Peace and be careful.

Dave
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PSPS Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 11:46 PM
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1. Yes, the media is really winding itself up for an extravagant orgy of narcissism.
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lunasun Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:11 AM
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2. 10-4
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kwolf68 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:14 AM
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3. To combat this

I watched the Pat Tillman documentary the other day. The last thing I'm doing anytime soon is mindlessly waving a goddamn flag.

I love my country...just like I love my dog who shits on the floor. He's totally not perfect and Im not gonna say he is, but we'll keep working with him until he's a satisfactory member of our family.
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 04:39 AM
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5. In fairness ...
... perhaps your dog only shits on the floor to keep jingoistic assholes away.

Just saying, it might be a good thing.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:21 AM
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4. Maybe I need to tighten my tinfoil hat, but be careful as well with others
There are people who will be spoiling for a fight this week. Don't give it to them. Take a deep breath, or ten. Walk away. They are looking for an excuse.

There also may be people in your life that lived through September 11 in NYC, DC, or PA. I've already had more than one conversation with East Coast friends about PTSD, trouble sleeping because of news coverage now, etcetera. A card or a phone call might mean a lot.

IMHO, YMMV.
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Kennah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 04:42 AM
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6. I would be most worried about resembling a Secret Muslim ...
... whatever the fuck that looks like.
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Missy Vixen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 12:38 PM
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7. Our former neighbor threatened us days after 9/11
The cops got involved.

If you live in a red area, or have Tea Party/Republican neighbors or co-workers, it might be a good time to lay low this week.

Of course, IMHO, YMMV.
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indepat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:06 PM
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8. Oodles of RW revisionism will doubtless abound by the score
:patriot:
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shanti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 01:07 PM
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9. i won't be watching any of it
you can be sure of that! the 911 pr0n makes me sick.
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a la izquierda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-05-11 02:12 PM
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10. Me too.
I'm hoping to be welcoming my new nephew into the world. If not, I'll be working on 19th century history and listening to classical music, with several beers thrown in for good measure.
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