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PostPosted: Fri Nov 02, 2018 8:16 pm 
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If my synagogue is the next one to be shot up or blown up with the rhetoric quoted verbatim from the President and the GOP leadership, I will make it my afterlife mission to haunt anyone who did not vote Democrat in 2016. And I won't be a friendly ghost.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 5:43 am 
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Read the whole thread, as an act of remembrance if nothing else.

https://twitter.com/andreapitzer/status ... 8956317696

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You might know that today is the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, when vast state-endorsed terror against German and Austrian Jews was unleashed. I want to mention a few facts about the events of Kristallnacht that aren't very well remembered by the general public.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:21 am 
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:cry: Man's inhumanity to man (and woman). It's awful to see the rise in hate. It's awful to watch the leader of this country encourage lies, misinformation, hate, bigotry, racism, and all sorts of other 'isms'. It's painful to see how easily people are swayed by propaganda that they cannot or chose not to see, especially people you thought you knew well. It's heartbreaking. Church, synagogue, mosque, school, concert, bar.. wherever, it's got to stop.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 2:36 am 
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James Alex Fields Jr., the man who drove his car through a crowd of counterprotestors at a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, was found guilty of killing Heather Heyer and injuring dozens of others. https://t.co/na5f1K2IDc


First degree murder, aggravated malicious wounding, malicious wounding and leaving the scene of an accident.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2018 5:01 pm 
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I hope he's never free again.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 5:38 am 
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Since he was convicted of First Degree Murder, I think that is a good bet.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2018 6:19 am 
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Good.

I never know. Seems like people get off easy for pretty terrible crimes.

But I guess those mostly involve hurting someone, not heinously and willfully killing them.

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