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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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: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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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 11:33 am 
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Thought this belonged here, though I haven't yet had time to read the whole article:

https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/cu ... IgmgqMqxlY

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 2:14 pm 
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Well, that answers the question, doesn't it?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:17 pm 
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They're missing out on a fantastic business opportunity; a lot of people would be willing to pay a lot more than a dollar.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:25 pm 
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RoseMorninStar wrote:
Well, that answers the question, doesn't it?


Well, it answers the question for legal repercussions in one jurisdiction.

I don't think it addresses the moral aspect.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:50 pm 
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elengil wrote:
RoseMorninStar wrote:
Well, that answers the question, doesn't it?


Well, it answers the question for legal repercussions in one jurisdiction.

I don't think it addresses the moral aspect.

Maybe, maybe not, but there was some addressing of morality in the jury's decision, no? A $1 fine out of a potential 1 year in jail and $2,500 fine sends a message, as it was intended to do. Of course, the accused didn't just punch 'a Nazi' out of the blue, said Nazi was holding a press conference defending 'Unite the Right' in Charlottesville the day after Heyer had been killed which was viewed as trying to profit from tragedy. In his press conference, Jason Kessler blamed police & city officials (not white supremacists) for Heyer's death which was viewed as a provocation to the community.

That said, I am not advocating violence.


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What I meant was one jurisdiction set the legal ramifications of the action. Sure, they likely used their own moral guidance to decide this, but I don't think it truly answers the question in generic terms, I think it tells us how one certain group chose to answer the question.

But then, there are plenty of groups who regularly choose "answers" which I disagree with, so I would not necessarily rely on others' choices to gauge my own morality.

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'White power' symbol found after fire destroys social justice center that hosted Rosa Parks, MLK Jr.

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Highlander's office burned one day after the Oklahoma Democratic Party headquarters and a Chickasaw Nation office were vandalized with racist graffiti. The offices were spray-painted with messages that included a swastika, "1488" — which is frequently used by white supremacists and refers to Adolf Hitler — and anti-Chinese slurs.

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:nono: :cry:

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This has been doing the rounds for a little while. It's worth making a comeback:



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