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The DREADED Politics Thread: (Political Opinion - Enter at your own Peril)

Discussion in 'Denver, CO' started by Sith_Slayer, Feb 5, 2008.

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  1. QueenHighMistress

    QueenHighMistress Jedi Master star 4

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    O.M.Gs.

    The Jewish one was really surprising to me.
     
  2. TheFettedOne

    TheFettedOne Jedi Youngling star 1

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  3. DieWompRatDie

    DieWompRatDie RSA: SouthWest US star 4 Staff Member Manager

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    Until?

     
  4. QueenHighMistress

    QueenHighMistress Jedi Master star 4

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    Inauguration, I'd wager.
     
  5. SITH__CHICK

    SITH__CHICK Former RMFF CR star 7

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    I have girlfriend from H.S. that moved to Delaware soon after graduation. She lives in a "vacation" type of town on the coast & says she has had coffee several times throughout the years with Biden. I says very nice things about him.

    She is going to the Inauguration, she is very excited & called me the day her pass came for it. I hope she takes a ton of pictures & she is coming to our wedding.
     
  6. Taeriel

    Taeriel Jedi Master star 5

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  7. TheFettedOne

    TheFettedOne Jedi Youngling star 1

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  8. nnaydolem

    nnaydolem Jedi Master star 6

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    I really wish i was in DC today! I loved DC but today would be just a day to be a part of history. I am truely amazed!

    AND i am excited Yoyo Ma is doing a piece composed by...John Williams!! wooohooo...VERY cool! My geeky world coming together with my history/government world. I love history, i mean AFTER all it WAS my major in college!!! :D
     
  9. gra-co_o_hun

    gra-co_o_hun Jedi Master star 5

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    Indeed! It is a great day! Here's wishing the days ahead are history making for sure! =D= [face_flag]
     
  10. Sarnia

    Sarnia WOTR Liaison star 5

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    That was absolutely amazing

    I am still sniffling
     
  11. QueenHighMistress

    QueenHighMistress Jedi Master star 4

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    Wow. He's an amazing speaker.

    I'm teary, too....

    [face_flag]=D=
     
  12. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    What an amazing day. I am chillin in front of the tube for awhile longer. What a speech!
     
  13. nnaydolem

    nnaydolem Jedi Master star 6

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    Just think...he was born around the time MLK was shot...how amazing to see things come full circle. this is HISTORY kids!!!!
     
  14. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    Check [link=http://www.whitehouse.gov/]this out.[/link]



    Talk about on the ball. :eek:
     
  15. nnaydolem

    nnaydolem Jedi Master star 6

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    Ted Kennedy just collasped during the luncheon.
     
  16. SITH__CHICK

    SITH__CHICK Former RMFF CR star 7

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    Oh No!

    What time was the speech? I recorded something but all they talked about this morning is the church, the tea & the Ball, and the amount of people.

     
  17. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    He has given a few speeches today, but the big one was right after the swearing in, around ten this morning. You can find its text EVERYWHERE.


    I am watching the parade. Great stuff.
     
  18. nnaydolem

    nnaydolem Jedi Master star 6

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    10 AM our time...they are restreaming it on CNN.com so you can catch it there...very moving. not just because it was him, but because what he said is so pertanant (sp?) to what is going on.
     
  19. Mistress

    Mistress Jedi Knight star 6

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    [link=http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/01/22/europe/germany.4-413917.php?page=1]EU nations divided on taking Guantánamo detainees[/link]


    Can someone please explain to me why we cannot just send them back to the country they came from? This whole situation is very confusing.
     
  20. QueenHighMistress

    QueenHighMistress Jedi Master star 4

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    If they're sent back whence they were brought, they're likely to be killed:

    "But that is not stopping some countries from moving on their own. Portugal was the first to offer to take inmates who have been cleared for release but who cannot be sent to their countries for security reasons."

    "Wolfgang Schäuble, the conservative interior minister, said Wednesday it was up to the United States to deal with the prisoners. "If they come from countries whose human rights record makes it impossible for them to be sent back there, then they will have to remain in the United States," Schäuble told the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper."

     
  21. ArchaicRebel

    ArchaicRebel Jedi Knight star 5

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    I believe I heard someone say he was six at the time. :-B
     
  22. QueenHighMistress

    QueenHighMistress Jedi Master star 4

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    [link=http://www.biography.com/featured-biography/barack-obama/index.jsp]Barack Obama born August 4, 1961[/link]

    [link=http://www.biography.com/search/article.do?id=9365086&page=3]MLK killed April 4, 1968[/link]
     
  23. Jyn

    Jyn Jedi Youngling star 3

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    One example, there are some ethnic Tibetans (I think, might be another ethinicity) among the detainees. If they're sent back to China, they are incredibly likely to be killed.
     
  24. ArchaicRebel

    ArchaicRebel Jedi Knight star 5

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    Tibetans are incredibly likely to be killed by the Chinese even without being accused of being terrorists.

    So... you're probably right on the ethnicity.
     
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