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JMO 2 years, 3 months ago on Analysis: Romney has few GOP echoes in criticism

Once again, my question is: In what way is this...

"The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others."

...an apology of any type?

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JMO 2 years, 3 months ago on New report: St. Louis VA makes ’vast improvements’

Do you take everything you see or read on the internet as true?

Romney said he didn't get drafted to go to Vietnam because he was "too important."

Romney also said he could relate to blacks because his ancestors owned slaves so he was used to working with them.

Romney's campain slogan is the same the KKK uses,.

Did you hear they are using live dogs as alligator bait?

Morgan Freeman is dead.

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JMO 2 years, 3 months ago on New report: St. Louis VA makes ’vast improvements’

The Oklahoma City bombing was on April 19, 1995. McVeigh's conviction was June 2, 1997. The execution was June 11, 2001. Just over six years later. That's pretty darn speedy I'll grant you.

The Fort Hood shootings were on November 5, 2009. The military trial has been scheduled a couple times and continued at the request of his attorneys and because of various types of legal maneuvering. But still, it's been less than three years and that's not unheard of by any stretch, in civilian or military courts.

How does any of that relate to Obama?

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JMO 2 years, 3 months ago on Obama, Romney trade tough words over attacks

I'm still trying to figure out how that statement (made by the embassy in an attempt to calm things down and NOT by the president or the white house) was in any way akin to an apology.

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JMO 2 years, 3 months ago on US poverty rate unchanged; record numbers persist

The economy is like a bungee jumper. It took a dive and went into a free-fall during Bush, but Obama has that bungee stretching. You have to slow, then stop, the fall before you can bounce back up.

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JMO 2 years, 3 months ago on Area home foundations suffering from drought

My neighbor was watering her foundation this summer. I'd never heard of such a thing.

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JMO 2 years, 3 months ago on Your iPhone Could Be Disabled During The Next Protest You Attend

The only way I can think of off the top of my head to "challenge the order" would be to seek a court order prohibiting the police from making them disburse...which of course would necessitate first disbursing in order to go file in court, which would render the their petition rather moot.

Or do you know of another way that doesn't involve them first complying with the improper order?

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JMO 2 years, 3 months ago on Springfield council tables ordinance changes

Sadly, I actually know people who don't approve of interracial marriage. Granted, at this point the ones I know are all quite old so I likely won't know them long, but they're out there. No one says they have to approve of interracial marriage, they simply have to accept that it is legal. Why is it that gay marriage is different? Can any person here explain why allowing gay marriage is forcing the approved view on the people when allowing interracial marriage is not?

I know people who would gladly refuse to do business with blacks or Jews or Muslims. They aren't allowed to do that. Why is it different to be able to refuse gay people?

You insist that being gay is a choice and a "behavior" as opposed to nature. I don't get that. I do not "choose" to be heterosexual - I simply AM. I have no attraction to other women at all. The only way you could "choose" to be gay is if you were bisexual and you decide to limit yourself to same sex relationships. I mean, really? Did you choose to be straight?

Laws regarding discrimination aren't there to make you "accept" a minority group. They are there to prevent them from being refused legal rights, and it applies to all. People can't be refused service for being white, Christian males either.

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JMO 2 years, 3 months ago on Springfield council tables ordinance changes

Sorry...I read down a bit further and realized I had asked the same question Bluesfan did.

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JMO 2 years, 3 months ago on Springfield council tables ordinance changes

I agree with you bluesfan13. I think gay or straight, these two would have still be itches-bey. And I think such behaviour runs with minority status, whether it be race, sex, age or whatever. I've seen management reluctant to do anything to a problem employee because they were afraid they'd play the race card. Here they were afraid they'd play the gay card. Thankfully, those people are the minority of the minorities.

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