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  •  No "Patriot Act" in response to massacre. (0+ / 0-)

        I envy the Norwegians their common sense government.

         Even though the deaths were, in proportion* to their population, far greater than the US suffered on 9/11, there are (as far as I know) no new laws to restrict freedoms of the population to deal with the "terrorists".

         IMO, having an active and independent media contributes greatly to the difference.  

    *Here's the math:  Norwegian population is about 5 million, with 93 deaths. That compares with US population at the time of 9/11 of 282 million and 3,000 lives lost through those attacks.

    The equivalent number of US deaths would have been well over 5000.  

    And the impact of this massacre on the people of Norway is likely far greater than the impact of the losses of 9/11 on United States citizens in general.   The impact is more like the impact of 9/11 on the people of Manhattan.  In such a small country, many people know one or more of those killed.      

    Bush hijacked the US with lies about 9/11 and crashed it into Iraq, killing over 500,000 human beings. So far, he's avoided arrest and prosecution.

    by Zydekos on Sat Jul 30, 2011 at 11:27:05 AM PDT

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