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  •  Must be wonderful (3+ / 0-)
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    pot, JesseCW, bronte17

    to just make up your facts.  Saves time and effort, I'm sure.

    "Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation..."--David St. Hubbins

    by Old Left Good Left on Sat Aug 13, 2011 at 05:33:41 PM PDT

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    •  Oh you're calling me a liar (8+ / 0-)

      So do you think I made up the wiki page that you called unsourced?

      "I honor the place in you where Spirit lives I honor the place in you which is of Love, of Truth, of Light, of Peace, when you are in that place in you, and I am in that place in me, then we are One." Namaste friends!

      by Adept2u on Sat Aug 13, 2011 at 06:16:47 PM PDT

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      •  Here is another source that supports you (6+ / 0-)

        This is from the U.K. Daily Mail:

        'After all those stories about Hitler and his snub, I came back to my native country and I couldn't ride in the front of the bus,' Owens recalled. 'I had to go to the back door. I couldn't live where I wanted. Now what's the difference?'

        Owens was given a tickertape parade in New York. But when he arrived at the Waldorf Astoria hotel for a reception in his honour, he was instructed to take the service lift rather than the normal guest lift, which was reserved for whites.  

        President Franklin Roosevelt never congratulated Owens or invited him to the White House. 'Hitler didn't snub me -it was FDR who snubbed me,' Owens said.

        Here is the link to the Daily Mail article.  It has other stories of the numerous indignities heaped upon Jessie Owens upon his return to the U.S.

        It Was America That Snubbed Jessie Owens - U.K. Daily Mail


        •  You guys really should NOT pull your facts (0+ / 0-)

          from the friggin' Daily Mail. How many times does it have to be said?

          That is a conservative rag worth no more than using for a bird cage liner.

          They post that shit simply to get the reaction that they got from Adept2u who takes it as the gospel and then does hit jobs on liberals and gets the hate on against progressives.

          The true way is along a rope that is not spanned high in the air, but only just above the ground. It seems intended more to cause stumbling than to be walked upon. --Franz Kafka

          by bronte17 on Sun Aug 14, 2011 at 12:38:14 PM PDT

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        •  There is no quesion that Owens was snubbed (0+ / 0-)

          The question is whether he was snubbed by FDR because of his race.

          So unless FDR was controlling the Waldorf Astoria, the Daily Mail article is irrelevant and adds nothing.

          "Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation..."--David St. Hubbins

          by Old Left Good Left on Mon Aug 15, 2011 at 08:11:49 AM PDT

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