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  •  The core of this comment is inaccurate: (3+ / 0-)
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    Agathena, polecat, eXtina

    "This young man's death is being manipulated for political ends by people who cannot say what was in his mind...."

    First, it is been discussed for moral ends that have no political connection whatsoever, apart from aiming to take out one overly ambitious buttinski prosecutor.

    Second, what was on Schwartz's mind has been reported in some detail by friends and family, including his parents.

    Please, gets the facts and then try again.

    Grade on this one: "F."

    "Have you left no sense of decency, sir, at long last?" Army Attorney to Sen. McCarthy, 1954. "We have done nothing to be ashamed of. We have nothing to apologize for." NRA 12/14/2012.

    by bontemps2012 on Tue Jan 29, 2013 at 05:46:55 AM PST

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    •  What Nonsense (0+ / 0-)

      He left no suicide note.  No one - including his family - can speak for him.

      I don't think people here understand how rotten and cruel it is to recklessly and without evidence impute someone's suicide to the actions of another person.  Ortiz, the prosecutors, etc. are human beings who likely are no unaffected by his tragic end.

      "Hidden in the idea of radical openness is an allegiance to machines instead of people." - Jaron Lanier

      by FDRDemocrat on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:42:16 AM PST

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    •  Play God If You Wish...but lets be real (0+ / 0-)

      Pretend if you wish that you can speak for a dead person's suicide motivations.  But at least be honest that this is being politicized...

      "Hidden in the idea of radical openness is an allegiance to machines instead of people." - Jaron Lanier

      by FDRDemocrat on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 04:44:06 AM PST

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