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View Diary: "Trophy Video" of Civilian Shootings By Contractors Emerges (255 comments)

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  •  Sad (none)
    That's just horrific.
    •  Hunter... (4.00)
      The Westhusing story needs its own front page posting. This story should be HUGE news. And the family needs our support, and the support of the new media megaphone to demand the truth and accountablity.
    •  God forgive us. (4.00)
        I do therefore invite my fellow citizens in every part of the United States, and also those who are at sea and those who are sojourning in foreign lands, to set apart and observe the last Thursday of November next, as a day of Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.

      And I recommend to them that while offering up the ascriptions justly due to Him for such singular deliverances and blessings, they do also, with humble penitence for our national perverseness and disobedience, commend to his tender care all those who have become widows, orphans, mourners or sufferers in the lamentable civil strife in which we are unavoidably engaged, and fervently implore the interposition of the Almighty Hand to heal the wounds of the nation and to restore it as soon as may be consistent with the Divine purposes to the full enjoyment of peace, harmony, tranquillity and Union.

      -- Abraham Lincoln's Thanksgiving Proclamation given at the tail end of the civil war, the war that killed more Americans than ALL other wars combined.

      A more noble speech I have yet to find.

      Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.

      by Your Friendly Neighbourhood Dictator on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 05:04:43 PM PST

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      •  BTW - That's why you have Thanksgiving in November (none)
        When its snowing as opposed to when the brits and the Canadians have their thanksgiving - in the proper place - the fall.

        Because Lincoln moved it to the last Thursday in November.

        Rats and roaches live by competition under the laws of supply and demand; it is the privilege of human beings to live under the laws of justice and mercy.

        by Your Friendly Neighbourhood Dictator on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 05:38:27 PM PST

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      •  Lincoln come back, pleeeease! (none)
        I am an atheist.  But just in case I am wrong.  I also ask for forgiveness and I give thanks.

        I knew little about Sojourners, now I do. Cool!

        Thanks for the post Friendly Dictator, which neighbourhood?

        Are you sure about the casualties?

        Dailykos.com; an oasis of truth. -1.75 -7.23

        by Shockwave on Sun Nov 27, 2005 at 07:11:01 PM PST

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    •  one day (none)
      after the "dark ages" have passed a renaissance artist will create an installation called "the descent of man". this war will be one small corner of a single panel of the triptych.  

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