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  •  Recommended (none)
    Recommended.

    I serve on the board of the Band of Brothers.

    by David Nir on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 11:07:45 AM PST

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    •  Why will this person care? (none)
      I am all for action, but why will this representative of the "KING" of Jordan care at all what we say?

      We are well on our way to the days where we also have an unelected King, "The LYIN' King George" and of course he also doesn't want to hear anything from US citizens.

      •  Public pressure... (4.00)
        always makes a difference.  Not even George W can completely ignore the people he claims to represent.  Not forever.

        "The last thing people want is an opposition party vigorously opposing things." - jasonwhat

        by the new yorker on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 12:41:01 PM PST

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      •  The writer will know of it (none)
        and that's the best gift he can get right now.

        Are we still routinely torturing helpless prisoners, and if so, does it feel right that we as American citizens are not outraged by the practice? -Al Gore

        by soyinkafan on Tue Feb 07, 2006 at 12:57:20 PM PST

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      •  I didn't used to think so, but letters do make a (4.00)
        difference.  I rememember reading a story told by a former political prisoner in the USSR.  He related how he had been summoned to see the KGB Colonel in charge of the facility at which he was being held.  

        The colonel informed him (to his astonishment) that he was being released; he also held up a stack of letters from Amnesty International, and said, "Tell them to stop writing letters!"

        If this type of pressure even worked on the former Soviet Union and the KGB....

        Ian H

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