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  •  My grandparents all survived the Holocaust (11+ / 0-)

    For these assholes to invoke the Holocaust in so callous and craven a way is an offense to their memory. It cheapens everything my grandparents endured, as well as the deaths of 70% of European Jewry.

    Full of good ideas since 1978. Follow the link for the latest one. -6.38, -6.00

    by wiscmass on Fri Jan 19, 2007 at 07:10:55 AM PST

    •  Holocaust denial (5+ / 0-)

      is one of the most insane things that I've witnessed in this world, and that's saying a lot.  I simply don't understand how it can even be perpetuated from a logical, let alone ethical and human standpoint.

      "War against a foreign country only happens when the moneyed classes think they are going to profit from it." -- George Orwell

      by joanneleon on Fri Jan 19, 2007 at 07:37:01 AM PST

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    •  Agreed. My grandmother also (Latvia) ....n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      -7.00/-4.77 "Public campaign financing, media reform, and ballot integrity, are all necessary ingredients for a healthy democracy!"

      by Hornito on Fri Jan 19, 2007 at 08:20:49 AM PST

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    •  Please don't misunderstand this... (0+ / 0-)

      My family is Jewish, and with the genealogy research I've been doing lately, I am very mindful of the horrors of the holocaust.

      That said, I think the diarist's description is off-base (this is based solely on what's quoted above, not on the original sources at the links.) I am unable to equate this (emphasis mine):

      Cullen’s call for decertification of TV weatherman [sic] who do not agree with her global warming assessment follows a year (2006) in which the media, Hollywood and environmentalists tried their hardest to demonize scientific skeptics of manmade global warming. Scott Pelley, CBS News 60 Minutes correspondent, compared skeptics of global warming to "Holocaust deniers" and former Vice President turned foreign lobbyist Al Gore has repeatedly referred to skeptics as "global warming deniers."

      with an attack on Holocaust survivors. I think the writer of that quote misunderstands the comparison, which was meant to say that denial of global warming is bad science just as much as denial of the Holocaust is bad history. Perhaps the misunderstanding was deliberate. Even so, I don't think the Holocaust survivors are attacked in any way by this.

      Lying about WMDs changed everything.

      by Nowhere Man on Fri Jan 19, 2007 at 11:09:29 AM PST

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      •  I didn't take the time to make that connection (0+ / 0-)

        clear (the hazards of late-night/early-morning blogging).

        If you follow through to the whole release (assuming the website comes back up), there's a second-level set of references beyond the Holocaust-deniers/"bad-science" meme.

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