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  1. I haven't been following this thread from the beginning and my own opinion of the Egypt crisis is that it's hard or maybe impossible to know how it will turn out. I am very concerned that there has been a military coup, but theoretically it could set the stage for a democratic government.

    As for the tangent that has begun about terrorism, Sagittarius Rising is correct; the rationale(s) for the Sept. 11 attacks were US bases in Saudi Arabia and our support for the corrupt and authoritarian regimes of Saudi Arabia and Egypt (the now overthrown Mubarak), and the US's military support for Israel which uses the money to enforce a brutal military occupation of the West Bank, Gaza and East Jerusalem, and is moving its civilian population continuously into the W. Bank and East Jerusalem in order to take over the land from the Palestinians (which by the way is a war crime, using civilians as part of a military tactic...) If only we had had a different foreign policy starting many decades ago, Sept. 11 never would have happened. Al Qaeda would not exist. Some of our disastrous foreign policy is explained by our dependence on fossil fuels but much of it is explained by special interest lobbying of Congress.

    You're 100% correct.

  2. Totally wrong. Terrorist cells, organisations, and planned attacks are halted every single day. The only reason why you made that statement is that they receive little or no press coverage.

    Just to play devil's advocate.....how would you know this as FACTUAL? Everyday?

    Can you back up what you say? I would love to hear it.

  3. There it is, the tedious and inevitable Hitler reference; in this instance it's packaged with a bit of Catholic bashing.

    I guess some will continue to ignore the overwhelming majority of terrorist attacks since WWII have been carried out by Islamic Jihadists.

    Terrorists come in all shapes sizes and religions. Just google Yitzhak Shamir and Count Bernadotte. The Count called out the problems with the formation of the new state of Israel and it's relationship with the injustices being done to the Palestinians..... for this he was killed by the terrorist group known as The Stern Gang, headed by future Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir.

    I'm not against Catholics, Muslims or Jews. Evil exists everywhere, unfortunately.

  4. In all honesty I haven't read this thread yet, I just wanted to respond to the question in a musical sense which covers a societal change. Back then we were all equal, it didn't matter if you lived in Beverly Hills or The South Bronx. When tickets for concerts went on sale, we all had the same opportunity to purchase the same $10-$20 ticket.

    Part of the experience of the concert was for those three hours, people from all walks of life mingled together. The rich, the poor, the saints and psychotics were all the same. Now, we have a caste system for concerts, the wealthy can pay $800 for a floor ticket while the poor sit in the boondocks for $150.

    The same can be said about sporting events, not everyone has a chance to grab the first 10 rows of a show/sporting events. We have made the distinction between the haves and have-nots obvious.

    I have more to say, but I'll have a cup of coffee first.

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