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Old 02-04-2017, 03:28 AM
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It's rare that there's an opportunity to post a new story in this thread these days, so this one strikes me as particularly wonderful.

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Old 02-05-2017, 04:25 PM
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Imam Hassan Guillet is a much better person than I am. From his address at the funeral for the three shooting victims at his mosque:

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The society that could not protect them, the society that could not benefit from their generosity still has a chance. The hands that didn’t shake the hands of Khaled or Aboubaker or Abdelkrim or Azzedine or Mamadou or Ibrahima, that society can shake the hands of their kids.

We have 17 orphans. We have six widows. We have five wounded.

We ask Allah for them to get them out of the hospital as soon as possible.

Did I go through the complete list of victims? No.

There is one victim. None of us want talk about him.

But given my age, I have the courage to say it. This victim, his name is Alexandre Bissonnette.

Alexandre, before being a killer, he was a victim himself. Before planting his bullets in the heads of his victims, somebody planted ideas more dangerous than the bullets in his head.

This little kid didn’t wake up in the morning and say, ‘Hey guys, instead of going to have a picnic or watching the Canadiens, I will go kill some people in the mosque.’ It doesn’t happen that way.

Day after day, week after week, month after month, certain politicians unfortunately, and certain reporters unfortunately, and certain media were poisoning our atmosphere.

We did not want to see it. We didn’t want to see it because we love this country, we love this society. We wanted our to society to be perfect. We were like parents; their kids [are] smoking or taking drugs and your neighbour says that your kid was taking drugs: “I don’t believe it; my son is perfect.”

We don’t want to see it. And we didn’t see it, and it happened.
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The love isn't so much for the sociopathic wingnut pastor as for the people making donations to Planned Parenthood in his name, and to Daily Kos for its sound advice:

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So, whatever you do, don’t waste your time donating to the Planned Parenthood clinic closest to Greg Locke’s church—Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee—and don’t waste your time making sure a thank you card gets mailed to him at:

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2060 Old Lebanon Dirt Rd
Mt Juliet, TN 37122
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This deserves all the minutes of love.

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This isn't entirely love as the grandmother died and the little girl should never have been put in that situation and they should have phones or radios out there, but I still love it.

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Siberia! -34C (-29F)! Threat of wolves!

And yes, she wore a red hat (pic no embedski so go and look).
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