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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Ontologuy View Post
    No, that's merely a superego-compelled "appropriate" response to verbalize to others.

    That's not what goes on silently in the mind of the vast majority of the public.

    It's like when an athlete gets accused of using steriods, people are thinking that he did it, much more so than that he was falsely accused by some sore-head.

    Politicians are thought of by the general public, you know, like athletes secretly using steriods -- they're kind of thought of as scummy that way.

    So when someone gets really, really mad at a politician, the thoughts by most is that there's good reason.
    Then I guess I'm not part of this "vast majority of the public", because when someone sends a highly lethal substance to the President and members of Congress, I don't think "Oh, gee, since this guy is so mad, there must be a good reason".

    And, what if the person who sent these letters are linked with the Boston marathon bombings, or vice-versa? Is the majority of the public going to think their was good reason behind it?

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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    Then I guess I'm not part of this "vast majority of the public", because when someone sends a highly lethal substance to the President and members of Congress, I don't think "Oh, gee, since this guy is so mad, there must be a good reason".
    Oh, most likely, you're simply not part of the vast majority of Americans, absolutely.

    Your political leaning, far to the left, along with your political activeness that is much higher than most, implies that you have a pre-conceived ideology that is active in your mind which "edits" your thinking.


    Quote Originally Posted by zstep18 View Post
    And, what if the person who sent these letters are linked with the Boston marathon bombings, or vice-versa? Is the majority of the public going to think their was good reason behind it?
    The more the public knows, the more their minds are likely to change, especially if the additional knowledge presents detail that contradicts their original thoughts.

    But, for a while, absent any letters or verbal statements from the poison letter perp(s), the public does wonder what the "scummy" politicians did to piss-off the perp(s).

    However, the fact that the poisoned letters arrived so closely to the event of the Boston marathon bombings will have an affect on the public mind, as the public will likely link these two in some way, and, considering the Boston marathon bombings was the apparently senseless murder of innocent bystanders not associated in any way with a political target, at most conducted by alien terrorists, that will help to mitigate the public thinking about the poisoned letter event, that maybe it, too, was just the work of a crazy or alien terrorist group.

    So, unfortunately for the poisoned letter perp(s) the Boston marathon bomber(s) stole their thunder and polluted their message, assuming the two aren't one and the same .. and so, also unfortunately, the poisoned letter perp(s) may want to try again later when they're the only ones making a statement.
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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    “And I have no doubt that every new example will succeed, as every past one has done, in shewing that religion & Govt will both exist in greater purity, the less they are mixed together.”
    ~ James Madison, letter to Edward Livingston, July 10, 1822

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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Somerville View Post
    Good Catch SV.....I heard on my way home he was in the Mississippi.

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    Re: Another suspicious letter found, this one to Obama

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    I'm always a bit cynical about these claims. Are we sure these actually exist? We never actually see them.

    Hey, everybody, I received anthrax in my phone bill yesterday. Trust me.
    What do you want? To be brought into the room where they're examined so you can inspect it yourself? Or for them to parade hazardous and poisonous material inside a conference room full of reporters?
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