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First lady to visit families of Sikh temple shooting victims
August 19th, 2012
11:31 AM ET

First lady to visit families of Sikh temple shooting victims

By Athena Jones, CNN

Washington (CNN) - First lady Michelle Obama will travel to Wisconsin Thursday to meet with family members of those killed and injured in a Sikh temple shooting earlier this month, White House officials confirmed Sunday.

The shooting - which left six people dead and four others injured - occurred August 5 in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. The shooter, identified by police as 40-year-old Army veteran Wade Michael Page, was shot to death by police responding to the Sunday morning attack.

At a memorial service for the shooting victims, Attorney General Eric Holder labeled the attack on the temple "an act of terrorism, an act of hatred, a hate crime" - the strongest denunciation of the rampage by a federal law enforcement official.

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- Dan Merica

Filed under: Obama • Sikh

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  1. tuvia

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    B"H
    JERUSALEM: ISRAEL

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=390]

    September 10, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
  2. tuvia

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    B"H
    RADIO: MEDIA RELEASE

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=390]

    September 6, 2012 at 1:34 pm |
  3. tuvia

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    B"H
    RADIO: MEDIA RELEASE

    JERUSALEM, ISRAEL

    [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU&w=640&h=390]

    September 6, 2012 at 1:32 pm |
  4. TUVIA

    B"H

    PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO READ ARTICLE

    http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=282090

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    Barack Obama vs the People of Israel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU

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    LET MY PEOPLE GO – FREE JONATHAN POLLARD NOW

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    August 21, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  5. TUVIA

    B"H

    PLEASE CLICK BELOW TO READ ARTICLE

    http://www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=282090

    ----------------------------–

    Barack Obama vs the People of Israel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU

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    LET MY PEOPLE GO – FREE JONATHAN POLLARD NOW

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    August 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm |
  6. TUVIA

    B"H

    Barack Obama AND THE WORLD vs the People of Israel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU

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    LET MY PEOPLE GO – FREE JONATHAN POLLARD NOW

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    August 21, 2012 at 7:14 pm |
  7. TUVIA

    B"H

    Barack Obama AND THE WORLD vs the People of Israel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU

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    LET MY PEOPLE GO --------------

    August 21, 2012 at 7:12 pm |
  8. TUVIA

    B"H

    Barack Obama AND THE WORLD vs the People of Israel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU

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    LET MY PEOPLE GO ------------------

    August 21, 2012 at 7:11 pm |
  9. TUVIA

    B"H

    IT IS TIME FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO MAKE THEIR DECISION ON THIS SPEECH
    WAKE UP AMERICAN PEOPLE, TIME TO STOP SLEEPING

    CLICK ON LINK FOR VIDEO BELOWl

    Barack Obama vs the People of Israel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU

    B"H

    LET MY PEOPLE GO – FREE JONATHAN POLLARD NOW

    August 21, 2012 at 5:38 pm |
  10. TUVIA

    B"H

    IT IS TIME FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE TO MAKE THEIR DECISION ON THIS SPEECH
    WAKE UP AMERICAN PEOPLE, TIME TO STOP SLEEPING

    CLICK ON LINK FOR VIDEO BELOWl

    Barack Obama vs the People of Israel

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=947by3X6_RU

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    August 21, 2012 at 5:35 pm |
  11. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer really changes things

    August 20, 2012 at 5:42 am |
    • kindless

      oh here we go again – i come back from a nice weekend away, and i see this girl is still huffin jesus – my goodness. (And, if they are huffin jesus. they are usually huffin something else if you know what i mean. They have to use something to keep making all that made-up religious nonsense somehow real to them.) Of course atheism is fine for all people – keeps their heads clear and makes them useful. Mama kindless can tolerate some of these weak-minded people for a while, but if they start hiding their misdeeds in their crazy made-up religions, then she will find you as's and make sure society knows what you're up to.

      Religion is such a dangerous thing that preys on weak-minded, gullible fools. And to think that lawyers and politicians were just trying to make a buck and created all this mess hundreds of years ago – my goodness. Not gonna fool mama kindless. Daddy made me go to school when I was young. And we stayed away from drugs and religion. Thank goodness.

      August 20, 2012 at 9:01 am |
    • Jesus

      Prayer does not; you are such a LIAR. You have NO proof it changes anything! A great example of prayer proven not to work is the Christians in jail because prayer didn't work and their children died. For example: Susan Grady, who relied on prayer to heal her son. Nine-year-old Aaron Grady died and Susan Grady was arrested.

      An article in the Journal of Pediatrics examined the deaths of 172 children from families who relied upon faith healing from 1975 to 1995. They concluded that four out of five ill children, who died under the care of faith healers or being left to prayer only, would most likely have survived if they had received medical care.

      The statistical studies from the nineteenth century and the three CCU studies on prayer are quite consistent with the fact that humanity is wasting a huge amount of time on a procedure that simply doesn’t work. Nonetheless, faith in prayer is so pervasive and deeply rooted, you can be sure believers will continue to devise future studies in a desperate effort to confirm their beliefs!

      August 20, 2012 at 3:07 pm |
  12. Gomez_Addams

    Sikh's are fine people and my condolences to them after this tragedy. But Muslim's (and I mean all of them) can KMA and relocate to the desert in Baja California, especially the ones in Murfreesboro, TN. Trying building Christian House of Worship in Saudia Arabia or smuggle a Bible in through their customs area. You're going to get something cut off....

    August 19, 2012 at 11:47 pm |
    • myweightinwords

      What do the laws of a nation that is not the US have to do with the laws here IN the US?

      How can we claim moral superiority if we stoop to the level of those who we see as wrong?

      The constituition guarantees those Muslims in Murpheesboro the freedom to build their center, provided they follow the laws governing building. The constituition guarantees them the freedom to gather together, and to practice their religion, the same as it does for you.

      August 20, 2012 at 11:03 am |
  13. K from AZ

    I am a xenophobic fvcktard. I am a republican!!

    August 19, 2012 at 6:47 pm |
  14. AGuest9

    Actually, nothing is more ignorant than religion. To think that some imaginary spirit that created everything is going to do what you want to make your life better is a lot of nonsense.

    August 19, 2012 at 3:41 pm |
    • Moby Schtick

      Only if a person holds the pertinent information, though.

      August 19, 2012 at 7:03 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      If Jesus' truth wasn't real, why would the non-history channel be so busy ripping Him apart? Same with you atheists. So busy destroying His teachings. I guess the jealousy of the scribes and pharisees is true today, as it was when Jesus walked the earth.

      August 19, 2012 at 11:09 pm |
    • Rupie

      How can anyone really describe God? It is only in the heart one either knows God.

      You created the vast expanse of the Universe with One Word!
      Hundreds of thousands of rivers began to flow.
      How can Your Creative Potency be described?
      I cannot even once be a sacrifice to You.
      Whatever pleases You is the only good done,
      You, Eternal and Formless One! ||16||

      August 20, 2012 at 12:42 am |
  15. truth be told

    Licking homeless people's buttholes is my ideal vacation. Maybe this is how I got AIDS.

    August 19, 2012 at 3:03 pm |
    • Devon S

      Hideous. I will always remember the name "truth be told" and spread the word to other bloggers that this individual is a sociopathic moron.

      August 19, 2012 at 3:04 pm |
    • truth be told

      Nothing is more ignorant than atheism. You cannot compromise with sin.

      August 19, 2012 at 3:06 pm |
  16. Atheism is not healthy for children and other living things

    Prayer changes things

    August 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
    • Tuck Rule

      You should really get your butthole bleached. My kielbasa is covered with brown smudges.

      August 19, 2012 at 2:42 pm |
    • truth be told

      A low end wanna be atheist when confronted with Truth quickly degenerates into filth as demonstrated by tuck.

      August 19, 2012 at 2:53 pm |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today!

      Wow, truth be told, if hollywood is ever looking for a retarded person who can channel Carrie's mama, you might fit the bill.

      August 19, 2012 at 11:08 pm |
  17. midwest rail

    Taking it in the butthole is my favorite pasttime.

    August 19, 2012 at 1:11 pm |
  18. Reality

    The following should help prevent these kinds of atrocities in the future:

    1. origin: http://query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F20E1EFE35540C7A8CDDAA0894DA404482

    “New Torah For Modern Minds

    Abraham, the Jewish patriarch, probably never existed. Nor did Moses. The entire Exodus story as recounted in the Bible probably never occurred. The same is true of the tumbling of the walls of Jericho. And David, far from being the fearless king who built Jerusalem into a mighty capital, was more likely a provincial leader whose reputation was later magnified to provide a rallying point for a fledgling nation.

    Such startling propositions – the product of findings by archaeologists digging in Israel and its environs over the last 25 years – have gained wide acceptance among non-Orthodox rabbis. But there has been no attempt to disseminate these ideas or to discuss them with the laity – until now.

    The United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, which represents the 1.5 million Conservative Jews in the United States, has just issued a new Torah and commentary, the first for Conservatives in more than 60 years. Called "Etz Hayim" ("Tree of Life" in Hebrew), it offers an interpretation that incorporates the latest findings from archaeology, philology, anthropology and the study of ancient cultures. To the editors who worked on the book, it represents one of the boldest efforts ever to introduce into the religious mainstream a view of the Bible as a human rather than divine docu-ment. “
    prob•a•bly
    Adverb: Almost certainly; as far as one knows or can tell.

    2. Jesus was an illiterate Jewish peasant/carpenter/simple preacher man who suffered from hallucinations (or “mythicizing” from P, M, M, L and J) and who has been characterized anywhere from the Messiah from Nazareth to a mythical character from mythical Nazareth to a ma-mzer from Nazareth (Professor Bruce Chilton, in his book Rabbi Jesus). An-alyses of Jesus’ life by many contemporary NT scholars (e.g. Professors Ludemann, Crossan, Borg and Fredriksen, ) via the NT and related doc-uments have concluded that only about 30% of Jesus' sayings and ways noted in the NT were authentic. The rest being embellishments (e.g. miracles)/hallucinations made/had by the NT authors to impress various Christian, Jewish and Pagan sects.

    The 30% of the NT that is "authentic Jesus" like everything in life was borrowed/plagiarized and/or improved from those who came before. In Jesus' case, it was the ways and sayings of the Babylonians, Greeks, Persians, Egyptians, Hitt-ites, Canaanites, OT, John the Baptizer and possibly the ways and sayings of traveling Greek Cynics.

    earlychristianwritings.com/theories.html

    For added "pizzazz", Catholic theologians divided god the singularity into three persons and invented atonement as an added guilt trip for the "pew people" to go along with this trinity of overseers. By doing so, they made god the padre into god the "filicider".

    Current RCC problems:

    Pedophiliac priests, an all-male, mostly white hierarchy, atonement theology and original sin!!!!

    2 b., Luther, Calvin, Joe Smith, Henry VIII, Wesley, Roger Williams, the Great “Babs” et al, founders of Christian-based religions or combination religions also suffered from the belief in/hallucinations of "pretty wingie thingie" visits and "prophecies" for profits analogous to the myths of Catholicism (resurrections, apparitions, ascensions and immacu-late co-nceptions).

    Current problems:
    Adulterous preachers, pedophiliac clerics, "propheteering/ profiteering" evangelicals and atonement theology,

    3. Mohammed was an illiterate, womanizing, lust and greed-driven, warmongering, hallucinating Arab, who also had embellishing/hallucinating/plagiarizing scribal biographers who not only added "angels" and flying chariots to the koran but also a militaristic agenda to support the plundering and looting of the lands of non-believers.

    This agenda continues as shown by the ma-ssacre in Mumbai, the as-sas-sinations of Bhutto and Theo Van Gogh, the conduct of the seven Muslim doctors in the UK, the 9/11 terrorists, the 24/7 Sunni suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the 24/7 Shiite suicide/roadside/market/mosque bombers, the Islamic bombers of the trains in the UK and Spain, the Bali crazies, the Kenya crazies, the Pakistani “koranics”, the Palestine suicide bombers/rocketeers, the Lebanese nutcases, the Taliban nut jobs, the Ft. Hood follower of the koran, and the Filipino “koranics”.

    And who funds this muck and stench of terror? The warmongering, Islamic, Shiite terror and torture theocracy of Iran aka the Third Axis of Evil and also the Sunni "Wannabees" of Saudi Arabia.

    Current crises:

    The Sunni-Shiite blood feud and the warmongering, womanizing (11 wives), hallucinating founder.

    4. Hinduism (from an online Hindu site) – "Hinduism cannot be described as an organized religion. It is not founded by any individual. Hinduism is God centered and therefore one can call Hinduism as founded by God, because the answer to the question ‘Who is behind the eternal principles and who makes them work?’ will have to be ‘Cosmic power, Divine power, God’." (Sikhism- Hinduism without the caste system or cow reverence- with some elements of Judaism (one god) and Islam (no icon worship).

    The caste/laborer system, reincarnation and cow worship/reverence are problems when saying a fair and rational God founded Hinduism."

    Current problems:

    The caste system, reincarnation and cow worship/reverence.

    5. Buddhism- "Buddhism began in India about 500 years before the birth of Christ. The people living at that time had become disillusioned with certain beliefs of Hinduism including the caste system, which had grown extremely complex. The number of outcasts (those who did not belong to any particular caste) was continuing to grow."

    "However, in Buddhism, like so many other religions, fanciful stories arose concerning events in the life of the founder, Siddhartha Gautama (fifth century B.C.):"

    Archaeological discoveries have proved, beyond a doubt, his historical character, but apart from the legends we know very little about the circu-mstances of his life. e.g. Buddha by one legend was supposedly talking when he came out of his mother's womb.

    Bottom line: There are many good ways of living but be aware of the hallucinations, embellishments, lies, and myths surrounding the founders and foundations of said rules of life.

    Then, apply the Five F rule: "First Find the Flaws, then Fix the Foundations". And finally there will be religious peace and religious awareness in the world!!!!!

    August 19, 2012 at 12:49 pm |
    • ....

      BULL SH IT ALERT

      August 19, 2012 at 2:40 pm |
    • save the world and slap some sense into a christard today!

      This ".... BULL SH IT ALERT" poster is the one full of it since he/she consistently posts unfounded exclamations.

      August 19, 2012 at 11:02 pm |
    • HeavenSent

      "probably never existed"???? Sneaky wording Reality in all your jealous posts. You and all the modern day Scribes and Pharisees that want to crucify Jesus all over again because you want to rule and He's King of KINGS.

      August 19, 2012 at 11:20 pm |
    • Rupie

      Please note that Hindu Ramah is mentioned several places in the Bible.
      Also do not that Angel of Israel is mentioned several places in the Guru Granth Sahib.

      While Sikh Gurus created an independent path for their followers, Hindus are always eager to take credit from the Sikh Gurus.

      August 20, 2012 at 12:47 am |
    • Rupie

      Please note that Hindu Ramah is mentioned several places in the Bible.
      Also do NOTE that Angel of Israel is mentioned several places in the Guru Granth Sahib.

      While Sikh Gurus created an independent path for their followers, Hindus followers are always eager to take credit for the Sikh Gurus.

      August 20, 2012 at 12:49 am |
    • HeavenSent

      Rupie,

      Blow ye the cornet in Gibeah, [and] the trumpet in Ramah: cry aloud [at] Bethaven, after thee, O Benjamin.

      Hosea 5:8

      Amen.

      August 20, 2012 at 1:19 am |
    • Roxana

      Atheists are such wonderfully enlightened and tolerant folks aren't they? It's enough to drive one into the nearest house of religion – whichever one is closest at hand!

      August 20, 2012 at 1:58 pm |

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