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'Sadly, we are still divided,' organizer says at 9/11 multifaith vigil

Original post made on Sep 12, 2021

On the 20th anniversary of 9/11, people broke bread and prayed together in front of Palo Alto City Hall during an annual peace picnic and vigil.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Saturday, September 11, 2021, 11:44 PM

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Posted by Shayne Matthews
a resident of Stanford
on Sep 12, 2021 at 7:47 am

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Posted by Jane Forrest
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on Sep 12, 2021 at 9:55 am

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Posted by Citizen
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on Sep 12, 2021 at 11:08 am

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Competing in the marketplace of ideas that is politics works to our benefit when everyone is competing for the public good. This ceased to be the case when the right became full-throttle about lying for plutocracy under Reagan, worsening til today. (As former Republican strategist Stuart Stevens calls it, "industrial lying" on the right that has no equivalence on the left, beginning with trickle-down economics which Rgn administration admitted was a lie to cut top tax rates; the very top crust elite of the wealthiest have been advantaged ever since, economically and power-wise, & if you look up Pew Research "income inequality", they have been basically sucking all the income and wealth from the middle class and poor ever since because of they stopped having to pay their fair share.) The right stacked the Supreme Court (making decision after decision in favor of plutocracy), state houses, pushed legislation through the American Legislative Exchange Council--all to favor the very tiniest crust of the wealthiest elite. (Remember the infamous Citibank memo in which they acknowledge the US was already a plutocracy?) The right had their own propaganda media outlet in F*x News, which to this date, is actively building on decades of misinformation, false framing, dogwhistles & divisiveness (of both the bitter angry & slick type).

George Bush spoke eloquently yesterday, yet seems to have no appreciation for the way his administration lied yet more for plutocracy & brought us to this.


Posted by Bystander
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Sep 13, 2021 at 7:27 am

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Yesterday I watched a couple of 3 year olds running around playing, holding hands, having fun as 3 year olds do. One was black, one was white. They were happy. They knew nothing about race or any differences between them. It only exists after they have been told there are differences. We must stop putting people in categories or "communities". We must stop these labels. We must stop teaching children they are different from their cohorts.

We are all members of the human race. We have to stop dividing and start looking at what unites us.


Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Sep 13, 2021 at 8:34 am

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Posted by John
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on Sep 13, 2021 at 1:53 pm

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Posted by Online Name
a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland
on Sep 13, 2021 at 3:10 pm

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Here's one of many cites on Fox's lawsuits, this one from the New York Times
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"On Oct. 12, 2020, Fox News agreed to pay millions of dollars to the family of a murdered Democratic National Committee staff member, implicitly acknowledging what saner minds knew long ago: that the network had repeatedly hyped a false claim that the young staff member, Seth Rich, was involved in leaking D.N.C. emails during the 2016 presidential campaign. (Russian intelligence officers, in fact, had hacked and leaked the emails.)

Fox’s decision to settle with the Rich family came just before its marquee hosts, Lou Dobbs and Sean Hannity, were set to be questioned under oath in the case, a potentially embarrassing moment. And Fox paid so much that the network didn’t have to apologize for the May 2017 story on FoxNews.com.

But there was one curious provision that Fox insisted on: The settlement had to be kept secret for a month — until after the Nov. 3 election. The exhausted plaintiffs agreed."


Posted by Online Name
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on Sep 13, 2021 at 3:28 pm

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Posted by John
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on Sep 13, 2021 at 5:30 pm

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