Hypocritical Silence on Hallowed Ground

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Hypocritical Silence on Hallowed Ground
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Wed, 09-01-2010 - 5:42pm

Where are Beck, Hannity and the other right wing hatemongers protecting Hallowed Ground? Oh yeah, this isn't important because number 1 they don't get to bash Muslims and number 2, someone wants to make money on this, so it's ok as far as the right wing is concerned......

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The Gettysburg Legacy - Saying No to a Gettysburg Casino
by Civil War Preservation Trust (videos) 9:15

Filmmaker Ken Burns, author David McCullough, actors Sam Waterston, Matthew Broderick, Stephen Lang, Medal of Honor recipient Paul W. Bucha, President Eisenhower’s granddaughter Susan Eisenhower and even a haunting score by Oscar-winning composer John Williams made appearances via video at the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) hearing this morning in Gettysburg.

Susan Star Paddock, chair of the grassroots group No Casino Gettysburg, turned the Comfort Suites conference room in Gettysburg into a movie theatre for her 10-minute testimony. The professional quality video, prepared entirely by volunteers, is a plea to the PGCB to deny a license for a casino just ½ mile from the boundary of the Gettysburg National Military Park.

http://www.civilwar.org/nocasino

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Cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.---Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

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Cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.---Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

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Registered: 11-10-2006
Wed, 09-01-2010 - 10:58pm

Maybe a better analogy would be: thousands of people didn't die in the name of gambling...... 9 years ago.....


I think the two issues are

 


 


 


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Registered: 03-10-2010
Wed, 09-01-2010 - 11:15pm
One of the excuses of the anti-community center/mosque crowd was that it was in too close of a proximity of "hallowed ground." Well, Gettysburg battlefield is "hallowed ground." It too deserves protections from those who would protect hallowed ground. Nearly 8,000 people died there and it is the site of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.

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Registered: 05-13-2009
Wed, 09-01-2010 - 11:18pm

Do you know the history of Las Vegas? I'm pretty sure that thousands died in establishing gambling in the non hallowed ground of Vegas.

Is Civil War hallowed ground different the 9/11 hallowed ground? I've been to both, Gettysburg has an awesome, moving memorial, WTC site nine years after the fact, not so much.

Have you been to either?

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Wed, 09-01-2010 - 11:23pm

I think the fact that you can be in NYC and not KNOW that there is a mosque near ground zero due to the capacity of the city is one reason it seems a bit different.

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Registered: 08-14-2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:01am

"All in all, as a comparison it stands."


Yea....Sure.....ok.....



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Registered: 08-14-2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:08am

"One of the excuses of the anti-community center/mosque crowd was that it was in too close of a proximity of "hallowed ground." "


Well, this and other stuff came crashing through the roof of the building making it structurally unsound, which is why it's being leveled. Would this have been 'close enough' to ground zero if it had fallen through 1 or 2 more floors of the Burlington factory building.


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Registered: 03-10-2010
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:43am
Remember that the national park site of Gettysburg is just *some* land that was set aside where the battle took place. It isn't ALL of the land where the battle took place. We're looking at what happened on/near the park at Gettysburg and on/near where the WTC towers once stood. If both are near "hallowed ground," and both have "experienced" the event, then both deserve the protection of hallowed ground protectors.

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Registered: 11-10-2006
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:47am

I never actually gave my opinion on the casino yet.

 


 


 


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Thu, 09-02-2010 - 12:59am
Yes...there we go. There was a 10 - 1 vote in favor of the Gettysburg casino. The community likely wants the casino. This is similar to the situation in Manhattan. The community board voted 29 - 1 in favor of the community center/mosque. Apparently, there is some local sentiment in favor of both of these near-the-site-of-hallowed ground projects. In the case of the Manhattan project, outsiders began a massive campaign to stop the project because it was near hallowed ground. Now, we're waiting on the protectors of hallowed ground to jump in and start a major campaign to interfere with the Gettysburg project near hallowed ground.

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Registered: 08-16-2005
Thu, 09-02-2010 - 5:52am

'The community likely wants the casino'


Most NYers and Americans (muslims included) to not want the mosque/community center.


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