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  • Should the US Open continue in New York?

    I've had a chance to think about the US Open tennis tournament going on in NYC, and I am very angry about it. How dare the citizens of NY, who received so much help from the rest of the country, host a sporting event, while this tragedy is unfolding. September 11 was an instant event, it destroyed a large complex of buildings and killed thousands of Americans, but it was over quickly, and except for emotional damage, the city went on exactly as it did before. This is so much bigger, it effects so many more people, and its effect will be felt for the indefinite future. New York must stop right now, and reflect on exactly how it can now come to the aid of the rest of the country. It is completely inappropriate for a sport tournament to be going on now, while so many are suffering, while so many are dying.
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    Natural disaster is much different than a terrorist attack.

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    • #3
      Complete horse hooey. Dumbest idea evar.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Indu WangZi@Sep 1 2005, 08:03 PM
        Complete horse hooey. Dumbest idea evar.
        Absolutely agree....

        Someone needs to STFU @ scripting...

        "Can't buy what I want because it's free...
        Can't buy what I want because it's free..."
        -- Pearl Jam, from the single Corduroy

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        • #5
          If we cancel the U.S. Open, the hurricane will already have won.

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          • #6
            I'm thinking they ought to move the Open to NOLA this year as a tribute.
            From this day forward, I no longer shall tinker with the machinery of death.

            For more than 20 years I have endeavored-indeed, I have struggled-along with a majority of this Court, to develop procedural & substantive rules that would lend more than the mere appearance of fairness to the death penalty endeavor.


            I feel morally and intellectually obligated simply to concede that the death penalty experiment has failed.

            The path the Court has chosen lessens us all. I dissent.

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