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    By Kim Zetter December 8, 2010
    http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/201...ey-resolution/

    The city of Berkeley, also known as “Berzerkeley,” is considering a resolution to declare alleged WikiLeaks source Bradley Manning a hero.

    Or, as a FoxNews site puts it, “Berkeley Gives America the Middle Finger.”

    According to a resolution being considered for vote, the imprisoned Army private suspected of providing WikiLeaks with its most significant U.S. releases should be released from prison and praised for his “courage in bringing truth to the American people and the people of the world.”

    “If he did what he’s accused of doing, he’s a patriot and should get a medal,” Bob Meola, author of the resolution told the San Francisco Chronicle. “I think the war criminals should be the ones prosecuted, not the whistle-blowers.”

    Meola is a member of the city’s Peace and Justice Commission, which advises the city council and school board on peace and social justice issues. The commission passed the resolution by a vote of 7-3. It will be up for a City Council vote on Dec. 14.

    Berkeley is home to the University of California at Berkeley, famous as the launch pad for the 1960s free speech movement when students occupied Sproul Hall to protest the university’s restrictions against them organizing and fundraising for political causes at the campus entrance.

    Meola, a member of the national committee for the War Resisters League, is a long-time anti-war activist. A profile of him at the WRL website describes him as a “Gandhian pacifist” with a law degree who “realized he was an anarchist when he realized his communist comrades had forgotten about Marx’s withering away of the state.”

    Peace and Justice commissioner Jane Litman, abstained from voting on Meola’s resolution. “I don’t think we should call him a hero for something he hasn’t even said he’s done,” she told the Chronicle.

    The Peace and Justice commissioners aren’t strangers to controversy. A 2008 resolution from the commission called for the City Council to write a letter to the Marine Corps saying their recruiters were “unwanted intruders” in the city. A mass protest broke out after the Council approved it. After six Republican U.S. senators threatened to kill federal funding for Berkeley programs in retaliation, the City Council quickly retracted the letter.

    “To err is human but to really screw up it takes the Berkeley City Council,” council member Gordon Wozniak told the Chronicle at the time.
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    This isn't stupid so much as evil. The gays, feminists and other assorted leftists are celebrating the actions of someone who has undermined the war against the most homophobic, mysogynist fascists the world has ever seen, just because they hate the people who defend them.

    Forget about cutting off federal funds. I propose that the congress declare Berkeley an independent nation, cut off all aid, close the borders and let them make a go of things on their own. We can even declare it an open city and allow unrestricted immigration from Yemen and other terror sponsoring states there, and let them get a taste of Sharia Law. Call the program "Burkas for Berkeley" and let them stew in their own iniquity.
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    Nothing Berkeley does is surprising.
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    Why doesn't some nice terrorist blow that place up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
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    Forget about cutting off federal funds. I propose that the congress declare Berkeley an independent nation, cut off all aid, close the borders and let them make a go of things on their own. We can even declare it an open city and allow unrestricted immigration from Yemen and other terror sponsoring states there, and let them get a taste of Sharia Law. Call the program "Burkas for Berkeley" and let them stew in their own iniquity.
    Even better would be to trade all of California to Mexico for something of equal value, say soiled diapers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    Even better would be to trade all of California to Mexico for something of equal value, say soiled diapers?
    Most of california is decent. It's just the coastal area between SanFag and LA . . . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Madisonian View Post
    Even better would be to trade all of California to Mexico for something of equal value, say soiled diapers?
    No, California has some lovely real estate, it just has the misfortune of being under Californians. If Mexico wants California back, they can repay the Gadsden Purchase, pro-rated for one state and adjusted for inflation. It would be a win/win, since the people of California would have the choice of being governed by a corrupt, antiquated, socialist kleptocracy, or they could accept the government of Mexico. :D

    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Most of california is decent. It's just the coastal area between SanFag and LA . . . .
    Yeah, but that's enough to drive the state. Personally, I'd love to keep San Diego, but if we gave back California, we'd lose it. Still, we'd have Washington and Oregon, so it's not like we wouldn't have west coast naval bases, and maybe the shock of seeing California cut loose would make the Pacific Northwesterners come back to their senses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PoliCon View Post
    Why doesn't some nice terrorist blow that place up?
    Why would the terrorists want to blow up their biggest supporters?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Odysseus View Post
    No, California has some lovely real estate, it just has the misfortune of being under Californians. If Mexico wants California back, they can repay the Gadsden Purchase, pro-rated for one state and adjusted for inflation. It would be a win/win, since the people of California would have the choice of being governed by a corrupt, antiquated, socialist kleptocracy, or they could accept the government of Mexico. :D
    I would be happy if Mexico took California's debt and we keep the payments we send there for infrastructure, entitlements and bailing out there debt. We would still be on the positive side of the balance sheet, particularly if Pelosi, Boxer, Feinstein, Waxman and the rest of the California crazies had to stay there as part of the deal.
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    I like the fact that the libertards have completely taken over the state they bankrupted. I say move all the libertards there to enjoy the fruits of their labor. They created their utopia, now live in it. Once there though, you can never return. Hotel Kaliforniastan.

    As for the traitor they like so much, he should be executed for treason. Bradley can then become a poster boy for all the millions of gays clamoring to join the armed services.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jediab View Post
    Why would the terrorists want to blow up their biggest supporters?
    Quite simply - because they would kill them all anyhow for their various sins against Allah.
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