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Their circumstances they’ve experienced have been traumatizing, discount fml forte perhaps less in comparison to some of the lives and houses inexplicably lost in Katrina, discount fml forte not to mention Galveston which have been thoroughly censored by our “mainstream media”, discount fml forte who continues to black out the events happening on the Gulf coast. Correction, discount fml forte some of their local media has attempted as much as they’ve been able to reveal the situation in Galveston and surrounding areas, discount fml forte which in truth, discount fml forte if you and I knew, discount fml forte we’d be less apt to applaud such candidates we saw tonight, discount fml forte as they are part of the same system which covers up such atrocities happening in our own country. This is your country folks. More than anything this is your future. If they can black out and/or suppress the questions that continue to surround the actual truth regarding the events that occurred on 9/11, discount fml forte  along with the traumatic and unnecessary events surrounding Katrina, discount fml forte and so many other things, discount fml forte how important are you as a citizen? Really? In truth, discount fml forte you and I are as important as we see ourselves.   NOT in how “they” project the televised version of the “American people”. It’s up to you and I to legitimize our lives as citizens, discount fml forte not to grant them power to do if for us in Washington D.C. Discount fml forte Because rest assured, discount fml forte they won’t Its a responsibility that you and I must own. To own that, discount fml forte how much does it benefit us to invest in those who essentially have proven they have little if any investment in us as citizens? No matter what they profess in their bought and paid for speeches. How have their words and speeches truly supported us when the legislation they have passed has done essentially everything to disempower us as citizens? Tonight in the debate, discount fml forte the questions, discount fml forte ever skillfully avoiding our eroding infrastructure in our own country, discount fml forte were quick to bring up our governments allegiance to Israel and to the horrors happening in Darfur. I have to ask, discount fml forte what does that say to our own intrinsic value as tax paying Americans, discount fml forte that they avoid addressing our own tragedies and devasations in order to prioritize other countries, discount fml forte by which many of us (nor can they) cant even locate on a map?    This is not to say their tragedies aren’t of equal importance, discount fml forte to them.   Of course they are. However, discount fml forte somehow Washington’s priorities seem to be moving further and further away from our own nation. 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However, discount fml forte when one specifically addresses their own personal and potential loss(es)  in the absence of so many other events of suffering of loss by Americans, discount fml forte and citizens worldwide.   (They failed to ever address the imprisonment of millions of Palestinians due to Israel’s military occupation of the region ).  What do these ommissions say to us? Tonight worried me…… yet again. Some of my friends I’m sure think I am too opinionated and/or brash. I have to agree with them. After a series of awakenings, discount fml forte  I am indeed opinionated and brash at times. I would make a request to others that we wouldn’t carry such a burden if you would speak up more as well and help us out. In addition does someone have knowledge of the appropriate time we are supposed to bring such glaring issues up? Because I will show up for the appropriate time to air such grievances. However, discount fml forte there seems to be a lack of available venues. 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Their usage of such insulting terms like “surge” and their concern about Iran, discount fml forte a country which has done nothing to warrant our focus.  However it happens to be another Middle Eastern country that many in our government are being goaded into depicting as evil and aggressive. How can any of us with a straight face talk about another country, discount fml forte other than Israel and/or our own USA as being the aggressors? Surely I will probably be graced with more tax paid harassment and claims of ‘anti-semitism’ by the Anti-Defamation league, discount fml forte in stating such a truth.  Yet I continue to hope individuals will begin to better see what is being done in our name, discount fml forte to our reputation and our futures. The debate was a safe haven for corporate media and corporate politics which is what we watched tonight. True to form, discount fml forte I watched and got exactly what I expected. Perhaps a little bit more.