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Flags flying at half-staff to honor victims of Paris attacks

Original post made on Nov 18, 2015

The cities of Pleasanton and Dublin are flying local government flags at half-staff through sunset tomorrow to honor the victims of the attacks which took place in Paris last week.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, November 16, 2015, 12:21 PM

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Posted by That They Not Die in Vain
a resident of Amador Estates
on Nov 18, 2015 at 9:32 pm

Once again I see our leadership focused on sorrow over the dead, but taking no action to exact a heavy price from the perpetrators behind this violence and those supporting and motivating them. Sadly, those who lost their lives in this and other Muslim terrorist actions have died in vain.

Thus it is that we will witness more such horrors, some likely to be in our own country as the Democrat-lead administration rushes to bring more individuals from this culture into our land with no real vetting of any kind. In fact these leaders have bullied those who have pointed out the obvious fact that the primary victims of Muslim violence in these nations are Christians and Jews. They are the real refugees.

Posted by Ed
a resident of Pleasanton Meadows
on Nov 19, 2015 at 9:46 am

While it's true that the vast majority of Muslims are peace-loving folks I think they have to do something big and newsworthy to show where their sympathy lies. Someone on the news suggested a "Million Muslim March" in order to gain some positive PR and to separate themselves from the radical few among them. News stories showing Muslims doing charity work, or helping the less fortunate would go a long way. The King of Saudi Arabia spoke out against the radicals the other day, why can't Muslim leaders in the US do the same? It would sure help their cause.

Posted by Damon
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:47 am

@Ed :...why can't Muslim leaders in the US do the same? It would sure help their cause."

I have seen statements by US Muslim leaders condemning terrorism. The reason you may not have seen stories on that is because that's not front page news. Front page goes to the terrorists themselves, not to the little known Muslim leaders who condemn terrorism. I'll bet that you can't even name a single US Muslim leader without looking up the information. Don't feel bad. I can't either.

Posted by quiet please
a resident of Downtown
on Nov 19, 2015 at 11:10 am

Or how about this for setting a good example and doing the right thing-- when the muslim festival comes to the fairgrounds again (Nowroz Festival) in April, keep your amplified noise within the legal limits! Every year this huge festival generates hundreds of noise complaints because they refuse to keep the sound level within the limit that is imposed on every other group. Why is that allowed? The PPD has no authority to enforce the limits and the fairgrounds management has no desire to do so. The only way to stop this abuse is to write to the county supervisor and demand the right to peaceful enjoyment of your own homes rather that being abused by sound volume that vastly exceeds the legal limit.

Following the law would be a great way for these muslims to show solidarity with those of us who live here, rather than thumbing their collective noses at us.

Posted by Damon
a resident of Foothill Knolls
on Nov 19, 2015 at 11:40 am

@quiet please: "...when the muslim festival..."

Nowruz is not a Muslim festival. It's an ancient festival with possibly pagan roots.

Posted by Me
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 19, 2015 at 4:31 pm

Good job lowering the flags Pleasanton and Dublin

France we apologize that the dim wit President disturbed the hornets nest in the name of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) that didn't exist; all in order to exact revenge for a failed attempt on his fathers life. Quite a quagmire you have created GW, quite a quagmire indeed!

Posted by You're Wrong
a resident of Amador Estates
on Nov 20, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Dear Me,
You've been listening to too much MainStreamMedia about GWB and WMD in Iraq. Saddam did have WMD and the evidence was that he used them on his own Kurdish people.

I encourage you to read the book "Saddam's Secrets" authored by General Georges Sada who was Saddam's chief fighter pilot who turned against him. Gen. Sada states toward the end of the book that yes, Saddam did indeed have considerable WMD's. Prior to the UN sending their inspection team, there was a major earthquake in Syria. Saddam used this event as an opportunity to send a host of "emergency transport vehicles" such as gutted passenger planes, ambulances, and other vehicles, etc., all full of WMD material. It all went to Syria according to Saddam's Chief fighter pilot. The MSM has not broadcast this because it is not in their best interest to give credence to GW Bush.

If interested, here is a link to the book, "Saddam's Secrets" Web Link

Posted by Jtjh
a resident of Vintage Hills Elementary School
on Nov 20, 2015 at 7:27 pm

But Mr. Sada is just one person. How can we be certain that what he says is the truth and what others say is not? I don't think we can.

Most people will simply believe whichever tales (or lies) best fit their own political or philosophical opinion. .

Posted by Survivor
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2015 at 12:55 am

I certainly hope self-radicalized killers don't attack any of us. Strange we have not heard conversations of our Boston bomber brothers. They had traveled over there shortly before their rampage, which they finalized with plans on the internet. We are doomed when those so inclined move in among us and kill us. We'll pay their tuition, medical, etc while our families do without.
Good or evil most 'refugee' Syrians will not have 'papers', but we'll pay thousands to 'question' them...what a farse. We'll let them in with a simply "I am not a terrorist....believe me, I'm not". Sure, we believe you Step right in. We'll house, educate, and care for your family, which federal immigration interviewers say are usually families of seven!!!!!! I hope we'll include condoms so they don't continue to breed beyond (our) their own ability to provide for their own families. Seems like a reasonably simple request we should make....and they should be grateful to comply. Have we no limits? WHO is going to care for a broken US?

Posted by Survivor
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2015 at 1:15 am

Talk about a dim-witted president, all networks, all media, and most Dem congress people, like very sensible Senator Diane Finestein said on all networks, the President was very wrong about us keeping ISIS 'contained'. He is so 'political' through 'til the end....he will attempt to cover and deny, deny for Dem candidates in the 'campaign .. SO HE WON"T BE BLAMED FOR HURTING/ LOSING FOR HIS PARTY IN HISTORY BOOKS. Like Bengazi and ever since, just never utter word terror. Deny terror, deny ISIS, keep denying means it isn't real!!!! Getting harder to deny. Instead, he wants us to spend billions bringing in some radicalized mixed in with refugees, but only sending in 50 guys to help save the "contained" mid-East... The money we spend on this cause should be to weaponize & train the Mid-East to defend 'themselves'.

Posted by Survivor
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Nov 21, 2015 at 1:35 am

The majority of US Governors have said NO refugees (mixed with ISIS) to be sent/assigned to their states! BUT, we have Jerry Brown who will welcome refugees to fill our state college, just like the Dreamers fill the seats, CA natives have to go to other states to get seats in a college. We provide/ pay for all the college seats that are then filled by outsiders, and the 'underserved'. Then also pay for our own elsewhere, or if we can't afford, they simply do not get to attend. In my family they attend JCs, but goodness, Moonbeam would not expect those living off taxpayers to have to attend JC,..nope, we send those to our state schools. The system today is truly twisted and unjust... If Mom doesn't know who the Dad is, the kid it's the education jackpot!! Now, the poor 'refugee' kids will be added to the 'underserved' who are 'entitled' to the 'too few' seats.... in this new twisted system.

Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Nov 21, 2015 at 10:13 am

Welcome to AMERICA!

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