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Posted: Sunday, November 25, 2007 10:00 pm

Up to 1,000 Sikhs and visitors, including San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore, celebrated the grand opening of Lodi's new Sikh temple with a procession on the grounds, a special service and free Indian food on Sunday.

The new temple was built primarily from donations collected from within the Sikh community, including the Punjabi Cultural Society, according to Amritha Dhatt, who grew up in Lodi and now lives in Hayward.

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86 comments:

  • posted at 2:42 pm on Mon, Dec 3, 2007.

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    I think Ur not bad Real fact ur just brain washed by Watching Too much CNN news go to Lodi musque and talk to the Imam and ask him What is ISAM? What Is A life of a Muslim? dont judge a race from a tV channel or a newspaper go to the library get a book about Islam nooo not a book on London Bombing try to be nice and kind today so people like london bombers are never to make same mistakes they did in the past in yours and mine future..

     
  • posted at 2:34 pm on Mon, Dec 3, 2007.

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    OOhhhhhhh yeaa then yy did you mention Pakistan in ur comment what does Pakistan has todo with this anyways dont tell me those london bombers were Pakistani becouse they were not they were Citizens of Europe and the blames were false every one including my every teacher believes that what ever is happening is becouse of our noisy Politics who blame everything on Muslims to unwrap the attention of their deadly crimes known as Republics = Realfact and thats yy there more muslims muslim Mosques everyday nonmuslims coverting Islam

     
  • posted at 12:58 pm on Mon, Dec 3, 2007.

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    joshua, thats a crock and you know it. your not copping to it because you don't want to aknowledge that muslims do nasty things. i don't have a problem condemning people who do nasty things, while claiming to be a "Christian". you only do because you want to cover it up. your arguement from the angle of historical nasty occurances is flawed as well. doesn't matter what people "did" or are doing now. i directed the question to TWO events in history. nothing before or after means anything. did the US govt fly planes into the towers, or did muslims?

     
  • posted at 9:36 am on Mon, Dec 3, 2007.

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    dude, the reason for the homework assignment was to enlighten you a bit. all indicators regarding the recent attrocities point to government sponsored terrorism. rather than go to extremes and pin all the blame on either the governments, as is your wish for me, or on radical islam, as you have chosen to do, i simply allow the corporate media to present "their" side, then allow my own faculties to judge from an objective vantage point keeping recent historical evidences in mind.

     
  • posted at 6:20 am on Mon, Dec 3, 2007.

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    brian; thats true, and why i am making sure that people in here are painted an accurate portrait of whats going on with muslims these days. they (muslims) deserve their reputation because as you can see in the many blogs at LNS about them, NO ONE has come forward to accuretly defend "peaceful islam". they come in here with their deflection tactics, and purposefully lie about their true intent. why else would someone avoid a simple question? especially one that would exhonerate them immediately? it proves they are not ultimatly peaceful

     
  • posted at 6:11 am on Mon, Dec 3, 2007.

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    joshua tree; is your ideaology that tainted that you cannot answer a simple question? are you are that low in humanity that you cannot answer it directly? i have asked you (3) times whether it was muslims, or the US govt that did the nasty on 911 and london. i DID NOT ask you for homework. we can discuss your penchance for conspiracy after you are man enough to declare what you really believe, should you ever answer the question exactly as i posed it to you. this pas de deux shows the underhandedness by which you guys operate.

     
  • posted at 6:03 am on Mon, Dec 3, 2007.

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    to Ahmed to Real Facts; dang, i thought you were going to be the first to do it, then, another non-specific detraction about you condemning terrorism. islam deflection 101. i asked you to be specific ahmed. did muslims bomb innocent people in london and on 911? of course I condemn ANY killing by anybody for any reason other than self defense, as i have stated in here over and over, including ANY incidence committed by any person "claiming" to be a Christian. so ahmed, what about muslims in london? i bet he never comes back

     
  • posted at 3:30 am on Mon, Dec 3, 2007.

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    dude, google operation gladio, operation ajax, and operation northwoods, all terrorist operations pulled off by western intelligence, cia, nato, etc. in england, the leader of the pro-war labor party, tony b(liar) had lost a huge number of seats in the parliament and was fighting to keep his position as prime minister. then, right on time, the bombings of 7/7 and 7/21 occurred. what a coincidence. do the research realfacts. i know you like your sport killing muslims idea, but it is just not true.

     
  • posted at 1:56 am on Mon, Dec 3, 2007.

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    As a Moslem, I categorically condemn all terrorism. As a Christian, do you do the same? I would like to hear you say it, since you have not done so thus far. Why haven't you condemned terrorism? Why haven't you issued a specific apology for each bombing that the IRA has done in the past 30 years? Why haven't you issued a specific apology for each abortion clinic that has been bombed by Christians? Could it be that, as a peaceful Christian, you feel no responsibility for these unChristian acts?

     
  • posted at 1:21 am on Mon, Dec 3, 2007.

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    http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=33898

    Real Facts, Here's a good link to read
    pertaining to your grievances.

     
  • posted at 12:16 pm on Sun, Dec 2, 2007.

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    in this blog, and the many others that contain discussions about islam, i have asked for ANYBODY as a muslim to come forward and condemn the acts of those that don't represent what "they" claim as "peceful islam". nothing. zip. zero. NO ONE. you would think that as many that read these blogs, SOMEONE would defend peaceful islam. no one does. know why? because either they know it's not true, or they are afraid of backlash by others. instead they fill the space with denials and deflection, and wonder why no one believes them. peaceful islam huh?

     
  • posted at 12:02 pm on Sun, Dec 2, 2007.

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    to american c; i am going to ask you again, seeing how the others i have asked are too chicken to answer the question just as i posed it; is the US govt responsible for 911 (they flew the planes into the towers)? or was it muslims that flew those planes. did muslims bomb innocent people in london, and do YOU condemn that act? you purposely didn't answer it. answer it, and we will see if you belong in the united states. i don't have anything to hide, why would you?

     
  • posted at 11:57 am on Sun, Dec 2, 2007.

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    to American C; re-read what i wrote you. i never said YOU were from pakistan, or a pakistani. i merely used pakistan as a reference for a place in the world that echoes more what YOU believe, then living in the US. there is a world of difference between not agreeing with everything america does or stands for, and anti-US sentiment. whats sad about you is that you are just like all the other muslims in here, that claim islam is peaceful, but don't condemn killing innocent people. whose laughing now?

     
  • posted at 10:46 am on Sun, Dec 2, 2007.

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    hahaha am laughing my head off whos Pakistani REal fact: ur going crazyyy! Am a muslim i dont need to be pakistani indian or what ever to be Muslim ur so stupid u think muslims are only from Pakistan just like hindus or Sikh religion people are from India. dont take this in a wrong way know i love people from india middle east and pakistan just dont like the one like you stop trying brain wash white American against muslims OUr presdient W. Bush felled to do that what in the world well you Do?

     
  • posted at 7:43 am on Sun, Dec 2, 2007.

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    to American C; another note on your comment "Just get out Of my countyy!!". i will give you the ability to say in here how you as a muslim, believe it was muslims that killed innocent people in london, so YOU can prove that you do belong in the US. your a muslim that thinks for yourself right? not just what your ideaology tells you to think. if i lived in pakistan, and i made anti-pakistan govt remarks,i would be beheaded. but thats islam for you. now whats your answer?

     
  • posted at 7:30 am on Sun, Dec 2, 2007.

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    to American C; you said "Just get out Of my countyy". if you're writing from pakistan, i'm not IN your country. if you are in the US, you're in "our" country, "IF" you act according to it's laws of humanity. if you revert to certain types of islams thinking, it's better for you to move to pakistan, because all i did was show how "some" muslims think they can kill innocent people. if YOU think it's ok as a muslim. MOVE. if you don't, maybe you can prove there actually are "peaceful muslims". so far, i don't see ONE

     
  • posted at 7:20 am on Sun, Dec 2, 2007.

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    i don't mind "conspiracy theories", as they stretch the mind. i am not a person that accepts things as "facts" from anybody, preferring to weigh out EVERYTHING. however, facts are what form truth, not agenda, and truth always comes to the top over time. the 911 conspiracy is an intellectual "agenda" joke. bin laden (a muslim) copped to it. it takes a gazillion people to pull off a conspiracy like 911, and NO ONE has talked about it. impossible to keep that many people quiet. muslims did it. thats a FACT. the truth filters from there

     
  • posted at 7:11 am on Sun, Dec 2, 2007.

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    to richard mcintyre, r80ant, desperado, joshua tree; all of you have insinuated us govt fault, deflecting away from muslim responsibility for 911, etc. neither one of you have been man enough to directly say it WAS the us govt that conspired 911. you don't say it straight out, because you are afraid of backlash, thinking you can slip anti-us sentiment under the rug, so your "brothers" can do it again. you can't coverup the fact that muslims do nasty things in the name of islam. the only reason you do, is because ALL you people are enablers to militant islam

     
  • posted at 7:01 am on Sun, Dec 2, 2007.

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    desperado; according to you, i may not be "playing with a full deck of cards", but at least MY cards are on the table. your a chicken. i asked you to disclose if YOU believed it was the US govt that flew planes into the towers on 911, and you didn't do that, deflecting instead to the payne stewart incident. just because they didn't deploy aircraft as fast, doesn't indicate a conspiracy by the US. ever heard of bad decision making? answer the question, unless of course your chicken. i am betting you are

     
  • posted at 3:12 pm on Sat, Dec 1, 2007.

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    TO real facts howw can you say so much about Muslims how can you dare to Bastard you cant change anything u provide prove??? prove that ur daddy makes ur the prove ur daddy and mommy make togather by giving u birth get a life or get a myspace and get out of here!!! Just get out Of my countyy!!

     
  • posted at 9:08 am on Sat, Dec 1, 2007.

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    This is that full deck of cards I eluded to in an earlier post that realfacts is definitely not playing with. Several years ago, professional golfer Payne Stewart's private jet became disabled and within 22 minutes NORAD was able to scramble 4 F-16 fighterjets, the first arrived within 18 minutes, to fly in tandem alongside the disabled plane. On 9/11, the FAA reported the hijacked planes to be hijacked and way off course twice as long as Payne's jet, roughly 36-43 minutes, without any response from NORAD. That is a real fact even the government confirms.

     
  • posted at 7:27 am on Sat, Dec 1, 2007.

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    to joshua tree and desperado; answer my question i posed to you BOTH in my post on Nov 30, 2007 1:02 PM. be man enough to publically affirm, what you underhandedly insinuate. i never hide behind the cloak of anything. public opinion of me counts for zero when i affirm the truth. don't chicken out, answer the question. are you two just another in a long long of wimpy people who are afraid of what they believe? no more than just hit and run artists? let's see it. i am not afraid of truth. it soldifies me. and you?

     
  • posted at 7:16 am on Sat, Dec 1, 2007.

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    to LAKHWINDER SINGH; to play fair in here, i APPLAUDE you lakhwinder. i want you to know that while our "religions" are what differentiate us, i stand shoulder to shoulder with you as human beings should. i respect you, and i know the sikh religion perpetuates peace by showing respect for other idealogies, as it should be. i am greatful that you do. in that, i wish you the best regards in lodi. i welcome (and trust) all sikhs, and promise you have MY personal respect. real facts

     
  • posted at 7:08 am on Sat, Dec 1, 2007.

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    my accusations are perfect, truthful and concise. to this day i have yet to see any muslim on here SPECIFICALLY condemn 911 and london, etc. what i do see is a weak attempt at justification. "how do YOU know muslims did 911"? "my muslims brothers are being attacked in iraq", bla bla blah. NO CONDEMNATION about killing people that have NOTHING to do with iraq, especially PRE-iraq. only denials, or attempts at justifying killing innocent people. thats sick & evil ideaology. "peaceful" islam huh?

     
  • posted at 6:59 am on Sat, Dec 1, 2007.

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    joshua tree; your comments are an intellectual joke. i pick truth, and pluck it systematically from the worlds stage without idealogical bias. even the muslim world (al jezeera, etc) cops to muslims (in my pre-described "events") as being the nasty perpetrators. everyone cops to it except who? muslims, that are trying desperately to sweep it under the rug, so they can do it again. "it wasn't us". flies love what your "selling". good thing i have a built in fly swatter. your either an enabler, or a loon, to think it wasn't muslims that killed innocent people.

     
  • posted at 6:52 am on Sat, Dec 1, 2007.

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    Muslim Tiger; your OWN comments will re-indict yourself. here ---->("in london less then 100 died in my country half of the population is facing crises, etc."). you and the rest of your ilk wonder why you suffer worldwide disdain. in that one sentence, you proved (ideaologically) that muslims "think" they can kill innocent people because of iraq, et al. i can understand muslims defending themselves, but the people in london had NOTHING to do with iraq. you people are sick to think you can kill anybody you want in retaliation. kill american solidiers then. not innocent people. thats evil

     
  • posted at 6:14 am on Sat, Dec 1, 2007.

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    One must respect another man's religious beliefs!" Stupid is stupid--faith doesn't make it smart.

     
  • posted at 1:51 am on Sat, Dec 1, 2007.

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    so, not only do you want to hear muslims condemn the events the media oppurtunistically blames on them, you also are looking for them to cop to being the culprits as well. condemning them is easy, copping to them requires one to prove what the media reports to be true. why do not you use your own line of reasoning? how do you know muslims were behind the london bombings? you do not. you can only hope the media got this one right. fat chance. we are all being deliberately misinformed. find out what yellow journalism is.

     
  • posted at 3:26 pm on Fri, Nov 30, 2007.

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    SOME PEOPLE HAD A QUESTION THAT WHY SIKH TEMPLE HAVE THEIR OWN FLAG. I WANT TO RESPECTFULLY EDUCATE PEOPLE THAT ITS NOT A FLAG ITS RELIGIOUS SYMBOL. ITS NOT COUNTRY FLAG.SIKHS LOVES USA AS THE NEXT GUY. THEY WORK HARD AND THEY HAVE LOT TO SHOW FOR.SIKHS LOVES USA MORE THAN INDIA WHERE THEY HAVE TO FACE LOT OF DISCRIMNATION. MOST AMERICANS DONT KNOW ABOUT THE SIKHS,SO I UNDERSTAND THEIR FRUSTATION

     
  • posted at 2:15 pm on Fri, Nov 30, 2007.

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    real fact: our muslim brothers and sisters get bombed every secend in Iraq Afganistan and in lebnon what about those lifes what about their familes and poor children left alone with out parents poor mothers seeing there sons being barried in front of there eyes. what u guys think they dont have heart or there blood it to cold that it doesnt touch anyone feelings .in london less then 100 died in my country half of the population is facing crises in those 100 people half were muslims or what ever those were muslims what was their fault???

     
  • posted at 10:36 am on Fri, Nov 30, 2007.

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    the conversation here is getting way off track. Many comments have nothing to do with the Sikh religion or their new temple.

     
  • posted at 7:34 am on Fri, Nov 30, 2007.

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    i asked you guys multiple times with zero response. show me where sikhs kill innocent people, just because someone doesn't go along with their ideaology. i asked you guys to do this BEFORE you asked me anything, yet you evaded the question. answer it !

     
  • posted at 7:02 am on Fri, Nov 30, 2007.

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    maybe desperado and joshua tree can answer these questions; was it muslims that flew those planes into the WTC, or was it the US govt? did muslims bomb innocent people in london, or was that done to "imply" that muslims did it? you two are part of the deflection crowd. you always run to your scenarios of justification, without ever copping to the incidents your justifying from. lets hear it. you man enough to cop to it? did muslims do the nasty?

     
  • posted at 6:57 am on Fri, Nov 30, 2007.

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    NOT a republican. if a person is seeking ultimate truth in life, he doesn't saddle up to any designation. i pick the truth out of the equation, which could come from a democratic angle as well. i may lean to a more conservative "bent", but i never allow my mind to be ruled by a designation. i watch how people in here do though. they couldn't assign themselves to truth over "party" to save their life. it's pathetic. truth will always prevail. there is always ONE eventual truth. pick it

     
  • posted at 6:50 am on Fri, Nov 30, 2007.

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    to Desperado; how do i know how many are? neither do you. i'll be the first to cop to the fact that their are things happening on both sides of the fence that aren't right. don't think i am blinded by some pro america agenda you think i have. i know the US isn't lilly white. my point is that YOU people seem to think YOU can kill people for sport, just because someone else did. "if" the US is doing nasty things, doesn't give YOU the right to bomb innocent people in the middle of london. ANSWER THAT

     
  • posted at 3:34 am on Fri, Nov 30, 2007.

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    Brian is definitely a republican. realfacts is one too.

     
  • posted at 1:45 am on Fri, Nov 30, 2007.

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    You mean to tell me that the corporate mainstream media would deliberately misinform the public regarding past, current, and future events? Nooooooooooo! And no realfacts, you have yet to address the question posted by Thoughtcrime. I will reword it to make it easier to digest: What percentage of car bombs, roadside bombs, and other attrocities blamed on Muslms by the media are in actuality covert operations perpetrated by the CIA, SAS, Blackwater, and other terrorist organizations? I hope that helps.

     
  • posted at 7:58 pm on Thu, Nov 29, 2007.

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    Im a muslim and i dont need to tell you i condem anything im a human being and i have the right to not say anything about the storys on the news and why is it everyone always wants answers, if u want answers get off your behind and find them

     
  • posted at 4:45 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2007.

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    dude, you have no idea how the game is even being played. of course you are going to find incidents such as the one involving two sas british agents all over "conspiracy" websites. do you really think the corporate mainstream media is going to air dirty laundry that undermines everything they are about? for example, general electric owns nbc and is also one of the top ten defense contractors in the u.s. wars are key for our economic stability and huge profits are gained from them. sheesh!

     
  • posted at 3:30 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2007.

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    NSN: You make an interesting point. I take it you are advocating some sort of Fair Use Doctrine in which each article on a non Christian group must be matched by an article on a Christian group?

     
  • posted at 1:52 am on Thu, Nov 29, 2007.

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    To Leonard: No doubt there are some articles on christian churches that make the main section of the LNS. But by your own example you cited an article "a couple of years ago". How many articles have you seen in the past THREE MONTHS about the Lodi Muslim Mosque, and the Sikh Temple? My guess is probably about SIX.

     
  • posted at 10:42 am on Wed, Nov 28, 2007.

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    to the "friends" who cannot cop to thier own responsibilities; i CONDEMN ANY ACT committed by ANYONE that isn't based in defense or self preservation. that would include ANYTHING commited by the US govt, anyone "representing" the US govt, allies or any human being on any side of the fence. thats how humane responsibility works. you people are blinded by idealogy rather than picking truth. having a "logical debate" with you people isn't possible. it's like asking ray charles to read an eye chart. where are all those "peaceful muslims" anyway?

     
  • posted at 10:32 am on Wed, Nov 28, 2007.

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    to joshua tree; so you can't perpetuate your lying accusation that i "didn't" answer thoughtcrime, re-read it again in my post to HIM on...(real facts wrote on Nov 26, 2007 7:09 PM). i included ALL descriptions of ANY act committed by ANYBODY. see how that works? intellectual honesty. you guys on the other hand never cop to muslims doing nasty things. maybe you can get your "friends" to do the thing i asked them ..show me where sikhs kill innocent people. muslims do. sikhs don't

     
  • posted at 10:22 am on Wed, Nov 28, 2007.

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    to joshua tree; unless you lack comprehension skills when you read, i did answer him. re-read back over the posts. you will never see me deflect my responsibility in ANY debate. you people can't cop to anything. you have to deflect to keep from answering all the challenges i throw at you people. i can't have a 'logical debate' with any of you, because none of you have ever come back with a logical retort. not ONE of you has EVER answered me, why muslims kill innocent people for sport. "logical" is a two way street. not a dead end

     
  • posted at 9:30 am on Wed, Nov 28, 2007.

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    Leave realfacts alone. The poor guy does not even know the history of the country he lives in. It is not a level playing field. It is like pitting the lodi high flames against the new england patriots. What he wants is for the indians to condemn ever standing up to the americans, the mexicans to condemn ever standing up to the americans, etc. He does not make sense. It is like you brake my window and you want me to condemn the fact of why the window was ever in my possession in the first place. Huh?

     
  • posted at 7:18 am on Wed, Nov 28, 2007.

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    dude, the gig is up realfacts. you can only retort with that anti-american rhetoric to escape a logical debate. stop dodging questions like W. like this one, "How many incidents like that are happening over in Iraq and Afghanistan by the CIA, Britian and other evil allies that are not caught?", posted by Thoughtcrime on Nov 26, 2007 4:06 PM.

     
  • posted at 5:46 am on Wed, Nov 28, 2007.

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    to realfacts wrote on Nov 28, 2007 8:22 AM; you still can't get yourself to address muslim attrocities. you are still deflecting your responsibities onto someone else. YOU never cop to ANYTHING muslims do, because you justify it based on what others "might" have done. your sick. plus you aren't even man enough to post in your original screen name. you use another so as to 'appear' that there are more than you that share that opinion. quit deflecting, and cop to your OWN stuff. you can't justify anything

     
  • posted at 5:41 am on Wed, Nov 28, 2007.

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    to realfacts wrote on Nov 28, 2007 8:22 AM; i know you read what i wrote to you, so DON'T twist my words. i said i NEVER heard that before (i don't need to lie to maintain my position. thats your MO). after my reply to you, i googled it. by no surprise, it was on a "conspiracy" website. the same kinds of sites where you and your less than humane "friends" get the rest of your erroneus information. your mentality demands that you believe lies. mine doesn't con't---->

     
  • posted at 2:22 am on Wed, Nov 28, 2007.

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    How convenient of you to forget about those two SAS (British) special agents found dressed as Arabs who were shooting at civilians and policemen for sport and were arrested with explosives and a remote-control detonator found in their car in Basra on September 19, 2005. The corporate media was able to suppress the story and while your condemned "heroes" were locked up, British tanks stormed the central jail in a "smash and grab raid.

     
  • posted at 3:31 pm on Tue, Nov 27, 2007.

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    people in this community should appreciate all religions..it shouldn't matter if its Christainity or Sikh! The temple is beatiful and for a community to gather together and raise enough money to open a place to worship god..that is awesome! whoever is narrow minded need to grow the hell up..we live in one country together..and we should respect the people in our country! Good work Sikhs,..u truly are successful and hard working people!

     
  • posted at 11:08 am on Tue, Nov 27, 2007.

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    NSN: Stories about Christian Churches frequently make the front page. I remember a few years back when they moved the Episcopal Church across town they had articles on the event for days.

     
  • posted at 8:51 am on Tue, Nov 27, 2007.

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    to moronard,

    pull it out, because the other church's did not make mention of such a thing in the LNS. Furthermore, I do not think the other church's receive the same stereotypes the Sikh's do. Like I said pull it out!

     
  • posted at 5:41 am on Tue, Nov 27, 2007.

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    to YY cant u people leave muslims in peace?; what you should have done, is chided ONE OF YOUR OWN (r80ant - a muslim) for starting the talk about muslims. i merely put him in his place. i get my information from the worlds stage, where muslims do some very bad things. are all muslims bad? NOPE. but maybe you can find me ONE that will cop to those attrocities, instead of all the ones i find on here making excuses for it. on here, there isn't any "peaceful" muslims

     
  • posted at 5:19 am on Tue, Nov 27, 2007.

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    WY had a great question - "Why isn't this in the religion part of the paper?". So I analyzed that. Seems all the news about christian churches is in the religion section. So that leads me to believe that the News Sentinel (like many other media outlets) is falling all over itself trying to demonstrate their cultural and religious diversity.

     
  • posted at 1:44 am on Tue, Nov 27, 2007.

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    Leonard,WE AGREE! I see a group of people in their traditional garb and feel no threat from them. Unlike the Muslims,
    Sikhs and Hindus are not likely to be stereotyped as terrorists because they are not terrorists.Unfortunately, there is not enough public outcry of terrorism by the Muslim community. Until this is done, I will maintain a warey eye on all Muslims.

     
  • posted at 11:10 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Congradulations on your new addition to the community, much happiness in all you do. Peace and love.

     
  • posted at 3:45 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Go back to the LNS archives. no church event, no opening of a church, no changing of the "pastor" or whatever gets the scraping, groveling and sucking up that a muslim, sikh, or any other far out fringe religion will get in the lodi news sentinel. it is a case of, "we want to suck up as much as we can" to the wakky religions mentality. ----major ben johnson---

    [i bet i wont get posted by the webmaster]

     
  • posted at 3:39 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    all this stuff, the grovelling by the Lodi News Senile is fine and good for these people. but, i do not understand why the police, post office and other agencies have uniforms, but allow these renegades get to wear these turbans in defiance of the officially adopted uniforms. it is sucking and grovelling of the maximum order. i never understood this violation.

     
  • posted at 3:21 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    I am so glad I don't live in Lodi anymore. Why is this first page news? Shouldn't this go in the Religion section?

     
  • posted at 2:42 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Let freedom of religion ring forth in this country.

     
  • posted at 2:42 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    to Thoughtcrime; another note on who i am, you will NEVER see me come on at LNS in the form of another person or screen name. you will NEVER see me go and get my "buddies" to bolster a position i hold. EVER. just me. i don't need "friends" (ficticious or real) to make my case. EVER. even better, you will NEVER see me condone violence in the name of ANYTHING, much less "religion. EVER. you and your "friends" can't hide behind justification ideaology. where is that "bad sikh" example i asked for?

     
  • posted at 2:41 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    yy are there racist comments about muslims when this article is abt sikh people to REALFACTS:what ever u said is not an fact couse there are more muslims in this world then anyother religion and we all disagree with u again learn abt my people from musims not from headline or a same nonmuslim hater...

     
  • posted at 2:13 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    that we have such good neighbors. I live on the south end of Lodi, and I pass the temple on the way to Stockton and back. I extend my warmest wishes to these people.

     
  • posted at 2:01 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Maybe I AM narrow minded. There are good people in all religions... right? There is crap hinding in all religions too. I see bad people in the Christian faith.I've been around the town for support for the Troops and there is none from the Muslim people. (My persoanal experence). That might be how my brain got skinny. I can't spell well either. That otta chap your hide too.

     
  • posted at 1:33 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Citizen: Yes, everything does come back to your buddy Bush. He will soon be consigned to the dustbin of history where he belongs. PS - Don't necessarily assume I'm a liberal.

     
  • posted at 1:28 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Welcome to the community. The devotion of the Sikh to the country that welcomes them is fierce and very patriotic. Many have served in the past and many more will in the future. And yes they are always respectful of others and always ready to assist. It is a pleasure to know many of them in the surrounding communities.

     
  • posted at 1:16 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Welcome to Lodi!!!!!! We are proud to have you as another reverent house of worship.

     
  • posted at 1:09 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    to Thoughtcrime; who am i? someone who picks the truth in life, over any other proclivity. you sound like richard mcintyre and r80ant, don't tell me there are three of you in this city. didn't hear about the british spies. if they did something that was inhumane vs. self preservation, i IMMEDIATELY condemn it. your just another in line that seeks to justify killing in the name of islam, because someone else did. then you wonder why people slam muslims and islam. people like you perpetuate hatred toward islam / muslims. you deserve your reputation, because you create it.

     
  • posted at 1:06 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    "(That is) because we live in America," said Jora Singh Dharliwal, of San Jose, explaining why the Sikhs carried the American and California flags in addition to the orange Sikh banner. "We're peace-loving people."

     
  • posted at 1:04 pm on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Smack: How come I don't hear you complaining about all the Churches around Lodi that don't have flag poles?

     
  • posted at 11:36 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    WY- the same reason that if a Christian facility was opened. I would guess that it would be on page one. Or perhaps it's because there has been so much talk about this temple. Remember the flag dispute? Sounds like you too are a bit narrow minded like others here. Sikhs have been in Lodi well over 50yrs.

     
  • posted at 11:16 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    QUESTION: a while back an article was written in the LNS. The question was posed about flags being flown above the American flag...and the absence there of at the temple. If I recall the Sikh response was that they were going to construct an American Flag pole at the corner of the property. I deeply respect the Sikh religion and people and believe this would go along way in community relations. I look forward to a response from the Sikh community.
    Respectfully,

     
  • posted at 10:06 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Who is this realfacts character and where exactly does he get his information from? Does he simply allow the hypnotic messages of the corporate media influence him or does he have a "spirit" guiding him every step of the way? What did your spirit tell you when those British spies were caught dressed as Arabs killing people for sport in Iraq? How many incidents like that are happening over in Iraq and Afghanistan by the CIA, Britian and other evil allies that are not caught? What's your spirit telling you? Just call him unpatriotic?

     
  • posted at 9:45 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    "libraryguy" does everything with you liberals have to come back to Bush somehow. Try concentrating on winning a presidential election and quit whining. No wonder you guys have such a wimpy reputation around the world. God help us if you actually can win this one.

     
  • posted at 8:24 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    The Sikhs worship peace above all else. I can't say the same for many Christians, especially those who have been so vainglorious in supporting Bush's war.

     
  • posted at 8:01 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    at I Mean No Disrespect But = Canada has Sikh Mounties; their turbans are the same tan color as the tan mountie hat. There were also a few Sikh's who served in the Federal Army in our civil war, and they wore turban's the same color as their unit's hats and caps. I'd think after Hansen's flowery shirts and doggie-on-the-arm, you'd be more tolerant of law enforcement personnel. LOL.

     
  • posted at 7:15 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Sikhs are a good part of a community, like Jews. They are peace loving, good people. Congratulations on their new temple.

     
  • posted at 6:44 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    an observation by me in this city, and a subsequent what's what to r80ant's rant; when i see a sikh, i make sure i wave at them. guess what? they almost ALWAYS wave back as they are appreciative that somebody aknowledges them. i wave at muslims, very rarely do they ever aknowledge me. it's what you put out. sikh's get respect because they act like human beings. muslims cry wolf and wonder why. sikh's are inclusive. muslims are exclusive. they do the minimum they have to, to "fit in". thats the difference

     
  • posted at 6:36 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    r80ant; maybe if muslims didn't kill innocent people for sport, then they wouldn't be "lumped" at all? when was the last time a sikh(s) was spotlighted for killing innocent people? i can't recall EVER reading about ONE. maybe if muslims like you didn't come on LNS and rattle off your anti-US rhetoric, coupled with your lying muslim terrorist denials, there would be no need for an "olive branch". you need to follow the sikh's example before you can command respect. i respect the sikh's

     
  • posted at 6:33 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Disrespect: I think that is the purpose of a deputy, to stop the perps in their tracks. Sikhs have a long history of involvement in law enforcement, both in India and in the UK.

     
  • posted at 6:19 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    would it be fair to say that we are atheists about faiths (if your have one) other than your own?

     
  • posted at 5:59 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Why isn't this in the religion part of the paper?

     
  • posted at 3:13 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    A visual of a Sikh Deputy Sheriff wearing a turban would make me stop in my tracks! I just can't see it happening! I think the Sheriff was simply there for security. But good luck with your temple.

     
  • posted at 1:54 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    Amritha Dhatt said, "Some people unfairly label them as terrorists and lump them together with Muslims." What a wonderful way to "extend an olive branch" to the Muslim Community. Then his brother, Jaskeerath, goes on to say, "While Sikhs have their own spiritual beliefs, they respect the theology of other faiths." Mmm Hmm, tell that to your brother. Olive branch denied. Does the Adi Granth still include poetry by Sufi Muslims
    Sant Kabeer, Sheikh Farid and Sheikh Bhikan?

     
  • posted at 1:18 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    I wonder how long it will be before the mouth breathing, paste eating fools start rambling on here about the "muslims having a party in Lodi" (or some such nonsense).....

     
  • posted at 1:06 am on Mon, Nov 26, 2007.

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    It looks like a beautiful addition to the community.

     
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