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Name: Melinda
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Hometown: Central California
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My email to an Amazon seller.... How did I do?

Have a big birthday party coming up, and so I went off to find party favors. I love Amazon, so began there. After discovering what I wanted, and placing multiple orders in my cart, I looked to see what else the seller had. This is the email I just sent:

I need 144 Iron Maiden pinbacks for a birthday party, and so I found your listing which appeared perfect - I added these items to my cart: http://www.amazon.com/IRON-MAIDEN-Pinback-Buttons-Badges/dp/B003MC4Q7G and then went to see what else you were selling. I was taken to a page listing political buttons you sell - and most all of them were either Republican or Romney/Ryan pins. No big, I thought to myself, I am certain this seller doesn't limit his merchandise to one political party... I was wrong. So, for what it's worth, you lost my business. Partisanship is destroying this country, and in the instant case - it cost you a HUGE sale.

Just thought you might care.

So, how did I do? Oh, and does anyone know where I can get 144 Iron Maiden pinbacks real quick?


Kaweah church tied to possible consultant on anti-Muslim film

A militant fundamentalist church near Three Rivers has a connection with the man who says he was a consultant on the movie that sparked deadly attacks on U.S. diplomats in Libya.

The church at Kaweah -- it uses a lower-case "c" in its name -- is a rustic, one-story building off a rural foothill road just west of Sequoia National Park.

It's drawn some attention from local law enforcement, neighbors and the Southern Poverty Law Center, which tracks hate groups nationwide.

The law center linked the church to Steve Klein, who says he has ties to the movie "Innocence of Muslims." The Los Angeles Times reported that a trailer for the movie portrays the Prophet Muhammad as a buffoon, suicidal, gay, lascivious and condoning of pedophilia.

Read more here: http://www.fresnobee.com/2012/09/12/2989533/three-rivers-church-hosted-speaker.html#storylink=cpy

Ths SLPC has a HUGE article about this church (which btw, is less than 50 miles from where I live. It's a must read:

In a 22-acre compound at the southern edge of Sequoia National Park in California, a secretive cohort of militant Christian fundamentalists is preparing for war. One of the men helping train the flock in the art of combat, a former Marine named Steve Klein, believes that California is riddled with Muslim Brotherhood sleeper cells “who are awaiting the trigger date and will begin randomly killing as many of us as they can.”

“I know I’m getting prepared to shoot back,” Klein says.

At the head of the Church at Kaweah is Pastor Warren Mark Campbell, who sees yet another enemy on the horizon: the “New World Order,” that chimera of the conspiracists who populate the resurgent, antigovernment “Patriot” movement.

The tiny church has been well outside the mainstream since the early 1990s, when founding pastor Warren Lee Campbell (father of the current pastor) bought into the notion that churches should shun all government regulation and answer solely to God. Since then, the church has become increasingly radical, ramping up its paramilitary activities and forging alliances with an array of figures revered on the radical right — among them, militia and Patriot leaders, white supremacists, neo-Confederates, border vigilantes and Christian Reconstructionists, whose goal is to turn America into a theocracy based on the Old Testament. In the meantime, the church’s militia has gone from patrolling the banks of the Kaweah River to conducting joint exercises with Minuteman groups along the Mexican border.


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