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    Lawsuits have been filed. The Federation says it won't sue the bus companies as they see it as individual boycott actions. But individuals can sue companies and individuals. Claims can be for Title 6 of the CRA '64 and Federal Transit Law. Discussion below:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    I believe it's reasonable to assume that the drivers who called in sick were protesting the official protest - protesting, in effect, those who were rallying for the support of Israel. Were all the "stranded" passengers Jews? Most likely the great majority of them were, but their religious affiliation or cultural identification was not why the drivers acted as they did; the drivers' actions were almost certainly predicated on where the passenger were going and what they were going there to do. Had those same drivers been tasked with taking busloads of Jews to a casino outing in Atlantic City, they'd have probably been on the road as planned. Think about it. How many instances of busloads of Jews being stranded on their way to the Grand Canyon or Las Vegas or any other place do we hear about? The difference here lies in the destination and the protest going on there; that most or even all of the passengers in this case were Jews is incidental.
    Their destination is none of the driver's business. Their business is to drive a bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carl Young View Post
    Is it your understanding that Jews have not suffered as victims
    throughout history; that it is all a fabrication to invoke sympathy?

    Where did you receive your education?
    Come on, Carl. You had to know that was dumb before you even posted it. We're talking about whether these particular Jews were victims of anti-Semitism in this instance - not whether Jews have historically been victims of discrimination and worse. There's no way you could have read my post, in the context of this thread, and thought that I was saying what you suggested I was saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    Their destination is none of the driver's business. Their business is to drive a bus.
    Their business or not, they obviously knew about it, and the fact that their would-be passengers would be going to a rally for a cause that they apparently had a problem with is why the drivers did what they did. Not because the passengers were Jewish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Anyone who doesn't create replacement drivers out of thin is an antisemite.
    Well, bless your little heart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Captdon View Post
    Their destination is none of the driver's business. Their business is to drive a bus.
    As well as concern for the safety of their passengers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Come on, Carl. You had to know that was dumb before you even posted it. We're talking about whether these particular Jews were victims of anti-Semitism in this instance - not whether Jews have historically been victims of discrimination and worse. There's no way you could have read my post, in the context of this thread, and thought that I was saying what you suggested I was saying.
    You're certainly not the first to sneer at the 'Jews as victim's' trope. I stand by my post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Their business or not, they obviously knew about it, and the fact that their would-be passengers would be going to a rally for a cause that they apparently had a problem with is why the drivers did what they did. Not because the passengers were Jewish.
    And you know that because...?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standing Wolf View Post
    Their business or not, they obviously knew about it, and the fact that their would-be passengers would be going to a rally for a cause that they apparently had a problem with is why the drivers did what they did. Not because the passengers were Jewish.
    So you are in favor of preventing free speech from certain types of law abiding persons (we won't say Jews as many may not have been) as good progressives I take it?

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