Tuesday, November 09, 2010
Visiting Mumbai terrorist attack site brings comfort

 

Almost two years after her husband and daughter died in the Mumbai terrorist attacks, Kia Scherr is visiting the site for the first time. In one of the bombed hotels, she met face-to-face with President Obama and the First Lady and talked about her loved ones.

 

“It’s a very intense experience … This is where Alan and Naomi spent the last two weeks of their lives. In a strange way it’s comforting to be where they were,” she said, referring to the restaurant in the Oberoi Hotel.

 

Scherr and 12 survivors of the attacks met with Obama on Saturday in a lounge at the Taj Mahal Hotel, another one of the attack sites. Some were employees working in the hotels on the Nov. 26, 2008, the night of the attack. Scherr was invited to join by the U.S. consulate and was the only American in the group.

 

Shortly after Obama was elected, he and Michelle Obama sent the Scherrs a heartfelt letter of condolence. “The light that Naomi and Alan brought to the world will live on,” it read. The message resounded as Scherr shook Obama’s hand on Saturday.

 

“I thanked him for the condolence letter,” she said. “I really wanted to share with him that we could create a positive outcome from this tragedy by taking a stand to honor the sacredness of life in ourselves and in each other.”

 

Scherr felt like the Obamas empathized with the room of survivors and family members.

 

“They were both so open and compassionate with us. It was more of a connection of the hearts than the words that were said.”

 

In November 2008, Naomi and Alan Scherr had come to Mumbai with a travel group for a high-tech meditation retreat with the Synchronicity Foundation based out of Virginia. The pair was eating dinner in the restaurant of the Oberoi Hotel when it was bombed.

 

After the father-daughter duo went missing, Kia Scherr and her son, Aaron Butler, came to CNN iReport to share their story. We’ve continued to keep up with them in the two years since the attack.

 

Scherr came to Mumbai to visit the attack site, meet with survivors and more importantly, to spread a message of peace.

 

Now that two years have gone by and families have grieved their loved ones, Scherr says people are ready to find closure. She’s registering the One Life Alliance – a nonprofit made in the Scherrs’ names to honor the sacredness and oneness of life – as a charitable trust in Mumbai.

 

“This isn’t a sort of loss that you can ever really recover from. At the same time, I don’t want to live in a dark hole for the rest of my life,” she said. “I’m open to the possibility that there’s a positive outcome from this.”

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November 9, 2010
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What the Scherr are doing is positive action. Good Luck

November 9, 2010
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ONE WEEK AFTER THE ELECTION & OBAMA IS STILL OBAMA.

AN ELECTION WILL NOT DETER OBAMA AND HIS AGENDA:

 

(1)     Already, Obama has resumed his attack on America by promoting his desire to see the decline of America and the American influence around the world with his comments in India.

(2)     Already, Obama seeks to destroy American Sovereignty by ignoring illegal immigration.

(3)     Already, Obama continues his destruction of our economy by dumping another $700 billion in of dollars into the system thus devaluing the dollar.

(4)     Obama is willing to be an “incrementalist” and will settle for whatever he can get during his presidency toward the Democrat/Liberal/Progressive/Marxist/Statists goals . . even if it costs him a second term.

(5)     Obama has no use for or belief in the fact that the USA was established upon a Judeo-Christian foundation.

 

"A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and he carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears no traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victim, and he wears their face and their garments and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared. The traitor is the plague."    

 

CICERO 106-43BC., loyal to the people and to the Senate in Rome, against Julius Caesar

 

There is no time to rest from the victories of November 2, 2010. Our voices must remain loud and clear.

We must continue to demand “action” in order to restore our version of “America.”

 

American Patriots must remain vigilant and on guard in order prevent Obama’s attempts to “Fundamentally Change” the nation that the first lady had never been proud of until Obama’s became president.

 

"There is nothing more EVIL than to refuse to call that which is EVIL, EVIL."  -  Ameritianity

"If there is nothing that is Un-American, then to be American means nothing."  - Ameritianity

 

American Patriots Commission on Un-American Activities

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November 9, 2010

Are you talking about the tea party?

November 9, 2010
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Ameritianity

 

Please provide actual examples instead of talking points for 1-5.  

 

November 9, 2010
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When has the president stopped and meet with a family whose husband or wife has been killed in our own country's war?  Im just sayin... it would be nice if he did one of these days...

November 9, 2010
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Hey Anti-whatever you may think you are: shows how ingorant, rasist insame or even stupid some people are. What gets you going each morning? Is it the blood of bed bugs or just the mention of "YOUR" President? Silly fool!

November 9, 2010
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Ameritianity ....Get a life. The impatience that American people have will hurt them all. They voted for Obama because of Bush's mess...and they are going back to vote for bush again...what do Americans want? Can people stop being racist toward obama?????? I am pretty sure if he came up with the cure for AIDS...white americans will argue that he did so because he does not care about white people....come on America!!! Let's stop all the BS...

 

November 9, 2010
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Ameritianity, I have to agree with the people who suggest getting a life, talking facts instead of generalities, but even more start living life instead of critizing those who do.

November 9, 2010
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Ameritianity did I not tell you to reduce your medication. you have got to keep with the regimen. CICERO "However, his career as a statesman was marked by inconsistencies and a tendency to shift his position in response to changes in the political climate. His indecision may be attributed to his sensitive and impressionable personality; he was prone to overreaction in the face of political and private change. "Would that he had been able to endure prosperity with greater self control and adversity with more fortitude!" wrote C. Asinius Pollio, a contemporary Roman statesman and historian"

November 9, 2010
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Ameritianity, it's people like you that are ruining this country with your ignorant thoughts and remarks.

 

November 9, 2010
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Ameritianity: Lets say am trying to emulate you;

 

1. You speculate like an article with a headline " 10 ways to stay stress free" (Yet no reasonable facts.)

2. You prey on the norm of society attributing credit to references as well as they are stated, irrespective of its validity.

3.You are a Caucasian who cant get over the fact that there is a Black president

4.Most likely a republican who sadly cannot define right from wrong and think life is a game and antics

5.You reason from you belly, not your brains

6.You have no conscience and morally corrupt.

7.You clandestinely see the average American concerned about governance as extremely naive and so any garbage you put on here will be tolerated as genuine information.

8.Sadly, you cant differentiate between right and wrong and truth from lies.

9. You make freedom of speech feel like mental slavery..

Grow up because one day you will account for your abuses. 

 

 

November 9, 2010
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Ameritianity, are you overdosed or something!

November 9, 2010
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Ameritianity, The true definition of an American idiot.

November 9, 2010
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Hey Ameritianity, you insane, from where did th founding fathers originate/ "immigrate" rather? Were there any native ameicans? You talk about illegal immigrants, examine your conscience. The main reason for today's inflation is Bush. And Obama who has been elected by the majorut is trying to mend it.Instead of blabering here, you can defeat Obama democratically. Good Luck.  

November 9, 2010
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Obama signed a deal with India to export hundreds of monkeys.  It all started when Michelle Obama held a cute little monkey in her arm, and asked Hussein, can I have him?, Hussein said yes, and a deal was struck. Some of the monkeys will be send to the White House to be trained for various position, others to zoo around the country.

November 12, 2010

Another one needs meds. Or a racist pill.

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