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30 years after, the legacy of Jonestown

Nov 16, 2008 11:16PM PST

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a very charismatic leader and his willing followers.
Nov 17, 2008 12:01AM PST

"yes we can" was probably chanted by them too.

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James, James, James
Nov 17, 2008 4:39AM PST

Calm down, President Obama is not going to imprison you in the jungle and feed you cyanide.

I watched a CNN special about Jonestown the other night. I still remember when it happened. It's hard to understand how people allow themselves to get taken in by obvious charlatans like Jim Jones, and even kill their own children for him.

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"It's hard to understand how people..
Nov 17, 2008 5:41AM PST
allow themselves to get taken in by obvious charlatans..."

Is it, indeed?
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LOL, look who got canned by wordpress.
Nov 17, 2008 6:28AM PST
http://africanpress.wordpress.com/
They are the ones who claimed they had a Michelle Obama tape made from a phone call to Kenya, supposedly admitting to some things in Obama's past. Eventually it became the biggest joke of the election on internet circuit, but some never got it.