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Unread postPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:30 pm 
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April 16, 2007

Tommy Thompson (R) told a group of Jewish activists that making money is "part of the Jewish tradition," and something that he applauded, Haaretz reports.

Said Thompson: "I'm in the private sector and for the first time in my life I'm earning money. You know that's sort of part of the Jewish tradition and I do not find anything wrong with that."

After causing "a stir in the audience," Thompson only made matters worse by trying to apologize.

"I just want to clarify something because I didn't [by] any means want to infer or imply anything about Jews and finances and things. What I was referring to, ladies and gentlemen, is the accomplishments of the Jewish religion. You've been outstanding business people and I compliment you for that."

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This is the sum of duty: Do nothing unto others which would cause you pain
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Whatever you wish that others would do to you, do so to them.

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No one of you is a believer until he desires for his brother that which he
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In the T'ai Shang treatise of Taoism, the seeker is instructed:
Regard your neighbor's gain as your gain, and your neighbor's loss as your
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All things are our relatives; what we do to everything, we do to ourselves.


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Well, at least he didn't resort to throwing pennies into the audience.

His campaign is over before it began.

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