You would think by these 4 things that I am in favor of the cultural center being built. On principal I am. We in NM have an Indian Cultural center in Albq that is rather nice and very interesting to visit if you are so inclined. It is rather spread out and I imagine if located in NYC would probably be 4 stories high. How did the Indians of NM build a cultural center? I do not know for sure but I imagine some of the funds came from Indian owned casinos and the sale of cheap cigarettes they sell to white people...is that bad? No, as American as apple pie. So, where do the folks wanting to build a cultural center 2 blocks away from ground zero get their funding? WHAT??? They don't have money to build it?? Don't they have casinos and cheap cigarettes? Oh, I see...lets start a national controversy so that the Christian conservatives will get all filled with hate and then the liberal bleeding hearts can come in and save the day with donations...wow, why didn't I think of that?? Have you read, said or otherwise listened to the Pledge of Allegiance lately? I was recently at a city council meeting where it was recited by most everyone in the room. One word stood out to me as the biggest joke of the century... INDIVISIBLE. That is the end of my rant. I think that if you think about that word and how divided our country is that you too might think it is all just a joke. I saw a writing of the Buddha today that said "when you realize all is perfection you will look into the sky and laugh" I really like that quote. Maybe this is perfection and maybe soon I will start laughing!!