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    Bars are going to be crazy in Boston tonight.
    Take the weakest thing in you
    And then beat the bastards with it
    And always hold on when you get love
    So you can let go when you give it

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    Yeah, they got him. .alive. that part is a bonus.
    "Hey Capa -- We're only stardust." ~ "Sunshine"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Yeah, they got him. .alive. that part is a bonus.
    Seriously. Hopefully it will mean I have to hear less from all the stupid conspiracy theorists that were sure these guys were framed and were going to be killed as a coverup.
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    My great uncle made a Facebook call for the deportation of Chechens. I usually ignore his ultraconservative posts about guns and flags ect. but I nearly shat myself at this one.

    I asked if we should have detained all white, male gun owners after sandy hook and colorado and he backed down. Some ahole friend of his started spouting off about "America for Americans" and "douching this country of people from terrorist places, terrorist religions and so on.."

    It so stupid all around.

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    Sounds like your great uncle's friend is doing a fine job of douching this country all by himself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivy View Post
    Sounds like your great uncle's friend is doing a fine job of douching this country all by himself.
    Well, after all the heartwarming unity you have to do SOMETHING to snap people back to reality.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pseudo View Post
    My great uncle made a Facebook call for the deportation of Chechens. I usually ignore his ultraconservative posts about guns and flags ect. but I nearly shat myself at this one.

    I asked if we should have detained all white, male gun owners after sandy hook and colorado and he backed down. Some ahole friend of his started spouting off about "America for Americans" and "douching this country of people from terrorist places, terrorist religions and so on.."

    It so stupid all around.
    Ah, Facebook -- such heartwarming tales of it bringing douchebags together.

    Glad you called him on that, at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by Seymour View Post
    Well, after all the heartwarming unity you have to do SOMETHING to snap people back to reality.
    If we could just shoot all the people, guns would no longer be dangerous.
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    The Boston attack and explosion in Texas took all of the attention away from this guy. He wants it back NOW!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I'm not sure that this is terrorism in the usual sense, it seems, the story that's unfolding, the LATEST story, that this is more akin to the alienated youths on a killing spree akin to Columbine or perhaps more like the Asian guy who went on that shooting rampage more recently.

    There's politics at play already, the BBC is already talking about the geopolitical relationship between the US and Putin's Russia, attitudes to Chechen hostilities and the classification as either a seperatist or islamic terror conflict. Up until now the media has been reporting that the Islamic colouring of the war in Chechnia was fomented by Russian forces, either directly or indirectly as an ideology of despair.

    There is a narrative which suggests that the Russians did foment islamic threats around the world because the extent that "anti-terrorism" could serve as a possible new big idea or globally unifying metanarrative following the more or less complete demise of socialism or anything like it. Its something that cuts across societies like China, the US, Russia, India etc.

    In many ways I think its simpler than that but I'm not surprised that states will try and capitalise on it that way. There's alienated people, most of them fit the same profile, young men, and they're turning to bloody violence, there's not whatever it was which limited or prevented this from happening in the past any longer.
    A lot of them aren't "alienated" but narcissists with a sense of entitlement. School shootings and acts like this are actually typically performed by privileged middle class white males, not unlike serial killers. Sure, there's the Asian guy, but lots of Asian families are also upper middle class, and in the U.S. Asians are usually unfairly held above other minorities as being "special" or "smarter" or "equal to/better than whites" or something.

    I'll link the article if you'd like, but a lot of it actually has to do with acting out on a sense of entitlement. Enraged ego, all that garbage.

    I do like your comparisons of U.S. to Russia, though, I've seen that since before the Cold War ended, like two sides of the same coin, some kind of bizarre evil twinerry or something. Salt and pepper.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lark View Post
    I think the Tea Party are every inch the radicalised capitalist and I think its a matter of time until they're adopting terror tactics.
    Me too. They aren't even rational.

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