in a recent interview pretty much admitted 911 was an inside job
And for conspiracy theory crack-pots, "pretty much" === "proven fact"
Keep grasping at air! Sooner or later you'll grasp something solid.
And re: Jason Collins, big respect! There are plenty of kids out there that love basketball and know they're gay. Way to provide them with the hope that they don't have to hide their true self in order to live their dreams.
EDITED: 2013-04-30 06:36:09 Posted: April 29th, 2013 @ 12:40PM
Go ahead and attack the taxpayers and make excuses for those not pulling their weight.
Hate to nitpick but... well, I don't really know how to end that sentence.
Every citizen is a taxpayer, but not all of them owe money to the Govment. You saying that the non-taxpayers (which is illegal) are not pulling their weight, or are you saying that those who do not owe taxes are not pulling their weight?
Because I think one of those generalizations is fairly undeserved.
edit: I'm an idiot because someone who skips doing their taxes is probably not pulling their own weight.
EDITED: 2013-04-29 10:09:47 Posted: April 28th, 2013 @ 1:38PM
yes not all muslims are bad, but to argue that a majority of the ones outside of the 'western world' would not pick osama bin laden over the USA is silly.
I'll cede that Middle Easterners may view Osama as more favorable than the US, but I don't think that automatically makes them all jihadists part of some global plan. My opinion is that a relative minority of them would actually pick up weapons and leave their families to go through the effort of finding and eradicating American citizens.
Of course, I have little to nothing to back that up. I think it's just human nature to celebrate and live it up when there's a party going on. Posted: April 24th, 2013 @ 10:19AM
i have a very hard time believing that removing radicalized bad actors from their positions to influence is likely to cause more trouble than it solves.
I personal opinion is that typically a sleeper cell is loosely (if at all) connected to such a influential player. The cell operates almost completely independently, and if they are eliminated, the leaders can point to it as an example of the US trying to crush Freedom Fighters. Posted: April 22nd, 2013 @ 12:51PM
We've been becoming complacent again, and everyone is losing sight of the real threat. I'd much rather everyone realize these Islamic (extremist) pigs have declared war on us and our culture and there will never be peace until we exterminate each and every one of them.
Hmm, that may be true, and personally, I wish we could rid ourselves of all extremists (to a degree). They don't think rationally and are clouded by whatever ideology they subscribe to.
I guess I'm using my own personal fear and memory of the last week to hope that there aren't others belonging to a group as dedicated as these two scumbags. I don't want anyone else in this country to go through that horror in their home state/city.
But even if it does come out that they were part of a small sleeper cell, what the hell can this country do about that? Depending on the methods for hunting down the other 10, we could easily end up producing 20 more. Posted: April 22nd, 2013 @ 8:20AM
Islam and western free societies can not co-exist. Even leftists know this, but don`t want to admit it. Regardless of where you are on the political spectrum, one the Islamists take over, the only spectrum they will care about is if you are Muslim or not -- and if you are not, you may live as a lower class citizen to the global caliphate, you may convert and follow Shariah, or you may be beheaded should you continue to share your faith, or lack thereof, with others.
Your prejudices aren't indicative of reality. I have Muslim friends who are completely rational and normal, and I have Christian friends that you just can not talk to about certain subjects because they refuse to even try to understand certain opinions. That's a ridiculous generalization to make.
And Charkoth, given that the attack happened one week ago today, I gotta remain skeptical to why - especially since we managed to capture one of the suspects alive. I frankly hope that you're wrong, I hope this was more isolated than not, but until some more facts come out or the trial begins, I'm hoping there isn't some small sleeper cell they're a part of.
However, I could totally see the elder son learning how to make such an IED on a trip to Chechnya. Although I still refuse to believe you can't find it on the Internet.
You can find anything on the Internet if you really want to. Hopefully they never knew about incognito mode so they're browser history is still intact. Posted: April 22nd, 2013 @ 6:45AM
I applaud the residents officers of Boston and the surrounding towns for their patience and dignity.
I love my Massachusetts, I love Boston. I've been living in Brooklyn for 4+ years and yet every time I cross that border on I-84 from CT to MA., I always have a sense that I'm back at home. Of course, like any other city or culture, or the humans that make it up, they have faults. Typically when Boston is brought up outside of sports, it's discussing its not-so-proud racial history.
But to have so much support: Other sports athletes, other cities, other citizens, other countries providing support was almost overwhelming. I know I don't currently live there, but going to work in NYC and having Cops and other people see me in my Sox hat and saying "Go Boston" while I hoped that my friends and family were safe back at home will stay with me forever.
And now people talking about how awesome the BPD was, how classy it was to see citizens applauding them for a job well done.. I can't be more proud of the results. They took the perp into custody alive. I can't begin to explain how awesome that is.
I cried when it originally happened and I cried when they caught the suspect. I didn't feel shame, only pride and humanity.
I for one am much happier with bored police who spend most of their time eating donuts, drinking coffee, and writing me tickets than police armed with automatic weapons who are searching my neighborhood for terrorists.
And to those that believe that a 24 hour lockdown period with various searches was somewhat indicative of the Constitution being torn apart really need to step back and realize that the black and white world they live in is only populated with the same stubborn people that are holding this country and society as a whole back.
Maybe you can all hitch a ride in RRP's shaggin' wagon while he leaves our United "Police States" of America. Posted: April 21st, 2013 @ 10:49AM
look scrub enjoy having your butthole fingered by 8 dollar an hour tsa agents the next time yo go to buy a slurpee on the corner market. i bet you will enjoy it.
Go back to the pathetic hole you crawled out of instead of continuing to leech off the Country that asserts you the right to believe almost any batshit insane theory infowars can come up with.
If you don't like how things operate while being too lazy to appropriately change things, then you're welcome to leave and never come back. Your cowardice and willful ignorance don't deserve the voice you have in this country.
I got nothing against Islam other than the fact it is wrong like other non-Christian religions (As my religion clearly states), but I've always prefaced my pejorative with "Islamic Extremists" so as not to impugn those who follow the more traditional form of the religion.
It was nice to see that. I take back my emotion-fueled rantings in regards to my accusations. I'll try to be more careful and ensure I don't misinterpret portions of your posts.
As far as motives - I'm wondering if this 19 year old was just gravely misled by his older brother. I could absolutely see him crying in some hole somewhere. His older brother had no qualms in dying for the cause - this kid seems to have squirreled himself somewhere deep.
I just hope they find him alive. Posted: April 19th, 2013 @ 1:02PM
You call us sheep and yet you are too cowardly to educate yourself outside of one internet source. Continue to troll the internet behind your willful ignorance, apathy for knowledge and your dirty keyboard.
There are too many variables in this that point to a foreign terrorist intending to create fear and panic and that pretty much means a towel-head Islamic scum.
Two shit stains don't make an entire religion scum you prejudiced individual scumbag. Posted: April 19th, 2013 @ 7:39AM
However, the nature of this attack being pointed at a parade day in a major US city along with the effectiveness of the weapons and their design, and the tactics employed by their detonation speaks of someone with quite a bit more practice than all those people. Their tactics are the same being utilized against Israel. They want us living in a constant state of fear.
Seriously, you know nothing and if you end up being right it's going to be more luck than brains.
Any jagoff with an internet connection can learn about Thermite (or just watch a few episodes of Mythbusters) and its explosiveness.
Any jagoff with an internet connection and some sort of desire to cause mischief probably already has the Anarchist's Cookbook, which details these types of explosives.
Effectiveness? You're basing this on what? What is the relative base that you're judging their effectiveness on? The fact that people died? The fact that the explosions went off?? You have no idea what the overall goal of those explosions were going to be, as a matter of fact, did they even all detonate? Did some not function correctly?
Tactics used by their detonation speaks of someone who planned this in advance. Do you honestly think that IEDs are a phenomenon exclusive to the Middle East? Are you seriously that close-minded??
There is smoke, but that's from the actual explosions, you have little to nothing except generalizations and prejudices fueling your witch-hunt.
Something tells me you would have been the type of person to tackle some random civilian trying to run out of the way because his skin was brown and he spoke with an accent.
Nuts to your and anyone else's jumping to conclusions.
Edit: I had to remove some of the foul language.. I'm emotional. I'm pissed off. But there's no reason to belligerently attack someone like that. Apologies to visitors and posters alike.
Thanks for having there be an Edit button, Nebu.
EDITED: 2013-04-17 11:27:26 Posted: April 17th, 2013 @ 7:47AM
Man.. of all the days. Of all the god damn days for someone to do this, they choose Patriot's Day. That day is magical in Massachusetts, and to an extent, the rest of New England.
Red Sox, with the first pitch at 1105am.
The awesome Boston Marathon starts up a bit earlier.
Either the Celtics or Bruins round out the afternoon with a game at the Garden.
Schools, banks, gov't buildings and really most everything is closed.
While growing up I've always remembered unseasonably warm weather.
..and just to have it happen on that day.. It's just an unspeakable act. I was sick to my stomach while I waited to hear from friends attending and one racing in the Marathon (finished roughly 20 minutes before the first explosion). All are safe. I hope that this day comes back twice as strong next year. The Sox play a doubleheader. I would love to get back there after missing the last couple. People deserve better memories that what is going to be remembered for a long time.
This is just too real. This didn't just hit close to home, this feels like it actually hit my home. This. Fucking. Sucks.
I almost don't care who did it, I only care that as many of the survivors can recover and the City regains its composure.
EDITED: 2013-04-16 05:34:46 Posted: April 16th, 2013 @ 5:16AM
I think when you see something and dislike it and admit you dislike it, that isn't judging. Judging is when you see someone with tattoos in this case and make a generalization about them based upon the tattoos or their appearance.
Thanks Charkoth. I'm far from an English Major so I was worried that perhaps I chose the wrong words to explain how I look at tattoos. But that was more perfecter than I could have said it.
Only cool one I saw was a girl with a hello kitty holding an AK-47. But when i talked to her, she was totally nuts.
Solid guffaw on that one. Posted: April 10th, 2013 @ 3:31PM
Some tattoos look stupid, some look just awesome, some have incredibly deep meaning and some are meaningless.
Does it really matter that much to bring out the bible quotes?
Tattoos have been around for longer than the Bible and will remain as a raw form of self-expression for quite a long time. I mean, if it comes down to it, this is one of the most meaningful things I've ever seen. The first time I read about it, I choked up.
And frankly, even if a tattoo looks silly, who am I to judge the person? Maybe it was a drawing done by their disabled child who died young? Perhaps it has some greater deep meaning to the person, you don't know until you ask them about it. Maybe it was something they got while they were younger and they regret it. Are you going to hold mistakes someone made when they were a teenager against them?
To each, their own.
edit: removed useless middleman, linked directly to reddit post
EDITED: 2013-04-10 10:57:50 Posted: April 10th, 2013 @ 10:33AM