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Old 04-20-2013, 12:35 PM   #631
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So i understand why you'd want him to commit "hari kari"
Pretty sure this refers specifically to disemboweling yourself with a sword
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:39 PM   #632
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Just my speculation, but it seems highly unlikely the 26-year-old brother did all this by himself without any outside guidance. I doubt the younger one has much information, but hopefully he has some.
I'm sure they weren't acting 100% alone. They at the very least needed help obtaining weapons and explosives, how much help and what part of a larger conspiracy who knows, could be small scale, could be something far bigger. Hopefully its on the smaller scale.

But I'm not convinced it was the older brother who was the ring leader in the family. As stated earlier, the younger brother sounds to me to be the one actually leading the 2 of them...much smarter, willing to sacrifice his older brother to attempt to enable his own escape. His brother's death allows him to claim he was just a pawn with nobody to refute the fact, and the report that he ran his brother over while fleeing only adds fuel to the theory.
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Old 04-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #633
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Pretty sure this refers specifically to disemboweling yourself with a sword
While announcing a Chicago Cubs game.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:05 PM   #634
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You know what they really are, right?

They're Caucasians.
I laughed at this. But it's from yesterday, and 20+ pages ago, since this is the Internet that's super old news now. It might not be amusing anymore and I never got the updated twitter feed.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:13 PM   #635
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There will be universal background checks for pressure cookers after this week's events before any meaningful gun laws in the U.S.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:23 PM   #636
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I don't mean to say that those people who have been shot dead in an isolated event deserved it or something, but overall it should be no surprise that an act of terrorism is a much bigger deal.
Since 9/11, there has been one - one - terrorist act on U.S. soil, while there were seven mass shootings in 2012 alone. That's not even mentioning the hundreds of thousands of gun deaths since 2001.

So acts of terrorism are really the "isolated" events, while gun violence is an unfortunate and sad daily reality that Americans everywhere have to live with.
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:24 PM   #637
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Pretty sure this refers specifically to disemboweling yourself with a sword
Not sure how I got quoted there...
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Old 04-20-2013, 01:42 PM   #638
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Logically that makes sense, but it's maddening. We should care as much. We can take extreme measures to try and prevent terrorism, but we can't take common sense measures to try and prevent even one domestic massacre?
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what about kids going to school?? or going to the cinema??
Well those mass shootings are in fact terrorist attacks in my book. I was talking about the individuals who get shot in a robbery or whatnot. I wasn't quite sure what the point was being made earlier... I am just saying that these guys were still alive after it happened and it's one of the few times where I think the hysteria surrounding the situation wasn't significantly far off of the reality of the situation.

The OP that I was responding to was popmartijn's. 40+ people being shot dead in isolated events really isn't the same thing. That's what I meant by saying 'it's not the same.'

So yeah, I view a domestic massacre and an act of terrorism as one in the same. But single killings I do not.
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Since 9/11, there has been one - one - terrorist act on U.S. soil, while there were seven mass shootings in 2012 alone. That's not even mentioning the hundreds of thousands of gun deaths since 2001.

So acts of terrorism are really the "isolated" events, while gun violence is an unfortunate and sad daily reality that Americans everywhere have to live with.
Again, I think you guys misunderstood me a bit.

I'm including mass shootings in the whole bunch. Newtown, Fort Hood, etc.

To me, terrorism is something that is intended or achieves making you fear living a normal life. I think mass shootings are certainly included. You know... parents now fear sending their kids to school. People now fear the Boston Marathon. etc. etc.
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I laughed at this.
Thank you. I'm not sure everyone got it, but I figured if you read it, you'd be one of the few.

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There will be universal background checks for pressure cookers after this week's events before any meaningful gun laws in the U.S.
And certainly no pressure cookers on airplanes.
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Thank you. I'm not sure everyone got it, but I figured if you read it, you'd be one of the few.

And certainly no pressure cookers on airplanes.
I actually made a similar joke when I got to work, and one of the kids here said "but they're not white, they're Muslins." My IQ immediately dropped 10 points.
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"but they're not white, they're Muslins."
but also . That comment defies existing smilies.
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Just think, these are people who are allowed to give patients narcotics.
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