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Old 04-15-2013, 11:48 PM   #21 (permalink)
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I think it's a pity how the word terror is automatically linked to Islam nowadays as a result of the media portraying muslims as terrible people. Maybe it's just me but I didn't see anybody calling the Newtown shooting a terrorist attack, why is that so? It is as terrible an act as this is it not?

Don't get me wrong this is really unfortunate and my prayers go out to those affected but I feel like the media is time and time again abusing their ability to control what we see.
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Old 04-16-2013, 12:02 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Old 04-16-2013, 01:19 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Getting hit by shrapnel is worse then being shot.

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:03 PM   #24 (permalink)
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oh man, this makes me sad, and so angry, at the same time.

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Old 04-16-2013, 01:08 PM   #25 (permalink)
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I think it's a pity how the word terror is automatically linked to Islam nowadays as a result of the media portraying muslims as terrible people. Maybe it's just me but I didn't see anybody calling the Newtown shooting a terrorist attack, why is that so? It is as terrible an act as this is it not?

Don't get me wrong this is really unfortunate and my prayers go out to those affected but I feel like the media is time and time again abusing their ability to control what we see.
Well said.

Also, the US is so hypocritical. It's horrible what happened in Boston and the actions should be condoned and I too send out my prayers, etc to those affected. However, what happened in Boston pales in comparison to what the US does abroad.

Look at this article:

The Boston Marathon and U.S. Drone Attacks: a Tale of Two Terrorisms | Earth First! Newswire

Loss of civilian life should be condoned no matter what type of attack or by whom. However, the media, culture, etc prevent many things from coming into the public's attention.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:07 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Look at some of these tweets. smh

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Old 04-16-2013, 02:18 PM   #27 (permalink)
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that dude Erik Rush is a Fox news contributor. Just embarassing
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:20 PM   #28 (permalink)
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That public shaming article truly shows how idiotic people may be +/or how racist ppl can be and/or how cruel people can be. Also, if you want you can just replace ppl with Americans in the previous sentence. It's just damn - truly astounding.
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:21 PM   #29 (permalink)
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you can bet there's a portion of Canadians who reacted the exact same way
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Old 04-16-2013, 02:31 PM   #30 (permalink)
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you can bet there's a portion of Canadians who reacted the exact same way
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I really hope not but there probably is.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:03 PM   #31 (permalink)
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this is the problem with social media.... it gives a far too large a platform to people who have no right being heard by the masses. there is no filter.

if you took a megaphone out to dundas square and started yelling that stuff, there is a good chance you'd be brought in on hate-speech charges..... but on the internet, it seems to be fair game. i don't like it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:38 PM   #32 (permalink)
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The first thing I said to my wife was that the whole thing looked too amateurish to be a terrorist attack. This looks more like the lone crazy in the Batman movie.
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this is the problem with social media.... it gives a far too large a platform to people who have no right being heard by the masses. there is no filter.

if you took a megaphone out to dundas square and started yelling that stuff, there is a good chance you'd be brought in on hate-speech charges..... but on the internet, it seems to be fair game. i don't like it.
never thought about it from that point of view. interesting
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:40 PM   #34 (permalink)
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What about this talk that there was some kind of controlled explosion drill by the Boston PD the same day? Coincidence?
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #35 (permalink)
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The first thing I said to my wife was that the whole thing looked too amateurish to be a terrorist attack. This looks more like the lone crazy in the Batman movie.
Totally agree
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:09 PM   #36 (permalink)
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this is the problem with social media.... it gives a far too large a platform to people who have no right being heard by the masses. there is no filter.

if you took a megaphone out to dundas square and started yelling that stuff, there is a good chance you'd be brought in on hate-speech charges..... but on the internet, it seems to be fair game. i don't like it.
preach on. I've been saying the same thing for some time now. Real life consequences need to be put on online behviour. It's the same thing with online bullying.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:42 PM   #37 (permalink)
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There was a string of bombings in Iraq yesterday. A string. I can't find any source that can offer a real number. 21 to 64 people were killed. Why? Because they are holding elections. It's great that everything got solved there. Now please show me another fifty hours of talk about this single event, because it is somehow that much more ignificant in it's violence and horribleness.
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Old 04-16-2013, 06:49 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Well, when they all find out this is some Timothy McVey type Oklahoma situation, all those racist pricks will be looking pretty stupid (as if they could look worse).

Think is, like I said earlier, the US is well known as a media driven fear monger state. They keep their citizens uneducated for a reason, you think they care that they have illiterate people everywhere?? Hell no, they are happy that hundreds of thousands have actually taken the bait they set, and actually believe in their hearts that "Sand niggers". "towel Heads", and "Gooks" are the source of all their fears. I want to hate them but I can't, because they are products of a system set up to create them.

We aren't that far ahead in Canada. Perhaps in Toronto were a bit more aware, but have a trip up to Huntsville... ya, you can bet they are glued to CNN there too.

Funny thing, I wouldn't be surprised if there was some really badass and horrible bill being passed in congress right now, or, plans to invade Iran or N. Korea in effect. Its what they do.

And yes, I really believe that the Government is THAT diabolical. One of the reasons I packed Political Science in...you learn too much about how fucked everything is.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:31 PM   #39 (permalink)
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Well, when they all find out this is some Timothy McVey type Oklahoma situation, all those racist pricks will be looking pretty stupid (as if they could look worse).

Think is, like I said earlier, the US is well known as a media driven fear monger state. They keep their citizens uneducated for a reason, you think they care that they have illiterate people everywhere?? Hell no, they are happy that hundreds of thousands have actually taken the bait they set, and actually believe in their hearts that "Sand niggers". "towel Heads", and "Gooks" are the source of all their fears. I want to hate them but I can't, because they are products of a system set up to create them.

We aren't that far ahead in Canada. Perhaps in Toronto were a bit more aware, but have a trip up to Huntsville... ya, you can bet they are glued to CNN there too.

Funny thing, I wouldn't be surprised if there was some really badass and horrible bill being passed in congress right now, or, plans to invade Iran or N. Korea in effect. Its what they do.

And yes, I really believe that the Government is THAT diabolical. One of the reasons I packed Political Science in...you learn too much about how fucked everything is.
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:09 PM   #40 (permalink)
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I liked Kenny Smiths Marathon take... good job.
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