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    Laguna

    " Jihadist attack?" Now, I ain't sayin' it's not, but I ain't sayin' it is as there so far has been zero indications that it was nothing more than the lone actions of a psychologically disturbed drug abuser. If he had been Christian, would you accuse him of being a "Crusader"?

    Posted in: Canada shooter planned to go to Syria: police

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    Laguna

    So, one guy shot and killed another in Canada, and society goes crazy. On average, 32 Americans are murdered with guns every day. What's the difference between this and the other several dozen shootings that presumably happened that day? "This was TERRORISM!" those easily spooked would say.

    If this guy was a terrorist, he must of been at the bottom of his class at Jihadi school. To terrorize, you need to sustain a long-term plan which eliminates the feeling of security of the populace with the goal of the populace finally giving into your demands in exchange for a return to normality. The shooter was in Ottawa to apply for a visa, indicating his rampage was likely spur of the moment. I'm sure the proper authorities are checking up on his background but also that they do not worry to much that this is the beginning of a sustained campaign - rather, this was a spontaneous action by a nutjob. Happens every day, and we don't call it terrorism unless the perpetrator is Islamic.

    Take, for example, Byron Williams, who had a deep hatred of liberals and liberal organizations. He was on his way to two of these organization with his car loaded with numerous guns and a suit of body armor when he was stopped by the CHP while speeding and weaving in and out of traffic; a subsequent altercation with the CHP left four officers hospitalized with gunshot wounds. Williams told officers he had been hoping to start a right-wing revolution by killing “people of importance” at two liberal organizations. This was clearly planned and intended to be sustained - a campaign of terror against liberals. He was later convicted of murder but not of terrorism; in fact, there was no discussion of terrorism at all.

    Of course, Williams is a white Christian. Imagine if he had been Islamic.

    http://blog.sfgate.com/crime/2014/03/12/the-chp-a-right-wing-gunman-and-glenn-beck/

    Posted in: Canada shooter planned to go to Syria: police

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    Laguna

    He said China is a great country and hopes that learning the language will help him learn its culture.

    Agreed; their government, though, is atrocious. Good on him for learning his spouse's grandmother's native language. Chinese is not easy, particularly the pronunciation.

    Posted in: Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer

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    Laguna

    Reminds me of that scene from "The Man with Two Brains":

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=3r4rS0yzQ1M

    Posted in: Man revives woman with AED, but branded 'pervert' for removing her clothes to apply electrode pads

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    Laguna

    The Dems are not running on their record, so Plan B is the well-coordinated smear campaign.

    I agree to a point. Democrats should be full-voiced in defense of the ACA, for example, if only to counter Republicans like McConnell who pretend that it can be eradicated "root and branch" while those newly insured will somehow be spared. In a sense, I almost hope for a Republican victory in the Senate just to see how they would round this square.

    Posted in: Clinton says women's rights under assault by Republicans

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    Laguna

    I had no idea the Dems were at the forefront of Black emancipation and liberation.

    For once, your ignorance landed on the correct side of the coin toss: It was the Republican Party that endeavored to fight for equality in the States. That was over a hundred years ago, though, and any observant human has noticed that constituencies have flipped during that time. That you continue to discuss "Black emancipation" (with a capital "B") displays this.

    The bigger point is that your tone-deafness indicates that you just don't get it, and neither does the GOP. They might squeak out a majority in the Senate this year due to electoral issues, but would then lose it in 2016 - along with the next presidential election.

    Posted in: Clinton says women's rights under assault by Republicans

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    Laguna

    B4f, your comments are not copied from an Onion article, are they?

    Not as long as Dems and liberals constantly bring up ludicrous statements about race and women, we will never move forward.

    Shh. Just like the "golden age" preceding the Civil Rights era: Don't talk about it and it doesn't exist.

    Actually, they suffer because the Democratic policies have sucked them into a perpetual cycle of governmental dependence.

    ("They" means the undeserving - those women and minorities who make up a pittance of those who benefit from government programs.) We could also lump those good-for-nothing old people in there.

    Late term abortions, I think so.

    If we have to reduce the number of abortion clinics in Texas to four to do so, that certainly wouldn't be an undue hardship to women, would it? They can just take a vacation!

    As for voter ID, funny that Texas allows a gun license but not a college ID. Then again, one type is far more likely to vote Republican. Which might that be?

    Posted in: Clinton says women's rights under assault by Republicans

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    Laguna

    (Gonna keep this news away from my daughter. She'd be apt to say, when I scold her, "Well, at least I don't run off and join the ISIS!")

    Posted in: FBI: Denver teenage girls may have tried to join jihadis

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    Laguna

    If the Dems really cared about women, they would teach self-reliance and financial independence.

    I for one agree. The problem with women is that they do not understand self-reliance and financial independence, and it is up to SOMEONE to teach them. Perhaps we could set up some seminars or something. It's the same with the minimum wage: If it didn't exist, everyone would learn self-reliance and financial independence and have a great job! And also minorities - hey, America has a black president, so racial discrimination must have disappeared! What is WRONG with these people who don't understand that women, the poor, and minorities only suffer because they don't understand self-reliance and financial independence?!

    Posted in: Clinton says women's rights under assault by Republicans

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    Laguna

    Want a challenge, little man? Enter a career which contributes to society and provides a suitable income, meet a woman who you will love and protect, and raise children in an active way that also supports others in your community.

    It's not easy, but it is the most functional way to fulfill your roll in society.

    Japan is a Galapagos society. Most adults have no idea what goes on in the real world.

    Your concept of the "real world" is screwed. The "real world" is what I mentioned above, and exists in the vast majority of global land areas. You clearly have Rambobia.

    Posted in: One Japanese man tells why he wanted to fight in Syria

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    Laguna

    "And by women's rights, I mean the right to commit homicide."

    Repubs are totally cool with Viagra covered by insurance, but then plan an end-run around the ACA by claiming that making birth control available over-the-counter is a step towards "women's rights" while failing to mention it would have to be covered out-of-pocket. These men are mendacious, and women trust their fates to them at their peril.

    Posted in: Clinton says women's rights under assault by Republicans

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    Laguna

    White privilege.

    Posted in: Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for killing girlfriend

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    Laguna

    Major sports events - particularly the Olympics - are best left to autocratic countries which can ignore their populace. That is, until the organizers of these events become less autocratic themselves.

    The 2022 Winter Olympics will be a farce, as likely will be the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup - and, hopefully, a wakeup call for the organizations involved.

    Posted in: Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

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    Laguna

    CNSNews.com?! Ha ha! CNSNews.com was founded in 1998 under the name "Conservative News Service"; it was later changed to "Cybercast News Service" because, you know, fair and balanced. Funny enough, their top five stories today regard Ebola. After the elections, let's bet they'll forget about it altogether.

    Posted in: Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

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    Laguna

    Amazing that this should even have fallen in America's lap. Most West African countries were colonized by either the British or French, although the Portuguese and Germans also held some land at times in this region. Well, somebody's got to do it.

    One silver lining might be a long-overdue rapprochement between Cuba and the US - and an understanding that, in a pinch, neither the EU nor the Chinese are willing to lead.

    Posted in: Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola

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    Laguna

    Or is the location and method used giving skewed results.

    I totally agree! The area surveyed was the entire surface of the earth, including a small region in Namibia! Perhaps someone in that small region of Namibia had left their refrigerator door open.

    Posted in: Planet marks hottest September since 1880: U.S.

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    Laguna

    Gee, Wakarimasen, visiting the most populous Islamic state in the world to seek their cooperation regarding this issue does not seem like a bad idea. They likely will not be sending aid to those fighting the ISIS, but they could be instrumental in blocking Indonesian volunteers who want to fight with the ISIS.

    Posted in: Kerry in Indonesia seeking support against Islamic State

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    Laguna

    Kinda missed Benghazi - it seemed such a sure bet to be a major topic in the upcoming elections, but not really a peep. MarkG, you might want to read up on the Snopes debunking of the "stand down" myth (or you might not; reality can be such a bummer when you've worked yourself up in a dander about something): http://www.snopes.com/politics/military/benghazi.asp

    Strangerland, be careful to distinguish between Bush's Iraq debacle and Obama's very restrained policies. Remember that these people have control over their national destinies for the first time ever. They will make mistakes, just as America did when it was young (native Americans and slavery come to mind), but you have to learn to crawl before you can learn to walk, and the peoples of these regions had no room even to crawl under despot rule.

    Posted in: 75 killed in five days of fighting in Libya's Benghazi

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    Laguna

    Do you like natto? I enjoy eating almost everything

    Translation: No.

    He sounds like an interesting guy who has led a charmed life. I'd love to share some red wine with him.

    Posted in: From Sanskrit to Schroders

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    Laguna

    Like what, exactly?

    Well, he could guarantee health care access to all. While that is precisely the opposite of the government controlling people, certain parties may portray it as such.

    Americans 'can't give in to hysteria or fear' over Ebola, says Obama

    Not only can they, they have: a certain party can combine hysterical fears of Ebola-laden ISIS terrorists crossing the completely unguarded border from Mexico with an imminent election, as several ads from GOP candidates illustrate. Pathetic.

    Posted in: Americans 'can't give in to hysteria or fear' over Ebola, says Obama

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