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(Mother Jones)   These soldiers did the Boston Marathon wearing 40-pound packs. Then they helped save lives. Something, something, dust...eye   (motherjones.com) divider line 13
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2013-04-17 01:28:56 AM
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log_jammin: lets see...it says 21 comments, then I click and the number of comments is only 5. and without checking I already know who was the one being an ass.


Well fark your opinion too.
2013-04-17 01:16:36 AM
2 votes:
lets see...it says 21 comments, then I click and the number of comments is only 5. and without checking I already know who was the one being an ass.
2013-04-17 07:46:25 AM
1 votes:

MythDragon: Lady Indica: It's remarkable and fortunate that there were more than a dozen soliders, with appropriate trauma kits in the ruck, who were able to assist.

A little too remarkable if you ask me...
All these people trained in 1st aid who just happened to be carrying CLS kits. Just so happened to be close enough to render immediate aid but not close enough to get injured. And it just so happens that Obama's approval ratings have been slipping.

I'm not saying it's a government conspiracy, but...


Yeah, plus it just so happened that Kenyan won the race.  Hmm, what a coincidence. Did Obama rig this to allow his buddy to win?

I'm not saying you are pants on head retarded, but...
2013-04-17 07:37:47 AM
1 votes:

MythDragon: Lady Indica: It's remarkable and fortunate that there were more than a dozen soliders, with appropriate trauma kits in the ruck, who were able to assist.

A little too remarkable if you ask me...
All these people trained in 1st aid who just happened to be carrying CLS kits. Just so happened to be close enough to render immediate aid but not close enough to get injured. And it just so happens that Obama's approval ratings have been slipping.

I'm not saying it's a government conspiracy, but...


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/you know it had to be done.
2013-04-17 06:42:02 AM
1 votes:

Public Savant: Legio Minervia: GAT_00

Your behavior in this thread isn't that much different from the very same behavior you rail against when it comes from the right-wing trolls on this site.  There are a lot of arguments to be made against ultra-nationalism, but this argument is wrong and just makes you look like an asshole.

Or he is simply right and a lot of people don't want to realize it.
Truth isn't whatever a majority decides that it is.

/Leave that decision to the select few historians with a job (they are probably working for the majority)


Sharing a minority opinion doesn't give you the high moral ground by virtue.  Your opinion is bad, and you should feel bad.
2013-04-17 06:31:41 AM
1 votes:

GAT_00: Ugh, we're already busy turning every single person who was at the marathon into some kind hero and waving the flag all over the place.  It's farking disgusting.


translation: herpa derpa derpity doo... I've got some derp made special for you... herpa derpa derpity dee... I'm an idiot can't you see?


/he·ro /ˈhi(ə)rō/ Noun 1. A person, typically a man, who is admired for courage or noble qualities.
2013-04-17 05:55:22 AM
1 votes:

ex0h: GAT_00: Ugh, we're already busy turning every single person who was at the marathon into some kind hero and waving the flag all over the place.  It's farking disgusting.

Not an American myself, but the constant displays of nationalism we see on the news is just awkwardly-uncomfortable. Don't know any country in the world apart from America that seems to feed on that behavior quite as much.

As for the news coverage over this Boston thing, you're right, it is sickening. A couple bombs go off and a couple people die and it's the only thing discussed the world around despite the fact that many bigger disasters are happening across the world. Meanwhile American drone strikes are still killing children/civilians and they get half a days news coverage, with many of your major news outlets not even reporting it. Sickening is the right adjective. But then, I reckon the majority of people outside America are used to that kind of behavior and by now we've come to expect it.

It's good to know that not everyone is flag-waving and thinking the world is coming to an end because you guys got bombed for a change.


And yet, one of the big debates in the US congress right now is immigration reform, because everybody is trying to leave America.  Oh wait, that's where you live. nevermind.
2013-04-17 05:42:58 AM
1 votes:
The dust in the room meme has turned into the epicac in the stomach meme for me....
2013-04-17 02:39:19 AM
1 votes:

GAT_00: I'm incapable of having a genuine emotion involving anyone except myself. I can't stand it when people have to sully a tragedy like this by pointing out the people that helped... it's pointless. Blatent nationalism. Why do I think this is nationalism? Because, I've decided that's what this is and you're all wrong any I'm right and enlightened.

Nothing positive anyone does is helpful in any way. Completely unlike my wandering around randomly whining and making an ass of myself with a big "look at me!!! IM DIFFERENT!!!" sign taped to my shirt,

THAT is how you help people. shiat all over them and act smug and above the entire thing.. as you post on the interwebs website that you like to frequent.

Because god knows they were running short on shiat-poor half-baked opinions from basement neckbeards.

FYP
2013-04-17 02:06:18 AM
1 votes:

GAT_00: having an unpopular opinion


Trolling is not the same as having an unpopular opinion. You're doing the Fred Phelps thing and being deliberately offensive for yuks and the whole website knows it already.

If these soldiers hadn't been able to help and many people died, you'd be praising the bomber for a high score or some other bullshiat opinion just to be an asshole.
2013-04-16 11:19:32 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: We are hopelessly reactionary when something like this happens, which only dooms the next one.


The media sure is. I cut that cord. I've just talked to people at work and family about it. None of them are anywhere near the pitch the 24 news cycle masturbates to.

They grab at straws. They conduct the investigation in the open. If there is anything I've learned in this world is that patience is a virtue. I trust the people handling the investigation are flinging rocks over right now and not getting much sleep. I'll wait to hear what they've come up with.

I immediately thought tax day and all that stuff. But, we're not going to really know anything until they tell us.

Maybe I'm just getting older, but this whole rush to find the answer (which I am guilty of too) is just too tiring. None of us are ever 100% right. We just wind up screaming at each other.

I'll wait to hear what they find out. In the meantime, I'll enjoy knowing that there were a lot of people there that day who rushed in to help people. It keeps me from going into the threads and screaming things I'll only apologize for later.

I really hate these attacks, in case that wasn't clear. I can analyze them pretty well after having done it here so many times. Act of a mad man. Even if only .0000001% of 300,000,000 people are this nuts, that still leaves a lot of nuts. I just want them to find who did it and bring them to justice.

Then we'll move onto Kim Kardashian spawning the Satan's child or something equally important.
2013-04-16 10:58:50 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: MisterTweak: GAT_00: jylcat: GAT_00: Ugh, we're already busy turning every single person who was at the marathon into some kind hero and waving the flag all over the place.  It's farking disgusting.

You, sir, are disgusting.

What, because I refuse to turn into an ultra-nationalist when we get attacked?

May I suggest tonight's off-menu special, the pan-friend jumbo bag of d*cks?

Story is from Mother Jones, not exactly the bastion of far-right god-and-country conservatism, ya know. And has very little to do with military, and a lot to do with one father's very personal losses.

I'm very aware of the source.  And making people into heroes defeats the entire purpose.  A hero is not supposed to be written up as some totally farking awesome person.  They simply are.  The very act of glorifying them reduces them to nothing more than an ad piece to show how awesome you are instead.

On top of that, nationalism gets you nowhere except restrictions and wars.  It's how you lose.

So, no, I will not wave the flag.  I will not glorify people for the glory makes it utterly hollow.  And I will not go looking for some worthless silver lining in a disaster simply because we like a feel-good story.


Have you ever considered monastic life?  Honestly.  Few people see glorification of good works as a bad thing, except monks.
2013-04-16 10:41:32 PM
1 votes:

GAT_00: jylcat: GAT_00: Ugh, we're already busy turning every single person who was at the marathon into some kind hero and waving the flag all over the place.  It's farking disgusting.

You, sir, are disgusting.

What, because I refuse to turn into an ultra-nationalist when we get attacked?


May I suggest tonight's off-menu special, the pan-friend jumbo bag of d*cks?

Story is from Mother Jones, not exactly the bastion of far-right god-and-country conservatism, ya know. And has very little to do with military, and a lot to do with one father's very personal losses.
 
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