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(NPR)   20 years after Waco, it's still real to the Branch Davidians   (npr.org) divider line 22
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2013-04-20 01:58:05 PM  
6 votes:

LordJiro: And lunatic cult leaders will do anything to avoid facing justice for their actions. Including poison their entire Guyanese town or, indeed, set their own compound on fire.


You know why no one jokes about the Jonestown massacre?

The punch lines are too long.
2013-04-20 01:43:52 PM  
5 votes:

doglover: Regardless of who set the fires, what good did the siege at Waco accomplish?


It was the early days of the 24 hour news networks, and after the first Gulf War (Desert Storm) they didn't have much.  The Waco and the Clinton fiascoes (and the OJ chase and subsequent trial), sadly, justified their existence and convinced the public that continuous news outlets tailored to your personal, political kink were necessary.

In terms of journalism, the span of time from mid to the late 90's was the death of it.  We went from objective sources of honest information to sensationalized stories beholden, not to the truth, but what was in the best interests of whatever sponsors backed those time slots.  It became about viewers and ratings, and abandoned informing the public and started passing off whatever crap they could to fill those slots.

Then, in 1999, shortly after discovering the growth of hair in his "special place," a young, acne-pocked, borderline-alcoholic, entrepreneur living in his mother's basement in Lexington, Kentucky first noticed the cynicism of the national news networks, and Fark.com was born and Drew Curtis became a whorehousehold name and a bourbon distillery regular.

So, if you ask what was accomplished by the siege at Waco, look around, young man.  Look at the myriad of sweet, silly flowers in this garden of madness, and remember than none of this would have been possible had it not been for, among other things, that very siege.
2013-04-20 01:18:32 PM  
4 votes:
Haha! Oh I remember that!

i763.photobucket.com
2013-04-20 10:29:10 AM  
3 votes:
Have they found a new messiah to rape their kids?
2013-04-21 01:19:16 AM  
2 votes:

doglover: Peter von Nostrand: Never let the truth stand in the way of blaming the evil government jack-booted thugs

Regardless of who set the fires, what good did the siege at Waco accomplish?


It got rid of the Branch Davidians.
2013-04-20 03:19:28 PM  
2 votes:
April 19th = Conservative Hero Day
upload.wikimedia.org www.bluecorncomics.com
2013-04-20 03:11:38 PM  
2 votes:
Q: How do you pick up a Branch Davidian girl?

A: With a dustpan.
2013-04-20 01:30:18 PM  
2 votes:

snocone: Anybody heard anything about that big LAPD "investigation" following the Dorner Dealio?


The cops didn't fire a shot last I heard. The fire was extraterrestrial in nature.
2013-04-21 12:23:11 AM  
1 votes:

B.L.Z. Bub: Silverstaff: MFAWG: snocone: Anybody heard anything about that big LAPD "investigation" following the Dorner Dealio?

The cops didn't fire a shot last I heard. The fire was extraterrestrial in nature.

I thought they ruled he committed suicide.  Shot himself 183 times, then burned down his own cabin.

Also, it wasn't HIS cabin, dumbcluck.



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You hate Dorner because he's black, don't you?
2013-04-21 12:14:44 AM  
1 votes:

pedrop357: B.L.Z. Bub: generallyso: Are people forgetting what tear gas canisters did to the cabin Dorner was hiding in when they deny any possible culpability for government agents at Waco?

Are people still clinging to the notion that the police were responsible for Dorner's death when all he had to do was come out of the cabin?

Hey, I'm not responsible for killing that woman, all she had to do was cooperate and let me have sex with her.

Aren't the police supposed to be the better ones?


Looks like we found Glenn Beck's fark handle.

Where were you in 1990?
2013-04-20 04:27:01 PM  
1 votes:
Imagine the Fark thread if that had existed back then?
2013-04-20 03:33:17 PM  
1 votes:

Kahabut: LavenderWolf:

Sup, I have used smoke grenades. CS gas canisters are just dirty smoke grenades. I've been in heavily concentrated areas of CS gas while in the presence of an ignition source.

You are full of shiat. The actual heat source inside the canister gets very hot, but while the casing does get too hot to touch, that doesn't mean the casing is as hot as the heat source. In fact, it would be just about impossible for the canister to reach the same temperature as the fuel/heat source. You can pick up a smoke grenade and throw it again while it's burning without searing your skin.

Have YOU started a fire using a smoke grenade and no additional source of easily combustible fuel? Because I've thrown those farkers around in the middle of a pine forest covered in dead pine needles.

Are you talking about "tactical smoke" such as might be purchased for playing paintball, or are you talking about military grade material?  Because I'm sure you know, there is a far cry difference.  Furthermore, smoke and tear gas are far and away not similar substances and unless you are playing with IR smoke then you are just proving that you don't know the first thing about the subject.

Tear gas is generally a high temperature reaction.  Smoke is generally not a high temp reaction.  Tear gas is put into 40mm launchable canisters made of tin with no thermal insulation.  Smoke is made to be thrown on the forrest floor without starting a fire.

Typical warning on Gas nades "Throw away from self"
Typical warning on Tear Gas "warning do not use past expiration date" (it might explode instead) "do not use near flammable material" (it starts fires) "Use only outdoors" (the gas is toxic in large concentrations)

Please go back to your arm chair and reconsider your knowledge of the subject.  You could go look up police grade tear gas canisters and launchers, and you could also look into smoke, and you'll find two things. 1) they are not similar.  2) you didn't know what you were talking abou ...


Oh, also, no. You dumb farker. Not paintball toys.

Believe it or not, but people who are or were in the military aren't banned from using the internet. Crazy, I know...
2013-04-20 02:44:27 PM  
1 votes:

Bongo Blue: When the jackbooted thugs show up at your door you have 2 choices: live or die.
The Davidians used the children as shields thinking as long as they had them no harm would come.
Ruby Ridge was just A-holes.
They chose poorly.
If the Marathon bomber goes to trial,a good lawyer could argue because of his age and he idolized his big brother he will probably get life.
I believe he should get the death sentence.


The problem with your theory is that no one wears jackboots anymore. Instead, they wear rubber soles with orthopedic inserts. It's all about lower back pain these days.
2013-04-20 02:22:17 PM  
1 votes:
God only knows...
www.carolmoore.net

...it's not what we would choose to do.
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2013-04-20 02:15:42 PM  
1 votes:

Peter von Nostrand: doglover: 2wolves: doglover: DoctorCal: Have they found a new messiah to rape their kids?

That new messiah would have to be pretty damn gross, because if I recall correctly, the ATF and FBI roasted a fair number of those kids Dorner Kebab style.

No. You're forgetting that Mr Koresh used arson in an earlier incident to erase his mistakes. Stop spreading disinformation.

So they didn't fire military tear gas shells (aka burners) into the bunker after breaching the wall?

Once you go

potato potatoe don't ever look back

//ftfy
2013-04-20 02:13:43 PM  
1 votes:
Before the fire:  We Ain't Comin' Out!

After the fire:  What A Cook-Out!
2013-04-20 02:12:55 PM  
1 votes:

FarkinHostile: LordJiro: And lunatic cult leaders will do anything to avoid facing justice for their actions. Including poison their entire Guyanese town or, indeed, set their own compound on fire.

You know why no one jokes about the Jonestown massacre?

The punch lines are too long.


Wooooooooow, that's a new one. Awful. +1
2013-04-20 01:58:53 PM  
1 votes:
Fta: Paul Fatta, who spent nearly 13 years in prison on weapons charges, was released two years early for good behavior. Now 55 years old, he lives in San Diego where he manages his family's Hawaiian restaurant. Fatta, too, still believes.

Hawaiian BBQ I presume? No thanks guys. I don't think I'll be a customer. You're Tex-Mex BBQ, not island style. Quit lying to yourself and your customers.
2013-04-20 01:54:35 PM  
1 votes:

UNC_Samurai: It's hard to let go of your cult.


Religion is a hell of a drug.
2013-04-20 01:40:07 PM  
1 votes:
Better luck next time, fire.
2013-04-20 01:25:43 PM  
1 votes:
"The United States has to fall in order for the One World Order to be set up," he says.

Go on wif yo bad self!
2013-04-20 12:18:06 PM  
1 votes:

doglover: DoctorCal: Have they found a new messiah to rape their kids?

That new messiah would have to be pretty damn gross, because if I recall correctly, the ATF and FBI roasted a fair number of those kids Dorner Kebab style.


No. You're forgetting that Mr Koresh used arson in an earlier incident to erase his mistakes. Stop spreading disinformation.
 
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