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posted by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @06:00PM   Printer-friendly

A suspected Islamic terrorist opened fire at a gay nightclub in Florida, killing 50 people and wounding another 53 before he was killed by police. While authorities continue to investigate to determine whether this man had ties to ISIS, the terror organization has not been quiet in praising the attack. This comes three days after ISIS announced they would attack somewhere in Florida. Today's attack marks the largest act of terrorism on US soil since 9/11.

takyon: The gunman reportedly called 911 emergency services to pledge allegiance to ISIS. The President will hold a briefing momentarily. Compare this article to the original submission.


Original Submission   Late submission by physicsmajor

 
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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by frojack on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:30PM

    by frojack (1554) on Sunday June 12 2016, @07:30PM (#358794) Journal

    Hair splitting. I don't believe Wonkey has been designated an official arbiter of word definitions. Dictionaries carry a significant variety of definitions.

    Firing on police, or anyone else for that matter, immediately invokes a right to self defense, and therefor renders the shooter a legally condemned person.
    Execution also does not require any political motivation in at all. You made that part up. Although all indications are that there were political motives involved in this instance.

    The original submission was a little suspect in the choice of words, using the phrase "executed by police" suggests a certain amount of sympathy with the attacker. However this might have been a casual choice of words,

    Takyon felt obligated to point out the edit to this story by adding "Compare this article to the original submission." That too seems out of character and somewhat suspect. I don't know if that happened before or after wonkey inserted himself in the editing process.
     

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  • (Score: 2) by butthurt on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:20PM

    by butthurt (6141) on Sunday June 12 2016, @08:20PM (#358822) Journal

    The term "execution" implies, to my mind, a killing that was not in self-defence and was intentional, not accidental. Consider the expression "execution style":

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Execution-style_murder [wikipedia.org]
    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=execution%20style [urbandictionary.com]
    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/execution+style [thefreedictionary.com]
    http://wishtv.com/2016/02/26/victims-found-in-fort-wayne-home-killed-execution-style/ [wishtv.com]
    http://idioms.thefreedictionary.com/execution+style [thefreedictionary.com]

  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by takyon on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:26PM

    by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Sunday June 12 2016, @10:26PM (#358922) Journal

    Takyon felt obligated to point out the edit to this story by adding "Compare this article to the original submission." That too seems out of character and somewhat suspect.

    Fuck off. I removed (censored) the inflammatory comment from view, and pointed out where the submitter's original phrasing could be found. There is nothing wrong with this.

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    • (Score: 2) by frojack on Monday June 13 2016, @06:46AM

      by frojack (1554) on Monday June 13 2016, @06:46AM (#359203) Journal

      Apparently you aren't alone in the censoring.

      Even Obama agrees with you. [nypost.com]

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      • (Score: 2) by takyon on Monday June 13 2016, @07:00AM

        by takyon (881) <takyonNO@SPAMsoylentnews.org> on Monday June 13 2016, @07:00AM (#359206) Journal

        The President is going to wait more than 24 hours to allow investigation before laying definitive blame on ISIS? He didn't get into the specifics during a 5 minute press briefing? How #Sad!

        He called it a terror attack, he said it was "an attack on all of us", a phrase the NY Post writer used. What more do you want?

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        • (Score: 3, Interesting) by frojack on Monday June 13 2016, @05:02PM

          by frojack (1554) on Monday June 13 2016, @05:02PM (#359448) Journal

          By the time he made his announcement, the terrorist already had been identified, his file found in the FBI Data base, which also documented his two trips to Saudi Arabia, his connections to a radical imam, and people had come forth with tales of his work place rages. Everything else except these rages were in the FBI files. Check the time lines on the stories. Even the FBI released information more damning well before Obama spole.

          But is that who Obama blamed? US.

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      • (Score: 3, Informative) by janrinok on Monday June 13 2016, @08:01AM

        by janrinok (52) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @08:01AM (#359238) Journal

        We are not censoring - in fact, we are even bringing the original submission to your attention so that you can read it.

        However, the purpose of the story as published is to give the facts and details of the news. The place for comments, including political views or inflammatory remarks, is in the comments. While we do permit a small amount of leeway in this regard, as a matter of policy (and it is our policy, not the whim of a single editor) we try to separate the facts from opinions and publish the former, unless the formatting of the submission makes it very clear that they are the submitter's personal views. In this case, there was no clear formatting in the submission and therefor some irrelevant text was edited out of the published story, and new information which was not available at the time of the submission was added. Takyon was quite correct in bringing this fact to your attention so that you can read the original sub if you so wish to do.

  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Monday June 13 2016, @11:41AM

    by Phoenix666 (552) on Monday June 13 2016, @11:41AM (#359303) Journal

    Why doesn't wonkey volunteer as an editor to spare us all the backseat driving?

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