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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.


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  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday June 13 2016, @01:45AM

    You voted them in. We're here for when it becomes absolutely intolerable. Which it will within the next fifty years, I guarantee.

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  • (Score: 2) by Tork on Monday June 13 2016, @01:52AM

    by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @01:52AM (#359046)
    Convenient.
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    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday June 13 2016, @02:24AM

      Not really. I'll likely have to live through a few more decades of this garbage and never get to see the liberty on the other side. I'm doing all I can though and voting for the worst possible candidate for President every time. Thankfully plenty of people are stupid enough to do the same thinking they're voting correctly. Maybe it'll help speed things up and I'll get to live in a land of freedom again before I die of old age.

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      • (Score: 2) by Tork on Monday June 13 2016, @02:38AM

        by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @02:38AM (#359085)
        A classic example of SEP. And, hey, it really does require very little power!
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        • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday June 13 2016, @09:45AM

          Ya think? I'm pretty sure it's definitely my problem. It's just not currently a bad enough problem to justify another civil war.

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          • (Score: 2) by Tork on Monday June 13 2016, @11:49AM

            by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @11:49AM (#359309)
            Yes, I do think. When I made that remark I was standing in line for the TSA and I hesitated to post it because it occured to me that a remark like that on a public discussion forum might get me automatically flagged during this trip. You'll pardon me for not feeling as though the high-threshold you've set for yourself is anything but a convenience for you and not some grand 'last resort to save the country.'
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            • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday June 13 2016, @07:33PM

              Well if you really want the killing to start now, go ahead and start organizing it. You're going to find it difficult going for a couple more decades at least though. The people are not ready. Yet.

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              • (Score: 2) by Tork on Monday June 13 2016, @08:33PM

                by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 13 2016, @08:33PM (#359593)
                As I said, convenient.
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                • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday June 14 2016, @02:05AM

                  It is what it is. Would you prefer we start the killing now? Because that's why we're allowed guns; to kill people who need a good killing. Personally I believe, like the founders did, that it should be a last resort. If your views differ, that's fine though.

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                  • (Score: 2) by Tork on Tuesday June 14 2016, @06:22AM

                    by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday June 14 2016, @06:22AM (#359769)
                    You want to maintain a system that's getting people killed by using a justification that is never going to see the light of day. What I actually prefer is no killing at all, but we can't do anything to move in that direction because of philosophical grid-lock, partly sustained by you lot being such an obvious posers. Your thresholds don't sound like some serious warning the gov't should take seriously, they sound like the boasts of research working on a new battery technology.

                    You will never be there for us.
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                    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Tuesday June 14 2016, @10:25AM

                      Never? No. It'll see the light of day within the next fifty years unless things change. I'd rather it happen sooner but that's not up to me.

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                      • (Score: 2) by Tork on Tuesday June 14 2016, @03:13PM

                        by Tork (3914) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday June 14 2016, @03:13PM (#359939)
                        Ok. Have a good week, man.
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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @02:31AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @02:31AM (#359078)

    LOL. You and your fetishized "armed resistance," even if you could manage to number in the hundreds of thousands, will be decimated by a few hundred pilots and operators with drones and surgical PGM strikes before you even realize you are the subject of a coordinated attack. These highly trained, indoctrinated soldiers will take you out without hesitation or remorse since you will have been branded traitors and terrorists. This will be followed up with a neat and tidy mainstream media blitz that will convince the vast majority of Americans that the right and moral thing was done.

    And, no, the small number of recruits you think you have infiltrated the military with will not be able to stop this or even be aware of these classified operations. You will be done before you even get your chance to be a the hero rebelling against FEDRUL GUBBMINT tyranny, if you even survive. You are only allowed to keep your toys because the feds know that you are nothing more than a impotent joke once push comes to shove.

    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday June 13 2016, @10:00AM

      Sweety, American gun owners don't number in the hundreds of thousands. We number around a hundred million and we own enough firearms to arm every man, woman, and child within our borders and still have a few left over.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @04:30PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @04:30PM (#359424)

        Sweety, American gun owners don't number in the hundreds of thousands. We number around a hundred million and we own enough firearms to arm every man, woman, and child within our borders and still have a few left over.

        And yet--not to put too fine a point on this--I don't feel any safer because of this.