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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 Azuma Hazuki on Monday June 13 2016, @02:16AM

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday June 13 2016, @02:16AM (#359068) Journal

    Yeah you're not supposed to hate them, but feel free to soak your panties all you want imagining them and everyone else you don't approve of writhing and screaming and broiling in eternal fire.

    I dunno, to me that sounds like hate, even if at one remove. Trying to fob that off on your God (I refuse to believe you are, as you state, an agnostic; that sounds like Christian taqiya to me) is a little like a guy who hires a hitman saying he's not actually a murderer on account of not being the one to squeeze the trigger.

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  • (Score: 2) by jmorris on Monday June 13 2016, @03:38AM

    by jmorris (4844) on Monday June 13 2016, @03:38AM (#359111)

    You just don't want to see the difference because you don't want to accept the notion that homosexuality could be abnormal or that anyone could even be permitted to think that it is.

    But remember that I usually push a concept I call the "Right to be Wrong." They have every right to be 'wrong' so long as they don't try to tell me I can't say I think they are wrong. Because if I deny them the "right to be wrong" I'd not only be declaring myself the power to officially say they are wrong, but far worse, I'd be granting that that power should exist. Because once we all accept such a power exists, everybody ends up being declared "wrong" about something eventually and then nobody is free anymore. Nobody. So while I don't want to claim the ultimate deciding power, I'm equally determined to keep it out of the hands of the PC Police.

    Once that happens it is just a question of WHO ends up in change of declaring who is wrong. Which brings us to today's story where Islam really, really believes they can not only tell everyone they please that they are wrong but kill anyone who is wrong and refuses to change their ways after being ordered to change. Objecting to them killing people is also deemed wrong and worthy of them killing you over. The advocates of Political Correctness might not, yet, be killing its opponents but they certainly aspire to that power. Which is why they must be restrained. However ISIS is killing people NOW so if the PC Police can turn their guns on ISIS I'm more than willing to ally with them against a more immediate threat. But they probably can't because PC says Islam is 'oppressed' so they have to support them right up to the point where they are themselves being killed.

    • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday June 13 2016, @06:51AM

      by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday June 13 2016, @06:51AM (#359204) Journal

      When did I ever say homosexuality was normal? I am fully aware that as a lesbian I am a generic aberration and will not be passing my genes on...and I give slightly fewer fucks about that, or what you think of me, than Deadpool on a massive angel-dust bender. Abnormal does not, in and of itself, mean wrong, and you can take your "right to not think like JMorris^W^W^W^W be wrong" and shove it so far up your narcissistic, self-centered ass you choke on it. I hope you end up with a gay son.

      The rest of your post is panicked, lemmingized, persecution-complexed nonsense. The rest of your brain has been beaten into submission by your massively over-developed amygdala and left you with ZERO ability to assess and prioritize threats. If you think the annoying Tumblrinas are anything like as dangerous or violent as Daesh, you've got your wires crossed. If you're this scared of the entire world, just go hide in a bunker somewhere until this all blows over and/or you die of fright. No, your tough-guy talk doesn't fool me in the least; your adrenals are screaming for mercy and you're scared of your own shadow.

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      • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @03:44PM

        by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @03:44PM (#359395)

        Dude, take a chill pill.

        • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday June 13 2016, @05:44PM

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday June 13 2016, @05:44PM (#359474) Journal

          No. The only thing required for evil to win is for good (wo)men to stand by and do nothing. In every era there arise people like this man, hollow, soulless sociopaths who drift through life vampirizing whatever they come across...and in every era there arise people like me whose cause is to point this out and, when possible, fight it.

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      • (Score: 2) by Grishnakh on Monday June 13 2016, @06:07PM

        by Grishnakh (2831) on Monday June 13 2016, @06:07PM (#359488)

        I am fully aware that as a lesbian I am a generic aberration and will not be passing my genes on

        Oh please, I'm really disappointed in you, and I'm not even homosexual myself. First off, there's tons of evidence of homosexuality in the animal kingdom; it's not unique to humans. Secondly, there's nothing preventing you from passing your genes on, you just have to find a willing male, or get artificial insemination as so many women these days do when they hit 40 and can't find a husband. Even more, homosexuals have been having kids for eons, and even in recent history, and those kids usually come out straight, not homo. The bottom line: homosexuality is perfectly normal for humans. It probably serves as a bit of a population-control mechanism (since they are somewhat less likely to have kids, or as many).

        • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday June 13 2016, @08:45PM

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday June 13 2016, @08:45PM (#359601) Journal

          My girlfriend/soon-to-be-wife doesn't want kids, though she says she's open to the idea of adoption at some point if she changes her mind and we have the money. I kind of wish she could get me pregnant actually, but it doesn't seem to be in the cards. There are already far too many orphan and abandoned children for me to contemplate making another one, though.

          And, don't worry, I don't mind being a "genetic aberration." Realistically speaking, no, homosexuality is not "normal." If it were it would be around 50% of the population, not 1-3%. Normal and abnormal are more statistical statements than moral ones, which is where people like JMorris fuck up in this discussion. Personally I find him more funny than threatening; he's so completely transparent as to his motivations and fears, and he thinks he can hide from us! The guy's a textbook case.

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          • (Score: 2) by Grishnakh on Tuesday June 14 2016, @04:22PM

            by Grishnakh (2831) on Tuesday June 14 2016, @04:22PM (#359975)

            Realistically speaking, no, homosexuality is not "normal." If it were it would be around 50% of the population, not 1-3%. Normal and abnormal are more statistical statements than moral ones,

            I disagree. It's normal for a population to have small number of individuals with different traits. "Abnormal" connotes that there's something wrong with being different. People over 6' tall are a small portion of the population too, but there's nothing wrong with being 6' tall, it's just not the majority. Having green eyes is also a small portion of the population (less than 10%, probably less than 5%), but again there's nothing wrong with it, so calling it an "aberration" is a disservice to those who have that trait. There's no shortage of traits that only a single-digit percentage of the population has, and most of them aren't a negative. Finally, from what I can tell, homosexuality is much more than just 1-3% of the population, if you include bisexuality or anyone who isn't a Kinsey 0, and actually is honest with themselves about it.

            As for orphan/abandoned children, you obviously haven't looked into what the adoption process in this country is like (assuming you're in the USA). It's pretty horrific, which is why many couples end up going to China, India, Romania, etc. to adopt children. It's also an extremely costly process, no matter where you get the child from. It's probably a lot easier with older kids in the foster system, but then you're going to deal with a kid with a lot of emotional problems. There's certainly nothing wrong with volunteering to help those kids, but it's obviously a serious challenge and not every prospective parent is up to that or capable of it. Kudos for wanting to help an existing child, but there's very good reasons why not everyone wants to take that road.