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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @02:29AM

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 13 2016, @02:29AM (#359076)

    First, each one of us are going to die within 120 years of his or her birth with 100 percent probability. We're not immortal.

    Second, you can be killed walking across the street, or walking through a parking lot, so fast that you won't have a chance to reach for a gun or anything else you may have been packing. A drunk or suicidal driver could do it. You could be hit from across the double yellow line or the median strip by a driver who barrelled out of control. That kind of thing probably happens an average of several times a day in the USA, much more frequently than all the homeland terrorist incidents.

    There's such a thing as an unhealthy obsession with personal safety. Taken to an extreme, you'd live your entire life in a gated community surrounded by armed guards and never leave.

  • (Score: 3, Interesting) by isostatic on Monday June 13 2016, @09:29AM

    by isostatic (365) on Monday June 13 2016, @09:29AM (#359269) Journal

    That kind of thing probably happens an average of several times a day in the USA, much more frequently than all the homeland terrorist incidents.

    Someone dies due to a road related incident about 90 times a day. That's a 9/11 every month. Nobody cares much, it just happens.

  • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday June 13 2016, @10:05AM

    Honey, I'm not obsessed. I simply take the power that's available to me and rarely think about it again unless it's needed. Or brought up when hysterical fools decide they want to take my power from me so they won't have to be scared. Instead of, you know, taking some of the available power for themselves and not needing to be scared anymore.

    --
    My rights don't end where your fear begins.