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posted by martyb on Monday October 02 2017, @04:18PM   Printer-friendly

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/02/554976369/section-of-las-vegas-strip-is-closed-after-music-festival-shooting

A gunman fired upon thousands of people attending a music festival on the Las Vegas Strip Sunday night, in a brutal attack that is blamed for at least 58 deaths, police say. In the mass shooting and panic that ensued, 515 people were injured. At least one of the dead is an off-duty police officer who was attending the concert.

Editorializing: Interesting how media always emphasize ISLAMIC terrorists, but downplay domestic terrorism as psychologically disturbed individual lone-wolfs.


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  • (Score: 4, Interesting) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday October 02 2017, @05:50PM (6 children)

    by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday October 02 2017, @05:50PM (#576029) Journal

    You'd be amazed. Look at what the mighty US armed forces suffered in the Middle East, against people mostly armed with said "pea shooters." We'd lose against the government armed forces, but it would be a Pyrrhic victory if there ever was one. What would be left to rule over?

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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday October 02 2017, @07:33PM (5 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday October 02 2017, @07:33PM (#576123) Homepage Journal

    For once, I agree with you whole heartedly. The government will probably win, but they'll lose a hell of a lot more than it was worth.

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    • (Score: 1, Funny) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @07:40PM (4 children)

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @07:40PM (#576133)

      Runaway and Azuma bonding over war, whatever heals the divide I guess!

      • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Monday October 02 2017, @07:59PM (3 children)

        by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday October 02 2017, @07:59PM (#576144) Homepage Journal

        Don't even start . Azuma is prejudiced against assholes like me. "Enemy of mine enemy" is all you're seeing here.

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        • (Score: 3, Informative) by Azuma Hazuki on Monday October 02 2017, @09:14PM (2 children)

          by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Monday October 02 2017, @09:14PM (#576199) Journal

          I'm not prejudiced against you, you fart-sniffing narcissist. I dislike you because you're fucked in the head and taking it out on everyone else. That's not "prejudice." I didn't come to Soylent hating you (I still don't; I pity you). Don't use words to say what they don't mean.

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          • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @11:58PM (1 child)

            by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @11:58PM (#576314)

            I think we've made some good progress today. I would like you both to study the little worksheets I made for each of you and we can discuss further next week. Have a hugalicious day!

            • (Score: 2) by Azuma Hazuki on Tuesday October 03 2017, @01:31AM

              by Azuma Hazuki (5086) on Tuesday October 03 2017, @01:31AM (#576357) Journal

              Who the crap are you, duckshirt?

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