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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: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @07:37PM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @07:37PM (#576129)

    > military personnel are some of the biggest proponents of the second amendment, and many would gladly side against a government rather than fire on citizens.

    Ding!! Wrong. Consider Kent State shootings of unarmed students by National Guard.
      A link in case your history is weak: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kent_State_shootings [wikipedia.org]
      Or listen to the dirge, "Ohio" by CSNY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRE9vMBBe10 [youtube.com] and check out some of the comments--they are a *lot" more coherent than normal YouTube comments.

    Anyone that thinks it's rough out there now needs to read some history.

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @08:23PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @08:23PM (#576160)

    The other poster didn't claim that every member of the military would side against a government rather than fire on citizens.

    What is wrong with you people? Why can't you think straight?

    • (Score: 2, Insightful) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @11:03PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @11:03PM (#576291)

      What is wrong with you people? Why can't you think straight?

      The overwhelming vast majority were schooled in government institutions designed by big-industry men who wanted people no smarter than those needed to run industrial machines. Check out John Taylor Gatto's work for specifics on how governments have been used to break down and destroy the greatest learning machine in the known universe: the mind of a child.