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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: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @09:27PM (4 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday October 02 2017, @09:27PM (#576209)

    As a veteran I can recall us talking about this very thing. I strongly suspect you will find a large number of the people driving those tanks to turn them in the opposite direction.

    As they told us repeatedly in training. They break you down not to brainwash you, but to train you how to think on your feet in the moment. Even if ordered to break the law you have not the right but the RESPONSIBILITY to disobey those orders. They Army doesn't WANT robots. Look at the UCMJ. There is no crime of disobeying unlawful orders.

    10 U.S. Code ยง 892 - Art. 92. Failure to obey order or regulation

    Read the reg it clearly states LAWFUL orders.
    In fact its considered your DUTY to DISOBEY unlawful orders.

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  • (Score: 2) by meustrus on Monday October 02 2017, @10:21PM (3 children)

    by meustrus (4961) on Monday October 02 2017, @10:21PM (#576262)

    If that's truly the case, we don't need a 2nd amendment at all. Who are we resisting when the military itself is always on our side? </sarcasm>

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    • (Score: 2) by The Mighty Buzzard on Monday October 02 2017, @10:26PM (2 children)

      by The Mighty Buzzard (18) Subscriber Badge <themightybuzzard@proton.me> on Monday October 02 2017, @10:26PM (#576268) Homepage Journal

      Look, we get that you hate guns. Might I suggest expatriation then? You're never, under any circumstances, going to get the guns from the hands of American citizens.

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      • (Score: 2) by meustrus on Tuesday October 03 2017, @01:07AM (1 child)

        by meustrus (4961) on Tuesday October 03 2017, @01:07AM (#576346)

        And here I thought that if I came right out and said "sarcasm" it would be understood. I guess it really is impossible to be sarcastic on the internet.

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        • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @03:59AM

          by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday October 03 2017, @03:59AM (#576412)

          Keep Poe's Law [wikipedia.org] in mind. If straightforward rational discussion is your goal, clarity should take priority over wit.

          I say this sadly as a fellow fond of wit, or at least my best attempts at it.