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Gas Bandit's Political Thread V: The Vampire Likes Bats

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion & More!' started by GasBandit, Sep 11, 2009.

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    The Nazi march turned violent and a state of emergency is declared.

    Well, I am just super surprised.
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    Frank Mediocre, eh?

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    They seem nice.

     
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    A car plowed through people protesting against the Nazi march.

    Richard Spencer has been arrested.

    No word yet if those pieces of news are are connected.
     
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    Here's video of the vehicle right before and after the attack. Not graphic.

     
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    I'm assuming they immediately caught the guy?
     
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    No more information available AFAICT. Give it some time, these videos are being shared with police, so they're probably working on it.
     
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    It sounds like its a total shitshow over there so who knows what they can do.
     
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    A much more graphic and up-close angle of the attack.

     
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    Terrik Protector of Kittehs

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    I know, I was just hoping with the massive police force in the area, that someone like that would be taken down immediately.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Well, hiding the vehicle is going to be difficult, and with the potential for having a dozen or more counts each of murder, assault, etc. levied at him, it shouldn't be too hard to secure a conviction on the video evidence alone, assuming any of the footage places the eventual suspect as actually being in the car at the time.

    --Patrick
     
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    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    Jesus fucking christ I go to gaming and all hell breaks loose! What the fuck?
     
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    Taking down confederate statues from the '60s '20s really riles up neo-nazis, it seems...
     
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    Dave I'm not that fucking old! Staff Member

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    I guess so. Good lord. I prefer my blissful ignorance, I guess.
     
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    So does the US. That's why we have Neo Nazis.
     
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    PatrThom Genuinely Curious

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    Yeah. I didn't even learn about it until I came here.
    One confirmed death so far, possibly as many as three, maybe more.

    --Patrick
     
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    Three dead.
     
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    Well, one dead from the car attack, 2 dead in a helicopter crash, to be clear.
     
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    Yeah, that makes it clearer. Also makes it strange that they're tabulating the two together as from what I've read, the helicopter crash was an accident.
     
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    I know. Yes they were in the air because of the other crap, but, it's an entirely different event. More than likely we would have heard about this happening even if some idiot hadn't tried to kill people today.
     
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    You're a lot more optimistic then i am, clearly.
     
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    He's saying that this shit is happening because people have been ignoring its growth. How is that optimistic?

    I don't know if I should classify this as optimism either: I've seen the sideliners going "why can't we get along?" when they have nothing to lose, but only yesterday did I see someone suggesting that the solution to Nazis was magic, i.e. using positive thinking to will the Nazis into not being hateful. I'll have to try that one when the new Wolfenstein game comes out. :confused:
     
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    Because it implies it grew in the dark, like mould, fearful of the cleansing rays of the sun. Instead of it always being there, but being slowly made resistant to UV radiation by people farming it for decades so it can grow out in the open, even when people can no longer ignore it.
     
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    You're still not explaining how that's optimistic. It paints a dim picture of people, to me. I see a lot of "how could this be happening? This is not America!" And it speaks to how sheltered a lot of people are, enjoying the benefit of not experiencing the problem that affects others.
     
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    You really think that's a more dim picture of people then when they embrace (or even tolerate) those sort of ideologies because they're being sold to them with the right words?
     
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    I think it's more that zero doesn't realize that you were seeing this as people buying what they're sold (I didn't), or even if he did (as now I do), both pictures are awfully dim and neither is at all an optimistic view.
     
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    Right; both suck, neither is optimistic, and @lien, you were asked for clarity a couple times before stating your basis for comparison.

    Also keep in mind you're talking about two different groups. Krisken's talking about the non-participants. You're talking about the recruits.
     
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    Frank Mediocre, eh?

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    So nazis are the worst. Hard to imagine that this needs to be said.

    Onwards to new controversy, why are kids still allowed to play full on, geared up, tackle football?

    https://www.si.com/nfl/2017/08/08/bennet-omalu-cte-football

     
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    If they introduced the sport right now schools and parents would go out of their minds boycotting it and not allowing teams to be formed.
     
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    My cousin's kid has been playing full tackle football since he was 6 or 7. It makes me mad. :/
     
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    My school didn't have any form of football when I went, because they used to do full tackle for years, up until it killed someone.
     
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    March on Google

    Take this with huge a grain of salt, as I haven't researched it myself for lack of time (feel free to look into it and correct me, please!), this comes from a friend.
     
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    There goes my weekend. :p
     
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    GasBandit Ask me about my Reprehensible Filth Staff Member

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    I didn't see tackle football in school until high school. Flag football was as close as they'd get in middle school.
     
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