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  •  I am thinking (9+ / 0-)

    home-grown terrorist b/c this doesn't smell like something concocted overseas.

    This smells (to me, anyway) like a domestic terrorist attack.

    Can't say why, exactly.  It just does.

    Irony takes a worse beating from Republicans than Wile E. Coyote does from Acme. --Tara the Antisocial Social Worker

    by Youffraita on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 02:33:17 PM PDT

    •  Hilarious (4+ / 0-)
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      Good thing we have people whose jobs it is to find out facts and assess them as such.  Gut feelings aren't worth much.

      •  well, i take exception to that. (3+ / 0-)
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        gut instincts and intuition are excellent tools to move through llife with, as long as you have a very clear understanding of yourself and how emotions work.

        Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson. (-9.75 / -9.05)

        by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:03:10 PM PDT

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        •  I'm with you (1+ / 0-)

          and I'm glad you said something. I tried to compose a comment in response to some of this over-the-top yelling and scolding about the perils of "inexpert" speculation (good grief but we spend a lot of time shaking our finger at one another on this blog) but decided to abandon the effort, not wanting to tangle w/ folks too much right now. But you've said it well and perfectly non-combatively and I for one appreciate it, doesnot. To speculate is neither unethical nor unintellectual, nor does it demonstrate any sort of wildeyed departure from reality. On the contrary, having a well-developed sense of wonder and imagination are both altogether desirable human capacities.

          Anyway, I'll save the soap box for another day; here's hoping folks can just let you be you and not grill you about it too fiercely.

          God bless our tinfoil hearts.

          by aitchdee on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:44:58 PM PDT

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    •  Did you not get the (3+ / 0-)
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      let's not speculate memo?

    •  guy on nbc news said that there is a (0+ / 0-)

      magazine called 'inspiration' published by al qaeda on the arabian peninsula.  which is pretty trippy in and of itself: al qaeda publishes a monthly magazine.  who knew?

      and in the most recent issue, there was an article about how al qaeda affiliates around the world shouldn't rely on top-down actions, but rather plan and execute their own actions.  and it published 'recipes' or whatever you want to call 'em, for pipe bombs and other IEDs.

      just sayin'.

      Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson. (-9.75 / -9.05)

      by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:01:40 PM PDT

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      •  Cause we all know that white supremacists (0+ / 0-)

        never join the military to get their training.

        And 10 years of IED explosive device training in Iraq just goes over the head of these homegrown death squads?

        IEDs are a po' man's tactical weapon. Whether in Iraq or Northern Ireland or Vietnam or the US.


        A society grows great when old men plant trees in whose shade they know they shall never sit.

        by bronte17 on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:20:03 PM PDT

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        •  hey! i was just adding the piece of info. (0+ / 0-)

          i'm not discounting anything else.  

          i get it.  i get it about ieds.

          Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson. (-9.75 / -9.05)

          by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 03:51:07 PM PDT

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