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  •  To all decent people it should not matter (4+ / 0-)

    who, so long as the perp is brought to justice.

    For those seeking to reinforce their prejudices and validate their conspiracy theories, on the other hand, it's the most important thing of all.




    Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
    ~ Jerry Garcia

    by DeadHead on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 08:57:02 PM PDT

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    •  And I cannot wait to see the day. They will be (2+ / 0-)
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      caught.

      if a habitat is flooded, the improvement for target fishes increases by an infinite percentage...because a habitat suitability index that is even a tiny fraction of 1 is still infinitely higher than zero, which is the suitability of dry land to fishes.

      by mrsgoo on Mon Apr 15, 2013 at 09:43:09 PM PDT

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    •  I don't understand why "decency" is at issue. (1+ / 0-)
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      © grover


      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

      by grover on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 12:52:41 AM PDT

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      •  Because I don't consider those looking for (0+ / 0-)

        a specific profile of perpetrator before the facts are established, or people who live to perpetuate conspiracy theories that only fan flames of paranoia and hatred, to be decent people.

        They're part of the problem, not the solution.

        Though I will admit there were probably better words than "decent" I could've used to articulate my point. Not a lot of forethought prior to the comment.




        Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
        ~ Jerry Garcia

        by DeadHead on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 01:19:34 AM PDT

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        •  In other words (2+ / 0-)
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          Prior to the perpetrator being caught, because it breeds misinformation and might result in groups of people being wrongly suspected and "persecuted." (Muslims, for example)

          After the person has been caught, it certainly does matter, though care should be exercised so as to not unfairly pin the actions of one individual on an entire group.




          Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
          ~ Jerry Garcia

          by DeadHead on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 01:36:48 AM PDT

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          •  Ah. (2+ / 0-)
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            Ok. Some others are saying "who" really doesn't matter, except that we catch those responsible and justice is done.

            Period, end of story.

            I don't see how we can possibly believe that especially when we don't even know who it is or what their motivstions may have been.

            I'm not being a bleeding-heart liberal who has sympathies for a misguided murdering terrorist. I'm not a FBI profiler-wanna-be (blame the brown guy!) kneejerk reactor either.

            I just don't see how we can make any decisions at all right now...

            © grover


            So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

            by grover on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 01:48:15 AM PDT

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            •  And... (1+ / 0-)
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              We are in complete and total agreement. My poorly worded original comment was an attempt to say the same thing: no decisions without facts, otherwise, witchhunts might result.

              I can see how you might have read my comment as the "doesn't matter, period."

              Probably because it said everything but the "period" part. ;)

              Brain-fried, I am.




              Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
              ~ Jerry Garcia

              by DeadHead on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 01:59:26 AM PDT

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              •  It's late. (2+ / 0-)
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                Why are we still up?

                © grover


                So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not. -- Me.

                by grover on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 02:33:04 AM PDT

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                •  You goonie, grover! ;^) (1+ / 0-)
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                  LOL, I was just about to ask you that! I suspect you and I are in the same time zone, and ... (yaaaaawn) it's dang late here.

                  I'm up because I'm all keyed-up, obsessing on news updates out of Boston. What're you doing? The same?

                  God bless our tinfoil hearts.

                  by aitchdee on Tue Apr 16, 2013 at 02:41:14 AM PDT

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                •  25 hours later, I'm asking myself the same (0+ / 0-)

                  question.

                  LOL. Sorry, I didn't reply sooner. Must've fallen asleep. ;)




                  Somebody has to do something, and it's just incredibly pathetic that it has to be us.
                  ~ Jerry Garcia

                  by DeadHead on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 03:31:45 AM PDT

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