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  •  Blowing people up is more than a tantrum (2+ / 0-)
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    Be Skeptical, dalerb

    Why the reluctance to call it a terrorist attack? Seriously, I don't see what we gain by refusing to name it for what it was. We don't call Timothy McVeigh's actions a "tantrum."

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    by Noisy Democrat on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 10:28:29 AM PDT

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    •  Yeah, but are we being intelligent (3+ / 0-)

      If we go for buzz words that are common because most people want to find language that is as sensational as possible.  

      Maybe that is the fault of our language.  We don't mostly think in terms of extremes and degrees of extremes or shades of extremes.  

      When a couple of not too bright guys can maintain an impulse long enough to get some materials together for a home made bomb in order to express a kind of emotional pique, maybe it does not deserve glorification.  They are criminals.  

      Most people in prison are not evil geniuses.  Mostly they are people who put their inability to handle angst or anger ahead of thinking things through.  A lot of crimes are just stupid and tragic because they are so needless.  

      hope that the idiots who have no constructive and creative solutions but only look to tear down will not win the day.

      by Stuart Heady on Sun Apr 28, 2013 at 12:20:31 PM PDT

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