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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Everyone hates metaphysics at some point, most of us grow up.
    Why doesn't the OT Christian god smite all these bad people? Is smiting no longer in vogue?
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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    Why doesn't the OT Christian god smite all these bad people? Is smiting no longer in vogue?
    How does putting your ignorance on display seem productive? Are you wanting for someone to explain these concepts to you? It doesn't seem so.

    Keep on ignorant ranting

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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    I think journalist need to stop going over to places like SYria and IRaq.
    Yeah, just report on weddings and the like, in some real safe place.
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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by polisciguy View Post
    Ideally, yeah, I agree. But inevitably we'd be criticized for "ignoring" it too. Something BO doesn't need/want with the midterms coming up. Ah, politics.
    Well, there's a reason I don't get to run things. But not saying anything does not equal ignoring it no matter the perception, but I suppose perception rules opinion, so...

    Also, SW Virginia, huh? Nice to see someone else representin', as the kids say.
    Yeah. I'm rural, and we know what that means in SW. I started out in PA, stopped a few dozen other places here and over there, and ended up ri-chere.

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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    How does putting your ignorance on display seem productive? Are you wanting for someone to explain these concepts to you? It doesn't seem so.

    Keep on ignorant ranting
    To show no comprehension of proper capitalization technique?
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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Dammit .....they carried thru with the threat rather than chance of ransoming him. What say ye?


    The Islamic State militant group released a video purporting to show the beheading of U.S. hostage Steven Sotloff, the SITE monitoring service reported on Tuesday.

    A masked figure in the video also issued a threat against a British hostage, a man the group named as David Haines, and warned governments to back off “this evil alliance of America against the Islamic State”, the monitoring service said.


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    If you are not on official government business then stay the hell out of the middle east and other islamo-fascist countries, if you still choose to go despite all the warnings not to go then you are on your own. That is the only thing Obama should say on the issue.
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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Yeah. I would prefer we say nothing. Not a peep.
    Not a peep huh.....okay I saw what you did there. BO's uhm, I mean mums the word.

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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    I'm guessing zero. Hell, we declared a state of national emergency a few years ago when Singapore was going to flog some kid.
    It's still anyone's guess. Heck, the US executes prisoners in gruesome ways, too.


    "...At least 69 other journalists have been killed covering the war in Syria, and more than 80 have been kidnapped, according to the Committee to Protect Journalists. The group estimates that “approximately 20 journalists, both local and international, are currently missing in Syria,” it says on its website. “Many of them are believed to be held by Islamic State,” which ISIS calls itself...."
    Beheading of American Journalist James Foley Recalls Past Horrors | KTLA

    Most of the public probably wasn't aware that all those journalists were kidnapped and/or missing until Foley was beheaded.



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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by beefheart View Post
    I blame god.

    He would never let people go and murder others in his name...would he?
    I don't think he has much say in it does he ?

    BTW I am an atheist
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    Re: ISIS Beheads Steven Sotloff.....

    Quote Originally Posted by herenow1 View Post
    I think journalist need to stop going over to places like SYria and IRaq.
    I agree.

    International jouranlists, however, are in a very difficult career field. Aside from a handful of major net work superstars that make large amounts of money- Tom Brokaw is said to have chartered a private jet to report on the Tsunami, most reporters earn next to nothing.

    The only way to get ahead is to get the stories. And for non CNN level reporters, that means taking chances with out body guards, "minders", and also means interviewing people who have not been pre screened and vetted.

    These reporters can be pretty experienced with well thought out plans (Daniel Pearl). They also include complete amateurs like Amanda Lindhout, a cocktail waitress turned journalist who lasted three days in Somalia before getting kidnapped - fortunately not by jihaders, but by an Olde fashioned gang of extortionists and rapists.

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