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Thread: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Well, I don't know. It was pretty terrifying.
    Don't be afraid. They can smell fear...just as you can smell their B.O.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Don't be afraid. They can smell fear...just as you can smell their B.O.
    If your child were stationed at a US military base when this occurred, as mine is, you would be afraid too.
    One imagines there is more security than this, on military bases.
    One also hopes that if a soldier exhibits signs of mental illness, he or she will receive help.
    It hardly inspires confidence when the very people who are supposed to be doing the diagnosing and treating are going on shooting rampages.
    Last edited by 1069; 11-08-09 at 01:49 PM.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    If your child were stationed at a US military base when this occurred, as mine is, you would be afraid too.
    One imagines there is more security than this, on military bases.
    One also hopes that if a soldier exhibits signs of mental illness, he or she will receive help.
    It hardly inspires confidence when the very people who are supposed to be doing the diagnosing and treating are going on shooting rampages.
    Understandable worries, maybe we need to raise the bar for who we let into the Service?

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by EpicDude86 View Post
    Understandable worries, maybe we need to raise the bar for who we let into the Service?
    Haha.
    If they "raised the bar", my kid wouldn't be in it, and then I'd have even more worries.



    I'm sure Major Hasan, American-born and with impressive educational credentials, would still get in no matter how high they raised the bar.
    All raising the bar would do, would be to keep the uneducated working-class young people who are the backbone of our fighting forces out.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    What we need to do is not worry about isolated incidences of violence at a military base.

    In the end you are more likely to die in a car accident.
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by 1069 View Post
    Haha.
    If they "raised the bar", my kid wouldn't be in it, and then I'd have even more worries.



    I'm sure Major Hasan, American-born and with impressive educational credentials, would still get in no matter how high they raised the bar.
    All raising the bar would do, would be to keep the uneducated working-class young people who are the backbone of our fighting forces out.
    While foot soldiers are nice...I think we need some epic artillery. I've been working on a modern 'Paris Gun' of sorts that will utilize a sub-orbital warhead-shell (Missiles are too easily shot down) that can be fired from either Coast and hit distances of up to....well Uzbekistan. Though my attempts to get Government funding for the project, Codenamed Fist of an Angry God, have been unsuccessful, once I get a more refined blueprint I think we could see these bad boys in production within the next 5 years.

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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Ahhhh. Okay, I see where you were coming from (I think), but I don't know how many average Joes are aware of just what the Patriot Act entails. Most Americans are so busy just getting by and trying to have a good life that they don't pay attention to details, especially when it sounds like a patriotic thing going on in DC. In all honesty, I suspect "we aint seen nothing yet".
    Yeah. Most people are trying to keep a roof over their heads and food on the table. I am sure learning about the Patriot Act is not on the top of the list of things to do when you are worried about keeping the lights on.
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    Many of the tribal religions of days gone by were nothing about control from what I can tell, but more about reverence, luck, meaningfulness and celebration or rites of passage. Mass religion has tended to make it about control, but after many years of questioning the validity of religion or even the need for it, I currently think there may be a necessity for it in some aspects regarding maintaining civility in large populations. I'm not 100% convinced yet, but I do tend to value its importance more than I did, say, 30 years ago.

    But isn't mans law enough? Why do we really need religion? I think a lot of weak people need religion to use as a crutch. It gives em something to believe in and makes em feel important.

    Has religion done more bad than good? Think about all the people who have been killed in the name of religion.
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Good to hear it.

    Now, for those who realize he was invoking the name of Allah as he killed people and had previously expressed solidarity with Islamist terrorism, this intransigent, knee jerk position that lacks anything resembling analysis might be slightly less comforting.
    I been reading about how he told other doctors that non-believers should be beheaded and have boiling water poured down their throats. If true? It did have something to do with his religion in his messed up mind.
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    Re: Fort Hood - Terrorist Attack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    But isn't mans law enough? Why do we really need religion? I think a lot of weak people need religion to use as a crutch. It gives em something to believe in and makes em feel important.
    A lot of weak people need law's too. And what's wrong with someone who wants to believe in fairies and cosmic Jew zombies that make it possible for them to have an awesome afterlife playing video games in the ****ing clouds. It seems to me that you can spin Theism or Atheism either way and have fun, it's not OUR job to judge other people, it's OUR job not to be total douchebags to those around us, and I think most religions and some of Man's laws will support this claim.


    Quote Originally Posted by Kali View Post
    Has religion done more bad than good? Think about all the people who have been killed in the name of religion.
    It's done its fair share of both. And how much has Capitalism killed? Socialism? Communism? Maoism? Simple love of money and land? I'd say that Man's ideals can be far more dangerous than his religions. it's one of the reason's I'm still on my religious crutches to this day.

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