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  1. So many things that could be said, but just WOW! Very classy. Not just the foundation of the response, but the willingness to forego an opportunity to declare victory. I'm impressed. History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  2. His creation allowed the people of so many countries to take their destiny in to their own hands. Whether people like to believe it or not every country that has undergone a great change for the good of the people has done it through blood shed. The AK-47 was and still is the weapon of the freedom fighter. He was a great man and built the AK with the best of intentions. It was terrible to hear that he passed the other day, but he definitely left his mark on the world. History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  3. Good samaritan saves city thousands in court and prison costs what the title of the article should be! History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  4. Very few media outlets don't report stories in a manner that causes some level of emotional response from its readers. That being said claiming it is intended to inflame the ignorant is an ignorant statement itself. Change can't happen if you don't inspire the people to make their voice heard and the bet way to do that is through emotion. Its hard to argue that there isn't something wrong with our country when able bodied people are allowed to do nothing and receive just as much if not more than people who gave all and have the desire to continue to work but not the ability. The welfare system is wrong in so many ways. I'm not saying it should go away completely, but it news a serious overhaul to stop the lazy from benefitting. History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  5. You should really do fewer drugs. Go back and re-read my original post. Think about it for awhile. Then re-read it again, sound out the words. Think about it for another little bit. THEN write a response. Proofread the response since a lot of times your stuff is so convoluted it is hard to follow. If you are going to contribute nothing to this discussion apart from making personal attacks and digressing from the topic to bring your personal issues with other posters and interject them into this thread please leave. Posting behavior like that is unwelcome and honestly pretty pathetic. If you don't have a point to make then don't try and make one please. History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  6. Art is, by its nature, subjective. Do you really think it's not a sad story that some kid died for no good reason? The facts of this case may exonerate the cops, but I personally think the cops go to the taser way more often than they should. I'm not saying its not sad to see a life ended so early, but at the same time I have a complete lack of sympathy for the circumstances surrounding the death. Like I said in my original post, if you act like a dirt bag karma will catch up to you. I also disagree that the police went to the taser too quickly. Can you name another option? An 18 year old is probably going to be far more spry and nimble than a police officer running with a vest and belt full of equipment on. And if they do manage to run him down you have to assume that since he is running he will put up a fight. Now you have a person who could inflict damage on you and his charges suddenly become assaulting a police officer. Or on the other hand you utilize a tool that is proven 99% of the time to be non-lethal and avoid putting yourself in more danger than necessary. You don't know what that kid is on and what he is capable of. Police already have a dangerous enough job, and if they can mitigate the risk to themselves by incapacitating a person by means that are almost always non-lethal than they should do just that. They want to go home to their families just like the kid that didn't want to spend the night in jail. Sucks to be the kid, but its his own fault. And to Bignugget's comment Regardless of whether or not he was creating art he did not have permission to tag that building. Where I live there are plenty of businesses that invite graffiti artists to tag their buildings and add some color to the area. I'm sure it is the same all over, you just have to look for it. Regardless of whether or not this building was abandoned, and whether or not he was creating the next Mona Lisa he was wrong, and committing a crime. Someone else's property is not your canvas. History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  7. I received the same email a few days ago asking to buy my Aerodyne rig. I'm having fun with it and demanding he pay me via PayPal or to my PO box and asking him to call me because my email access is intermittent. Next I'm going to ask him to give me his bank info so I can transfer $10,000,000 in Ugandan currency so my sister and I who are part of the royal family can flee to NY! History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  8. Very well put. I don't care to sugar coat my words, but that is a much more polite way of what I was implying with my post. History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  9. Nope. Just assigning blame where it's due. I think both GWB and BHO are disappointments over this, but GWB is the guy that signed the Act. Quote My personal feelings towards the Patriot Act aside, every single politician who disagrees with it, but hasn't stepped up to lead the protests against it is just as accountable as either president. Every one of them, whether they are for it or against it would be guilty of having their name on the signature line if they were POTUS unless they were one of the few that sacrificed their approval rating to take the unpopular stand against it at the time when everyone was begging to be safer. Using the act to demonize either president is a shallow argument with very little credibility. And yes, I just stepped in to defend BHO....not proud of it but I did "All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing" Failing to act is just as wrong as committing the act. History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  10. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/08/07/israel-hernandez-taser_n_3722420.html Really surprised people haven't jumped all over this one in this forum yet unless I missed it in my search. My take, whether he was a "good kid" or not he was breaking the law and resisted when he was approached. He turned a misdemeanor that probably would've landed him a bit of community service into a serious crime(resisting arrest) and lost his life because of his own actions. And now his family is trying to play the victim role. Your kid turned out to be a shit head, and lost his life because of it. Move on and quit wasting the government's money with these bullshit lawsuits. Tasing someone who is resisting instead of getting into a physical altercation with them is a prudent move and the police did nothing wrong. When I was a teenager I was caught doing something very similar, but the difference was I cooperated with the police and took my punishment like a man. In return for my respectful behavior I was never cuffed and wasn't even searched until back at the station and the officer treated me very courteously. I also plead guilty and did my community service without complaint. Its called being an adult, this guy was 18 so he has no excuse for his behavior. Its a sad loss for the family but he brought it on himself. Everyone dies eventually, the stupid just die sooner. History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  11. It's their country, outside the embassy walls. Not sure what sort of rights they have. I just know that we lack the proper standing to make such a determination of people in their own nation. Would the F16s first broadcast a warning before unloading munitions on foreign soil? (Do they even have speakers?) Anytime we would hit multiple targets in a single village the evidence collection and tactical questioning would obviously take quite a bit of time after the action had ceased. Typically despite our best efforts to get off-target prior tot he sun coming up we would run over to make sure we left with the best product possible. The best way to break up the assembling masses as it would start to get light out and crowds would start to mass on the opposite end of town waiting for a big enough force to pick a fight was to have our JTAC call in a low-level flyby from whatever was pulling top-cover for us. Long-story short, we avoided having to kill a lot of people because as soon as our eyes in the sky would tell us of a gathering crowd nearby we would have our fixed-wing CAS come ripping overhead at rooftop level, and low and behold the crowds would disperse without ever firing a shot. The threat of an aircraft armed to the teeth with lethal precision overhead goes a long way in taking the fight out of people on the ground. So to answer you question, yes, an F-16 can "broadcast" a warning. Its called simply making your presence known. And lets also point out the fact that during the attack there were operators on the ground lasing targets in hopes that something in the sky had munitions. So it wouldn't have been F-16s randomly strafing people, the pilots would've switched to the radio frequency of the shooters on the ground and been "talked-on" to the appropriate targets to ensure their munitions were only being used on those who were involved in the fight. As soon as ECAS is called the pilots are given the radio freqs. of the forces on the ground so there is direct communication. Failing to deploy F-16s was a vile failure of leadership. It would have saved American lives and sent a clear message that future attacks would not be tolerated. Every time we allow these attacks to happen without an overwhelming level of reactionary forces being deployed it emboldens those who wish to do us harm. We have the biggest stick in the room, we should wield it quickly, but use it carefully. History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  12. Black helicopters don't make noise buddy, but you might want to check your brake lines History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  13. Both sides could have carried themselves better, although we didn't see what happened prior to the video so who knows which side gave the attitude first. I think the police were further in the wrong though. History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  14. It shouldn't exist at all. There are AAMs and ARCOMs for that sort of thing. History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower
  15. The precedence will change when UAV pilots start showing up to work missing teeth.... History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid. --Dwight D. Eisenhower