Why didn’t any “Moderate Muslim” groups say, “Please. Drawing Mohammed offends us, so we’re asking you not to do it. We will find our criminals, and accept punishment according to your laws. Even if they are family”
Instead, all we’ve heard is “Draw Mohammed and we’ll kill you.”
Or how about after? If a “Moderate Muslim” group had stepped up and said, “You’ve offended us greatly, but we will still pray for you.” it would have been something.
Maybe some have somewhere, but I haven’t seen any.
Either “Moderate Muslims” can’t control their radicals, or they won’t.
The Boston Marathon had nothing to do with insulting Islam yet it was targeted.
And the bomber’s mother cussed us out.
Only when Muslims accept that they must abide by clear lines, will others do the same.
We’ve been told we are at war, and the problem with war is that it means peaceful solutions have been exhausted.
We all like to think there are rules in war, but in reality there aren’t. It’s an ugly, rotten, miserable fight for survival, just like when someone is down on the ground getting the snot stomped out of them.
There are no rules, ,
May 5, 2015 at 1:31pm
Some say it doesn’t make sense, that it’s not the right approach to “Poke radical Muslims in the eye” like this, by drawing Mohammad when you know it will invoke such a response.
But it also doesn’t make sense to poke a rabid dog in the eye when it’s chewing on some kid either.
If nothing else…
It might at least distract such animals from more helpless victims.
And I ain’t talking about a dog.
i presume there following England rule thief come in front you supposed to run out the back door and let him have all your hard earned stuff
 April 17, 2015 at 9:40am
Whatever the dream, man.
Of all the guys I met who did get fed up enough to walk, as long as they hadn’t abandoned family, there wasn’t one who regretted the decision.
Funny thing is, we all were out there for the same basic reason. We couldn’t stand the backstabbing, lying and cheating.
And by far, more people I met sailing, even though I knew some for only a short time, are people I’d trust to have my back in a wreck, because if you survived several years of sailing you’ve been through a wreck or two and had to deal with it yourself.
One of our toasts was, “To the working world. May they never find out about this and screw it up for the rest of us.”
 April 17, 2015 at 8:42am
Read a study about 20 years ago. The question: What creature causes the most monetary damage? Not outright destruction, but by actions somehow costs society money.
Answer: The single human male.
With no family to worry about, a single guy, if he’s had enough of a situation, or a boss, will just walk away, even leave the country, and leave everybody else scrambling to pick up the pieces.
I’m the chief engineer on the dam project? Tough. I’m outta here!
I’m unplugging your toilet and you give me too much flack about stink or mess? Tough. I’m outta here.
I’m C.E.O. of a multimillion dollar company and the board of directors keep whining. Well then I’m buying a sailboat and following sunsets.
The thing is, other than some food, some beer and a bunk, guys don’t care. A rat infested hotel with cobras chasing them is just a great beer story.
I never really thought it true, until I did it. As a partner in the family biz, with no family of my own, one day I finally said eff it, flew to the other side of the planet and spent several years returning in a slow sailboat.
The first thing I noticed when I got back was so many guys with that 1000 yard stare.
All said, “You lucky ba****! If I didn’t have family…”
Then they kind of drift off into la-la land.
By the way. I think the reason married guys live longer is cause they have a wife to insist, “Go to the doctor!”
For me it's a rifle, horses, pick, shovel and gold pan.
Whatever the dream, man.
Of all the guys I met who did get fed up enough to walk, as long as they hadn't abandoned family, there wasn't one who regretted the decision.
Funny thing is, we all were out there for the same basic reason. We couldn't stand the backstabbing, lying and cheating.
And by far, more people I met sailing, even though I knew some for only a short time, are people I'd trust to have my back in a wreck, because if you survived several years of sailing you've been through a wreck or two and had to deal with it yourself.
One of our toasts was, "To the working world. May they never find out about this and screw it up for the rest of us."
 April 16, 2015 at 11:29pm
Pay up you 1%er.
 April 13, 2015 at 8:52am
In fact, if Mom or Dad had no work for use, we were almost banned from the house until we’d gotten some fresh air and running around.
One time my Mom had had enough of my whining inside, and kicked me out, saying, “Don’t come back til you find some rosy cheeks!”
The thing is, being around five, I didn’t know what rosy cheeks meant, and after searching the garden, and the corrals, and the creek banks, came home crying that I’d looked and looked and looked, and I couldn’t find any rosy cheeks.”
She laughed and let me back inside.
April 11, 2015 at 7:32pm
Are these cars GPS dependent in any way?
Cause according to “Future Crimes” author Marc Goodman, the relatively weak GPS sat signals can easily be overpowered, as in blocked or falsified, by a closer ground based unit. and a $50 dollar unit has about a 500 foot range.
What’s to stop nimrods from running around with jammers and crashing or hijacking these vehicles?
[-1] April 11, 2015 at 11:57am
As I see it, there are three issues with finding the truth here.
First, the way teens are these days, I’d say there’s a 90% chance the kids were lying. And since when does being 17 say you don’t have to obey an officer of the law?
Second, never having used drugs, when I was younger I used to hang around cops, naively thinking by default they were at least somewhat more law abiding. Unfortunately, on average they are no more honest than Joe Average, and have no problem with hiding behind their badges to escape punishment. If they tried to delete the video, there’s a 95% chance I wouldn’t believe their version of things.
Third, I haven’t met a lawyer yet who isn’t a snake and there’s a 100% chance I wouldn’t trust their spin on anything. Lawyers are not concerned about truth at all.
 April 4, 2015 at 1:09am
Actually, probably the best thing to do to the reporter who started all this mess is…
It shows we are the better people.
Memories Pizza did have a wreck, but the troops rallied and they have hopefully been more than adequately compensated.
And by doing nothing to this reporter, we might just get a convert, like Mosab Yousef, the son of the founder of Hamas, who became an outspoken critic of Hamas after the Israelis DIDN’T treat him like he’d been told they would once captured.
Mind you, I’d sure as heck go after the people who threatened to burn down the business though.
 April 3, 2015 at 8:31am
Wonder if Obama has a bridge to sell Bibi.
April 2, 2015 at 3:05pm
In what context are these stats taken.
It’s like that old stat, “You’re more likely to die in the bathroom, than in a plane crash.
Well every single person in the world goes to the bathroom two or three times a day, compared to a miniscule portion of the population that flies even once a month.
Of course more people are going to die in a car than skydiving.
Cars are all around most of us, 24/7/365.
I don’t know of a single skydiver who takes three or four jumps a day, 24/7/24.