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imperative

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  • August 22, 2014 at 6:46pm

    …the cult of Beck…

  • [1] August 22, 2014 at 6:27pm

    Not exactly the sharpest knife in the drawer. I’ll let someone else explain it to you if they wish.

  • [17] August 22, 2014 at 3:02pm

    Looks like they’ve run out of room for advertisements, so now they put them where the news stories used to go.

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  • [1] August 22, 2014 at 2:55pm

    @Chief: He was quoting the comment above his.

  • [6] August 22, 2014 at 2:52pm

    “Like the saying goes, don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”

    That’s too often the problem. Willful ignorance.

    Whether it’s getting “free stuff” from government or not wanting to know about the corruption that goes on right in front of our eyes, doesn’t matter. If that’s your mindset, then you have nothing to complain about with the government we get.

  • [20] August 22, 2014 at 1:52pm

    If I was in that kayak, I’d have probably warmed the ocean a bit myself.

  • August 22, 2014 at 1:50pm

    More like a couple gnarly toes. Not even a cankle to be seen.

  • August 22, 2014 at 1:43pm

    This is neither entertaining nor enlightening. They took a rather common act, and built a dull narrative around it.

    It’s almost frightening that anyone would find such fascination in this.. It’s frightening that people can be so easily distracted and that they seem so wrapped up in the cult of Beck that they’ll defend even the most tedious content that appears on TheBlaze.

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  • [4] August 22, 2014 at 1:22pm

    I have to agree with SpeakSoftlyAndCarry. This is a remodeling project. Happens every day across the country.

    Can’t imagine why it would be considered newsworthy beyond a 1 block radius of that home.

  • [5] August 20, 2014 at 6:58pm

    Just to be clear, by “not bad”, I mean “not bloody or gory”. Didn’t come out right the first time.

  • [1] August 20, 2014 at 6:56pm

    You’re welcome. And no, it’s not bad.

    If you’ve not seen the video, it fades out right at that point, and then it comes back to show his body resting alone with the head placed on his back. Odd.

  • [1] August 20, 2014 at 6:47pm

    Lake,

    No but ISIS made the video, and so they would have no trouble spreading it across the internet. I’ve heard of no original without the editing, like the one we saw of the journalist that was beheaded a decade or so ago.

  • [3] August 20, 2014 at 6:41pm

    You have to click the “View” button to load it.

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  • [3] August 20, 2014 at 6:37pm

    Speaking of graphic imagery, why do you suppose ISIS edited out the actual beheading? It starts with the terrorist using what could only be a terribly dull knife (no blood, in spite of the rapid cutting motion), and ends with what could be dismissed as a prop.

    Why would they remove the most convincing and graphic part?

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  • August 20, 2014 at 5:17pm

    @mturner

    Yep, exactly right. Similar situation in Syria.

  • August 20, 2014 at 4:15pm

    @VTVSD

    Sure, what’s your point? There have always been and will always be terrorists. There’s always some excuse to go to war, and those who are driven by fear will always be easily manipulated by those in power.

    Yes, Saddam was evil. No one here denies that. Lots of people are evil. It’s the way the world is. People inclined toward big governement (Democrats, RINO Republicans) always want the government to fix things even when it can be shown that the government “fixes” are making things worse.

    Saddam did not have to be removed. That’s mindless parroting of talking points. What are we going to do? Remove every bad guy from power and permanently set up residence in every country?

  • [1] August 20, 2014 at 12:13pm

    @katzkiner

    Right. And that was the solution for the AlQaida, and now we have ISIS. And when that’s the solution for ISIS, we’ll get some other group.

    Ultimately, these terrorists are simple, uneducated fools who would probably be only vaguely familiar with the USA if we weren’t over there constantly.

  • [1] August 20, 2014 at 12:09pm

    …and when these people who are so easily emotionally manipulated support such wars, we end up with a worse situation like we have today. Time for some people to start thinking instead of mindlessly reacting.

  • August 20, 2014 at 12:06pm

    @KennyDee

    That sort of thing happens all around the world constantly. They bring it out to rally support for the wars that serve some other interest. The young and naive usually go right along.

    No one believed Saddam had a nuke. It was believed by some that he had chemical weapons. But again, many “dangerous” countries have WMDs. So once again they give excuses for going to war that they want to enter into for other purposes, and the naive just drink it up.

  • August 20, 2014 at 1:32am

    @amerigirl

    Agreed. Having a mostly secular and fairly pragmatic egomaniac running things over there made for a more secure situation overall.

    Though I’d say that what Jr and Sr had in common is that neither had any business going into Iraq in the first place. Nothing good has come in either case as far as I can tell.

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