"Police are not under attack, institutionalized racism is. Trying to remove sexually abusive priests is not an attack on Catholicism, nor is removing ineffective teachers an attack on education. Bad apples, bad training, and bad officials who blindly protect them, are the enemy."
After an execution-style, revenge-killing in the middle of NYC streets.? Or an axe wielding maniac starts chopping down officers standing around? Or while they are doing their job, a mob comes down the street chanting, "What do we want? Dead cops! When do we want it? Now!" Do you really think the police do not believe they are under attack? I bet even the parking-meter readers are even wearing vest today.
Before this gets to sappy and heart-warming...,I just want the Saints, Falcons, and Tampa fans to know that this portion of the forum does not include you. I mean, you can have a merry Christmas or whatever holiday you celebrate. But you may not be blessed with a playoff game. Of course, the Saints and Buc fans have already been forced to accept this reality. But you Falcon loving, Falcon lovers might wanna consider selling your souls to the devil at this point? It's really the only chance you have!!!!
Arsen spent a good amount of time talking about the issue of media and now you come in and post what you did....I guess only one side of the media is the problem
I blame mental health. But it becomes personified when it is aired 24 hours and 7 days a week. I know the media is just doing their job. But stories like this can have influence. Unfortunately, the disturbed are heard the loudest at times like these. Which could be a direct effect of the media choosing to give voice to disruptive agitators, rather than those who might provide a solution. But its a ratings quest these days. and what draws a better audience? A debate on policy and procedures? Or a live look at a murder, riot, car chase, or crash?
Point being, I do not blame them when a whacko goes full Amittyville. However, I do not dismiss the irresponsible nature of their coverage on issues that have disruptive implications or consequences. I guess I am just old and remember when they used to report facts instead of trying to create them?
I keep hearing Casey Kasem doing the countdown of Americas greatest enemies for the week of Dec. 19th, 2014, in my head! Taking out North Korea, with "Empty threats," in the #1 spot this week....., Russia, with " My economy is crashing, & I'm going to kill you all!"
That's because you been westernized. Big difference. Radical Islam pretty much forbiddens Western influence.
That is actually incorrect. There are many exemptions in the doctrine that allows you to assimilate into society while executing the Jihad. People forget how westernized the 9/11 high jackers had become. Also they fail to remember that these men were anything but poor and uneducated. In fact many of them were the upper crust of muslim societies. Doctors, professors, and so on.