Ugh. Just don't forget to breathe, young people.
@Zebram Zee@facebook "this is nothing different from what virtually all sides of the political spectrum do. "
Racists and bigots are NOT "a side of the political spectrum". Inciting outrage against people's skin color is NOT the same as inciting outrage against bigotry.
@roundsquare "First there was a shooting, then riots by mostly black people, and finally a heavy police presence."
First we elected a black president, and now look at all this shit. Got it.
@473091060@twitter I don't think you are that stupid, so why do you think the rest of us are? It's absolutely possible to create your own story by creating a list of links to other stories. Matt Drudge is obviously doing what the right wing has been doing since 2008 election: trying to create an impression that the country is falling apart, and it's all Obama's fault. Heck he even has "Fuck you, Obama" right in there. I know "someone else said it and reported it, and he is only linking to it", but you have to be a complete moron to not understand that Matt Drudge is picking out these things to create a narrative of a country descending into race war, and it's all because we have a black president now.
It's racist propaganda, end of story.
@postroad "I have met soldiers from other lands serving in Israel. They soon move to the right..why... read the Hamas charter. that is why."
I'm gonna take a wild guess here that adverse effects that war has on human psyche has very little to do with the READING done on the front lines.
@Yasmine Soiffer@facebook "Question 1: What would you do if your neighbor across the street sits down on the balcony, puts his little boy on his lap and starts shooting machine gun fire into your nursery?"
Oh, wow. I'm sorry, but which nursery in Israel was hit? The complaints against Israel's actions is all about the proportion of the response, and this argument basically says "we are killing their children in response to ... a hypothetical question".
It's xenophobia of the worst order.
It's art because it's in New York.
So what is it that makes them "terrorists"? Can we pin point that? Sure they are murderous fucks. But did we call Viet Cong terrorists? Nope. How about The Zetas? Nah. All those evil Balkan warlords tried in Hague? Ne. But these guys... oh, yeah. See, it's because they are Muslim Arabs. No brainer: they are definitely terrorists.
@Mr. B Yeah, back in the good (in so many ways!) old fashioned 1969, when they used a REAL big explosion, it looked so much better! (from Wikipedia of Battle of Neretva):
an actual railway bridge over Neretva River in Jablanica was destroyed. Director Bulajić's justification for taking down an actual bridge rather than getting the shots in studio was that a destroyed bridge would later become a tourist attraction. The bridge was thus blown up, but because none of the footage was usable due to the billowing smoke that made it impossible to see anything, it was decided that the bridge should be repaired and destroyed again. However, the problem with the excessive smoke occurred even when the bridge was blown up for the second time. Finally, the scenes of the bridge being blown up that eventually ended up in the film were shot using a small scale table-size replica at a sound stage in Prague
"The Port Authority, the steward of the very idea of 9/11"
There is nothing more American than stealing ideas from naive foreigners to bank on them on a scale the original creators could never imagine. Khalid Sheikh Mohammed must be pissed.