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  •  Part of the reason is where the incident happened (7+ / 0-)

    Attack in D.C. or in one of our great cities in the NE and that is in the media's backyard.

    Two events happened within a short amount of time, the bombing in Boston, and the explosion in West, Texas. Despite the latter being far more deadly, almost all the attention went to Boston even after the apprehension and death of the bombers.

    I guess 100's injured and tens killed are not juicy enough if terrorism isn't involved.

    I'm tired of the selective labeling of "terrorism"  as well. If you walk into  a temple in Wisconsin and shoot up people, that isn't terrorism. If you make a several crude bombs at a marathon and have a funny name, you're a terrorist.

    The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

    by sebastianguy99 on Mon May 06, 2013 at 12:17:45 PM PDT

    •  But the Sikh temple shooting (1+ / 0-)
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      was called terrorism by both police and Atty General Holder, and was investigated as such by the Joint Terrorism Task Force.  As the killer was dead, no charges had to be filed, so no legal determination was made.

      •  And was MTP talking about weeks after it happened? (3+ / 0-)
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        I bet you outside of the region, no one knows who Wade Michael Page is if you just gave them that name. Idon't see that happening with the brothers Tsarnaev.

        I don't recall D.C. pols rushing to the mics to discuss policy on terrorism. No, it was treated as just another mass shooting and that is my point. These mass shooting are terrorism and they aren't in the discussion as they should be.

        It is great that D.C. took an interest in the shooting, but it is dishonest to imply that it got the same kind of play as the horrible incident in Boston.

        The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

        by sebastianguy99 on Mon May 06, 2013 at 12:42:34 PM PDT

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        •  Some mass shootings are terrorism, like the Sikh (3+ / 0-)
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          temple and Ft. Hood, others are not.  To pretend they are all the same is silly.

          •  Well we disagree then. Mass shootings are terror. (0+ / 0-)

            I believe Ft. Hood was an act of terrorism. I believe the shootings in Arizona and Colorado were also acts of domestic terrorism as well.

            I stand by my original comment that "terrorism" is defined too narrowly. If these mass shootings had all been done by Muslims, I have no doubt that they would be considered acts of terrorism.

            The politicians may be bought, and the system corrupt, but it is our duty to fix these things.

            by sebastianguy99 on Mon May 06, 2013 at 03:39:36 PM PDT

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          •  Fort Hood was terrorism (0+ / 0-)

            You have to be joking me.  Oh, that's right, troll :P

            "Hatred is never appeased by hatred in this world. By non-hatred alone is hatred appeased. This is a law eternal."

            by sujigu on Mon May 06, 2013 at 06:58:12 PM PDT

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