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I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Unseen Feb 20. 22 Replies

This is a serious question.  I'm not trying to start a polarized debate.  I only want to understand why the unbelievably horrible death of Jordanian pilot Moaz al-Kasasbeh made so many people in…Continue

Egyptian President Khalil el-Sisi, 28 December 2015 at Al Azhar University, Cairo. "Islam is being lost by our own hands."

Started this discussion. Last reply by Virgil Jan 20. 14 Replies

I thought by now this would have been posted on many forums.  It’s interesting that it hasn’t.  The first time I saw video of it was Tuesday 6 January 2015 at memri.org  The first US airing was the…Continue

Egyptian President Al-Sisi at Al-Azhar Universtiy: We Must Revolutionize Our Religion

Started this discussion. Last reply by Virgil Jan 14. 1 Reply

I thought by now this would have been posted on many forums.  It’s interesting that it hasn’t.  The first time I saw video of it was 30 December 2015 at…Continue

how not to react when your child tells you that he's gay

Started this discussion. Last reply by Christopher Hollis Sep 7, 2014. 16 Replies

Please share this video posted 4 days ago with everyone you can.  This needs to be used against christian fundamentalists  until they are treated like lepers.…Continue

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Virgil replied to Haugurma's discussion 'Christians Against Dinosaurs ... I wish I was joking'
"Peter said  "I don't understand how a person can walk into a natural history museum and NOT see the evidence." She told you how. If she goes to museums and sees evidence of "the Ruthless Museum Industry Complex"…"
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Unseen replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"When I talk about torture in regards to ISIS, I don't mean a single incident that makes the news on one day, I mean ongoing torture, perhaps to extract money. Like "Today we cut off his little finger, but if you don't give us $1…"
Feb 20
Physeter replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"I'd say burning the Jordanian pilot to death alive, and posting so much of it, was video torture. Maybe why it was a bigger deal to people."
Feb 20
Unseen replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"And the sad thing is, they will probably think of even more outrageous ways to shock us. "
Feb 19
Roberta June Cross replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"So lets change the method of executing prisoner by beheading them. I'm really against the death penalty because of the chance that we actually execute an innocent man in which case we have."
Feb 18
Roberta June Cross replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"I believe the answer is is that it was video taped and we all saw some or all of it. we didn't see the rapes of young girls and women or the be headings of young men and boys so it isn't as real as this was. It is only my opinion. I think…"
Feb 18
Unseen replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"The burning tire method of death by fire is called "necklacing." While beheading is gruesome, as soon as the carotid artery is cut, the brain will go into shock in seconds and effectively die (in terms of consciousness) in 10's of…"
Feb 14
Pope Beanie replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"I'd rather die by beheading than by fire, for sure. I haven't watched any execution vids, but heard reporters say this one's particularly gruesome for the victim. No worse than burning people alive with tire collars (I forgot what…"
Feb 14
matt.clerke replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"Why are you so adversarial.... the thread is right there for everyone to read. I said: It's easy to ignore things that you aren't confronted with. Unseen said: Wait till ISIS puts out videos of torture I said: Maybe the US will be forced…"
Feb 12
Virgil replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"you said  "Maybe the US will be forced to change its torture policy?" Tell me what effects anything to do with torture by the US has to do with events in the middle east. Take your time.  "
Feb 12
matt.clerke replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"Virgil, I'm not sure what you are asking me to do here... Are you saying you support the US torturing its prisoners? I'm not going into the multitude of reasons why I think its horrible. Also, why would the US torture policy have any…"
Feb 11
Virgil replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"Take a few days trying to come up with some sort of rationalization that you want to convince us will come from that and will actually have an effect on issues in the middle east. Take a week or a month if you need it."
Feb 11
Unseen replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"To include video? Umm... don't think so."
Feb 10
matt.clerke replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"Maybe the US will be forced to change its torture policy?"
Feb 10
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Feb 10
Davis Goodman replied to Virgil's discussion 'I must have missed something. Why did so many people become outraged over a pilot being burned to death but not over so many larger and more deplorable acts?'
"Virgil...you clearly said: Part of what Gallup is saying here is that politicians haven't really taken a hard stand on fundamental Islam. Some politicians have said a few stern things about ISIS (which some politicians have been doing for quite…"
Feb 10

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About Me:
Former USMC & county law enforcement, reserve now. Business owner, B&B, commercial property, and "interstate" exports and imports.I'll have a MA in geology/mining May 2015 but doubt I'll chase a career in it. History addict/ Fitness fiend/ lover all all mammals and birds/ strategically chaotic and ostentatiously understated. Proudly humble. Well known for being tacitly verbose.
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to learn < that's still true after several months. Now I am appreciating how the majority of members are capable of discussing issues without braking out in flame wars. Intelligent things go on here.
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Catholic
Why you left your religion.
History of religions, particularly Christianity. Even the Catholic Encyclopedia says it's all made up.
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At 7:31pm on January 14, 2015, Belle Rose said…
:) thank you
At 11:32am on December 14, 2014, Unseen said…

Nice to meet you.

At 11:32am on December 14, 2014, Unseen said…

Nice to meet you.

At 10:31am on October 7, 2014, Ari said…

Hey there! Thanks for being my friend and the info you provided. I highly appreciate your support. :)

At 4:51pm on September 6, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

That is the right approach...and congrats on the engagement.

At 1:38pm on September 4, 2014, Reg The Fronkey Farmer said…

Thanks for the add Virgil. I understand the need to be cautious online. We aim to make TA different.

At 3:55pm on August 29, 2014, Nerdy Keith said…

Hey thanks for adding me :D

 
 
 

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