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Bombing at Norwegian Government Building

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by YankeeFan, Jul 22, 2011.

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  1. playthrough

    playthrough Moderator Staff Member

    That's what they said on NBC News. So it wouldn't be 21 years-times-the number dead, it would just be 21 years?? That's amazing.
  2. NoOneLikesUs

    NoOneLikesUs Active Member

    Technically 21 years is the strictest sentence. The law has provisions for those deemed a danger to society though. Basically he'll be held indefinitely with their version of parole hearings every few years after his sentence is up.
  3. armageddon

    armageddon Active Member

    Is it too late to ask those embroiled in a political/personal pissing match to get the thread back on track or get a room? :'(
  4. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    I must admit, I have a hard time fathoming how one person with a gun could kill so many people before he's stopped.
  5. printdust

    printdust New Member

    Check post 49 and learn to comprehend your own words, putz.
  6. lono

    lono Active Member

    I stand by post 49.
  7. Azrael

    Azrael Well-Known Member

    Christian extremist! Lone nut.
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    How many lone wolves does it take to make a pack?
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    He plagiarized the Unabomber's manifesto:


  10. Kato

    Kato Well-Known Member

    Isn't this exactly what the Charles Pierce article is about? Fragmenting? Painting every case of right-wing extremism/terrorism as the work of a lunatic acting alone, rather than looking at the larger issue — that there's a trend here?
  11. lono

    lono Active Member


    And right-wing Christian violence is an alarming trend.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    This trend has been in place for a long, long time. Just in the U.S., go back to Shay's Rebellion. ... Follow it through to the assassination of Lincoln, and all the violent unrest in between. The assassination of Garfield. And then McKinley, killed by a disaffected anarchist. In fact, look at the wave of bombings and other terrorist acts from the 1890s through the early part of the century, mostly performed by anarchists--and how freaked out everyone was, kind of like we are by Islamo-terrorists. Follow that all the way through to the Weather Underground and similar terrorist groups in the 1960s and 1970s. Take it through to Timothy McVeigh. And Osama Bin Laden. And now some fuckwad Norwegian.

    I think the trend is really the history of humans.
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