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Here's a scenario for ya, that's only fictional in character(s)....it's 09/11/01 at about 8:00 a.m. Young Mrs. Jones kisses Mr. Jones goodbye as he leaves for work as an office worker in the World Trade Center. Mrs. Jones then goes about getting her two small children off to school for the day. Then, in a little more than two hours later, Mrs, Jones receives a call from a distraught Mr. Jones, who tells her his building is engulfed in flames and he has no escape. He tells her he loves her and the children, then, instead of being burned alive, he jumps from the 65th floor of the WTC, to his death. Unbeknownst to Mr. or Mrs. Jones, their two children are watching the news coverage of the WTC attacks at school, knowing their father works there, and they actually see people, some with their bodies afire, jump from the buildings, to their deaths, one such person being their father. Now, cut to halfway around the globe, many months later, somewhere in the Middle East, Muhammed el Lajoci, a top Lieutenant for OBL, finishes committing beastiality with one of his goats, wanders into the desert to have a bowel movement, using his bare hands to wipe with, and then proceeds to eat his breakfast with his bare hands that he didn't wash, beforehand, due to the scarcity of water in the desert. Muhammed then grabs one of his "tribes" school-aged children, straps a "suicide bomb vest" onto the child, who he had previously indoctrinated in the "Jihaddist" mantra, and then sends the child off to the local village's Christian school, that he had enrolled the child in. Shortly thereafter, Muhhammed is apprehended by U.S. Special Forces, after a firefight where he uses several innocent women as "human shields", and is subsequently sent to Gitmo, where he is imprisoned, interrogated, and eventually released to go back to his homeland and family,by his "closet imam" Hussein. Information gained from that interrogation, which did include "E.I.T's" did aid in the eventual U.S. Military's locating and killing OBL.
So, tell me, lajoci, how you are going to look the Jones children in their eyes, and tell them that we are worse than Muhammed and his ilk, for using those "E.I.T's" to help locate and kill the person responsible for the death of their father? C'mon, let's hear you preach your "high moral ground" rhetoric to convince those children and the other thousands of loved ones who lost, no, they weren't "lost," they were SLAUGHTERED, family members on 9/11. C'mon, I challenge you to try, because the more you try and make your point, the more you come off looking like a "sympathizer" with muslim terrorists and someone who just plain hates America.
December 17, 2014 at 9:37 p.m.
....and there's the "twist!" Hey lajoci, ask any family member or loved one of those that were slaughtered on 9/11, if they would have rather had their loved one suffer a little "sleep deprivation" or "water boarding" (which, by the way, was so "horrible" that KSM was able to mock the process while undergoing the same....real bad stuff, huh?), instead of being subjected to being burned alive or jump to their deaths!
The real hypocrisy here is, while your buddy Hussein struts around like a peacock, telling anybody who'll listen, that "he" killed OBL, it was those same "E.I.T's" that you abhor so much, that led our Military to him.
And, finally, there it is! The "reconciliation commission!" Hey, I have an idea, instead of going through all of the mechanics of setting up your "reconciliation commission" (which I guarantee would become a "political circus," costing U.S. taxpayers billions of dollars), why don't we just load up a couple of tall buildings with a bunch of "virgins" that these muslim terrorists so longingly desire to "meet", and give each of those terrorist bastards we treated so "badly," guns, bombs, suicide vests, or whatever they want, and let them have at it!
So go ahead, lajoci, keep living in your fantasy world of unicorns and rainbows, and sing "kumbaya" with those who want nothing more than to destroy anyone who's not of their religion. I'll stay grounded in reality, where I know the world is full of bad people, who want to do us harm, and I thank God we have men and women who have the fortitude to be "badder than the baddest" so we can sleep easy at night.
December 17, 2014 at 8:59 a.m.
@jojuggie: other than the typo on the date; SPOT ON!!!!
December 15, 2014 at 11:57 a.m.
So let's see if I've got this right.....we use "enhanced interrogation tactics" on a few of our enemies, who have vowed to destroy Americans, here and abroad, and they get to live, and are eventually released by their "closet imam" Hussein. Yet they, in turn, get to kill 3,000+ innocent Americans and others, and we are the "evil-doers?" It doesn't get any simpler than that, yet the left will twist that logic to show the world what "bad boys and girls" we have been. Next thing you know, Feinstein will be introducing legislation to give Hawaii and California to Japan, to make up for Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Tell me again, why did Japan capitulate during WWII?
December 15, 2014 at 11:51 a.m.
Another "boondoggle" project that will end up costing the tax-paying citizens of Youngstown hundreds of thousands of dollars. For what? Kiosks with maps? Oh, I forgot, the majority of city residents don't work or pay any taxes. Smarter money spent would show any poor slob who finds himself lost in the city, the fastest, safest route OUT!! What with gun battles raging almost daily on the streets of Youngstown, like the most recent one at Market St. and Midlothian, where over 70 shots were indiscriminately fired, in broad daylight, I think smarter money should be spent on concrete, bullet-resistant bunkers for citizens to take cover in, when these gun battles break out!
December 13, 2014 at 5:06 a.m.
Oh, and yes, Mr. Brown, I have "messed up," as you put it....once I slept in and was late for work. And I even made mistakes, like forgetting to put the fabric softener in the wash, or wrote the wrong date on a check. I wouldn't categorize committing crimes that get you incarcerated as "messing up" or "mistakes." The only "messing up" or "mistakes" that those who commit crimes make, is getting caught! Again, if you don't want to be labeled as a criminal, then DON'T COMMIT CRIMES!
December 6, 2014 at 7:08 p.m.
Really, Mr. Brown? "Returning Citizens?" What were they, on a trip abroad? Were they on a Carnival Cruise ship, island- hopping the Caribbean? C'mon man....you and the MVOC are doing nothing more than "polishing a turd" and trying to call it something else....when it's still a turd! Here's a novel idea....you don't want to be "labeled" as an "ex-convict" or have to admit to your criminal history on a job application...DON'T COMMIT ANY CRIMES!!! I've made it well over a half of a century and outside of a minor traffic offense, haven't committed any crimes that would have gotten me incarcerated, probably because about the time I was entering elementary school, I knew the difference between right and wrong. So unless you are a "savage," being raised by wolves, I'm not buying into the "poor me...I can't help myself because I'm a product of my environment." "Returning Citizens!" What a bunch of "hogwash!"
December 6, 2014 at 1:08 p.m.
Oh man!!!! I've been waiting for this moment!!!! It's like an early Chritmas present!!! Finally someone acknowledges just how "prophetic" Congressman Wilson was! The American people have finally had enough of Hussein and his "lies" and proved it in November! Hey, it was Hussein himself that said it was "his policies and presidency" that was at stake in the November elections. Or was he "lying" about that, too?
December 5, 2014 at 7:32 a.m.
Only in the Mahoning Valley would people scramble to honor a convicted felon who brought nothing more than shame, dishonor and disgrace to the already tarnished reputation of the Valley. What the heck, let's have a "Joey Naples" parade or a "Charles "the Crab" Carrabia" seafood festival! It's no wonder this area will never shake loose from it's ties to corruption and crime.
November 18, 2014 at 7:42 a.m.
"Councilwoman Janet Tarpley, D6th, finance committee chairwoman...." I say again, "finance committee chairwoman" and the best she can come up with is "it doesn't make sense not to give them (non-Union city employees) a raise." It's no wonder the city is always in financial trouble with leadership like this. Of course with more city residents NOT paying taxes, compared to those that do, it "makes no sense to GIVE them a raise!"
November 12, 2014 at 6:51 a.m.