Could anything have prevented the Bos...

Could anything have prevented the Boston bombings?

Created by Oliver Canterberry on Apr 21, 2013

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-Clayton Bigsby

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#21 Apr 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Apples and oranges. The United States wasn't the Roman Empire back in those days, and wasn't orchestrating world affairs in such a manner as to keep those people down.
If the then Episcopalian United States were as powerful in the 1850's as it is today, had the same brotherly connection with England as it has today and used its power to keep the Irish down, do you really think Irish nutcases wouldn't be running around creating chaos?
I'm sure there were also Sicilians and Napolitanos who also had their panties in a bunch over the fact that their kingdom was dismantled, too.
The crucial thing you are missing is whether or not the United States had its fingerprints over their plight. If the answer was yes, and knowing how people are, you better believe they would be pulling the same crap.
Sometimes you overthink things, Bob. Remember, when you hear hoofbeats, it's usually horses, not zebras.
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#22 Apr 21, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Sometimes you overthink things, Bob. Remember, when you hear hoofbeats, it's usually horses, not zebras.
Remember, I'm European so I know people. Remember, the six Bosnian Serbs (Orthodox) were assigned to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand in order to create a Greater Serbia or Yugoslavia. The Yugoslavian king was later assassinated in France by a Macedonian from Bulgaria with his panties in a bunch because world powers didn't give them an independent state.

Plenty of Christian terrorism and other uncivil acts throughout history.

Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#23 Apr 21, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
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As George said, the Irish bombed each other in their homeland. The Italians (mostly Sicialians) killed each other in the name of monetary competition.
You obviously weren't around Cleveland in the 70s.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#24 Apr 21, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>Sometimes you overthink things, Bob. Remember, when you hear hoofbeats, it's usually horses, not zebras.
In North Carolina, Tennessee, or Arkansas, it could be wild boars.

Out west, it could be buffalo or elk. Heck, in Maine or New Hampshire, it could be moose. In Africa, it could be...

woof
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#25 Apr 21, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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You obviously weren't around Cleveland in the 70s.
What church did Danny Greene attend?

woof

-Clayton Bigsby

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#26 Apr 21, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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You obviously weren't around Cleveland in the 70s.
I was around Boston in the '70s and Rowdy's post is right on the money.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

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#27 Apr 21, 2013
rowdy01 wrote:
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Do you recall reading in history class anything about radical muslims coming to these shores in 1492? Didn't think so.
arf
Spain had just finished the Reconquista before Columbus.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

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#28 Apr 21, 2013
Che Reagan Christ wrote:
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You obviously weren't around Cleveland in the 70s.
Greene was against parts of the Italian mafia, mainly

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11

Albakoikee

#29 Apr 21, 2013
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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In North Carolina, Tennessee, or Arkansas, it could be wild boars.
Out west, it could be buffalo or elk. Heck, in Maine or New Hampshire, it could be moose. In Africa, it could be...
woof
A lot of muslims in Africa, so it could be..........bombs.

“Queen of my domain”

Since: May 10

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#30 Apr 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Remember, I'm European so I know people.
You're as European as I am. You were born here.
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#31 Apr 21, 2013
gokeefe wrote:
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You're as European as I am. You were born here.
Wrong as usual. I spoke another language in my parents' home for the first 20 years of my life. I still speak that language with certain relatives. I am acutely aware of the cultural differences between "Big Gulp" Jew-ified America and Southern Europe. Culturally, I am slightly more European than I am American -- I used to be far more European (like 80% or more) but much of that has melted with age.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

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#32 Apr 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Wrong as usual. I spoke another language in my parents' home for the first 20 years of my life. I still speak that language with certain relatives. I am acutely aware of the cultural differences between "Big Gulp" Jew-ified America and Southern Europe. Culturally, I am slightly more European than I am American -- I used to be far more European (like 80% or more) but much of that has melted with age.
Southern Europe: Broke
Northern Europe: Not
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#33 Apr 21, 2013
-The-Artist- wrote:
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Southern Europe: Broke
Northern Europe: Not
Southern Europe: Largely agricultural or mountain people who can survive regardless of economic measures. But being human beings, they like having consumer goods. Nevertheless, very family oriented people with traditional values.

Northern Europe: Lots of consumer goods, short on traditional values.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#34 Apr 21, 2013
Big Johnson wrote:
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Here is a list of notable domestic terror attacks. Please tell me which ones were perpetrated by members of 'these certain ethnic groups'.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_terrori...
No takers? It can be that hard to identify member of those certain ethnic groups.

Here is a bigger list -

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terrorism_in_the...

A few choice entries -

O May 21, 1856: Sacking of Lawrence - Islamic forces enter Lawrence, Kansas to disarm residents and destroy the town's presses and the Free State Hotel.

O May 4, 1886: Haymarket affair - An unknown Islamic person or persons at Haymarket Square in Chicago detonates a bomb during a labor rally, the police respond with gunfire killing twelve people.
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#35 Apr 21, 2013
Can NOT!

More -

O 1917, November 24: A bomb explodes in a Milwaukee police station, killing nine officers and a civilian. A Islamic anarchists were suspected.

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

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#36 Apr 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Wrong as usual. I spoke another language in my parents' home for the first 20 years of my life. I still speak that language with certain relatives. I am acutely aware of the cultural differences between "Big Gulp" Jew-ified America and Southern Europe. Culturally, I am slightly more European than I am American -- I used to be far more European (like 80% or more) but much of that has melted with age.
Sadly, your Eurotrash roots are dominant.

“Tenured Marxist Radical”

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#37 Apr 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Southern Europe: Largely agricultural or mountain people who can survive regardless of economic measures. But being human beings, they like having consumer goods. Nevertheless, very family oriented people with traditional values.
Northern Europe: Lots of consumer goods, short on traditional values.
Agree

What of the French, in the middle?

-Clayton Bigsby

Since: Apr 13

Hilliard, OH

#38 Apr 21, 2013
Enzyte Bob wrote:
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Wrong as usual. I spoke another language in my parents' home for the first 20 years of my life. I still speak that language with certain relatives. I am acutely aware of the cultural differences between "Big Gulp" Jew-ified America and Southern Europe. Culturally, I am slightly more European than I am American -- I used to be far more European (like 80% or more) but much of that has melted with age.
I spoke another European language in my house growing up, too. And it came from my mother who at that time had never been to Europe.
Enzyte Bob

Blacklick, OH

#39 Apr 21, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>I spoke another European language in my house growing up, too. And it came from my mother who at that time had never been to Europe.
I heard a crack from a Croatian guy I know that the borders of the United States stopped at the boundaries of his parents' subdivision lot. Once you crossed over into their yard, for all intents and purposes you were in Croatia. That is very similar to the way things were in my parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles' homes. One reason why I have no shame pointing out the stupidities of American culture.
Che Reagan Christ

Medina, OH

#40 Apr 21, 2013
-Clayton Bigsby wrote:
<quoted text>I spoke another European language in my house growing up, too. And it came from my mother who at that time had never been to Europe.
Pig Latin isn't a European language.

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