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I don't even know where to start, so I'm just titling the thread with the article title and linking out. I'll say I have an enormous fucking problem with this being referred to as a "militia" and leave it at that.

Armed Militia, Bundy Brothers, Take Over Federal Building in Rural Oregon

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Sometimes one just wonders where this will all end.
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Sometimes one just wonders where this will all end.

Maybe not this time, but it's not hard to imagine something like this leading to some widespread shedding of blood. There is definitely an element of apocalypse fantasists in the United States that is itching to use the weapons and ammunition they've been stockpiling for the past decade or so. While they've been building up their private armories, they've been telling each other that "it's just around to corner."
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I don't even know where to start, so I'm just titling the thread with the article title and linking out. I'll say I have an enormous fucking problem with this being referred to as a "militia" and leave it at that.

Armed Militia, Bundy Brothers, Take Over Federal Building in Rural Oregon

I think the media is using "militia" because that's what this gang of white-skinned thugs calls themselves.  If they had brown skin, the media would have no problem calling them thugs.  I just can't believe none of these idiots were jailed long ago.
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Occupying a federal building almost has to bring some kind of response.  We'll see if Obama can keep this from turning into another Waco or Ruby Ridge.

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I've been hearing a lot of comparisons to Waco.

My favorite suggestion so far has been to starve them out. It's tempting to think of bringing a drone in to turn the place to toothpicks, but that will play right into the hands of these fucking lunatics and delusional paranoia of government overreach.

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I've been hearing a lot of comparisons to Waco.

My favorite suggestion so far has been to starve them out. It's tempting to think of bringing a drone in to turn the place to toothpicks, but that will play right into the hands of these fucking lunatics and delusional paranoia of government overreach.

Bring in a heavy duty sound system and play Coltrane for them 24/7.
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I've been hearing a lot of comparisons to Waco.

My favorite suggestion so far has been to starve them out. It's tempting to think of bringing a drone in to turn the place to toothpicks, but that will play right into the hands of these fucking lunatics and delusional paranoia of government overreach.

Bring in a heavy duty sound system and play Coltrane for them 24/7.

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White right-wing militias scare me way more than Islamic terrorism in this country. With all the nutcases with guns running around here, I'm surprised no one's tried to take a shot at President Obama yet.
And just to be clear, I'm saying it's good no one has, in case some Secret Service agent stumbles across this comment  :)
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I think the media is using "militia" because that's what this gang of white-skinned thugs calls themselves.  If they had brown skin, the media would have no problem calling them thugs.  I just can't believe none of these idiots were jailed long ago.
They should just call them what they really are. Terrorists.
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John Brown got hanged for a similar trick.  Just saying.

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I think the media is using "militia" because that's what this gang of white-skinned thugs calls themselves.  If they had brown skin, the media would have no problem calling them thugs.  I just can't believe none of these idiots were jailed long ago.
They should just call them what they really are. Terrorists.
Nope. They haven't killed/harmed/kidnapped anyone for the purpose of causing terror. So they aren't yet terrorists.
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I think the media is using "militia" because that's what this gang of white-skinned thugs calls themselves.  If they had brown skin, the media would have no problem calling them thugs.  I just can't believe none of these idiots were jailed long ago.
They should just call them what they really are. Terrorists.
Nope. They haven't killed/harmed/kidnapped anyone for the purpose of causing terror. So they aren't yet terrorists.
Fair enough. So only armed criminals with an agenda.


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Nope. They haven't killed/harmed/kidnapped anyone for the purpose of causing terror. So they aren't yet terrorists.

They could, using weapons to intimidate for political goal is a form of terrorism.
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