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tavalon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-12-09 11:53 AM
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138. We were out there in huge numbers
No MSM press coverage so you could well have missed it. Millions out in the US. Many more millions throughout the rest of the world. The rest of the world got press. We didn't. That doesn't say that your first two sentences aren't right. I think they are.
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  -I have never seen DU so bloodthirsty or vengeful cali  Apr-11-09 08:58 PM   #0 
  - I propose that we firebomb the southern and eastern hemispheres  Orrex   Apr-11-09 08:59 PM   #1 
  - And the northern and western ones, too,  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-11-09 09:01 PM   #4 
  - One can never be too sure!  Orrex   Apr-11-09 09:03 PM   #7 
  - Right! And Firebomb Vermont Twice just to be sure n/t  Wiley50   Apr-11-09 10:28 PM   #75 
     - Well that should be obvious  Orrex   Apr-11-09 11:55 PM   #87 
  - And let's not let those OTHER planets off the hook!  Ken Burch   Apr-11-09 09:20 PM   #36 
     - Oh, I think we ought to start there .........  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-11-09 09:21 PM   #41 
        - ...preparing the anal probes....  Ken Burch   Apr-11-09 09:22 PM   #43 
           - NO!  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-11-09 09:27 PM   #50 
  - It's the residue of eight years of Bush  malaise   Apr-11-09 10:03 PM   #61 
  - Operation Ragnark.  MUAD_DIB   Apr-12-09 12:26 AM   #89 
  - LOL!  ProfessorGAC   Apr-12-09 07:15 AM   #99 
  - Maybe we should give the pirates a lifetime supply of marshmallow peeps.  dem629   Apr-11-09 08:59 PM   #2 
  - I personally hope that someone manages to help them develop  annabanana   Apr-11-09 09:03 PM   #10 
  - Because of course there's no possible in-between-ness.  LynnTheDem   Apr-11-09 09:23 PM   #46 
     - Well, someone did propose that we find "common ground" with the pirates.  dem629   Apr-11-09 10:41 PM   #79 
  - Just like the primaries.  rug   Apr-11-09 09:00 PM   #3 
  - The Somali Pirates ran in the primaries?  Ken Burch   Apr-11-09 09:20 PM   #37 
     - aka ,  dweller   Apr-11-09 09:27 PM   #52 
     - No, a similar contingent was over the top here in the primaries  tavalon   Apr-12-09 11:45 AM   #131 
     - Only in Texas.  cagesoulman   Apr-12-09 12:09 PM   #146 
  - Boy! I thought I was all over this place today. . I missed that  annabanana   Apr-11-09 09:01 PM   #5 
  - Ummm what do you expect people to think about low life criminals who kidnap, kill and extort money?  ddeclue   Apr-11-09 09:02 PM   #6 
  - When did the pirates kill someone. I have not heard that.  Arctic Dave   Apr-11-09 09:04 PM   #14 
  - Yeah right these Somali Pirates never kill anyone...  ddeclue   Apr-11-09 09:22 PM   #42 
  - Thanks for the info. This hasn't really concerned so I didn't keep up on it.  Arctic Dave   Apr-11-09 10:32 PM   #76 
  - Are you serious?  Fire_Medic_Dave   Apr-11-09 09:31 PM   #55 
  - Yes I was serious. I have been out inthe field and am a little behind abou  Arctic Dave   Apr-11-09 10:27 PM   # 
     - I thought it was common knowledge, sorry.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Apr-11-09 10:35 PM   #78 
        - It's not. I didn't specifically know I just tend to assume that when people carry automatic weapons,  tavalon   Apr-12-09 11:47 AM   #132 
           - Clearly that's not true.  Fire_Medic_Dave   Apr-12-09 01:29 PM   #162 
  - They killed a French hostage on Friday  TorchTheWitch   Apr-12-09 07:07 AM   #98 
     - Someone knowed me up already. Thanks though.  Arctic Dave   Apr-12-09 09:32 AM   #114 
     - How do you know the pirates killed the hostage?  Prometheus Bound   Apr-13-09 07:53 AM   #182 
  - Yes, wanting robber barons fired or prosecuted is exactly like wanting pirate heads ripped off  Political Heretic   Apr-11-09 09:07 PM   #18 
  - I actually wanted the robber barons dispossessed and sent to the mines.  imdjh   Apr-11-09 09:41 PM   #59 
  - hahahahaaa  Political Heretic   Apr-11-09 10:08 PM   #64 
  - maybe they could swap  Djinn   Apr-11-09 10:44 PM   #80 
  - The robber barons are white. Somali pirates are black  Chulanowa   Apr-12-09 12:37 PM   #158 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Apr-11-09 09:12 PM   #26 
  - Two deaths in 2008 according to International Maritime Organization statistics.  Heidi   Apr-12-09 05:34 AM   #95 
  - These pirates do not want peace they want money at the expense of 250 hostages.  bkkyosemite   Apr-11-09 09:03 PM   #8 
  - Funny I feel the same way about Wall Street.  Political Heretic   Apr-11-09 09:04 PM   #12 
  - That was going to be my comment. Just substitute "wall street" for pirates in the response. nm  rhett o rick   Apr-12-09 09:33 AM   #116 
  - You know the "shores of Tripoli" thing?  Renew Deal   Apr-11-09 09:15 PM   #28 
     - Cool! Get them to blow up their OWN boats.  cherokeeprogressive   Apr-12-09 09:32 AM   #115 
  - Some DUers are viloence cheering assholes. Most are not, best to focus on them.  Political Heretic   Apr-11-09 09:03 PM   #9 
  - So many of us are here just for the cheap sexual thrills......  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-11-09 09:04 PM   #13 
  - That's totally hawt!  Orrex   Apr-11-09 09:06 PM   #17 
  - It works,  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-11-09 09:09 PM   #22 
  - lol  Renew Deal   Apr-11-09 09:16 PM   #29 
  - there is nothing wrong with properly directed violence  paulsby   Apr-12-09 05:03 PM   #168 
  - Ok give them Oklahoma maybe they can fix it.  rwheeler31   Apr-11-09 09:03 PM   #11 
  - I do, too. And yes, bloodthirsty would be the word. I don't get it either. nt  babylonsister   Apr-11-09 09:05 PM   #15 
  - I enjoyed the "nuke 'em" post  HughMoran   Apr-11-09 09:06 PM   #16 
  - Wow, I picked a good day to not be here!  tavalon   Apr-12-09 11:51 AM   #136 
  - The reason they won't mess with a Cruise ship is they know the crew has  Skink   Apr-11-09 09:07 PM   #19 
  - You're surprised? DUers are Americans.  BlooInBloo   Apr-11-09 09:08 PM   #20 
  - Face it. Most Americans are arrogant assholes.  liberalmuse   Apr-11-09 09:08 PM   #21 
  - You obviously weren't in San Francisco  Downtown Hound   Apr-11-09 09:16 PM   #30 
  - I'm failrly sure I was in Austin then.  tavalon   Apr-12-09 12:27 PM   #155 
  - So that's what President Obama meant when he called Americans 'arrogant'.  Deja Q   Apr-12-09 08:21 AM   #105 
  - I don't think they especially hate  tavalon   Apr-12-09 12:28 PM   #157 
  - We were out there in huge numbers  tavalon   Apr-12-09 11:53 AM   #138 
  - Of course, you're not -- right?  Codeine   Apr-12-09 02:15 PM   #164 
  - There is no law in Somalia. There is no peaceful resolution to be had. These people know  bkkyosemite   Apr-11-09 09:10 PM   #23 
  - These people, hmmm.  tavalon   Apr-12-09 11:56 AM   #141 
  - In my opion...  swt_nd_smpl   Apr-11-09 09:11 PM   #24 
  - They may be criminals even if it was not a failed state. Lots of money to be had.  bkkyosemite   Apr-11-09 09:14 PM   #27 
     - Well if you look at other country like Cuba, Venezula and Indonesia they have no pirates  swt_nd_smpl   Apr-11-09 10:12 PM   #67 
        - Are you kidding me? You skipped the sarcasm tag, right?  ForrestGump   Apr-12-09 06:12 AM   #97 
  - Democrats have never been pussies about defending this nation.  Renew Deal   Apr-11-09 09:12 PM   #25 
  - Piracy is an international crime like skyjacking. They need to be punished.  David Dunham   Apr-11-09 09:18 PM   #31 
     - Kenya said they would take them and prosecute but they can't prove anything so that is a wash.  bkkyosemite   Apr-11-09 09:19 PM   #34 
  - We're not all pacifists here.  MrSlayer   Apr-11-09 09:19 PM   #32 
  - I think the pacifists think their words make them seem like better people.  dem629   Apr-11-09 09:21 PM   #40 
  - Why does it have to be retribution? Why not criminal justice?  me b zola   Apr-11-09 10:12 PM   #66 
  - That 2 million for ransom is nothing compare to a life  swt_nd_smpl   Apr-11-09 10:17 PM   #70 
     - It's hardly just ONE life either  TorchTheWitch   Apr-12-09 07:24 AM   #100 
  - A peaceful resolution  JerseygirlCT   Apr-11-09 09:19 PM   #33 
  - Free the captain and then hang em high  David Dunham   Apr-11-09 09:20 PM   #35 
  - or sink them deep.  bkkyosemite   Apr-11-09 09:21 PM   #39 
     - Sink them deep would be easier to do. One shell from a navy ship would do it.  David Dunham   Apr-11-09 09:24 PM   #47 
  - I see no way for a peaceful resolution.  bkkyosemite   Apr-11-09 09:21 PM   #38 
     - Either they get their money,  Tangerine LaBamba   Apr-11-09 09:23 PM   #45 
  - I guess you've never ventured into the gun forum...  luvspeas   Apr-11-09 09:23 PM   #44 
  - No. Thomas Jefferson, the first Democrat, had US forces destroy the Barbary pirates.  David Dunham   Apr-11-09 09:25 PM   #48 
  - I wish this captain safety from these criminals but I fear this situation does not look  bkkyosemite   Apr-11-09 09:26 PM   #49 
  - Right approach. Obama needs to have US forces take decisive action to stop this piracy.  David Dunham   Apr-11-09 09:27 PM   #51 
     - Agreed.  dem629   Apr-11-09 09:29 PM   #54 
     - guess what? what the poster is suggesting is what's been going on and  cali   Apr-12-09 04:10 AM   #90 
     - My mouth opened when you suggested shelling the boat with the captain in it  muriel_volestrangler   Apr-12-09 05:41 AM   #96 
     - So your solution is 'Blow the Captain Up". ?  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-12-09 11:53 AM   #139 
     - Let me get this straight, piracy has been a problem for quite some time  Raineyb   Apr-11-09 10:22 PM   #72 
     - I think nationalizing the banks would be a great start  tavalon   Apr-12-09 11:44 AM   #130 
  - Don't forget there is a nasty  omega minimo   Apr-11-09 09:29 PM   #53 
  - We are Democratic realists. Thomas Jefferson knew you have to use US military to stop piracy  David Dunham   Apr-11-09 09:32 PM   #56 
     - I'm not taking sides, I'm reminding that some of it may be attributed to intentional troublemakers.  omega minimo   Apr-11-09 09:37 PM   #58 
  - Maybe some people just like stirring shit in threads about certain topics...  ret5hd   Apr-11-09 09:33 PM   #57 
  - some are trying to out-testosterone the RW idjots...  hlthe2b   Apr-11-09 10:02 PM   #60 
  - Bombing Somalia? Es serioso?  marmar   Apr-11-09 10:04 PM   #62 
  - No kidding. They're batshit crazy out there.  babylonsister   Apr-11-09 10:08 PM   #63 
  - More than just the past 8 years  notesdev   Apr-11-09 11:58 PM   #88 
  - I'm totally blown away with some of the things I've been reading here of late  madokie   Apr-11-09 10:10 PM   #65 
  - You can say that again  TorchTheWitch   Apr-12-09 07:30 AM   #101 
     - This morning I made a decision  madokie   Apr-12-09 01:16 PM   #160 
  - How many of those bloodthirsty, vengeful DUers want to ban guns so citizens can't defend them self?  jody   Apr-11-09 10:13 PM   #68 
  - Mon dieu.......  marmar   Apr-11-09 10:15 PM   #69 
  - -----  Bluebear   Apr-12-09 04:41 AM   #92 
  - OF course .... You mistake the intent ....  Trajan   Apr-11-09 10:21 PM   #71 
  - One example, Feinstein wants to ban semiautomatic firearms misnamed assault weapons that are among  jody   Apr-11-09 10:27 PM   #74 
     - AGAIN misdirection ....  Trajan   Apr-12-09 04:59 AM   #93 
        - I said ban guns so citizens can't defend them self and you replied  jody   Apr-12-09 08:17 AM   #104 
           - Did the court hold in D.C. v Heller that semi-automatic weapons were necessary for self-defense? eom  varkam   Apr-12-09 08:53 AM   #106 
              - Read the decision for your answer. All rights both enumerated and unenumerated protected by our  jody   Apr-12-09 09:13 AM   #109 
                 - It's just that you seem to be saying that semi-automatic weapons are necsesary for self-defense.  varkam   Apr-12-09 09:23 AM   #112 
                    - I've never said that any specific arm is "necessary" for self defense so why do you use that word?  jody   Apr-12-09 09:28 AM   #113 
                       - True enough. Hence, I used the word "seem"  varkam   Apr-12-09 09:47 AM   #120 
                          - #68 "ban guns so citizens can't defend them self". I could have said  jody   Apr-12-09 10:00 AM   #122 
                             - Even if you ban the internet...  varkam   Apr-12-09 10:07 AM   #123 
                                - You pose several issues, but I'll discuss handguns. They are the most effective, efficient tool for  jody   Apr-12-09 10:24 AM   #125 
                                   - But there is a distinction between semi-automatic weapons and handguns, correct?  varkam   Apr-12-09 11:38 AM   #126 
                                      - Some handguns are semiautomatic including the most popular for self-defense. n/t  jody   Apr-12-09 03:13 PM   #166 
                                         - Perhaps I should have been clearer - I recognize that many handguns are semi-automatic weapons...  varkam   Apr-12-09 05:16 PM   #171 
                                            - None of the above, I know that govt. is not obligated to protect an individual and self-defense is a  jody   Apr-12-09 07:11 PM   #172 
                                               - That's actually not do remember our Due Process Clause discussion, right?  varkam   Apr-12-09 09:18 PM   #174 
                                                  - Suggest you read very carefully both DeShaney and Gonzales. You say  jody   Apr-13-09 07:27 AM   #180 
                                                  - I believe I have explained at length what those cases mean, and precisely how it is that you are...  varkam   Apr-13-09 11:51 AM   #185 
                                                  - You really don't read very well. You ask "So you are seriously asserting that owning a firearm  jody   Apr-13-09 12:43 PM   #187 
                                                  - Apparently not, since I have no idea from where you are drawing your conclusions.  varkam   Apr-13-09 02:22 PM   #188 
  - Oooh, see all the pretty colors.  Bluebear   Apr-12-09 04:41 AM   #91 
  - Teehee......It's amazing how any thread can be turned into a plea for more GUNZ.  marmar   Apr-12-09 05:21 AM   #94 
  - A recipe thread could turn into that.  Bluebear   Apr-12-09 10:24 PM   #175 
  - If it got your attention, it took a tiny chip off of a block of ignorance. n/t  jody   Apr-13-09 07:59 AM   #183 
  - Go The FUCK AWAY  mudesi   Apr-12-09 11:58 AM   #142 
     - Your vocabulary doesn't speak very highly for your desire to discuss divisive, polarizing political  jody   Apr-12-09 03:14 PM   #167 
  - I'm really tired of people taking the opinions of a few and using them to trash DU. n/t  rucky   Apr-11-09 10:25 PM   #73 
  - Blood lust, and a lack of desire..  stillcool   Apr-11-09 10:32 PM   #77 
  - Someone happened to have a paper at work and on my break,  tavalon   Apr-12-09 12:08 PM   #145 
     - I'm not up on it either..  stillcool   Apr-12-09 12:28 PM   #156 
        - I think the why this time is distraction  tavalon   Apr-12-09 12:47 PM   #159 
  - here`s the guys we need to take care of these pirates  madrchsod   Apr-11-09 10:47 PM   #81 
  - I find it odd that no one gave two hoots about the pirates before this.  krabigirl   Apr-11-09 10:57 PM   #82 
  - I guess the French government should step up to the plate then and see that their citizens are  cherokeeprogressive   Apr-12-09 09:38 AM   #118 
  - You did hear about the French commando raid yesterday, didn't you?  muriel_volestrangler   Apr-12-09 12:13 PM   #147 
     - Good on them. In this rescue, they had an 80% success rate.  cherokeeprogressive   Apr-12-09 02:17 PM   #165 
  - well, duh  paulsby   Apr-12-09 05:05 PM   #169 
  - Anything to make Obama look weak  Uzybone   Apr-11-09 10:58 PM   #83 
  - Now or later we're going to go in and kill them.  aquart   Apr-11-09 11:01 PM   #84 
  - Arm merchant ships - problem solved  TorchTheWitch   Apr-12-09 07:38 AM   #102 
  - We can't allow it today but we could allow it for the last decade?  tavalon   Apr-12-09 12:14 PM   #148 
     - I'd say that's exactly how it works.  cherokeeprogressive   Apr-12-09 02:11 PM   #163 
  - In the open sea if these pirates want to sow the wind and reap the whirlwind  elocs   Apr-11-09 11:31 PM   #85 
  - Recommend. nt  babylonsister   Apr-11-09 11:44 PM   #86 
  - I propose the following:  DFW   Apr-12-09 07:52 AM   #103 
  - That's sort of what happens when you play Keyboard Kommando.  varkam   Apr-12-09 08:55 AM   #107 
  - Respectfully disagree.  H2O Man   Apr-12-09 09:03 AM   #108 
  - I agree. A freeper would feel at home on DU because either it's attacking Obama here or wanting  WI_DEM   Apr-12-09 09:18 AM   #110 
  - Yup.  BlooInBloo   Apr-12-09 11:40 AM   #128 
  - Few Freepers feel at home here as evidenced by the easy flushing out of them  tavalon   Apr-12-09 12:17 PM   #150 
  - oh please  seemslikeadream   Apr-12-09 09:22 AM   #111 
  - "Bomb The Ban!"  Hubert Flottz   Apr-12-09 09:35 AM   #117 
  - Let's destroy the Planet  formercia   Apr-12-09 09:41 AM   #119 
  - Damn, stole my comeback.  tavalon   Apr-12-09 12:18 PM   #151 
  - they neeed to send in the Navy SEALS, Mel Gibson, Bruce Willis, and Steven Seagal RIGHT FUCKING NOW!  datasuspect   Apr-12-09 09:48 AM   #121 
  - Definitely on the Mel Gibson!  tavalon   Apr-12-09 12:00 PM   #143 
  - ZAP! POW! SMASHO! The comic book fans are out in force. K&R  Tierra_y_Libertad   Apr-12-09 10:13 AM   #124 
  - Peaceful resolution? They're pirates, just as bad as looters.  Joe Fields   Apr-12-09 11:39 AM   #127 
  - insane. really insane.  cali   Apr-12-09 11:49 AM   #134 
  - "Hold it! Next man makes a move, the n***** gets it! "  muriel_volestrangler   Apr-12-09 12:16 PM   #149 
  - Cali, you have a short memory  tavalon   Apr-12-09 11:43 AM   #129 
  - I'm really referring to those who are devolving into the blow them  cali   Apr-12-09 11:48 AM   #133 
     - Granted, but I think it comes from the same hyperbolic fountain  tavalon   Apr-12-09 11:54 AM   #140 
  - No surprise that many of these are regulars in the Gungeon  Hugabear   Apr-12-09 11:49 AM   #135 
  - In the long run, the Somali nation needs to some help for sure. In the meantime, if this can be  RBInMaine   Apr-12-09 11:51 AM   #137 
  - As one of the posters you directly refer to  flvegan   Apr-12-09 12:01 PM   #144 
  - Several times, I have seen "blow up an Somali boat that gets close ...  muriel_volestrangler   Apr-12-09 12:22 PM   #153 
     - Yeah, that's unreasonable.  flvegan   Apr-12-09 12:26 PM   #154 
  - I'll just chime in by saying I hope Long John Silver's goes out of business soon.  saltpoint   Apr-12-09 12:19 PM   #152 
  - Come on home, Captain.  joshcryer   Apr-12-09 01:23 PM   #161 
  - We need to buy 50,000 Shamwows, and soak up that whole area, so pirates can't float!  DS1   Apr-12-09 05:07 PM   #170 
  - lol...  SemiCharmedQuark   Apr-12-09 10:34 PM   #176 
  - I take it you didn't like the result of today's events?  sarcasmo   Apr-12-09 08:21 PM   #173 
  - You take it wrong. I'm thrilled that Captain Phillips is safe.  cali   Apr-13-09 07:29 AM   #181 
  - What's wrong with killing pirates?  slackmaster   Apr-12-09 10:35 PM   #177 
  - There are times when diplomacy fails....and a time for Force to prevail  opihimoimoi   Apr-12-09 10:36 PM   #178 
  - I'm glad the SEALs took them out  Taverner   Apr-12-09 10:58 PM   #179 
  - Michael Vick comes to mind...  hughee99   Apr-13-09 08:39 AM   #184 
  - I was taken aback by some of the posts. n/t  ChazII   Apr-13-09 11:56 AM   #186 
  - Well, with declining SUV sales...  Hanse   Apr-13-09 02:29 PM   #189 

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