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Tue Feb 17, 2015, 05:29 PM Feb 2015

Are you scared of ISIS? [View all]

With every beheading, the media goes nuts and tries to convince us that ISIS is going to kill us all.

Personally, I'm skeptical of the media-driven narrative that ISIS is a grave threat. I don't think they're much of a threat to America.

So, has the media convinced you yet? Are you scared of ISIS?

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Are you scared of ISIS? [View all] Cali_Democrat Feb 2015 OP
No (nt) bigwillq Feb 2015 #1
Erect Bogeyman, wave flag, declare we need protection, give more money to the MIC. Tierra_y_Libertad Feb 2015 #2
I'm more scared of ICEE than ISIS Erose999 Feb 2015 #3
LOL! Cali_Democrat Feb 2015 #8
They both give brain freeze to CNN. nt msanthrope Feb 2015 #13
this headline has been on cnn.com all day..... spanone Feb 2015 #4
Look at the front page headline at CNN.com right now Cali_Democrat Feb 2015 #6
Wow that is depressing. F4lconF16 Feb 2015 #22
OMG Tsiyu Feb 2015 #29
it's still up....link spanone Feb 2015 #30
It's just tabloid pablum designed to stir up the stupid Tsiyu Feb 2015 #32
I Don't Have Enough Information On ISIS To Know If I Should Be Afraid...... global1 Feb 2015 #41
The Islamic State awaits the army of “Rome,” whose defeat at Dabiq, Syria, will initiate . . . Petrushka Feb 2015 #42
jeebus.... spanone Feb 2015 #44
Meh. The fundamentalist Christians started it. Fawke Em Feb 2015 #49
There are forces at work within this country that are avebury Feb 2015 #57
My parents think we are in a holy war abelenkpe Feb 2015 #59
catholic tea party conservatives...never even considered that combo spanone Feb 2015 #61
We've been living in the end times for some 2000 years. Thav Feb 2015 #63
No. Turbineguy Feb 2015 #5
No, but the Koch brothers frighten me. Scuba Feb 2015 #7
I am scared of acronyms like guillaumeb Feb 2015 #9
You forgot EBOLA!!!!!!!111 bigwillq Feb 2015 #10
I still haven't taken down the plastic sheeting and duct tape. nt msanthrope Feb 2015 #15
I'm still wearing a mask. It's airborne, right?!!!111 bigwillq Feb 2015 #18
I think it's time to wash the containment suit, though.....nt msanthrope Feb 2015 #20
Oh, I'll make sure to by next Halloween. bigwillq Feb 2015 #21
Pictures, or this thread is useless......nt msanthrope Feb 2015 #25
All good things to those who wait. bigwillq Feb 2015 #28
I'm concerned about them; but not afraid. el_bryanto Feb 2015 #11
I'm scared of what ISIS will do to people more vulnerable than us. msanthrope Feb 2015 #12
+1 n/t FSogol Feb 2015 #16
These are crazy-ass fuckers.....but their reach seems limited. msanthrope Feb 2015 #17
As usual, the representation of divine energy (Isis) is turned in to something violent (ISIS) Dont call me Shirley Feb 2015 #14
Its a Push-Poll FreakinDJ Feb 2015 #19
I'm on the fence aint_no_life_nowhere Feb 2015 #23
I don't perceive any potential threat posed by ISIS as a media-driven narrative. LanternWaste Feb 2015 #24
As I said in another thread, I'm more afraid of police, and I'm not even a POC. n/t winter is coming Feb 2015 #26
No, because I don't have a TV Tsiyu Feb 2015 #27
Personally no. For those in the path of ISIS? Absolutely yes riderinthestorm Feb 2015 #31
I'm more scared of the damage that the Koch Bros and the republican party will do to this country. kimbutgar Feb 2015 #33
No. H2O Man Feb 2015 #34
Not a threat to America but we are all in this together. n/t pampango Feb 2015 #35
Not for me treestar Feb 2015 #36
Because my son is in the Foreign Service Lefta Dissenter Feb 2015 #37
I'm scared of another Republican administration to create another ISIS. nt onehandle Feb 2015 #38
Not scared, but worried. nruthie Feb 2015 #39
Congrats on 100 posts! bigwillq Feb 2015 #40
This is 2015, not 20th Century America. WhaTHellsgoingonhere Feb 2015 #55
For myself, of course not, for the region, yes Lurks Often Feb 2015 #43
Heck no! I had a crush on her as a kid! Roland99 Feb 2015 #45
As an immediate threat to me, no. geek tragedy Feb 2015 #46
kick Cali_Democrat Feb 2015 #47
Definitely not the one that Sterling Archer is a member of. Initech Feb 2015 #48
I'm not scared for my personal safety FrodosPet Feb 2015 #50
Saving the earth one carbon footprint at a time. ileus Feb 2015 #51
No. No. No. WhaTHellsgoingonhere Feb 2015 #52
I will be when I travel to Europe this spring. whathehell Feb 2015 #53
Pass: Am I scared enough to stay out of Middle East? Maybe. But then again, I wasn't planning a merrily Feb 2015 #54
Only that their savagery is going to suck us into yet another war. Warpy Feb 2015 #56
Not afraid of them - revolted by them jimlup Feb 2015 #58
No, no more scared than I was of Iraq. The war propaganda scares me far more. The neocons sabrina 1 Feb 2015 #60
They are two bit thugs Generic Brad Feb 2015 #62
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