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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:56 PM
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The Definition of "Terrorism"
from http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/terrorism

"the use of violence and threats to intimidate or coerce, esp. for political purposes."

Need I say more? :shrug:
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abelenkpe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:57 PM
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1. works for me
Will someone please explain this to the teapartiers?
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muntrv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 06:59 PM
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2. That should be sent to all republickers.
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SoCalDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:02 PM
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4. and ask them what they would do if a guy named Mohammed had this on him
at an airport check in line?

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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:06 PM
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6. Exactly!
If I were a little less sane and cautious, I would print this out and have it with me when I fly to Phoenix next weekend, just to see what happens.

But I'm not that crazy.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:00 PM
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3. Note that death isn't required.
The targets of terrorist attacks aren't their victims, but the victim's survivors - their families, their friends, their colleagues & their neighbors.
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arcane1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:02 PM
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5. Exactly, the threat of violence is sufficient
it's the motive that's key.
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kestrel91316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-24-10 07:39 PM
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7. Oh, but 100% of the populace has to be under threat for it to be terrorism
Edited on Wed Mar-24-10 07:40 PM by kestrel91316
according to at least one DUer.
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