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My second firefight, about a week into my first deployment, we had just finished a high altitude night climb when some guys flipped open a camouflaged tarp to a cave entrance and opened up with RPKs. I was so tired from the climb that when the rounds struck all around me I didn't even roll behind cover. My roommate was in front of me and he got hit by 7 bullets, not one of which actually cut through his body. They hit his helmet, knocking him unconscious, and the other 6 cut through his clothes/equipment. He is 5' 7" and I am 6' 5," would have torn me up. His face was hilarious though when he regained consciousness.
KingKobra said:Vanslewel said:It is very much about religion. Go to the Middle East and see how Islam plays a role. I have conversed with Iraqis, Afghanis, Pakistanis, Iranians, and a few Saudis...it is about Islam. When your religious text tells you to kill apostates and make people convert to Islam or kill them, don't you think that is a little inciting? False equivalencies like saying a white christian killing people is no different than a Islamic person killing people are completely false. The Charleston killer didn't do it in the name of the bible or Jesus.
When people are literally screaming Allah Akbar as they slaughter infidels, you don't think that is about Islam? Islam has a major problem, everyone knows it, but the left is too afraid to admit it.
"As to those who reject faith, I will punish them with terrible agony in this world and in the Hereafter, nor will they have anyone to help."
"I will cast terror into the hearts of those who disbelieve. Therefore strike off their heads and strike off every fingertip of them"
I mean, I could easily go on. You're telling me people devout in the faith aren't going to read this and say "hmm, killing non-Muslims will make Allah happy and get me to heaven."??
Saudi Arabia is the number 1 exporter of Wahhabism in the world.
Iran and Pakistan are Islamic Republics and both government support terrorist networks....could you imagine if the US labeled itself a Christian Democracy?
I don't even need to get into their treatment of women and gay people, which is atrocious.
People like to jump to the whataboutism by deflecting to Christianity because they feel better about themselves insulting what they know more about. Would you say the epidemic of sexual assault in the Catholic church IS NOT a religious issue? No,because it is, and by saying so doesn't mean you are degrading every Catholic. Same for Islam. Islam has HUGE problem globally right now, and it doesn't mean every Islamic person is bad.
When Maajid Nawaz speaks out against the problems of Islam, how can you tell him he is wrong? He has been in a terrorist network, he is a Muslim, yet he, along with a lot of others, are standing up and saying there is a problem and it needs to be fixed and it needs to be led by Muslims to reform the problems.
MrX said:Electric car customers enjoy so many other subsidies, the fact tax grants were used to put in the charging infrastructure, they pay nothing practically for road work, they get to use the HOV lane with solo drivers. Like the 7500 dollar credit needs to go, that truly is welfare for the rich if you look at demographics of who buys these electric cars. If you buy a 60,000 dollar Tesla you have enough money that you don't need a tax grant.
Conservatives love to bag on Musk because he does everything that they try to tell him he can't haha.
Thomas said: hiThomas, how can you worry so much about this quarterback I've never heard of when there are women being murdered and people are getting rich off sex trafficking underage girls in this world? Being murdered or sold into sex slavery is way worse than two rapes, so clearly you should feel bad for even bringing it up in public? The media really sold you a bullshit narrative, am I right?
This is why what you're doing is wrong. You might think it's not, or that this line of thinking is original, but on the internet you can count on people flying in to tell people that there are bigger fish to fry in any thread that tries to discuss anything. Care about animal welfare? Fuck you there are starving kids in Africa. In fact, it's actually a logical fallacy called "the fallacy of relative privation".
Now, please stop doing it. I'm sure there are NFL forums you can and should spread awareness on the Tampa Bay qb scumbag.
Three weeks ago we were talking about Harvey Weinstein, last week it was Kevin Spacey, now it is Louis CK. You are trying to tell me that these acts committed by these three people are all equal and shouldn't be weighted by their awfulness? Because now I am not hearing nearly as much about Weinstein raping women or Spacey touching boys, I am hearing about a guy jerking off in front of girls and lying about it, both in the media and in conversations.
That is the same tactic politicians use when bad shit comes out about them. You think Hollywood wouldn't rather the attention be on Louis CK than Weinstein?
If you want address my point about this whole situation distracting from Weinstein and putting it on Louis CK and others, that would be great.