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#1 Sci-Fi Girl

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 08:06 AM

President Obama will be giving a speech tonight, at 8pm eastern time, that will air live on all the prime time networks!

He will obviously be discussing San Bernardino, terrorism in general, and possible responses, etc.  

Tune in!  :cool:

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Posted 06 December 2015 - 08:41 AM

http://abcnews.go.co...ory?id=35600515

President Obama to Deliver Rare Oval Office Speech on San Bernardino Shootings

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President Obama will address the nation Sunday evening on the San Bernardino shootings in a rare speech from the Oval Office.

The White House announced the speech as a new addition to the president's weekend schedule, with it scheduled for 8 p.m. ET Sunday.


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According to the White House, the president is also expected to discuss "the broader threat of terrorism, including the nature of the threat, how it has evolved, and how we will defeat it."


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Posted 07 December 2015 - 07:52 AM

Ok, I've got a silly question.  ;)

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decimating al Qaeda’s leadership.


I have to genuinely ask, how much al Qaeda leadership have we actually gotten?  Ten percent? Or most, or all?  ;)

Just wondering if that was a slip, or if it was a (rare) appropriate use of the word! :lol:

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 07 December 2015 - 07:53 AM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 08:12 AM

Also, here's a full transcript of the speech:

http://www.latimes.c...ript-story.html

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Edited by Sci-Fi Girl, 07 December 2015 - 08:12 AM.

"A song is like a picture of a bird in flight; the bird was moving before the picture was taken, and no doubt continued after."   - Pete Seeger

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 08:48 AM

Thanks! I plan to read it later.
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Posted 07 December 2015 - 03:33 PM

Well . . . I'm glad he made the speech, but for me it falls short in terms of addressing meaningful action.
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Posted 08 December 2015 - 09:28 AM

Well, all any political leader can do is lay down the policy then hope that more practical minds will come up with the actual solution, be it scientific, military, educational or whatever.
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Posted 08 December 2015 - 03:06 PM

The problem is that no one in the US seems able to see the problem.

One has only to look at the 2nd Amendment, the NRA, the GOP, and the Militia Movement, in order to realise that they're all part of the same terrorist movement. You look at ISIS, Taliban and al Qaeda training videos and they look just like NRA and US Militia training videos, right down to the over-the-top brutal tactics discussed by major rednecks in forums within the NRA and various US Militias.

All of the aforementioned are militant, subversive organisations aimed at overthrowing and undermining the legitimate US government, by whatever means they deem necessary.
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Posted 08 December 2015 - 03:10 PM

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#10 Cait

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Posted 08 December 2015 - 04:42 PM

View Postgsmonks, on 08 December 2015 - 03:06 PM, said:

The problem is that no one in the US seems able to see the problem.

One has only to look at the 2nd Amendment, the NRA, the GOP, and the Militia Movement, in order to realise that they're all part of the same terrorist movement. You look at ISIS, Taliban and al Qaeda training videos and they look just like NRA and US Militia training videos, right down to the over-the-top brutal tactics discussed by major rednecks in forums within the NRA and various US Militias.

All of the aforementioned are militant, subversive organisations aimed at overthrowing and undermining the legitimate US government, by whatever means they deem necessary.

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Rule#4: Be outraged.
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