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Old 1st March 2019, 02:58 AM   #81
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Originally Posted by varwoche View Post
There is nothing in the article that in any way supports your commentary. WTF.

I think our resident cogitative testudine was trying to be funny, or satirical, or ironic... or something. Anyway, it was a fail.

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https://www.newsweek.com/coast-guard...n-drug-1346740

Is that an M40A sniper rifle I see in the middle?
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Old 1st March 2019, 05:33 AM   #82
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Originally Posted by arthwollipot View Post
One of the tactics that ISIS has used is to "inspire" lone wolf types to commit attacks in their name. There's little direct communication with them, beyond them consuming propaganda that is put out in public, and they're certainly not operating under direct instructions, but when they do a terrorist action, ISIS can say "yep, that was us".
Stochastic terrorism.
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Old 1st March 2019, 05:34 AM   #83
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Originally Posted by smartcooky View Post
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Is that an M40A sniper rifle I see in the middle?
I think probably a cheaper clone. It's hard to tell from the photo, but I don't think you can order a proper M40A3, not because it's illegal, but simply because it's just an off the shelf Remington 700 with some high-end comercial parts, a nice stock, and lots of gunsmithing and hand fitting by USMC armorers. The USMC isn't really interested in selling rifles to the public. There are plenty of places that sell rifles they claim meet that spec, but they aren't true M40 rifles.

To my eye, the barrel isn't heavy enough to be a proper M40. I think this is just someone who bought an off the shelf rifle and popped it into a McMillan stock and put a big scope on it, which would result in a rifle more accurate than the vast majority of shooters have the skill to fully utilize anyway.
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Old 23rd April 2019, 09:34 AM   #84
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Well, it's hard to convict people of crimes they haven't committed yet. As of now, those may be the only things they can prove.
Funny then how often we hear about groups being arrested before they commit their attacks, almost as if planning terror attacks was a crime. But clearly it isn't just normal gun owner fun.
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Old 23rd April 2019, 10:08 AM   #85
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Funny then how often we hear about groups being arrested before they commit their attacks, almost as if planning terror attacks was a crime. But clearly it isn't just normal gun owner fun.
Planning an attack happens to be a crime. Having a list of names and no plan, not so much of a crime.

Why? Are you saying it should be a crime?
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Old 23rd April 2019, 10:09 AM   #86
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Originally Posted by theprestige View Post
Planning an attack happens to be a crime. Having a list of names and no plan, not so much of a crime.

Why? Are you saying it should be a crime?
Yes clearly researching is in no way involved with planning.
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Old 23rd April 2019, 10:29 AM   #87
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Originally Posted by ponderingturtle View Post
Yes clearly researching is in no way involved with planning.
What's the crime?
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Old 23rd April 2019, 12:06 PM   #88
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Pro-Russian Coast Guard lieutenant arrested with hit list of liberal senators wanted to establish ‘a white homeland’

https://www.rawstory.com/2019/02/pro...hite-homeland/
I really hope this single isolated incident doesn't cause a backlash against white nationalism--aka, the nationalism of peace--or against the honest hardworking people without color who immigrated here hundreds of years ago seeking freedom and opportunity.
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Old 23rd April 2019, 12:18 PM   #89
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white nationalism--aka, the nationalism of peace-.
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Old 24th April 2019, 01:26 PM   #90
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Originally Posted by CaptainHowdy View Post
I really hope this single isolated incident doesn't cause a backlash against white nationalism--aka, the nationalism of peace--or against the honest hardworking people without color who immigrated here hundreds of years ago seeking freedom and opportunity.
Is this actually a poe?
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Old 24th April 2019, 02:36 PM   #91
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Originally Posted by jimbob View Post
Is this actually a poe?

Sadly, its not.

He really believes that crap.
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Old 30th April 2019, 07:30 AM   #92
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So now that he is out on bail did they give him back his guns? And of course what about his careful research that is totally not planning attacks?
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A federal judge has reversed the magistrate's decision and ordered that the white nationalist Coast Guard officer remain in jail until trial:

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Although the charges Hasson faces are “unremarkable,” U.S. District Court Judge George J. Hazel said, Hasson’s “history and characteristics” and potential danger to the community weighed in favor of blocking release.

The evidence the government brought showed specific alleged actions toward a plan, Hazel said. Hasson’s alleged actions of amassing weapons, creating a target list of enemies and researching their locations ramped up after he started studying the manifesto of a Norwegian terrorist who killed 77, Hazel said.

The evidence shows Hasson allegedly “intended to use these items to commit a series of violent acts,” Hazel said, noting the 15 firearms and 1,000 rounds of ammunition seized from Hasson’s home.

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In a motion to the court filed Friday ahead of arguments to Hazel, Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas Windom said the government “has no doubt” that Hasson’s arrest prevented a “mass casualty event.”

In court Monday, Windom displayed some of the weapons the government says Hasson modified to make it easier to attack. Windom also said Hasson lied about living in Virginia to purchase weapons faster and some weapons Hasson once appeared to have possessed remain “unaccounted” for.

It’s “very scary that there’s other weapons out there that the government doesn’t know about,” Windom said.
It is indeed very scary, and this was unquestionably the most sensible decision.
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A federal judge has reversed the magistrate's decision and ordered that the white nationalist Coast Guard officer remain in jail until trial:



It is indeed very scary, and this was unquestionably the most sensible decision.
Bah that is just normal second amendment enthousiast things, nothing criminal about them so why are they holding him on the unrelated drug charges?
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Old 15th May 2019, 05:21 AM   #95
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Originally Posted by Checkmite View Post
A federal judge has reversed the magistrate's decision and ordered that the white nationalist Coast Guard officer remain in jail until trial:



It is indeed very scary, and this was unquestionably the most sensible decision.
Commonsense has prevailed - there is no doubt this guy is a terrorist in waiting.

Also, I found this bit somewhat disturbing...

"....because there isn’t a domestic terrorist list, the government is limited when dealing with the charges it can bring. Domestic terrorism suspects are typically charged on nonterrorism offenses to remove perceived threats."


WTF!!?

Even after Oklahoma City (1995), the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park bombing (1996), the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting (2012), the Boston Marathon bombing (2013), the Charleston Church Shooting (2015), the San Bernardino shooting (2015), the Orlando nightclub shooting (2016), the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting (2018) and the Poway synagogue shooting (2019), the US Federal authorities DON'T have a domestic terrorism watch list?
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Even after Oklahoma City (1995), the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park bombing (1996), the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting (2012), the Boston Marathon bombing (2013), the Charleston Church Shooting (2015), the San Bernardino shooting (2015), the Orlando nightclub shooting (2016), the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting (2018) and the Poway synagogue shooting (2019), the US Federal authorities DON'T have a domestic terrorism watch list?
No - and not only that, but the current administration directly eliminated the DHS's domestic terror intelligence analysis unit.
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