“This kid was the willing dupe of the older brother, and the older brother was brainwashed by a religious extremist before he took the trip to Russia. The key to further prevention is to keep alienated individuals with big muscles and small minds away from these Svengali-like people.
The uncle has already mentioned a likely suspect, though not by name in public. It points to a sleeper cell of some kind, right in our midst, that can win losers like these two over. In my utterly amateur opinion.”
riptaker90 on Apr 21, 2013 at 20:34:08
“Your last sentence is spot on.”
KarenQJ on Apr 21, 2013 at 19:12:03
“Read Eric Hoeffer's epic "The True Believer, on the nature of mass movements". Written in the 50's I believe, it is an eye opening that somewhat parallels your train of thought.”
Shawn Swigart on Apr 21, 2013 at 18:58:42
“svengali like? good lord”
busybeez on Apr 21, 2013 at 18:55:15
“If they were part of an organized cell, they wouldn't have needed to steal money and an automobile to escape. They would have been hiding out within that cell.
I don't see evidence of a lot of support behind them, other than obtaining the information on how to build a bomb, which is readily available.”
And you really don't need the quotation marks around high. Do you put quotation marks around "drunk"?
Granted, there are still stereotypes out there, the couchlock stoners abound. But some of us are your grandparents, your aunts and uncles, your doctors and nurses, your teachers and lawyers, your accountants and your financial advisors.
And we listen to all the music on earth. When we're high.”
Mar 4, 2013 at 14:43:17
“Once you have a grip on the lid, by a tennis ball or a rubber band or a rubber daisy from the dollar store ... hold the lid still, and twist the jar. You get more torque from the bigger diameter of the jar. This also works great with champagne corks. Hold cork still, twist bottle.”
“I don't associate college football heroes with virtual girlfriends. Maybe it's old fashioned to assume someone of his stature would have real females attracted to him. Maybe he's painfully shy at a social level and virtual relationships are easier for him. Maybe if he's in on it, it's a convenient way to keep real women at a distance. Let's ask a former girlfriend.”
“A product of a win-or-go-home, number-one-or-nothing sports mentality that has spread into the culture, amped up by the celebrity that goes with being in that position. That doesn't forgive him, and his motives in coming clean are suspect, because he wants that spotlight again. It's a drug all by itself.”
“Any time you see the phrase "Second Amendment rights," substitute the term "nuts."
Let's be clear about what is being threatened.”
survivefree on Jan 17, 2013 at 00:23:32
“good to see there are so many people out there who have such profound respect for our constitution. so profound, it seems they like to pick and choose which freedoms are acceptable, and which ones are reserved for people they think are lunatics. now that's patriotism!”
“The ability to get elected is not the ability to govern, and unfortunately the reverse is also true.
The best and brightest, the people we need the most, can almost never reach the low information voters the way these third grade thinkers can, with their simplistic, misinformed schoolyard notions. And the best and brightest stay in the private sector for that reason.”
“It was done so their hats stayed on in the wind.”
Carol Yothers on Dec 29, 2012 at 23:05:10
Drvannostran on Dec 29, 2012 at 23:02:25
“Given the shape of their heads wouldn't they have had to walk backwards for that to work? Seems like if that was the case, their parents would have slapped them continuously until their eyes where in the back of their heads so they could see where they were going. (I mean if they went to all that trouble to do the hat head thing)”
btzudaddy on Dec 29, 2012 at 23:00:09
“LOL, love that kind of humor!!! GOOD ONE!”
leftheaded on Dec 29, 2012 at 22:52:00
“I don't know whether to say that's a dumb idea or a dumb joke. Either way: really dumb.”
“If TVs become obsolete enough, eventually hipsters will latch on to them, and watching a black and white TV with a big chunky dial for changing channels, and a slight horizontal hold problem, will be the epitome of cool. Since we're apparently making things up to fill space today.”
garystartswithg on Dec 24, 2012 at 14:17:46
“i put out a tube tv on the curb with a sign on it that said "works!" it was gone in under an hour.”