Monday, November 02, 2015

You Know You're A Progressive When...

To be a good progressive these days, you must learn to live in a constant state of cognitive dissonance, which defines as: “anxiety that results from simultaneously holding contradictory or otherwise incompatible attitudes [or] beliefs.”
You have to believe it’s possible to COEXIST with people who want to kill you, and put COEXIST bumper stickers on your Prius. Though Radical Muslims kill us every chance they get, you have to believe we’re not at war with them — even after they declared war on us. You also have to support treaties with countries whose leaders lead millions in chants of “Death to America!
You have to believe that The Islamic Republic of Iran has nothing to do with Islam, and The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria has nothing to do with Islam either. Nor does al Qaida, or Boko Haram, or al Nusra, or al Shabab, or Hamas, or Hezbollah, or…
You have to believe that even though climate has been changing for millions of years, including global freezing and global warming over at least five ice ages before humans existed, that human activity is causing global warming now. You must believe that when Neanderthals and Cro Magnon humans appeared, they brought on the global warming that melted the glaciers of the fourth ice age by burning too much wood in their camp fires -- because it took a lot of wood to cook all those mammoths.
You also have to believe that signing a climate change treaty which would bring skyrocketing energy prices for every American is worth it — even when China and India will continue increasing their carbon emissions for at least the next fifteen years and maybe forever. When some scientists point out there has been no global warming for the last twenty years in spite of ever-increasing carbon emissions, they should be prosecuted as climate change deniers. You have to believe John Kerry and Barack Obama when they claim global warming is a bigger threat than radical Islam.
You have to believe that even though the top 1% of Americans pay more taxes than the bottom 90%, they don’t pay their fair share. You also have to believe that even though half of Americans pay no income taxes at all, we need to give them more free stuff by increasing taxes still more on the top 1%. You put “Bernie” stickers on your Prius next to your COEXIST stickers because you believe his claims that “the top 1%” has so much money it can pay for endless free stuff for everyone and will never run out. 
You have to believe that Hillary triumphed over the House Committee on Benghazi even if they proved she lied to the families of four dead Americans and to the nation. You must believe that pretending to answer questions is more important than telling the truth. You have to believe that even though 54% of American voters don’t think Hillary is honest or trustworthy and you cannot think of anything she accomplished as a senator or secretary of state, you must support her because “It’s time we had a woman president.”
You have to believe Obamanomics has reduced our unemployment rate to only 5.5% even though there are 95 million Americans out of work who have given up looking for a job, and there are only 318 million Americans.
You have to believe that Governor O’Malley was right to apologize to “Black Lives Matter” for daring to claim that all lives matter. You have to believe that cops are racist and constantly looking for young, unarmed black men to shoot. You must believe that anyone who points out that more than 93% of young, black men are killed by other young black men is racist.

You have to believe that anyone who objects to allowing tens of millions of illegal aliens into America and paying for their food, clothing, housing, education, and health care is also racist. However, groups like La Raza (translated “The Race”) and its affiliate MEChA, who claim Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, California, Nevada and Colorado were stolen by evil white people are not.
You have to believe that abortion is not dismembering an unborn baby in its mother’s womb, but “women’s health care.” You have to be willing to declare that anyone who suggests there may be a moral problem with killing babies and selling them for parts is waging a “war on women.”
You have to believe that homosexuality is natural, but sex roles are artificial. You must declare that homosexuals are born that way, but men and women are not. Counseling for homosexuals who wish to overcome attraction to others of the same sex must be made illegal everywhere, not just in California, Oregon and New Jersey, but taxpayers must pay for surgery and hormone treatments in attempts to turn men into women and women into men.
If you’re able to do all this, congratulations. You can call yourself a good progressive.


Anonymous said...

Ooooo, THAT ought to bring about a cascade of 'splodie head rebuttal "facts".
My only criticism is: lack of reference to the original "Useful Idiots" bit of Poli Sci/Rhetoric.
I'm sure the usual suspects, including "other" frequent contributors to "the paper", will not disappoint.

Sami Gay said...

You know you're a smug asshole when you make broad, sweeping generalizations about people who don't think exactly the way you do.

Unknown said...

Tom This is Brilliant ! Jan

P. C. Poppycock said...

Nice broad, sweeping generalization, Sami Gay.

Anonymous said...

Ever wonder....why?

Stop being told what to think. Stop the lies. Stop hating each other and turn that hate towards the ones who deserve it.

Steve said...

There are too many talking points to address here but a few are worthwhile. The article you linked and your blog contain very different definitions of unemployed. You use the author’s statistics, but you alter his/her definition. The article, which is a fairly bland recitation of employment statistics, includes this passage, “The number of individuals out of the work force last month — due to discouragement, retirement or otherwise — represented a substantial 579,000 person increase over the most recent record, hit in August, of 94,031,000 people out of the workforce.” You wrote, “…there are 95 million Americans out of work who have given up looking for a job…” You attribute the entire 95 million unemployed to discouragement alone while ignoring the author’s additional causes of “retirement or otherwise.” By your reporting, my 90-year-old father and 88-year-old mother who gleefully entered retirement a decade ago were actually forced out of the workplace due to Obama’s failed economic policies.
The breitbart article continues with this passage: “While the prior two months saw a labor force participation rate of 62.2 percent, September’s participation rate dropped to 62.4 percent, matching the lowest level seen since October 1977.” This link to a Forbes article , which I believe is on your list of approved media, addresses many of the same statistics. Interestingly the Forbes author writes this, “…labor participation has been declining a lot longer than since 2010. In fact, it peaked in 1997 at 67.1 percent, and has dropped annually ever since.” To summarize this all, the 62.4% labor participation rate, which is not the result of discouragement alone as your source shows, is actually a year-over-year declining trend that began in 18 years ago.
The help-wanted section of the Portland Press Herald takes you to, which lists 478 jobs within a 40 mile radius of Portland, and I doubt that is a comprehensive list of all job opportunities in the area. I imagine the 28 employment agencies listed in the Yellow Pages have additional opportunities as well.

And the Hillary-Benghazi story: when Republicans lead seven Congressional investigations into the manufactured intelligence that lead to the second Iraq war – an American death toll of nearly 5,000 – perhaps more people will share your outrage over precisely when she knew the Benghazi attack wasn’t precipitated by a video.

Derik said...

Who cares about this manufactured horseshit anyhow? A false dualistic paradigm meant to keep us arguing while "they" get away with, well, whatever "they" want.

How about a review of "Nobody Died at Sandy Hook" available at amazon. What an eye opener. It was all a hoax. A contrived bs "mass shooting". After reading this collection of essays, and watching some films, there is no doubt this was a scam. This is where we need to focus our attention. Not this farce dog and pony show election.

Anonymous said...

Wow, Derik, you make Tom's right-wing wet dreams seem almost normal in comparison.

Derik said...

Anonymous, Except I can rely on proof, actual evidence. It's funny how quick you are to role out the accusations when you haven't read the book or done the research. I'm not sure how you can justify that? Apparently your omnipotent... I challenge you to refute what I claim, along with the myriad experts, and then try and prove there was an actual school shooting in ct. In 2012.
Good luck


B.I.C. said...

Here is a list to go along with Sami’s “smug asshole” post.

And, Poppycock, can you explain how Sami’s comment was a broad, sweeping generalization? Didn’t think so. Like Tom, it appears you don’t understand the concept of words having meanings.

Anyway, here are some more smug asshole characteristics:

The mere idea of coexisting makes you angry

You think spouting sophomoric thoughts about wooly mammoths makes you smarter than the world’s scientists, despite the fact that because of your knee-jerk opposition to anything progressive will screw up the world for your grandchildren.

You think that the super fat cat elitists are being unfairly picked on.

You disregard any facts and evidence that don’t support your narrow minded thinking.
You spew out nonsense that you don’t believe yourself because you think it will get others angry.

Your world contains no gray areas.

You have absolutely no tolerance for anybody that doesn’t think and look like you do.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just wow. It is credibly astonishing that the Conway Daily Sun is even willing to print such hate, such bigotry and filth. You are clearly gripping to an era that has long since come and gone. Isn't progressivism a good thing? There is just so much in your scathing jumble of words you call a column. The only thing your doing fueling hate, lies, and furthering societal divides in our country. I happen to have a coexist bumper sticker. And you know what? I drive a fucking truck you moron. Stop the board generalizations, stop the hate and actually write something worth reading. Read the facts and write a real blog.

And seriously, abortion is the dismemberment of unborn babies? Planned Parent hood selling baby parts? Do even know what fetal tissue is? Are you really that dumb, or do you just have absolutely no understanding of that process.

Anonymous said...

Wow. Just wow. It is credibly astonishing that the Conway Daily Sun is even willing to print such hate, such bigotry and filth. You are clearly gripping to an era that has long since come and gone. Isn't progressivism a good thing? There is just so much hate in your scathing jumble of words you call a column. The only thing your doing fueling hate, lies, and furthering societal divides in our country. I happen to have a coexist bumper sticker. And you know what? I drive a fucking truck you moron. Stop the broad generalizations, stop the hate and actually write something worth reading. Read the facts and write a real blog.

And seriously, abortion is the dismemberment of unborn babies? Are you really that dumb, or do you just have absolutely no understanding of that process.

Anonymous said...

Derik, I started to read the book, but then I ran out of toilet paper, so.....

Derik said...

Anonymous. I get it. It's scary to realize the implications of trying to fake such a thing....Keep that head in the sand...
Whatever you do don't try and think for yourself and believe everything you are told. Especially if it comes from the TV.

Brian said...

Derik, if you want to play your conspiracy games why not stick to the "faked" moonlanding or something that isn't hurtful to those that lost children.

The only motive of Jim Fetzer and Professor James Tracy, the publishers of the book, is to profit off of peddling bold faced lies and debunked trash, with the intent to victimize victims of violent crimes resulting in the fueling of predatory online stalking of devastated innocent victims, including little girls, and as they rake in the profits off their new is good when their are mentally unstable people willing to pay for such trash.

And no, I do not get news from the TV (no cable in our home), and I have researched Sandy Hook long enough to see it is obviously all about "truthers" run amok.

Hang around and berate me if it makes you feel better, or better yet go back to your fellow gullible nut jobs who get manipulated easily and have fun.

Anonymous said...

I know I shouldn't engage the wacko, but I do wonder were he thinks all those children disappeared to - nobody could track down the kids from their pictures and other information. And the principal? She agreed to be secretly hid away too? And for what? Nobody really made an all out effort to change gun laws after the shootings anyway. If they went through the trouble of staging all that then they certainly would have followed up with a full on onslaught of trying to change gun laws?

Tim said...

While we think of people like Derik as being the crazy ones, is it really any crazier than those that do not believe overwhelming scientific evidence - aren't people that don't believe smoking is harmful, or that the earth is round, or that humans are causing climate change every bit as crazy? As a matter of fact, I think that the odds that Sandy Hook was staged is about equal to the odds of humans having no effect of global warming. (huh, pumping pollutants and carbon dioxide into the atmosphere at a rate of 2.4 million pounds per SECOND has an effect on our climate? Go figure!) At least Derik is only harming the relatively few people who had connections to those murdered, while Tom is harming all future generations. Who's crazier?

Derik said...

Brian, sorry, nothing has really been "debunked" in regards to sandy hook. Just tossing the word around doesn't mean a thing.
And you claim to have done research. I'll call bs to that. Feel free to list the anomalies and evidence provided by the book and myriad documentaries and then prove them wrong. I don't think you can. In fact I know you can't. There is way too much against you and the "official story". But it's guys like you who also ignore things like bldg. 7 and the laws of physics in relation to 9/11.

Call me names all day long. It still doesn't change the facts.

Anonymous, do some research before trying to sound like you have done some. All that has been thoroughly debated. There were no bodies. None. No emt's were allowed in the building in fact. None. No photos and no names listed. None. And on and on and on. Watch the medical examiners press conference, dr. Carver. Heck, watch Sophia smallstroms "we need to talk about Sandy hook" video. Do so,e actual research before arguing a point you clearly no nothing about. Aside from the msm lies and propaganda.

Tim, red herrings get you nowhere. Fast.Pretty weak. Clearly you merely believe what you are told...and me and the critical thinkers who spend hours researching these things are "crazy" huh? Haha..anytime you want to throw facts around rather than spineless red herring non sense go ahead..

The lack of critical thinking and common sense when applied to the events of 9/11, Sandy hook, the war on "terror", presidential "elections" and the federal reserve system is stunning...Again, if you guys have the balls to argue facts, bring it on. If you have the balls to confront truth then do some research. Read the blogs, watch the documentaries, read the 9/11 commission report, challenge your world views--- really challenge them. Until then, your attempts at belittling me and those like me is, in reality, beneath you. You know the truth- ------deep in your hearts you do. Which is why it's easier to attack me. I represent that truth, at least part of it...

Anonymous said...

Hmmm, still no response from Derik about where the children in the photos have all gone, or where the principal is.

Brian said...

Derik,sorry, nothing has really been "proved" in regards to Sandy Hook being faked. Just tossing around accusations doesn't mean a thing.

Calling BS on me about research is an a-hole move on your part. You don't know what I've done. My advice to you is to go for yourself to Sandy Hook. Many of the victims families, friends and neighbors are still around. Don't let them know about your goofy ideas or they will likely tear your head off, but see for yourself. Oh, perhaps the whole town is made of professional actors. Right.

Derik said...

Anonymous...where have the children in the photo gone? Great question! They aren't dead if that's what you are worried about! Noah pozners picture actually shows up in Pakistan as the alleged victim of a Taliban attack!! And where were the hundreds of kids being evacuated from the school? Curious not one image of that. Nor is there an official list of who died.

"....UntitledTwenty-eight people allegedly died: 27 children and adults, including Adam Lanza, at the school, and his mother, Nancy Lanza, in her home at 36 Yogananda Street, Newtown. However, there is no direct proof of their death: no photographic evidence or video footage was released to confirm the official story that these 28 persons actually died. In fact, no video surveillance footage shows anything—not even Adam shooting out the front plate-glass window or walking through the halls like Rambo, even though this is a school that had updated its security system at the start of the 2012-13 academic year.

The best the authorities could come up with was a heavily redacted report that includes numerous photos of the inside of the school, with a few dings that look like bullet holes, several bullets on the floor, and many black images with white numbers, which we are supposed to associate with dead people. One photo (left) shows the blown-out glass window through which Adam Lanza presumably entered the premises. But how did he get past the furniture, with all his weaponry, without moving anything out of position?

Compounding the situation, the parents were not even allowed to view their children’s bodies to identify them. Instead, they were reportedly shown photographs of the deceased. This was done, according to the Medical Examiner, Wayne Carver, in order to “control the situation.” But what was there about the situation that required “control”? No parent of our acquaintance would have agreed to accept the death of a child without viewing the body. James Tracy has published a discussion of the medical examiner’s performance. According to Carver:

Uh, we did not bring the bodies and the families into contact. We took pictures of them, uhm, of their facial features. We have, uh, uh—it’s easier on the families when you do that. Un, there is, uh, a time and place for the up close and personal in the grieving process, but to accomplish this we thought it would be best to do it this way and, uh, you can sort of, uh … You can control a situation depending on the photographer, and I have very good photographers. Uh, but uh—

Remarkably, the state has done its best to avoid releasing the death certificates and even recordings of the 911 calls. Death certificates were eventually “released” but not to the public or those who might want to investigate the case further, where only a short, general summary was available. According to The New York Times, in relation to the 911 calls, “no children are identified by name, no callers indicate that they can see a child being shot, and the only injury described is that of an educator’s being shot in the foot.”..."

Derik said...

I'm an a hole for calling you out Huh? Well maybe do the actual research instead of lying about it. And I would go to newtown but the school has been razed, hmmm, which is rather convenient. No? And is Noah posner a victim of a school shooting or a Taliban attack in Pakistan?
Why are there houses in newtown gifted as x mas presents? Why weren't emergency medical procedures followed after the supposed shooting? Not ONE e.m.t. let in to the school. Not one. Not one life flight chopper. Where is the picture of the hundreds of kids being evacuated? Where is the CCTV footage of anything at all---- especially a 120 pounds weakling breaking in bogged down with enough ammo and gear to make a SEAL fell weighed down? Not one photo? Hmm...why is there a video on YouTube showing gene Rosen "rehearsing" his absurd story, which changed many time. Why is Wayne carvers press conference so odd? And same for Robbie Parker's. Web sites set up in advance of the date for victims... Aerial views show no way for emergency vehicles to rush people to the hospital. No way. And they didn't either. Kinda odd ain't it?
And on and on...and on, Brian.

Why has Wolfgang Halbig, retired sherrif and former school security expert, calling bs and doing such hard work to expose the lies? He has been to newtown and met with the town officials and schoo board. But you knew that already with your exhaustive research.
And Sophia smallstroms work? James Tracey?

The official story doesn't hold water. We aren't just looking to be contrary here Brian. The implications of faking such an event are beyond scary...and the evidence is pretty overwhelming. The "official" narrative is full,of holes

Anonymous said...

No Derik, you're an a-hole because you're a wackjob idiot who has no idea how to discern nonsense from facts.

Derik said...

Anonymous, funny that's all you ever have, red herring attacks and non engagement. Any thoughts on Noah posner And the poster in Pakistan? Nah. Easier to call me a whack job huh? Great argument!
Feel free to make your case and back up the "official" story..

Anonymous said...

From Snopes:

A number of explanations might apply to this puzzling photograph. The first is that an image of Pozner was mistakenly included in the vigil by someone who turned up his picture while performing an online search using a term such as "December school massacre" to find photos of those killed in Peshawar and and did not recognize his face (because he had dark hair and facial features not unlike those of many of the victims in Peshawar). Another is that his image was deliberately included by mourners as an homage in order to publicly link multiple incidents of young, innocent victims' losing their lives in senseless school shootings. A third is that a massive worldwide cabal colluded to perpetrate or falsify the murders of more than 150 students and teachers collectively spanning the globe from Connecticut to Pakistan, and the puppeteers of this conspiracy were so inept that they failed the basic task of obtaining novel images to assign to each of the victims of the violent acts.

In fact, the second explanation offered above appears to be what happened: On the day of the Peshawar incident a Pakistani woman created a collage of photographs of young people killed in school shootings and posted it to Facebook with the caption "They Went to School and Never Came Back." Because the Peshawar shooting occurred very close to the anniversary of the Sandy Hook massacre, she included a picture of a child from the latter event, namely Noah Pozner, along with pictures of Peshawar victims.

Anonymous said...

More likely Pozner, who never died in Sandy Hook, was recruited by the Taliban who whisked him off to Peshawar where he was an undercover operative in the elementary school.

Anonymous said...

Derik says that he "relies on proof" and then gives NO proof whatsoever. The answer for Pozner is above. Some of what he claims is just plain wrong.

it is not true that Paramedics and EMT's were not allowed in the school.

3 of the most seriously wounded were treated by 2 paramedics and 4 EMTs, within the "first response" time frame.
•Unit: NEWTA2 Paramedic Robert Velleteri w/Marty Folan and John Burke ALS -female juvi ALS
•Unit: NEWTA3 - Paramedic Daniel Bradley w/Kenneth Lerman and Laurie Veillete
BLS to adult female (Hammond) and boy.

Inside the school in direct contact with the deceased were Two EMTs: Sgt William Cario and TFC Patrick Dragon; One Registered Nurse, William Blumenthal; and Paramedics: Director of Danbury EMT, Paramedic Matthew Cassevechia, and two tactical Paramedics, John Reed and Bernie Meehan.

So when it is easy to find flat out lies in what Derik says, I can take nothing he says seriously.

This is no longer worth my time.

Derik said...

Hahaha, that snopes explanation of pozner is hilarious!! Haha. Wow, I trust that's a joke! If not, no wonder you believe the mainstream media lies...and to think you believe you've "debunked" this with some absurd explaination rooted in guessing! Haha. Yes the Pakistani woman felt so connected to the victims of Sandy hook she printed a poster size picture of solidarity...because Pakistan feels so connected to the USA, never mind our drone bombing campaign..her first thought was the Sandy hook victims? Thanks for the laugh!!

And as far as emt's many people were "shot" how many "wounded"? And what was the time frame? Have you seen an aerial photo of the school that day? Please inform us all as to how an ambulance would even navigate a route to and from the school? No helicopters? Wolfgang Halbig does offer actual proof. As I stated before. He is a retired school safety expert, and former sheriff, who worked the columbine tragedy. He has met the school board and town council of newtown and asked the hard questions. Also, he asked what cleaning company was called in to clean up, standard procedure after such an event. Guess what? There wasn't one called in.. His videos are available...the claims of the msm are absurd.

"Quickly, though, I want to show you an example of an MSM outlet's (CNN) utter failure to do its job on Sandy Hook/Newtown.

A Sandy Hook timeline at CNN contains the following claims:

1. Police and other first responders arrived on scene about 20 minutes after the first calls.

2. The gunman took his own life, police said. He took out a handgun and shot himself in a classroom as law enforcement officers approached, officials said.

A March 28 post at CNN asserts the following:

3. Lanza didn't make it home alive. Nor did the 26 people -- 20 of them schoolchildren ages 6 and 7 -- he shot dead in less than five minutes, firing one bullet roughly every two seconds he was at Sandy Hook Elementary School.

So, the people Lanza killed were dead in less than 5 minutes, Lanza shot himself as "law enforcement officers approached", but it also took "police and other first responders" 20 minutes to arrive on the scene?

Doesn't a reasonable construction of the above at least raise the question: so what was Lanza doing in the 15 minutes or so after the killings and before he shot himself f-- particularly when Lanza is described as trying to kill as many people as possible, and when Lanza is described as having been found dead alongside a multitude of unspent rounds?

Please notice that it doesn't matter for purposes of this issue whether the claims are accurate; what matters is that CNN asserts that they are -- so why aren't they asking the obvious follow up questions?..""
Anonymous...clearly you've "debunked" onto Wayne carver, Gene Rosen ( again, caught rehearsing on tape), and Robbie Parker ( clearly acting). And explain the lack of CCTV footage. Not one photo? Really? And this Lanza kid was as deadly as a navy seal. Extremely accurate and capable of rapid fire precision. Pretty impressive!

Brian said...

Ah, I see. The perfectly reasonable explanation of the Pakistanian woman is laughable, but what you are suggesting is NOT.

I am trying to imagine a “staged” shooting taking place in my hometown, a town not all that different from Newtown. Who would have to be involved in order to pull this off? Many of the school employees would have to be. I work at an elementary school and there is no way that this could have been staged at my school without me knowing it was fake, so actually I’d say ALL the emplohyees must have been involved. I wonder how they were recruited without one of them saying “Are you crazy” and blowing the deal. Then there are all the kids. Maybe they were not willfully involved but were kidnapped and sent off to places like Pakistan. All kidnapped without a trace. Wow! Then there are the police, medics and hospital workers, willfully playing along. Then there are the media, perhaps they were threatened to not investigate what would surely be a ratings bonanza and a story that would make a career for a journalist. All scared off, but not saying they were threatened. Or perhaps there are no real journalists who are as smart as Derik and can not put 2 and 2 together. Sure, that must be it. And behind all this? The government? We’ve seen how inept they are, they can’t keep anything secret, everything soon gets exposed. But this wild scheme involving hundreds was pulled off! The idea that this was all staged is mindblowingly absurd.

Anonymous said...

So Derik, you are relying on CNN as "proof" that it took 20 minutes for police to respond. Are you always so eager to believe everything this mainstream media outlet says, or only when it is convenient to you?

Newtown officers "made it in under three minutes, arriving in the parking lot while gunfire could still be heard," according to New York Times interviews with the first responders that day.

Why disregard this account and believe CNN?

You believe what you want to believe and ignore the rest. Your mind is made up and facts won't change it. Kind of like Tom. Pathetic.

Derik said...

Anonymous, uhm, did you read my post? Apparently not.

"Quickly, though, I want to show you an example of an MSM outlet's (CNN) utter failure to do its job on Sandy Hook/Newtown."

Translation. I don't believe CNN, that WAS the point...hence the "utter failure" comment....gee, no wonder.....

Brian, again, there is abundant research out there about the "shooting" and the town of Newton. How do you guys go into an argument having done no research? And hey, if you want to believe that pozner story go right ahead. Haha..
And the media is a privatized propaganda machine, to believ anything else is to be extremely naive. How many corporations own the major media outlets? Hmm....And Anderson coopers disappearing nose during a "Sandy hook interview" proves how credible he is along with the mainstream media..

Robbie Parker. Gene Rosen. Wayne carver. Why is gene practicing his lines? Not to mention his story is absurd, and changes. Robbie Parker's interview speaks for itself. As does carvers.
And how exactly did this weakling of a kid pull off a job that would've required the tactical proficiency of a navy seal? And no CCTV footage? Not one picture? Really? How about the other guy in the woods who was let go? You all are so quick to try and defend this shooting yet fail to acknowledge the real inconsistencies and outright strangeness of that day. Watch the videos read the blogs.
Wolfgang Halbig is doing some impressive work, ever listen to him? He has gone to Newton many times to ask questions. Sophia smallstroms work is great too. James Tracey is a leader in this regard too.
Do the actual research and then get back to me about how this event actually happened....

Anonymous said...

cognitive dissonance-
SEE: Fiddler on the Roof.
I often cite it as ONE "common reference".
Saves time from getting too distracted by insufferably sophist minutia.

Brian said...

Derik, your "research" is rubbish when you go into it automatically dismissing anything that goes against your beliefs. When you pretend to be so amused by just laughing off perfectly reasonable explanations, such as Pozner, while swallowing hook, line and sinker more outrageous notions, such as kidnapped kids getting shipped off to Pakistan in order to be "killed" in another school shooting, then you simply can't be taken seriously.

I too am done wasting my time with you. Good luck finding others to engage in your game.

Derik said...

Brian, why make outrageous assumptions? To try and paint me "crazy"? Sorry, it ain't working. The snopes explanation for pozners poster appearing in Pakistan is simply absurd. The ego it takes to think some poor Pakistani woman would find solidarity with a random American family in such a time of grief is complete bs and beyond ridiculous. But you are free to believe it.....And to further suggest I believe these kids were shipped off to Pakistan is, well, quite pathetic. I never made that claim they were kidnapped nor did I hint at it. Not even close. So your strategy is backfiring and you reek of desperation. I simply stated that a poster of a supposed victim of Sandy hook was used in Pakistan. That's it. No kidnapping mentioned..Pretty simple. Should require a simple answer. Not some absurd fairy tale...please explain how you find these to be "reasonable" explanations too by the way. Because anything but reason is being used there.

Now, enough lying Brian. Tackle all the other things I have mentioned Multiple time. You seem to conveniently skate around them.

And this isn't a game Brian. Not even close.

Anonymous said...

"The ego it takes to think some poor Pakistani woman would find solidarity with a random American family in such a time of grief is complete bs and beyond ridiculous."

The ignorance it takes to think that this could not be true (because, of course, Pakistanis have neither empathy nor worldliness) is indicative of one who has lived most of his life in a cave.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous' you are aware that Noah pozners photo was used multiple times as a "victim" of the attack in Pakistan. Not just by that one woman. So it seems you don't know what you are talking about. Huh..And it seems there is some serious questions that need to be answered. And, even if it was that one photo it certianly is absurd to think a grieving mother would do such a thing. Especially in Pakistan, where we have decimated many many civilian lives via our drone attacks. Illegal drone attacks mind you. Your explanations reek of desperation and ignorance...

So...who is ignorant here? Who lives in a cave?

Now you can tackle Robbie Parker, Gene Rosen, and Wayne carver. When you've fish end that research there is more.