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Old 05-19-2017, 08:42 AM   #21
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^ I think it may have been sarcasm.
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Old 05-19-2017, 08:49 AM   #22
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^ I think it may have been sarcasm.
Or possibly one of a over a million people that instantly went with "It was a Muslim Extremist" without getting all the facts first.

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Old 05-19-2017, 07:24 PM   #23
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A weird quirk of these kinds of stories is how it's phrased - "Car drives into crowd" like the car acted autonomously. A person rammed a car into people. That's what happened. You wouldn't say "a knife stabbed a bunch of bystanders" - no a person stabbed people with a knife.

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True, but that is the fastest, best descriptor at the time. If you say "Someone ran into a crowd" you then have to elaborate on what they ran with? Legs? Car? Truck? Van?

"Car drives into crowd" is the fastest headline you can get that most succinctly describes the article.
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Old 05-19-2017, 07:48 PM   #24
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Car driven into crowd?
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Old 05-19-2017, 09:22 PM   #25
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Was working a block away when it happened. Didn't realize it at the time, but only missed being in the path by 2 mins. Pretty surreal. Our training building was locked down for about 30 minutes due to terrorist concerns.

Have some unreal photos of the car and area. Can't post now, but not sure I will ever see Time Square empty again like that again in my life.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:08 PM   #26
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Or possibly one of a over a million people that instantly went with "It was a Muslim Extremist" without getting all the facts first.

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Yeah, the nerve of people automatically thinking a Muslim would drive a vehicle threw a crowd.
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Old 05-19-2017, 10:10 PM   #27
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Thinking it, sure. Declaring it without any evidence is another story.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:03 PM   #28
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Was working a block away when it happened. Didn't realize it at the time, but only missed being in the path by 2 mins. Pretty surreal. Our training building was locked down for about 30 minutes due to terrorist concerns.

Have some unreal photos of the car and area. Can't post now, but not sure I will ever see Time Square empty again like that again in my life.
Glad you're safe Jbo.
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Old 05-19-2017, 11:39 PM   #29
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Thinking it, sure. Declaring it without any evidence is another story.
It's a message board, not a courtroom.
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Old 05-20-2017, 01:55 AM   #30
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Why the hell would anyone try pcp? What's the allure?
The irony of this post given your user name is not lost on me
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Seems like a logical comment, considering this incident has nothing to do with Islamic extremism and everything to do with a drug induced psychosis.

But keep fighting the good fight buddy.
Nothing to do with drug induced psychosis. the man wanted to kill as many people as possible. He just happened to be on drugs, while doing so.
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Old 05-20-2017, 03:46 AM   #32
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Nothing to do with drug induced psychosis. the man wanted to kill as many people as possible. He just happened to be on drugs, while doing so.
I agree the guy was a nut case but without the drugs I'm not so sure he would have carried out this heinous act, angel dust was popular during the Vietnam war because of some of it's side effects, it made people believe they were stronger, faster and more likely to act aggressive and violent against the enemy, take enough you believe you're a super soldier. problem is, sometimes the enemy wasn't real or may have been a 9 year old child or even a fellow soldier. I remember a story where soldiers cried and blamed the dust for them killing a bunch of civilians in a village. There was also stories of cover ups involving "friendly fire" deaths.

A high dose of PCP can really mess a person up.
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