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Active duty AF member sets himself on fire

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4 hours ago, Patrick9915 said:

"The flapping of the wings of a butterfly can be felt on the other side of the world."

 

This lone incident, likely not. But it could make a person take notice. If enough people take notice... Who knows. 

 

There's a better chance from this than doing nothing, regardless of how insignificant it may seem. 

The people who would be influenced by something like this already agree with his position. This act isn’t changing anybody’s opinion. 

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it would be great if mikemc protested like this guy. 

The village, which had stood for maybe 1,000 years, didn't know we were coming that day. If they had, they would have run. boB was at the eye of our rage. And through him, our Captain Ahab. He would set things right again. That day, we loved him.

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1 hour ago, redfishkiller said:

That Mexican for "jalapeño farts"

Nobody will know his name in a week, max. You ever hear of any of these people?

 

On November 2, 1965, Norman Morrison, a devout Quaker and ardent pacifist, drove from Baltimore to Washington and burned himself to death at the Pentagon, at a spot estimated to be 40 to 100 feet from the window of Robert S. McNamara, then Secretary of Defense and one of the chief American prosecutors of the war. Shortly before his death, he wrote to his wife, "For weeks even months I have been praying only that I be shown what I must do. This morning with no warning I was shown. . . . Know that I love thee but must act. . . ." 3 Morrison took his baby daughter, Emily, along with him and held her in his arms as he prepared for his act. Somehow--accounts differ as to how it happened--she was separated from her father before the flames engulfed him and she emerged entirely unharmed, though her clothing smelled strongly of the kerosene with which Morrison had soaked himself. 4

There were others who burned themselves to death during the war in Vietnam. The venerable Buddhist monk Thich Quang Duc was the first. On June 11, 1963, [End Page 127] at a downtown crossroads in Saigon, he sat in the lotus posture and, in a state of meditative control, burned himself to death in protest of the Diem regime's repression of the Buddhist religion. Many Vietnamese Buddhist monks and nuns followed his example; I do not know all their names, or exactly how many they were.

In America, to my knowledge, eight people burned themselves to death during the war. Two were Quakers: Norman Morrison and Alice Herz. Roger LaPorte, a former Trappist seminarian who had become a Catholic worker, burned himself to death one week after Norman Morrison. The others were: Hiroko Hayasaki, a Japanese-American Buddhist; Erik Thoen, a student of Zen Buddhism; another university student, George Winne; a high school student, Ronald Brazee; and Florence Beaumont, described as a "housewife." A number of others attempted self-immolation but survived.

 

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46 mins ago, HugeDinghy said:

We can 

I swear to ****ing god.....

 

:bernie:

"The toothless, braindead, *********, geriatric mouthbreathers around here love their "safe space". It is the only place in the world where they feel like winners, the gracious thing to do, would be to let them enjoy their delusional reality."

-Numbnuts

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6 hours ago, TimS said:

“An active-duty member of the US air force has died after setting himself on fire outside the Israeli embassy in Washington DC, while declaring he will “no longer be complicit in genocide”.

I thank his service to the country and for being enough of a stand up guy that even being a few cards short of a deck he didn't do the usual and try to take out fellow servicemen instead. Just another sign that the country doesn't do enough for the men in uniform. 

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41 mins ago, SB59 said:

I thank his service to the country and for being enough of a stand up guy that even being a few cards short of a deck he didn't do the usual and try to take out fellow servicemen instead. 

 

we're giving guys credit for not commiting murder now?

I've done stuff I ain't proud of, and the stuff I am proud of is disgusting.

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Too many young folks are following a path in life with no firm foundation. Love of self and others is a prerequisite for anyone. Life is a gift and if life isn't cherished and nurtured then one doesn't have the will to live. 

May he rest in peace

AKN-2 USS Sagittarius

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The guy grew up in Orleans.  His name was Aaron Bushnell.   Very good chance friends or a member of his family is on this site.   Be nice!

 

"Mr. Bushnell was a student in the Nauset Public Schools between 2003-2007 and 2013-2014," the school district said, via a spokesperson. "Our school community is saddened by Mr. Bushnell's death and we offer our condolences to his family and friends."

Does anyone know where the love of God goes when the waves turn the minutes to hours?

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The Air Force is setting themself ablaze in my traffic ticket case down here.  Maybe the good ole boys club has become a pool of inbreds.  They say that inbreds lack in genetic diversity causing mental and physical health issues.  Maybe it was of the failure to adhere to the diversity training manual in the book The protocols of the leading elders of psychiatry. It states that diversity means no inbreeding and inbreeding is bad.  

 

For those who have served and will serve that have done right and have attempted to do right my hat's off to you.

New Jersey King Crab

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