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Plane Crashes into Building in Austin, Texas

 
 
georgeob1
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 05:49 pm
@Joe Nation,
Your neurotic, defensive rant was just as stupid and inappropriate as the post it was intended (lamely) to defend.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 05:54 pm
Glancing at his 'manisfesto' he appeared to be against most everything -- organized religion, government, the IRS, the tax code (lol)......probably would've been easier for him to list what he liked.

Glad no one was killed except him. It's been a weird week for violence...first that looney professor killing her colleagues over tenure and now this.
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Joe Nation
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 06:44 pm
Not so fast (that's irony) on the 'nobody killed'.
Quote:
At least 13 people were treated at the scene after the crash, many of them suffering burn and heat inhalation injuries, said Ernie Rodriguez, chief of emergency medical services in Austin. He said two of those people were taken to a local hospital in critical condition. Firefighters were still putting out small pockets of fire Thursday afternoon and expected to begin combing through the ruins for the body of the pilot and the federal employee who was still unaccounted for. Chief Acevedo said the person’s family had been notified.

“I will just say that the prospects are not very positive for that person at this time,” he added.


13 injured and two criticals, one still missing (7:40 PM EST) to say nothing of the trauma he caused to all of the people working in the building.

Joe (not saying'whew' just yet.)Nation


georgeob1
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 07:06 pm
@Joe Nation,
Do you suppose that any of those injured were "right wing types: ?

George (tired of all the juvenile posturing) O'Brien
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 07:54 pm
We'll let Finn decide.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 08:07 pm
I don't know enough. At first glance I take the fellow to be generally anti government (shall I now hate all libertarians?). The letter was written by a bright person who wanted to make a statement, often a motivator for troubled acts. The real motive may have been that his last attempt to pick a woman up met with scorn (no, no, I'm making that up, just saying, we don't know his mental processes.)

Sad in many ways.

Thanks, george, for the info re the flight plan stuff.
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 08:18 pm
The selfish bastard burned down his home. There were two residents there, other than him.
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DrewDad
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 08:57 pm
The guy was crazy. Manic. Psychopathic. As well as a perennial loser.

Crazy knows no politics.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 09:15 pm
@Region Philbis,
Region Philbis wrote:


true.

although... had it been a requirement, he might have been crazy enough to put down something like

DESTINATION: .nearest IRS building because it's payback time!!.

and the tragedy could have been prevented...


Hmmmmm....
dlowan
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 09:16 pm
@dlowan,
Any validation of the note as being legitimately from the pilot?
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edgarblythe
 
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Reply Thu 18 Feb, 2010 09:37 pm
AUSTIN, Texas " Emergency crews have found a second body in the wreckage where a small plane smashed into an Austin office building.

Austin Fire Department Battalion Chief Palmer Buck said late Thursday that authorities "have now accounted for everybody," but declined to discuss the identities of those found.

Authorities said earlier that the pilot who crashed into the building was presumed dead and that one worker in the building had been missing.

Authorities say A. Joseph Stack III, a software engineer furious with the Internal Revenue Service, launched a suicide attack on the agency by crashing his small plane into the building that contains nearly 200 IRS employees.

The crash set off a raging fire that sent workers running for their lives
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Ionus
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 02:42 am
Lets take a hypothetical where someone has a greviance with the government. What are their options ? Go through an internal appeals system...time, precious time. Go to court...huge sums of money. But lets say he does that and he still doesnt get justice. What then ? There was one instance in the USA where a man was ordered to continue to pay child maintenance for a child that was not his...

Money is a substitute for sex appeal. It is promoted as such and it appeals to our instincts in the same way an animal likes a shiny coat. Try taking that coat off of the animal without a fight.

Has anyone seen estimates of how much tax is paid in western economies ? A farmer grows a product. He pays wages tax, tax on his profits. He sells the product. A truck picks it up..tax is paid for the fuel, the drivers licence, the vehicle registration, the drivers wages, etc. The goods are transported to a large supermarket chain where the mark up is at least 100% and it is bought with someone who has already paid tax on their money that they use to buy the product with. The store chain have a party which they claim as a tax deduction because they invited other sellers of products to attend. Why do millionaires not pay a cent of tax and working class families who have never been taught how to dodge taxes pay so much ?

This was your standard terrorist. He thought he could get revenge and that would change things for the better. Like the rage of a teenager who says you wont like me when if I get angry (the appeal of the Incredible Hulk), he was trying to hit back for wrongs real or imagined. For everyone like that, how many more rage in silence ?
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 06:12 am
why is this not being called a terrorist attack?

that is exactly what this is.

Oh yeah. thats right. because it was done by a white man. He was not Islamic, from another country, or of any other religious denomination that is not prevalent in america. There for its not terror..........
Joe Nation
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 06:14 am
I'd like to apologize to all here for my immoderate words of yesterday. It's isn't like me to jump to conclusions.

Joe(-.-)Nation
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Setanta
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 06:25 am
@shewolfnm,
Amen to that.
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Irishk
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 08:43 am
@shewolfnm,
shewolfnm wrote:
why is this not being called a terrorist attack?

that is exactly what this is.


The new, preferred term is "man-caused" disaster. According to Janet Napolitano. She said it 'alleviates fears'. Or something.
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shewolfnm
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 08:46 am
it alleviates ( to those who are gullible enough ) the idea that americans are terrorists too.
Irishk
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 08:50 am
@shewolfnm,
She made the statement long before Stack blew his stack.
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panzade
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 08:54 am
@shewolfnm,
food for thought shewolf...
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Ticomaya
 
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Reply Fri 19 Feb, 2010 09:00 am
@shewolfnm,
shewolfnm wrote:
Oh yeah. thats right. because it was done by a white man. He was not Islamic, from another country, or of any other religious denomination that is not prevalent in america. There for its not terror..........

If he was a black or Hispanic, it would be labeled as terrorism?

I'm not ready to make that leap.
 

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