Posts Tagged ‘FDR’
2:50 AM -HDHQ- Editor’s note: sorry for filing this story so late. The HD and company saw “Paranormal Activity 2″ tonight so it’s probably best not to sleep, ever.
On Sunday, a suicide bomber (spoiler alert: the retirement package isn’t all it’s cracked up to be) wounded 32 people in Istanbul. Fortunately, none of the HD’s sources were harmed. The HD’s main man in Istanbul was able to provide this reaction:
Yeah everything is cool. The city didnt even react dude, I went for a run along the Bosporus and people were still fishing and having coffee and no even mentioned. There was more of a crowd up for the football match in the evening. Strange I think, obviously someone just doesnt dig on youtube……
Indeed. The enemies of YouTube have no decency! However, correlation called causation. He left a voicemail saying that it wasn’t him.
The reaction of Istanbul’s population is interesting. It brings to mind the Moscow Metro bombing in March in which 38 people were killed. At that time, the HD’s Moscow man provided a similar Russian reaction in which people went about their day and were back on the trains within hours.
Maybe some have accepted that terrorism has become a part of daily life. Or maybe those in Istanbul and Moscow thought it was all just a bit silly to give in to that “nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which (attempts to) paralyze” us in our daily lives. Good for them for not letting the insanity of it all ruin their day.
In conclusion, unless you are the one conducting the suicide bombing, you are more likely to die in a car accident, drowning, fire, or murder than you would in a terrorist attack. The HD would even go so far as to say you are more likely to die from watching the movie “Paranormal Activity 2″ than you would in a terrorist attack. Maybe the movie was a plot by the Terry Wrists to keep fear alive! Either way, don’t give in to the fear. In the same way that “we ultimately vanquish terrorism when we refuse to be terrorized“, we ultimately stop directors from making bad movies when we refuse to see them.
Stay safe, stay vigilant, but stay saucy as well.
Tariq Ramadan has finally been allowed to enter the United States for the debate he so desperately desires. The HD heard the good sir speak at the London School of Economics and Political Science (the HD can neither confirm nor deny any affiliation with this educational institution. It was a public lecture) back in October where he argued for the necessity of respectful debate between the opposing ideological viewpoints.
The government move to ban people from entering countries based soley on ideological views (example: Geert Wilders to the UK and previously Tariq Ramadan to the US) is troubling. We need to have the debate.
BUT the US will allow him to enter the US, but the Chronicle won’t even let us read the article without a subscription!!!!!
First Freedom of FDR’s Four Freedoms that should be enjoyed by people “everywhere in the world”:
1. Freedom of speech and expression
First Freedom of the Hybrid Diplomat:
1. Letting us read articles on the Internet for free