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Comment Re:there was no other way for them (Score 1) 468

Churchill makes it very clear he was prepared to do this PoW tit-for-tat in his book.

How would the British know if that was happening though?

I did watch a documentary recently that had an interview of an American solider that was jewish. He was told that the Germans were executing captured soldiers that were suspected jews without even taking them to POW camps. He said that jews in the US military kept their dogtags in their gloves as a precautionary measure so they could dispose of them if captured.

Comment Re:A train was a horribly good choice of target. (Score 1) 468

No, a train is a really bad target, as proven by the lack of success this person had.

That was only due to very good luck of gun jamming while in a train car with military personal that were willing to charge a guy holding both a gun and a knife.

That being said, the staff did seal off the rest of the train, so an attacker wouldn't be able to do as much damage as on a plane. The attacker is also not able to crash a train like he would with a plane.

Comment Re:Not marines, just passengers (Score 1) 468

First, as far as I can tell, the three central figures were: one guy in the Air Force, one guy in the Oregon national guard, and a Brit who wasn’t a soldier at all

That is incorrect. Three american military personnel subdued the attacker and the Brit joined to help restrain him.

The confusion mainly comes from the repeated photo of 3 men getting medals. The american who actually led the action by charging down the aisle, Spencer Stone, was injured and in the hospital, so he wasn't pictured.

Comment Re:Police state San Jose (Score 1) 258

Stolen plates are difficult for most owners to detect as the plates will be switched out for another one. The thief won't just leave the car without plates.

Very few drivers take notice of their plate numbers or even know them so the car would likely be stripped or shipped out of town before anyone noticed.

Comment Re:Feels weird agreeing with scientologists (Score 1) 265

I didn't miss it actually, it's something I thought was blatantly obvious. Law enforcement evaluating the situation after four hours is an entirely reasonable thing to do. And law enforcement is going to mighty pissed if a doctor keeps detaining patients abusively.

There is saying, "there is no situation so bad that a cop can't make worse."

By getting local law enforcement involved, the person is likely to either be shot, injured and at least put into the system.

We're not just talking about some guy that is in a rampage, this could be used for any sort of statements or behaviors that the doctor may interpret as questionable.

As long as we're going to reinvent the wheel again, we might as well try making it round this time. - Mike Dennison

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