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Old 02-25-17, 09:22 AM   #101
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More details on the Kansas attack:

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“The Jameson guys,” as some on the staff at Austins Bar and Grill knew the pair, were on the patio on Wednesday evening. It was hardly unusual: Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani, two immigrants from India, often enjoyed an after-work whiskey at the bar they had adopted as a hangout.

Adam W. Purinton was also there, tossing ethnic slurs at the two men and suggesting they did not belong in the United States, other customers said. Patrons complained, and Mr. Purinton was thrown out.

But a short time later, he came back in a rage and fired on the two men, the authorities said. Mr. Kuchibhotla was killed, and Mr. Madasani was wounded, along with a 24-year-old man who had tried to apprehend the gunman, who fled.

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In a brief phone interview on Friday night, Mr. Madasani described the remarks made Wednesday by the man sitting near him and Mr. Kuchibhotla at the restaurant. “He asked us what visa are we currently on and whether we are staying here illegally,” Mr. Madasani said. (Both men were educated in the United States and were working here legally.)

“We didn’t react,” Mr. Madasani said. “People do stupid things all the time. This guy took it to the next level.”

Mr. Madasani said he went in to get a manager, and by the time he returned to the patio, the man was being escorted out.

After Mr. Purinton was thrown out, Jeremy Luby, 41, a software developer, said he offered to pick up the tab for the two men, who thanked him during a brief conversation about work and cultural differences.

“It was wrong what happened to them,” Mr. Luby said. “I thought it was a nice gesture to say, ‘I’m sorry someone was being rude to you like that.’”

After the shooting began, another patron, Ian Grillot, 24, said he tried to count the shots while he hid under a table. Thinking the gunman had run out of ammunition, Mr. Grillot said, he confronted him, only to be shot in the hand and the chest.

“It wasn’t right, and I didn’t want the gentleman to potentially go after somebody else,” Mr. Grillot said in a video released by the hospital where he received treatment. “He did it once. What would stop him from doing it again?”
If a disgruntled office worker shooting up a Christmas party is terrorism, this, which shows a much stronger political motive, absolutely has to qualify.

Also, what the fuck is wrong people in Kansas? If a guy shoots you, he's not a gentleman.
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Old 02-25-17, 09:33 AM   #102
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The shooter and the whole story is very troubling.

The San Bernardino guy was far more than a "disgruntled office worker". Disgruntled office workers don't show up with their wives to start with.
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Old 02-25-17, 05:38 PM   #103
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“He asked us what visa are we currently on and whether we are staying here illegally,” Mr. Madasani said. (Both men were educated in the United States and were working here legally.)
WTF is wrong in this country? I am sure no one would ever ask that question to a white person.
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Old 02-25-17, 06:58 PM   #104
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And Trump and his camp will say NOTHING about any of these attacks,, just that we need to ban Muslims (and the usual suspects will somehow claim Obama never mentioned these attacks either, and when ask for proof, they will go silent, until a different topic comes up)
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Old 02-26-17, 09:10 AM   #105
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White House says too early to guess at motive in Kansas shooting read.ht/BT7z pic.twitter.com/YXQWYv6SbD
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Old 02-26-17, 10:35 AM   #106
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Old 02-26-17, 02:51 PM   #107
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Gay couple attacked by man in moped: ‘You live in Trump country now’

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I bet you faggots voted for that bitch Hillary,” the suspect reportedly said. “Well, you live in Trump country now.

Seymour told the man that he was calling 911 while they were being chased. “If you do that, I’ll cut you up,” the man replied.
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Old 02-26-17, 05:23 PM   #108
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This is heart breaking. Srinivas Kuchibhotla was one of the victims in the recent Kansas shootings.

http://www.hindustantimes.com/india-...jrUCwoN4M.html

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The wife of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, who was shot dead in a Kansas City bar in an apparent hate crime, held a press conference on Friday demanding answers from the government over the measures US would take to safeguard its minorities.

Sunayana Kuchibhotla said she was concerned about the shootings and doubted if her family should stay in the US although, she said, her husband had assured her saying: “Good things happen in America.”

Srinivas, an aviation engineer who was working at Garmin, was killed by navy veteran Adam Purinton at Austins Bar and Grill in Olathe on Wednesday night. His companion Alok Madasani Alok Reddy survived the shooting and was recovering from his injuries.

Here’s the full transcript of Sunayana’s speech:

Good afternoon everyone,

My husband came to [the] United States with lots of dreams in his mind. He came here in 2005 August to pursue Masters from University of Texas, El Paso. He got a job in Rockwell Collins, Iowa, he worked there for six years, before moving to Garmin. We made Kansas our home, we made Olathe our home. We got our dream house, our first house together.

He painted the whole living area by himself, only in this Jan...last January....summer. He was a very passionate person. His passion was aviation. He wanted to succeed so much in this industry, and do so much for this country. And, he for sure.... He did not deserve a death like this. In two weeks he would have celebrated his 33rd birthday....March 9th is his birthday.

I don’t know what to say...we’ve read many times in newspapers of some kind of shooting happening everywhere. And we always wondered, how safe, or I especially, I was always concerned: ‘Are we doing the right thing of staying in [the] United States of America?

But he always assured me that ‘only good things happen to good people. Always think good, always be good. And good will happen to you’.

And he was just doing the same thing that night. He was just enjoying his glass of beer, to get off from his work stress....Have some fun time with his friend.

And this guy started talking...even though that guy was talking so discriminately about his race, he was still minding his own business. The bar management people let him go.

My husband should’ve moved out from there, but he thought, ‘Why should I? Because I am not a drunk’. Knowing him, I can say, he was sitting there because he was not doing anything wrong.

But that guy came back, and he did what he had to do. He has taken a life, a very lovable soul from everyone. His parents, my parents, our entire family back home is in grief. I don’t know what answer I have to give to his mother, of why I was not able to save him.

The country that he loved so much. I told him many a times, ‘Should we think about going back? Should we think about going to a different country? He said ‘No’. ‘Let’s just see. Let’s wait and see.’

And I need an answer. I need an answer from the government. I need an answer for everyone out there that what is there they’re gonna do to stop this hate crime. Not just for my husband, who lost his battle in this, but for everyone, all those people, of any race, either Asian, African, American, any race that have lost their loved ones to something bas as this.

I was told that that guy very proudly went to another bar and told that he shot two Muslim guys. How did he decide that by the colour of a person? Does the colour of the person state that he is a Muslim, a Hindu or a Christian? No. So how did that guy decide that?

So what I just wanna say is as much as I know my husband, he would want justice to be done. And we need an answer of what they’re gonna do.

I don’t know if this is the right platform to talk about this, but, the government has to make sure that I can come back to this country at my will to pursue his dreams of me being successful... me being successful in any field that I choose. And I have to fulfil his dreams, right here where he started.

Thank you so much.

We were planning for a family. We were planning to have kids. We were working on that. I wish we had one, so that I could have seen him in the child. I now even don’t have that option. I just have his memories. That’s it. (In reply to a question from media)
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Old 02-26-17, 05:46 PM   #109
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Old 02-26-17, 05:57 PM   #110
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I don't think that the selfish, unaware people are new, but they have been emboldened or "triggered" by recent increase in resentment against minorities (gays threatening our values, Muslims attacking our country, immigrants stealing our jobs).
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Old 02-26-17, 06:14 PM   #111
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Yeah, I guess the minorities (that means gays and non-whites by the way) who are getting beaten and threatened by Liberals don't count as hate crimes. Because hey, you support Trump, then you're fair game and the laws don't apply to you.

I can tell Tom Perez is going to become rather popular with certain Democrats. A new Hate Party is rising for 2020.
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Old 02-26-17, 06:42 PM   #112
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Because hey, you support Trump, then you're fair game and the laws don't apply to you.
I wish I had Trump on my side, offering to pay my legal fees if I beat up his detractors. #MAGA
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Old 02-26-17, 07:43 PM   #113
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My smug teenage elitism lasted through most of my 20's and gave way after becoming conscious of my cynicism. Since then, I've flipped back to believing that most of the world is simply populated with very unaware, selfish animals (people).
When people are constantly told that they are animals, should we expect them to behave otherwise?

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We do act like animals. Like a species of primate as a matter of fact.
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Old 02-28-17, 01:18 PM   #116
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Trump tells AGs on anti-Semitic attacks/threats: “Sometimes its the reverse, to make people — or to make others — look bad," per PA AG.
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Old 02-28-17, 01:21 PM   #117
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So they're going to run with this BS narrative that liberals are phoning in the threats and desecrating the cemeteries? Really?
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Next he'll say that whenever a white guy shoots up a place it's really a middle easterner in whiteface.
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held a press conference on Friday demanding answers from the government over the measures US would take to safeguard its minorities.
my heart goes out to this woman, but I think what the government is going to do is capture, prosecute, and incarcerate the killer. What else is there? Is there some detail I'm not aware of? Is the court refusing to prosecute or something?
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More info about the genius from Kansas who can't tell the difference between someone from the Middle East and an Indian.

911 call: Bar shooting suspect said he'd killed 'Iranians'

https://apnews.com/baa333582c1946c28...uspect-said-he
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It's almost comical, all these people who come out of the woodwork with their "This is TRUMP's America now!" crap, and think they can say whatever they want, or do whatever they want ... only to get fired from their jobs or end up in jail.

At some point all these racists/bigots will realize that they are not Teflon Don. They can't get away with the crap he does.
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At some point all these racists/bigots will realize that they are not Teflon Don. They can't get away with the crap he does.
The problem is that some of them don't care about the consequences, they think that they are doing the right thing. Ever see someone like Dylann Roof or someone who murders an abortion doctor regret it? To them, their only crime was being caught.
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It's almost comical, all these people who come out of the woodwork with their "This is TRUMP's America now!" crap, and think they can say whatever they want, or do whatever they want ... only to get fired from their jobs or end up in jail.

At some point all these racists/bigots will realize that they are not Teflon Don. They can't get away with the crap he does.
They shouldn't worry. Trump will probably just offer to pay for their defense again.
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At some point all these racists/bigots will realize that they are not Teflon Don. They can't get away with the crap he does.
Give it some time...
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