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My definition of a 'Terrorist' is anyone crazy enough to think that killing or maiming of 'Innocent' civilians is a justifiable way to bring attention to their beliefs/cause.
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Now, the definition of 'Innocent' is much more murky...
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'Terrorist' definition would not cover acts like most school shootings, work place shootings, or personal grudge type situations.

That's just plain, simple crazy people settling personal grudges with murder since it wasn't done to publicize any particular religious/political or activist cause.
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And I agree, the word 'Terrorist' and it's derivatives have been used for some many situations where it doesn't apply that it's quickly loosing it's meaning.

Much like the 'War On Drugs' has lost it's meaning when they are arresting 15 year old girls for carrying 'Mydol' to school that's a 'Drug Free Zone' and arresting 14 year olds for lending 'Tyolnol' to a classmate that banged his knee during gym class...

'Terrorist' has lost all meaning when a 7 year old 1st grader is taken away in handcuffs and expelled, and charged with 'Terroristic Threatening' when it threatens to bonk another kid over the head in a school yard argument over a toy truck...
No mention of killing anyone, and the kid didn't actually do it, but I think a 'Time Out' or a call to parents for a swat on the butt would have been the appropriate response,

Not a half dozen SWAT members, an arrest, criminal record, and expulsion over two first graders wanting to play with the same toy...
Who over reacted in this situation?... :(

The world is full of extremists and nuts,
And more of them seem to be taking positions of authority every day...
People with a complete lack of common sense!
 

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Anyone who poses a mass threat to any people anywhere.

Obama
I just changed your "Lemon Chiffon" color to 'Blue' so people could see your remark.
I was going to comment on your choice of "Lemon Chiffon" for a color and what that says about you as a person, but I'm going to leave that one alone... ;)

So, do you really think Obama is a terrorist?
If so, that makes you the 'Extremest', not him...
He's working well within the framework of the American political system, and every tiny part of his life is being magnified and scrutinized in detail...

Would your life stand such scrutiny with the extremists interpreting and spinning everything?
 

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+1000!
Couldn't have put it better myself.
Aussies and Kiwis are rational, sensible people from my interactions with them.

They seem to have respect for their neighbors, fulfill their commitments and keep their noses out of places they don't belong, but don't take any crap from anyone either.

Doesn't surprise me we would see eye to eye on stuff like this...
 

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So does anyone know at what point terrorism itself might be completely gone and the war on terror can come to an end?
It will never 'Come To An End'...

The is simply too much money in it.
Keeping you scared stupid keeps you consuming like crazy, and the people making all those consumable goods want to keep you buying their products.

If we all started trying to live sustainably, quit buying junk food and tabloid magazines,
Gas guzzlers and video games,
and started thinking about what our actions are having on the planet, then they would be out of business.

Anyway, learn to use what you have to it's fullest,
Learn to use what you have, instead of wanting what the other guy has, and a bunch of this will correct it's self...
 
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