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  #91  
Old June 11th 08, 07:41 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
redc1c4
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"Steven P. McNicoll" wrote:

Casey Tompkins, aka Goober, wrote:

"by definition?" Whose definition?


Word definitions are found in a book we call a "dictionary".

One you made up? I do so love the
goobers who use ipse dixit for an argument.

Let's see, here.

From merriam-webster.com:
2: a person who commits murder; especially : one who murders a
politically important person either for hire or from fanatical motives

From dictionary.die.net:
One who kills, or attempts to kill, by surprise or secret assault; one
who treacherously murders any one unprepared for defense.

From yourdictionary.com:
a murderer who strikes suddenly and by surprise: now generally used of
the killer of a politically important or prominent person

From my desktop Webster's New World Dictionary:
a murderer who strikes suddenly; often, a hired killer.

Generally the accepted definition of assassin involves targeting a
*political* leader, and/or murder.


But not always, as your definition from dictionary.die.net illustrates; "One
who kills, or attempts to kill, by surprise or secret assault."

Here's a tip for you: Reading what you post before posting it may help
avoid appearing stupid.


however, reading what you post proves you *are* stupid.

redc1c4,
you might try a reading comprehension class for your problem...... %-)
--
"Enlisted men are stupid, but extremely cunning and sly, and bear
considerable watching."

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  #92  
Old June 11th 08, 07:43 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
redc1c4
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HiFlyer wrote:

Here's another truism: Swimming against the tide of public opinion is
rarely successful!!

Please don't expect love and kisses when you degrade our service men
and women!! They are not and never have been assassins!!

HF
Never agrue with an idiot, he'll drag youdown to his level and beat
you with experience.


mocking them, OTOH, is usually entertaining...... %-)

redc1c4,
this one's a classic nut case.
--
"Enlisted men are stupid, but extremely cunning and sly, and bear
considerable watching."

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  #93  
Old June 11th 08, 09:11 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
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HiFlyer wrote:
Here's another truism: Swimming against the tide of public opinion is
rarely successful!!

Please don't expect love and kisses when you degrade our service men
and women!! They are not and never have been assassins!!

Fidel Castro would take great comfort from your words. Luckily
incompetence won the day, on many days.


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Moving things in still pictures!
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Old June 12th 08, 11:30 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
Netko
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On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 21:11:42 +0100, 展奄rdo wrote
(in message ):

Please don't expect love and kisses when you degrade our service men
and women!! They are not and never have been assassins!!

Fidel Castro would take great comfort from your words. Luckily
incompetence won the day, on many days.


I didn't think the US military (as opposed to civilian arms of the
US government) were directly involved in any attempt to assassinate
Fidel Castro.

On the other hand, Saddam Hussein - were he alive today and
contributing to abpa - might want to mention 19 March and 7 April
2003 (al Dora and al Mansour respectively) as examples of
assassination attempts carried out by US forces.

Or does 'decapitation' not count as assassination?

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"'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful
tone, 'It means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor
less'.

'The question is,' said Alice, 'Whether you can make words mean so
many different things'.

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'Which is to be master -
that's all'. "

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Old June 12th 08, 11:57 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
展奄rdo
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Netko wrote:
On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 21:11:42 +0100, 展奄rdo wrote
(in message ):

Please don't expect love and kisses when you degrade our service men
and women!! They are not and never have been assassins!!

Fidel Castro would take great comfort from your words. Luckily
incompetence won the day, on many days.


I didn't think the US military (as opposed to civilian arms of the
US government) were directly involved in any attempt to assassinate
Fidel Castro.

On the other hand, Saddam Hussein - were he alive today and
contributing to abpa - might want to mention 19 March and 7 April
2003 (al Dora and al Mansour respectively) as examples of
assassination attempts carried out by US forces.

Or does 'decapitation' not count as assassination?

--

Is it worth losing your head over?

"'When I use a word,' Humpty Dumpty said, in rather a scornful
tone, 'It means just what I choose it to mean - neither more nor
less'.

'The question is,' said Alice, 'Whether you can make words mean so
many different things'.

'The question is,' said Humpty Dumpty, 'Which is to be master -
that's all'. "



--
Moving things in still pictures!
  #96  
Old June 13th 08, 08:09 AM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
redc1c4
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Netko wrote:

On Wed, 11 Jun 2008 21:11:42 +0100, 展奄rdo wrote
(in message ):

Please don't expect love and kisses when you degrade our service men
and women!! They are not and never have been assassins!!

Fidel Castro would take great comfort from your words. Luckily
incompetence won the day, on many days.


I didn't think the US military (as opposed to civilian arms of the
US government) were directly involved in any attempt to assassinate
Fidel Castro.

On the other hand, Saddam Hussein - were he alive today and
contributing to abpa - might want to mention 19 March and 7 April
2003 (al Dora and al Mansour respectively) as examples of
assassination attempts carried out by US forces.

Or does 'decapitation' not count as assassination?


he was a legitimate military target, same as Yamato.

redc1c4,
(to all but the obtuse, anyway. %-)
--
"Enlisted men are stupid, but extremely cunning and sly, and bear
considerable watching."

Army Officer's Guide
  #97  
Old June 13th 08, 05:43 PM posted to alt.binaries.pictures.aviation
Netko
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On Fri, 13 Jun 2008 8:09:34 +0100, redc1c4 wrote
(in message ):

On the other hand, Saddam Hussein - were he alive today and
contributing to abpa - might want to mention 19 March and 7 April
2003 (al Dora and al Mansour respectively) as examples of
assassination attempts carried out by US forces.

Or does 'decapitation' not count as assassination?


he was a legitimate military target, same as Yamato.


Then you and he could have discussed, compared and contrasted at
length (and probably ad nauseam). But, as I am not Saddam, I don't
feel any pressing need to get involved.

redc1c4,
(to all but the obtuse, anyway. %-)


That'll be a reference to me, doubtless.

Though I'd use a different description.

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