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To: NOBO2012

Hike in bear country, expect to see bears.

Bike in islamonut country, expect to be a target.


5 posted on 08/14/2018 6:03:41 AM PDT by TADSLOS (There’s a tear in my beer...)
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To: TADSLOS
Yes. You said it in a nutshell.

Bears are great, wonderful expressions of nature and God's creation, but if you meet a Grizzy in its habitat, you best meet it with your eyes wide open and prepared.

The closing paragraph of the linked article said it all:

"...In the last analysis, it's a story about two young people who, like many other privileged members of their generation of Americans, went to a supposedly top-notch university only to come away poorly educated but heavily propagandized – imbued with a fashionable postmodern contempt for Western civilization and a readiness to idealize and sentimentalize “the other” (especially when the latter is decidedly uncivilized). This, ultimately, was their tragedy: taking for granted American freedom, prosperity, and security, they dismissed these extraordinary blessings as boring, banal, and (in Austin's word) “beige,” and set off, with the starry-eyed and suicidal naivete of children who never entirely grew up, on a child's fairy-tale adventure into the most perilous parts of the planet. Far from being inspirational, theirs is a profoundly cautionary – and distinctly timely – tale that every American, parents especially, should take to heart..."

20 posted on 08/14/2018 6:28:15 AM PDT by rlmorel (Leftists: They believe in the "Invisible Hand" only when it is guided by government.)
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To: TADSLOS
At the very least, they should've chosen the proper bike:


50 posted on 08/14/2018 8:20:39 AM PDT by Charles Martel (Progressives are the crab grass in the lawn of life.)
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