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Bin Laden is human, too (Ithaca mega-hurl alert)
Ithaca Journal ^ | 4/27/02 | Bruce Tyler

Posted on 04/27/2002 5:33:36 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines

Edited on 05/07/2004 8:00:48 PM PDT by Jim Robinson. [history]

This cartoon is inappropriate and offensive. Too many times have certain groups declared their enemies to be non-human. This serves no cause but that of barbarism. We cannot ignore the real social processes behind our enemies' actions, as well as our own. Any activities carried out by bin Laden are those of a human being, acting in a world created by humans, including us.


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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Political Humor/Cartoons; US: New York
KEYWORDS: academialist; barfalert; binladen; blackshirts; educatedidiots; ithacais; thecityofevil
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According to the author's web page, he is more or less a life-long Ithaca resident.

Ithaca is the City of Evil.

1 posted on 04/27/2002 5:33:36 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: GovernsLeastGovernsBest;LibKill;bentfeather;gaspar;Native New Yorker;drjimmy;Atticus...
City of Evil bump.
2 posted on 04/27/2002 5:34:29 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; Orual; aculeus
Question: are jackasses human too?
3 posted on 04/27/2002 5:38:38 AM PDT by dighton
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I am sure that bin Laden and the al Quida boys feel just as tender, gentle, considerate, and warm hearted as our friends in Ithaca.

As a point of irony, given the demographics of many of those slaughtered in the World Trade Center towers (male, highly educated, highly intelligent) there certainly were represented many Cornell graduates (an Ivy League school in Ithaca, NY).

4 posted on 04/27/2002 5:42:21 AM PDT by friendly
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Perhaps the scientist should compare the Bin Laden DNA to the DNA of Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Speck.
5 posted on 04/27/2002 5:46:23 AM PDT by syriacus
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
cum ba ya my lord, cum ba ya. (will somebody please smash that friggin guitar over that smelly hippy's head)
6 posted on 04/27/2002 5:49:40 AM PDT by liberalism=failure
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
This cartoon is inappropriate and offensive...We cannot ignore the real social processes behind our enemies' actions, as well as our own.

"social processes??"

What the flock does that mean? That we're supposed to wring our hands?

What we need is peaceful justice and understanding for all members of the human race.

What I understand is that Osama Yo Mama needs to be sent to the hereafter, period.
7 posted on 04/27/2002 5:51:05 AM PDT by mhking
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
There's no sign of human DNA in this sample," and next to him an officer on the phone declaring, "We may have found an Ithaca hippy."
8 posted on 04/27/2002 5:51:06 AM PDT by liberalism=failure
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Ithica, city of snivelers.

Note to Bruce.

Anyone who would convince other people to crash an airliner into a highrise
and kill thousands of people has LOST their humanity.

Note to Bruce.

Exterminate the vermin!

11 posted on 04/27/2002 5:58:26 AM PDT by tet68
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
What is it about the water around Ithica?
13 posted on 04/27/2002 6:06:19 AM PDT by Redleg Duke
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I'm sure the author of this article feels morally superior to us lesser mortals now, having written the above. This is how these folks feel good about themsleves.
14 posted on 04/27/2002 6:07:04 AM PDT by week 71
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Both Hitler and bin Laden are included in the human race, unfortunately. That means it's the rest of the race's responsibility to eliminate individuals like these two who come along every so often. It's called culling the herd...
15 posted on 04/27/2002 6:12:52 AM PDT by dvwjr
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To: Redleg Duke
What is it about the water around Ithica?

Nothing.

Ithaca gets its water from Cayuga Lake, as does a big chunk of the otherwise conservative Finger Lakes area.

If you want to know why "Ithaca is the City of Evil," Click Here.


16 posted on 04/27/2002 6:16:00 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Cartoons such as this serve only to create a climate of misunderstanding and hate

This editorial is causing me to hate a certain someone who lives in Ithaca.

17 posted on 04/27/2002 6:19:08 AM PDT by opinionator
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

For a human, he sure has a way with the lady......goats!


18 posted on 04/27/2002 6:24:38 AM PDT by Bommer
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To: dighton; aculeus
I have a Master's Degree in Sociology from the Universidad de Guadalajara, located in sunny Guadalajara, Mexico.

Correspodence course? Couldn't get into a US University? Psuedoscienceology?

20 posted on 04/27/2002 6:42:58 AM PDT by Orual
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To: Orual
CorrespoNdence.
21 posted on 04/27/2002 6:43:27 AM PDT by Orual
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To: Behind Liberal Lines; dighton
Dude, you're gonna be late for class...
22 posted on 04/27/2002 6:45:23 AM PDT by general_re
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
This cartoon is inappropriate and offensive.

An honest difference of opinion.
The cartoon is spot on, as far as I'm concerned.
I have no problem labelling evil when I see it.
Human is as human does...

Next subject...

23 posted on 04/27/2002 6:46:44 AM PDT by Publius6961
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Memo to Bruce Tyler:

Your third grader got a hold of your word processor. Thought you might want to know.

24 posted on 04/27/2002 6:47:41 AM PDT by Freemyland
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
To bad ol' Bruce wasn't on the 90th floor of Tower 1. Methinks his attitude would be different if he survived.

5.56mm

25 posted on 04/27/2002 6:50:51 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: general_re; Orual; aculeus
Wading through that muck isn't class, it's Hell.
26 posted on 04/27/2002 6:54:21 AM PDT by dighton
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Whoa, what have we here? Another Completely Dumbed Down American Professor with tenure no doubt, teaching Social Engineering, Political Correctness and Complete Submission of Will to the empty heads that attend his classes.

MEMO to students: Run don't Walk from classes like this and teachers like this.

27 posted on 04/27/2002 7:02:07 AM PDT by yoe
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Whoa, what have we here? Another Completely Dumbed Down American Professor...?

Worse. A professional student serving as an instructor.

28 posted on 04/27/2002 7:02:58 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
"Too many times have certain groups declared their enemies to be non-human."

I would agree that the cartoon would be over the line and offensive if it had, for example, declared all Arabs to be non-human. However, the cartoon as described simply illustrated the evil of one man.

29 posted on 04/27/2002 7:04:49 AM PDT by Freemyland
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To: Titus Fikus
I think post 29 (immediately above yours) answered your comment better than I could, but thanks for the lecture.

I take it, then, you consider there to be no such thing as "inhuman" behavior?

31 posted on 04/27/2002 7:13:53 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
We cannot ignore the real social processes behind our enemies' actions, as well as our own.

The social process that my friend of 20 years used was: he went to work, same as he did 5 days a week, in an effort to take care of his 3 kids and his wife. The social process Bin Laden used was: he manipulated someone into flying a plane into my freinds office killing him and about 3,000 other people. There, I'm no longer ignoring social process. And if I ever meet the author face to face I have a few more social processes I intend to introduce him to.

32 posted on 04/27/2002 7:38:42 AM PDT by tcostell
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To: general_re
Looks like the professional student is a littel math-impaired (from his website):

Assignments and grading:

Class discussion 10 %

Two essays 15 % each

Class facilitation 10 %

Field Assignment & Final Paper 50 %

That only accounts for 85% of the final grade. I guess (liberal) political activism makes up the remaining 15%.

34 posted on 04/27/2002 7:43:36 AM PDT by 91B
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To: 91B
#@$%&*@-little.
35 posted on 04/27/2002 7:45:12 AM PDT by 91B
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To: 91B
#@$%&*@-little.
36 posted on 04/27/2002 7:48:24 AM PDT by 91B
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To: 91B
#@$%&*@-little.
37 posted on 04/27/2002 7:49:45 AM PDT by 91B
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To: 91B
We heard you the first time.

*smile*

a.cricket

38 posted on 04/27/2002 8:08:13 AM PDT by another cricket
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
I'd like to pose a question to the writer of this article. If the possession of human DNA is the definition of being human, then how about all those aborted babies? Don't you imagine that if you checked their DNA, you would find that they are human too?

None of those very human, unborn babies is a mass murderer, either.

39 posted on 04/27/2002 8:08:42 AM PDT by Cicero
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
As usual, a liberal who lacks a sense of humor.

Now, if you call an unborn baby a human, he'd probably complain that you were an anti abortion far right wing fascist.

40 posted on 04/27/2002 8:33:37 AM PDT by LadyDoc
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After 17 years in college this boob is still working on a Ph.D??? He has just got to be the product of a sixties red.
41 posted on 04/27/2002 8:44:35 AM PDT by gaspar
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To: syriacus
Perhaps the scientist should compare the Bin Laden DNA to the DNA of Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy, and Richard Speck. 5 posted on 4/27/02 5:46 AM Pacific by syriacus [

Yeah, and compare it to James Carville, and Waxman too!!

42 posted on 04/27/2002 8:49:12 AM PDT by timestax
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To: general_re
Wow! This guy has an over abundance of neurons that aren't connecting properly. These people worry me more than our clear enemy.
43 posted on 04/27/2002 8:49:16 AM PDT by germanicus
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
acting in a world created by humans, including us.

Now this guy is taking credit for having created the world?

44 posted on 04/27/2002 8:52:07 AM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Ithaca is the City of Evil.

Our new battle plan: Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Ithaca.....

45 posted on 04/27/2002 8:52:11 AM PDT by varon
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To: 91B
Oddly, you're probably pretty close. A lot of instructors for such classes reserve a fudge factor for themselves, usually under the guise of "participation". In reality, what this boils down to is a means to reward students who display the proper attitude - i.e., mouth the correct platitudes. And it cuts both ways, of course - it's also a way of insuring that students with retrograde attitudes can never get an "A", no matter what. They just label you as "disruptive" and yank away that participation grade.

And this is spoken as someone who failed to get an "A" in a few courses for precisely that reason ;)

46 posted on 04/27/2002 8:52:15 AM PDT by general_re
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To: week 71
"I'm sure the author of this article feels morally superior to us lesser mortals now, having written the above. This is how these folks feel good about themsleves."

Couldn't agree with you more.

47 posted on 04/27/2002 9:15:05 AM PDT by Right_in_Virginia
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Boohooohoooo...sniffsniff....and Hitler LOVED PUPPIES and didn't eat meat! WAAAAAAAHHHHHH!
48 posted on 04/27/2002 10:02:43 AM PDT by Frances_Marion
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To: germanicus
These people worry me more than our clear enemy.

I've long thought that they'll do us in -- that they'll be the ones to hand us, as a nation, over to the evil ones.

49 posted on 04/27/2002 10:09:31 AM PDT by NYC GOP Chick
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
what we need is peaceful justice and understanding for all members of the human race.

No problem. We'll peacefully find him guilty of instigating mass murder, understand that he's a power-crazed sociopath who is only genetically a member of the human race, and peacefully hang him from the flagpole in front of the Pentagon. Thus will justice be served, and the majority of the human race protected from his predation.

50 posted on 04/27/2002 10:16:13 AM PDT by Silverdrake
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