I am never surprised by human stupidity.
Boeing and its joint-venture partner Bell Helicopter apologized yesterday for a magazine ad published a month ago — and again this week by mistake — depicting U.S. Special Forces troops rappelling from an Osprey aircraft onto the roof of a mosque.
"It descends from the heavens. Ironically it unleashes hell," reads the ad, which ran this week in the National Journal and earlier in the Armed Forces Journal. The ad also stated: "Consider it a gift from above."
I don't care if the ad is insensitive or not. It's inflammatory nature however, will probably get the people who think with their emotions all crazy with the result being normal, innocent people will get hurt. It certainly will be used as yet another image-byte by those who exhort the gullible for their little power games.
Then there is this report, which should be self-evident to anyone with an IQ above room temperature.
To paraphrase Ronnie Reagan, I always 'trust, but verify'. See, when you automatically assume that other people are out to screw you, it really brightens your day to discover they are not and comes as a nice surprise.
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