I would hereby like to thank a couple of American heroes

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  1. RenchFries

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    Two U.S. Military Men Help Subdue Gunman on French Train
    Members of Air Force, Oregon National Guard had to disarm attacker three times

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    Americans — Anthony Sadler (left) of Pittsburg, Calif., and Alek Skarlatos from Roseburg, Ore., helped to overpower the gunman along with Spencer Stone, who is hospitalized. British national Chris Norman of France help to tie him up. (AFP/Getty Images)

    Authorities identified two U.S. military members who tackled and subdued a gunman armed with guns and razor blades on a Paris-bound train Friday as it sped through Belgium, breaking up what could have been a deadly terrorist attack.

    The two service members were sitting with a friend on the train when they heard a gunshot and breaking glass, according to accounts from one of the men and a U.S. official briefed on the attack.

    Crouching behind their seats, the Americans decided they had to act. Airman First ClassSpencer Stone ran toward the gunman and tackled him.

    “I told him to go, and he went,” Alek Skarlatos, a member of the Oregon National Guard who had been deployed in Afghanistan, said on French television on Saturday morning.

    “Spencer ran a good ten meters to get to the guy. And we didn’t know that his gun wasn’t working or anything like that,” he added. Mr. Skarlatos then says he ran up behind and grabbed the assailant’s AK-47 rifle.

    French officials have so far declined to identify the gunman, but antiterror prosecutors have opened an investigation into an attempted murder in relation to a terrorist attack, officials said. France’s interior minister was expected to comment on the case further on Saturday morning in Paris.

    French officials praised the Americans’ bravery on Friday, and a French official said President François Hollande would invite them to the Élysée Palace to thank them personally.

    Once the assailant was tackled on the train on Friday, however, the struggle wasn’t over.

    According to the U.S. official, the gunman then drew a pistol and attempted to shoot the Americans, leading Airman Stone to disarm him a second time.

    The gunman also drew a blade, possibly a box cutter, the official and Mr. Skarlatos said. The cuts injured Airman Stone on the neck and hand, but his injuries weren't life-threatening, Mr. Skarlatos said.

    The men then hit the attacker until he became unconscious, Mr. Skarlatos added.

    Also helping them subdue the gunman was student Anthony Sadler, who was present with Mr. Skarlatos and identified himself as the military member’s friend.

    “I’m just a college student. I came to see my friends on my first trip in Europe and we stopped a terrorist,” Mr. Sadler said on French TV. “It’s kind of crazy.”



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    A guy with an AK-47 on a high speed train. No place to run. This could have been a huge tragedy.

    I take that train every now and then when I go to France or Belgium. I was on it last year with my girlfriend. Pretty much everyone I know has been on that thing... This is hitting very close to home.


    Again, thank you. :salute:
     
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    They'll have NO problem getting laid NOW
     
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    Could've just looked at their teeth to guess the British guy.
     
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    :sarcastic: of course the Brit has fucked up teeth
    Have you guys all seen @Schoopid's butter teeth?
     
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    I refuse to go into that thread.
     
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    We Salute You!!!!!!!!!!:oderus:
     
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    I'm not making light of their bravery and they have balls of steel but it's almost cartoon like how many weapons this shithead had on him. Take away his gun, voila a pistol!, viola a knife!, viola razor blades!
     
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    I don't know why, but it really is true. Every time I visit the UK or when I see people from there, I'm amazed how they don't give a shit about their teeth. Even high class/rich people walk around with fucked up grills.
    Yeah. I guess he wanted to make sure he could create some carnage.
     
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    saving France's ass for decades :woot:
     
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    @freds hates American heroes :coffee:
     
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    Yes, I thank those brave Americans, too!!!

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    "The deadliest weapon in the world is a Marine and his rifle! It is your killer instinct which must be harnessed if you expect to survive in combat. Your rifle is only a tool. It is a hard heart that kills. If your killer instincts are not clean and strong you will hesitate at the moment of truth. You will not kill. You will become dead Marines ... and then you will be in a world of shit ... because Marines are not allowed to die without permission."
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    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/a...ered-bruised-faces-unflinching-portraits.html

    Now THAT'S a mug shot! Photographer takes snaps of 'real people' with battered and bruised faces in unflinching portraits
    Bruce Gilden, 68, photographed UK and US subjects on the streets
    The 'visually interesting' portraits are taken close up with harsh lighting
    He has published the collection of photographs in his new book Face
    (OK it's not just the UK ... he took said pictures in the USA too... Britney, upper-left, is from Minnesota!)


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    Jesus, those are some scary faces. Some of them look straight out of a horror movie.

    That said, they did use the most horrible kind of light imaginable: a bright, head-on flash from a small source that's close to the lens. Also obviously amped up the mid-tone contrast, which makes everything even harsher.

    They took really rough-looking subjects and photographed them in the most unflattering way possible.
     
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