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      12-08-2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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Vet gets face broken on Pearl Harbor Day for vandalizing Japanese car

WTF!

Vid in link as well.


http://jalopnik.com/5866176/vet-gets...g-japanese-car




Just when you thought no one was celebrating or remembering the 70th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, there's this: a Navy veteran spray-painting "12-7 USN" on a Japanese car, like a racist jerk, and then two young men beating the crap out of him on camera, like roid-raging jerks. America!

Let's start with the original offense, because chronological is the only way to deal with this. Moral? No way. It's a club sandwich of horrible where the bacon is jingoism, the turkey is violence towards a veteran, and the bread is just good old-fashioned white bread intolerance.

Apparently, inspired by Pearl Harbor, an older man goes too far, spray painting the anniversary of the day that would live in infamy on a Mitsubishi Evo and was caught. He also, according to the victim of the vandalism, shouted racial epithets at them.

Horrible. No doubt.

And then you hear that the guy is a Navy veteran, which is no excuse, and you hear from the guys involved that they broke his nose, leg, and called the cops on him.

Harsh, but, you know, people don't like to have their cars screwed with.

And then you watch the extremely disturbing video of the aftermath, where the veteran seems to show some contrition and agrees to pay for the damages and doesn't seem violent at all while the car owner and his buddy parade around calling him "a ******" and "a bitch" as he bleeds sitting in his car.

I sort of want to believe this video is fake, because only someone who truly hates America would do either of these things, let alone let both happen at the same time.
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      12-08-2011, 01:52 PM   #2
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I was just about to congratulate you regarding your eloquent interpretation of the incident, then I read the article.
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      12-08-2011, 01:58 PM   #3
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He spent thousands of dollars on that car. You can tell by the $500 wheels.
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      12-08-2011, 02:23 PM   #4
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I was just about to congratulate you regarding your eloquent interpretation of the incident, then I read the article.


Anyway, you never know, Veterans need a lot of help getting back into life after service, issues are long term, alcoholism, drug abuse and mental issues, sustaining a job or being market competitive are sometimes difficult hurdles. The Veteran situation is a difficult one to tackle, the VA certainly can do better in some respects, in others respects organizations like WWproject and a community approach has been great. Not 100% sure that my post is relevant to the topic, but certainly am familiar with veteran affairs and issues.

If a Veteran sprayed my car I would certainly be upset, but most likely that person has significant mental issues and needs help.
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      12-08-2011, 02:24 PM   #5
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He spent thousands of dollars on that car. You can tell by the $500 wheels.
Those are actually Kosei K1-TS lightweight track wheels imported from Japan. In 18" size they are only 19 lbs, 17" size at 15 lbs. They do look rather ugly though.

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Those are actually Kosei K1-TS lightweight track wheels imported from Japan. In 18" size they are only 19 lbs, 17" size at 15 lbs. They do look rather ugly though.

Maybe...maybe knockoffs. I vote fakes.
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      12-08-2011, 02:45 PM   #7
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Maybe...maybe knockoffs. I vote fakes.
The real ones are inexpensive enough, doubt it'd be worth it make a fake. You can tell by the dual valve stem design to allow purging of air while filling with nitrogen.

Really ugly wheels though.


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      12-08-2011, 02:52 PM   #8
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I was just about to congratulate you regarding your eloquent interpretation of the incident, then I read the article.

I know - I should have been a writer or a journalist....
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      12-08-2011, 03:21 PM   #9
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I feel strangely bad for the veteran. Sure, you don't mess with another man's car but jeez, these guys went WAY overboard. At the end of the day, it's just a car.

It's ironic to me that they are yelling at him about how he will be going to prison when the vet committed a simple misdemeanor while they committed violent felonies. Who's gonna be in jail longer? The vet appears to be the calm on in the situation and offered to man up to what he did.
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I know - I should have been a writer or a journalist....
Don't forget, Gigolo and a Racing driver as well....
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      12-08-2011, 04:23 PM   #11
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Don't forget, Gigolo and a Racing driver as well....

Oh, if only we could all be like Duncan....
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      12-08-2011, 04:56 PM   #12
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Both jerks, and i do feel bad for the old guy.
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because mitsubishi
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      12-09-2011, 02:00 AM   #14
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wow. wasn't Mitsubishi the maker of the zero?
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      12-09-2011, 03:00 AM   #15
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According the "Google", Yes Mitsubishi was the manufacturer of "Zero" ... so what?

The old dude vandalized, got his ass kicked, rightly so, thats the end of it.
The asian overkilled it with name calling, threats, and stupid remarks.

Moral: should not have vandalized another dude's car.
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Feel bad for the old dude and he probably has been through some hard times and/or needs more support, but at the same time what kind of reaction could he have expected from spray painting someone's car.
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      12-09-2011, 11:04 AM   #17
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no excuse for what he did, unless it was mental illness.

what does the owner of that car, who paid hard earned money to buy and mod his car, have to do with the events at Pearl Harbor more than half a century ago?
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Looks pretty fake... blood isnt so pinkish
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Mental Illness or not, the guy blew it. Then had his ass handed to him. He gives vets a bad name.
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Loved the sarcastic comment from Party-vi. Although the vet deserved to be punished in some ways, the kind of beating he sustained is undeserved when alternate solutions were clearly available. I understand however the frustration that the car owner went through.
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They both go to jail.. One for vandalism, the other for aggravated assault, vigiliantiism, and threatening to murder.

It would have been a hate crime if the racism were funneled towards a person, not a car. ..and personally, I think the kid is far worse than the vandal.
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