I'm gonna regret this, but what is a clock truther?
People obsessed with whether Ahmed Mohammed actually "invented" a clock or merely rehoused a ready made clock/clock components in a new unit.
May also refer to general conspiracy theories that he did it for "free stuff" or "attention" or "his dad made him do it because crazy Muslims, amirite?" Not kept up to date on that aspect of it.
What's everyones stance on the clock shit?
You full sjw or full pol?
I just think it's a giant overreaction on both parts, he shouldn’t of been arrested even though it looks a lot like a bomb, yet he shouldn’t be getting money for making a clock at 14 either.
Cain was the unfortunate host of a multi-day Facebook thread in which this subject was discussed at hideous length. The "truther" side was mostly being fought for by an imbecile who, despite probably having brain damage, I found myself tragically unable to muster sympathy for. It was ugly.
The short of it is:
(a) Ascribing adult motivations to a 14-year-old is fucking idiotic.
(b) There is absolutely nothing substantive to indicate that he was doing this for attention, or money.
(c) The authority figures involved very obviously knew they weren't dealing with a bomb threat, because any school would evacuate in the event of even a slightly credible bomb threat.
(d) EVEN IF he totally did throw together a hack project for the purposes of raising hell and garnering attention, then he did a great job and we should be supporting him for trolling the authorities. And if he DOES somehow get money from this fiasco, then J.R. "Bob" Dobbs would be proud and we should follow his example. There is no way to look at this that makes Ahmed come out looking bad to me.