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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby FreeCandy44 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:28 pm

llipgh2 wrote:Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket the funerals.

http://www.examiner.com/article/connecticut-school-shooting-westboro-baptist-church-planning-to-picket

Evil scum.

DISGUSTING
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:29 pm

I would love to see guns get put to good use for them (or fists, or baseball bats, or golf clubs...I don't really care)
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby PghSkins on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:49 pm

MRandall25 wrote:
"You want to know why. This may sound cynical, but here's why.

It's because of the way the media reports it. Flip on the news and watch how we treat the Batman theater shooter and the Oregon mall shooter like celebrities. Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris are household names, but do you know the name of a single victim of Columbine? Disturbed people who would otherwise just off themselves in their basements see the news and want to top it by doing something worse, and going out in a memorable way. Why a grade school? Why children? Because he'll be remembered as a horrible monster, instead of a sad nobody.

CNN's article says that if the body count "holds up", this will rank as the second deadliest shooting behind Virginia Tech, as if statistics somehow make one shooting worse than another. Then they post a video interview of third-graders for all the details of what they saw and heard while the shootings were happening. Fox News has plastered the killer's face on all their reports for hours. Any articles or news stories yet that focus on the victims and ignore the killer's identity? None that I've seen yet. Because they don't sell. So congratulations­, sensationalist media, you've just lit the fire for someone to top this and knock off a day care center or a maternity ward next.

You can help by forgetting you ever read this man's name, and remembering the name of at least one victim. You can help by donating to mental health research instead of pointing to gun control as the problem."


Anyone want to take a gander at who said this?


I will believe Morgan Freeman actually said this when I see it sourced.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby MRandall25 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:51 pm

I'm sorry, I jumped the gun. Can't delete it though.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Tico Rick on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:53 pm

llipgh2 wrote:Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket the funerals.

http://www.examiner.com/article/connecticut-school-shooting-westboro-baptist-church-planning-to-picket

Evil scum.


What is wrong with these people? Maybe MRandall is right, the real problem is that American society is seriously f'ed up.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Tico Rick on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:53 pm

MRandall25 wrote:I'm sorry, I jumped the gun. Can't delete it though.


Pun intended?
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby MWB on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:57 pm

Tico Rick wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket the funerals.

http://www.examiner.com/article/connecticut-school-shooting-westboro-baptist-church-planning-to-picket

Evil scum.


What is wrong with these people? Maybe MRandall is right, the real problem is that American society is seriously f'ed up.


American society really isn't; there are just a select few who are and get more attention than ever before because of how technology has advanced.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby MRandall25 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:57 pm

Tico Rick wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:I'm sorry, I jumped the gun. Can't delete it though.


Pun intended?


No.

Too soon, Tico.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Tico Rick on Sat Dec 15, 2012 10:59 pm

Sorry about that.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Ad@m on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:05 pm

Another planned shooting on students in OK

http://m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.rbml ... d=57559407
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby shafnutz05 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:06 pm

Society is horribly depressing. How about the dozens (nay, hundreds) of fake Facebook and Twitter accounts that were popping up within minutes of the story coming out?

I think MWB is right...the absolute worst parts of our society have a voice now, largely because of the Internet and social media. Obviously, I wouldn't give up the Internet for anything...but I've read about a lot of horrific things on there that I would have never heard about via typical media.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Tico Rick on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:13 pm

Ad@m wrote:Another planned shooting on students in OK

http://m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.rbml ... d=57559407

As chilling as that story is, the way he was talking to everyone, it sounds like he wanted to get caught.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby mac5155 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 11:54 pm

FreeCandy44 wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket the funerals.

http://www.examiner.com/article/connecticut-school-shooting-westboro-baptist-church-planning-to-picket

Evil scum.

DISGUSTING


Id make the drive to Connecticut if there was something I could do to make them go away. Are the hells angels still around an willing to take care of them?
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:31 am

FreeCandy44 wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket the funerals.

http://www.examiner.com/article/connecticut-school-shooting-westboro-baptist-church-planning-to-picket

Evil scum.

DISGUSTING

I can't even describe how I felt when I read this... I 'm so hoping its not true, if they come within 1,000 miles of Newtown, I hope ... Well, let's just say I would not shed a single tear over whatever nastiness they might encounter.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby bhaw on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:41 am

ExPatriatePen wrote:
FreeCandy44 wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket the funerals.

http://www.examiner.com/article/connecticut-school-shooting-westboro-baptist-church-planning-to-picket

Evil scum.

DISGUSTING

I can't even describe how I felt when I read this... I 'm so hoping its not true, if they come within 1,000 miles of Newtown, I hope ... Well, let's just say I would not shed a single tear over whatever nastiness they might encounter.


People have done a great job of ignoring them. The people lining up to keep them out of sight is awesome. A group like that will find other things to do with their money if they keep getting blocked and ignored. To society's credit, they get pretty minimal publicity anymore.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby pittsports87 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 2:09 am

The Westboro Baptist Church isn't a religion or church, it's a hate group.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby PensFanInDC on Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:42 am

pittsports87 wrote:The Westboro Baptist Church isn't a religion or church, it's a hate group.


Truth
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Puffymuffin on Sun Dec 16, 2012 7:10 am

Tico Rick wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:Westboro Baptist Church plans to picket the funerals.

http://www.examiner.com/article/connecticut-school-shooting-westboro-baptist-church-planning-to-picket

Evil scum.


What is wrong with these people? Maybe MRandall is right, the real problem is that American society is seriously f'ed up.


**** up stuff happens everywhere. In the US they use guns, in Africa they use machetes. I think someone used a sword to kill children in China on the same day this happened.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Tico Rick on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:06 am

Sure, **** happens everywhere, but if homicide statistics are a gauge, American culture is much more violent than other western cultures. BTW, in the case in China, 23 kids were hospitalized but no one was killed - the attacker used a knife rather than firearms, which are not readily available there.

Link with graph: http://www.kieranhealy.org/blog/archives/2012/07/20/america-is-a-violent-country/
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Alejandro Rojas on Sun Dec 16, 2012 9:17 am

Have Americans already forgotten about Norway?
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby shmenguin on Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:17 am

wrong thread for the gun debate, folks
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby ExPatriatePen on Sun Dec 16, 2012 10:20 am

Wrong thread for Westboro too, but such is the nature of these tragic events, they become politicized and honoring the victims becomes secondary.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby llipgh2 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:13 pm

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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby nocera on Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:19 pm

llipgh2 wrote:Good, non sensational article about the timeline of the shooting.

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-timeline-newtown-shooting-1216-20121215,0,1878564.story


n just minutes, Lanza — a withdrawn, emotionally detached 20-year-old who lived with his mother and is said to have played graphically violent computer video games


Here we go again... I bet he listened to Marilyn Manson too. Media doesn't make a normal person crazy. Crazy people are crazy without any outside influences.
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Re: Breaking: School shooting in CT

Postby Rylan on Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:21 pm

nocera wrote:
llipgh2 wrote:Good, non sensational article about the timeline of the shooting.

http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-timeline-newtown-shooting-1216-20121215,0,1878564.story


n just minutes, Lanza — a withdrawn, emotionally detached 20-year-old who lived with his mother and is said to have played graphically violent computer video games


Here we go again... I bet he listened to Marilyn Manson too. Media doesn't make a normal person crazy. Crazy people are crazy without any outside influences.


Wait, violent video games haven't made you commit a serious crime? You are like...the only one ever.
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