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« on: July 20, 2012, 06:10:59 am »
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Wow, horrible news Sad

http://www.smh.com.au/world/14-killed-in-mass-shooting-at-batman-screening-20120720-22fdw.html
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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2012, 06:17:24 am »
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Not exactly the kind of news I want to hear about as someone who works at a theater.
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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2012, 06:39:18 am »
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Positively terrible news! Not that far from Littleton either. Makes it all the worse for the local populace.
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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2012, 07:06:49 am »
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CBS This Morning now says that the death toll has been reduced to 12 from 14.
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2012, 08:41:26 am »
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Suspect is in custody and he may have put bombs in his apartment and in the mall parking lot.

http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/07/20/157090121/real-life-horror-many-killed-dozens-wounded-at-colorado-movie-theater
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« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2012, 10:54:53 am »
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You know what America needs... some platitudes about how we're all hurting, followed by the NRA becoming ultra-defensive, a bunch of dick's saying "Guns don't kill people, people do," a proposal by a big city, minority Democrat to restrict the number of bazookas that a citizen can own to 10, and absolutely, positively, no action on guns. That'll do the trick!
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« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 11:04:55 am »
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You know what America needs... some platitudes about how we're all hurting, followed by the NRA becoming ultra-defensive, a bunch of dick's saying "Guns don't kill people, people do," a proposal by a big city, minority Democrat to restrict the number of bazookas that a citizen can own to 10, and absolutely, positively, no action on guns. That'll do the trick!
I think your post may be one of the lowest I have ever seen here. Don't politicize this.
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« Reply #7 on: July 20, 2012, 11:21:32 am »
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You know what America needs... some platitudes about how we're all hurting, followed by the NRA becoming ultra-defensive, a bunch of dick's saying "Guns don't kill people, people do," a proposal by a big city, minority Democrat to restrict the number of bazookas that a citizen can own to 10, and absolutely, positively, no action on guns. That'll do the trick!
I think your post may be one of the lowest I have ever seen here. Don't politicize this.
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How is it low to decry our country's moral ineptitude on an issue that could save hundreds of lives and dramatically reduce crime? I'm sick and tired of reading stories on the news about school shootings as if they're common, dime a dozen events; events that we have to accept in this brave new world where guns are easily obtainable in the name of "liberty".

The lives of these human beings is worth more than a Paulist buzzword.
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« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 11:21:32 am »
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You know what America needs... some platitudes about how we're all hurting, followed by the NRA becoming ultra-defensive, a bunch of dick's saying "Guns don't kill people, people do," a proposal by a big city, minority Democrat to restrict the number of bazookas that a citizen can own to 10, and absolutely, positively, no action on guns. That'll do the trick!
I think your post may be one of the lowest I have ever seen here. Don't politicize this.
Oh, I'm so very sorry to have upset your delicate sensibilities! Why shouldn't this be polticized? As Mayor Michael Bloomberg just said a few hours ago:

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"You know, soothing words are nice, but maybe it's time that the two people who want to be President of the United States stand up and tell us what they are going to do about it, because this is obviously a problem across the country. And everybody always says, 'Isn't it tragic,' and you know, we look for was the guy, as you said, maybe trying to recreate Batman. I mean, there are so many murders with guns every day, it's just got to stop. And instead of the two people - President Obama and Governor Romney - talking in broad things about they want to make the world a better place, okay, tell us how. And this is a real problem. No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, no matter where you stand on guns, we have a right to hear from both of them concretely, not just in generalities - specifically what are they going to do about guns?"

And I think Michael Grunwald on TIME also makes a valid point when he says,
 
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If advocates or experts or even politicians think their policy ideas can prevent the next Aurora—by preventing potential killers from obtaining guns, by making sure potential victims can carry guns, or by some other method—then by all means, now is the time to spread the word. Pretty soon, the pundits will be back to “you people” and “you didn’t build this” and whatever new verbal gaffe overwhelms the competition to lead the free world.

The past 30 years have seen the GOP position on guns essentially come as close to a pure victory on policy as any issue can be won. As a result, we don't even dare suggest that the response to this tragedy include a hard look at gun control, or American political culture's compliance in essentially saying "Well, since we can't stop every kook, why even bother trying"

Screw you, I'll politicize something that is inherently tied to politics. Why shouldn't 12 people dying needlessly lead to change? Because too many Americans have a gun fetish to actually pass laws that might prevent these frickin massacres every few months!?
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« Reply #9 on: July 20, 2012, 11:44:08 am »
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You know what America needs... some platitudes about how we're all hurting, followed by the NRA becoming ultra-defensive, a bunch of dick's saying "Guns don't kill people, people do," a proposal by a big city, minority Democrat to restrict the number of bazookas that a citizen can own to 10, and absolutely, positively, no action on guns. That'll do the trick!
I think your post may be one of the lowest I have ever seen here. Don't politicize this.

Sanchez is right.

12 people are DEAD! Have some respect for the dead, and resist any impulse to politicize this travesty like the Left tends to do.
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« Reply #10 on: July 20, 2012, 11:45:00 am »
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RIP to the victims.

This was simply the result of attacks on our Judeo-Christian values.
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« Reply #11 on: July 20, 2012, 11:49:54 am »
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I refuse to see human life sacrificed on an altar to appease the pantheon of the gun gods that rule America.
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« Reply #12 on: July 20, 2012, 11:53:45 am »
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Does anyone know what the motive was here?
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« Reply #13 on: July 20, 2012, 12:00:06 pm »
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Does anyone know what the motive was here?

Some men just want to see the world burn.
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« Reply #14 on: July 20, 2012, 12:04:35 pm »
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I didn't like the part of the story I read where the guy's momma was seemingly so "unsurprised" if you will.
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« Reply #15 on: July 20, 2012, 12:15:31 pm »
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I didn't like the part of the story I read where the guy's momma was seemingly so "unsurprised" if you will.

That's not an uncommon response.
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« Reply #16 on: July 20, 2012, 12:17:26 pm »
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God bless the victim's families and the wounded
Rest in peace to the victims
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« Reply #17 on: July 20, 2012, 12:41:39 pm »
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Bless those whose lives were lost today and their families.

I understand Wiz's position on this, but I don't think that bringing up politics in a thread like this (especially immediately after the incident) is exactly the classiest thing to do...
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« Reply #18 on: July 20, 2012, 12:47:26 pm »
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Phil continues to be one of the worst posters on this forum: nothing you say is substantial or worthwhile.

After your earlier post in this thread, that's a rich statement, kid!

And I'm sorry if my posts don't meet your liking! I should be ashamed!

That post was for fun in an attempt to experiment with wordplay, you novice.
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« Reply #19 on: July 20, 2012, 01:01:31 pm »
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Stay classy gun control nuts.
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« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2012, 01:07:46 pm »
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That suxx.

Apparently the suspect was a Denver Med School student.
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« Reply #21 on: July 20, 2012, 01:11:03 pm »
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One cannot even mention events like these without 'politicizing' them, at least without being absurd.  The political meaning and implications of these events are obvious to anyone, and to pretend that meaning doesn't exist is sheer doublethink.
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« Reply #22 on: July 20, 2012, 01:13:05 pm »
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Bless those whose lives were lost today and their families.

I understand Wiz's position on this, but I don't think that bringing up politics in a thread like this (especially immediately after the incident) is exactly the classiest thing to do...

If we only talked about gun policy when there wasn't some sort of gun tragedy no one would care. That's like saying we shouldn't have talked about the levies in New Orleans after Katrina, until sufficient grieving time had passed. No, we should talk about it now.

Besides, this is a political board. Clearly I am upset about the victims' pain and suffering, hence my desire to point out that politics is a way to deal with gun violence, and a good portion of this board and the country at large refuses to talk about it, behaving as if it's a settled issue and these deaths are just part of price of "freedom". If we want to avoid these tragedies in the future, we need to address a lot of underlying issues that aren't being otherwise discussed.
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« Reply #23 on: July 20, 2012, 01:19:22 pm »
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2012_Aurora_shooting

The shooter was James Eagan Holmes, 24, a graduate of UC, Riverside and a Ph D candidate at University of Colorado Medical.  Wow.

They say there is a thin line between genius and insanity.  Oh, God, those poor people.  Sad
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« Reply #24 on: July 20, 2012, 01:26:23 pm »
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A thread about a massacre and you were just posting something "for fun?" But I'm supposedly the vermin. What a world...

Try not to take yourself too seriously pal, this is the internet and you're not a plastic news anchor or candidate for higher office.
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