Another shooting rocks the world

Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Queen K » Mar 30th, 2009, 9:16 am

Com'on, who shoots up an old folks home to the tune of 8 dead? Just watch all the copy cat idiots out there now.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Queen K » Apr 6th, 2009, 10:23 am

The shootings are coming in so hard and fast it is difficult to keep up.

Who shoots up an immigration/community center to the tune of 14 dead? Sick sick sick.

And three dead officers in Pa. The saddest is one of them wasn't even on duty, so his widow gets zilch. Nothing. Ins. will not kick in.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Glacier » Apr 17th, 2009, 5:24 pm

keesa wrote:The shootings are coming in so hard and fast it is difficult to keep up.

If the current tend holds, it will only get worse. Here is a graph of all school shootings in the USA. Notice how it has climbed in the current decade which isn't even over yet.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Jordan123 » Apr 18th, 2009, 10:45 am

News Flash - People have always been killing each other. We're not going to change our ways until we can act and react from a place that's not based in fear. This has been happening for as long as humans have been here, the only difference is, we readily have access to the information now.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby sobrohusfat » Apr 18th, 2009, 10:59 am

:127:

Sure folks killing each other isn't new ... head in sand denial isn't new either.

The "modern access to information" thing is an easy pile of sand but don't forget to come out for air now and then. It doesn't require Perry Masonesque research to accept things overall are getting wacked.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Jordan123 » Apr 18th, 2009, 11:08 am

Okay, that makes no sense at all .... How is anyone burying their head in the sand? All I was saying is, it's been happening and will continue to happen until we can change our ways. I'm aware of it, I just know it won't change until people actually believe they don't need to resort to violence to be heard.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby sobrohusfat » Apr 18th, 2009, 6:29 pm

Jordan123 wrote:News Flash - People have always been killing each other. ... the only difference is, we readily have access to the information now.


It's probably just me but following a post illustrating how things are progressively getting wacked, your post sounded something like:

"You boneheads, things aren't getting worse, we just know about more now"

When it's obvious they are. (just ask Agent Dave)
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Glacier » Apr 18th, 2009, 9:44 pm

When my mom was growing up in the 40s and 50s there was not a single school shooting nor had it ever crossed anyone's mind that someone would do such a thing. When I was growing up in the 80s and 90s school shootings skyrocketed, but they were big city events. Now that my children are growing up in the 21st century they did a practice a lock down in his school last week to prepare in the event of a big shooting. My kids go to a rural school in the Okanagan.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Glacier » Apr 9th, 2011, 1:26 pm

Another sad day on the world of mass shootings, this time in the Netherlands.

Seven people are dead and 15 others wounded after a gunman opened fire at a crowded shopping mall near Amsterdam on Saturday.

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"You hear about this sort of thing happening at American schools and you think that's a long way away," said Rob Kuipers, 50. "Now it's happened here in the Netherlands."


http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/2011040 ... ng-110409/
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Queen K » Apr 9th, 2011, 2:14 pm

I hereby ban Trump, the Russian's monkey-Do, from my funeral. McCain had it right.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Captain Awesome » Apr 9th, 2011, 4:11 pm

I've heard that Canadians have more guns per capita than US.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Queen K » Aug 7th, 2011, 5:02 pm

Never mind that madman in Norway. 76 dead?

Now Ohioians have to deal with their own madman, 8 dead including an 11 year old?
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Captain Awesome » Aug 7th, 2011, 6:05 pm

Queen K wrote:Never mind that madman in Norway. 76 dead?

Now Ohioians have to deal with their own madman, 8 dead including an 11 year old?


I guess Norwegians are just better at shooting. Who would have thunk it ...
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Queen K » Oct 12th, 2011, 6:43 pm

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-st ... .htm#65917

Eight dead at a hair saloon? This is just terrible.
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Re: Another shooting rocks the world

Postby Glacier » Dec 13th, 2011, 10:47 pm

I guess the shootings are getting kind of old hat since it's been 6 hours since the Castanet story was posted, with nary a comment on the forums about it.

Belgian investigators say the gunman who went on a horrific rampage through the city of Liege was obsessed with firearms, and had been scheduled to meet with police on the same day he went on a killing spree.

Nordine Amrani, 33, was armed with hand grenades, a revolver and an assault rifle that he used to attack holiday shoppers in a central square in Liege on Tuesday afternoon.

By Tuesday night the death toll had risen to at least six, including Amrani, with more than 120 wounded.
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