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Old 08-27-2018, 11:54 PM   #27226
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Re: From my cold, dead. hands! Except in Detroit and Chicago

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Apparently the shooter was pissed because he got schooled at Madden. Man, I've definitely had a few Heated Gaming Moments trying to beat Dark Souls 3, but I can't imagine going off and shooting a bunch of people over it.
But he bought the guns in Maryland days before tournament and then drove them all the way down there. Did he already have his mind made up that he was going to do it regardless of how he fared in the tournament? Or did he just bring them with him as part of a contingency plan to retaliate if he got beat?
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:20 AM   #27227
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I just made a post on fb the other day about this fear I have of America becoming a nation of sociopaths. Its feels like we're already there and arguably have been for a long time, but now people of ages once considered of innocence are deliberately carrying out acts grotesque in nature. We are churning out and cultivating brains that think this **** is OK, NBD, and IDGAF is sound reasoning...

Are human beings becoming more sick and twisted? Or has it always been this way, we just notice it an order of magnitude more because of social media?
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:26 AM   #27228
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edit: mis-read the post i was responding to
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Old 08-28-2018, 07:51 AM   #27229
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I just made a post on fb the other day about this fear I have of America becoming a nation of sociopaths. Its feels like we're already there and arguably have been for a long time, but now people of ages once considered of innocence are deliberately carrying out acts grotesque in nature. We are churning out and cultivating brains that think this **** is OK, NBD, and IDGAF is sound reasoning...

Are human beings becoming more sick and twisted? Or has it always been this way, we just notice it an order of magnitude more because of social media?
I think it's more the second than the first. Kinda like autism. Nothing caused a spike in autism outside of us understanding it better and diagnosing it more.
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:25 PM   #27230
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Shooter opens fire on building lobby in downtown Cincinnati, kills 3, injures 5 before police kill him

Barely even news in USA#1
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Old 09-06-2018, 02:37 PM   #27231
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Kinda cool that we are adhering to a rule created around 50 years before we knew dinosaurs existed. Surely not worthy of reconsideration for modern times.
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Old 09-06-2018, 04:21 PM   #27232
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So apparently a friend of mine (and former roommate of my wife's) works in that building, was on her way inside, and was on the phone with one of the victims when they were shot.
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Old 09-08-2018, 09:14 AM   #27233
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From the NH 2nd congressional district Republican primary debate last night.




Candidates on arming teachers.

Lynne Blankenbeker
For those teachers that are comfortable with firearms, that own their own firearms, they should be allowed to bring their firearms.

Gerard Beloin
I think the teachers with a firearm would back everything up.

Robert Burns
If teachers want to arm themselves in the workplace, one hundred percent I support that. Anybody should be allowed to arm themselves in the workplace.




On changing gun laws.

Stewart Levenson
If you outlaw, say bump stocks, I'm sure the legislation would include other things that would be more far reaching.

Brian Belanger
If it's the fact that you're shooting a hundred rounds in three seconds, hey, if you're that person, enjoy yourself.

Steve Negron
If you want to build medieval siege weaponry in your backyard, then you be able to do that. Nobody should come in and tell you what you can and can't do.



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The six candidates are competing for the chance to take on Democratic U.S. Rep. Annie Kuster, who is running unopposed.
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www.wmur.com/article/2nd-cd-republican-hopefuls-to-take-debate-stage-friday-night/23027293
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:49 AM   #27234
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If you want to build medieval siege weaponry in your backyard, then you be able to do that. Nobody should come in and tell you what you can and can't do.
This guy's surname is going to cost him a few votes in the primary.
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:05 AM   #27235
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Thoughts and prayers (which will definitely make a difference) to those affected by the shootings in Bakersfield, CA, where some crazy guy decided to play GTA and kill 5 others (including his wife), then himself

(for non-Californians, Bakersfield is a large-ish city of 350k at the southern end of the deplorable Central Valley, a couple hours north of LA and separated from it by a mountain range)
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Old 09-13-2018, 01:18 AM   #27236
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"It’s very unusual to have six people killed in one incident," Sheriff Donny Youngblood said. He later added, "This is the new normal."
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:01 AM   #27237
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But he bought the guns in Maryland days before tournament and then drove them all the way down there. Did he already have his mind made up that he was going to do it regardless of how he fared in the tournament? Or did he just bring them with him as part of a contingency plan to retaliate if he got beat?
Things have changed. Back in the day one of my friends who was part of a group we regularly played Madden with, would unplug the game with his foot when he was losing. I guess escalation is the natural progression.

The most tilting thing about the madden shooting was how many idiots kept claiming only two people died so it was not a msss shooting, completely ignoring all the others shot. That is what we are up against.

All these shootings reverberate deeplywith me. I am sure I have discussed previously when I was young a disgruntled truck driver went to the business my father owned and murdered five people and wounded many others. The number of lives irreparably changed from an incident like that goes magnitudes beyond just the actual people shot, and it has impacts in way many people would never imagine. These incidents impact survivors and victims friends and families for a lifetime.

It is one if the reasons why I struggle with believing they are redeemable or if so actually deserve any such opportunity.
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:49 AM   #27238
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This guy's surname is going to cost him a few votes in the primary.
He (Negron) ended up winning with 26% of the votes, ha.
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:03 PM   #27239
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Old 09-19-2018, 01:19 PM   #27240
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Gee. Ya don't say. I am shocked and appalled
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Old 09-19-2018, 04:30 PM   #27241
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:58 AM   #27242
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An armed society is a polite society

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‘You pulled a gun in front of my kids over a mattress,’ the man said. Then he was shot dead.
Video in the story, it's one of those examples where adding a gun to a heated argument = someone's dead instead of maybe some scuffles, black eyes, or whatever

https://www.washingtonpost.com/crime...=.ba8c75e57815
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:26 AM   #27243
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That's a well trained militia I tell you what.
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:01 PM   #27244
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Old 09-22-2018, 12:42 AM   #27245
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An armed society is a polite society
The bloke who got shot was completely insane. The video speaks for itself and then there's this:



At least the mailman can sleep at night now.
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Old 09-22-2018, 07:06 AM   #27246
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that whole story and video is exactly what i expected to find in texas before i moved here

so far i haven't been disappointed

i mean, SO texas
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Old 10-01-2018, 02:13 AM   #27247
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It's been one year since 500+ shot and 58 killed in Vegas. Is it time to talk about it yet?
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Old 10-23-2018, 04:09 PM   #27248
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Grand jury rejects Florida city commissioner's stand your ground defense, indicts him with second degree murder

The defendant owns a store and killed a guy. It probably wasn't good for his case that surveillance video shows him pointing a gun at the victim, who is trying to leave the store, before grabbing him and shooting him. (video in the link if you want to see someone get murdered)

Comments from the guy's own lawyer seem...not ideal?

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On Friday, Franklin told WTSP News that he would continue to “vigorously assert Mr. Dunn’s lawful right of self-defense.”

"This situation was commenced and started not by Michael Dunn,” Franklin told the news station. “Someone made a choice to shoplift.”
Well, yeah, and what is there to do with shoplifters but execute them?
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Old 10-23-2018, 04:44 PM   #27249
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Grand jury rejects Florida city commissioner's stand your ground defense, indicts him with second degree murder

The defendant owns a store and killed a guy. It probably wasn't good for his case that surveillance video shows him pointing a gun at the victim, who is trying to leave the store, before grabbing him and shooting him. (video in the link if you want to see someone get murdered)

Comments from the guy's own lawyer seem...not ideal?



Well, yeah, and what is there to do with shoplifters but execute them?
Appropriate use of force seems hard to objectify. Shooting the shoplifter is a ridiculous escalation of force in this case, but there are other cases where it's not as clear. I think it's safe to say that initiation of force is almost always wrong, but under what circumstances should it be acceptable to escalate force, if any?
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Old 10-23-2018, 05:08 PM   #27250
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This happened in the town in which I live. Basically conservative hell between Orlando and tampa. I am surprised he was arrested.
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