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JCC school shooting in Conn.

Discussion in 'Community' started by KnightWriter, Dec 14, 2012.

  1. Fire_Ice_Death

    Fire_Ice_Death Jedi Grand Master star 7

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    Well, that brings up an interesting proposition: are we that used to nobodies becoming famous that in order to become somebody you have to violently get their attention?
     
  2. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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  3. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    I'm right now, other than the mother being established as owning the guns involved in the shooting, I'm taking everything said about her with a grain of salt. There's just so many stories right now, it's hard to tell what's fact and what's truth about a lot in regards to her and her son.
     
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  4. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    heard today that it may have been his mother's decision to have him committed that caused the guy to snap. she was apparently good friends with the school's principal and psychologist.
     
  5. Ghost

    Ghost Chosen One star 7

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    FBI says he didn't snap, had been planning this for months.
     
  6. AAAAAH

    AAAAAH Jedi Knight star 4

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    or caused him to plan it for months.
     
  7. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    So, this video has been making the rounds among conspira****s on the internet.



    Idiots, the lot of them.
     
  8. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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  9. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 9 Staff Member Manager

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  10. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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    *goes to a wall and beats head on it until the Mayans destroy the world*
     
  11. Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi

    Lady_Sami_J_Kenobi Jedi Master star 6

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    I'm not even gonna read that one--read one earlier today and it made me really mad. As in made my blood boil.
     
  12. yankee8255

    yankee8255 Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    I find Newt Gingrich's comment (shared by many others, sadly) that the principal should have been armed far worse, tbh.
     
  13. Jensaarai1219

    Jensaarai1219 Jedi Master star 4

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    Today one of our customers called from one of these kid's funeral. She kept apologizing for telling me that and hung up crying. I wish there was something that could be said at times like that.
     
  14. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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  15. Juliet316

    Juliet316 Chosen One star 10

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  16. Rogue_Ten

    Rogue_Ten Chosen One star 7

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    burial at sea like bin laden, no doubt
     
  17. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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  18. Narutakikun

    Narutakikun Jedi Knight star 4

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    Well, that's exactly what a rational republic should base their Constitutional policy on - the opinions of a grief-stricken pre-pubescent child.

    I'm sorry if that sounds heartless, but, well, again, sometimes someone has to be the cooler head that prevails. Someone has to call for a little logos in the middle of a tornado of pathos. Our politics have, for the last dozen years, under both parties, gotten to be more and more based on emotion, and out of all the emotions, especially on fear and grief. Very, very rarely has this led to good long-term policy. Maybe we should back off on that, and think things through more logically and rationally.
     
  19. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    You're trying too hard.
     
  20. Narutakikun

    Narutakikun Jedi Knight star 4

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    Nah - I deal with this stuff professionally. Part of my natural lexicon.
     
  21. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Logically, no rational person should want to own a firearm. Logically. Rationally. Logitionally.
     
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  22. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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    No but he deals with this stuff professionally!

    you just got logic'd!
     
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  23. Narutakikun

    Narutakikun Jedi Knight star 4

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    Two logical fallacies in just one small sentence:

    1) Unsupported assertion.

    2) The "I am the world*" fallacy.

    (*This one is part of a list of logical fallacies and illustrations of them written up by Scott Adams in The Joy of Work. Good, witty stuff.)
     
  24. Darth Guy

    Darth Guy Chosen One star 10

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    Possessing a tool meant only to kill is a hallmark of a homicidal maniac. Gun nuts should be committed, really.
     
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  25. Narutakikun

    Narutakikun Jedi Knight star 4

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    Or someone who means to defend themselves. Or someone who wants to shoot some food - a few pounds of dressed venison can make a serious difference in the lives of some of the rural poor.

    So... do you consider the police to be "homicidal maniacs"? They possess these same tools. Or do state-issued costumes somehow magically change mental illness into logic and virtue?

    Ah, the medicalization of dissent - the true mark of a fascist. People like you, who threaten to throw people into mental institutions, Stalin-style, for daring to hold political opinions that disagree with yours, are living proof of why we do need a 2nd Amendment.