The Mass Shootings Thread

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Post by sancarlos » Sun Aug 04, 2019 11:03 am

It sure isn't hard to find this thread these days. It's always near the top!
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'Murica

A friend of mine is on vacation in Virginia and texted me this earlier today.
I was at Walmart this morning in Newport News, VA and the good ol' boy greeter made a joke about "I hope you can run if you hear pop-pop-pop!" Classy as fuck.
I'm not a violent person at all, but I probably would've decked that fuck if he'd said that to me.
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Post by brian » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:17 pm

I'm really not a "call the manager" guy, but at a minimum I would have considered doing that.

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Post by Johnnie » Sun Aug 04, 2019 1:48 pm

I'd be like "Oh, don't you worry. Now I know whose knee to blow out on my way out the door. Pop pop pop!"
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Post by mister d » Sun Aug 04, 2019 2:33 pm

I'm going to allow for a bit of gallows humor, "people deal with trauma in different ways" there. I'm sure a lot of walmart / public workers are on edge today and that dude has to talk to everyone.
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I'm going to allow for a bit of gallows humor, "people deal with trauma in different ways" there. I'm sure a lot of walmart / public workers are on edge today and that dude has to talk to everyone.
Or (and I've no idea because I wasn't able to look him in the eye as he said it) he felt comfortable enough to joke about it because he knows he can now hide in plain sight.
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Post by Pruitt » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:25 pm

I'd imagine that no one here was surprised to learn the the Dayton shooter had white skin.
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Post by mister d » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:48 pm

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Or (and I've no idea because I wasn't able to look him in the eye as he said it) he felt comfortable enough to joke about it because he knows he can now hide in plain sight.
Totally, and probably a much better chance yours than mine, just saying it’s not a lock this dude is terrible despite the terrible comment.
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Post by mister d » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:50 pm

Minor comfort, but Moscow Mitch tripped on his patio and broke one of his two racist shoulders. I’d pay for the video.
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Minor comfort, but Moscow Mitch tripped on his patio and broke one of his two racist shoulders. I’d pay for the video.
I take comfort from the fact that my sister told me that her recovery from a similar injury was excruciating.
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Post by Sabo » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:54 pm

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I'd imagine that no one here was surprised to learn the the Dayton shooter had white skin.
And one of those killed was his sister.

ETA: And in case anyone is wondering, the folks I know in Dayton are safe.
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Post by EnochRoot » Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:56 pm

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Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:52 pm
mister d wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 4:50 pm
Minor comfort, but Moscow Mitch tripped on his patio and broke one of his two racist shoulders. I’d pay for the video.
I take comfort from the fact that my sister told me that her recovery from a similar injury was excruciating.
My dad has a bum shoulder. He still golfs, but it bothers him.

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'4'

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Post by mister d » Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:28 pm

I’ve looked into it for my (probable) rotator cuff and I can’t see any way it’s an option. Pain and rehab seem really awful. And I like that McConnell can’t buy his way out of the recovery and also I hope he dies from it.
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Post by EnochRoot » Sun Aug 04, 2019 7:22 pm

He didn't lay the guns out and snap a photo, but he shared it.

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Post by Gunpowder » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:03 pm

mister d wrote:
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I’ve looked into it for my (probable) rotator cuff and I can’t see any way it’s an option. Pain and rehab seem really awful. And I like that McConnell can’t buy his way out of the recovery and also I hope he dies from it.
It does hurt but the rehab isn't insane or anything and it just depends on how much it bothers you. Would I do mine over if I had the choice? Probably not, but it wasn't really affecting me that badly at the time outside of throwing things.

However, if the pain is bad and getting worse, the longer you wait the more it's gonna suck if you do eventually have it done.
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Post by Gunpowder » Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:04 pm

Oh and as for the shootings I was looking at the Gateway Pundit earlier and these are all false flags and so no one's actually dead. So that's a relief!
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Post by The Sybian » Sun Aug 04, 2019 9:42 pm

Gunpowder wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:03 pm
mister d wrote:
Sun Aug 04, 2019 5:28 pm
I’ve looked into it for my (probable) rotator cuff and I can’t see any way it’s an option. Pain and rehab seem really awful. And I like that McConnell can’t buy his way out of the recovery and also I hope he dies from it.
It does hurt but the rehab isn't insane or anything and it just depends on how much it bothers you. Would I do mine over if I had the choice? Probably not, but it wasn't really affecting me that badly at the time outside of throwing things.

However, if the pain is bad and getting worse, the longer you wait the more it's gonna suck if you do eventually have it done.
Totally depends on what the surgery is. I had a torn labrum in both shoulders repaired. Painful for 3 days, and rehab wasn't horrible. I went 10+ years barely able to throw a ball, unable to swing a bat (swinging was fine, making contact hurt like fuck) or play golf for more than 3 or 4 holes, so the rehab was completely worth it. Side benefit, that was in the days where they gave you 3 months worth of pain meds, when 2 days would have sufficed.
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Post by mister d » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:18 pm

I can swing a bat (and I assume a club) without issue, I just can’t throw at all, both dead arm and pain. Just doesn’t seem worth it since normal humans don’t throw much during their day.
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Post by mister d » Sun Aug 04, 2019 10:18 pm

We should probably take this elsewhere.
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Post by EdRomero » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:10 am

Trump is able to golf while "taking care of it," so you guys should be okay too.

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Post by Giff » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:30 am

I can tell the number of adults on this family trip who have witnessed their child go through an active shooter drill is one (me), because I’m the only one shook from this. My vacation feels ruined and I just want to go home. I’m so sad and mad about it all.
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Post by brian » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:53 am

Honestly, Beto's most "presidential" moment yet. Was about time one of the candidates for president singled out the media for amplifying Trump's rhetoric without condemning it.


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Post by brian » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:59 am

One of the more surreal things about the carnage this weekend is that most of the Dem candidates were in Las Vegas on Saturday for an AFSCME forum. We know all too well how this plays out. It keeps the media attention for awhile, but eventually even 58 people killed in 10 minutes doesn't matter. The only solution is to completely destroy the Republican Party.

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The top two stories on their site yesterday had the same headline. I looked at both and the change was the name/place of the quoted resident. I expect they are all that way.
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brian wrote:
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Honestly, Beto's most "presidential" moment yet. Was about time one of the candidates for president singled out the media for amplifying Trump's rhetoric without condemning it.

That was perfect. And I am all for him throwing that right back in the media's face. They all need to do that.

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DSafetyGuy wrote:
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The top two stories on their site yesterday had the same headline. I looked at both and the change was the name/place of the quoted resident. I expect they are all that way.
Yes. They just change the details but keep 90% of it exactly the same.
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Post by mister d » Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:50 am

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That was perfect. And I am all for him throwing that right back in the media's face. They all need to do that.
"Its these questions that you know the answers to" is really the best part of that quote. The rest is good soundbite, but that's the one that should hurt.
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Post by tennbengal » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:57 am

mister d wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:50 am
tennbengal wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 10:18 am
That was perfect. And I am all for him throwing that right back in the media's face. They all need to do that.
"Its these questions that you know the answers to" is really the best part of that quote. The rest is good soundbite, but that's the one that should hurt.
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Post by Jerloma » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:10 pm

Here's an objectively shitty and pointless take...
In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings.

On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose…

500 to Medical errors
300 to the Flu
250 to Suicide
200 to Car Accidents
40 to Homicide via Handgun

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Post by brian » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:16 pm

NDT is thisclose to being cancelled for being a rapey prick, so he needs to STFU right about now.

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Post by Pruitt » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:18 pm

Jerloma wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Here's an objectively shitty and pointless take...
In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings.

On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose…

500 to Medical errors
300 to the Flu
250 to Suicide
200 to Car Accidents
40 to Homicide via Handgun

Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 4, 2019
Holy shit, that is like beyond belief moronic.

What a fucking ego that prick must have.
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Post by Baloney » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:22 pm

Pruitt wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:18 pm
Jerloma wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:10 pm
Here's an objectively shitty and pointless take...
In the past 48hrs, the USA horrifically lost 34 people to mass shootings.

On average, across any 48hrs, we also lose…

500 to Medical errors
300 to the Flu
250 to Suicide
200 to Car Accidents
40 to Homicide via Handgun

Often our emotions respond more to spectacle than to data.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) August 4, 2019
Holy shit, that is like beyond belief moronic.

What a fucking ego that prick must have.
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Post by Shirley » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:24 pm

I wouldn't say it's a pointless take, but it was extremely poorly timed. And yeah, given his tenuous hold on his positive image, a really stupid thing to Tweet. He did issue an apology.
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Post by Pruitt » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:28 pm

Shirley wrote:
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I wouldn't say it's a pointless take, but it was extremely poorly timed. And yeah, given his tenuous hold on his positive image, a really stupid thing to Tweet. He did issue an apology.
Nah, it's pretty fucking pointless IMO.

Comes across as "why worry about ALS when Cancer kills more people." Just a bogus know-it-all kind of statement.
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Post by Johnnie » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:10 pm

Sounds exactly like something an awkward nerd would say.
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Post by Jerloma » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:59 pm

None of the awkward nerds in here apparently.

It's a shitty take in that those other things we're actually actively trying to prevent. It'd be like if we knew that we had a cure for cancer but an extremely powerful organization with massive influence was stopping us from using it.

Actually, that may be a terrible example.
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Post by A_B » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:00 pm

If one hospital killed 500 people in two days, something would probably be done.
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Post by Nonlinear FC » Mon Aug 05, 2019 4:28 pm

TBH, I thought that was one of those fake tweets that right wing whackos conjure during times like this.

I really can't believe he thought that was a useful thing to Tweet.

I'm done with him. Fuck anyone not on the side of fixing this shit.

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Post by Rush2112 » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:20 pm

Do they have a mass shootings idiot response starter kit? Don't know how many mentions of Chicago I've seen in the past few days. It's the 2nd amendment assholes first line of defence.

Just as senseless killing, but their not mass shootings and often drug or gang-related rather than white Christian snowflake related. But, but Chicago.
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