The Mass Shootings Thread

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Re: The Mass Shootings Thread

Post by P.D.X. » Thu Apr 08, 2021 12:11 pm

Working on the patio of my usual coffee shop and whaddayaknow there's a bomb threat a block away so had to head inside with everyone else. The street they have blocked off is where the downtown police 'precinct' (small office w/ limited staffing) is.

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Re: The Mass Shootings Thread

Post by DaveInSeattle » Fri Apr 09, 2021 9:10 pm

This story broke my heart...

‘I Know She’s Gone, but Why?’: Love and Loss at a Boulder Grocery Store

Teri Leiker and Clint Ponsford shared a love story that began and ended at the grocery store.

They spent more than 30 years working at the same King Soopers supermarket in Boulder, where Ms. Leiker charmed customers with her big laugh and Mr. Ponsford could spot the peaks of the Flatirons when he went outside to wrangle shopping carts. They had both competed in Colorado’s Special Olympics and helped each other get through a lot: deaths, a breakup and the challenges of navigating this world as two people with cognitive disabilities.

About a year and a half ago, their friendship turned into something deeper. They went on karaoke dates. They watched Disney movies that Ms. Leiker adored. On workdays, they would get up at 3:30 a.m. in Ms. Leiker’s condo to make coffee, trade kisses and watch reruns of “Murder, She Wrote” before Mr. Ponsford left for the early shift.

And on March 22, they were both at work when it was all blasted apart.
Fuckers like Ted Cruz and Lauren Boebert should be forced to read that story.

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