Not the worst mass shooting

link Bigzinc Joined: Dec 9, 2010
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10/6/17 12:23:26 PM 

link pelon Joined: Mar 22, 2008
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10/6/17 12:32:25 PM 
In reply to Bigzinc

Interesting article for sure. Especially noting the murder of Black and Native Indians - which tends to "not count" for some of these folk that write headlines.

sadly though, this is the worst mass murder (shooting) by an individual. A stat I am not sure will last.

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 11, 2004
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10/6/17 1:16:11 PM 
I've seen some headlines which add the qualifier "modern US history". I guess it still downplays the atrocities of prior centuries.

link pelon Joined: Mar 22, 2008
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10/6/17 1:20:31 PM 
In reply to Tryangle

"by an individual" is the qualifier missing.

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 11, 2004
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10/6/17 1:37:00 PM 
In reply to pelon

Yeah. Mind you I've seen some reports to suggest it wasn't 'just' him, but that could be the usual conspiracy theory people at work.

Although I didn't see the buzzwords "inside job" or "Illuminati" just yet.

link Runs Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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10/6/17 1:45:54 PM 
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In reply to Tryangle

lol Are you a believer in conspiracy theories and the illuminati?

link Bigzinc Joined: Dec 9, 2010
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10/6/17 3:00:35 PM 
In reply to Runs

you guys don't trivialize this stuff. Modern civilization was founded on the worst atrocities committed on non European populations.

talk about ethnic cleasing.

link pelon Joined: Mar 22, 2008
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10/6/17 3:02:51 PM 
In reply to Tryangle

Please, I beg yuh... don't go there. America is fascinated with conspiracy as a means of not taking definitive ownership to a problem.

I beg uh please.

link bravos Joined: Oct 14, 2009
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10/6/17 3:22:55 PM 
In reply to Tryangle

Even if it wasn't just him its still a mass shooting ..its the event ..like the Columbine boys etc..

link Runs Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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10/6/17 3:38:46 PM 
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In reply to Bigzinc

Facts, figures and pragmatism are not criterias anymore. lol

link Tryangle Joined: Jul 11, 2004
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10/6/17 4:01:32 PM 
In reply to pelon and Runs

Nah, not me. But you know how it goes... people will come up with, or find, anything that supports or promotes their own narrative.

Fake moon landings, flat-earthers, the whole thang.

link Runs Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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10/6/17 4:13:22 PM 
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In reply to Tryangle

Read an article that says it is useless arguing with them and using facts etc Supposedly the part of the brain that triggers anger, feelings of being threatened etc is the same part that is activated when one disagrees with their thinking and try to rationalize with facts. Useless, as they will not get it.

link pelon Joined: Mar 22, 2008
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10/6/17 4:45:19 PM 
In reply to Runs

You are top class

link Runs Joined: Jan 4, 2003
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10/6/17 4:52:17 PM 
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In reply to pelon

Why thank you kind sir, but you are way above me I must be modest and admit. Your posts are a must read and digest.

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10/6/17 5:00:13 PM 
your hair smells very nice smile

link Drapsey Joined: Dec 26, 2007
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10/6/17 5:08:22 PM 
In reply to Runs

Why thank you kind sir, but you are way above me I must be modest and admit. Your posts are a must read and digest.

Mind dem compliments fly to pelon's head.

link pelon Joined: Mar 22, 2008
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10/6/17 6:09:37 PM 
In reply to Drapsey

lol lol lol lol
old rum, frequent failure etc. keep me grounded...

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