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Old 12-16-2012, 09:06 AM   #99
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Please, please do not misunderstand me. What happened in Connecticut is an atrocity in my mind. Could it be avoided? Who really knows?

Just remember:

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October 6, 1976: Cubana Flight 455 - 73 killed
November 20, 1979: Grand Mosque Seizure - 127 killed (excluding perpetrators)
August 2, 1980 : Bologna bombing - 85 killed
April 18, 1983 : 1983 United States embassy bombing - 63 killed
United Airlines Flight 175 hits the South Tower of the former World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
October 23, 1983: Beirut barracks bombing - 299 killed
March 8, 1985 : Beirut car bombing - 80 killed
May 14, 1985 : Anuradhapura massacre - 146 killed
June 23, 1985: Air India Flight 182 bombing over the Atlantic Ocean - 329 killed
December 21, 1988: Pan Am Flight 103 bombing over Scotland - 270 killed
March 12, 1993: Bombay bombings - 257 killed
April 19, 1995: Oklahoma City bombing in the United States - 168 killed
August 7, 1998: U.S. embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania - 224 killed
September 11, 2001: September 11 attacks in the United States - 2,998 killed
October 12, 2002: Bali bombing in Indonesia - 202 killed
March 2, 2004: Ashura massacre in Iraq - 170 killed
March 11, 2004: Madrid train bombings in Spain - 191 killed
September 4, 2004: Beslan school hostage crisis in Russia - 344 killed
February 28, 2005: Al Hillah bombing in Iraq - 127 killed
July 7, 2005: 7 July 2005 London bombings in the United Kingdom - 52 killed
July 11, 2006: Mumbai train bombings in India - 207 killed
March 27, 2007: Tal Afar bombings and massacre in Iraq - 152 killed
August 14, 2007: Yazidi communities bombings in Iraq - 796 killed
November 26–28, 2008: 2008 Mumbai attacks in India - 185 killed
July 22, 2011: 2011 Norway attacks - 77 killed
December 6, 2011: Ashura bombings in Afghanistan - 80 killed[11]
January 20, 2012: Nigeria attacks - 185 killed[12]
May 21, 2012: Sana'a bombing in Yemen - 101 killed[13]
June 13, 2012: June 2012 Iraq attacks - 93 killed[14]
July 23, 2012: July 2012 Iraq attacks - 116 killed[15]

The above is only a portion of Mass Murders in history's time. The article references many more. They are all tragedies.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:14 AM   #100
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When my friend's son was killed in a car accident, the media was knocking on her door shortly after the police did. Maggots!
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When my friend's son was killed in a car accident, the media was knocking on her door shortly after the police did. Maggots!
X 2 what the heck kind of question is - How did you feel when you saw - heard - learned - etc of something tragic? I think I might just punch em in the nose, heaven forbid, if I were ever asked such a question. And then ask - how does that feel you moron?
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:43 AM   #102
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People are lead to the blood by the media. This kind of thing is seems to happen with a more frequent occurrence. As to what is happening to society and our moral values, I only wish I knew and had an answer.

I do feel that all of violence on TV, the movies and video games is certainly taking the innocence of youth away way to early. We need to do a much better job of policing our youths activities and try to identify any behavioral problems for a young person and see that they get help.

We all need to say a prayer for the people at the school and their families.

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There are people still suffering from Sandy up north but do you ever see the media reporting on them? Nope, no mass suffering so no news

Yes the media has done extensive reporting on the suffering people of hurricane Sandy.

This disdain for and blaming of the media is misguided and an example of blaming someone else for your own problem.

Deep down we all know what has changed and therefore what needs to be changed. To many heads buried in the sand. Seems as though more innocent people need to die first. Very sad.
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We all need to say a prayer for the people at the school and their families.

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Agree. However, might be a good idea for everyone to pray this never happens again and that man will quit killing man for no apparent reason.
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I'm glad so many of you have had the time to post and express your feelings. I've read them all but after seeing my wife see the postings of the indviduals that were killed, reading the names and their ages she just totally broke down in tears. It's taken me a little time to gain my composure as well this morning after returning from a little shopping trip and listening to the lyrics of a Christmas song for little ones which really hit home. The tears welled up to the point that I had to pull over to the side of the road and settle down. This is a real time of grief and our hearts and prayers go out to each and every family involved. Thanks everyone for expressing their thoughts.
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Perhaps if everyone that feels these things are over covered, they would get the message. They cancel shows with low ratings. Just a thought.
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It is the sign of the times, and the unraveling of our society and the world that so many in this forum, and the nation, are slowly beginning to recognize and realize - there is more and worse that will most certainly surface as the decline continues, whether some refuse to believe it or not...

This is NOT the nation, and world we enjoyed so few decades past - and denial won't make it any better...


You are absolutely correct. The U.S. has been deteriorating for decades and is now accelerating. My only advice is NOT to be caught in a urban area when the country falls. AND keep your gas tank full. As RVrs we have a special advantage that most do not have.

Historically, 200+ years longevity is not too bad for a form of government.
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Yes the media has done extensive reporting on the suffering people of hurricane Sandy.

This disdain for and blaming of the media is misguided and an example of blaming someone else for your own problem.

Deep down we all know what has changed and therefore what needs to be changed. To many heads buried in the sand. Seems as though more innocent people need to die first. Very sad.
Would you care to offer your opinion as to what needs changing? If it's a no-no for posting pm me.
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I am so glad the wife and I decided to stay home this year until after the Holidays. It's been 4 years since we spent Christmas with the Kids and Grand Children. I'm going to be thankful to be able to hug them closely and I'm sure a little harder then before.
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Now I read 50 shots ring out in California shopping mall. Suspect who was apprehended shoots into parking lot pazement and into the air. Luckily nobody was hurt here in this incident but what gives???? Was there any purpose to scare the bejesus out of all the shoppers that had to take cover? My gosh I'm at a loss.
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Now I read 50 shots ring out in California shopping mall. Suspect who was apprehended shoots into parking lot pazement and into the air. Luckily nobody was hurt here in this incident but what gives???? Was there any purpose to scare the bejesus out of all the shoppers that had to take cover? My gosh I'm at a loss.
Link to the above (latest) shooting incident
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Glad no one was hurt in Calif. Also, glad they have this one alive. Can't wait for his reasoning as to why he felt the need to do what he did.
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