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#1 Dec 08 2011 at 1:27 PM Rating: Default
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Virginia Tech officials say a police officer and another person have been shot and killed on the school's campus.
The suspect remains on the loose. They believe the suspect is still armed


Does anyone remember the days when this stuff was shocking?
I predict that in a few years shooting rampages will be as widely reported (and regarded) as car accidents.

I'm glad the rest of the world is such a great place! I'm sure the inner goodness of humanity will start to prevail.. one day.. right?Smiley: rolleyes

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#2 Dec 08 2011 at 1:29 PM Rating: Excellent
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Remember when it took more than two people to be considered a rampage?
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#3 Dec 08 2011 at 1:34 PM Rating: Good
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Remember when things happened all over the world that we had no knowledge of?

I'm less concerned about the level of reporting by the media as the level of killing. Have 'shooting rampage' incidence rates increased over time? Sure, since kids have gotten more and more easy access to guns they have, but what's the trend look like?
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The shooting came the same day as Virginia Tech, which has an enrollment of about 30,000, was appealing a $55,000 fine by the U.S. Education Department in connection with the university's response to the 2007 rampage, when a student gunman killed 32 students and faculty and then shot himself.


Assassin hired by Dept. of Education to sabotage the appeal? Smiley: tinfoilhat

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lolgaxe wrote:
Remember when it took more than two people to be considered a rampage?


This.

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#5 Dec 08 2011 at 1:45 PM Rating: Excellent
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Elinda wrote:
Remember when things happened all over the world that we had no knowledge of?

I'm less concerned about the level of reporting by the media as the level of killing. Have 'shooting rampage' incidence rates increased over time? Sure, since kids have gotten more and more easy access to guns they have, but what's the trend look like?


Obviously we need to blame video games.
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This looks like a job for Jack Thompson.
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#7 Dec 08 2011 at 5:25 PM Rating: Good
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This looks like a job for Jack Thompson.


Didn't he try to run over a hooker to get his money back and ended up getting shot by the police after a high speed chase?
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#8 Dec 08 2011 at 5:27 PM Rating: Default
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you are thinking of the guys from every grand theft auto (esque) game ever.
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I'm glad the rest of the world is such a great place! I'm sure the inner goodness of humanity will start to prevail.. one day.. right?Smiley: rolleyes


Holy shit. Listen to some Taking Back Sunday and get it out of your system already.
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#10 Dec 08 2011 at 8:03 PM Rating: Default
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lolgaxe wrote:
Remember when it took more than two people to be considered a rampage?


Oh What Ever; so if the guy killed more than some prerequisite number of people it makes it less of what it is? Get back on the flower bus to dream land.
and the point was less this incident that happened today and the string of these events

Michigan
Ohio
Oregan
North Carolina

All within the last 6 months
Elinda wrote:
Have 'shooting rampage' incidence rates increased over time? Sure, since kids have gotten more and more easy access to guns they have, but what's the trend look like?


Kid's have easier access to guns now than they did any other time in American history? Really? and you really have to ask if these things are increasing over time? Seriously? You think stuff just hasn't been reported?
I'm not saying that these things are something new.. just that back in the day when we threatened to shoot up a school we usually weren't serious.
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Holy sh*t. Listen to some Taking Back Sunday and get it out of your system already.

Smiley: laugh
No way, man; I quite prefer leaving the hippie-glasses off and seeing the awful truth of what standard human society is and has always been and always will be.
This doesn't make me enjoy my life any less; it just keeps me on my toes to we aware of where this world is heading.


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This doesn't make me enjoy my life any less

It's making me enjoy MY life less. Not because of any deep revelation, but because you sound like a damn 15 year old who decided to move into the basement, wear a lot of silver jewelry and smoke clove cigarettes.
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#12 Dec 08 2011 at 8:12 PM Rating: Default
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Jophiel wrote:
Kelvyquayo wrote:
This doesn't make me enjoy my life any less

It's making me enjoy MY life less. Not because of any deep revelation, but because you sound like a damn 15 year old who decided to move into the basement, wear a lot of silver jewelry and smoke clove cigarettes.


I respect you enough NOT to believe that what I post on a forum makes you enjoy your life less.. I don't believe that this forum is your life despite you being much of the fabric that holds this forum together. That is not flattery; just observation.

I smile to know that no matter how amusing your plethora of postings and debates are; that I will still always be a better dancer than you.Smiley: wink2

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I didn't say "significantly less" Smiley: grin
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you are thinking of the guys from every grand theft auto (esque) game ever.

Can't you go two minutes without ruining a joke around here? Smiley: oyvey
#15 Dec 09 2011 at 7:34 AM Rating: Excellent
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Kelvyquayo wrote:
so if the guy killed more than some prerequisite number of people it makes it less of what it is?
OH MY GOD! ONE PERSON DIED SOMEWHERE! IT'S A MASSACRE!
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I wonder when Fox News will blame this on more people needing Jesus in their lives.
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#17 Dec 09 2011 at 8:56 AM Rating: Decent
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Kelvyquayo wrote:

Kid's have easier access to guns now than they did any other time in American history? Really? and you really have to ask if these things are increasing over time? Seriously? You think stuff just hasn't been reported?
I'm not saying that these things are something new.. just that back in the day when we threatened to shoot up a school we usually weren't serious.

I bet most people that threaten to shoot up a school now are not serious either. That's why I'm asking if the rates of intentional death by shooting continue to go up assuming the availability of guns has not significantly changed in the last decade or two.

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There's a well established hierarchy to these things and this was definitely short of a rampage.

1 kill: A murder
2 kills: Double murder
5 kills: Killing spree
15 kills: Rampage
30+ kills: Massacre

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Remember how the world was fundamentally different when you were a child? Me too, you were all born in the late 80s right?
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Me too, you were all born in the late 80s right?

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#21 Dec 09 2011 at 9:57 AM Rating: Excellent
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Late 80s... riiiight.

Now if you'll excuse me, Carmen Sandiego has stolen the Eiffel Tower again and I believe she's hiding in Kathmandu.
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Late 80s... riiiight.

Now if you'll excuse me, Carmen Sandiego has stolen the Eiffel Tower again and I believe she's hiding in Kathmandu.


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Go east.
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It smells like death in here.
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#25 Dec 09 2011 at 11:46 AM Rating: Excellent
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What Joph said. My oldest son was born in 1990.

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#26 Dec 09 2011 at 4:13 PM Rating: Decent
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Kelvyquayo wrote:
Kid's have easier access to guns now than they did any other time in American history? Really?


Yes, really! I'm sure of it. Someone on MSNBC said it, so it must be true!!!
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Hey, with the crackdown on toys in happy meals, they had to hand out something. And if there's one thing we can all agree on about guns, it's that they aren't toys.
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It smells like death in here.
Also sex and candy.
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Me too, you were all born in the late 80s right?

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#30 Dec 10 2011 at 7:39 AM Rating: Good
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There's a well established hierarchy to these things and this was definitely short of a rampage.

1 kill: A murder
2 kills: Double murder
5 kills: Killing spree
15 kills: Rampage
30+ kills: Massacre

The Boston Massacre was 5 people dead. However, the Candlemas Massacre killed about 100 people.

Come to think of it, the same word should not be used to describe those two events.

Random question: Do people nowhere near York, ME know about the Candlemas Massacre?
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#31 Dec 10 2011 at 10:58 AM Rating: Default
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Jophiel wrote:
Allegory wrote:
Me too, you were all born in the late 80s right?

Smiley: mad


My wife got me the entire Robotech saga for my birthday.
I have to say; this stuff is better than Battlestar Galactica! I can't believe I was watching this when I was 8. What an awesome kid I was.. I don't know what happened.. probably Nintendo happened.

Edited, Dec 10th 2011 12:00pm by Kelvyquayo
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