America's Gun Violence

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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,273
    here is another duck.  use it to copy and paste with your other cut and paste thoughts when asked to think outside the box.  free on me



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  • Jason PJason P Posts: 17,273
    ^ Post above wasn't user specific.  Applies to all.

    Quack.
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    Clark is Jones ... Jones is Clark ... 

  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,642
    sad day today.

    this shooter was a troubled man. he was a gun owner who beat his wife. statistics say that people who own guns and are domestic abusers are more likely to have anger issues and are more capable of doing this kind of thing.

    true the guy supported sanders. sanders has condemned it. most of us on the left have condemned it. this is not how you make your point. i dislike scalise a great deal, but i do not want harm to come to him. i saw an article that republican congressmen are receiving threats now. one received an email that said "one down, 213 to go." this is not how you make the change you want to see.

    that said, i can understand where this guy is coming from. trump lost the popular vote by 3 million people. more people voted for democrats for the house and senate than republicans, yet the republicans hold both houses due to gerrymandering. trump won with the assistance of the russians and comey. the gop is wanting to take his health care away while cutting taxes for the rich and cutting benefits for the poor. i understand the guy is angry and i understand how it feels when congress does what it wants and does not listen to the people. he probably has zero faith in the electoral process. probably felt that even it the dems win by a greater margin in 2018 they will still lose because the districts are rigged in favor of republicans. he probably felt helpless and pissed off as a result. you have fox news and their pundits talking about second amendment remedies last year, and this guy went ahead and did it. he probably felt like he had no other recourse and wanted to make a statement. that to me is what terrorism is. this guy is a white, leftist terrorist.

    i feel bad for those that died and hope that the wounded can fully recover.

    i am not supporting this person at all. i am just saying i can understand his frustration with the system. 
    I appreciate your honesty in this, and I read this 2x before commenting....but I have no idea how you can understand where he is coming from.  I don't. I don't understand the need to shoot people I disagree with. I find it absurd actually.  So I personally have no idea where this guy was coming from and don't think he should get any level of support/sympathy....can't think of the right word. I honestly can't for the life of me figure how you could write this about this guy.
    hippiemom = goodness
  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 17,051
    sad day today.

    this shooter was a troubled man. he was a gun owner who beat his wife. statistics say that people who own guns and are domestic abusers are more likely to have anger issues and are more capable of doing this kind of thing.

    true the guy supported sanders. sanders has condemned it. most of us on the left have condemned it. this is not how you make your point. i dislike scalise a great deal, but i do not want harm to come to him. i saw an article that republican congressmen are receiving threats now. one received an email that said "one down, 213 to go." this is not how you make the change you want to see.

    that said, i can understand where this guy is coming from. trump lost the popular vote by 3 million people. more people voted for democrats for the house and senate than republicans, yet the republicans hold both houses due to gerrymandering. trump won with the assistance of the russians and comey. the gop is wanting to take his health care away while cutting taxes for the rich and cutting benefits for the poor. i understand the guy is angry and i understand how it feels when congress does what it wants and does not listen to the people. he probably has zero faith in the electoral process. probably felt that even it the dems win by a greater margin in 2018 they will still lose because the districts are rigged in favor of republicans. he probably felt helpless and pissed off as a result. you have fox news and their pundits talking about second amendment remedies last year, and this guy went ahead and did it. he probably felt like he had no other recourse and wanted to make a statement. that to me is what terrorism is. this guy is a white, leftist terrorist.

    i feel bad for those that died and hope that the wounded can fully recover.

    i am not supporting this person at all. i am just saying i can understand his frustration with the system. 
    I appreciate your honesty in this, and I read this 2x before commenting....but I have no idea how you can understand where he is coming from.  I don't. I don't understand the need to shoot people I disagree with. I find it absurd actually.  So I personally have no idea where this guy was coming from and don't think he should get any level of support/sympathy....can't think of the right word. I honestly can't for the life of me figure how you could write this about this guy.
    100% agree. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 16,143
    sad day today.

    this shooter was a troubled man. he was a gun owner who beat his wife. statistics say that people who own guns and are domestic abusers are more likely to have anger issues and are more capable of doing this kind of thing.

    true the guy supported sanders. sanders has condemned it. most of us on the left have condemned it. this is not how you make your point. i dislike scalise a great deal, but i do not want harm to come to him. i saw an article that republican congressmen are receiving threats now. one received an email that said "one down, 213 to go." this is not how you make the change you want to see.

    that said, i can understand where this guy is coming from. trump lost the popular vote by 3 million people. more people voted for democrats for the house and senate than republicans, yet the republicans hold both houses due to gerrymandering. trump won with the assistance of the russians and comey. the gop is wanting to take his health care away while cutting taxes for the rich and cutting benefits for the poor. i understand the guy is angry and i understand how it feels when congress does what it wants and does not listen to the people. he probably has zero faith in the electoral process. probably felt that even it the dems win by a greater margin in 2018 they will still lose because the districts are rigged in favor of republicans. he probably felt helpless and pissed off as a result. you have fox news and their pundits talking about second amendment remedies last year, and this guy went ahead and did it. he probably felt like he had no other recourse and wanted to make a statement. that to me is what terrorism is. this guy is a white, leftist terrorist.

    i feel bad for those that died and hope that the wounded can fully recover.

    i am not supporting this person at all. i am just saying i can understand his frustration with the system. 
    I appreciate your honesty in this, and I read this 2x before commenting....but I have no idea how you can understand where he is coming from.  I don't. I don't understand the need to shoot people I disagree with. I find it absurd actually.  So I personally have no idea where this guy was coming from and don't think he should get any level of support/sympathy....can't think of the right word. I honestly can't for the life of me figure how you could write this about this guy.
    i did not say he deserves any support or sympathy. i was expressing empathy and trying to see where he may have been coming from and what his motive was. big difference.

    where did i say i understand his need to shoot people he disagrees with? my words in my post, to your words in yours, is quite a stretch.

    all i said is i understood his anger and frustration with a system that is working against him. i also called him a white, leftist terrorist, because that is what he was. 
    "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."- Hemingway

    "i'm not here to start the fire. i am here to fan the flames..."

    If you have never failed, you have never lived.
  • dignindignin Posts: 6,635
    sad day today.

    this shooter was a troubled man. he was a gun owner who beat his wife. statistics say that people who own guns and are domestic abusers are more likely to have anger issues and are more capable of doing this kind of thing.

    true the guy supported sanders. sanders has condemned it. most of us on the left have condemned it. this is not how you make your point. i dislike scalise a great deal, but i do not want harm to come to him. i saw an article that republican congressmen are receiving threats now. one received an email that said "one down, 213 to go." this is not how you make the change you want to see.

    that said, i can understand where this guy is coming from. trump lost the popular vote by 3 million people. more people voted for democrats for the house and senate than republicans, yet the republicans hold both houses due to gerrymandering. trump won with the assistance of the russians and comey. the gop is wanting to take his health care away while cutting taxes for the rich and cutting benefits for the poor. i understand the guy is angry and i understand how it feels when congress does what it wants and does not listen to the people. he probably has zero faith in the electoral process. probably felt that even it the dems win by a greater margin in 2018 they will still lose because the districts are rigged in favor of republicans. he probably felt helpless and pissed off as a result. you have fox news and their pundits talking about second amendment remedies last year, and this guy went ahead and did it. he probably felt like he had no other recourse and wanted to make a statement. that to me is what terrorism is. this guy is a white, leftist terrorist.

    i feel bad for those that died and hope that the wounded can fully recover.

    i am not supporting this person at all. i am just saying i can understand his frustration with the system. 
    I appreciate your honesty in this, and I read this 2x before commenting....but I have no idea how you can understand where he is coming from.  I don't. I don't understand the need to shoot people I disagree with. I find it absurd actually.  So I personally have no idea where this guy was coming from and don't think he should get any level of support/sympathy....can't think of the right word. I honestly can't for the life of me figure how you could write this about this guy.
    I understand it. People are pushed to do extreme things all the time. 

  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,642
    dignin said:
    sad day today.

    this shooter was a troubled man. he was a gun owner who beat his wife. statistics say that people who own guns and are domestic abusers are more likely to have anger issues and are more capable of doing this kind of thing.

    true the guy supported sanders. sanders has condemned it. most of us on the left have condemned it. this is not how you make your point. i dislike scalise a great deal, but i do not want harm to come to him. i saw an article that republican congressmen are receiving threats now. one received an email that said "one down, 213 to go." this is not how you make the change you want to see.

    that said, i can understand where this guy is coming from. trump lost the popular vote by 3 million people. more people voted for democrats for the house and senate than republicans, yet the republicans hold both houses due to gerrymandering. trump won with the assistance of the russians and comey. the gop is wanting to take his health care away while cutting taxes for the rich and cutting benefits for the poor. i understand the guy is angry and i understand how it feels when congress does what it wants and does not listen to the people. he probably has zero faith in the electoral process. probably felt that even it the dems win by a greater margin in 2018 they will still lose because the districts are rigged in favor of republicans. he probably felt helpless and pissed off as a result. you have fox news and their pundits talking about second amendment remedies last year, and this guy went ahead and did it. he probably felt like he had no other recourse and wanted to make a statement. that to me is what terrorism is. this guy is a white, leftist terrorist.

    i feel bad for those that died and hope that the wounded can fully recover.

    i am not supporting this person at all. i am just saying i can understand his frustration with the system. 
    I appreciate your honesty in this, and I read this 2x before commenting....but I have no idea how you can understand where he is coming from.  I don't. I don't understand the need to shoot people I disagree with. I find it absurd actually.  So I personally have no idea where this guy was coming from and don't think he should get any level of support/sympathy....can't think of the right word. I honestly can't for the life of me figure how you could write this about this guy.
    I understand it. People are pushed to do extreme things all the time. 

    How was he pushed? He wasn't. He's just a bully with a gun that couldn't stand people that disagreed with him.
    hippiemom = goodness
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,642

    sad day today.

    this shooter was a troubled man. he was a gun owner who beat his wife. statistics say that people who own guns and are domestic abusers are more likely to have anger issues and are more capable of doing this kind of thing.

    true the guy supported sanders. sanders has condemned it. most of us on the left have condemned it. this is not how you make your point. i dislike scalise a great deal, but i do not want harm to come to him. i saw an article that republican congressmen are receiving threats now. one received an email that said "one down, 213 to go." this is not how you make the change you want to see.

    that said, i can understand where this guy is coming from. trump lost the popular vote by 3 million people. more people voted for democrats for the house and senate than republicans, yet the republicans hold both houses due to gerrymandering. trump won with the assistance of the russians and comey. the gop is wanting to take his health care away while cutting taxes for the rich and cutting benefits for the poor. i understand the guy is angry and i understand how it feels when congress does what it wants and does not listen to the people. he probably has zero faith in the electoral process. probably felt that even it the dems win by a greater margin in 2018 they will still lose because the districts are rigged in favor of republicans. he probably felt helpless and pissed off as a result. you have fox news and their pundits talking about second amendment remedies last year, and this guy went ahead and did it. he probably felt like he had no other recourse and wanted to make a statement. that to me is what terrorism is. this guy is a white, leftist terrorist.

    i feel bad for those that died and hope that the wounded can fully recover.

    i am not supporting this person at all. i am just saying i can understand his frustration with the system. 
    I appreciate your honesty in this, and I read this 2x before commenting....but I have no idea how you can understand where he is coming from.  I don't. I don't understand the need to shoot people I disagree with. I find it absurd actually.  So I personally have no idea where this guy was coming from and don't think he should get any level of support/sympathy....can't think of the right word. I honestly can't for the life of me figure how you could write this about this guy.
    i did not say he deserves any support or sympathy. i was expressing empathy and trying to see where he may have been coming from and what his motive was. big difference.

    where did i say i understand his need to shoot people he disagrees with? my words in my post, to your words in yours, is quite a stretch.

    all i said is i understood his anger and frustration with a system that is working against him. i also called him a white, leftist terrorist, because that is what he was. 
     I said I couldn't think of the right word...regardless I don't have any empathy for this guy and can't see how anyone does.  What about him makes you feel empathy for him based on his actions?

    Sitting there thinking about why this guy was driven to do this and showing any level of understanding is making a BIG leap. He got mad and shot people, bottom line. So, anytime anyone gets mad it's ok?

    hippiemom = goodness
  • dignindignin Posts: 6,635
    dignin said:
    sad day today.

    this shooter was a troubled man. he was a gun owner who beat his wife. statistics say that people who own guns and are domestic abusers are more likely to have anger issues and are more capable of doing this kind of thing.

    true the guy supported sanders. sanders has condemned it. most of us on the left have condemned it. this is not how you make your point. i dislike scalise a great deal, but i do not want harm to come to him. i saw an article that republican congressmen are receiving threats now. one received an email that said "one down, 213 to go." this is not how you make the change you want to see.

    that said, i can understand where this guy is coming from. trump lost the popular vote by 3 million people. more people voted for democrats for the house and senate than republicans, yet the republicans hold both houses due to gerrymandering. trump won with the assistance of the russians and comey. the gop is wanting to take his health care away while cutting taxes for the rich and cutting benefits for the poor. i understand the guy is angry and i understand how it feels when congress does what it wants and does not listen to the people. he probably has zero faith in the electoral process. probably felt that even it the dems win by a greater margin in 2018 they will still lose because the districts are rigged in favor of republicans. he probably felt helpless and pissed off as a result. you have fox news and their pundits talking about second amendment remedies last year, and this guy went ahead and did it. he probably felt like he had no other recourse and wanted to make a statement. that to me is what terrorism is. this guy is a white, leftist terrorist.

    i feel bad for those that died and hope that the wounded can fully recover.

    i am not supporting this person at all. i am just saying i can understand his frustration with the system. 
    I appreciate your honesty in this, and I read this 2x before commenting....but I have no idea how you can understand where he is coming from.  I don't. I don't understand the need to shoot people I disagree with. I find it absurd actually.  So I personally have no idea where this guy was coming from and don't think he should get any level of support/sympathy....can't think of the right word. I honestly can't for the life of me figure how you could write this about this guy.
    I understand it. People are pushed to do extreme things all the time. 

    How was he pushed? He wasn't. He's just a bully with a gun that couldn't stand people that disagreed with him.
    In his mind he was.  I don't see the world as simply as you do I guess.
  • gimmesometruth27gimmesometruth27 St. Fuckin LouisPosts: 16,143

    sad day today.

    this shooter was a troubled man. he was a gun owner who beat his wife. statistics say that people who own guns and are domestic abusers are more likely to have anger issues and are more capable of doing this kind of thing.

    true the guy supported sanders. sanders has condemned it. most of us on the left have condemned it. this is not how you make your point. i dislike scalise a great deal, but i do not want harm to come to him. i saw an article that republican congressmen are receiving threats now. one received an email that said "one down, 213 to go." this is not how you make the change you want to see.

    that said, i can understand where this guy is coming from. trump lost the popular vote by 3 million people. more people voted for democrats for the house and senate than republicans, yet the republicans hold both houses due to gerrymandering. trump won with the assistance of the russians and comey. the gop is wanting to take his health care away while cutting taxes for the rich and cutting benefits for the poor. i understand the guy is angry and i understand how it feels when congress does what it wants and does not listen to the people. he probably has zero faith in the electoral process. probably felt that even it the dems win by a greater margin in 2018 they will still lose because the districts are rigged in favor of republicans. he probably felt helpless and pissed off as a result. you have fox news and their pundits talking about second amendment remedies last year, and this guy went ahead and did it. he probably felt like he had no other recourse and wanted to make a statement. that to me is what terrorism is. this guy is a white, leftist terrorist.

    i feel bad for those that died and hope that the wounded can fully recover.

    i am not supporting this person at all. i am just saying i can understand his frustration with the system. 
    I appreciate your honesty in this, and I read this 2x before commenting....but I have no idea how you can understand where he is coming from.  I don't. I don't understand the need to shoot people I disagree with. I find it absurd actually.  So I personally have no idea where this guy was coming from and don't think he should get any level of support/sympathy....can't think of the right word. I honestly can't for the life of me figure how you could write this about this guy.
    i did not say he deserves any support or sympathy. i was expressing empathy and trying to see where he may have been coming from and what his motive was. big difference.

    where did i say i understand his need to shoot people he disagrees with? my words in my post, to your words in yours, is quite a stretch.

    all i said is i understood his anger and frustration with a system that is working against him. i also called him a white, leftist terrorist, because that is what he was. 
     I said I couldn't think of the right word...regardless I don't have any empathy for this guy and can't see how anyone does.  What about him makes you feel empathy for him based on his actions?

    Sitting there thinking about why this guy was driven to do this and showing any level of understanding is making a BIG leap. He got mad and shot people, bottom line. So, anytime anyone gets mad it's ok?

    nobody is excusing what he did. i called him a lefty terrorist. 

    maybe i feel a bit of empathy because i am an angry white guy. maybe i feel like my government is not working for me. maybe i feel like the federal government is making a fool out of every single one of us. maybe i feel like the rhetoric from the right is fightin words and i have had enough. maybe i don't. i am fascinated by motivations and why people do what they do. i am in no way excusing what he did, nor am i advocating what he did, nor am i saying i would do what he did. just trying to put myself in his shoes because that is what i do. if you can't or won't or don't do that sort of thing, good on ya i guess. i seek understanding. maybe that is what we need more of, because god sure as hell knows we can't be any more divided than we are now.
    "There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed."- Hemingway

    "i'm not here to start the fire. i am here to fan the flames..."

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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,642
    dignin said:
    dignin said:
    sad day today.

    this shooter was a troubled man. he was a gun owner who beat his wife. statistics say that people who own guns and are domestic abusers are more likely to have anger issues and are more capable of doing this kind of thing.

    true the guy supported sanders. sanders has condemned it. most of us on the left have condemned it. this is not how you make your point. i dislike scalise a great deal, but i do not want harm to come to him. i saw an article that republican congressmen are receiving threats now. one received an email that said "one down, 213 to go." this is not how you make the change you want to see.

    that said, i can understand where this guy is coming from. trump lost the popular vote by 3 million people. more people voted for democrats for the house and senate than republicans, yet the republicans hold both houses due to gerrymandering. trump won with the assistance of the russians and comey. the gop is wanting to take his health care away while cutting taxes for the rich and cutting benefits for the poor. i understand the guy is angry and i understand how it feels when congress does what it wants and does not listen to the people. he probably has zero faith in the electoral process. probably felt that even it the dems win by a greater margin in 2018 they will still lose because the districts are rigged in favor of republicans. he probably felt helpless and pissed off as a result. you have fox news and their pundits talking about second amendment remedies last year, and this guy went ahead and did it. he probably felt like he had no other recourse and wanted to make a statement. that to me is what terrorism is. this guy is a white, leftist terrorist.

    i feel bad for those that died and hope that the wounded can fully recover.

    i am not supporting this person at all. i am just saying i can understand his frustration with the system. 
    I appreciate your honesty in this, and I read this 2x before commenting....but I have no idea how you can understand where he is coming from.  I don't. I don't understand the need to shoot people I disagree with. I find it absurd actually.  So I personally have no idea where this guy was coming from and don't think he should get any level of support/sympathy....can't think of the right word. I honestly can't for the life of me figure how you could write this about this guy.
    I understand it. People are pushed to do extreme things all the time. 

    How was he pushed? He wasn't. He's just a bully with a gun that couldn't stand people that disagreed with him.
    In his mind he was.  I don't see the world as simply as you do I guess.
    By what? I'm sure in his mind he was, cause he was a crazy bully.
    hippiemom = goodness
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,642
    edited June 2017

    sad day today.

    this shooter was a troubled man. he was a gun owner who beat his wife. statistics say that people who own guns and are domestic abusers are more likely to have anger issues and are more capable of doing this kind of thing.

    true the guy supported sanders. sanders has condemned it. most of us on the left have condemned it. this is not how you make your point. i dislike scalise a great deal, but i do not want harm to come to him. i saw an article that republican congressmen are receiving threats now. one received an email that said "one down, 213 to go." this is not how you make the change you want to see.

    that said, i can understand where this guy is coming from. trump lost the popular vote by 3 million people. more people voted for democrats for the house and senate than republicans, yet the republicans hold both houses due to gerrymandering. trump won with the assistance of the russians and comey. the gop is wanting to take his health care away while cutting taxes for the rich and cutting benefits for the poor. i understand the guy is angry and i understand how it feels when congress does what it wants and does not listen to the people. he probably has zero faith in the electoral process. probably felt that even it the dems win by a greater margin in 2018 they will still lose because the districts are rigged in favor of republicans. he probably felt helpless and pissed off as a result. you have fox news and their pundits talking about second amendment remedies last year, and this guy went ahead and did it. he probably felt like he had no other recourse and wanted to make a statement. that to me is what terrorism is. this guy is a white, leftist terrorist.

    i feel bad for those that died and hope that the wounded can fully recover.

    i am not supporting this person at all. i am just saying i can understand his frustration with the system. 
    I appreciate your honesty in this, and I read this 2x before commenting....but I have no idea how you can understand where he is coming from.  I don't. I don't understand the need to shoot people I disagree with. I find it absurd actually.  So I personally have no idea where this guy was coming from and don't think he should get any level of support/sympathy....can't think of the right word. I honestly can't for the life of me figure how you could write this about this guy.
    i did not say he deserves any support or sympathy. i was expressing empathy and trying to see where he may have been coming from and what his motive was. big difference.

    where did i say i understand his need to shoot people he disagrees with? my words in my post, to your words in yours, is quite a stretch.

    all i said is i understood his anger and frustration with a system that is working against him. i also called him a white, leftist terrorist, because that is what he was. 
     I said I couldn't think of the right word...regardless I don't have any empathy for this guy and can't see how anyone does.  What about him makes you feel empathy for him based on his actions?

    Sitting there thinking about why this guy was driven to do this and showing any level of understanding is making a BIG leap. He got mad and shot people, bottom line. So, anytime anyone gets mad it's ok?

    nobody is excusing what he did. i called him a lefty terrorist. 

    maybe i feel a bit of empathy because i am an angry white guy. maybe i feel like my government is not working for me. maybe i feel like the federal government is making a fool out of every single one of us. maybe i feel like the rhetoric from the right is fightin words and i have had enough. maybe i don't. i am fascinated by motivations and why people do what they do. i am in no way excusing what he did, nor am i advocating what he did, nor am i saying i would do what he did. just trying to put myself in his shoes because that is what i do. if you can't or won't or don't do that sort of thing, good on ya i guess. i seek understanding. maybe that is what we need more of, because god sure as hell knows we can't be any more divided than we are now.
    I'm not trying to make it out that you are ok with what he did. And I see times where it's appropriate to put yourself in someone else's shoes. This ain't one of them in my opinion. I get why he did it in his mind (based on his own words on the internet).....but he was just a crazy bully.  
    Post edited by cincybearcat on
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  • tbergstbergs Posts: 5,179
    I think I get what gimme is getting at, but it's hard to explain. I also don't think this happens if Trump was trying to unite the country, but he perpetuates hate and divisiveness. He alone has a chance to make crazed people like this guy today feel like we're moving to something besides civil war. Yes, the shooter (I refuse to give him any glory and name him) is responsible for his actions, but we know mentally severed and damaged people will react this way when pushed to their wits end. Jeremy fucking spoke today and it wasn't himself he took it out on.

    Guarantee, lots of mentally unstable people will see this as the beginning to this type of action. Trump must step up and put his fucking egotistical attitude behind him and speak to all people for once. He is the catalyst.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 24,409
    Scalise...A+ NRA rating....oh, the irony.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • SmellymanSmellyman AsiaPosts: 3,468
    HE IS NOT OK WITH WHAT HE DID


    Judas Priest


  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,642
    Smellyman said:
    HE IS NOT OK WITH WHAT HE DID


    Judas Priest


    No shit. Not my point. Jesus H Christ 
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,642

    tbergs said:
    I think I get what gimme is getting at, but it's hard to explain. I also don't think this happens if Trump was trying to unite the country, but he perpetuates hate and divisiveness. He alone has a chance to make crazed people like this guy today feel like we're moving to something besides civil war. Yes, the shooter (I refuse to give him any glory and name him) is responsible for his actions, but we know mentally severed and damaged people will react this way when pushed to their wits end. Jeremy fucking spoke today and it wasn't himself he took it out on.

    Guarantee, lots of mentally unstable people will see this as the beginning to this type of action. Trump must step up and put his fucking egotistical attitude behind him and speak to all people for once. He is the catalyst.
    I think just about everyone in Washington owns this a little. They have created an atmosphere (along with the media and fostered by social media that allows people to find others doing the same crazy things they are doing and making it seem normal).

    The politicians have been demonizing their opponents. Even Bernie who I don't like but think is likely a very nice guy trying to do what he thinks is best demonizes the rich and creates victims to drive voters and volunteers....like this guy. Not an intended consequence...but it opens the flood gates for the crazies. Just like trump did...trump to a higher degree.
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  • Go BeaversGo Beavers Posts: 7,066

    sad day today.

    this shooter was a troubled man. he was a gun owner who beat his wife. statistics say that people who own guns and are domestic abusers are more likely to have anger issues and are more capable of doing this kind of thing.

    true the guy supported sanders. sanders has condemned it. most of us on the left have condemned it. this is not how you make your point. i dislike scalise a great deal, but i do not want harm to come to him. i saw an article that republican congressmen are receiving threats now. one received an email that said "one down, 213 to go." this is not how you make the change you want to see.

    that said, i can understand where this guy is coming from. trump lost the popular vote by 3 million people. more people voted for democrats for the house and senate than republicans, yet the republicans hold both houses due to gerrymandering. trump won with the assistance of the russians and comey. the gop is wanting to take his health care away while cutting taxes for the rich and cutting benefits for the poor. i understand the guy is angry and i understand how it feels when congress does what it wants and does not listen to the people. he probably has zero faith in the electoral process. probably felt that even it the dems win by a greater margin in 2018 they will still lose because the districts are rigged in favor of republicans. he probably felt helpless and pissed off as a result. you have fox news and their pundits talking about second amendment remedies last year, and this guy went ahead and did it. he probably felt like he had no other recourse and wanted to make a statement. that to me is what terrorism is. this guy is a white, leftist terrorist.

    i feel bad for those that died and hope that the wounded can fully recover.

    i am not supporting this person at all. i am just saying i can understand his frustration with the system. 
    I appreciate your honesty in this, and I read this 2x before commenting....but I have no idea how you can understand where he is coming from.  I don't. I don't understand the need to shoot people I disagree with. I find it absurd actually.  So I personally have no idea where this guy was coming from and don't think he should get any level of support/sympathy....can't think of the right word. I honestly can't for the life of me figure how you could write this about this guy.
    i did not say he deserves any support or sympathy. i was expressing empathy and trying to see where he may have been coming from and what his motive was. big difference.

    where did i say i understand his need to shoot people he disagrees with? my words in my post, to your words in yours, is quite a stretch.

    all i said is i understood his anger and frustration with a system that is working against him. i also called him a white, leftist terrorist, because that is what he was. 
     I said I couldn't think of the right word...regardless I don't have any empathy for this guy and can't see how anyone does.  What about him makes you feel empathy for him based on his actions?

    Sitting there thinking about why this guy was driven to do this and showing any level of understanding is making a BIG leap. He got mad and shot people, bottom line. So, anytime anyone gets mad it's ok?

    Having empathy isn't saying something's okay. We don't progress as people without empathy. 
  • Halifax2TheMaxHalifax2TheMax Posts: 17,433
    Hundreds of kids and action is taken to try and prevent it from occurring. Tens of thousands of victims every year, year after year and crickets. Guess those 20 kids in Sandy Hook didn't matter much?

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  • unsungunsung Posts: 9,485
    Wobbie said:
    Scalise...A+ NRA rating....oh, the irony.
    Has absolutely nothing to do with it.  I hate the NRA but this comparison is ridiculous.  
  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,642

    sad day today.

    this shooter was a troubled man. he was a gun owner who beat his wife. statistics say that people who own guns and are domestic abusers are more likely to have anger issues and are more capable of doing this kind of thing.

    true the guy supported sanders. sanders has condemned it. most of us on the left have condemned it. this is not how you make your point. i dislike scalise a great deal, but i do not want harm to come to him. i saw an article that republican congressmen are receiving threats now. one received an email that said "one down, 213 to go." this is not how you make the change you want to see.

    that said, i can understand where this guy is coming from. trump lost the popular vote by 3 million people. more people voted for democrats for the house and senate than republicans, yet the republicans hold both houses due to gerrymandering. trump won with the assistance of the russians and comey. the gop is wanting to take his health care away while cutting taxes for the rich and cutting benefits for the poor. i understand the guy is angry and i understand how it feels when congress does what it wants and does not listen to the people. he probably has zero faith in the electoral process. probably felt that even it the dems win by a greater margin in 2018 they will still lose because the districts are rigged in favor of republicans. he probably felt helpless and pissed off as a result. you have fox news and their pundits talking about second amendment remedies last year, and this guy went ahead and did it. he probably felt like he had no other recourse and wanted to make a statement. that to me is what terrorism is. this guy is a white, leftist terrorist.

    i feel bad for those that died and hope that the wounded can fully recover.

    i am not supporting this person at all. i am just saying i can understand his frustration with the system. 
    I appreciate your honesty in this, and I read this 2x before commenting....but I have no idea how you can understand where he is coming from.  I don't. I don't understand the need to shoot people I disagree with. I find it absurd actually.  So I personally have no idea where this guy was coming from and don't think he should get any level of support/sympathy....can't think of the right word. I honestly can't for the life of me figure how you could write this about this guy.
    i did not say he deserves any support or sympathy. i was expressing empathy and trying to see where he may have been coming from and what his motive was. big difference.

    where did i say i understand his need to shoot people he disagrees with? my words in my post, to your words in yours, is quite a stretch.

    all i said is i understood his anger and frustration with a system that is working against him. i also called him a white, leftist terrorist, because that is what he was. 
     I said I couldn't think of the right word...regardless I don't have any empathy for this guy and can't see how anyone does.  What about him makes you feel empathy for him based on his actions?

    Sitting there thinking about why this guy was driven to do this and showing any level of understanding is making a BIG leap. He got mad and shot people, bottom line. So, anytime anyone gets mad it's ok?

    Having empathy isn't saying something's okay. We don't progress as people without empathy. 
    And clearly not everyone deserves empathy.
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 17,051
    It'd be nice if both sides got together and actually game up with some ideas.  Registration of all gun sales would be a nice start.
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • unsungunsung Posts: 9,485
    This continues the trend of the violent policies and reactions of the left.  Temper tantrums that actually harm people.
  • dignindignin Posts: 6,635
    unsung said:
    This continues the trend of the violent policies and reactions of the left.  Temper tantrums that actually harm people.
    Haha, you should post a made up meme to back up that "trend". 
  • mickeyratmickeyrat Posts: 14,276
    unsung said:
    This continues the trend of the violent policies and reactions of the left.  Temper tantrums that actually harm people.
    waiting to see what kind of actions the poorer of trumps supporters take when they begin to get fucked over by hom and the gop.
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 10,642
    mcgruff10 said:
    It'd be nice if both sides got together and actually game up with some ideas.  Registration of all gun sales would be a nice start.
    Agree.  But look at recent history.  We had a mass killing of little kids....6-7 years old and it resulted in nothing.......unbelievable.
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  • dignindignin Posts: 6,635
    mcgruff10 said:
    It'd be nice if both sides got together and actually game up with some ideas.  Registration of all gun sales would be a nice start.
    If Sandy Hook couldn't do it, this won't.
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    Dude lived just outside of St Louis, MO.  How many times do you think he saw this:

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