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Originally posted by .Ryan .Ryan wrote:

Well, it's on the political radar. The Senate just had a comment and a moment of silence and Bush commented earlier and is making a statement at 4:15....

This guy was probably extremely mentally ill though, which will somewhat subvert the need for a scape goat, so we may not see as many tie raids on games and guns....

Yes, my young padawan, mental illness is surely THE contibuting factor here.  I mean, hell, who does this kind of thing?  But I also assure you that they will find a Playstation 2, or X-box, or whatever, with GTA, or Hitman, or some other such violent fare which will SURELY be added to the list of contibutors to this tragedy.  Won't even need to be HIS PS2/3 or Xbox, just that he had access to one that had violent games with it.  I can almost guarantee it at this point...

Mental illness will not be enough of a scapegoat for the media on this one...  They will need something else to give it some zing...



Edited by FlimFlam - 16 April 2007 at 2:35pm

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Woah, I know a lot of people that go to VA Tech, it's really close to where I live. I hope the death count stops going up soon.
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Well, the Amish school shooting didn't bring up this stuff anymore than it had been before the shooting, so ya never know. 'Course, this is obviously much more extreme and dramatic....I think it's gonna be hard to predict this kinda thing until we learn more about the shooter. I'm still not convinced that it was just one guy....

BTW, CNN just said this is the deadliest shooting incident in the history of the US....wow.

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My roommate that I told you about that has been annoying me for sometime turned down music about shooting people to ask me about the shooting at Va Tech and agree with me that it's terrible that a person would even consider doing such a thing. He then started a new song which also had to do with shooting people.

I thought you all would appreciate the irony.
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Originally posted by Tolgak Tolgak wrote:

My roommate that I told you about that has been annoying me for sometime turned down music about shooting people to ask me about the shooting at Va Tech and agree with me that it's terrible that a person would even consider doing such a thing. He then started a new song which also had to do with shooting people.I thought you all would appreciate the irony.


Not THAT ironic really. If I listen to a song, and someone references doing coke, doesnt mean anything about my views on it. Same goes for movies, anything.
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Originally posted by FlimFlam FlimFlam wrote:

Originally posted by .Ryan .Ryan wrote:

Well, it's on the political radar. The Senate just had a comment and a moment of silence and Bush commented earlier and is making a statement at 4:15....

This guy was probably extremely mentally ill though, which will somewhat subvert the need for a scape goat, so we may not see as many tie raids on games and guns....

Yes, my young padawan, mental illness is surely THE contibuting factor here.  I mean, hell, who does this kind of thing?  But I also assure you that they will find a Playstation 2, or X-box, or whatever, with GTA, or Hitman, or some other such violent fare which will SURELY be added to the list of contibutors to this tragedy.  Won't even need to be HIS PS2/3 or Xbox, just that he had access to one that had violent games with it.  I can almost guarantee it at this point...

Mental illness will not be enough of a scapegoat for the media on this one...  They will need something else to give it some zing...

I dread the thought of Jack Thompson riding his horse over that hill once more ...

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Originally posted by choopie911 choopie911 wrote:

Originally posted by Tolgak Tolgak wrote:

My roommate that I told you about that has been annoying me for sometime turned down music about shooting people to ask me about the shooting at Va Tech and agree with me that it's terrible that a person would even consider doing such a thing. He then started a new song which also had to do with shooting people.I thought you all would appreciate the irony.


Not THAT ironic really. If I listen to a song, and someone references doing coke, doesnt mean anything about my views on it. Same goes for movies, anything.


For irony, I just heard this kid on CNN say that his friend or is in Iraq called him to make sure he was ok....

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Originally posted by c4cypher c4cypher wrote:

Originally posted by FlimFlam FlimFlam wrote:


Originally posted by .Ryan .Ryan wrote:

Well, it's on the political radar. The Senate just had a comment and a moment of silence and Bush commented earlier and is making a statement at 4:15....This guy was probably extremely mentally ill though, which will somewhat subvert the need for a scape goat, so we may not see as many tie raids on games and guns....


Yes, my young padawan, mental illness is surely THE contibuting factor here. I mean, hell, who does this kind of thing? But I also assure you that they will find a Playstation 2, or X-box, or whatever, with GTA, or Hitman, or some other such violent fare which will SURELY be added to the list of contibutors to this tragedy. Won't even need to be HIS PS2/3 or Xbox, just that he had access to one that had violent games with it. I can almost guarantee it at this point...


Mental illness will not be enough of a scapegoat for the media on this one... They will need something else to give it some zing...



I dread the thought of Jack Thompson riding his horse over that hill once more ...



Oh sweet christ I hope not...

I want to play it

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Originally posted by c4cypher c4cypher wrote:

Originally posted by FlimFlam FlimFlam wrote:

Originally posted by .Ryan .Ryan wrote:

Well, it's on the political radar. The Senate just had a comment and a moment of silence and Bush commented earlier and is making a statement at 4:15....

This guy was probably extremely mentally ill though, which will somewhat subvert the need for a scape goat, so we may not see as many tie raids on games and guns....

Yes, my young padawan, mental illness is surely THE contibuting factor here.  I mean, hell, who does this kind of thing?  But I also assure you that they will find a Playstation 2, or X-box, or whatever, with GTA, or Hitman, or some other such violent fare which will SURELY be added to the list of contibutors to this tragedy.  Won't even need to be HIS PS2/3 or Xbox, just that he had access to one that had violent games with it.  I can almost guarantee it at this point...

Mental illness will not be enough of a scapegoat for the media on this one...  They will need something else to give it some zing...

I dread the thought of Jack Thompson riding his horse over that hill once more ...

Jack Thompson is probably quivering with anticipation at this point.  He may even be touching himself...


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I wonder how long another copy cat shooting will happen.
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Originally posted by impulse! impulse! wrote:

I wonder how long another copy cat shooting will happen.

Bingo... the more news play this gets, the more likely a "repeat" will occur...


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Wow. This really dampens Columbine. A lot of young lives cut short.

And on a political note, the gun-nuts aren't gonna like this...

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Wow, if they would have stopped the guy after the first shooting only 2 people would have died....now it's up to 33 dead, 15 injured...

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It will be interesting to see what/if colleges across the country take any kind of action to stiffen security/safety or anything a long those lines.
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They definitely need more info. What happened for the two hoyrs after the first shooting? Shouldn't there have been buildings evacuated and massive amounts of police all over campus?

It always says students received no warnings other than an Email 2 hours later?

Granted it's a 2,600 acre campus but what were they thinking not telling everyone?

 

 

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The press says they suspect that this might be a terrorist attack, but it was done by an asian guy so I don't think that theory is valid.

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My dad herd on Xbox Live that the shooters ex-girlfriend caused this.

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Terrorists don't have to be arab....AQ has a strong standing in South-East Asia....

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