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    Re: WTF? Has it come to this?

    I think a sniper needs to come out and shoot all sorts of people. And then maybe they will shut up.

    Like a United Beneton ad. And the sniper will be half muslim, christian mixed but also atheist. And be white and black but also an illegal immigrant and a liberal who voted last time as a Republican. And that it will be a hermaphrodite and also like the Bulls and the Lakers. Will be a vegan but sneaks organic meat in every Sunday. And someone who has never watched an episode of Game of Thrones but loves Steve Wilco.

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    Re: WTF? Has it come to this?

    From watching the news,it looks like the melting pot is still boiling,mainly because everyone keeps turning the heat back up..then down a little bit,then back up again...seems only a matter of time it boils over and gets all over,then gets cleaned up until the next time.
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    The whole seeing cops as murderers thing is bizarre to me. Then again, I've never been in a big city longer than a few hours and know most of our town's officers by name. The one time someone got killed by the police, which was before I was born, a lot of people called foul on it. It was never "the police," though, it was always "that guy."

    We have drug raids, all the time, but they don't end badly. I think it might be because I don't know, and never even heard of, anyone who owns a pistol. Just rifles and the occasional shotgun. It could also be a race thing. I mean most people, including the cops, are native.

    Just a couple days ago my grandpa was complaining about "the white cop."
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    Re: WTF? Has it come to this?

    Why is it that we have not learned from history? It seems that we are getting more stupid as the years go on.
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    Re: WTF? Has it come to this?

    Quote Originally Posted by anubisa View Post
    Why is it that we have not learned from history? It seems that we are getting more stupid as the years go on.
    I'm almost certain we have always been this stupid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    I'm almost certain we have always been this stupid.
    Or worse...

    We just happen to have fast and ubiquitous comm gear now.
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    Re: WTF? Has it come to this?

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    I'm almost certain we have always been this stupid.
    We HAVE always been this stupid.

    Maybe it's time to wise up ourselves?
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    Re: WTF? Has it come to this?

    I can tell the sniper wasn't Muslim because this is called a shooting and not a terror attack.

    /rant

    It times like these I really feel bad for the families and friends of the deceased. I really hope they find the peace of heart after such a tragedy.
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    Re: WTF? Has it come to this?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaskedOne View Post
    Or worse...

    We just happen to have fast and ubiquitous comm gear now.
    This, so much this.
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    I am always surprised that we have for some reason managed to edge away from the abbess over and over,while playing chicken with the full tilt Apocalypse.
    I must have a prodigious quantity of mind; it takes me as much as a week sometimes to make it up.
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    Somewhat like Hunter S. Thompson who was called a gonzo Journalist,I consider myself to be something of a gonzo Pagan.

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    It is interesting that humans seem to believe that they are the crown of creation,until nature drops a house on them....Just saying....

    I have decided that I no longer want to be an adult... If anyone needs me, I'll be in my blanket fort, coloring.

    Trust lost,is trust never regained.

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