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Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:02 AM

This Modern World: Generic Cartoon, To Be Reused Over and Over Again, Unfortunately.

http://tom-tomorrow.dailykos.com/

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Reply This Modern World: Generic Cartoon, To Be Reused Over and Over Again, Unfortunately. (Original post)
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 OP
DanM Dec 2012 #1
Electric Monk Dec 2012 #17
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #2
eggplant Dec 2012 #7
robbob Dec 2012 #8
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #11
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #12
Wednesdays Dec 2012 #13
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #10
catzies Dec 2012 #18
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #21
OnyxCollie Dec 2012 #3
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #4
jsr Dec 2012 #5
Tree-Hugger Dec 2012 #6
ananda Dec 2012 #9
tblue Dec 2012 #14
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #15
HughBeaumont Dec 2012 #16
Electric Monk Dec 2012 #19
uponit7771 Dec 2012 #20
Paladin Dec 2012 #22

Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:09 AM

1. Yep, it's a tape-reel that plays over and over. n/t

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Response to DanM (Reply #1)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:25 PM

17. easier to read version here

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #2)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:51 AM

7. It was happening before Columbine

In fact, last Friday was the 20th Anniversary to the day of the campus shooting at Simon's Rock College, where a faculty member and a student were killed, and four others were wounded.

20 years. And what have we learned?

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Response to eggplant (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:30 AM

8. Not to mention the horrific shootings at a MacDonalds restaurant

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Response to robbob (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:06 PM

11. I remember James Oliver Huberty, a Libertarian Doomsday Prepper nutbar.

All over the news here back then because of his Ohio ties.

Even as a 15 year old, it scared me to think you could die at a McDonalds thanks to a madman.

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Response to robbob (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:13 PM

12. This one was also pre-Columbine, the worst until VA Tech:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luby%27s_massacre

On October 16, 1991, 35-year-old George "Jo Jo" Pierre Hennard, an unemployed merchant seaman who was described by others as angry and withdrawn, with a dislike of women, drove his blue 1987 Ford Ranger pickup truck through the front window of a Luby's cafeteria at 1705 East Central Texas Expressway in Killeen. Yelling "This is what Bell County did to me!", Hennard then opened fire on its patrons and staff with a Glock 17 pistol and, later, a Ruger P89. He stalked, shot, and killed 23 people while wounding another 20 before committing suicide. At least 80 people were in the restaurant at the time.

The first victim was local veterinarian Michael Griffith, 48, who ran to the driver's side of the pickup truck to offer assistance to the driver after the truck crashed through the window. Hennard also approached 32-year-old Suzanna Hupp and her parents. Hupp reached for her .38 revolver in her purse, only to realize she had left it in her vehicle. Her father Al, 71, rushed at Hennard in an attempt to subdue him but was fatally shot in the chest. A short time later, as Hupp was escaping, her mother Ursula, 67, was shot in the head and killed as she cradled her wounded husband.

During the massacre, Hennard allowed a woman and her four-year-old child to leave. Another patron, Tommy Vaughn, threw himself through a plate-glass window, sustaining injuries, but by doing so he created an escape route for himself and other customers.

Hennard reloaded several times and still had ammunition remaining when he committed suicide by shooting himself in the head after exchanging shots with, and being wounded by a responding police officer.

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Response to robbob (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:25 PM

13. And 1986 Edmond, Oklahoma where the term "going postal" was born

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Response to eggplant (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:00 PM

10. True, but I think it's sort of a "Come Full Circle" thing . . .

. . . in the sense that, like you said, we haven't learned a single thing from it. Granted, no life is less important than another, but I think the implication is that Columbine drew national attention on a lot of levels, mainly because kids were killed for no reason.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 09:47 PM

18. The 19th anniversary of this local one was last week. I saw him before it happened

And it almost happened to me:

http://www.nytimes.com/1993/12/04/us/man-s-7-year-search-to-find-job-ended-with-5-dead-in-california.html

This man Alan Winterbourne was in the lobby of my company less than two weeks before he shot up the local unemployment office and killed four people. He was long-term unemployed, distraught, disheveled and screamed repeatedly, things like, "WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE?!?" "WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO GET A JOB INTERVIEW AROUND HERE??" "I NEED A JOB, DO YOU UNDERSTAND?!?"

It was the most frightening thing that has ever happened to me at work. I was in the lobby talking to the receptionist and it happened right in front of me.

If he had been armed that day I and several others would have been killed point-blank. I'm still not sure how someone got him calmed down and out of the building. But soon others would not be so lucky. The fuse hat already been lit and was burning down.

More here:

"Every day for eight years, systems analyst Alan Winterbourne tried to find a job. And every day he failed. Then one day it all became too much."

http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/2.06/rage.html

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Response to catzies (Reply #18)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 08:46 AM

21. Corporate America's not kind to paranoid eccentrics.

I work with people like Alan, albeit ones with far more self-control than Alan.

There's always that "back of my mind" fear that one of them will just give up hope and snap.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:43 AM

3. K&R. nt

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:44 AM

4. Kick for enlightenment.

Why Tom Tomorrow isn't more widely circulated is beyond me.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:45 AM

5. Exactly what we're seeing.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 10:46 AM

6. K & R nt

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 11:31 AM

9. God, that IS sad!

Cry

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 12:32 PM

14. IT'S INSANE!!!!!

Has to stop. We have to try.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 01:13 PM

15. Note: The cartoon above was inspired by this particular TMW, after the Tuscon shooting.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Mon Dec 17, 2012, 06:12 PM

16. Kick for the night.

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Response to HughBeaumont (Reply #16)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 04:37 AM

19. Good morning!

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 07:10 AM

20. +1!

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Response to HughBeaumont (Original post)

Tue Dec 18, 2012, 09:19 AM

22. "butthurt whining about gun owners being the real victims"


God, does that ever resonate after the last few days, here at DU. Enjoy this one, Delicate Flowers.

Save and reuse, over and over.......

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