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Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:50 AM

Was the Colorado Theater Mass Murder a hate Crime?

..and was the shooter incited by Right-wing hate Media?

Inquiring minds want to know.

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Reply Was the Colorado Theater Mass Murder a hate Crime? (Original post)
formercia Jul 2012 OP
NYC_SKP Jul 2012 #1
cali Jul 2012 #2
formercia Jul 2012 #14
cali Jul 2012 #16
formercia Jul 2012 #25
hifiguy Jul 2012 #20
hlthe2b Jul 2012 #3
Ian David Jul 2012 #6
cali Jul 2012 #17
earthside Jul 2012 #7
get the red out Jul 2012 #4
Comrade_McKenzie Jul 2012 #5
johnnie Jul 2012 #8
Amonester Jul 2012 #11
HopeHoops Jul 2012 #9
snooper2 Jul 2012 #10
davsand Jul 2012 #12
Marrah_G Jul 2012 #13
formercia Jul 2012 #15
Baitball Blogger Jul 2012 #23
flamingdem Jul 2012 #18
pschoeb Jul 2012 #27
flamingdem Jul 2012 #30
hifiguy Jul 2012 #19
Generic Brad Jul 2012 #21
nolabear Jul 2012 #22
formercia Jul 2012 #26
nolabear Jul 2012 #28
amandabeech Jul 2012 #24
backscatter712 Jul 2012 #29
formercia Aug 2012 #31

Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:50 AM

1. Rush Limbaugh has blood on his hands. (nt)

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:52 AM

2. this kind of speculation perfectly mirrors that going on on the right,

Inquiring minds on that side want to know if it was someone tied to the left because of Nolan's negative portrayal of an Occupy type movement.

enjoy the company.

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:38 AM

14. Neither should we be apologists.

How far has 'Playing Nice' gotten us in the past?

Feh!

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Response to formercia (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 11:48 AM

16. of for the sake of reason. What the dickens does my comment have to do

with being an apologist or playing nice. Try nothing, genius.

damn. I hate teh stupid.

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Response to cali (Reply #16)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:09 PM

25. I could have just said 'Hate Media.'

Would that have made it palatable?


Perfection breeds procrastination, which breeds failure.

Stop trying to be perfect.


No time for procrastination....failure awaits you.

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Response to cali (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 11:52 AM

20. +1 nt

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:53 AM

3. Let's tread lightly as nothing is known except the shooter was a 24 year old male and...

for unknown reasons, his mother indicated no surprise and confirmed that her son was "the one".

It is hard not to speculate, but if wrong, it just makes all of us look as bad as those on the "right"...

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:01 AM

6. ABC News says they believe the shooter was a Tea Party member. n/t

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Response to Ian David (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 11:48 AM

17. Idiot ABC has retracted that.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:04 AM

7. Agree. We shouldn't 'tread' at all ...

... until we have some real information.

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:57 AM

4. I will say this

Mental health care is not where it needs to be in this country. Not by a long shot.

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Response to get the red out (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 09:58 AM

5. Amen. nt

 

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:07 AM

8. nevermind

I don't think it's him.

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Response to johnnie (Reply #8)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:25 AM

11. Same name, same city.

Same TeaRoarist?

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:22 AM

9. It's one of those "Fisher King" situations, and Rush is the DJ.

 

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:23 AM

10. Unless he did it out of love and was a religous type

that wanted to send a bunch of folks to heaven...


I guess that would be the only other option

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:32 AM

12. Most generally, shooting at somebody is not considered an "act of love."

I'd take it kinda personal if it was my ass anybody was trying to kill...






Laura

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 10:34 AM

13. Probably not a hate crime-

There was no one group of targets.

We will have to wait to find out the persons motives.

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 11:39 AM

15. "Nothing to see here."

While we're here 'Trying to play nice', the Reich-Wankers are setting the agenda and sorting talking points.

How long is it going to take for you to wake up?

Not much time left.

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Response to formercia (Reply #15)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 11:58 AM

23. Perhaps, in a year or two, we'll have an entire generation

come up who will have no memory of how long and hard we had to fight back to get to where we are today.

So, now is the time to drum the lessons in to avoid sliding back.

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 11:50 AM

18. The mother in San Diego immediately knew it was her son

who went to school in San Diego. So it looks like he has had a disorder for a while.

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #18)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:18 PM

27. Idle speculation

Her statement was just that the person identified was her son, the journalists who called had his address from the police, as this was well after they had raided his apartment, the parents own his apartment, so the journalists probably did a routine check on who owns the apartment to get more info and realized it was his parents.

So it is not surprising that she said that is him, as they had at least his name and his address.

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Response to pschoeb (Reply #27)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:28 PM

30. No. She said it was her gut instinct it was him nt

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 11:51 AM

19. We don't know shit from shinola about anything yet.

At least this lunatic was arrested. The headshrinkers will probably be able to figure out what made this guy tick. Let's leave the speculation to the Malkins of the world for now and wait for facts to emerge. Speculation is untoward.

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 11:54 AM

21. It's way too early to know

Until there are facts, it is best to withhold judgement or make pronouncements. The truth will eventually come out.

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 11:55 AM

22. No one knows, and speculation can quickly become "fact". I'd wait.

We do not know. We should not act as if we do.

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Response to nolabear (Reply #22)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:11 PM

26. All I'm doing is asking a question.

Suddenly, my agenda is evil?

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Response to formercia (Reply #26)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:21 PM

28. I didn't say that. I'm encouraging caution. It's not about you.

If you have a problem with my advising a wait and see attitude so be it.

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:02 PM

24. My guess is that this young man either has a serious mental illness or

he was on some serious drugs.

Last month he withdrew from the U-Colorado graduate school in neurosciences and in another thread, it was reported that the local news media may have known him because he was constantly calling up to report threats.

That really doesn't sound like someone with all his marbles.



On Edit: not in med school, but grad school in neurosciences

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2012, 12:23 PM

29. We don't know yet.

My gut of truthiness says this was a case of an unstable person gone postal - probably because he got kicked out of med school.

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Response to formercia (Original post)

Mon Aug 6, 2012, 04:29 PM

31. Hmmm...

I wonder......

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