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still_one Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-17-07 07:57 AM
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26. First of all let me state very clearly what happened at VA Tech is an tradgedy
and an outrage.

You are correct, Iraq is a civil war, while the other is a disturbed student who was able to get his hands on weapons he should not have been able to

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  -30+ innocents were killed at VA Tech. 90+ innocents are killed in Iraq everyday and no one blinks/nt still_one  Apr-17-07 07:30 AM   #0 
  - apples and oranges  MemphisTiger   Apr-17-07 07:30 AM   #1 
  - Is that the reason no one cares that 90+ people are killed per day in Iraq?  still_one   Apr-17-07 07:35 AM   #9 
  - There is a war going on in Iraq, not Blacksburg, VA  MemphisTiger   Apr-17-07 07:52 AM   #20 
  - First of all let me state very clearly what happened at VA Tech is an tradgedy  still_one   Apr-17-07 07:57 AM   #26 
  - People expect casualties in a war even if it's one as misguided as Iraq  Mike Daniels   Apr-17-07 07:55 AM   #24 
  - Appreciate the explanation. I was not trying to minimize what happened at VA Tech  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:00 AM   #28 
  - "no one cares"?  onenote   Apr-17-07 08:12 AM   #36 
     - I hope you are right.  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:41 AM   #54 
  - apples and oranges but why is it offensive?  Connonym   Apr-17-07 08:57 AM   #60 
  - A discussion about it is fine but to compare VT to  MemphisTiger   Apr-17-07 09:30 AM   #72 
  - Oh bullshit.  The Stranger   Apr-17-07 12:55 PM   #86 
  - I blink. I think of them every morning.  malta blue   Apr-17-07 07:31 AM   #2 
  - Useless thread. Pure garbage.  Katzenkavalier   Apr-17-07 07:31 AM   #3 
  - why is that? Is it because most people do not give the deaths in Iraq a second thought?  still_one   Apr-17-07 07:36 AM   #11 
  - Your insensitivity towards those VT families experiencing loss  hlthe2b   Apr-17-07 07:44 AM   #17 
  - My intention was not meant to distract from the VA Tech tradgedy at all  still_one   Apr-17-07 07:53 AM   #22 
     - That is precisely what you are doing, however.  kwassa   Apr-17-07 08:12 AM   #35 
     - I'm glad you seem to understand....  hlthe2b   Apr-17-07 03:59 PM   #92 
  - Like I was saying when these distasteful threads popped up yesterday...  joshcryer   Apr-17-07 01:10 PM   #91 
  - Strike a nerve, eh?  The Stranger   Apr-17-07 12:56 PM   #87 
  - So VERY Not true and offensive...  hlthe2b   Apr-17-07 07:33 AM   #4 
  - Please tell me why it is offensive?  still_one   Apr-17-07 07:38 AM   #12 
  - If I hear this saw one more time, I'm gonna puke.  Skidmore   Apr-17-07 07:33 AM   #5 
  - If it rains next Tuesday, Rita and Joe might get more peanut butter.  Old Crusoe   Apr-17-07 07:34 AM   #6 
  - I'll tell you the same thing I told someone else last night, you need  acmavm   Apr-17-07 07:34 AM   #7 
  - How dare you say I WAS DISPARAGING ANYONES DEATH  still_one   Apr-17-07 07:41 AM   #14 
     - You are, in a way, saying, "So what? This is everyday stuff in Baghdad."  AngryOldDem   Apr-17-07 08:14 AM   #41 
     - Bullshit.  Dawgs   Apr-17-07 08:34 AM   #51 
     - not what I said, not what I meant, but I am more convienced that we will be in Iraq for a long time  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:49 AM   #56 
     - You most certainly are. You're acting like one person's death  acmavm   Apr-17-07 08:37 AM   #53 
  - My heart breaks a little every day.  shaniqua6392   Apr-17-07 07:35 AM   #8 
  - Do we need yet another thread devoted to this tired talking point?  slj0101   Apr-17-07 07:35 AM   #10 
  - you have no idea what you are talking about. n/t  Scout   Apr-17-07 07:40 AM   #13 
  - The deaths of those who have died in Iraq are usually on the back page  still_one   Apr-17-07 07:48 AM   #18 
     - That is not the answer  MemphisTiger   Apr-17-07 07:54 AM   #23 
        - Perhaps, but how come in Japan or most of Europe these kind of incidents do not happen?  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:03 AM   #30 
           - Japan and Europe have nothing to do with this incident  MemphisTiger   Apr-17-07 08:13 AM   #37 
           - Actually I am not as pro gun control as you think  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:33 AM   #50 
              - A wheel loader holds six, how many would you restrict  MemphisTiger   Apr-17-07 09:28 AM   #71 
                 - You are right, that is not the problem,  still_one   Apr-17-07 09:57 AM   #76 
                    - A gun is not always fire when it is pulled  MemphisTiger   Apr-17-07 10:31 AM   #80 
                       - I have very mixed emotions on this, but I am NOT for banning guns  still_one   Apr-17-07 11:02 AM   #82 
                          - Actually to carry a handgun you must take a test  MemphisTiger   Apr-17-07 12:56 PM   #88 
           - There was a Scots mass murderer who killed a group of schoolgirls  kwassa   Apr-17-07 08:13 AM   #40 
              - Are there more incidents like that here, or elsewhere?  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:50 AM   #57 
  - Man Bites Dog...  Jeff In Milwaukee   Apr-17-07 07:42 AM   #15 
  - I read posts everyday regarding people in Iraq being killed...  Missy M   Apr-17-07 07:43 AM   #16 
  - I agree, and I also believe most at DU agree, but does the public?  still_one   Apr-17-07 07:50 AM   #19 
  - We've been shielded from seeing Iraqi deaths  NewJeffCT   Apr-17-07 07:52 AM   #21 
  - I think you are right. We are extremely santized from Iraq. That didn't happen during Nam  still_one   Apr-17-07 09:18 AM   #64 
  - Juan Cole and I share your outrage  leftchick   Apr-17-07 07:56 AM   #25 
  - I was not trying to minimize the tradgedy at VA Tech, but realize that the same shock  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:04 AM   #31 
     - many times a day  leftchick   Apr-17-07 08:12 AM   #34 
     - Exactly. Many Americans don't give a flying toot how many Iraqis  raccoon   Apr-17-07 08:33 AM   #49 
     - You are trying to minimize the tragedy. So are others here.  kwassa   Apr-17-07 08:14 AM   #42 
        - No I am not. I am looking at the deaths of someones children in two different places  still_one   Apr-17-07 09:21 AM   #65 
           - WHY?  kwassa   Apr-17-07 09:25 AM   #67 
              - What happened yesterday, is like 3 of those tradgedies happening everyday in Iraq /nt  still_one   Apr-17-07 09:31 AM   #73 
                 - There is no relationship and no similarity between VT and Iraq  kwassa   Apr-17-07 12:43 PM   #83 
  - Mods can you please stop these threads?  Marrah_G   Apr-17-07 07:59 AM   #27 
  - What you do is you select the Alert to notify the MOD, not call someone an "asshat"  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:08 AM   #32 
  - still_one, do you not see that it's the wording of your post that's the  Old Crusoe   Apr-17-07 08:13 AM   #39 
     - It won't let me, appreciate the suggestion /nt  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:53 AM   #58 
  - BS  leftchick   Apr-17-07 08:13 AM   #38 
  - Well let's be honest. Most people in the U.S. don't really care about the dead Iraqis.  MrSlayer   Apr-17-07 08:02 AM   #29 
  - That is what my point was, NOT TO MINIMIZE the tradgedy at VA Tech  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:10 AM   #33 
     - Sure that was your poing  MemphisTiger   Apr-17-07 08:14 AM   #43 
     - No way. Let me make it clear  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:37 AM   #52 
        - I understood your point  Connonym   Apr-17-07 09:54 AM   #75 
           - Your analogy really hits home  still_one   Apr-17-07 10:01 AM   #77 
     - Your OP title minimizes the VA Tech tragedy by numerical comparison  kwassa   Apr-17-07 08:15 AM   #44 
     - Actually what I was saying was that it would amount to 3 tradgedies a day here  still_one   Apr-17-07 09:17 AM   #63 
     - Then how come so many people misunderstood it?  AngryOldDem   Apr-17-07 08:26 AM   #46 
        - It really wasn't my intent, but obviously that isn't what happened  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:30 AM   #48 
  - What a crock of shit!  William769   Apr-17-07 08:16 AM   #45 
  - I think every one it all.  MrsGrumpy   Apr-17-07 08:30 AM   #47 
  - Exactly, Mrs Grumpy.  Fran Kubelik   Apr-17-07 09:28 AM   #70 
  - Perhaps one reason is...  tyedyeto   Apr-17-07 08:45 AM   #55 
  - Appreciate the insight /nt  still_one   Apr-17-07 08:56 AM   #59 
  - There is one way we can bring good out of this awful calamity  GliderGuider   Apr-17-07 09:00 AM   #61 
  - That is a very good point /nt  still_one   Apr-17-07 09:07 AM   #62 
  - still_one, I'm thinking that the president's visit today might actually  Old Crusoe   Apr-17-07 09:21 AM   #66 
  - You might be right. In addition, the press will also intrude on these people's tradgedy  still_one   Apr-17-07 09:27 AM   #69 
     - Good point. That long delay down in New Orleans while so many  Old Crusoe   Apr-17-07 09:31 AM   #74 
  - You are preaching to the wrong people  Fran Kubelik   Apr-17-07 09:26 AM   #68 
  - I wasn't trying to preach, but empathize with both situations  still_one   Apr-17-07 10:07 AM   #78 
     - I think I understand.  Fran Kubelik   Apr-17-07 10:17 AM   #79 
        - The whole thing is just sad  still_one   Apr-17-07 10:50 AM   #81 
  - AMEN, BROTHER (OR SISTER)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  The Stranger   Apr-17-07 12:54 PM   #84 
  - People don't give a shit about Iraqis.  Bornaginhooligan   Apr-17-07 12:54 PM   #85 
  - Funny....the media goes by american deaths  ends_dont_justify   Apr-17-07 01:05 PM   #89 
  - Yet within minutes of the death toll was reported there were dozens of posts like this here.  joshcryer   Apr-17-07 01:06 PM   #90 

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