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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:49 PM
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Check out MSNBC.com...
Yikes.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:50 PM
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1. Damn - that just made me lose my breath
:scared:
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:51 PM
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2. Apparently, that's taken after he already killed 2 people.
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:54 PM
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12. Literally took my breath away...
I don't want to see - but I have to. If only to try and filter the information out for Little MB. She is only 7 and they were discussing it at her school yesterday. She is a little young, I think, and I feel they were speaking reponsibly, but I need to know what this entails to filter it for her.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:06 PM
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32. Me too.
It's totally chilling. The MSM has no business splashing this across the airwaves - imagine how the families would feel seeing this?
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:51 PM
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3. you mean this?


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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:51 PM
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4. Yeah.
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WilliamPitt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:51 PM
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5. Damn
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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:57 PM
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16. Hey, Will, I'm sorry I questioned your diagnosis yesterday of this guy
he is obviously criminally insane and paranoid schizophrenic.
My bad.

Also, look at the vest, we should be lucky that he didnt have any explosives in the vest.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:52 PM
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6. Seems unproductive and shocking...
What is with Americans that makes us interested in these shocking images? It's just...stupid.
Duckie
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:53 PM
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7. Yeah...why would we ever want to know what happened at VT
and what a killer can look like?
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:56 PM
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15. Oh, that's so not what I meant.
Jesus. All I meant was why do the images we see have to be of the killer? What about the vigil? What about the people coming together to help each other get through this. Why do people want to see the blood and the killer with the gun in his hand? Sure, tell the story, but why do we need to see pictures of the violence instead of the aftermath and people picking their lives up and trying to get through this?
Duckie
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LSK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:58 PM
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20. that was all over the news yesterday...
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:01 PM
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27. Yes...it was...
All I was trying to say was why do we as Americans enjoy the blood and the gore more than caring for the people who went through the incident, and I got my ass jumped on.
Duckie
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:02 PM
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29. I didn't mean to jump on your ass.
Sorry if it came across like that.
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YellowRubberDuckie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 06:56 PM
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42. It's ok...
I was a little on edge at that point.
Duckie
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:00 PM
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24. I think in the search for answers
the first thing people want is an image. Something to sear into your brain as the defining icon of a shocking event.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 06:07 PM
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40. I need to know what happened, why
I want to see this stuff -- I can't make sense out of something senseless, but I need to know what happened. This has been so shattering to so many of us here in VA. We know people personally affected by this. WE know the dead, the wounded, the survivors, the families and friends.
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Hepburn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:58 PM
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18. Boy, is that a bad idea.
Wonder who will take a look at that and copy cat the deal to get attention. That is just sick. Guess ratings are the king. GAG ME.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:53 PM
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8. On MSNBC
They showed the picture while Matthews was talking. SOme woman in the background could be heard saying "Oh My God."
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:55 PM
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13. I thought I heard that too. nt
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:53 PM
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9. This is sickening
They shouldn't be broadcasting this stuff. They're giving this killer exactly what he wanted.
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Colobo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:53 PM
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10. Shocking...
I hope his soul is enduring torment in the afterlife.
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dddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:04 PM
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30. I have a feeling
his soul has been tormented for a long time.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:10 PM
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35. Soul?
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 06:09 PM
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41. I don't think he was mentally ill, not like Andrea Yates et al
I think he had some kind of fucked up personality disorder. The stalking, etc. seems to show that.

:sigh:

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NightWatcher Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:53 PM
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11. HFS
welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends. We're so glad you could attend, step in side, step inside.
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SteppingRazor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:56 PM
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14. Or an even more apropos song lyric...
We got the bubble-headed-bleach-blonde who
Comes on at five
She can tell you bout the plane crash with a gleam
In her eye
Its interesting when people die-
Give us dirty laundry
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:05 PM
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31. On the local ABC News affiliate, there's a female anchor who's just awful.
She can talk about a child being murdered and giggle right after the story as a segue into the next story...sick...sick...sick...

Of course, I rarely watched that station's news, and now after airing Path to 9/11 I don't watch ABC/Disney at all.
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:58 PM
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17. Oh, for god's sake, they're asinine. "Hey, let's glamorize mass murder!"
:argh:
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:58 PM
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19. Poster boy for the NRA.
Edited on Wed Apr-18-07 04:59 PM by The_Casual_Observer
Caption "Out of my cold dead hands!"
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valerief Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:58 PM
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21. You nailed it! nt
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Squatch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:00 PM
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25. .
Edited on Wed Apr-18-07 05:01 PM by Squatch
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blm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:02 PM
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28. Oh geez, TCO - you totally nailed it.
.
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AlinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:13 PM
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36. Exactly.
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Beausoir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:16 PM
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37. Yep. n/t
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C_U_L8R Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:59 PM
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22. This is the stuff that inspires copycats
MSM needs to get over themselves and think before posting this crap,
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karlrschneider Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 04:59 PM
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23. Woah...from the story below
Shooter speaks on camera
Among the materials are 23 QuickTime video files showing Cho talking directly to the camera about his hatred of the wealthy, Capus said.
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Marie26 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:01 PM
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26. .... even better, don't.
Don't check it out, don't give MSNBC the ratings, and don't give the murderer the media "fame" he obviously wanted.
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tridim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:09 PM
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33. Who the fuck would sell that psycho a gun?
NRA lovin' gun shop owners, that's who.

The fact that he passed the background check is the primary lesson to be learned here. The laws must be changed immediately. Screw the NRA, their position means nothing.
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The_Casual_Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:16 PM
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38. Some god damn place that caters to "discriminating enthusiasts"
Edited on Wed Apr-18-07 05:18 PM by The_Casual_Observer
And I emphasize god damn.
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rocktivity Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:09 PM
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34. Yikes, indeed.
Edited on Wed Apr-18-07 05:10 PM by rocknation
. See photos from shootings, aftermath

. She survived Columbine and Va. Tech

. Go to discussion board -- Were you a witness? Tell us your story

Or were you were talking about the picture?

x(
rocknation
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Quetzalro Donating Member (56 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-18-07 05:51 PM
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39. unbelievable
holy moly
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