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Mon Oct 2, 2017, 12:53 PM

Spare me the thoughts and prayers....

because this level of mass violence won't end.

We may not know the exact moment when another mass shooting will occur but we know it will happen again and again.. and again.

These events aren't contingent upon some random flare-up of a disgruntled and paranoid person, these events happen in societies where anyone with a grudge can subject a city to terror with maximum effect - all they need is some cash, maybe a couple grand, and they can turn a city into a slaughterhouse.

"Thoughts and prayers" sentiments and " lone wolf" explanations won't change the fact we need mental health care reform.

"Thoughts and prayers" won't change the fact that as we speak, more weaponry is being produced that anyone with a diseased mind can access without too much trouble, depending which state they live.

"Thoughts and prayers" won't change the fact that in a country with a massive military budget, America seems incapable of preventing her cities being turned into slaughterhouses, because Arms merchants have their thumb on the scale.

And this is also historical. America has whitewashed the original sin of wiping out native American populations by twisting genocide into heroic fables of the wild west and a romanticization of the frontier - and the gun is central to this symbolism.

Now we have the religious apocalyptics, the resentful angry losers who hate to see people have fun because of their own failures, nurtured in a society where the gun is as American as apple pie.

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Reply Spare me the thoughts and prayers.... (Original post)
JHan Oct 2017 OP
HAB911 Oct 2017 #1
JHan Oct 2017 #5
demmiblue Oct 2017 #2
JHan Oct 2017 #4
JHan Oct 2017 #7
Eliot Rosewater Oct 2017 #3
HAB911 Oct 2017 #6
MyOwnPeace Oct 2017 #8
bdamomma Oct 2017 #9
raging moderate Oct 2017 #10
malaise Oct 2017 #11
JHan Oct 2017 #12

Response to JHan (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 12:55 PM

1. Even God has to be saying, "Enough about me. Pass some fuckin' gun laws."

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Response to HAB911 (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 01:01 PM

5. yep

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 12:56 PM

2. Tweeted by God:

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 01:01 PM

4. God's tweets are everything..

I'm really sick of hearing it...

Same thing with the hurricanes.. "thoughts and prayers" in the face of desperation.


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Response to demmiblue (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 01:05 PM

7. also:

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 12:58 PM

3. What do you do about something that is both 100% predictable and preventable?

This will happen again and again, and in fact it is surprising it doesnt happen more often

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 01:03 PM

6. Everyone crying crocodile tears today

and will do nothing about it, sad

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 01:06 PM

8. You can't do anything

as long as $$$$$$$$ controls the votes.
And as long as our "elected" (well, elected meaning controlled by $$$$$$) representatives keep getting the most $$$$$$$ from those that see no problem, WE CAN'T DO SHIT!!!!!

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 01:06 PM

9. yea mental health reform

I agree it should begin with the jerk in the WH.

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:00 PM

10. Suppose there are people who need food and clothing...

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What good does it do if you say, "God bless you! Keep warm and eat well!" to them, but don't give them any clothing or food? ...I will show you my faith by my actions.
--Chapter 2, verses 15 - 18, the letter from the Apostle James, New Testament

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Response to JHan (Original post)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 02:01 PM

11. And the fugging veil as well

All form - no content. Deal with the fucking guns.

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Response to malaise (Reply #11)

Mon Oct 2, 2017, 04:35 PM

12. it's such a cop out, but maybe there's hope yet....

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