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analogue SPRINKLES
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Oct 10, 2007, 04:19 PM
 
What in the world is it with disturbed people walking into a joint and randomly shooting people?

Even worse is when it is a bunch of teenagers. Why the hell does this seem to happen every week in the US? Should you be shooting the evil terrorists that are killing US citizens?

Report: Teen gunman killed after shooting spree in school - CNN.com

Deputy fired 30 shots from rifle in killing 6, officials say - CNN.com
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 04:25 PM
 
Slight mishaps with folks going off their heads whilst carrying guns are the price of freedom.
Been inclined to wander... off the beaten track.
That's where there's thunder... and the wind shouts back.
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 05:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Slight mishaps with folks going off their heads whilst carrying guns are the price of freedom.
The US has more freedom than Canada and most of Europe? Have you been watching too many Oprah specials?

The funny thing is of course you now have less freedoms and privacy than you did 10 years ago but you still think it is worth a few dead schoolchildren.

But please explain how these "free children" lead to them shooting one another.
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 05:09 PM
 
Congratulations on using a tragedy to spew your anti-American crap.
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 05:09 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
The US has more freedom than Canada and most of Europe?
Yes, we do have more freedom in the United States, at least currently. (All bets are off if Hitllary wins.) You probably don't realize the amount of economic freedom you give up for Canadian social welfare spending. And as for Western Europe, aside from its oppressive economic policies, have you seen the news about the growth of Big Brother there?

"The natural progress of things is for liberty to yield and government to gain ground." TJ
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 05:11 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
The funny thing is of course you now have less freedoms and privacy than you did 10 years ago
Yep. The Labour government took our guns off us in 1998 and now has CCTV cameras all over the place. They even snoop in our trash.
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Oct 10, 2007, 05:47 PM
 
"They even snoop in our trash."

those are called hobos
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 05:47 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogue SPRINKLES View Post
The funny thing is of course you now have less freedoms and privacy than you did 10 years ago but you still think it is worth a few dead schoolchildren.

We've lost rights and don't want to keep loosing more?

Yeah, that sounds like a friggin' laugh-riot of a position to me.
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 06:18 PM
 
Originally Posted by brassplayersrock² View Post
"They even snoop in our trash."

those are called hobos
Yeah, hobos who work for the council, have little peaked caps and clipboards.
Read the comments for an amusing five minutes.
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Oct 10, 2007, 06:59 PM
 
"This is the latest escalation of a campaign which has made it a crime to leave out too many rubbish bags, put them out at the wrong time, or fill wheelie bins too full."


Too bad, looks like the overall plan would, ahem... eliminate my idea of leaving a big steaming pile of surprise for them.
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 07:04 PM
 
Originally Posted by Big Mac View Post
Yes, we do have more freedom in the United States, at least currently. (All bets are off if Hitllary wins.) You probably don't realize the amount of economic freedom you give up for Canadian social welfare spending. And as for Western Europe, aside from its oppressive economic policies, have you seen the news about the growth of Big Brother there?
And THAT is why you got 14 year olds shooting each other? To you that is worth a grown man walking into a school and executing kids one by one?

I don't see how those things connect at all.
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 07:42 PM
 
They're reporting it was one of the few schools without metal detectors - there's your problem.

Also, many of the students weren't wearing body armour, so they only have themselves to blame. Guns don't kill people - lack of metal detectors and body armour kills people.

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You probably don't realize the amount of economic freedom you give up for Canadian social welfare spending.
Funny how taxation for health care can go unnoticed, ain't it?
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 09:00 PM
 
Originally Posted by Face Ache View Post
Funny how taxation for health care can go unnoticed, ain't it?
Until you need prenatal care and your socialist system can't handle it. Then American comes to the rescue.
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 09:10 PM
 
Funny how you can always be relied upon for a completely irrelevant rude comment.
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 09:40 PM
 
I must have missed last week's shooting, and the week before that, and the week before that...
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 09:46 PM
 
Originally Posted by peeb View Post
Funny how you can always be relied upon for a completely irrelevant rude comment.
The truth hurts. I get that.
     
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Oct 10, 2007, 10:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by Cold Warrior View Post
Until you need prenatal care and your socialist system can't handle it. Then American comes to the rescue.
I'm in Australia, mate. So now I get to say:

"You call that a healthcare system?!"

Now, back to small men with big guns...
     
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Oct 11, 2007, 03:15 AM
 
Originally Posted by Doofy View Post
Slight mishaps with folks going off their heads whilst carrying guns are the price of freedom.
You should write the eulogy.
     
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Oct 11, 2007, 12:02 PM
 
Originally Posted by chabig View Post
I must have missed last week's shooting, and the week before that, and the week before that...
Dont' let minor facts get in the way. People have a need to feed at the trough of sensationalism, so they have something to talk about at the water cooler.
Why is there always money for war, but none for education?
     
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it's call mood altering drugs and their lovely side effects
     
   
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