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Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Wed May 16, 2018 12:05 pm

Zarniwoop wrote:
NYBF wrote:http://time.com/5279039/scot-peterson-parkland-pension/



Retired and pulling in $100+K a year at 55. Not a bad gig.



Nothing like gov't jobs and their ridiculous pensions...regardless of job performance.

At least in the private sector idiotic companies that did these kinds of pension schemes mostly have gone under (Detroit is next). My grandmother was receiving pension checks from LTV steel till she died when she was 96 from my grandfather's years of service there. How in the world could business leaders ever have thought these types of pensions were sustainable? They are basically pyramid schemes

I don't think it was so much companies as it was unions. The power of unions grew exponentially as the years progressed after WWI. It got to the point that a company couldn't operate without the blessing of the unions. I believe the 70's is when union power reached its peak. The slow turn back began with the Reagan presidency in the 80's, starting with his firing of air traffic controllers that went out on strike. As economies became more global, many unions were forced to, either cede power back to companies, or see their members companies forced into bankruptcy which, of course, would benefit no one.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Wed May 16, 2018 12:30 pm

I agree that unions certainly pushed for it, but ultimately executives signed off on it. Heck I don’t blame them. A CEO who signs off on something like this is going to be long gone by the time it truly has negative consequences. Just like our politicians

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Wed May 16, 2018 5:21 pm

This is how you do your job.


'Heroic' Illinois officer guns down school shooter - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44146816

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Wed May 16, 2018 6:51 pm

NYBF wrote:This is how you do your job.


'Heroic' Illinois officer guns down school shooter - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44146816



why the scare quotes on heroic?

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Wed May 16, 2018 6:57 pm

Don't think they're scare quotes. Think they're in quotes because the word was actually used to describe him.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Wed May 16, 2018 8:51 pm

NYBF wrote:This is how you do your job.


'Heroic' Illinois officer guns down school shooter - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44146816


Damn proud of him. That’s the job they’re hired to do, but it’s awesome to see him save lives by endangering his own.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Fri May 18, 2018 9:05 am

Authorities say there is an active shooter at Santa Fe High School in Texas. The district has initiated a lockdown. UPDATES HERE: https://bit.ly/2wSpGs4

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Fri May 18, 2018 9:15 am

Phantom Phenom wrote:Authorities say there is an active shooter at Santa Fe High School in Texas. The district has initiated a lockdown. UPDATES HERE: https://bit.ly/2wSpGs4


Shooter has been arrested. No word on casualties or injuries yet.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Fri May 18, 2018 10:17 am

DreadNaught wrote:
Phantom Phenom wrote:Authorities say there is an active shooter at Santa Fe High School in Texas. The district has initiated a lockdown. UPDATES HERE: https://bit.ly/2wSpGs4


Shooter has been arrested. No word on casualties or injuries yet.


At least 8 people are dead

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Fri May 18, 2018 11:05 am

they should bring back public execution for these folks. and not 2 years later....

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Fri May 18, 2018 12:13 pm

Stuart wrote:they should bring back public execution for these folks. and not 2 years later....


I kind of like the never giving out their names or anything about them in the new tactic more. Never give them an once of fame.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Fri May 18, 2018 12:21 pm

"....and keep weapons out of the hands of people who are a harm to themselves or others..."

President Trump, moments ago.

Wholeheartedly agree.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Fri May 18, 2018 1:59 pm

and his face is all over the web now. another white nationalist, nazi...what ever you want to call him.

this trend is accelerating in this demographic and will probably continue......

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Fri May 18, 2018 2:22 pm

Polk County schools will ban all backpacks and put armed officers in every school for the remaining few days of the school year.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Fri May 18, 2018 2:26 pm

Just another day in America....as usual, nothing will be done.

Moving along on till the next one.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Fri May 18, 2018 4:06 pm

Pistol (.38) and shotgun were the weapons according to Gov. Abbott. Neither are semi-automatic nor a rifle so I don't think this story will be propped by the gun confiscation folks in the media. The shooter being only 17 was obviously in illegal possession of them.

Had both Nazi and Soviet emblems (odd imo, but maybe he's just a idiot didn't realize they were enemies? Or maybe just a preference for authoritarian ideology?)

Played football and was involved in some greek dance group (based on his name I assume he is of greek decent).

Sad day.
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Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Fri May 18, 2018 8:26 pm

Mountaineer Buc wrote:"....and keep weapons out of the hands of people who are a harm to themselves or others..."

President Trump, moments ago.

Wholeheartedly agree.


Exactly. Better yet, lets keep people from harming themselves and/or others, period.... regardless of the method and tool.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sat May 19, 2018 10:11 am

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Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sat May 19, 2018 12:16 pm

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Wonder if these numbers are legit. If so, it's an embarrassment to the United States.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sat May 19, 2018 2:25 pm

Let’s abolish high school and send everyone to the military .... it’s safer right?


That’s a dumb meme ... but that’s American journalism right now

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sat May 19, 2018 3:13 pm

Seems like a NYBF type meme.

According to the article that produced the meme there have only been 13 military deaths in 2018.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sat May 19, 2018 3:34 pm

NYBF wrote:Image

Wonder if these numbers are legit. If so, it's an embarrassment to the United States.



Soooo, we need to start training and arming all students and teachers? Got it.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sat May 19, 2018 6:58 pm

Why stop at making guns illegal? We should make it illegal to kill someone, that'll solve more than just gun deaths.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sat May 19, 2018 8:19 pm

Bunch of ****ing morons who don't know the difference between a meme and a newspaper.

Can someone refute the numbers? Or nah?

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sat May 19, 2018 8:36 pm

NYBF wrote:Bunch of ****ing morons who don't know the difference between a meme and a newspaper.

Can someone refute the numbers? Or nah?


Oh, shut the **** up moron.

Nah

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sat May 19, 2018 9:02 pm

LOL @ "newspaper" Daily News isn't even a tabloid any longer.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sat May 19, 2018 9:18 pm

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It's not meme, guys. It's from a news source.

Freaking idiots...

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sat May 19, 2018 9:59 pm

Phantom Phenom wrote:
NYBF wrote:Bunch of ****ing morons who don't know the difference between a meme and a newspaper.

Can someone refute the numbers? Or nah?


Oh, shut the **** up moron.

Nah


That's not a surprise since you can't have a thought unless it crosses your Facebook feed.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sun May 20, 2018 9:31 pm

This is the gofundme for the man with terminal cancer whose wife had to go back to work to pay for it and was murdered in school the other day.


I'm not posting the link because I haven't had the time to check and see if it's legit. But imagine living in a country where people think **** like this is OK.

Re: Random Mass Shooting Thread

Sun May 20, 2018 10:44 pm

NYBF wrote:
This is the gofundme for the man with terminal cancer whose wife had to go back to work to pay for it and was murdered in school the other day.


I'm not posting the link because I haven't had the time to check and see if it's legit. But imagine living in a country where people think **** like this is OK.

Who thinks it’s OK? No one here is confronted with a person who decides to express themselves by shooting anyone and says ‘that’s OK.’
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