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To maintain a thread where we can express our shock, hopes, and other news without having to worry about it turning into an argument, I am creating this thread. It can be used for any topic, as long as it simply is informative or expressive, but not argumentative.

Most of us are shocked and horrified at the news of the gunman in CT shooting and killing 28 people, most of them 6 and 7 years old. It truly breaks my heart. As I’ve made no secret of my religious affiliation, and as I feel an affinity to others of my faith, it is worth noting that one of the children comes from an LDS family. I am saddened by the loss of all those who died, but it feels extra personal when one of them the same church as you do, even if it was a thousand miles away.

http://www.examiner.com/article/robbie-parker-father-of-emilie-parker-speaks-out-about-sandy-hook-shooting?cid=rss

If you want to rant about gun control or media coverage, go here:

http://originaltrilogy.com/forum/topic.cfm/Politics/topic/2888/page/606/

If you simply wish to share your feelings in a non-combative manner, stay here and share your pain. Please keep it friendly, and if you feel you need to discuss something a little more contentious, find another thread for it, please.

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I thought he had kill 26 people,  I guess the number has gone up.   I am very shocked, angry and sickened over this.  I guess one reason is my niece is six.  What if this had happened at her school?   Why, how could some one do this?   And now I hear that the Westboro Baptist nuts want to protest there. What is wrong with society?  

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His mother at home. 20 students and 6 teachers in the school. Finally, himself, totaling 28. I agree about Westboro. They anger me terribly. And sadly, the attention they get also feeds their protests. God does not send evil people. The God they believe in is not the God of love I read about in the Bible.

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Warbler said:

 And now I hear that the Westboro Baptist nuts want to protest there. What is wrong with society?  

The WBC is not a church. They aren't even a cult. It's one dude, a sick twisted and media-saavy dude, and his extended family. 

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What a difficult task. War always sucks, and the more personal, the more difficult. Who knew that something as impersonal as drone warfare would also become so personal?

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Ridiculous. But imagine the scandal if the contestant had been black...

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Mrebo said:

Ridiculous. But imagine the scandal if the contestant had been black...

I watch that show all the time.  This is not the first time some has lost because they did not pronounce the solution correctly.   I have seen it happen multiple times because the didn't say the 's' at the end of a plural word.  

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What the heck is going on in this world!!?  It truly horrifies me how people treat others, particularly women.  I've been following the story about the New Dehli rape, but there are other stories as well.  I know that rape has been around for thousands of years, but of all the barbarity of humanity, this horrifies me the most, and it's still prevalent in many parts of the world.  It makes me very sad.

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Well, there are dirtbags and heroes in any group.  Sadly I've been reading several stories about such cases, and it simply breaks my heart.  How can people be so beyond normal human emotion?

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Blame Canada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!

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Propose thread be renamed "Depressing News Thread".

Keep Circulating the Tapes.

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Davnes007 said:

Blame Canada!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!!!!!
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So I turned on my TV to the news last night they talked about this guy who had robbed some people and was in possession of 10 million dollars worth of cocaine. Then they had some other story. Then they talked about this other dude who stole some stuff and had possession of 25 million dollars worth of general narcotics. It's like the news people took tips from James Gordon in terms of reporting.
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It's lovely the Taliban revealed historic caves for us, but I wish they had gone about it more like this.

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Bingowings said:

It's still there. 

All you need is a time machine (a photograph or a film).

um,  that assumes that photographs and/or film were taken before the manuscripts were destroyed.   Also film/photos is not quite like having the real thing.    

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I wonder if we need separate threads for terrible current events and good ones, to which Tyr sort of alluded.

The boy being held by the sicko (fully appropriate in this case) in the bunker is most disturbing. Something worth praying about.

We can talk about the puppy bowl in another thread.

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